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Menu configuration for Parental Control

I recently bought a PC for my daughter with Linux Mint Cinnamon. To prevent her from using all the programs, and stick with the one I chose (games, education, etc.), I entered to her account and ...
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AMD A8-5600 running Mint 17.1 is incredibly slow [on hold]

First of all, I hope this is the right place to ask this question: I have an HTPC and media server running Mint 17.1 which is incredibly slow. The hardware specs are: APU - AMD A8-5600k (4x 3.6GHz) ...
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Preinstalled touch image

I'm not a total newbie, I've done a lot of things on Linux (Ubuntu 12.4), have a good basic knowledge of terminal, but I' just downloaded /Desktop/vivid-preinstalled-touch-i386.tar.gz. So how do I ...
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error compiling idevicerestore in Mint [closed]

i have a problem compiling idevicerestore in Mint .. i did installed and compiled all required packages .. libusbmuxd, libfuse, ifuse, libimobiledevice, libirecovery and libplist here is my ...
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Problems installing linux mint on clean hard drive: Server authorization directory error [closed]

I've had some issues with a dual install of windows and ubuntu lately. I decided to clean things up by wiping my hd and just reinstalling linux mint. I've read linux mint was ubuntu-based and i was ...
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booting in the wrong user desktop [closed]

Mint is just perfect for me but my problem is regarding desktop, the computer is booting on a desktop environment that look like a "guest session" and my usual desktop is very difficult to recover ...
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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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openssl Connection refused errorno=111 with openssl and connectivity issues [closed]

I have a lot of connection issues with my Linux Mint 17.1. Thunderbird is not able to connect to gmail and hotmail. Website are not responding when I go on it. When I'm trying to test ssl with openssl ...
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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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Access safe mode on macbook pro [migrated]

I have installed mint on my 2010 mbp and managed to mess up the .profile so now I can't log in to mint. I would like to access safe mode to edit the .profile file but I cannot for the life of me get ...
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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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Do not lock session when switching user in Cinnamon [migrated]

With the "Switch User" option of Cinnamon I can start another Cinnamon session. When I go back to the original session the screen is locked which is annoying. How can I prevent Cinnamon (or Gnome?) ...
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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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Can't adjust brightness after suspending

I just installed Mint 17.1 (Couldn't find a Mint StackExchange, but it's based on Ubuntu) on an 11" Macbook Air. It works fantastically well right out of the box, however, if I suspend the computer, ...
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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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Connect to WebDav using BlueFish or Gedit [on hold]

I'm new to Linux and I need to connect to a remote folder using Webdav for editing files using BlueFish or Gedit. How can I do this? Do I need additional software? I'm using Linux Mint Thanks
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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 ...