OpenVPN with IPVanish on Linux Mint: Connects but no internet access

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I’m trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually.

I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to Mint’s Network Settings, hit the + button to add a network, and selected VPN. It prompted me to browse to my VPN config file and when I tried to import it I got this error

enter image description here

The next thing I tried was following this tutorial. Using OpenVPN, I was able to connect to the service using this command as root

openvpn --config newyork.ovpn

in the directory I downloaded the .ovpn and cert files to. It prompted me for my login information and then printed this

Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 DEPRECATED OPTION: --tls-remote, please update your configuration
Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Dec  1 2014
Enter Auth Username:nickgilbert1994
Enter Auth Password:
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-DSS-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[212992->131072] S=[212992->131072]
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link local: [undef]
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443, sid=aad3ff40 72d53cab
Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=1, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=IPVanish_CA/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY X509NAME OK: /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=0, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Control Channel: TLSv1, cipher TLSv1/SSLv3 DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, 2048 bit RSA
Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 SENT CONTROL [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com]: 'PUSH_REQUEST' (status=1)
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.1,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.2,rcvbuf 262144,explicit-exit-notify 5,route-gateway 172.20.32.1,topology subnet,ping 20,ping-restart 40,ifconfig 172.20.32.71 255.255.252.0'
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: explicit notify parm(s) modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --sndbuf/--rcvbuf options modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[131072->425984] S=[131072->131072]
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route-related options modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 ROUTE_GATEWAY 10.0.47.254/255.255.240.0 IFACE=wlan0 HWADDR=48:5a:b6:aa:19:17
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP device tun0 opened
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP TX queue length set to 100
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 do_ifconfig, tt->ipv6=0, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=0
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip link set dev tun0 up mtu 1500
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip addr add dev tun0 172.20.32.71/22 broadcast 172.20.35.255
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 216.151.180.2/32 via 10.0.47.254
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 0.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 128.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Initialization Sequence Completed

I assume that means it connected to the IPVanish server successfully but then when I tried to go online or ping www.google.com I realized I had no internet.

Here is the output of ifconfig when I’m connected to the IPVanish server

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:1a:06:cd:26:ef  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)  TX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)

tun0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          inet addr:172.20.32.71  P-t-P:172.20.32.71  Mask:255.255.252.0
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:9401 (9.4 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 48:5a:b6:aa:19:17  
          inet addr:10.0.42.167  Bcast:10.0.47.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::4a5a:b6ff:feaa:1917/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:459377 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:18214 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:71371126 (71.3 MB)  TX bytes:3267392 (3.2 MB)

I’m fairly new to Linux and would really appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks so much!

UPDATE

Traceroute to Google with VPN on

traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1  172.20.32.1 (172.20.32.1)  23.133 ms  25.232 ms  25.521 ms
 2  64.145.79.1 (64.145.79.1)  26.103 ms  26.134 ms  26.165 ms
 3  206.130.10.41 (206.130.10.41)  26.187 ms  26.210 ms  26.232 ms
 4  209.85.244.157 (209.85.244.157)  26.357 ms 209.85.244.145 (209.85.244.145)  26.481 ms 209.85.244.153 (209.85.244.153)  26.444 ms
 5  8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8)  26.225 ms  26.255 ms  26.281 ms

Result of route command with VPN on

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
default         172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
default         10.0.47.254     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
10.0.32.0       *               255.255.240.0   U     9      0        0 wlan0
128.0.0.0       172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
172.20.32.0     *               255.255.252.0   U     0      0        0 tun0
216.151.180.2   10.0.47.254     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0

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    I’m trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually.

    I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to Mint’s Network Settings, hit the + button to add a network, and selected VPN. It prompted me to browse to my VPN config file and when I tried to import it I got this error

    enter image description here

    The next thing I tried was following this tutorial. Using OpenVPN, I was able to connect to the service using this command as root

    openvpn --config newyork.ovpn
    

    in the directory I downloaded the .ovpn and cert files to. It prompted me for my login information and then printed this

    Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 DEPRECATED OPTION: --tls-remote, please update your configuration
    Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Dec  1 2014
    Enter Auth Username:nickgilbert1994
    Enter Auth Password:
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-DSS-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[212992->131072] S=[212992->131072]
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link local: [undef]
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443, sid=aad3ff40 72d53cab
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=1, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=IPVanish_CA/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY X509NAME OK: /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=0, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Control Channel: TLSv1, cipher TLSv1/SSLv3 DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, 2048 bit RSA
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 SENT CONTROL [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com]: 'PUSH_REQUEST' (status=1)
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.1,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.2,rcvbuf 262144,explicit-exit-notify 5,route-gateway 172.20.32.1,topology subnet,ping 20,ping-restart 40,ifconfig 172.20.32.71 255.255.252.0'
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: explicit notify parm(s) modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --sndbuf/--rcvbuf options modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[131072->425984] S=[131072->131072]
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route-related options modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 ROUTE_GATEWAY 10.0.47.254/255.255.240.0 IFACE=wlan0 HWADDR=48:5a:b6:aa:19:17
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP device tun0 opened
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP TX queue length set to 100
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 do_ifconfig, tt->ipv6=0, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=0
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip link set dev tun0 up mtu 1500
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip addr add dev tun0 172.20.32.71/22 broadcast 172.20.35.255
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 216.151.180.2/32 via 10.0.47.254
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 0.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 128.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
    Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Initialization Sequence Completed
    

    I assume that means it connected to the IPVanish server successfully but then when I tried to go online or ping www.google.com I realized I had no internet.

    Here is the output of ifconfig when I’m connected to the IPVanish server

    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:1a:06:cd:26:ef  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:18 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)  TX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)
    
    tun0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
              inet addr:172.20.32.71  P-t-P:172.20.32.71  Mask:255.255.252.0
              UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:9401 (9.4 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 48:5a:b6:aa:19:17  
              inet addr:10.0.42.167  Bcast:10.0.47.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::4a5a:b6ff:feaa:1917/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:459377 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:18214 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:71371126 (71.3 MB)  TX bytes:3267392 (3.2 MB)
    

    I’m fairly new to Linux and would really appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks so much!

    UPDATE

    Traceroute to Google with VPN on

    traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
     1  172.20.32.1 (172.20.32.1)  23.133 ms  25.232 ms  25.521 ms
     2  64.145.79.1 (64.145.79.1)  26.103 ms  26.134 ms  26.165 ms
     3  206.130.10.41 (206.130.10.41)  26.187 ms  26.210 ms  26.232 ms
     4  209.85.244.157 (209.85.244.157)  26.357 ms 209.85.244.145 (209.85.244.145)  26.481 ms 209.85.244.153 (209.85.244.153)  26.444 ms
     5  8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8)  26.225 ms  26.255 ms  26.281 ms
    

    Result of route command with VPN on

    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    default         172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
    default         10.0.47.254     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
    10.0.32.0       *               255.255.240.0   U     9      0        0 wlan0
    128.0.0.0       172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
    172.20.32.0     *               255.255.252.0   U     0      0        0 tun0
    216.151.180.2   10.0.47.254     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0
    

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      I’m trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually.

      I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to Mint’s Network Settings, hit the + button to add a network, and selected VPN. It prompted me to browse to my VPN config file and when I tried to import it I got this error

      enter image description here

      The next thing I tried was following this tutorial. Using OpenVPN, I was able to connect to the service using this command as root

      openvpn --config newyork.ovpn
      

      in the directory I downloaded the .ovpn and cert files to. It prompted me for my login information and then printed this

      Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 DEPRECATED OPTION: --tls-remote, please update your configuration
      Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Dec  1 2014
      Enter Auth Username:nickgilbert1994
      Enter Auth Password:
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-DSS-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[212992->131072] S=[212992->131072]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link local: [undef]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443, sid=aad3ff40 72d53cab
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=1, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=IPVanish_CA/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY X509NAME OK: /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=0, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Control Channel: TLSv1, cipher TLSv1/SSLv3 DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, 2048 bit RSA
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 SENT CONTROL [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com]: 'PUSH_REQUEST' (status=1)
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.1,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.2,rcvbuf 262144,explicit-exit-notify 5,route-gateway 172.20.32.1,topology subnet,ping 20,ping-restart 40,ifconfig 172.20.32.71 255.255.252.0'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: explicit notify parm(s) modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --sndbuf/--rcvbuf options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[131072->425984] S=[131072->131072]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route-related options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 ROUTE_GATEWAY 10.0.47.254/255.255.240.0 IFACE=wlan0 HWADDR=48:5a:b6:aa:19:17
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP device tun0 opened
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP TX queue length set to 100
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 do_ifconfig, tt->ipv6=0, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=0
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip link set dev tun0 up mtu 1500
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip addr add dev tun0 172.20.32.71/22 broadcast 172.20.35.255
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 216.151.180.2/32 via 10.0.47.254
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 0.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 128.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Initialization Sequence Completed
      

      I assume that means it connected to the IPVanish server successfully but then when I tried to go online or ping www.google.com I realized I had no internet.

      Here is the output of ifconfig when I’m connected to the IPVanish server

      eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:1a:06:cd:26:ef  
                UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
                RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
                Interrupt:18 
      
      lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
                inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
                inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
                UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
                RX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
                RX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)  TX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)
      
      tun0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
                inet addr:172.20.32.71  P-t-P:172.20.32.71  Mask:255.255.252.0
                UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
                RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:9401 (9.4 KB)
      
      wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 48:5a:b6:aa:19:17  
                inet addr:10.0.42.167  Bcast:10.0.47.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
                inet6 addr: fe80::4a5a:b6ff:feaa:1917/64 Scope:Link
                UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:459377 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:18214 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
                RX bytes:71371126 (71.3 MB)  TX bytes:3267392 (3.2 MB)
      

      I’m fairly new to Linux and would really appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks so much!

      UPDATE

      Traceroute to Google with VPN on

      traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
       1  172.20.32.1 (172.20.32.1)  23.133 ms  25.232 ms  25.521 ms
       2  64.145.79.1 (64.145.79.1)  26.103 ms  26.134 ms  26.165 ms
       3  206.130.10.41 (206.130.10.41)  26.187 ms  26.210 ms  26.232 ms
       4  209.85.244.157 (209.85.244.157)  26.357 ms 209.85.244.145 (209.85.244.145)  26.481 ms 209.85.244.153 (209.85.244.153)  26.444 ms
       5  8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8)  26.225 ms  26.255 ms  26.281 ms
      

      Result of route command with VPN on

      Kernel IP routing table
      Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
      default         172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
      default         10.0.47.254     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
      10.0.32.0       *               255.255.240.0   U     9      0        0 wlan0
      128.0.0.0       172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
      172.20.32.0     *               255.255.252.0   U     0      0        0 tun0
      216.151.180.2   10.0.47.254     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0
      

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      I’m trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually.

      I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to Mint’s Network Settings, hit the + button to add a network, and selected VPN. It prompted me to browse to my VPN config file and when I tried to import it I got this error

      enter image description here

      The next thing I tried was following this tutorial. Using OpenVPN, I was able to connect to the service using this command as root

      openvpn --config newyork.ovpn
      

      in the directory I downloaded the .ovpn and cert files to. It prompted me for my login information and then printed this

      Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 DEPRECATED OPTION: --tls-remote, please update your configuration
      Mon Nov 23 13:10:42 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Dec  1 2014
      Enter Auth Username:nickgilbert1994
      Enter Auth Password:
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-DHE-DSS-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Deprecated TLS cipher name 'AES256-SHA', please use IANA name 'TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[212992->131072] S=[212992->131072]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link local: [undef]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443, sid=aad3ff40 72d53cab
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:24 2015 WARNING: this configuration may cache passwords in memory -- use the auth-nocache option to prevent this
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=1, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=IPVanish_CA/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY X509NAME OK: /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 VERIFY OK: depth=0, /C=US/ST=FL/L=Winter_Park/O=IPVanish/OU=IPVanish_VPN/CN=nyc-a01.ipvanish.com/emailAddress=support@ipvanish.com
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Encrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Cipher 'AES-256-CBC' initialized with 256 bit key
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Data Channel Decrypt: Using 256 bit message hash 'SHA256' for HMAC authentication
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 Control Channel: TLSv1, cipher TLSv1/SSLv3 DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, 2048 bit RSA
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:25 2015 [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]216.151.180.2:443
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 SENT CONTROL [nyc-a01.ipvanish.com]: 'PUSH_REQUEST' (status=1)
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 PUSH: Received control message: 'PUSH_REPLY,redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.1,dhcp-option DNS 198.18.0.2,rcvbuf 262144,explicit-exit-notify 5,route-gateway 172.20.32.1,topology subnet,ping 20,ping-restart 40,ifconfig 172.20.32.71 255.255.252.0'
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: timers and/or timeouts modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: explicit notify parm(s) modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --sndbuf/--rcvbuf options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Socket Buffers: R=[131072->425984] S=[131072->131072]
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ifconfig/up options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: route-related options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 OPTIONS IMPORT: --ip-win32 and/or --dhcp-option options modified
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 ROUTE_GATEWAY 10.0.47.254/255.255.240.0 IFACE=wlan0 HWADDR=48:5a:b6:aa:19:17
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP device tun0 opened
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 TUN/TAP TX queue length set to 100
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 do_ifconfig, tt->ipv6=0, tt->did_ifconfig_ipv6_setup=0
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip link set dev tun0 up mtu 1500
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip addr add dev tun0 172.20.32.71/22 broadcast 172.20.35.255
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 216.151.180.2/32 via 10.0.47.254
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 0.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 /sbin/ip route add 128.0.0.0/1 via 172.20.32.1
      Mon Nov 23 13:11:27 2015 Initialization Sequence Completed
      

      I assume that means it connected to the IPVanish server successfully but then when I tried to go online or ping www.google.com I realized I had no internet.

      Here is the output of ifconfig when I’m connected to the IPVanish server

      eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:1a:06:cd:26:ef  
                UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
                RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
                Interrupt:18 
      
      lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
                inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
                inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
                UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
                RX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:25337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
                RX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)  TX bytes:14440746 (14.4 MB)
      
      tun0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
                inet addr:172.20.32.71  P-t-P:172.20.32.71  Mask:255.255.252.0
                UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
                RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:9401 (9.4 KB)
      
      wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 48:5a:b6:aa:19:17  
                inet addr:10.0.42.167  Bcast:10.0.47.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
                inet6 addr: fe80::4a5a:b6ff:feaa:1917/64 Scope:Link
                UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:459377 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:18214 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
                RX bytes:71371126 (71.3 MB)  TX bytes:3267392 (3.2 MB)
      

      I’m fairly new to Linux and would really appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks so much!

      UPDATE

      Traceroute to Google with VPN on

      traceroute to 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
       1  172.20.32.1 (172.20.32.1)  23.133 ms  25.232 ms  25.521 ms
       2  64.145.79.1 (64.145.79.1)  26.103 ms  26.134 ms  26.165 ms
       3  206.130.10.41 (206.130.10.41)  26.187 ms  26.210 ms  26.232 ms
       4  209.85.244.157 (209.85.244.157)  26.357 ms 209.85.244.145 (209.85.244.145)  26.481 ms 209.85.244.153 (209.85.244.153)  26.444 ms
       5  8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8)  26.225 ms  26.255 ms  26.281 ms
      

      Result of route command with VPN on

      Kernel IP routing table
      Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
      default         172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
      default         10.0.47.254     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
      10.0.32.0       *               255.255.240.0   U     9      0        0 wlan0
      128.0.0.0       172.20.32.1     128.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 tun0
      172.20.32.0     *               255.255.252.0   U     0      0        0 tun0
      216.151.180.2   10.0.47.254     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0
      

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          Another thing of note is that it looks suspicious that your tunnel is sending packets but receiving.

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          Another thing of note is that it looks suspicious that your tunnel is sending packets but receiving.

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          Another thing of note is that it looks suspicious that your tunnel is sending packets but receiving.

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          First thing I’d do is a traceroute to a common internet server. 8.8.8.8 for google DNS is usually something you can always hit. I’d then suggest posting your routing table. ip r s or simply route It says it’s configuring the routes but it would be good to see if those changes are being applied properly; and of course Traceroute will actually give you an indication of where the packets are also going.

          Another thing of note is that it looks suspicious that your tunnel is sending packets but receiving.

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          I am trying to get a GEforce 970 running on linux mint, and I am stuck in software rendering mode after doing the following:

          1. adding the ppa from here
          2. sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
          3. reboot (after update)- no gui
          4. remove graphics card and edit grub default to include nomodeset
          5. reinsert graphica card
          6. now running in software rendering mode
          7. tried sudo apt-get install nvidia-current with no change.

          Anybody have any ideas? I cant seem to find anything on the help forums I checked that works.

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          • Please let me know why you downvoted this question so I can improve it

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          • Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

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          I am trying to get a GEforce 970 running on linux mint, and I am stuck in software rendering mode after doing the following:

          1. adding the ppa from here
          2. sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
          3. reboot (after update)- no gui
          4. remove graphics card and edit grub default to include nomodeset
          5. reinsert graphica card
          6. now running in software rendering mode
          7. tried sudo apt-get install nvidia-current with no change.

          Anybody have any ideas? I cant seem to find anything on the help forums I checked that works.

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          • Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

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          I am trying to get a GEforce 970 running on linux mint, and I am stuck in software rendering mode after doing the following:

          1. adding the ppa from here
          2. sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
          3. reboot (after update)- no gui
          4. remove graphics card and edit grub default to include nomodeset
          5. reinsert graphica card
          6. now running in software rendering mode
          7. tried sudo apt-get install nvidia-current with no change.

          Anybody have any ideas? I cant seem to find anything on the help forums I checked that works.

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          I am trying to get a GEforce 970 running on linux mint, and I am stuck in software rendering mode after doing the following:

          1. adding the ppa from here
          2. sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
          3. reboot (after update)- no gui
          4. remove graphics card and edit grub default to include nomodeset
          5. reinsert graphica card
          6. now running in software rendering mode
          7. tried sudo apt-get install nvidia-current with no change.

          Anybody have any ideas? I cant seem to find anything on the help forums I checked that works.

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          • Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

            – grochmal
            Aug 27 ’16 at 4:37

          • Please let me know why you downvoted this question so I can improve it

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          • Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

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            Aug 27 ’16 at 4:37

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          Please let me know why you downvoted this question so I can improve it

          – Rilcon42
          Aug 27 ’16 at 4:00

          Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

          – grochmal
          Aug 27 ’16 at 4:37

          Have a look at the arch minimal xorg config for nvidia apart from that you’re likely to need Option "AccelMethod" "<something>". I have a Radeon in which I use glamor but I do not really know the NVIDIA options for AccelMethod.

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          For a GTX 970, you should either use nouveau (the open source Nvidia driver), or the plain old proprietary nvidia module. Both tend to be pretty iffy (why I’m switching to Radeon graphics), so I would recommend finding which one works best for you.

          As for getting out of software rendering mode, have you tried removing nomodeset from grub default and doing sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg when /boot/grub/grub.cfg is your grub config file? Also make sure that you remove nvidia-340 and sudo modprobe nvidia when you have only that installed.

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            For a GTX 970, you should either use nouveau (the open source Nvidia driver), or the plain old proprietary nvidia module. Both tend to be pretty iffy (why I’m switching to Radeon graphics), so I would recommend finding which one works best for you.

            As for getting out of software rendering mode, have you tried removing nomodeset from grub default and doing sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg when /boot/grub/grub.cfg is your grub config file? Also make sure that you remove nvidia-340 and sudo modprobe nvidia when you have only that installed.

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              For a GTX 970, you should either use nouveau (the open source Nvidia driver), or the plain old proprietary nvidia module. Both tend to be pretty iffy (why I’m switching to Radeon graphics), so I would recommend finding which one works best for you.

              As for getting out of software rendering mode, have you tried removing nomodeset from grub default and doing sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg when /boot/grub/grub.cfg is your grub config file? Also make sure that you remove nvidia-340 and sudo modprobe nvidia when you have only that installed.

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                For a GTX 970, you should either use nouveau (the open source Nvidia driver), or the plain old proprietary nvidia module. Both tend to be pretty iffy (why I’m switching to Radeon graphics), so I would recommend finding which one works best for you.

                As for getting out of software rendering mode, have you tried removing nomodeset from grub default and doing sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg when /boot/grub/grub.cfg is your grub config file? Also make sure that you remove nvidia-340 and sudo modprobe nvidia when you have only that installed.

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                For a GTX 970, you should either use nouveau (the open source Nvidia driver), or the plain old proprietary nvidia module. Both tend to be pretty iffy (why I’m switching to Radeon graphics), so I would recommend finding which one works best for you.

                As for getting out of software rendering mode, have you tried removing nomodeset from grub default and doing sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg when /boot/grub/grub.cfg is your grub config file? Also make sure that you remove nvidia-340 and sudo modprobe nvidia when you have only that installed.

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                    I have been using windows for as far back as I could remember and developing in virtual boxes but I have decided to install Linux Mint onto a second hard drive on my main computer. Sadly, when I boot into the partition which holds Linux Mint, it only displays a terminal where I can only perform basic commands. I’d like to have a GUI rather than a terminal, but I do not know what do do even after googling the topic. Please help!
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                    • What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

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                    I have been using windows for as far back as I could remember and developing in virtual boxes but I have decided to install Linux Mint onto a second hard drive on my main computer. Sadly, when I boot into the partition which holds Linux Mint, it only displays a terminal where I can only perform basic commands. I’d like to have a GUI rather than a terminal, but I do not know what do do even after googling the topic. Please help!
                    -BK

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                    • What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

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                    -BK

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                    I have been using windows for as far back as I could remember and developing in virtual boxes but I have decided to install Linux Mint onto a second hard drive on my main computer. Sadly, when I boot into the partition which holds Linux Mint, it only displays a terminal where I can only perform basic commands. I’d like to have a GUI rather than a terminal, but I do not know what do do even after googling the topic. Please help!
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                    • What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

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                      Mar 1 ’15 at 23:27

                    • Please edit your question and explain what you’ve done, how you installed Mint (was it GUI based during the installation?). Are there any error messages? What is the output of sudo service mdm status?

                      – terdon
                      Mar 2 ’15 at 12:42

                    • What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

                      – dr_feel_good
                      Mar 1 ’15 at 23:27

                    • Please edit your question and explain what you’ve done, how you installed Mint (was it GUI based during the installation?). Are there any error messages? What is the output of sudo service mdm status?

                      – terdon
                      Mar 2 ’15 at 12:42

                    What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

                    – dr_feel_good
                    Mar 1 ’15 at 23:27

                    What’s the output of your Xorg.0.log?. Run tail -n 20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log/Xorg.0.log Does the output show the words BusyBox or initramfs?.

                    – dr_feel_good
                    Mar 1 ’15 at 23:27

                    Please edit your question and explain what you’ve done, how you installed Mint (was it GUI based during the installation?). Are there any error messages? What is the output of sudo service mdm status?

                    – terdon
                    Mar 2 ’15 at 12:42

                    Please edit your question and explain what you’ve done, how you installed Mint (was it GUI based during the installation?). Are there any error messages? What is the output of sudo service mdm status?

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                    There is a possibility that there was an error setting up the OS (especially if you did not use an ISO file provided by the official Linux Mint website).
                    You could try using the startx command if you installed a minimalistic version of the Linux Mint kernel environment.
                    Your best bet is to run which startx to see if there is a startx command, and if there is, then use it.
                    If there is no startx command, then try reinstalling Linux Mint from the ground up again.
                    If that still is a problem go to /boot and see if there is a broken file there. I’m afraid that if that doesn’t work you might want to use your first drive for Linux Mint and get rid or move Windows.

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                      I’ve had similar problems with new installations when there were driver configuration problems. First check your xorg log file to see what if anything happened: less /var/log/Xorg.0.log should tell you what failed. Easiest solution probably to reinstall from scratch.

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                        There is a possibility that there was an error setting up the OS (especially if you did not use an ISO file provided by the official Linux Mint website).
                        You could try using the startx command if you installed a minimalistic version of the Linux Mint kernel environment.
                        Your best bet is to run which startx to see if there is a startx command, and if there is, then use it.
                        If there is no startx command, then try reinstalling Linux Mint from the ground up again.
                        If that still is a problem go to /boot and see if there is a broken file there. I’m afraid that if that doesn’t work you might want to use your first drive for Linux Mint and get rid or move Windows.

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                          There is a possibility that there was an error setting up the OS (especially if you did not use an ISO file provided by the official Linux Mint website).
                          You could try using the startx command if you installed a minimalistic version of the Linux Mint kernel environment.
                          Your best bet is to run which startx to see if there is a startx command, and if there is, then use it.
                          If there is no startx command, then try reinstalling Linux Mint from the ground up again.
                          If that still is a problem go to /boot and see if there is a broken file there. I’m afraid that if that doesn’t work you might want to use your first drive for Linux Mint and get rid or move Windows.

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                            There is a possibility that there was an error setting up the OS (especially if you did not use an ISO file provided by the official Linux Mint website).
                            You could try using the startx command if you installed a minimalistic version of the Linux Mint kernel environment.
                            Your best bet is to run which startx to see if there is a startx command, and if there is, then use it.
                            If there is no startx command, then try reinstalling Linux Mint from the ground up again.
                            If that still is a problem go to /boot and see if there is a broken file there. I’m afraid that if that doesn’t work you might want to use your first drive for Linux Mint and get rid or move Windows.

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                            There is a possibility that there was an error setting up the OS (especially if you did not use an ISO file provided by the official Linux Mint website).
                            You could try using the startx command if you installed a minimalistic version of the Linux Mint kernel environment.
                            Your best bet is to run which startx to see if there is a startx command, and if there is, then use it.
                            If there is no startx command, then try reinstalling Linux Mint from the ground up again.
                            If that still is a problem go to /boot and see if there is a broken file there. I’m afraid that if that doesn’t work you might want to use your first drive for Linux Mint and get rid or move Windows.

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                                I’ve had similar problems with new installations when there were driver configuration problems. First check your xorg log file to see what if anything happened: less /var/log/Xorg.0.log should tell you what failed. Easiest solution probably to reinstall from scratch.

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                                  I’ve had similar problems with new installations when there were driver configuration problems. First check your xorg log file to see what if anything happened: less /var/log/Xorg.0.log should tell you what failed. Easiest solution probably to reinstall from scratch.

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                                    I’ve had similar problems with new installations when there were driver configuration problems. First check your xorg log file to see what if anything happened: less /var/log/Xorg.0.log should tell you what failed. Easiest solution probably to reinstall from scratch.

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                                    I’ve had similar problems with new installations when there were driver configuration problems. First check your xorg log file to see what if anything happened: less /var/log/Xorg.0.log should tell you what failed. Easiest solution probably to reinstall from scratch.

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                                        I am using Docky on Mint 19 Tara. I have really liked using Docky, but recently I noticed the option to pin/ remove apps from the dock has disappeared. This happened right around the time I was customizing my theme. Luckily I had set a restore point with timeshift. I restore my system to the point prior to making my changes. However, the options to pin and unpin on Docky are still not available.

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                                          I am using Docky on Mint 19 Tara. I have really liked using Docky, but recently I noticed the option to pin/ remove apps from the dock has disappeared. This happened right around the time I was customizing my theme. Luckily I had set a restore point with timeshift. I restore my system to the point prior to making my changes. However, the options to pin and unpin on Docky are still not available.

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                                            I am using Docky on Mint 19 Tara. I have really liked using Docky, but recently I noticed the option to pin/ remove apps from the dock has disappeared. This happened right around the time I was customizing my theme. Luckily I had set a restore point with timeshift. I restore my system to the point prior to making my changes. However, the options to pin and unpin on Docky are still not available.

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                                            I am using Docky on Mint 19 Tara. I have really liked using Docky, but recently I noticed the option to pin/ remove apps from the dock has disappeared. This happened right around the time I was customizing my theme. Luckily I had set a restore point with timeshift. I restore my system to the point prior to making my changes. However, the options to pin and unpin on Docky are still not available.

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                                                I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them).

                                                My problem is: Whenever I turn on the laptop, I am directly taken to Windows 10 and not given an option for Linux Mint.

                                                To boot into Linux Mint I have to each time press F9 to show boot options, and choose ‘Ubuntu’ after which I am shown the Linux Mint boot screen option (gives me option to boot into linux-mint compatibility and stuff) – and then choose Linux Mint 17.2 to boot in it.

                                                After pressing F9, I get a menu -> Then I choose second option for Mint, the first is for Windows. (Can I change this priority order?)

                                                This is the menu I get after pressing 'F9'

                                                I have UEFI enabled (Legacy disabled) and Secure boot disabled. The boot priority is ‘OS boot manager’ and then USB, DISK etc. There is only OS boot manager, others are external device stuffs.

                                                I have searched for my problem, but couldn’t solve it.
                                                First I read about grub, this is my grub file I found at /etc/default/grub.

                                                These are some of the

                                                GRUB_DEFAULT=0
                                                #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
                                                GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
                                                GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
                                                GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
                                                GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
                                                GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
                                                

                                                Then I tried live booting from pen drive and reinstalling grub from there by some commands, but it was giving me errors. (What I understood was I mounted Linux partition and installed grub over there)
                                                I tried some more commands mounting individually ‘chroot’ something but it was giving /cow error.

                                                I had this command sudo update-grub giving me following result in screen shot (which seems satisfactory : )

                                                This says Windows boot manager found.

                                                enter image description here

                                                After choosing second option after F9 I am taken to menu where I can boot into Linux Mint as well as Windows from there (typical maroon background menu) I want this menu to appear at first whenever I start my laptop. Yes, I have fast-startup and hibernation stuff all disabled in Windows.

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                                                  I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them).

                                                  My problem is: Whenever I turn on the laptop, I am directly taken to Windows 10 and not given an option for Linux Mint.

                                                  To boot into Linux Mint I have to each time press F9 to show boot options, and choose ‘Ubuntu’ after which I am shown the Linux Mint boot screen option (gives me option to boot into linux-mint compatibility and stuff) – and then choose Linux Mint 17.2 to boot in it.

                                                  After pressing F9, I get a menu -> Then I choose second option for Mint, the first is for Windows. (Can I change this priority order?)

                                                  This is the menu I get after pressing 'F9'

                                                  I have UEFI enabled (Legacy disabled) and Secure boot disabled. The boot priority is ‘OS boot manager’ and then USB, DISK etc. There is only OS boot manager, others are external device stuffs.

                                                  I have searched for my problem, but couldn’t solve it.
                                                  First I read about grub, this is my grub file I found at /etc/default/grub.

                                                  These are some of the

                                                  GRUB_DEFAULT=0
                                                  #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
                                                  GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
                                                  GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
                                                  GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
                                                  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
                                                  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
                                                  

                                                  Then I tried live booting from pen drive and reinstalling grub from there by some commands, but it was giving me errors. (What I understood was I mounted Linux partition and installed grub over there)
                                                  I tried some more commands mounting individually ‘chroot’ something but it was giving /cow error.

                                                  I had this command sudo update-grub giving me following result in screen shot (which seems satisfactory : )

                                                  This says Windows boot manager found.

                                                  enter image description here

                                                  After choosing second option after F9 I am taken to menu where I can boot into Linux Mint as well as Windows from there (typical maroon background menu) I want this menu to appear at first whenever I start my laptop. Yes, I have fast-startup and hibernation stuff all disabled in Windows.

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                                                    I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them).

                                                    My problem is: Whenever I turn on the laptop, I am directly taken to Windows 10 and not given an option for Linux Mint.

                                                    To boot into Linux Mint I have to each time press F9 to show boot options, and choose ‘Ubuntu’ after which I am shown the Linux Mint boot screen option (gives me option to boot into linux-mint compatibility and stuff) – and then choose Linux Mint 17.2 to boot in it.

                                                    After pressing F9, I get a menu -> Then I choose second option for Mint, the first is for Windows. (Can I change this priority order?)

                                                    This is the menu I get after pressing 'F9'

                                                    I have UEFI enabled (Legacy disabled) and Secure boot disabled. The boot priority is ‘OS boot manager’ and then USB, DISK etc. There is only OS boot manager, others are external device stuffs.

                                                    I have searched for my problem, but couldn’t solve it.
                                                    First I read about grub, this is my grub file I found at /etc/default/grub.

                                                    These are some of the

                                                    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
                                                    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
                                                    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
                                                    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
                                                    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
                                                    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
                                                    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
                                                    

                                                    Then I tried live booting from pen drive and reinstalling grub from there by some commands, but it was giving me errors. (What I understood was I mounted Linux partition and installed grub over there)
                                                    I tried some more commands mounting individually ‘chroot’ something but it was giving /cow error.

                                                    I had this command sudo update-grub giving me following result in screen shot (which seems satisfactory : )

                                                    This says Windows boot manager found.

                                                    enter image description here

                                                    After choosing second option after F9 I am taken to menu where I can boot into Linux Mint as well as Windows from there (typical maroon background menu) I want this menu to appear at first whenever I start my laptop. Yes, I have fast-startup and hibernation stuff all disabled in Windows.

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                                                    I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them).

                                                    My problem is: Whenever I turn on the laptop, I am directly taken to Windows 10 and not given an option for Linux Mint.

                                                    To boot into Linux Mint I have to each time press F9 to show boot options, and choose ‘Ubuntu’ after which I am shown the Linux Mint boot screen option (gives me option to boot into linux-mint compatibility and stuff) – and then choose Linux Mint 17.2 to boot in it.

                                                    After pressing F9, I get a menu -> Then I choose second option for Mint, the first is for Windows. (Can I change this priority order?)

                                                    This is the menu I get after pressing 'F9'

                                                    I have UEFI enabled (Legacy disabled) and Secure boot disabled. The boot priority is ‘OS boot manager’ and then USB, DISK etc. There is only OS boot manager, others are external device stuffs.

                                                    I have searched for my problem, but couldn’t solve it.
                                                    First I read about grub, this is my grub file I found at /etc/default/grub.

                                                    These are some of the

                                                    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
                                                    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
                                                    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
                                                    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
                                                    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
                                                    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
                                                    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
                                                    

                                                    Then I tried live booting from pen drive and reinstalling grub from there by some commands, but it was giving me errors. (What I understood was I mounted Linux partition and installed grub over there)
                                                    I tried some more commands mounting individually ‘chroot’ something but it was giving /cow error.

                                                    I had this command sudo update-grub giving me following result in screen shot (which seems satisfactory : )

                                                    This says Windows boot manager found.

                                                    enter image description here

                                                    After choosing second option after F9 I am taken to menu where I can boot into Linux Mint as well as Windows from there (typical maroon background menu) I want this menu to appear at first whenever I start my laptop. Yes, I have fast-startup and hibernation stuff all disabled in Windows.

                                                    linux-mint windows dual-boot grub

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                                                        Sorry for this late answer. I faced this problem yesterday while installing Linux mint. Here is what you need to do

                                                        1. In the bios setup(you get here by hitting f10 on my system just after switching the power button), as you have disabled the secure boot option( if you have not, then do it) go to the UEFI boot order options, select Windows boot manager(or something similar, I dont remember the name), press enter to open the sub menus

                                                        2. Change to order of your boot loader keeping on top the Linux one( you can do this by pressing f5/f6). Save this by pressing f10. Ensure that the order is correctly saved by entering the sub menu once more

                                                        3. Now save and exit the bios setup. That should do the trick. I again apologize for this late answer as this was my first dual boot and the very first problem I faced was this.

                                                        Good Luck.

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                                                          It is NOT a mistake to use Linux with UEFI. All the contrary! And nowadays works perfect, offering a series of improvements and new functionality than BIOS. It’s time to jump into the 21th century, anyway.

                                                          1. When in Linux, ensure that you have a full UEFI support: On a console/terminal run the efibootmgr – it should show you a list that would include what you see in the firmware setup.
                                                            • If you don’t have efibootmgr, then your system is installed without UEFI support. Not so easy to fix, it’s easier to re-install.
                                                              1. In the list of efibootmgr you should see the “ubuntu” option, showing that you have properly installed Mint under UEFI.
                                                            • If you don’t see the ubuntu, then you installed before disabling the Legacy support and therefore it’s MBR/DOS-based. I suspect this is your case. The simplest is to re-install Linux. Otherwise, you can use the grub-glue-efi, grub-install and efibootmgr to make it.
                                                            • If you see the ubuntu option, then you’ll notice that the BootOrder shows the label of Windows (e.g. Boot0005) as first. Use efibootmgr -o to change it.
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                                                          • Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                            – wisbucky
                                                            Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

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                                                          I had a similar problem with Win 8.1/Mint 17.2 on my UEFI enabled Acer laptop. This solution worked for me: In BIOS, change the boot priority to Ubuntu. This will bring you to the GRUB menu at startup and you can then choose to boot to Mint or Windows. Hope this works for you.

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                                                            This worked for me when I dual booted my system which was running windows 10 with Ubuntu. I hope making few changes the command given below will work for you:-)

                                                            1. Run cmd as administrator
                                                            2. Copy and paste the following command

                                                            bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path EFIubuntugrubx64.efi

                                                            1. Restart your system. You will see the GRUB menu.
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                                                              Your biggest mistake was to install Linux in UEFI.
                                                              While Windows works fine in both UEFI and Legacy/BIOS mode, Linux is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode.
                                                              Some people advise you to install Linux in UEFI mode, it does work sometimes, but sooner or later you are going to run into problems.
                                                              Best solution is to use 2 separate physical drives, one for Windows, one for Linux.
                                                              If that is not an option, as is the case for most laptops, what I do is start with a clean, empty unformatted drive, format and create partitions for both Windows (NTFS) and Linux (ext4 and swap) with GParted, which I use from a Live CD/DVD/USB of Linux.
                                                              Next step, I always install Windows first, from a DVD or USB installer, force it to install in Legacy/BIOS mode, and after all Windows updates are done I install Linux in the previously created ext4 partitions.
                                                              Since I assume your Windows was factory installed, as it is the case with all store bought desktop and laptop computers, you would need to shrink your drive “C” in Windows in order to create space for Linux.
                                                              After that, boot from Linux Live CD/DVD/USB and create ext4 partitions and swap space for Linux, then proceed to install Linux. The Linux bootloader GRUB2 will see your Windows partition and include it in the boot menu options.
                                                              DO NOT repair your Windows bootsector (bootloader) as it will screw up GRUB.

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                                                                I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

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                                                              Sorry for this late answer. I faced this problem yesterday while installing Linux mint. Here is what you need to do

                                                              1. In the bios setup(you get here by hitting f10 on my system just after switching the power button), as you have disabled the secure boot option( if you have not, then do it) go to the UEFI boot order options, select Windows boot manager(or something similar, I dont remember the name), press enter to open the sub menus

                                                              2. Change to order of your boot loader keeping on top the Linux one( you can do this by pressing f5/f6). Save this by pressing f10. Ensure that the order is correctly saved by entering the sub menu once more

                                                              3. Now save and exit the bios setup. That should do the trick. I again apologize for this late answer as this was my first dual boot and the very first problem I faced was this.

                                                              Good Luck.

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                                                                Sorry for this late answer. I faced this problem yesterday while installing Linux mint. Here is what you need to do

                                                                1. In the bios setup(you get here by hitting f10 on my system just after switching the power button), as you have disabled the secure boot option( if you have not, then do it) go to the UEFI boot order options, select Windows boot manager(or something similar, I dont remember the name), press enter to open the sub menus

                                                                2. Change to order of your boot loader keeping on top the Linux one( you can do this by pressing f5/f6). Save this by pressing f10. Ensure that the order is correctly saved by entering the sub menu once more

                                                                3. Now save and exit the bios setup. That should do the trick. I again apologize for this late answer as this was my first dual boot and the very first problem I faced was this.

                                                                Good Luck.

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                                                                  Sorry for this late answer. I faced this problem yesterday while installing Linux mint. Here is what you need to do

                                                                  1. In the bios setup(you get here by hitting f10 on my system just after switching the power button), as you have disabled the secure boot option( if you have not, then do it) go to the UEFI boot order options, select Windows boot manager(or something similar, I dont remember the name), press enter to open the sub menus

                                                                  2. Change to order of your boot loader keeping on top the Linux one( you can do this by pressing f5/f6). Save this by pressing f10. Ensure that the order is correctly saved by entering the sub menu once more

                                                                  3. Now save and exit the bios setup. That should do the trick. I again apologize for this late answer as this was my first dual boot and the very first problem I faced was this.

                                                                  Good Luck.

                                                                  share|improve this answer

                                                                  Sorry for this late answer. I faced this problem yesterday while installing Linux mint. Here is what you need to do

                                                                  1. In the bios setup(you get here by hitting f10 on my system just after switching the power button), as you have disabled the secure boot option( if you have not, then do it) go to the UEFI boot order options, select Windows boot manager(or something similar, I dont remember the name), press enter to open the sub menus

                                                                  2. Change to order of your boot loader keeping on top the Linux one( you can do this by pressing f5/f6). Save this by pressing f10. Ensure that the order is correctly saved by entering the sub menu once more

                                                                  3. Now save and exit the bios setup. That should do the trick. I again apologize for this late answer as this was my first dual boot and the very first problem I faced was this.

                                                                  Good Luck.

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                                                                      It is NOT a mistake to use Linux with UEFI. All the contrary! And nowadays works perfect, offering a series of improvements and new functionality than BIOS. It’s time to jump into the 21th century, anyway.

                                                                      1. When in Linux, ensure that you have a full UEFI support: On a console/terminal run the efibootmgr – it should show you a list that would include what you see in the firmware setup.
                                                                        • If you don’t have efibootmgr, then your system is installed without UEFI support. Not so easy to fix, it’s easier to re-install.
                                                                          1. In the list of efibootmgr you should see the “ubuntu” option, showing that you have properly installed Mint under UEFI.
                                                                        • If you don’t see the ubuntu, then you installed before disabling the Legacy support and therefore it’s MBR/DOS-based. I suspect this is your case. The simplest is to re-install Linux. Otherwise, you can use the grub-glue-efi, grub-install and efibootmgr to make it.
                                                                        • If you see the ubuntu option, then you’ll notice that the BootOrder shows the label of Windows (e.g. Boot0005) as first. Use efibootmgr -o to change it.
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                                                                      • Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                        – wisbucky
                                                                        Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

                                                                      2

                                                                      It is NOT a mistake to use Linux with UEFI. All the contrary! And nowadays works perfect, offering a series of improvements and new functionality than BIOS. It’s time to jump into the 21th century, anyway.

                                                                      1. When in Linux, ensure that you have a full UEFI support: On a console/terminal run the efibootmgr – it should show you a list that would include what you see in the firmware setup.
                                                                        • If you don’t have efibootmgr, then your system is installed without UEFI support. Not so easy to fix, it’s easier to re-install.
                                                                          1. In the list of efibootmgr you should see the “ubuntu” option, showing that you have properly installed Mint under UEFI.
                                                                        • If you don’t see the ubuntu, then you installed before disabling the Legacy support and therefore it’s MBR/DOS-based. I suspect this is your case. The simplest is to re-install Linux. Otherwise, you can use the grub-glue-efi, grub-install and efibootmgr to make it.
                                                                        • If you see the ubuntu option, then you’ll notice that the BootOrder shows the label of Windows (e.g. Boot0005) as first. Use efibootmgr -o to change it.
                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                      • Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                        – wisbucky
                                                                        Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

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                                                                      2

                                                                      2

                                                                      It is NOT a mistake to use Linux with UEFI. All the contrary! And nowadays works perfect, offering a series of improvements and new functionality than BIOS. It’s time to jump into the 21th century, anyway.

                                                                      1. When in Linux, ensure that you have a full UEFI support: On a console/terminal run the efibootmgr – it should show you a list that would include what you see in the firmware setup.
                                                                        • If you don’t have efibootmgr, then your system is installed without UEFI support. Not so easy to fix, it’s easier to re-install.
                                                                          1. In the list of efibootmgr you should see the “ubuntu” option, showing that you have properly installed Mint under UEFI.
                                                                        • If you don’t see the ubuntu, then you installed before disabling the Legacy support and therefore it’s MBR/DOS-based. I suspect this is your case. The simplest is to re-install Linux. Otherwise, you can use the grub-glue-efi, grub-install and efibootmgr to make it.
                                                                        • If you see the ubuntu option, then you’ll notice that the BootOrder shows the label of Windows (e.g. Boot0005) as first. Use efibootmgr -o to change it.
                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                      It is NOT a mistake to use Linux with UEFI. All the contrary! And nowadays works perfect, offering a series of improvements and new functionality than BIOS. It’s time to jump into the 21th century, anyway.

                                                                      1. When in Linux, ensure that you have a full UEFI support: On a console/terminal run the efibootmgr – it should show you a list that would include what you see in the firmware setup.
                                                                        • If you don’t have efibootmgr, then your system is installed without UEFI support. Not so easy to fix, it’s easier to re-install.
                                                                          1. In the list of efibootmgr you should see the “ubuntu” option, showing that you have properly installed Mint under UEFI.
                                                                        • If you don’t see the ubuntu, then you installed before disabling the Legacy support and therefore it’s MBR/DOS-based. I suspect this is your case. The simplest is to re-install Linux. Otherwise, you can use the grub-glue-efi, grub-install and efibootmgr to make it.
                                                                        • If you see the ubuntu option, then you’ll notice that the BootOrder shows the label of Windows (e.g. Boot0005) as first. Use efibootmgr -o to change it.
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                                                                      MiGrievesMiGrieves

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                                                                      • Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                        – wisbucky
                                                                        Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

                                                                      • Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                        – wisbucky
                                                                        Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

                                                                      Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                      – wisbucky
                                                                      Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

                                                                      Yes. The Ubuntu documentation recommends to install Ubuntu to match the Windows boot mode (which would be UEFI for Windows 8 and later). help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

                                                                      – wisbucky
                                                                      Jul 3 ’18 at 7:50

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                                                                      I had a similar problem with Win 8.1/Mint 17.2 on my UEFI enabled Acer laptop. This solution worked for me: In BIOS, change the boot priority to Ubuntu. This will bring you to the GRUB menu at startup and you can then choose to boot to Mint or Windows. Hope this works for you.

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                                                                        I had a similar problem with Win 8.1/Mint 17.2 on my UEFI enabled Acer laptop. This solution worked for me: In BIOS, change the boot priority to Ubuntu. This will bring you to the GRUB menu at startup and you can then choose to boot to Mint or Windows. Hope this works for you.

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                                                                          I had a similar problem with Win 8.1/Mint 17.2 on my UEFI enabled Acer laptop. This solution worked for me: In BIOS, change the boot priority to Ubuntu. This will bring you to the GRUB menu at startup and you can then choose to boot to Mint or Windows. Hope this works for you.

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                                                                          I had a similar problem with Win 8.1/Mint 17.2 on my UEFI enabled Acer laptop. This solution worked for me: In BIOS, change the boot priority to Ubuntu. This will bring you to the GRUB menu at startup and you can then choose to boot to Mint or Windows. Hope this works for you.

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                                                                          Lochaber LukeLochaber Luke

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                                                                              This worked for me when I dual booted my system which was running windows 10 with Ubuntu. I hope making few changes the command given below will work for you:-)

                                                                              1. Run cmd as administrator
                                                                              2. Copy and paste the following command

                                                                              bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path EFIubuntugrubx64.efi

                                                                              1. Restart your system. You will see the GRUB menu.
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                                                                                This worked for me when I dual booted my system which was running windows 10 with Ubuntu. I hope making few changes the command given below will work for you:-)

                                                                                1. Run cmd as administrator
                                                                                2. Copy and paste the following command

                                                                                bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path EFIubuntugrubx64.efi

                                                                                1. Restart your system. You will see the GRUB menu.
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                                                                                  This worked for me when I dual booted my system which was running windows 10 with Ubuntu. I hope making few changes the command given below will work for you:-)

                                                                                  1. Run cmd as administrator
                                                                                  2. Copy and paste the following command

                                                                                  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path EFIubuntugrubx64.efi

                                                                                  1. Restart your system. You will see the GRUB menu.
                                                                                  share|improve this answer

                                                                                  This worked for me when I dual booted my system which was running windows 10 with Ubuntu. I hope making few changes the command given below will work for you:-)

                                                                                  1. Run cmd as administrator
                                                                                  2. Copy and paste the following command

                                                                                  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path EFIubuntugrubx64.efi

                                                                                  1. Restart your system. You will see the GRUB menu.
                                                                                  share|improve this answer

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                                                                                  answered Jan 27 at 8:56

                                                                                  AyeshaNAAyeshaNA

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                                                                                      Your biggest mistake was to install Linux in UEFI.
                                                                                      While Windows works fine in both UEFI and Legacy/BIOS mode, Linux is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode.
                                                                                      Some people advise you to install Linux in UEFI mode, it does work sometimes, but sooner or later you are going to run into problems.
                                                                                      Best solution is to use 2 separate physical drives, one for Windows, one for Linux.
                                                                                      If that is not an option, as is the case for most laptops, what I do is start with a clean, empty unformatted drive, format and create partitions for both Windows (NTFS) and Linux (ext4 and swap) with GParted, which I use from a Live CD/DVD/USB of Linux.
                                                                                      Next step, I always install Windows first, from a DVD or USB installer, force it to install in Legacy/BIOS mode, and after all Windows updates are done I install Linux in the previously created ext4 partitions.
                                                                                      Since I assume your Windows was factory installed, as it is the case with all store bought desktop and laptop computers, you would need to shrink your drive “C” in Windows in order to create space for Linux.
                                                                                      After that, boot from Linux Live CD/DVD/USB and create ext4 partitions and swap space for Linux, then proceed to install Linux. The Linux bootloader GRUB2 will see your Windows partition and include it in the boot menu options.
                                                                                      DO NOT repair your Windows bootsector (bootloader) as it will screw up GRUB.

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                                                                                        I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                        – fpmurphy
                                                                                        Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

                                                                                      -3

                                                                                      Your biggest mistake was to install Linux in UEFI.
                                                                                      While Windows works fine in both UEFI and Legacy/BIOS mode, Linux is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode.
                                                                                      Some people advise you to install Linux in UEFI mode, it does work sometimes, but sooner or later you are going to run into problems.
                                                                                      Best solution is to use 2 separate physical drives, one for Windows, one for Linux.
                                                                                      If that is not an option, as is the case for most laptops, what I do is start with a clean, empty unformatted drive, format and create partitions for both Windows (NTFS) and Linux (ext4 and swap) with GParted, which I use from a Live CD/DVD/USB of Linux.
                                                                                      Next step, I always install Windows first, from a DVD or USB installer, force it to install in Legacy/BIOS mode, and after all Windows updates are done I install Linux in the previously created ext4 partitions.
                                                                                      Since I assume your Windows was factory installed, as it is the case with all store bought desktop and laptop computers, you would need to shrink your drive “C” in Windows in order to create space for Linux.
                                                                                      After that, boot from Linux Live CD/DVD/USB and create ext4 partitions and swap space for Linux, then proceed to install Linux. The Linux bootloader GRUB2 will see your Windows partition and include it in the boot menu options.
                                                                                      DO NOT repair your Windows bootsector (bootloader) as it will screw up GRUB.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                        – fpmurphy
                                                                                        Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

                                                                                      -3

                                                                                      -3

                                                                                      -3

                                                                                      Your biggest mistake was to install Linux in UEFI.
                                                                                      While Windows works fine in both UEFI and Legacy/BIOS mode, Linux is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode.
                                                                                      Some people advise you to install Linux in UEFI mode, it does work sometimes, but sooner or later you are going to run into problems.
                                                                                      Best solution is to use 2 separate physical drives, one for Windows, one for Linux.
                                                                                      If that is not an option, as is the case for most laptops, what I do is start with a clean, empty unformatted drive, format and create partitions for both Windows (NTFS) and Linux (ext4 and swap) with GParted, which I use from a Live CD/DVD/USB of Linux.
                                                                                      Next step, I always install Windows first, from a DVD or USB installer, force it to install in Legacy/BIOS mode, and after all Windows updates are done I install Linux in the previously created ext4 partitions.
                                                                                      Since I assume your Windows was factory installed, as it is the case with all store bought desktop and laptop computers, you would need to shrink your drive “C” in Windows in order to create space for Linux.
                                                                                      After that, boot from Linux Live CD/DVD/USB and create ext4 partitions and swap space for Linux, then proceed to install Linux. The Linux bootloader GRUB2 will see your Windows partition and include it in the boot menu options.
                                                                                      DO NOT repair your Windows bootsector (bootloader) as it will screw up GRUB.

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                                                                                      Your biggest mistake was to install Linux in UEFI.
                                                                                      While Windows works fine in both UEFI and Legacy/BIOS mode, Linux is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode.
                                                                                      Some people advise you to install Linux in UEFI mode, it does work sometimes, but sooner or later you are going to run into problems.
                                                                                      Best solution is to use 2 separate physical drives, one for Windows, one for Linux.
                                                                                      If that is not an option, as is the case for most laptops, what I do is start with a clean, empty unformatted drive, format and create partitions for both Windows (NTFS) and Linux (ext4 and swap) with GParted, which I use from a Live CD/DVD/USB of Linux.
                                                                                      Next step, I always install Windows first, from a DVD or USB installer, force it to install in Legacy/BIOS mode, and after all Windows updates are done I install Linux in the previously created ext4 partitions.
                                                                                      Since I assume your Windows was factory installed, as it is the case with all store bought desktop and laptop computers, you would need to shrink your drive “C” in Windows in order to create space for Linux.
                                                                                      After that, boot from Linux Live CD/DVD/USB and create ext4 partitions and swap space for Linux, then proceed to install Linux. The Linux bootloader GRUB2 will see your Windows partition and include it in the boot menu options.
                                                                                      DO NOT repair your Windows bootsector (bootloader) as it will screw up GRUB.

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                                                                                      answered Sep 9 ’16 at 7:13

                                                                                      DoruMintDoruMint

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                                                                                        I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                        – fpmurphy
                                                                                        Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

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                                                                                        I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                        – fpmurphy
                                                                                        Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

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                                                                                      I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                      – fpmurphy
                                                                                      Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

                                                                                      I downvoted your answer. There is absolutely no plausible evidence that Linux “is much better off in Legacy/BIOS mode” than on a UEFI platform.

                                                                                      – fpmurphy
                                                                                      Oct 25 ’17 at 3:01

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                                                                                      Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” – much bigger than it needs to be

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                                                                                      A week or so ago, triggered by I don’t know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the Notification Area of my taskbar has become 3 times the size that it needs to be, taking up valuable space from the Window List. See attached screengrab with some scrawled notes on it.

                                                                                      I can’t seem to get it to take up less space. As you can see, it’s mostly just empty grey.

                                                                                      Am I a complete doofus? (I’d much rather be asking some obscure question about some command line operation). Any suggestions welcome.

                                                                                      my toolbar

                                                                                      EDIT – some further notes

                                                                                      • if I right-click on the drag handle, I can see that it is NOT locked. I have the option to move it, which moves the whole Notification Area, remove it or lock it.
                                                                                      • right-clicking on the large grey expanse does nothing.
                                                                                      • if I drag the drag handle over to the right (hoping this would move the divider), then the whole Notification Area, including the grey expanse, moves to the right of the clock.

                                                                                      EDIT – I just removed it from the taskbar and then added it again, and it’s gone back to normal. I’d swear i tried that already. So, I’m now uncertain what to do with this question, which has now gone into “unreproducible by myself, aka ‘one of those things'” territory. I’ll leave it up since if someone can come along and tell me what caused the bug then they deserve the bounty.

                                                                                      EDIT – the version is “Notification Area 1.2.1”

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                                                                                        +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

                                                                                        – dr01
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 13:42

                                                                                      5

                                                                                      A week or so ago, triggered by I don’t know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the Notification Area of my taskbar has become 3 times the size that it needs to be, taking up valuable space from the Window List. See attached screengrab with some scrawled notes on it.

                                                                                      I can’t seem to get it to take up less space. As you can see, it’s mostly just empty grey.

                                                                                      Am I a complete doofus? (I’d much rather be asking some obscure question about some command line operation). Any suggestions welcome.

                                                                                      my toolbar

                                                                                      EDIT – some further notes

                                                                                      • if I right-click on the drag handle, I can see that it is NOT locked. I have the option to move it, which moves the whole Notification Area, remove it or lock it.
                                                                                      • right-clicking on the large grey expanse does nothing.
                                                                                      • if I drag the drag handle over to the right (hoping this would move the divider), then the whole Notification Area, including the grey expanse, moves to the right of the clock.

                                                                                      EDIT – I just removed it from the taskbar and then added it again, and it’s gone back to normal. I’d swear i tried that already. So, I’m now uncertain what to do with this question, which has now gone into “unreproducible by myself, aka ‘one of those things'” territory. I’ll leave it up since if someone can come along and tell me what caused the bug then they deserve the bounty.

                                                                                      EDIT – the version is “Notification Area 1.2.1”

                                                                                      share|improve this question

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

                                                                                        – dr01
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 13:42

                                                                                      5

                                                                                      5

                                                                                      5

                                                                                      A week or so ago, triggered by I don’t know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the Notification Area of my taskbar has become 3 times the size that it needs to be, taking up valuable space from the Window List. See attached screengrab with some scrawled notes on it.

                                                                                      I can’t seem to get it to take up less space. As you can see, it’s mostly just empty grey.

                                                                                      Am I a complete doofus? (I’d much rather be asking some obscure question about some command line operation). Any suggestions welcome.

                                                                                      my toolbar

                                                                                      EDIT – some further notes

                                                                                      • if I right-click on the drag handle, I can see that it is NOT locked. I have the option to move it, which moves the whole Notification Area, remove it or lock it.
                                                                                      • right-clicking on the large grey expanse does nothing.
                                                                                      • if I drag the drag handle over to the right (hoping this would move the divider), then the whole Notification Area, including the grey expanse, moves to the right of the clock.

                                                                                      EDIT – I just removed it from the taskbar and then added it again, and it’s gone back to normal. I’d swear i tried that already. So, I’m now uncertain what to do with this question, which has now gone into “unreproducible by myself, aka ‘one of those things'” territory. I’ll leave it up since if someone can come along and tell me what caused the bug then they deserve the bounty.

                                                                                      EDIT – the version is “Notification Area 1.2.1”

                                                                                      share|improve this question

                                                                                      A week or so ago, triggered by I don’t know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the Notification Area of my taskbar has become 3 times the size that it needs to be, taking up valuable space from the Window List. See attached screengrab with some scrawled notes on it.

                                                                                      I can’t seem to get it to take up less space. As you can see, it’s mostly just empty grey.

                                                                                      Am I a complete doofus? (I’d much rather be asking some obscure question about some command line operation). Any suggestions welcome.

                                                                                      my toolbar

                                                                                      EDIT – some further notes

                                                                                      • if I right-click on the drag handle, I can see that it is NOT locked. I have the option to move it, which moves the whole Notification Area, remove it or lock it.
                                                                                      • right-clicking on the large grey expanse does nothing.
                                                                                      • if I drag the drag handle over to the right (hoping this would move the divider), then the whole Notification Area, including the grey expanse, moves to the right of the clock.

                                                                                      EDIT – I just removed it from the taskbar and then added it again, and it’s gone back to normal. I’d swear i tried that already. So, I’m now uncertain what to do with this question, which has now gone into “unreproducible by myself, aka ‘one of those things'” territory. I’ll leave it up since if someone can come along and tell me what caused the bug then they deserve the bounty.

                                                                                      EDIT – the version is “Notification Area 1.2.1”

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                                                                                        +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

                                                                                        – dr01
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 13:42

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

                                                                                        – dr01
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 13:42

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                                                                                      +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

                                                                                      – dr01
                                                                                      Jun 26 ’15 at 13:42

                                                                                      +1 for saying presumably something i did by accident. 🙂

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                                                                                      If you aren’t able to drag the handle of the notification area towards the right side, perhaps it’s because is locked. Right-click on it and see if the “Locked” option (or whatever similar) is ticked.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

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                                                                                      What it follows is just a collection of some references and hints too wide to be written in a comment.

                                                                                      Your problem seems to be similar to an old Ubuntu bug.
                                                                                      Following the proven philosophy of restart and hope the problem disappear by itself you find one of the workaround proposed (the #3). :-)

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      the workaround #1 was killall gnome-panel
                                                                                      the workaround #2 was to change the panel orientation from Left-Right to top-bottom and back to the original orientation again, using the “Panel Properties”.

                                                                                      However if that problem is persistent (if it holds to reboots of computer) it means that it should be written somewhere.
                                                                                      The most probable place is somewhere under your ~/.gnome*... path (I love when I am so accurate)

                                                                                      It should be a file with the parameter of the Notification Area and a human readable tag as

                                                                                      width: 360px;

                                                                                      or whatever will be the size in pixel.

                                                                                      References:

                                                                                      • Visual corruption affecting several panel applets , for the Ubuntu bug
                                                                                      • It is possible to shrink notification area… for the hint about width
                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      • I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

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                                                                                        I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      • You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      • Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

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                                                                                      If you aren’t able to drag the handle of the notification area towards the right side, perhaps it’s because is locked. Right-click on it and see if the “Locked” option (or whatever similar) is ticked.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      If you aren’t able to drag the handle of the notification area towards the right side, perhaps it’s because is locked. Right-click on it and see if the “Locked” option (or whatever similar) is ticked.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      1

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                                                                                      If you aren’t able to drag the handle of the notification area towards the right side, perhaps it’s because is locked. Right-click on it and see if the “Locked” option (or whatever similar) is ticked.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      If you aren’t able to drag the handle of the notification area towards the right side, perhaps it’s because is locked. Right-click on it and see if the “Locked” option (or whatever similar) is ticked.

                                                                                      share|improve this answer

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                                                                                      • thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      • thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      thanks – if i drag the handle, it drags the whole Notification Area. It’s not marked as locked.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jun 26 ’15 at 14:27

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      What it follows is just a collection of some references and hints too wide to be written in a comment.

                                                                                      Your problem seems to be similar to an old Ubuntu bug.
                                                                                      Following the proven philosophy of restart and hope the problem disappear by itself you find one of the workaround proposed (the #3). :-)

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      the workaround #1 was killall gnome-panel
                                                                                      the workaround #2 was to change the panel orientation from Left-Right to top-bottom and back to the original orientation again, using the “Panel Properties”.

                                                                                      However if that problem is persistent (if it holds to reboots of computer) it means that it should be written somewhere.
                                                                                      The most probable place is somewhere under your ~/.gnome*... path (I love when I am so accurate)

                                                                                      It should be a file with the parameter of the Notification Area and a human readable tag as

                                                                                      width: 360px;

                                                                                      or whatever will be the size in pixel.

                                                                                      References:

                                                                                      • Visual corruption affecting several panel applets , for the Ubuntu bug
                                                                                      • It is possible to shrink notification area… for the hint about width
                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      • I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      • You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      • Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      What it follows is just a collection of some references and hints too wide to be written in a comment.

                                                                                      Your problem seems to be similar to an old Ubuntu bug.
                                                                                      Following the proven philosophy of restart and hope the problem disappear by itself you find one of the workaround proposed (the #3). :-)

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      the workaround #1 was killall gnome-panel
                                                                                      the workaround #2 was to change the panel orientation from Left-Right to top-bottom and back to the original orientation again, using the “Panel Properties”.

                                                                                      However if that problem is persistent (if it holds to reboots of computer) it means that it should be written somewhere.
                                                                                      The most probable place is somewhere under your ~/.gnome*... path (I love when I am so accurate)

                                                                                      It should be a file with the parameter of the Notification Area and a human readable tag as

                                                                                      width: 360px;

                                                                                      or whatever will be the size in pixel.

                                                                                      References:

                                                                                      • Visual corruption affecting several panel applets , for the Ubuntu bug
                                                                                      • It is possible to shrink notification area… for the hint about width
                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      • Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      • I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      • You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      • Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      What it follows is just a collection of some references and hints too wide to be written in a comment.

                                                                                      Your problem seems to be similar to an old Ubuntu bug.
                                                                                      Following the proven philosophy of restart and hope the problem disappear by itself you find one of the workaround proposed (the #3). :-)

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      the workaround #1 was killall gnome-panel
                                                                                      the workaround #2 was to change the panel orientation from Left-Right to top-bottom and back to the original orientation again, using the “Panel Properties”.

                                                                                      However if that problem is persistent (if it holds to reboots of computer) it means that it should be written somewhere.
                                                                                      The most probable place is somewhere under your ~/.gnome*... path (I love when I am so accurate)

                                                                                      It should be a file with the parameter of the Notification Area and a human readable tag as

                                                                                      width: 360px;

                                                                                      or whatever will be the size in pixel.

                                                                                      References:

                                                                                      • Visual corruption affecting several panel applets , for the Ubuntu bug
                                                                                      • It is possible to shrink notification area… for the hint about width
                                                                                      share|improve this answer

                                                                                      What it follows is just a collection of some references and hints too wide to be written in a comment.

                                                                                      Your problem seems to be similar to an old Ubuntu bug.
                                                                                      Following the proven philosophy of restart and hope the problem disappear by itself you find one of the workaround proposed (the #3). :-)

                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                      the workaround #1 was killall gnome-panel
                                                                                      the workaround #2 was to change the panel orientation from Left-Right to top-bottom and back to the original orientation again, using the “Panel Properties”.

                                                                                      However if that problem is persistent (if it holds to reboots of computer) it means that it should be written somewhere.
                                                                                      The most probable place is somewhere under your ~/.gnome*... path (I love when I am so accurate)

                                                                                      It should be a file with the parameter of the Notification Area and a human readable tag as

                                                                                      width: 360px;

                                                                                      or whatever will be the size in pixel.

                                                                                      References:

                                                                                      • Visual corruption affecting several panel applets , for the Ubuntu bug
                                                                                      • It is possible to shrink notification area… for the hint about width
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                                                                                      HasturHastur

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                                                                                      • Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      • I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      • You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      • Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

                                                                                      • Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      • I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      • 1

                                                                                        I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      • You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                        – Hastur
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      • Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                        – Max Williams
                                                                                        Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

                                                                                      Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      Thanks Hastur. This did indeed go away after a reboot followed by removing it from the taskbar then adding it back again. It was totally back to normal but i just noticed that some unnecessary grey has come back again: not as much as before but still there. So it seems like this may be an incremental thing. I just tried opening loads of windows to fill the task bar, then closed them again but it hasn’t changed. I just grepped ~/.gnome*, which matches four directories. There’s no mention of “Notification” at all.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:21

                                                                                      I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                      – Hastur
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      I have the impression that in the original intention of who suggested killall gnome-panel was implied a restart command for what you were going to kill. ;) BTW with tree ~/gnome* (or the equivalent find command) it will probably show the file you are searching for. I cannot do because I’m under KDE.

                                                                                      – Hastur
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:30

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      1

                                                                                      I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      I’m searching all the file contents under those directories for Notification and not seeing it… BTW, removing the Notification Area and then adding it again reset it back to normal, but with a few extra icons. So i have a suspicion that some icons are disappearing but leaving their space behind.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:45

                                                                                      You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                      – Hastur
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      You should try to search which file is modified before and after your action, it should be a section inside another file. It’s even possible that those settings/configuration/ini files are written only at logout time, so if the problem is not persistent to reboot you will not find. BTW it seems that we are coming back to the original bug. Please add the version of your Notification Area for future references.

                                                                                      – Hastur
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:51

                                                                                      Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

                                                                                      Added to my question in an edit, thanks.

                                                                                      – Max Williams
                                                                                      Jul 2 ’15 at 8:58

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                                                                                      How to change grub black screen

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                                                                                      I’m using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP.
                                                                                      So I want change grub2 black screen and I’ve tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it’s not installed in grub but in boot directory.
                                                                                      I’ve tried also grub-customizer tool but it also does not work.

                                                                                      ftp://cathbard.com/binary/cathbard-grub-mint-ladder_0.0.1-1_all.deb

                                                                                      Above link is a file of grub ladder that I’ve installed.

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                                                                                        I’m using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP.
                                                                                        So I want change grub2 black screen and I’ve tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it’s not installed in grub but in boot directory.
                                                                                        I’ve tried also grub-customizer tool but it also does not work.

                                                                                        ftp://cathbard.com/binary/cathbard-grub-mint-ladder_0.0.1-1_all.deb

                                                                                        Above link is a file of grub ladder that I’ve installed.

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                                                                                          I’m using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP.
                                                                                          So I want change grub2 black screen and I’ve tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it’s not installed in grub but in boot directory.
                                                                                          I’ve tried also grub-customizer tool but it also does not work.

                                                                                          ftp://cathbard.com/binary/cathbard-grub-mint-ladder_0.0.1-1_all.deb

                                                                                          Above link is a file of grub ladder that I’ve installed.

                                                                                          share|improve this question

                                                                                          I’m using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP.
                                                                                          So I want change grub2 black screen and I’ve tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it’s not installed in grub but in boot directory.
                                                                                          I’ve tried also grub-customizer tool but it also does not work.

                                                                                          ftp://cathbard.com/binary/cathbard-grub-mint-ladder_0.0.1-1_all.deb

                                                                                          Above link is a file of grub ladder that I’ve installed.

                                                                                          linux-mint grub2

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                                                                                              I assume you have grub2. If grub-customize does not work, you will have to hack the files manually or install a ready theme and customize that.

                                                                                              Please check /etc/default/grub, this is the file for your theme.

                                                                                              You can set GRUB_BACKGROUND to the background image you want (you might have to add that line if there is none).

                                                                                              GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/file
                                                                                              

                                                                                              You can toggle the gfxmode by running vbeinfo in grub: reboot, in grub, hit c and type vbeinfo. Select an appropriate graphics mode, write it down and exit out of grub to boot into GNU/Linux. Uncomment #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, set it to your preferred mode (this is mine, do not use on your system if not in YOUR output of vbeinfo):

                                                                                              GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
                                                                                              

                                                                                              Icons:

                                                                                              Inspect /boot/grub/grub.cfg
                                                                                              For each entry you will have one or more classes.
                                                                                              You can put icons for a class in /boot/grub/themes/icons

                                                                                              Ready themes:

                                                                                              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141631

                                                                                              As you see on that page, simply copy them to /boot/grub/themes (you might have to create that directory first)

                                                                                              If you still have issues, please post:

                                                                                              Please post $ cat /etc/default/grub and $ ls /boot/grub/themes/

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

                                                                                              • this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              • And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              • I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                                – thecarpy
                                                                                                Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

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                                                                                              I assume you have grub2. If grub-customize does not work, you will have to hack the files manually or install a ready theme and customize that.

                                                                                              Please check /etc/default/grub, this is the file for your theme.

                                                                                              You can set GRUB_BACKGROUND to the background image you want (you might have to add that line if there is none).

                                                                                              GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/file
                                                                                              

                                                                                              You can toggle the gfxmode by running vbeinfo in grub: reboot, in grub, hit c and type vbeinfo. Select an appropriate graphics mode, write it down and exit out of grub to boot into GNU/Linux. Uncomment #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, set it to your preferred mode (this is mine, do not use on your system if not in YOUR output of vbeinfo):

                                                                                              GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
                                                                                              

                                                                                              Icons:

                                                                                              Inspect /boot/grub/grub.cfg
                                                                                              For each entry you will have one or more classes.
                                                                                              You can put icons for a class in /boot/grub/themes/icons

                                                                                              Ready themes:

                                                                                              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141631

                                                                                              As you see on that page, simply copy them to /boot/grub/themes (you might have to create that directory first)

                                                                                              If you still have issues, please post:

                                                                                              Please post $ cat /etc/default/grub and $ ls /boot/grub/themes/

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

                                                                                              • this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              • And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              • I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                                – thecarpy
                                                                                                Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

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                                                                                              I assume you have grub2. If grub-customize does not work, you will have to hack the files manually or install a ready theme and customize that.

                                                                                              Please check /etc/default/grub, this is the file for your theme.

                                                                                              You can set GRUB_BACKGROUND to the background image you want (you might have to add that line if there is none).

                                                                                              GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/file
                                                                                              

                                                                                              You can toggle the gfxmode by running vbeinfo in grub: reboot, in grub, hit c and type vbeinfo. Select an appropriate graphics mode, write it down and exit out of grub to boot into GNU/Linux. Uncomment #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, set it to your preferred mode (this is mine, do not use on your system if not in YOUR output of vbeinfo):

                                                                                              GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
                                                                                              

                                                                                              Icons:

                                                                                              Inspect /boot/grub/grub.cfg
                                                                                              For each entry you will have one or more classes.
                                                                                              You can put icons for a class in /boot/grub/themes/icons

                                                                                              Ready themes:

                                                                                              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141631

                                                                                              As you see on that page, simply copy them to /boot/grub/themes (you might have to create that directory first)

                                                                                              If you still have issues, please post:

                                                                                              Please post $ cat /etc/default/grub and $ ls /boot/grub/themes/

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

                                                                                              • this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              • And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              • I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                                – thecarpy
                                                                                                Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

                                                                                              0

                                                                                              0

                                                                                              0

                                                                                              I assume you have grub2. If grub-customize does not work, you will have to hack the files manually or install a ready theme and customize that.

                                                                                              Please check /etc/default/grub, this is the file for your theme.

                                                                                              You can set GRUB_BACKGROUND to the background image you want (you might have to add that line if there is none).

                                                                                              GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/file
                                                                                              

                                                                                              You can toggle the gfxmode by running vbeinfo in grub: reboot, in grub, hit c and type vbeinfo. Select an appropriate graphics mode, write it down and exit out of grub to boot into GNU/Linux. Uncomment #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, set it to your preferred mode (this is mine, do not use on your system if not in YOUR output of vbeinfo):

                                                                                              GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
                                                                                              

                                                                                              Icons:

                                                                                              Inspect /boot/grub/grub.cfg
                                                                                              For each entry you will have one or more classes.
                                                                                              You can put icons for a class in /boot/grub/themes/icons

                                                                                              Ready themes:

                                                                                              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141631

                                                                                              As you see on that page, simply copy them to /boot/grub/themes (you might have to create that directory first)

                                                                                              If you still have issues, please post:

                                                                                              Please post $ cat /etc/default/grub and $ ls /boot/grub/themes/

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

                                                                                              I assume you have grub2. If grub-customize does not work, you will have to hack the files manually or install a ready theme and customize that.

                                                                                              Please check /etc/default/grub, this is the file for your theme.

                                                                                              You can set GRUB_BACKGROUND to the background image you want (you might have to add that line if there is none).

                                                                                              GRUB_BACKGROUND=/path/to/file
                                                                                              

                                                                                              You can toggle the gfxmode by running vbeinfo in grub: reboot, in grub, hit c and type vbeinfo. Select an appropriate graphics mode, write it down and exit out of grub to boot into GNU/Linux. Uncomment #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, set it to your preferred mode (this is mine, do not use on your system if not in YOUR output of vbeinfo):

                                                                                              GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900x24
                                                                                              

                                                                                              Icons:

                                                                                              Inspect /boot/grub/grub.cfg
                                                                                              For each entry you will have one or more classes.
                                                                                              You can put icons for a class in /boot/grub/themes/icons

                                                                                              Ready themes:

                                                                                              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141631

                                                                                              As you see on that page, simply copy them to /boot/grub/themes (you might have to create that directory first)

                                                                                              If you still have issues, please post:

                                                                                              Please post $ cat /etc/default/grub and $ ls /boot/grub/themes/

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

                                                                                              share|improve this answer

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                                                                                              answered Jan 27 ’15 at 9:43

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                                                                                              • this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              • And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              • I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                                – thecarpy
                                                                                                Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

                                                                                              • this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              • And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                                – smarterway
                                                                                                Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              • I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                                – thecarpy
                                                                                                Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

                                                                                              this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                              – smarterway
                                                                                              Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              this not helpful for me . My theme installed in boot directory named as gfxmenu and you telling about default theme.

                                                                                              – smarterway
                                                                                              Jan 27 ’15 at 13:26

                                                                                              And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                              – smarterway
                                                                                              Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              And 05_debian_theme saying if desktop-base is installed ! And this is only for debian! I’ve grub2 . I want install theme that I mentioned in question. Theme installed in boot named as gfxmenu I want apply it.

                                                                                              – smarterway
                                                                                              Jan 27 ’15 at 13:38

                                                                                              I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                              – thecarpy
                                                                                              Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

                                                                                              I have added gfxmenu to your question, “change black screen” sounded like you wanted to add a background image, to me at least.

                                                                                              – thecarpy
                                                                                              Jan 28 ’15 at 6:46

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                                                                                              Linux Mint upgrade to 19 Tara results in desktop panel problems

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                                                                                              I upgraded my system recently from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. Problems resulted: No icons at right in the bottom panel, could not add some items like sound setting, WiFi/network, and others.

                                                                                              Also, the file /etc/apt/sources.list is empty.

                                                                                              How do I edit that bottom panel? Should /etc/apt/sources.list be empty?

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                                                                                                I upgraded my system recently from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. Problems resulted: No icons at right in the bottom panel, could not add some items like sound setting, WiFi/network, and others.

                                                                                                Also, the file /etc/apt/sources.list is empty.

                                                                                                How do I edit that bottom panel? Should /etc/apt/sources.list be empty?

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                                                                                                  I upgraded my system recently from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. Problems resulted: No icons at right in the bottom panel, could not add some items like sound setting, WiFi/network, and others.

                                                                                                  Also, the file /etc/apt/sources.list is empty.

                                                                                                  How do I edit that bottom panel? Should /etc/apt/sources.list be empty?

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                                                                                                  I upgraded my system recently from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. Problems resulted: No icons at right in the bottom panel, could not add some items like sound setting, WiFi/network, and others.

                                                                                                  Also, the file /etc/apt/sources.list is empty.

                                                                                                  How do I edit that bottom panel? Should /etc/apt/sources.list be empty?

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                                                                                                      How to check If my PC was exploited after apt exploit? [closed]

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                                                                                                      I used

                                                                                                      sudo apt-get update
                                                                                                      sudo apt-get upgrade
                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      before I read https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
                                                                                                      Is there a way to check if my PC got exploited/hacked/virused ?

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                                                                                                      Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

                                                                                                      • Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                        – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      • @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                        – nox
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      • try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                        – FabioM
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      • Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                        – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                        Jan 25 at 12:21

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                                                                                                      I used

                                                                                                      sudo apt-get update
                                                                                                      sudo apt-get upgrade
                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      before I read https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
                                                                                                      Is there a way to check if my PC got exploited/hacked/virused ?

                                                                                                      share|improve this question

                                                                                                      closed as too broad by Rui F Ribeiro, Michael Homer, Kusalananda, Mr Shunz, Thomas Jan 25 at 10:43

                                                                                                      Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

                                                                                                      • Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                        – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      • @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                        – nox
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      • try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                        – FabioM
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      • Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                        – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                        Jan 25 at 12:21

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                                                                                                      I used

                                                                                                      sudo apt-get update
                                                                                                      sudo apt-get upgrade
                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      before I read https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
                                                                                                      Is there a way to check if my PC got exploited/hacked/virused ?

                                                                                                      share|improve this question

                                                                                                      I used

                                                                                                      sudo apt-get update
                                                                                                      sudo apt-get upgrade
                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      before I read https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371
                                                                                                      Is there a way to check if my PC got exploited/hacked/virused ?

                                                                                                      debian linux-mint apt security aptitude

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                                                                                                      closed as too broad by Rui F Ribeiro, Michael Homer, Kusalananda, Mr Shunz, Thomas Jan 25 at 10:43

                                                                                                      Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

                                                                                                      • Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                        – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      • @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                        – nox
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      • try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                        – FabioM
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      • Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                        – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                        Jan 25 at 12:21

                                                                                                      • Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                        – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      • @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                        – nox
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      • try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                        – FabioM
                                                                                                        Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      • Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                        – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                        Jan 25 at 12:21

                                                                                                      Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                      – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      Make a note of all packages installed, and compare the checksum of the locally-installed package file to the checksum of a copy of the package in a known-good repository.

                                                                                                      – DopeGhoti
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 20:23

                                                                                                      @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                      – nox
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      @DopeGhoti Is there a guide, article or documentation where I can read how to do this ?

                                                                                                      – nox
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 20:31

                                                                                                      try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                      – FabioM
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      try running chkrootkit

                                                                                                      – FabioM
                                                                                                      Jan 24 at 21:27

                                                                                                      Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                      – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                      Jan 25 at 12:21

                                                                                                      Suggestion : install apparmor from debian stretch backports. That’ll save you from being possible victim of future security flaw.

                                                                                                      – Kushagra Karira
                                                                                                      Jan 25 at 12:21

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                                                                                                      Solution to Frozen Lock Screen: Linux Mint Cinnamon 18

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                                                                                                      I’m a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend.

                                                                                                      The problem
                                                                                                      My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No keys work though. Best solution would be to prevent this at all.

                                                                                                      Things I’ve tried that didn’t work

                                                                                                      • ALT-F1 and/or ALT-F2 to access terminal and enter password (the
                                                                                                        terminal doesn’t even come up)

                                                                                                      • xscreensaver

                                                                                                      System Info

                                                                                                      • ASUS Q502LA-BBI5T14 (It’s on Amazon)
                                                                                                      • Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit
                                                                                                      • Cinnamon Version 3.0.7
                                                                                                      • Linux Kernel 4.4.0-31-generic
                                                                                                      • Intel i5-4210U @ 1.7GHz x 2
                                                                                                      • Memory 7.7GB
                                                                                                      • Graphics Card Intel Haswell-ULT INtegrated Graphics Controller
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                                                                                                      I’m a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend.

                                                                                                      The problem
                                                                                                      My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No keys work though. Best solution would be to prevent this at all.

                                                                                                      Things I’ve tried that didn’t work

                                                                                                      • ALT-F1 and/or ALT-F2 to access terminal and enter password (the
                                                                                                        terminal doesn’t even come up)

                                                                                                      • xscreensaver

                                                                                                      System Info

                                                                                                      • ASUS Q502LA-BBI5T14 (It’s on Amazon)
                                                                                                      • Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit
                                                                                                      • Cinnamon Version 3.0.7
                                                                                                      • Linux Kernel 4.4.0-31-generic
                                                                                                      • Intel i5-4210U @ 1.7GHz x 2
                                                                                                      • Memory 7.7GB
                                                                                                      • Graphics Card Intel Haswell-ULT INtegrated Graphics Controller
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                                                                                                      I’m a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend.

                                                                                                      The problem
                                                                                                      My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No keys work though. Best solution would be to prevent this at all.

                                                                                                      Things I’ve tried that didn’t work

                                                                                                      • ALT-F1 and/or ALT-F2 to access terminal and enter password (the
                                                                                                        terminal doesn’t even come up)

                                                                                                      • xscreensaver

                                                                                                      System Info

                                                                                                      • ASUS Q502LA-BBI5T14 (It’s on Amazon)
                                                                                                      • Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit
                                                                                                      • Cinnamon Version 3.0.7
                                                                                                      • Linux Kernel 4.4.0-31-generic
                                                                                                      • Intel i5-4210U @ 1.7GHz x 2
                                                                                                      • Memory 7.7GB
                                                                                                      • Graphics Card Intel Haswell-ULT INtegrated Graphics Controller
                                                                                                      share|improve this question

                                                                                                      I’m a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend.

                                                                                                      The problem
                                                                                                      My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No keys work though. Best solution would be to prevent this at all.

                                                                                                      Things I’ve tried that didn’t work

                                                                                                      • ALT-F1 and/or ALT-F2 to access terminal and enter password (the
                                                                                                        terminal doesn’t even come up)

                                                                                                      • xscreensaver

                                                                                                      System Info

                                                                                                      • ASUS Q502LA-BBI5T14 (It’s on Amazon)
                                                                                                      • Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit
                                                                                                      • Cinnamon Version 3.0.7
                                                                                                      • Linux Kernel 4.4.0-31-generic
                                                                                                      • Intel i5-4210U @ 1.7GHz x 2
                                                                                                      • Memory 7.7GB
                                                                                                      • Graphics Card Intel Haswell-ULT INtegrated Graphics Controller

                                                                                                      linux-mint cinnamon gui screen-lock

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                                                                                                      • Thanks. Didn’t realize there was a different place for this. Flagged and sent

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                                                                                                        Aug 5 ’16 at 4:25

                                                                                                      Thanks. Didn’t realize there was a different place for this. Flagged and sent

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                                                                                                      Aug 5 ’16 at 4:25

                                                                                                      Thanks. Didn’t realize there was a different place for this. Flagged and sent

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                                                                                                      I experienced the same problem and tried different things suggested in
                                                                                                      https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1652489

                                                                                                      Anyway, the solution for me was to install the package Xscreensaver. Its description reads “install this package if you prefer xscreensaver to gnome-screensaver” 🙂

                                                                                                      Now I can lock the screen and get bak in without any problems.

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                                                                                                      • This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                        – hBy2Py
                                                                                                        May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                      • Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                        – Owl
                                                                                                        Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

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                                                                                                      Had the same issue on a my new build. Pressed control ALT backspace. Doing that brought me back to the login window, logged back in and all was good to go.

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                                                                                                        I experienced the same problem and tried different things suggested in
                                                                                                        https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1652489

                                                                                                        Anyway, the solution for me was to install the package Xscreensaver. Its description reads “install this package if you prefer xscreensaver to gnome-screensaver” 🙂

                                                                                                        Now I can lock the screen and get bak in without any problems.

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                                                                                                        • This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                          – hBy2Py
                                                                                                          May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        • Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                          – Owl
                                                                                                          Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

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                                                                                                        I experienced the same problem and tried different things suggested in
                                                                                                        https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1652489

                                                                                                        Anyway, the solution for me was to install the package Xscreensaver. Its description reads “install this package if you prefer xscreensaver to gnome-screensaver” 🙂

                                                                                                        Now I can lock the screen and get bak in without any problems.

                                                                                                        share|improve this answer

                                                                                                        • This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                          – hBy2Py
                                                                                                          May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        • Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                          – Owl
                                                                                                          Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

                                                                                                        3

                                                                                                        3

                                                                                                        3

                                                                                                        I experienced the same problem and tried different things suggested in
                                                                                                        https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1652489

                                                                                                        Anyway, the solution for me was to install the package Xscreensaver. Its description reads “install this package if you prefer xscreensaver to gnome-screensaver” 🙂

                                                                                                        Now I can lock the screen and get bak in without any problems.

                                                                                                        share|improve this answer

                                                                                                        I experienced the same problem and tried different things suggested in
                                                                                                        https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1652489

                                                                                                        Anyway, the solution for me was to install the package Xscreensaver. Its description reads “install this package if you prefer xscreensaver to gnome-screensaver” 🙂

                                                                                                        Now I can lock the screen and get bak in without any problems.

                                                                                                        share|improve this answer

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                                                                                                        edited Jan 24 at 18:19

                                                                                                        Eduardo Cuomo

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                                                                                                        answered Jun 20 ’17 at 14:20

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                                                                                                        • This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                          – hBy2Py
                                                                                                          May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        • Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                          – Owl
                                                                                                          Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

                                                                                                        • This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                          – hBy2Py
                                                                                                          May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        • Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                          – Owl
                                                                                                          Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

                                                                                                        This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                        – hBy2Py
                                                                                                        May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        This worked for me on Debian stretch, to fix hangs when I would try to lock the screen while running xfce. Took just a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

                                                                                                        – hBy2Py
                                                                                                        May 6 ’18 at 4:03

                                                                                                        Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                        – Owl
                                                                                                        Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

                                                                                                        Xscreensaver also locks up when you click on lock screen now.

                                                                                                        – Owl
                                                                                                        Nov 14 ’18 at 14:06

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                                                                                                        Had the same issue on a my new build. Pressed control ALT backspace. Doing that brought me back to the login window, logged back in and all was good to go.

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                                                                                                          Had the same issue on a my new build. Pressed control ALT backspace. Doing that brought me back to the login window, logged back in and all was good to go.

                                                                                                          share|improve this answer

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                                                                                                            Had the same issue on a my new build. Pressed control ALT backspace. Doing that brought me back to the login window, logged back in and all was good to go.

                                                                                                            share|improve this answer

                                                                                                            Had the same issue on a my new build. Pressed control ALT backspace. Doing that brought me back to the login window, logged back in and all was good to go.

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                                                                                                            answered Aug 19 ’17 at 14:46

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