Category Archives: Mint

Activating the scanner on a Brother DCP7020 multi-function laser printer

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint onto my computer and installed the drivers for my Brother DCP7020 multi-function laser printer. The printer worked fine but attempting to run the scanner with Simple Scan produced the error “Failed … Continue reading

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Tweaking Cinnamon’s menu in Linux Mint

One of life’s current mysteries is how to edit Cinnamon’s menu system in Linux Mint Version 19 (Tara). The trick is either to run cinnamon-menu-editor in Terminal or navigate to Menu – Right-click – Configure – Menu – Open the … Continue reading

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Installing Wine in Linux Mint Tara

Anyone wishing to install Wine in Linux Mint Version 19 (Tara), and looking at the entries produced by a search in Software Manager, is faced with a fairly bewildering choice of installation options. I don’t claim to know the most … Continue reading

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Vertical Scroll Bars in Linux Mint Tara

The latest release of Linux Mint (Version 19 – Tara) uses the Mint-Y theme. Unfortunately this provides a thin scroll bar in LibreOffice Writer, does not display the single line up/down controls, and offers, to my mind, a rather strange … Continue reading

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Turn off Timeshift warnings in Linux Mint Tara

Linux Mint Version 19.0 Beta (Tara) was released today. One of the new features is the Timeshift system backup option. By default, Update Manager issues a warning if Timeshift has not been activated. But, if you have no intention of … Continue reading

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Safely removing a USB drive with a bash script

In a previous post (Safely removing a USB flash drive) I noted that, when removing an external USB drive, Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) provided a message indicating that “It is now safe to remove the drive”. However, I sometimes noticed … Continue reading

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Customizing Mint’s login screen

One of the things I don’t like about the default login screen in Linux Mint Cinnamon Version 18.3 (Sylvia) is the availability of a guest session. Fortunately, it’s easy to disable this function:

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