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PolicyKit high memory usage in Linux Mint 17.x – don’t blame it just yet!

Is it RAM and swap usage getting out of control in your Linux Mint box? The buggy-man may actually be policykit NOT, draining your system resources up until no more is available, leaving it unstable or even crashing it all together. Yup, another suspected Ubuntu LTS bug that happened not to be Ubuntu's fault after (more…)
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Why you should switch to a different Linux Mint Mirror today!

  Have you experienced slow downloads, connectivity problems and Update Manager errors in Linux Mint when checking for updates? The reasons are well known and additions have been implemented to address this problem but users need to do their part too and sadly they aren't currently helping; likely because they aren't aware that switching from the default mirror to another mirror is all they need to do. (more…)
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Linux Mint on Macbook White 4,1 (late 2007) Touchpad Tuning

If you installed Linux Mint Rafaela in a Macbook White 4,1 or booted it up from a live DVD or USB stick, you will immediately notice that the Touchpad is not responsive enough, not it is sensitive to mouse movements, irritating touch to click and simply painful to use. Here is a quick fix for that! (more…)
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Remember screen brightness settings in Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

Linux Mint Rafaela suffers from a long known Ubuntu bug where the screen brightness setting is reset on every session/reboot, which translates into manually having to adjust it constantly, as well as faster draining your laptop's battery power. If you want to lower the brightness of your laptop screen and have Linux Mint remember it, here is the solution. (more…)
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Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela on MacBook 4,1 (late 2007) iSight webcam

So you installed Linux Mint in a Macbook 4,1 (or older version) and found out that the iSight webcam does not work. but you want to use your Mac’s iSight under Linux Mint, right? Owners of these Macbook have been left in the dark running an old and unsupported OS X version even though Apple sold this machine up until February 2012. There is no doubt Linux Mint is a…
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Helping with a Linux Mint Mirror

I've been using Mint for a little while; a friendly Linux distribution that has gained quite some popularity for its easy of use and out-of-the-box functionality. During the last few days I've experienced lots of timeouts when connecting to their official mirrors, which causes Update Manager to throw errors when checking for updates. I can only assume that their servers are getting hammered due to its popularity and the so…
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