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What to do when a linux desktop freezes?

I'm a Windows guy, dual booted recently, and now I'm using Linux Mint 12 When a Windows desktop freezes I refresh, or if I am using a program I use alt + F4 to exit the program or I can use ctrl + ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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Execute a command before shutdown

I want to execute a simple command just before the computer shuts down (timing is not essential). For startup I can use /etc/rc.local - is there something similar for shutdown? Note that I would ...
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Linux Mint - Gnome Shell with dual monitor switch main screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with Linux Mint 12 and gnome-shell on it. Its a Intel HD 3000 Graphics card in there. When I'm at home, I have another Screen plugged in (19" 4:3) and everything works ...
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Rebooting without shutting off?

I have been using Linux Mint Debian with Debian unstable and noticed that when I press restart, instead of going all the way back to the BIOS, then grub, then booting up, I seem to be shutting down ...
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Different time in Windows and Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint first on my Acer Aspire 4930 and then dual booted with Windows 7. I see the correct time on Linux Mint but on booting into Windows the time is shifted back by a few hours, even ...
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How to get external monitor resolution set by xrandr to persist

tl;dr My laptop keeps forgetting the correct resolution of the external monitor attached to it. How can I make the configuration "stick"? Details I have a laptop running Linux Mint attached to an ...
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How do I set default brightness after boot?

Linux Mint 12 (64bit), on an Acer Aspire 7730g. Upon every boot, the screen brightness is set very very low. Easily fixed via the function keys, but still a very annoying thing to do after every boot. ...
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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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Slow performance when copying files to and from USB devices

When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before ...
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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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Openbox overwrites xmodmap configuration

I am setting up openbox on my laptop running Linux Mint 13. I want my Caps Lock key to act as an additional control key. I put the required settings in my ~/.Xmodmap file and checked it by running ...
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can packages marked Debian/Ubuntu be installed in Linux Mint as well?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Linux Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04)

I've searched a lot for my problem but couldn't be sure what should I do in my case. I bought my Asus N56VZ several months ago, and it came with Windows 7 and bunch of bloatwares that I don't like, ...
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Managing and applying custom updates to multiple identical machines [duplicate]

I work at a library where we have just recently setup 5 kiosk's based on linuxmint. The hardware is identical. I actually used DD to make an image after I set the first one up. My Problem is, I now ...
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Connect to a Bluetooth device via Terminal

I'm using Mint 15 w/ cinammon. I bought a set of bluetooth speakers and i'm tring to connect to them via terminal. Via GUI i can see them normally and i am connected to them. I want to make a small ...
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Linux in a mostly Windows dev environment

A little background: our shop has traditionally run a Microsoft software stack but now we're planning to use embedded Linux and I find myself in the role of Columbus: conquer the new world. I mention ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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How can I find what is interfering with CTRL+F?

I'm running LinuxMint12 with Gnome with Cario-Dock and I have a logitech G15 keyboard. I set up a bash script with the extra keys to take the active window, resize it, and move it to a specific ...
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Booting linux from usb using EFI

I need to use a USB drive as an installation media for my Mint and Ubuntu. For that I have unetbootin to make the usb bootable. But my PC only supports EFI boot (while adding the boot device, I need ...
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Skype webcam upside down but v4l1compat missing

I am running Linux Mint, but i think this issue will be mutual with Ubuntu. My webcam in Skype is upside down (in Cheese it's ok). There are a lot of topics dealing with this coming up with fix like ...
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Can I use and install Ubuntu packages in Debian?

I'm looking to install Linux Mint on my main work computer. Presently, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on it after upgrading from 9.10 (both 64bit). Previously, I have always backed up and formatted my hard ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in Linux

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...
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Untraceable stability problem of 3.6.8 kernel on ASUS P53E

Randomly, but not later than after 10 hours of work, the laptop freezes. Just freezes. Knowing that not all hardware errors are reported back to the user I tried the netconsole. Unfortunately the ...
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Getting “NTFS5: No ang0” error message when booting Linux Mint

I am getting the following message as shown in the link below when trying to boot into linux mint 13. Try (hd0,0): NFTS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,2): NTFS5: No ang0 Try ...
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“crash” when switching users in Linux Mint 12 [closed]

I have a clean Linux Mint 12 install on a Lenovo R61i laptop. I have multiple users configured - one for myself, my wife, and my daughter. My account is the only sudoer. Two or three times a week the ...
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How to auto-start a service (apache2) with Linux Mint

(Strangley) My installed Apache2 does not start up when logging in to Linux Mint. Running this command gets it going: sudo service apache2 start How should I attempt to start up this service upon ...
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Automatically hide Linux Mint notification bar after timeout

It seems like the notification bar on the bottom of the desktop in Linux Mint 12 never hides unless I click N+1 times on it first (N being the number of messages). Since it's overlaid over all windows ...
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Migrating a Virtualbox virtual machine into a physical dual-boot system

I'm running a Linux Mint 12 virtual machine in Virtualbox. I would like to move it into a dual-boot setup with my Windows 7 installation. I have lot of settings in there, and apps installed, and my ...
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Enabling apt repository priority in LMDE

I want to set up apt repository priority ordering in Linux Mint Debian Edition 2012.04. In /etc/apt/preferences the order should be: LMDE -> Debian testing -> Debian unstable. In other words, I almost ...
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Cannot switch to TTYs or back

I just upgraded to Mint 13 - KDE x64 I am unable to switch to ttys by using the CtrlAltF1 .. F6 keys. The gettys are running and I can switch to the terminals with the sudo chvt 1 command. I have ...
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Remove green from Linux Mint browser

When I use Firefox in Linux Mint, everything has a kind of green shade to it. The monitor is fine. I'm guessing it's Mint branding. How do I remove it? Edit My original question wasn't clear - it's ...
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How do I repair malformed Banshee database?

My laptop ended up getting unplugged and powered off while Banshee was importing media files. When I turned it back on and logged into my linux mint 15 I tried to open banshee but got a fatal error. ...
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Installing Linux Mint on Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot

I currently have an Ubuntu-Windows Dual boot. However, I would like to try out a new OS so I burned Linux Mint to a USB stick. I would like to install Linux Mint and remove Ubuntu while still ...
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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.
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Mint 15 High temps on e-450, fan seemingly not reacting

I'm running a 64-bit Mint 15 on a Lenovo x121e with AMD E-450 and Radeon HD graphics. I'm worried about the high temperatures (I had Ubuntu before and never even noticed anything, so I never checked ...
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What has happened with my Cinnamon? (see pictures)

From time to time (quite randomly), Nemo on my Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon starts looking like this When usually it looks like this: Restarting Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r, Enter) doesn't help, I need to log ...
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Default umask 077 not applied at session start

I cannot get the default umask for a session to be 0077. I have edited /etc/login.defs and set the value to 077 there: UMASK 077 Also I've made sure the following entry exists in ...
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Firefox unable to access domains defined in /etc/hosts if Network Manager is disconnected from a network

For developing web sites, I define test domains in /etc/hosts : 127.0.0.1 example.org I can then access example.org in the browsers. However I when the Network Manager is not connected to any ...
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Linux Mint 12 font glitches

All fonts in the Mint 12 installation are displayed with glitches, especially the numbers and symbols. This started happening after switching between some of the default themes. No other changes ...
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Wrong emblem used for PDFs created by LibreOffice

If I create a test pdf file in a directory, by using something like ls -al > testpdf.pdf the file is shown in Caja 1.4.0 with an understandable emblem that is 'acrobat-like'. If I create a ...
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How do I update IcedTea?

I've only been using Linux for about a month. I'm running Mint 13. I'm trying to use www.goproblems.com but it tells me that my IcedTea is out of date. I hoped there was a package but I can't find ...
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How do I add a guest account to Linux Mint 13?

Is there a way to add a guest login account on welcome screen of Linux Mint 13 MATE-32bits, similar to the one present in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Is there a way to determine what's inhibiting the screensaver?

I have an issue where most often my screensaver will not activate and it's somewhat hard to determine what's preventing it. Is there a way that I can view whatever processes are asking the OS not to ...
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Why is the firewall off by default with Linux Mint?

One of the most common recommendations that I read for users that recently installed Linux Mint is to enable their firewall, which is pretty simple to do. But why is the firewall off by default in the ...
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Automount CIFS shares on boot?

I have a script saved that mounts my CIFS share, but I have to run it manually every time I boot into Linux and I connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can set the script to run as root every ...
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Fully seperate two accounts without installing seperate operating systems?

Our class is finally installing Mint Linux on our machines. The problem is our teacher is scared that we'll play war games against the two classes that use the computers. His solution is to install ...
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How to completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13

How can I completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13?
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How do I install Chromium on Linux Mint using Software Manager?

I intalled Linux Mint 10 and would like to use it instead of Windows as a desktop OS. The first thing I would like to do is to install the Chromium web browser. So I start Software Manager and then ...