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Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

Question: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

Ive installed linux mint but is there anything i can do within linux mint or even ubuntu thats good, or is this not possible to do

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Answer: Linux mint/ubuntu OS question

not sure what your getting at. you can do lots of things in linux. what specifically are you wanting to do?

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Out of the box, Ubuntu and Linux Mint look very different. From colors and icons to the placement of launchers themselves, each distro offers a completely unique experience when compared to one another.

But perhaps the biggest difference between the two distributions is each one's overall direction. Ubuntu is attempting to become a jack of all trades, offering Ubuntu experiences for the desktop, Ubuntu TV and smartphones. Linux Mint on the other hand, is quite content in keeping its original mission of providing a great desktop experience.

For example, Mint offers a typical desktop experience when it comes to browsing your menu, locating installed software and browsing files. Ubuntu however, has sweetened the experience a bit by allowing the Unity desktop to provide a dock for frequently used application, in addition to being able to locate and launch software using the Unity Dash. The idea, of course, is that the Ubuntu approach is easier to navigate. Personally, I tend to disagree, but others seem to enjoy Ubuntu's approach.Click to expand...

Source & rest of article.
 

Answer:Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

Out of those that I've tried, I would go Linux Mint, but some features I like in Ubuntu though.
 

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hi,

As we know Mint Is based on Ubuntu but Ubuntu doesn't have some tools available in Mint and some of them are very useful and are "must-have"

so there the procedure:

open terminal, type:
Code:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list'
then update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update
normally an error should happen at the end about the public key

so type :
Code:
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring
a permission will be asked, say yes to the prompt

re-update by
Code:
sudo apt-get update

this time no more error should happen and you will have now access to every Mint tolls
that is it.
 

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Hello,

I am currently running a dual boot setup with Ununtu 12.10 x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 I was wondering if I could add Linux Mint 14 to the setup. Is this possible? I tried installing it 'alongside windows' but it said i have to uninstall Ubuntu. I haven't done that much work with system booting as of yet but i catch on pretty quick with this sort of stuff. Also, does anyone have a link to where I could download the correct version of Linux Mint 14 for my PC? I have downloaded one already but am not sure whether or not it is the right one. Then name is 'linuxmint-14.1-mate-dvd-64bit.iso'. I would also like a link to a detailed tutorial on how to setup what I'm looking for and a list of recommended software (I've got Paragon Partition Manager 12 and EasyBCD 2.2).

Thanks in advance,

TheDoctor1212

Answer:Multiboot: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14?

It should be possible, I used to have a tripple boot myself for a while. Just make sure you add Mint to Grub.

Current version of Mint:
Download - Linux Mint

Oke, first you'll need to check if you have an empty partition to install Mint on. If not, create one.
You can check this in "disk management".

If you have enough partitions Ubuntu should stop giving you the uninstall message, and Mint should just install itself using the default installer.

And for the detailed toturial:
Video toturial
Official user guide

And finally the software:
Lots and lots of programs
The official Linux Mint software portal (I recommend using this one)

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Nommy

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Hi, I was looking at this hybrid laptop, and there was some review at shopping site, that said linux distros can not be loaded in this laptop normally, due to UEFI bios. even if it can be tried by tweaks, it doesn't function properly. I am interested to know, if it really is the case, i.e. it does not support linux normally. Kindly let me know, I was looking forward to purchase soon.

Answer:Acer One S1003 (ATOM) : linux(mint/ubuntu) can be...

Doesn't seem normal to me. Can you post a link to this shopping site review? Jack E/NJ

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Hi, I have purchased this laptop with Windows 10 Home pre-Installed. But due to some Professional requirements, I want to install a Developer friendly linux distro on it. I'll be using many VMs in that distro along with a possible installation of Windows via Wine. Therefore, I want to be sure about the aftermath of all this, including Driver support and battery usage. Has any fellow developer tried the above mentioned linux distros (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / Linux Mint 18.1) on it without any problems? I have checked that it supports Ubuntu 14.04 but want to use the latest LTS versions. Just want to make sure that nothing gets messed up.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5559 Core i7 8GB RAM Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / Linux Mint 18.1 Support

You could purchase an extra SSD or maybe a couple of them, replace the internal drive with an SSD, saving the factory Windows OS in case you want to change it back.  Just a thought.
I have put Linux Mint 18.1 on two new Dell Inspiron i7 7000 series and it installed and ran without issue.  Be SURE you get Nvidia graphics!

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Hello, I own an HP Envy 15 notebook K112-NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot. Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled, either enabled or disabled legacy, both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD / DVD ROM, it is impossible to install Linux alongside Windows. I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen. I think just by reading other forums, that HP does everything to not allow this operation. Has anyone had the same problem? If yes how he solved it? Thank you. [Google Translation] Original post [Italian]: Buongiorno, posseggo un notebook HP Envy 15 K112-NL e ho notevoli difficolt ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot. Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato, sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato, sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD/DVD ROM, impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows. Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si piantato alla prima schermata. Penso proprio, leggendo altri forum, che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione. Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema? Se s come lo ha risolto? Grazie.

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A few months ago i put linux mint on one of my pc but when i booted the pc up after a succsessful install i did not see an option to run windows or linux. Several people said i must have said yes to too many questions about partitioning as linux was installing. Most people who answered my previous posting say i must have completly destroyed windows but then i had a flash back. I was using linux online BUT with a linksey wi fi dongle ( a piece of windows software) to my bt hub. So have i really destroyed windows or is it that i just cant find it. I cant reboot pc to factory settings as it is windows recovery disc and at the moment i can only run linux... If i get some answers i will set up the pc again... My main question then is , where is windows now and how do i get to it .

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Hay,
 
K I have a dell dimension 5100 here to do me untill I build my own PC ren outta funds so kinda have to use this 4 a bit ughh, now mint works ok. Wht my question is I want to remove XP Home for a XP Pro black editon and stick it on a small partition. Can I remove the XP Home I have and install the Pro XP without interfering with my Mint install?
 
Also I want to install 2 more linux distros elementry and Tor... How would I go about doin that?
 
If I have to il wipe d mint I have.
 
Hope I get some help... Thank k all :-) have a good day.

Answer:WinXp Home installed on 1 partition Linux Mint 17.1 on another, question?

from here http://www.ehow.com/about_7237075_windows-xp-pro-black-edition_.html

XP Black isn't an official Microsoft release, it's pirated. As a result, you're not going to find one standard Black Edition, nor are you guaranteed it will be free of malware.
The nickname is derived from its black or very dark desktop theme and the fact that it's an illegal version of XP, usually XP Professional.
There is no standard version of Windows XP Black. Not only is the OS pirated, but so is the software that's crammed with it. XP Black comes loaded with programs that would cost you thousands of dollars if you bought them properly. Depending on who puts the package together, you can get multiple versions of: browsers, CD/DVD burning software, business software--even security programs, which is ironic since it's almost impossible to find a Black Edition without malware.
Among the hacks in XP Black, it requires no serial number and it bypasses XP's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) security measures.

Since you are asking about how to use pirated software, we will not be able to help you with your Windows question. If we did help you with this we would be encouraging you to use it.
Bleeping Computer rules, found here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forum-rules/, state (bold red mine)

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such... Read more

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I have ubuntu 5.04 installed. I did a netstat -l to see what was opened on my system and I found several entries like:
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 13734 /tmp/orbit-harry/linc-226f-0-1bac2d62a9d22

and

unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 13186 @/tmp/dbus-hIk2dV0DVj

I'm somewhat new to linux, however in windows I know that programs in the tmp directory that look that that can be problems? is this normal or do I have a virus or worm or something?
 

Answer:Ubuntu Linux Security Question

In unix/linux, there are sockets not only for communication between hosts on a network, but also sockets for passing information between two processes running on the same computer, known as unix domain sockets. Say you have one program that needs to pass information to another in a producer-consumer fashion. One way of passing the data would be through the use of unix sockets.

So when you do a netstat, pay close attention to the categories. You should see at least two sections:

Active Internet connections
Active UNIX domain sockets

Unix domain sockets should not be accessible through the internet--they are not bound to TCP or UDP protocols.
 

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I am on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon as DE) (with kernel 4.2.0.18 installed and loaded) and I'm getting this message when trying to add a PPA via the terminal: Cannot add ppa: 'no json object could be decoded'. What is the cause and what is the fix?

Secondly, I think I installe GzDoom correctly) but I get: Something went wrong!
If you haven't installed any Doom IWAD files yet or if GZDoom is unable to locate them, put the files or symlinks to them in '/home/dlf/.config/gzdoom' or start the game with the command 'DOOMWADDIR=/path/to/iwadfiledir gzdoom'. . . . So where do I put the files (IWAD? pk3?) I'd presume something like: /home/dlf/.config/gzdoom. And how could I get Wolfenstein 3d/SOD/Quake working with (G)zdoom. I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 with cinnamon (as the desktop environment) if it matters.
 

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Hello -

Several months ago, I decided that I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 because I was taking the Free Linux class that was posted about.
I never even finished the class. I decide very early on that Linux is not for me. I want to be able to click an executable and install programs.
I dont want to compile them, etc. It took me over an hour just to get my printer working and that is after I had to manually edit some config file to add the IP address in. TOO MUCH WORK.

I would now like to get rid of linux and reclaim the space for my Windows install. I do not want to have to reinstall or anything like that.
I have a 512 GB SSD and I think it is divided in 1/2. I have a boot menu that starts when I turn on the computer. It allows me to pick Windows, Linux, Recovery mode or MemTest.

Please advise on the steps to perform this.
I would be willing to image the windows partition and clone it to a new 512 SSD and then wipe the original and use it as a data drive.
I can not remember if I have anything stored on the linux portion that I would like to keep.
I haven't used it in so long that I don't think I remember the PW for it. If the clone and reinstall is the best option, please recommend a program to use.
The computer is an HP Elitebook 8560W with and I7, 32 gigs of ram and a dream color panel.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual booting Win Xp and Linux Mint 17. Want Linux gone.

Is it XP or Win7? To get rid of the Linux boot menu use fixmbr command.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/

Scroll down to the correct OS and follow the instructions.

After that go to disk management in Windows and expand the windows partion to reclaim the Linux partition, assuming Linux is on the second partition of the ssd.
 

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

Answer:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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I have a dell mini on which I am running Ubuntu 8.04. All fine and good. I am interested in trying Mint on a live USB. I have a 1G usb stick with some data on it. I downloaded a Mint .iso to usb and setup unetbootin-linux-377 on usb stick and got it working. I can boot to unetbootin, (primitive grey on grey screen) but it doesn't see the Mint iso. It says something to the effect of waiting 10 seconds, and loops again.

Do I need to dump data on usb and reformat usb stick? Am I missing a step? is there something else? Thanks
 

Answer:Live Mint USB on Ubuntu Dell Mini

I don't know enough to advise you on how to boot a Live USB stick, but I CAN tell you that if you like Ubuntu, you will most likely LOVE Mint! What version are you looking at? Mint 7 (Gloria) or Mint 8 (Helena)?

As you are probably aware, Mint is based on Ubuntu. I've had quirky problems with Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell desktop and a friend suggested Mint based on the Ubuntu relationship. I was reluctant to put a quirky Ubuntu-based distro on my Dell Laptop after my Dell Desktop experiences. After a LOT of research, I learned that Mint 7 is based on Ubuntu 9.04 and Mint 8 is based on Ubuntu 9.10. While 9.10 has been quirky, 9.04 is widely regarded as being very stable. Based on that, I was willing to give Mint 7 (Gloria) a go, but not Mint 8 (Helena); my friend confirmed his version was Mint 7 and assured me it was stable on his laptop. So I installed Mint 7 and it has been a dream from the first moment; very stable, user-friendly, and "just works". Maybe Mint 8 is also, but I'm afraid to upgrade the version to find out. Perhaps others on here can reveal how Mint 8 works on Dell Laptops, but until they do, Mint 7 is the way to go!

Good luck and enjoy...it's an awesome distro...I love it, and highly recommend it!
 

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Greetings,
  I am looking for suggestions on free open source software I can download to my Ubuntu based Linux Mint PC that is for scanning pictures downloaded off the internet for virus and other malicious features.
 
Thanks

Answer:Need suggestions for picture scanning software for my Ubuntu/Mint PC

Technically, Punchy71, one of the joys of Linux o/s is the no need for an antivirus on your system. However I have read that it is not a bad idea for the simple reason that most Linux users do have some bit of Windows on their system. Of the list I have posted the link to, I have used avast!, on Windows systems, and have been pretty happy with it. 
 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus

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Question: Linux Mint 12 x64

I know that this is a Windows 7 forums but the people on this site are so much faster in getting things done than most sites which I appreciate.

I was just wondering how to delete some keys that "apt-get update" checks for... when I run the command in terminal this is what I get at the bottom

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...amd64/Packages 404 Not found

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...-i386/Packages 404 Not found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Answer:Linux Mint 12 x64

Hi,

I don't think you can edit the repositories directly, although I may be wrong. I suggest changing your software sources to the main server, or another mirror, and then trying:


Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
If this doesn't solve the problem, check to see whether Synaptic Package Manager is open elsewhere, and close it before running these commands.

Regards,
Golden

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Question: linux mint

I have bought a second-hand computer a Dell Latitude D520, it didn't have a operating system on it, I installed Linux Mint. I already had a BT hub and tried a wireless connection with the hub but didn't succeed, the wireless device on the computer is enabled, I contacted the people I bought the computer from they recon the Linux drivers are not compatible with BT broadband, do you have any suggestions?
 

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Question: Linux mint

I have just built a new PC and at the moment do not have a windows OS, i am using Linux mint.
What i would like to know ,is there an application for folding GPU with mint.
 

Answer:Linux mint

Hi Bill

Not an expert in Linux folding but I know a client is available HERE for console or HERE are a few also and SMP maybe for you.
 

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Hi,

newbie here, am really frustated trying to installL linux Mint-14. Every time I enter my (password) it says
(password) does not match, have reset the password 3 times, any help appreciated, OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, am logged into the forum with this password, thanks

billog

Answer:Help, Linux Mint-14

Not a big Linux user, albeit sometimes if you use upper case with any log in this can be a problem. The only thing I can really recommend is to reinstall and make sure that you write down both the user name and the password down before entering into the OS; this way you will hopefully have no further problems.

Good Luck. . ., and BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums."

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i want to try linux so some forum guys told me to get linux mint , i down loaded the linux mint (18) cinnimon sarah from a link that somebody gave me.
after downloading it opened up nero and i burnt the file to disc.
i cant find a way to "send" the files to a usb stick and i cant find a run set up icon. how do i get the downloaded software to run.

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If you're on something like Win 7 and you've been toying with the idea of trying Linux, give Mint 15 with KDE a whirl. I adapted to it fairly quickly.

I've been experimenting with it off of a bootable usb drive. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.9 to create it.

It's solid for general use and multimedia. I've not had issues yet. Processor and GPU = FX 6300 @ 4.66GHz and GTX 660.
 

Answer:Linux Mint 15 with KDE

Good info, thanks! I've heard good things about MINT

Have you tried Ubuntu at all? If so how do the two compare?
 

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Question: Linux Mint 10

Hi... I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop my wife uses to play games. I've been having IE8 problems as I've indicated on other boards.
As I seem to have been locked out of XP at this point I decided to use my Linux Mint 10 (Julia) to try and boot in and see if I could do any repairs.
However, it appears LM10 is having problems installing.
I am at the gray screen and I keep having little prompts pop up with problems too fast to write down and the cursor keeps freezing.
I was able to partially write down one:
oafiid:gnome notify area appalet - delete or not?
May not be exactly correct...

Will add more as I can...
 

Answer:Linux Mint 10

bdelapp said:





Hi... I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop my wife uses to play games. I've been having IE8 problems as I've indicated on other boards.
As I seem to have been locked out of XP at this point I decided to use my Linux Mint 10 (Julia) to try and boot in and see if I could do any repairs.
However, it appears LM10 is having problems installing.
I am at the gray screen and I keep having little prompts pop up with problems too fast to write down and the cursor keeps freezing.
I was able to partially write down one:
oafiid:gnome notify area appalet - delete or not?
May not be exactly correct...

Will add more as I can...Click to expand...

I would delete the file and see if the desktop loads.

Are you trying the CD or the DVD?

More on what this error means.
 

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I had a friend install Linux mint on my machine as an alternative OS.  However, I find that I am not doing well with it at all.      It is not compatible with dozens of documents that i have stored in the past with Word and Excel  and I need to get rid of Linux.  My friend, who installed it, is not available.  I want ot get back to where I only have one OS, Windows 7.  Do I need to reformat my drive C?   Help please.

Answer:How can I ge rid of Linux mint.

See http://lifehacker.com/how-to-uninstall-windows-or-linux-after-dual-booting-508710422 for a guide to removing a Linux OS from a dual boot system.

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My granddaughter's windows 7 home premium x64 was working fine. While brousing on facebook she clicked on a walmart.com link. Computer froze with a blue screen. Upon rebooting she got a 0x07E error initially. rebooting again lead to the 'start windows normally or Windows repair " dialog. Running the repair got a report that windows was unable to repair the problem. The start normlly option results in the blue screen with the 0x07E error. Starting in 'safe mode'would freeze after loading classpnp.sys.
I tried to get around the problem with a Puppy Linux live CD. It froze after first full page of loading drivers. I then tried a Mint 10 and a Ubuntu 9 dvd and each started to load but then the computer would reboot. I have not tried a boot USB drive yet but will when I get one prepared.
I ran a virus scan with MS Security essentials on the HDD after moving it as a slave to another computer. I don't know if this a hardware problem, a rootkit or?. Any help will be greatly appreciate. The computer is a two year old cheap homebuild with Phenom x4 on a Biostar MCP6PB motherboard. It has been trouble free until now.
RWCrane

Answer:spontaneous reboots with win7 and Mint, Puppy and Ubuntu live CD

Since LiveCDs don't fully load, it point to hardware issues. I suggest starting with a memory test. Also, look carefully at each component for signs of damage such as black marks and bulging capacitors. (Look up 'bad capacitors' in google images for comparisons.) Use MemTest86+ to test your memory for failure.Download the latest version of the Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip).Locate the file you downloaded, right-click it and select Extract All. Check the box for Show extracted files when complete. Click Extract.Burn the ISO file to a CD. Follow these instructions if this is new to you.Boot the affected computer from the CD.
Repeatedly pressing F9 or F12 right after the computer is turned on is the most common way to bring up the 'boot device' menu. Choose the CD/DVD option and press Enter.Memtest86+ will begin testing automatically and is designed to repeat its tests continuously. It is recommended that you allow the program to complete at least 7 'passes' before declaring the memory error-free.
Note: These tests can be very lengthy, often lasting many hours.If Memtest finds an error, it will list it in red. There is no need to continue that test if an error is found. You may either press Esc to reboot or you may simply turn the computer off.If there are errors and you are comfortable working inside the computer, begin narrowing down the error result by removing every stick of RAM except for the one closest to the CPU. Begin step #4 again. Afte... Read more

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Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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I am completely new to this forum, so if I did something wrong (posted in the wrong area etc...) please let me know.
Anyway I tried to instal Linux Mint on a very old computer and when I got to the part "instal Linux Mint" icon, I would click on it and after five minutes, the computer froze. I would wait a hour and nothing would happen. I then would restart it, and vola! It would work, until I click it again. Please help me find a way to get the computer to work!


P.S. I almost forgot to say, before I got it, the hard drive was wiped.
 

Answer:Linux Mint Won't Instal

Does Mint have a alternative text based installer? I know some distros do and those tend to work better for older computers in my experiences
 

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I've read the Dota 2 Linux Minimum System Requirements are:

Ubuntu 12.04
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
4GB RAM
4GB Hard Drive Space,
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

But I use:

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" with Cinnamon 1.6
Quad-core Intel 4670K-i5 Haswell
8GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
nVidia GeForce GTX 770 Gaming Edition
Sabertooth Z87 Motherboard

And for some reason DotA 2 won't launch. I have successfully installed Steam, then proceeded to install DotA 2. When I click "Play" in Steam, it loads, plays the Valve intro animation, then closes out. Whyyyy? I thought Linux Mint was built off of Ubuntu?
 

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Thought I would try out Linux Mint,which I downloaded and saved as a ISO image to CD. When I place the cd in my PC (Win XP)and restart,the Linux Mint wallpaper appears then a message:"Boot Failed: Press a Key to retry".But nothing does happen. I have opened the cd to explore and I think everything is there.click hereNot to sure if the boot up is correct in the BIOS. click hereOr could it be something else?

Answer:Loading Linux Mint from CD

BIOS is correct.But I suspect from your description, you have not burned the iso correctly, or you've burned it too fast and got an error.Please click here to make sure you're burning the iso file correctly.

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I recently installed Linux Mint 10 as a dual boot with Windows 7 (64-bit), but it seems to slow down my computer. How can I uninstall it?

Answer:How can I uninstall linux mint 10?

If you used wubi then uninstall it from windows.If you did some other dual boot then delete the partition(s) and fix the boot manager back to W7 if you want. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Iam a newbie. I have an extra laptop it is a Gateway Netbook with only 1 GB of ram it has windows 7 starter. Is it possible to only run Linux Mint on it? There isnt a DVD drive. I run Linux Mint on USB ISO on my Acer laptop now with Windows 10
The netbook is just for Linux Mint, if possible. Can this be done? Remember iam a newbie. Thanks Chuck
 

Answer:windows 7 to linux mint

You can run Linux Mint

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3051
 

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I am having troble viewing certain websites using firefox and linux mint 9.Firefox crashes with the following message shown in treminal. (firefox-bin:2385): Gdk-WARNING **: XID collision, trouble aheadIllegal instructionAs i am just starting with linux, i have no idea on how to sort his problem out. Before i call it quits and return to dear old XP can somebody help?websites in question are europeantour.com and belkin.co.ukc

Answer:linux mint & firefox

"You could try posting your problem on the Linux Mint forum"I had thought of that, but, as this forum has been very helpful in the past, I would try here first.c

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

Answer:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

Answer:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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Hi!

I installed Linux Mint on my external HDD. Worked fine. Booted Linux when external HDD was plugged in, Win7 when not. Unfortunately at one point Linux Mint updated its kernel headers and I suppose it made an update to Grub with this. => no boot to Win7 although all data was still there.
I tried a Win7 recovery cd image via USB-Stick (no cd drive available) => no windows found.
I tried bootrec, bootsect, but that did not help ("element not found").
There was a drive E: with 100mb which held a /boot folder.
C: (with win7 on it) did not.
I tried diskpart for activating partitions etc.
Nothing worked.
Someone suggested "sudo update-grub" in linux mint (still worked if plugged in). That one found windows and it looked like it was making an entry for it (beneath diverse linux mint options).
Next restart brought only a grub-console, but no boot options. => no linux either now.
I restartet using USB-Win7 recovery. Now the 100mb partition is gone (I suppose thats ok, since I sat it to hidden+boot in gparted), all the drive letters are wildly assigned in diskpart and I do not know what to do now.

Thx for any help, Tommy

Answer:Destroyed BCD with Linux Mint

Linux has obviously grabbed complete control over your boot process. If you are going to fix this I have a feeling you'll have more luck on the linux forums than here.

Though I personally only deal with linux when I have too. It's possible some people here are different.

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right so i got my win 7 + 8.1 all good with all the raids what ever ........ so unplugged all that and trying to install linux mint 16 or the cinnaman one 64 bit, on a PQ5 PRO MB on seperate disk

but iso dvd wont load the dvd player cant see it ? if i load win seven rescue disk it loads and i even reformated disk from commaned promt

run out off ideas any help here ?

Answer:Installing linux mint 16

After much research i concluded its must be a corrupt mint download so i re downloaded but instead of burning a DVD from the ISO i chose to add to usb stick using "Pendrivelinux" very easy to use program unfortunately still wouldn't work

then i was reading something somewhere and someone was advised to try a different usb stick so i fort i would too and success, i know have a fully installed and working linux mint 16 64bit Cinnamon

just got to get it to multi boot with windows now

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is it possible to have a running version of windows 8 as my main operating but some time boot to Linux mint if so what is the smallest distribution of Linux mint

Answer:windows8 and linux mint

Hello James, take a look at this: http://thpc.info/dual/win7/install_mint_inside_win7.html This article might answer some questions for you. I know it's a windows 7 installations but most everything that runs on 7 will run on 8 also.

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Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? new features at a glance:
? MATE 1.10
? Cinnamon 2.6
? Software Sources
? Update Manager
? Language Settings
? Login Screen
? Better support for UEFI, NVIDIA and Optimus cards
? System Improvements
? Artwork Improvements
? Other Improvements
? Main Components
? LTS Strategy

What?s New in Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? MATE:
What?s New in Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? Cinnamon:
Download Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? ? MATE (32-bit)
Download Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? ? MATE (64-bit)
Download Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? ? Cinnamon (32-bit)
Download Linux Mint 17.2 ?Rafaela? ? Cinnamon (64-bit)

Linux Mint All Releases
 

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  HiI?m experiencing an issue with my printer which when used with windows 10 works fine but I am also using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 O.S. on my laptop which is my preferred operating system. The problem is that I am unable to print, either Linux does not recognise this printer model or vice/versaThe printer is there when I open ?Printer? in the mint menu. But that?s it. If I open another window in ?what?s printing ?it shows several documents ready to print. But just does not print! Although it printed fine on my old desktop running Mint ?Mate? O.S. (now no longer in use). I have tried downloading and installing ?HPLIP but without success anyone out there with a solution, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Answer:printing on linux mint

Did you try this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1200

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Hello fellow Geeks, I need your help if possible.

I'm looking to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon) onto an SSD of mine that is separate from the SSD that Windows 10 is installed on. The SSD I want to install it on has games installed on it on Windows, so I want to have one partition on it for the entire install of Linux.

I already have a bootable USB formatted with the ISO on it thanks to Rufus.

I am just a noob at Linux and want to be able to install it on the SSD in fell swoop. Thanks for any and all help.
 

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The Mint development team just announced the release of Linux Mint 13 KDE. All you alternative OS types out there should head on over and check it out.
 

Answer:Linux Mint 13 KDE Released

I don't dabble much with Linux anymore, but when I did Linux Mint was a really good choice.
 

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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Okay, I just downloaded linux mint and burned the iso onto a disk and I was looking around do I have to have unbuntu to install mint? :c
 

Answer:Newbie to Linux Mint

If you're this new to Linux, maybe start off with Ubuntu.
 

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ZDnet said:

Ubuntu, once king of the desktop Linux distributions, has slid into fourth place according to data made available by DistroWatch. On the flipside, the Mint distribution has enjoyed tremendous growth in popularity.

Pingdom has pulled together data going back to 2005 that charts the demise of Ubuntu and the rise to power of Mint, and it?s not a pretty sight for Ubuntu fans.

Taking the stats for the last 30 days and comparing them to the averages for 2010 show that Ubuntu?s popularity is down 47.2%, while Mint is up a whopping 105%. The following chart shows how Mint?s popularity has increased over the past 12 months:
Why?
The popular theory used to explain the decline is that Linux users don?t like the new Unity interface being made the default in version 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), which relegated the Gnome interface to being an option. ZDNet?s own Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols seems to agree with this theory, while Jason Perlow is overcome with rage whenever he uses it.

I don?t buy it, and for two reasons:

First off, it?s not that hard to disable Unity and go back to the classic UI. Linux users are smarter than the average bears and I don?t see then bailing on their favorite Linus distro because the UI options have changed. It doesn?t make sense. I don?t see the Linux faithful batting an eyelid over this.

Secondly, Ubuntu?s decline started a long time ago. It?s popularity has been in decline since 2005. Unity can?t have been influencing ... Read more

Answer:Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why?

I never tried Mint, but before I used Ubuntu, I was on Fedora and Slackware. I tried Suse back in the days and it was way easier than Fedora or even Slackware. Redhat was a popular choice at the time as well. Ubuntu did accomplish a lot and I would have to disagree with the Unity theory.

Moreover, there are other Distros floating around that offer simplicity or portability etc, so it is only fair for Ubuntu and its distros (Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc) to decline over time. Also there were bugs in version 8 and 9 that did upset some users if memory serves me right.

I would like however to know a bit more in terms of usability and security in regards to Mint compared to Ubuntu.

Any user could comment on Mint?
 

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Hello!Can you tell me if the "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" is compatible with Linux Mint 18.1? If not, which Type of Linux should I install? The Laptop has no Windows or else preinstalled. Thank's for your answers! Hallo!Kann mir jemand sagen ob das "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" mit Linux Mint 18.1 kompatibel ist? Wenn nicht, welches andere Linux-System wrdet Ihr empfehlen? Der Laptop hat kein vorinstalliertes Betriebssystem. Vielen Dank im Voraus!

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I have Mint9 on two pcs, alongside XP, now i want to load it onto a new laptop to run as an alternative to still sluggish on 2gb ram windows 7, but but it keeps freezing...it starts to load as normal, then freezes on the same line each time.......when i boot up now i even get the 'choose O/S' screen, but the Mint option simply goes nowhere :(........i've tried two different Mint cds, result exactly same......any ideas anyone ?

Answer:Linux Mint 9 won't load on laptop

Does it run in live mode from the CD?I prefer to load from a USB stick. If you have Mint on another machine you can create USB using UNetbootinclick here

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Linux Mint 11 ?Katya? released!

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New features at a glance:

One click install for multimedia codecs and extra applications
The Software Manager
UI improvements
New splash screen
Fonts category
More accurate package information
More application icons by default
More accurate search by default

The Update Manager
Performance boosts
Improved dependencies handling
Better changelog retrieval
UI improvements

The Desktop Settings tool
?Desktop-agnostic?, detection and upcoming compatibility with other desktops
New setting for the fortunes in the terminal

Artwork improvements
Backgrounds, overlay scrollbars, plymouth, Mint-X, search add-on.

System improvements
New ?apt download? command
Adobe flash plugins

Changes in the software selection
For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: ?What?s new in Linux Mint 11?.
Release notes:

Known problems

Icon sizes in the menu
Mint-X theme improvements missing
Upstream issues

Gnome theme failing to load
Compiz Fusion
Battery status indicator
Moonlight
Important information

Overlay scrollbars
Black splash screens
CD images
Distributors and magazines in the USA and Japan
Local repository and GnomePPP
Windows installer
To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the ?Release notes?.

Download Linux Mint 11 ?Katya?

 

Answer:Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released!

I may install it on a virtual machine depending on how much RAM it requires.
Can someone tell me how much it needs?
 

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My current OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit on one HD, but I'm thinking of installing Linux Mint 64 bit on an extra HD and alternating between the two.
I would only be using one OS at a time on alternate HDs.
What would be a good antivirus, free or paid, to cover both?
Or should I go for two different antivirus programs?
I currently run Norton 360 Premier, but I'm not sure if it works with Linux.
I have not actually installed Linux yet.
Tnx in advance for any help.

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PeAcE
 

Answer:CyberGhosT's Linux Mint Config

Consider using MBAM Premium as an on demand scanner only BTS is enough for real time protection.
You could also add an additional on demand scanner such as ESET Online Scanner
CCleaner or Privazer if not already installed
Some type of backup solution
If only for testing and you have another machine then you probably don't need all the above
 

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Can anyone recommend a good printer for linux mint 12 and where i can purchase one. I want a printer that will work straight out of the box, not having to rely o the internet to find drivers.
many thanks

Answer:cheap printer for linux mint 12

sorry willing to spend upto 50.00

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I want to install windows 7 on my computer. it is currently running linux mint, when i go to install windows 7 it says that the drive is not formatted correctly. and i cant figure out how to format it so that i can install windows 7.

Answer:How to install Win 7 on PC running Linux Mint

Are you going to keep mint too, of just have Windows 7? How many partitions do you currently have on the hard drive?If you only want Windows 7 and don't need to save any partitons then use the custom install feature with the Windows 7 DVD. Delete all partitions and then create a new primary partition. The size of that primary partition depends on the size of your entire hard drive. I recommend using at least two partitions. One for Windows and another for your programs. If you have a fairly large drive you could make three partitions and use the third one for your personal files like pictures and music which take up lots of room.After you have created at least one primary partition you can select to install Windows 7 on it. Windows 7 will ask you how you want to format the partition. Choose NTFS.

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I recently installed Linux Mint 10 (Julia). I am very pleased with it but I'm still finding my way around it. Having found the network options, it seems unable to find my BTHomeHub2, although Windows 7 finds it perfectly well with 5 bars.Interestingly, the network icon in Linux only shows VPN connections and Wired connections, no wireless section. My computer is a Medion Akoya E4120 D with a Realtek RTL8191SU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter. The wireless adapter is inside the PC, attached to an internal USB port I'm guessing.So all in all, how do I get my wireless internet to work with Linux Mint 10?

Answer:Linux Mint 10 won't detect wifi hub but Win 7 will

You are using a mini-pci card adaptor - they are standard fittings on laptops and netbooks.The most likely reason for your problem is the Realtek WiFi isn't supported by Mint. However it may simply be you haven't added a WiFi Connection and if so you should right click the network icon in the task bar and from the drop down menu select Edit and from there Add a WiFi connection.I have used Mint in the past and it does normally support WiFi but you do need to set it up.

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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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I dual boot Linux/Windows for some science aps.
 
The graphical launcher is slow slower than text launcher, because you have a non-graphic accellerated graphic program.
 
I've tried both Mate and Cinnamon 64 on the W540. I found that the Cinnamon scales much better than Mate, largely because of its Gnome 3 underpinnings rather than the Gnome 2 ones in Mate.
 
I added the background, but things seem quite surpisingly nice. They did a good job with Cinnamon.
 
After installtion, I...
Turned on nVidia Proprietry
Turned on trackpad disable while typing, but this is not as sophistocated as Windows's palm rejection, and it can be a little aggravating at times. I am going to look for a full synaptic driver.
 
Misc: Turned on some effects and speed them up. Added the multiple desktop widget. Changed the Start Icon.
 
Link to image
 
 
Moderator comment: Image(s) converted to link(s). For helpful information, please see: About Posting Pictures In The Forums.
 
 
 





[Present: W540/K2100/4800QM/24GB. Past: X220, S10, T61P]

Answer:w540 3K Mint 17 LTS Linux (Screenshot)

Moderation: Sorry, if my 3K picture runn'th over. I thought that your system will give a thumbnail.





[Present: W540/K2100/4800QM/24GB. Past: X220, S10, T61P]

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Hi All,
The title says it all. I want to have a shared folder on all my computers. Presently win 7 and win 8 share a folder being members of the same home-group and I would like to share it also with a Linux Mint computer. I want to know if it's possible to add the Linux Machine to my home-group or how I can share a folder on my home network.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks.......Tom

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So on Saturday, it worked, hasn''t worked since I moved my system, no setting changes. When I turn my volume up in the volume control I hear static, no error in windows, when I play a shound & record with audacity, line stays flat. I even uninstalled/reinstlled the driver, no luck. Dev. man says it is working fine, no yellow marks or anything.
 

Answer:WinXP no sound, but I have it in Linux )Mint 10)

Is it a lappy or desktop? Onboard sound, or card?
 

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

Answer:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon and Mate editioins released
 

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WinXP SP3
As the title says, what is the easiest and quickest way to view/try Mint and make the move if I like it.
Reasons:
My eleven year old PC MoBo went belly up a month ago. So I decided it was time to move onward and upward. I built a new PC (online) and now I'm awaiting delivery. In the meantime I needed to be able to connect to the Net, for emails etc. A friend was chucking out an extremely old Gateway PC, the max ram it can take is 512mb. It's megga slow, still, I thought that would do for the interim.
I installed WinXP from my other PC's disk, knowing I would have 30 days before it would need to be 'Activated'! I thought that would give plenty of time for the new PC to arrive. At the time the PC builders said it would take 14 working days. However. I hadn't taken into consideration two, four day weekends.
Now my back is against the wall, with NO new PC on the horizon. I have 5 days left to activate WinXP!
Do you think that when I click to activate it, they will think well, it isn't the same machine, but he hasn't upgraded, he's downgraded? We'll let him activate?
Anyway, my solution, till the other PC arrives is to give Linux Mint a try.

Answer:What is the easiest and quickest way to try Linux Mint

Download Linux Mint and boot from the CD.

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I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.
 
The PC has the following devices hooked up:
128 GB SSD - ext4 and swap partitions taking up half the space, Linux Mint 17.2 installed
A blank NTFS partition taking up the rest
 
750 GB HDD - one NTFS partition
 
1 TB HDD - one ext4 partition
 
But when I run the XP setup disc, it reports the following:
122104 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
E: Partition1 [Unknown] 122104 MB ( 122104 MB free)
715403 MB Disk 0 at Id 2 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
C: Partition1 (Programs Fi) [NTFS]  715402 MB ( 237929 MB free)
953868 MB Disk 0 at Id 3 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
F: Partition1 [Unknown] 953869 MB ( 953868 MB free)
 
And if I select E: it tells me "Windows XP cannot recognize the partition you selected."
 
You never know what's going on there. Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?
 
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Eight-core Black Edition 4.0 GHz
2x4 GB DDR3 RAM OC 2133 MHz
Corsair Force LX 128 GB SATA SSD
Seagate Momentus 750 GB SATA 2.5" HDD
Seagate Desktop 1 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Linux Mint 17.2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Answer:Add XP to PC running Linux Mint with UEFI

I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.

Cool. Please keep in mind that Windows XP will overwrite GRUB. As such, you will lose access to Linux Mint, and will need to re-install GRUB using a Linux Mint live-flashdrive (or live-DVD).
 
Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?

In Linux Mint type:
sudo parted -l
This will show information about your harddrive, most importantly what kind of partition table you're using. Based on your comment about UEFI, I would presume you're using a GPT table, which Windows XP doesn't support. Nore does Windows XP support UEFI.

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Last night I did a bunch of updates on my Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player client. Updates seemed to go well. Now when I start it goes to black screen, do see the logo first. Any way to recover or do I have to re-install?

Answer:Linux mint 17 black screen

Oh man, looking like re-install. Jimbo where are you? Help!

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Alright guys, I was adding a line to my .profile for OpenGL to play L4D2 and after I re-booted and all of that when I log in I get this
"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. if you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem.

View details (~/.xsession-errors file)
/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
etc/mdm/Xsession: 25: /home/milsurp-santa/ .profile: Syntax Error Unterminated Quoted String"

Any idea what to do?
 

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I am trying to download and run Windows 10 instead of my current operating system Linux Mint.

I bought windows 10 and proceeded to download the .iso file. I wrote the .iso file onto a FAT32 flashdrive but it won't install or run. Nothing but Linux programs show up in the boot order (using Grub).
Also I can't download the windows media creation tool, when I try it takes me to the .iso download page telling me that it doesn't work on my operating system (which might not matter anyway).
Please help!

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Hi, guys, I have just installed Isadora but when I scroll down a page the background disintigrates and the text becomes broken. Is there a way to fix this? Many thanks.

Answer:Problem with Linux Mint Isadora

First, what computer have you installed it on - spec?
Second, did it run OK as a live CD?
Third, how much swap space did you give it?

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I have a computer dual booted with Linux Mint and Windows 7 Pro x64.

Since I am fed up with Microsoft I am learning to use Linux. Linux comes with Firefox as its default browser.

When I got the system connected to the net with Wi-Fi the browser worked fine for about an hour and then slowed down considerably.

When I try to load Firefox the activity circle will go round and round for a very long time. Sometimes it loads Firefox and then the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time. Other times the browser will time out and not even load.

Then when the browser loads and I try to go to any site the activity circle goes round and round for a long time and sometimes the site loads and sometimes it doesn't, and it will time out. When the site does load the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time.

I thought something was wrong with the computer so I shut down Linux, booted to W7 and everything worked fine so it has to be a problem in Firefox.

Can anyone tell me what has happened to this browser. Thanks.

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i found some forum posts that use the method for installing ubuntu7.10 (by pendrivelinux.com) but the instructions seem to use commands for gibbon...do i have to modify any commands from that tutorial?
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28/usb-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon-install/
 

Answer:Persistent linux mint install on usb?

I think the procedure in general is the same in every Linux.

There are instructions for Mint on pendrivelinux too, did you notice?

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10/31/usb-linux-mint-install-from-windows/
 

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I have tried to install Linux Mint 18.1 on my HP Laptop with the same result. The files will download but not the Terminal or the Cinnamon desktop. How do I get this thing to work? I have also tried Linux Mint 17.3, Ubuntu 16.04, Mate and xfceI get the same result. The files download bu there is no Terminal and no desktop. What can I do to make this program run?

Answer:Can't Install Linux Mint on My HP Laptop

it is something related to the video card. but if i would be in your shoes, i wont install linux on this kind on swtchable graphic laptop. you will have a very low battery life.

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if yes how can i do ? :) I using os x on mac , linux on samsung and win 10 on surface . I would a dual boot on surface

Answer:can i install linux mint on surface 3 2/64?

Hi, this question has been asked before (see link below). Can I install a dual boot Linux on a Surface?
If you have any further questions or info, please join the Windows Central forums so that you can reply to this thread.

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Y500 dual 650m 16gb ram, installed Linux Mint 18 on second hard drive and have Windows 10 on the original 1tb drive. I was able to swap the drives and boot without issue. After upgrading to Win 10 anniversary update swapping in the linux drive caused a boot error and after getting it to boot then swapping in the windows drive it would not boot at all. Tried disabling secure boot and uefi, legacy boot, nothing worked. Completely wiped the 1tb drive and installed Win 10 again from scratch. Secure boot enabled and uefi on. Swapped out for the linux drive and again no boot. Went in to bios and disabled secure boot and enable legacy boot mode-still no boot. Turned on UEFI boot mode but still no secure boot and linux drive boots fine. I have read that it should be possible to add the security code whatever to the firmware so it can boot in secure mode but nobody explains how that can be done. BIOS flash to add code? 

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Can I use any wireless mouse on my laptop which has a Linux Mint program. This is not spam, it's a genuine request

Answer:wireless mouse for Linux Mint

Yes. I have never had any problems with usb devices on Linux.

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Can I use any wireless mouse on my laptop which has a Linux Mint program

Answer:wireless mouse for Linux Mint

I would perhaps suggest yes, but others who you use Linux might have other suggestions and options.
This might be worth reading click here

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I have read the post by Kurzo and have a question regarding the [/home] partition. Specifically if I have a created a separate partition for windows, documents, can this also be used by Linux as the [/home] partition?

Answer:Dual Boot W7 Linux Mint

Hi Not quite sure what you want to achieve, but I will try and give you some relevant info. You should make/take/create Recovery Media for Windows 7 so that it can be re-installed at a later date if wanted.  If you view the Hard Disk and can take a screen shot to post here it may help to give more targeted advice. I would expect to shrink the C: and create 3 or 4 more partitions //home/swap and perhaps a common data storage area formatted to NTFS. Then when Mint is installed the common data area can be mounted to use for docs between W`indows and Mint. If in doubt please ask.



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Greetings guys-

I have dabbled with Linux over the years, but I am finally ready to move away from the virtual machines, and dual boot it with Windows 10 for various reasons.

I plan to only use it for general computing, browsing, and simple things. Gaming will be done on the W10 partition. Office work possibly will be done with Libre.

I am storing no media, it is all on a separate server already.

But I have never actually installed it as a dual boot. How big should I make the partition?

My SSD is 240GB, Win 10 currently is using about 60 gigs. All my games and media are installed on different drives.
 

Answer:Linux Mint 17.2 - How large of a partition do I need?

Most of my linux machines are console-only, but unless you are doing specific things that are taking up lots of space (like storing lots of videos or something) linux is pretty small, in general a 10GB partition for root is fine for me.

Since you are going to be installing the GUI and GUI apps, I would go for more space, 20-30GB maybe. What you should do is take a ~60GB partition, and make it an LVM container, then you can put some linux volumes in there and grow/shrink them as you please.
 

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The latest version of Linux Mint, the 17th release codenamed ?Qiana?, is now out! The popular Linux distribution is a great alternative for people wanting to leave Windows as well as those who just don?t quite like Ubuntu.

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Answer:Linux Mint 17 Final Released (May 31)

I am thinking to try it in the VM
 

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Clem said:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 ?Maya?.

Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they?re perfectly integrated within Linux Mint and represent great alternatives to Gnome 2 users. Linux Mint 13 is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release and it will be supported until April 2017.Click to expand...

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Answer:Linux Mint 13 “Maya” released!

RE: Linux Mint 13 ?Maya? RC released!

something new to Play with Other than Ubuntu

it's time i thought it will take for ever to see this
 

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Hi everyone

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint MATE 17.1 and liked it really fluid and clean everything works .

Everything was fine until I decided to settle a new tool ( shutter ) , and when I wrote sudo apt- get update began errors. Do not update and said that it could not connect to server. I changed servers Sources of Software and was the same for hours ...

I could not find anything on the internet, until a small network corner I found this:


This morning it already updated , but can be repeated , so if you're using Linux Mint , wait and not despair as last night.

Greetings to all and have a nice day
 

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Hi, all. I have a strange problem here. When I quit, or minimize Chrome it just disappears. But it's still running, with no way to tell what's going on, except looking at processes. Before I caught the problem my computer was running slower, and slower, because I was starting a new instance of Chrome. Also, Chrome isn't remembering any passwords. I have reinstalled Chrome, of course.

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
Chrome 64 bit.

Any ideas? (Other than switch to FF, Lol.)

Thanks!
 

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

Answer:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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:welcomewave:

Linux Mint 12 has been released!

Go here for more information: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1889

Thanks!

I am one of those who declined to use Ubuntu, and switching to Linux Mint.
 

Answer:Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” released!

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Linux Mint said:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 12 KDE.

New features at a glance:

KDE 4.7.4
Hybrid ISO images
Search engines
Upstream componentsClick to expand...

Read More: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1927
 

Answer:Linux Mint 12 KDE Final Released!

RE: Linux Mint 12 KDE RC Released!

When getting this if I'm able to put 4 GB to the VM with Linux Mint do I have to get 64 bit like Windows?
 

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I installed linux mint 18 but when the pc boots up i only see a menu for linux options or memory tests,i do not see an option to choose between windows and linux.
i am wondering if i inadvertantly deleted the windows operating system because when i ran the instalation disc that was burnt automatically through nero i remember lots of questions to do with partitions and i know i said yes to all of them . could i have deleted the windows vista from my pc without realising it.
dont panic i am NOT putting anyone at risk as this post has been sent from a windows 10 pc WITH anti virus.
i dont have anti virus on the linux pc because i cant get any working, comdo downloaded and said dependancy is not satisfied and stopped installing , sophos installed but just showed a page of script , all other freebies i tried generate an error saying error loading archive.
can anyone recommend a free av that works.

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Hey Guys,
I was wondering where I could find a download for Linux Mint to make a bootable disk. I posted about my Ubuntu disk not working correctly and I threw it with the rest of my CD's and forgot about it. Now I started reading posts about how you can boot from that live CD and pull your files of an infected computer. I think that would be a nice (tool/toy) to have around.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
Thanks,
Spock96
 

Answer:Linux Mint Bootable Disk

All you need to do is download it from http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php and burn it to a CDVD then just boot from it.

During the boot it will give you the option to boot or install,

I will say that Mint 10 is a superb OS , my only fault is that in 64 bit version the screen resolution is not as good as windows.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594519 MB, Free - 504978 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have an XP operating system on two other computers that I want to replace with Linux Mint. What are the best free security software for viruses and malware protection for Linux Mint?
Thanks!
Larry
 

Answer:security protection for Linux Mint?

Hi,
A very useful article on that subject. Much less need than in Windows but when/why is covered here too. I run Crunchbang Linux with just a firewall and haven't experienced any problems - very conservative browsing habits though.
http://www.howtogeek.com/135392/htg...t-need-an-antivirus-on-linux-and-when-you-do/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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Linux Mint said:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 12 LXDE.
​Linux Mint 12 LXDE​
New features at a glance:

LXDE
Hybrid ISO Images
Search Engines
Upstream Components

Read More & DownloadClick to expand...
 

Answer:Linux Mint 12 LXDE released!

RE: Linux Mint LXDE 12 RC Available for Download

I tried out the gnome 3 version, and its an absolute pain in the backside to use. Why are so many companies jumping on the big flashing buttons for touch screen devices band wagon. Bring back gnome 2 imo.
 

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Hello Guys,

At this very moment i am cleaning out a laptop so i can install Linux Mint on it.
The reason for this is simple, this is my spare laptop and i would like to give Mint a try.
I do have extensive knowledge about Cent Os, but after talking to a friend, he sort of convinced me to try Linux Mint as a direct counter to windows.

So i said to myself, hell yeah lets give it a spin, and i intend to make full use of this laptop for the next few weeks, so that my Linux Mint exp is solid enough to give it a win or fail verdict.

So here is the laptop config:

32 Bit, 1TB Hdd, 4GB ram, C-Duo P7350 Cpu 2.0Ghz, Intel GMA Graphics card (Shared) and Real T Sound.

That said i mentioned i would use Mint extensive, however i would like to focus on speed, security, and overall usability.

So which programs would you guys recommend to add to mint in order to make it a almost can do it all laptop without losing its potential.

Cheers
 

Answer:Linux Mint (Latest Distro)

i kinda prefer linux mint kde which edition will you be using?
 

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Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' - Final

Download Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' MATE:
32-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=173
64-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=174

Download Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' Cinnamon:
32-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=171
64-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172

More info about Linux Mint 17.1 you can found here:http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/linux_mint_17_1_released.html

Whats new in Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' MATE: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_rebecca_mate_whatsnew.php

Whats new in Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' Cinnamon: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172

Homepage: http://www.linuxmint.com/
 

Answer:Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebeca' - Final

Linux Mint is good, but Ubuntu is having alot of issues and therefore Linux Mint also.

My favorites are OpenSUSE, Manjaro Linux and Linux Mint.
 

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Hi, I'm new to Linux so bare with me, here we go.

Since I have win 7 64bit installed, I thought that it would be correct to
use Linux 64bit too, wrong!!!

The DOS works only with 32bit(BIOS f.34), so I downloaded the
Linux Mint 12 KDE 32bit, and this one works like a charm.

The problem is, and here is my question,

How do I configure wi-fi in Linux?

It asks for some information like a MAC address and some other stuff, of which I have little or no clue.

But this MAC address really confuses me because it seems like there are many kinds:

HFC MAC ID

MTA MAC ID

Router MAC ID

Thanks,



Wrenchman
 

Answer:How to configure wi-fi in Linux mint, 32bit?

Go to the Terminal, try command MintWifi

You may or may not need NDISWRAPPER.

This method worked for me: http://www.ehow.com/how_6101011_configure-wireless-mint.html
 

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Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.
http://cyberraiden.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/linux-mint-17-qiana-mate-installation-configuration/

System requirements:
x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
Graphics card capable of 800600 resolution (1024768 recommended).
CD/DVD drive or USB port
Download Link
64 bit - http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=160
32 bit - http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=159










 

Answer:Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE

@viktik
so lovely Linux Mint right? btw what different with Cinnamon Desktop?
 

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?
 

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.
 

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On the windows subsystem for Linux-Can you install graphical Linux mint 18.x xfce yet? Home version.

I am not going to do this now. I like my current setup anyway. I just wondered if that is possibly.

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