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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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apt-get install cinnamon forces install of python-opencv

I recently uninstalled the libopencv/python-opencv packages using apt in order to install a more recent version manually. But for some odd reason when removing python-opencv it uninstalled cinnamon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot alongside Mint 16

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit alongside a pre-installed Mint 16. I let the installer re-partition my 160GB HDD evenly between the 2 OSes. It never asked me about GRUB, boot loader, ...
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3G Modem visible only on fresh start

I'm experiencing very weird behaviour with my 3G modem (USB). It works only if I will plug it when my computer is turned off and then turn it on. If I do so, the modem works perfectly fine. When I ...
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Add Apache2 Vhost at home

I just installed Apache2 on mint 15. I am able to see the localhost and so decided to add virtual hosts for my projects. I have added the hostnames at /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 eclipse I also added ...
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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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Can't boot from my USB drive with Ubuntu on it?

So my overall situation is I have an old IBM T42 thinkpad without a HDD. I'm trying to have it boot from a flash drive with linux mint on it. My main computer is an iMac with OSX. I used Virtual box ...
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Remap Fn+F3 from XF86Sleep to XF86MonBrightnessUp

I have got a new laptop which is Toshiba Sattelite Pro R50 and I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. After a while it turned out brightness buttons are mapped incorrectly. Fn + F3 is mapped to ...
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Old Dell Optiplex GX520 running Ubuntu; how would I go about installing multiple Linux distros?

I'm a newbie to Linux (I installed it about a month ago) and there are some other distributions that I would like to run on my old computer (specifically Linux Mint). I've tried everything and I can't ...
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Cinnamon editing

After some searching, I was left pretty much stranded. I'm currently working on reworking a few things in Cinnamon desktop environment. Here's what I need advice on: Resizing the Cinnamon panel on ...
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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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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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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 ...
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my screen resolution change wil not save?

I have a destop with 12.10 installed. I haved install all det drivers at it work fine to edit the resolution om my screens. but teh problem is, when I log in to a spacific use user, the resolution ...
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Uninstall Linux OS's with GRUB

Is there a way to uninstall my 3 Linux OS's: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear OS (Pear OS's Partition somehow got formatted, just the partition, not the OS) With GRUB so I can install everything freshly? I ...
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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to use lubuntu with a linux mint flavour/theme?

I have tried before to use ubuntu with linux mint theme/icons...it worked pretty well. Is there a way to use linux mint themes/icons with lubuntu and enjoy its stability and speed?
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failed in install Cinnamon - held broken packages

I am trying to install Cinnamon and allow myself to choose which one I would prefer. I have done the first two main steps. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:merlwiz79/cinnamon-ppa and sudo apt-get ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu based OS won't boot

I have tried installing Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and Linux Mint and after the install process is done they never boot up. The screen just turns black ans stays like that. Bodhi Linux works and ...
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Is it recommended to do apt-get upgrade?

Should anyone running Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) as a normal user (not a server) do any of: apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt upgrade regularly? I am asking because I found out doing apt update ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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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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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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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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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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Partition problems : HDD seen twice

I am a litle to no experienced with linux, so please be kind :). I have a problem with all linux distributions.What i am trying to do is just install Ubuntu/Mint. Same problem on all. What exactly my ...
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Keyboard layout switches to English on every move of cursor (probably after fcitx install)

If I type something in Russian - it is ok. But if I press Home/End/Arrows/Backspace, the layout instantly switches to English. What could cause that? I'm running Mint Qiana with Cinnamon. Recently ...
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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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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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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in KUBUNTU 15.10 and ubuntu 14.04/15.10 they do not work (work only as ...
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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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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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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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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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Copy local repository

Here in Cuba is very difficult to get the repositories for your distribution, Internet access still is very expensive. There are places where one can get them locally (you can get it by copying the ...
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Deleted bluetooth connections in NetworkManager keep reappearing

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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Ubuntu & Linux Mint : multiple graphic card drivers

I am new to the Linux world and thought I'd give it go. I ran into a problem early on that I can't seem to find any real specific information on although many people have had similar problems. I am ...
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Ubuntu or Mint for HiDPI Workstation with MATLAB?

I'm building a workstation with a Xeon 6-core (32mm), 24GB RAM, GTX960 and dual 24" 4K monitors (not sure if important). Potentially problematic programs I want to run (have confirmed they all have ...
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LibGDX freezes my system

Recently I had started to learn LibGDX but found some issues with my system and libGDX. Sometimes when I'm trying to run my project, my computer freezes. No crash,no error. Just freezing on running ...
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pm-suspend won't work

When execute pm-suspend, I got I/O error. And after checking other similar posts, didn't found a solution that fix the issue. The OS on pc: The pc has dual operating system: win8.1 mint mate 17.2 ...
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Dislocker mounts Bitlocker drive as read-only -is this normal? How can I make it rw?

So I mounted my Bitlocker drive thanks to Dislocker but one thing I noticed is, it's read only. Lol Command I used to mount: mount -o loop dislocker-file /media/mount How can I make it read and ...
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This Error Keeps showing when I run gulp in the terminal, and its already installed

After running gulp in the terminal, I get this error below: module.js:338 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module 'browserslist' at Function.Module._resolveFilename ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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Gnome keyring not responding

Each time I shutdown my computer, this error occurs: How to fix it please?
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash using XModMap

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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Openvpn with network-manager

So I've been trying to setup openvpn with my VPS like this: Raspi: provides route to home lan. Have set up routes on router already. Laptop: use when out and about by connecting to vps via openvpn ...
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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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GNU GRUB Version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...