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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint [closed]

Just did a live usb of Linux Mint 11 (DVD edition) and couldn't find major differences bar unity in 11.04. Are there any major differences?
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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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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Unexpectedly lost speaker output. Headphone output works fine [closed]

Yesterday when I opened my laptop I noticed that I no longer had sound from the built-in speakers. I carefully checked settings in Sound Preferences, and then dropped to shell and looked in ...
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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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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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getting razercfg to work using systemd - systemctl: command not found

My goal is to change my mouse DPI. So any less frustrating solution is also welcome. I'm trying to get this program to work and i'm following it's README file: ...
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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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No Internet 10.04

Here's my story, short as possible: It all started two years ago when two laptops with Windows became unusable. I had nothing to lose, and went for a clean install of Ubuntu. We were thrilled with ...
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How can I repair an install that has been crossed with Mint Lisa?

I was annoyed when I found out that Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot didn't allow installation of Gnome 2, so I decided to get the closest thing that still has support: Mint 12 Lisa's MATE interface. I ...