Linux Mint

Forum discussion tagged with Linux Mint.
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    Question Put SSD with Linux Mint install into machine with existing Windows 10 SSD install

    I have installed Windows 10 on a new Samsung 870 EVO SSD. I disconnected all other drives before I did this. I want to put my other SSD with a Linux Mint install back into the machine. I have no preference as far as Grub/Windows Boot Manager. I want to be able to dual boot the system. Should I...
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    Question ThinkPad X230 keyboard functionality issue

    Hello! I have a ThinkPad X230 23243QC S/N PK0ZY2Z with i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60 GHz – System Board 1ZSSK698FP1 - BIOS G2ETB7W (2.77) everything works fine, except some of the keys don't type the correct letters e.g., when I type 6 on the keyboard it shows 6, when I type 7 – it shows 7 & 8; when I...
  3. TheFlash1300

    Question Can Rufus create a USB media installation for Linux?

    Can i use Rufus to burn the .iso file of Linux Mint to a USB drive, then connect the USB drive to a computer, load the system, open the Linux installation (the disc icon on the desktop), and install the full version of Linux Mint on the computer? Can I do this using Rufus, or do I must use...
  4. TheFlash1300

    Question Anti-virus program for Linux Mint?

    Can someone tell me what are some good anti-virus programs for Linux Mint? According to some articles i have read, i don't need anti-virus programs for Linux. However, i don't think this is the case. If my computer gets viruses, and there is no scanning program to show me a notification there...
  5. TheFlash1300

    Question Can the main system get infected, if the OS on virtual machine or on the USB flash drive gets infected?

    Hi. So, if i install Linux Mint on a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive to my Windows 10 laptop, start surfing dangerous websites and Linux Mint gets infected with a virus, could Linux pass the virus to Windows through the USB port? If yes, what component will get infected, the BIOS or...
  6. incmachine

    [SOLVED] How to Install Windows 10 on Second HDD? (With Linux Mint Already on SSD)

    PC has Linux Mint installed on an SSD and a second (blank) HDD. I'd like to install Windows 10 separately on the HDD. Can this be done without creating a boot-able USB for Windows 10 (and just download Windows 10 onto the second drive) ?
  7. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Question About Linux Mint's Update Manager

    Hello! Does Mint's Update Manager automatically let someone know if a new version of Mint is available? Kind of like with Ubuntu?
  8. Grobe

    Question Trying to revive old computer from 2005 but won't install or boot from /SDB (IDE hdd)

    Hi folks. Background story - feel free to read this boring stuff I have this really old computer that have being in use for many years (ok not much lately). It have had a long and happy life, I've taken good care of it, even replaced a couple of capacitors on the mainboard that was getting...
  9. donatellanmdi

    Question No ethernet on W10 after dual-boting with LM

    I dual-booted Linux Mint and W10 (I was originally on W10) and after dual booting, I have no ethernet connection on W10. I tried reinstalling drivers, but it didn't work at all. Any idea how to solve this?
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    [SOLVED] RAW Drive Partition Data Recovery SUCCESS (EASY)

    So I just had to post this here because I couldn't find this solution anywhere else on the internet (unless I'm not looking hard enough) Quick backstory, I work at a basic phone/computer repair shop, and I have had a few customers come in with computers that wont boot, upon mounting the hard...
  11. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Xubuntu Installer Not Detecting 1TB HDD

    Hello everyone. I recently tried to install Xubuntu 20.04 onto my system, but for some reason, the installer doesn't detect my 1TB hard drive at all. It only recognizes the flash drive that I'm using to install Xubuntu with. The same thing happens when I'm trying to install Mint as well, but...
  12. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Simplify Process of Creating Golden System Image

    Hello everyone! Recently, I've been looking for some type of software that allows me to create a customized version of a Linux distro along with my settings and tweaks made to it. In my case for multiple computers, what I've been currently doing has been a two-step process: #1 - I deploy a...
  13. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Strange 2GB Mint Partition Appears After Installation

    Hello everyone. So I used a 32GB flash drive with YUMI to put Mint and Clonezilla on it recently. When you use YUMI with a flash drive, it creates a partition labeled "MULTIBOOT,." This is normal and takes up the whole space of the drive. View: After using YUMI to...
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    Question Windows won't load after I disconnect second HDD

    So, I decided to install Linux Mint on the second HDD which is 80GB big. Windows 10 is installed on the 500GB HDD. Of course I went with dual boot. Now, I want to revive my older system just to play music from it, so I decided to take out 80GB HDD with Linux. Linux runs smoothly on that older...
  15. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How To Create Golden System Image Correctly on Linux?

    Hello everyone! I'm creating a Linux Mint golden system image with my apps and settings already configured for deployment to multiple computers. I'll be using the Clonezilla software to do this, unless there is software out there that is more effective and practical for this purpose. Are there...
  16. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Creating A Script For Adjusting Laptop Screen Brightness? Linux Mint 19.3

    I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on a 2009 Macbook Pro. The only thing the Power Manager is recognizing concerning brightness is the laptop keyboard (Macbook feature), not the actual display. Currently, I have this "xrandr" argument/command assigned to the F1 and F2 keys, the keys for...
  17. System32_76

    Question Can't Turn Up & Down Laptop Display Brightness

    As the title says. I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon with Nvidia Geforce 9400GM drivers. Is this a driver issue at all?
  18. Jinesh Panchal

    Question Linux Mint - deleted all the partition by mistakenly

    I wanted to removed Linux and intall clean windows 10 on my laptop. Initially i have tried to create bootable Windows 10 Pendrive using rufus software. Now when i tried to restart laptop, and change bios setting by changing boot sequence (keeping USB HDD) on top, i thought my windows will start...
  19. Julienne829

    Question Live linux mint usb not working

    So I was trying to install a new OS on an empty hard drive with a live linux usb. The live usb was created on my laptop. I downloaded linux cinnamon mint 19.1 and the universal USB Installer File names: "linuxmint-19.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso" "Universal-USB-Installer-" Then I proceeded to...
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    Question My Kraken Headset always making a buzzing noise

    Ok, so when I record my audio with this mic there has always been a buzz in the background. However I tried fixing that today when downloading Razer Surround, When I done it, it then decided to make it so when im in voice calls it then makes a buzz in the background. I've tried on other forum...
  21. matty5ps

    [SOLVED] upgraded from phenom II 955 - fx 8350 and now most games/applications hang for a long time before loading

    as per the description i upgraded my cpu and while im getting phenomenally faster speeds everywhere im having an issue where after i click on an application of any kind there is a massive delay (im talking sometimes over a minute) before the application opens up or the game i have clicked on...
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    Question Mining gtx 1070

    Hello good, I have a problem with my graphic or something from my pc that does not let me mine I put for example to mine in nicehash and I get that I'm going to 29mhs but then at the time of the money I get that gives me 0.3 eur up to date. I have already tried different programs. Thank you.
  23. joshua2324

    [SOLVED] pc is on but the monitor is not recieving any signal

    guys im a new pc builder i buy a C2D e8400 processor and and a foxconn g41 mxe series and 8gb 1600mhz of dd3 ram (single stick) and when i start the pc is on but the monitor is not recieving any signal. can you help me plsss do you think what is the problem?
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    Lenovo ideapad flex 4-1470 won’t turn on

    Hi! I have a pretty new laptop and without any notice it won’t turn on. The light of the the power lights up but nothing more. No sound nor screen. What can I do to solve it?
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    [SOLVED] Selling computers with OEM win10

    I am starting a computer company. I would like to preload the pc's with activated windows 10. I would like to use Oem keys as they make the overall price cheaper for the customer. I'm aware of the difference between Oem and retail but I'm confused about the selling of the computers with oem...
  26. danytancou

    [SOLVED] Can my cooling be more efficient? (Planning to overclock.)

    Hi all, For five years now, I've been running an i7-4770K on a Gryphon Z87 m0b0 (no Assistant fan) with 16GB RAM and an ASUS GTX 770, all at stock speed. The GPU is stock-cooled, the CPU by an H80i cooler mounted at the bottom of the case, and everything is housed inside a Fractal Designs...
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    [SOLVED] Overclocking gtx 1050

    I am not going to gtx 1060, so im.deciding to overclock my gtx 1050 , how should i Overclock it to to get +6-12 fps
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    [SOLVED] Help with my pc crash please.

    Hi, my pc in middle of gameplay crashes to blue screen or crashes to a flickering black screen witg gray square, I can't game but I can do web casually, here is my pc specs: I7 3770 6-7 y/o Asus Z77 VLX 1x8 2x2 (12gb ram ddr3 1333mhz) Gtx 1080 bottlenecked (cpu on 100% gpu doesnt utilities it...
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    Explain why i get better fps when im using a monitor

    So i have a msi gs63vr laptop and it comes with a gtx 1060 and i have a 240hz monitor (because i want overkill) and im playing a game (ex: fortnite) and on my monitor i get better fps then my laptop screen and im not using the intrgrated graphics can anyone explain why?
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    Office stolen key

    So here is what happend: My laptop was stolen 2 days ago. On it i had office 2016 pro plus. Now i need to buy a new one and i wanted to reuse the same key. I spoke to microsoft support and the lady a spoke to telled me that the key could not be reused because it is allready used (on the stolen...
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    fan lights flash

    fan lights turn on upon boot then turn off. fan spins fine
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    I cant install windows 10 64 bit but my processor should be 64bit compatible

    i built a pc recently and trying to install the os (windows 10) i keep getting a crash screen with stopcode oxcoooo21a when trying to install 64bit Specs: intel i5 processor 8th gen 8400 lga1151 z370 aorus gaming 3 gtx1050 ti 16 gb ddr4 ram
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    Windows 10 stuck on startup after restore

    I recently restored my PC. When I turn on my PC and get to the Hi There page, I am asked questions about language and region, but I can't answer them because my mouse and keyboard don't work and I can't click anything so I am stuck. How do I solve this? Thanks
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    My laptop bottleneck?

    Hey, i recently checked Bottleneck website to see if my laptop has any bottleneck issues, it says My GPU is too weak for my CPU, is it true? Spec: CPU - Intel Core i5 6200U GPU- Nvidia 930M 2GB RAM- 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
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    Motherboard turns on and all lights / fans working, but not outputs.

    As the title says: Mobo turns on and all lights / fans working but no outputs working (USB, onboard graphics, etc) I’ve just set up my first computer: Intel i5 2400s LGA1155 Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H-MVP Radeon RX 560 350 watt Corsair PSU 2 x 8gb DDR3 memory 1 Sata 7.5k 1tb HDD 240 gb SSD I put...
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    Is this ok to use

    I am build a new gaming pc to stream on! the specs of this pc will be an xeon X5660( in future will be cooled by cooler master 120 ), gtx 970 4gb and 16gb ram. my question is will a Corsair Vs450 PSU be able to power this Streaming pc! thanks in advance!
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    Taskbar Not Working

    It's been a while since I changed my cpu and my motherboard. I currently have an AMD FX 8350 8-core processor along with an ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS. Windows does not seem to be activated ever since I changed my hardware and I don't have a key because I got the free upgrade to Windows 10 a while ago...
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    I need a little Help wiring internet to my garage!

    I need to find a way to split my internet connection and run a cable underground to my garage **BRB WITH FULL POST EDITING POSTED TOO SOON**
  39. woahwoahwilly

    Will this PC work? (i5 7600K (Unlocked CPU), GTX 1080)

    I'm buying a new PC to replace my old system that's slowed down over the years (but might be able to get my work done for now). Its aging hardware is just barely enough to get my work done, but I'm not sure if it's going to break down (maybe it will). My dad has a lot of money. Since he's a nice...
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    Router Disconnecting when my smart tv is on

    Hi, I have bought a smart tv which has wifi inbuild.I am using D link DIR 600L router for my home network. There is no issue with the router when my tv is off. But when i am switching on my tv ,my router indication lights are starting to off and on also all devices those are connected with that...