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

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How to bypass authentication that come after boot up in BOSS Linux?

When I boot up BOSS Linux 8/unnati. It asks username and password. I want to bypass this authentication. I tried groups by adding nopasswdlogin option doesn't work. Any help is appreciated
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Python hangs when printing some Unicode c1 control characters, not in a consistent manner

For testing purposes, I created a file with bytes 0xc2 0x90, representing Unicode code point 0x90 in UTF-8 encoding. I can cat this file without an issue, but trying to print the string written from ...
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Trying to autoscroll on Linux Mint

I'm running Linux Mint and trying to get autoscroll to work, which means that when I press or hold down the scroll button on my mouse, I want to be able to get the page to scroll indefinitely by ...
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How to set hotkeys on function keys

I have a multi-boot laptop (Clevo NS50MU) with Linux Mint and Windows, with a keyboard that uses function keys for volume and brightness control but only when Fn is pressed. I want to control volume/...
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Viewing USB in BIOS

I have trouble with viewing USB in BIOS. I wanna install Windows 10 on my laptop and of course to do it i need to run from USB, but BIOS doesn't see it! Another laptop Asus can see USB and even USB ...
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Linux: lalt key triggers escape key

a while ago I noticed that all my ctrl + alt shortcuts stopped working. Using xev, I found out that the reason for this is probably that pressing lalt actually triggers lalt and escape: KeyPress event,...
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How to remove grub from MacBook?

I tried to dual boot Linux Mint on a Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, it failed to finish, mentioning something about grub failing to install. However, when I tried again to install, it gave me an option ...
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why do i have the same applications in /bin and /usr/bin on linux mint

from what I understand, /bin contains binaries that are might be needed when the computer is first being booted, and /usr/bin contains general system wide binaries. however it seems that seems that ...
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Can't install Linux Mint after Windows 11

After performing a clean install of Windows 11 on my PC, I have tried to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon 20.3) in order to have dual boot Windows/Linux. I burned the Linux iso image onto a USB and tried ...
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LUKS partition disappeared after Windows installation

I had a NVMe drive that had one partition with a LUKS encrpyted Linux Mint 19 and another partition with Windows 10. Both were able to boot (I had grub were I could select Linux or Windows to boot). ...
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Make Taskbar appear on second screen when first screen is in full screen mode - Linux Mint

I have two screens on my PC. On the main screen I have the taskbar, on the second screen there is no taskbar at all. I would like to have it in such a way that as soon as a program runs in full screen ...
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how to set-up grub / partition when attempting to set dual boot Linux Mint + Chrome OS on an old PC?

I am attempting to install Chrome OS alongside Linux Mint installation on an old PC. I am following this guide: https://www.droidthunder.com/install-chrome-os-dual-boot-windows/ The installation ...
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Can’t see files in encrypted drive when mounting it in EndevourOS

Using Linux Mint I encrypted a 500 GB Kingston SSD drive with LUKS. But I changed the operating system in my machine to EndevourOS (an Arch distro). I can mount my drive through the File Manager, ...
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How to fix errors which occured while extracting docker image layer?

I have configured docker to store all files on other filesystem. This is docker configuration file (/etc/docker/daemon.json): { "data-root": "/media/mint/MountDir/docker", &...
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Opening mpv from within newsboat without blocking the console?

I use newsboat as my RSS reader. MPV is configured as my video player. When I open a video the console gets blocked with the output of mpv, preventing me from continuing to navigate newsboat, while ...
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Cursor and keyboard input periodically lags/stutters for exactly 3 hours after boot

When I boot up my computer the keyboard input and cursor will lag and jitter once every half second for exactly 3 hours. What this means is the cursor will pause for a few miliseconds while being ...
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Linux ubuntu make a file require root

On my kali VM a file required that I'm in a root terminal. How could I implement this on my host system? Any help greatly appreciated
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Laptop only boots Windows, doesn't find any bootable device

I've got a really old laptop with no OS installed from a friend to set it up. To get as much performance as possible out of it, I wanted to install Linux, specifically Mint Cinnamon. After the ...
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Virtualbox video hardware acceleration

After installing linuxmint-20.3-cinnamon-64bit on VirtualBox installed on Manjaro I get a pop-up message saying Check your video drivers Your system is currently running without video hardware ...
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450gb of root space full in 3hrs, unable to login

I have installed Linux mint 20.3 on a desktop pc along side windows one month ago. Mint has 450gb of root space. When I logged in in the morning, it had 74gb of free space. During this session it got ...
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How to turn USB-connected device on and off in linux?

I am using Kensington Expert Mouse, a trackball, which usually works. However, sometimes, after system goes to sleep, it stops reacting to the movement of the ball. Under Windows, i can go to the ...
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What is this unkillable process and how can I deal with it?

My (Linux Mint MATE) computer has been running slowly for awhile, but I couldn't figure out why: it seems the slowness was coming from my CPU being overtaxed, but the System Monitor didn't show any ...
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Single button reboot on Linux

I am running Linux mint 19, mate version on an augmented reality sandbox. The computer runs a Kinect camera, and a projector, and displays a topographic incline of the sand surface in a box below the ...
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How to automatically set autoscroll on bluetooth mouse in Linux

I'm running Linux Mint 20.3 and I created a .xsessionrc file to set autoscroll settings on all connected mice. However, I am using a Logitech M590 bluetooth mouse which connects too late to be ...
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Editing auto-fill using Brave Browser - Linux Mint

I am using Brave Web Browser and Linux Mint. When I come to an e-mail address field while on a web site, the autofill offers me more than one email address to choose from. Only one is correct, the ...
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Linux Mint display settings

I'm in Linux and all of these beginners, I have an HP laptop. In windows 10 I have scaling to 125 and a resolution of 1920x1080, everything looks good. When I installed Linux Mint 20.3, everything ...
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Windows 10 install after linux

I tried linux mint, dont like it, and I want to go back to windows. I switched boot settings in bios even reset bios, but what ever I do it keeps booting to linux mint... How can I delete linux totaly,...
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Visual Studio Code unable to read file

So this just happened out of nowhere, I'm currently working on Linux Mint OS where I have my remote project open from File Manager and I open the directory with code, put VS code suddenly can't open ...
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Linux Mint filesystem full despite home directory being virtually empty. SDA6 file/folder 98% full?

I have Mint installed on an 80GB partition. When I boot up, Mint tells me that "filesystem" is almost full. I typed "df -h" into the the terminal and this is the output: Filesystem ...
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Linux Mint panel management

Is there a primer on Linux Mint panel management? Problems: The panel does not resize dynamically (like in Windows) - If I add too many apps the panel just overflows off the end and some apps are not ...
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Erratic fan issues on my T480 running Linux Mint / Ubuntu / Debian

This would be my current sensors output ➜ ~ sensors thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 65535 RPM temp1: +34.0°C temp2: N/A temp3: +0.0°C ...
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Disabling touch screen on the system level on Linux Mint

Does anyone know how to disable the touch screen on Linux Mint permanently? I have to use the command xinput disable every time I turn on my laptop. Please, help. Thank you.
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Replace wget 1.20.3 provided by Linux Mint 20.3 with the version 1.21.2 compiled by myself

For unknown reasons, the wget version provided by Linux Mint 20.3 gave me a segmentation fault error. That's why I replaced it with the last version: wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-latest.tar....
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Is it possible to move an VM virtual box running Linux Mint that is encrypted to a physical laptop with a HD bigger than the image?

my computer is on Windows 10 running VM virtual box 6.1. I had installed Linux Mint on one of the VM but I had it encrypted during installation. Is it possible to copy this to VM and install it on a ...
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Neo Keyboard-Layout Layer4: Fix Space instead of 0 when pressing AltGr

On Linux Mint 20 the neo keyboard layout has multiple layers. Pressing AltGr will act as Mod4 and swtich the layout to layer 4. In this layer, pressing the spacebar would normally result in a press of ...
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Why is pppoe connection working on Linux laptop but not on Windows 10 PC?

Tried every possible solution I found on the web, including restarting the modem (I have only that). Been resetting network on Windows PC, uninstalling, reinstalling the adapter, installing it from ...
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Mute an application in Mint

The unofficial WhatsApp client of Linux Mint is making a sound every time a new message is sent. This is very noisy for me and I want to mute the notification sound, but there is no option to the so ...
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how can I force a system shotdown with systemctl hibernate

my inxi dump is below. the system does not shutdown (cpu is alive and fan spinning) when I issue sudo systemctl hibernate are there any logs that would show what is going on? I think this may be a ...
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Extending allowed number of international language keyboard layouts beyond 4 in Linux Mint

Linux Mint (like many other Linux distros) allows only 4 international keyboard layouts while as a linguist I need more. Is there a go around method to solve the problem, which for me is a serious ...
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Disable line correction in LibraOffice Draw's FreeForm line

I am using LibreOffice Draw's FreeForm line in order to achieve pencil-like drawing abilities in LibreOffice draw. I tried it and the main problem with it is that it doesn't draw exactly what I draw ...
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How to write and save changes to “/etc/fstab” after effectively breaking the “/etc/fstab” on my system. Can only boot to basic terminal

To make a long story short, and to focus the question, I basically need to get root access to my own laptop running Linux Mint to be able to save my changes to the /etc/fstab file. More details: I'm ...
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Can I fix 'Sleep verb "Suspend" not supported' without disabling secure boot?

I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 XFCE on an external USB4 drive alongside my Windows 10 internal NVMe SSD. I went through an automated script written for my hardware to enable hibernate on my laptop before ...
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Bash how to printf UTF-8 [duplicate]

Here is a small script to reproduce the default: printf "|%-32s|\n" "Here, winter and there, summer" printf "|%-32s|\n" "Ici, l'hiver et la, l'ete" printf "...
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How can I get Windows to detect an NTFS partition on a Linux boot device?

I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 on a removable USB4 storage device alongside a Windows 10 NVMe drive, so not explicitly a 'dual boot' but close enough (and fast enough) for my use case. The storage device ...
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Can I make Windows recognize an NTFS partition on the same device as Linux partitions?

I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 on a removable USB4 storage device alongside a Windows 10 NVMe drive, so not explicitly a 'dual boot' but close enough (and fast enough) for my use case. The storage device ...
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Have Notepad++ support X11 and GTK clipboards?

As I understand it, the two clipboards I am using in Linux Mint are the X11 and GTK clipboards. Copy to X11 clipboard is automatically done every time I highlight something. Paste from X11 clipboard ...
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Save and switch to different display positioning configurations - Linux Mint Cinnamon

My system is Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon. I have a configuration of 3 displays. My usual configuration with all 3 active is a little weird since the displays must be a little misaligned for the ...
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Space issue in Linux Mint 19.1

I couldn't enter into my Linux Mint system using the correct password. After deleting /var/cache/, I could enter into my system. I can't save and download any files now. Maybe I am going to face this ...
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Did the driver try to secretly access my laptop?

My laptop (linux mint 20/ Ulyana) was in my car for about an hour around 7pm, but when I opened it, it was shutdown. I know for a fact I didn't shut it down, it has 99 percent battery and the weather ...
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Downgrade PHP Version

I am running PHP 8 in Linux Mint 19.1. Now I need to run PHP 7. How can I do that ?
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