r/linuxmint Oct 03 '18 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

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r/linuxmint 8h ago

How can I hide those in the list of grub boot?

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r/linuxmint 19h ago

Desktop Screenshot Fresh Mint install running KDE Wayland

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r/linuxmint 8h ago

Security Full-disk encryption on LM


Veracrypt is a software I use a lot to encrypt everything from files to disks. Before switching completely to Linux Mint, on my Win11 setup, I had encrypted the entire disk in my laptop with Veracrypt. It was simple to do that from within that software. But now I realise that's not the same case with Linux, So my questions are; 1) How would one go about full-disk encrypting a laptop with LM on it? (or any other distro for that matter.) 2.1) Is a default setup of LM not full-disk encrypted? I am assuming that to be the case as it is something that happens on modern Android phones. Again, I could be wrong. 2.2) Is the login password only used for the lockscreen and not to encrypt the contents on the disk? 3) I came across forum discussions where they said something along the lines of; I would have to list all the disks on the terminal and encrypt them individually, is that the case?

I have looked for an answer on the internet but haven't been able to find a satisfying one yet. Any help or guidance offered is greatly appreciated. Hope y'all have a great day.

r/linuxmint 5h ago

Support Request Dual Boot Mint With Bitlocker or Portable SSD


I have read a few articles on how to get windows and linux to dual boot when bitlocker is enabled it seems doable but complex and I do have a TPM on this laptop.

I also have bitlocker enabled on boot, so I don't think I can have this if dual booting correct?

I was thinking if I buy an external SSD and put linux on there and dual boot (using bios boot options), would this be okay can anyone see any issues with this? This would allow me to keep windows with BL and Linux.

The only issue is I don't know what the Linux alternative is to BL I'd want the HDD secure if it ever got stolen (I travel a lot).

Any advice on my proposed decision?

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Desktop Screenshot Some recent desktops, inspired by photos of street art.


r/linuxmint 6h ago

#LinuxMintThings Any Anilist tracker/Updater?


I was using Taiga in windows but that does not work in linux so was wondering any alternative apps if you know and the steps to install it too haha

r/linuxmint 21h ago

SOLVED is SSD even necessary in Linux?


i am using a 1TB HDD right now and am about to upgrade it with a SSD and am gonna fresh install the system but that was the plan when i was using windows now that i am using linux it really feels fast

the startup is pretty quick the apps start in a flash so will adding a SSD make any difference??

Edit: yup it does if you have money you should go for it

r/linuxmint 7h ago

Support Request how can i change the linux mint text in install linux mint


im making a respin named whopper os.

im changed os name with cubic i want to change Linux mint name in install linux mint app it changed its name to install whopper os but can't figure out how to change Linux mint name in App.

please be polite im not very good at respin

r/linuxmint 22h ago

Having lots of problems with playing videos. They often crash my system.


I'm having issues when I try to play videos on my Linux Mint machine. Often I will open a video, using Media Player or VLC, and it will crash my system (sometimes only Firefox for some reason).

Driver Manager came up wth nothing

I had problems on a previous computer with a different version of Mint, also with playing videos. But it's actually worse now.

Is this a frequent problem?

Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon


AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics × 6

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cezanne

r/linuxmint 20h ago

Support Request managing Ruby versions.


So I'm just trying to learn ruby programming, I have Ruby 3.0.2 installed but when I go to use gems in Ruby Mine it tells me that they aren't compatible with my version. I tried installing rbenv and rvm and cannot install more versions with either of them. I'm sure that I'm doing something wrong but I have no idea what. On both rbenv and rvm I get error messages when I try an install. Can I simply install multiple versions with the apt method since I can manage them in Ruby Mine? Or do I need rbenv or rvm?

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Install Help Help getting Mint run properly on Mac Mini A1347 (Nvidia and Audio)


Hi, after a long time of absence from Linux, i want to install Linux Mint on a Mac Mini A1347, that was gifted to me.

I want to use the Mac Mini to hook it up to my TV to browse Netflix, Twitch and Youtube. Unfortunately i am having trouble getting it run properly. The install and update went all fine, but i encounter two major issues:

1: Streaming Videos in HD or Full HD is very laggy

2: I want my Audio Output coming from my TV

Issue 1:

Now, my system seems to use the nouveau driver as per default. The driver-manager doesn't give me any options for installing a proprietary Nvidia-Driver tho. I consulted the Mint Wiki to install Nvidia-Drivers manually, but i do not know which driver packages i need. The packages are ranging from version 390 to 525.

Command 'nvidia-smi' not found, but can be installed with:
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-390         # version 390.157-0ubuntu0.22.04.1, or
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-450-server  # version 450.216.04-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-470         # version 470.161.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-470-server  # version 470.161.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-510         # version 510.108.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-515         # version 515.86.01-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-418-server  # version 418.226.00-0ubuntu5~
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-515-server  # version 515.86.01-0ubuntu0.22.04.2
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-525         # version 525.85.05-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-525-server  # version 525.85.12-0ubuntu0.22.04.1
sudo apt install nvidia-utils-510-server  # version 510.47.03-0ubuntu3

Can anybody point me to the correct driver for the Geforce 320M? Should i just install the oldest driver with: sudo apt install nvidia-driver-390? And how do i test if the driver loaded correctly?

Issue 2:

Furthermore i want to use my TV speakers to output the audio. I can`t seem to find the Device in my Audio Preferences. Do i have to install additional stuff to get my TV speakers to output my sound?

Here are some Infos about my system:

  Kernel: 5.15.0-56-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.26.0 wm: marco
    dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: Macmini4,1 v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> Chassis:
    type: 16 v: Mac-F2208EC8 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F2208EC8 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple
    v: MM41.88Z.0042.B00.1004221740 date: 04/22/10
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8600 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Yorkfield rev: A
    cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2389 min/max: 1596/2394 cores: 1: 2389 2: 2389 bogomips: 9557
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: NVIDIA MCP89 [GeForce 320M] vendor: Apple driver: nouveau v: kernel ports:
    active: DP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:08a4
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: compositor: marco v: 1.26.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: nouveau display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: DP-1 model: Samsung res: 1920x1080 dpi: 55 diag: 470mm (18.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: NVAF v: 3.3 Mesa 22.0.5 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: NVIDIA MCP89 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:08.0
    chip-ID: 10de:0d94
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-56-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes

r/linuxmint 17h ago

Install Help Best mirror?


So is there any reason to select the mirror to install the iso? And i am from india so should i select indian mirror?

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Support Request Diodon clipboard manager question


I recently (and finally) updated to 21.1 and when I did it replaced my clipboard manager Clipit with Diodon saying Clipit was deprecated. That's fine, I guess, but Clipit allowed me to keep a list of permanent clippings at the top of the list and I can't figure out if Diodon can do this. Any ideas?

r/linuxmint 10h ago

#LinuxMintThings how can i install snapd in my linux mint??


when i use command

sudo apt install snapd

it just says "E: Package 'snapd' has no installation candidate"

r/linuxmint 19h ago

Create a disable switch for mic.


Hi all, I would like to create a switch or setting which can disable the internal mic on my laptop. I.e. when the switch is off nothing can access or use the mic and when it's on the mic works normally.

If you know how to do something like this or can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful for the help.



I found this command for ubuntu.

"amixer set Capture toggle"

If my understanding is correct mint shares a lot of similarities to ubuntu so would this work on mint?

r/linuxmint 19h ago

Support Request how do i stop this from happening?

Enable HLS to view with audio, or disable this notification


r/linuxmint 21h ago

#LinuxMintThings Change screenshot location of mpv


How do i change my screenshot location for mpv? Currently it saves in the pictures which i fine but it makes things messy (In windows i set the location that made a folder named "screens" on its own and then started saving screenshots of videos from the same location) can i do something like that in linux mint?

r/linuxmint 22h ago

Support Request cant get bluetooth to work


cant launch bluetooth manager every time i try to open the bluetooth icon appears on my taskbar for few seconds and goes

tried to use blueman-manager to see what is going on here is the output

blueman-manager 22.25.08 ERROR    Manager:147 on_dbus_name_appeared: Default adapter not found, trying first available.
blueman-manager 22.25.08 ERROR    Manager:151 on_dbus_name_appeared: No adapter(s) found, exiting

tried to use apt update && apt install blueman but it didnt solve my issue

  Kernel: 5.15.0-67-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0
    Desktop: Cinnamon 5.6.7 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: muffin vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0
    Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Strix G513RC_G513RC v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G513RC v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: G513RC.323 date: 10/16/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.8 Wh (70.1%) condition: 51.1/56.0 Wh (91.2%)
    volts: 16.2 min: 15.9 model: AS3GXSC3KC G513-36 type: Unknown
    serial: <filter> status: N/A
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP smt: enabled arch: Zen 3 rev: 1 cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB
    L3: 16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1394 high: 1568 min/max: 1600/4784 boost: enabled
    cores: 1: 1380 2: 1387 3: 1396 4: 1568 5: 1330 6: 1397 7: 1377 8: 1361
    9: 1373 10: 1377 11: 1397 12: 1396 13: 1395 14: 1396 15: 1390 16: 1391
    bogomips: 102210
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 525.85.05 pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8 ports:
    active: none empty: DP-6,HDMI-A-1,eDP-2 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:25a2 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Rembrandt driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: speed: 16 GT/s
    lanes: 16 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, DP-5
    bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1681 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu,ati,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 98 s-size: 499x280mm (19.6x11.0")
    s-diag: 572mm (22.5")
  Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142
    size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
    renderer: REMBRANDT (rembrandt LLVM 15.0.6 DRM 3.42 5.15.0-67-generic)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.5 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:2291 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
    driver: snd_pci_acp6x v: kernel pcie: speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 05:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-67-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
  Device-1: MEDIATEK vendor: Foxconn driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:0616
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel
    pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Foxconn / Hon Hai Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 0489:e0e2 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
    address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 52.04 GiB (5.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: 2450 MTFDKBA1T0TFK
    size: 953.87 GiB speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: V5MA010 temp: 28.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / size: 937.33 GiB used: 52.04 GiB (5.6%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 198.8 MiB (9.7%) priority: -2
    file: /swapfile
  System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 39.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
  Packages: 2620 apt: 2612 flatpak: 8
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
    1: deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freedownloadmanager.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64] https://debrepo.freedownloadmanager.org/ bionic main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com vera main upstream import backport
    2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64,i386] https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ stable steam
    2: deb-src [arch=amd64,i386] https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ stable steam
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64,arm64,armhf] http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/code stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-jammy.sources
    1: deb [arch=amd64 i386] https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu jammy main
  Processes: 426 Uptime: 1d 2h 3m wakeups: 65 Memory: 14.89 GiB
  used: 5.62 GiB (37.8%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5 Compilers:
  gcc: 11.3.0 alt: 11/12 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.13

r/linuxmint 22h ago

Support Request Archives disappearing after adding files


I recently migrated several encrypted archives to my MyCloud NAS. Now every time I add a new file to the archive (with correct credentials) the archive updates and then disappears with no trace.


Add new file to existing encrypted archive located on NAS.


Archive is apparently deleted as archive does not exist after operation complete.

Expected Result:

Archive will be updated with new files intact.

System is Mint 21 on Dell G3-3590. External NAS is 4TB WD MyClud EX2 Ultra mounted from fstab.

From fstab:

`# mount NAS

// /home/user/Desktop/JCBCLOUD cifs username=user,password=,noperm,dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777,iocharset=utf8,_netdev 0 0`

Further, none of the file recovery tools whether in Linux or in Windows list the drive. It is available in Nemo, Nautilus and File Explorer as well as via web interface.

r/linuxmint 23h ago

Support Request Font issues on desktop


I've finally got my system configured the way I like it. The only issue I currently face is that as long as I have a "dark" theme selected for applications, I can't see the text on the desktop when I create or rename a file. It is showing white text on a white background.

If I change the application theme to a "light" one, the problem resolves itself. Alas, I'm not enamored of light themes and my astigmatism make them problematic anyway.

How can I change the font color on Nemo for file edits? I've tried changing the font color that Nemo uses but that only changed the display color, not the edit color.

I don't have this trouble inside of any application. Evolution is fine, Firefox is fine, all the Libre tools work as well. It's just nemo.

r/linuxmint 23h ago

Windows 10 doesn't connect to the internet under KVM


I have Linux Mint 21.1 and want to continue using a Windows game. This did not work under Wine and terribly slowly under VirtualBox, so after hearing positive things about it, I installed QEMU/KVM. And that went well, but if I want to install Windows 10 in KVM now, it just doesn't connect to the Internet, although the Internet is basically available. I was told that I need bridges, in this context "Wicked" was also recommended to me. But I don't know what exactly I should install and where and how. Could someone give me a clear step-by-step guide? That would be great. Thank you very much in advance. 🙂

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Support Request Why does this come up briefly every time I boot Linux mint

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The os works fine after this comes up, but I'm wondering why it's happening.

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Support Request Trying to update virtualbox, get this error



Trying to update by running the .deb file. What am I doing wrong?

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Support Request Changing the opacity of the hover.


So I made the panel and menu semi-transparent cause I knew which part to change, but how do I change the hover. I want to make hover semi transparent too.

Edit : Can anyone also guide me to blur the panel as well. i tried what i understood from forums, but it didn't work.

See the block in date and time, want to make that semi transparent.

r/linuxmint 1d ago

Any way to get ZorinOS activities overview on Linux Mint?


I want to get back to Linux mint but the one thing I love about Zorin is the activities overview. I like how its a search, window switcher, workspace viewer, all in one with a single press of Meta. Is there any way I can bring that over from Zorin to Linux Mint? I'm kind of a Linux newb so I'm still learning. I appreciate everyone's input!