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Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Resolution on Linux Mint 21.3 blurry and oversized, all display options greyed out

I just got a new computer the other day with Windows 11 Pro and, naturally, I added the newest Linux Mint to Dual Boot. I have an AMD Ryzen 5600G with integrated graphics. The monitor and display ...
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Postgresql on Linux Mint 21.3 can not create server

I downloaded the desktop version of postgresql on my linux mint 21.3 successfully (over Ubuntu Jammy Download-Method) but it still seems to have a problem with the connection. postgresql connection ...
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Linux Mint 20.02 Cinnamon -- black screen on startup, no mouse showing

I moved my research computer (Linux Mint 20.02 Debbie Cinnamon OS) home, and booting it now, it allows me to select “LMDE 4 Debbie”, but after that the screen goes black, showing no mouse. When I am ...
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Drives visibility in file explorer when GParted is open

Under linux Mint 21, the default file manager is Nemo. On Nemo side bar, you have a list of available drive, and they mount if you click on them. Now, if I open GParted, all the unmounted drives ...
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Decrypting ecryptfs files recovered using photorec

(There was a similar very old question here but I wasn't sure that I should / could bump that and my case is slightly different) I am tasked with recovering some information that a user deleted by ...
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No option for linux mint in virtual machine manager

I am trying to create a linux mint virtual machine using virtual machine manager. I'm using the linuxmint-21.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso image. However, when I try to find mint in the "choose the ...
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No signal after shutdown

Recently, I was watching some videos on youtube and my pc froze ( It is a really old PC ). I just removed the power cable directly from the electric board. After some time, I turned on my pc, the fans ...
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Odd behavior trying to install Windows 11 on a laptop

So here is some background information. I was using a laptop with Linux on it. I got a new gaming laptop so I was going to install Windows on the laptop that had Linux on it and let my wife use it as ...
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Operating system not found after installing linux mint

I installed linux mint along side windows 10 on an old laptop from 2012 (i7-2670QM), after installation, removed mint flash drive -> enter -> laptop rebbot, and getting Operating sytem not found ...
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ProtonVPN removed from Linux but kill switch stuck on; how can I disable it?

The latest update of protonvpn on linux resulted in a bug for me. The app wouldn't load correctly for me and I couldn't get into the settings to turn the kill switch off. I tried to solve this by ...
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How to make one key stroke emit 3 unicode character in a custom keyboard layout in Linux mint?

I have created a custom keyboard layout for my regional language by editing different files. It works fine except for one problem. One of the characters needs 3 unicode characters in combination I.e. ...
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Unable to download specific version of libxdmcp from Ubuntu archives

I'm trying to install 3D printing software (Klipperscreen) on a 2012 Macbook Pro running Linux Mint 21.3. The installation script tries to fetch libxdmcp-dev_1.1.3-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb (http://archive....
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All Qt GUI applications hang up trying to open or save a file

I use Mint Linux 20.3 on my office workstation, with a custom Qt 5.15.6 build, Qt Creator, and TeXStudio. Some side applications, like the VLC Media Player I use, are also compiled with this Qt build. ...
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Error searching remote flathub: Can't find ref org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter

I'm trying to install Fedora Media Writer in Linux Mint 19.3. I get: Error searching remote flathub: Can't find ref org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter" so I've tried: $ flatpak remote-add --user --...
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Recover Linux Mint HDD

I have an HDD that doesn't work anymore. It was working fine, but the OS was lagged and the user turned off the computer using the power button, after that the bios doesn't recognize the HD anymore. ...
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How do I enable the GRUB menu on a dual boot startup, without admin rights?

I set the grub timer to 0 from Linux, to make it automatically go to the selected OS without displaying the menu, but it was accidentally set to Windows. I do not have admin privileges in Windows or ...
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The hard drive on my device is 32gigs but Linux Mint installer says there is only 15.7gigs and that it requires 16.1gigs, what do I do?

The hard drive on my device is 32gigs but Mint Linux installer says there is only 15.7gigs and that it requires 16.1gigs, what do I do? I have cleared all the partitions and it hasn't changed, I don't ...
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Windows 11 Blocking Linux Distro Installation HP Pavillian 500

Followed all pertinent steps, for proper install: Created USB ISO Linuxmint-21.3-mate-64bit (Rufus). UEFI settings, safe boot disabled, BIOS set up to choose USB. At restart, hold Shift, choose USB ...
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How to start systemd user service at login

I am trying to start a systemd user service at user login. But my service keep starting at boot and remain running after I logout. I am on Linux Mint 21.2. Here is what I did so far. Create unit file ...
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Set up USB tethering ON Windows 7

I have an old laptop with an Ethernet port, whereas my new laptop does not have have one. I need an ethernet connection to be able to set up a headless server, but the old laptop is not fast enough to ...
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Touch pad does not want to reenable in Linux Mint

I’ve been having issues with this yesterday. I cannot do ANYTHING with my touch pad on Linux Mint specifically, I accidentally disabled it and now it does not re-enable using fn+f9. This issue does ...
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KOrganizer: Reminders always in foreground

The reminders of KOrganizer always appear in foreground and steal focus. I can move them to another monitor but I accidentally close them with Alt+F4 as they steal focus. How can I configure ...
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Linux Debian - Sync 2 machines

I migrated recently from Windows to Linux Mint (LMDE to be precise, but I don't think the exact distro will matter). I am hooked to it, and have my own configuration and shortcuts, and highly ...
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dpkg -S <filename> yields "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern"

Why does dpkg -S yields the title error on some commands? For example: dpkg -S /usr/bin/firefox firefox: /usr/bin/firefox But then this: dpkg -S /usr/bin/ls dpkg-query: no path found matching ...
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How to uninstall software from outside the software manager in linux mint? [closed]

Its hypothetical question for me. But i installed seam trough the website and not the software manager How do i uninstall it (preferably using gui only)
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What can I do to address mouse cursor vanishing under Linux Mint 21.2 ("Victoria")?

I have a mouse cursor intermittently failing on me. My search did not find anything in questions here, but https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=377066 did seem to indicate the same problem, ...
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Apply usbhid quirks

I have device 0x56a:0x350 (wacom cintiq pro 16) which accidentally (due to hardware issue), it's read by the system (on any machine or OS) as 0x56a:0x34e (wacom MobileStudio Pro 16) It's working fine, ...
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How do i use conky in i3 to make a custom widget to show rss feeds

I want to create a widget in my i3 desktop homescreen that shows rss feed. So far i have only been able to do it in the bar. I am thinking about trying conky and make it execute everytime i open i3. ...
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I accidentally delete UEFI partition and now I can't boot Linux Mint

I wanted to add more space for my disk partition, however, I didn't read carefully, and I accidentally deleted the UEFI partition. I still didn't notice how seriously it cause and after I rebooted, ...
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Linux Mint: Network connection only several seconds after boot

I have the following problem: After the boot process, it takes a few seconds until a network is available. This means, for example, that network drives cannot be mounted or certain websites are only ...
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Unable to boot into Linux Mint 21.2 installation media, black screen and nothing happens

My sister just built a computer with an Intel Processor i5-11400 and Intel UHD 730 graphics. She only managed to install the latest Linux Mint 21.2 through compatibility mode because when she went ...
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Error during installation of Windows

I have installed kali and Linux mint together and then I decided to install Windows 10 on my 2nd HDD. I made a bootable USB with ventoy. When I try to install, it says Windows can't be installed on ...
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Fix Minimal BASH like line editing is supported GRUB Error

So i wanted to try linus mint.so i installed it my laptop..so i already had windows so i created a differnt partition on a different drive and installed it there.later i switch to windows and saw that ...
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Cannot format USB flash drive to FAT32 while writing Linux Mint Cinnamon Edge using Rufus

I wanted to install Linux MINT on my computer. I downloaded Mint and Mint Edge .ISO files. When I opened Rufus to write them to a USB flash drive, it couldn't format the disk to FAT32 when I selected ...
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Linux - Old MacBook Air - SSD not found

I have a MacBook Air that only supports macOS Catalina. I tried 'upgrading' it by installing Linux Mint on it. That worked fine for a while, untill it crashed, and now it won't boot again. I tried a ...
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Google Accounts glitched somehow

I have been trying to download an archive that I had uploaded to my Google Drive from Facebook. When I try to download the folders, though, it says it's preparing a zip and then it never downloads. ...
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Change Default Master Volume Control to "PCM" in alsamixer on Linux Mint

I am running Linux Mint and whenever I use my system's hardware volume controls (e.g., volume up/down buttons), it adjusts the "PCM 1" level in alsamixer. However, I want it to adjust the &...
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How to fix the error of running remmina in xephyr on linux mint?

How to fix the error of running remmina in xephyr on linux mint? Terminal commands: Xephyr -ac -screen 1280x720 -br -reset -terminate 2> /dev/null :1 & DISPLAY=:1 remmina Terminal output: ...
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How to get PID of python3 working program

I want to write a program on bash that will restart my script once every some time. The program runs in an infinite loop and launch like this: Python3 main.py So to restart it, I need to do Kill [pid]...
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Suddenly unable to access the internet; works fine booting from USB drive

I am using Linux Mint xfce 21.2 Victoria, which I just installed two days ago, and everything has been working fine, except today I was suddenly unable to browse the internet. Using the hotspot on my ...
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how can I recover sound on Linux Mint

I had 5.1 sound enables and working plus headphones were working. after system updates the sound is gone. alsamixer shows 2 cards 0: HDMI and 1: Intel PCH. my 5.1 is plugged in to the three holes in ...
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How to connect to a wireless display (an Epson EB-2250U projector) with Linux Mint

Taking the guide from How to connect to a wireless display (my Smart TV) with Linux Mint: I am in the same network as the projector. I have GNOME Network Displays installed. I could connect to my home ...
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NVMe overheating, blank screen

I'm using a Lenovo Ideacenter 510 but with Linux Mint currently on my machine. For some reason every time there are big updates or any heavy task, the process always keeps my NVMe SSD temp high as ...
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Dificulty installing Linux Mint on Thinkpad t430

I'm trying to install Linux Mint MATE edition on an empty SSD on my laptop through a bootable USB stick. When I turn on the laptop it does show the menu giving me the option to start Linux mint, but ...
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How do I block access to all websites except a few sites in LinuxMint?

I'm trying to prevent access to all websites except a few ones using the hosts file. I found a solution on the web that suggests adding these two lines to the hosts file to allow only YouTube and ...
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Connecting Windows 10 to Linux Mint 21.2 over ethernet cable to use samba shares

I'm trying to set up a small home NAS with Linux Mint 21.2 to access samba shares from Windows 10 laptops using a direct cable connection. I've assigned IP 10.10.91.5 to the laptop ethernet card, and ...
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How do I install the newest Linux kernel (6.5 currently) on Linux Mint (21.2 Victoria currently)

I know how to use Mainline, and can install that kernel, but the headers require a newer libc (>= 2.38) than what’s installed (2.35-0ubuntu3.1), and I need the headers to build two modules (...
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Screen went white on Acer Aspire laptop, shows only logo and then white takes over

Out of nowhere, my Acer Aspire laptop's screen went white and then I rebooted it and it only shows Aspire logo, and then goes white and then it boots into Linux Mint and for a split second shows Linux ...
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linux mint immediately wakes up after going into standby mode

Windows sleep mode work fine. linux mint not work. wakes up after going into standby mode immediately. 1 sec max [ 4152.930790] ACPI: PM: Preparing to enter system sleep state S3 [ 4153.271045] ACPI: ...
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Linux mint on pendrive after shutting down a system goes back to default mode

I have a problem that after shutting down Linux mint (which I have installed od pendrive) all go back to default setting such as sensitivity of mouse or system colors. Also I lost all aplications I ...
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