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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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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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Graphic cards with best linux supported drivers? [on hold]

I'm going to renew my PC and one of the components that I go to renew is the graphic card. So the question is easy, what is the current brand with the best linux supported drivers, Nvidia or AMD? ...
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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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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in KUBUNTU 15.10 and ubuntu 14.04/15.10 they do not work (work only as ...
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Is it safe to install XUBUNTU inside Linux Mint 17.2? [closed]

I got convinced by a friend to install Linux Mint on my office PC, but when I discovered I couldn't do anymore the Shift+Ctrl+U to make special characters, I then realized my mistake. I want to go ...
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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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GNU GRUB Version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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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 ...
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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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Is it recommended to do apt-get upgrade?

Should anyone running Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) as a normal user (not a server) do any of: apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt upgrade regularly? I am asking because I found out doing apt update ...
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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 ...
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Can't boot from my USB drive with Ubuntu on it?

So my overall situation is I have an old IBM T42 thinkpad without a HDD. I'm trying to have it boot from a flash drive with linux mint on it. My main computer is an iMac with OSX. I used Virtual box ...
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Deleted bluetooth connections in NetworkManager keep reappearing

I'm running Linux Mint 17 and I have in the past paired my laptop with my smartphones using bluetooth. Now the phones are appearing in the NetworkManager connection list when I click on nm-applet in ...
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Ubuntu & Linux Mint : multiple graphic card drivers

I am new to the Linux world and thought I'd give it go. I ran into a problem early on that I can't seem to find any real specific information on although many people have had similar problems. I am ...
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Can I make centered desktop notifications?

I would like to overlay custom text as a notification. It is important that the notification is non obtrusive (does not take away window focus). I made an 8 second video to show what I am trying to ...
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Ubuntu or Mint for HiDPI Workstation with MATLAB?

I'm building a workstation with a Xeon 6-core (32mm), 24GB RAM, GTX960 and dual 24" 4K monitors (not sure if important). Potentially problematic programs I want to run (have confirmed they all have ...
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LibGDX freezes my system

Recently I had started to learn LibGDX but found some issues with my system and libGDX. Sometimes when I'm trying to run my project, my computer freezes. No crash,no error. Just freezing on running ...
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pm-suspend won't work

When execute pm-suspend, I got I/O error. And after checking other similar posts, didn't found a solution that fix the issue. The OS on pc: The pc has dual operating system: win8.1 mint mate 17.2 ...
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Can the /home and /swap partitions be on a different drive than the /? [closed]

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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VirtualMachine 5 dosn't work after upgrade linux mint to 17.1 [closed]

before I ask my question I take two weeks to solve it , but I can't. So I come here to help me , because I have important files in host machines. when I run virtualbox and trying to run windows ...
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Live USB does not boot after hard reset [closed]

I have created a Live USB with Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce 64-bit using Unetbootin, and booted successfully (more than once). Working with a large table sheet OpenOffice froze and the whole system ...
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Dislocker mounts Bitlocker drive as read-only -is this normal? How can I make it rw?

So I mounted my Bitlocker drive thanks to Dislocker but one thing I noticed is, it's read only. Lol Command I used to mount: mount -o loop dislocker-file /media/mount How can I make it read and ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices Repeatedly [closed]

When switching from Windows to Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? This answer also listed ...
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How to handle GRUB configuration on a multi booted system?

I just finished changing the boot order for GRUB2. I have three operating systems installed on the computer. I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux 15.04 and Mint Linux 17.2. I followed Marve's answer here: ...
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apt-get install cinnamon forces install of python-opencv

I recently uninstalled the libopencv/python-opencv packages using apt in order to install a more recent version manually. But for some odd reason when removing python-opencv it uninstalled cinnamon ...
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This Error Keeps showing when I run gulp in the terminal, and its already installed

After running gulp in the terminal, I get this error below: module.js:338 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module 'browserslist' at Function.Module._resolveFilename ...
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Error while updating repositories [duplicate]

When I do a apt-get update, I get the following error message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I have updated my sources.list with the ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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getting razercfg to work using systemd - systemctl: command not found

My goal is to change my mouse DPI. So any less frustrating solution is also welcome. I'm trying to get this program to work and i'm following it's README file: ...
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How to boot Ubuntu installation from DVD on linux mint? [duplicate]

I'm linux newb and struggling to find out how to boot Ubuntu from DVD. Every time I enter the start up menu, the Grub thing comes up without a way to boot from cd-rom. I also cannot access my BIOS for ...
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Gnome keyring not responding

Each time I shutdown my computer, this error occurs: How to fix it please?
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash using XModMap

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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Remap Fn+F3 from XF86Sleep to XF86MonBrightnessUp

I have got a new laptop which is Toshiba Sattelite Pro R50 and I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. After a while it turned out brightness buttons are mapped incorrectly. Fn + F3 is mapped to ...
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Is my linux machine Ubuntu and what is the meaning of that? [duplicate]

eli5: Is my Linux Mint machine Ubuntu? and what is the difference between ubuntu and say debian? and what other Linux OS's are there out there?? I just say the word Ubuntu and pretend to sound smart ...