Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC released!

Written by Clem on Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 10:07 am | Main Topics

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC.

Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 10 LXDE“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Moonlight
  • Upstream issues

To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Known problems” section of the release notes.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 3 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find in Launchpad.


Md5 sum: ca9e6b0c83f2980e2b883c30f6aa28ad

Torrents: link

HTTP Mirrors:


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!

78 Responses to “Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC released!”

  1. alexusbas says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!! More Power!!!

  2. tbodzis says:

    Been waiting for this! Downloading now! Thanks guys!

  3. Chaniyth says:

    Awesome! Great Valentine’s Day gift from the Linux Mint team! Thank you so much for that awesome Debian based distro! 😀

  4. William says:

    May I update directly from software manager as made in Ubuntu? Or need to install over the version I actually have ?

  5. Imhoteps says:

  6. Imhoteps says:


  7. H. Metal says:


    only 1 question:
    there is no mistake in the amount of RAM?
    I mean 512 MB of RAM it´s the same amount of ram for the KDE edition but this is LXDE edition.

    Maybe this can be a mistake.
    sorry for my english.


  8. ivaylo says:

    What a nice surprize! I will test it soon …

  9. Tim says:

    Thank you Clem & Mint LXDE Team
    One question – what Mint can i take for a »real« old compaq notebook with less then 512 MB. (½)

  10. Jym Dyer says:

    @alexusbas – ITYM Less Power. ;^)

  11. Linux4life says:

    Working great on my netbook !

  12. AJAY-TECH says:

    Thanks for the great release i will give it a roadtest today

  13. jorge says:

    I was about time, non-LXDE LMDE doesn’t impress me

  14. Kendall says:


    You should be able to get it to run on many systems with less than 512MB RAM.

  15. timimuon says:

    nice release.

  16. Dave68 says:

    Is it really going to take 512MB of RAM this go around, or is that a typo? It seems like it used to only be 256MB.

    Other than that, I getting ready to install it in VM to take it for a spin.

  17. Bruce says:

    Can’t wait to try it out (Love RC’s LOL)

  18. mockturtl says:

    Looking good so far!

  19. thartist says:

    Clem, 2 problems with the website:

    .none of the articles of the LXDE release show the Mint menu.
    .none of the articles of the Main Gnome version show the requirements to compare them.

    Hope this is fixed soon, greets!

  20. nobody says:

    I really enjoy LM10 LXDE. One thing I don’t understand is why LM10 LXDE with only Conky running is using 107MB of RAM while LMDE with LXDE added on is only using 87MB. Any explainations? Regardless, I will continue to use LM10 LXDE. I think this version should be the main version that is worked on full time.

  21. thartist says:

    ok sorry, the reqs for Julia Gnome are in the release announcement but:

    .it’s kind of hard to find and they should be in the Manual at the very least and in the release notes too, not just in the announcement that becomes old news afterwards.

    .I’d consolidate the info about each release in no more than two areas/subpages like a solid “What’s New” and an in-depth “Release Notes” sections for each distro/version because currently it induces to “link hopping” as they contain similar information.
    All that should be easily accessible from the homepage dropdown menus for each distro.

    .AND in Downloads/All Version it shows all old versions of Julia versions but no KDE or LXDE or other >_> which are impossible to find unless you use the homepage carousel looking for announcements, which is kinda very improper. Should all be there or in their own subsections easily available under the Downloads dropdown menu of the homepage.

    .Just a final notion, users shouldn’t have to enter the blog for any downloads or release information but only for news and articles.

    More cheers again!

  22. thartist says:

    shyte, sorry i bitched about the All versions. had to make one more click. must be very sleepy.

    btw, clicking the Download Mirrors in the Release Notes for LXDE 10 takes you to downloading Julia Gnome.

  23. Maruel says:

    Quickly tested it on VM and the live system ate up around 110mb of RAM on its own, so I believe the minimum memory requirement should be around 256mb.

    The most basic explanation would be that you are comparing Ubuntu vs Debian (which we all know its way lighter than Ubuntu). You may install plain Debian with only LXDE on top and it will be way lighter than LMDE with LXDE added (cause the last one is Debian + Gnome + all the minty stuff + LXDE).

  24. frank oppen says:

    hallo und guten tag,
    ich benutze mint schon längere zeit und habe auch schon andere zum wechsel von windows auf linux überredet.
    nachteil für mich, ich bin deutscher und habe fast keine kenntnis des
    englischen. daraus folgt, das ich ihren ausführungen in den meisten fällen nicht folgen kann, was ich sehr bedaure. würde schon verstehen
    wolen, was in den foren usw. deschrieben steht.
    freundliche grüße aus hammersbach
    frank oppen

  25. nobody says:

    With more tweaking I was able to get LM10 LXDE down to 104MB at startup. LMDE with LXDE added on was down to 62MB at startup. Both versions started up with Conky running. I know guys like Kendall can probably make LM10 LXDE startup using less ram. Nice distro btw.

  26. Clem says:

    Update: Changed the min. requirements to 256MB RAM. It used around 300MB on my system when testing it, but as some users pointed out it can also deal with 100MB or so. I guess the more you give it the more it will use 🙂

  27. Clem says:

    Just a quick note about LMDE. Debian is faster and uses less resources than Ubuntu. If you compare the same desktop on both bases, the LMDE version is likely to use less RAM and to be more snappy. We’re planning to move some of the lightweight editions towards LMDE in the future, starting with Fluxbox.

  28. Kissaki says:

    Ah, LXDE, Nice!
    Thanks a lot!

  29. Chris says:

    Very nice, I was running it in VirtualBox OSE for a bit last night. I really like LXDE and it really looks good with the Mint-X theme. Also, it’s very fast and responsive and I didn’t run into any problems at all. Now we just need a 64-bit version. 😉

  30. Cody says:

    I freakin love you guys <3 LXDE ftw, its so fast!

  31. Antonio says:

    What about Mint4Win???

  32. David says:

    It looks and works great on my Inspiron 1525 loptop thanks for the good work. Still prefer LMDE though. My video and wireless works great no tweaking needed. On the KDE 10 RC or the LXDE 10 RC and the LMDE 32 and 64 bit hats. Thanks Again For The Great Work.

    From David in Stlouis, MO USA

  33. David says:

    It looks and works great on my Inspiron 1525 loptop thanks for the good work. Still prefer LMDE though. My video and wireless works great no tweaking needed. On the KDE 10 RC or the LXDE 10 RC and the LMDE 32 and 64 bit. Thanks Again For The Great Work.

    From David in Stlouis, MO USA

  34. itonggant says:

    will try this

  35. Carlos Felipe says:

    The “mintmenu.png” button is horrible, very ugly, printscreen low resolution?

  36. John Update says:

    LXDE is an underrated desktop manager. It is even better than Gnome (simplier and faster).

    A x64 version would be great.

  37. Mike says:

    Will try this out tomorrow ……

  38. Béla says:

    Köszönet, kitűnő ez a verzió windows mellé raktam fel hiba eddig nem merültfel.Szép volt fiúk, férfi munka volt!

  39. goek says:

    Why can’t I open jar-files? “Right-click, execute as program” did not solve this issue. Also “open with” does not yield the option to open with java. What now? Again breaking comfort?

  40. sdim says:

    Another great release. Works perfectly.
    many thanks, Clem and team.

  41. Great s. river says:

    G8t release:D thax.

  42. Abubakari Mahmoud says:

    as a beginner in linux, which free manuals are availbale for me to us?
    with regards to system admi, recommend books for me.

  43. jediafr says:

    To Clem : Regarding the shift to Debian based for Netbook edition,this move could make the distro regress regarding the Wifi detection/installation… Ubuntu has vastly improved the whole mess…
    Just my 2 cents…

  44. anipasch says:

    Hallo Frank Oppen,

    ein meiner Ansicht nach sehr aktuelles/aktives LinuxMint Forum in deutscher Sprache findest Du hier:


  45. Thanks Clem & Co.! says:

    ^^ What John Update (#41) says ^^


    Would like to see Mint Menu work with LXDE.

    LMDE + LXDE + Mint Menu would be my ideal.

    Good work so far lads! Keep it coming.

  46. jajodo says:

    LXDE 10 RC runs fast and without problems on my ASUS EEEPC.
    Upgraded from LXDE 9.
    I did try LMDE on the same netbook and had problems.
    Ran very slowly and wifi was a disaster. Had to uninstall.
    Agree with calls for caution in shifting lightweight editions to a Debian base until hardware related issues are resolved.

  47. cmd says:

    can anybody tell how to make autologin in lxde?

  48. joseph says:

    i would say stay with lm9 xfce if it has problems reinstall it is so far the best ever distro

  49. Wade says:

    A fantastic review by Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier is up at the following link
    Great job to all the Linuxmint team!

  50. TexasMike says:

    In the live mode it appears to be a great little distro. Got it up and running on an older Panasonic Toughbook CF-29, Pentium 1.4, w/1.5 gigs of ram. Chugs right along. I plan to test it further and when the final is out see how it lives along side Windoz XP.

  51. SaVita says:

    does lubuntu lxpanel-indicator work with mint lxde 10 ?

  52. Canadian-Burhan says:

    Excellent Edition… i am very impressed…. This is my full time distro now…very light and fast yet beautiful and everything preinstall or just a click away…thanks for LM LXDE 10…

  53. Omnithunder says:

    To enable autologin go to /etc/lxdm and edit default.conf. Add autologin=username to [base] section. In my install it’s already there, but it’s commented out (#).

    I can not get the install to work unless I use ext4. I would like to use ext2 since I run from SDHC-card. I believe this is a bug in the installer, and I hope it gets fixed.

  54. csavi says:

    Congratulations to the Linux Mint team.

  55. Quigongentoo says:

    Hey guys. I tried to run this on an older k6-3 machine and it tells me that the cpu isnt supported. Didnt compile the kernel with it? Fluxbox version works fine though. Anyway just thought Id try it on some older hardware as it looks promising. Thanks for your time

  56. leodelacruz says:

    Downloading, lxde is amazing!

  57. BOB OWEN says:


  58. Gon says:


    I am very happy because this version works very well!,is stable and very comfortable. I recommend it for anyone who wants a simple desktop, light and without any problems:).


    ps: my pc is a AMD Sempron 1.6GHz with 512 MB of RAM.

  59. el mixteko says:

    he instalado linux mint en maquinas con 256 mb y funcionana excelentemente bien. Por supuesto que he eliminado windows y esta en prueba un linux mint LXDE en una escuela secundaria.

  60. Ninnkigal says:

    This system needs less memory, cpu and runs fine on old computers, I got it. But, is there a reason for using LXDE on a “high-end” PC?

  61. joseph says:

    i love old hardware and new

  62. reene says:

    hi the software is of great use .though i been having problems with it ,it keeps on shutting down am forced to format everything and re-enter the system again this has happened thrice.i would love you to assist as am losing much of my data in my computer which is really inconvient for me .

  63. antOlogique says:


  64. mokhtar_one says:

    application is same between the version gnome and LXDE ?????

  65. Snow.Metal says:

    Will this run on a netbook?

  66. Kendall says:

    @mikhtar_one: The default app selection is a bit different. Smaller and lighter applications were used when deemed appropriate.

    @Snow.Metal: Yes it should run swimmingly on a netbook.

  67. qassis says:

    Will I really be tempted by Linux Mint to give up Ubuntu. I hope so – I just don’t like the way it has gone (Unity).
    I hope Mint doesn’t go the way of Ubuntu; or at least not till Unity is much, much better.

  68. pablo says:

    I have a question. Do virtualbox still have bugs running in Linux mint? because I was unable to run virtual machines without having troubles

  69. Omnithunder says:

    LXDE distro’s are by far the best for netbooks. At least for the early celeron ASUS EEE’s. Mint LXDE is looking promising, but at this time I have to vote for LUBUNTU for netbooks. I am sure Mint will catch up in near future.

    If you want a really light distro for netbooks, try PUPPEEE. It runs perfectly from a 512 MB SD Card on my EEE 900.

    On newer/better hardware other Mint distro’s are simply the best you can get.

  70. BOB OWEN says:

    add to my previous
    Tried windowa 7..did not get drivers for Printer and did not connect to my modem…so unable to get internet…also would not allow me to install on usb
    I installed linux mint alongside windows 7 the internet…found cups for my printer and i can do anything with usb
    I am over the moon with Linux Mint

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