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Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu aiming to be more usable out-of-the-box

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Why do I have 2 instances of all of my start-up applications running after a boot?

Whenever I start my system, I have two instances of all of my apps running. This is very irritating for convenience apps like albert and jetbrains toolbox since I have to manually kill them and ...
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virtual box sees usb but failed to attach usb device on virtual machine?

I have same issue on kali and mint. I installed extention box and virtualbox guest additions. Install vboxusers: sudo groupadd vboxusers Add my username on it :sudo usermod -aG vboxusers ...
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Error “qemu-system-x86_64: warning: host doesn't support requested feature” when installing Kali using qemu on Linux mint

First I installed qemu and kvm and then Created an image using... sudo qemu-img create -f qcow2 debian.img 15G ...and when tried to load the iso file... sudo kvm -hda debian.img kali-linux.iso -m ...
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Linux mint first time user and couldnt get a single software installed all day long [on hold]

o basically guys , i installed linuxmint cinnamon 19.1 today first time using linux ever and i liked it so much except i couldnt install any software i tried snaps but in linuxmint there's no gnome so ...
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ifconfig does not show enp1s0 on Linux Mint?

I am using linux mint ifconfig does not show enp1s0. it just shows enp0s3: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 10.0.2.15 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.0....
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How to hide a clock widget for a specific amount of time?

I would like to hide a clock widget for a predefined amount of time. Desired behavior: input time in minutes into a shell command, script etc. clock widget hides for a time amount specified in ...
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Linux Mint : Cannot do apt-get update

I'm using the Linux Mint inside a proxy. I already configured the proxy settings in /etc/environment for the whole system and I used this solution (https://askubuntu.com/questions/257290/configure-...
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Atom doesn't install packages on Mint

I'm using Mint 19.1 Tessa. I've installed Atom 1.38 and I can't install any packages on it, bot using wizard inside IDE and in terminal usin apm. Any ideas what might be the problem and how to fix it?
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Failed to configure iptables FORWARD

My goal is to simulate "packet loss" in the network, using "iptables". My target configuration: Linux Mint 18.3 laptop serving as Wireless Access Point.  uname -a output is: Linux max-Latitude-7490 ...
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Can't install KDE on Linux Mint due to “E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages”

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop software-properties-kde python3-software-properties Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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In Linux Mint, how can I change Firefox to have English (US) as the default?

Firefox in Linux Mint 19 installed with or updated to English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), and English (South Africa), with English (Canada) as default. How can I install English (United ...
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Printing hardware information to a printer with color

So at my job I test laptops for functionality with a linux mint live usb. I've been looking for a way to get the hardware information and print it out. So far I have it about how I want it by using ...
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Linux Mint: Normal boot after login turns screen black

If I do a standard boot of Linux Mint, it goes to the Login Screen, but as soon as I login, it flashes the desktop then the entire screen switches off - including the back light. Luckily, if I boot to ...
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i delete all files in /etc/apt

i do mistake and delete all files in /etc/apt and so i can't use 'apt-get' and can't install any thing with command line. i can't use 'sudo apt-get upgrade' and another codes that beginning with apt ...
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Linux Mint Huawei Matebook X Pro will not sleep sometimes

I have a Huawei Matebook X Pro on which I run Linux Mint 19. It runs fine but I find that sometimes (like 1 out of 15 times) when the lid is closed (yes I have lid closure settings set as I think I ...
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'Could not update file ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority

This is a Debian build of Linux Mint, but should be able to work on other versions of Linux. When I try to log in, it looks like I am able to enter the workspace, then it spits out an error of Could ...
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Media keys work periodically with media player on Linux Mint

I'm on Linux Mint 19. Sometimes my media keys (play, pause, next, etc.) work fine with media apps (Spotify, in my case). Sometimes they do not work, and sometimes they even end up controlling media in ...
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Is it possible to “bridge” my laptop's wlan and eth so eth behaves as if it's connected to the router directly?

Here's a crude picture of what I mean. Basically, I need that device in the bottom left to be visible to the PC 1 as if it were connected to the router directly (dashed line). Physically it is ...
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Hide the Update Manager tray icon after applying security updates?

The Update Manager icon will show up in the system tray if you have any updates available, but sometimes I just like to install security updates and ignore the software updates: Is there to make the ...
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System service “Error: Unable to initialize GTK+, is DISPLAY set properly?”

/home/matthew/@/Sync/FreeFileSync "/home/matthew/@/Sync/Backup.ffs_batch" If I manually run the above, it works, but it doesn't if I run it via the following service: matthew@matthew-pc:~$ cat /lib/...
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Can't access network login page

I have a ethernet cable connection to my university's network, and I've been using it regularly and without a problem for months now. 2 days ago suddenly it stopped working. now I can only access ...
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mouse sensitivity not working and input lag in games (linux mint cinnamon)

I'm using a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon on my Acer Aspire E15 Laptop. [E5-575G53T1] Everything works fine, except for mouse input, which is completely broken in multiple ways. 1. My mouse ...
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WiFi repeatedly drops to 0% on Linux Mint

Recently built a desktop and installed Linux Mint but having trouble with the WiFi. The main problem is that the WiFi connection keeps dropping. When connected, the strength is shown at ~70% and the ...
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Using FSlint to find duplicates by file size only?

I'm trying to use fslint to find duplicates, but it takes forever hashing entire multi-gigabyte files. According to this website, I can compare by the following features: feature summary compare by ...
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Can't install anything on Linux Mint

I wanted to install gparted on Linux Mint with sudo apt-get install gparted. But it didn't work. It had shown me the same message before when I wanted to install other packages. When I try to install ...
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Sometimes the boot process gets stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk…”, but only sometimes

I run Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, with the following /etc/default/grub settings # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the ...
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Fresh, default Linux Mint install not booting

I'm trying to change my boot scheme from BIOS to UEFI on my laptop. As part of that, I'm trying to install Linux Mint on the SSD - previously used OS was LM on the SSD with legacy bootloader mode. But ...
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IntelliJ maximizes only into background

If I switch focus to IntelliJ (or other derived products like PhpStorm), the window maximizes directly in background. I have to minimize other windows in front of it before I can use it. Other ...
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Wifi connection is lost after kernel update to 4.4.0 on 14.04

I work on Linux Mint 17.2. I needed to update kernel from 3.16 to 4.4 because after some update, my Docker containers were unable to start. Now Docker is ok, but my wifi's gone. :) I saw similar ...
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KDE screen locker sometimes fails to activate and causes session to be “locked”

Recently, my KDE screen locker (screensaver) sometimes fails to activate properly. When the computer is idle for a few minutes and the screensaver is supposed to trigger, then instead of showing the ...
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Problems with “Installation type” (Linux Mint)

I'm installing Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa on a computer. I had removed all partitions with Gparted and made a 500MB fat32 partition with flag boot/esp because the hard drive had some problems making the ...
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Update Linux Mint 19.0 Tessa

When I try to update Linux Mint 19.1 in the terminal using sudo-apt update, I get an error message like this: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'
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Can I change the Cinnamon taskbar to show each open program window separately?

Is there a way I can see each window for open programs separately in the task bar, instead of the default of a little icon I have to hover the mouse over to be eventually shown several microscopic ...
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R3.5 intallation error on Linux Mint 19

Since I have got to use R>=3.5 as one of the core prerequisites for my bioinformatics, I've tried to install it on my Linux Mint 19. However, upon strictly following this tutorial, I realised that ...
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Mouse cursor jump

I had a laptop with dual boot (windows 10 and linux mint mate). I noticed that when I'm using the laptop mousepad, the curso jump to the border of the screen. If I swipe my finger slowly, the curso ...
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Separate /home from root? (Linux Mint)

My computer recently got messed up because of timeshift filling up all my storage. I had to erase my partitions and reinstall Mint. Some users said to separate /home from root next time. In other ...
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USB3 drive only works on USB2 ports, but USB2 works on USB3 ports

I installed Linux Mint recently, everything seems fine, except my USB 3 drives won't mount when plugged into USB 3, they don't even light up. They will only mount when plugged into a USB 2 port. My ...
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Installing qutip package in python3.7 gives errors

I'm running Linux Mint 19.1 with Python 3.7.3 and am trying to install the qutip package. I've got the following installed so the dependencies should be fulfilled: NumPy-1.16.4 SciPy-1.3.0 Maplotlib-...
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Screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, how can I run a command to reboot screen without suspend?

I have Linux mint 18.3 Sylvia My screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, While everything is working fine (keyboard mouse audio..etc) just the screen is black. so I thought ...
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Erasing hard drive to reinstall Mint

After installing Linux Mint, I had a problem with the hard drive (more than 200GB) getting full without me downloading anything. This was probably because of timeshift and some users said it also had ...
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Linux Mint bleachbit installation

I have two machines with the latest version of Linux Mint installed. I installed bleachbit (https://www.bleachbit.org/) without problems. I installed bleachbit on the second machine and the menu ...
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No WiFI, Dell XPS 15 9575

Put simply WiFi isn't working on the laptop. The network card which is of the ath10k variety has been bad in the past, but now it is simply not working. The laptop is running linux mint 19.1. I have ...
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Can’t boot laptop (Linux Mint)

I was watching YouTube with Tor Browser, when the storage on my computer got full. This happened yesterday and the storage got emptied again after a while. The program that shows what files use up ...
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My Linux Mint machine does not ask for a password on boot [duplicate]

When I boot my Linux Mint machine, and when I wake it, it logs me in automatically. I wanted that when I installed my OS, but now I want to be asked for a password. If I go to Control Center > Users ...
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Linux Mint: lower screen brightness on low battery

I'd like to make screen brightness lower on low battery. There's no such options in power settings. Alternatively, I may set the system to shut down in such situation, but that's undesired. Is there ...
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Linux Mint 19 Bluetooth Mouse Issues

So I seem to be having some bluetooth connectivity issues, which seems to be quite common around here lol... so please forgive me for becoming the broken record. I'm sure I won't be the last aha! I'...
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Unable to boot : with linux mint or ubuntu : failed command read FPDMA queued.: /dev/sda2: unexpected inconsistency busybox v1.27.2

I was using Linux Mint 19 on an Asus X-550 LC laptop, and one fine day I got the error about some file system corrupted while booting. So I took the back up of all files using linux mint os on usb and ...
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Letter “E” Stopped Working - Linux Mint [closed]

Can't login to my Linux Min 19 Cinnamon Laptop because I singular key stopped working! Any ideas around this?
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wireless fails to start as access point / hotspot

I am trying to turn my 2nd wireless device into an access point / hotspot. # lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. Bus 001 ...
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Can I restore my Linux Mint installation from external Timeshift snapshot after switching SSD?

I am using Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" on my laptop which has 120GB SSD. I want to change to a SSD with more storage. I know that with the Timeshift backup utility you can make a snapshot of the system ...