Questions tagged [mint]

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Permission denied to copy from hard to external with live linux [closed]

I'm trying to copy my old files from an ubuntu notebook to an external hard disk with a live Mint USB, but I got a Permission denied error to copy a file. So I can't access t file, but I can access to ...
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Why are people with huge reputationss giving NON-ANSWERS, but LOW SCORES have the best answers? Something is Wrong! [migrated]

HELP! AUTHOR OF THE CODE PROJECTS IN QUESTION CAN'T EVEN CONTRIBUTE OR VOTE OR COMMENT! I noticed when I joined the community that that I was unable to vote on or add an answer as the AUTHOR OF THE ...
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Linux Mint 20: freeze while using youtube [closed]

I purchase a new laptop and then change windows to Linux mint and also change grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="iommu=soft" as per suggested:AMD Vi error: unable to write to iommu perf counter ...
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Install Bulky (Nemo bulk renamer)

I can not figure out how to install the new feature that is coming to Linux Mint 20.2. The bulk renamer Bulky (https://github.com/linuxmint/bulky). Because it's such a new thing, i can't really find ...
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Dual boot with Virtual Machine

I already have a dual boot system with Kubuntu + Windows 10 Now, I have to install linux mint for a project which Needs to be done using Virtual machine. When assignment of location and space.. Erase ...
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How to remove third Linux OS from disk and grub menu?

I have installed first Kubuntu (sda3), then installed Ubuntu (sda4) and finally Linux Mint (sda5) on the same SSD (back to back). I want to remove Linux Mint from the disk and from the grub menu. But ...
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Best distro for 10+ years old ThinkPad [closed]

I’m looking for a distro which can help me with search web, watch videos without lag and maybe use libra with my 10+ years old ThinkPad. I don’t remember the specs of laptop but it’s an old ThinkPad. ...
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GRUB bootloader overwritten

I have installed Linux Mint besides Lubuntu on my pc. Since then, my computer boots to Mint's custom GRUB, instead of Lubuntu's GRUB. Lubuntu still updates its bootloader every time apt installs a new ...
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suspend not working: Dell i15-5505, Ryzen 7 [closed]

I have the classic Linux laptop suspend problem. I just bought a new, shiny laptop. I'm running Mint 20.1 with Mate on a Dell i15-5505 with Ryzen 7 4700, 16GB RAM, 256GB+1TB SSDs. The kernel ...
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Replace screensaver on Ubuntu with Cinnamon UI

I would like to use screensaver different then the default floating clock on my Ubuntu with Cinnamon UI. I found solutions like this but after an update it is not working anymore. Any idea why and how ...
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Program in $PATH does not does not run when called [closed]

I've created a program, a calculator named eval, and it works fine when run from a local directory (e.g. ./eval). In my home directory, I've created a bin file and added it to the $PATH environment ...
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Blackscreen after changing systemctl [closed]

I wanted to start my linux mint laptop in terminal mode, so I searched the internet and found this command: systemctl set-default multi-user.target After running that command and rebooting, it started ...
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Can you have two or more .wine installs or wine .desktops?

I would like to run an app twice or more. It is to host a game server for an old car game. Example is: wine desktop 1 = game server with sports cars mod wine desktop 2 = game server with 1967 cars mod ...
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Ubuntu read-only filesystem, then initramfs, how run fsck?

Apparently corruption got into my Ubuntu 20.04 samba server. At first it would still launch as a read-only filesystem. A number of forums and blogs recommended running fsck from a live disc. But that ...
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Linux giving severe problems with Windows dual boot [closed]

Can someone help me out with this issue? My laptop has been giving me problems since quite a while now. I had a single Ubuntu 18.04 running that was lagging my system so much that I had to clean ...
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Keyboard shortcut for openning ~/Downloads on Linux [closed]

Is there a way to create custom shortcut to open ~/Downloads on Linux mint 20? I think Ubuntu mate 20.04 will have similar solution. I tried adding custom shortcut with command /home/username/...
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Broken MySQL, can't reinstall, can't remove

So I had some problems getting Mariadb working in Mint 20 so I removed it and tried to install MySQL and now MySQL doesn't start, can't be removed and can't be reinstalled. Any help / advice would be ...
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''grub-install failed, this is a fatal error' during the installation of second Ubuntu

I am working with a computer that has Windows and Xubuntu operational systems. Besides that, I wanted to install Linux Mint 20 (then I tried with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) alongside these two operating ...
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Installing Linux on hp laptop 4-1105dx [duplicate]

I am willing to install Linux Mint or Kubuntu OS on hp 4-1105dx model laptop. Have anyone tried linux previously on this model laptop. Does linux has device drivers for this model laptop.
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Warning image next to /dev/sda1/ in GParted [closed]

Everything seemed to be working fine up until I decided to create my first snapshot with Timeshift: a dialog box popped up Unable to mount /dev/sda1/. Concerned, I went into GParted: there was a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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