How to Start Linux Mint in Compatibility Mode

Compatibility Mode

Compatibility mode in Linux Mint is designed to allow you to run applications that were designed for older versions of the operating system or that may not be fully compatible with the current version. Enabling compatibility mode can help to resolve issues with compatibility and allow these applications to run smoothly on your system.

How to Start Linux Mint in Compatibility Mode

To start Linux Mint in compatibility mode, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the system if it is currently running. If the system is already off, skip to the next step.
  2. Start the system and interrupt the boot process by pressing a key when prompted, such as the “ESC” key.
  3. Select the “Linux Mint” entry from the boot menu and press “e” to edit the boot options.
  4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the line that starts with “linux” and add the following to the end of the line: “compat” (without the quotes).
  5. Press “CTRL+x” or “F10” to boot the system with the modified boot options.
  6. The system will boot with compatibility mode enabled, and you should be able to access the desktop as usual.

It is important to note that compatibility mode is not a permanent solution, and it is recommended to use it only as a temporary workaround or to test if an application is compatible with your system. It is also a good idea to regularly update your system and applications to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date and stable versions.