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Questions tagged [linux-mint]

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

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How to detect if the computer is idle? [on hold]

I'm using Linux Mint, and I run the below service with system start up to0 take automatically screenshots, but I need it to stop taking screenshots if the computer is idle, and run again when it is ...
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Trying to run Kile gives a segmentation fault on Linux Mint 19

With the latest version of Kile installed, trying to run it crashes with a segmentation fault: $ kile qt5ct: using qt5ct plugin Invalid Context= "Apps" line for icon theme: "/usr/share/icons/Mint-Y/...
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Failed to load windows normally [on hold]

I had a dual boot with Linux mint and Windows. When I formatted the partition with linux to uninstall Linux, I can't start my Windows and I have an error Error: no such partition. Entering rescue ...
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Disabling secure boot and third party drivers

Whilst installing linux mint 19.1 cinnamon i checked the "I want third party drivers box". However, upon checking that box i was prompted to create a password in order to disable secure boot. Thus, ...
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Secure boot and linux mint 19.1 cinnamon

I am currently planning on installing linux mint 19.1 cinnamon on a new SSD, after completely removing the w10 SSD, which was previously in use, from my PC. Now, is it still recommended to disable ...
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GRUB changes are not applied

I am trying to hide the GRUB menu on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. I edited the grub file using and entering my admin password twice gedit admin:///etc/default/grub Then I edited my grub file to look ...
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Weak Strength Wi-Fi issue in Mint Linux

I have been installed Mint Linux. After installation i could't connect with my home Wi-Fi due to low strength. Wi-Fi name not showm in available list. But there no problem with other devices and ...
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Dual Boot Missing for Mint Linux

I have been installed Mint Linux 19.1 alongside my Windows 10. After installation I could't find a Grub Menu on Boot. It directly goes to Mint Linux.
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can't find one of my hard drives on newly installed linux mint

I just installed linux mint alongside windows and I can't seem to find one of the 3 hard drives. Two of them (sda and sdc) are available under /media/<username>/<drivename> , but the third ...
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How to add and configure JDK 11 on Linux mint 19

I'm having trouble to configure oracle JDK 11 to the system. I have extracted the JDK and ran the following in the terminal ~$ export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk-11.0.2 ~$ export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin ...
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NVIDIA Drivers: Unable To Load Info

Problem Description The NVIDIA drivers on my laptop no longer seem to be working properly. This comes as a result of my laptop recently shutting down for a lack of battery. The power cord was not ...
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CTRL, ALT & ALTGR dead on Fujitsu Celcius H770 with Linux Mint 19 Tara

My CTRL-L, CTRL-R, ALT, ALTGR and numpad keys don't work anymore. The German layout keyboard was fully functional after installation, but the keys got lost after some reboots. I had problems with the ...
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VOIP worked with Mint 19.1 & kernel 4.4, fails w/ kernel 4.8

With Linux Mint 19.1, kernel 4.15, I connect to the Internet using WiFi, and want to share the Ethernet connection with a Grandstream IP Phone. I have done: click | network connection | wired ...
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connected old scsi disk via IDE->USB adapter, recognized in syslog but not fdisk?

I have an old hard disk I'm trying to check for data and format before recycling/donating. I'm using an IDE to USB adapter to connect the disk to my linux laptop. In my syslog I see the following ...
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Problems starting Fritzing by double-clicking on .fzz file

If I select Fritzing from the Linux system menu, it starts normally. If I double-click on a .fzz file in the file manager, I get lots of errors; and when it starts many parts of the main form are not ...
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Despite ` vm.swappiness=100`, Mint system freezes, yet swap underused

My Mint 18.1 system often freezes for approximately 10 minutes due to running out of memory, as per a widget which shows 100% memory use at freeze time. SysRq + "Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly ...
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How to add keyboard shortcut for Tomboy 'create new note'?

I'm on Linux Mint and I use Tomboy Notes a lot. I want to add a custom keyboard shortcut to instantly open a 'new note' window and start typing. I've already created a custom keyboard shortcut for ...
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Moving postgresql data folder on Mint 19.1

I want to move my data folder from my SSD do HDD on my Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. I have install postgresql from https://www.enterprisedb.com/downloads/postgres-postgresql-downloads version Linux x86-...
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why does “yum check-update” result in “Could not resolve host: mirrorlist.centos.org; Unknown error”?

yum check-update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite. Determining fastest mirrors Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://...
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Cannot type file paths on any Open File Dialogs?

There is no way I can type/paste a file path when I use some Open File dialog: There is not right click option or anything. I use linux Mint XFCE 19.1: linux@linux:~$ uname -a Linux linux 4.15.0-20-...
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LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up, because I installed a new battery

LM 19 x64 shuts down unexpectedly just before lightdm or cinnamon starts up. This happens after installing a new battery for my laptop (DELL Precision M4700), and I had to keep the AC adapter plugged ...
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No sound with headphones in Linuxmint 19.1

There is not sound anymore in my headphones (jack connection) even though it used to work. During my last session, I did quite a lot of tweaks on my installation, so far, here is what I could ...
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LinuxMint 19.1 Tessa does not play sound in the default device

I connected my TV to my laptop using HDMI for a movie and the audio was still playing from the laptop. So, I changed the sound device to the TV and sound got played from TV - All good. And then, I ...
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USB transfer problems 99%

So I am having a strange problem on my pc running linux mint cinnamon 3.67 running kernal version 4.10.0-38-generic. When I try to copy files to a USB it says its copying @110mbps even if its a usb2....
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How do I change the DPI of only one application, “/usr/bin/wps”?

How do I change the DPI of only one application: "/usr/bin/wps"? On this page, I found the following script but don't know which part(s) should be replaced with "/usr/bin/wps". #!/usr/bin/bash ...
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Linux mint screen orientation error

I'm trying to change the orientation of my laptop screen in linux mint and then my mouse clicks are totally ignored, so I couldn't change the display back to normal (with the GUI). My screen also ...
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How to install Linux Mint 17/18/19 on Dell Inspiron 7459

Two years ago (2017) I got a Dell Inspiron 7459, and when I tried to install Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) I was unable to select the correct drive during the installation because the only drive I could ...
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HDMI Not detected / HDMI Disconnected

I'm running Linux Mint with MATE. My external HDMI monitors no longer work with my single HDMI port. lspci -v 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b) ...
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NEF files are opening as thumbnails only

To allow me to see thumbnails on my Linux mint system I follow the instructions at this link. https://askubuntu.com/a/427067/349972 It worked like a charm and I was immediately able to see ...
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Steam Wont Launch on Linux Mint 19.1

So I have been trying to get Steam on my Linux Mint 19.1 system but when I try to run from terminal ($ steam) I get the message below: Running Steam on linuxmint 19.1 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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Linux Mint Instant Resume When Suspend

When I suspend, my desktop computer immediately resumes and the power and fans don't switch off. It is different from when I try to hibernate : there, it shuts down for a second, then resumes as well. ...
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Shut down my laptop when closed screen | linux mint tessa

i use the last linux mint XFCE, i'd like my laptop to shut down when i close the screen. How can i achieve that ? I've tried to uncomment and set HandleLidSwitch=poweroff in logind.conf i restarted ...
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Linux Mint 19.1 Hotspot issues

i'm facing one problem using Hotspot with Linux Mint. If im connecting more than 4 devices it disconnects me from the internet and i cant use neither wired connection nor WiFi...after restart it works ...
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kubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint 19.1 `software-properties-kde` issue

I have an issue upon installing kubuntu-desktop package, the problem is that I can't install package software-properties-kde which depends another package called python3-software-properties where ...
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From the look of smartctl findings, is my SSD dying?

My SSD is getting missed at BIOS sometimes from yesterday. Today morning though, it was completely gone out of the boot menu. I swapped the SATA cable and reconnected the power cable as part of ...
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Cannot connect to Wifi on Linux Mint Version 4.15.0-45

Fresh install of Linux Mint but I cannot connect to my wifi. I have used an ethernet to install all automatic updates and such that come with the fresh install. ifconfig gives out: eno1: flags=4163 ...
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linuxmint 19.1: power button inserts letters (works fine on linuxmint 18.3)

I recently did a clean install of LinuxMint 19.1 (MATE edition) on my laptop. Since then, pressing the power button inserts a long row of dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd until I press it again, ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Screen Tearing - nvidia-settings only showing two options

I'm having screen tearing on my Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 + Nvidia GTX 960 setup. I installed nvidia-settings and thought that it should be resolvable from the panel, but unfortunately it's only ...
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Getting Ben Freedom's wifi drivers working on Toshiba L755 (RTL8188CE) (Mint)

Running Mint xfce Tessa. After migrating to Mint I discovered my realtek RTL8188CE no longer works, or rather instead of 20 down 10 up, gets 1 mbps down. After running Ben's updates several times, I ...
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How can I run an executable text file at system startups?

sudo nano /etc/rc.local I have run the above and added the path below. HDD_temp is an executable text file. /home/matthew/@/HDD_temp/HDD_temp However, the file is not run at system startups. How ...
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In Mint 19.1, how do I bond an ethernet and a wifi adapter?

In Mint 19.1, I can see in "Network Connections" that I can bond 2 ethernet adapters. How do I bond an ethernet adapter and a wifi one without completely disabling the GUI configuration of networks? ...
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Problems with disk partition

I have Ubuntu on my notebook and want to install Mint too. I've gone through the installation process but when it is time to partition the disk, I get stuck (it doesn't allow me to create the ...
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Running an old version of LibreOffice

Using Linux Mint 19 64-bit here. I'm experiencing a bug in current LibreOffice versions (6.2.0.3, but it's apparently been around since 5.x.) A known good version with regards to this bug can be ...
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Where does Caja save folder state and icon?

I'm using icons to categorize my folders but sometimes I move the icons to a more appropiate place so the next time I load the folder, the folder icon isn't set. Could I edit manually (replace text) ...
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How to fix the search box grayed out xfce settings editor?

The list of settings is very big and I definitely cannot search everything by eye. I would like to find the application which is using the F10 key to fix this issue: Re-map or un-map F10 from ...
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How to edit Caja's / Nautilus' “open with list”?

Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?
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Transfer boot partition from one linux (SSD) to other linux (other SSD)?

I have a triple boot system as below: 1TB SSD: Linux Mint 19.1 (1 single ext4 partition) 500GB SSD: Ubuntu 18.04 (boot flag, has boot partition) 250GB SSD: Windows 10 I was using Ubuntu 18.04 as my ...
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Audio output device grayed out/disabled after logout/login

After logging out and logging back in my audio device is grayed out and no longer usable. I have tried pulseaudio -k, pactl exit, and manually killing/restarting the pulseaudio daemon, but none of ...
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How to remove Linux from a dual-boot system while keeping FreeDOS bootable?

I installed Linux Mint next to FreeDOS (not Windows) from a LiveCD and now I have a dual-boot system. I want to remove Linux and return to the previous situation with FreeDOS as sole OS. But if I ...
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Installing Mint 19.1 - bootloader

0 I have 2 Hard disks. first = Windows XP, Windows XP64 second = Linux Mint 17.3, Windows 7 I want to install Linux Mint 19.1 over the old Mint 17.3 The system boots with: Linux Mint (default) ...