Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

Written by Clem on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 @ 6:23 am | Main Topics

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC.

Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce“.

Important info:

  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • Bluetooth
  • Compiz in Virtualbox
  • EFI Support
  • Misconfigured Swap when using home directory encryption
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Issues with KDE apps
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

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).
  • 10 GB of disk space
  • DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the RC and the stable release.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 4b5c0c3ef5e0a609545e1f222fd3c754
  • 64-bit: a2d76f8b7e56e05852607758ed537ce3

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

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

63 Responses to “Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!”

  1. Fabio Morales says:

    finally I happy I love xfce
    New linux mint xfce

    THANK YOU 🙂

  2. Gsus says:

    Excelent! I have my old netbook with mint xfce 17 so I will be waiting the upgrade via update manager ^^

    Regards

  3. L says:

    Wallpaper in screenshot it’s not 17.1 😉

    Edit by Clem: Oops, it must have been done with an early ISO. Fixed now. Sorry about this 🙂

  4. Pjotr says:

    Good news again! Merci beaucoup pour votre travail et vos efforts.

  5. Guilherme says:

    who still uses compiz?

  6. david says:

    Nice one guys. Good to know that there is continued support for Xfce. Currently running Mint 17 (Brilliant!)

  7. Thomas says:

    Hi, first I like to thank all developers esp. Clem. Fantastic Work!
    My Question: I actually run Mint XFCE 17 in a virtual machine via Parallels Desktop on Mac. How can I update to 17.1 RC? I switched the sources to romeo but nothing happens. So, what to do? Thanks and greeting from Germany

    Edit by Clem: 17.1 is a new release, you need to switch qiana sources to rebecca.

  8. fortran says:

    Some like Xfce. This is good news for them. Thank you.

  9. kju says:

    Excellent!
    Impossible, until now, to deal with individual package updates without hours of studying dependencies and versions. The logic of mintupdate, always good, is mature.
    And locale, language and location are rational!
    My praise for slowing down a little, to make best use of mint’s LTS base.
    kju

    Edit by Clem: Thanks kju.

  10. tdockery97 says:

    I had been using 17.1 Cinnamon and it was working very well. I decided to install and try this Mint 17.1 Xfce RC. Even with Compiz enabled it is just crazy-fast on my laptop. Great work guys!

    Edit by Clem: Compiz is pretty lightweight, at least when compared to other compositing WMs.

  11. joncr says:

    XFCE 64-bit RC:

    1. Clicking the “Install Linux Mint” icon on the desktop produced a lengthy popup error message about trouble mounting /dev/sdc1 (the USB stick holding the image). Same error after manually mounting or unmounting the stick. The install option in the menu worked normally.

    2. Dropbox icon is not displayed in the panel, but Dropbox daemon loads and functions as usual. I’ve seen this elsewhere, and seen numerous similar complains. I suspect it’s related to the new QT-based Dropbox release.

  12. joncr says:

    Oops… one more:

    Window edges don’t seem as grabby as on Cinnamon 17.1

    Is this tweakable via a GTK config file?

    Edit by Clem: Hi, here are the changes to our Xfwm theme https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-themes/commits/master/usr/share/themes/Mint-X/xfwm4, as you can see the only relevant change is this one https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-themes/commit/443c49d58cd66c60f895c2a4c6ed8b8182570a76, it should make windows more “grabby” though, not less.. as it increases their border width. Other than that 17.1 changed a few Xfwm default settings, in particular around tiling/snapping but that should only impact things near screen edges.

  13. CharlieN says:

    I’ve lost the compiz original configuration. Can someone help me?

    Edit by Clem: Remove ~/.config/compiz-1 and log back in for Linux Mint to regenerate it.

  14. CupidsHelper says:

    Hi Clem and Linux Mint Dev Team. 🙂 Thank you, kindly for this and the LM 17.1 KDE RC release.

    “The USB Image Writer now shows the percentage of completion in its titlebar, so you can minimize it while it’s working and see its progress without having to switch back to it.”

    *Bug* I am currently using LM 17.1 Cinnamon 64bit (via update), when I attempt to write an ISO to the USB, with the Image Writer tool, the window just hangs, and everything else just “locks up”, until it appears the ISO is finished being written to the USB (flashing light).

    Let me know if you need any other info. I have not tried, the above tool on the current RC releases, yet.

    CH

  15. Jens Ulrik Jacobsen says:

    I was unable to switch mouse from right-handed to left-handed. Yes, the radio-button changes. No, functionality doesn’t change.

    BTW, I managed to switch mouse off. Scratch one (VMware) virtual machine… 🙁

  16. S says:

    bug: language indicator in system tray area is missing

  17. rkmugen says:

    The following pertains to trying the Live DVD session (not an actual installation of Mint 17.1 XFCE RC on my actual machine).

    *It boots into the XFCE desktop just fine but when I try to shutdown or reboot from the live DVD, the system just gets stuck in a screen-wide terminal with some status information, even after ejecting the DVD. The only way to actually reboot is to hold down the power button to force the machine off, then press power again to boot up.

    *Using Firefox from the live session works fine except for one minor graphics bug. Once in a while, the text inside the address bar turns into a single, solid black bar, the length of the web address, minimizing and maximizing the browser window doesn’t fix the issue…. restarting the browser sometimes does. I tried looking at other programs that have built-in text fields, but this bug/behavior seems to only affect Firefox, at least on my graphics chipset (Intel 82852/855GM).

    *Compiz doesn’t seem to work at all in the live session, even after I’ve assigned keystrokes to activate my desired effects (ie. scale, ring-switcher, wobbly windows). I know for a fact that my machine is capable of rendering these effects because I’m using them on my current installation of Mint 13 XFCE (Maya), on the same hardware.

    Edit by Clem: Point 1 is probably related to modem-manager. Point 2 needs troubleshooting, inxi -Gx should tell you if you’ve got acceleration working. You can also run compiz in software acceleration mode with LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 compiz –replace.

  18. Pjotr says:

    I have a bug report: the title “Menu” isn’t shown next to the Mint icon for the menu, as in the other desktop environments.

    The user can change it like this:
    right-click the Mint icon for the menu – Properties – section Panel button: change it to “Icon and title”.

    So it’s just a simple settings change…. Please apply it in the final release?

    Thanks in advance, Pjotr.

  19. pudina says:

    Good going so far.

    ==Booted as a live CD under VirtualBox, 900MB, 2 CPUs:
    + Good choice to have application categories on left, right under the mouse pointer when clicked on the app menu.
    Amazingly zappy for RC

    ==Installation:
    – Detect keyboard failed. Prompted for many European characters, but failed to show Euro and Rupee signs present
    – ‘Skip’ was disregarded for ‘Downloading language packs’ stage of the installation. Download continued merrily. First click on the Skip button simply showed details (text window underneath). Second click made the button and the details disappear, but download continued.
    – I experienced the same as mentioned in rkmugen’s first point above: after installation was done from a ‘live CD’ (virtual mount of .iso image), I had to reset the VM. Instead, I expected a graceful restart. ACPI shutdown signal sent to the VM did not work, either.

    ==Regular use after installation:
    + Good that download speed is shown in the list of mirrors for official repositories under ‘Software Sources’
    – When a mirror is changed (due to overload on the packages.linuxmint.com) for main or base, and ‘Update the cache’ button is pressed, if individual file progress is seen, it shows ‘Failed’ against all the entries it would fetch from the new mirror, then download the contents, and show ‘Done’. Instead, for all such entries, it should show ‘Queued’. Current ‘Failed’ status makes the user think that the failure occurred even with their new choice.

  20. david says:

    Thanks for that bit of useful info Pjotr.

  21. rkmugen says:

    I don’t know if the mint menu is supposed to behave like this, but for the life of me, I can’t use the keyboard to navigate the LEFT side of the menu after pulling it up. Only the items on the right-hand side of the menu can be selected with my keyboard. Is this a bug? Or is this how the mint menu is supposed to behave (by design)?

  22. saber says:

    if i install this rc , and when the final ver out i only need to update from the terminal
    or re install again

    Edit by Clem: You can upgrade.

  23. Oliver Storz says:

    Hello,

    I want to upgrade from 17 to 17.1 (xfce) and not install from scratch but after a refresh there is still no “mint upgrade” possibility offered. Maybe we have to wait for a final version?

    Edit by Clem: Yes.

  24. Janet says:

    :How do I update the adobe flash I keep getting info that firefox has prevented the outdated plugin adobe flash from running on blog.linuxmint.com I have tried to downloaded it several times.
    I am a novice at all of this

  25. Francesco says:

    Really nice, i’ll update from 17 as soon as it will be prompted. Nice colour themes, fast, with alt-mouse wheel zoom: that’s why i really like this edition.

    Would be nice to have ctrl-alt-t for terminal also here like in mate.

    Merry Christmas to Linux Mint team 😉

  26. Alan says:

    Going to try it right now !

  27. Bill M says:

    @rkmugen
    Using Firefox from the live session works fine except for one minor graphics bug. Once in a while, the text inside the address bar turns into a single, solid black bar, the length of the web address…

    + in the urlbar type: ‘about:config’
    + tap enter and accept responsibility 🙂
    + search for ‘gfx’
    + change ‘gfx.xrender.enabled’ to ‘false’ (should be the last entry)
    + (simply double click the ‘true’ and it will change to ‘false’)
    + restart Firefox

  28. dan333 says:

    I’m trying out Mint. I was using Xubuntu before, since the Xfce desktop is definitely my favorite even though my pc is fast w/an octacore processor. Thanks for your O/S and efforts! 😀

  29. Mauricio says:

    Same thing happens to me as comment 21. Menu doesn’t navigate to main categories, just programs on the right side. Other than that, everything seems fine so far, after 2 days of using it. 17.1 Seems to be faster than 17.

    Still, bug that’s affecting Chrome and Chromium on 17, is still happening on this. Bug is related to Intel GM945 graphics, browsers crash if GPU is not disabled manually using the –disable-gpu flag. This started happening on Chrome and Chromium 38 and higher. I think it’s something related to the graphic accelerator integrated on the browser, or the video driver on Linux, I’m not sure.

  30. martywd says:

    Re: #11 joncr Says: …

    No Dropbox icon for me as well? Some discussion here that also points to a possible QT issue (scroll down). By creating and adding the code suggested to a newly created ~/.xinitrc file I was able to get the Dropbox icon in the xfce4-panel temporarily, but on reboot it is gone and I haven’t been able to get it to appear again.

    Other than that I’ve not much to complain about. In fact, all is working so well I’m having trouble believing this is a RC and not a Final!
    .

  31. martywd says:

    Arrrgghhh! Screwed up the ‘a href’ tag I guess? Here’s the link I thought I had embeded:

    https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/communities/public/questions/201545695-After-upgrade-to-3-x-the-dropbox-tray-icon-is-missing-XFCE-Xubuntu-14-04-1-x64-?locale=en-us

    .

  32. mike says:

    Hello,

    is there any possibility for upgrade to 17.1 with upgrade manager?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Mike, yes, but only after the stable release.

  33. Vladimir says:

    Hi,
    would someone kindly inform us if and when the bug with USB image writer will be removed, this is really unacceptable, thanks!

    Edit by Clem: Hi Vladimir, please link us to the bug report.

  34. rkmugen says:

    Re: #22

    @Bill M
    Agreed. That’s a possible workaround, but actually I remember fooling around with that exact Firefox entry back in the day, when I was trying to see if I could get the website for Clouds WebGL to work. It never worked because of my graphics chipset (Intel 855GM) didn’t support it. But one thing I do remember as a side-effect of disabling Xrender in Firefox was that over all performance of the browser took a major hit… most notably when scrolling through the most trivial of websites, like for example Google News or even an eBay listing.

  35. Mark Walton says:

    Hi Guys. Just tried the XFCE RC via live USB on a Lenovo G580 i3 and an Asus 1015PX N570 and both run like a dream. Tested all my daily applications and found no bugs at all. The new backgrounds, themes and login screens are some quality polish that makes the whole package look very professional.
    Will follow up with a full install and try out some downloaded software next.
    Many thanks.

  36. samuraisan says:

    Hello everyone,

    for the ones with the USB image writing bug:

    – I experienced it too, on upgraded Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64bit.
    What happens: when clickin on “start”, the whole OS freezes until the image writing is done.
    – what I noticed, accidently, is that this problem only occures when I am writing the image from the “local”- Mint’s drive. I was writing XFCE image, from the “downloads” folder, when I experienced this bug.
    (3 times the same result)
    – but when I started to write the same image, but from my second hard drive – not partition! – it ran flowlessly, without any freeze or problem.
    – so it seems like, this bug, freezing only occures when the image you are writing is on the same drive, your OS is. At least for me.

    Edit by Clem: How many CPU cores do you have? Does your CPU run at 100% when that happens? Please open an issue at https://github.com/linuxmint/mintstick/issues so we can take this to github.

  37. mazinga says:

    I’ve upgraded from Cinnamon 17 ti 17.1: after clicking on the user icon in the right area, and after that on Account Details, the camera on the laptop turns ON (it blinks for a moment). This is for sure a security/privacy issue and I would like to know, if you have the same response from your computer and with other Mint flavours. Thanks

    Edit by Clem: Hi, it’s off-topic here (you’re talking about Cinnamon, this is the Xfce release). Nevertheles, account settings needs to query your webcam to see if it works in order to activate the option that allows you to take a picture of yourself. That’s by design and there’s no security issue here. You can review the code that does that at https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/blob/master/files/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/modules/cs_user.py. If you find a way to successfully query the hardware without temporarily activating the cam, we’re all hears, so far that wasn’t possible. As you can see in the code though, nothing is saved, sent, used as a result of that though.

  38. Joe says:

    Hello, I put 17.1 Linux Mint XfCE on a thumbdrive using Unetbootin. I have an old XP laptop with 2GB RAM that I decided to try to use the bootable thumbdrive with. When I attempted to boot the thumbdrive, it wouldn’t boot and gave black screen. The computer will not boot at all now into XP either. It simply gives black screen. I have heard that black screen is often associated with video card driver problems. I am not blaming Linux Mint for this but I am providing this info in case anybody has any idea as to how to solve it, and whether I could ever run Linux Mint on it.

    Edit by Clem: Hi Joe, check your BIOS settings, the installer is the only component which makes modifications to your system, simply booting the ISO or attempting to boot the ISO doesn’t modify anything.

  39. Joe says:

    Also regarding my message above, I used the 32 bit 17.1 XFCE ISO. I figured 32 bit was best since laptop is about 10 years old.

  40. Joe says:

    Regarding my problem posted above, I should mention that I am unable to boot into safe mode either.

  41. Victor says:

    To upgrade to 17.1, the process is here :
    https://gist.github.com/hgomez/b7840e76bb9a81e6ee21

    Edit by Clem: Make sure mint-meta-xfce is installed (or mint-meta- depending on your edition of Linux Mint) prior to upgrading.

  42. Jaan Sass says:

    did not see the upgrade path for the xfce version in mint update looking forward to upgrading this is in my opinion the most stable version of linux that I have used.

  43. gondy says:

    I woul`d love to use always compiz as WM but :
    -my dell D620 did`t work at all after changing to compiz
    , I had to install again (mint 17.1 mate)
    -my dell E6500 and Dell E6400 don`t wake up again after stand by (for
    example closing the lap top) .
    Is there any help ?
    Thanks
    ps:
    Dell D630 works with compiz!

  44. Mark Walton says:

    Full install on Dell-1520 [Celeron M540 + 2.5Gb RAM + BCM4401 B0 + BCM4311] has flushed out a glitch with the wireless network adapter.
    The Driver Manager reports that the Broadcom 1390 WLAN Mini-card is not working.
    My usual “fix” of installing the linux-firmware-nonfree drivers does not seem to work, and the Driver Manager’s offer of installing bcmwl-kernel-source just borks the Eth0 connection as well.
    I’m guessing this is due to the linux kernal moving to 3.13.0-37 as all this worked just fine under Mint17 prior to the RC being installed.
    Otherwise all application software and the XFCE desktop are running perfectly.

    Edit by Clem: Hi Mark, don’t hesitate to downgrade the kernel, you can go back to the same version 17 was using. Check the kernel page in the view menu of the Update Manager.

  45. Len Childs says:

    by Len Childs on Friday Dec 25, 2014 0856hrs EST-au
    I experienced all the above while attempting to install Mint 16, 17 & 17.1
    Eventually after many hours I made an ISO of Mint 17.1 xfce (latest version) which mentioned in the release notes that some screen issues had been addressed, not specifically on Radeon but I thought it was worth a try.

    Below are the steps I have taken to resolve this issue and I now enjoy an operating environment I expected.
    1) Make sure you have chosen and burned a 64bit Mint 17 DVD
    2) Power on the laptop with F2 pressed to enter the BIOS settings
    3) Navigate to the “boot” section and make sure that
    i) the order “Boot Option #1 to “UEFI: Slimtype DVD A DA8A5SH-L” or similar and
    ii) the Hard-drive “Boot Option #2” to “ubuntu (PO: HGST HTS541010A8E680)” or similar depending on the HDD manufacturer. For some strange reason, the default on my machine changes to just the HDD if there is not a DVD in the drive, when you place a DVD in the drive it appears as “Boot Option #2”. I changed the selection as in i) & ii) here for the installation process. Yes it reversed again when rebooted to the HDD as Option #1, DVD Option #2. – DONT SAVE & EXIT YET.
    4) Put the install ISO DVD in the drive and close.
    5) Save & Exit the BIOS. But read 6) before accepting the “yes” option
    6) The laptop will reboot and ensure that the “Tab” key is depressed and held until the boot options appear on the screen.
    7) What we want to achieve here is to edit the Grub script.
    i) In some cases the string for boot options is presented at the bottom. Append the following to the string, ‘nomodeset’ and if there were ‘- -‘ already at the end of the line delete them. You can then continue the boot from the DVD. Or
    ii) In most cases you will have to enter ‘e’ to edit the “Grub” script. The text editor will open as follows

    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIT=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
    Make just one change to the above script.
    i) Line 6 (in my case but the same words on your screen) is to now read GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nomodeset”
    making sure that if any “- -” was the last characters on the line are deleted.
    There is no way that you can save this to the DVD so simply press ‘F10’ to continue the boot.

    8) Allow the machine to complete its boot from the DVD.
    9) Click on the install icon and perform the Mint upgrade/install in the normal way.
    10) Close down when completed and
    11) ‘Reboot’ the machine in ‘Recovery Mode’.
    12) When it reboots and presents the Recovery Menu we want to enter the root, however, selecting it now puts you into a “Read only” mode which is NOT what we want. So choose the “network” selection and it will enter a “read/write” mode and return you to the Recovery Menu. Now you can choose the “root” selection, enter your password when asked which puts you at a terminal prompt.
    13) What we want to achieve here is to edit the Grub script. This time its not the DVD version but the one on the HDD.
    At this point you will have to call an editor, however I found that the only one that worked was ‘vi’. The others like ‘gedit’ did not load as the GUI was not loaded. What this means is that you have to have some knowledge of ‘vi’. The first thing to do is make a copy of the Grub script. Enter
    sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.sve
    The ‘sudo’ should not be necessary but are included in case you do. To get the ‘vi’ editor up enter
    sudo vi /etc/default/grub
    At the start of the file you will see lines similar to this. There could be more or less lines and more or less in each line, however, it will be similar. Move the cursor to where you want to make changes with the arrow keys. To delete characters use the ‘delete’ key, to insert characters press the ‘i’ key for input and when finished press ‘Esc’ to leave the input mode. When finished check & check again that all is correct before saving and leaving ‘vi’. (details below)
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIT=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
    Make two changes to the above script.
    i) Line 2 to now read #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 and
    ii) Line 6 to now read GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”splash radeon.modeset=0” making sure that any other entries are carefully considered before deleting. This said I deleted the quiet word as it was not considered necessary.
    Now you can save the script and leave ‘vi’ by entering,
    i) Save file :w the :should take you to the bottom of the screen & wait for you to give a command. The w will write the file to the hard disk. If you find you are in trouble use :h for a help list of the commands.
    ii) Enter :q or :e to quit or exit the ‘vi’ editor.

    14) Now is the time to implement the changes to the Grub script by entering,
    update-grub
    15) While still in terminal mode the driver must be installed for the Radeon Graphics before the job is complete.
    This is needed to use the ‘radeon.modeset=0’ you just added into the Grub script. So without both steps completed your problem will not go away.
    Enter the following
    sudo apt-get install fglrx
    16) Now is the time to reboot the machine and begin the long process of booting and allowing the software updates to take place and your laptop is ready for regular use.
    I hope this will make your fix a much more pleasant experience than the one I had. I have to thank the Mint Blogs for many of the clues I gained during the process.
    This procedure may also work for other flavours of Mint but I’ll leave that up to others to test.

  46. Len Childs says:

    Sorry the header for #38 was not presented. The problem was on an ASUS F550ZE or X550ZE Laptop.
    The screen was black after loading Mint 17.1 xfce.
    The errors were
    (EE) RADEON(G0): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension
    +
    (II) [KMS] drm report modesetting isn’t supported
    +
    black screen.

  47. Mardus says:

    Love it, when we can wait final release?

  48. François Blais says:

    Everything works perfectly for me here!

    Merry Christmas!
    Joyeux Noël!

  49. Shashi Warrier says:

    Tried Rebecca Xfce on a Toshiba Satellite. It installed fine, and works fine, but for two small glitches: first, the Xfce terminal’s menu bar doesn’t show, and settings aren’t available, so you can’t set your preferences. Two, the menu and options in two KDE games that I installed – mines and mahjongg – are incomplete or non-functional.

    But these are small glitches and it’s otherwise a great distro: my favourite since Olivia.

    Best wishes, and a great Christmastide and New Year to you.

  50. Nicolas says:

    Super distrib, mes parents ont pour l’instant mate 17 mais je prévois de leur installer xfce sur leur machine. Petite question: pourquoi l’outil de capture d’écran n’est pas taduit en français alors qu’il l’est sur mate ? Comment faire pour le franciser sous XFCE ?
    Merci et bonnes fêtes de fin d’année.

  51. Anfrey says:

    Good, but I am need to install grub on /dev/sda3 not on /div/sda while installing Linux Mint 17.1. How to customize that?

  52. runeupo says:

    Thank You All for yet another wonderful edition!

    install and tweaking according to https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/8 went all fine,

    all, except one FC, after installing chromium browser, and tweaking according to https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/chrome

    and there it comes…. point 8: trying to open the page “empty new tab page” in chromium caused black screen, non-responsive system, had to force power off and reboot. Can reproduce.

    Issue with chromium? or xfce-related?

  53. Andrey says:

    Good, grub can be installed on /dev/sda3 – just select right choice on a step.

  54. Bill M says:

    @Shashi Warrier wrote:
    > Tried Rebecca Xfce on a Toshiba Satellite.
    > It installed fine, and works fine, but for two small glitches:
    > first, the Xfce terminal’s menu bar doesn’t show,
    > and settings aren’t available, so you can’t set your preferences.

    When I right click on the terminal window
    a contextual menu appears with both options:
    + Show Menubar
    + Preferences

    In Preferences > Appearence check the option:
    [x] Display menubar in new windows

  55. Bill M says:

    IBM ThinkPad G40
    Linux Mint 17.1

    Cinnamon starts and runs
    If I choose System Settings and change a setting
    I get the following dialog:
    ‘Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode.’
    ‘Do you want to restart Cinnamon?’
    If I select yes, it will crash again…

    Note:
    Fallback Mode has a menu on the top left with ‘Applications Places’
    Nowhere in Applications can I find Terminal
    Right click on the Desktop does have Terminal in the contextual menu

    Starting Cinnamon from DVD in ‘compatibility mode’
    I changed settings, Firefox to watch an hour+ of youtube.
    Works without problems.

    Installed xfce rc
    Works without problem.

    Any idea why Cinnamon crashes?

    Seems like a graphics hardware/driver problem,
    Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics
    as ‘compatibility mode’ uses software rendering.

    RAM 1 GB

    System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
    Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
    Machine: System: IBM (portable) product: 23885DU Chassis: type: 10
    Mobo: IBM model: 23885DU Bios: IBM version: 1TET88WW (1.06 ) date: 11/03/2003
    CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
    bmips: 5976 clocked at 2988.002 MHz
    CPU Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr
    pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx
    fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr
    Graphics: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device bus-ID: 00:02.0
    X.Org: 1.15.1 driver: vesa Resolution: 1024×768@61.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
    GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Info: Processes: 131 Uptime: 59 min Memory: 360.0/992.9MB
    Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

    Edit by Clem: Hi Bill, that’s it exactly (Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe … that means it’s running with software acceleration). That itself is an issue in both edition, in Xfce the DE/WM don’t need acceleration though so you’re ok without it (unless you do gaming, or other things which require acceleration), in Cinnamon the WM can’t really run without it. You can force it to software render with the Cinnamon2D session but that’s just for troubleshooting, it won’t be a nice experience. I’d recommend looking into the driver issue and restablishing acceleration first, after that Cinnamon should run smooth.

  56. Mint Lover says:

    Great job!!! Love you!!!

    I have 2 questions:
    1. What “RC” means?
    2. I have Mint 17 XFCE already installed and I’m very happy. Will the Update Manager upgrade into 17.1 automatically? or do I need to upgrade manually? and when should it happen?

    Thanks!

    Edit by Clem: Hi. RC stands for Release Candidate, you can think of it as a “Beta” release. Its purpose is to let people try it and to fix a few last bugs before we release the stable release. Regarding the upgrade, yes, you’ll be able to upgrade 17 to 17.1 without reinstalling anything. This will be an option in your Update Manager after the stable release is out. There will be an announcement for that and an update to the mintupdate package.

  57. Bill M says:

    @Mint Lover

    RC = Release Candidate

  58. Bill M says:

    @Mint Lover

    RC = Release Candidate
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle#Release_candidate

    The previous post ate the link to wikipedia

  59. john says:

    some please help me the wifi network isn’t working i’ve tried everything.

  60. François Blais says:

    Your wifi adapter is possibly not recognized.
    Is it a small USB dongle?
    I had that kind of problems with some distros like Debian.
    Now I use an internal adapter. (PCI card)

  61. jtflynnz says:

    Great distro, love the Cinnamon edition, and xfce has breathed new life into my old Compaq that had Win XP with an AMD Athalon 64 processor. It works great, the only consistent bug I have noticed is that sometimes running an application will randomly cause key-bindings to stop working for hot-keys that I have changed from default in the window manager menu (note: only things that had a default binding that I then changed).

    It doesn’t happen too often (I can always reproduce using Wine, but that is probably because, well it’s Wine), and reverting to the default binding seems to negate the issue so I will make do. However for knowledge sake, it may be worthwhile to find out why key-bindings in the XFCE version are harder to maintain than say Cinnamon.

    Great job on the whole though, very impressed with what you have done here!

  62. Nicolas says:

    Il y’a aussi le problème lorsque je veux mettre un programme depuis le menu sur le bureau j’ai droit au popup qui veux que je mette ce raccourci en tant qu’exécutable… Dommage pour les néophyte…

    Le placement du raccourci dans la barre de tache est aussi aléatoire, il est dommage qu’il ne se mette pas directement à côté des autres raccourcis rapides.

    Le screenshot gnome est au moins francisé domage de ne pas l’inclure directement.

    Edit by Clem: Hi Nicolas, we’ve fixed both issues in mintmenu a couple of years ago. We’ll try and do the same in whiskermenu and PR the fixes upstream to the menu’s dev.

  63. Seb T says:

    @mazinga (37)

    There is no security issue: the account details cinnamon module just initialises the webcam to enable the “take photo” option when users click to change the avatar. This results in the webcam briefly switching on.

    This could be worked differently but is not an issue; you can of course check the source to confirm.

    This issue was also raised on github, with Clem’s response:
    https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2386#issuecomment-25076923


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