Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!

Written by Clem on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 7:04 am | Main Topics

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC.

Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make their first appearance in Linux Mint.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 15“.

Important info:

  • MDM issues
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • Mint4win
  • GnomePPP and local repository

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

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

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find by leaving a comment on this blog.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • Cinnamon 32-bit: 2a7c37ca1dd3d2b26924402d7018b5c1
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 48ecdc03eaa6c497fa8bab3f937c4364
  • MATE 32-bit: 793d1a3e6e82938ff56fdc9fad225916
  • MATE 64-bit: 634f6476a6a62bdbc2d997bb196ea78a

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

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

811 Responses to “Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!”

  1. tdockery97 Says:

    Been trying out Mint 15 Cinnamon 64bit for a couple days now. I’m trying to break it but I can’t. :) My favorite new feature is the unified Control Center.

  2. sirhudson Says:

    Hi

    After the reboot, the login is voiced.
    After the first update, the login is not voiced.

    Les paquets suivants ont été mis à jour :
    firefox (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    firefox-gnome-support (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    firefox-locale-en (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    firefox-locale-es (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    firefox-locale-fr (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    firefox-locale-zh-hans (20.0+build1-0ubuntu2) to 21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2
    libasound2 (1.0.25-4ubuntu3) to 1.0.25-4ubuntu3.1
    libplymouth2 (0.8.8-0ubuntu6) to 0.8.8-0ubuntu6.1
    libxml2 (2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4) to 2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4.1
    mint-artwork-common (1.6.3) to 1.6.4
    mintsources (1.1.2) to 1.1.3
    mintsystem (7.8.4) to 7.8.6
    plymouth (0.8.8-0ubuntu6) to 0.8.8-0ubuntu6.1
    plymouth-label (0.8.8-0ubuntu6) to 0.8.8-0ubuntu6.1
    plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text (0.8.8-0ubuntu6) to 0.8.8-0ubuntu6.1
    python-libxml2 (2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4) to 2.9.0+dfsg1-4ubuntu4.1
    thunderbird (17.0.5+build1-0ubuntu1) to 17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    thunderbird-gnome-support (17.0.5+build1-0ubuntu1) to 17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    thunderbird-locale-en (1:17.0.5+build1-0ubuntu1) to 1:17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    thunderbird-locale-en-us (1:17.0.5+build1-0ubuntu1) to 1:17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    thunderbird-locale-fr (1:17.0.5+build1-0ubuntu1) to 1:17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    ubuntu-system-adjustments (2013.05.08) to 2013.05.14

    Edit by Clem: By “voiced” you mean the login sounds? If so, that’s normal, we removed these sounds in an update in an effort to speed up the login process. You can put them back using mdmsetup (Menu->Login Window) if you miss them.

  3. Felsch Says:

    Cool,

    Been using it a few days. There is just 1 problem I found… I can’t connect to eduroam… The network manager crashes right away, you can’t do anything, but the rest works fine :)

    Also loving the new control-center and the messages I can give in the screensaver ^^.

    Keep on going with nice work!

  4. Mokhtarone Says:

    THX , i will try it !!!

  5. Dale F Says:

    Well done, another fine release as usual! Played with LM15 32bit MATE and it works fine so far! Congrats

  6. trollmann Says:

    @Felsch
    Try WICD, it works fine for me(but I use it with arch).
    Greetings

  7. Tommen Says:

    Hi
    Why can not Bumblebee work with Cinnamon? with MDM login screen.
    When I replace MDM Login Screen with LightDM login screen then it works
    with bumblebee.Bumblebee loads on startup.
    And I can choose the Nvidia card with optirun
    Other operating systems I’ve tried has worked
    Zorin Os works
    Ubuntu works

    http://www.noobslab.com/2012/11/install-lightdm-display-manager-in.html

    / TA

  8. Kristian Says:

    Have played around with this RC-release a few days.It feels really fast and solid already.One glitch i found in the MATE edition is that if you enable GTK “favourites” in MintMenu it wont show them and it tends to bug out a bit until you deactivate them.Another one i belive is upstream is that the latest Chrome browser have some dependencies problem and wont install.Chromium works fine though,add-apt-repository command seems to have been removed from terminal and will be missed by me,would be glad to have it back.Still it looks like you and your team have made a solid and wonderful job as always and it looks REALLY beautiful.LinuxMint is the best distro and i would say the best OS in the world !.Thank you for giving it to us & for listening to your users!

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, add-apt-repository was added in mintsources 1.1.3, it’s available via updates.

  9. Kristian Says:

    Another thing i noticed is that system alert sounds dont work.

  10. Kristian Says:

    Forgot to mention that the alert sounds dont work in Cinnamon editon,they worked fine in MATE.

  11. tdockery97 Says:

    @#8 Kristian: That dependency is available for download on WEB UPD8 site. Just google for Chrome fix. As an addendum to my first post, I did find one glitch. I installed the ATI proprietary driver and it messed things up. Seems that the default Gallium driver works much better. Go figure.

  12. Brahim Says:

    Gooooooooood news thanks Clem and the team! But one thing remaining to make things perfect; change that ugly splaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaash screen. It looks like a bug man you need to do something about it.tHNX

    Edit by Clem: Which one? the plymouth text one? or the fade-in of the Mint logo? Please describe a bit more and what you don’t like about it.

  13. roj Says:

    Not to be a naysayer at Linux Mint per se, as much s being a total naysayer for Ubuntu’s new policies, but why would anyone in their right mind look at a release that will be supported for at best eight (8!) months?

    Leave the beta testing to Canonical and look ONLY at the LTS releases. Before when a Mint release was supported for 16 months it was more or less “OK”, albeit not my cup of tea, but an eight month lifespan is sheer lunacy.

    It’s my opinion that a high calibre distro like Mint would better serve its users by focusing on the LTS releases, thereby bringing long-term value to its users.

    Just my 2 cents, seasonally adjusted for inflation…

    Edit by Clem: You can use it for more than 8 months, this is only about security updates and backports. You make a valid point though. We considered basing this particular release on Precise. On of the reasons we didn’t was because we already had Nadia based on Quantal. Things might change for the next LTS release though, or by then it’s also possible we’ll have developed our own base… who knows? For now, here’s the very latest Linux Mint full of improvements, and yes, as you said, it will only receive security updates until January 2014.

  14. sirhudson Says:

    I forgot to say (post # 2) is on Mint15Mate x64.
    After the first update over voiced login.

  15. minemax Says:

    It’s Ubuntu not Debian based, right?

  16. Monster Says:

    Literal Goosebumps. Too bad I don’t have time till next 2 days for installing LM15. I hope the open source driver for bluetooth works out of box. It doesn’t in LM14 Cinnamon.

  17. Rainy Says:

    Great Job, Clem and Team!

    A few suggestions, if I may:
    It would be great to put an item up that gives you the choice to change/remove the splash screen.
    Also, with Ubuntu switching to this ridiculous 8 or 9 months support cycle for non-LTS releases, it must be very difficult to keep up with Mint in its current form. So, why not focus on LTS releases (as roj already mentioned) and then update the software therein? If you do this, you could focus a bit more on LMDE and push out UPs faster, perhaps monthly.

    Ubuntu has a large team working on their distro, making it easy for them to change release cycles. That’s not the case with the individual forks and will make it difficult to keep up with.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    Edit by Clem: You can go back to a black splash screen (sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth). We’re considering changing release cycle and basing off the LTS but this isn’t something we’ll do at the last minute. For now we’re sticking to the plan, continuing to do better releases and simply accepting the fact that security updates will only come for 8 months.

  18. Monsta Says:

    MATE x64 on VirtualBox.

    - Disk utility (gnome-disks) is listed twice in the mintMenu.

    - mintMenu crashed once for no reason (I wasn’t using it at that time), but, surprisingly, I was asked if I want to restore it. It was then restored successfully. What logs can contain the info about that? I’ve tried ~/.xsession-errors – but nothing there.

    - mintSources doesn’t react to clicking on maximize window button. The border changes a little as if the window is maximizing – but it stays within the same boundaries as before.

    - mintSources window’s minimal width is larger than 1024 so it’s not convenient for testing in 1024×768 and may be an issue for some netbooks.

    - When choosing a mirror, clicking on the “Country” column header does nothing, I guess it should’ve sorted it by country instead.

    - mintSources doesn’t show when it’s done measuring speeds.

    - mintSources seems to get the speed wrong: I get 20 kB/s when fetching the package lists from the mirror that was shown as the fastest one. Or maybe I wasn’t patient enough, but I couldn’t know how long I should wait (see the previous issue).

    - mintSources freezed a couple of times while measuring mirror speeds. Had to kill the application.

    - gksu doesn’t offer to remember the password. Well, it’s not a new issue, all recent Ubuntu-based Mints are like that, I’m just used to that feature in LMDE. :) Is there any configuration option I’ve missed?

  19. Umfs Says:

    Please update the plymouth theme, its too outdated to match the awesomeness of cinnamom. yes i am talking about the fade-in of the Mint logo, please give it a new design. You can take a look at elementary os Luna’s boot up theme.

  20. palo Says:

    The only niggle so far is panel autohide never comes back after hide (Baldr, VBox FWIW). Love the log-in, not crazy about the Plymouth fade-in logo. Good work – thanks.

  21. Robin Says:

    So is it possible to upgrade from Mint 14 or is a clean install necessary?

    Edit by Clem: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

  22. Paul Lowe Says:

    I am running Mint 14 and my question is can you upgrade to Mint 15 without reinstalling?

    Edit by Clem: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

  23. Lord Mozart Says:

    Clem and Team, I don’t know what you’ve done to Linux Mint since version 14, especially as I’m not a developer by any means, but you guys have really excelled yourselves this time. Don’t get me wrong. Mint 14 (Nadia) and previous releases was/is brilliant (I use Cinnamon), but Mint 15 (Olivia) is in a league of her own. This version is blisteringly fast at bootup, during use, and takes 3 seconds to shutdown when I’m done. If this is the release candidate, and it’s so stable, the final release should be unbelievably rock solid. My hearty and sincere congratulations to everyone who has had a hand in developing this release, and thank you for such a wonderful distro. No wonder Linux Mint sits at the top of Distrowatch… and rightfully so too, in my opinion. :)

  24. kneekoo Says:

    I have some issues in VirtualBox (v4.2.12, LM 13 64-bit). Try to repeatedly move and rest windows. They will generate ghosts and flicker.

    Actually, it enough to move your mouse horizontally over the start menu, over the quick launch icons, back and forth. It will generate the nasty flicker.

    Edit by Clem: Give your VM 3D acceleration and the max amount of GPU memory.

  25. Bouke Says:

    Tnx for this new release! I’m especially looking forward to using the driver manager and unified control center – the thing I probably miss the most whenever I switch from Windows to Linux is a solid device manager. Hopefully this can fill the void.

    One thing I do hope for the future however is a comfortable upgrade-path. Will Mint ever support upgrading a release through repositories or by using an ISO of a new release? I’m still being held off of upgrading my Nadia install because I’m afraid of losing configs such as my kmymoney install with GPG keys and such.

    Edit by Clem: No, because when we look at other distributions which make this easy, we don’t think we’re behind, we think they’re doing it wrong. Upgrading is dangerous, it’s slow and it’s risky. There’s no way we’ll make this easier for novice users to crash their system. With that said, we’re interested in making it easier for people to keep their data after a fresh install… by making mintbackup a better tool, by giving it online storage so you don’t have to worry about backing up things yourself, by using a /home partition by default etc etc…

  26. Dannie Says:

    No HDMI audio after installing both proprietary drivers. I then installed the AMD driver downloaded from AMD site. Same problem.

    HP Pavilion g7 – HDMI audio worked on Nadia.

    Edit by Clem: Hi Dannie, if you have time, can you check to see if your HDMI audio works with Ubuntu Raring? Alternatively please update ubuntu-system-adjustments to the last version and perform a reboot to see if this solves anything.

  27. Chris Whelan Says:

    MATE looking really good here – well done to all.
    I would like gnome-system-tools installed as standard in order to be able to add user(s).

  28. PB Says:

    On the question of release cycle, I recall that Ubuntu used to be on a 6 month release cycle, and Mint pretty much followed suit. Of course, LTS was 5 years (I think). But now Ubuntu is introducing kind of a rolling cycle, but is 8 months, with greatly reduced LTS cycles. The reduction in LTS cycles is more noteworthy to me more than the regular release cycle, especially since regular release has increased to 8 months, and LTS reduced to 18 months.

    However, I have LM15-Cinnamon on a test machine, and so far, it is quite nice. Like so many others have said, boot-up time is perhaps one of the most notable changes, but configuration seems just a little more seamless, and less time consuming. Frankly, I don’t see much else left to be done before the stable release comes out, but we’ll see. If for no other reason, I may just keep this test machine running to see evidence of more progress, and use LM13-LTS for the main system. At the end of the day, I just need things to work. And they do. It seems to me that Clem has several very viable approaches to how he wants to proceed with the issue of release cycle, LMDE, etc, even with the uncertainty of Ubuntu’s approach. And for me, that is a very good place to be. I have several options, all of which are far more than adequate. I never would have thought for a moment that the Gnome 3/Shell debacle would have been overcome so nicely, so soon. Well done Clem and team.

    All that being said, I have a question for Clem: How much is your team’s work load actually impacted with Ubuntu’s direction on release cycle? On the surface, it doesn’t seem like it represents a huge difference, at least not at this stage. Unless of course, Mint is going to try to attempt to stay on the 6 month cycle. Any thoughts?

    Edit by Clem: Well… so far there’s very little impact. Things might change if MESA and all get patched by Ubuntu to work better with MIR and we see regressions with Xorg, or if because of licensing we end up building our own base. Our strategy is very simple, we know what we want and we get it done. We build a product, not just a collection of upstream packages. You’ve seen the impact of the loss of GNOME 2 in Linux Mint 12, it took us an entire 6 months to get back on track with Cinnamon and MATE in Linux Mint 13. We’re 6 months past that now and leveraging the benefits of controlling our own desktop here in Mint 15.. you can appreciate how tightly everything is integrated thanks to that. I won’t lie to anyone, we’ve been VERY busy :) But there’s also more adrenaline and more motivation than before. We’re in total control of our desktop now. If tomorrow we can’t use Ubuntu anymore.. you’ll probably see us switching all our focus to building a base and that will probably translate in 6 months with no new features, a few regressions and few bug fixes… but once we climb that curve we’re in a position where we control our own base, and so, just like with Cinnamon, we can then achieve much much more than before. Of course there’s only 24 hours in the day, that’s a constant, and every time we decide not to use an upstream component and to maintain things ourselves because we can do better.. that takes time and resources. So far this hasn’t been a problem though. The community is extremely supportive, funding is there and people have been great to us, it’s a real pleasure to work so hard on this and to see users happy with the result. Mint 13 was such a relief for us, and since then we’ve been in a really really happy place and able to really define the direction we were heading towards.

  29. Spud Says:

    The only problems I’ve found so far are the Device Drivers/Driver Manager closes straight after launch.

    Also, the pop-up volume icon (when I press FN -+ on my laptop) is pure white, although I expect this is a theme issue? I’m using the following theme.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install dorian-theme

    One last note, I can’t find the Gnome Network Manager in the Mint Menu, it used to be in 14?

    A couple of suggestions for the next update:

    1. Replace Tomboy Notes with Zim for the default installation.
    2. Add KeePassX to the default installation.
    3. Add Steam to the default installation.
    3. Incorporate some kind of backup utility that easily allows the user to backup their program settings, i.e backup Steam settings, Delude settings etc…

    Other than that, I’d like to thank you all for providing a top notch OS.

  30. niagr Says:

    Clem and the other devs, you guys are true heroes!!

  31. Max Says:

    Good morning everyone. By installing mint 15 rc, I noticed that unfortunately does not detect my network hidden. application “in response to hidden network” is closed and should not be

  32. Francky Says:

    Great job.
    I have one issue to report.
    If I install at home : no problem found, but at work, behind a proxy, I only can manage to get updates, all but not : languages additions (in system configuration menu) and driver for graphic card (needed for the two outputs).
    Better explained in French:
    Voilà le seul truc gênant pour moi : si je veux installer sur l’ordi du boulot, je ne peux pas avoir la mise à jour (update) pour les langues, même avec le proxy configuré, je suis bloqué. Plus embêtant encore l’installation du driver nvidia est impossible (pour moi), et j’en ai besoin pour avoir la deuxième sortie pour le vidéo-projecteur.
    Je pense qu’il faudrait pousser les tests d’installation derrière un proxy, cela semble compliqué (impossible pour moi). Merci d’avance.
    Pour me sortir de ce mauvais pas, j’ai embarqué l’UC à la maison, où j’ai fait l’install sans soucis, puis retour au boulot avec… pas pratique.
    Sinon, un travail merveilleux, je suis conquis.

  33. gabox Says:

    THE BEST DISTRO, FOREVER!!
    VIVA Clem and his team!
    VIVA HUGO CHAVEZ CARAJO!
    woo-hoo!!

  34. Kirk M Says:

    @Clem and team: Outstanding job on this release (RC that it is)! What else is there to say?

    @PB:Ubuntu is still on a 6 month release cycle for now, that hasn’t changed. What has changed is the length of support for each release. The non-LTS releases used to be supported for 18 months and are now supported only for 9 months. The LTS release still comes out every two years and is now fully supported for 5 years (that change happened last year I believe). Canonical/Ubuntu ended up rejecting going to a rolling or semi-rolling release for the foreseeable future.

    Here’s a link to Ubuntu’s latest release chart and how long each are supported:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

  35. tcar Says:

    Can’t belive amount of stuff you managed to implement since last version! Kudos to you all! I’m still on dual boot, but if you continue with this pace, till next version I’ll be commited =)

    One small remark though, i couldn’t help but notice that the text on title window on top isn’t centered. It looks like it is shifted regarding position of the minimize, maximize and close buttons. Is this intented behavior?

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, we’ll have a look. Regarding the pace, we’re likely to slow down and focus on bugs for a little while. Most of what we wanted for Cinnamon has been implemented, but there’s a lot of improvements we want to bring to the Mint tools. Mint 15 introduces a lot of new big features, in Mint 16 we’ll make everything mature a little bit. That’s just my perception of it at the moment though… if some great idea pops up during the cycle we might be tempted to implement it (and there’s a couple of things which didn’t make it in time for Mint 15.. like the bumpmaps for instance).

  36. Rüssel Says:

    I’m using Olivia MATE 64bit RC, having 3 issues so far.

    - mintMenu crashes unexpectedly sometimes

    - Software Center sometimes hangs at its startup screen and does not continue

    - in the Control Center, I cannot find the settings for Users & Groups. Am I blind, or is it somewhere else? Please help

  37. akavir Says:

    I like the look and feel of 15 and associated tools in cinnamon. 2 major issues for me. 1 that I expected to carry over:

    1.)On 64-bit system with nvidia driver and dual monitors, the system doesn’t retain the monitor settings and clones monitors when I turn them on. On log out and restart it works fine. My understanding is this is an nvidia bug, so no fault to the mint team, but with nvidia working on better drivers now I thought that maybe…just maybe there was some hope…Works fine on 32-bit system!(Thanks for the default PAE kernel in this release BTW!)

    2.)Cairo-dock session no longer works out of box, and simply installing it at this time BREAKS CINNAMON, and leaves you with a cairo-dock session with no windows manager by default. I had expected this from the changes that cinnamon team has made shifting away from Gnome code, but I didn’t expect it to force cinnamon to fallback mode just by installing the package!

    In general, I dig the look and feel, but I will likely forgo this one (especially with only 9-month support.) Mint 13 is still chugging away the way I want it to. I want the cool new features, but I’ll wait til bugs and whatnot are worked out!

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, but PAE support by default isn’t a choice we made, it’s an impact from a decision taken by Canonical. We don’t maintain our own kernel so we didn’t revert this decision (if we did the 32-bit edition would use a non-PAE kernel by default in order to work everywhere for everybody). Thanks for letting us know about cairo-dock, we’ll have a look to see if we can find the cause of the issue.

  38. Dins Says:

    Great, but will it blend? :P Keep up the good work!!

  39. valery Says:

    Hello,
    problem – in the system settings in the windows applets, themes, desklety, EXPANSION – nothing is reflected, they are empty, but in the mode of LIVE-CD all it was.
    What can you advise?
    Thank you.

  40. Anand Says:

    This will sound cliche – Great Job. Clem & Co.
    Waiting for stable release, will give it a ride then.

    @Tommen – Not sure if you’re facing the same issue as mine with respect to MDM. I am on Mint 13 and installed MDM with HTML setting on. Got this error message for Clouds theme “Sorry your browser does not support WebGL. Please try with Chrome 10, Firefox 4 or Safari 6″
    http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/05/mdm-1-2-0-in-linux-mint-15/#comment-291 – more here.

    Edit by Clem: We used WebGL to simulate flying through the clouds and unfortunately that isn’t supported by all specs, it’s slow for some people and doesn’t work at all for others. This is the reason we developed the static “Clouds” theme. With that said, there is hope… there are newer versions of webkit we can look at, and there are other ways than WebGL to animate content. Samriggs’ themes for instance feature 2D animations without using WebGL and these themes work everywhere. It might be too late for Mint 15, but we can probably replace real 3D flight and cloud generation in WebGL with similar looking 2D flight animation that looks 3D. We’d lose the fly button of course but we’d retain the visual aspects and we might be able to deliver that experience to everyone out there. MDM 1.2 is brand new and we’re just getting started with HTML themes. What you’re seeing here is extremely clunky, only 2 people really worked on these themes, there’s a lot of potential here and I’m sure this is going to improve a lot going forward.

  41. Darthkhamul Says:

    I confirm the problem with bumblebee. It does not start with mdm but well with any other display manager (lightdm, gdm,…)
    I’ve change the config to avoid webgl but it doesn’t solve the problem.

    Edit by Clem: Thanks we’ll have a look at this.

  42. Karen Says:

    Hi, I have two questions:
    1) I downloaded Linux mint 15, but when I installed it, my mouse cursor jumps to the middle of the screen and it freezes there. I can’t move it at all. Is there any way to fix this?
    2) Can I still use 14 even when support ends? Since I know it works for me.

    Edit by Clem:

    1) The fact that it moves to the center is normal, muffin (the Cinnamon window manager) centers the mouse cursor at startup. The fact that it freezes is worrying but I’d need more information to know why this happens. You can launch cinnamon from the terminal or from another session by typing “cinnamon –replace” and see if you can see any error message that explains this behaviour.
    2) Yes.

  43. Karen Says:

    Sorry, two more questions.
    1) How do I know if a version is stable?
    2) What does ‘RC’ mean?
    When a stable mint 15 comes out I might try it again to see if it works

    Edit by Clem: RC means Release Candidate. It’s the same as a Stable release, the main difference is that it’s aimed at testers and people who are happy to encounter issues before they’re fixed for everyone else.

  44. martin Says:

    Wow, Mint keeps doing the Linux desktop right. I am switching back to Mint when 15 is released.

  45. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    this is Mintkatze. One question to this release:

    if I install it, will it be updated to the final release via updates and upgrades or will I have to do a fresh install when the final release arrives??

    Thick lovley greetings to you and the Mint-team
    from Mintkatze :-)

    Edit by Clem: Very likely. Upgrade instructions will come with the stable announcements.

  46. Glenn Says:

    First of all a big Thanks to all the Mint team – I had been wanting to move over to Linux years ago but kept having problems with various distros until I discovered Mint 13 and everything just worked.

    A couple of things I’ve noticed with Mate-64bit version:

    1: I’ve had a couple of random crashes with mintmenu as well, twice while changing appearance preferences during livesession. From /var/log/syslog:

    May 16 17:12:53 mint kernel: [ 109.999384] mintmenu[3807]: segfault at ffffffffc800ea80 ip 00007f6be45abc85 sp 00007fff75c5a430 error 5 in libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.17[7f6be433e000+42d000]

    2: The default install sources appears to be mixed up? My install (not livecd session) keeps trying to update using ‘olivia’ repository at ubuntu.com – should this maybe be looking for raring instead?

    I have a whole page full of errors like these two:

    Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]

    If I look at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ then there are only the ubuntu release names (precise, quantal, etc – not olivia).

    This appears to be the problem:

    glg@rocky15 ~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    # Do not edit this file manually, use Software Sources instead.

    deb http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia main upstream import #id:linuxmint_main

    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu olivia main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu olivia-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ olivia-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ olivia partner
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ olivia free non-free
    glg@rocky15 ~ $

    Is there somewhere more appropriate to report on RC bugs? Where I can upload screenshots and logs ?

    Thanks again all Minty people.
    G.

    Edit by Clem: Hi. Did you install software-properties-gtk? Can you run mintsources and click “restore the default settings” button to see if it fixes the issue?

  47. Giulio Says:

    I have tried it and suddenly found a lot of problems :(

    Mate version, 64 bit

    Every java app with maximized window is unusable, for example josm or jdownloader: menus are not working!

    Every maximized program, for example eye of mate, shows crap borders in the corner

    No raw image files thumbnails

    A standard keyboard shortcut like ctrl alt t for terminal is missing.

    On my pc it boots from live usb only removing quiet and nosplash, without it hangs.

    I hope everything will be fixed before 15 release!!!

  48. alessio Says:

    really curious! I’m downloading it!

  49. joncr Says:

    I’ve been waiting for this.

    Been running MATE 1.6 (a decided improvement to 1.4) on Wheezy. The unavailability of current versions of the apps I need got in the way. I was building from source, stealing debs from Sid and Ubuntu, etc., etc. Too much hassle and too much to keep track of.

    No problems here on the install. I have seen the menu crash and the Software Manager went out to lunch on first launch, as mentioned upthread. The Driver Manager works, and is clear and understandable. Much better than its upstream predecessor.

    All in all, a pretty slick release candidate. Thanks, guys.

  50. abelthorne Says:

    Just downloaded this RC (with Cinnamon), burned it on a USB key with UNetbootin and have what appears to be a serious bug: after boot, I end up on a tty rather than the desktop. I can launch the GUI by running startx but an user unfamiliar with Linux would be a bit stuck.

    It happens on my laptop, a Dell XPS M1330. As a sidenote, I’m an Ubuntu user and never encountered this kind of issue on that very same laptop with Ubuntu LiveCD (I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 a few weeks ago) so it might be a real bug rather than an issue with my computer.

    Edit by Clem: Hi, can you try to burn the ISO using mintStick instead and see if the problem happens?

  51. killinjoe Says:

    Great work so far… Just have a hard time getting my Brother MFC 9320 to work but this is a minor setback…

  52. Adelante Says:

    I’ve been using the Mint 15 Cinnamon 64 RC all morning. No problems whatsoever. It’s nice and fast and smooth. Great job.

  53. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I am already downloading… let’s see, how stable it will be…. I am looking forward to LinuxMint 15. But my question still remains….

  54. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 24 Rüssel,

    hi I can help you with your problem:

    - in the Control Center, I cannot find the settings for Users & Groups. Am I blind, or is it somewhere else? Please help

    This is not installed by default in any Mint-release. You have to install this package: gnome-system-tools. You can find it in Synaptics or alternatively in your software-center…

    Greetings from
    Mintkatze

  55. Elias Says:

    The part in the installation review of LM where it talks about videos shows the included software are VLC,Totem and Video Codecs, only there is no VLC included preinstalled. So you should update the pic to show VLC as featured. I know it’s minor but..

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, there’s a couple of things like this (PDF printer, giver are mentioned as well). Changing these has an impact on translations unfortunately and there isn’t enough time to redo them here. We’ll update this for Mint 16 early in the cycle.

  56. cy Says:

    Great level of refinement to cinnamon 1.8 compared to 1.6.
    I did have one full system freeze in settings menu, otherwise awesome RC!

  57. Daniel Says:

    I installed the 64 bit Cinnamon release and I am having issues with the Nvidia based audio. Even after installing the latest 319 Nvidia drivers, or the earlier 310 ones, Mint is not even seeing that as an option in sound output. It was working fine earlier with Mint 14 running. I re-installed it just in case it was a bad install and I have the same issue.

    Edit by Clem: Hi, do you know if you have the same issue with Ubuntu Raring? (we’re fixing a lot of things in MDM, we don’t think it’s related, but knowing if this works in Raring or not would help us a lot here).

  58. matt b Says:

    i just dl lm 15 and after i installed it said it was running in rendering mode and some of the drivers may not be supported. i was unable to use the mouse, just keyboard. not sure if it was a bad dl or if others have run into it. im on an asus laptop with i5 processor

    Edit by Clem: Check your MD5, it looks like you’re running an earlier ISO than the one that was released (http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/05/getting-isos-before-their-release-is-risky-and-not-recommended-even-though-it-helps-us-a-bit/)

  59. choupique Says:

    Thanks for your work with the release. Using MATE 32 live dvd here. No problems on two desktops so far – one tried on older Nvdia 7200 w/ Pentium and 1g RAM and other on this Ivy Bridge HD4000 w/ 8g RAM. No bugs found!
    Impressed that my logitech multimedia keys all work now.
    btw, I love the “winter_fog” background.

  60. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Daniel,

    did you have a look at the volume-icon in your panel?? Click that and go to the settings. There you have to enable the sound. I had that issue also in Mint 14. But after doeing that, it worked like a charm…

    Try that trick.

    Or you can also do restart your machine and after being back to your desktop, press Alt + F2 and type r to relaod your Cinnamon-shell. Sometimes this also helps to rule that out.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  61. Rüssel Says:

    @ 31 Mintkatze,

    Thanks a lot for helping!

    I’m surprised, since I had the Users & Groups settings by default in all previous Mint releases since Helena.

  62. Christopher B Vegas Says:

    Love the Mate release! Looks stable. Going to install and try it for few days see if it is as stable after few days. I love the new login windows.

  63. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I am burning the new iso Cinnamon 64bit…

    See you soon…

  64. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 35: Rüssel,

    I never had that in all these isos since Isadora. I always had to install this package… I am glad that I was able to help you :-)

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  65. Marc5070 Says:

    Hi,

    did anybody try this version with “old” ATI HD4650 hybrid grapic card ? Gallium in the previous version makes my grahic card overheating, and do driver available on ATI’s site…
    I would be so happy to use this brand new LinuxMint of my HP laptop ;-)
    Thanks, and continue your very good job.

    Marc.

  66. Elias Says:

    First, Totem crashes after it finishes the first song and goes to the next in a playlist or just by pressing the next button to go to the next song. Secondly, it does not display any visual effects rather than a blank screen. The mp3 files are read from a SD card if that matters which I believe is irrelevant.

  67. dwhinkle Says:

    *** Is the Ext4 journal errors fixed on this release? ***

    Every time I boot Mint 14 64-bit, then either reboot or poweroff, I get the Ext4 journal errors (sudo fsck /dev/sdaX), using either the LIVECD or another linux.

    I’ve used countless kernels. Nothing works. Ubuntu is ok on same hard drive but different partition.

  68. Rüssel Says:

    @ 37 Mintkatze,

    Funny, I don’t understand this.
    ;-)

  69. Elias Says:

    Totem crushes a lot. I tried to download subs with the plugin and as soon as I pressed ‘Play with Subtitle’ it crushed again.

    Edit by Clem: Totem in Mint 15 is v3.4, as opposed to v.3.6 in Raring. Maybe the plugins don’t match the version and need to be pinned. I’ll have a look.

  70. Tman Says:

    I’m having issues installing Deja-Dup backup application. Everything seems to install okay however the GUI doesn’t appear when running and there is no menu item installed either. Any advice?

  71. PB Says:

    @KirkM

    Thanks for the update, shows you how out of touch I can get when things just work–not concerned about much else lately.

    That further convinces me that there really isn’t much to worry about. Either you like cutting edge releases, and can’t wait for the next one, or you’re in it for the long road, and like the LTS.

    Options, options, options.

  72. CarlosW Says:

    I have installed additional themes from online repository and applied the transparent theme. Now switching between any theme the browser / terminal / files icon on the default panel no longer work.

    Though got to say I’m liking this, it installs and runs faster than previous versions

  73. laofzu Says:

    Cinnamon looks great, but no weather applet with radar as in Mate. No support for my ATI HD 4200 video card in either. I have to use HP GUI to install either one of my HP printers (Photo Smart C3140 and Office Jet 4500. I prefer LMDE because it is NOT based on Ubuntu, but it is not up to date even to the Wheezy release, and will not support my printers even though it says they are installed. Print test page goes through the motions, but prints nothing. I am currently using Debian Jessie with repository added for Mate 1.6 which has the full range of default themes available. Added repository for Linux Mint to bring in those Mint items that I can use such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Mint Stick, etc. Difficult times for Linux users, too much innovation and not enough stability. Can’t in good faith recommend any distribution to my clients who are looking for long term stability for 3-5 years.

  74. dimos Says:

    Hello i tried mint mate yesterday

    1)after update im stuck in an ubuntu login screen and cant boot

    2)if u open a lot of apps mate goes crazy
    it closes and opens all the applets (sound,time,wireless…) and the cpu usage goes at 100%

  75. dimos Says:

    *i tried mint mate 32bit

  76. aelfinn Says:

    There are three things in the RC I noticed:

    – My machine (an Acer 1810TZ) won’t shut down properly. After the modem-manager says its usual “caught signal 15, shutting down”, nothing happens.

    – Show/Hide delay for the panel (in autohide mode) doesn’t work. Didn’t work in LM14, either, btw.

    – Keyboard shortcuts for custom launchers using the Windows key (Super) do not work. (They’re good e.g. for switching workspaces, so in principle they do work.) This was reported months ago, and it’s a little disappointing to see this bug still alive and well.

    Another thing: I’d say bug reports should be dealt with much more consistently by Mint devs. Whether it is on the forum, on this blog (when a release or RC announcement is posted), or on Launchpad, many bug reports seem to simply go unnoticed. See the two Cinnamon bugs I pointed out above. Seeing this being addressed would be a very good thing.

  77. NickR49 Says:

    On my IBM T41 laptop I boot the Mate 32bit DVD. First I see the “Automatic boot in 10 seconds”, then that disappears and nothing further happens except that the top of the screen acquires two rows of random coloured pixels. I’ll try the Cinnamon 32bit DVD and see if the same happens.

  78. Rüssel Says:

    This evening I also encountered the shutdown bug as @ 42 aelfinn describes: “caught signal 15, shutting down”, then nothing happens, no shutdown.

    Edit by Clem: This is a bug in MDM 1.2.0. It’s fixed in github. Expect an MDM update in the days to come.

  79. joncr Says:

    I’m seeing a bit of video shake accompanied by some grey bands of varying depth moving vertically when I open and close Mint apps. Doesn’t seem to happen with other apps.

    Nvidia GTX 550ti card; 310.44 driver; no compositing.

  80. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    I am now with LinuxMint 15 Olivia and since the first both updates, I notice one thing: the home-folder is not named as the user. Why is that?? Can I rename that somehow??

    My User is andrea but the home-folder is named “userfolder” for some reason. Can I change that??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

    Edit by Clem: Nemo calls your Home “Home”, in the sidebar or on the desktop. You’re probably looking at the translation in German? I think Nautilus used your username but it’s not the case with Nemo.

  81. brandon Says:

    Using 64 bit MATE. After doing an update and rebooting I get a kernel panic and cannot do anything but re-install. If I update again, another kernel panic.

    Using an HP Envy m6-1205dx laptop.

    Edit by Clem: Remove any signed-linux packages.. and verify your MD5: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/05/getting-isos-before-their-release-is-risky-and-not-recommended-even-though-it-helps-us-a-bit/

  82. Daniel Says:

    @Mintkatze

    No, the only options in the volume are the onboard sound the dummy audio. I also installed pavucontrol and it isn’t listed. Something is off with something, and I can’t figure out where.

  83. Hakamy Says:

    @Clem: could this RC version be upgraded to the full version when it is available? I mean upgrading the provided softwares/componenents via Software Centre instead of reinstalling it.

    Edit by Clem: I can’t predict the nature of the fixes/bugs in the RC, but from experience yes.. the vast majority of fixes come as package updates.

  84. NickR49 Says:

    Ah, if I hit enter during the countdown the boot menu comes up okay. It’s just if I wait for the countdown to finish that it hangs.

  85. tux-sven Says:

    @ Mintkatze:

    I told the Mint-team about missing management tool for user and user-groups, during the test of ALPHA1, but nobody showed interest…
    They have missed it totally!

    Edit by Clem: No we didn’t. You flagged it in QA as well (http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/213). It was acknowledged but we decided to release nonetheless. That’s already fixed for stable based on your input.

  86. NickR49 Says:

    I take that back. When I hit enter on ‘Start Linux Mint’ it still hangs like before with the top two rows of pixels on the screen showing random colours.

    And the Cinnamon boot disk is doing exactly the same thing.

  87. Chambead Says:

    Really fast boot and over all smooth but here’s some things that I had problems with:

    * If you ‘X’ a file transfer dialog for a large file, there is no way of bringing it back from notification area.

    * If you try to set SUPER + E or SUPER + T to home folder and terminal in the keyboard shortcut area, the shortcut will never work. This has really irked me since Mint 13. It’s never been fixed. I’ve reported a bug numerous times.

    * The Configure cog button doesn’t work in the Desklets area or the Themes selection area. A padlock icon appears too which doesn’t do anything?

    * Using ALT and left click won’t move the window (this works in every other version of Linux I’ve ever used. The same is true for ALT + middle click for window resizing.

    * Enable remote logins via XDMCP causes Xauthority error dialog on login.

    * New nemo is *extremely* cool. Looks amazing but won’t remember the last opened tree location and there is no option to rename folders and files in the save dialog. I don’t know of any other OS that won’t allow this to be done. If I can create a new file or folder on the spot, I could be able to rename existing files and folders in the location of concern on the fly.

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, there’s a lot of content there for the dev. team. I doubt these will get fixed in 1.8, but there’s a lot of good feedback to improve Nemo and cinnamon there going forward.

  88. Ken Says:

    I look forward to using it. One question, though… has there been any consideration given to making Mint install-friendly on UEFI machines?

    Edit by Clem: Mint works well with EFI/GPT, it just isn’t signed by Microsoft and consequently doesn’t play well with SecureBoot.

  89. tux-sven Says:

    Compiz Fusion icon does not start, same problem as in ALPHA1. :(

    Edit by Clem: Sven, sorry for not getting back to you personally. Be assured that I do read all your feedback though (you’ve already flagged this issue in QA and that’s already in my notes: http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/213). I can’t always ack everybody or take the time to explain whether something will or won’t get fixed, but I do take all feedback in consideration and whether it’s acked or not, feedback ALWAYS helps. Don’t feel frustrated or alienated by the lack of response here, what you do in QA helps a lot, whether points are addressed/ack’d or not.

  90. Chambead Says:

    Another bug

    In accessibility, enable OSK and click on MintMenu. Any attempt to enter text into the MintMenu search will close the menu and OSK.

  91. tux-sven Says:

    After having used Mintinstall APT is locked. Mintupdate can’t work.

    Edit by Clem: That’s a limitation from the design of the tools. They both try to lock APT for themselves.

  92. tux-sven Says:

    I have also seen that MintMenu disappears sometimes. Last time was when starting Mintupdate. I had to logout and login to get it back. :(

    Edit by Clem: mintmenu can’t use pygtk anymore because matecomponent/mateconf etc… are gone. So it needs to use g.i instead.. and that’s extremely buggy. We know exactly where it crashes… it tries to load an icon using a gdk.pixbuf and that causes a segmentation fault. We can blame g.i, we can blame GTK… what we’ve done so far is drastically reduce the frequency of crashes by only using pixbufs when absolutely necessary. We’re not done looking into it though.

  93. silare Says:

    My keyboard freezes up when I try using the Super key too often (or Ctrl+Super, as I like to use for mintMenu). When it happens, it seems to think I always have Ctrl pressed down, and trying to use any command that calls `gksu` will cause `gksu` to mention being unable to detect my keyboard.

    My only ‘workaround’ is to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace every time it happens and then start over, but I found this a bit clunky… Any suggestions?

  94. Karo Says:

    Hi!

    After installing Olivia I had a problem with the sound output. Only headphones were working and there was no option available to switch to speakers. Solution for me was following this instruction https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS (though I had to choose a “Superseded” package as the published had no deb file.) Hope this helps other who might have similar issues. Otherwise great release. Sorry if this is something useless here – my linux knowledge is still quite limited :) .

    I was asking myself also if there is a plan in cinnamon to get the old mint menu features like installing/deinstalling from the menu and such in again.

    Thank you mint team for the great work.

  95. Brahim Says:

    Thanks for the nice splash screen Clem. I think you should add a green background to it. We want a bright one not a dark one. I have just finished testing Mint 15 Mate 32bit on a Dell Inspiron i3 and it get stuck at the splash screen. No desktop. Testing it on an old PC gave me a desktop though but it froze at me after launching softaware manager. VLC missing and that’s a big mistake. Mind you this did not surprise me ’cause I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 for a while and it’s the worst OS ever out. I think we should wait for a while before releasing the stable version. And now I think it is time for Mint to think of building its own base. Enough is enough! Mint should stop cleaning the mess of Ubuntu and polishing it. Linux Mint is now the most stable, practical and elegant OS and it should have roots in its own soil not in an aubergine one. I have installed Mint in my school and youth house and people love it to much and I think it has lots come for it. You could start a new rolling project and call it “Mintest” that you can work on in your spare time and test the grounds with it and see how it goes. Risk management man. lool

    Edit by Clem: There’s pros and cons coming from upstream. We believe Ubuntu is the best package base for us at the moment and I’m very grateful to be able to use it. What makes Mint so great is all that is part of it, and for a large part that includes Ubuntu.

  96. NewDisciple Says:

    Synaptic freezes computer, also following the use of apt in terminal. Nothing found in var/logs.

  97. Daniel Says:

    As a last resort, I tried a re-burn and re-install for the 2nd time of the Cinnamon. x64 RC. Installing the 310, 313, or the xorg-edgers builds of the Nvidia drivers, I still do not have any sound, nor are the typical options even available to me in the audio settings, nor those when used with pavucontrol.

    I am at a loss, I hope this is still not the case when 15 has a full release, or I may be moving back to Windows for awhile. HDMI audio is a non-negotiable for me now. As I said above, this was fine and simple to set up using pavucontrol on Mint 14, so I don’t know what changed between then and now.

  98. Patricio Says:

    Now trying MATE, but i will wait for xfce version!

  99. Jacob Rivera Says:

    I’ve intalled today and it’s awesome, my laptop’s battery life is much longer now, however I’ve found a bug: when I close my laptop I have it configured to suspend, no problem here, but when I open it, the screensaver does not appear and don’t ask for my password. Hope you can fix this before the final release.

  100. Richard Says:

    Pretty easy install. Froze a couple of times. Not many updates and seems to be missing some packages the Mint 14 had,but easy to install from package manager..ie: VLC. Not the finished product so expect a few bumps here and there but looking good right now…:)

  101. Clark Says:

    Love it great work. I noticed Daniel says HDMI audio is not working for him on nvidia drivers, well, HDMI audio is unfortunately not working for me either (intel hd 4000). When I click in the volume/sound menu on the taskbar there is no option to switch outputs, nor in the regular menu. Hope this gets fixed.

  102. Travelinrob Says:

    Anyone have an issue using openVPN through the network manager in Cinnamon 15rc 64 bit? Also, I can’t delete any of the VPN entries in Network Manager using the “-”. openvpn connects via command line, though.

  103. wguerrero Says:

    Thank you Cleam and Linux Mint Team!!!!
    I’d been waiting for so long to have it :)

  104. milinsky Says:

    Do not work themes, desklets, extations and applets. empty window in system settings. sorrow.

  105. Alpha Says:

    Congratulation with the new release. It’s faster than LM 14 and with the new features, cinnamon is even more appealing. Still a short support period…can you implement an upgrade feature into the system? I believe ubuntu 10.10 had that feature. I am using LM 14 cinnamon and I want to switch to LM 15 without reinstall. I want to benefit the new system improvements without deleting my installed programs and games.
    Can you look into that upgrade feature? Thank you in advance.

  106. Mark Goodman Says:

    The RC seems to have fixed the Acer 5732Z backlite issue.

  107. NickR49 Says:

    Have installed Mate 32-bit onto Lenovo SL500 laptop. Installed fine. Little glitches – clouds only partially displayed on login screen, Package Manager froze when selecting a package to install. My main problem though is that when I suspend and then resume the laptop the screen doesn’t switch back on resulting in me needing to hit the reset button. And is there a graphical interface hidden somewhere to maintain users?

  108. PePas Says:

    Very solid overall. And now installable fully luks-encrypted!
    One issue I find unsatisfactory; I’d call it a bug, but it’s probably intentional(??). I can login as user root with the password that I submitted for the user when installing. (If you’re using Ubuntu as a basis, why would you need a root user?)

    Edit by Clem: That’s a design decision and a difference between Mint and Ubuntu. You can of course give root a different password using the “sudo passwd root” command.

  109. killinjoe Says:

    Hi Clem and team,

    Everything is real smooth except for the MDM login screen. The background does not show or only partially so, and the faces are not recognized.

    also, I have e recurrent issue about mounting CIFS shares, but this is not specific to Olivia, who is so far, all in all, a superb creature…

  110. herisson Says:

    After a fresh full install on a Dell 630m (Cinnamon 32 bits version), I noticed that Cinnamon processus takes a lot of ressources (till 40%) and mainly I had problems with the applets. Some appeared (Shutdown and Places) and others not (System monitor …).

    Otherwise, great new features (centralized applets management, window closing “cross” in the expo mode etc …)

  111. Andy Leo Says:

    I have been using Mint 14 (Mate32). It’s rock solid and nothing to complain about. After reading all the what’s new for Mint 15 (Mate), felt like it’s good update.

    Waiting for the final release in few days.

    Thks Clem for another great release!

    Andy, Batam – Indonesia

  112. Neven Says:

    Cannot edit mintmenu / main menu.

    Thanks.

  113. Monsta Says:

    @herisson: Dell Inspiron 630m? The specs say it has Intel GMA 900 video card. Get MATE, don’t torture yourself and your machine’s CPU with software 3D :)

  114. WindyPlayer Says:

    Installed on VirtualBox 4.2.12 in Windows 7 host.
    Problems with hangs after install during updates. Had to CTRL/ALT/DEL to get control back to windows.
    Comix cursors do not show transparency correctly.

    Find logs here:
    http://www.windyweather.net/wp/2013/05/16/linux-mint-15-rc-problems/

  115. Nikolay Says:

    Update Maya 13 64-bit with Romeo to Cinnamon 1.8. Broken themes and other menu. Russian Language.

    ===
    Launch cinnamon-settings
    ===
    Could not load screen module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find network module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find display module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find region module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find bluetooth module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find universal-access module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find user-accounts module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find power module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find sound module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?
    Could not find color module; is the cinnamon-control-center package installed?

    ===
    Launch Themes Settings
    ===

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py”, line 88, in side_view_nav
    sidePage.build(self.advanced_mode)
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/bin/ExtensionCore.py”, line 169, in build
    showTypes.append([SHOW_ALL, _("All %s") % (self.pl_noun)])

    Thx

    Edit by Clem: cinnamon-control-center is specific to Mint 15 and won’t be backported. Cinnamon 2.0 will introduce its own settings daemon though, so this is the last time this happens (i.e config modules being tied to GNOME as opposed to Cinnamon).

  116. Nikolay Says:

    Also, do not fully translated menu Nemo.

  117. pluton Says:

    bonjour pour moi linux mint est la meilleur distro avant apple et windows et toute les autres.. olivia 15 en cinnamon est plus fluide plus complette que la presedente nadia 14 qui reste tout de mème au top moi j utilisent les deux versions aucun problème d instalation ni bug les thèmes aux choix sont parfait cet version va donnèe un coup de vieux a toute les autres distros linux

  118. Nikolay Says:

    Fix Themes and other found…

    /usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/bin/ExtensionCore.py
    Replace
    showTypes.append([SHOW_ALL, _("All %s") % (self.pl_noun)])
    to
    showTypes.append([SHOW_ALL, _("All %s").decode("utf-8") % (self.pl_noun)])

    pls add to Romeo update…

    Edit by Clem: Many thanks for this.

  119. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    sorry but I found out that also for me onboard-sound does not work. Why is that?? That means: there is no login-sound, no sound on video-streams and there is no way to fix that.

    @ Clem: can you give a help??

    Greetings to you and the mint-team and thanks for your assistance in advance,
    Mintkatze

    Edit by Clem: The first thing I would need to know if it works in Raring.

  120. Mintkatze Says:

    Hi people,

    Perhaps I have a hint, why this with the sound could be:

    as far as I remember, I got an information during the very first system-update directly after installation, saying that there would be no group called “volume”. It seems, this group got removed.

    So my question would be: does this group need to be reset??

    Edit by Clem: Why would you upgrade the system right after the install?? That’s like applying all potential regressions before even knowing what you need.. I’m interested, for instance, in knowing if your issue happened pre-update.

  121. Brahim Says:

    I was speaking about the first one Clem. The fade-in is a good one but it is dull. Can you make a fullscreen green one like on Ubuntu or add a background.png to that one. Thanks in advance

    Edit by Clem: Thanks Brahim. We’ll see what we can do. We’re getting mixed feedback on this. Some people like it, some don’t.

  122. Tim Says:

    Cinnamon crashes at startup, it tells me it is in fallback mode, would I like to restart. This just happens over and over. I have a black background and empty bars at top and bottom.
    It is the 32 bit version on a fairly old Celeron machine with 1GB RAM and built in Intel graphics. It ran reasonably well as a live CD, it did tell me that Cinnamon had crashed but it was OK after the restart.

  123. Chambead Says:

    * Settings Advanced/Normal button is confusing and it’s toggle setting shouldn’t impact Mint Menu search results IMO. AFAIK if you know what you’re searching for, you shouldn’t need extra steps to see it.

    * Screenshot button doesn’t work?!

    As a personal note, I’ve been using Mint for 3 years and I run 5 PC’s with Katya -> Nadia. I love how Mint Rescued linux for me. Here are some features which I really want.

    * Screen annotations and build in screenshot selection tools with cloud upload. This was very easy to do with Compiz. I miss my annotations!

    * More consistent context menus in file open/save dialogs.

    * Open as Root. You added this!! Nice!

    * More accessible documentation/tutorials on extensions and applications. I think you’re missing a trick here. I’d be happy to waste my time pouring into the OS’s functionality if I knew where to start. “Apps” are the reason why smartphones and pads are exploding in popularity and power just now. The Cinnamon API caters for this, it just needs to be made more accessible.

  124. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    I found the solution to my problem. For me, sound is running now.

    Do this:

    go to your mint-menu and there to system-preferences. There select “login-window”. Then you are asked to enter your user-password. Then go to the button “barrier-free”.

    In this window, you can set the sounds. Select them and close the window.

    Edit by Clem: This enables sounds on login and login screen. Did it fix anything else for you, on the desktop itself?

  125. NickR49 Says:

    Interesting, in Software Manager the acroread package has -81 reviews.

  126. usman Says:

    Test in live usb :
    to use gnome-ppp, user must be a member of dialout/dip, but as mentioned by another user, there is no GUI to modify user account.
    Ok.. time to learn usermod command.

  127. Mintkatze Says:

    What can be added is: one does not need alsa-player anymore. Sound is running. So one can uninstall alsaplayer. It’s no longer needed.

    But: what I found is, that I cannot use Cinnamon-settings. I can open the menue, but there is only an empty window shown. That means: in this window, no applets are being shown to activate them. And also this update-button shown in the new features on the mint-mainpage is also not there…

    So: how can I enable the cinnamon-applets in the panel then??

  128. Rüssel Says:

    I love the new login theme possibilities!

  129. johnno Says:

    I have this same problem with the sound settings. No option for nvidia output.

    Followed your instructions, Mintkatze, but where on earth do you see that “barrier-free” button?

  130. El Zoido Says:

    I have the same problem as Mintkatze:
    Cinnamon settings doesn’t work. Anything related to “spices” just shows a blank window. No desklets, no applets, nothing works.

    But more importantly, after rebooting 2 or 3 times, it refuses to boot up again, instead hanging with some text output.
    That has happened two times no after a fresh install.

    Otherwise, I really like the various changes – when it works, it’s great!

  131. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 68 johnno,

    step one: open your Mint-menu

    step two: go to system-preferences

    step three: then select “login.window”.

    step four: enter your user-password and press Enter

    step five: in the next window, you see several tabs. Select the forth one from the left where it says “Accessibility” (sorry for my wrong translation before).

    step 6: in this window, you can select these sounds. With pressing the button “playback” right next to each sound, you can test the sounds.

    step 7: when you are finished with selection, press “close” in the very right down corner of this window

    step 8: reboot your machine to listen to these new sounds

    That’s it.

  132. Claudio Says:

    @Francky: I also had the proxy problem with Language Support. I set my proxy settings in “System Settings / Networking: Proxy”. But this is not enough.
    For Language Support I had to add proxy settings to the file etc/environment.
    And for Update Manager (or apt-get) I had to add proxy settings to the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.

    @Clem: very good work done with Mint 15!
    But it would be nice if I set proxy settings in “System Settings / Networking: Proxy” to set proxy settings also in the files
    etc/environment and /etc/apt/apt.conf e. g. with a option “set proxy systemwide”
    BTW: why is Keyboard only shown in Advanced Mode? I like to change my keyboard repeat delay to a faster value. This is no advanced thing.

  133. Mintkatze Says:

    @ Clem,

    wow…the new login-sounds of LinuxMint are really cool. I switched them on and I like also this new html-Login-window and the new nemo and even the new driver-settings.

    But what does still not work for me, is Cinnamon-settings (the applets). There I still only see an empty window with no applets to select or even activate. And where is this update-button for updating the applets??

    It seems, I have to return to the spices-page to get me my applets.

    Edit by Clem: I think it’s to do with some accents in your language and poor unicode support. It works in English that’s why we didn’t spot that problem before the RC. We’ll get it fixed, we received a patch for it already.

  134. spamazoid Says:

    Another fine release, love the new additions to the FIle Manager, the Driver Manager and the MDM, those 3 alone are enough for a great release, let alone the other improvements

    Downloaded the RC a few days ago and have had no major issues yet, i use Cinnamon.

  135. Karo Says:

    @ Mintkatze

    If you look at my post in 53. there is also another workaround to get sound working (worked for me without problems) – following instructions here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS. With this solution you can use the normal cinnamon sound button without any extra applet or problems. Might be worth a try.

  136. johnno Says:

    @ Mintkatze

    Got it now, but it hasn’t done much good. Entered a wav in the box but there’s still no sound.

    Never mind though, I’m sure the team is working on it.

  137. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    it’s me again, Mintkatze.

    I am sorry, but I found another complaint. The desclets are not working. The menue does not pop up and so I can not use any desclets. This needs to be fixed

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  138. tux-sven Says:

    I installed glipper but can’t find where to start it. A terminal window works but glipper disappears as soon as you close the terminal window again… (MATE 32-bit)

  139. dxkx Says:

    It all looks great again, but I can’t get the software manager to work.
    It hangs in the startup-screen, saying it is gathering information on packages.
    Cinnamon 64

  140. Tony Says:

    I look forward to using it. One question, though… has there been any consideration given to making Mint install-friendly on UEFI machines? Thanks Clem

  141. LuxPro Says:

    #13 Working on non-LTS versions

    My two cents …

    Going whole hog on LMDE might make better sense than making a distro on own base (of course, I have no clue what else you have in mind, Clem. This comment assumes that the Debian base is great!)

    You could give the user two options here – Mint pointing on a Stable Debian repository, one pointing on Testing; let Debian take care of userland applications. Let´s focus only on Mintification!

    Looking at it one way, this idea looks depressing and self effacing but I honestly don´t understand too many userland base (application) forks.

  142. maski Says:

    How on earth do you people experience all these problems is beyond me.I have never on any machine had any of these issues with mint. bloody hell

  143. warlon Says:

    Are there any plans on making migration easier from older mint version to newer? Even a fresh install on top of the old one would be acceptable, if I wouldn’t have to bother with moving my files to some external drive or something.

  144. Karo Says:

    If you use one partition with /home (when installing mint you can already set it up like that in the installer) you can keep home instact and only instal on the system partition. Makes you keep all application settings and files when installing a new version.

  145. warlon Says:

    @Karo So it won’t cause problems because settings saved in /home are for different version?

    Edit by Clem: No, but be careful to make sure your home folders are owned by your new user account and that all permissions are right. Usually with a “sudo chown -R me:me /home/me”.

  146. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I have found other problems, which are not nice. Chat does not work, although I am connected to my network. I cannot connect my jabber-account. Not in empathy, not in pidgin and also not in Gajim. Something seems to run wrong.

    I always says, that it can’t establish connection.

  147. Claude Says:

    -Cinnamon weather applet does not work.

    -I can’t reach some settings simply by typing a keyword in the Mint menu like it was possible in the previous versions, ie in Mint 14, when I would type Screen in the mint menu, I could reach the screen manager and manage my dual screens. Now, that setting was hidden in the advanced cinnamon settings and I had a hard time finding it.

    Edit by Clem: The weather applet is 3rd party.. for the second problem, that’s something we can fix though.

  148. joncr Says:

    More on the video distortion I mentioned upthread:

    – I see a horizontal “ripple” when I scroll up or down in Firefox. E.g., on this page, it’s a line about the depth of a single character, stretching across the width of the Firefox window. The line appears to jump vertically several pixels.

    – The shifting horizontal gray bands, etc., that appear when I open Mint applications seem to be related to background shading. I.e, when an authorization box is displayed.

    – No change with nouveau or any of the Nvidia drivers.

    (It’s a Dell U2410 24-inch LCD.)

  149. tux-sven Says:

    Thanks to Clem for the feedback given here. :)
    I really like Mint 15 MATE (even if it not always sounds like that..).
    But as a former pro. tester I always strive to get it perfect! :)

  150. warlon Says:

    @clem regarding comment 145.

    Just throwing ideas here, but maybe the installer could have “use this existing user” -function when installing over older version. Then the installer could take care of necessary permission changes.

  151. Glenn Goldie Says:

    @Clem re: #45 ubuntu.com Olivia sources issue

    It was a standard UK English Mate x64 install from the ISO so yes if it’s in default install, the software-properties-gtk was installed. I certainly didn’t install that package separately though.

    After opening software sources and selecting a new mirror the problem was resolved. Opting to Restore to Default also has correct default sources.

    I’ve just now done a fresh install in Virtualbox and can’t replicate the sources issue I found on my real install. I had only looked at a few things like Appearance settings and Keyboard Shortcuts etc…hadn’t touched any sources or performed any updates (automatic or otherwise) when I found the issue before but just can’t replicate it now. It’s one of them ones.

    I’ve noticed I can’t get software-sources to complete the task of finding best mirror – it always seems to hang some way through the process. As an aside I’ve always (since Mint13) noticed that sometimes apt-get network connection will hang occasionally while loading large numbers of updates either just updating or downloading actual updates. Perhaps somehow related?

    A final bit of feedback, I love the new static clouds login, very sleek. But the web-gl version is a power hungry beast. My system idles at 88 watts with the static login but a staggering 145 watts for the GL login screen. That’s with the AMD drivers installed which have decent power management. Considering some people might leave their PC’s on at the login screen this has potential to be a huge waste of power in today’s economic climate. I know someone has worked hard on the fancy clouds-GL and it’s certainly a clever effect, but I can’t help thinking people won’t quite realise the costs.

    Anyway it’s not a complaint just a comment and I can always just turn it off and be very happy with the static clouds login. Cheers again for a great OS.

  152. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I found my problem with Chat. Jabber.org killed down its Transports, so that jabber.org is no use anymore.

    For all users: many jabber-Services have killed down their Transports after massive DDoS-attacks. Which services still offer Transports, can be found here:

    http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/XMPP/Server

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  153. DManzaluni Says:

    I have a patchwork of partitions on one box, with anonymous un-named (swap?) partitions, a mint 13 partition and a 14 partition.

    Is there really no way in installation of deleting them all and just resizing a Windows partition to make it smaller and installing 15 into all the created free space?

  154. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 148 joncr

    hi dear,

    I just read your complaint:

    More on the video distortion I mentioned upthread:

    – I see a horizontal “ripple” when I scroll up or down in Firefox. E.g., on this page, it’s a line about the depth of a single character, stretching across the width of the Firefox window. The line appears to jump vertically several pixels.

    – The shifting horizontal gray bands, etc., that appear when I open Mint applications seem to be related to background shading. I.e, when an authorization box is displayed.

    – No change with nouveau or any of the Nvidia drivers.

    Please could you let us know your graphic-card?? Then perhaps there could be a help.

  155. Ivica Dacic Says:

    Is it posible to upgrade LM14 to LM15, without reinstalling ?

  156. hamburn Says:

    installed Mate 64x.
    It often hangs while starting. Only one of three tries to start Olivia works.
    It’s not important if I try it normal or with the recovery mode.

    Nvidia hdmi sound isn’t recognized and shown. No problem for me, but maybe for others.

    Using Firefox (21) it stops to follow links after a while.

    Tried two installations (harddrive has one terrabyte) in different partitions. The first worked as I have told above, the second only showed the LM-sign and stops there. Here it’s the same in normal and recovery mode.

    Gone back to 14.1 and now look if you will iron out this errors.

  157. Claude Says:

    command sudo apt-add-repository does not work, says command not found.

    Edit by Clem: This will come in an update to mintsources, in the meantime please use “add-apt-repository” instead.

  158. joncr Says:

    @ 152 Mintkatze:

    It’s an Nvidia GTX550 Ti.

  159. Lostinthenew Says:

    When MDM screen appears, the system seems to freeze, can`t use mouse or keyboard. I`ll download and try again, Cinnamon 64-bit version.

    Edit by Clem: It looks like you’re using the signed kernel… check your MD5 in case you downloaded the wrong ISO (we fixed this issue prior to RC and updated our ISO images).

  160. Daniel Says:

    @ Clem

    No, I haven’t installed Raring (I switched directly from LM 14), but I can install it and see if has the problem. I will report back and see if it has an issue with the HDMI sound there as well.

  161. peter Says:

    As usual linux Mint has above average nice font rendering:-)

  162. schmolch Says:

    I have no working keyboard or mouse on 15rc 32bit mate.
    Installed twice, everything fine on Live-Medium but not on the install.
    Booting the install with the Kernel from the usb-stick also does not help.
    No network either. keyboard and mouse connected via usb.
    Hardware: Thinkpad x60T (core2duo, all intel)

  163. Brahim Says:

    Linux Mint 15 Mate 64bit froze at grub menu on a Dell Inspiron N5040 I3 and when I run pc diagnostics I get this error” Interval timer not functional…”

  164. Brahim Says:

    PS I had to remove the battery so I can boot my system properly.

  165. bhuvi Says:

    @Clem,
    I was wondering where to report bugs for Linux mint. I was reporting bugs in Linux mint page in Launchpad. But it seems Linux mint project is not very active in Launchpad. Could you tell me where to report bugs?

    Edit by Clem: For the RC, here is the best place.

  166. Elias Says:

    After the installation of some kernel updates from synaptic package manager I was left with no sound. The output device switched to dummy with no other options where previously I got built in audio analog stereo which worked ofc out of the box.

    Another thing that I came up with (before the kernel update) was that even though I disabled the bluetooth manager applet from the ‘startup applications’ it had no effect whatsoever, it kept loading.

    I haven’t mentioned that I’ve been using LM Cinnamon 64-bit edition.

    I got to admit that Cinnamon is faster and more stable than LM14, and that’s the way it should be. :)

    Edit by Clem: Hi Elias, check which kernel you’re using now and make sure no “linux-signed” packages are installed (dpkg -l | grep signed).

  167. Shahid Says:

    Another great release by the mint team, fantastic new features implemented in this new release is what makes Linux Mint the innovative project it has become!

    Great work, I’ll continue to be a loyal fan & supporter!

  168. Royston Says:

    Superb

  169. Royston Says:

    but i found that there was no vlc player out of the box

  170. El Zoido Says:

    @Mintkatze and other users with the Cinnamon-settings issue:

    From a thread on the forum it seems that switching to english solves the problem with settings windows not working for desklets and applets.

    Seems connected to some Unicode encoding issue with the (german?) translation or such.

    Unfortunately I still can’t boot into my RC setup more than 3 times after a fresh install. I really wonder what happens at that point:
    I install, it boots up just fine.
    I install some updates and the NVidia driver (310), reboot, it still works.
    I reboot once more – all I get is text output and the boot process never finishes – I don’t even reach the console.

  171. bagjunggyu Says:

    The Korean language, Hangul doesn’t display properly on the menu.
    There is a capture on my blog
    http://bagjunggyu.blogspot.kr/2013/05/linux-mint-15-olivia-mate-rc.html

  172. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 154 Claude

    referring to your command: sudo apt-add-repository

    This is the wrong command! The correct command is this one:

    sudo add-apt-repository

    so the Terminal-output was correct and you have to enter your commands correctly… :-D

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  173. Tim Lander Says:

    When I install in legacy bios or uefi it installs fine but will show no bootable device. In legacy mode I have to choose the efi file to boot from. Will this be fixed before the final release? My laptop is an HP Envy dv4.

  174. AndrewF Says:

    I install on an existing partition, either empty or replacing another distro root system, with a separate home partition to keep settings. During this install I selected the root partition, then Change. From that I selected ext4, format partition, mount point /. The installer then said resizing had to be written to disc before continuing. As I hadn’t resized the partition I just continued. This step appeared to format that partition. I discovered this because I then quit that installation, as I wanted to save a copy of Firefox bookmarks from the system I was replacing, only to discover it had gone. I thought formatting was only done after committing to install?

    On the live system and after install, Network Manager crashes after selecting ‘connect to hidden network’. I had to enter the essid through iwconfig in the terminal.

    The Universal Access doesn’t seem to include the zoom feature. Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 does, as did previous versions of Mint. I hope this can be restored, I found it very useful.

    No other problems yet, but It has only been installed for an hour!

    Edit by Clem: Add the accessibility applet to the panel, from there you can use the zoom.

  175. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 159 El Zoido,

    With this problem:

    Unfortunately I still can’t boot into my RC setup more than 3 times after a fresh install. I really wonder what happens at that point:
    I install, it boots up just fine.
    I install some updates and the NVidia driver (310), reboot, it still works.
    I reboot once more – all I get is text output and the boot process never finishes – I don’t even reach the console.

    there is help. I had it only once and not anymore since then. I just rebooted my machine once again eh voilá, I got to the html-login and I can login completely normal.

    Perhaps you should run update once more in Terminal.

    Greetings and thanks for your anwer regarding the issue with Cinnamon-settings, :-)

    Mintkatze

  176. Novalax Says:

    Sometimes, when I start up the computer, there is no sound. Opening the sound settings shows “Dummy Output” under output. Restarting the computer fixes it though.

    Edit by Clem: Which kernel version are you using? Can you check whether any “linux-signed*” package is installed?

  177. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 157 bhuvi,

    Launchpad is the right bugtracker. But reffering to your statement: it’s our own users fault, if we do not report any bugs there so that the project is not very active there. :-D

    We should report them there. That’s the point how I see this.

    @ Clem: thanks for these beautiful new Wallpapers for LinuxMint. I use one of them. It’s calle Chao Phraya. It looks beautiful with the blue version of the faience-icons (ppa:tiheum/equinox). And then set this together with the Cinnamon-Theme called Clear.

    But: the menue for enableing applets, still does not work for me. :-(

  178. Adelante Says:

    Saw this error on update manager, FYI. I don’t think I did anything strange to get it.

    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/Release.gpg Could not connect to packages.medibuntu.org:80 (88.191.127.22), connection timed out

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Edit by Clem: It looks like Medibuntu was down temporarily. It’s on their side, all there is to do is to wait if that happens again.

  179. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 164 Adelante,

    I can confirm this with your error-message. I had this also a few minutes ago. I just ran update once more and then this did not appear again. But I will test this once more…

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  180. Mintkatze Says:

    hi 164 Adelante,

    I just tested this once more via running update-manager. The error returned. I think, the medibuntu-server containing the repository crashed again. This happens sometimes.

    I will look that up…Just a minute…

  181. Mintkatze Says:

    hi 164 Adelante,

    I just looked up here:

    http://isup.me and there I got the answer back, that medibuntu is down at the time:

    http://isup.me/http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/raring/Release.gpg

    The answer was this one:

    It’s not just you! http://packages.medibuntu.org looks down from here.

    Check another site?

    So this is not the fault of the mint-team, but of the medibuntu-team.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  182. AleQwerty Says:

    Excelent release, thanks.

  183. Jeff W. Says:

    Bug with this Cinnamon x64: Wi-Fi access point setup… I click to open and set up for hidden wireless access point, it always closes immediately. Need to fix for hidden wireless access point.

    Suggestion: Universal Access in System Settings… Add Keyboard shortcuts (“cheat-sheet”) for Desktop Zoom features. Also, remind user to turn off Zoom when not needed. If left enabled, then mouse moves funny (slow or “jerky”) when not zoomed in.

    Overall, I’m happier with updated version of Cinnamon x64 in this distro. More stable and productive. No need for me to use MATE version. Can’t wait for the final version!

  184. Lostinthenew Says:

    Tried again several times with different install options (MATE 64 I couldn’t even install..), but no luck.

    Same issue, I can’t get past MDM screen, but system is not frozen, as the cursor keeps ticking.

    Only problem seems to be input devices are not recognized, or enabled by default.. but in the LiveCD it works perfectly.

  185. David Says:

    Software sources and driver manager stall my computer.
    hp pavilion a630n
    512 Megabytes of RAM
    intel pentium 4
    Nvidia geforce 6800 graphics card.

  186. dhor Says:

    @148

    I can confirm that – with gt240 with the Nvidia blob Firefox smooth scroll isn’t smooth any more (glitches in the middle).

  187. JUAN Says:

    WoW!!! Just right now I installed this version (Cinnamon 64-bit) in a LENOVO L430 (CORE i3/4GB RAM) and the machine was transform in an airplane!!! AMAZING!! thanks for this version, more later this version i’m will installed in a HP Pavilion G4

  188. juanjo Says:

    no me funciona el gestor de software

  189. Adelante Says:

    Thank you, Mintkatze. You are very kind. It’s a consistent warning all day. I expect it will sort itself out over time. Thanks again.

  190. Tim Lander Says:

    Sorry if my post (162) was not clear or detailed enough. When I install the RC of version 15 in either legacy or uefi mode the system will not boot claiming no bootable device when attempting to boot. If I use legacy bios and browse to the efi file I can launch grub and boot into the OS. LinuxMint 14 works just fine. Has anyone seen this?

  191. Elias Says:

    The cinnamon brightness and volume icon that appears on screen when I use the keyboard shortcut on my laptop does not show any bar, is that normal? Also, the brightness icon appears and disappears with a noticeable delay while the volume one has no such issue.

  192. David Says:

    The error message I get after screen goes black is…
    [ 1348.212218] nouveau E [ DRM] GPU lockup – switching as so
    ftware fbcon
    [1351.088015] nouveau E [ 1278] failed to idle channel 0xcccc0001
    [1356.088014] nouveau E [ 1278] failed to idle channel 0xcccc0000
    [1401.772015] nouveau E [ 1278] failed to idle channel 0mcccc0000

  193. Somarropellejo Says:

    Sorry my poor English.
    I’m trying LM 15 RC with noveau drivers (I’ve got a nvidia card 9800) and screen start user, the background is missing but I can start session. If I install nvidia drivers the screen start user doesn’t show and I can’t start session, because I don’t log

    En Español:
    si uso los drivers nouveau para tarjeta nvidia el fondo de la pantalla de inicio no aperece pero si puedo iniciar la sesión de usuario. Si instalo los drivers de nvidia no aparece la pantalla de inicio y no puedo logearme.

  194. El Zoido Says:

    @Mintkatze:

    Rebooting doesn’t help.
    Sometimes it reaches a point just before MDM starts (black screen, mouse pointer visible), but never completes the start up.
    I then used the recovery console to check for damaged packages and it downloaded and installed some kernel update.

    But… this completely screwed up GRUB, so I couldn’t even boot up Win7 anymore. Will take a little while longer to fix that.
    Ah, great fun! :D

  195. PengWynRulz Says:

    Love Cinnamon – but

    Still no keyboard shortcuts – a bit strange this has not been fixed – essential for my setup

    Have been running cinnamon on
    12.04 – buggy and slow
    13.04 – faster. less buggy but some bizarre effects. the last kernel upgrade has disabled the wallpaper, just a black screen
    Screenshot takes a picture of the base desktop, no windows
    K3B works but prevents any other other activations until it has finished

    And no AMD HDMI sound irrespective of drivers

    Would like to go back to Mint and don’t want to be too negative, great system, great desktop but really need full functionality on basic hardware.

    Thanks

  196. catalin90 Says:

    welcome to the Linux Mint .. I have a little problem. are started, and for some time I do not have net. captured from neighbors with a wi-fi card TL-WN7200ND. I really like Linux Mint 14 goes well mate but disappointed about the fact their driver board wi-fi works very poorly, and Addicted go slow and not stable ee I want to solve this problem with driver wifi card. Once again, I really like Linux Mint. and I wish those who made proect accest success and continue to amaze us every day with new updates etc. thanks

  197. Adelante Says:

    @Mintkatze, apparently medibuntu has been dropped by the maintainer.

    https://launchpad.net/medibuntu/+announcements

    Should I remove it from the sources?

  198. leyton dodds Says:

    well i downloaded it but had nothing but trouble, from start up all it keeps doing is freezing, when i did get movie player to work , it would only play the first track of any mp3 album then just stop, couldn’t get it to install any software from the software center, from time to time the screen would just go black no matter what wallpaper i had on it would just go black, i tried the Cinnamon version dont know weather to try the mate version or not.
    mint 14 Cinnamon is a lot more stable for me but that may be due to 15 being new ,

  199. MarkR Says:

    Excellent job, Mint team! Thanks for your hard work Clem. I do have a problem, rebooting was great with the new Login Screen for a while, but now 15 Mate is booting to a dos / console screen. It asks for my login but then I have to type “startx” to bring up the desktop. I can’t find the MDM in the menu to resolve this issue.

  200. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 171 Adelante,

    no, better do not remove it. It could be important for other packages. Multimedia could be influenced like VLC-player and others and a removal could breakt dependencies.

    The medibuntu-maintainer looks already out for other ones, who could help. We should alert Clem about that.
    Perhaps he might know someone with the necessery skills to do such things.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  201. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 171 Adelante,

    before such a removal, we should talk about that with Clem and his team because of possible problems with dependencies and with possible unstabilities of the complete system.

    Ask him first, before we run into serious problems. That should be the better and safer way.

  202. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 171 Adelante,

    Wait with removal. Because I just checked out, which necessary packages medibuntu provides:

    http://packages.medibuntu.org/raring/index.html

    and there I found several necessary codecs and without them, watching films and videos might not work anymore. Also pulling down videos from the internet might become difficult without that.

    And the package libdvdcss2 is necessary for readind DVDs on your machine. It is also in the default-installation.

    So we should really contact Clem in the first place, because we might loose necesssary functions in Mint!!

  203. Mintkatze Says:

    @ Clem,

    the medibuntu-repository is at dying down! The maintainer is looking out for help and take-over! He says, he has not enough time and interest to continue the repository.

    But without that, we loose necessary basic functions of LinuxMint (for example reading DVDs, watching videos because codecs are going lost and for these codecs there does not exist a free alternative).

    So it would be good for us, if you knew someone who has the necessary skills to continue the repository and to take it over.

    Please get into contact with us here.

  204. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 169 Elias,

    The problem that you describe is not normal. But remember: LinuxMint15 is an RC and not the final version! The RC can contain lots of bugs and it is our job to find them out and report them to Clem and the team, so that they can be ruled out before the final Release will be spinned.

    So you should report that bug on launchpad or also here.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  205. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 171 Adelante,

    The point that we should wait with removal is also, that this medibuntu-problem does not only affect LinuxMint, but also all Ubuntu-derivates like Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and so on. And it could possibly also affect Debian and LMDE.

    So Clem should also contact Canonical about that, so that a solution for us all can be found.

    Let’s wait, what Clem says about this and which instructions he gives us.

  206. Adelante Says:

    Okay. Thank you very much.

  207. rebelxt Says:

    I can’t make the drawer applet work with the Mate panel. I see the same results with Mate 32 and Mate 64. I have VirtualBox 4.1.12_Ubuntu r77245 on Mint 13 Mate. Same results live or installed in VirtualBox.

    I add a drawer to the panel. When I add an applet to the drawer, the drawer icon disappears from the panel. Clicking on the place in the panel where the icon was will show the drawer and the added applet. The applet will run at this time. Logoff and login and the drawer icon is again showing on the panel, but clicking on it does not show the added applet, so said applet can not be started.

  208. alessio Says:

    bug report
    linux mint 15 64 bit cinnamon

    when I unistall a theme (right click-unistall), the theme is removed from the list but a new grey pop up window appears and doesn’t dissolve away. to solve I need to restart cinnamon.

  209. aelfinn Says:

    Rüssel: This evening I also encountered the shutdown bug as @ 42 aelfinn describes: “caught signal 15, shutting down”, then nothing happens, no shutdown.

    Edit by Clem: This is a bug in MDM 1.2.0. It’s fixed in github. Expect an MDM update in the days to come.

    Okay, good to know that you saw one of the three issues I posted. The other two should be fairly trivial, I think, but since you didn’t mention them, let me reiterate the two Cinnamon bugs:

    1. Keyboard shortcuts using the Windows (Super) key don’t work. They used to in LM13, but haven’t done so since LM14. Was reported on Launchpad IIRC and discussed in the forum.

    2. Show/Hide delay for the panel doesn’t work if it’s set to autohide. Again, this was present in, and reported for, LM14.

  210. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 178 Adelante,

    no matter Adelante :-) I try to helop where I can. But: this time, it is not in our hands (that means: it is not in the hand of us Users) to solve that up.

    No, this time this can only be solved by a talk between Clem, Canonical (the Ubuntu-Developer), the Debian-developers and the maintainer of the medibuntu-repository.

    Because this time, not only we Mint-Users are affectes as you see, but also many many other distributions too. And I do not know, how things are with Fedora and OpenSuse, SnowLinux (also ubuntu-based) and all these other distributions…They might also be affected…

    So there this can only be solved up by the developer-teams and the medibuntu-maintainer.

    That’s how I see the things. And I also think: a real solution can only be: inventing alternatives to these proprietary codecs (I checked my installation and found that two medibuntu-packages are installed by default because of necessary multimedia-codecs) to really solve this things up.

    But therefore, the affected distribuntions (among them LinuxMint, Ubuntu, the other official Ubuntu-derivates), SnowLinux, etc would need many many more developers with the necessary skills and I don’t know, if there are any among us Users here.

  211. jk_1-of-millions Says:

    Fantastic quick turnaround since the Ubuntu release. I am ever so eager to have a drive with Cinnamon 1.8. Thank you team!

  212. spo00n Says:

    When,or the love of crap, will we be able to upgrade like Ubuntu?! I need to reinstall a windows distro every 12-18 months to keep it running (I don’t actually have any); LinuxMint I need to reinstall every 6-8 months to keep it current. Not cool. Debian Edition, ALMOST solves that problem. I gave up sid-based ditros years ago, to spend more time doing more things WITH my computer than TO it. LMDE is really quite good, but the Ubuntu base is far more easy to work with.
    Also, GNOME and Cinnamon are very quaint in an OS9 sort of way…it’s 2013 we can move on.
    I know…how much bitching can I get in in one post. I apologize.

    Edit by Clem: You’re not seeing the big picture. You’re asking us to make something dangerous trivial to novice users. http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

  213. El Zoido Says:

    I’ve fixed my bootloader problems, but the issues with the RC not booting correctly persist.
    After several tries it does seem that it will start up occasionally, but I can not see any regularity behind it so far, which makes it hard to pinpoint it to anything specific.

  214. Bouke Says:

    @Clem; In response to your response (#25); I do understand very well that current upgrade processes used by several other distros (notably Ubuntu) is not the way to go – I have to admit I did upgrade my Xubuntu installs and did not run into any problems, but I’ve read the linux mint ‘how to upgrade’ thoroughly enough to know this is not an option.

    I was therefore merely referring to some improved upgrade path, which could be managed better than the relatively ‘shot in the dark’ process upgrading through repositories seems to currently be.
    I hate to bring this up, but upgrading a windows machine goes extremely smooth and it is fast. It isn’t the very best way (there’s always some garbage left and a clean install saves you from potential compatibility issues), but it is as comfortable as it gets and it downright works.
    As Mint is THE distribution that seems to be creating sense in the sometimes rather chaotic or even downright unusable FOSS linux world, I was merely inquiring whether you have any ideas on whether and how Mint could become more like Windows or Mac to this respect.

    Edit by Clem: Well, to me it’s pretty clear the solution is with fresh installs. With that said, we’re a long way away from a satisfactory solution. Our backup/restore features are archaic, we don’t use dedicated home partitions by default and we just don’t make it easy for people to bring their data with them and recover them after a fresh install. There’s a lot of work to be done here and we can certainly improve things further.

  215. Repudilation Says:

    Clem – Theres is a major bug with cinnamon 1.8. I have an nvidia gtx660 video card. In Cinnamon 1.8 vsync does not work. I even tried cinnamon 1.8 on other distros just to make sure and I get the same result. Previous versions of cinnamon work fine. This is a deal breaker for me as I use my computer to play games. Please dont make me have to use unity and ubuntu PLEASE!!!

  216. Mike Says:

    so are all the updates here going into the Maya LTS 32-bit repositories ?

  217. kbd47 Says:

    I love Mint, but it’s hard to get excited about an OS with such a short support cycle. My suggestion would be to build on the LTS releases, sort of an LTS point release with updates and improvements to the desktop and other software improvements. My two cents.

  218. Charlie Says:

    Bug Report

    Installed Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO into a default configured VirtualBox. In both Live Mode and after install, I constantly get an error dialogue box “Do you want to restart Cinnamon? Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode.”

    EOM

  219. Webtest Art Says:

    Thanks Clem and the Olivia Team for the fine work!

    I loaded the Olivia 32-bit Mate ISO onto an SD card to use as a write-protected secure LiveDVD System … that’s the only way I use Linux. Initial testing is on an HP/Compaq dx2400 Core2-Duo 4GB desktop system.

    The first thing I noticed is that Olivia seems to use the same boot system as Mint 12 & 13, and it has the same hang in the boot screen: “Linux Mint Automatic boot in 10 seconds …”. It never counts and it never boots. I have to hit the key to get it past this screen. Oddly enough, Mint 14.1 cured this problem and does boot through to the desktop without intervention. Sadly, 14.1 hangs on shutdown waiting for media removal, which is NOT a problem with any other Mint I’ve used, including 15. In fact, 15 shuts down nearly instantly!

    One other anomaly I noticed right away is the default Menu box. In nearly every other Mint I’ve used, the default view for “Menu” is “Favorites”, however in Mint 15 the first click pops up the “All” Applications menu. Just out of curiosity, why the change?

    I haven’t had much time to exercise the system yet, but will keep track of my experiences. Thanks again for all the exciting work and the new version!

    Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
    Art in Carlisle PA, USA

  220. Marco Meijer Says:

    I also have the problem with my laptop not always shutting down, and eduroam problems as mentioned above. “Connect to a Hidden Network” also crashes my Network Settings, much similar to what picking the “eduroam” network does. Also, sometimes it doesn’t load networks. When I press my laptop’s sound keys, the square that appears seems to have its colours inverted, and I can’t see the current sound level. Same problem with brightness settings. And is edge flip supposed to work when you aren’t dragging a screen? I find it highly annoying when not dragging a window, but quite nice when I want a window on the other workspace.

    I already filed some bug reports.

  221. bennachie Says:

    I’m currently testing the C64 version on a fairly slow (dual-core Celeron) Lenovo M57e. Pretty much everything is working very well. The only exception so far is the new (and potentially much better) method for selecting software sources. The problem I have struck is that the mirror speed evaluation software seems to hang indefinitely if (when) it finds an unresponsive mirror. Three possible suggestions come to mind:

    1 Set a fixed time limit before an unresponsive mirror is skipped.
    2 Allow the user to set a time limit for this purpose.
    3 Allow the user to skip the speed check altogether (sometimes I’m happy to grab software from an “unmetered” source, where the download does not count towards my miserable monthly quota, even when the mirror is slow.)

  222. John Says:

    Currently testing the C64 version on a Tecra A9. When I click on Connect to a Hidden Network for wireless, the window closes and nothing happens. I can however see other wireless networks that are broadcasting but am unable to add a hidden network.

    Also, I am using the MDM html theme “UnderwaterCity” and when I logout of a session and then click the shutdown icon, a message box appears asking if I want to shutdown. When I select shutdown, the screen turns black with only the mouse cursor visible and nothing happens. I have to press the power button which changes the screen with text displayed, after which it shuts down.

    Edit by Clem: Hi John. re-MDM this is fixed in github, we’ll send an update very soon.

  223. Leo Says:

    Good news!! Im downloading to test it and if I can, help you to make a great release.
    Downloading Cinnamon version :D

  224. FERENC CSICSERI Says:

    I’am so happy to see we not restricted to windows and mac only,and this interface is very stylish and easy the operating system which actually work and easy to navigate.the program packages are working without complications modern and sleek Thank you

  225. WoodCAT Says:

    I love the new features and improvements, but I notices some problems too.
    Running Cinn64 on speedy pc with Nvidia GPU drivers installed.
    -Sources selector, when it’s looking for the best mirror and gets to one which won’t respond it just sits there and won’t skip to next one or it take several minutes
    -Desklets luncher only lunches system settings, even if edited to start firefox then it crushes cinnamon
    -did have much luck installing applets, e.g. weather app installs,but it cannot be configured
    Other than that it runs fast and it looks great! Thanks

  226. bennachie Says:

    I’ve now installed the M32 version on my netbook (ASUS eM350). It works very well, and performance seems better than the LM14-M32 installation that it replaced. Interestingly, “software sources” works (although it terminates abruptly without confirming that the repository selection has actually been successful – a quick check with Synaptic confirmed that all was well in that respect). However, there is no evidence that “software sources” attempts to check mirror speeds before finalising the selection, which probably helps to explain the success.

    I’ll try a C32 installation later today to explore whether the issue relates to C versus M, or to 32 versus 64.

  227. Ian Upton Says:

    Gentlefolk,

    Mint15 fixed an ugly problem on My Toshiba u840w laptop would have a almost unreadable login and desktop screens. Great.

    Mint15 has the RealTek 8723ae WIFI drivers in the INSTALL version (could configure and connect via WIFI), not there in the installed version.

    Mint15, no screen brigness control via the FN buttons.
    No audio, removed “pulseAudio” and only have a “dummy master” audio, alsamixer complains about a missing diretory,

    Mint15, lots of errors on apt-get update such as:
    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]

    Hope it helps, thanks for fixing the screen ugly, Ian

  228. Ian Upton Says:

    Woops, forgot Mint 15 64 bit, Mate.

  229. Nick Payne Says:

    Live amd64 Cinnamon RC DVD doesn’t successfully boot on an ASUS P9X79-LE mobo with SSD and 32Gb RAM. A normal live boot just leaves the Mint logo in the middle of the screen with no response to any keyboard or mouse input – can’t switch to a text screen with Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+Del. If I boot the live DVD in compatibility mode, normal looking boot messages scroll by for about 30 seconds, but eventually get to a point where the screen cycles the series of messages below over and over. At this point there is no response to any keyboard input.

    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#3 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#4 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#5 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#6 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#7 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    BUG: soft lockup – CPU#1 stuck for 23s! [migration/n:m]
    INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU [0 ]

    The ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64 live DVD boots on the same machine without any problem, and Windows 7 x64 is installed and running on the machine without any problem.

    Edit by Clem: Check the MD5 of the ISO please. It looks like you’re using the signed kernel.

  230. Ian Upton Says:

    Gentlfolk,

    On the Synaptic Package manager I get a lot of “duplicate” errors:

    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages

    Ian

    Edit by Clem: Hi Ian, I don’t know how you got your sources corrupted (I’m very curious about it actually, did you install anything in particular?). In any case, you can launch mintsources and click “restore the default settings”.

  231. @rnav Says:

    I’hv installed the cinnamon 64-bit edition on my dell laptop using mint4win. I was previously running Nadia on the same system it worked fine. Now Olivia in the first boot runs fine but after a few minutes cinnamon just crashes and switches to fallback mode it asks to restart cinnamon but fails every time. Even i can’t shutdown the system it shows to many write errors and then just halts. So i hv to use SysReq or power button to shutdown my system. Then if i login again it’ll start cinnamon only in fallback mode and i found myself in the same situation again. :(

  232. TheOldFellow Says:

    I am having a problem with Cinnamon in 15. It crashes about 5 to 10 minutes after first login after a boot. Before then the system is only marginally interactive, often stopping reacting to window buttons soon after the windows appear, but continuing to react to panel buttons and start new applications. I can’t find a log to check (please point to the one where cinnamon records itself). I’ve tried three different drivers, thinking the latest nVidia may be to blame, including the Nouveau one.

    Once Cinnamon has crashed and been restarted, everything is fine until the next reboot.

  233. Elias Says:

    OMG there is no shutdown plymouth animation! I would like the LM logo from the boot to turn back off just like luna. :)

  234. Chuck Lanman Says:

    Was having a problem with the 32bit version of Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon. It would start up fine, and work for a while, and then it would just completely lock up on me. I kept having to hard restart my PC. I would load it back up, and it would just keep locking up. No idea what was going on. Im gonna stick with Linux Mint 14 for a bit longer.

  235. Rüssel Says:

    Serious problem with MDM. I installed gnome-system-tools in order to add users. After adding 5 new users, Olivia MATE x64 doesn’t start properly anymore. MDM isn’t loaded, the login screen does not appear. Instead there is only a small white and black circle, indicating the machine is busy with something.

  236. Rüssel Says:

    Bug @ 189 seems to solve itself quickly. After rebooting again, MDM is running fine.

    Edit by Clem: mate-system-tools is probably a better fit.

  237. Geb Says:

    Improvement: at login, you have to look carefully to see, whether to type the username or the password, a bit more differenciation would be nice

    Feature: as an Apple OS X user I got already used in the reverse style of scrolling (mouse, touchpad), would be nice to have a setting to invert that, as it is really more intuitive than the Windows style !

    Thx to the very useful release !

  238. Repudilation Says:

    Bug report: Vsync does not work with cinnamon 1.8 and nvidia drivers. Previous versions of cinnamon work fine, 1.8 does not.

    Video card: gtx660
    Nvidia drivers tested: 310, 313, 319

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, but please don’t duplicate reports. It makes it harder for us to go through the feedback.

  239. sur1c4t4 Says:

    Hi.

    With Olivia I can’t use : apt-add-repository.

    Can you add by default the package ‘python-software-properties’ to fix it ?

    Thanks.

    Edit by Clem: no, software-properties should not be installed. We added add-apt-repository to mintsources 1.1.3 and we’ll add a shortcut for apt-add-repository in a new update.

  240. milinsky Says:

    Thank you Clem. I look forward to this release is like no other. I am from Russia. Best Linux.

  241. freeside Says:

    [HDMI sound]
    Please delete this post if it doesn’t work. : ]
    1)
    add
    “pcm.!default {type plug slave {pcm “hw:1,3″}}”
    to
    /etc/asound.conf

    2)
    add
    “options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=0 probe_mask=0xffff,0xfff2″
    to
    /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf

    3)
    You want to reboot here. When back run alsamixer and UNMUTE your card.
    Press F6 and select “HDA Nvidia” There should be only one entry: If it says MM your card is muted and you need to unmute it using key m. The MM should change to 00 and your card is unmuted.

    from a website now gone.

  242. Toni Says:

    Excellent! Been looking forward to it.

    Also Clem – I’ve been trying to get you to accept bitcoin for quite awhile now, and I see that you finally have. I’ve been using Linux Mint, in one flavor or another, since Felicia; so I’m somewhat in arrears.

    I’ve sent a bitcoin donation of 1.00742 BTC.

    And thank you.

    Edit by Clem: Thanks Toni. BTC is fascinating, we’re sorry we didn’t take the time to seriously look into it sooner.

  243. bennachie Says:

    OK, the problem with “software sources” is definitely the same for both 32-bit flavours (that is, repository selection works up to a point, but there is no checking of download speed, or acknowledgement that the selection has been successful – the package just quits. I strongly suspect that both 64-bit versions will hang if any repository fails to respond.

  244. bennachie Says:

    There is another minor issue with C32, in that, while there is a facility to input a password to allow software update to proceed, there is no explanatory note to tell the less experienced user what they are expected to do. C64, and both MATE versions, seem not to have the same problem.

    Edit by Clem: Hi. Please describe the problem a bit more.. I’m not sure I understood this one..

  245. woldemar Says:

    I’ve been using LM 15 Cinnamon 64 RC for about 6 hours (Lenovo Thinkpad T61) and it already freezed or crashed about 7 or 8 times. Previous versions LM 13 and 14 (32 and 64 bit) were also unstable, but not so unstable. On the other hand LMDE was stable, but I like LM better.

  246. Rüssel Says:

    In Olivia MATE x64, when a user logs in, sometimes the system opens 10 identical windows called “x-caja-desktop”. I have no idea why this is the case.

    Edit by Clem: This is an issue in MATE. It probably won’t be fixed until 1.8. The good news is that it should only happen once on your first login or not at all.

  247. Rüssel Says:

    In addition to @ 189:

    This can also happen, when switching users. I tried to switch to another user, but got only to a black screen with a spinning small white and black circle which indicated the system is busy. The switch itself didn’t occur.

  248. Ben Says:

    I occasionally tried LM14 a few months before and immediately fell in love with it. Kudos to the team!

    I have some issues with LM15RC: As a Dell E6430 user I have a Intel video card which. With LM15 live the expo (ctrl-alt-up) is 2-3x slower and produces a disorted background (see http://imgur.com/Arzksxc for a screenshot). CityNight is the original bg.

    Would be great if this can be fixed as I’m really looking forward to upgrade to LM15 which enables touchpad scrolling on my Dell!

  249. bennachie Says:

    Not surprisingly, the absence of any explanatory dialogue for the administrative password in “update manager” in C32 also affects “software manager”.

    Edit by Clem: Oh ok.. I understand now. Thanks for this.

  250. Jack Says:

    I was wondering if anyone tried this on Samsung’s NP700Z7C notebook. I’d like to find out what’s not working, since it’ll cost me a lot of time and effort to try it myself (I own one) because it’s my main notebook for work.

  251. Jeroen Says:

    Why is Mint 15 using kernel 3.8? It is EOL. Ubuntu Raring Ringtail uses kernel 3.9 so why doesn’t Mint 15?

    Edit by Clem: Raring uses 3.8.0.19.35.

  252. xenopeek Says:

    Adding to comment 47 from Giulio, on MATE maximizing a Java applet makes the window’s menu bar behave weird. Clicking on an item in the menu bar opens it shortly but then immediately closes it again (you can hold down the mouse button to keep it open). Or it opens the menu somewhere else on the screen.

    This doesn’t happen on Cinnamon, so looks like an issue in MATE with Java applets.

    Some more description and a screenshot of the menu opening elsewhere: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=134097&p=720249#p719854

  253. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I still have this issue with Cinnamon-applets in my german installation. It still shows an completely empty menue without any applets to get activated or even updated.

    Here is a screenshot of what I mean:

    http://imgur.com/7A17XLq

    Can it be possible, that this does not work in german installations?? And also the desclets do not work for me.

    But: I have installed all necessary language-packs, and I also tried this in Terminal: sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales.

    But this did also not solve this issue. So my question still is: what am I doeing wrong??

    Edit by Clem: This is on our side, it’s down to unicode support. We’ll fix it in an update to Cinnamon.

  254. El Zoido Says:

    @woodcut (225):

    The speed test of sources sometimes seems to take a while, but it’s actually working in the background from my experience. The list is just pretty long, so you have to be a bit patient. On the other hand, one should have to do it only once, right?

    Your issue with the weather applet is a problem with the applet and will be fixed soon according to the author. You can use the console to configure it, look here:
    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

    @Rüssel:
    I sometimes have a similar issue, as outlined in my earlier posts Mint 15 will not boot for me sometimes. I either get some text output or the black screen with the “busy” mouse pointer, but the boot will never finish.
    In my case at least it is not linked to adding new users, there’s only one.

    And I have the same issue as Mintkatze, there’s also a thread on the forums, with some possibly helpful console output:
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=134127

  255. Clem Says:

    == Tagged by Clem ==

    2013.05.18 12:10 0

  256. Marco Meijer Says:

    I forgot to add to my comment #220 that I’m running the C64 version. There are still a few very annoying bugs with Mint.

    I also had a problem where half the html login page wouldn’t get rendered, but it only occurred once. It could be because of a problem with open source drivers. After my first login I immediately installed the Nvidia proprietary driver and the problem hasn’t happened since.

  257. Michael Quinn Says:

    Like with Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 bit edition, I cannot copy files from my DNS-321 NAS drive, it freezes and does not respond. I’m not sure how to bug report that. So, I’m still using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64 bit edition, by modifying the /etc/samba/smb.conf to include the statement “name resolve order = bcast host”; which gives me full use of my network attached storage with no problems.

  258. suresh babu Says:

    Sir,
    Why did you remove ” effects” & ” windows ” settings frm cinnamon control centre

    Edit by Clem: Switch to advanced mode.

  259. oddjob Says:

    Olivia 64 Bit Mate. Working well but can’t edit Main Menu, has the Right Click option been removed?

    Edit by Clem: apt install mozo. It’s missing in the RC, we’ll add it to the Stable release.

  260. Francky Says:

    Hi Clem, you answered many people but not me. Perhaps I was unclear.
    I’ll try to do better.
    (I’m exclusively Mint user since Bianca, and don’t plan to change ; for both work and home.)

    I tried to install mint15RC cin64 at work, it is behind a proxy and I could set the install to have upgrades, access to internet. But not all : Languages “prises en charges des langues” couldn’t be done, and “NVIDIA310 driver” installation failed : I was told I couldn’t download things (languages), or no messages at all and fail (video drivers).
    I keep the box at home and make install on this hardware : all worked fine.
    I think there should be more tests of installation behind a proxy. Am I wrong ?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Francky, we’ll have a look. I didn’t reply simply because I had no helpful answer, I do read all comments though.

  261. here Says:

    I just love the new version (15) – just installed it last night on a test machine and looks awesome, great job guys!! it looks better and better with each new release, currently running 13 as my main machine… and waiting to do a full new install!! one question… where is “Desktop Sharing” option so I can control the machine remotely? I cant find it, or was it replaced with another option?

  262. here Says:

    … I installed Cinnamon version.

  263. Martin Konôpka Says:

    I tested the 32-bit MATE live version on a Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO Pro V3205 notebook. It works fine (Thanks! Highly usable and clean OS!) except that it does not correctly handle my USB modem Huawei E3251 (DC-HSPA+USB modem, a piece of hardware purchased in December 2012):

    * Network manager (or modem manager?) does not request my PIN.
    * Network manager formally creates “Wired connection 2″ (ethernet) although I do not have any such cable. It falsely claims that the connection is established.
    * Networking does not work (not surprisingly).

    I know that this issue is not specific to just Linux Mint.

  264. mouka Says:

    I have had Olivia installed for 3 days now. I am using Cinnamon 64-bit. I have yet to find a bug.
    You guys ROCK.
    Thanks again for a job well done.

  265. PB Says:

    Things look really nice, although I am having trouble with network configuration tool. Doesn’t like to turn networking off. It will, but not without instantly turning it back on. If you manage to turn it off, it is equally as frustrating to get it turned back on. This is a problem area not present in LM14 or earlier. Frankly, I would rather see a polished up version of network-manager that I have come to appreciate. It just works without all the fuss.

    Also having similar problems with sound. Can get system sound working, but no sound themes are working at present.

  266. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I just received the fresh update and got this message via Mint-Update:

    (Lese Datenbank … 259968 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von mintsources 1.1.3 (durch …/mintsources_1.1.4_all.deb) …
    Ersatz für mintsources wird entpackt …
    Trigger für desktop-file-utils werden verarbeitet …
    Trigger für gnome-menus werden verarbeitet …
    Trigger für hicolor-icon-theme werden verarbeitet …
    mintsources (1.1.4) wird eingerichtet …
    W: Es wurde auf dpkg –assert-multi-arch gewartet, war jedoch nicht vorhanden – dpkgGo (10: Keine Kind-Prozesse)

    The message says:
    W: waited for dpkg –assert-multi-arch, but was not present.

    What is running wrong here?? Can anybody help??

  267. Rüssel Says:

    @ 236 Clem:
    Please include mate-system-tools in future releases of Linux Mint MATE. Otherwise it is hard to find out how to get to the right settings for Users & Groups.

  268. DrTeeth Says:

    Default mouse acceleration is usually 2 and I always decrease it to none (or 1). In this RC, it is set to minimum in the interface, but feels like it is x2 so I cannot adjust it lower.

  269. jpragey Says:

    Hi,
    I just installed MintRC 64 Mate (in VirtualBox), with the ‘encrypted partition’ option, on a machine with a french (AZERTY) keyboard. At login, the encryption password box seems to use a QWERTY one, which make disk encryption with non-QWERTY keyboards hardly useable…

  270. Rüssel Says:

    In Olivia MATE x64, when you click on the Switch User button in the Logout dialog box, sometimes nothing happens. It just does not continue. In other cases there comes a small window up that says (translated into English by me) “Error at starting X-Server”.

  271. Stefan T Says:

    I am testing mint 15 since a day now. After installation and update of packages via synaptic I updated the kernel. Since then I get a complete system freeze after boot up. I’m running the Cinnamon x64 edition on a Thinkpad sl500 laptop.
    In mint 14 (same version) I had random mouse lag and freezes initially too. However I could fix that by running
    sudo su
    echo N> /sys/module/drm_kms_helper/parameters/poll
    echo “options drm_kms_helper poll=N”>/etc/modprobe.d/local.conf

    In mint 14 that seemed to be related to the kworker process. Now in version 15 I also see a kworker process using some cpu (about 6%) when the freezing is starting.
    I don’t know how to specify or analyse the promblem any further.

    Please give me some advise!

  272. Stefan T Says:

    Ok, after I just downgraded from kernel 3.8.0-21 back to 3.8.0-19 via the recovery mode everything seems fine and working again.

  273. Steve Says:

    Hi, really like the new file manager :)

    but…

    software manager – sometimes the file path(?) at the top disappears, so you cant backtrack, needing to close the manager and reopen it.

    ATI drivers – are they not being packaged with the distro now? I’m sure they came with Mint13, pretty sure I never installed them myself, as i’m a total Linux noob :P

    mint flavoured firefox – cant seem to swap the tab and address bar around anymore, I always preferred the tab at the bottom and the address bar above it.

    apart from that its running solid and stable, no crashes, seems slick and smooth and much more polished, really looking forward to the final distro of 15 and hopefully that will last me until the next LTS appears and maybe I’ll have a clue by then :) .

    adios

  274. CYBERALEX4LIFE Says:

    Hello, I now run Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Edition – x64 on an Asus K55VD laptop (Intel Core i7-3610QM – Ivybridge, 8 Gigs of RAM, and NVIDIA 610m GPU).
    I also tried these days Linux Mint 15 Olivia Cinnamon Edition which I find to be a huge step forward speaking of looks, but a huge step backwards regarding stability, at least on my laptop. Here are some bugs I encountered:
    ++ banshee does not work after installing most of the plugins, it starts, but it won’t play anything
    ++ bumblebee does not autostart:
    [ 7051.749418] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect.
    [ 7051.749463] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon – is it running?
    I had to make an autorun script in init.d (with the command “service bumblebeed start”). I get this since the update from version 3.0, and 3.0 had no problem.
    ++ ZTE MF190 3G modem does not work unless I restart the laptop with it in a usb port (even in a USB hub). The option of making the connection appears only after the reboot, and the data partition with it’s software appears only after the second reboot or if I run a Window 7 virtual machine. I didn’t get this issue on the MSI CX623 laptop I used before with Linux Mint 13 an 14 and Ubuntu 12.04, and 12.10).
    ++ lot’s of video glitches:
    — Expo and Scale mode don’t work in fluid manner;
    — easystroke can’t draw gesture on opened windows, and the icon does not
    appear in the tray entirely after start up (only the left edge), but
    after restarting Cinnamon from Troubleshoot menu of the panels this
    “solves out” for the moment;
    — the Brightness buttons are reckognized finaly, but they result in
    the flickering of the screen with very little value of brightness
    level (almost can’t see the difference).
    ++ can’t connect to hidden wirelles network (the network menu closes when I attempt this in live mode and in full installation mode.
    ++ the wirelles LED still does not work (it’s always closed but it lights up a little at the start of the laptop – so it’s not dead).

  275. schmolch Says:

    I tried mint15rc on a second thinkpad x60t (coreduo all-intel) where it does not even come up with anything after grub. Not even in compatibility mode.
    That’s a rough RC.

  276. Tzolkat Says:

    Tried Linux Mint 15 RC (x86 version) as a Mint4Win install. My WiFi adapter does not appear to be recognized in this version, while in Mint 14.1 it is recognized right out of the box. It is a D-Link WDA-1320.

  277. nichtstuer Says:

    Mate-screensaver has annoying bug: https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-screensaver/issues/17
    While the bug has been fixed, I have troubles compiling mate-screensaver from source.

  278. Brahim Says:

    Bug on Mint 15 Mate RC: When running compiz, Occasionally Window decoration freezes and I can no longer minimize or maximize. By the way this bug is a Mate 1.6 bug and it affects Ubuntu 13.04 too.

  279. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 267 schmolch,

    one question: when you boot, do the following symptoms appear on your machine:

    a) does it look like as if your system has frozen?

    b) can you move your mouse-icon or not??

    Because: if not, then I could tell you, what is running wrong. Please send a short answer back

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  280. Brahim Says:

    “a) does it look like as if your system has frozen?” Yes it does on both may DEll Inspiron N4050 i3 and on an old PC with AMD Catalyst. Occasionally on my DEll Inspiron I get stuck at Grub Menu and had to remove the battery and reinsert it again.

    “b) can you move your mouse-icon or not??” yes I can.

  281. Brahim Says:

    PS Mate-netspeed (The best Mate applet) is missing together with VLC the best media player! Why is that?

    Edit by Clem: VLC was removed as it was redundant (ideally one media player should be present) and also because it couldn’t read DVDs out of the box (well it could… but the UI was awkward enough that most people wouldn’t know how to work it out, you had to give it the dev name etc..). VLC is great and at the top of the list in mintinstall so it’s easily discoverable in the Software Manager, it just doesn’t integrate with the system well enough and with Firefox in terms of plugins to be the default media player and replace Totem (although it came close.. we had a lot of problems with Totem 3.6).

  282. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 270 Brahim,

    Ok, thank you for your replies.

    OK, your desktop freezes up on start after Grub but you can move your mouse-icon. This sounds strange.

    Because: this could look like a problem with your graphics-driver. Which driver do you have installed for your AMD-Catalyst graphiccard?? And which graphic-card do you have installed on your DELL Inspirion N4050 i3??

    Because one thinking of me goes into the direction of a wrong grahics-driver…

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  283. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 271 Brahim,

    Anser for your netspeed-applet: this is normally not installed by default. But you can install it later.

    Then the anster to the point VLC-Player: this is also strange, because normally VLC is installed by default.

    But: I have an idea, what you could try: go to your recovery-kernel and there go to console and try this command:

    sudo apt-get -f install

    Question: does it install any packages after this command?? Pleas send a reply.

  284. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 271 Brahim,

    Because if it would install any packages after this command I posted, then it could look like a second thought of me: that you got a corrupted iso-file.

    Then you should do a fresh download from another download-link.

    Question: where did you download your LinuxMint 15-RC??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  285. The_Raven Says:

    Deutsch (Schweiz), or in english German (Swiss) Keyboard-layout is missing! :-)

  286. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 270 Brahim,

    Why I am thinking about a problem with your grahics-driver for your installed graphics-card is, that perhaps your graphics-driver is not able to handle the X-Server correctly. This could result in a not appearing of the Desktop.

    But there is another trick to boot to the desktop with bootoption nomodeset.

    Therefore, you need to press the Tab-key on your keyboard directly at startup. Then you see a kernel-line. At the end of this line, you press the space-key and write the word nomodeset.

    Then press Enter and wait until you are on the desktop. Then in the next step, go to your Mint-Menue.

    There look for the following: Driver-Manager.

    There, look up, which driver is installed an in use and which drivers are offered to you.

    Please write them down here so that we can check, if you have the correct driver installed for your graphics-card.

    Because as I said above: this could perhaps be a problem with your graphics-driver. This needs to be checked.

    If this does not solve up this problem, we have to check the second option with the recovery-kernel and the Terminal-command, I had posted above.

    Please send message here.

  287. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 270 Brahim,

    what currently pops to my mind is also another error, that you could perhaps have done at partitioning.

    So I have two more questions:

    a) did you use the automated partitioning or did you do a manual partitioning?

    b) Did you flag your root-partition correctly and did you set a home-partition??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  288. alessio Says:

    BUG

    extract archive pop up window doesn’t disappear when finished.

    I need to restart cinnamon

  289. ko Says:

    2 setttings managers ? ;-D

  290. alessio Says:

    BUG

    I have installed applet SYSTEM MONITOR (sysmonitor) through the system setting control center but it isn’t shown in the panel even after cinnamon restart or laptop reboot

  291. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 278 alessio,

    I do not have this problem. I had done this here yesterday to pull back my videos onto my notebook here and to activate some Cinnamon-applets in the correct folder and here, this did not happen.

    So I cannot confirm this bug…

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  292. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 279 alessio,

    for me, the Cinnamon-Appets menue does not work still. It only shows an empty Windows as shown above in one of my postings today. So I cannot work with Cinnamon-applets and also not with desclets :-(

  293. Rüssel Says:

    In Olivia MATE x64 suspend does not work on my machine. I read in the release notes that Olivia can’t suspend from login screen. But this is not the only issue. It does also not suspend from the mintMenu.

  294. El Zoido Says:

    @alessio:

    Did you make sure that all dependencies are satisfied?
    Some applets require additional packages to be installed.
    Usually you can find infos about it on the authors page.

  295. Giulio Says:

    Use Linux Mint for many years, Olivia Cinnamon 64 bit on reboot I get black screen and I have to reset. I went back to Linux Mint 14

  296. ILMUX Says:

    Testing with live-cd Mint Olivia failing to connect to hidden wlan. Wired and public connections ok. Asks to connect to hidden and then after pushing the button the network window closes.

  297. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 283 El Zoido,

    There is a second way, to find out about that:

    he can also find infos about the in the so called ReadMe-file inside the packages. Some of the authors (for example of the wheather-applet) have put ReadMe-files into their packages, where it is said if more packages are needed to satisfy dependencies.

  298. schmolch Says:

    @269 Mintkatze Says
    a) does it look like as if your system has frozen?

    On Machine_1 (i have 2 identical Thinkpad x60t except for core1duo vs. core2duo but identical chipset etc.) NO. The Desktop is up and the clock is ticking.
    On Machine_2 i do not get to the Desktop, just a black screen after grub.

    b) can you move your mouse-icon or not??

    On Machine_1: NO. I can not move the mouse-cursor with any of my mice and none of my keyboards work. I was later looking at /var/log/dmesg of this install and i saw all the usb-modules posting their usual stuff, detecting logitech receivers etc.

  299. alessio Says:

    thanks @ElZoido and @Mintkatze for your feedback.

    I have some troubles also if I try installing gdm to use gnome-shell

    Preconfiguring packages …
    (Reading database … 156624 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace gdm 3.6.1-0ubuntu4 (using …/gdm_3.6.1-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement gdm …
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme …
    Processing triggers for ureadahead …
    Setting up linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic (3.8.0-19.30) …
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    Not updating initrd symbolic links since we are being updated/reinstalled
    (3.8.0-19.29 was configured last, according to dpkg)
    Not updating image symbolic links since we are being updated/reinstalled
    (3.8.0-19.29 was configured last, according to dpkg)
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of overlayfs
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab
    Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow.
    run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 1
    Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic.postinst line 1010.
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic (–configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic:
    linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic depends on linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic; however:
    Package linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic is not configured yet.

    dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic (–configure):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Setting up gdm (3.6.1-0ubuntu4) …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic
    linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
    Setting up linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic (3.8.0-19.30) …
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    Not updating initrd symbolic links since we are being updated/reinstalled
    (3.8.0-19.29 was configured last, according to dpkg)
    Not updating image symbolic links since we are being updated/reinstalled
    (3.8.0-19.29 was configured last, according to dpkg)
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of overlayfs
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab
    Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.8.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow.
    run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 1
    Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic.postinst line 1010.
    dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic (–configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic:
    linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic depends on linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic; however:
    Package linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic is not configured yet.

    dpkg: error processing linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic (–configure):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic
    linux-image-extra-3.8.0-19-generic

  300. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 286 alessio,

    oh dear, you have a big failure in your system-installation. These lines show, what happened:

    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of overlayfs
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab

    you have made a wrong partitioning. You did not set a root-partition!! This is necessary for the system to work correctly!!

    This causes, that the current kernel (in this case this one here):

    Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic.postinst line 1010.

    So what you have to do is:

    a complete fresh installation, then better use autopartitioning. It seems for me, that you did a completely wrong manual partitioning.

    For partitioning, you need these partitions:

    root /
    home /home

    Then you can set further partitions like:

    data /data

    documents /documents

    So you need to care, that your root-flag is set correctly. This is the very first error. And this causes the follow-up errors.

    Please do a complete fresh installation and this time wit the correct partitioning!!!

  301. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 296 alessio,

    so please get yourself a fresh iso-image of your choice of LinuxMint 15 (your one was wrongly partitioned and wrongly installed).

    Then after the basic installation, do this:

    boot to the desktop and go to the Driver-Manager and install the correct driver for your graphics-card.

    Therefore, please let us know, which graphic-card you have installed!! This is necessary for the choice of the correct driver!

    Then reboot your system and come back here, so that we can help you with the next steps.

    Because: afterwards, we have to do a complete first system-update and other things more.

    The iso-images, you get here in this blog. Look at the top of this Blog-page.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  302. aelfinn Says:

    Clem wrote:
    Thanks, but please don’t duplicate reports. It makes it harder for us to go through the feedback.

    That would be a lot easier if you at least started to explictly acknowledge every report that you have seen. For example, I have no way of knowing whether you even saw the two Cinnamon bugs I posted in this comment above.

    In other words, this is not the person’s fault who reports the bug; you need to implement a more consistent way to deal with bug reports. How many first-time bug posters will walk away frustrated and never post a bug again because for all they know their report was ignored/overlooked?

    My suggestion: there should be one place to report bugs where every report gets more or less immediate feedback. This could, of course, be Launchpad, but that takes registration and some bug reports never get feedback there either. :(

    Edit by Clem: We go through every single comment posted here. We read them all. The reason we ask people to use this blog for RC reports is precisely because there’s too many users and feedback would be lost if they used Launchpad or we’d spend our entire cycle triaging and acknowledging reports. There’s 321 comments so far, we noted 82 bugs in total, we’re now down to 50. You might be frustrated by the lack of response, and I understand that, you might think there’s better ways for us to work, and that’s ok since we don’t communicate enough about how we do things, but take my word on this… we couldn’t fix bugs faster. This is what works best for us. We’re getting a LOT of feedback, and we’re fixing a LOT of bugs right now, thanks to you and everyone here, whether we ack/respond/ignore a particular comment, they’re all read and considered.

  303. Elias Says:

    I’ve been using Cinnamon 64 and while I installed other video players and set them up as default from Default Applicationsbut it had no effect, everything still opens with Totem as default.

  304. alessio Says:

    Thank you very much @Mintkatze.
    The problem is probably due to the fact that I’m running the system from a USB drive (with persistence).
    Could it be this the reason?
    However, I will do a new installation on this usb drive ;)

    thank you very much again. I have really appreciated your precious help!

  305. El Zoido Says:

    Interestingly, the problems I had with the RC not booting after the 3rd or so start up seem to have resolved themselves (at least for now).
    What I did? Nothing much. I kept trying until it eventually booted again and since then it seems to work.
    Strange.

  306. Leo Says:

    Hi again, I saw a post with a bug after install Mint 15 in a pendrive.
    I istall Mint 15 in my pendrive and with unetbooting boot on live mode and install it complete, but, when I try to boot the new installation fail. I don’t see the boot animated logo and my PC was restarted.
    Then I boot from the second line in my grub menu and load the kernel, then say something like loading RAM … I don’t remember the next word, sorry.
    Well, I saw in the same post to Clem asking for mintstyck and boot in text mode, never load cinnamon. So I loggin in the tty and I try to load it with startX and don’t work, still have the tyy and give me back the prompt.
    Really sorry for my bad English, I hope this info was usefull, if not I can post all this in Spanish.
    Now I will destroy my Mint 14 and I will burn the iso file in a DVD.
    Take care and have a nice day :)

  307. Leo Says:

    Here I am again, I will post in spanish to, my english sucks…
    Con unetbooting, Mint 15 funciona bien en “live mode”, termina la instalacion normalmente. Luego falla al intentar arrancar el sistema, nunca logre ver el logo animado y la PC se reinicia sola.
    Con Mintstyck pasa lo mismo con una diferencia, veo el logo animado y carga el sistema en modo texto. Ingreso mi usuario y contraseña, escribo “startx” y me devuelve el prompt una vez mas.
    Como esta escrito sera medianamente facil de traducir, espero sea util.

  308. Kirk M Says:

    There’s one rather obvious problem I’ve noticed with the RC now that I’ve used it for a bit.

    Since the new “mintsources” does not show a list of the “Official” repos, the Medibuntu repos entries are no longer shown anywhere in “mintsources” even though it’s there and enabled. Unfortunately, the “Medibuntu” download server is frequently off-line preventing a complete refresh of the package cache when opening MintUpdate. Now there’s no way to open Software Sources (mintsources) and un-check the Medibuntu repositories as it is not listed, you have to manually edit your source file to disable it. Anyone else notice this?

    Edit by Clem: Good point, thanks kirk.

  309. davec51 Says:

    I tried twice to install Mate 15RC, once to a USB stick and once to a EXT4 partition on my hard drive. In both cases the installation stuck about halfway through the “configuring hardware” phase. Any help?
    I was installing in a partition in which I have been using Mint 14 with no trouble.

  310. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 295 Kirk,

    yes, the situation is this one: the maintainer of the medibuntu-repo has stopped maintaining this source and is looking out for someone to take it over and develop it onwards.

    Look here: http://www.medibuntu.org/getinvolved.php

    So today, Clem and the team did an update and removed it from mintsources. Perhaps you might help this maintainer and solve this problem for us??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  311. tux-sven Says:

    LM-15 MATE 32bit: I activate the firewall (lockup+password+on) and close the firewall window. Then I open the firewall again for checking, and It shows it is NOT activated. If I then lockup again, the firewall shows it is activated!
    I should be able to VERIFY if firewall is activated without locking up!

  312. bennachie Says:

    The mintsources 1.1.4 update for C64 appears to have solved the hanging problem so far as the actual Mint mirrors are concerned (that is, you can ignore the speed check, and successfully choose any mirror you want). However, the package still stalls (or becomes so slow as to be functionally useless) when dealing with the Ubuntu mirrors. Perhaps the issue is that the “manual selection” option works fine if the package is still working through responsive mirrors in the relevant list, but not if one of it has already struck an unresponsive mirror? Since there are more mirrors in the Ubuntu list, the chances of striking an unresponsive one early in the scan process will be higher.

    OK, I’ve now (I think) confirmed the above hypothesis by relaunching mintsources, going straight to the Ubuntu repository list, scrolling down at a million kilometres an hour to the Australian repositories, selecting the one I work, and hitting the “Apply” button. Wait even a few seconds before going through this process, and you trigger the dreaded hang-up.

    BTW, while the interface is really clean and pretty, some countries have national flags which are very similar to others when viewed at the scale of the icons provided, and the list is not in alphabetical order.

  313. Tuusik Says:

    Cinnamon touchpad scroll (ALPS) still doesn’t work, like in previous versions.

  314. user213 Says:

    Superb!

    I have had one problem though. (I am using LM Mate 64bit). In the mate-window-properties dialog I changed the Movement Key from Alt to Super, but when I tried to move the window that way it did not work. Not only that, but from then on I could not click on any dialog type window! So I could not even change it back. But I could after I logged out and in again. (As long as I did not press the Super key before I changed it back.)

    Another thing I noticed is that pressing the shutdown button, (after confirming that I wanted to shutdown,) everything went blank besides my mouse.

    I was also wondering (like Glenn said) if there is a better place to report bugs with the RC?

    Thanks for all your great work!

  315. user213 Says:

    Oops, I meant to say that if I press the shutdown button **from the login screen** every thing went blank.

  316. Geoff Says:

    I just tried Cinnamon 1.8 on LM Maya, It’s pretty neat, a couple of welcome improvements, especially Nemo! I had major petpeeves with Nemo and they have been fixed in this release. Thanks to the team, I’m loooking forward to installing Olivia.

  317. JosephM Says:

    Liking Mint 15 so far. Just installed on my desktop to try it out. When installing xampp I get an error that it will not run because it is a 32 bit app. I know the mint 14 rc had this problem as well. What is the fix to get 32 bit apps to run on mint 15 64 bit?

  318. Bamm Says:

    Given that Olivia will only be supported for 9 months, how much of its new features will be backported to Maya?

    Edit by Clem: Muffin, Cinnamon, Nemo, MDM, MATE, cinnamon-screensaver mostly.

  319. Rafael Belmonte (EagleScreen) Says:

    There is a mess with the Ubuntu repositories and the version name, therefore repositories cannot be refreshed:

    Impossible to get http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    There is any Ubuntu suit called “olivia”.

    Edit by Clem: To fix it, “Menu -> Software Sources -> Restore to Default Settings”. Can you tell me if you installed software-properties-gtk? or any application from outside the repository?

  320. taylan Says:

    everytime after 2-3 hours, cpu is %100

    Edit by Clem: Which process?

  321. taylan Says:

    i’m using cinnamon 64bit

  322. Brahim Says:

    @ 276 Mintkatze:

    “Why I am thinking about a problem with your grahics-driver for your installed graphics-card is, that perhaps your graphics-driver is not able to handle the X-Server correctly” I don’t have any graphic card and I was able to move the cursor only after removing battery.

    @ 276 Mintkatze:

    I did a manual partitioning. I created an ext4 partition + a swap one.

  323. Brahim Says:

    @ 276 Mintkatze:

    PS I don’t have a /home partition.

  324. Brahim Says:

    @ 276 Mintkatze:
    I have another NTFS partition for my data too.

  325. Ian Upton Says:

    Regarding entry 230:

    Clem, resetting to default cleared the duplicates, I must have done something odd previously.

    I do see the following are not accessible:

    archive.getdeb.net:http
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages
    http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/partner/binary-amd64/Packages
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages
    archive.getdeb.net:80 (216.201.78.13)

    Ian

  326. Pawel Says:

    I installed Olivia but sound settings doesn’t see HDMI as a sound outlet in my GeForce 210. I have to use digital outlet to my home theater. Before I was using HDMI to connect computer to big screen tv, and digital outlet from tv to home theatre.

  327. Ian Upton Says:

    Gentlefolk,

    Tried to perform a “sudo xinit” on X. The response was:

    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    and start again.

    (EE)
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
    for help.
    (EE)
    XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server “:0″
    xinit: after 7 requests (7 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    connection to X server lost

    Works on Mint 14 Mate, Ian

  328. tbehan Says:

    Just installed it. Working great. Steam is 100%, new login screen is very pretty. I’m really liking Cinnamon 1.8, the unified control centre is very slick, especially the panel applets. Everything seems to run very smoothly.

    Thanks for another great release!

  329. Junior Says:

    Hello, the touchpad on my notebook HP dv4 1433us still having trouble working, sometimes crashes, I do not know how to solve it.

  330. Leo Says:

    Hello :)
    I was testing Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 version in a clean install.
    I detect a crash in Cinnamon after 2 or 3 hours using it.
    I use 2 panels in my desktop and without any error windows Cinnamon die. I can see both panels but I can click it, when I click with my rigth botton over the panel it show me the context menu, just like a rigth click over the desktop.

    I miss up the option to disable the active corner to and vlc, I don’t know if there are a compatibility problems or no.

    When I check about private drivers for my Ati Video Card I can’t see nothing.
    I hope post this becose Cinnamon die again.
    One question, there are update in my mintupdate, I can install or that can give me problems to continue testing and reporting?

  331. Ana Says:

    Is this an error?

    15 Olivia Ubuntu Raring Supported until January 2014.
    14 Nadia Ubuntu Quantal Supported until April 2014.

    Edit by Clem: No, unfortunately. We’re based on Ubuntu and they reduced the support cycle. We didn’t react to this change and so the same reduced cycle applies to Linux Mint.

  332. Nick Payne Says:

    @229 – yes, seems to have been a problem with the first download of the ISO. I downloaded the ISO again, burnt a new DVD, and this one booted without problem.

  333. Dannie Says:

    I submitted a bug here but it did not post for whatever reason. It seems that my problem with no HDMI audio after installing drivers also occurs with Nvidia drivers, and probably Intel as well. I looked through all the posts to see no solution given. Have I missed a solution, or is it still being investigated?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Dannie. Can you reproduce the issue with Ubuntu Raring?

  334. Eric Kuo Says:

    Hi, I’m a user of traditional Chinese. I tried to change the version of nVidia Gt240 from default driver to recommend, then it would be black screen and with no any reaction after I rebooted my computer. I’ve trid to format my HDD and reinstall the Olivia. However, it still not working. It may be an individual case, but I hope you the team may fix the bug. After all, I really love mint since I first met Maya. And hope you the team will be better and better.

  335. Michael Paoli Says:

    Where/how does one find trusted path to the ISO image?
    I’m not easily finding any GPG/GnuPG/PGP signature(s) for the ISO file or for secure hashes of the ISO file,
    nor am I finding https/SSL/TLS CA certified path to linuxmint.com release page giving claimed secure hash(es) of the ISO.

    Edit by Clem: official (but not “trusted” the way you meant it), http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

  336. Shrijit Says:

    I have been running Cinnamon 32bit RC for 3 days now on my Thinkpad W510. I have had approximately 5-6 system freezes everyday on random occassions. Could not find absolutely anything in logs.
    Today I re-installed 32 bit again (MD5SUM is proper) and no luck still. After changing the font settings from System settings, the system freezed and again nothing found in /var/logs. I had been running LM 14 without any issues. I dont want to go to any other distro right now because I am too used to Mint (Cinnamon). How do I debug and root-cause this ?

    Edit by Clem: When it freezes, can you still move your mouse? Check dmesg also for error messages.

  337. Bryan Says:

    Some feedback (RC1 Mate 64bit):

    Install hassles with UEFI. Really wanted to have boot-repair, it’d be *very* handy if it came by default in the live distribution. I had to go back to an old live usb to get grub fixed (enough to boot).

    Now I want to fix my grub config, but startupmanager doesn’t seem to be around?

    (p.s. I’d be happy to submit formal bug/issues or is this all that is preferred?)

  338. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 307 Dannie:

    hi good morning Dannie,

    one question: do you use a stationary Tower-PC or a Notebook?? Does the monitor of your machine have internal audio??

    Because I had that also on the very first day useing LinuxMint 15 Olivia. What could perhaps help is: turning the volume to max via the icon in the panel, then click on this volume-icon in the panel again and there go to audio-settings. There select your loudspeakers, internal audio instead of HDMI.

    This might solve that. Then on the right-hand side of the window you see a button called “test sound”. Try out that testing and check inf your sound works.

    Then afterwards, reboot your machine and it should work.

    When you have no login-sounds, then this is because they are disabled by default and you have to activate them.

    For this, go to your mint-menue and there search for “login-window”.

    Click this and enter your userpassword.

    Then a menue opens with several tabs. There go to “accessibilities”. There you need to select your login-sounds.

    Directly next to each sound is a test-button, where you can listen to the selected login-sounds.

    Then close this window with pressing “close”.

    Now switch to your Terminal and run these commands:

    sudo apt-get update (let it run through completely)

    Then follows this command:

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade (to get the upgrade)

    Wait until this has completed and close your Terminal.

    Afterwards reboot your machine and sound should work. You can test that also with every video in the internet.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  339. Eiver Says:

    From: http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php

    15 Olivia Ubuntu Raring Supported until January 2014.

    Is the above information correct?

  340. Shrijit Says:

    Hello Clem,

    This is w.r.t comment 336.

    Yes, I can move the mouse. Dont see anything suspicious in dmesg. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace doesn’t work. I do a Ctrl+Alt+F2 and reboot.

  341. El Zoido Says:

    @Eiver, as Clem wrote a few posts up, it is correct, due to reduced support cycles of Ubuntu.
    Guess that just means that you either have to update frequently, which you do anyway if you want to use the latest software/developments, or keep to the LTS releases.

  342. Ian Upton Says:

    Gentlefolk,

    @227 I reported a number of problems with M15-Mate on my Toshiba U840W.

    I decided to re-install to clear out any funny things I may have done while trying to address the problems.

    Decided to have a look at Cinamon.

    Used the same partition as M15-Mate and M14, LMDE, etc (been trying different things to get around the bad screen/s on bootload).

    Decided to FORMAT the partition as I had seen in M15 an Icon on the desktop from M14).

    Just about everything works!
    The Realtek 8723 WIFI works.
    I have sound, volume FN keys work.
    Screen brightness works but the FN keys do not!I will chase.
    Cannot see any duplicate entries in the package/software manager output.

    The only odd things are:
    The install process did not appear to update the GRUB file/s and I had to change the UUID and the version number on initrd, etc.

    Cinamon presentation is excellent.

    Ian

  343. Steve Says:

    ive noticed i have not seen any updates since the 20 on install,and there is no additional repositoiries is this normal at this time thx.

    and Clem this a great looking rc

  344. The_Raven Says:

    As sayd in post 285, some keyboard-layouts are missing. For example swiss-german. But i think this affects only the installer. If mint is installed i can set correct layout.

  345. gerry Says:

    excellent work, very pleased with it.
    Some issues that I experienced…

    1. I blacklisted nouveau and installed the Nvidia drivers from the “Driver Manager” – ended up with a black screen on the next login! Had to go into Terminal, in tty2, type “sudo service mdm stop”, then it brought me into tty1, where I typed “sudo service mdm stop” again, and then “sudo service mdm start” to get it to start. So I just reinstalled the nouveau driver – which still looks great by the way.

    2. At login time, even with the Nouveau graphics installed, only the left hand side of my login screen appears, that is the background BEHIND the dialogue box where I type my login and password.

    3. I had problems with the default flash player with Firefox and Chromium, it was causing pages to hang, it didn’t even say that my Acer Aspire R3700 didn’t have flash installed, it just hung. So I went into Software Centre and installed Adobe flashplugin, and everything works perfectly.

    4. Unlike LMDE 14 (Nadia),the installation of this version 15 did not pick up the HDMI connection properly – there is no option to send sound via HDMI to my TV. There is no HDMI option appearing in my Sound program that I open under Preferences. It only picked up my Realtek (Built-in audio – that is the green audio connection that my speaker cable connects), my Logitech headset which connects by USB, my Logitech videocam which connects by USB. In previous LMDE versions, it picked up the HDMI connections fine, or at least I just needed to go into Terminal
    Type “sudo pluma /etc/pulse/default.pa
    Change #load-module module-alsa-sink to load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:3,7 and sound worked in my HDMI connections!

    Just thought I would give you that feedback – overall though I’m very happy with it.

  346. Paul C Says:

    Not sure why apt-add-repository was removed when you can still add PPA through software sources? Just far less convenient, but none the less an excellent release and much better performance wise for me than LM14.

  347. taylan Says:

    I can not copy or move files and folders. desktop dissappering when i copy folders and files.

  348. Rokas Says:

    Downloaded Olivia-Cinnamon-32bit…it freezes at startup, while Nadia-14-Mate-32bit works fine on the same PC configuration.

  349. Meiden Says:

    I got the same issue than the #336. And yes, I can move my mouse but I can’t do anything.

    And the same happened when I tried Cinnamon 1.8 stable in my old LM 14.

  350. DarMar Says:

    Great release guys,but I have few problems…
    Synaptic is pretty unstable,runs once and after that only asks for password and then nothing happens.
    Software manager behaves in similar fashion.
    I have installed proprietary nvidia drivers and I don’t get any kind of HDMI output in sound prefs. :(
    keep up the good works guys ;)

  351. Peter Says:

    @Clem: Wouldn’t it be better to provide some sort of bug-tracker (no account registration required, please) to have a better overview than in the comments here?

    I would switch to Linux Mint Mate as it is a great distribution!

    But there are 2 issues:

    1) I want btrfs + LUKS configurable in the installer, not only ext4+LUKS

    2) Please provide some, well, “guarantee” (ok, nothing is guaranteed in life) that I can upgrade to never versions (Mint 16, 17, 18 …) without reinstalling everything. But focus effort on measures to be able to smoothly upgrade to the newest version while preserving all the configuration, settings, etc.

    Thank you a lot! For me Linux Mint is the #1 distribution.

  352. DrTeeth Says:

    Very, very minor Cinnamon bug.

    I installed KDEGames as I always do. And most of the items have a generic icon and not a games-specific one in the Cinnamon menu.

    I got rid of the splash screen as the incremental brightening of the logo gives the impression of a slow bootup. Can it be made smoother?

  353. alessio Says:

    I think it’s quite strange that, after several hours of attempts, I have not found where to change/set the network time to central Europe (Rome) yet.

    Where can I find this setting tool?
    It should be more intuitive.

    thanks guys!!

    p.s. Temporarily, I’ve set it manually, removing the flag form “use network time”.

  354. Adelante Says:

    @ 337 Bryan Says:
    May 19th, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Some feedback (RC1 Mate 64bit):

    Install hassles with UEFI. Really wanted to have boot-repair, it’d be *very* handy if it came by default in the live distribution.

    ——-

    I second this request for Boot-Repair to be included. It works very well and is easy to use.

    To update, after a few days have past, LM 15 Cinnamon is running very smoothly for me. I’ve had a remarkably few small glitches that very quickly resolved. Olivia is beautiful. Thank you so much, Mint team.

  355. Marc Says:

    mate-keybinding-properties does not run (need it to set ‘hotkeys’).
    Many thanks for the good work ! :)

  356. Marc Says:

    about 348:
    I remember it ran once, and just once. As i wanted to change a hot-key I just introduced, it won’t run.

  357. Adoal Xu Says:

    There is still no EFI El-Torito booting entry in the ISO file. It can be verified by using “dumpet -i the_64_bit_cd_image.iso” against Mint and Ubuntu. The Ubuntu ISO contains two booting entry, with PlatformId 0×00 for X86 BIOS and 0xef for EFI. So it can be burned to a DVD and boot off a UEFI machine. But Mind only has 0×00, so it only boots off BIOS(or CSM for UEFI) but not UEFI. I think it’s not difficult to add the UEFI booting entry just like Ubuntu when building the 64 bit ISO file.

  358. Observer Says:

    Running 32-bit live now.

    Problems:

    1.) WiFi

    Connected to my network fine. Then, and likely due to a weird hardware issue on my end that has nothing do with this or any other release of Mint, I got disconnected.

    But then, my network disappeared completely from the list of available networks!

    My network only reappeared upon re-logging in, after I had been automatically logged-out due to inactivity (after a very short time, I must say).

    2.) Sudo Password – Defiantly Remains Blank!

    I was able to set a password with the “passwd” command. But then when I tried:
    “sudo su” > “passwd” > {enter a new password of my choosing} > “password updated successfully”

    both sudo as well as “sudo su” continue to go straight to root without even prompting me for a password– just as it was before!

    Is this a bug?

    I cannot imagine why you would allow the default live user password to be changed but not a sudo one.

    3.) Is there no way to disable auto-mounting of inserted volumes?

    In Caja > Edit > Preferences > Media

    I UNchecked “Browse media when inserted” and CHECKED “Never prompt or start programs on media insertion” but nothing changed; the moment I insert a USB drive, any mountable volume on it is automatically mounted.

    Thanks for all your work.

  359. Observer Says:

    Addendum:

    Regarding #3 in my previous post, about disabling auto-mounting, I had searched before posting and found this:
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=206&t=124363

    But as you should readily see, it is of no help here.

    I had already tried what was suggested in that thread, to no avail.

  360. Observer Says:

    In comment # 335, “Michael Paoli” wrote,

    I’m not easily finding any GPG/GnuPG/PGP signature(s) for the ISO file or for secure hashes of the ISO file,
    nor am I finding https/SSL/TLS CA certified path to linuxmint.com release page giving claimed secure hash(es) of the ISO.

    Clem replied,

    “official (but not “trusted” the way you meant it), http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

    That link, like all the other mirrors I have seen, provides only plain-text files with MD5 and SHA256 hashes but *no digital SIGNATURES* whatsoever.

    In contrast, Debian as well as Ubuntu provide *GPG-signatures* for these checksum files that are used to verify the ISOs. (And Ubuntu, at least, maintains an httpS page containing the MD5 sums for the ISOs they release. Though why they still haven’t added SHA256 or even SHA1 to said page is beyond me.)

    Is there some reason that Mint does not?

  361. kneekoo Says:

    Wow, this has never happened to me again. As suggested, I increased the VM’s video memory to 128 MB (max) from 64MB. The 3D acceleration was already enabled. After I started the VM, I let it start normally then moved my mouse over the start menu and quick launch icons back an forth. Not only the full-screen flicker was still there but after I clicked the menu and moved around in it for a bit, my VM just crashed without warning – It just closed completely, although the Oracle VirtualBox’s main window was still alive.

    Then I started the VM again and tried to reproduce the issue. It didn’t crash and died completely but the VM window froze and I couldn’t do anything except forcing the VM to shutdown.

    Environment:
    Host OS: Linux Mint 13 64-bit MATE
    Host CPU: Intel i3-3225 (Ivy Bridge)
    Host RAM: 8GB
    LM image: LM 15 Cinnamon 32-bit RC

    VM settings:
    VM type: Linux / Ubuntu 32-bit
    RAM: 512MB
    Chipset: ICH9 + IO APIC
    CPU: 1 + PAE/NX enabled + VT-x and nested paging enabled
    Video memory: 128 MB + 3D acceleration enabled
    Storage: IDE controller with the LM ISO mounted in it and one SATA controller enabled but unused by any VM drive
    Audio: ICH AC97 on PulseAudio
    Network: Bridged Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop
    No serial ports
    USB controller enabled but nothing connected, and USB 2.0 (EHCI) not enabled

    After I shut it down by force I started the VM again with the ISO mounted and booted for another try and to reproduce the crash or freeze. It took longer this time but it still froze after I opened the mint menu and went through all the categories by simply moving the mouse, close the menu, open and close the calendar, and move back and forth over the menu and quick launch icons over and over.

  362. Observer Says:

    Also, I would like to suggest that Clem use a different color or font to make his replies stand-out.

  363. mouka Says:

    When the final stable version is released, do we have to reinstall everything?
    I find the current release to be very stable. I haven’t had any issues whatsoever so far. So do I need to install the final release or simply do an update?

  364. AndreWin Says:

    Hooray!!! Super!!! Well done!!! Keep it up!!!))) Thanks very much!!!

  365. Elias Says:

    I installed VLC as an alternative for Totem (crashes a lot) but after a few minutes of playback everything freezes but the sound keeps on. Even ctrl alt backspace does not log me out, I have to shutdown my laptop manually to restart. Parole on the other hand worked good.

  366. Johnny Says:

    I confirm the bumblebee problem

    Edit by Clem: We’re on it, we think we have a fix for it..

  367. Stein Aage Hegle Says:

    Cinnamon crashes when I try to change settings in desklet “digital photo frame”. I wanted another default folder than the one suggested. Cinnamon would not work until I removed “Digital Photo Frame from desktop.

  368. Daniel Says:

    @Clem (Note I am not the same person as ‘Dannie’)

    I was not able to instal Raring. I get an error about something broken in casper about 2 seconds into the install process, and none of the solutions I found worked.

    So someone else will have to see if Raring has the issue with the Nvidia HDMI sound like the beta to LM 15 does. Please Dannie or someone else test this.

  369. Kirk M Says:

    @Mintkatz – Yup, I knew about the maintainer wanting to pass on Medibuntu to someone else. Unfortunately, I’m not able to step in as a possible maintainer due to health reasons (I’m one of those disabled veterans). I couldn’t guarantee that I’d be available to maintain it properly.

  370. Loreia Says:

    Hi Clem,

    I am one of people that have no sound over HDMI in Mint 15. I followed your advice to install Ubuntu 13.04 and test with it, and this is indeed Ubuntu 13.04 problem.

    Here is description of problem and solution as well.
    1, My hardware: AMD A8-5500APU with Radeon HD 7560D graphic card, and I have no info of sound card that is integrated on the same piece of silicon.
    2. Installed Ubuntu 13.04, open source drivers, no HDMI sound card in settings.
    2. Installed latest fglrx driver as offered by upgrade tool in Ubuntu, rebooted. Still no sound card in settings.
    3. Updated Ubuntu. Still no sound card in settings.
    4. “aplay -l” command shows my HDMI sound card, but it is not present in sound settings.
    5. Finally, updated ALSA drivers to latest daily build, rebooted and I had a working sound card in settings.

    To solve the problem: go to: https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages
    Select “raring” package, currently oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms – 0.201305171829~raring1,
    when directory opens, select “deb” package, currently oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms_0.201305171829~raring1_all.deb (308.9 KiB).
    Download it, install, reboot, and you are done.

    Other than that, I can report few things:
    1. When I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 I tried to burn in on DVD directly from Nemo (right click now gives option to open ISO with burning software), and this worked great. Iso was loaded in burning software, my DVD device was selected automatically, and I just had to click start button.
    However, when I tried to do the same with USB, tool that transfers ISO to USB (can’t remember its name, and I am on Ubuntu right now) popped up, but it did not automatically select ISO, or USB stick. I had to manually load both options. Not a big deal but it felt like a bug.

    2. There are definitely some issues with video drivers. When using AMD proprietary drivers, occasionally entire screen would become all white (ALT+TAB brings it back to normal), and when I tried to play a 1080p movie using VLC, playback was not smooth, and it was skipping scenes. Also when using Mint 15 every now and then screen would become shaky and would for a split second show some cached image (e.g. something that happened few minutes ago).
    None of this is present on Mint 14 or Ubuntu 13.04. The same video driver works just fine on Mint 14 or Ubuntu 13.04.

    Otherwise a great release. I am looking forward to stable release.

    BR,
    Loreia

  371. Kirk M Says:

    @Ian Upton (325) – I see your problem, there’s no such thing as an Ubuntu release called “Olivia” and if you look at those source lines you posted you’ll see what I mean. They throw a 404 simply because the repos don’t exist. These are the correct entries I have for the “official-package-repositories.list” located in “/etc/apt/”:

    deb http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia main upstream import

    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ raring free non-free

    This is what your entries should look like although I believe Clem is going to do something about the “medibuntu” line shortly (I’d get rid of that “getdeb” line for now until you’re official repos are straightened out).

    Hope this helps.

  372. Daniel Says:

    @ Clem

    Now that I have looked around, I think the Nvidia HDMI sound issue is an upstream issue. It seems to originate with the 3.8.0-18 Kernel. People have already reported it with Raring:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1170820
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1169761
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2136493

    Some people reverted to an earlier kernel and it fixed the issue. Hopefully some of this will help you out.

  373. Rajuvembala Says:

    Hi
    The installer crashes when trying to install grub.
    Had to use boot repair tool to complete installation.

    Hardware info:
    Lenovo g580(20157)
    Ci5 , 4GB ram
    UEFI boot: turned on

  374. Rajuvembala Says:

    sorry forgot mention the os
    its Cinnamon 64bit

  375. Daniel Says:

    OK guys who are also having the vanishing HDMI NVIDIA issue, the last post in this thread:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1169761

    fixes the HDMI issue for me after a restart. Here is the solution:

    ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/alsa-daily
    ~$ sudo apt-get update
    ~$ sudo apt-get install oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms

    After a reboot, I had HDMI sound back

  376. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I am sorry to tell you, that also after the current update of Cinnamon-control-center and the mint-theme, the Cinnamon-Applets and the desclets as well still do not work for me. The menue-window is still an empty one and I can’t select any cinnamon-applets.

    Greetings
    Mintkate

  377. David Says:

    I can’t open Display settings from the menu, if I tried for the console

    cinnamon-settings display
    Unknown module display, using cinnamon-control-center

    (cinnamon-settings.py:2849): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_get_path: assertion `iter->stamp == priv->stamp’ failed

    (cinnamon-settings.py:2849): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_get_path: assertion `iter->stamp == priv->stamp’ failed

  378. ben Says:

    Clean install failed after perfectly working 14 on thinkpad x230:

    kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)

    I found some old ubuntu forums about this and I didn’t really have time to troubleshoot too much. Will try again in a few weeks after school is out, but just making a note.

  379. david Says:

    Hi there!

    Testing C64, seems to run well!
    One small niggle… I am running dual monitors, with the right monitor set as primary. If the top-left corner has hot corner enabled, it only activates if you hover over the top-left of the primary (right) monitor! (i.e. in the middle of the screen, not very useful). Doesn’t sound like a very complex problem, it just isn’t taking into account all the screen real estate.

    Yes I can change the corner to top-right, but just thought I’d report the bug here in case someone else comes across it :)

    Thanks for another great release!

  380. ben Says:

    ^ That was 64 bit cinnamon btw.

  381. JosephM Says:

    With regards to post #317: Strangely enough when I installed the mate version of Mint 15 on my laptop I did not get the error about needing the 32 bit compatibility libraries. I install ia32-libs on my Mint 15 cinnamon install and that seemed to fix the issue.

  382. Ron Says:

    When viewing a screenshot in the Software Manager, the navigation bar only displays the “screenshot” button. There is no way to return to the previous page. Software Manager has to be restarted.

  383. Rüssel Says:

    In additin to @ 246:

    In Olivia MATE x64, when a user logs in, sometimes the system opens 10 identical windows called “x-caja-desktop”. I have no idea why this is the case.

    Edit by Clem: This is an issue in MATE. It probably won’t be fixed until 1.8. The good news is that it should only happen once on your first login or not at all.

    Edit by Rüssel: This can happen more than once. It happened again today with the same installation.

  384. Rüssel Says:

    mintInstall (Software Center) sometimes seems to have crashed. It doesn’t react to mouse clicks. After waiting for maybe 1 minute it started working again. In my case this happened after typing one single letter into the search field.

  385. Tommy Says:

    Will there also be a non-Debian Xfce version?

  386. Bryan Says:

    I mucked up my panel, and can’t add the mintmenu back in, nothing happens when I try. I can’t fix it by resetting. Missing mateconftool-2

    To be precise, this is what I get:

    mintmenu clean (or –reset)
    sh: 1: mateconftool-2: not found
    sh: 1: mateconftool-2: not found
    All mintMenu settings are now restored to default

    … but they’re not reset, and I presume that’s because mateconftool-2 (which doesn’t appear to be on my system) hasn’t done it’s business.

    NB: where are the files that mateconftool is supposed to be cleaning?

    (This is 15 RC1 with Mate and and up to date system).

  387. Bryan Says:

    wrt my @358: Well, at least I can add mintMenu now (it doesn’t help when the wrong python slips into your path :-) .

    wrt my@337: I managed to fix grub using Grub Customizer which I picked up from somewhere …

    However, I think RC1 is still missing mateconftool-2 and startupmanager.

    Cheers
    Bryan

  388. Marco Meijer Says:

    Latest update solved a few issues. However, there are still a few issues that I’m struggling with. On 15RC Cinnamon x64, I have my panel set to autohide flipped at top. When I press my sound buttons or brightness buttons on my laptop, the square that appears to show me the current level will unable the panel from appearing. Once the squarre has disappeared, the panel can appear again.

    I also find it pretty annoying that my panel disappears after I start using an applet that is located on my panel. This often moves the applet and is just plain counter-intuitive.

    Also, is Edge flip supposed to work when you aren’t dragging a window, but just moving your mouse? I find that highly annoying, and since Edge flip is located under “windows” it doesn’t look like something that should happen. Edge flip only working when you’re dragging a window would be great.

    Aside from these few issues, it would look to me as if the RC is getting closer to its final stages really quickly.

  389. Marco Meijer Says:

    Talk about fast development: I just got an update pushed through that fixed the issue with the panel being unable to appear.

  390. ceph Says:

    For me everything works without bumblebee. First I changed to LightDM which solves the problem. Since the latest updates I tried again with mdm but it doesn’t work. So I searched a little bit and found a solution for mint 13/14. When editing /etc/init/bumblebeed.conf and changing
    start on (login-session-start or desktop-session-start)
    stop on (desktop-shutdown)
    to
    start on (runlevel [2345])
    stop on (runlevel [016])
    it works like it should.

    Edit by Clem: We’re planning to support upstart in MDM 1.2.5. This should fix the shutdown sequence, the shutdown plymouth splash not appearing and Bumblebee not starting automatically.

  391. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    thanks for this current update with the new Cinnamon.

    I can proudly confirm, that some issues have been solved. For me, the Cinnamon-settings have started working, so this bug can be confirmed as solved.

    Now I will test, if the declets also work…

    Thanks Clem…This update was pretty helpful.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  392. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I have tested the desclets now and they work fine now!! Thanks Clem. So this bug can be marked as solved too.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  393. Justo Gonzalez Says:

    I recently installed Olivia and the only thing I don’t like is that in website using flash I see green effects like monochrome white and green, i used to habe Nadia I will be returning to Nadias for now and congratulations on this great software

  394. Brian Says:

    how do i upograde from Linux mint 14 cinnamon to this Linux mint 15 cinnamon RC. the only way i klnow how is to reformate the hdd and reinstall windows xp then install Linux mint 15 over it. is there s faster way? i have LMC14 now. help please. linux will not read the mint4win.exe file how would i do this?

  395. Brian Says:

    i need a faster way to install this Linux help please.

  396. Wayne Alligood Says:

    Using Linux Mint 15RC Cinnamon 32-bit and after today’s update, I’ve noticed that the weather app, when opening it’s five day forecast window, extends beyond the left edge of the screen.

  397. Wayne Alligood Says:

    I noticed that the Num Lock Indicator and the simple CPU Monitor DO NOT work in the panel. Although selected, they do not appear on the panel.

  398. Wayne Alligood Says:

    There are also double entrees in the menu after the update.

    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth

    Network
    Network

    and etc.

  399. t3g Says:

    In the future, can you submit Nemo to the official Ubuntu repos and not have them bring in the whole Cinnamon DE? I really prefer it to Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 and would like Nemo to replace it. Maybe make it not bring in the whole Cinnamon DE in the Cinnamon PPAs if you install it by itself.

  400. Mike Says:

    Looks good, but with Cinnamon you still can’t have a panel on each monitor of a two monitor setup. Haven’t tried it with MATE yet.

  401. jared Says:

    can i upgrade to linux mint 15 64bit from linux mint 14 64bit??

  402. Joseph Says:

    The double entries are due to having one for gnome-control-center and one for cinnamon-settings. Something I have noticed is the audio input level monitor in the cinnamon version does not work (light up), whereas it does in the gnome version. Actually, if I look very closely it seems that one of the vertical bars may light up, but it is incredibly hard to see.

  403. El Sopenco Number One Says:

    I see some improvements, but It is high time I comment a couple of things that I think should be corrected or should have been corrected long ago (in Cinnamon and other versions):

    = ONE =
    The start menu can be designed in many fancy ways, but it MUST HAVE a way to access quickly and comfortably three things: APPLICATIONS, PLACES and FILES. And each for each of these you should be able to access: RECENT and BOOKMARKED items. In addition applications should be also accessed by categories, as it is right now.

    All in all you should have all in the palm of your hand:
    1a. RECENTLY USED APPLICATIONS
    1b. BOOKMARKED APPLICATIONS (or preferred applications)
    1c. ALL APPLICATIONS by category.

    2a. RECENTLY USED FILES
    2b. BOOKMARKED FILES

    3a. RECENTLY USED FOLDERS/PLACES
    3b. BOOKMARKED FOLDERS/PLACES

    It is very easy to add these fantastic and complete functionalities without altering much the Start Menu.

    This could be done, for example with a drop-down menu or adding three little icons at the bottom of the applications menu: one for applications, one for places, and one for files. Another way would be to add icons but: one for recent things and one for bookmarked things

    I believe that the distro that manages to accomplish to put all these things together, in a practical and nice way, will gain A LOT!

    = TWO =
    It was a very bad idea to copy from MacOS the idea of playing a little sound every time that the user changes the volume because the idea was badly copied. In Apple you can disable that functionality, which is very very important. Without the possibility of disabling it, it is a very very bad idea.

  404. Hammer Says:

    I have been running Mint 15 64bit Cinnamon RC in my test machine for couple of days now. Almost everything seems to be working fine. But there’s couple of things I’d like to mention:

    When I use update manager, my internet connection hangs sometimes in the middle of the checking software sources for updates. This happens also in the middle of downloading updates when update manager has succesfully checked the software sources and starts downloading the updates. I have used ubuntu raring earlier and same problem appeared there. But the problem was much worse in Raring, from time to time I couldn’t even install software there. It helps if I change the mirror in mintsources despite the fact that the problem comes back time to time after changing the mirror too. I also noticed that this proplem doesn’t appear if I have t.ex fire download going on in the background at the same time when checking updates.

    Also: when changing the mirror in mintsources it starts checking best mirrors. If I let it keep checking, after couple of minutes mintsources freezes and I have to force close it.

    But despite those issues mint 15 feels good, looks good and works well. I still use Maya 13 in my main computer because it has been working perfectly. And thanks for Cinnamon desktop. I love it and it keeps getting better and better after every update.

  405. Chris E Says:

    I am not a Linux expert, but I can tell you this… I LOVE THIS NEW RELEASE! :) My question is: Whats the difference between MATE and Cinnamon? I think the last release I was using Cinnamon. I thought about installing them side by side, depending on the differences and if it would be worth it or not. Thank you and thank you for another awesome release!!!!

  406. Hammer Says:

    Correction to my previous message. I mentioned “firefox download”, not “fire download”. Sorry for that :)

  407. Geb Says:

    I have a very good tester, which is my father.
    What I expect that he would complain, is the indicator of the partition usage in the Nemo.
    The bar represents with green the usage, grey the free.
    On selected partition, it’s reverse, despite that the letters are not reverse.
    This is already confusing to me, expect my tester will state the same ;-)
    An idea would be do mark the selected Folder/Partition with an arrow instead of the underlying area, or just leave the colours in the usage bar as unselected.

  408. Baloc Man Says:

    You did it to me AGAIN , just when I was loving LM13/14 you bring out LM15 . I am running it from the live USB , I am a truck driver and I live on the road . I really need to get myself another hard drive . Boot up from the USB drive seems a little slow . it could be that my laptop HHD is gettig tired as well as my memory . I run this box 24/7
    I have a few more months driving a truck and then I a going back to the Philippines where I have a small internet shop . Then I will be able to put all of my time into beeing a geek LOL . Great job on LM15 . I just hope the gaming aspect of Linux picks up . I would really like to have a full Linux internet shop . One thing I really need to test and that is my USB wifi adapter. that is very very very important.
    Again GREAT JOB

  409. Maximo Says:

    Lamentablemente, sigo con los problemas en cinnamon, en todas las nuevas versiones, hasta v.15. La pantalla se llena de líneas en colores pixelados, curvas, se cuelgan el mouse y el teclado y la única solución es apagar la PC desde el botón de encendido. Estoy bajando la v.15 Mate veremos cómo me va. Saludos desde Argentina.

  410. Shrijit Says:

    I have had system freezes multiple times (Refer comment 336 and 340), but after the few cinnamon and other updates, it seems to be stable. Will keep you posted. Thanks a lot Clem and team for the hardwork…

  411. Jesse Says:

    I encountered 3 bugs:

    1) I burned the .iso to a DVD, and proceeded to try to install it to my flashdrive. At my first attempt at this, the installer crashed on me due to an I/O error, but I was not presented with any kind of crash reporter, even though a message said I would be. I suggest you examine if the crash reporter works in a live-DVD environment. I burned another DVD and I didn’t encounter the I/O error so the installer didn’t crash that time.

    2) After I booted into a full installation on my flashdrive, I found that the background of the login screen does not appear at first. When I’m prompted for my username, there is no background. Then when I’m asked for my password, a square area appears, perhaps 800*600 or there abouts, in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Once I submit my password it moves on to another screen, so I never saw the full background.

    3) I found the shutdown to be extremely slow. It got to the screen with the black background and white text, but got stuck after “synchronizing SCSI cache”. After a time, a “USB disconnect device number 2″ appeared, but then it rediscovered my Logitech USB mouse and kept repeating those disconnect-discovery messages. I finally just killed it with the power button.

  412. bago Says:

    Thanks a lot Linux Mint Development Team for great release. Everything worked so far so good and really enjoying with this release. The only 1 issue I found is that did’nt detect(mount) ZTE USB Modem when I put modem to usb port at pc running situation(similar with #Comment-274 commented by CYBERALEX4LIFE). It does detect when I run Gparted or reboot pc. But the option of Mobile Broadband is still inactive(grey), so I can’t create new Mobile Broadband connection and I can’t connect internet with usb modem at all. Just only 1 issue I found. Hopefully will solve this problem soon… thanks a lot

  413. bago Says:

    Sorry about forgot to mention the edition of Mint 15.:) I’m facing this problem in Cinnamon Edition and I did’nt see this problem in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon..

  414. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    As the User 369 Shrijit says: Thanks a lot Clem and team for the hard work!! This new Cinnamon looks so pleasing and I start to love it.

    Only one question referring to the usage of the photo-desclet I have. The question is: how do I start a photo-session with it? Do I have to drop a photo on it or how do I have to use this nice applet??

    Thanks and much Greetings to you and the whole team
    from
    Mintkatze

    Edit by Clem: Just put pictures in your Pictures folder, or configure the desklet to point to any other directory you have pictures in.

  415. kneekoo Says:

    Also this the first time I use a Linux Mint live disc to boot and update BUT fail due to lack of free space. Older LM discs allowed me to update, install software and actually use the live distro for days if I wanted.

    I don’t know what’s different about this release but it’s quite different. I’ve even increased the VM RAM to 1GB and it still has issues. Once it simply crashed while booting – the VM closed and VirtualBox said “aborted”. Maya is not perfect but I hope Olivia will get stable by the final release or I can’t say I’d risk installing it. I’d really like to try the latest Cinnamon.

  416. El Zoido Says:

    Seems my boot problems are back.
    C64 RC will not boot correctly ~50% of the time since yesterday evening – no idea if it got worse after the updates or if it’s coincidence.
    It starts booting, then stops with
    “Fixed recursive fault, but reboot is needed”

    Also since the MDM update yesterday, sometimes MDM will not start, instead showing a window telling me that the greeter is about to crash and it will try to start a different one. It will however never succeed so I have to reboot.

    OTOH, finally desklets and similar menus are working with german language settings activated.

  417. El Zoido Says:

    Oh, and I forgot one more thing:
    Sometimes GRUB will not automatically start the default boot-option (I am dual-booting) after the countdown has run out, instead I have to start it up manually.

  418. esteb Says:

    With Linux 15-Cinnamon 1.8 32 bit network settings crashes and i’m unable to connect to wi-fi.

    too bad.

  419. ceph Says:

    One more thing, but not a bug. When using 13.04 every second or third boot fails for me. Black screen with nothing working. With olivia I never had this problem! I changed to gdm in ubuntu and it did not work. With mint it works with mdm, lightdm… Don’t know why, but great.

  420. Ian Says:

    I can’t get text input and some mouse operations to work. I tried Mint 15 MATE x64 on both my laptop and desktop, and Mint 15 x86 in VMware workstation 9. In none of these could I even select text fields to enter text in the OS, and while I could select text fields in Firefox, typing did not result in text input. I know that the keyboard works as pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 worked as does the resulting prompt. In addition, right clicking did not work, and I could not use the drop-down menu in the installer. This meant that I could not even install it on either of my computers through the normal GUI installation method. My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 and my desktop is a custom computer I put together with an EVGA SR-2 motherboard.

    I have been using Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 on my laptop since the RC, and have used Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 on my desktop as well. With the exception of a kernel bug present in many distributions on my desktop and a few bugs in the Mint menu, Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 works great.

  421. Coyote Says:

    Pretty soon it’s off to Linux Mint 16 “Priscilla”, “Priyanka” or just plain Paula. :-)

  422. Lostinthenew Says:

    ISO checksum was OK.
    Same problem: At MDM screen I can’t use mouse or keyboard, login cursor is ticking, so it’s not frozen.

    My hardware is a Lenovo ThinkCentre M Series, lenovo keyboard, dell mouse.
    Installed Mint 15 using Unetbootin configured USB Flash Drive.
    Hope this information helps you.

  423. groni Says:

    Very good work from the Developers a very good Mint Version
    but after an Update on the 20.05.2013 from mdm (1.2.0+olivia) to 1.2.4+olivia.

    Comes it to crashes from Caja, i can not open the Mint-Menu and the Panel crashed.
    After a resetting from my System and Lock from the mdm Update everything working fine and no crashes.

    But you have done Good Work do it further so

    (Sorry for wrong English German User)

  424. Rafael Belmonte (EagleScreen) Says:

    In response to message 319:
    Software Sources -> Restore to Default Settings does not fix the problem. Software-properties-gtk is not installed and did not install anything, the system was in this state since the first boot (fresh installation).

  425. David Rowell Says:

    Installed Olivia 64 bit Cinnamon as soon as I saw the announcement. Great job :-)

    This was the quickest Linux install that I’ve ever experienced – went right in over Nadia with no fuss. Olivia seems to be more sprightly than Nadia maybe as fast as LMDE which I’ve been evaluating for the last month or so. And Hibernate works!

  426. Sebastian Says:

    Tried installing 64bit MATE Version from DVD, but Booting stopped with “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”. Tried 3 times with different optical drives and reburned, but it didn’t help.

  427. DonGiovanni Says:

    Hello and congrats! Linux Mint is an awesome distro and I can’t even imagine the work it must give to do it.

    I tried LM 13-Maya MATE and Cinnamon. Loved this last one so I moved forward for 14-Nadia Cinnamon. The next one will be 15-Oliva KDE :-)

    Meanwhile, I tried 15-Cinnamon and found this:
    - I can send files via bluetooth from the laptop to my phone but I can’t do it the other way around. The phone’s ok, I’ve used it with other PC’s. Perhaps it’s a security protocol issue but it’s not easily solved. Please enable receive files through bluetooth.

    - I couldn’t install my broadband pen in LM14 Cinnamon. I used it in LM13 Cinnamon without issues. I haven’t had the chance to try it with LM15 but I’ll leave this remark.

    - I enabled OSD workspaces so that when I pushed the mouse pointer to the edge it would switch to the next workspace. This works fine though sometimes, inadvertently, I keep moving around. So I tried to unable this feature. I couldn’t. The option box is unchecked but it still switches workspace whenever the mouse approaches the screen edge.

    Best regards!

  428. Voliax Says:

    I need ATI Radeon HD 6650M drivers. All 6xxxM series are supported except my 6650M :(

  429. borgiopedro Says:

    Hi,

    Is Mint 15 Cinamon work ok on intel 3100 graphic ??

    Please reply, i dont now mate or cinamon to this graphic

  430. Rafael Belmonte (EagleScreen) Says:

    In response to messages 319 & 421:
    The issue was fixed after installing the latest Mint updates, not Ubuntu repositories are pointing to raring and are well refreshed and usable.

  431. Andy Says:

    I first started using Linux with Ubuntu 10.10 on an old Thinkpad laptop, only later to convert to Mint 14 when Ubuntu 10.10 support ended (actually, I kept using it for quite some time) and fell in love with how fucking fabulously easy to use and out of my way it is. It feels polished, fast, has a clean interface and the Caja file manager is wonderful – better than Nautilus, and FAR better than the horribly broken version of Explorer in Windows 7.

    I just performed a clean install of Mint 15 over my old unused Ubuntu 12.10 install, and now I actually feel like using Linux on my desktop again!

    However, I’ve had quite a lot of problems with crashing and input problems, so I’ll reserve judgement until you guys have had a chance to patch any serious issues that might have slipped through the net.

    One of the previous posters said they thought that concentrating on LTS editions might be a good direction for the future and I kind of agree. I love all the new stuff, but it’s better to have stability than new shiny all the time I think. Then again, I guess you have the Debian edition which maybe serves that purpose?

    Anyway, great work; It’s much appreciated!

  432. Kirk M Says:

    @Ron(#382) – Confirmed.

    @Clem – Quoting Ron:

    When viewing a screenshot in the Software Manager, the navigation bar only displays the “screenshot” button. There is no way to return to the previous page. Software Manager has to be restarted.

    Yup, it makes it a bit inconvenient that the user can’t get back to the previous list of application from a screenshot of a single application. :-)

  433. kneekoo Says:

    The MATE edition seems stable enough in VirtualBox. No crashes so far (writing from it) but it’s still not usable for updating and installing new software. Why has this changed? I loved how I could use previous LM disks to run the latest software from a live environment, when needed.

  434. ceph Says:

    Great! Bumblebee works after latest update without editing bumblebeed.conf!!

  435. Lester Stein Says:

    Getting Error:Dependency is not satisfied: libudevO (>=147) when trying to install google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb

  436. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people, one question,
    this afternoon after the update of mdm, I got this error-message in Mint-Update:

    [code]Preconfiguration of packages
    (read database ... 260064 files and folders are currently installed)
    Preparing to replace mdm 1.2.4+olivia (by .../mdm 1.2.5+olivia_amd64.deb) ...
    removing link /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver
    unpack replacement for mdm
    Triggers of ureadahead are processed
    ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
    Triggers for man-db are processed
    Triggers for hicolor-icon-theme are processed
    Triggers for mintsystem are processed
    installmdm (1.2.5+olivia)
    install New version of configuration-file /etc/mdm/PreSession/Default
    linking /usr/bun/gdmflexiserver to /usr/bin/mdmflexiserver
    Triggers for ureadahead are processed
    W: waited for dpgk --assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes) [/code]

    Why is that?? And what could have gone wrong??

  437. Dannie Says:

    @Clem and @Daniel. I am loading my USB drive with Raring Ringtail now to test if this issue surfaces again. The issue is no option to switch to HDMI audio after installing AMD Radeon drivers from the volume icon on the control panel and in the sound settings. Will post again after I test it live.

  438. MintLover Says:

    @Brahim : Please be kinder when asking for help or announcing a bug.
    Thank you.

  439. David Says:

    Hi, I’m the guy of 377. Jus to say that the problem is still happening. I’ve just update but without any luck. I’m using cinnamon 64bits.

    Regards

  440. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    This is me again Mintkatze.

    One more feature-request: how can I change the font-size and font-color of the clock-desclet? I have the Chao Phraya-Wallpaper in Use and there the clock-desclet is a bit hard to read with black font-color. So my wish would be, that I could change the font-color of the clock-desclet. Can you put in such a feature please??

    Thanks again for your patience,
    Mintkatze

  441. Brahim Says:

    OWL MDM theme crashes at login and freezes at a scrolling text

  442. DaveS Says:

    I have been using LM14 Mate 64 Bit version on my Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop and it works very well. Just tried LM 15 Mate and Cinnamon 64 bit versions on USB Memory Stick made with Unetbootin and although the Broadcom wireless driver shows activated, wireless does not work after reboot. Only Ethernet connection works. So will wait awhile and stay with LM14. Sure looking forward to the new features.

  443. novid Says:

    when i boot mint from usb i get error :( “Authentication Failure” Without inputting password!even i cant ant type any command in any tty. i test burning mint with all possible software.
    first with usb installer then with unetbootin and last with writeimage from mint 11 and from all that i get this error! unfortunately i cant install mint 11 from cd because my partitions are lvm and i cant install lvm2 package from terminal(it seems repository is broken!

  444. Dannie Says:

    @Clem and @Daniel. I installed Raring Ringtail although I hated to do so. The lack of an HDMI sound option is present in Raring Ringtail. I just saw a fix for it on post 375.

  445. jc Says:

    Anyone have word on being able to get the mouse pointer resized? Thanks for the great work!

  446. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I just wanted to come back here and saying so much thanks for this cool ne photoframe-desclet. With setting the correct settings, I can now make so nice foto-sessions with my love ones. *thumbs up!!*

    Thanks so much for this nice desclet and please please keep up this good work!! This desclet is the one I love most.

  447. Pawcio Says:

    Hi Linux Mint Team,

    I tested Linux Mint 15 64-bit Live CD and laptop Dell Studio 1558 CPU i5 M520, ATI Radeon HD 4500. Display resolution 1920×1080.

    Linux Mint 15 RC MATE and Cinnamon (64-bit) Live CD

    - After connected with wireless network left on desktop pop-up (MATE)
    - I was trying suspend and close laptop lid (default settings) and after open lid, display only black screen and mouse cursor (MATE)
    - MDM Clouds (WebGL) work very slow (MATE and Cinnamon)
    - Cant add to desktop program shortcut from Menu (MATE 32-bit)
    - If use Power Manager Brightness Applet, Linux Mint freeze, cant do nothing, same problem sometimes if use brightness control keyboard shortcut (MATE and Cinnamon)
    - Software Manager if I select program and click website or program screenshot, navigation bar only display „Screenshot“ (MATE and Cinnamon)
    - After logout and login „Switch workspace“ on panel no work (Cinnamon)
    - After „Restart Cinnamon“ volume and brightness pop-up not by on middle screen but in up right corner, Also no work „switch workspace”(Cinnamon)
    -If open Clementine 1.1.1 music player very small icon in LM panel

    - Laptop Asus R700VJ (K75VJ) – CPU i3-3110M, GeForce GT 635M- no work function control keyboard shortcut (Hot Keys), LM15 no using GT635M only CPU intergrated graphic cards HD Graphics 4000 (MATE and Cinnamon)

    - Old version software programs in repositories for example:
    -Midori 0.4.3 new 0.5.0
    -Liferea 1.8.10 new 1.8.13
    -HPLIP 3.13.3 new 3.13.5
    -SFLphone 1.1.0 new 1.2.2
    -SMPlayer 0.8.3 new 0.8.5
    -Vuze 4.3.0.6 new 5.0
    -No Jitsi (SIP phone)

    Sorry for my english
    Regards

  448. vikingtowel Says:

    One issue I’ve had since MDM came along was that it did not support pre-seeding so that I could easily mass deploy many machines with Mint. I had to install LightDM instead for pre-seeding to work.

    Haven’t had a moment to download and try out LM15 to see if this issue has been addressed or not though. Can anyone tell me if it has?

  449. Rubèn Says:

    Apt software(synaptic, download center, aptitude even!) Suddenly stopped working after trying to add a ppa. then I found sources.list with the following text “ਊ敤⁢[⁝瀠慰町畢瑮⵵楷敮瀯慰爠牡湩⁧搊扥嬠巠†灰㩡扵湵畴眭湩⽥灰⁡慲楲杮ਠ” It has no sense I’m not even chinese nor speak the language and by google translator it has nothing related to sources.

    Also, cinnamon screenshot tool still doesn’t work out of the box.

    I am on linux mint 15 RC, 64 bits version
    .

  450. Rubèn Says:

    By the way, I’m not mad at all, I just think some things should be improved c:, I feel Linux mint more unified and easier to customize.

    Also, I had a kernel panic just after trying to load snd-hda-intel, sometimes it occurs sometimes it doesn’t. Is because of race condition.

  451. OzWrecker Says:

    Olivia RC installed fine on Asus K55A laptop (4GB RAM) today (21 May). I used full disk encryption option, and I like the nice decryption password dialog box that appears. The default login screen is better-looking than previously. The new Software Sources dialog is a big improvement.

    Possible bug: Used the terminal to do a few things, then on reboot and logging in again the ‘history’ of my previous terminal commands has been lost.

    I upgraded mintsources to version 1.1.4 and tried to install “add-apt-repository” but apt-get still says that package is unable to be located.

    I notice that “/etc/apt/sources.list” is no longer used, instead there is a file “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list”. Important to know if 9like me) you use a script that needs to read that info.

  452. rolin Says:

    i have no sound through hdmi
    sony vaio VPCEB1S1E/WI

  453. OzWrecker Says:

    Asus K55A laptop with fresh install of Olivia RC Cinnamon and full disk encryption. At login screen, if I select Shutdown or Restart the screen clears to black with mouse pointer, but hangs there. I have to press power button briefly to progress to the “shutting down” line. Sometimes it then shuts down promptly, but sometimes it hangs again at “Synchronising disk” or “System wakeup enabled by ACPI” at which point I have to kill the power to shut down. Tried this 4 times in a row.

    However if I log in and then choose shut down or restart, it appears to behave ok (I just tried 3 times in a row)

    I haven’t ever experienced this behaviour with Nadia on the same machine. Not sure if it is related to the full disk encryption?

  454. Ian Upton Says:

    Gentlefolk,

    Environment: M15-Ciamon. Toshiba U840W laptop with 32G ssd, 500G hdd.

    I successfully installed M15 on the hdd overcoming many issues with sound, bad screen displays, wireless and resume, etc with ubuntu m13, m14.

    I then installed M15 off USB to the ssd. Woops GRUB got it all wrong, ugly GRUB menues, and nothing quite booted again.

    I have cleaned things out, removed any “linux” partitions on the hdd.
    Reformatted the partition on the ssd and installed M15 to the partition on the ssd.

    After the install in the GRUB menue I get an entry for
    Linux Mint 15 Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed (/dev/sdb1) where sdb1 is the partition I installed M15. Also get “recovery entry”.

    If I select this entry I get the M15 login window displays, login and the desktop displays with a message about no hardware accellorator. Nothing works, no mouse, all I can do is logout with ctl-alt-del.

    Further down the grub menu is an entry “Previous Linux versions”
    Click on that and I get another menu with two entries (one the recovery).

    These menu elements point to:
    Linux Mint 15 Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic in /dev/sdb1.
    Select this entry and up comes the login screen, login sound, mouse all work and no message about the hardware accelerator.

    So what is the “Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed”??
    A different entry into the plain old “3.8.0-19-generic”??

    I performed a simple install with a “custom” selection of the disc partition to load M15 onto the ssd.

    Any information appreciated before I attempt to tidy up the GRUB menu and perhaps destroy things again. Ian.

  455. OzWrecker Says:

    Just rebuilt Mint 15 RC 64 bit on my Asus K55A laptop, but this time without disk encryption. Still getting the problem with shutdown/restart from login screen causing machine to hang till power button pressed briefly. So it is not a disk encryption issue.

  456. Brahim Says:

    Driver Manager on Mint 15 Mate 32bit failed to detect my nvidia drivers on a Dell Inspiron N5110 i3

  457. OzWrecker Says:

    Team, you’re obviously way ahead of me :) I just installed all of the Updates available in LM15 Cinnamon RC – which I should have done previously before posting comments. That fixed the terminal history issue.

    It also seems to have fixed the problem I mentioned re ‘hanging’ when shutting down from login window. hooray!

    On a lesser matter, still can’t install apt-get-repository.

  458. david Says:

    In Cinnamon 64-bit edition, first time I started software manager it failed to load up, but got stuck with that first colorful loadup screen (box) in the background. Could still run another synaptic, but it would not load up software manager after that. Happened on another bootup too.

    I will try to replicate the problem again tonite…

  459. Nick Frangoff Says:

    Great job guys!
    So far everything works smooth and I am like a kind on christmass when I see the update icon turn blue!
    Keep up the good work, wish you all the best!

  460. david Says:

    Install VLC, then try to associate it with audio (didn’t specifically try video) files. You can’t do it :( Keeps calling movie player :(

    Anyone else had this problem?

  461. coss_michael Says:

    Just got Mint 15 Cinnamon installed. Along with it, I installed UbuntuOne, but I can’t seem to access it. Any suggestions?

  462. SteveW Says:

    Wow, boots to a unique webpage in 45 seconds flat. Thats fast on this laptop! WinX was closer to 1:45…Minty 15 does not show my poor battery status on boot up and says its 100% in status bar when Minty14 showed the more accurate 20% capacity on battery power, although it does show that when I hover over the battery.

  463. Lee Yates Says:

    Mint 15 Olivia RC 64 bit Cinnamon
    Linux Mint-Desktop 3.8.0-19-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    – When watching YouTube videos in full screen, Mint times out and goes to sleep/exits to login screen after the configured period. It should not time out without mouse or keyboard input while running full screen video/audio apps. This happens every time we watch YouTube using the latest repo version of Chromium Version 25.0.1364.160 Built on Ubuntu 13.04, running on LinuxMint 15 (25.0.1364.160-0ubuntu3). Not currently tested in other browsers.

    – Also, upon reboot the volume icon in the taskbar shows 0% volume even though it’s actually set to 100%. Clicking the icon shows the slider is at hard right (i.e. 100%) but the list says 0% until you click the slider – at which point it jumps to saying 100% again.

    – General slow-downs, with several apps open the whole system becomes jerky/unresponsive until a given task is finished (eg can’t load a website until a sudo apt-get update is complete in the background).

    I ended up reverting back to Nadia (upgraded to kernel 3.9 and libreoffice 4) which is fast and silky, so I can’t provide more info than is already listed here; sorry. I do hope this helps though!

    Keep up the good work guys!

  464. Alex Steve Giménez Says:

    There’s this weird bug in where if I put the brightness of my netbook all the way down it resets on the next log in. Unfortunately I can’t really tell if it’s Mint’s fault or Mate’s fault, since it also happens in Mint 14 if I update Mate to 1.6.

  465. Simon Says:

    Mint 15 looks great, love the new Cinnamon & Nemo.

    I still can’t get my Realtek RTL8192cu USB wifi adapter to work, it shows me networks but isn’t able to connect to them.

    Had this problem in 14 as well, hopefully there will be a fix for this on release.

  466. tony mcb Says:

    Hi Linux Mint Team

    M15-Mate 64-bit

    Desktop PC – AMD Phenom – nvidia 260 gtx – 2gb ram – sata hdd

    All seems OK except ‘Software Manager’ hangs on launching. I restart computer then sometimes it works , sometimes not.

    Regards

  467. Simon Says:

    Forgot to ask, Please add Steam for linux!!

  468. Saad Says:

    Hello,

    I successfully installed Mint 15 64Bit Cinammon on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop

    I have some issues though :

    - I tried the driver for my [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT [Radeon HD 7670M] VGA card (fglrx) but cinnamon keeps crashing so I had to stuck to the default driver which is the recommended one .

    - My fan are always running at maximum speed and my laptop is noisy all the the time. (which is not the case on my windows partition). I had this issue also with ubuntu 12.10 and I have never been able to sort it out.

    - My battery get drowned very rapidly compared to my windows partition. It might be related to the issue above (fan). I think my laptop is always running on maximum performance.

    If someone can help me to resolve these issues, I would be very grateful.

    On the overall, I am very satisfied with olivia, my VMs on virtualbox and workstation work fine.

    Great Job!

  469. LinuxGuy Says:

    Hi Clem,

    Can’t wait for the new release of Mint.

    I wanted to suggest an idea, I have been a ditro hopper and finally settled on Mint since version 10. Before then I was using Kubuntu, Debian Stable, PCLinuxOS and countless others briefly. I hopped to another until I got frustrated for one reason or another.
    And realised what I want in a linux distro is a stable distro with reasonably up to date packages and rolling release schedule, no more install from scratch for a new release.

    So what about doing a semi-rolling release distro ? I haven’t tried LMD but I did upgrade to debian testing one time to see if it fixed the debian stable problem I was having. And it broke a few packages and didnt fix the problem I was having. So I gave it the flick.

    PCLinuxOS does this, but alot of the packages are not updated fast enough (by Texstar) and sometimes breaks packages too. Some packages don’t even work well. So I had to get rid of it.
    I think it would be good to upgrade KDE from time to time, so I can get up to date packages like amarok 2.7, instead of using amarok 2.5.0 for 5 years.
    I tried adding the kubuntu repo for the updated amarok and KDE. But it broke amarok completely, it wouldn’t start up sometimes or play music when it did.

    Just an idea.

    Thanks for reading. Good luck with the release.

  470. Hugo Notte Says:

    I have tried Mint 15 live session of a USB stick on a Sony Vaio laptop, which has been running several generations of Mints already with great success. Mint 15 doesn’t suspend properly when the lid is closed and wouldn’t wake up at all afterwards.
    The network manager doesn’t allow lead to the network settings in order to set up a mobile broadband connection. It simply stops at ‘add new connection’.
    I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 with Cinnamon desktop on that very same laptop and it does everything perfectly, like Mint 14, 13 & 12 used to do before.

    On a Lenovo Z580 Mint 15 has got boot issues, caused by some battery firmware & bios flaw. This is typical for all Ubuntu based systems. Fedora & OpenSuse do work fine.

  471. Elias Says:

    #440 @david

    me too take a look please on #303 and #365

  472. Chinese users Says:

    Have Chinese Language Pack?

  473. aelfinn Says:

    @David: Install VLC, then try to associate it with audio (didn’t specifically try video) files. You can’t do it :( Keeps calling movie player

    Have you tried changing preferences with Ubuntu Tweak? Works for me.

  474. Harry Says:

    Testing LM15 64-bit cinnamon version on Asus A43S series for about 4 days and got this error when update using the Update Manager :

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/cinnamon_1.8.3+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/cinnamon-common_1.8.3+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libmuffin0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/muffin-common_1.8.2+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gir1.2-muffin-3.0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gir1.2-nemo-3.0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libnemo-extension1_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mdm_1.2.5+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/nemo_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/nemo-data_1.8.2+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)

    Anyone else had this problem?

  475. tripleoh Says:

    @Hugo: Has suspend ever worked before for you? Intel graphics drivers don’t even support suspend and hibernation for some cards and my Nvidia card…
    well it never worked properly because sony changed it’s id so drivers don’t install right or something. problems on both windows and linux so i just gave up and am using only intel card. not like i do gaming it so it’s fine.
    btw using vaio-sz with mint since Isadora.
    What i used so far on mint15 live session has worked well. looking forward to final ;)

  476. Elias Says:

    @Hugo Notte Says: “The network manager doesn’t allow lead to the network settings in order to set up a mobile broadband connection. It simply stops at ‘add new connection’.”

    I can confirm this. I had to go over network connections from the settings to add my external 3g modem connection.

  477. Mintkathe Says:

    @ 440 david,

    the problem with that is, that this is set in the settings of Applications and removable media. There you need to change your settings.

    If you want audo to be connected, then go to mintmenue and open the system-settings. There go to “Applications and removable Media”. There in the left column, there go to the forth line, where it says “music”. In that line, you have to change that setting to VLC. I have chosen Banshee in this line.

    Then close this window with “close” and then it should work as expected. For me it does.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  478. Mintkathe Says:

    But what referrs to my problem in my comment 428, this problem still persists. What’s going on there??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  479. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 444 aelfinn,

    There is a far easier way. What you and david state, is the default-setting in “Applications and removable Media”. There you have to select your preferred settings.

    Therefore go to your mint-menue and open System-settings.

    There select “Applications and removable Media”.

    Then go to the left column in the forth line, where it says “Music”. There select your installed VLC-player.

    Close this window and then this should work as expected.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  480. Mintkatze Says:

    But what I discovered today is, that the updating of the mockturtl-Wheater-applet does not work. I get this error-message:

    An error occurred during installation or updating. You may wish to report this incident to the developer of weather@mockturtl. If this was an update, the previous installation is unchanged Details: ‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0xc3 in position 12: ordinal not in range(128)

    I already reported that issue on the spices-page here:

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

    But I would like to know, if anybody of you discovered the same thing?

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  481. Giovanni Says:

    @ Clem. I think I have found a bug – everything else seems to be fine. Am running the MATE and after set-up yesterday the keyboard stopped working. Restarting the system seemed to do the trick – but today it happened again. Many thanks for the new OS.

  482. Finwe Says:

    Is there a way to get the old volume slider back? I love the new menu and icons (pretty much everything in Cinnamon 1.8), but I preferred the old volume slider. By volume slider I mean the icon that pops up when you use the keyboard to change the volume (on mine it’s Fn + Arrow Keys). In Cinnamon 1.6, you could see the volume increment and there was a little sound every time you changed it (like on a Mac). But the new one is just a speaker icon that doesn’t make a sound and only shows three levels. Can we have the old version back?
    P.S. If this is the wrong place to post this, please tell me.
    P.P.S. I love the little effect when you take a screenshot! Those are the little things that make my day (geeky? nah).

    Edit by Clem: This was fixed in an update to mint-themes.

  483. tux-sven Says:

    Now after the update this day about 15:00 local time. I got back exactly the same issue with MintMenu I had during the QA-testing of MATE-32. I goes wrong when I select Swedish language but goes OK when selecting American English. :(

  484. novid Says:

    it seems, it just can detect my printer’s name (Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet P1005) but dont print any paper really…

  485. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    sorry but my problem mentioned in my comment Nr. 428 still persists:

    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes) [/code]

    This shows up after each update in Mint-Update now. Why is that??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  486. Leo Says:

    Hi All,

    My experience with the 15 RC:

    Fix boot bug with EFI:
    1) boot live USB
    2) mount /dev/sdX /sdx
    3) chroot /sdx
    4) mount devpts /dev/pts; mount sysfs /sys; mount proc /proc
    5) apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade

    Finally, I think the mate version works great (as usual), but graphically I would suggest to change:
    - default look of MDM (more minimalist/styled version)
    - change the default “linux mint 15″ wallpaper, always the same 3D since at least mint 11…
    - choose a better default gtk3 theme like MediterraneanNight Series

    Thanks.
    Leo

  487. dan Says:

    everything fine, google chrome can be install go http://www.unixmen.com/resolve-libudev0-issue-when-installing-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-13-04/
    go on testing and THANKS

  488. sam33 Says:

    Thanks Clem & the team. It works perfectly out of the box.
    I installed Mint15-32bit-Cinnamon on Sony VPCYB35AG with dual core AMD/Radeon graphic card & 2 GB RAM. no major problems and everything operates normally. loading speed’s fine. boot doesn’t freeze and with the updates it becomes even better. but I noticed two minor issues:
    1- Hotcorner isn’t as smooth as Mint 14 Cinnamon. I mean, when I move the mouse to that corner, everything just fall into showing workspaces in no time.
    2- a number of packages receive “403 Forbidden” error. they’re ‘libmuffin0 i386 1.8.2+olivia’, ‘muffin-common all 1.8.2+olivia’, ‘gir1.2-muffin-30 i386 1.8.2+olivia’

  489. Tony Says:

    2 issues
    1 Trying to customise the whole login experience for non tech people with a photo at login, a customised grub2 background was a pain. Little LM15 documentation & LM14/13 posts often not applicable. Customisation for these people shows what linux can be. This one had a different Windows icon for virtualbox to Win 7 (Publisher essential), a Gmail icon on Chromium with a straight and only connection to Gmail. Firefox for the rest as normal. Now I support Linux not Windows, with a snapshot for a virus screw up or the like. So please make customisation documentation a priority at release time.

    2 Please only use LTS in future. Concentrate on up to date apps and new customisations so safe & sound what Unix always is and Linux should be. I presume this would make new releases easier for the developers.

    Sorry it was sooooooooo….. long

  490. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 450 Leo,

    what referrs to your point with MDM, there I do not agree. This new version looks pretty good with html-version.

    But: in the point of the default-Wallpaper, I agree with you. This default-Wallpaper really does not look very nice. There the Wallpapers of LinuxMint-Helena loooked nice.

    Then I come to your point of your suggestion of chaning the gtk3-theme:

    In the point of look of this theme-pack, I agree, that it really looks pleasing. If you want to set this theme in you installation, then you can install it from here:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/02/mediterraneannight-gtk36-theme-pack.html

    Perhaps I will also do it. But currently I have another nice theme in use: the faience-theme. You can see it here:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/the-faience-pack-gets-beautiful-new.html

    These themes also work in the Cinnamon-Desktop.

  491. Mintkatze Says:

    @ Clem,

    One suggestion by me:

    Could we have these minty-icons as default icons please:

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=135238

    (Mint-X-Faenza Folders (Mint-X-F))

    These icons work so nicely with the faience-icons or even with the faenza-icons.

    So I would like to suggest these icons as default-icons please.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  492. Elias Says:

    #446 Mintkatze

    No it doesnt work as expected, have you even tried this? Oh, ofc not.

  493. Mintkatze Says:

    @ Clem,

    or if you take up the suggestion of 450 Leo (the mediterraneannight gtk3-theme), then I would suggest the Chao Phraya-Wallpaper (one of these new Mint-Wallpapers) as default-Wallpaper, which nicely corresponds with the blue version of tiheums faenza-icons or even with the blue-version of his faience-icons together with the faience gtk3-theme.

    You finde them here: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Faience?content=144814

    There is a ppa-repository already existing of both icon-themes in launchpad.

    And if this would be considered, then there is a nice blue Cinnamon-theme called “Clear”

    This theme is shown here:
    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/29

    That would round up a nice new look and make the Mint-Distribution change its Look to blue.

    What about this suggestion??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  494. Elias Says:

    For starters thank you for today’s updates, some of them was for Totem player. I have not encountered any issues regarding videos and subtitles, but mp3 files very often freeze on time 0:01.

  495. Mintkatze Says:

    hi 462 Elias,

    yes I tried it and I had no troube doeing so. I only use VLC-Player and Banshee here on my system. It is my preferred player. But for audio I also use Banshee besides VLC.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  496. Elias Says:

    No, false alarm. Everything works fine with Totem player again. Thanks! <3

  497. Elias Says:

    Well on my system it does not change the default application, and I’m not interesting in installing Ubuntu Tweak.

    Actually the thing that freezes the song on 0:01 occurs, I do not know why at first I though I had corrupted mp3 files but that’s not the case. Also, it does not display every mp3 file on the album folder with the album art icon like it should be but about 3/4 of them.

  498. Monsta Says:

    MATE x32, VirtualBox, fully dist-upgraded system.

    mintMenu 5.4.8 crashes with this error: http://pastebin.com/SfJzfrDH
    After that, the menu applet is still there, but is messed badly (icons disappear, favorites list is empty, every application category list is empty as well).

    Yes, it’s the locale-related bugs again :) The locale is ru_RU.UTF-8.

  499. Ivan Says:

    Fantastic job!!!

    Cinnamon x64

  500. Gustav Says:

    Hi,

    The RC was so great i use it as my primary Linux OS alongside Windows :)
    (Still need Windows :( )

  501. JonnyD Says:

    Installed Mint 15 cinnamon RC on two computers (32bit Celeron M and 64bit i5) and I must say on the 32bit laptop, which is approaching 10 years old, there is a vast improvement in performance from Mint 14 that was previously on it. So what ever it is you guys have done, it’s awesome. Loving mint 15. Don’t be scared about the ‘RC’ bit on the name, it’s worked perfectly for me on both systems. Use i5 for media server/centre on TV flawlessly and laptop I browse, email and libreoffice! Try it you wont be disappointed.

  502. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 474 Harry,

    no, I cannot confirm your bug. Here I do not get such things. All I get is this error

    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes)

    stated by me in my comment 485.

    But what you state, cannot be confirmed here. There seems to be something wrong with your installation.

    Perhaps you have corrupted fstab what would show, that you did the partitioning not correctly.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  503. doh123 Says:

    Running in VirtualBox… webGL doesn’t work…

    If I select WebGL option for HTML log in, it does not check and test anything to warn me or let me fix the issue, the OS just boots up to a solid black unusable screen. THe only way I could fix it was booting up command line and manually editing the /etc/mdm/mdm.conf to not be on Clouds GL.

    It would be nice and user friendly to have some type of a fix option if someone runs into problems with the log in screen.

  504. Julio Dominguez Says:

    Hello, the only problem I found was that even though I have english as my system language, the date shows in spanish, I’d appreciate any help on that. Great work and congrats !!!

  505. Monsta Says:

    To anyone experiencing freezes in Synaptic: please comment on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+bug/1178024 so the bug could be confirmed and they could start working on it. As of now, they haven’t yet: the last change in the code repo was on 2013-05-08.

  506. Herisson Says:

    In the post 110, I listed some problems.
    I performed today an updated and there are corrected. Great job, thanks.

  507. tux-sven Says:

    Good Clem! MintMeny 5.4.9 Works OK again, with Swedish language. :)
    Thanks!

  508. tux-sven Says:

    In post 138 I blame “glipper” is not starting, but now I tried “clipit” instead, and it starts from MintMenu and works OK. :D

  509. Mansuriatus Shahrir Says:

    I’ve been trying both both versions on 2 separate partitions on my Thinkpad X61. So far both are working fine. Except that I cannot get the network applet to configure USB broadband modem in the Cinnamon edition, although via bluetooth it works. The Mate version doesn’t have this issue.

    I’m not sure is it user error but I’ve filed in a report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1182511 just in case.

  510. Bellvedere Says:

    Finaly, the support of my videocard an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 that got lost in Mint 14 is back in Olivia. Now I can participate in the future again.

    I noticed a bug in MATE 32. While playing movies it is not possible to switch off the screensaver. This happens with all videoplayers recardless what settings are used in the preferences.

  511. Harry Says:

    @Minkatze 502

    the update manager its working properly before yesterday, i will test it again, not using my laptop for now

  512. Humberto Mejias Says:

    Hello, i am trying this new version, is very nice, congrats for all developers.!!

    i have just 1 problem, i am trying to change the resolution and i dont see the opcion in preferences.

    but all the rest is very good, the message in screensaver, nice.!! haha

  513. Jeff Says:

    Tried Mint 15 I love it except for the fact that it has absolutely no options for HDMI audio output in sound settings. I also installed PAVU just to see if it would pick my sound up but no luck there either. Has perfect video but no sound

    My specs are as follows this is taken from Mint 14 since I had to switch back I’m going to try Mate 15 now see if that makes a difference. It works in Mint 14 perfectly but not in Mint 15.—-

    Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
    Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
    X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel Resolution: 1366×768@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes

    Hopefully someone has a solution for this.

    Using a Dell Inspiron 15r, Intel i5.

    Here’s the rest of my specs:——————————————

    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall32
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: 5876MiB
    *-cpu
    product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    size: 2301MHz
    capacity: 2301MHz
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 09
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 09
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:40 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f7b00000-f7bfffff ioport:e0000000(size=268435456)
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
    resources: irq:57 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7b20000-f7b3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7b00000-f7b1ffff
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:55 memory:f6400000-f67fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
    *-communication
    description: Communication controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 16
    bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
    version: 04
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=mei latency=0
    resources: irq:53 memory:f7c0a000-f7c0a00f
    *-usb:0
    description: USB controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f7c08000-f7c083ff
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 05
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
    resources: irq:56 memory:f7c00000-f7c03fff
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:41
    *-pci:2
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:42 ioport:d000(size=4096) ioport:f1100000(size=1048576)
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 05
    serial: 18:03:73:92:d6:ad
    size: 10Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw latency=0 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
    resources: irq:51 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f1104000-f1104fff memory:f1100000-f1103fff
    *-pci:3
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:43 memory:f7a00000-f7afffff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Centrino Wireless-N 1030
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 34
    serial: ac:72:89:de:52:1a
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.5.0-30-generic firmware=18.168.6.1 ip=192.168.0.107 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:54 memory:f7a00000-f7a01fff
    *-pci:4
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:44 memory:f7900000-f79fffff
    *-usb
    description: USB controller
    product: TUSB73x0 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller
    vendor: Texas Instruments
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
    version: 02
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: xhci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f7900000-f790ffff memory:f7910000-f7911fff
    *-pci:5
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.7
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:45 ioport:b000(size=8192) memory:f6800000-f78fffff ioport:f0000000(size=17825792)
    *-usb:1
    description: USB controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:23 memory:f7c07000-f7c073ff
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-storage
    description: SATA controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
    resources: irq:52 ioport:f0b0(size=8) ioport:f0a0(size=4) ioport:f090(size=8) ioport:f080(size=4) ioport:f060(size=32) memory:f7c06000-f7c067ff
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
    version: 05
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f7c05000-f7c050ff ioport:f040(size=32)

  514. Leo Says:

    @Mintkatze
    I don’t like too much the default MDM theme, but anyway… :)

    For the wallpaper, actually, I think all the proposed wallpapers in the distribution are better than the default one :)

    There is so many excellent GTK themes with GPL licences, it’s “sad” to always stick to some default when alternatives are freely available. MediterraneanNight is just one of the best and still beeing “classic” enough to be installed by default (the light version I mean, the dark will be too “underground”).

    ——————–

    Continuing testing I had “again” (already present sometimes in mint 14) the multiple-caja-launching bug:
    https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-session-manager/issues/19
    https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-file-manager/issues/100

    I was also able to have compiz working with another strange bug: compiz started to loose my settings…

    After fixing these issues globally everything is working. I hope compiz integration to be complete including shortcuts like Alt-f2 in a next release and enabled by default (or easy to enable) with mate.

    Thanks for the good work !

  515. matthew Says:

    MATE 32 bit is working VERY smoothly for me after using it all day. Still having issues changing nVidia drivers, but everything else is working very well.
    Mostly finding all of my old software and what is missing in this version (hardinfo is not included in the installation).
    Cheers and job well done!

  516. david Says:

    Nope, associating music or videos with VLC does not work :( I have of course gone through the “applications and removeable media” settings. Very annoying, though perhaps less so now if the bug with movie player mp3s not playing has been fixed. I prefer VLC for other reasons though. Is there anyway I (as a relative noob) can investigate that problem? How are file associations stored?

    I have also experienced the greeter not starting at log-in a couple of times. Once the first time after installing, last time was the last boot up after the upgrades. Says “the greeter is busy, trying another one” or something to that effect. Tried 6 times then came up with a big screen saying to wait 2 minutes before trying again. Then I started x manually, so not sure what’s up with that.

    Apart from that, still very happy, even with a RC :) Have installed it one of the office computers already.

  517. david Says:

    More on my earlier problem with software manager…

    SYSLOG:
    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 1782.827610] mintinstall[4826]: segfault at 8 ip 00007f80ec8d6f2f sp 00007fff6339dc90 error 4 in libGL.so.310.44[7f80ec833000+ce000]

    TERMINAL OUTPUT:
    sudo mintinstall
    [sudo] password for david:
    add_categories took 0.929 ms
    build_matched_packages took 0.162 ms
    4831
    add_packages took 2689.731 ms
    First run detected, initial set of reviews used
    add_reviews took 887.442 ms
    Segmentation fault

    Later I tried, this time through the GUI, and I got a similar segfault error to the one above.
    Then, I got this:
    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 2551.860940] traps: mintinstall[5363] general protection ip:7f9539350cbd sp:7fffa2f8c480 error:0 in libc-2.17.so[7f95392d1000+1be000]
    Then on the third time it worked.
    Then after that it segfaulted a few times. It’s very random…

    When it happens, it always leaves the initial startup graphic box “Gathering information for 64k packages…” lingering.

    Also came across this error from a segfault:
    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 2938.026523] mintinstall[5703]: segfault at 8 ip 00007fb4a7e32f2f sp 00007fffc0557480 error 4 in libGL.so.310.44[7fb4a7d8f000+ce000]

    Not sure if this helps.

  518. robin werkman Says:

    hope the kde version comes soon, verry verry nice job
    i dont know what clem have done this time, but mate and cinnamon are blazing fast this time around.
    still cant believe that mate runs with emerald and compiz with all effects enabled in just 250 280 mb ram

  519. Dannie Says:

    I hope a solution like the one from post 375 or something similar makes it into final so that we may have HDMI audio.

  520. Bruno Says:

    Hello, I’ve been trying Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and it looks pretty nice :) I’ve found a problem though (this has been dragging since Mint 14, not sure about 13).

    Anyway, the problem is this (on my laptop Asus K55N – AMD A8 Processor) whenever I plugin a second monitor (projecto) through VGA cable, the moment I move my mouse cursor all the way to the edge of the secondary monitor my mouse either dissapears (completely) or appears triple (I mean 1 mouse with three copies below it, following it).

    On the second case if I move the mouse to the top of the screen, it gets back to normal, but if it dissapears it’s gone and I have to restart the Computer.

    Any ideas? Or does anyone have the same problem?

    P.D. I’m using the default video drivers that ship with Mint, Catalyst doesn’t seem to work smoothly.
    P.D.2: I’ve tried it on Mint 14 Cinnamon, MATE and KDE, and in all the problem persists.

  521. Monsta Says:

    Good, mintMenu doesn’t crash anymore as of 5.4.9.

    But disk utility (gnome-disks) is still listed twice there – in the Accessories and in the Preferences. This is easily removed by editing the menu with Mozo – but Mozo isn’t installed by default, and I guess not all the users know its name. :)

  522. goofy Says:

    Just tried it on a Asus N56V 8gbram/gt630
    Booted from USB drive.
    Everything worked ok except no network :-( says the cable was not plugged in (it was).
    Atheros AR8161 gigabit ethernet (rev 08)
    I thought this would have been fixed.
    Bummer!

    Will still wait for stable xfce or kde version

    Running Pinguy 12.04 and Mint 14 Nadia

  523. Hoa Le Says:

    Hello,

    I need your help. Yesterday I installed LM 15RC Cinnamon 64-bit version and updated it. Everything worked.

    However, today I cannot login because the Sign-in page seems to be frozen. I can move the mouse but the keyboard doesn’t seem to work when I try to type in my password.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  524. Rüssel Says:

    This morning I got a black screen instead of MDM login screen. A dialog box said “The greeter program appears to have crashed” (my rough translation into English). After 2 more attempts MDM login worked fine again.

  525. Hoa Le Says:

    Hello,

    I can log in now. Clem, the average user should not need to go thru the following steps in order to solve the above problem with LM15RC Cinnamon 64-bit:

    Grub menu > F5 key > systemd then hit Enter

  526. Monsta Says:

    The updated mintSources (1.1.5) still has almost all of the bugs listed at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2361#comment-93309 (except for the sorting by country – that has been fixed) – but the Roadmap shows the opposite :)

  527. Johannes Says:

    Hello to Clem and all!

    I appear to have the same problem as #46 and #319: update manager can’t update – here the typical error message (usually many of them):
    W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.191 80]

    > Edit by Clem: To fix it, “Menu -> Software Sources -> Restore to
    > Default Settings”. Can you tell me if you installed software-
    > properties-gtk? or any application from outside the repository?

    @Clem: Your fix semms to work :-) Thank you !
    Software Installed, not from the repos.: Dropbox and Truecrypt.

    Thank you for this great release!

  528. Joseph Says:

    There is a bug with the sound applet when pithos is running. The applet does not open when it is clicked even tho it is in a list for compatible players with the applet.

  529. Dave W. Says:

    Hello,
    I’m using LM15 rc 64 bit Cinnamon and have problems booting into the system. It seems to hang up 50% of the time at the login screen. Because of this I need to use the recovery mode and when I’m able to boot in I am “Running in software rendering mode.” I am running in rendering mode now.
    Thank,
    Dave

    Here is my inxi -F:

    System: Host: HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
    Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
    Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook PC version: 048C100000242D10000020000
    Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 144E version: KBC Version 66.31 Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: F.26 date: 02/23/2011
    CPU: Dual core AMD Phenom II N620 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm)
    Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
    Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250]
    X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: vesa Resolution: 1368×768@0.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.1
    Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel
    Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-19-generic
    Network: Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
    IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 90:4c:e5:37:bd:01
    Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
    IF: eth0 state: down mac: d8:d3:85:2c:8c:11
    Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (0.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9500420AS size: 500.1GB
    Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 3.5G (26%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 105G used: 101M (1%) fs: ext4
    ID: swap-1 size: 4.26GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
    RAID: No RAID devices detected – /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 63.1C mobo: 50.0C
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 155 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 673.1/7730.0MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

  530. johnno Says:

    Noticed a problem with Skype last night. I installed it from the repositories and it appears in the menu. But it just does not respond.

    The software manager also still hangs on its opening screen, but other than that LM15 feels more stable every day.

    Thanks a lot, Clem and team.

  531. Hoa Le Says:

    Hello,

    Following my Posts #514 and #516, here are the steps that help me start Mint15RC Cinnamon 64bit CONSISTENTLY:

    1. GRUB menu
    2. Type “systemd” in boot command window
    3. Hit ENTER
    4. Login screen: enter userid and password

    Cheers!

  532. MJ Says:

    I installed LM15RC1-32Bit on my HP C500 laptop by formatting the LM14. Yes, I kept the /home intact. I saw two major problem :
    1. Networking – Wired network does not connect properly..shows : Connecting, even I tried by assigning static ip, it does not work
    2. Linux Terminal malfunctioned. It just shows the black box but does not come on terminal prompt. When I downgraded it to LM14, the terminal problem was still there. So I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and install “Cinnamon” and “Nemo” over Ubuntu and now it’s working like butter.

    However, I am not very disappointed but still Mint15 does not come with major changes. I think, they must have waited for some more time and come back with some game changing features.

    Still its not bad. May be when distribution release comes, these issues will be over.

    Good luck guys. You are doing a great job.

  533. quapurna Says:

    I want to use LMint 15 MATE but I think I will wait for the stable release. My netbook is Acer 532h with 1024 x 600 pixel screen.
    Has anyone tried the RC on 600 pixel high screen ?
    Have you found any window which is too big and can not be resized so that you can not see any button at the bottom of the window ?

    Thanks.

  534. bennachie Says:

    Mint M32 works really well on my Asus netbook. No problems with the 1024×600 resolution (just use the “Alt-click-drag” trick to bring missing buttons into view).

  535. Marc Says:

    mate-keybinding-properties gives a Segmentation fault at startup.
    Thanks for your efforts !

  536. DManzaluni Says:

    Great release (32 bit Cinnamon): Amazing responsiveness, blazing fast, everything works when it is working. As usual unfortunately (since 13), the screen wont come out of suspend, unless there is something I am missing. Pressing power button springs drive etc back to life but nothing will bring screen back again? Kinda annoying unless there is some procedure to restart without screen.

    Suspend doesnt seem to be enabled by default on my Gateway 340UI and there is no setting in power management to spin down hard drive, which is I suppose as it should be. But enabling suspend gives this problem.

    Also, on a pure usability point, it would be useful if a swap partition could be invoked by default in the install process for those users who dont necessarily know that it wont be there unless enabled. (I assume the partition cant be re-sized after installation to enable a swap partition)

  537. Monsta Says:

    Hmm… I don’t know if it’s supposed to be so, but in a 64-bit system, “apt-get install skype” gets the dummy package with version 4.1 from Ubuntu repos, which depends on skype-bin and so skype-bin:i386 is automatically installed.

    Now I need to explicitly state “apt-get install skype:i386″ if I want to upgrade to skype 4.2 from the Mint repo, or either apt-get won’t know it can be updated. Since this is not the same package, apt-get will also want to remove skype and skype-bin:i386.

  538. quapurna Says:

    @534, bennachie.
    Thank you.

  539. El Zoido Says:

    @ Leo:

    I think the theme the Mint team has chosen looks nice, as you say, there are a lot of other themes around, so if you don’t like the default, simply change it for your installation and voilà – you have the one you want – why demand to change the default?

    @ Johnno:

    IIRC there’s an issue with Skype in Ubuntu Raring, which might be causing this (although I thought there was a workaround now).
    Maybe you try to manually download and install the deb file for the latest Skype 4.2? See here:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/05/skype-42-for-linux-released-with-minor.html

    The MDM problems are a bit anyoing at the moment. Together with my other boot problems (“Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”) in Mint 15, I can boot successfully in only about 15-20% of the cases.

  540. El Zoido Says:

    Hm, searching around the internet a bit, it seems that the error message “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”, is caused by some bug in the 3.8 kernel, possibly affecting only AMD processors.
    I guess in that case the Mint team can’t do much about it, but I hope it will get fixed eventually.

  541. Bart Houkes Says:

    Hi,

    I’m a small company making cash registers in Linux. Today I update to Linux 15, with following issues:
    - Start button invisible.
    - Other icons also invisible.. but now they are coming back (most).
    - NAS cannot be reached from Terminal, only Nautilus can find this.
    - Popup’s which are quickly, they leave a grey square… have to reset the PC. I fixed this in Nadia, now it comes back again.
    - Laptop starts with black image… users may think the Laptop is broken or Linux is a problem. press 2x Fn + F3 enables the backlight again. This is still not fixed for HP laptops!!
    - Stability is ok.
    - Many icons on the bottom menu-bar are now invisible for humans. If you hover the mouse, they become visible.
    - The Date on the bottom is not visible, instead I see “9″.
    - Some improvements on udev rules for Smartphones may be useful.
    - HELP, I NEED ACCESS TO THE NAS!!! Especially for GIT and C++.

    I recommend normal people not to use this distribution yet.

    Will be continued.

  542. Kirk M Says:

    Found a small conflict between MDM HTML5 animated themes installed via the “Login Screen” app and a normal update to “mint-mdm-themes” package which came through the Mint Update Manager this morning.

    In short, the update wiped out all my MDM animated themes I installed manually via the “Login Screen” app. Although the update replaced/added most of same MDM themes I had installed previously, it just happened to delete the one I had set as my login screen–”Underwater City” by Sam Riggs.

    Kudos for a nice recovery by MDM although the plain vanilla “MDM cannot load the UnderwaterCity theme” dialog box against a black background is a bit of a shock at first.

    So, a recommendation then. Either have the animated MDM themes installed via the “Login Screen” app installed to a different location (for example, a “~/.mdm/themes” directory) or configure the “mint-mdm-themes” update to overwrite any duplicate themes while leaving the existing MDM themes not included in the update alone.

    Personally, I’d change “Login Screen” app to install animated MDM themes to a different location in the “home” directory as mentioned above rather than the default “/usr/share/mdm/html-themes” directory. There would have to be a way for the “Login Screen” app to detect duplicate themes located in both directories as well I suppose (there’s always a catch isn’t there?)

    Just a suggestion.

  543. Bart Houkes Says:

    How to get RabbitVCS working in Olivia?

    Edit by Clem: you can install nemo-rabbitvcs.

  544. Hugo Notte Says:

    @ #475 tripleoh: as I said, suspend has always worked perfectly. My Sony Vaio has got an AMD GPU. Even my Lenovo laptop with Intel graphics used to recover from suspend fine. There seems to be a problem with Mint 15′s suspend.

  545. Iman Says:

    I downloaded Cinnamon 64 bit. Installed it, but the welcome screen said that I was using Cinnamon 32 bit. How come? My processor is i7 720QM and also currently running Windows 8 x64 Pro.

    uname -m gave me i686 instead of amd64 / x64. Installing Chrome x64 failed too (different Architecture). Anybody with the same result? How to fix it?

  546. Amanda Ripanykhazova Says:

    You are lucky: I havent managed to get suspend to work properly since 12. Sometimes it works for a few days, then blanks out the screen which won’t wake up at all. I can’t believe the developers WANT us all to keep on having to throw the power switch every time we go away from the computer for more than an hour or so! Seems unintuitive.

    There are a few threads on this in the forum and lots of people hoping that suspend on notebooks was going to be fixed ‘upstream’. Although this release is only an RC1, it seems (from the responses here) not?. I am going to install 15 Mate 64 onto a VM on my 2009 McBook and see if that will come out of suspend ‘cos Fusion does give you a few more alternatives for sending messages to the (screen?). Not holding my breath!

    Sorry for my lousy english

  547. Bart Houkes Says:

    Many times a window is frozen in the middle of all desktops. It becomes annoing to restart the PC. This happens with Wireshark, Eclipse, Nautilus and other pop-ups. This issue seems to come back again every distribution. It looks like this:
    https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/340

    Who has a decent solution? I will switch off my effects for now… maybe disable cinnamon until it is improved.

  548. Me Says:

    http://i41.tinypic.com/4lg2h5.png

    Graphical errors in Olivia RC, upgraded from Mint 14.

    Intel HD4000 graphics, Asus Le Plus Board

  549. johnno Says:

    @ El Zoido

    Thanks for the suggestion but the last bunch of updates (which included one for Skype) seems to have fixed the problem.

    Also, Software Manager is no longer hanging and I haven’t experienced any freezes for quite some time.

    Great work, Clem and associates!

  550. Hans Says:

    Once again,

    graphical errors in Olivia RC. Just open Mahjongg and see the glitches yourself. This time no screenshot attached as you deleted my last post for incomprehensible reasons.

    Intel HD4000, Asus Le Plus

  551. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    the current Cinnamon-Update did even not solve this problem up and the problem still persists:

    W: Es wurde auf dpkg –assert-multi-arch gewartet, war jedoch nicht vorhanden – dpkgGo (10: Keine Kind-Prozesse)

    Translation:
    W: waited for dpkg –assert-multi-arch, but it was not present – dpkgGo (10: no child-processes).

    When will this be solved up??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  552. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 545 Bart Houkes,

    One question to your comment:

    [quote]Many times a window is frozen in the middle of all desktops. It becomes annoing to restart the PC. This happens with Wireshark, Eclipse, Nautilus and other pop-ups. This issue seems to come back again every distribution. It looks like this:
    https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/340

    Who has a decent solution? I will switch off my effects for now… maybe disable cinnamon until it is improved.[/quote]

    Solution: why do you work with nautilus? Cinnamon has its own file-manager nemo, which is far better. Uninstall nautilus and install nemo instead.

    With nemo, this should not happen.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  553. Morten Eikenes Says:

    Hi
    I just installed RC15 on a Samsung 900X3C. Most seem to work fine, however the application for adding user accounts seem to open without showing the window, only the tab at the bottom. Pressing the tab does not help.

    Another issue is that the WiFi is sometimes not responding after a sleep. Turning it off – on normally helps (also an issue with Mint 14 running Cinnamon)

    Apart from the above it’s great!

  554. Clément Less Says:

    Hi!
    Mint 15 ”will” be great.
    For now, it freezes too often for me. I need a more steady OS since i flushed out Windows.

    So, i’ll put Mint 14 back on and wait for the real thing.

    Thanks.

  555. aelfinn Says:

    On Cinnamon 64-bit, 32-bit applications display some rather bad-looking buttons and menus. For example, in the Skype main window, the “Call phones or send SMS” button is square, where it’s supposed to have rounded edges, I think. In any case, this looked considerably better on LM14 MATE 32-bit. Anything that can be done about this?

  556. John Says:

    I’m the first one to complain when I’m having a hard time with updates. So I think it only fair to compliment the programmers on a job well done! My problems were always stemming from the fact that I had to hack nvidia 310 into the kernel. Ever since you implemented the nvidia driver 310 into cinnamon, every update so far has gone painlessly. I suspect that any kernel changes will go smoothly also being that I did not have to do anything to the kernel, I’m using yours untouched, and therefore any changes you make will have the dependencies in place.

    This has got to be the best OS I ever ran. And I started wtih Mac OS 7.5 and stopped at Snow Leopard. Thank You for all your hard work, I hope sometime in the future a Mint version will be able to read my Android phone.When I plug it in it says “unable to mount LGE Android Phone, unable to open MTP device ‘[usb:002,002]‘ The strange thing is , is that it pops up under devices, even lets me unmount it…14 did not do that, so we are getting somewhere…

  557. Rüssel Says:

    New boot, new MDM crash.
    Same as in @ 524
    “The greeter program appears to have crashed” (my rough translation into English)

  558. Thomas Says:

    A few items I’ve found in MATE 64-bit:

    - After installing, I ended up with a blinking cursor after removing the install disc and restarting. The same thing had happened to me when I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04, so probably not a Mint issue, but worth noting. I had to use the boot-repair tool to restore GRUB. Not graphics card related (tried once with it removed), possibly due to installing on sdc, with a dual boot of Windows 7 on sda, and another HDD on sdb as well?

    - Multimedia keys do not work for me – using Pithos and a Logitech K750. This definitely worked in Mint 13 Cinnamon. Volume keys do work properly.

    - Evolution version is unstable. After adding 4 email accounts, and all of their corresponding calendars, when I tried to scroll the calendar it died, consistently. If I ran from a terminal it just said “bus error”.

    - One time the OS completely froze when I double-clicked an html file in Engrampa. Mouse became slow to respond first, then everything was completely unresponsive. Had to hold down the power button to shut down. Let me know if there is a way to retrieve logs for this.

    - Sometimes when I use gnome-do to launch Synaptic, the “Authenticate” popup pops up in the top-left, rather than in the center. When this happens, it does not grab focus, so when I start typing my password I end up typing it in whatever window previously had focus.

    That being said, everything else looks great and I much prefer this version to Ubuntu 13.04, and I’ll be sticking with it as long as that system freeze doesn’t recur.

  559. John Says:

    After waiting for my antivirus app to scan both my internal drive and my SD Card, the phone files did in fact mount. This had nothing to do with linux. I was just able to copy over 7.7 GB of music to my phone from linux 15 cinnamon! Made a copy of my contacts. Happy camper! :) Phone “LG Motion”

  560. Jungle_boy Says:

    Please, what about cinnamon-weather-settings, it is blocked in Innsbruck place, I can not change to my city…

    Olivia-64-bit.

    Thanks!

    Edit by Clem: We talked to the applet dev, he’s going to use the new settings API soon. Give it a bit of time, and this applet will work out of the box.

  561. ChiMakwa Says:

    Bug report (at the bottom) and general comments from a noob:

    First, I want to tell you that I have Asperger Syndrome, which is a type of autism. That makes it very difficult for me to know which details are important to you and which ones I should leave out, and I apologize for the length of this post and all the unnecessary detail it most likely contains.

    GENERAL COMMENTS:
    I had a partition with LM14 64 bit with Cinnamon, but after reinstalling Win7 on the other partition, as usual, Windows killed my grub. So I chose to reinstall LM, only I installed LM15 64 bit with Cinnamon (which I like a lot – seems very similar to LM14, but much easier to use than LS13, which I also just tried before installing LM15).

    BTW, I’m BRAND NEW to Linux in any form – only been using it for a few weeks – so this is the experience (or lack thereof) of a total noob. (I get the impression you seem to consider us noobs important in your design, and I’m VERY grateful! That will really help to wean more of us off of Windows.) I’m learning a lot, and fairly quickly, and I think that speaks to the intuitive design of LM14 & LM 15.

    However, finding answers to questions has been challenging on the website support and community areas and most surprisingly (to me) in the LM chat and help irc channels linked from the website. There were ~200 idle users listed in each irc channel and no replies on either to my question about resetting grub or reinstalling LM, not even an “I don’t know” or “don’t be stupid.” (Actually no one was chatting at all besides me and another noob with a question.) That’s why I just reinstalled LM.

    I’m already almost completely free from Windows!!! That’s my goal. Microsoft is the devil. >:( I look forward one day to being able to use all available functions with a GUI instead of the terminal (which was the recommended procedure I found on other (non-LM) websites for resetting my grub after Windows killed it – it didn’t work or I just didn’t understand the instructions so I gave up & did a LM15 reinstall (which is wonderfully simple compared to the gawdawful Windows installation process). A GUI interface with complete functionality is, IMO, the final step to getting people like me (though I don’t assume I’m the typical noob coming from Windows) using Linux Mint.

    THE BUG – SOFTWARE INVOLVED:
    I don’t know – this might not even be considered an LM bug because I don’t think it was designed for this use, but it caused LM15 to hang (more below). On my previous LM14 installation, I had installed Wine, and I used that to install 3d software (DAZ Studio Pro version 4.5) that I normally use on Windows – just to see if it would work. (The 64 bit version didn’t work, but the 32 bit version did, though it was very slow.)

    I did my reinstallation of LM using the option to preserve whatever files I could (i.e., not completely erasing the partition). My DAZ software was still there, but I wanted to uninstall it to upgrade to their latest version.

    THE BUG – LINUX MINT 15 INVOLVEMENT:
    I uninstalled the software through the Wine Uninstall option. As soon as the uninstall software said “uninstall complete,” the system froze (all except the mouse pointer, though it was useless). After rebooting, the menu still listed the software and its uninstaller. I ran the uninstall option again, and in a couple seconds it disappeared from the menu, apparently fully uninstalled. Then I uninstalled a companion program from the same publisher the same way, and after I uninstalled it, the program still showed up in the menu, though the system didn’t lock up this time. After using the computer for a half hour or so, I noticed that the companion software (DAZ Content Management Service) had disappeared from the menu.

    I know this is mostly an issue for the Wine developers, but I thought you might want to know that LM15 locked up under these conditions. I don’t expect any kind of fix for this from the Linux Mint team – just thought you should know how I go the system to hang.

    If I can find a way to effectively use this software in Linux Mint, I will be completely free from Windows! (I also use this machine for theatrical sound design and multi-track recording – the intended primary function of this computer – but there is plenty of high quality software available for those uses.)

    Thanks for everything!

    ChiMakwa

    Edit by Clem: Thanks ChiMakwa. I’ll just react on the social aspects here. We ALL started as noobs. I remember being a noob and using it for the first time in the late 90s. I remember the help I received and how grateful I was. Nowadays most people got into Linux later than I did and I answer more questions than I ask, but I always try to remind people of that, especially within the team. Linux itself is a formidable opportunity to share, to teach and to learn. There’s so many aspects to it, we’re all noobs in particular domains. I’m still learning and so is everyone else. Sometimes the IRC is very quiet, sometimes people don’t answer because they’re afraid they don’t know the answer, or sometimes there just isn’t anyone in front of their screen when you need help… and that’s ok. If we all remember our own path and if we extend that same welcome we received to newcomers, for me, that’s the main thing.

  562. ChiMakwa Says:

    Don’t know if this will work, but I don’t know how to get my system info in a copyable text format:

    file:///home/dcs002/Documents/ChiMakwa%20system%20info.jpg

  563. ChiMakwa Says:

    If you’re interested, my system info (for message 552) is posted as a jpg at this link:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18347068/ChiMakwa%20system%20info.jpg

    Is there a way to get this info from my system in a text format?

  564. Yro Says:

    What about an LMDE ISO with MATE 1.6 ???

    otherwise, whats the point of updating LMDE if anyone who wahts to use it has to UPGRADE the DE and wait for any shit happens?

  565. James R McKenzie Says:

    As for how to “break it” just install KDE. I can’t get it to load after installing and rebooting. Tried multiple re-installs both with and without updating the video drivers. The graphical desktop will not launch. I’m not a fan of either CINNAMON or MATE nor any of the lesser desktops (XFCE, ICE-W, Enlightenment, Gnome3, BlackBox, Ect.) and even after the full release it will probably be a month or more before the KDE release of Mint 15 comes out. Presently I’m running LM 14 64 Bit KDE and have hosed the partition LM 15 64 Bit was on. I Didn’t keep any logs. That’s why I cut my Hard-Drive up into sections, so I can test like this. I hope the full release is better.

  566. Harry Says:

    today I got this error :

    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present dpkgGo (10:no child-processes)

    cannot install or update package now

    Edit by Clem: Hi Harry, can you try “sudo dpkg –clear-avail && sudo apt-get update” and let me know if it fixes it? also, this is a warning, can you show me the complete error message if any?

  567. Dr.Vu Says:

    Hi, when mint 15 final release, could i get it over update softwave without reinstall OS?
    could Mint get rolling-release?

  568. Will Says:

    Hello Clem and friends,

    Mint 15 RC (Cinnamon) is finally the release that is usable for me. I have tried the last few releases, only to remove Mint because it was too slow, too laggy and too buggy. This time around, you and the dev team have really done a great job! Thank you so much! :D

    By the way, the animated background on the login screen is pretty cool! :D

  569. konasteph Says:

    Olivia runs a lot faster than LMDE, I found. I have a AMD FX 6core machine w/ 3 distros, LMDE 201303, pure Debian Wheezy with Mate, and now, Olivia. Olivia is the fastest booting distro, on this machine, has shown some strange behavior initially (Mate menu disappeared twice) but now after all the updates etc. it looks VERY workable.
    Thanks Messieurs
    Since Olivia also fixed all the problems I was having on the Aspire s3 (and they were not trivial!) how about putting a newer kernel on LMDE? I know it is wheezy, but…. ??
    Thanks again!

  570. Rüssel Says:

    For a couple of days Suspend worked fine even from the MDM login screen. This morning Olivia MATE x64 didn’t suspend anymore. Moreover it still has problems booting like described in @524 and @550.

  571. sdim Says:

    Nice work, everyone in the Mint team.
    Had a few issues with booting (error messages) which seem to have been solved now. Also, booting Mint logo is not as in the live DVD. Don’t know if it’s a setting I’m not aware of. Love the unified System Settings and the polishing up of Nemo and Cinnamon. Many thanks fron the Greek Linux Mint Community.

  572. joseph Says:

    installing on my core i7 3770 and its way faster then debian

  573. johnno Says:

    Just read this review of LM15 on zdnet.

    http://www.zdnet.com/mint-15-todays-best-linux-desktop-review-7000015691/

    You can’t get a review much better than that.

  574. joseph Says:

    and im on virtual machine

  575. David Says:

    Hi, I’m the guy of 377 and 439. Just to say that my problem is fixed. Thanks

  576. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 551 Jungle_boy

    open the wheate-applet in your panel. There on the right top corner, your see these gear-icons. Press that and a menue will pop open.

    Then you have to find out the WOEID of your location for example here:

    http://edg3.co.uk/snippets/weather-location-codes/

    Then copy this code into the first white box you see in the settings.

    As next, you write the name of your town into the second white box in these settings

    Close these settings and go back to your desktop. There press Alt + F2 to relaod Cinnamon-shell and then it should work out

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  577. Stinger Says:

    Hi Clem :)

    I have a little problem with Totem and midi files, well it’s more the gstreamer backend.
    Mint 15 RC comes with Totem 3.4 which uses the 0.10 gstreamer backend, but after upgrading Totem is at version 3.6 which uses gstreamer 1.0

    Now, tmidity, which provides the midi playback feature, plays the midi files through gstreamer 0.10 (which is available along with gstreamer 1.0).So You can’t play midi files through Totem anymore but if you use Banshee instead they play just fine.

    I think the solution to the problem is to keep Totem at version 3.4 and only use the gstreamer 0.10 backend until the transition of all apps to gstreamer 1.0 is complete.

    Using gstreamer 0.10 for some apps and gstreamer 1.0 for others will give nothing but a headache and a lot of audio trouble.

    Edit by Clem: Hi, that was the initial plan. That’s why the RC came with 3.4 initially. The problem is that Totem 3.4 in Raring was very buggy, it crashed a lot. What we’ll do is use Totem 3.6 but include a secondary player using gstreamer0.10 in the default selection as well.

  578. johnno Says:

    @ 576 Mintkatze

    Works well. Except there’s no code listed for my place.
    Strange, because there’s 200.000 people living here

  579. Clem Says:

    Hi everybody,

    From 578 comments, we gathered 82 bugs and we’re now down to just only 2 of them. As always, some of the problems you reported were upstream or we couldn’t solve, but this RC release more than any other, some of you helped us make a formidable difference where it was possible to, and with your help we’ve fixed a lot of things.

    I’d like to thank you all for helping us here. The stable release of Mint 15 will come by the end of the month and it is significantly improved, thanks to you.

    http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/05/what-an-rc-it-was/

  580. david Says:

    Theres’s a dual monitor bug in at least the Cinnamon 64bit edition.
    The right monitor is my primary. If Nemo opens in full-screen mode on the primary (i.e. that will happen if there has been a full-screen expansion of any nemo window more recently than a shrinking from full-screen of any nemo window at the time of opening a new nemo window), then the first folder you open will teleport the screen to the other monitor (still maximized). If you drag the window at all before this, it doesn’t lose its bearings and stays put…

  581. johnno Says:

    @ 579 Clem

    Apart from working so hard to remove all the bugs, you find the time to communicate in a very decent way with the Mint users. That’s worth a great compliment.

    Thanks once again, Clem and the team.

  582. FoxXav Says:

    1-Rabbit-vcs

    nemo-rabbitvcs didn’t work out of the box cause of a problem in nemo loading python.
    To correct the issue I had to create these 2 symlinks :
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1.0 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so.1.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython2.7.so

    2-nm-applet

    nm-applet didn’t seems to work. When selectionning on for proxy if close and reopen it’s off. it didn’t add proxy information anywhere like in /etc/environment nor /etc/apt/apt.conf.

    I hope it will help.

    See you

  583. Stinger Says:

    @577
    Thanks for taking time to answer, You really care about the users and the community :) This is great, kudo’s to You and the Mint developers for bringing us a rock solid distro build on the huge Ubuntu base.
    I’ll commit myself as bug reporter and maybe translator to Mint on launchpad.
    See Ya :)

  584. David Says:

    I’m using the Mate 64 bit version of Olivia. It’s been performing nicely up till yesterday when the update manager started getting balky. I tried to use apt-get update and dist-upgrade but they failed also. This is the error message E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_import_i18n_Translation-en
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    I tried to look at that file, but as the error report says, it couldn’t be opened. Thank you in advance for your help.

  585. pluton Says:

    pour info olivia la derniere menthe est bourrer de bug instable alors que nadia la precedende elle… c est le top aucun probleme moi j utilise toujours les versions cinnamon 64bits et cette fois laisser mon mesg merci….

  586. pluton Says:

    bien evidement je suis sur que les problemes seront resolut sur youtub jai mis une video sur linux menthe aui rend hommage a cet exelente distro pour voir tapez plutoncom film voilla merci a bientot

  587. Banshee265 Says:

    As a couple have people have mentioned above I too am having the issue whereby the GUI for User account seems to open in the taskbar but there is no way of actually viewing the GUI. Tried tab to the next window but to no avail.

    Also noticed that when opening a window it appears in the top left of the screen but with an extremely small font. Trying to maximize it directly doesn’t help but if you select it on the taskbar it suddenly goes to normal size.

  588. pluton Says:

    faudrait arreter de transformer mes messages ..versez informatique… ca veux rien dire je n ecrirais plus aucun mesg sur ce site trop nul

  589. richard Says:

    I have been with Windows for over 18 years. I have never enjoyed computers nore than now working with Linux. Did some back about 12 years ago, but today it is another playing ground. If you are like me I strongly urge you to try Linux for I am fast becoming a linux man first. I do not like the way windows 8 wants all the world and especially advertiers to know what you do every day. Linux gives a feeling of security and the systems seem very stable.

  590. Albert Says:

    Hai, I’m having trouble with my Cinnamon panel (big black icons). In Mint 14 you could allow Cinnamon to control the panel. Could you build that into 15 too ? Greetings from the Netherlands

  591. Albert Says:

    Yes, found it ! Panel settings – Advanced mode – Allow Cinnamon etc.

  592. ExePriest Says:

    Llevo ya unos cuantos días probándolo (versión Cinnamon 64b) y tengo que decir que me ha gustado mucho.

    Pese a ser la versión RC no se me ha colgado en ningún momento y hasta ahora me está pareciendo bastante mas personalizable y elegante que Nadia.

    A la espera de que se actualice ya a la versión definitiva :)

    Un saludo y gracias al equipo de desarrollo.

  593. Will Says:

    Ouch, this morning’s Cinnamon update deleted at least one of my panel launchers. This is painful because there doesn’t appear to be a way to move launchers around…you have to delete and build back up from the position you want to change. :-(

    The rest of Cinnamon appears to be working well, though.

    Great job, Clem and friends,

    Will B.

  594. Elias Says:

    The bugs on my post #497 have not resolved. Am I the only one that experience this issues? :(

  595. tarpan Says:

    I respect the effort, but on my machine it just fails. I installed both Cinnamon and MATE versions and both are not stable at all. Within a few hours I experienced a few times when the system hung – I could not do anything. A simple system monitor applet in Cinnamon is a pain to install.
    Going back to Maya MATE (the best Mint to date).

  596. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    I come here to report a new bug with the wheater-applet in Cinnamon. I just updated it and now with starting the wheater-applet, I get this error-message:

    failed to execute cinnamon-wheater-applet
    the childprocess of cinnamon-wheater-applet could not be executes (you do not own the rights).

    So my question would be: how do I rule this error out??

    Thanks a lot for an answer.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  597. Shaun Morris Says:

    Started using mint about 5 months ago and what a fantastic product. I have used most versions of linux from suse,fedora,debian,ubuntu, centos,slackware for the desktop and SLES BSD amd Redhat for servers at work. Mint linux as a desktop product stands out head and shoulders above all the rest.

    One problem I have noticed is that sound was working fine on my laptop when I first installed 15rc cinnamon, but after several updates the sound no longer works. I have not had time to look into why as yet, so I am just wondering if its a know issue and will it be fixed with the full release?

    My machine is a HP Probook 6450b

  598. Shaun Morris Says:

    Sorry missed posting my hardware info:

    shaunm@SMLP001 ~ $ lspci | grep -i audio
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
    shaunm@SMLP001 ~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
    0 [MID ]: HDA-Intel – HDA Intel MID
    HDA Intel MID at 0xd4820000 irq 49
    shaunm@SMLP001 ~ $ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
    Codec: IDT 92HD75B3X5
    Codec: LSI ID 1040
    Codec: Intel IbexPeak HDMI
    shaunm@SMLP001 ~ $

    Thanks

    Shaun

  599. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    to have a working-together, I also reported this bug of comment 588 on the spices-site to the author of the wheater-applet. Let’s see, what he will say, how to fix this up.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  600. Mintkatze Says:

    hi Clem,

    I have again to report the same bug of my comment 55:

    [quote]hi Clem,

    the current Cinnamon-Update did even not solve this problem up and the problem still persists:

    W: Es wurde auf dpkg –assert-multi-arch gewartet, war jedoch nicht vorhanden – dpkgGo (10: Keine Kind-Prozesse)

    Translation:
    W: waited for dpkg –assert-multi-arch, but it was not present – dpkgGo (10: no child-processes).

    When will this be solved up??[/quote]

    This thing is still not solved up and persists. I would really be interested to know, what the cause is and how to solve this thing up.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  601. Shaun Morris Says:

    Just some more information for post 589 and 590. It seems be related to alsamixer. Have altered the volumes in there and now audio works fine. Not sure if this helps but thought i would just post my findings

    Shaun

  602. John Says:

    @ChiMakwa ~ The next time you get a problem with grub and windows, don’t waste your time of totally reinstalling Linux Mint, just find this on sourceforgre and make yourself a DVD of it, the name of the file is ‘Parted Magic’ It has all kinds of tools on it including a grub repair. This disk alone has saved my butt numerous reinstalls. Also when trying to reboot into LM if you get a choice of boot methods, choose ‘recovery mode’, then fix broken pkgs, then reboot into normal mode. This will come up with out the Parted Magic DVD, this is part of all linux installs, (Ubuntu’s anyway). One more thing you can try if you don’t have the repair disk is to hit the Control,Alt and the F1 key to get into tty1 if you do log in, give it your password, and try ‘sudo apt-get update’, followed by a ‘sudo apt-get update’. Which should fix your grub. Then to get out of tty1 just do a ‘sudo reboot’ of coarse leave out the single quote marks I put them in to specify the command to put in the cli.. Hope this helps you a little bit. Long live LINUX!

  603. Flow Says:

    Intel HD4000 video (i3-3225), Have been using Nadia Cinnamon, no problems. (have also tried all the other flavors of 14 and they were good). Did a clean install of Olivia Mate from the live disc. There was tearing /slow v-sync (most noticeable when scrolling a page) on live-disc which I thought might have just been due to access speed of the usb-media I used, but even after installation I’m having the issue. Tried different browsers, but they all have the issue, though it’s noticeably better in chrome.
    inxi -Gx
    Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
    X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920×1080@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1.1 Direct Rendering: Yes

    just a note, but hdmi audio works fine for me.

  604. John Says:

    Correction to above post the second command would be ‘sudo apt-get upgrade’ after update…sorry for the typo…

  605. PB Says:

    John@591

    I second that emotion. I use Parted Magic for many things as well. I also use BootRepair which isn’t as full featured as Parted Magic, but fixes all kinds of MBR sins and breakages. I use it to restore Windows installations all the time after removing Grub for one reason or another. Works great. Believe it’s based on Ubuntu. Boots live just like PM, and instantly starts the repair process with a handful of options. Slick tool just for boot-up/MBR problems.

  606. hamburn Says:

    @Mintkatze #590

    that’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

    Have noticed that since ~

  607. Will Says:

    Crud, another problem…

    I normally have Pidgin running throughout the day and glance at the icon in the system tray to see if it’s blinking (message waiting) or not. For some reason, the icon is gone, but when I hover, it still tells me my status, and left/right clicks work properly.

    Guess I will have to wait for LM 16. :-(

  608. Linuxgamer94 Says:

    Where do we report the bugs. I have noticed to many and I have lots of complaints about LM 15 and I want to point EACH AND EVERY ONE OUT.

  609. Linuxgamer94 Says:

    OH, by the way I sarted a partiton on the community site to bring back gnome 2 as we need gnome 2 as with out it lots of older software won’t work correctly. It allso looks better then Mate in my opion and it handels better then mate ever can. Also if you can please look into CDE. I know you might be going WHAT is CDE or You still remember that. Also are you going to suport both KDE and Trinity? I also noticed that we can no longer use the MDM’s after yesterdays update. I also went to http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets and got a huge load of applets. After adding about 20 Cinnamon just crashed. Do you know how annoing that was. Then there was the 24 hours when the Software repositorys did not even load up. I also had troubles with the login screen being removed after the update. I know you were consonerd about people on older hardware, I tested Mint on Three computers and one of them used to run Windows 98 and it worked fine. Then you have the menu, it works good but you need to add things like sound to it and add the firewall even though Linux does not have viruses, I do think it would be nice to have working though. Then you have the backgrounds foulder. It was so messey it reminded me of my room. XD. I mean what happen to the three files. You would have one for the defaut, one for the png’s with the logo, and one for all the others. Also you should create a better background manager as it is real annoying. In order to permanilty change it you have to open the backgrounds directery as root then copy the name of the photo and then rename the image you want to replace the defaluts with. Now that just seems like a lot of unessicary work for something so basic. Then you have cinnamon it’s slef and thmes. I hate the new theme manager, I with I could just uninstall the thing. I tried to delete the .cinnamon folder yet it kept coming back like a stalker. I don’t like it when crude has to go in personal directerys. Then you have the themes. So far if you want to install theme they sometimes crash cinnamon. Then you have the icons problums. For some reason when ever I switch Icons all the icons on the pannel just dissapear and I have to restart cinnamon. Also Clem I would recomend that you clean up the community website as many of the packages are not there anymore. For example Conquer, swiftfox, seamonkey, and I can go on. Also it would be neat If I could use compize on Cinnamon or at least have desktop cubes and each time you click the + button you get a new cube. Yes this takes up resources, but it sure does look cool. Oh, how about adding the Surgar Desktop Environmen like the one Fendora has in the One Laptop per child program. Oh are you going to work on a MINT verion of the Windows 8 intervase. I know there is a small team working on one for Delibaian. Oh Will mint work on the PS2 and PS3. I would love to have Mint on those machines or the rare PSX console that was only relaesed in Japan. OH does Mint 15 work on Jappaness hardware?

  610. Jungle_boy Says:

    @576 Mintkatze;
    Thanks, but when I press the gear-icon pop-up a error message: “cinnamon-weather-settings: not found”

  611. Will Says:

    WARNING: Attempting to install, use or comment about Linux distributions while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or malfunctioning keyboards can be hazardous to others’ sanity. Please try again later.

  612. jvincentnix Says:

    Only problem so far for me is no sound (dummy sound is only output listed). Hopefully that’ll be fixed in a day or two before I have to “raise the hood”.

    I’m on a Dell Inspiron 13z (one of the newer models, with that funky bluetooth/eth0 combo device–which worked out of the gate with this distro of Mint by the way).

  613. roj Says:

    Gonna ask this here because it looks like the Cinnamon 1.8 thread is pretty much being ignored now.

    Is there any way to change the clock desklet format from 24 hour time to 12 hour?

    Also, I can’t get the mounted drives and Trash to continue to display on the desktop between reboots.

  614. Brahim Says:

    I can’t install my mobile broadband dongle on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon!

  615. Ian Upton Says:

    Mint 15 64bit Cinamon.
    Toshiba U840W laptop.

    I note that the Synaptics TouchPad appear to be detected (xorg.0.log) but does not work.

    Also the Webcam is detected as a KEYBOARD (xorg.0.log).
    Installed “gnome-system-tools” to get the “user group” capability.
    This appears to have installed “users” and “user groups” in the menu.
    “user groups” works OK, “users” appears as an icon on the task bar and then simply disappears.

  616. Jason Says:

    I can’t change the brightness levels on my Acer Aspire One 756 through any method.

  617. bsq Says:

    Dual monitor cinnamon screensaver bug in the Mint 15 RC: Upon waking from the monitors powering off, the screensaver only runs on the second of the two monitors. The desktop (with files) and any open windows appear on the primary monitor, with no task bar. This seems like a fairly serious privacy bug.

  618. Nepnerd Says:

    Hi Mint Team, a big fat congratzz on delivering the most polished Linux till date. From the fastest boot-up to the shinning Cinnamon 1.8 and the control center,you have really outdone yourself when I thought topping Mint Nadia was next to impossible. Just one question on my Dell Ispiron N4050 I have two problems :
    1. Sudden freeze when mouse & keyboard does not respond which I experienced with Mint 14 as well and was resolved with adding i915.i915_enable_rc6=0 to grub parameters. So if any one having similar problem can try out this change.
    2.CPU Heating and High Fan speed and then laptop shutting down saying Critical temp reached. This was resolved in Mint 14 by installing ATI driver. I even upgraded my kernel in Mint 14 to 3.8.5 and tried the 13.3 beta driver and works like a charm. But on Mint 15 the same driver as well as 13.4 driver causes X to crash. Same is the effect if I use driver from Xorgedgers PPA. So any fellow Minter has found a workaround for I would be grateful if you can share it here. Otherwise I have to keep off from the most polished distro till date which is very sad.

  619. hamburn Says:

    @Will #595
    this is only the release candidate, not the stable release. It has to have bugs, and now is the time to iron them out.

    @Linuxgamer94 #596
    as Clem has written on the top of this side, this blog is the place where you can point “EACH AND EVERY ONE OUT”.
    So this is the place for bug report, bur not for wishes.
    The most of #597 don’t belong here, but in the forums or the community site.

  620. mihai Says:

    Mint 15 Mate desktop 32 bit on Desktop Fujitsu-Siemens, 4GB Ram, quad core, 2.4 MHz, Nvidia Gforce 7300, 500 GB HDD

    After the last update (may 24th, 2013) synaptic crashes when trying to install or remove packages. However at command line the job is done. I use NVIDIA 304 proprietary driver.

  621. Josh Gunderson Says:

    Using my Sony VAIO SVE1712BCXB, which was dual-booting Windows 8 x64 and Mint 14 MATE x64. Blew away Nadia and installed Olivia MATE x64 with no real hangups except:

    (Not surprisingly, since it’s still just “confirmed”) this bug from Ubuntu is still present (and required the same workaround): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1113781

    After fixing that, I’ve noticed the following:

    * Synaptic Package Manger freezes — I’m not sure if it’s after a certain amount of time or a certain amount of poking around. I was in there to remove old kernel headers/images after upgrading.
    (saw this behavior in a virtual machine in the latest version of VirtualBox on Windows 8 Pro x64 as well)

    * Right-click on MintMenu -> “Edit menu” doesn’t work.
    (will check on VM as well)

  622. SimonF Says:

    Mint15 – A proper, hardworking desktop for people who need to get work done on their PCs

    Mint is based on Ubuntu and yet, ironically, this is the version that kills Ubuntu!

    I hope that Mint can survive without Ubuntu Desktop because I think it’s going to have to…

    Thanks Clem – she’s a beaut.

  623. bennachie Says:

    I updated my M32 installation an hour ago and have, since doing so, installed a printer software package from the repositories, using synaptic via GUI, without any difficulty.

  624. Claudio Says:

    I activated romeo packages on my mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit.
    This installed cinnamon 1.8.2, it works fine exept the following:

    1) in settings->desktop background pictures there is no desktop wallpaper to select, the list is empty.

    2) if I click on settings->desklets or settings->”Minianwendungen” the lists are empty and the button “all settings” in the left top corner disapears.

    3) if I install kernel 3.9.3, cinnamon crashes after login and shows the option to use fallbackmode, kernel 3.5.0 is running fine

    A reset to cinnamon default settings did not help for issues 1 and 2.

  625. Claudio Says:

    @607
    this fixed my issue 2) its a problem with german laguage localization:
    https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/pull/1997/files

  626. Rüssel Says:

    All Shutdown, Suspend, and MDM greeter issues that I described during RC testing seem to be fixed now.
    Thanks a lot to the Mint developers for the great work being done.

  627. LDW Says:

    Really impressed with LinuxMint 15 and enjoying using the RC. A couple of minor almost cosmetic bugs to report – first, on a UK setup, Nemo sidebar says ‘Trash’ while the window title and position arrow say ‘Rubbish Bin’. Second is in Asunder (which I prefer to Sound Juicer as the online database is infinitely better) it doesn’t seem to accept a change of folder to save music tracks (eg to Music folder) – it always seems to stay at the default Home. (One for upstream probably). Best wishes for the release.

  628. Hari Says:

    I’m using Olivia 32-bit cinnamon on my C2D t6400 laptop with nouveau nvidia 9300 M GS. I found that nemo made unusually high cpu usage (up to 90%). When I close it, cpu usage is going back normal (10 – 12% usage) but still higher compared to Nadia (about 3 – 4% usage).

  629. Tosio Says:

    Yeah just found a glich with the installation of wine. it was just a problum with the progress bar and I had to restart as it would not close. Your welcome.

  630. Sarath Says:

    I installed Mint15 few hours back. Its awesome and the login feature I like most. Initially when shutdown it wont work properly but on a restart its working fine. Mine is Dell Studio 1450 with Radeon HD 4530/4570 graphic card. Still no supported drivers for this card. But I observed that Mint15 running smoothly except if I am running a high definition video. Overall Mint15 works more smoothly in my lappy than Mint14.

  631. Sarath Says:

    If possible can you allow “Computer” shortcut to add “favourite List” in menu. It is highly useful.

  632. Jungle_boy Says:

    [SOLVED]

    The problem with weather settings in my laptop was fixed running: sudo apt-get install liblocale-msgfmt-perl, and restart cinnamon…

  633. PB Says:

    probably already noted, but HTML login themes are failing consistently. can finally get the window to come up after repeated attempts.

  634. Ian Says:

    @Clem

    “No, because when we look at other distributions which make this easy, we don’t think we’re behind, we think they’re doing it wrong. Upgrading is dangerous, it’s slow and it’s risky. There’s no way we’ll make this easier for novice users to crash their system. With that said, we’re interested in making it easier for people to keep their data after a fresh install… by making mintbackup a better tool, by giving it online storage so you don’t have to worry about backing up things yourself, by using a /home partition by default etc etc… ”

    I think this is the one big thing Mint is currently doing wrongly.

    I can update Debian successfully on my servers via apt-get.

    I can update Xubuntu successfully on the netbooks via apt-get.

    Each time I have tried to do it on Mint, there have been problems.

    You don’t have to make it compulsory, but please make it *work*.

    Making the upgrade process easier for novices is lovely and having /home on a separate partition should have been the upstream default ages ago. Having online storage is great, but some people have Rather A Lot to put on it and/or slow internet connections.

    I will, of course, try command-line upgrading again once some other people have gone first and found out what the issues are this time, but this is pushing me towards the Mint Debian edition. As there are some things that are only available via Ubuntu PPAs, it’s a tough choice.

  635. Rüssel Says:

    @PB 613
    My machine had boot problems with the Underwater login theme. I switched to the Space theme. Now, at least today, it boots fine.

  636. Michael Webster Says:

    @roj (#600) –

    Currently the only way to change the time format is to edit gsettings:

    gsettings set org.cinnamon.desklets.clock date-format “%H:%M”

    or whatever you want.

    This will get addressed at some point to make it more configurable, but it was intended mainly as an example desklet.

  637. Shaun Morris Says:

    With cinnamon a nice feature would be to preview the login theme, as you cant really see them unless you logout and log back in and it seems a long way round

    Shaun

  638. PB Says:

    Russel@614,

    Default cloud theme works fine too, just needs more work in general I suppose. I really like the direction Clem is going with these things. Hopefully he can unify it even more. But for now, I’m sure he’s most concerned with fixing what truly is broken.

  639. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    for thouse, who still have trouble with volume, here I have an interesting thing, what my Terminal told me in the current kernel-update:

    [code]andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for andrea:
    OK http://archive.canonical.com raring Release.gpg
    OK http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg
    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release.gpg
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    OK http://archive.canonical.com raring Release
    OK http://packages.medibuntu.org raring Release.gpg
    OK http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg
    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release
    OK http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release
    OK http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release
    OK http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner amd64 Packages
    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main amd64 Packages
    OK http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Sources
    OK http://packages.medibuntu.org raring Release
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    OK http://archive.canonical.com raring/partner i386 Packages
    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted amd64 Packages
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    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe amd64 Packages
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    OK http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted amd64 Packages
    Holen: 1 http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia Release.gpg [197 B]
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    OK http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security/main i386 Packages
    OK http://packages.medibuntu.org raring/non-free amd64 Packages
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    Es wurden 153 kB in 23 s geholt (6.415 B/s).
    Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
    andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
    Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
    Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
    Paketaktualisierung (Upgrade) wird berechnet... Fertig
    Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert:
    linux-headers-3.8.0-22 linux-headers-3.8.0-22-generic
    linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic linux-image-extra-3.8.0-22-generic
    Die folgenden Pakete werden aktualisiert (Upgrade):
    linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic linux-libc-dev
    linux-source linux-source-3.8.0
    6 aktualisiert, 4 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht aktualisiert.
    Es müssen 146 MB an Archiven heruntergeladen werden.
    Nach dieser Operation werden 238 MB Plattenplatz zusätzlich benutzt.
    Möchten Sie fortfahren [J/n]? J
    Holen: 1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic amd64 3.8.0-22.33 [12,4 MB]
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    Holen: 10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main linux-source all 3.8.0.22.38 [2.452 B]
    Es wurden 146 MB in 13 min 4 s geholt (186 kB/s).
    Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic wird gewählt.
    (Lese Datenbank ... 258644 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
    Entpacken von linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic (aus .../linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic_3.8.0-22.33_amd64.deb) ...
    Done.
    Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket linux-image-extra-3.8.0-22-generic wird gewählt.
    Entpacken von linux-image-extra-3.8.0-22-generic (aus .../linux-image-extra-3.8.0-22-generic_3.8.0-22.33_amd64.deb) ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-generic 3.8.0.21.37 (durch .../linux-generic_3.8.0.22.38_amd64.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-generic wird entpackt ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-image-generic 3.8.0.21.37 (durch .../linux-image-generic_3.8.0.22.38_amd64.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-image-generic wird entpackt ...
    Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket linux-headers-3.8.0-22 wird gewählt.
    Entpacken von linux-headers-3.8.0-22 (aus .../linux-headers-3.8.0-22_3.8.0-22.33_all.deb) ...
    Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket linux-headers-3.8.0-22-generic wird gewählt.
    Entpacken von linux-headers-3.8.0-22-generic (aus .../linux-headers-3.8.0-22-generic_3.8.0-22.33_amd64.deb) ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-headers-generic 3.8.0.21.37 (durch .../linux-headers-generic_3.8.0.22.38_amd64.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-headers-generic wird entpackt ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-libc-dev:amd64 3.8.0-21.32 (durch .../linux-libc-dev_3.8.0-22.33_amd64.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-libc-dev:amd64 wird entpackt ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-source-3.8.0 3.8.0-21.32 (durch .../linux-source-3.8.0_3.8.0-22.33_all.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-source-3.8.0 wird entpackt ...
    Vorbereitung zum Ersetzen von linux-source 3.8.0.21.37 (durch .../linux-source_3.8.0.22.38_all.deb) ...
    Ersatz für linux-source wird entpackt ...
    linux-image-3.8.0-22-generic (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-22-generic
    Warning: No support for locale: de_DE.utf8
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    grub.cfg wird erstellt …
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    No volume groups found
    erledigt
    linux-image-extra-3.8.0-22-generic (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-22-generic
    Warning: No support for locale: de_DE.utf8
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    grub.cfg wird erstellt …
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    No volume groups found
    erledigt
    linux-image-generic (3.8.0.22.38) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-headers-3.8.0-22 (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-headers-3.8.0-22-generic (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 3.8.0-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    linux-headers-generic (3.8.0.22.38) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-generic (3.8.0.22.38) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-libc-dev:amd64 (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-source-3.8.0 (3.8.0-22.33) wird eingerichtet ...
    linux-source (3.8.0.22.38) wird eingerichtet ...
    andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ [/code]

    The interesting passage is this one here:

    [code]grub.cfg wird erstellt …
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-22-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-21-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    No volume groups found

    [/code]

    There the Terminal says, that the volume-groups would be missing. And this could be the reason, why for some users the sound might not work.

    This should be fixed.

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  640. Mintkatze Says:

    @ 612 Jungle_boy,

    no, the wheather-applet-settings still do not work for me. It still says:
    Processing cinnamon-wheather-settings has failed
    “childprocess cinnamon-wheather-settings” could not be processed. No authorization.”

    So how can this be fixed??

    Greetings
    Mintkatze

  641. Jerry Says:

    Mint 15 is superb! Only one major problem with my Lenovo x200 laptop and that is power consumption on battery. I have always used Jupiter to extend my battery life but unfortunately Jupiter is no more! I have used instructions from this page http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Linux_Mint_13_Xfce_on_a_ThinkPad_X200 regarding energy saving but I am still looking at approx half the battery time on Mint 15 compared to Windows 8.

    If there is an easy way to increase battery time I haven’t found it. Right now this is the only thing stopping me from using Mint 15 as a daily driver on my Lenovo.

  642. Mintkatze Says:

    hi people,

    there is a helpful hint by the User Eradan on the spices-site with the wheather-applet.

    The trick is this one here:

    Step one: open a Terminal and type in this:

    [code]chmod +x ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/weather@mockturtl/cinnamon-weather-settings[/code]

    This will fix this.

    But: I found, that there is still a bug with the five-day forecast. This still does not work correctly. I already reported that on the spices-site to the author of this applet.

  643. Rüssel Says:

    @616 Jerry
    My notebook had most battery life with Linuxes based on Kernel 2.6.32, like Linux Mint 9. If you dont mind using a 3 year old OS, then get it quickly before the repositories shut down. Canonical ended their support on May 9.

  644. Jerry Says:

    @617 Russel

    Yeah you are quite right in stating that battery life was far better in old Mint releases…I still have Mint 10 running on an old IBM T40 and T42 but I really prefer running the latest version on this particular laptop. I’m always hoping for perfection! LOL

  645. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    The menu and the alternative applet “menu plus” are both very slow the first time they are selected, and on further selections there is usually a hesitation on selecting the menu and on putting the pointer over a different category – very roughly 1/3 to 1/2 a second. My (2x3Ghz processor) computer is not doing anything else apart from showing this webpage.

    I find it extremely irritating as I generally know exactly which program I want and expect to select it immediately.

    Looks great otherwise!

  646. Ian Chapman Says:

    1) Also Nvidia 8500gt does not show in Driver Manager.
    ================================================================
    2) Duplicate packages.
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/upstream amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_upstream_binary-amd64_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/import amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_import_binary-amd64_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/upstream i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_upstream_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia/import i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.linuxmint.com_dists_olivia_import_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    E: Unable to locate package nvidia-current
    ===========================================
    3) Menu/Preferences/Displays I get a tab on bottom of screen–System Settings, that’s it.
    =================================================
    4) Not sure but Displays is not in Menu/System settings and looks as if it should be integrated with 3 above.
    ========================================================
    Comment it’s very slow as it’s using the CPU to do the video donkey work, should I get the Nvidia 8500 driver from Nvidia? The driver that I loaded internal to Mint13 seems to be okay for my non gaming use after nomodeset in /etc/common/grub. Regards Ian.
    ======================================================

  647. Ian Chapman Says:

    Oh yes it’s 64 bit cinnamon AMD processor.

  648. Shane Says:

    I made a chroot post-installation shell script that I use from within the live cd environment immediately after installing any ubuntu based distro, and I noticed that in the current RC “apt-get install” commands fail until I run a system update due to missing packages. This did not happen with LM14 and prior. I’m assuming that the next RC will include all current updates rolled into it?

    Otherwise, amazing job as always!

  649. Etienne Says:

    I also have problems with battery life in Min 14, saw it the first day I installed over Mint 13… Any way to resolve this?

  650. Mike Says:

    Mint 15 RC, shows boot problems for me. There are several different error situations. Have to reboot several times until the desktop appears.

    1. No error, short boot logo, Desktop appears, fast
    2. Black screen, Monitor seems to be in wrong mode or not getting any signal?
    3. Just the mouse cursor is visible, everything black. (cursor can be moved)

    In Mint 14 error no.2 appeared quite often, but not on every boot. With all the last updates installed in Mint 14 the problem could be “solved” by hitting “ctrl+alt+del”, so the login screen appeared.

    In Mint 15 RC this keycombination does not bring up the login screen when in error mode no.2 (see above).

    System:
    Intel HD4000, Eizo Monitor (EV2436) connected with Displayport, Mainboard: Asus Le Plus

    P.S.
    Win 7 Pro boots every single time, no problems ever appeared

    You can disable the LED on the Eizo, but it is glowing when you boot, after a successful boot the LED goes off. When in errormode no.2 the LED is still active.

    So wrong boot->LED enabled. Right boot->LED is being disabled

    Mint/Linux seems to have problems with the right displayport settings.

  651. corvias Says:

    I submit for your approval, another MDM issue. Basically, it’s failing to start through upstart, but I can start it manually with sudo /usr/sbin/mdm. It also neglects to set the default language on the greeter, causing an error upon login. See this post by me on the forums. Even though I’ve worked around it, I’d like to help with any info that might be useful.
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=134701

  652. matthew kuhl Says:

    Everything is fantastic save for one detail, and it is inconsistent.
    The Software Manager is hit or miss for me on MATE 32 bit. It will often only load as far as the splash screen and never load all the way. i have not found anyone else reporting such an issue anywhere.
    What info should i provide (and how to generate the report – sorry, i am still a full-on noob).
    Thanks everyone,
    matthew

  653. johnno Says:

    Just experienced what others have reported earlier.
    Synaptic crashed on me while installing a package.

  654. Matson Says:

    It’s not 100% stable this RC but looking forward when bugs are fixed. There were so issues with video lagging not much. Also changing themes, icons, etc seems to cause some problems. Comparing Mint 13 to this Mint 15 RC the latter is surely not ready to use as default OS. I have to wait 1-2 months to give my rating to this new one.

  655. michel GARREAU Says:

    je suis simple utilisateur
    d’abord “mandrake” ensuite “mandriva”, ubuntu et aujourd’hui linux mint
    merci et Franchement super !

  656. John Says:

    Is there anyway we can use LM15 Cinnamon beyond January of 2014 and still get security updates? This is the best OS I ever had. I can’t believe how this OS loves my hardware!I’m on a home built tower.

  657. John Says:

    jonno, I don’t want to speak for the devs, but keep installing the updates provided this is an RC1. there are minor blemishes, but have you tried anything to remedy a crashing synaptic pkg mgr? Try ‘sudo apt-get upgrade’ leave out the single quotes…

  658. Dean Says:

    Brasero is missing Mplex GStreamer plugin

  659. Ian Chapman Says:

    Update Manager reports many failures and offers some upgrades.
    =============================================================
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/partner/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/olivia-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80]
    Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/olivia/free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/olivia/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/olivia/free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/olivia/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
    Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  660. Maestro E Says:

    For those of us who want to upgrade from 14 to 15 RC I found this link:

    http://linuxg.net/how-to-update-upgrade-from-linux-mint-14-nadia-to-linux-mint-15-olivia/

    If you experience any problems after the upgrade you need to install

    mintsources and mintdrivers which are the two new features. Install those through Synaptec.

    Also this will break your updates. To fix go into software sources and turn off the additional repositories for mint and ubuntu. Then try and update again. From there everything should work flawless. I may be missing some other Mint 15 features which are not installed during the upgrade… but those two I noticed off the bat.

    I have tried this method on several machines with no crashing or data loss. :) Great work Mint Team! I cannot wait until the final release of 15!

  661. Jeroen Says:

    The installation slide-show says: “Included software: VLC” but it isn’t.

  662. aelfinn Says:

    Claudio: 3) if I install kernel 3.9.3, cinnamon crashes after login and shows the option to use fallbackmode, kernel 3.5.0 is running fine

    I am running LM15rc with Linux 3.9.3 and Cinnamon 1.8.6 without a problem.

  663. johnno Says:

    @ 622 John

    It only happened once and I haven’t bothered trying to fix it myself. I’m just reporting it and I’m sure Clem and team will also kill this particular bug.

    Only thing still bothering me is Skype. Had this problem with sound breaking up and heavily distorted in LM14 and I was never able to fix it. I was hoping the problem would be solved in LM15 but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
    Not sure though whether this is something the Mint team can rectify?

  664. Will Says:

    @561, ChiMakwa, if you’d like a fellow Aspie’s help with Linux, contact me at: will_brokenbourgh@yahoo.com :-D

  665. jvincentnix Says:

    and…. drumroll… the sound was fixed on the next update. :-) now, perfect system so far other than Banshee crashing… but what else is new? Clementine solves that issue.

  666. d0pefish Says:

    Hey guys, Ive been testing this rc release since it came out and i thought i would leave my comments about it, First of, Watching cinnamon mature has been a blessing, I use Mint as the primary os on this asus laptop I really like the polish put into the last release. However it has crashed on me more times in 3 days than nadia did in almost 6 months. All at random times. THe software manager has crashed on me when you try to do a search while your downloading something. Sometimes My icons arent lined up right when i log in, so i log out and log back in and its fine. I always have the hdmi out to my lg tv. Lately after one of the updates i think the screen saver would lock up on me after you left a message and then came back to resume, It would not let me click on the password text bar . I was able to click switch user and log out and then log in and everything was fine, It only seems to do it when you leave a message. Some of the themes for cinnamon do not exist anymore apparently so it will give you an error when you try to download a few of them. Anyway thats all the bugs i’ve noticed so far, other than that Im really enjoying using it. Looking forward to the official release.

  667. sdim Says:

    I’m having two issues with booting up:

    1. I get the message–>”The greeter application appears to be crashing. Attempting to use a different one”. I click OK but every time, the same message pops up.
    2. Another message I get when booting up is a screen full of green letters which I can’t all quote here. The bottom line, though, reads:
    “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed”.
    When I reboot, I get to the MDM screen, but it’s annoying having to go through the above mentioned stages to boot up Mint 15.

    Any solutions?

  668. Dannie Says:

    Okay. I have fixed the following problem before but cannot get it to save after a reboot.

    I install the AMD proprietary drivers for my 6670 video card. My 24 inch monitor then not use the whole display. I adjust the overscan/underscan to 0%. All is well until I reboot. The display then reverts back to not using the whole screen. I did use the administrative CCC to adjust these settings. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

  669. Volpone Says:

    Hello,
    just installed LM15 MATE and Compiz and it performs just great, boot time around 10 sec, snappy and fast. Congratulations for LM team !

  670. Rüssel Says:

    @ 627 sdim
    regarding issue 1.:
    - install all updates
    - open control center and chose other MDM greeter theme
    - reboot

  671. Nick Payne Says:

    Mint 15 RC amd64. If I change the login window style to GTK, when the login window appears the input field for userid does not have the focus until the mouse is moved. Attempting to enter a userid without moving the mouse results in nothing appearing in the userid field. Just moving the mouse pointer is enough to give the field focus, it is not necessary to click any of the mouse buttons.

  672. Daniel Says:

    I was wondering if the HTML5 log in screen in dual screen is supposed to be one screen only, or is just missing support for dual screens right now? It is just a blank screen with no background, etc on it.

  673. Gatuki Says:

    Nice Work! All seems smooth except for a couple of issues. Alx driver is installed by default which makes the ethernet connection on my laptop work out of the box but it is not recognised after suspend unless I reboot which I fixed by doing this: http://www.techlw.com/2013/01/fix-network-after-resume-from-suspend.html
    The inbuilt microphone doesn’t work, which always had problems with skype on Mint 14. And a couple of weird things like the speakers aren’t recognised, it only shows dummy speakers, which is fixed after a reboot.
    I’m sure most of this will be fixed in the final release.
    Anyway, respect for all your work!

  674. aelfinn Says:

    1. After the latest updates, I can’t mouse wheel scroll a list of files in Nemo any more. If, for example, there are 100+ files in a directory, I’ll get a horizontal scroll bar. Usually, I can scroll to the end of the list by using the mouse wheel, execpt that seems to be broken somehow. Used to work up until recently. Is anybody else seeing this?

    2. In the pre-installed LibreOffice, if I manually hyphenate a word using the fixed hyphen (for something like “French-speaking people”), LibreOffice will not do a line break at the hyphen. Use the conditional hyphen, however, and everything works as expected. This is fixed by installing LibreOffice manually using the official tar.gz file from their website. Is this just a case of a missing file that’s not being installed via mint-meta-cinnamon?

  675. Ashwin Says:

    @ 468, Saad

    Install Bumblebee. It worked for me!

  676. Gatuki Says:

    After a couple of reboots the inbuilt microphone is recognised and works, but it doesn’t work with skype. It was the same in Mint 14 after some kind of update. Is this a problem with the skype or pulse audio software and how can it be fixed? Cheers!

  677. How To Be Hypnosis Says:

    i like linux mint thanks for it :)

  678. Eddy Says:

    Hello there im newbie in linux but from what ive seen Mint is my fav, my question is does Olivia supports Ralink 3290 wireless card ?

  679. Jerry Jones Says:

    Awesome. Thank you to Clem and everyone involved in this fine OS.

  680. sdim Says:

    @ 629 Rüssel:
    Many thanks, my friend.

  681. Dis Says:

    I’ve only been running Mint 14 Cinnamon for a few weeks and I’ve been very impressed.
    I decided as I had little invested data/app wise to use the update method found here http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2 to try my first fresh upgrade on Mint.
    I managed to get my user account updated with most settings carrying over apart from my chosen desktop pic as it appears to be not included in the standard desktops in Olivia but the Backup Tool cannot for some reason restore my software selection. It recognises the file and reads it but I cannot select any of the apps in the list.
    Like I said I had a dozen or so apps so it’s not going to be hard to manually do it so it’s a minor fly in the ointment.

  682. Rüssel Says:

    @ sdim
    happy i could help

  683. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    I’ve been using Mint-14 Mate without problems, but with Mint-15RC Cinammon streaming sound is unusable, for example BBC iPlayer-radio on
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jyxz.
    Video is almost unusable as it seizes up as badly as on an old 600 GHz/386Mb laptop running CrunchBang, for example
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-22201823.

  684. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    Windows sometimes have something wrong in the top left hand corner. Sometimes text letters have bits missing off the top of them.

  685. sloan Says:

    Having same greeter application crashing issue reported by others.

    Is that issue with all HTML themes or just some of them?

    Also, system will sometimes hang with black screen and won’t shutdown.

  686. JNFoo Says:

    I can confirm that synaptic on Olivia has completely stopped working as in the program crashes to desktop instantly upon load. Apt-get update or upgrade didn’t do anything. No unusual error messages.

    I did add a couple of PPAs to get PS3 Media Center and Netflix up. Not sure if that is related.

  687. Jerry Says:

    Right, I’m now a few days in and things aren’t quite so rosy.

    Nemo freezes each time I browse picture folders on my server. This is with Nemo set to show thumbnails as I simply don’t understand why I would want to browse photos without thumbnails which is the Nemo default. Although the freezing might explain the default settings? Being unable to browse thumbnails without freezing is a major problem for a file browser!

    System Monitor freezes each time I click on the Processes tab. Happens every time without fail.

    Wireless icon on the System Tray shows the signal percentage of my wifi when I hover over it. Clicking on it sometimes changes that percentage to 100% in the drop down list of networks no matter how far or close I am to my router. Clicking on Network Settings sometimes tells me that I am not connected to my wifi even though I clearly am!

    Battery life on this laptop ( Lenovo x200 ) is half that of Win 8 installed on a different partition on the same SSD. I have lost around 10% battery while typing this. It may well be worse than half the battery life while on Win 8.

    Clicking on the menu and going to choose a program sometimes results in a half second delay while the cursor tries to catch up with the result that I either click on the wrong program or over shoot the program I want.

    And please….Image Magick? This program would have been fine in Cassandra but really has no place in a 2013 OS. Reversing cursors went out years ago.

    The most serious problems are obviously battery life and Nemo.

    Apart from that and my obvious frustration I really do like Mint 15. Mint has come a long way since I first installed it on an IBM A22.

  688. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    On the Steampunk login screen there is an “OK” button to the right of the data-entry field, but it doesn’t do anything, I have to press [return].

  689. TMan Says:

    If I use Webmin to add a new NFS export, will the NFS export be automatically mounted when I reboot the PC? Every release after Linux Mint 10 fails to automount. I have to manually remove the NFS export, add it back and refresh modules to get NFS working the way it should.

  690. Vasu Says:

    Linuxmint mate 15RC 64bit is not remembering my hidden Wifi network. I have installed Linuxmint mate 15RC 64bit on my laptop and i have added my hidden Wifi network. Every time i boot i need to select my hidden network to connect to it. It is not connecting automatically as it does in Linuxmint 14. Could you please let me know if any one is facing the same issue.

  691. holyguyver Says:

    Synaptic keeps crashing while open thus messing up the lock file, & sometimes the OS freezes for no reason & I have to hard reboot it.

    This is in the Mate variant. Never had this problem before, & yet have used Linux Mint since Deryna.

  692. kaddy Says:

    =====BUG REPORTS=====

    Clem, thought i’de post my bug reports here as mentioned to do so on this blog…

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1181225

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1181231

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1181232

  693. Rune Jensen Says:

    I have been using Mint for very long now, and it is a very satisfying system. Currently, I am on Mint 13 Mate.

    I have allso for the last couple of weeks been using Elementary OS Beta, and I have made up my mind that I will dual boot between the two.

    My judgement is this. E-OS is extremely fast and very optimized for making repetitive tasks because of built-in hot corners and multiple desktops, very nice for developers who want to work fast. Mint has more settings, making it more functional in some cases, admittedly more user friendly and consistent to the generel user (because no functions are hidden), and it is very good for doing multiple tasks, not nessesarily related.

    Basically, I cannot live without any of them, they are both very usable systems and they each fill a purpose… I am looking forward to final release of Mint 15, and then I definitely will install it.

    PS. I don’t know if this is changed in 15, but one thing you could learn from E-OS is the main menu. When I access it with fn+Winkey, first thing I want to do is usually to open the program I search for, so make that the first option via ENTER key. Just a suggestion.

  694. Steve Smith Says:

    I’m a C# developer coming from the dark side (ms). I am so exhausted fighting with ms for the past 20 years. After wrestling with an undocumented win7x64 tcp dns flood limit (for legitimate purposes) for over 20 hours, I finally gave up: enough of ms’ stupidity :( ENOUGH. Mint is the first linux distro that I have seen that makes me want to switch; the interface is beautiful, rational, and functional.

    My personal path to Open Source? The absolute beauty & elegance of svn originally lured me 4 years ago (as opposed to the bloated, ugly, expensive TFS). Oracle vbox cured so many of my ms blues the past 2 years: 75% of my programming work is done in VM’s. Open source is winning hearts and minds. Next up is open source db’s to get rid of sql server. Mint is very promising to cure my many ms blues that remain. I’m too new to try the RC, but am using Mint 14… Thank you so much, thank you,

    Steve

  695. Firedragon Says:

    Linux mint 15RC 32bit cinnamon does not seem to like me very much it keeps freezing on me had to do a hard reset 7 times yesterday and 2 times today so far some of those times i didn,t even do anything on the computer when it happend.

    Booted to arch xfce no problems so far will try other desktop and other nvidia driver on mint when i have some time.

    core2duo 2.4Ghz
    4gb ddr2
    nvidia gtx260 core 216 | driver 310.*

  696. Rock Says:

    i’m using cinnamon 32 bit version. sometimes the screen freezes while opening.

    that’s how it happens; i see a black screen and mouse cursor after login(im using auto login, not by entering user name and password)

    i can move the cursor but after 3 to 5 seconds, cursor freezes. i don’t know why, just reporting bug. but i think its something about cinnamon, because the freezing occurs just before the desktop show up. it freezes and gives me a black screen and a fixed mouse cursor which i cant move.

    cool distro by the way, i think it is the best :)

  697. David Rowell Says:

    Some system software (wish I could help) has a memory leak.

    I had a folder containing lots of JPG’s that when opened with Nemo would occupy 50% of 4 CPU cores continuously without doing anything. There were 5 files that thumbnailed poorly – moved them out of the folder then back in and Nemo behaved – the thumbnails weren’t changed in any descernable way.

  698. Jimmys Dimitrakopoulos Says:

    I am using the 64bit cinnamon edition and I can’t open the software manager. I’ve tried but it just won’t open.

  699. xenopeek Says:

    On Cinnamon I can no longer edit my timezone, or at least I can’t find how to do it. That’s an issue for people traveling with a laptop, or making a mistake during installation.

    On LM14 Cinnamon I can change my region & city for selecting my timezone in Cinnamon Settings > Calender. Region & city selection boxes are not present in LM15 RC Cinnamon (fully updated to May 26th).

  700. Simon Brown Says:

    I’ve had the same errors reported in 524 (greeter error) and 652 (software manager failing to launch beyond splash page)

  701. sloan Says:

    @695.

    I agree that option needs to be put back into the Calendar settings.

    In the meantime, you can change it from the command line.

    Display available time zone options:
    timedatectl list-timezones

    Set the time zone:
    timedatectl set-timezone

  702. Simon Brown Says:

    Wifi meter right ? I get 86-93% with laptop touching up to a modern fibre speed router, and 65-70% 15 feet away with clear line of sight

  703. Guy Maskall Says:

    No networking at all.

    System: Lenovo G780 (Broadcom BCM4313 wireless and Atheros AR8162 ethernet).

    Upon booting Mint 15 (Cinnamon 64 bit, md5sum: 48ecdc03eaa6c497fa8bab3f937c4364), I have no working network interface. This didn’t surprise me with the wireless, although I was slightly disappointed, but it very much surprised me with the wired interface.

    Upon booting from the DVD, it seems the brcmsmac module (along with bcma) is loaded (for the wireless), although wireless doesn’t work. However, the alx driver is not listed at all, so would appear not to be loaded. I thought this was supposed to be built in from kernel 3.5.x? I can’t recall if the wired interface worked from the start when I installed Mint 14. I know I had to install the wl driver for wireless, which then worked.

    The driver source I used to get wireless working in Mint 14 was compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p. I understand the name has become compat-drivers now. Furthermore, I understand that a version of compat-driver higher than the kernel version should be used, so for Mint 15, using kernel 3.8.0-19-generic, this would mean compat-drivers-3.8.3-2, for example. However, this does not include the alx driver. Possibly because it should be included with the kernel by default now?

    I do like the driver manager in Mint 15, or at least I’m sure I will when it does something. At the moment, when I boot Mint 15, I have two entries: “bcmwl-kernel-source, 6.20.155.1+bdcom-0ubuntu6″ and (I think) “device disabled”. The latter is selected by default. If I select the radio button for the former, and apply, the dialog returns to having the “device disabled” option selected.

    I’m going to try forcing loading of alx, but my rate of progress is limited by having to keep booting the DVD and rebooting my old Mint 14 (owing to no Internet access from Mint 15).

    It would be helpful if I had any pointers on the best way to enable networking, or whether there is a known issue which will be/has been fixed.

  704. Todd Harrison Says:

    I found testing mint 15 on my own hardware is that when I go to restart the computer it for the most part hangs & I need to go & do a cold boot.

    I don’t know why this is?

    Keep up the great work!

    Todd!

  705. Adam White Says:

    Hey guys. Just wondering, in Linux Mint, is the Alt+F2 combo fully working? For me at least, I can only use it to open firefox. I’m a total newbie too so forgive me! Thanks in advance to whoever can help me :)

  706. ozwrecker Says:

    mintkatze@639

    the phrase ‘Volume group’ has nothing to do with sound volume, it is a reference to logical volume groups in disk partitions.

    cheers

  707. Cameron Whiting Says:

    I like it. Already had to ask questions on the forum, but what was changed was logical & good. Keep up the good work :)

  708. freezeout Says:

    Fonts are displaying significantly better in Olivia than with any other Linux distribution I have tried. Better when using either Nouveau or Nvidia drivers. This is a big deal for me. Thank you so much.

  709. Hidden Maverick Says:

    Thank you so much to the Linux Mint team for a preview to another excellent release! I look forward to using the full release everyday whenever it’s ready.

    I have a feature request (which I thought was a bug but turned out to be something not yet implemented) for a future version of Mint if possible, as I doubt there is enough time for something like this to make it into Mint 15.

    As part of my normal operating system installation procedure, I supply some notes to handle various post-installation tasks. One of them involves the use of adding additional PPAs to my base system after installing an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. In Ubuntu 13.04, I am able to use the add-apt-repository command with the -y option in order to add a PPA and download all relevant GPG keys without the need for the user to be prompted whether to proceed or cancel.

    However, the -y option is not yet implemented in the add-apt-repository command as shipped with Linux Mint 15 RC. I also tried doing something similar to:

    yes | sudo add-apt-repository ppa:the_ppa_that/I_want_to_add

    but this does not work either, as the add-apt-repository command will echo the PPA information without accepting the piped output from the yes command.

  710. glop Says:

    Well, it’s now marked Approved. When can we download de final stable ISO?

  711. mdsn87 Says:

    I’h having the same problem with Mint 15 as i had with 14: flash plugin. Since then Mint is not out of box ready to use for me. Firefox instead of videos shows only a black box, with splashes white when scrolling. Chrome on the other hand returns error that it its unable to to load flash plugin. The only solution that woked for me was downgrading flash plugin to the version from mint 13 repos: v10. Why is the stock plugin not working right?

  712. david Says:

    There seems to be a problem in Nemo with previewing PDF files (possibly others?). With some larger files (not ridiculously large) it will attempt to process a preview, but will just get stuck there. It will show the “timer” icon, meaning it is processing the preview, but won’t move off there, and when it is doing this the hard drive will access *continuously* if the folder is not changed. Anyone else having this problem?

    I will attempt to do some more investigating to get some harder info on it.

  713. Jerry Says:

    @ David 698 and David 694…I can confirm the problems with Nemo. See my comment 687. This needs looked at as a matter of urgency. A file browser that can’t browse properly isn’t much use as a file browser.

  714. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    698 David
    Check what it is using to open it, mine was using LibreOffice Draw or perhaps Writer, and took ages to open PDF files. If it is, change it to use Document Viewer.

  715. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    Mint-15 Cinnamon. I have panels at the top and bottom of my screen and put most applets on the top one.
    The “Panel Edit Mode” doesn’t really work. It’s very difficult to place an applet because there is no indication of where it will go. Trying to moving an applet sometimes results in several copies of it. Having to ‘unlock panel’ seems an unnecessary extra step. I’ve made earlier posts about other related problems. Mate does all this a lot better. Sound and video streaming doesn’t keep pausing either.

    I was hoping that the desktop problems with the menus and panels in Cinnamon would be sorted in the new version but it seems not. With -14 I decided I would have to use Mate and I will have to do the same with -15 unfortunately. A shame because Cinnamon looks good.

  716. am.hunting.wabbits Says:

    Hello Olivia!
    Cinnamom and Mate works fine for my 2 PCs.

  717. HappyCamper Says:

    Athlon II x4 640, Nvidia 7025 graphics, 3.6 GB, LM15RC: Installing the recommended 304.88 nvidia driver from the System Settings | Device Drivers menu cured the crashes I’d been having. Every time I tried to start Firefox, it crashed. The crashes occurred with both the 64 and 32 bit RCs as updated. Driver installation cured the problem for both RCs. What a difference! System runs fine now, and it’s very responsive.

    eeePC 1002HA 2GB: LM15RC 32-bit: RC works fine as installed and updated. It seems a little slow starting and switching among settings menus. Firefox and Libreoffice writer are surprisingly speedy on this elderly little netbook when using this RC.

    Olivia is elegant, calm, intuitive, and competent. Thanks to Clem and the team for this very nice gift to the community.

  718. Dave Says:

    Unable to get a successful boot, get an unable to handle paging request fffffffffd8 or close to than not sure about the number of f’s. I was trying to run on an HP P7-1054 with an AMD Athlon II 645 quad core CPU and 12 g of ram. I was unable to run the memtest as well, said too small a low memory

    Any ideas?

  719. Markus Says:

    Hi

    I installed Mint 15 RC Cinnamon 64 from Live USB (LiLi) to HP Pavilion g6 (2377sz)(GPT, UEFI, single OS, Secure Boot off). It does not boot (No OS present… Please install…). Switching the Board to Legacy mode did not change anything. Hope this to be fixed until “RTM”.

    Regards, Markus

  720. gwideman Says:

    [Bug][Mint 15] Cinnamon Mouse sensitivity is backwards

    Using Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 RC1
    In the Mouse and Touchpad Settings panel, there is a Pointer Speed > Sensitivity slider.

    As currently implemented, the “Low” end of the slider provides maximum sensitivity, whereas the “High” end provides lowest sensitivity. This is obviously counter to expectations.

    Judging by other comments on the forums, this is a long-standing bug, and prompts some people, unaware of workaround of using the control backwards, to hunt for other solutions, such as messing with commands like xinput -set-prop “ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse” “Device Accel Constant Deceleration” 3.

    I have a suspicion this might be “fixable” in some I18N way but just changing the Low and High labels. :-( .

    Also, note for other fiddlers: The mouse sensitivity behavior changes live as you adjust the slider, so you can evaluate it as you adjust it.

    – Graham

  721. david Says:

    So the PDF bug is a strange one. It happens sometimes when I print through cups-pdf. Occasionally one file which appears in ~/PDF folder will not resolve the thumbnail… the harddrive will just keep accessing too. Now, if I copy that file, then paste it to another directory, say to ~, it’s fine, shows straight away. Then if I drag it back into the PDF directory, on the “do you want to replace…?” dialogue you can see the icon flickering back and forth. Even if you move it, it’s fine, then move it back, again it doesn’t resolve.

    By the way, even when it’s not showing a thumbnail, you can still open it normally and it’s fine. In the end it sounds like a weird Nemo problem… open to suggestions or official bug report…

  722. Elias Says:

    ‘Edit Menu’ on Linux Mint MATE 64-bit does nothing.

  723. Elias Says:

    On the same system, at the lock screen when I am prompt to enter my password why does the default linux mint 15 wallpaper appear and not my new one from ‘Background’ on appearance Preferences? The same thing works fine on Cinnamon edition.

  724. johnno Says:

    LM15 Cinnamon 64bit crashed while watching a film in smplayer. Had it happening in LM14 too sometimes, so could be hardware related.

    Did anyone else had this happening in LM14?

  725. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    Further to #683, I have switched from Mint-15 Cinnamon to Mate and streaming video or radio is just as bad. In both cases I have been using the latest Chrome 27.0.1453.93. I have now tried Firefox and a brief check suggests that it is ok. I conclude that it is the combination of Mint-15 and Chrome 27.0.1453.93 that is the problem.

  726. Monsta Says:

    Another upstream bug: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=157&p=723398#p723398 – I think this should be mentioned in the release notes since this one is serious for people using smb.

  727. montee Says:

    installed both linuxmint rc 15 cinnamon and mate x64 versions on laptop at different times and experienced exactly the same problem…..i have a wifi connected network hp deskjet printer which ubuntu and derivatives find instantly and without problems….linuxmint 15 doesnt see it yet cups etc is installed…so a no-go for me; i will stick with elementary os beta 2 for now, no bugs whatsoever with that

  728. Linuxguy Says:

    I was wondering if I can install this RC version of 15 and I wont need to reinstall when it becomes final? I will then be able to report any bugs I find and won’t need to reinstall, or would i better off installing in virtual machine? Thanks.

  729. PB Says:

    Monsta@707

    Haven’t been confronted with that specific issue yet, however, when I am logged on to a network drive and open docs, spreadsheets, etc., with Libre, saving any changes fails across the network. I have to copy the document to my desktop, make the changes, and then drop it back on the network drive. This could be related to a samba update, as at one time LM13 was trouble free in this regard. However, I am now experiencing it on LM13 on a regular basis. It’s aggravating, but there is that workaround that I discussed above. Perhaps will also work with video streaming.

  730. PB Says:

    Monsta,

    I’m not at my workstation right now, but I wonder if Samba isn’t handling ownership of files properly. That would at least partially explain why copying docs to the desktop seems to make the problem go away.

  731. Jungle_boy Says:

    mintkatze@640;

    Weather applet require msgfmt and glib-compile-schemas; I installed, by synaptic: liblocale-msgfmt-perl; because there is no glib-compile-schemas in synaptic, look if you have installed too:
    - libglib 2.0-0
    - libglib 2.0-data
    - libglib 2.0-bin
    - libglibmm-2.4-1c2a
    - libglib 2.0-cil
    - libglib-perl

    Restart cinnamon.

  732. Morten Piil Says:

    Hi Clem and team, great release :D
    I have noticed a difference in Nemo 1.8.2
    If I right-click a folder and select “Open in Terminal” the new Nemo will open the terminal in the actually open folder and not in the sub-folder I pointed to when I did the right click.
    Mint 14 and before always opened the sub-folder (as I think is logical) – can this be changed? or will I have to learn to open the sub-folder before I give the open terminal command?

    best regards Morten

  733. Elias Says:

    As I was listening to music with totem player and scrolling on music while totem-audio-preview started playing, caja crushed all of a sudden leaving the song playing on the background until I stopped the process from system monitor.

    I also have the synaptic package manager problem that it freezes/crushes where I have to reboot to solve it.

    LM15 MATE 64bit.

  734. Elias Says:

    Right click ‘Copy to’ and ‘Move to’ have only ‘Other Panel’(which is greyed out), ‘Home Folder’, and ‘Desktop’. Nemo on Cinnamon has also Documents,Music,Videos etc, why not in Caja?

    Also in Caja preferences, plugins tab is just a white window.

  735. gwideman Says:

    Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 RC all updates applied.
    VLC media player refuses to play videos dragged from a Windows SMB server and dropped on VLC. The salient error appears to be ‘no access module matching “smb”‘. A permission error is mentioned, but this is a share with no user/pwd required, and the files can be freely copied to the local drive where VLC is happy to play them.
    Google shows some history of this type of failure on debian in the past. /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/acccess/libaccess_smb_plugin.so is present.

    VLC Error message window contents:
    main debug: adding item `smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ ( smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi )
    qt4 debug: Adding a new MRL to recent ones: smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi
    main debug: rebuilding array of current – root Playlist
    main debug: rebuild done – 2 items, index 0
    main debug: processing request item: smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi, node: null, skip: 0
    main debug: resyncing on smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi
    main debug: smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi is at 1
    main debug: starting playback of the new playlist item
    main debug: resyncing on smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi
    main debug: smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi is at 1
    main debug: creating new input thread
    main debug: Creating an input for ‘smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi’
    main debug: TIMER input launching for ‘smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ : 18735.469 ms – Total 18735.469 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 18735.469 ms)
    main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path ‘/tmp’
    main debug: `smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ gives access `smb’ demux `’ path `phenx6/h/test/test.avi’
    main debug: creating demux: access=’smb’ demux=” location=’phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ file=’(null)’
    main debug: no fetch required for (null) (art currently (null))
    main debug: looking for access_demux module: 0 candidates
    main debug: no access_demux module matched “smb”
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.116 ms – Total 0.116 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.116 ms)
    main debug: creating access ‘smb’ location=’phenx6/h/test/test.avi’, path=’(null)’
    main debug: looking for access module: 1 candidate
    qt4 debug: IM: Setting an input
    access_smb error: open failed for ‘phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ (Permission denied)
    main debug: no access module matching “smb” could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 57.995 ms – Total 57.995 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 57.995 ms)
    main error: open of `smb://phenx6/h/test/test.avi’ failed
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 1/2)
    main debug: nothing to play
    qt4 debug: IM: Deleting the input

  736. David Says:

    Referring to my item No.584. I figured out. For some reason the update system was being pointed to non existent directories at packages.linuxmint.com. After backing up my important stuff I moved those faulty pointers out of the /var/lib/apt/lists directory, updated the update manager and things worked fine.

  737. roj Says:

    @636 Michael Webster:

    Thank you!

  738. Travis Says:

    Once again, great system. Not sure if this is listed previously in the comments. There is a problem at login where the desktop and background image are not present. You are not able to right click and there are no desktop icons. Opening Nero file manager causes the normal operation to return. Just a little Nemo bug I guess.

  739. charo Says:

    hello! I installed this yesterday, but I have two problems, first, I have no audio and the second, I can not set the monitor correctly, this system seems interesting, since Windows has tired me, thanks!

  740. Kasibaer Says:

    Hi, have Mint 15 Cinnamon 64bit installed on HP EliteBook 2540p. Looks very good so far except Bluetooth. BT does not run stable as in Mint14 Mate 64bit which I have installed since few month. The connectivity is ok but many interuptions.
    Overall, well done and keep it up!

  741. Miguel Moreno Says:

    Hello the S.O LINUX MINT WHIT CINNAMON have a bug in the sysnaptic formulary to set the proxy user and password. the writte option is not avail.
    i had fix via edit the file synaptic.conf

    good luck

    M.M

  742. Robse Says:

    Hi Clem, with nvidia driver the panel as no transperancy and the new mosaic style for the start menu doesn´t work.

    cinnamon 1,8 is great… thx clem and all other developer

    sry, for my bad english

  743. linux 1 Says:

    how do i install this to a new pc …

    downloaded this… now how do i get it on my usb stick and install it to a hard drive..

  744. Elias Says:

    If I boot/start my netbook with my earphones plugged in, I get a system with no sound, in sound preferences there is no hardware to configure. In order to get it to work I had to reboot with my earphones unplugged and then plugged them in after my system was fully loaded where I had my hardware configured and sound both with or without earphones.

    I believe I had the same issue with Cinnamon, but then I had falsely accused the kernel updates (post #166).

    What a weird bug that is! :P

  745. krba Says:

    - to much slow booting (in comparation with 14).
    - in gnome-commander, when Remote Server chosen, kills program.
    (same as 14). On other linuxes, works correct.

  746. alino1967 Says:

    I have tried many version of Linux, I think it’s the best

  747. goran Says:

    Mint 15 cinnamon not working with nvidia fx 5500 graphics, and legacy 173 drivers.

  748. Benito Says:

    Thanks to the Mint team . Tried 15 RC and love it. Had no issues so far. Can’t wait for the final release. Great job, mint is just getting better and better.

    Clem never stop what you are doing. !

    Cheers to Mint!

  749. Corbin Says:

    Hello Clem.

    I will be trying this soon, I have been on the cinnamon nightly since the last release and was alwase impressed with new features :)

    When Ubuntu moves to MIR, will you aswell? or stick with X.org?
    And their are rumors of Ubuntu Switching to Chromeium? Are you or is Mint Sticking with Firefox, I hope we do the latter as Chromeium/Chrome I find is just to featureless and has less freedom then Firefox.
    Lastley Can you please consider changing the default background, In most review I read people (and myself) Find it ugly

    Thanks for the hard work

    ~Corbin

  750. Guy Maskall Says:

    OK, so re Post 703 above (for anyone else with an AR8162, which seems to be cropping up a lot in the forums now), I was able to get ethernet up using the compat-drivers package (can’t remember exactly which version, and it’s not clear which to use, let alone find it – some only seem to have atl1c driver, for example). Then with some updates, I could enable the wireless bcmwl-kernel-source in the “Driver manager” control and it worked. However, ethernet was flakey – typically on speedtest.net I might get a very initial burst of download and then it would dry up. Trying a fresh compile/install of the alx driver has left me with no working ethernet; I’ll be glad when they sort this driver out! Yes I know this is a kernal thing, not a Mint thing, but it’s relevant if someone wants to use Mint and they have an Atheros (AR8162 for example) NIC.

    Anyway, cinnamon issues.
    It’s looking really polished now. After updates, my volume control OSD shows a slider bar; I’d say this a vital aspect of the graphic. I recall an earlier OSD had just the speaker icon and three curved ‘bars’. This simply is too coarse.

    I have noticed the system tray network notification is erratic; if I unplugged the network cable (when it was working), I’d get a notification popup in the top right of the screen telling me the network cable was disconnected, but the icon in the system tray would remain as a cable connection. Hovering the cursor over the icon got a text bubble saying (incorrectly) that the cable was connected. I’ve seen this happen in reverse as well.

    Also I notice the same thing I used to see in Mint 14, namely if you unplug the power cable, you get a popup in the top right saying (incorrectly) that the battery was critically low and would hibernate soon, despite the status in the system tray happily confirming the battery was 100% with hours of life left.

    From the speaker icon in the system tray and selecting “Sound settings”, and then the “Sound effects” tab, selection of alert sounds other than “Default” is not impossible – the interface appears inactive. There is absolutely no difference between the ‘Normal’ and ‘Advanced’ options.

    Wireless connection information is a little hard to find. It’s much more obvious with XFCE/Gnome2. With Cinnamon, it’s not too difficult to see the wired connection information, but the wireless requires the user to click on the little black arrow for the relevant wireless and that took me a while to discover (it doesn’t even offer a hint when you hover over it).

    For what it’s worth, I strongly support Mint’s philosophy of having a separate root user (I never like that about Ubuntu – I believe they still do that). I also strongly support the philosophy of not having an ‘easy’ upgrade path that allows the user to be lazy and not keep a back up of /home. Anything that strongly encourages the user to take a backup of /home is a good thing in my book. Keep those up! I don’t think the Mint install dialogue is actually too poor in allowing the user to choose their own partitioning, but it could, perhaps, offer a little more in the way of recommendations for partition sizes. You have to kind of *really* want to define separate partitions.

    I would really love the Mint/Cinnamon calendar to suck in national holidays and highlight them, and maybe even link to the user’s own calendar so they can easily see when they have events planned.

  751. Dannie Says:

    When using alt + F2 to run chrome, it gives failed to execute child process chrome. At that point I have to retype something that works or I am stuck.

  752. Enrique Says:

    Hi,
    I have installed LM15 but in less than half an hour it was frozen already more than 5 times. I see no errors in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
    The ISO checksum seems to be ok.
    Any idea why I get so frequent software freezes? LM14 in the some computer runs very smoothly.

  753. roberto chile Says:

    problems with the installation of grub shared disk win 7, LMDE this bug is not present.

  754. AleQwerty Says:

    Mint Cinnamon 15 64 work great with the new kernel 3.9.4 !

  755. Paula Gazzard Says:

    Love Olivia, so glad to have kernel 3.8 with native driver for wifi chip (driver still terrible but at least I don’t have to compile it myself now)! Very grateful for Nemo. Really love the easy wide choice of themes and colours – no more traipsing round looking for them. Small niggles:

    Media volume fn keys not working – correctly mapped but inert. They were working fine on Nadia.

    Thanks so much for Cinnamon, I love it!

  756. ehecatl Brambila Says:

    Hello, I tried to install linux mint 14 on my pc but I can not, only shows some messages in code and not allow me to access the menu intalacion. Will that by the hardware of my pc? my pc has a gigabyte motherboard model (GA-870A-USB3). A video card pci express 16x model [ECS GT-440 (GDDR5 128BIT) NVIDIA CHIP]. 16Gb RAM and 2 1TB hard drives, dvd drive. I hope you can help me and urging me to use linux.

  757. matRICx Says:

    When will be the full version release of Linux Mint 15? I can’t wait to use it. I am not upgrading to RC release until it’s full version release for stability purposes.

  758. gwideman Says:

    Nemo Folder Sharing functionality issues

    (Using Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 RC1)

    1. Ambiguity: The File Sharing tab doesn’t mention that it relates to Samba, nor to “network”, so fails to give the user confidence that this pertains to Samba sharing over the network, and not some other local or network file-sharing mechanism.

    2. Doesn’t set up a Samba user. The Nemo Folder Sharing This mechanism is intended to enable relatively naive users to create a share. However, if used to create a share without “guests” enabled, the share will appear in Windows, but can’t be connected to because the Folder Sharing mechanism doesn’t set up a Samba user/password. This is unduly confusing and frustrating, especially since the GUI tool that _can_ set up a Samba user is not installed in Mint by default.

    At the very least, the Folder Sharing dialog needs text which tells the user to set up a Samba user/pwd. Preferably, it would have a dialog for that purpose.

    3. Include Samba Server Configuration tool. If Samba sharing is so useful that it has specific (yet incomplete) GUI functionality in Nemo, then surely the GUI tool that IS actually complete should be included in Mint distribution by default.

    That said… RC1 is looking very good, and I’m happy to be filing relatively detail-level bugs!

  759. sprint Says:

    Hi,developer!

    Bumblebee!
    Bumblebee!

    I am begging for a Bumblebee which compiled in the software center or source!

    Neither I can install it successfully with Debian source or official source,,,

  760. Timothy Says:

    Hey Clem,
    One question about the window list options. The right click options are not aligned with the window list itself. Is this by design? Other than that, very polished release! See this screenshot:

    http://tinypic.com/r/6gee80/5

  761. windyweather Says:

    Comix Cursors don’t work. Crystal cursors do work. Transparency doesn’t work for Comix Cursors. There is a dark box around the cursors. My visually impaired friend needs Comix Cursors since they provide the largest cursors.

    LM 15 RC, updated, running as client on Win7 VirtualBox Host with 3D enabled. Worked fine in this environment in LM 14.
    Thanks,
    wp

  762. Rüssel Says:

    After installing 3 updates yesterday evening, Olivia MATE 64bit doesn’t boot anymore. I shows only a black screen.

    Clem, what happened?

  763. Elias Says:

    Guy Maskall Says:
    “I would really love the Mint/Cinnamon calendar to suck in national holidays and highlight them, and maybe even link to the user’s own calendar so they can easily see when they have events planned.”

    Yes! I’ll drink to that! I loved the calandar of backtrack5, and being able to apply my own events whould be just awesome.

    Rüssel Says:
    “After installing 3 updates yesterday evening, Olivia MATE 64bit doesn’t boot anymore. I shows only a black screen.”

    I use the same system and it updated smoothly with no problems afterwards. It just installed VLC media player.

  764. Elias Says:

    My display is putting to sleep when inactive for 10 minutes even though in power management the default on AC power is 30 minutes. I changed all setting to never, but it still puts my display to sleep when inactive for 10 minutes. It is most frustrating during the time I watch a movie.

  765. Rüssel Says:

    @ 746,747
    Thanks Elias, my system boots fine again now.
    Nonetheless it took 3 reboots and several greeter crashes until it got working again.
    I hope that this will not happen more often.

  766. Guillaume Says:

    It looks very nice indeed, but how in hell do you change keyboard layouts, in the case that you happen not to have a qwerty keyboard and would like to be able to connect to your wi-fi / enter any new password nonetheless ? I couldn’t find the option in the new release !

    Second and maybe even more annoying thing : I was unable even to try to connect to wi-fi. Everytime I click on the applet and then on the network’s name, it opens the wireless options menu, and clicking again in that window just makes it close without a word… Anything I’m missing here ?

  767. Brahim Says:

    Is the whole planet writing on this blog? Man I can’t find my posts! Congrats Clem for a popular distro!

  768. ozwrecker Says:

    LM15 RC Cinnamon 64 bit on Asus K55A laptop. Most things seem to be running well. Two queries:
    1. On battery I am not seeing any battery status icon in panel. When I go to Settings, Power, it tells me the battery is getting low. Would think the battery status should be showing somewhere, even as a notification ??

    2. Over past week, I have had several instances where the Cinnamon menu won’t allow muse to scroll down the primary menu items (‘categories’ like Internet) – I can only scroll through the default All Applications list on the right side of the categories list. It just happened again. Logout/Login seems to fix. Has this been observed by others – or maybe I have corrupted something tinkering with this installation?

  769. ozwrecker Says:

    wouldn’t you know it. The instant I submitted comment 751, the notification applet dd in fact announce that my battery was getting low! That’s good though still wonder about a more obvious status indicator.

  770. Saeed Iranzad Says:

    Muffin problem:
    Yes, me too!
    Thank you developers! Olivia is great and I upgraded Nadia to Olivia directly without getting iso and burning.
    But I couldn’t update mufffin and here I saw other epople which installed the new version had this problem too.
    (I wish I could upgrade Nadia to Olivia in the real world! Unfortunately impossible.)

  771. anonymousguy Says:

    Hey everyone! Good news. The stable release of Mint 15 is already published on the official servers. For example here: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/15/

    You can choose any link in the post above, just delete anything after “/linuxmint/” and there you will be able to find the “stable” folder, where you choose “15″ folder (may be diffirent names on diffirent servers, but nevertheless). For example, you take http://mirror.nexcess.net/linuxmint/iso/testing/linuxmint-15-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso

    Then remove the “testing/linuxmint-15-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso” part in the link, so we get “http://mirror.nexcess.net/linuxmint/iso/”, and there we go “stable” then “15″ folders.

    Enjoy the final official release of Linux Mint 15! :)

  772. Greg Says:

    Mint 15 final release is already published.

  773. Bennie Says:

    When the final release comes out , will we be able to upgrade from the rc vi apt without re-installing. ?

  774. woldemar Says:

    In addition to @ 245:

    The system is now more stable, but sometimes still crashes. Fortunately ctrl-alt-backspace works.

    One big problem is with suspend. When the lid is closed it should suspend (I checked the settings) but it wouldn’t, just turns off the lid. If I suspend it manually from menu, then the system suspends but after waking up is crashed. The menu is still on the screen and mouse moves very slowly, but that’s all, ctrl-alt-backspace or any other key wouldn’t help. So I pressed power button until the computer turned off. After booting up the skype has lost its settings, and one friend told me that I was online couple of minutes earlier so apparently something still worked on the background. On previous releases suspend worked fine.

  775. Geb Says:

    1) I found an issue in the disk usage analyzer.
    In full-screen mode there are no longer the window controls (resize, minimize, full-screen) visible.
    I use the panel on top, 32 and 64 bit versions.

    2) Using encrypted home folder, it is not possible to see the encrypted user home directory from LM15 on partitions of LM14, but with LM14 I can see the encrypted user home directory on LM15.

    thx !

  776. Daniel Says:

    First of all: I am absolutely happy with LM 15! You guys rock!

    The new tools (e. g. the Software Sorces) are very practical and can help new users a lot!

    But I still have the problem, that Cinnamon freezes when I delete a couple of files. I added my setup at GitHub:

    https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/1461

    I would be very cool, if somebody could work on this. At the moment, I have to wait some time until I can work on, which is annoying.

  777. Marcus Moeller Says:

    Scroll Mode is mislabeled ‘Panel layout’:

    http://imagebin.org/259319

  778. Teddy Says:

    Same issue as 510: Bellvedere, screensaver kicks in when playing videos after about 10 minutes regardless of what I set the screensaver to do in the preferences or if I set the app (VLC) to disable screensaver. Anybody know if this is getting fixed with 15 MATE 32-bit? Otherwise a nice distro…

  779. Barto Says:

    Hello!

    Are there more updates to send to this RC release – LM 15
    Cinnamon x64 bit?
    Please send them all because i do not want reinstall the system

    Till now i’m not facing any visible bugs but who knows…

    Kudos for LM team and cinammon 64bit edition – LM 15 RC

    The login screen effects are very inventive

  780. Ahmad Says:

    There seems to be a vsync issue with this release. Nvidia GeForce 210 with noveau

  781. Adelante Says:

    Confirming Synaptic not working. I know it was working previously, because I used it the first day to install my regulars. I have been relying on Mint Update otherwise, so I don’t know when Synaptic went wrong. What happens is, following authentication, Synaptic just snaps shut. I’m waiting for the final before taking any steps, just posting for Clem’s information. All else going great!

  782. Thomas Says:

    One more item for MATE 64-Bit – I set up Thunderbird as a startup application, and now I get random popups asking for my Keyring password. I am guessing it has to do with the ordering of startup applications – Thunderbird vs. SSH Key Agent.

  783. pada Says:

    With mate, similar problem that Elias (748) display disconnect after 10 min, impossible to change this with the control center
    Other wise everything seems OK on a dell 13 XPS (I change ubuntu 10.4 LTS for Mint 15 RC)
    Dual monitor is fine, simply to move the task bar from one display to the other, drag it while pressing ALT key

  784. hamburn Says:

    @#750 Brahim

    ## 614, 456, 441, 324, 323, 322, 281, 280, 278, 270, 164, 121, 95, 12,

  785. ChrisOfBristol Says:

    More on #683 and #725. The default Opera Version 12.15 Build 1748 available from Software Manager seems to play sound and video without any problems. The pausing problem only happens with Google Chrome.

  786. Corbin Says:

    Hello Clem.

    Congrats on the good work. I cant wait to try it out.
    I loved the cinnamon nighlys ever since 1.6
    I think the only complaints I have is the default background, I was hoping it was going to change by this release (it has to low of contrast and seems to come from the 2000s) and that VLC was removed… THAT IS MY ESSENTIAL PROGRAM! if you feel it is redundant, remove mplayer. I guess its just another program to install every time -_-

    Well thank for the hard work!

    ~Corbin

    P.S are you moving to MIR for Mint 16?
    P.S.S is 16 going to be named Paula?

  787. OzWrecker Says:

    Early morning Wednesday in Australia and LM15 Stable was already on my ISP mirror so downloaded and installed Cinnamon 64bit on my “test” Asus K55A laptop, opting for full disk encryption. Machine booted fine, I ran the offered updates. There is now a Battery indicator on panel (couldn’t see one on RC), sound is working, streaming audio & video look fine. Now I’m about to start some extra installs and customisations to see if I run into any problems. Thanks to the Mint team for a very nice looking release.

  788. Ozcan Arslan Says:

    Hi. I’ve been trying LM15 RC and made simple mdm login screen by modifying default mdm theme files and i have to say i very loved this new feature and i will definetely use it when LM15 stable version is out. Thanks very much to everyone in team.

  789. Tobias Says:

    Hi there,

    is it possible to update Linux Mint 14 Nadja easily with Linux Mint 15 … for example via the system-/software-updater?

    Greating

    Tobias

  790. Stephen Saunders Says:

    First of all, thank you to everyone involved for this release and for Mint in general. I appreciate your hard work and the options and freedom you give me.

    I installed the 64-bit MATE version on an extra partition and it boots and runs just fine. I have only noticed one issue, and that may be a user-education matter: Nothing I have done has gotten the close button to move. I have tried using gconftool, gconftool-2, gconf-editor, and gsettings commands to change the button layout to “close:minimize”, rebooting in between changes. None of the buttons have moved a pixel though. Is there a new method for changing the button layout? I have not tried to install Cinnamon yet.

  791. OzWrecker Says:

    On LM15 Cinnamon 64 bit Stable Release – only issue I find so far is I can’t select any alternative sound effects for Alerts under System Settings, Sounds. There’s not even an alert sound when you click on the ‘Default’ line.

    (I also have same problem on my normal PC running Nadia though I don’t think that was the case previously. This settings works ok on a Ubuntu 13.04 build with Cinnamon). No big deal, but be nice to fix.

  792. david Says:

    All my alerts disappeared a while back. Any idea how to get them back? Cinnamon 64-bit

  793. Jack Halem Says:

    I have 100% faith in Clem and his team.

    I am in my fifth year of using Linuxmint for work, and am committed to using Mint exclusively for my Linux Desktop OS. If the latest release doesn’t come up to Clem’s standards, I will use Mint 14. Mint 14 seems super to me and the “only” reason I desire 15, would be for reading “Microsoft Publisher” files which the new Libre Office seems to offer. Since Mint 14 has a longer support date, why should I get upset?

  794. Keith Says:

    There is just a few issues/points that i have come across these are

    1:The Package Manager crashes a lot for me in LM15 Mate and i have to force quit it and reboot in order to get it to load again

    2:In Both LM15 Mate/Cinnamon my AMD 6950 HDMI audio is not listed in the audio devices so i cant install it on my PC that i use as a media center connected to my TV

    3: LM15 uses a 3.8 Kernel and 3.9 supports SSD Caching it would be nice if it has 3.9 straight out of the box

    4:in Both LM15 Versions the Hardware Monitor applet is missing from the applets option on the main menu i need to monitor my PC’s temps

  795. Wiegraf Says:

    I was wondering how I can change the volume control display that pops up when I hit the volume keys on my keyboard (Not the cinnamon applet) back to what it was in LM14. The new display offers less information than the old one.

  796. here Says:

    I see a stable release dated 5/24 in some mirrors, is this the final 15 version?

  797. Trixy Says:

    Brand new install issues report:
    Linux Mint 15 Mate 1.6 64bit

    1) Package Manger hangs a few times.
    2) The “Edit Menu” button on the right click of Menu does not function.
    3) mate-display-properties for the “Monitors” setup does not function with error:
    user ~ $ mate-display-properties
    **
    MateDesktop:ERROR:mate-rr-config.c:607:mate_rr_config_new_current: assertion failed: (mate_rr_config_match (config, config))
    Aborted

  798. David Says:

    I am very new to Mint, Long ,long time Microsoft user. But its time for a change. Just download 64bit Mate 1.6. I have small issues. and I not sure where to post it, so I will do it here. I using a ACER ASPIRE 5738. Every time I change properties of the panels or menu bar, the menu button locks up and is unusable until I reboot. second thing that would just be nice if on signing in would automatically fill the user name with the first one listed. and then I don’t have to fool around typing it in or mouse clicking. just tab and put in my password. but all in all these two minor quirks. it running great.

  799. baptiste Says:

    #758 “One more item for MATE 64-Bit – I set up Thunderbird as a startup application, and now I get random popups asking for my Keyring password. I am guessing it has to do with the ordering of startup applications – Thunderbird vs. SSH Key Agent.”

    Maybe you can put in start up apps a simple script like this? (to wait 5 seconds. also, give the script execution rights)

    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 5
    /usr/bin/thunderbird

  800. Barto Says:

    Congrats!
    Very Good Linux Mint Team!

    No problems with Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64 bit RC 15
    Everything is working great here and i don’t need to wait
    for the final release. Its a pity I have only 8 months
    to rum the system. After that it will become obsolete
    Bad Kudos for Canonical

    Barto

  801. Rüssel Says:

    New issue with suspend on Olivia MATE x64 this morning. When chosing suspend from the mintMenu, the system showed a black screen, but didn’t suspend. Instead it got back to login screen. When I tried a second time, the same thing happened.
    I went back to Nadia, but I really like the login themes in Olivia. I would prefer to use Olivia.

  802. r Says:

    great look and speed, one issue i have is that I cannot find the Users and Groups button, to add new users to the system?

    also my ethernet registers only intermittently, the wi-fi always works tho (thinkpad x61).

    thanks!

  803. r Says:

    oh btw i was using mate-32 rc, obtained on 28/05/13

  804. theoreticMK Says:

    Hi,
    I have been using Cinnamon 64bit for a week.
    The only issue I have encountered is that every time after login I get black screen with mouse pointer (I can move it), but Cinnamon starts only after roughly 5-10 seconds.

  805. Trevor Says:

    On a dual boot desktop machine:

    Suspend doesn’t work in Linux Mint 15 Mate 64 bit

    Suspend does work in Linux Mint 13 Maya 32 bit

  806. Andrea Says:

    Hi,

    I know that you usually do not recommend package updates from one release to another. However, since the underlining ubuntu release for Olivia was reviewed as a mainly bugfix release, do you think this time it should be less a risky business to “apt-get dist-upgrade” from Nadia to Olivia?

    thanks and… God bless you for creating Mint!
    A

  807. gypsyav Says:

    Just wanted to report what appears to be a minor but in the 64 bit Cinnamon menu.

    When clicking on any of the folders under the places menu the folder is opened with the Disk Usage Analyzer instead of Nemo. There’s also no listing for Nemo in the menu at all that I can find.

    Had some issues with getting surround sound to work but those were fixed when I changed the input method to something other than line in (line in is used for the rear speakers on my sound card) and rebooting. I then had the option to change to my speaker setup in sound settings.

    Thanks for a great distro. I’ve dabbled in linux since the mid 90′s and this is my favorite so far. Though I still like to tinker with other version I prefer this one for everyday use.

  808. Jim Tannenbaum Says:

    A couple of observations while using a full install of the RC Olivia on a Macbook Air.

    Everything is recognized upon installation. Brightness adjusters, sound, backlit keyboard, USB 3.0 etc. and camera. Only things not tested were the thunderbolt port and the SD card slot.

    This is without a doubt the very best laptop on the market for running linux mint. Perhaps only the Thinkpad Carbon X1 is comparable. Battery life from full charge to hibernate due to low battery was 8 hours and 11 minutes with backlit keyboard turned off and backlit screen turned the third to lowest setting.

    The trackpad works better than in 14, no need to activate synclient, palm proximity is recognized by default and no more accidental movements of the cursor as a result of being too close.

    A few caveats concerning the RC.

    When activating expo while the expo configuration panel is activated the entire system freezes and must be restarted.

    The cinnamon application menu is very, very slow, compared to MATE on Mint 14 at least.

    When trying to install mint with the internal HD still mounted, the installer crashes instead of trying unmount it and the entire system needs to be restarted. A dialogue box appears with three question marks in it.

    The weather applet (as others have commented) doesn’t work for me either. I suspect this is a third party bit that will need to be sorted out later.

    Several application windows, simply freeze at random times and must be forced quit or worse result in a complete system restart.

    Other than that I do very much agree with the general sentiment that this is a very beautiful and very enjoying OS to use. I bought this laptop with the sole intention of running Mint on it (no Mac OS anywhere to be found) and I have been very pleased with the result.

  809. Rüssel Says:

    @ 802 r:

    You need to install the package mate-system-tools. I had the same problem and suggested to include it by default.

  810. Trevor Says:

    I’m amending my original post (no. 805) to add that on the same desktop box hibernate works in Linux Mint Mate 64 bit. Suspend in Linux Mint Mate 64 bit blanks its screen and starts to shut down, but then restores everything and pops up a message saying the network connection has been re-established.

  811. TonyD Says:

    I installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 32Bit on an old Acer Aspire One netbook. The OS & Desktop is about the fastest thing I’ve run on it. lightning quick. Cinnamon is what a desktop for non-touch device should be. The ability to search from the hotkey and use of workspaces means that productivity is excellent, even on a netbook. I haven’t found any glitches yet.


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