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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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On Linux Mint, rtl8821 wifi module fails intermittently

Since I installed Linux Mint over a year ago, I've had issues with my wifi. After the system suspends and comes back, sometimes the wifi works and sometimes it doesn't. It will always work after ...
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Games in Linux Mint only displaying 75hz when I have a 144 hz monitor

Games in Linux Mint only displaying 75hz when I have a 144 hz monitor and I have tried a bunch of different things but I cant get games to work at my full refresh rate. My specs are R5 3600, 16gb DDR4,...
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Keyboard layout gets stuck when using Super + Space shortcut to change the layout to Persian

I have two keyboard layouts on my machine. English (US) and Persian. When I use the keyboard shortcut Super + Space to change from English to Persian, it works just fine, but when I use it to change ...
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Minimize all windows on active workspace only

Is there any possibility to minimize all windows on active workspace only. Super + D minimizes all windows on all workspaces, but I need only on the active one. Linux Mint, Xfce.
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why raid0 is slower than single disks

Here is my raid details: % sudo mdadm --detail --scan ARRAY /dev/md/blueray-i5:0 metadata=1.2 name=blueray-i5:0 UUID=93a44fb0:9a66b691:f567475e:4a11d39a % sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md/blueray-i5:0 /dev/...
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Change steps of backlight brightness and keep using cinnamon animations

I know and use writing to /sys/class/backlight, now I want to keep using standard Cinnamon way to adjust brightness as I like icons/animations it displays when hotkeys are pressed. I was not able to ...
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How to fix Linux Mint Software Sources GUI IsADirectoryError?

On my linux mint machine i'm trying to enable universal repository from Software Sources. While trying to open GUI with sudo mintsources i get an error saying Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Linux Mint 20.2: 4k monitor with i915 (Intel Xe Graphics)

My laptop: ThinkPad Lenovo E14 Gen 2 Type Number: 20TA-000DGE CPU: 11th Gen Intel i7-1165G7 (8) @ 4.700GHz (Rocket Lake) GPU: Intel Device 9a49 / i915 Thunderbolt: v4 (only one; needed for power and ...
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Efficient access to file notes

Recently, I started using the "Notes" that one can assign to files. They can be found by right-clicking on the file -> Properties -> tab "Notes". See the following image: I ...
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How to change the font COLOR for Linux Mint XFCE desktop

Using Linux Mint XFCE 20.2 and a while back I installed a KDE Plasma desktop to try it out. Ended up not liking it and just stuck with this one. For some reason, while I was switching between KDE and ...
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LM Cinnamon, Change lock screen profile picture frame to circular

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 20.2. I want to change my lock screen profile picture frame to circular from the square. I uploaded the circular image assuming it would adjust but the frame clearly is ...
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Cannot acess previously used Mint on my laptop

How can I approach to an older version of Linux which is still installed on my laptop but not in use due to some hardware/software problems? I don't see it on the system start-up and I still have some ...
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rsync not working with Linux Mint 20 as remote

I'm using rsync for years and have never come upon such a strange issue: everything works fine, unless the remote machine is running Linux Mint 20 (tried with 2 of those, one is still running 20.1 and ...
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linux mint boot not reading my windows iso

Hi I try linux mint cinnamon but not happy about using it so I try to change it again to windows 10 and I already get the ISO from windows and burn it with Disk Image writer but when I boot to install ...
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Error installing MySql: E: Sub-process / usr / bin / dpkg returned an error code (1)

I can't install MySql. When I install sudo apt install mysql-server, I get an error. In the past I received this error that blocked any type of update for any software, but I solved the problem and ...
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Manually installing drivers on Linux Mint

I am currently trying to install a driver through terminal. It is for the USB UART XR21B1411 serial port adapter. I installed it in the past, but cannot remember how I did it. Here is a link to the ...
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How to update R on Linux mint

I am not able to update R version 3.* on 4.* What I have done according to this page: I checked /etc/apt/sources.list #deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 19.2 Tina - Release amd64 20190729]/ bionic contrib main ...
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Who do the Linux Mint can't activate the network connection?

On Linux Mint, I got an error "Activation of network connection failed." This appears if I'm not using my laptop so I guess it tries automatically connect to network. It appears once, then ...
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Trying to create a Linux OS drive that can be booted from any PC at any time

I am currently trying to test multiple PC's (Same model and configuration) using Linux. To put it as simply as possible, I want to fully install Linux on a USB thumbdrive and be able to boot it up ...
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Mounting NTFS partition by fstab at boot still works correctly, but process never dies

Why would a mount.ntfs operation never finish (continue to burn CPU) if the partition seems to be correctly mounted? How could this be debugged? On Linux Mint 19.3, I've had an fstab (below) operating ...
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Linux Mint 20.2 not recognizing NVIDIA GTX 660ti even with drivers installed

So I have a Linux Mint machine with a Ryzen 5600G CPU with integrated graphics. I just recently got a GTX 660ti from a friend, and I'm trying to set it up, and the driver seems to be loading (running ...
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I messed up trying to set python3 as default on Linux mint

Okay, so I did a quick Google search on how to set python3 as default. I came across this code: echo "alias python='python3'" >> .bashrc source .bashrc Typed it into the terminal and ...
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How to tar-gzip a directory and put it in the /tmp

Hey im stuck on a assignment and i dont know how to solve it really because iam quite new with working in linux. I have to place a directory in a tar-ball and zip it using gzip. At the moment this is ...
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Linux Mint hanging on shutdown

Lately I switched my computer's 250GB SSD out for a 1TB SATA hard drive. Ever since then my computer has been hanging on shutdown. I tried doing all the recommended changes to the GRUB settings, but ...
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Meaning of gpg output

I just downloaded an iso image of Linux Mint. Upon checking the steps for verification, I obtain $ gpg --verify sha256sum.txt.gpg sha256sum.txt gpg: Signature made Thu 08 Jul 2021 05:06:26 AM CDT ...
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Linux Mint takes 6+ hours to shut down

I have recently installed Linux Mint MATE. The first two days it took a little longer to turn off (compared to when Windows 10 was installes) but I figured it was within normal range. Yesterday after ...
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Hardware accelerated lossless recording on a 6700 XT using ffmpeg

I'm trying to record my screen losslessly (or at near lossless quality) with hardware acceleration on a 6700 XT with ffmpeg. I'm running Linux Mint with the 5.14.14-051414-generic kernel. I've tried: ...
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sudo won't open installation file

I am attempting to install matlab on my newly formatted linux mint laptop, but when I attempt to run the installer using sudo ./install it doesn't open the installer, but if I close the terminal it ...
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Installed MaxQDA on Linux Mint using Wine but it won't start

I need to use MaxQDA for University and I don't want to go back to Windows just to be able to use this software. I still don't know very much about Linux. I use Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Version 4.6.6 ...
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"Dummy" connection suddenly appeared in Network Settings and connects by default on boot in Linux Mint, and cannot be removed from the UI

Apologies if this is the result of something stupid I've done, but I can't for the life of me figure out what caused this. The other day I noticed I didn't have internet connection (but could still ...
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Apt installs fine whereas directly using dpkg fails

Web search found links of dpkg failing when using apt. This What is the difference between apt-get and dpkg? accepted answer says: apt-get makes use of dpkg to do the actual package installations. I ...
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Chrome window gets too big when maximizing on linux mint xfce

I have following problem. I am new to Linux and went with Mint as my distro. On windows I always used Chrome as my go to browser because I do a lot of webdev and like to have the best support for ...
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Gameball xorg.conf configuration

So my Gameball finally arrived, and I loved it. Now it comes the fun part: configuration. When it first arrived both scroll areas where working. But the I want both upper buttons to be left and right ...
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Linux Mint 20 - Switch users doesn't work correctly

When the Account Switch is made, Linux Mint collapses, as shown in the figure below. Often it is necessary to restart the computer in a forced way. I used Ubuntu and had no such problem.
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Scaner operates but gives error

I've done a hard drive backup and reinstalled my OS (Linux Mint 20.2). Now simple-scan refuses to be simple. It runs. Detects the scanner, The scanner scans when I click "scan". But when the ...
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Linux on MacBook Pro Retina display

I know there were several big discussions related to pixel scaling but it's the end of 2021 and I was wondering if there is a reliable way to display Linux on MacBook Pro Retina because after playing ...
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Will KDE Plasma break Linux Mint XFCE 20.2?

Will installing the KDE plasma desktop environment on Linux Mint XFCE cause things to break? By that I mean will it cause things to be buggy/laggy? I've heard that doing this on Cinnamon can cause ...
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Linux Mint stops responding for a few seconds

I recently got a new Desktop, which is quite the upgrade from my Laptop. Now I installed a fresh install of Linux Mint MATE 20.2. Now the performance isn't bad, but every so often there is a random ...
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No driver for RealTek WiFi-adapter on LinuxMint installation; need off-line solution for this machine

I bought a new laptop, and my IT guy installed Windows 10 on it. It ran perfectly for one whole month,then updated, and went into "Not an authorized Microsoft Product" mode and locked me out....
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Packages with broken dependencies

I am unable to install any debian packages because gdebi complains about packages with broken dependencies. Then I ran pkexec synaptic and found the culprits. Packages libicu_dev, libicu60 and ...
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How to Completely Remove an Application with it's PPA that is being installed via PPA and GPG

I installed brave browser using: sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg echo "deb [...
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Can't boot laptop at all after installing Mint 20 (GRUB messed up)

I am, forgive me, a total newbie, but two days ago excitedly installed Mint Cinnamon 20 on a Medion Akoya E2215T laptop. I made several changes as per some tutorials, like decreasing the swappiness, ...
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Impossible to boot on linux mint

I tried an installation of Linux Mint 20.1 in dual boot with Windows 10 with a flash drive. My laptop is an asus R510V with an i5-6300HQ, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics 530. It looks like the ...
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For Debian-based OSs, where are the launcher shortcuts configured?

I spent time installing Signal through the command line yesterday. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. Without realizing I needed to log out and back in to get Signal to show a shortcut in the start ...
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How do I retrieve my missing taskbar?

I opened Linux two days ago and the taskbar, which appears across the bottom of my screen, was missing. As a result, I cannot open the Terminal or use the usual route to log off. As well, if I ...
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GRUB not detecting Windows 10 at all

Running sudo os-prober does not work. Running sudo grub-install /dev/sda1 does not work. I've tried going on the grub.d 40_custom file and editing it to include a boot option, specifying the windows ...
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Linux Mint sees Windows but update-grub won't update - possible corruption

On dual boot machine, I suddenly could not boot into windows 10 and grub loader no longer was loading. I reinstalled Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia. Now I'm trying to add Windows to grub, which is on sda1. ...
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No write permission to drive (even as root) on dual-boot system

I'm running a dual-boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and encountered the problem that when I'm booted into Linux, I can mount and read drives without problem, but I can't write ...
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Lost DVI output [closed]

I have tried to install the OpenRazer software for a keyboard in Linux Mint Mate, it worked well but after a reboot my secondary monitor connected with DVI port is not working anymore. I did not ...
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Use fingerprint reader for everything but first login

I want to make efficient use of the fingerprint reader on my laptop. I was able to configure fingerprint reading through fprint and PAM (using the steps described in the second comment here), but I've ...

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