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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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Linux Mint installation

I am getting below screen after installing Linux Mint 19 using Pen Drive. What should I do now ?
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Linux mint does not remember default browser

When I launch Chrome on Linux Mint, it asks for being the default browser. I confirm and it is remembered between browser relaunches. But when I shut my laptop down and then turn on again, default ...
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fingerprint-gui on Linux Mint 19 “Tara” cinnamon works but not on first boot or in software center

On my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd. Gen., fingerprint-gui works fine when locking the screen or requesting sudo in terminal. It doesn't work when I freshly boot up the system at first login, and it ...
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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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Mount .img created by ddrescue-gui

I'm trying to recover data after formatting my hdd. I installed ddrescue-gui and performed the following tasks: Select source (formatted hdd), no log, destination (img file inside separate hdd) and ...
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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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Connect to RemoteApp Linux Mint 18.3

At our company we run a Remote Desktop Gateway with RemoteApps Does anyone have a good and easy way to connect and use these from within Linux Mint 18.3? Been trying different things and a work ...
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Letter “E” Stopped Working - Linux Mint [on hold]

Can't login to my Linux Min 19 Cinnamon Laptop because I singular key stopped working! Any ideas around this?
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Display “burps” every 30 seconds

I'm running Mint 18 on a Dell i7 and I have this annoying issue that I can't find where its coming from. Every 30 seconds the display freezes for about 0.5 seconds. The issue is persistent and ...
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How to install CUDA 9.2 on Linux Mint 19

I would like to install CUDA 9.2. on Linux Mint 19. It was possible to install CUDA on Linux Mint 18.3 even though Linux Mint is not an officially supported distribution. However, Linux Mint 18 was ...
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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 ...
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Accidently deleted my wifi name in linux mint [on hold]

I was trying to prevent xfinitywifi from automatically connecting (I have Google Fiber). And followed the advice found here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/how-to-prevent-...
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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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Linux mint LMDE 3 Cindy WIFI internet randomly lost [on hold]

After some change in my Linux, my internet via WiFi modem randomly lost and when i run ping www.google.com don't answer sometimes? it must consider which more times that i lost my PC internet i have ...
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DNS issues on a single Wifi - Linux Mint 19.1

I'm having DNS problems with one WiFi network which I've been using for a long time. I tried to do an hotspot with my phone and everything worked as normal, so the issue is only on that network. ping ...
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Removing mount default execute permission of text files

I want to mount all text files without execute permission to eliminate the (Run in Terminal - Display - Run) message, which appears every time I open a text file in Linux Mint. I have the following ...
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Linux mint 17.3 doesn't shut down

Just installed Linux Mint 17.3 with KDE on HP probook 6470B. Installation went well, the system said it was restarting - DVD was ejected and system seemed to shut down but it didn't. I tried Ctrl+Alt+...
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USB don't show on fdisk

I have a USB and for some reason i can't access it. On fdisk -l i don't see the USB, also not show on gparted or anywhere.... I don't remember the format of the usb. Kernel version: 4.15.0-50-...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon fractional scaling 1.5x for WQHD displays missing - any solutions?

Is there any adequate option to scale Linux Mint to a WQHD screen (2.560 x 1.440) with high density? If I am going to System Settings -> General indeed I have an option for scaling my desktop to ...
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Linux Mint Infrastructure Management [closed]

I want to deploy Linux Mint on ~40 PCs. If I do that, I will need a centralized way to control those PCs. For Example, install/remove software on all those PCs on the same time, set environment ...
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Password protect Grub2, but still allow normal boot

I have seen this link , but I don't have grub.conf in the first place. His situation is the inverse from mine though. This link explains quite a fair bit on Grub2, but I am still clueless as to how ...
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Cant access drives prepared in Windows

Recently I've installed Linux Mint Cinnamon alongside Windows 10 on my SSD. However, the other two drives I have are not properly recognized by Linux Mint. One appears on the File System tree, but I ...
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Linux installation stuck at the start up because of nvidia graphic cards

I have a problem with installation of Linux Mint 17 on Lenova Thinkpad T430. It has 2 graphic cards nvidia and intel graphic cards. When I try to install it from a bootable disk, it gets stuck at the ...
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Why can't I access sources.list.d?

And what are all the questions marks for? scroll down for strange output. $ ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ ls: cannot access '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list': Permission ...
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How to get fonts into Libre Office Writer

I have some fonts on my system that I wish to use in Writer. They are present in the file system, but do not appear in the Libre Office fonts list. I can see them when I run fc-list $ fc-list | grep ...
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Solution to Frozen Lock Screen: Linux Mint Cinnamon 18

I'm a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend. The problem My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No ...
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How do I transfer files between Android and Linux over USB?

I want to copy some movie files from Linux to my HTC One SV Android phone (not rooted). In Windows, my phone mount its internal and SD-card volumes automatically when I plug it in, allowing me to ...
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Installing GCC 4.7.0 fails at make command

I'm attempting to install GCC 4.7.0 in Linux Mint (based off of Ubuntu 18.04). I get past the first step of configuring it. However when I run make -j5, I get the following errors: make[2]: Leaving ...
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NVIDIA graphics card not working on Mint 18

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, and I've installed Linux Mint 18 on this laptop. If I switch to this card in the driver manager, Mint crashes. How am I to go about using this card? Diver ...
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Linux Mint 18 can't connect to PEAP-MSCHAPv2 encrypted school wifi

Freshly installed Linux mint 18, Cinnamon desktop. My computer is Dell Vostro 5460, and the wireless card is intel wireless-N 2230. I can connect to WPA/WPA2 home wifi and the wireless network ...
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On UEFI laptop, Linux Mint has crashed twice

In the last 2 months, I have installed Linux Mint 19.1 on two laptops. On the older of the two, a Samsung Rv511 (ca. 2011) using MBR partitioning, there have been no problems at all. Linux Mint has ...
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Linux Mint GUI stays black after login

Suddenly this happens: When I boot my noteback linux mint boots to the login screen. Then after I logged in the mouse cursor is visible centered on a black background. And thats where nothing more ...
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Signing a key via mokutil

After successfully installing Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon for the first time, I went through the recommended steps to take after the installation. Here I also upgraded my system (after checking for and ...
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Paliate key sending wrong keycodes

After a waterspill over my laptop's keyboard the left arrow and the up arrow send grabled keycodes which correspond to several other keys. I can live without those keys since I can remap other keys ...
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Change the default i3-wm system style

I have recently discovered the i3 window manager (after using Xfce). I first installed it on my laptop and all the window decorations (file/edit/view menus etc) looked horrible, and it was a light ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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initramfs unable to find medium

I am trying to install Linux mint 17.3 x64 Cinnamon on my desktop, but I keep getting: ACPI PCC Probe failed initramfs unable to find a medium containing a live file system However this exact USB ...
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Problem with Mint 18 and VMware Tools

I just installed Mint 18 as a virtual machine using VMware 12. I have the problem that I can't install vmware-tools. At first I tried to install open-vm-tools as is recommended by Mint, but it didn't ...
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How to replace Bash with Xonsh [duplicate]

I am using Linux Mint 19.1 I want to use Xonsh as my default shell. According to their documentation, The latest version of Xonsh can only be installed using conda, pip, or from source. conda: $ ...
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Boot repair disk on mint live usb

I wanted to install Fedora in dual boot with windows. During the Fedora installation I installed a /boot partition and a /boot/efi partition. The installation process was good and at starting the ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 upgraded to 19 - Screen now distorts with open-vm-tools-desktop

Except this singular issue, everything works wonderfully. I already tried apt-get purge open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop but it didn't help. This is what I'm seeing after upgrading. The Y ...
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USB device not being recognized by kernel

I'm attempting to connect a programmable vaping USB device to my Linux Mint laptop. Each time I connect the device to laptop, I do not see the device appearing while monitoring lsusb via watch ...
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X won't start without 3 or 4 Ctrl-Cs

For some strange reason I have to input Ctrl-C (usually) three times (sometimes four) after running startx in order to get cinnamon to start. This is the same as with dwm or i3. Partial demonstration ...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do not ...
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Unable to access GitHub; Couldn't connect to server

I've been trying to clone a git repository (several, actually) and I'm getting the following error: fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/repository-name': Couldn't connect to server My ...
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Type minus in program [migrated]

I have a script for automatization keyboad and mouse. to_type = -0.2 and it write only 0.2. I have english keyboard. It writes without minus for pyautogui.typewrite(to_type) Do you have an idea ...
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Increase UI size of apps with tiny dialogues (gimp, InSync, Zoom, etc.)

I'm running Mint 19 Tara, with Cinnamon 3.8.9, on a Lenovo P51 with a 3840×2160 graphics display. Most apps, such as vim, Chrome, Libre Office, and everything that came pre-installed, work correctly. ...
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Installed new Linux on HDD having a second Linux on SSD - possible sharing of root/swap partitions?

I got a bit confused after installing Linux Mint again, this time on my HDD instead of the SSD. I have not deleted the old (on the SSD) yet because I am worrying that "root" and "swap" might be shared ...
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Graphichs driver issue for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i

I installed Linux mint 19.01 XCFE (related to Ubuntu) on a 10 year old system today, but was surprised at some graphical glitches: YouTube would not play in full screen correctly (white bar at top of ...
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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...