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how to remove the Odd “???” outline issue? [on hold]

I'm new this thing and not sure what is wrong with the grub thing....every time machine boots up it shows grub but with the "???" outlines...can anyone please tell what I need to do in order to fix ...
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Linux Mint : Very slow internet connections through proxy [closed]

I have changed to Linux recently. Here I am experiencing very slow Internet connections for applications like apt-get and Firefox browsing through proxy (download speed in Firefox is pretty normal). ...
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No GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I installed linux mint 17 alongside Windows 8.1. When asked about the partition to use as "Reserved boot area"...I chose the 100 mb partition which was listed as "EFI System Partition" in Windows ...
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A file (/usr/bin/sudo) highlighted with red in Terminal

Anyone knows what it means when '/usr/bin/sudo' is highlighted with red in the terminal? This wasn't like this a few minutes ago Apologies if this is a dumb question, but it's been a while I had to ...
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sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set

I am trying to run the following command: d@d-Aspire-M5 ~ $ echo "My username is: `whoami`" My username is: d d@d-Aspire-M5 ~ $ sudo chown -R `whoami` /usr/local/lib/node_modules sudo: /usr/bin/sudo ...
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USB adaptor WI-Fi wareless Connection Problem

Recently I bought a USB Adaptor LB-Link and it provides a disc with Linux driver,but there is no .deb files in it. Its running on my windows 7 with out any problem How can I use it for Linux mint 17 ...
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Cinnamon, black borders?

I install cinnamon on my Ubuntu 14.04. In some settings, is strange black backgrounds/borders. What can I do to reslove this? WORK! RESOLVE: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64 [migrated]

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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Battle.net keeps crashing

Every time I try to start battle.net it crashes within 10 seconds. I have read a possible solution to this issue somewhere else on one of these forums, but it didn't seem to work for me. The solution ...
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get kernel panic log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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who calls .bashrc [closed]

On linux mint mate, I have a .bashrc file in my home folder, but I didn't see any of: 1 ~/.bash_profile 2 ~/.bash_login 3 ~/.profile So who calls .bashrc when I open a new terminal window? And, if ...
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Computer doesn't recognize any OS on computer

So I haven't seen anything like this on the forum yet... if I'm mistaken please set me straight. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17 on separate partitions of the same hard drive, along with another ...
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USB 3.0 works always, USB 2.0 works sometimes

I have little problem with my two ports USB 2.0. They don't work properly. If something (like mouse or keyboard) is connected on boot it's working but when I re-plug this device he often don't want to ...
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xcb/xlib chrashes java VM

I'm working on java application, or to be more precise an eclipse rcp application. But I think that this is not the really important part. However, when I try to run the application I always get the ...
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how to convert linux mint from physical to virtual machine [duplicate]

I got windows XP and Linux Mint as dual boot. Is it possible to convert Linux Mint partition to virtual machine after booting in Windows.?
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Should I change my distro? [closed]

I use Kubuntu right now on my laptop but I have been having problems with it because it uses a lot of batery and that stuff. My question is: Should I change my distro to Linux Mint or Fedora (those ...
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ISO to MKV batch conversion for dummies

I've tried finding a solution to my problem - unfortunately without luck. I've just installed Plex Media Server and are loving in! However, it can't play the 100 ISO-files with my DVD-movies that I ...
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Bugsplat popup on League

Every time I start up League it runs fine Patches fine, Logs in fine, lets me view my account fine, and start up a game fine but when it comes to the actual game bugsplat shows up and disconnects me ...
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Is there an app which I can check the temperature of my PCI network card? [closed]

I have tried Hardinfo and sensors, but they don't look to meet what I'm looking for.
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can one create a custom linux install from a configuration? [duplicate]

I usually like to install a few things on my machine directly after install. Then do some general tasks like set the preferences, make a conkyrc, set up my git config, download my pictures, etc. Is ...
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Have Asus x550Lnv, distro/wifi troubles

I have been trying different distros for this laptop, but I would really like to just run standard Ubuntu. 14.04 kernel panics before I can even get the installation going (burned 2 disks and checked ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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LMDE alongside Ubuntu?

I have previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 on its own, but I would like to Dual-Boot Linux Mint Debian Edition alongside it, I thought I'd ask here, because Ubuntu is my 1st OS installed, and I would ...
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Can Linux Mint's Cinnamon Desktop be installed on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I have copied it onto my desktop from a DVD+RW disc. I also have the option to upgrade to 14.04 tho...
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How do I disable the “Recent Files” feature in the Cinnamon desktop environment? [closed]

The Cinnamon desktop environment has a feature of showing "Recent Files", how can this feature be disabled?
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Can I resize a physical volume?

I've been trying to solve the following problem 5 good hours now. I've recently installed Linux Mint 17 with LVM, erasing my hard disk. For some reason I want to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside my ...
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Wanted Ubuntu, got Mint

I went to Ubuntu and went to the download page, chose 32 bit, for an older machine, made a CD. When everything was said and done, I have Linux Mint 16 on the machine....how did that happen? I'm new ...
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Alternate to the generic i915 kernel module

AFAIU the i915 kernel module is kind of a generic module for Intel graphics controllers e.g my Intel Xeon E3-1200 and 4 Series Chipset both use the same module. The problem is my Xeon machine on which ...
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Migrate Mint->Ubuntu

Is there a fairly clean way to migrate from Mint (Petra, Cinnamon, 64bit) to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, Gnome, 64bit) without losing most of my setup and application installs? FWIW, /var and /home are on ...
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What is the difference between `extra`, `suggested`, `recommended` and `NEW` packages?

I'm wondering what are the extra, suggested, recommended and NEW packages are? What is the difference? Why do I need this information when I want to install a new package? Here's the terminal output ...
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auto-save (and auto-delete) screen recorder video?

I set up my old phone as a security camera and downloaded SimpleScreenRecorder to record it. However I would like to find a program that would allow me to auto save say every hour and auto delete ...
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How do I split tunnel or bypass a VPN?

Disclaimer: I am a newb to Linux, and I am not a network administrator. I have a working knowledge of both of these things, but I'm no where near as proficient or smart as the rest of you. If I don't ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu?

I currently have Linux Mint 17, and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. I tried the steps on the website to boot it from a USB drive ...
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Allow PHP for accessing filesystem [closed]

I'm a newbie and I have installed Linux Mint (x64 Ubuntu-based) and Apache v2.0, PHP 5.5.9 and MySQL. Then I installed WordPress and I was almost unable to upload and edit files (I got "Permission ...
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Hibernation works only when connected to AC power

Please help me understand this part of syslog when I try to wake up from hibernation. My specification - 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB of linux-swap, intel core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. The problem is ...
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CPU Freq Indicator only runs if I leave the terminal open

I installed indicator-cpufreq and it is in my startup applications. My problem is it only will start if I start it in a terminal and leave the terminal open. It doesn't start when logging on and ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...