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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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LMDE 2 boots to black screen but if I choose 'systemd' it loads normal [closed]

I made the unfortunate mistake of copying and pasting some stuff and now LMDE boots to a black screen. However, if I interrupt the boot process and choose the option with (systemd) at the end, it ...
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Syncwall is not replacing the background [closed]

I recently wanted to change my background to a custom slideshow, and realized that Syncwall can do this. I installed it, and configured it with some backgrounds that I want. I configured Syncwall to ...
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Windows Boot Manager still coming up after boot-repair [closed]

I have Linux Mint 18 on my system and I had installed Windows 7 after that. Since the GRUB wasn't showing up after the Windows install, I booted Ubuntu 16.04 on liveUSB and ran boot-repair on the "...
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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 ...