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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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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3 [closed]

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. I don't know whether this is the right place to ask this question. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault ...
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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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Wifi not working after Linux mint installation [closed]

I have installed Linux Mint on my Dell Latitude E5470, but post installation, my wifi wasn't working which was working when i had KUbuntu plasma installed previously. i have tried: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Poor performance on Cinnamon (14.04) with NVIDIA 960M + Intel Graphics 530 [migrated]

Recently I've been experiencing poor performance in the desktop of Cinnamon, on Linux Mint 17 (14.04). I have the NVIDIA 367.xx drivers, and her's the output of lshw -c video: lshw -c video ...
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Setting up GNOME 3 on Mint 17 [closed]

I've tried many times to get GNOME 3 work with my Mint. After a lot of complications and re-installations, I came here for help. I've a fresh install of Mint 17.3 and I would like to use Gnome. I've ...
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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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Deleted bluetooth connections in NetworkManager keep reappearing [closed]

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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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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How to select option in “Configuration grub-pc” menu

I would like to select /dev/sda in the "Configuration grub-pc" menu that popped up in my terminal while upgrading my distro version. However, I have no idea how to select it! Every key I press either ...
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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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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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/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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Can I make centered desktop notifications?

Edit Now I am currently using osd_cat, installed with xosd. It does the job perfectly for me since it is customizeable to my needs. You can even choose a font from the output of xlsfonts Original ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Brightness Settings Ubuntu or Mint for Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5102

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5102 that I would really love to put Ubuntu or Mint on, however I am unable to lower the brightness settings at all under MATE, Cinnamon, KDE, GNOME, or XFCE. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...