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I want to disable the wifi hardware key on my laptop, it keeps fluctuating on/off on its own. I want it to be always on [migrated]

My wifi hardware switch keeps switching on and off without me doing anything every 5 minutes or so. Is there anything I can do about this frustrating problem? My idea is to somehow disable the switch, ...
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fsck, im stuck in the middle of operation

My hdd is slow as hell, I got a RV420 computer, and running latest Mint distro, never used linux before (moved from windows 6 month ago) I realized my disk have errors, so I mounted an Ubuntu Studio ...
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Linux Ubuntu - Black Screen at booting -DELL INSPIRON 15 - 3552 [closed]

so i have this problem about 2 days i'am struggle with. I used this Img- Ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 , RUFUS(MBR) I tried to install Linux mint , to install chrome OS , video by this guy - https://www....
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Normal.mod not found

error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Upon using the ls command: (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) I sadly don't currently have access to any USBs or discs, ...
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How to enable snaps support on Linux Mint 20? [migrated]

In Linux Mint 20, if I want to enable snap support to install snap packages, the usual command sudo apt install snapd to install snapd does not work. As you can see in the picture below, if I run ...
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Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'! [duplicate]

So follow these steps to make it work perfectly: open terminal mysql -u root -p (enter) enter your password use mysql; select user, host, plugin from mysql.user; update user set plugin='...
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Installed Mint on external SSD, now Ubunty won't boot without SSD plugged in [duplicate]

So, I installed Mint on an external SSD just because I had it laying around, and I found it entertaining to do so. Now when I boot my laptop without the external Mint SSD plugged in, it goes to GRUB ...
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USB Keyboard stuck in repeat on first key hit after waking from sleep fixed by reconnecting

Weird issue here, spent days reading old bug reports on keyboard repeats with no luck. Tried different distros, always does the same. Manjaro KDE, Kubuntu 19.10 and Mint 19.3 all do the same. Here's ...
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Trouble with Timeshift [closed]

I am running Mint 19.3, I need to restore my broken system. I booted up with a live usb and installed timeshift. When I pick a snapshot and click "restore" I get, "Error, Failed to mount devices". I ...
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Problem while trying to get a desktop launcher for an application -> “There was an error while launching the application”

I have a program called Modelsim installed. When I open a terminal and type the following, the application starts and terminal halts there. ~/altera/13.1/modelsim_ase/bin/vsim So, I wanted to ...
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Can't use ctrl key in the game [closed]

I'am using Linux Mint and really love it. But there is an annoying issue. When I press the ctrl key, mouse pointer is doing some animation and I can't use ctrl key in the game. When I hold ctrl key in ...
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Why is Ubuntu running relatively slowly on my machine?

So I run my Desktop with a dual boot of Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19.4, my desktop specs are: Motherboard: MSI X570 Gaming Carbon Pro Wifi System HD for Win10: Sabrent 4 1TB NvME SSD System HD for ...
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dark icon for QT Apps in Xubuntu using mint-y theme

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, here is details of my installation : The Mint theme is working perfectly for GTK application, but in QT application I see dark icons , for example this is how ...
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Automake failing to compile anything

I've tried to compile programs, including neofetch, cmatrix, browsh, and a few others all to the same effect. I run: git clone repo Works fine cd repo name Works fine ./autogen.sh Works fine ./...
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In a multi-head MATE desktop environment, how can fullscreen windows be made to respect the dock placement?

I have three displays running with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (X11) and the MATE Mutiny desktop environment. When I bring a window to fullscreen, the resize of the window does not respect the dock and ends up ...
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How can I repair grub2 bootloader? [duplicate]

I think I've just messed up something. I explain the situation: During the last few weeks I've been using Linux Mint in dual boot with windows 10. I decided to remove Mint as it had some terrible ...
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Switch Linux Distros [duplicate]

how to switch linux distros without loosing data. I am using Kubuntu kde plasma and it stucks sometimes. For gaming it is not good.
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Cant run or install ubuntu , initramfs / vfs error

Well I'm trying to install lubuntu on my laptop , but I get this error which tells me: not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown block I tried to install Linux mint and it takes me to ...
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Give Ubuntu Linux Mint's color scheme System-wide?

Is there an easy way to give (regular) Ubuntu the slick green / black color scheme used in Linux Mint's operating systems, whilst keeping all the "regular" Ubuntu stuff (GNOME, the Dock, etc...)? ...
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I can not use the microphone on websites using chromium

I have a problem with Ubuntu 18.04 and chromium for some time. It also happens with Mint 19. In all applications or websites where I need to use the microphone (and that I could use before) such as ...
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X won't start unless I do Ctrl-C about three times after running startx

Partial demonstration with ttyrec/ttyplay: https://www.sendspace.com/file/low2h7 I am currently using a .xsession of: #!/bin/sh exec i3 --force-xinerama >>~/.i3/log 2>&1
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rEFInd fails to properly boot windows when computer has been off for an extended period

Turning the computer off for the night seems to cause the issue. rEFInd seems to be unable to load the bootmgfw.efi file, and it hangs at a black screen until reboot. The screen is all black and ...
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After resizing partition Ubuntu boots in emergency mode

After resizing /home directory on my Ubuntu 18.04 (used Gparted while booting from LinuxMint-LiveCD my Ubuntu boots exclusively in emergency mode. What can I do to fix it? I ran lsblk in emergency ...
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Ran mount commands in live usb on wrong partition. Partition now mounted in other OS

I've done something rather dumb. I started with an installation of Ubuntu Studio 18.10 as the sole OS on my ThinkPad. I use that OS for some creative endeavors. I am also a (jr.) developer and wanted ...
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After installation Ubuntu/Mint loops continuously to grub [duplicate]

My Lenovo P50 can't boot Linux. I have Windows 10 installed on my SSD (with BitLocker -- I tried deactivating that before Linux installation, without any success). I used its Disk Manager to split ...
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Cannot disable NetworkManager-wait-online.service [duplicate]

I ran a command sudo systemctl disable NetworkManager-wait-online.service to disable the service, but after reboot I still see it in the output of systemd-analyze blame. Also status ...
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WoeUSB Error Code 256 with NTFS formatted USB

I tried to create a Windows 10 USB boot medium with WoeUSB. I formatted a USB drive with an NTFS partition, but WoeUSB complains with: Installation failed! Exit code: 256 Log: WoeUSB v@@...
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Is it OK to use an Ubuntu kernel for Linux Mint? [closed]

My question is simple. Is it OK to use an Ubuntu kernel for Linux Mint? My Linux Kernel for Ubuntu is version 4.4.0-31. However, I would like to use it for Linux Mint 19 Tara because it has all the ...
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After installation NodeJS, my system can't run node command

help me please install NodeJs on my Ubuntu. I do Using Ubuntu curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs and after installation, I do: node -v ...
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Can I virtualize my ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to switch from Ubuntu to Mint. Can I somehow turn my laptop's Ubuntu install into a virtual machine that I can then run on my computer so that I can refer to all my applications and settings ...
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Eager to move up from Mint 19 to ubuntu Maté [duplicate]

Sorry if this the wrong place. My first computer was the Timex Sinclair 1000 back in the day. and I loved learning the language for it, but after many huge improvements in my subsequent computers, a ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Mint in a dual boot configuration [duplicate]

I'm attempting to replace an existing Mint installation with Ubuntu on a UEFI system. The complication is that I'm dual-booting with Windows, and I'm very wary of messing that up in the process. In ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu's installation loading screen

yesterday I tried to install the Ubuntu distro on my PC (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce 950m, 8gb RAM). However I wasn't able to do it. Every time it got to the prole screen with the dots in freezed. I ...
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How to install canon LBP2900 without communication error? [closed]

I have tried to install canon LBP 2900 in linux, and How to install canon LBP2900, using the steps in link http://answerexpress.blogspot.com/2018/09/install-canon-lbp2900-driver-in-linux.html. shows ...
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MCE error message and random reboots [closed]

May someone help me in decoding the exact significance of the following message I found in dmesg? Jan 28 15:58:17 mint kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 7: 8c00004000010093 ...
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How to start apcupsd at boot?

This should be simple, but I am stuck figuring it out. I am using apcupsd to manage my system in case of power outage. I know how to start the server: sudo /etc/apcupsd/apcupsd start (See the manual ...
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Laptop Hibernate on Lid Closed

My laptop (Ryzen HP Envy) keeps running out of power while the lid is closed. My suspicion is that the laptop isn't saving the state to the HDD (Hibernate) and instead saving it to RAM and still ...
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How to make a common mirror for Ubuntu and Mint Linux?

The mirror for Ubuntu repositories is created using this link: https://blog.programster.org/set-up-a-local-ubuntu-mirror-with-apt-mirror and the mirror for Mint repositories is created using this ...
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Change Linux Mint to Ubuntu

I have installed Linux Mint and now I want to change it to Ubuntu but I have a lot of apps and information on it. Is there any way to get Ubuntu without losing data? Or how to back up my information ...
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restrict a directory in Nginx

i need to restrict "upload" directory in Nginx server i tried this location ~ /uploads/(.*)$ { deny all; return 404; } and i have disabled it also it didn't work in both cases.
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Remove dnscrypt [closed]

I want to update DNScrypt with the latest (2.0.15) version. I run DNScrypt 1.6.1-1, but it seems to render Internet traffic unreliable. (Note, I run Mint 18.3 Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" - KDE 64-bit i.e....
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System freezes randomly

My system Thinkpad E580, Model 20KS001JGE Dual boot with pre-installed Windows 10 My problem Ubuntu Mint 18.04 freezes randomly after 0 - 10 minutes of usage. Sometimes even at the login screen. **...
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Turn off needing sudo for apt upgrade [duplicate]

I've noticed in other distros I don't have to type sudo before apt commands and I wondered how I can achieve this in Ubuntu to save me typing the 5 extra characters each time. I appreciate that it's ...
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Brightness wont go up or down and is stuck on max setting! Tried others solutions but still no fix! Please someone help!

I have a Asus Rog GL702VS-RS71 and I am having trouble with adjusting the brightness I have tried everything online that I could find but to no result. Have tried the following... Installing ...
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Create a theme that look like commodore 64 on ubuntu?

I did use Commodore OS Vision but it has stop making updates many years ago. I was wondering is it possible to do a theme that looks and feels like that on Ubuntu? I really miss it and that "neon ...
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How to get rid of mintsystem and other mint components

I installed some parts of linuxmint rosa in Ubuntu 14.04.5 by adding the repository in /etc/apt/sources.list. For example, if I switch to tty2, it shows up as Linux Mint 17 Rosa. I would like ...
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Why is Linux Mint not a Ubuntu official flavor? [closed]

Not long ago, I was told this by someone with 2k reputation (don't want to say who): Linux Mint is off-topic on this site (as it's not Ubuntu nor an official flavor) Why is Linux Mint not an ...
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File associate by MIME subtype / extension

I'm writing files in markdown format using the markdown editor Remarkable and I name these files with the extension *.md. I'd like to associate the these files with Remarkable but if I do so the ...
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Week wireless signal in Linux mint [closed]

After installing Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" - Cinnamon (64-bit) on my HP laptop, I realize that the WiFi signal is a way too weak and the modem and the router is near my laptop. Model: HP Probook 4540s
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ikec causes high cpu usage when started as background process

When using the CLI for the shrewsoft vpn client, ikec, as a background process, it causes 100% cpu usage. I start following bashscript #!/bin/bash ...

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