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Under Freedesktop-compliant desktop environments, including Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, etc., the desktop shows the content of the directory ~/Desktop by default. This location can be changed by editing the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and changing the XDG_DESKTOP_DIR setting. Other settings in this file include the downloads directory (XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR), ...


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You don't need to do any of that. In some flavours of Linux Ehternet or Wifi internet connection isn't disabled but you need to enable it from the Network Properties. Go to the top and find the icon that has Wired or Wifi network connection icon. Right click and go to Edit Connections From there Go to the Wired dropdown and locate your eth0 Click on ...


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if you want a desktop looking like your posted picture, why you don't install the MATE-edition?


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Assuming you are in remote session: Alt+F1 to bring up menu ... Start a terminal and touch .Xauthority Logout and Restart your remote desktop connection.


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You can install wxPython in the USB booted Mint 17 with the following commandline: sudo apt-get install python-wxtools wx2.8-i18n If you need additional packages that are on PyPI you might as well directly add python-pip as a third package on that line, so later you can do, e.g.: pip install libusb1


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Have you followed this steps? 1) Open a terminal. Install Bumblebee and the NVIDIA driver: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia bbswitch-dkms primus nvidia-331 2) Change Bumblebee’s configuration: sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf 3) Edit the lines so they match the lines below: Driver=nvidia [driver-nvidia] ...


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Fix The easiest way to do this is to create a chroot, and then perform the repair operations inside the chroot. You do this by: Verify the network works outside the chroot. Issue a sudo ifconfig. Create a mountpoint for your installation that needs fixing. Issue a sudo mkdir -pv /mnt/mymint Now mount your installation. Issue sudo mount -v -t ext4 ...


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Download the package(s) that you need and use dkpg with the --instdir option: dpkg --instdir=/path/to/mounted/HDD --install yourpackage.deb you might want to use --purge (also with the appropriate --instdir!!) first if dpkg doesn't want to overwrite a half installed package.


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Get rid of all entries under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ except for getdeb.list official-package-repositories.list I have only those two on my Linux Mint 17 VM client system (and virtualbox.list in addition to that on my host). You e.g. move those files away instead of immediately deleting them: sudo mkdir /root/tmp_sources sudo mv ...


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I had the same problem as you. I edited ~./local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and changed any instances of libreoffice-calc.desktop that I didn't want (all the .csv related ones) with kate.desktop.


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I got an answer from mtwebster here (see the comments), which I feel is the "right" answer : Check out this file: https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/blob/master/config/Init.in This runs before the greeter in MDM (if you look at the recent commit there, we added syndaemon to run, to disable the touchpad while typing. You should be able to add a shell script ...


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It's Mint's alternative to usb creator. It is a graphical application to write .img and .iso files to USB keys. It can also format USB Key from a contextual menu in Cinammon and KDE desktops. It can be used in other linux systems, at least in Ubuntu for sure. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/trusty-backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...


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Verify VLC Versions According to the Web Version of the Repository that you are trying to add, the only versions for Ubuntu that the daily builds will work for are: Trusty - 14.04 Utopic - 14.10 Vivid - 15.04 Click the Technical Details line in Green on the Link Above, as the versions will change as this Answer ages. To download the proper version, ...


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Your system should work properly with the battery out. Having to replace the battery sounds like a hardware issue. Anyway, I've seen something similar happen in Ubuntu VMs, where the wrong framebuffer is being selected, which causes very, very slow console updates. In this case, try adding vga16fb.modeset=0 to your kernel boot options. 1


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After doing some research online, at first I tried using the "sudo rfkill unblock all" command, but realised that this only works if the Networks were "Soft blocked" not "hard blocked". After trying that, I decided to reset my BIOS settings to default and then restarting. This fixed the issue :)


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Linux Mint 17 by default installs Vixie cron. So you can put the following in your crontab: @reboot /path/to/script as described in man 5 crontab. cron is normally started before your login screen is initialized.


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finally i got solution. Simply open Startup Applications from Control Center, check the option MATE Settings Daemon or Cinnamon Settings Daemon (according to your Desktop Environment) and that’s it. Now login again and problem solved.


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Based upon experimentation and some information I was able to scrounge up: If you experience the above symptoms and you are using an old laptop with a battery that is near death, then basically your battery has reached a point that it’s actually poisonous to you system. The workaround I posted in update1, may work for you. But, if you have the coin, you ...


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I'd think out of the box, just go for a cheap aftermarket battery on ebay or somewhere else, real performance and capacity doesn't matter very much as you don't have any right now. Anyway on a 6-7 years old laptop any other component might fail before the new battery and you will enjoy a mobile laptop in the meanwhile which worth the $, not just a portable ...


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or as mentioned on: http://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-two-finger-scrolling-in-linux-mint/ just go to mouse and touchpad settings > touchpad > under scrolling > panel layout > select "two panel scrolling" in drop down menu


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Save As, Save Image As, Save Page As etc are (gtk+) file-chooser dialogs. The file name that appears in the Save... dialog is hard-coded via gtk_file_chooser_set_current_name () and usually defaults to the original file name unless you edit a new document, e.g. : if (user_edited_a_new_document) gtk_file_chooser_set_current_name (chooser, ...


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You have two 'clipboards' in Linux. The first is the one of which you speak, where you select text and it is pasted via SHIFTINSERT or Middle-Mouse. This clipboard/buffer is very fickle and changes constantly. Be careful using this, especially with chat clients, because one day you'll paste your password into IRC. The second is the standard CTRLC and ...


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In Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Synaptic "officially" lacks the upgrade feature. This is for sake of stability - users are supposed to use mintupdate for already-installed packages. Synaptic can still be used to install additional, new packages.


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That will (has) changed drastically with Cinnamon version 2.4. The answer is that the Cinnamon themes are not limited to the panel, but Mint with Cinnamon <2.4 was hiding a lot of features of those themes. A new way of handling the themes comes with v. 2.4. especially with the 'Controls' option. Now the normal Linux flexibility is there: More ...


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Just install the Mint CD and boot it, then select Install Linux Mint from the desktop. After selecting language and confirmation that you have enough drive space available and an Internet connection you will get to the "Installation type" screen. There select 'Something else', as the default (Install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7) will shrink your Windows ...


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In order to dual boot windows and linux you must install Windows first. Its something about Windows not wanting to play nice with other OS's, I don't exactly know why. Once you have Windows 7 installed try installing linux normally, but when you get to partitions you will want to designate a section of your hard drive to Linux only. There are plenty of ...


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Why not change the BOIS device boot order? Change your first HDD as first option Or another option is you can install EasyBCD in your Windows 7, and order the boot option a well.


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I am a linux newby newb, so not sure if this is the definitive answer, however looking at the permissions of /var/www/html showed me that only user root had Read Write Execute permissions. As I was using the browser just as a standard user and not getting access, I assumed that 'Other' needed some permissions, so I did this: sudo chmod 755 html -R And ...


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The Linux boot manager should offer you to boot Windows. So there may be a boot loader misconfiguration. Alternatively UEFI should allow you to boot all the configured OSes directly.


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everything you install in wine is installed in the .wine folder in your home folder, so changing the permission of this folder and making a symlink from the second user's .wine folder to the shared .wine folder should do the trick. try this code, let me know if it works, I didn't test it myself yet and it could be it needs some adjusting. chown -R ...



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