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VLC player artifacts [on hold]

On Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon) every video file I play VLC player seems to have problems with, the picture (for a lack of words) 'shows artifacts' and looks distorted. Sound is fine. This happens with ...
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How to install Intellij Ultimate on Mint [on hold]

I'm having no luck getting Intellij Ultimate to install properly. what i want is to get it installed working properly and see a visibale shortcut or icon to launch it. I've loaded lots of software ...
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Windows out of focus on Linux Mint 18! [on hold]

All of the sudden all my windows except the clicked window were out of focus. When I click on a window it gains focus but all other windows including my notification panel and desktop lose focus. It ...
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Where is main menu quick launching in MATE Desktop 1.14.1?

I tested Mint MATE 18 and the main menu had search and quick launch feature working with MATE Desktop 1.14.1. I just upgraded my Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 to ver. 1.14.1 of MATE Desktop with mate-menu 5.7....
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for Eclipse in my Mint Cinnamon environment? [closed]

So I have just installed Eclipse but it doesn't automatically create a desktop icon like Intellij Community Edition does. I am running Mint 17.1
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VM crash broke debconf [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 17.3, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I have it running both standalone and as a guest OS under VirturalBox. VBox crashed one day and when I restarted it and Mint, "apt-...
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View the recent stderr output for a terminal window

I'm using Linux Mint 13, MATE edition. I've just run a lot of very slow rsync processes which created a huge amount of output to STDOUT. The last one also outputted a message (presumably to STDERR, ...
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DAC not showing up in sound devices [migrated]

I have a Fiio E10k DAC, which works fine on Windows (I run dual boot on my laptop) but it just isn't being recognised on Linux Mint. I have tried both USB ports. I used to have Fedora on this machine ...
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How to check if my Ubuntu is placed on SSD?

I think have installed Ubuntu on SSD but I'm not sure and I want to check this. But I am not sure how?
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How to fix Eclipse and Caja color in Linux Mint Mate? [migrated]

I started using Eclipse IDE with Linux Mint. I have darkened Ambiance theme and Eclipse looks extremely ugly and painful to eyes. And it seems I cannot change that white color of file browser ...
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Problems related to wifi connection

I am facing this problem ever since I started using Ubuntu 6 years back. If I leave the laptop unused for more than 5 hours or so all my WiFi networks disappear and I have to reboot to bring them ...
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Can only boot with: nomodeset grub_gfxmode=1280x1024x24

I have a dual boor with grub, where it will first boots linux, and OS X if I type exit. I have been trying to get my nvidia drivers to work now for the last 2 days but I always end up with a black ...
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Have dual boot Win7 & Mint 17.3, how to install Ubuntu over Mint?

I have a laptop that currently dual boots Windows 7 and Mint 17.3. I want to try Ubuntu and want to replace Mint with Ubuntu. Is there a way to do this without destroying Windows? Thanks!
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Flash Player alternative(s) to Linux

Is there any alternative(s) to replacing Flash Player that will integrate well with Linux and Firefox? I am currently running Mint 17.3 Mate and Unity 14.04.x (dual boot) with the latest version of ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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Mupen64plus Library not found

I have downloaded mupen64plus,m64py and installed them both but my problem is that the library cannot be found. I then went onto https://github.com/mupen64plus/mupen64plus-core/releases and downloaded ...
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Freshly installed Ubuntu boots into initramfs

a few days ago I installed Linux Mint but had no luck getting wifi working so I switched over to Kubuntu. Everything was working fine and finally after some days of tweaking I had everything setup ...
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/var/log/syslog constantly logging errors, growing at 1 MB/s

It seems to be the same three errors repeated: $ tail -n15 /var/log/syslog Apr 5 23:32:01 detoo kernel: [ 6042.078785] ACPI Error: [PGRT] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20150619/psargs-359) ...
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bumblebee daemon requires manual restart to work

At first: $ optirun vlc [16127.891535] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [16127.891591] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. and then i do magic ...
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how to enable dual booting after install ubuntu in Windows Machine?

I Installed Ubuntu on my windows laptop in separate partition. I did swap root and home partition for ubuntu and separate partition. after installing i cant able to login to my windows OS.. ...
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umake - no visual studio code launcher icon

I just installed a fresh version of linux mint and want to get visual studio code working. so I installed umake, and then ran sudo umake web visual-studio-code I accepted the default install ...
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no sound card detected in ASUS E200HA

No soud card is detected when I install Ubuntu 14.04 and linux mint 17.3 in my asus E200HA. The driver for windows directly from the suport of asus says: conexant Audio driver version V1.62.0.58 ...
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ubuntu to Mint no luck

I am new to Linux obviously but not to computers mac and billy gates monopolies. I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu 14.04 I think latest version fine no problem. After reading up I wanted to ...
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Why can coworkers can see what I'm doing when I VNC in and how to fix this?

My cube mate tells me that when I VPN in and use VNC, he can see what I'm doing. From a security perspective, this does not seem appropriate. How can I address this? Platform is Linux Mint + Cinnamon ...
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Filezilla connection timeout

I would like to thank you all in advance. I am trying to connect sftp to my webserver via filezilla but keep getting a connection timeout no matter what I try. My home operating system is Linux mint ...
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Create Application from Executable (and the folder it's in)

So I was trying out a game I heard about, and the linux-compatible version of it consists of a folder of resources and one executable file. I love the game, but what's bothering me is that the way to ...
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How do I get Ubuntu grub to recognize dual boot

I have Ubuntu loaded on my sda partition, Mint on my sdd. Ubuntu's Grub isn't seeing that Mint is installed, so I can't boot it. How do I fix Grub so I can boot into either one? What is the correct ...
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Is there a way to transition from Linux Mint with Mate desktop to Ubuntu MATE without re-install?

Brief history: For variety of reasons, I had transitioned back then from Ubuntu desktop with Gnome 2.0 to Ubuntu XFCE (got sick from Gnome 3), then to Cinnamon desktop environment, which somehow ...
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Is there a way to set a default (<100%) transparency for new windows in Cinnamon?

I can configure the mouse-scroll action on window titlebars to change the opacity of an existing window manually, but how can I have every window begin with a transparency of, say, 75%?
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Configuring Postfix gives error E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I'm trying to configure postfix mail server on Linux mint 17.2 When I try to execute following command aptitude install postfix libsasl2 ca-certificate libsasl2-modules This command gives me error :...
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Run file when USB device inserted

I want to implement a strict policy of nobody being able to insert any USB device into my laptop. If someone inserts a memory stick, keyboard, light etc... into any USB PORT (while the computer is ...
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How do I get HDMI working on AMD FirePro M5100?

Basically what the question says. Linux is not even detecting the display device when I go to adjust settings. The graphics card is a FirePro M5100 w/2GB GDDR5. The laptop is a Dell Precision M4800. ...
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How do I install extensions for Banshee? (banshee-soundcloud-extension')

I've just switched to Ubuntu as my desktop main-computer. It's amazing how stable everything is compared to Windows. I'm trying to install an extension to banshee, but it seems like there's no ...
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How to undo changes in .profile?

I changed my ~/.profile and now I can't login. I'm new to Linux and I was trying to add adb/fastboot (android development tools) to my PATH by editing PATH in .profile. I had done a different method ...
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Change user to connect to a local network

I have tried to connect to a iMac from a PC running LinuxMint Cinnamon (both machines are wire-connected : Ethernet). When I clicked the machine I want to connect to from the Network directory, I've ...
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Disk spinning down

Is there any reason why when I eject my external HDD the disk keeps on spinning? I never get this problem with same external HDD on Windows & Mac. It annoys me having eject it, and then run this ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 and perform a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on top of a (X) Windows 7 PC laptop (No CD ROM) (Windows is gone) thinking that I would like it. Now I am finding much more in the newer distros- Linux Mint 17.3, Ubuntu 15....
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my /etc tree is all owned by www-data

I suddenly found my /etc tree is all owned by www-data:www-data. I changed the top directories to root:root, only to have them revert to www-data. very strange
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How to add 'show all windows' functionality in xubuntu?

I would like a hot corner functionality similar to that of Linux mint 17. Is there any way I can achieve that on Xubuntu?
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Ubuntu not compatible with my custom built desktop

I custom built a desktop PC today, and I'd like to run ubuntu 15.10 on it. It boots up, then right when I start to see unity desktop, I get a white, unresponsive screen (no mouse showing or anything). ...
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System requirements for Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome DE

I just installed Gnome Desktop environment on my ubuntu 12.04 to make my computer run faster. Of course,the computer got faster but not as much as I expected. I've : Intel celeron 2.8ghz DDR3 2GB ...
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mount.nfs access denied by server

Here are the steps I've taken so far: server01 # apt-get install nfs-kernel-server server01 # mkdir /home/acoder/Public server01 # vi /etc/fstab I found some useful info when grepped "mount": /...
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Why would xrandr display so many displayports?

I'm trying to fix the resolution of my monitor, but I don't even understand the basic xrandr output. Here is the setup (it may help you explain the output of xrandr): monitor: dell 3007dwp card: ...
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Did Ubuntu mess up my EFI? Computer no longer boots from thumb drive

I'm currently on a mac. When I installed Ubuntu in the first place I created a bootable thumb drive, rebooted, held alt, chose the thumb drive, and that was about it. I've decided I would like to ...
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Replace mint by ubuntu in dual booting system

I am already dual booting windows 10 with linux mint , and I am trying to replace mint by ubuntu 15 . I have already created a bootable usb for ubuntu . When I try to install ubuntu , I don't find any ...
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How to get the name of internal bluetooth adapter

How can I get to know the name of my laptops internal Bluetooth adapter? lsusb | grep Bluetooth shows nothing, but I can use it and it's working.
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 over a current Linux distrobution? [duplicate]

I recently wanted to try out Linux, and I selected Linux Mint. Wrong choice. Now, my hard drive partition wise is a mess, and Linux Mint 17.2 is SO glitchy for me, I just wanted Ubuntu. Can anyone ...
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redshift-gtk crashes on start, ImportError: No module named 'xdg' [closed]

I'm getting the following error whenever I try to run redshift-gtk: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/redshift-gtk", line 26, in <module> from redshift_gtk.statusicon ...
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What is the difference between these cinnamon repos? [closed]

In this question it lists three repos for letting you install cinnamon: ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon ppa:lestcape/cinnamon deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main upstream import I don't ...
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Copy local repository

Here in Cuba is very difficult to get the repositories for your distribution, Internet access still is very expensive. There are places where one can get them locally (you can get it by copying the ...