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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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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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Is the a way to make hp-scan or scanimage to automatically select de right area to scan?

I'm trying to make an non network scanner to work with linux running via command line and hiding it with php/html. The commands to scan hp-scan and scanimage are working well but they don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Switching from Linux Mint 13 to Ubuntu 12.04 - Saving Programs

I am still fairly new to Linux, and I was planning on switching from Linux Mint 13 (which I'm currently using) to Ubuntu 12.04. I have quite a few programs that I installed on Linux Mint outside of ...
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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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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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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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How To Customize Ubuntu Bash to make it like Mint?

I love Linux Mint's bash customization. It includes both a color prompt and a quote displayed with ASCII art. Is it possible to have it in Ubuntu?
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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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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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Nvidia HDMI audio - Device not shown

Nvidia HDMI audio is a widely asked topic, but I've not been able to find the answer for my case. Card displayed by lspci $ lspci ... 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 ...
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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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Invalid argument - Brother scanner not working after upgrade (brscan2 driver)

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy). Scanning via my MFC-420CN had been working in Ubuntu and Linux Mint installs up though Olivia and Oneric. However once I upgraded from these, scanning ...
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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 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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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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Optical S/PDIF activate rear output

I'm trying to use the optical audio output of my motherboard to send the sound to my AV Receiver. I only see the front channels received by my AV. Indeed rear channels don't seem to be activated. ...
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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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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 ...