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Can't boot Ubuntu after installing Mint

Just installed Mint and Ubuntu won't boot. It hangs after "Checking battery"; also, I can drop to shell with Alt+F2 and access the system from the command line. What might be the problem?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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nvidia 304 vs. nvidia 304 updates functionality difference?

What, if any, is the difference between nvidia 304 vs. nvidia 304-updates in terms of functionality, not which repository the update came from. Does anyone actually know? For myself personally, I ...
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Dual booting linux and Windows 8.1

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit iso and made a live pendrive using LinuxLive USB creator. I disabled Secure boot and Fast startup. When i boot from the pendrive, i get a GRUB to choose between ...
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Cinnamon imports to launchpad

I have made my own PPA with cinnamon latest commits imported to launchpad account https://code.launchpad.net/~burhanilinux/burhanilinux/cinnamon but when i install ,i get unmet dependencies error.So ...
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Do I have to backup the boot partition table with partimage in order to make a full backup?

I am new to Linux and quite often break it. Now with Partimage and the RescueCD of it, i dumped my linux file system partition on sda2 to sda4 partition. In the install process of LInux mint, I ...
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No internet Connection on KDE Network Manager

Added Connection DSL -> Entered servicename,username,password -> OK after that no connection seen in this dialog box! Some how did connection with sudo pppoeconf but it takes sometime reboot. ...
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If one was to install cinammon on ubuntu, what differences would stand?

Latest ubuntu size: About 880mb. Latest mint size: About 1.2gb. What gives? Searching, i found that almost all the differences mentioned are regarding cinammon vs unity. Theoretically if one was to ...
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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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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 ...