Category: linux mint

How to get “nvidia on demand” in linux mint 19.3??:

Hi I’m new to this Linux world and I have installed Linux Mint 19.3 on my laptop with hybrid graphics (nvidia mx150). But I can’t find the “nvidia on demand” profile in prime profile section of NVIDIA X server settings. Please help.

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USB mint:

Alright so im trying to dual boot my computer with mint and win10. In doing this i somehow completely f@*$^# my usb stick. Im not really sure what happened or how to fix it. I can only see the device on the device manager and the code its giving me is:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

{Operation Failed}

The requested operation was unsuccessful.

soooooo……. pls help.

i can send more of the device properties. I think its just a matter of how to reformat the usb stick and try again.

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Install VGA Driver Intel Q45/Q43 for Linux Mint:


In Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, I can’t install the VGA Driver for Intel Q45/Q43. The problem is the display resolution is still 1024×768 with Unknown Display VGA.

I’m using this code in Terminal ‘after every login’ to make the resolution 1920×1080!


xrandr –newmode $(cvt 1920 1080 60 | grep Mode | sed -e ’s/.*”/1920×1080/’)

xrandr –addmode VGA-1 1920×1080


Any idea, please?

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Why do the file managers look different?:

Why do the file managers look different?

I’m a noob, but what is going on here? On the left is my desktop file manager (Nemo, I believe). On the right is what happens when I try to open a file from within a program (TuxGuitar).

You can see, the order of the sidebar items is different; some are also added and some are removed. The size of the main panel icons is different too. The padding is different, and it bugs me that it’s not consistent. It also makes me just that little bit less efficient.

It’s not just TuxGuitar. Firefox is different again (moved sidebar items but padding is good) and Signal is different again again (missing sidebar items).

Can I fix this somehow?

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Linux is so hard. Why can’t there be a Linux that doesn’t require the command line or code?:

Same as title

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“Factory reset”:

I want to sell my old laptop. Was wondering if their is a script or something that does an equivalent to a factory reset. So I can show the people it does work. Then do the reset so they can put their info in.

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Can you have two vpns installed on a Linux mint machine ? Not running at the same time, just installed.:

Long story short, I installed protonvpn but protonvpn doesn’t work and I need to use a different vpn. Additionally, I kept getting kicked off public WiFi like Starbucks and such.

Can someone help me figure out how to fix this? The reason protonvpn doesn’t work is 1. It kicks me off everything and 2. It gives an issue after trying to connect to a server.

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[Need help] PC started hanging after accidentally shutdown:

Especially when Using Chrome browser as most of my work is on it.


Host: MYPC Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic


Type: Desktop Mobo: Intel model: DH55TC v: AAE70932-301 CPU:

Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3 530 bits: 64 type: MT MCP


Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0

resolution: 1360×768~60Hz

OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop v: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes


Local Storage: total: 1.61 TiB used: 892.37 GiB (54.1%)

ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3500418AS size: 465.76 GiB

ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-60WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB

ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: A-Data model: SU800 size: 238.47 GiB

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I need help:

Hi. I want to install mint. For 2 hours the install is stuck at the first step and a lot of errors are printed over and over. One of them is “ata2: hard resetting link”. What do they mean?

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Send help #2:

Hello. Ok so yesterday i wanted to install mint on my old pc. I made a bootable usb, fired up the pc and started linux. A bit after the install started, a lot of errors appeared in the small console that is under the green bar of loading so i decided to restart it and try again. After that, linux did not see my ssd and hdd, only the usb stick. After a lot of failed attempts i went to sleep. Now, i remade the bootable usb with another program, plugged out and back in the wires to my disks and restarted linux. Now it sees all my disks but a bit weird. My ssd is an unknown file of 223gb (It has 240gb windows7 on it) with 1 partition (/dev/sda1), the usb stick and my hdd (500gb in total, only 465 shown) that has 4 partitions. 2 of them are unallocated (61gb and 2mb) and 2 other that are ntfs (183gb and 221gb) (/dev/sdb1 and 2). The sdb2 has a label DATA. Now i want to install mint on my ssd over win7 so no dual boot. What should i do. What to format. What to partition??

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