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Grub Won't Boot Windows 10 [on hold]

I had a dual booting system with Linux mint and windows 7. When I heard about the windows 10 technical preview, I wanted to test it out. It installed fine, and I like it. I used it for a while, then ...
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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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Display iphone videos at the right rotation in linux [closed]

Whenever i watch a movie from my iphone in linux (Linux Mint Mate) it's always at the wrong rotation. I can rotate them using ffmpeg thus: #rotate 90 degrees clockwise ffmpeg -i IMG_4172.MOV -vf ...
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How do I disable the “Recent Files” feature in the Cinnamon desktop environment?

The Cinnamon desktop environment has a feature of showing "Recent Files", how can this feature be disabled?
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Software Repository Failed to fetch [closed]

I consistently get this error message when trying to update my software sources... Failed to fetch cdrom://Linux Mint 17 _Qiana_ - Release i386 20140624/dists/trusty/contrib/binary-i386/Packages ...
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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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Ibus candidate window at wrong location

I am running Linux Mint (hope I can still ask my question here). Unfortunately the candidate window is at the bottom of the application window, rather than close to the cursor as you would expect. ...
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Sharing files between Ubuntu and Mint running on the same laptop [on hold]

Is there a way to access the files on the Ubuntu partition when the Mint partition is running? Both distros are installed on the same toshiba laptop. Ubuntu is 14.04 Mint is 17
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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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Automatic “Low Graphics mode”

I run linuxmint cinnamon 17 64-bit. A few days ago i must have pressed some wrong keys, cause my function key stopped working; i tried to reboot in order to fix the problem, but when I restarted my ...
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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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Can't mount SMB share Mint [migrated]

This has been driving me nuts for a while I am trying to mount a SMB share on a windows 2012 server. The share is there but every time that I try to mount it I get the following error ...
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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 ...
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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: ...