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Short answer: yes, you can do this. I have my (Fedora) desktop set up this way, each monitor is an independent display. It is the same 'desktop', in the X sense, but there are some limitations to typical desktop functionality with this setup versus the 'single desktop spread over two monitors' configuration. [For example, you can't drag a window from one ...


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The problem is that * is being expanded by your shell before it is passed to apt-get. You probably have a file or directory in your current directory whose name starts with nvidia- and that is being passed to apt-get. To illustrate: $ ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 terdon terdon 0 Jul 16 17:22 nvidia-foo $ sudo apt-get -s purge nvidia-* Reading package lists... Done ...


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It's not particularly useful here (where you can just fix your escaping as commented) but in the case where you want to search the whole dpkg -l line, you can run it through something like awk and then into apt-get purge with minimal conditioning: sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l | awk '$2~/nvidia/ {print $2}') That should prompt you before it does anything ...


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Did you change your home directory permissions recursively? i.e. (replace 'user1' with your user name) chown -R user1:user1 /home/user1/ Note: If you did not already know, always be extremely careful when running chown recursively, as it can be very tricky to undo if you change permissions for everything in a directory with a variety of file/directory ...


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Skype is compatibile with Linux Mint and Cinnamon. Download it from skype.com. Next, double-click on downloaded file. Alternatively, use Jitsi. Download 64 bit version or 32 bit version and double-click on it.


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First of all, what makes you think skype is not supported? While there are many good reasons not to use it, you can install it on Linux and the desktop environment you use is irrelevant. I've used it many times on Cinnamon for example. Anyway, there are loads of alternatives out there, just search for "linux chat" on your favorite search engine. You haven't ...


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Display Settings Did you check under System-Settings -> Displays (the names might be slightly different)? The screen resolution may have changed to one that isn't the same aspect ratio as your monitor. This setting is per user, which is why your login screen looks fine. Test User Create a test user (as root):- #useradd -m testuser #passwd testuser ...



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