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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 can I fix/install/reinstall grub?

So I started out with a 250GB HDD, the stock drive from an EeePC 1015pem that I am trying to turn into a MintBook. The drive is physically operable, but all data has been nuked, including the old OS. ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network

I just installed Linux Mint 17 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second)

I can't boot my Linux Mint after installation of Windows. First I installed Windows and then installed Linux Mint with the option of "Install along with windows". But after I completed the Mint ...
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Disabling IPv6 on Mint and Debian

How does one disable IPv6 completely (for all interfaces, resp. for the whole machine? Keep in mind, I don't want any kind of GUI solution. OS in question: Linux Mint 18.x Cinnamon 64-bit GNU/Linux ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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What's eating my disk space?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 Nadia. The Linux partition has 10G. When the system starts, du reports 80% usage. Then the usage slowly grows until it reaches 100% and the system becomes unusable. (It ...
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Different time in Windows and Linux Mint

I have installed Linux Mint first on my Acer Aspire 4930 and then dual-booted with Windows 7. I always see the correct time on Linux Mint but on booting into Windows the time is shifted back by a few ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Linux Mint

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I'm trying to map Caps Lock to Ctrl, but I cannot figure out how to do it. All web searches I've done have led me to older versions of ...
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How do I enable auto-login in Mint 18?

Mint 18.2 64b Cinnamon 3.4.3 This is running in a VM on my machine so I'm not worried about login security. I've been looking around on the Mint forums and only found a lot of threads about ...
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Does Linux Mint have /etc/debian_version?

I am trying to write a script which works based on the knowledge that each Linux Mint release was based on a particular Ubuntu release. However, I do not want to install Linux Mint to verify that, ...
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gnome-terminal do not start

I faced the problem when terminal do not start. I have look at related issue when locale do not supported. I have tried to update it, regenerate it - nothing help. Finally I have found next error ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When dual booting Windows 7/10 and Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to repair your Bluetooth devices again and again. This will happen every time you switch OS. Now, how do you prevent ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal instead of clicking the speaker icon in the top bar? The reason I want to do this is that my keyboard does not have volume increase/decrease ...
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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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Slow performance when copying files to and from USB devices

When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before ...
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Linux Mint 18 suspend issue

After fresh installation of Linux Mint 18 64-bit, when I try to suspend screen goes black and system does not suspend (and power led stays on). Preinstalled kernel with Linux Mint 18 is 4.4.0-21 I ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

Using Linux Mint (Cinnamon Desktop) I have not been able to connect to the eduroam wireless university network. The reason is that I can't find a proper way to enter the respective network settings, i....
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What is the command-line equivalent to 'mintupdate' for Linux Mint?

Linux Mint has a nice GUI-based Update Manager with selectable update tiers. The defaults are for levels 1 through 3 our of a possible 5 levels. However, I often handle administrative tasks for a ...
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How do I set default brightness after boot?

Linux Mint 12 (64bit), on an Acer Aspire 7730g. Upon every boot, the screen brightness is set very very low. Easily fixed via the function keys, but still a very annoying thing to do after every boot. ...
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archive.ubuntu.com missing raring-updates

My Linux Mint 15 install on VirtualBox was working great up until about two days ago, when the updater started throwing a ton of errors and refuses to progress with any apt-get update, apt-get install,...
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How to extend root partition

As you can see from the figure below I have 19.34gb unallocated space. I want this space to be added to my root partition sda11. How can I do that? I read few posts related to this but some of them ...
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, I'm unable to log in using the GUI login screen and German localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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How can I automate window tiling with a custom width? (Cinnamon)

I am running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 2.4.8. I really like xdotool, but it conflicts with Cinnamon's awesome snapping/tiling feature. If I run the following command, it does NOT work if the current ...
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Enabling apt repository priority in LMDE

I want to set up apt repository priority ordering in Linux Mint Debian Edition 2012.04. In /etc/apt/preferences the order should be: LMDE -> Debian testing -> Debian unstable. In other words, I almost ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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How to automaticaly enter sudo's grace period upon login

Knowing that giving a user a sudo's grace period right from the point when he/she login might be a security issue, I still think it will be a beneficial trade-off between security and usability in my ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Can someone please tell me the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint ? I thought they were almost the same thing until I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 versions of softwares for my Linux mint 16 system,...
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How to switch nvidia driver from “nouveau” to nvidia proprietary

i'm using Linux Mint. I recently updated my workstation, and from this moment, my drivers went nuts. I was working fine before, with the nvidia-361 drivers, and, when i finished my updates, and after ...
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How to change boot logo in linux mint

I want to change my Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon boot image manually. So, I replaced the image located at: /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png with mine. The logo changes at shutdown but not at boot....
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How to set an icon for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Mate?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 MATE I have a problem assigning an icon for custom (newly created) file type. My task: To set new double-click action and new icon for *.session files. My sequence of ...
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Virtualbox: OS cannot use the new extended disk space (.vdi)

I am running Virtualbox. I increased the size of my hard disk (.vdi) from 10G to 15G. Now when I start my Mint vm, the hard disk reports as 7.5g (df) even though i extended it (fdisk -l). I am not ...
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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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Change System Time/Date

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4.10.4+ Here's what I get when I run date: user:~ > date Die Okt 29 15:47:54 UTC 2013 Where "Die Okt" indicates a German-language setting, which I don't mind. ...
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Mount an existing RAID 1 Logical Volume after OS upgrade

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Mint 16. The installer did not detect my existing RAID 1 array, and I can't access it anymore. My drives are: SDA - First RAID Disk SDB - Second RAID Disk SDC - ...
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How to check disks at startup (alternative to chkdsk c: /f on Windows) [duplicate]

How to check my two disks at startup (they're in BIOS RAID 1)? I am on Linux Mint 17.2. computer user # blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="6042-870C" TYPE="vfat" /dev/sda2: UUID="2ef42e6f-4987-46e5-aca9-...
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AMD Radeon driver on mint 18

I recently upgraded my os from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18.1. Now dual screen doesn't work. I tried to install newest fglrx drivers from http://support.amd.com/fr-fr/download but X server doesn't boot. I ...
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Some websites load while others load forever in Linux Mint 18

I have installed Linux Mint 18 64 bit and noticed Google and Youtube and others loading flawlessly (even HD videos play) but some sites like Wikipedia don't show up even though the tabs in Mozilla ...
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Two linux distributions, grub does not detect other one

I have two linux distributions installed on my PC, linux Mint and Debian, both having separate boot partitions and both are installed on luks encrypted volumes. Debian was installed first, then I ...
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Linux Mint not recognising free space created by Windows 10 shrink

I have Windows 10 installed on my HP laptop, and since I'm starting to do some programming, I decided I'd like to get Linux on it too by creating a partition. I used the Windows tool to shrink C down ...
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Unable to install skype on LMDE,how to resolve these dependencies?

I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g step one : sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.1.0.20-...
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What is the most CPU efficient way to ensure that NumLock is on?

Situation: I have a script watching over NumLock status, well not really watching, but turning it On every 1 second. The script is running in the background. Reasoning: I often accidentally turn off ...
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Unable to log in. xsession-errors file looks like it could be useful if I understood

I am unable to log in to my account, having recently installed Linux Mint. I had this problem with Ubuntu 13.10, and no amount of re-installations seemed to fix it. However, Mint gives me a very ...
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Linux Mint 13 Problem - No module named site

My Linux Mint 13 64-bit system has developed a problem. Whilst I can run basic commands like ls and vi if I try anything more complex (I have tried python2.7, mysql-workbench and adduser) I get:- ...
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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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Two-finger scrolling on Linux Mint

I recently installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop and am not able to get the Two-finger scrolling to work. I have changed the Panel Layout to Two-finger scrolling in system settings but that doesn't ...
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No matter how many times I try re-installing Linux Mint, I get a GRUB error. How do I fix it?

I have been trying to install Linux Mint 16 Petra using a removable USB thumb drive on my laptop, and after multiple attempts, I get the same error every time: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal....
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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...
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Eclipse is not running

I have org.eclipse.platform_3.8_155965261 installed in my pc and yesterday I upgraded my linux mint 18.3 to 19. after that eclipse stopped working showing error message An error has occured. See ...
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How can I prevent installation of a specific package on Linux Mint?

TL;DR Question: How can I disallow installing of the package intel-microcode in the future? With my bad memory, I may try installing it someday, again. Long story Yesterday, I installed the intel-...
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What is causing Mint 18.1 “grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/” and following installation failure?

The SSD is set to ACHI (whatever it is, it was automatically set). Secure boot is set to Other OS (only other choice). Linux only. No Windows. Hate Windows. No dual boot. Microsoft hasn't touched my ...