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How do you install Linux alongside Windows 8 without corrupting the Windows 8 boot configuration?

In order to install Linux Mint 14 alongside Windows 8 I disabled UEFI and booted to a flash drive with the Linux image. I installed Linux, restarted the computer, and the GRUB boot loader appeared. ...
7
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4answers
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and:$ ...
6
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1answer
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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1answer
511 views

Make Mint forget share credentials

I typically edit my /etc/fstab file when I want to mount a share, but I was in a hurry when installing a new OS and instead used the GUI to mount a samba share and I selected the "Remember forever" ...
18
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7answers
66k views

How can I change the time before the system locks?

When I step away from my Linux computer for a while, the system locks and I have to enter my password to unlock it.How can I change the time before the system locks?I've hunted through all the GUI ...
13
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3answers
17k views

Change Behavior of Linux Power Button

I have a headless linux mint machine that I use for a file server and other things. It's been working great for me for a few years, but there's one issue - my cat likes to hang out on top of it, and ...
10
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2answers
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works only on Linux Mint 17.2, if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it:PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUTPIN 0x17 -> ...
8
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2answers
12k views

Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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2answers
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How to disable power saving on my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer audio pins?

Follow-up from: How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?To cut things short, I have a Lenovo Y50 that has an integrated subwoofer, that only works on Linux Mint if I set some ...
3
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0answers
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it?Later:After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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3answers
18k views

Linux Mint and sound problems

I'm running into a no audio problem on the latest version of Linux Mint (Rebecca). I've uploaded the data to here for anyone to peruse, and hopefully find a solution to this problem: http://www.alsa-...
8
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2answers
7k views

Linux mint 10 seems to corrupt ntfs filesystem

I have linux mint 10 and windows 7 installed on the same hd. First partition is linux, then swap, then the windows system partition and finally an NTFS partition for commonly used data i would like ...
6
votes
6answers
60k views

How to uninstall GRUB and get windows 7 bootloader back?

I have windows 7 home premium currently installed and I have just recently installed Linux Mint and it has replaced my MBR with GRUB.Is there any way I can restore the normal Windows 7 Boot Loader ...
5
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1answer
100 views

Require user passwords on linux only on weekdays

Is it possible to make linux require user password only during specified time range, eg. from Monday to Friday? I want to set it this way on my Linux Mint, so that kids cannot access computer on ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer.For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the laptop'...

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