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Wireless Issues [Linux Mint] [migrated]

I was trying to get a linux distro installed, after debian failed I turned to ubuntu, or more specifically Linux Mint 17, When I logged in to the installer, I found that my wireless wasn't working. ...
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Wine: messed up window in winecfg, can't do anything

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with Nvidia 331 drivers, my GPU is a GTX 760. When I start winecfg I get this problem. The first fourth of the window is displayed correctly, I can switch tabs but the bottom ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint [on hold]

I am trying to install new version of vlc on linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When i am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc i get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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How to get MintMenu in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity?

How can I install MintMenu in Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Metacity desktop Environment ?
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Mint Grub can't find USB [closed]

Whenever I boot my laptop with Linux Mint 17, it gets stuck at the logo screen, saying: Starting CUPS printing spooler/server This goes on for a few minutes and then it stops and starts that same ...
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Torchlight Black Screen and doesn't show up

When I open it in full screen I get a black screen that covers whole screen,in windowed mode middle of screen.Here is a video: https://copy.com/fvrGw7QIJ8Z0 Terminal Output: ...
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Connecting to DSL on Asus K53SV

I have recently switched to Linux Mint 17. I've been unable to connect it to internet using DSL connection. The connection was working fine on another system, I had unplugged it and tried to access ...
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How to add Linuxmint repositories to Ubuntu?

I want to add some Linuxmint packages to be installed in Ubuntu 14.04LTS. How can one add the Linuxmint (any version) repositories to ubuntu (any version) ?
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Cannot set icon [closed]

When I put file icon.png in to the usr/share/icons folder (doing that as root), I can't set that icon on my application latter on. When I try, I navigate to the icons folder, but that icon doesn't ...
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How to install UBUNTU 14.04 when Mint is currently installed

Linux mint 16 cinnamon 32 bit cinnamon version 2.0.14 linux kernel 3.11.0-20-generic is it possible from terminal?
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Dual Monitor Problem xrandr

Using fluxbox with Linux Mint. I have this script to set dual screen in fluxbox xrandr --output DP-1 --off --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1600x900 --pos 1440x0 --rotate normal --output DVI-D-1 --mode ...
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Why ubuntu distribution? [closed]

Why other distributions such as mint, elementary,... wait always ubuntu to release, so they could release their own distributions?
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Where can I find vgaswitcheroo

I know its dupe and may seem dumb but Im a bit noob with linux. Basically my problem is that I can not locate the /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch folder. (And therefore can't use my HDMI ...
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mount: protocol error on a linux mint vm

here's my hid and gid anadi@petra ~/code $ sudo getent passwd | grep anadi anadi:x:1000:1000:Anadi Misra,,,:/home/anadi:/bin/bash the folder I have shared on virtual box is available on the vm ...
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Moving from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu - what can I do to replace OneDrive? [duplicate]

That's it - I got tired from the constant problems on and about Windows I'm having. Network issues, performance issues, compatibility issues... But I'll seriously miss OneDrive integration (all my ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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NetBeans has broken interface with OpenJDK

Sorry for English. Usually (say, at 4/5 of times), when I start NetBeans, interface is partially broken. For example, menu items are appearing and at once disappearing after click; some parts of ...
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Fullscreen tearing in Firefox Flash video with AMD Catalyst drivers

Since upgrading to Linux Mint 17, every time I put a flash video into fullscreen it starts tearing up, then freezes after a couple seconds. This only happens when I have the proprietary AMD drivers ...
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nvidia 304 vs. nvidia 304 updates functionality difference?

What, if any, is the difference between nvidia 304 vs. nvidia 304-updates in terms of functionality, not which repository the update came from. Does anyone actually know? For myself personally, I ...
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linux mint parse error [duplicate]

I try too much method but still don't work. asus alis # apt-get update Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org olivia Release.gpg Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring Release.gpg Hit ...
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When the system resumes the default route is missing [closed]

A notebook running Ubuntu 13.10 (xfce), using wifi, and until recently when I shut the lid down it suspended nicely, and when I opened the lid it resumed, and auto-connected to the wifi. Now it no ...
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Dual booting linux and Windows 8.1

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit iso and made a live pendrive using LinuxLive USB creator. I disabled Secure boot and Fast startup. When i boot from the pendrive, i get a GRUB to choose between ...
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No Video Graphics (Cinnamon Fallback Mode)

After installing a .package file (LaCie Network Manager), I restarted my computer and the login screen does not appear anymore. I opened the terminal with CTRL + 2 and I could start MDM with sudo mdm. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot alongside Mint 16

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit alongside a pre-installed Mint 16. I let the installer re-partition my 160GB HDD evenly between the 2 OSes. It never asked me about GRUB, boot loader, ...
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isolinux folder empty every usb installer creation

I've spent the last two days exhaustively searching for an answer to this issue. It seems similar to others at first, but I assure y'all it is not quite the same. I have used unetbootin, Universal ...
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fail to start graphical interface [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Cinnamon imports to launchpad

I have made my own PPA with cinnamon latest commits imported to launchpad account https://code.launchpad.net/~burhanilinux/burhanilinux/cinnamon but when i install ,i get unmet dependencies error.So ...
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Do I have to backup the boot partition table with partimage in order to make a full backup?

I am new to Linux and quite often break it. Now with Partimage and the RescueCD of it, i dumped my linux file system partition on sda2 to sda4 partition. In the install process of LInux mint, I ...
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Unable to boot to windows [closed]

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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No internet Connection on KDE Network Manager

Added Connection DSL -> Entered servicename,username,password -> OK after that no connection seen in this dialog box! Some how did connection with sudo pppoeconf but it takes sometime reboot. ...
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If one was to install cinammon on ubuntu, what differences would stand?

Latest ubuntu size: About 880mb. Latest mint size: About 1.2gb. What gives? Searching, i found that almost all the differences mentioned are regarding cinammon vs unity. Theoretically if one was to ...
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my screen resolution change wil not save?

I have a destop with 12.10 installed. I haved install all det drivers at it work fine to edit the resolution om my screens. but teh problem is, when I log in to a spacific use user, the resolution ...
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Cant get ubuntu usb to boot

I recently had Linux Mint installed on my new laptop with windows 8.1. I had problems booting to Mint so i installed rEFInd and managed to get Windows and L+Mint to boot correctly. I decided i wanted ...
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How do I get a complete list of files in my hard drive in a convenient format? [closed]

My hard drive is about to fail and I'm about to get a new one. Most of my files are not really personal and is mostly downloaded off from the internet. So as a countermeasure, I wanted to get a ...
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Unable to locate package conky-manager [closed]

I want to install conky manager,I use 3 command to install it, sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install conky-manager for the first command, ouput is: ...
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Is the a way to make hp-scan or scanimage to automatically select de right area to scan?

I'm trying to make an non network scanner to work with linux running via command line and hiding it with php/html. The commands to scan hp-scan and scanimage are working well but they don't ...
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Installing Mint and completely removing Ubuntu [closed]

I was able to successfully install Ubuntu along with Windows using boot repair. Now I've decided to betray ubuntu and start using Mint. So I want to install Mint and completely remove Ubuntu. I don't ...
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3G Modem visible only on fresh start

I'm experiencing very weird behaviour with my 3G modem (USB). It works only if I will plug it when my computer is turned off and then turn it on. If I do so, the modem works perfectly fine. When I ...
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Switching from Linux Mint 13 to Ubuntu 12.04 - Saving Programs

I am still fairly new to Linux, and I was planning on switching from Linux Mint 13 (which I'm currently using) to Ubuntu 12.04. I have quite a few programs that I installed on Linux Mint outside of ...
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How to install Linux Mint's Mate Fork on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The Title explains itself. I want to install Linux Mint's Mate, but I want to keep Ubuntu. Is it possible to get it? And if so, how?
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Unable to install MobilePartner dashboard for Tata Photon Plus

I have been trying for many days to install Tata Photon Plus in my Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 13 without any success. Finally I was able to use usb_modeswitch to detect the data card in Network Manager. ...
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Black screen while installing kubuntu

I'm trying install kubuntu 13.10 using usb flash. But after selecting Try Kubuntu it hangs with black screen. I also tried Xubuntu 13.10 and Mint 16 Cinnamon but result the same. Please give advice. ...
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Invalid argument - Brother scanner not working after upgrade (brscan2 driver)

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy). Scanning via my MFC-420CN had been working in Ubuntu and Linux Mint installs up though Olivia and Oneric. However once I upgraded from these, scanning ...
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Problems with libmysqlclient

pisio@pisio-laptop ~ $ sudo dpkg -i --force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_5.5.34+maria-1~quantal_amd64.deb dpkg: error processing ...
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How to setup apt repository using dak?

Can anyone explain me how to setup a apt repository using dak ? we have one setup using preprepo which can only save one version of the file. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to select option in “Configuration grub-pc” menu

I would like to select /dev/sda in the "Configuration grub-pc" menu that popped up in my terminal while upgrading my distro version. However, I have no idea how to select it! Every key I press either ...
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How to change the app icons of Linux Mint to defaults? [closed]

The icons of Firefox, GIMP, Inkscape etc. are different. How to get back the original icons? Can it be done together (for all apps)? Linux Mint icon: Original icon:
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How to define shortcut-keys for executing certain applications? [duplicate]

How can I define shortcut-keys for executing certain applications? Like opening Terminal when pressing Ctrl+t or opening gedit when pressing Ctrl+g.
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How to have Dedicated Graphics (AMD) working on Raring 13.04/Linux Mint 15

I am using a HP Pavillion g6-2215tx. It features an AMD HD7670M DGPU and Intel HD 4000 IGPU. After installing all the Catalyst 13.4 drivers correctly, I was met with a TTY terminal informing me ...
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How to recognize an optimus laptop?

kellogs@kellogs-K52Jc ~ $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor ...