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Questions tagged [mint]

For questions about Ubuntu that mention Linux Mint, an unofficial Ubuntu derivative. Questions not about Ubuntu but only Mint should not be asked here and will be closed as off-topic.

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The issue with “double like” font rendered, when editing text fields on Mint 19 Cinnamon [on hold]

I run Mint 19 Cinnamon. In some software (e.g. Double Commander, QGIS table edit), when I edit a text field, the fonts become doubled. Some examples: QGIS table edit: see the first cell of the table ...
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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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How to disable ALT + HOME shortcut? Linux Mint 18 [on hold]

My notebook keyboard seems pressing random times the shortcut ALT + Home. Is bad because when I'm in, e.g., browser, I go to home page. Tried look for something to unable one or two of the keys in ...
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shell script with tail prevents boot up in Mint 18.1 [closed]

I have a shell script that I want to start at boot so I call it from /etc/rc.local. It runs/boots on a later version of Mint KDE just fine but using it on a box running Mint 10.1 hangs the boot ...
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Boot message `could not get size` [on hold]

Why does Couldn't get size when booting up appear? Is there a way to fix it? There is some decimal number before and a number that looks like a wrong offset: something like [..0004]. I'm running a ...
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Trouble Booting Ubuntu from USB onto Lenovo Y510P with Linux Mint Sylvia Pre-Installed [duplicate]

So I recently purchased a refurbished Lenovo Y510P that had Linux Mint Sylvia (18.3) installed onto it. I want to switch to Ubuntu. I don't want to dual boot, it's a fresh computer so I just want to ...
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Different UI elements from different desktop environments? (UI mixture) [closed]

There is no entirely perfect desktop environment for Ubuntu. Some advantages, distinctions and lacks: Xfce: Easily configurable taskbar and panel height. Multirow taskbar. Xfce: Lack of native expo ...
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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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Gparted resizing partition

I'm trying to resize partitions on a 64GB SD card for use in a Raspberry Pi. The Card has 2 partitions /dev/sdb1 fat16 63.00MB /dev/sdb2 ext4 59.42GB The plan is to shrink sdb2 and leave space ...
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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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I run an old version of Linux Mint, but I want to either replace it with Ubuntu or run it alongside [duplicate]

I run an older version of Linux Mint on my old desktop. I haven't used it in a long time, and Mint doesn't seem as attractive to me as Ubuntu (as I recently was shown by a friend). I downloaded the ...
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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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Croatian layout missing letters x y q w (CUI only solution required) [closed]

I have dual boot with Linux Mint 17.1. (based on Ubuntu 14.04.) and after installing python 2.7.9 I get BLACK SCREEN after login. I can then open CONSOLE (ctrl+alt+f1) which requires me to login ...
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2S bluetooth connection problem

I'm currently having an issue with my connection with the MX Anywhere 2S via bluetooth. [Currently running LM18.3] I seem to have successfully connected the mouse, through an attempt of multiple ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Repos in Ubuntu 16.04

I want to ask if it's possible to add the Linux Mint 18.3 Repositories on Ubuntu 16.04, So that I'd be able to download Linux Mint specific Software such as WhatsApp and others as well.
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Windows 7 not shown in GRUB menu after dual boot Linux Mint 18.3 [duplicate]

I made clean install of Windows 7, left some space unallocated on SSD and during subsequent Mint 18.3 install with default "Alongside" option did not got Windows in grub boot menu. I write this ...
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How to create Ubuntu/Mint performant bootable USB [duplicate]

I was able to install Mint 17 onto a 64GB Samsung USB3 flash, supposedly with "up to 150 MB/s" performance. I still get a lot of lag on many operations, I'm guessing the IOPS suck. Was wondering if ...
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MPEG-1 Layer 3 suddenly became extremely quiet

After an update yesterday on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena some video and audio files suddendly became quiet. They are extremely quiet, but not 100% silent. I can hear wispering. All of them are encoded as "...
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Need root privilegs in mint 18.3 [closed]

I need to run a command in the terminal, but i did not set up root.,Is there a way where i can still run a command in the terminal without root privileges?
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Use Clonezilla to create copy of my machine and revert from 17.10 to 16.04

I recently switched to 17.10 and it conflicts with many of the utilities I use for work. It's past the point of frustration. I want to backup/clone my laptop to: revert to 16.04 create a back-up ...
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BADSIG error with apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I use the command sudo apt-get update I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu ...
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Uninstall Linux from Linux [closed]

I searched the web for how to remove or uninstall Linux from your computer but the only information I found was how to remove it from Windows. I've installed Linux on an old PC and I'm trying ...
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Linux - How to toggle sloppy mouse window using terminal / hotkeys

So I can change window focus mode using the GUI but I would like to be able to switch between sloppy and click on toggle and want to create a script for that that is trigger by keyboard. However, ...
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Reaver, Trying to start my interface and then mon0 says “ERROR while getting interface flags: no such device” [duplicate]

The command airmon-ng start wlp6s0 gives these results: Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time you may ...
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Remove LAMMP with PHP7 in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

There was an error and I want to completly start over. is there any way to completly remove LAMMP with PHP7 on it? or it just same way as removing LAMMP with PHP5? this will completly remove LAMMP ...
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Workspace switching breaks xpra switching

I have two machines, A and B. A runs mint, B runs xubuntu. I use xpra to use programs running on B through A (A is client B is server). When I hit ctrl-alt-arrow-key to switch workspaces, the windows ...
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Where can I find Cinnamon/GTK border theme named “Simple” from Mint 17.3?

I'm desperately looking for a Cinnamon border theme from Linux Mint 17.3 named "Simple". It looks like this: I need this to have coherent theme in my tutorial videos. I lost it after changing from ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint after Ubuntu 17.10 install, even though the Mint disk was removed during the install process

I have a laptop running Linux Mint and decided to give Ubuntu 17.10 a try. I wanted to go absolutely safe, so removed my HDD (actually an SSD, but shouldn't matter) and replaced it with a spare one (...
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bcm4312 - no wifi after system suspend

as the title said, I can not use my wireless card anymore after suspending my laptop. I have to reboot it every time to get wireless card working again.. I have already tried this without any result.....
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How to change Ubuntu 17.04 to Linux Mint? [closed]

Is there any way to do it without a USB device?
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Trying to install Ubuntu in place of Mint 18.2 in a dual booted (Windows 10) system [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 10 dual booted with Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. So I downloaded the Ubuntu version I wanted (GNOME 16.04) and made a bootable USB. However when I go to GRUB menu and in ...
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Network Manager re-installation in Linux Mint (KDE version) [closed]

I need some help to re-install the Network Manager. I installed WICD to see if it was a better Network Manager than the regular one, but I didn't like it so I uninstalled it. Now I have difficulty to ...
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2 nics each with static IP addresses - how to tell only one to accept inbound

I have 2 nics on my motherboard in a Linux Mint 18 box. I have setup static ip addresses for each nic (100 and 101). I want to address the box by a single hostname from remote machines (which means ...