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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 is ubuntu showing up in UEFI BOOT. Only OS Installed is Linux Mint

After having trouble with a dual boot SSD I decided to start over, get a fresh SSD and use just Linux Mint. However, I noticed that when I enter my boot menu it shows ubuntu and UEFI: Samsung SSD 860 ...
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Trouble with unzipping files - Argument list to long

I have to gunzip all the files in folder (say Folder A), which has multiple folder hierarchy with files in each of them. This Folder A is present in thousands of folders in a directory. I need to ...
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Could not find “/home/user/%U” after changing default file manager

I'm running Mint 20 XFCE, I kinda didn't liked the default Thunar file manager, so I installed Nemo. What I tried I set as default file manager nemo from the preferred applications settings and also ...
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Causes of busybox brop

At what seemed a random moment (nothing special was happening to my knowledge), all my files where suddenly read-only. After rebooting, my Linux Mint 20 doesn't start and drops to busybox, with this ...
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0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. How can I upgrade that 1 package, or at least know which is?

I have tried many different solutions found around this and other websites, such as sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt list --upgradeable sudo apt full-upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade ...
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How to restore my system to good condition on linux mint 20?

I booted from Linux Mint Live from USB with the aim to separate /home from / separate partition I mounted both the partitions and by mistake moved wrong files to wrong place (while using sudo) mount /...
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Install Android SDK problem

everyone. I am trying to set up android-studio on my Linux mint 19.3 trica. I almost done installing. But stuck at SDK installing; clearly my system doesn't contain valid SDK. But the installation ...
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How do I get squashfs and XZ to work?

I'm trying to get snap on Linux Mint, and I've run into too many problems to count. The first thing I did was install the package (apt install snap), and then realised that it is blocked. So I ...
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No internet connection, problem with instaling drivers

I have installed Linux Mint recently, and i have no internet connection. ja@ja-X751LD:~$ sudo ifconfig [sudo] password for ja: lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 inet 127.0....
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Does XMonad has screen sleep?

My story is a bit long. I have a Linux Mint Tricia. It comes with Cinnamon, after a while, I started using XFCE and removed Cinnamon. After a while, I installed GNOME and removed XFCE and now I ...
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Terminal Window always puts a path from .bashrc out how to fix?

System: Linux Mint 20 (ubuntu) So I installed emscripten the wasm compiler for C/C++ the other day and the path that was added to my bashrc always seems to start a new terminal shell with telling me ...
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How do I view only one display at a time, connecting to a two-display system via X2go?

I have a Linux Mint 20 box at work that I want to connect to via X2go. I want to be able to pick up my work where I left off, so I want to access the current desktop, not start a new X session. The ...
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Unable to hide GRUB - Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon and I am trying to hide the GRUB menu. I have also Windows 10 installed. According to the official GRUB documentation, if the GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE is set to hidden the ...
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Unable to start a service on boot (Linux Mint 19.3)

I'm trying to setup a service to run on startup. I've searched for hours and tried multiple methods but none have been fruitful. My machine is running on linux mint 19.3 The service I'm trying to ...
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Add japanese input support

In Ubuntu 18.04 and forward I used to install Japanese(Mozc) software that allowed me to change among the different syllabaries using this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JapaneseInput . ...
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do not modify `iso14651_t1_common`

I am currently overwriting /usr/share/i18n/locales/iso14651_t1_common for some personalizations. How can I make sure this file never get updated when I update Linux? I mean which package I should not ...
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Cinnamon window list and workspace

Can I merge the nemo window list to make it available for all workspace, meantime still keep other app restraint in the current workspace
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Remapped multimedia keys using xmodmap not triggering event in Linux Mint 20

My aim is to remap XF86AudioLowerVolume/XF86AudioRaiseVolume to the mode_switch minus/equal keys using xmodmap. If the XF86AudioLowerVolume/XF86AudioRaiseVolume are mapped to the first position, the ...
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Cannot add folder/edit a mounted drive - linux mint

I have a hard drive with some programming files on it that I access/change from both windows and Linux. Today, after it was working yesterday on Linux, I am now unable to edit/change any of those ...
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Lost LVM physical volume after upgrade to Mint 20

I recently went through the upgrade process verbatim from Mint 19.3 (Tricia) to Mint 20 (Ulyana) and everything seemed to go as expected, I did have to re-add some services and such that were outside ...
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Audio stopped working on HP laptop with Linux Mint

Dual-booting Windows and Linux Mint an HP laptop. Audio working fine for a day or so. Other person who uses the computer booted into Windows and made something in Paint.NET, once I booted back into ...
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What are the final steps to complete the Linux Mint (Cinnamon) installation?

I launched the Live "try out" version of Linux Mint after uninstalling Intel RST via Windows (a pop-up suggested this had to be disabled and I couldn't find an option to simply disable it). ...
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Cannot insert special Polish characters using alt gr

I have a problem with inserting Polish characters using left Alt or right Alt Gr with internal keyboard of HP 250 G5. On external keyboard everything works fine. I have Polish layout set in options. ...
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(OpenVPN) Connection timing out after loading config with 'sudo openvpn --config (config.ovpn)'

I'm trying to use a .ovpn file I got form Rsocks, however when I run the command stated in the title I get this: Sun Oct 4 00:32:10 2020 library versions: OpenSSL 1.1.1f 31 Mar 2020, LZO 2.10 Sun ...
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Why has my keyboard stopped sending Super_L for the windows key in X?

I'm on Linux Mint 20 with XFCE as my WM. I do have an .Xmodmap file that consists of the following: keycode 166 = 0x0000 keycode 167 = 0x0000 remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = Escape keycode 135 = ...
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How to enable HW acceleration in Celluloid video player in Linux Mint 20?

I have this graphics card in my Dell laptop: GPU: NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060, Max-Q Design, 6 GB VRAM which has the basic specification as follows, and should be capable of handling hardware decoding of ...
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Locate and add favorite apps Linux Mint 20 via CLI

I know, that you can add applications with right click -> Add to favorites. But I want to add / remove the favorites via script. I was trying to use the solution from this question but When ...
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systemd-journald[387] Failed to write file entry

I am on a windows machine, running linux mint mate from a virtual machine. While in boot I get the following errors I have no access to the kernal so I can't execute any commands that I have seen in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a file on Linux Mint

Is there a way to create custom keyboard shortcut to open a file on Linux mint 20 (cinnamon)? I think Ubuntu mate 20.04 will have similar solution. Let's say I want open a file using vim. I tried ...
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The repository 'https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file

My computer has Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa with R version 3.6.3. I am trying to do sudo apt-get update and I am having this error: Err:21 https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu bionic Release ...
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Mint Cinnamon shows login screen but not desktop

Yesterday I updated my computer using apt and walked away to let it run. I ended up being away from it for a few hours. When I got back I saw that it was done, so I closed the terminal and shut the ...
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Help install Windows 7 on a computer running Windows 10 and Linux Mint

I have a computer with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana) running as dual boot. I did not like Windows 10 because of its speed problems, so I want to go back to Windows 7. I have 300 GB Hard disk. ...
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How do I deterimine if (and which) USB ports share bandwidth?

I've read that in many cases, the motherboard basically acts as a USB hub. So if you have two 10gbps USB ports, and you try to transfer files over both, you won't go over 10gbps between both of them. ...
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How do I determine if a USB 3.1 port is 5 or 10 gbps?

The physical ports are labeled 3.1 and lsusb -v shows bcdUSB 3.1. But there's two versions of 3.1, one that is 5gbps and one that is 10gbps. Is there a command to see if I have the ones that run at ...
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Daemon unavailable to “service” command until after it is started with “systemctl” - why?

I installed some software earlier (Nessus) and when I tried to start the daemon with service nessusd start, I got Failed to start nessusd.service: Unit nessusd.service not found.. However, after ...
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WL-WN681AE AC600 wifi usb adapter doesn't work weel

I have a WL-WN681AE AC600 wifi usb adapter (wavlink) and by default, linux mint (my fresh installed OS : Linux svetlana-MS-7B87 5.4.0-48-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP) doesn't work well with it. Indeed I ...
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How to install WINE on linux mint 19.3?

I followed all the instructions, and I got this error: $ sudo apt install wine-stable Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How to take control of existing terminal programs via ssh (cmus) [duplicate]

So I have a terminal with cmus running on my main PC at my desk. I want to ssh to this main PC from my laptop and "take control" of cmus remotely, so that i can adjust volume, pause and play,...
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Single Xserver running across two PCs?

I have two towers, both running linux mint. My "new" tower has four screens, the old one has the capability to run two or three more. I was wondering if it were possible to run an xserver on ...
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What does cause such high CPU fan speeds?

So, everything worked fine yesterday. Today, my CPU fan seems upset. It alternatively goes up to a high speed of around 5000 rpm, then back down to a low speed of around 2300 rpm, and up again, in ...
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Keeping Linux Mint 19.1 Mate from putting the display to sleep

I am running Linux Mint 19.1 Mate on a computer running kiosk software. For the love of all things I cannot get it to stop putting the display to sleep. I have set Control Center Power Management ...
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Is it legal to copy themes between different linux distros?

I installed SentOS 8 with Xfce and there is not many gtk themes in it. Can I simply copy them from Mint 20 Xfce? Is it legal to copy the contents of the two folders /usr/share/icons/ and /usr/share/...
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mce: hardware error cpu 0 machine check 0 bank 0. System just freezes, everything just stops including mouse on Linux Mint XFCE 20

My system was working fine but after the changes in past two days I started getting this problem. ​ The Changes I made: I added a 2GB 800mgz RAM stick and replaced my old HDD with a new SSD two days ...
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Unable to Resize Partition (GParted/Mint)

I am trying to resize a partition to install another flavour of Linux (Arch). But somehow I am unable to resize the main partition into two. I have attached an image of my drive setup now. Can you ...
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Linux Mint 20 Without a Dedicated Graphics Card

I plan to get rid of Windows on my wife's laptop and install Mint 20 Cinnamon edition on it. The laptop is a bit old. So I just wanted to know, does it work nicely of an Intel graphics? I read a lot ...
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LM 20 Win 10 dual boot going read-only and corrupting filesystem

I've been having trouble with my dual boot (win 10/LM20) install that are just driving me crazy. Here's a summary of the diagnosis I've made so far Install windows 10 making a partition for Linux ...
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CIFS mount locks active directory user

I am configuring a Windows Distributed File share with this fstab entry //company.local/DFSdata/Office/office_data /mnt/y cifs credentials=/home/user/.smbcredentials,file_mode=0666,dir_mode=...
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Linux keeps going into read-only mode

Previously, I was using Ubuntu 18.04 as an OS. It started going into initramfs mode after every boot, so I had to do a manual fsck every time I wanted to use the system. Doing this a couple of months, ...
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Bluetooth Pairing Issue: RN-42 Bluetooth Serial Adapter

I'm having issues connecting and pairing to the RN-42 Bluetooth Serial Adapter. I'm using this: https://www.parallax.com/product/30086 I am able to pair and connect when using my Rasp. Pi 4, Windows ...
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Running a script at startup via graphical interface doesn't work whereas it works when I run it in cli

I'm running Linux Mint 20 and try to use the GUI to launch my startups scripts. All are working as expected but two of them: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap AND mongo-express -a -u XXX -p XXX --url mongodb://...

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