I recently switched from Windows 7 to Linux mint. I installed the Linux arduino IDE v 1.8.10 with any problems. All appears to function normally with the arduino IDE with the exception of uploading a sketch to the adruino board. I am using a nano board.
I've changing the port ID from: "/dev/ttyACM0" to " /dev/ttyUSB0" using the Terminal. The uploader makes 10 attempt before the error message: "not in sync: resp=0x00".
It appears to detect the port '/dev/ttyUSB0" when I connect the nano via USB as it shows up as a new port.
I've been playing around with this over a few days. I do not know enough about the Linux OS to correct this issue.
Thanks for the help.