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Linux mint battery hogger [on hold]

A friend of mine just installed Linux Mint on his laptop (asus R505CB - GT740M). And there is a huge issue with his battery: by the time I wrote this line, it just loose 3%. The battery stand around 3 ...
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Screen freezing after installing i386

So after installing i386, my screen starts to freeze every time I start doing anything resource intensive. This leads me to have to perform a hard reset. Freeze is defined as: all processes keep ...
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Linux Mint : Very slow internet connections through proxy [closed]

I have changed to Linux recently. Here I am experiencing very slow Internet connections for applications like apt-get and Firefox browsing through proxy (download speed in Firefox is pretty normal). ...
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how to remove the Odd “???” outline issue? [closed]

I'm new this thing and not sure what is wrong with the grub thing....every time machine boots up it shows grub but with the "???" outlines...can anyone please tell what I need to do in order to fix ...
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A file (/usr/bin/sudo) highlighted with red in Terminal

Anyone knows what it means when '/usr/bin/sudo' is highlighted with red in the terminal? This wasn't like this a few minutes ago Apologies if this is a dumb question, but it's been a while I had to ...
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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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USB adaptor WI-Fi wareless Connection Problem

Recently I bought a USB Adaptor LB-Link and it provides a disc with Linux driver,but there is no .deb files in it. Its running on my windows 7 with out any problem How can I use it for Linux mint 17 ...
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Cinnamon, black borders?

I install cinnamon on my Ubuntu 14.04. In some settings, is strange black backgrounds/borders. What can I do to reslove this? WORK! RESOLVE: gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface ...
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BCM43142 Won't Work With Mint 17.1 Cinnamon x64 [migrated]

I have posted this on the official Mint forums as well, thought I'd cross-post here to see if I can get alternate suggestions I can try. I initially tried the bcmwl-kernel-source from 'Driver ...
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Battle.net keeps crashing

Every time I try to start battle.net it crashes within 10 seconds. I have read a possible solution to this issue somewhere else on one of these forums, but it didn't seem to work for me. The solution ...
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get kernel panic log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...