Questions tagged [linux-mint]

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

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If I get a laptop with Windows 10, is there anything I should know about installing Linux besides disabling Secure Boot under Windows?

If I get a laptop with Windows 10 and Secure Boot, and I disable Secure Boot, is there anything I should know about installing Linux besides the process used with BIOS? I am expecting a laptop with ...
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Ubuntu don`t see external monitor connected to laptop

Pease, help! I want to connect external monitor to my laptop (Acer Nitro 5). In Windows I can use external monitor, but Linux (I tried also Debian, Deepin, Mint) can`t see second monitor. Do you know ...
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I can't connect to any wifi [closed]

I have old laptop that duel boot windows 7 and Linux mint and neither of them is connecting to wifi for more details I can't see the list of Wi-Fi networks
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Clone usb sata to usb sata

I have a Linux machine running mint, I have an external USB SATA drive, which is recognized by the Linux system. What I’m trying to achieve is a clone of the external USB SATA to another external USB ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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Need help troubleshooting install of Linux Mint 19.3 into 5.2.34 VirtualBox VM. Black screen on VM boot

I am new to both Linux and Virtual Box. Thank you in advance for your patience and your help. At the moment I am having a problem installing Linux Mint into a new VM. When I try to boot the VM I get ...
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find command not filtering files by size correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to filter .out and .txt files from sizes 8 to 15 bytes (not inclusive). The directory from which the files are searched is given as the first argument when calling the shell. As input ...
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Webcam is going into sleep mode

If I don't use my Logitech C170 USB webcam on Mint for a long time, it will go in sleep mode and will not respond when I use it again. But then if I reconnect the webcam to another USB port it starts ...
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Suspending makes loud beep (Linux Mint 19.3)

Every time when I suspend my computer there is a short high pitch loud beep, it happens when I suspend it and when I wake it back up but not not when I turn the computer on or shut it down. This beep ...
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The left mouse button has stopped working properly

Suddenly my left mouse button has got a very strange behaviour. I can run applications by clicking the items in the main menu, can close them using the cross at the top right hand corner... But I ...
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How to access encrypted Linux user from Windows?

I'm trying to access my backup from an SSD with Linux Mint on it, but my user is password-protected and encrypted. I have tried numerous methods to try and input the password, but nothing has worked ...
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How can I update my OpenGL to 3.0 or higher

I am trying to play a game called "Endless Sky" but the message it gives me is "Endless Sky requires OpenGL version 3.0 or higher. Your OpenGL version is 2.1 Mesa 19.2.8, GLSL version 1.20. Please ...
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Creating partitions in Linux Mint for Windows 10 installation

I use Linux Mint mostly but need to be able to run some audio production software which doesn't really function properly on Wine. My laptop came installed with Windows 10. I made a dual boot with ...
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Linux mint not detecting HDMI cable

I am running linux mint 19.3 cinnamon with linux version 5.0.0-32. My machine is not detecting the monitor I have plugged in via KDMI cable. This monitor, cable, and port work fine when I run windows ...
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Error Audio codec COD3 when installing Linux Mint 19.3 on Dell Inspiron 3593

When installing Linux Mint 19.3 on laptop DELL Inspiron 3593 4core I5 the installation stops and displays - error "Audio codec COD3" . People advised me to update by connecting to the Internet and ...
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Black screen instead of login screen

I just installed linux mint 19.3 on my ASUS Gl703-GE, and something seems to be wrong with the login screen of the os I am able to type my password and press enter to get into the desktop, where ...
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How to disable Super+{N} shortcuts in Cinnamon

I've recently upgraded my Linux Mint to 19.3 (Cinnamon 4.4.8) and it installed Super+Number shortcut for starting apps from panel. When I press Super+1 in launches File Manger, Super+2 — terminal etc. ...
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Cannot boot from USB despite it being bootable, and BIOS set correctly

I’m trying to install Windows 10 on my Linux Mint machine. I have done the following: - Correctly formatted and created a bootable USB containing a written image of the ISO file. - Changed the BIOS ...
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Screen randomly flickering on Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 19.3 installed on ASUS UX360UAK Laptop. The problem I cannot find a solution even after reading many other posts is that the screen (on the main laptop display or on the external ...
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Cannot open downloads from Firefox download browser in Linux Mint

I'm running Firefox 75.0 for Linux Mint. I don't know what's changed, but whenever I download a file and go to the download menu in Firefox and click on the file to open it or "Show in folder", it ...
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Problems with WINE on Linux Mint

I'm running Linux Mint Tricia and I'm having trouble with WINE. I want to run Ren'py because I want to get back to making VN's, but the application (uncompressed) is an executable. So when I run the ...
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how to boot Acer aspire 3 from external drive on Linux?

I just bought a new laptop, an Acer aspire 3, and I'm trying to run my external hard drive on it. It has Linux mint installed in it. But I can't find the boot option on the bios. I've disabled the ...
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which EFI record was used for Linux run

I have a two disks (WIn10 and Linux Mint ), both disks have EFI partition but Windows disk EFI contains a records for WIn10 as well as for Mint. How can I check (on running Mint) which EFI was used ...
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Steam tray menu missing font (squares)

I've installed steam on my linux machine. Everything seems to work ok except Steam tray menu. My current configuration is: Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia x86_64 Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic Desktop ...
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Mic not detected by Web-Browser when webcam is disconnected

All web browsers(tried chrome, firefox, chromium etc) installed on my mint system desktop cannot find the microphone when the webcam is disconnected. But they indeed work fine when I connect webcam(...
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Why do I get such low fps in games on linux mint?

Like the title says, my frame-rate for easy-to-run games like minecraft and enter the gungeon is in the single digits, which it should not be. When I boot into Windows I can get more than 30 fps for ...
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Neovim not updating beyond 0.2.2 on Linux mint

I can't update neovim beyond 0.2.2 while the latest release is 0.4. I tried updating but it shows you are already at the latest release. I tried installing deb package but doesn't work because it has ...
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How to use xbox controller on Linux Mint

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/accessories/adapters/wireless-adapter-windows I've got this adapter and a vanilla xbox one controller, but i definitely can't use it on Linux (and on windows too, because i ...
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Black background on linux mint 19 after login

I have been the whole day with this problem and I don't know what else to do. I have a Linux Mint 19 on an Asus R510J and until yesterday, everything was working fine. But today, when I started the ...
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Acer AOD270 laptop with Linux Mint connected to Sharp LED TV, display exceeds screen

I am new to Linux Mint (Cinnamon) and got it installed on an Acer AOD270 netbook, but the built in display is already broken. So I have it connected via HDMI to a 32" Sharp LED TV, nothing fancy. I ...
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What size swap partition will allow a Mint 19.3 installation with 64G RAM to hibernate?

This same basic question is asked at How can I enable hibernation under Linux Mint 18.3?, but the question as asked only tells how much space is desirable for a 4Gi installation, and conflicting ...
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How to delete docked programs on the 'taskbar' in Linux Mint

(The taskbar I'm talking about) Basically the problem is that the taskbar I'm talking about is the menu to the right of the Menu button and after the 3 dots. I've tried dragging it, pressing delete, ...
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Linux Mint Firefox branded version not abiding to configuration file

I'm customizing a Linux Mint 19.3 installation for internal use and tried to configure Firefox's homepage in advance. This should (and indeed does in Ubuntu's version) work by customizing the ...
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Linux /home directory full on 500 GB drive

I am a new Linux user trying to install the programs I will be using, such as Anaconda and QGIS. I created a 500GB partition in my 2TB external hard drive (Mac_Storage) to boot Linux Mint from. I ...
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Installed Eclipse on Mint 19.3 Xfce, text editors keep flashing

Downloaded and installed the latest Eclipse package, but every time I open any file to edit, the editor view keeps flashing. I've reset the Appearance settings to defaults, but makes no difference. ...
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What's the best way of creating and automounting disk images on Linux?

I have an existing Ubuntu installation, it has ext4 filesystems in it. I'm trying to use Timeshift to backup its data to an external hard drive. The Timeshift utility is only able to take either ...
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Reduce RAM usage of Virtual Machine in Virtual Box to amount that VM is actually using

I have been using Virtual-Box off and on for 4 years now. A problem I have always had is that when you start a VM, Virtual-Box immediately takes the designated amount of RAM from my physical computer'...
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Gnome Terminal looking CWD when running custom command (tmux)

I am using Mint, and Nemo. I would like to use the "Open in terminal" option, to open a folder in a terminal, directly from Nemo. In gnome terminal I have it configured to run 'tmux' directly instead ...
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Error in installing phpmyadmin

I am installing phpmyadmin in Linux Mint 19 using this command sudo apt-get install mysql-server php7.0-mysql phpmyadmin. But I am getting below error while I am trying to browsing phpmyadmin.
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Intellij right-click context menu disappears infuriatingly

OS: Linux Minut 18.3, Intellij "Community 2020.1 EAP" I've just started using Intellij, after using Eclipse for many years. I've naturally searched on this problem: the few relevant hits seem to ...
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ç (cedilla) key as Enter

In a Spanish keyboard is there a way to use the ç key as enter while still having Alt+ç as } and Enter as Enter? I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. As it says here I've used xev to get the key code ...
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Nvidia drivers not working (black screen)

I recently purged all my pc data and installed Linux Mint. Graphics were working fine with Nouveau drivers but I decided to install Nvidia drivers anyway. (I have a GTX950) When I try to reboot, I get ...
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Can't create Metasploit databases

I installed Metasploit Framework and started it. I got the proposal to create new databases. When I typed 'yes' I got mistake, because permission was denied. So I tried did it as superuser, but MSF ...
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Linux Mint freezes on login screen

So suddenly after opening Dell Inspirion 15 it stuck on login screen. Cursor pointerin password input blinks for few seconds and stops. Like when there is no memory. Keyboard and mouse not responding. ...
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How to fix issue where keyboard locks up at login window if there is no wifi?

So I have a strange issue that manifests in the following way: Overview: There is no Wifi network available I'm running Linux Mint 19 Tara I start up the laptop I get to the login window I can type ...
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Linux - Wired network drops out regularly until reset

Ever since upgrading to a new motherboard, I've been having issues with the wired network dropping out every hour or so. When I reset the network adapter (ifdown/ifup or through NetworkManager) it ...
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The sound icon on the panel disappears. Linux Mint MATE

I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 MATE. And sometimes the sound icon on the panel is disappearing. This mainly happens when other icons appear on the panel (e.g Skype, Update Manager and other). Please help. ...
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I can't format my USB pendrive (udisks-error-quark, 0)

I want to format my pendrive in Linux Mint. However, when I connect it to my laptop, it cant see the pendrive. However, lsusb sees it: The disks utility however, cant format it because of the error ...
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Linux Mint “slurm” appears on login screen

On my login screen recently the text slurm appeared above my login name. What can be its reason? How can it be removed? I use Linux Mint version 19.1 'Tessa' with its Cinnamon desktop environment. ...
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Why do I have to remount root to start X in Linux Mint?

I have been using ArchLinux for quite some time now where I don't have to specify anything in /etc/fstab in order to boot into my XFCE desktop. I wanted to see if Linux Mint boots fine without /etc/...

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