Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE released!

Written by Clem on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 @ 4:06 am | Main Topics

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 KDE.

Linux Mint 14 KDE

KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.9.

New features:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 14 KDE“.

Important info:

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release:

  • PAE required for 32-bit ISO
  • AMD Radeon HD2xxx-4xxx series card
  • Additional drivers
  • Mouse integration in Virtualbox
  • Moonlight
  • mint4win
  • CD images
  • GnomePPP and local repository

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: b3e5442a8283f60d1a68417655c0f4aa
  • 64-bit: c98650e0ee446d0570c104dd6e8c5b41

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

97 Responses to “Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE released!”

  1. Kamran Mackey Says:

    Awesome! Will run this in a VM and try it out. But what version of KDE 4.9 is this? 4.9.4?

  2. DeVIL-I386 Says:

    @Kamran Mackey KDE 4.9.2

  3. Kamran Mackey Says:

    Dang it. That means I’ll have to update it. Figglesticks.

  4. Tema Says:

    Have been waiting for this for a long time. Downloading now.

    Thks Clem and his team for another great release!!

  5. Stano from Slovakia Says:

    Thank you Clem and Team for a wonderful Christmas gift.

  6. Nunya Biznis Says:

    I wish I was the artistic type and/or could get my head around the relevant theme files, I’d love to give KDE the same dark/flat look that the current Cinnamon has. Particularly getting rid of the transparent and slightly curved look of the taskbar panel in KDE. Transparency for the other desktop widgets would be OK and the Oxygen window decorations are fine, but having everything else like Cinnamon would be excellent.

  7. Schwarz79 Says:

    It’s a nice surprise for christmas!
    Thank you!

  8. david Says:

    PAE!! again?!?!

  9. cwm Says:

    Currently seeding linuxmint-14-kde-dvd-64bit torrent and
    running it in qemu
    time to burn a dvd and upgrade
    still think lmdekde64 is going to be primary os
    lmdekde64 in qemu responds as fast as mint 13 kde installed
    waiting for lmdekde64_up6 iso
    old kde package install over debmint11-xfce hardly used since kde13 install
    but debian + native kde + mint gotta be best os around
    yeah xfce is a small,fast,clean os
    but I’ve been spoiled by kde’s features and configurability

  10. jesse5567 Says:

    Thanks Clem & Team for all your hard work throughout the year. Clem, I hope you will take it easy over the holidays. 2013 will still be there with ups and downs of its own. 2012 sure did, right? :)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

  11. john t Says:

    Happy Holidays to the entire Mint Team, thanks for the great present.

    Really appreciate the extra attention to KDE this release, I am finally able to return from my exile in Kubuntu land;-)

  12. ThomasM Says:

    Excellent job as usual but how did you get Back and forward buttons to work in Dolphin without xbindkeys?

  13. jungle_boy Says:

    I like KDE but Cinnamon 1.6 is running wonderful!

  14. Marko Says:

    Clem & Co.thanx for the new KDE Mint. This is for my stacionar comp (becouse Mint is more stable) / my notebook runs on Arch KDE.
    Happy Holidays for the entire Mint team.

  15. Verix Says:

    @Nunya Biznis
    Completely agree. In fact it would be amazing if Mint-X was ported to Qt and the KDE desktop had a very similar look and feel to Cinnamon.

  16. abuser Says:

    Upgraded from Linux Mint 13 KDE – everything went smooth.
    Happy Holidays to everyone.

  17. edu Says:

    el mejor

  18. RoRo Says:

    Seasons greetings to the Mint team, thank you for the early Christmas present. Soon to be downloaded and installed!
    Feedback will be posted later..happy holidays!

  19. mokhtarone Says:

    THX !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Mustafa Says:

    Thanks for your efforts, congratulations.

  21. Vojt Says:

    Thanks to Clem and whole Mint team for the hard work, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!

  22. elaterite Says:

    Thanks–downloading now! And happy holidays to you Clem and the Linux Mint team!

  23. user2 Says:

    How to upgrade from Mint 13 KDE to this release ??

  24. Bob Goelz Says:

    The new KDE Linux Mint 14 is as good a release as any I have had the privilege of using on my AMD quad four machine. I have been using Mint since release 6 and this is the best by far. The RC release just sparkled and the integration with hardware was just as easy as the download. Bravo to the Linux Mint team!!

  25. PB Says:

    Verix and Nunya Biznis,

    Take a look at the Netrunner default desktop. They have some screen shots of Dryland TE, and it looks very similar to what you are describing. Maybe you can do the digging and find out what those settings are based off of and try to implement them in your desktop. Just a thought.

    Like you, I like the Cinnamon look, but I also can appreciate the look of KDE on it’s own merits. Anyway, that’s my two cents.

  26. Ález Says:

    I’ve never installed or used Linux Mint, but it looks very good so I’ll give it a try.

  27. tdockery97 Says:

    Congrats and happy holidays to the Mint Dev Team.

  28. Daniel Says:

    Hi. I’m having some problems trying to install the 64-bit version. I had before a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with Linux Mint 13 Kde x64 and it all went well. I waited for LM 14 Kde to be released so that I can install W7 Professional (I need the XP mode) and after LM 14. When I try to install grub on /sda it gives me a “fatal error” (somewhere at the progress line when it tries to identify the existing operating system). Even after this failure, Windows starts normally (I expected that the mbr boot loader to be damaged). If I try to install it on /sda2 (the location of the root partition), the install goes well but when I reset, grub doesn’t appear, it boots directly into Windows.
    I tried grub-reinstall (that one from the community tutorial) in Terminal, but it gives me some errors about ldm and path to aufs (don’t remember quite well). I’ve also tried boot-repair, but no results. Any ideas?
    P.S. I’m working on a Dell Inspiron N5010 (2 years old), the hardware is Basic (not Dynamic, don’t know if it affects somehow).

  29. rpk74m Says:

    excellent!

  30. Jose Manuel Says:

    One more time, Congratulations to the Linux Mint Team, with KDE version (like the previous edition) is really fantastic !!!! Congratulations !!!! Happy New Year and Happy Holidays !!!!

  31. grraf Says:

    Will give it a try on a virtual machine; i all ready got my xmas present when up6 hit the incoming repo(and it seems will get yet another one in jan 2013 when LMDE will get updated iso’s(a usb stick with the latest LMDE is always great to have for myself as backup or friends in need ;-) )
    Also my congrats for all yr hard work so far and a Merry Christmas to mint’s dev team & forum members: may the new year find u all in good health and make all yr wishes come true ;-)

  32. Tony Says:

    I’m having the same trouble as the RC.

    Installed openmotif_2.3.3-1_lucid_i386.deb
    Then icaclient-12.1.0_i386.deb

    This seems to work on Kubuntu and also works on cinnamon.

    The sessions seem to run, connect but the window closes right away.

    This is a deal breaker for me….looks like I’m going back to 13.
    At least that was LTS. :)

  33. Hugo Masse Says:

    Remember that at System Settings > Workspace Appearance > Desktop Theme you have the “Air for netbooks” and “Oxygen” themes, the latter being darker, a bit similar to Cinnamon.I am also torn between those two DE.

    Clem and the whole Linux Mint Family! Thank you for the one distro that works just right for us, average desktop users!

  34. C Ryan Says:

    Can some one please tell me why this won’t install right on my acer aspire-one D270? linuxagentghost@gmail.com

  35. fbojos Says:

    Thanks for this edition of LM 64 Clem and the Mint Dev Team.

    Happy holidays to all!

  36. `Coony Says:

    Thank you Mint Team, KDE is my desktop of choice. Just quit Xandros as my main OS. Found Linux Mint A few month back and think I found a new home.
    Thanks to all.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.

  37. elaterite Says:

    Okay, it’s installed and all configured–and it’s much better than LM 13 KDE was. Dolphin is much more responsive and I didn’t have the reslov.conf symbolic link errors on install either. This is a much better release thus far. Maybe you should ‘respin’ LM 13 iso with this version or make it a 13.1 LTS? Yes, I tried downloading new iso of 13 and reinstalling three times. Still had reslov error and Dolphin was way slow to load. Thanks for supporting KDE Clem & team!

  38. jessee Desmond Says:

    im having trouble downloading sense i cant find “download”

  39. Ivo Says:

    How to Konsole upgrade from Linux Mint 13 Maya ?

  40. bobby Says:

    Where are my comments.

  41. greywalk Says:

    Linux Mint ships KDE 4.9.2 while Kubuntu 12.10 ships KDE 4.9.3. And for the 1st time I’m glad to not use the latest version – KDE 4.9.3 has some bug that makes the tray area “jump” when, say, a message in skype is sent. I wonder if this was one of the reasons for including KDE 4.9.2 instead of Kubuntu’s version of KDE :)
    Anyway, Mint’s developers are as always wise :) thanks for the release.

  42. bobby Says:

    My comments seems to be in moderation. What the hell! This time there were not even the links.

    @PB, @Verix and @Nunya Biznis : My comments were directed to you all and PB specially the OS you asked. If later on you are able to read, good.

    Moderator – I submit my comments twice, since first time it was not showing. If later on it is decided to show my comments, one can be deleted, to avoid duplicacy.

    Any way.

    Marry christmas to all.

  43. jungle_boy Says:

    OK guys!

    Beautiful and hard work of Clem and Mint team, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to they, but

    LETS GO DONATE!

  44. sdim Says:

    Many thanks for another great release from the Greek Linux Mint Community.
    Merry Christmas, everyone.

  45. PB Says:

    bobby,

    i look forward to seeing your comment, sorry for whatever delay is preventing them.

    i must say, netrunner is quite a nice KDE build. it comes with wine installed, albeit a tad broken if you ask me. although mint doesn’t come with wine pre-installed, once installed, installation of windows software is seamless.

    not quite that easy with netrunner. i actually had to copy the program setup folder to the wine drive and install from there. not a biggy, but took a bit to figure the work around. mint has spoiled me in this regard. also am not quite sure what’s up with proprietary video installation yet. nvidia current packages are not there by default but experimental are. after installing current, and starting jockey, there is a bad system hang which only a dirty shut down or reset will fix. netrunner comes with gnome libs as well, which is obviously good and bad. the bad is that the ISO is really fat. the good is that choice of gnome applications that are also included are quite nice, and it makes it that much easier to get more gnome stuff.

    other than that, it’s no wonder that Clem has partnered with Blue Systems. IMHO, Netrunner is just a tad more finished, and runs smooth as silk on a flash driver so far. but again, mint definitely has its own edge on the KDE front. for what it’s worth, clem has done the absolute best job of software packaging, and keeping his ISO slim. this has always been a big one for me and my attraction to mint. and if you want something more (like wine), installing it is as trouble free as it gets.

    people complain to clem from time to time on why he doesn’t include certain things in his ISO. they figure since the ISO already surpasses CD size that it doesn’t matter anymore, just load up the ISO since a DVD has a 4GB capacity. but so many seem to forget that adding just a few megs onto an ISO can severely impact server resources and network traffic speeds since everybody tends to want the latest and greatest all at the same time. it’s just math in the end.

    all that boring garbage out of the way, Clem, great job again. thanks.

  46. Kirk M Says:

    @greywalk (#41) – Just so you know, if you apply all updates (via MintUpdate) after installation of Linux Mint 14/KDE, you’ll end up with KDE 4.9.3. :)

  47. uujjKoppp Says:

    I have mint13-KDE and already have 4.9.4

  48. Alpa Says:

    Apart from couple of bugs with desktop effects (desktop cube to be more precise) and Amarok crashing ocasionally, this is one solid, elegant and powerful product.

    Happy holidays everyone.

  49. exploder Says:

    Did a fresh install on my laptop. Everything looks good. Updated KDE to 4.9.4 and updated VLC prom the stable ppa. Everything works perfectly.

  50. PB Says:

    As with Netrunner 12.12, installing network printer is troublesome. Have yet to install HP Officejet Pro 8100. Manually selected the same driver that was automatically used to install the printer in Cinnamon, and still can’t get a test page to print, or a document from Writer for that matter. Haven’t done any real digging yet, but shouldn’t have to dig at all really. Perhaps a KDE problem? That’s my very first guess, but that’s an issue worth noting.

    Certain other processes just seem much faster than Netrunner, like launching web browser, and other applications. Haven’t installed Wine to see if it has the same weird broken behavior as with Netrunner.

    Very nice so far, but not seamless.

  51. KiK Says:

    Thank you very much LM team. Best Christmas presents. I really don’t know where to start. KDE, Cinnamon or Mate, now I also see XFCE! I am like a child on Christmas morning with many presents. Although a KDE user, thank you very much for all this effort.

  52. burhan baraklı Says:

    thks. excellent job. you are wonderful.

  53. george mihail Says:

    hi. congrats for this amazing distribution! i’ve just installed the kde version of Mint and i love it! what a lovely gift for Christmas, thanks!

  54. greywalk Says:

    @Kirk M #46 – oh, I see )) thanks for the info. Will try it on a virtual machine first then. Who knows, maybe Mint 14 KDE is more polished than all other KDE distros with KDE 4.9.3 :)

  55. avgvstvs Says:

    Does it now finally successfully install an UEFI/GPT bootable system?

  56. Kirk M Says:

    @greywalk (#49) – Haven’t seen any problems with a fully updated LM 14 KDE (32-bit) installed on my older ThinkPad R61 (all Intel chipset) but I haven’t tried Skype on it yet so I’ll run Skype notification tests on it tomorrow. I’ll let you know if the tray jumps for me.

  57. henry Says:

    Absolutely superb!
    Best Christmas present.

  58. PhuQoan Says:

    Thank you, Linux-Mint-KDE team !

  59. Bamm Says:

    Linux Mint 13 KDE is coming on its own. Very good OS.

    I suggest, I don’t know if this is welcome, but it might be good for this edition to have its own branding.

    Maybe call it KMint.

    It will still be Linux Mint and nothing will change; just the name. Reason is for marketing: a short, unique name would have a better chance of being known as the best KDE distro than something that just sounds like an extension of popular product.

  60. John Says:

    Running nicely from USB stick, will install soon. Nice work, merry Christmas.

  61. dd Says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone!

    “KDE SC 4.9.4 was released on December 4th, 2012.
    As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

    The list of 71 recorded bugfixes include improvements in the Dolphin file manager and Kontact email and groupware client. KDE’s development platform has received a number of updates which affect multiple applications.”

    netrunner is not a system to work with because of the bugs collection. mint kde is much better!

  62. greywalk Says:

    @Kirk M #50 Thanks. I also tried in Virtualbox – the tray behaves as expected, no jumps. I’ll also check if Firefox automatically opens downloaded files (as it did in Mint 13; not sure if it continued to behave this way after all updates), and will be ready for migration probably :)

  63. PB Says:

    Bamm@53

    I can’t see where that’s going to have a huge impact on the Mint/KDE market share, but since it’s fun to think about, how about these:

    KlemDE (kind of like Linus + Unix = Linux)

    Khat (sometimes brewed as tea to clear the mind; this one has other uses that might be considered controversial, but it keeps with the herbal theme)

    KMint (suggested by Bamm)

    LMK (self explanatory, if not a little boring)

    I was thinking about Kudzu, but guys at Redhat might not like that too much.

    Anybody else got anything?

  64. PB Says:

    Bamm,

    How could I possibly miss this one:

    Katnip

    Need I say more?

  65. Daniel Says:

    Hm, I seem to keep having a problem during install with it hanging at ‘Saving Installed Packages’. It usually wont get past 0%. I tried this on both a DVD and a USB install.

  66. mantra Says:

    so, mint14, dvbt not functioning, tvtime sound timestretched, digital canals of realtek888 not functioning, not able to customize lightdm login, driver of realtek 888 6stack-dig buggy and not fully functioning, switched back to mint 13 .. no probs .. thx.

  67. mantra Says:

    so, mint14, dvbt not functioning, tvtime sound timestretched, digital channels of realtek888 not functioning, not able to customize lightdm login, driver of realtek 888 6stack-dig buggy and not fully functioning, no root login possible, switched back to mint 13 .. no probs .. thx.

  68. puppo Says:

    I also installed Linux Mint Nadia on USB stick, but my acer is not booting. However, when I booted the office hp from the same stick, it started successfully.

  69. Bamm Says:

    PB, Wow I like your suggestions especially Katnip. :)

  70. Kirk M Says:

    @greywalk (#55) No jumps here in a HDD installation either. Not sure about opening files in Firefox. Depends on the file, yes?

  71. h4s Says:

    I have found annoying bug in Mint14 KDE. When you open for example opera and close it during the opening whole panel is messed.

  72. dude Says:

    I’m not a big fan of KDE, but I appreciate Linux Mint giving me a choice of desktop environments. Heck, I’ll even give Linux Mint 14 KDE a try with VirtualBox and maybe change my mind. Too bad others like Ubuntu/Unity and Windows 8/Metro try to force you into their mold, whether you like it or not. That’s why I’m a happy Linux Mint user instead!

  73. Ken Says:

    Why is the installer crashing? Get to the partition setup and the installer just quits with no warning messages.

  74. Ken Says:

    Never mind….fixed it. Turned off the desktop effects, now it works ok. :)

  75. Ingolf Says:

    Great job!

    Best OS out there!

  76. R.M.Angel Says:

    I have to say this: Thanks a lot.
    I have been using Linux for almost two months, and Mint was my first (and till now, my only) option.
    I love it. I would only ask seven salvos for WinXp that is dying (the best Win ever EVER).

    And a small wish (again, hehe). I would like to see FULL WineHq implementation in this magnificent distro. For many people coming from win (spec, win xp, just as myself), there are a few programs from Win that are not possible to find on Linux (or at least, their functionality). A few utilities and a few games. But agian, this is just a wishful think.

    Well, I am downloading this Mint KDE version…. And, after a small backup, I will install it.
    Thanks To everyone in Mint Team.
    (In the first January week, my donation will make ¡Click!).

  77. Two Says:

    Up and running. Very smooth.

  78. Damian Gorning Says:

    Can anyone with good will tell a novice the diferences between Cinnamon and this one?, wich one has better looking graphics and wich one is more friendly to an windows user. Thanks for your time. Regards.

  79. PB Says:

    Damian Goming @78

    I take it you haven’t tried the live CD’s yet of either one?

    What you’re asking for is very subjective. And if you’re not careful, you can send this blog straight in the gutter with questions like that…lol.

    But seriously, you will have to give them both a try. The convention is that KDE is a little easier for a Windows user to get accustomed to. I personally don’t feel that way about it, as an X Windows user, but that’s me. I am in the minority. But the flip side of that is KDE is so customizable that it can be a bit overwhelming for even a Windows user. KDE is far more mature than Cinnamon, which is a good thing. And the Mint version of it is nicely polished as usual. But as a beta project, Cinnamon is really carving out it’s own spot. In my brutally honest opinion, of all Desktop Environments out there, Cinnamon is the one to watch. This goes for those who really dislike it as well. You can’t possibly ignore where it’s come from, and contemplating it’s future is pure equally as captivating. There are things about it that need work, but the Mint developers are fully aware, and are busting it on said work

    The safest answer to you is probably not what you’re looking for, but here goes. Burn a live DVD image of both of them, and give them a try. Give them both a fair shot, which might involve a considerable investment of time. If you really want approach this with objectivity, then try all versions of Mint. Who knows? You may like Mate or XFCE better. It’s entirely up to you.

  80. nomadewolf Says:

    @Damian Gorning

    What PB said.

  81. LordOfKnowledge Says:

    FRAGMENTATION is an issue in Linux world.
    We will never make it to the desktop if we keep fragmenting in several distro editions.

  82. PB Says:

    LordOfKnowledge@81

    While you bring up the valid issue of fragmentation, I personally have discarded that as something that is not likely to change, at least not significantly so. I will also agree that this “issue”, among others, will play a key role in preventing Linux from becoming a mainstream desktop option. I say this assuming that by “never make it” you are referring to making it to mainstream.

    If that was a bad assumption, then all I have to say is that it’s made it on my desktop just fine, and I thought it was on yours too.

    All that said, I will try my best to convince others to see past its unique imperfections, and in most cases, they can do about anything they want if they engage their minds just a little. In actuality, it’s not a matter of engaging the mind any more than when any of us are presented with something different. One of the biggest challenges that people have is overcoming preconceived ideas based on misinformation, or just their own bullheaded stupidity. A case in point is when someone I work with tells me that the Firefox desktop icon in Linux Mint can’t possibly double-click and then launch the app the same way as it does in Windows. So therefore, the refuse to even try. That’s bullheaded stupidity, and it’s actually quite prevalent–and quite unsettling when considering what these same people are in charge of.

    Really, if someone can’t figure out how to make any one of the more popular GUI desktop environments work for them these days, then they shouldn’t have a mouse in their possession.

    I guess the point is, if we don’t find our happy place with linux for our own benefit, but instead, we continue to advertise it’s imperfections, that too will prevent it from making in to the mainstream. Believe me, I have been in the Linux unhappy place plenty, and will again. But when I consider the overwhelming benefits, I get over it.

  83. slotmim Says:

    Великолепно!:) Будем пробовать!

    I need advice!
    I have a weak computer. Tell me what desktop environment is better to choose?
    KDE or MATE?

  84. Hendy Irawan Says:

    @Ken :

    Did you experience this bug? https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1087438

  85. mabong Says:

    @hendy Irawan, im facing the same problem too, installer crashed halfway. I tried xfce version the problem is worse, the installation window with progress indicator suddenly minimized and then disappeared while the process of installing the system to the hdd taking place. When this happened all of the writing process stopped but the ‘busy’ mouse trail is still there.. forever. *weird.

  86. BIRDSONG Says:

    Linux Mint KDE is AMAZING… I have an ACER tried ASPIRE 5810tz…got it on sale… the hard drive went and I replaced it… ran UBUNTU first… had bugs and glitches with 12.10… my touch pad would skitz out and… just lots of small quirks… so… I tried MINT… Green… then researched and decided to try KDE version… now here is the prize… with WINDOWS 7 and my system specs… the last several years I purchased a PAY PER VIEW broadcast of a NYE performance from a particular musical group… It is a HD stream and with my speed… I was having a hard time… etc… if I lost the link…it would have trouble reconnecting, etc.. sucked… THIS YEAR with LM KDE…. AMAZING… even a lost connection is restored in a second… WOW… THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN AWESOME Operating System… I’m converting all my machines to this… THANKS AGAIN… a pleasure to work with this OS…

  87. Dimitrijj Says:

    All the lines in the file ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals, in duplicate.
    I think this lines from /usr/share/mintkde-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals.
    As a result, it is impossible for a long time to change the defaults. Defaults periodically restored.
    Need help.

  88. avasili Says:

    Has anyone noted that it’s been a week that there are no updates for KDE version? Is it normal? :-D

  89. tdockery97 Says:

    @avasili: Yes. Have you noticed that the past week has been a holiday week?

  90. avasili Says:

    hmmm… How did I forgot that!

  91. Michael O'Reilly Says:

    I cannot get mint 13 to load as a dual opsys with my win 7, gives me the option to trash windows or other ?? and I cannot fathom the options out at all ( 72 years old might give one a clue I guess ), I have downloaded mint 14, twice, first time no boot, second time with a boot
    which started to boot but informed me I have a corrupt boot file, I am
    keen to have a go at linux, but may have to go for another distro if
    I cannot get any forther with mint. I have in previous years used
    ubutu 8 with some success…perhaps I can order a cd ???? same all
    the downtime on my allowance, as I am remote highlands and can not
    get the wonderful downloads available in civililised parts ???

    Thank you

  92. davetesc Says:

    Thank you, just installed mint 14 kde, running fine so far and now updating, hit a problem when installing, during disk setup ( manual ), installer kept crashing out and returning to desktop with no feedback as to why, this happened with and without internet conn. A bit of trial and error found it happened only when I clicked on the swap partition, I always check on swap as other distros like to format it during install causing the uuid to change and creating problems with my existing installs, mint thankfully doesn’t. Hope this helps any body else caught out by this. Otherwise great release as always, now off to play…. Davetesc.

  93. PB Says:

    Michael O’Reilly@91

    This is a bit of a long post, but if you read it thoroughly, it might be of some help to you. Sorry if I state things you already know, just trying to be thorough.

    Step 1: Make absolutely sure that you have the complete .iso file in your destination directory. For example, if the Mint site says the file should be 966MB, then the properties of your downloaded .iso should be exactly that. If not, then you need to attempt another download. I have had that happen before (a rare occurrence), and it’s frustrating, because there were no warnings that the .iso was incomplete. The browser behaved as if it were the complete file, but it wasn’t. The only time this has happened to me is when Mint has just released something big, like a new version (very taxing on Mint resources, as expected). Even so, that exact scenario has only happened to me twice. But if you don’t check this FIRST, you might drive yourself insane.

    Step 2: If all is good with step 1, the next question is: Are you familiar with verifying the MD5 checksum of the .iso that you downloaded? If you have win 7, there are free utilities you can install to verify that. One of the more common ones is simply called Checksum. The hash that comes up after running the check, should match exactly the one that is shown on the Mint website for the exact version that you downloaded. I will say that if you have taken step 1 first, you likely will not find an issue here either, although download integrity might be a little different in your locale.

    Step 3: If the MD5 hash matches, perhaps you have a corrupt DVD/CD. So you could try burning again. Depending on the burning software that you use, (I recommend ImageBurn for Windows, it’s free and works consistently) I would avoid allowing any type of automatic burn speed settings. In other words, when you want to tell the burn software how fast to burn, force it to burn at a specified speed, and don’t let it choose for you. Avoid settings like “maximum” speed, or “automatic” speed selection. For DVD’s, I haven’t had any problems with 8x or 16x. Some say the slower option is better. Technically speaking, that may be, but sometimes I get a little anxious and choose the faster rate, and have NEVER had an issue.

    And of course, you can opt to get a set of DVD’s or CD’s if you wish.

    I have been a Mint user since version 5, and I have NEVER EVER had a disk that wouldn’t boot on the first try, unless it was one of the above situations. It was never because of a problem with Mint itself. I know those are bad words to use, but I’m just stating facts as they pertain to my personal experience. I have had boot problems with some Ubuntu beta versions, but never with Mint. I have tried this on many many computer systems including laptops, older PC’s, all with the exact same rates of success. Again, maybe that sounds a little too good to be true, but quite simply, perhaps I wouldn’t be on this blog if that weren’t truthfully MY personal experience.

    Officially, Mint has posted bugs about certain things from time to time involving boot problems, and some users have officially experienced some of these problems, but Mint is QUICK to fix them, and again, I have yet to experience them.

    As far as going through the installer, TAKE YOUR TIME, especially if it is critical that you keep your WIN 7 system. You should be presented with 3 options. You can have the installer automatically install right next to WIN 7, which won’t touch your WIN 7 OS, although the Grub installation will overwrite MBR that was on the disk. If you choose to remove Mint and/or Grub at some point, you will need to repair the MBR with the WIN 7 setup disk, or with any Linux based boot repair live CD. After installation has completed, and you restart your system, the grub boot loader will present an option for you to start your newly installed Mint system, or your WIN 7 system, it’s just that simple.

    Another option would be to use the entire disk and wipe out WIN 7. This is fairly self explanatory, and it sounds like you have a grasp of that.

    If you choose to do “something else” you will need a little more technical knowledge about partitioning and how Linux addresses system drives. Although, Ubiquity makes this process as easy as it gets.

    Hope this helps.

  94. Majd Khriema Says:

    It’s Great

  95. Zorro Says:

    This one is amazing! I normally don’t use KDE, but I had to for DigiKam (it simply is the best program for finding duplicate pictures)[I know I can install it, but it will also install the rest of KDE. I don't want that.]

    At startup, it was using just 260MB RAM on my computer, very unusual for KDE (very good!). Thank you so much for turning off a lot of the things that other distro’s KDE editions leave on. I was able to use the computer right away (are nepomuk and akonadi disabled? Thank you for that!).

    When rebooting or shutting down in live mode, a small dialog pops up asking to log out the other mint users…

    I have no problem recommending Nadia KDE to others. It works very well. I will still be using LMDE (Xfce!), but occasionally when I need DigiKam, I know where to go (Nadia KDE on a live USB!). =)

    Keep up the good work!

  96. Peter Says:

    After using Mint 13 KDE i installed this brandnew 14 KDE.
    All looks very good…until i make a backup from my fotos.
    The fotos are on a separate partition with NTFS-file system, so i can it use also from Windows XP. All years long was this ok, with Kubuntu and later with Mint 13 KDE.
    And now i wonder, that after some GB trouble okkours:
    The partition, from where i the simple copie to an external USB-Drive started was suddenly unmounted…and so the copy was ended with error.
    (The problem is the same, if i use dolphin or mc)
    Kernel problem?

    (Sorry for my terrible English :-) )
    I wish all a good new year
    Peter

  97. Tikle Says:

    I’m using Mint 13 and i love it. However this PAE thing is just discouraging me from using 14. I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 with 120gb and 1.2gb ram. Just don’t know how to make this PAE thing work on my machine. Hate missing out on the fun. Someone help.


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