Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon released!

Written by Clem on Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm | Main Topics

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 17.3 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:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.


  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from the BETA, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.
  • To upgrade from Linux Mint 17, 17.1 or 17.2, please wait for a few days while we release a new version of the Update Manager to you. In the meantime, you do not need to download or to reinstall anything. We’ll make announcements next week when this is ready.

Direct download:



Torrent download:

Signatures (to verify your downloaded ISO):

Alternative downloads:

No-codecs images:

Distributors and magazines in Japan, USA and countries where distributing media codecs is problematic can use the “No Codecs” ISO images.  These images will be made available next week in 32-bit and 64-bit at the following address:

OEM images:

Manufacturers can pre-install Linux Mint on their computers using the OEM installation images. These images will be made available next week, in 64-bit at the following address:


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

238 Responses to “Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon released!”

  1. ben says:

    Exciting!! Will it be easy to upgrade from 17.2?

    Edit by Clem: Yes.

  2. Yquux says:

    Thanks a lot ! Congratulations to the Linux Mint team !
    (and get some sleep now… !)


  3. gbit says:

    Very nice, but you should delete the “Stable Release” naming. It looks like its some version before the final version.

    Edit by Clem: Thanks, good point.

  4. Monkeyface says:

    And there it is!!! Thank you for the new Linux Mint 17.3!

  5. Gelbros J3 says:

    Oh, dear! Yooouuuuuu…… :_)

  6. wulfkind says:

    Congratulations Clem and Linux Mint team on overcoming the server issues and putting out the latest version of the best Linux distro out there.

    Axiously awaiting the Xfce version !

  7. Malcolm Hoar says:

    Great job! Now if Santa would just bring me 17.3 Xfce before Christmas… that would be very cool 🙂

    Congratulations to all of the contributors!

    Edit by Clem: Servers issues are delaying us significantly, but we’ll do our best. Xfce, KDE, OEM, nocodecs, upgrade paths from 17/17.1/17.2, it’s all coming.

  8. rostyk says:

    Somehow it’s still no any updates for me…

    Edit by Clem: Hi, if you mean from the BETA, that’s normal. Updates have been published since the BETA release, if you already applied them, you’re basically up to date 🙂

  9. andrew says:

    Thanks to everyone for their hard work in a difficult time. Look forward to trying it ouT!

  10. Kirk M says:

    @ben (#1) – Yes, it’s very easy. Once the new version of the Mint Update Manager is released (next week sometime, there will be an LM blog announcement as well) the option to upgrade to 17.3 will be included usually in the “Edit” menu. By default, the Update Manager will only continue to update your current install (17.2 in your case) unless you specifically choose to upgrade to 17.3. Just click on the option to upgrade listed in the “Edit” menu, sit back and relax until it’s done. Reboot.

    It shouldn’t be any more complicated than installing normal updates since the base remains the same. Your current kernel should stay the same as well (not upgraded to the newer kernel that’s automatically installed during a “clean” install) which is a decent safety factor for those that upgrade.

  11. acejavelin says:

    So if we had installed the 17.3 beta… is there anything special to do to upgrade to the “stable” release?

  12. Jazoray says:

    @Kirk M:

    what if i have already upgraded to the newest kernel using the kernel upgrader in mintupdate?

    Edit by Clem: That’s alright. Whatever kernel you’re using, you’ll be able to upgrade and keep the same kernel. You can upgrade kernels in any 17.x release independently of the upgrade between releases.

  13. Fabio says:

    Words do not return for the work, but as I have no monetary amount to offer, I leave my sincere thanks to you and your team.

  14. Jennifer W says:

    Awesome job Linux Mint Team!

  15. Victor says:

    And XFCE version?, when?, 😉 😉

  16. KarlKorp says:

    You are best !!!

  17. svetliof says:

    Dear @Clem and LM team. May I ask you to tell me please, do you made improvment about font rendering in LM 17.3 compare to LM 17.2 cinnamon 64bit? Before to make a fresh install I rename .fonts in my home directory. After the instalation I notice a great font rendering on some my favorite pages? 😉 And even I just not yet was rename my .fonts and not was install infinality tool.
    Great job with LM 17.3
    Best regards,

    Edit by Clem: We improved font rendering in past releases but not in 17.3. If you see a difference credit probably goes to Firefox. We fixed support for infinality fonts in MDM.. but I can’t remember when though 🙂

  18. Pjotr says:

    Thanks! It’s currently the very best Linux has to offer for the desktop. You did it again. 🙂

  19. Sitonir says:

    Congratulations! Thanks!

  20. WildShark says:

    Thanks all Mint Team !!
    What about Mint 17.3 KDE?

    Edit by Clem: It’s coming as well.

  21. Juancho says:

    Thank you so much for your effort.

  22. NChewie says:

    Great news.

    Now the team deserves a well earned rest…

    Thank you for all the hard work and your superb releases.

  23. Hugh Waldem says:

    Good news. I’m seeding.

  24. Jung-Kyu Park says:

    At Last! ….
    I am so happy now ^^
    Thank you again Clem and Linux Mint Team.

  25. Robert says:


  26. Dylan says:

    Wonderful job, ladies and gentlemen! My sincerest thanks to all of you.

  27. IQ says:

    Great work! I have been running Rosa BETA and it’s been great.

  28. Soske66 says:

    Thanks! Nice job!

  29. LZ4JW says:

    Благодарности на целият екип!
    Желая Ви Весело посрещане на новата 2016 година!

  30. mitros123 says:

    Great release Clem and team!

    And… I will request what you have already been requested many times before (but I’ll do it because you will see that many people want it):

    Please make it easy (without format) to move from 17.x to 18.0 …
    You can put in there as many warning screens as you want, but a clean install should not be necessary.

    Apart from that, the globe thanks the team for this great release!

  31. eco2geek says:

    Thank you for the new release and all your hard work!

    My one request would be for an easy way to change the font size of text in the main menu.

  32. Lijianmin says:

    I’m so glad to hear the release of Linux mint 17.3, I can’t wait to upgrade from 17.2. Thanks for Mint teams!

  33. William says:

    Not sure if this is the right place to post, but the downloads page currently yields “Erreur de connection MYSQL” and dies without providing any links.

    Edit by Clem: We’re still fighting multiple server issues. Sorry for the inconvenience William.

  34. Zandak says:

    The upgrade to 17.3 Cinnamon is not working, i get this response when I refresh:

    W: Failed to fetch

    W: Failed to fetch Unable to connect to

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

    Just wanted to let you know.

    Edit by Clem: “” doesn’t look right. You can reset your sources configuration with the Software Sources configuration tool.

  35. Vikram says:

    Sincerely thankful for your work. Long live Linux mint. Since I can’t afford any donation to this project, I try to support in my way. In my country(India) there are a limited user base to Linux mint(mere thousand in country of one billion population). What I do is recommending and encouraging people in my touch to use Linux mint. At-least two dozen people are freed from slavery of Microsoft 🙂

  36. Abu Ibrahim says:

    I love it 🙂 Really nice !

  37. Squall68 says:

    Thanks so much for new release! I look forward to the innovations of this new release!
    Expect the release of the new repository for advancement .. Enjoy!
    Sorry for my bad English… Good Work!

  38. OpenSourceFeeder says:


    A release feed is added here for Linux Mint 17.3 ‘Rosa’ Cinnamon Edition.

    Thanks & Regards

  39. harry says:

    New Mint user here, I’ll be upgrading for the first time. I have a couple of questions bothering me. Can anyone please tell me how large of an update to expect? 300MB? 500MB? And also I don’t apply any level 4-5 updates. So what are the things to be upgraded from 17.2 to 17.3? Will the upgrade include a new kernel and hardware stack like Ubuntu point releases? Excited and anxious at the same time for the upgrade. 🙂

    Edit by Clem: No, the key thing about upgrades is to only bring you new features, not to impact your hardware support. So upgrading only applies level 1 updates and does not change your kernel, your MESA or Xorg stacks. Of course after the upgrade, you can still change kernels and all, but that’s for you to decide.

  40. En Artur Lluis Ripoll i Mansanet says:

    Thanks a lot! A big hug from Valencia, Spain, Europe

    Saturday moornig and a new realease…nothing is better.

  41. naddaeus says:

    Great news! Thank you so much for the hard work leading to a continuous improvement of an already great distribution!

    How will the upgrade via the Update Manager impact current 17.2 users, which have already updated Cinnamon to 2.8?

    Edit by Clem: It will upgrade Cinnamon a little more (Rafaela/Romeo was an early 2.8 so you’ll get a few more bug fixes). It will also bring you all the new features in MDM, Mint tools, etc.

  42. Mario says:

    By far the best linux distro! Everything works well. Thank you Clem and the team! Greetings from Slovenia 🙂

  43. Diaa Sami says:

    What happened to KDE ? RCs then releases without a single RC version of KDE, this is sad 🙁

    Edit by Clem: It’s been like that for a while now. KDE and Xfce editions usually come a month later.

  44. lankhor says:


    what is the latest 4.x kernel offered in lm 17.3 (same as in 17.2)?

    is there still problems with kernel 4.2.0-19 in combination with ati cards?

    thank you 😉

    Edit by Clem: Hi.. I wish I could say for sure, but I can’t. Our tests show that flgrx compiles via DKMS on kernel 4.2.0 but we’re faced with a black screen on reboot. We’re testing on a mintbox mini. CompuLab told use they managed to run it with 4.2.0 but they install fglrx from the ATI website directly, so we’re a bit confused and we need to test more before we can say for sure. We fixed support for Broadcom drivers, we confirmed breakages with ndiswrapper… when it comes to flgrx, we need more testing or feedback, at the moment we’re not really sure, so it might work, but please be cautious. You can try it, if you can’t reboot, use the older kernel. Feedback is welcome.

  45. Greg says:

    Smooth! Thanks to all concerned with the project!

  46. Roj says:

    Congratulations and a heartfelt Thank You, especially in light of the Herculean effort required to bring this to us in the face of last-minute catastrophy. I have long been a broken record from repeating to people “so, ya wanna try Linux? no no, not distro (insert distro name here), try Mint – you’ll feel right at home and you’ll love it”.

    And the hits just keeep onnnn comin’… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  47. curios says:

    Why most of linux distros (and Mint too) preserve packages like libthai (which is dependency-hardcoded, along with some asian fonts also) or one of my favourite, pcmciautils?

  48. Sofia says:

    Great! Thanks Linux Mint team!

  49. Saayuj says:

    Well I had some freezing issues on 17.2 Cinnamon, so switched back to plain old Ubuntu. Now When I clean installed 17.3 Cinnamon, Its running buttery-smoooth now! All drivers and apps updated. THANK YOU LINUX MINT TEAM for making such a wonderful Linux Distro!! I love it <3

  50. Gabriel says:

    Hi Clem

    Nice work with Mint 17.3 and especially thank you for the upgrade graphics stack…my AMD card runs better with it.

    Two small things I have noticed:

    1. When VLC is running and you open the sound applet, VLC is shown as “Vlc” instead of “VLC”.

    2. For some reason Steam chat windows do not show up on the panel…maybe I am having a cofig issue or something.

    Overall…nice release. Mint 18 will be a great release I am sure.


  51. Luis AB says:

    Excelente, ya probé Cinnamon y me encanta, solo quiero preguntar cuando sale XFCE? Gracias mil y excelente trabajo, sorprende lo rápido que han reparado todo. Felicidades!!! 🙂
    Excelent, i tried Cinnamon already and i love it, however i like to ask when XFCE is going to be out? Thank you very much for such a great you do, it is amazing how fast you’ve repaired the damages. Congratulations!!! 🙂

  52. Karl says:

    Feels more responsive than Rafaela! However, had problems when installing and also with the installation. The active window gets unexpectedly minimized and it’s impossible to restore the window. This happened with the Mint installer and also after a few minutes of logging into my new installation of Rosa, the same happened with Synaptic Package Manager. Had other windows opened; they were fine to minimize and restore but not Synaptic. Tried everything including moving the application to a different workspace…the window still would not restore. The only thing that unstuck the window was restarting Cinnamon (ALT-F2 then “r”). Installed on VirtualBox with 3 GB RAM, 20 GB hard drive space, Windows 7 host. Had no problems with Rafaela on VirtualBox. Could you please help? Thanks for all your hard and great work!

  53. touristas0 says:

    Great release… waiting for the KDE version as always and hoping for as much improvements as in Cinnamon new version. 🙂

  54. dXTC says:

    Congrats on the new release. Looking forward to having the Quick Rename available at last! I’m grabbing the torrent as I write this, and will keep seeding for a good long while once I’m done.

  55. Kostas says:

    In 17.3 beta here… But no updates in update manager. Any help? Thanks for the great work!

  56. Scott C says:

    In the Mate/Cinnamon 17.3 announcements on your site, you show a screenshot of the desktop with the 17.2 background… (in case you’d like to update the graphic). I just installed 17.2 this morning and realized 17.3 was out. At least I’ll be able to upgrade shortly.


  57. Hermes says:

    Hey guys at the Mint team thank you so much for your hard work coding this marvellous OS. Really it’s impressive to look at at the quality of your work. Because of you I have had the best OS ever and I have had my GF and friends change to Mint. Thanks again. It’s really appreciated! A donation will soon follow this message! Cheers!

  58. Greg says:

    Thank you, I love linux Mint, you guys rock!

  59. Abu Ibrahim says:

    Nice guys ! Also workplace switching feels smoother now 🙂 !

  60. Alex says:

    Congrats guys, 17.3 is simply amazing and I love the improvements which were already shown in the beta. Is it possible to add a close button on a window list’s thumbnail when moving the cursor on it (like in Windows 7+) in future releases?
    Linux Mint is my favourite Linux desktop distribution and I appreciate your work. 🙂

  61. Raul says:


  62. RonaldQuilao says:

    Hi Clem And To The Whole Linux Mint Team. I just did a fresh installed of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 32bit on my Dell E6400 Laptop with 3GB of RAM. so far, i have observed that everything is stable. i have no issues with Graphic applications i am using for work like GIMP and Photoshop CS6 (im using wine and no issues so far). python runs without any issues as well. My Built In wifi card has also been detected and working fine. thank you very much to You Clem And The Rest Of The Linux Mint Team For this really AWESOME Operating System! More Power to The Linux Mint Team. Once Everything Gets Settled with my Job, since Your Operating System Has Helped Me A lot With My Work, I will donate. THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙂 -User From Philippines

  63. phalse says:

    Hey guy’s, just wondering if there’ll be a 17.3 XFCE as I’ve not seen any beta for this. I’m pleased you’re back up and running! Was panicking the other day for you so well done on you’re return.

  64. Tomas says:

    Nice work guys!
    Really happy to see all the work you guys put into Mint! 😀

    best regards // tomas

  65. jvc says:

    Thanks for all the hard work, Mint Team. I look forward to the upgrade 😀

  66. Dirk says:

    Thanks so much for this release. Installed 17.3 cinnamon on a new empty disk and it works perfectly. I also love the cinnamon improvements you implemented in 2.8. Thanks again Mint team, you are great!

  67. Fumblefan says:

    Hi guys, I’m so for all the troubles that you had.
    Congratulations on the newest release! It’s fantastic! Very fast and responsive.
    The only odd thing that I’ve noticed so far is “blinking” of menu. When I press the button “Menu”, it opens up the menu, but as soon as I move mouse cursor just a little bit up or down, whole menu starts to blink. That’s it. Not a big deal, I just wanted to let you know. It was working normally in 17.2.
    I’m using Cinnamon along with open-source drivers for my AMD 7790 GPU.

  68. Fumblefan says:

    Update to comment 60.

    After installing fglrx, it’s not happening anymore.

  69. Jerzy.63 says:

    When KDE edition???

  70. armageddon51 says:

    Fantastic work. Thanks. What sadden me is that looking at the donations for this month, it’s $106 ????. You got to be kidding me. Those guys are running on fumes for what could be the best Linux dev team in the world. What a shame. If every one pitch in $1 we could make sure that they have what they need and hire more developers. We are the direct beneficiaries of that money. We just save $150 on a frigging juvenile OS that Windows has become. So I want this team to keep going and going.

    Edit by Clem: I didn’t look at donations much lately with all that has happened. But it’s worth mentioning.. we’re a little late in processing them.. so you don’t see all of them yet, and also we had downtime so people couldn’t donate for a while even if they wanted to. We’re usually getting tremendous support though, especially during releases. We’re really grateful, many people help our project with donations.

  71. Attention Please!!! says:

    Good work! Clem. Please roll out the upgrade path as soon as possible. 🙂

    BTW, please unblock Indian IPs. I use Vodafone India’s cellular dynamic IP ranging 112.79.**.***. For the last 1-2 months its been blocked (blog, homepage accessible) and required proxy.

    Edit by Clem: Hi, check your setup. We don’t block anything manually, our servers use CSF which temporarily blocks IPs assimilated with DDOS attacks. It could be caused by something producing too many concurrent requests from your IP?

  72. Mario says:

    I would like to ask will the new linux mint 18 be based on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)?

    Edit by Clem: Yes it will.

  73. majpooper says:

    I have migrated from Windows>Suse>Ubuntu>Mint and find 17.3 Cinnamon the best release ever hands down. THX for all the hard work – The saying goes goes “money talks . . . .” I just donated – hope everyone else that love this distro will as well.

  74. peter e says:

    @armageddon51 Re: #62
    I had to stop using PayPal so my frequent scheduled contributions (however small) have stopped.
    Clem responded to my email and said he can take donations in no other form, it must use PayPal. “Irish Law”?
    I find that very sad, it needs to change.

    BTW: I have had numerous and frequent problems with PayPal, they have been unresponsive, sorry
    If another method for making donations emerges please shout the news form the hill tops!

  75. Fumblefan says:

    @Mario #63

    Yes, it will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Hopefully, with Linux kernel 4.4!

  76. Fumblefan says:


    I wanted to say that I’m sorry for the troubles that you had.*
    Great release, keep the good work! I know you will… 🙂

  77. myname says:

    Some issues I have with Mint

    1) Luks/dmcrypt does not work from the installer when there is more than one partition. It only seems to encrypt and ask for the password if EVERYTHING is in the / partition.

    Partition set (quite common and reasonable)

    Without this, enabling encryption manually is a pain in the behind dealing with mappings.

    2) With two partitions (/ and /home) re-installing a new distro on / partition means I have to always reinstall the apps all again. Whilst it is scripted, it is quite a long job and wastes bandwidth to re-download them all again. I realise this is because of the poor structure of the file system heirarchy from the 70’s or whenever. But really. It is 2015 going onto 2016. This needs to be cleaned up at the standards level.

    3) Applets incompatible with Cinnamon 2.8. Simply saying it is the Applet’s problem is not good enough. There needs to be a better way to manage breaking API’s. Depreciate them releases before so they KNOW to fix them prior to a new release.

    4) Software Manager, if it is closed (due to hanging etc with a long queue of jobs, I now script with apt-get, but still it’s a UI problem) it FORGETS the download queued up apps to install when it is restarted again. Ubuntu’s software center remembers the queued up apps to install.

    Thank you.

  78. Fred Barclay says:

    Congrats to Clem and the team for overcoming the server difficulties and releasing Rosa!

  79. Claudio says:

    Waiting for the 17.3 KDE anytime soon.

  80. Menak Vishap says:

    A lot of thanks to Clem and Mint team for great job! And looking forward for KDE version!

  81. rkmugen says:

    I’ll have to second #30’s post, further up this page. Right now, I’m enjoying 17.2 (and about to enjoy 17.3), because upgrading from 17.0 was very trivial to perform. A similar, seemless process to do a full upgrade from 17.x to 18.x (and beyond) without resorting to a full disk format would be GREATLY appreciated…. not to mention, such a process would make Linux Mint that much more attractive to novices who really don’t want to tinker around too much with partitions that may or may not hold important stuff….. ideally, one shouldn’t have to buy an external hard drive to back up their stuff just to upgrade their Linux installation.

  82. Martin says:

    Installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 32bit on a Lenovo ideapad 100. It all went well; notified installation complete and asked to restart, but it won’t restart with pendrive in. I shut down the laptop and I started it, but no sound of grub and it went directly to Window 8.1. No trace of Mint 17.3. What can I do? Thanks

  83. qwertyuiop says:

    When LMDE 3 will be released?

  84. Alex says:

    How about mouse freezing?

  85. Peter says:

    Thank you Clem and team. Mint is now my distribution of choice, because things just work.

    Well done.

  86. Mensah Emmanuel Tetteh says:

    pleass mint team, I want to know whether the upgrade path from 17.2 to 17.3 is ready.

  87. Ugur says:

    The infamous “kdeinit could not launch” bug was irritating. They say it was solved in KDE

    I hope Linux Mint 17.3 KDE comes with that patch ..

  88. Thomas says:

    This weekend I tried to install 17.3 on my PC but the live system freezes completely during the installation. I tried it two times with the same result, only the mouse pointer can be moved, the desktop and the keyboard don´t respond anymore. On the desktop I´ve seen some weird pixels. So I tried 17.2 and everything worked well.

    Maybe that´s caused by my configuration. I have a Geforce 550 TI and tried to install the boot and root partitions to a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Swap, var and home are separate partitions on a harddisk.

    Anyway, thanks to the Linux Mint Team! Great work!

  89. Marcus says:

    Best Linux-distro on Earth…

  90. whiphubley says:

    The AD backend for SSSD to authenticate against a DC is broke “sssd load_backend_module error in module ad initialization sssm_ad_id_init fatal error initializing data providers” where can I report this bug please ?

  91. PB says:

    Very nice! Just one comment on the quick file rename feature. I struggled a bit with figuring out its implementation based on the behavior description. Behavior description says: “Click twice with a pause in between to rename items.”

    That is mildly vague, but the overview video was helpful, although not 100% definitive by itself, unless you already know what you’re looking for. But with the behavior description and video together, I was able to repeat it consistently.

    So here’s what I discovered. The behavior description is indeed correct when it says that it’s a two click function with a delay between. But I found that the second click must be in the actual file name region, and must be ever so slightly more deliberate — or an ever so brief hold in the file name region.

    The problem is not the feature itself. It is definitely repeatable, and with some practice, will become useful in no time. But perhaps it might be good to add a word or two in the behavior description to coincide with what the video is actually showing you.

    Great feature, by the way! Thanks Mint!

  92. maupas says:

    Bravo , beau travail , le 17.2 va tres bien merci a tous .robert

  93. kmo says:


    The Linux Action Show, a weekly podcast covering all sorts of distros, had high praise for 17.3 Cinnamon on their latest show.


  94. Mroczny says:

    New Linux Mint Updater

  95. Mroczny says:

    New Linux Mint Updater !!

  96. Maicon says:

    Can’t wait for the XFCE Edition. You guys are awesome!

  97. mensah emmanuel says:

    please mint team.
    I would be glad if u take a luk at de battery power consumption in linuxmint. cinnanon edition. it isnt conducive for my battery and I have tried many energy consuming applications but the battery still drains fast.
    I wish u could include in the power settings an option to switch to power saving mode just as in windows.

    Thanx anyway for such a great OS

  98. armageddon51 says:

    @92 Yes Clem good review (you can skip to 1:13H for the actual review). A lot of flowers thrown and well deserved.

    Now I hope it gets the attention of computer manufacturers so that it become pre-installed on some machines. That will attract further applications development. That’s what’s missing in Linux. In the end, may be, we won’t have to keep Windows for playing majors games.

  99. cavp says:

    It feels great on a live cd/flashdrive.
    I’m waiting for the xfce release to upgrade.

    I just fixed my pc since a long time broken. I’m a little rusty editing and my eyes are not helping too(My glasses are the ones broken now).
    I prefer to use my own wallpapers and use a transparent panel because I hate colors in there.
    Maybe it could sound a little stupid, but… Could it be possible to add an option to change panel’s font colors to avoid editing every time I want to change my wallpapers?
    It could be added on the Panel Preferences>Appearance section, just like appears in the Weather Update>Properties, I think.
    Sorry for the newbie question…
    Excellent job, as always…

  100. Hamisi says:

    Looking Forward to this Linux mint is the Best linux Distro I have ever used and please make updating simple and efficient.

  101. gerry says:

    @92 armageddon51
    About it being pre-installed on some machines, while to some that might sound crazy, who would have thought that OpenELEC would become so popular so quickly. It’s all in the positioning of the product!

    openELEC, along with Android, is becoming quite popular (outside the US where they have Amazon Fire TV available) on set-top (smart) boxes for TV viewers that want to stream TV programs through Kodi (just do a cursory internet search for MINIX NEO X8-H for example). Yet, openELEC it is not nearly as polished as Linux Mint (in my opinion), but the whole packaging of the openELEC Mediacentre is really impressive.

    Yes, Kodi can be set up on Linux Mint, but it is not clear from the website that it can be set it up for:
    -a regular home PC with LibreOffice and great Multimedia programs
    -a gaming system through Steam
    -part of a Kodi Mediacentre

    That all three of the above can be installed with a nice home interface to switch between all three?

  102. Mangesh Bhamre says:

    Cool, thanks a lot and great work!
    Looking for updating my LM 17.2 on iMac 29inch 🙂

  103. Alex says:

    Can this be used for PC-gaming?

  104. Martin says:

    Just installed Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo ideapad 100, but when restarted the screen when black and the machine crashed. After awhile, I shut down the machine and everytime I start it goes to Window 8.1. What’s the problem? How can I solve it?
    Many thanks,

  105. Jtflynnz says:

    @Martin Make sure secure-boot is disabled in the BIOS, that the boot order has Grub starting before the hardrive with your windows partition (grub might show up as “ubuntu” in the BIOS), and maybe look into disabling Fastboot for Windows (and if not, be sure to “Restart” from windows when you want to switch, this will help you switch more easily).

    You can find more details if you search for Dual-booting Windows 8/8.1 with Ubuntu or Linux mint (Try different combinations and you should find some good walkthroughs if needed).

  106. myname says:

    Can you show battery cell wear level on the power applet please?

    can you also consider using Configurable Menu as the default Cinnamon Menu? It is much much better (and more familiar to those comming from Windows).

  107. Martin says:

    Jtflynnz, thanks for the suggestions. I’ll follow them. Let’s see how things go.

  108. Simon says:

    Can we now upgrade through “Update Manager”?Does anyone know when this will be available (if not yet)?

  109. pasman says:


    Could you add zsync files to iso images?

    It really reduce network bandwidth when updating images
    from old mint/ubuntu images.

  110. Jake says:

    @53 Karl:

    I’m seeing a similar problem. In VirtualBox 5.0.10 on a Win8.1 host, I try installing 17.3 with 3D acceleration enabled (I have an i5 with Intel graphics). I try to install Linux Mint, select “Installation Type”->”Something Else” and then “New Partition Table.” A warning dialog appears that hoses the whole installation. The window is not minimized (based on the task bar name), but I can’t see it. I can hover over the taskbar and see a screenshot of what I should be seeing, but nothing is there.

    When I turn off 3D acceleration, I launch the CD, and my screen is put in 720×400 resolution. That’s way too small, and I can’t even see the entire Cinnamon start menu. Fortunately I can get the display resolution fixed, and I can get the installation to finish, but there’s something wrong here. Perhaps the new kernel/mesa/xorg stack…

    I’ve been using 17.2 in the same host environment for months with 3D acceleration with no issues remotely like this. I was trying to put LM17.3 on some new hardware, and when I was trying to determine if 17.3 was the problem, I found these bugs. I’m going to have to revert back to 17.2 because this is for an enterprise system. It sucks because I get tired of hearing “use Red Hat” when Debian bases seem to work much better.

  111. Andrew M says:

    Neither the ISOs, nor the package repository mirrors, nor the MD5 or GPG signatures, nor the LinuxMint blog site use HTTPS. TLS and DNSsec are not being used to protect any of these binaries or their signatures.
    There is no way to know that you have downloaded an original uncorrupted ISO of Mint.

    When will Linux Mint packages and ISOs be distributed securely?

  112. Jake says:

    @52 I’ve done some more experimenting, and the problem seems to be something between VirtualBox and Cinnamon, and it’s worse with 3D acceleration on. Anytime I get a dialog to appear, (like a warning or confirmation), I see this behavior where the window disappears. I tried deleting a file in Nemo, and the confirmation came up, which made my Nemo window disappear. Even if I use turn off 3D acceleration, LM17.3 sees my display as “unknown” and gives me 720×400 resolution (on 17.2, it’s recognized as a VBox display adapter, and I can select between 800×600 and 1024×768). For me, this basically makes a LM17.3 VM useless, so I would recommend people stick with LM17.2.

    As a side note to the LM dev team: despite how my comments might sound, I really do support upgrading the kernel/mesa/xorg to newer versions to try to take advantage of newer (and usually better) software technology. Windows gets great support because they pay, and it sucks to see Linux people drag even further behind because their distro never moves forward. So, from that standpoint, I’m 100% behind you. If no one in Linux land ever uses this stuff, things never get fixed (well, it still doesn’t always get fixed, but at least it gets visibility). Thanks for all your work! I’ll click some extra ads for you 🙂

  113. Steve says:

    Hi Guys,
    Just done a complete new install from 17.2 and am now getting an Unsupported Browser message as follows: from Amazon Prime when using Firefox, any ideas?

    This web browser isn’t compatible with Amazon Video. Please use one of the following web browsers:
    Google Chrome (latest version)
    Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
    Microsoft Edge
    Windows Internet Explorer (version 8 or later)
    Apple Safari (version 5 or later)
    Opera (latest version)

  114. sherpav says:

    Hi community.Best regards,enjoy.
    Linux Mint Rosa Cinnamon 17.3×64 good !

  115. Tommy Burton says:

    Anyone else have issues w/ installing on AMD rigs? I posted this question a bit more elaborately earlier but it seems to have disappeared. Basically the bootloader failed to install and I had to remove the ssd drive and use an intell driven Dell to install Rosa and then replace the ssd. It then worked quite well.This problem started after Quiana and has gotten increasingly difficult through the last 3 iterations
    That said once installed Rosa is the best version yet

  116. Iosonoscrive says:

    Thank you Linux Mint….yes Best Linux Distro !

  117. Martin says:

    Hi, Jtflynnz, No way. The BIOS in my Lenovo ideapad 100 only gives two choices for booting modes: UEFI and Legacy Support. Changed it to UEFI disabling Boot Secure mode. In this mode (UEFI and no Secure Boot) Windows will not even start. It says Checking Media and notifies there’s nothing to boot from. There’s no Fastboot for Windows in the BIOS. Changed back to Legacy Support, and keeps opening to W 8.1… It’s really disappointing not been able to have Linux on this very handy machine, Mint in particular which is my favorite. Tried other suggestiones, but nothing works. Just gettng the disappointing impression Linux will not work in this Lenovo model, but it does beautifully from the liveusb… Well…, Thanks.

  118. Dave says:

    Hi I am trying to upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 but I see nothing in the update manager that allows me to do this, I have Cinnemon 64bit.. What do I need to do I looked at the level 1 and it is checked. hmmm 🙂


  119. Claudio says:

    Hi Martin,

    I had similar problems using mint/ubuntu on my lenovo.
    It did not start mint after install, even didnt give a selection.

    I came across a project called bootrepair:

    Put iso on a live usb, booted up and used “recommended repair”
    and there the grub boot menue with selection win/mint appeared!

    But backup data, theres always slight chance your partitions
    will be lost! Good luck!

  120. Andreas says:

    Thanks for 17.3!!!

    Noticed the following in Cinnamon edition:

    digikam: when deleting files I get the following error message “Could not start process Unable to create io-slave: klauncher said: Unknown protocol ‘trash’.”

    I did install the kdelibs as per release note.

    Anybody knows what the issue is and what I could do?

  121. Vlad says:

    Hi, I’m fresh new and was trying LM as my first desktop linux OS.
    I downloaded 17.3 beta first couple of weeks ago as 17.3 was not there at the moment and tried it from USB on my ASUS laptop.

    Today I burned from scratch to USB a new 17.3 stable release and when booted I get “ACPI PCC probe failed” and some more errors. Does that mean I can’t use 17.3 (not supported by hardware)? It is not clear why 17.3 beta was working then. Any help?

  122. ruddy says:


  123. Mike says:

    Nice work fellas. Looking forward to the xfce version – hopefully before xmas!

  124. Simon says:

    I manually upgraded via changing sources from rafaela to rosa.
    How can I change xorg+mesa packages to 17.3 base. Nvidia 352 does not seem to work without it.


  125. Philippe says:

    @Martin in order to boot in EUFI your hard drive needs to have an UEFI partition …

    The easiest way to have this is to reinstall your Linux distro with UEFI enabled first.

  126. Kristian says:

    #106 Martin.

    Try to put BIOS settings back to default but turn secure boot off,then start it up again and when Windows has finished booting up shut down the computer by pressing and holding down the powerbutton. Windows doesn’t shut down on software reboots anymore but hibernates to make it look like it’s booting fast.

  127. Claudio says:

    #Martin #Kristian

    had also the problem with windows hibernation.
    You have to completely shut down windows,
    if not, you can not access the windows partition from mint.
    I think, I had to change something in the windows system control
    to enable windows to shut down completely but forgot where I set this.
    Google it …

  128. Simon B says:

    #121 vlad Clem commented on this with the beta release: ‘The “ACPI pcc probe failed” warning is normal. I’m not sure if it’s caused by the new Xorg/MESA stack or the new kernel, but everybody’s getting it.’

    It causes me no apparent issues.

  129. Dennis says:

    #Martin #Kristian

    Just change Settings in Control Panel to disable Windows fast start-up.

    Control Panel -> Power Options -> “Choose what the power button does” (left side) -> disable: “Turn on fast start-up (recommended)”

  130. Richard says:

    Getting more impressive all the time. Congrats.

  131. benjamin mathias says:

    Congrats. this has been my distro for over three years now; I first used a dual boot with windows but then it was relegated to a VM only. since then I only use LM and left windows alone in a vm. where I work I have already convinced several of my colleagues to use LM. They liked it. Keep up the good work.

  132. Mahi says:

    done all the updates in rafaela…yet not rosa in edit….now how can i get the update???? pls lemme know 🙁

  133. Kristian says:

    @ #127 Claudio and also Martin

    Holding down the powerbutton until it shuts down should shut it down completely. After that it should recognise that another OS has been installed and make grub visible so that one can choose which OS to boot.

  134. Fumblefan says:

    No indicator support for Skype and Viber?

  135. Kristian says:

    @134 Fumblefan.

    Try deactivating indicator support in settings. I think it is under “General”. Then restart Cinnamon. Good luck.

  136. Jonathan Cross says:

    >> “Quick-Rename”
    Been missing this.

  137. Frantz Schropp says:

    With 17.2 I had a beautiful GUI (cinnamon).
    Now it all looks crappy. Buttons, scroll bars etc looks like Windows 3.11. And I can’t change desktop background anymore!
    Any suggestions?

  138. Jake says:

    @111 Andrew M

    Distrowatch mentioned that they are going to start using Let’s Encrypt ( as a free way to add SSL to their site. Perhaps Linux Mint could do the same. SSL certificates do cost money, so not having one lets the donations go a little further. However, if this free SSL thing is viable, that would make it a no-brainer to use (which is it’s point, btw).

    I believe if you download over torrent, you’ll get some verification built in (assuming the .torrent file is safe). There should be some checks to prevent peers from seeding junk, and you can use encrypted peers for the actual transfer.

    The repositories themselves do have verification built in via the GPG keys. You run into this when you add third-party repos like VirtualBox, etc., who don’t use PPAs but instead have you use their validation signature.

  139. Ajay says:

    Hi, I have updated my update manager. But I am still not getting option to upgrade to 17.3 in edit menu.
    Do I need to use some specific mirror or something??
    Please let me know.

  140. Cristian M says:

    Today I successfully upgraded from 17.2 to 17.3.
    I have a Dell XPS 16 GB RAM i7 machine with 2 SSDs and an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M.
    The upgrade process was smooth, only the Nvidia driver (initially 346) was upgraded to 352 but bumblebee didn’t work (negative result with glxspheres – Nvidia graphics test).
    Immediately I installed Nvidia 352-update driver and the system recovered! It was not necessary to proceed with uninsyall-reinstall of bumblebee and associated Nvidia drivers.

    In short:
    – some useful improvements worked properly (wireless and bluetooth mice battery level indications)
    – it seems that Cinnamon 2.8.6 is faster than 2.4 version
    – CPU frequency applet indicate again properly the frequency choice list
    – all the installed software works properly
    – In Mint 17 to 17.2 I had to use Google Earth 6 because the version 7 crashed systematically. Now during upgrade it was installed the version 7 which works stable, inclusively the views 360 (which didn’t work on version 6).
    – probably there are other sweeties I have to discover, which will happen in the following days
    – my intention is to upgrade all my laptops I have to 17.3.

    Many, many thanks and appreciation for the Mint Team marvelous work, which made happy a lot of people!
    I will assist all my friends I have to upgrade their Mint machines!

  141. Alessandro says:

    Upgrade path now open! 🙂
    From the update manager: edit-> Upgrade to Linux Mint Rosa

  142. Ryan Hunter says:

    was going to download the BETA version, but decided to wait. Thanks for the 64Bit Cinnamon version. Now awaiting the xfce version for my laptop.

  143. Dominic Greene says:

    For those having trouble with upgrading to 17.3 from 17.x:

    Say you are on 17.2 and no updates are appearing for 17.3. I experienced this issue and found that by changing my Mirrors under “Edit” > “Software Sources” in the Update Manager and refreshing, I was then able to find the appropriate update that enabled 17.3.

    Then select “Edit” and select the dropdown option of “Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa”. Once selected, a interface will appear and guide you through the update process.

  144. Ronald Wyllys says:

    Today I upgraded from LM 17.2 to 17.3 on my laptop and my desktop.

    The laptop upgrade led to a minor problem (which I reported in the LM Forums) and which was easy to fix.

    The desktop upgrade proceeded without a single problem.

    Kudos once again to Clem and the Team for making upgrades so easy!

  145. Praveen says:

    Hi, thanks for this great distro. Everything runs smoothly and cinnamon is little bit faster. In my system tray applet, I am unable to remove update icon independently, and also Parcellite gives two icons, one of them gives right click menu. Everything else are perfect.

  146. Jesus Hernandez says:

    Wow, super stable. I couldn’t be happier with this distro. I love it so much. Thank you Mint team, you guys are amazing, keep up the awesome job.

  147. Efim says:

    Hi! Loving new release for everything: {
    – source mirror suggestions – great thing, A++
    – power and music applets, got even handier
    – and rest I haven’t noticed or tried yet…
    but one point: my headphones stopped working once plugged in(were working before update).
    a) checked headphones on my phone – they work;
    b) checked alsamixer – headphones are not muted;
    c) added “options snd-hda-intel model=generic enable=1 index=0” to alsa-conf – still doesn’t work.
    And currently out of solutions. It’s not uncommon bug, saw people with that on ubuntuforums with 10.04, 13.10 and so on, one guy just reinstalled Ubuntu which I’d rather not do with my precious Mint. Will appreciate any suggestions.
    Laptop Asus X551CA, sound card Realtek ALC270, Linux Mint 17.3, Cinnamon 2.8.6, kernel 4.4 rc4.

  148. Amin says:

    Upgraded to 17.3 last night. Must say that there have been some decent improvements. Ram usage is low as well.

    Thank You, Linux Mint Team.

  149. Andreas B says:

    Mint Cinnamon Update 17.2 -> 17.3 works fine for me.

    NV 750 Ti driver update to 352.63 no problems on 4K System.

    Mint is great !

  150. dd says:

    the update is here!
    1. repos sourceactor is undefined.
    2. acpi pcc probe failed.

    how can be solved?

  151. Rainer D. says:

    Hi Mint-Team,

    i installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit on my Netbook Samsung N130.
    Everything is working fine.
    Thanks a lot for your great job.

    regards Rainer

  152. Dilyan Trayanov says:

    Updated from 17.2 >>> 17.3 fast forward 🙂
    No problems.
    Thank You Mint team!

  153. Steffan says:

    Ein großes Dankeschön und Lob an alle Beteiligten!
    Wieder eine super Arbeit von Euch!
    Macht weiter so!
    Viele Grüße von mir aus Deutschland!
    PS: Sorry, mein Englisch ist nicht besonders gut. 😉

    A big thank you and Kudos to all involved!
    Again a great work of you!
    Makes it!
    Many greetings from me from Germany!
    PS: Sorry, my English is not very good. 😉

  154. marco says:

    Thanks for the great job you’re doing!!!!

    Any news about when the upgrade from 17.2 will be available?

  155. marco says:

    Oh, sorry, I hadn’t seen it’s already available!

  156. Marco says:

    Update 17.2 to 17.3 Great Job! Thank you.
    Only one problem with Dropbox, always appears update pop-up, asks me to download the .deb from the site, but after installation reappears the update pop-up again.
    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling nemo-dropbox but the problem continues.

  157. Luis says:

    Great work Linux Mint team. The effort shows, and the work speaks for itself.

    One small problem: After upgrading kernel from 3.16.0-38 to 3.19.0-32, the wireless USB keyboard stopped working during encryption password. I am forced to use the wired keyboard.

    Have tried to fix by adding ohci_pci to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and have upgraded kernel from 3.19.0-32 to 3.19.0-39, but neither has made any difference.

    Any help is appreciated. The wireless keyboard is from Logitech using Mint 17.3. Thanks.

  158. Ahmed Elsokary says:

    Update was done smoothly and lovely unlike the update from 17.1 to 17.2 which disabled all my current users when update was finished and I had to create new users and install XFCE to be able to use the computer.
    But the update from 17.2 to 17.3 was smooth and excellent.
    I noticed that it runs a little faster and smoother.
    Thank you Linux mint team. Ahmed from Egypt.

  159. TommiH says:

    Just upgraded desktop and laptop. Everything went smoothly.
    The boot is now even faster, takes practically no time from an SSD. The workspace switcher now has little window images and windows close with a cool animation.

    One issue I’ve always had with Cinnamon. On some programs – like Gimp and Celestia – I can’t see the menus. On the top bar there’s only “File” and the rest are invisible. Any fix for this?

  160. Bora says:

    No issues so far for 17.3, thx

  161. Minter says:

    Tried upgrading through the update manager to Cinnamon 17.3. System only stayed up for a few seconds; then Cinnamon crashed, not to be revived. During beta test, I tried all the recommended work-arounds for this situation with no luck. Looks like I’m stuck at 17.2 for the foreseeable future. That’s not a bad place to be. 17.2 is a very nice system.

    If the team is interested in trying to correct this problem in future releases, my hardware description is in the 17.3 beta comments.

  162. James S. says:

    One important issue has come up for me: when I do a file search I only get a chance to type in one letter before it starts to search for everything that starts with that one letter, for example, when looking for jpg it will look for every file that starts with a j and the search bar will not accept more letters. the search never did this in 17.2. is there an adjustment of some sort I am missing? if this is my fault apologises in advance.

  163. Adrian says:

    Clem et al., many thanks for the new release!

    There is one issue I keep running into.
    Trying to launch the Driver Manager it asks for superuser access but subsequently doesn’t start. I tried it from the command line, without joy:
    ~ $ driver-manager
    Post-install mode detected
    Checking connectivity or live media…
    Internet connection detected
    ~ $

    Best regards,


  164. Hinkel says:

    Sorry for bad English, Please help me, in my case, upgrade from Rafaela, Cinnamon 2.8.6 stopped working after installing Nvidia 304.131.

    Hard Info:

    Processor : 4x AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor
    Memory : 3918MB (934MB used)
    Operating System : Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
    User Name : nailto (nailto)
    Date/Time : Qui 10 Dez 2015 15:10:01 BRST
    Resolution : 1920×1080 pixels
    OpenGL Renderer : GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/integrated/SSE2
    X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
    Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel – HDA NVidia
    -Input Devices-
    Power Button
    Power Button
    AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
    ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse
    HDA NVidia Rear Mic
    HDA NVidia Front Mic
    HDA NVidia Line
    HDA NVidia Line Out
    HDA NVidia Front Headphone
    No printers found
    -SCSI Disks-
    SanDisk Cruzer Fit
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S
    Myson CS8819A2-113 0
    Myson CS8819A2-113 1
    Myson CS8819A2-113 2
    Myson CS8819A2-113 3

  165. qazxsw says:

    Use LMDE, Luke!
    So, when will LMDE 3 become available?

  166. Adrian says:

    Some more info:

    running it elevated:
    ~ $ sudo driver-manager
    [sudo] password for *****:
    Post-install mode detected
    Checking connectivity or live media…
    Internet connection detected
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDrivers/”, line 568, in
    File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDrivers/”, line 72, in __init__
    File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDrivers/”, line 138, in check_internet_or_live_dvd
    File “/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDrivers/”, line 83, in update_cache
    dia = AptProgressDialog(self.update_transaction)
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptdaemon/”, line 593, in __init__
    self.expander = AptDetailsExpander(terminal=terminal)
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptdaemon/”, line 328, in __init__
    self.terminal = AptTerminal()
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptdaemon/”, line 393, in __init__
    AttributeError: ‘AptTerminal’ object has no attribute ‘set_pty_object’
    ~ $

  167. TommiH says:

    Update to my comment 159. If I create a new user, it doesn’t have this menu-issue. So it must be to some settings (that were default previously). I’ve used the same account since Qiana. So I can create a new account and use it (and setup all stuff again to my likings and move my files to it).
    Anyway if someone knows what setting causes it, I could save some trouble.

  168. Luke T says:

    alt-f2 autocomplete not working. Is there a tweak or fix for this?

  169. gordonthegopher says:

    Unfortunately, the option to shutdown on critical battery has disappeared again. I fixed it on 17.2 using the terminal commands from this thread:

    However, /usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/modules/ no longer exists on 17.3. Any ideas?

  170. gordonthegopher says:

    Critical battery shutdown bug fixed by Laurent85 in the forum thread I posted in #162. Gotta love the Mint community. Issue fixed before my comment has even been moderated!

  171. crimso says:

    Upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 went nicely. Everything has been working so far. Same for the kernel upgrade 3.16 to 3.19. Great work!

    Now how can I upgrade the remaining parts of the system to 17.3? I.e., Xorg/Mesa?

  172. Bob K says:

    Yet another seamless upgrade, once I used the tip Dominic (#143) posted above to get the update to show. I haven’t done any objective compares yet, but everything feels and looks faster, snappier, and more polished.

    One small hiccup though – it didn’t update my kernel (I was on 3.16.0-55), and when I tried to go to 3.19.x things went a bit wonky – got the ACPI probe eero on boot that others are describing, so I went back to 3.16.0-55 and all was solid.

  173. Efim says:

    About headphones problem I described in #147 – somehow it got fixed, thanks again for great system!

  174. Richard says:

    Linux Mint rocks! It’s 5 years now that I’m using Linux Mint. I disposed Windows because I found out that it SUCKS!

    May I request that on the next release of Nemo, you will include good search module that will go through files to search for the string provided.

    Thank you very much Clem for this wonderful free OS. You help us a lot by not violating PIRACY. Please continue developing Linux Mint and may God bless you always.

  175. R. Barton says:

    Thanks for all of your hard work! 17.3 is working great for me!

    I just upgraded from Linux Mint 17.2 ‘Rafaela’ Cinnamon 64-bit to Linux Mint 17.3 ‘Rosa’ Cinnamon 64-bit.
    It took about 10-minutes to download and run the upgrade on my Dell Optiplex 790 desktop (i7 2600 – 16gb ram).

    Two most obvious changes. The default wallpaper now says “Linux Mint 17.3” and LibreOffice is now version 5.

    The upgrade notice is in the Update Manager, but not in an obvious place. I found it by reading a comment and following the update instructions that someone had posted in the Linux Mint Forums.

    Here is the comment that helped me to find the upgrade in the Update Manager and upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3:

    QUESTION-“I see today on my RSS Feed than 17.3 was available, however my update manager does not show me the upgrade in the edit menu.”

    ANSWER-“Open the Update Manager, click on Refresh; this should give you an update (mint-upgrade-info). After applying the update you find the upgrade-option in the Edit menu of the Update Manager.” The 17.3 upgrade will be the 3rd selection down on the Edit menu.

  176. mensah emmanuel says:

    linuxmint 17.3 seems takes longer to boot than linuxmint 17.2.

    .please can’t tell if am the only one in this but will be glad of something is done about it.

    by the way, am realli enjoyin de new release

  177. CosmicMadness says:

    #157 Reply:

    Luis, I also tried several different fixes found here:

    The one that worked for me was to add hid_logitech_hidpp to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules That is the only thing I added. I removed several others like ohci_pci so I could be sure which line was the actual fix. (Don’t forget to sudo update-initramfs -u after you edit the “modules” file.)

    Credit goes to “Philipp (san03)” @ his reply on 2015-05-05 in that bug report page.

    My keyboard is Logitech K800 wireless using the unifying receiver, and I’m now able to boot into 3.19.0-39 kernel without any problems at encryption password entry.

    Hope this works for you too!

  178. Michal says:

    Hi, thanks. But I think new Cinnamon it not much good 🙁 In old systray application hide one click. Now I must click to icon app and click hide vlc it is slowly and uncomfortable solution. 🙁 Ssame porblem is with Skype …

    Edit by Clem: System Settings -> General -> Disable indicator support and restart Cinnamon.

  179. CoreSec says:

    Thank you very much for the great job, Linux Mint team! 17.3 is faster than 17.2 – bootup, reactions, everything. Mint is the only distribution in my experience where I don’t have to fight against strange glitches – just works as designed. Keep up the good work!

  180. Al Giacoio says:

    Clem & Team – awesome as usual!

    Will the next version (18) support SD Cards? I wiped my Macbook Pro 13 OSX completely off and am running Linux Mint 17.3 exclusively, the only thing not working is the built in SD Card reader. Just wondering if this is on the bug radar to be fixed.


  181. Luis says:

    #177 Reply:

    CosmicMadness you are the man! Worked!! Thank you much, to you and Philipp (san03) @ his reply on 2015-05-05. :))

  182. Diego says:

    This version is based on the Ubuntu 14.04, rigth? What is gonna happen when Ubuntu releases its new LTS version? Will Mint 17.3 migrate to be based on the Ubuntu 16.04 as well?


  183. Anon says:


    TLP governors and frequency for Intel Pstate seem like don’t work anymore. Without TLP my DELL XPS overheats.

    Any tips? Thanks.

  184. Hinkel says:

    #164, No solution?

  185. nechita robert says:

    indebt to free software workers

    much obliged

  186. K.R. says:

    Was really looking forward to this 17.3 upgrade. But sadly, this latest version doesn’t work for me at all. The upgrade from 17.2 was a complete failure. So, I then did a fresh install of 17.3, but Linux Mint was still broken.

    Specifically, the minute I try to do anything after logging into the desktop (open the file manager, or the Update Manager, or a terminal, etc.), Cinnamon instantly crashes and asks me if I want to go to “Fall Back Mode.” Doesn’t matter if I choose “yes, or “no.” Either way, the desktop becomes hopelessly unstable and for the most part locked – and then all I can do is either ‘Ctrl+Alt+Backspace’ out and log back in again, or do a hard reset of the entire system.

    The upgrade method did not install the new kernel. I was able to download it manually, but the Linux Mint feature in the Update Manager was locked further and would not let me uninstall the previous kernel, or apply the new one. Thinking the older kernel in the newer Linux Mint version might be an issue, I figured a fresh install of 17.3 might resolve that. The fresh install certainly installed the new version with the latest kernel, but the OS was still equally messed up.

    I’m imagining it has something to do with the NVIDIA graphics driver. When I install Linux Mint, I have to do it in Software Rendering mode (I prefer and have adequate success using the ‘nouveau.noaccel=1’ method). Once I’m up and running, I apply the latest recommended nvidia-304 driver and reboot. With previous Linux Mint versions, I’m good to go. But unfortunately, that isn’t the case with this latest 17.3.

    I’m hoping this is an issue your team is willing to look at and resolve. And I can’t understate my disappointment here, as Linux Mint is truly my favorite Linux distro and my dedicated OS. (I actually prefer using it over Windows). Until then, I have had to re-install 17.2.

    My current specs as reported from Linux Mint’s System Info:

    Operating System: Linux Mint 17.2
    Cinnamon Version: 2.6.13
    Linux Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 62 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ x 2
    Memory: 1.9 GiB
    Hard Drives: 36.9 GB
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430]

  187. dXTC says:

    I upgraded both my Cinnamon desktop PCs, with no issues afterward. 17.3 even includes a newer driver for legacy Broadcom-chip WiFi adapters!

    Something weird has happened, though: My netbook that runs 17.2 Xfce has the mint-upgrade-info package for 17.3 showing now in the Update Manager. I haven’t seen any announcements about the Xfce edition. Is this something that should be ignored until 17.3 Xfce has been properly released?

  188. Bob says:

    Upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 was smooth, quick and easy. 17.3 is noticeably faster. Every thing is great, the best Mint distro yet…

    Thanks Clem and company!!

  189. John Palmer says:

    Thanks for the upgrade and all the hard work……… it’s really appreciated!

    I have discovered a small bug. When using the Private Internet Access client, the disconnect function no longer works. In 17.2 and earlier, when you click (right or left) the PIA icon on the panel, you can scroll up or down to disconnect and or exit. In 17.3 (Cinnamon 64 bit), this scrolling no longer works.

    I see PIA is a sponsor. Is this irony???

  190. Rose Bradley says:

    I can not get into my bank account anymore what’s up with that?

  191. Pawel says:

    There is a problem with a system tray. There are missing UpdateManager, Dropbox and MegaSync icons. What can I do with it?

  192. sinsantos says:

    First time user of linux os. Terrific transition and ongoing joy of trying out os. Smooth experience thus far. Thank you very much for the hard work of the TEAM and your responses to various situations/bug fixes. I am enjoying the ride, especially given your team support.

  193. ben says:

    #1@Clem & 10#@Kirk M – this was an extremely easy upgrade from 17.2

    Hardware basics:
    AMD Motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor
    8 gig memory
    GeForce 9800 GT G92

    All working in great order 🙂 Thank you so much!

  194. Anon says:

    Issue gone after updating kernel to Vivid LTS.

    New problem: if I open a Libre Office document it does not appear in window list but works when I open Libre Office itself.

  195. Abu Irfan says:

    Great!!! I’ve just been starting using Linux Mint. I am find it very handy, useful, ….. I’m sure, the new release will be better. I hope so

  196. armaggedon51 says:

    #186 Give me your account info and I’ll help you out. LoL

  197. jaap snor says:

    pleasantly surprised that a simple download was sufficient to update.had no trouble at all.. rosa seems to be a little faster, is thst right?

  198. Minter says:

    K.R. #186: You have the same problem I have. Nouveau has not worked for me in recent memory, and nvidia 304 always worked, up through 17.2. With 17.3, neither works, either directly installing 17.3 or upgrading from 17.2 to 17.3. Trying to run 17.3 with previous kernel doesn’t work, either.

  199. Amin says:

    Is it just me or the load time at startup is slow? I upgraded from 17.2 to 17.3 Rosa on cinnamon desktop.

  200. whiphubley says:

    For those with NVIDIA problems I know the latest drivers do not yet support X11 1.18 but I believe 17.3 is using 1.17 so that should be OK. The other issues is usually whether there is a module for the kernel you are running – do you see it with lsmod ? Take a look at the xorg log file when you startx to help determine the issue.

  201. takey says:

    dual booting with windows 7. and this is my very first experience with linux. having some little problem with overheating and random shutdown when watching videos,I install Nvidia driver but the problem still there. problem finally solved when I switch from performance to battery saving mode. seems the problem was from gpu overheating as the temperature is very high above 80. its been 3 days since I install LM and so far i’m very happy, its beautiful and lightning fast compared to ugly buggy w7. big thanks LM team. and sorry for my english

  202. Stéphane says:

    I currently have 17.2. I am interrested in the kernel upgrade with 17.3. But… How do I know if ndiswrapper is used by me system ?

  203. Billy says:

    Hi Developers,

    1./ Huge thank you for your work, this is the best OS!
    2./ Only one problem: Thunderbird new-email-arrived notification doesn’t work (same as in the Rafaela). No popup, no notification on the tray. Is it possible to resolve this issue?

    Thank you!

  204. Blase says:

    Hi Dev,

    Message to report a bug:

    Same problem as K.R. with GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 after a fresh install (64-bit).
    Nvidia-304 driver cause an issue with cinnamon (Fall Back Mode). Same result with kernel 3.16 3.19 and 4.2, and noapic, nolapic mode in grub.
    No problem with xorg open source driver but if i install nvidia driver, in boot this message appears: MP-BIOS BUG 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC,
    this message disappears with noapic, nolapic mode but issue with cinnammon (Fall Back Mode) is still present. This problem does not exist in the previous release 17.2.
    So If you have a solution, let us know.

    Meanwhile I continue to use “Rafaela” edition.

    Thanks, Greetings.

    P.S. excuse my bad english.

  205. James S. says:

    #162 : has anybody else had problems with file search?

  206. KOneJ says:

    I upgraded to Mint 17.3 Cinnamon from 17.2, and I think it’s a great improvement. However the GRUB menu still reads 17.2. Is this going to be resolved, do I have to change this manually, or is it just my machine? Thanks!

  207. James S. says:

    In regard to #162: Clem just to let you know, I think mint is one of the best if not the best Operating system out there. The 17.3 update is really polished and easy to use. But the file search app is not working right and it is important to me for running through the tons of picture and documents I have to do on a regular basis. Is there any way somebody could look at this?

  208. KOneJ says:

    Regarding my earlier post on December 12th, 2015 at 9:50 pm: I have solved the problem by running sudo update-grub. Still though, shouldn’t the upgrade process have made this adjustment on its own?

  209. Billy says:

    Dear LM Users,

    Let me ask you whether this (#203) Thunderbird-notification works to you or not?
    For me it worked on 17.1, but on 17.2 and 17.3 not.
    If it does, did you any special settings? I made full installs (not upgrade) and let everything as it is default.

  210. Arndt says:

    Found a little bug with the new menu for Steam. With to many installed games it is not longer possible to reach everything at the top.

    Look at this:

    Otherwise a great release! 🙂


  211. margarete says:

    Hi. Iwana to opdate fron previus lts to Rosa. How i do that….Commands or nyew reinstaling?

  212. margarete says:

    Opdate from Linux Mint Qiala lts to Mint 17 Rosa ltd

  213. John Palmer says:

    Hey Billy (209). No, Thunderbird mail notification does not work in my clean install of Cinnamon 64 bit.

  214. Billy says:

    Thank you John for your feedback!
    Dear Developers, please try to resolve this minor (but important) issue.
    Again, huge thank you for the best OS!

  215. Marco says:

    Hi! I’ve just updated the mint-upgrade-info file but still no have upgrade-option in the Edit menu of the Update Manager. What should I do? Thanks.

  216. mensah emmanuel says:

    please mint team, i would be glad if new programs (especially games) are added to the software manager. thanks in advance

  217. takey says:

    can you add dark/black theme please… the grey/white theme is fine, but I wish there is an option to choose less shiny one. thanks 🙂

  218. Hamza says:

    Infinite thanks to anyone who works on this amazing distro. Did a clean/fresh install today as I usually do with every new release. Perfect so far.
    Greetings from Saudi Arabia.

  219. Tim says:

    Thanks. Love the new Window List Thumbnails. Upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 was smooth. Looking forward to 18 next year.

  220. mc0e says:

    Unfortunately my Lenovo X220 thinkpad has built in Intel graphics Hardware, and the driver needed to support that is no longer available for Ubuntu 14.xx, with only Ubuntu 15.04 being supported. This leaves me with video playback running at maybe 1.5 frames per second.

    I’d love to see Mint step in to providing better hardware support here. Without it the LTS is of questionable value.

  221. Michal says:

    Hi! Is upgrade from 17.2 to 17.3 in the best system in the world working? Thank you for the great job!

  222. Hinkel says:

    @ K.R. / @Blase,
    We have the same problems with GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 after installing Nvidia-304 driver, Cinnamon 2.8.6 stop works.
    Sorry for bad English….
    Who cares about our problems?

  223. Matej says:

    I installed 17.3 and it works great. Big thanks to the whole team.
    I have 1 strange issue with my HP Deskjet 1510 multifunction device.

    Printing is ok, but the problem is scanning. It works in 17.1. In 17.2 problems began. I use SimpleScan 3.12.1 or also XSane 0.998. They detect the scanner, but when I start scanning, after a second or so they just shut down. When I start the programs again they fail to connect to the device, i/o error.

    I hoped this would change in 17.3, but unfortunately is the same.
    I tried different Linux kernels, but no change.

  224. Testing says:

    Please add proper application window management a la Kde. I would like my apps to remember their position every time I start up, e.g. be a certain size or open in a specific workspace. I really can’t believe this still hasn’t been implemented.

  225. Slenco says:

    its time to fresh install new linux mint, im so long not using linux mint again, so, i think i must download this version. seems great!

    greet from indonesia.

  226. Bjorn says:

    First all all, congrats to Clem & team for a new impressive release of Linux Mint.

    I have a problem with the screen brightness controls on MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015). The sys tray applet changes the value in:


    while the screen brightness is actually changed by the value in below location (tried manually with success):


    Is it a way to correct this?

  227. cem says:

    what is the release date of the kde version?

  228. John Palmer says:

    Hi. I’ve discovered another bug. My audio (Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)) doesn’t work after a shutdown. Audio settings show only a dummy output. Comes back ok after a re-boot. Works perfectly on 17.2 and earlier. The board is an Acer Veriton D461.

    Swapping back to 17.2 until some fixes come out.

  229. Claudio says:

    Any news from LinuxMint 17.3 KDE version?

  230. Markus says:


    First of all, many thanks to all the people contributing to evolution of LM. You do a great job. Well done.

    I would like to point out a minor lack since 17.3.

    Deja-dup icon does not show up in tray during backup.
    Update manager icon does not show up in tray even if so configured.

    Kind regards

  231. andrew says:

    i need to submit my comment

  232. Leo Smith says:

    I just wanted to report briefly that Linux Mint 17.3 installed perfectly on a brand new Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1M9 laptop with the following provisos:

    Its Windows 10, so you have to use Windows 10 to shrink the windows to give you room to install the Linux alongside. Frankly Windows 10 is so bad I am not surprised they are giving it away. It’s all the reasons why you chose Linux.

    F12 needs to be held down during cold booting to get to the very limited BIOS options – all I did was change the boot order to put DVD at the top, and boot the install disk from that.

    You have to manually partition the free disk for a bit of swap and everything else for root.

    ….Gives excellent guidelines on steps to this point. Be sure to pick the EFI partition to install boot code on.

    You need a wired connection – the wifi won’t work till after installation.

    Installation was dull but reasonably quick.

    Post installation the wifi needed the correct drivers installed – the driver manager picked it up and installed it. It didn’t work at first, but then it magically sprang to life.

    You might want to play with how the default behaviour of the touchpad works.

    And the power management.

    I THINK there is a slight problem with hibernation. Video stuff. But that’s the only gotcha I have found. All the hardware was eventually recognised. Video frame rates are certainly good enough for flash full screen videos, but probably not for gaming.

    I am putting this here, because before buying this laptop I did a lot of searching and no one else had reported actually doing the install, so I thought I would.

  233. Herisson says:

    New version applied on several PC. On the ZOTAC Z Box nano, the start time with the new kernel 3.19 was very slow (I did a fresh install to be sure after the upgrade and same result).
    Back to the 3.13 and a start time around 15 second.
    On my Dell E6410, no change due to 3.19.
    Somebody kmows why ?

  234. charles kanavle says:

    Been following Mint for several years… fresh install 17.3, hoping to enjoy the latest, but… leave it idle for half hour, and find it had locked out, keyboard dead, only mouse cursor moves. The only button that does anything is the power button. So, I removed all power management and screen saver options, only to have it again do it every time. It hurts to have to keep crawling back to the windoze machine…
    Dell M6300, FX3500M, 4gig ram

  235. Andreas Tannert says:

    Since the upgrade to Mint 17.3 I have a big problem with the system … so I decided to reinstall but the problem is the same with the live cd.

    I run Mint 17.3 in a Virtual Box.

    The problem: when a window get minized by itsself it doesnt come back. The window is still in taskbar even with preview but there is no way to get it back.

    How to fix this?

  236. gunvolt says:

    Hey, are you going to be releasing a 17.4? Or is Mint 18 going to be based on Ubuntu Wily? Or is Febuary 2016 the release of KDE and Xfce?

  237. Markus says:

    #30 I appologize
    Tray applet must have been disbaled somehow. Tray working as expected.

  238. Bjorn says:

    I finally solved the problem with screen brightness on MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) from my previous post on 17 December. The brightness control in the sys tray works with the below fix:

    1. Create:

    sudo -i gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

    2. Add below content:

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “card0”
    Driver “intel”
    Option “Backlight” “intel_backlight”
    BusID “PCI:0:2:0”

    3. Reboot

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