Thank you for your donations and for your support.

As we mentioned last month, following the release of Linux Mint 21.1, the donations for December were at an all-time high. Many thanks to all the people who support our project. 721 donors in a single month is amazing. We’re very grateful and very proud to have such a great community.

Bug Fixes

Blueman was upgraded to version 2.3.5.

Cinnamon 5.6 received many bug fixes, including fixes the squashed alt-tab selector in multi-monitor mode, and cropped/flashing shadows on dialog windows.

Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria”

The codename for Linux Mint 21.2 is “Victoria”.

Its release is planned for the end of June 2023. As usual it will support the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments.

The Xfce edition will ship with the latest Xfce 4.18.

Note: The following paragraphs give you a preview of some of the features we’re working on in preparation for Linux Mint 21.2.

21.2 preview: Login Screen Improvements

Slick Greeter, which is in charge of the login screen, was given support for multiple keyboard layouts. The indicator located on the top-right corner of the screen opens a menu which lets you switch between layouts.

System layouts defined in /etc/default/keyboard are listed first for easy access. Below that a sub-menu lists all supported layouts.

Touchpad support was also improved. Tap-to-click is detected and enabled automatically in the login screen.

The layout used for Onboard, the on-screen keyboard is configurable.

The keyboard navigation was improved. The arrow keys can be used to edit the password which is being typed. A revealer icon appears when the password is clicked or edited. This revealer can be used to toggle the visibility of the password.

Among other small improvements Slick-greeter also received support Wayland sessions, LXQT/Pademelon badges and a scrollable session list.

21.2 preview: Pix Rebase

Pix, which was originally based on gThumb 3.2.8, was rebased on gThumb 3.12.2.

The new gThumb UI was adopted. It uses headerbars and buttons instead of toolbars and menubars. It’s slightly less discoverable for newcomers but it looks very clean and remains quite intuitive.

This rebase brings 168 new features or user visible changes, most notably:

  • Better performance, faster image loading, faster navigation
  • Support for AVIF/HEIF and JXL formats
  • Improved support for GIF, RAW and TIFF images
  • Improved zoom controls
  • Support for larger thumbnail sizes: 512, 768 and 1024 pixels.
  • Allow to set shortcuts to activate filters.
  • Template editor to edit text values with special codes:
    script commands, rename templates, print header and footer, etc.
  • Support for color profiles
  • Improved video playback
  • New image tools: special effects; curves.
  • Color picker
  • Search in multiple folders
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved filters
  • Meson build system

The changes which were specific to Pix were cherry picked and re-applied. These include:

  • A more intuitive default configuration
  • Support for Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce
  • Configurable dark-mode
  • Support for Xapps favorites

21.2 preview: Support for HEIF/AVIF images and AI documents

Linux Mint 21.2 will feature full support for HEIF and AVIF image files.

Adobe Illustrator documents will also be properly supported by Xreader, the Document Viewer.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Simple Mobile Tools
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
hSo
BGASoft Inc
Feathercoin
HamoniKR
Laser Pointer Forums, LLC
Look To The Right SEO

Donations in December:

A total of $25,470 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 721 donors:

$539 (3rd donation), Soldev sàrl
$539, Duong N.
$500 (5th donation), Abigail M.
$500 (5th donation), Gerald L.
$500, Dylan P.
$350 (2nd donation), Meherdil I.
$305 (2nd donation), Robin C.
$300 (3rd donation), B
$250 (4th donation), James N.
$250 (3rd donation), Dana C.
$243 (5th donation), Tanev, T.
$216, Lamy X.
$211 (4th donation), Andreas S.
$200 (9th donation), Stefan S.
$200 (3rd donation), Albertas N.
$172, Maximilian S.
$162 (5th donation), Weber Technics
$150 (3rd donation), Jeff H.
$129 (8th donation), JimM
$129, Klaus S.
$120, Kathryn H.
$108 (7th donation), aka “Phantasus
$108 (6th donation), Markus S.
$108 (6th donation), Walter K.
$108 (5th donation), Armin F.
$108 (4th donation), Ludovic M.
$108 (3rd donation), Kristoff S.
$108 (3rd donation), Wolfgang S.
$108, Alexander B.
$108, Barbara S.
$108, Cees J.
$108, Charlotte B.
$108, Gregory R.
$108, Jan M.
$108, Marcello A.
$108, Zdenzk K.
$100 (31st donation), Larry J.
$100 (20th donation), Hans J.
$100 (18th donation), Philip W.
$100 (10th donation), Mountain Computers, Inc
$100 (7th donation), Duncan G. aka “catraeus
$100 (4th donation), Mark L.
$100 (4th donation), Programmed Precision
$100 (3rd donation), Don M.
$100 (2nd donation), David N.
$100 (2nd donation), John B.
$100 (2nd donation), John M.
$100 (2nd donation), Lauren A.
$100 (2nd donation), Michael H.
$100 (2nd donation), Michel R.
$100 (2nd donation), P F H.
$100, Andrew P.
$100, David S.
$100, Jackie M.
$100, James M.
$100, John B.
$100, Richard H.
$100, WayMusic
$86 (4th donation), Thomas I.
$74, Robert B.
$70, Michael E.
$61, René G.
$54 (151th donation), Olli K.
$54 (15th donation), Heiko P. aka “CyCroN
$54 (13th donation), Paul S. E. aka “Paul”
$54 (11th donation), Marc S.
$54 (10th donation), Hans-Georg Thien
$54 (9th donation), More Linux
$54 (9th donation), Pavel B.
$54 (9th donation), Samuel H.
$54 (6th donation), Jose L. D.
$54 (6th donation), Karl H.
$54 (6th donation), Matthias Rainer
$54 (6th donation), Peter G.
$54 (5th donation), Patrick H.
$54 (5th donation), Ronald Severin
$54 (5th donation), Uwe O.
$54 (4th donation), Alexander M.
$54 (4th donation), erwn16 aka “erwn”
$54 (4th donation), ian cynk
$54 (4th donation), Jean-baptiste P.
$54 (4th donation), Jyrki A.
$54 (4th donation), Luis R.
$54 (3rd donation), Andreas E.
$54 (3rd donation), Christian G.
$54 (3rd donation), Hans D.
$54 (3rd donation), Marco van den Berg
$54 (3rd donation), Patrick R.
$54 (3rd donation), Rolandas R.
$54 (3rd donation), Schultz M. L.
$54 (3rd donation), Sébastien B.
$54 (2nd donation), Anne L.
$54 (2nd donation), Awrjpm V.
$54 (2nd donation), Brandon O.
$54 (2nd donation), Christof S.
$54 (2nd donation), Francesco S.
$54 (2nd donation), Frank L.
$54 (2nd donation), Frans D.
$54 (2nd donation), Malte K.
$54 (2nd donation), Marie-josee B.
$54 (2nd donation), Naya Yamir
$54 (2nd donation), Protoplasma
$54 (2nd donation), Richard Z.
$54 (2nd donation), Ronald K.
$54 (2nd donation), Sandra B.
$54 (2nd donation), Sebastian P.
$54 (2nd donation), Stefan aka “Snoopy”
$54 (2nd donation), Thomas B.
$54, Asterisco Refinado
$54, Bernd V.
$54, Carlos S.
$54, Guenter C.
$54, Jean-paul G.
$54, Juan E.
$54, Kevin S.
$54, Klaas M.
$54, Lucas D.
$54, Marcel J.
$54, Marina T.
$54, Mithren Ithil
$54, Nigel A.
$54, Odile C.
$54, Petri H.
$54, Reinhard B.
$54, Richard F.
$54, Rossella C.
$54, Stephan M.
$54, Thomas F.
$54, Tuomo N.
$54, Viktor M.
$54, Wilhelm S.
$54, Wolfgang W.
$54, Yves L.
$52 (6th donation), Chris M.
$50 (67th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (18th donation), SecureRandom
$50 (8th donation), Michael T.
$50 (8th donation), Stuart B.
$50 (7th donation), David S.
$50 (7th donation), Paul R.
$50 (7th donation), William G.
$50 (6th donation), Don P.
$50 (6th donation), Enzo P aka “Nonno Enzo”
$50 (6th donation), Ralph P.
$50 (6th donation), Stacey F.
$50 (5th donation), L. H. .
$50 (5th donation), David V.
$50 (5th donation), Derek S.
$50 (5th donation), GELvdH
$50 (5th donation), greerd
$50 (5th donation), Leonardo E.
$50 (5th donation), Thomas H.
$50 (4th donation), James G.
$50 (4th donation), Lee Frakes
$50 (3rd donation), Bobby L.
$50 (3rd donation), Gerald F.
$50 (3rd donation), Karl K.
$50 (3rd donation), Kurt T.
$50 (3rd donation), Reuben N.
$50 (3rd donation), Stuart C. D.
$50 (2nd donation), K. K. .
$50 (2nd donation), Allen G.
$50 (2nd donation), David C.
$50 (2nd donation), Douglas J.
$50 (2nd donation), Jay H.
$50 (2nd donation), Jean-francois L.
$50 (2nd donation), Josh G.
$50 (2nd donation), Kevin R.
$50 (2nd donation), Ldf-n aka “skywalker”
$50 (2nd donation), Mark K.
$50 (2nd donation), Ronald B.
$50 (2nd donation), Scott M.
$50 (2nd donation), Taylor
$50 (2nd donation), Tim A.
$50, Andreas B.
$50, Anita L.
$50, Carol B.
$50, Clifton S.
$50, Constance W.
$50, Dante S.
$50, David B.
$50, David D.
$50, David M.
$50, Edmund T. B. aka “just an Ed”
$50, Eric B.
$50, Guillermo A.
$50, John G.
$50, John R.
$50, Jon H.
$50, Julie A G.
$50, Karsten P.
$50, Leroy D M.
$50, Monica B.
$50, Nik M.
$50, Private Seller
$50, Ronald R.
$50, Sara S.
$50, Shawn T.
$50, vancewest.com
$43 (4th donation), Mathias P.
$43 (3rd donation), Radu S. C.
$43 (3rd donation), Yann G.
$43, Jakob F.
$43, Mike W.
$42 (13th donation), Adam K.
$40 (6th donation), John S.
$40, Henning P.
$38 (8th donation), Ian H White.
$35 (6th donation), Clifford H.
$35 (5th donation), Harry Fine Paralegal Services
$35 (3rd donation), Jacques L.
$35 (2nd donation), Steven H.
$35, Dominique M.
$32 (7th donation), Jürgen F.
$32 (7th donation), Tapani H.
$32 (5th donation), Florian M.
$32 (4th donation), Michael H.
$32 (3rd donation), Gilles S.
$32 (3rd donation), Miss anon aka “Anonymous ”
$32 (2nd donation), Johann K.
$32 (2nd donation), V.
$32, Alexandre R.
$32, Kazimierz P.
$32, Marcus R.
$32, Markus L.
$30 (6th donation), John Eady
$30 (5th donation), Phil S. aka “busdriver12”
$30, Minaret Corp.
$27 (21st donation), Joachim M.
$27 (19th donation), John K. aka “jbrucek”
$27 (17th donation), Hubertus B. aka “hubi
$27 (8th donation), Peter Schallmoser-Schlogl
$27 (5th donation), Alessio B.
$27 (5th donation), Stefan E.
$27 (4th donation), Plamen K.
$27 (3rd donation), Stefan B.
$27 (2nd donation), Cosmin M.
$27 (2nd donation), Gudrun K.
$27 (2nd donation), Jacques R.
$27 (2nd donation), Krassen D.
$27 (2nd donation), Sape S.
$27, David S.
$27, Felix W.
$26, Dennis H.
$25 (22nd donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (21st donation), Kevin S.
$25 (10th donation), Frances K.
$25 (10th donation), Richard N.
$25 (8th donation), Daniel B. M.
$25 (8th donation), Timothy C.
$25 (7th donation), Brian H. Y.
$25 (7th donation), Daniel B.
$25 (7th donation), Edmond I.
$25 (4th donation), John A.
$25 (4th donation), Raymond F.
$25 (3rd donation), Edward C.
$25 (2nd donation), Ed R.
$25, Bart L.
$25, Carlton P.
$25, Greg P.
$25, Jeffrey M.
$25, Keith C.
$25, Kelechi A.
$25, Martin F.
$25, Martin L.
$24 (2nd donation), Susanne K.
$22 (31st donation), Peter E.
$22 (27th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (12th donation), Bill Metzenthen
$22 (12th donation), Luca D.
$22 (10th donation), Frank M. aka “Bullet64
$22 (9th donation), Frank V.
$22 (9th donation), Rob B.
$22 (8th donation), Alonso C.
$22 (8th donation), Andrzej C.
$22 (7th donation), John O.
$22 (7th donation), Peter L. aka “Myfathersson”
$22 (7th donation), Peter W.
$22 (7th donation), Tom S.
$22 (7th donation), Wolfgang N.
$22 (6th donation), Alfred H.
$22 (6th donation), Richard L. F.
$22 (6th donation), Sebastian J.
$22 (6th donation), Vidal Santos
$22 (6th donation), Vytautas M.
$22 (5th donation), Goran L.
$22 (5th donation), Kai H.
$22 (5th donation), Sebastiano C.
$22 (5th donation), Stefan L.
$22 (4th donation), K. S. .
$22 (4th donation), Alexander J.
$22 (4th donation), Christian S.
$22 (4th donation), Frank R.
$22 (4th donation), Günter J.
$22 (4th donation), Harry T.
$22 (4th donation), Jean-francois R.
$22 (4th donation), Jose Luis Nuñez Crespi
$22 (4th donation), Klaus B.
$22 (4th donation), Laszlo R.
$22 (4th donation), Robbie H.
$22 (4th donation), Tobias S.
$22 (4th donation), vieilletempête
$22 (4th donation), Willi S.
$22 (3rd donation), Andreas Agoumis aka “IntCon”
$22 (3rd donation), Andreas F.
$22 (3rd donation), Arminas A.
$22 (3rd donation), Cornelis V.
$22 (3rd donation), Grzegorz I.
$22 (3rd donation), Jens F.
$22 (3rd donation), Joachim K.
$22 (3rd donation), John L.
$22 (3rd donation), Klaus B.
$22 (3rd donation), Martin K.
$22 (3rd donation), Tommaso M.
$22 (2nd donation), Alejandro M.
$22 (2nd donation), Andreas T.
$22 (2nd donation), Christian S.
$22 (2nd donation), Christian S.
$22 (2nd donation), Daniel Caujolle-Bert aka “F1RMB”
$22 (2nd donation), Dario D.
$22 (2nd donation), Denis L.
$22 (2nd donation), Fais T.
$22 (2nd donation), Geurt S.
$22 (2nd donation), Giovanni B.
$22 (2nd donation), Gordan G.
$22 (2nd donation), Hans B.
$22 (2nd donation), Jens A.
$22 (2nd donation), Jouko Tiilikainen aka “JT65”
$22 (2nd donation), Juan Antonio C.
$22 (2nd donation), licherlothi
$22 (2nd donation), Lothar B.
$22 (2nd donation), Manel M.
$22 (2nd donation), Maurizio C. aka “bluoltremauri”
$22 (2nd donation), Michael M.
$22 (2nd donation), Michel W.
$22 (2nd donation), Peter C.
$22 (2nd donation), Pietro C.
$22 (2nd donation), Rene G.
$22 (2nd donation), Stefan K.
$22 (2nd donation), Thomas P.
$22, Andre K.
$22, Andreas aka “Andi”
$22, Andreas A.
$22, Andreas O.
$22, Andrés M.
$22, Antonio R.
$22, Arthur B.
$22, Benedikt S.
$22, Boris G.
$22, Cristiano A.
$22, Daniel D.
$22, Fabio R.
$22, firminmaillard
$22, Florian F.
$22, Floris V.
$22, Georges G.
$22, Harald H.
$22, James M.
$22, Jean-yves N.
$22, Jens G.
$22, Joachim K.
$22, Justas L.
$22, Kees D.
$22, Ken K.
$22, Luc F.
$22, Marc R.
$22, Mustafa K.
$22, Orlando A.
$22, Paolo R.
$22, Peter B.
$22, Peter M.
$22, R O.
$22, Reto E.
$22, Robert L.
$22, Sebastian B.
$22, Sebastian H.
$22, Sebastien P.
$22, Sönke M.
$22, Thomas R.
$22, Tobias S.
$22, Trevor S.
$22, Victor Glenn G.
$22, Yves F.
$21 (20th donation), Ke C.
$21 (18th donation), François P.
$20 (52th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (23rd donation), vagrantcow
$20 (17th donation), Mr. Bee
$20 (15th donation), Anon
$20 (13th donation), Aimee W.
$20 (11th donation), Joao Kodama
$20 (8th donation), Douglas W.
$20 (6th donation), George I.
$20 (6th donation), Michael A C.
$20 (5th donation), Mark R.
$20 (5th donation), Paul K.
$20 (5th donation), Thomas H.
$20 (4th donation), David B.
$20 (4th donation), Frank R.
$20 (4th donation), Keith M.
$20 (4th donation), Kurt W.
$20 (3rd donation), Chad B.
$20 (3rd donation), Danut R.
$20 (3rd donation), Darren O.
$20 (3rd donation), Dismas S. aka “Dismas”
$20 (3rd donation), International Translation Services LLC
$20 (3rd donation), James M.
$20 (3rd donation), Jerry K.
$20 (2nd donation), Evgeny T.
$20 (2nd donation), Jakub K.
$20 (2nd donation), James D.
$20 (2nd donation), Paul H.
$20 (2nd donation), Randolph M.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert M.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert S.
$20 (2nd donation), Robin V.
$20 (2nd donation), Sarah A.
$20 (2nd donation), Terry A.
$20, Aviv V.
$20, Bede W.
$20, Blaise C.
$20, Charles R.
$20, Daniel A.
$20, Dennis S.
$20, George A R.
$20, Glenn P.
$20, Graham C.
$20, James R.
$20, Jason T.
$20, Jeffrey E.
$20, John G.
$20, Joseph N S.
$20, Kevin L.
$20, Ralph H.
$20, Raymond L.
$20, Sebastien T.
$20, Steven L.
$20, Tyler H.
$17, Darrell W.
$16 (77th donation), Johann J.
$16 (11th donation), Frank J.
$16 (3rd donation), Florian S.
$16 (3rd donation), Gorazd B.
$16 (3rd donation), Jean-marie R.
$16 (2nd donation), Gerhard K.
$16 (2nd donation), Philippe F.
$16, Andreas Z.
$16, Didier B.
$16, Till C.
$15 (5th donation), Marcin A.
$15 (3rd donation), David W.
$15, Guillaume W.
$13 (47th donation), Michael R.
$13 (14th donation), Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$13 (7th donation), Theofanis-Emmanouil T.
$13 (6th donation), Brian H.
$12 (134th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (3rd donation), David Fletcher
$11 (44th donation), Paul O.
$11 (42th donation), Francois-R L.
$11 (33rd donation), Thomas R.
$11 (32nd donation), Daniel S.
$11 (19th donation), Eskild T
$11 (18th donation), Nigel B.
$11 (17th donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$11 (15th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (15th donation), José G. aka “picaso”
$11 (14th donation), Štefan V. aka “Thinker8”
$11 (13th donation), Yves R.
$11 (12th donation), Jeff aka “Jambalak
$11 (11th donation), Thomas K.
$11 (10th donation), Tomi P.
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$11 (6th donation), Guillaume O. aka “Gandalf81”
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$11 (6th donation), Ivan Stamenov
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$11 (4th donation), Norbert V. aka “Vasti”
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$11, Alberto F.
$11, Andrea C.
$11, Augusto D.
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$11, BE CLICKED AGENCY
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$11, Christine B.
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$11, Eric S.
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$11, Fred R.
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$11, Hendrik V.
$11, Igor Trapizon aka “internal77”
$11, Javier M.
$11, jibi
$11, Joachim Paul M.
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$11, Kari H.
$11, Klaus S.
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$11, Marc LASTHAUS
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$11, Sandu I.
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$11, Simon W.
$11, Sten K.
$11, Vitantonio M. aka “Daniele”
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$11, Xavier C.
$11, zilfe
$10 (81th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (75th donation), Frank K.
$10 (58th donation), Rick R.
$10 (41th donation), Hristo Gatsinski
$10 (28th donation), Philip Woodward
$10 (26th donation), Carpet Cleaning Winnipeg
$10 (22nd donation), Wilson G.
$10 (18th donation), Solar Panels Saskatoon
$10 (16th donation), Dylan B.
$10 (14th donation), Edward A.
$10 (12th donation), Joshua O.
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$10 (8th donation), Don S.
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$10 (5th donation), Gerard M. Cormick aka “gmacor2”
$10 (5th donation), Robert H.
$10 (5th donation), Vlad Gruetz (YouTube)
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$10 (4th donation), Alexander M.
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$10 (3rd donation), Daniel Greg aka “006.5”
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$10 (3rd donation), Peter Vangsgaard aka “pvangsgaard
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Happy New Year!

The end of 2022 was as hectic as it was exciting. We managed to stick to our schedule and reach our goals just before the holiday season.

91 reports were addressed during the BETA including a handful of release blockers. As always I want to address special thanks to all the people who helped us find bugs.

Linux Mint 21.1 was then released for download on the 20th of December and as an upgrade the day after. It was a huge success. The fact that it was close to Christmas played a role. The new artwork gave the release more visibility than usual. We gathered very positive feedback on some of the new features and the improvements that were pushed into this release. We were really happy to see your reactions.

The donations for December were higher than ever at $25,470. The number of donors reached 721 last month. To us this is a clear message that we made a lot of people happy with our work. We’re delighted! Many thanks for these donations!

In your feedback we also identified future areas of improvement. For instance, we noticed not everybody liked the new folder icons. This is something we’ll tackle in 21.2.

Before starting the next development cycle we’ll focus on a series of bug reports which were marked as non-urgent and which didn’t block the release. Some of them got fixed already so we’ll push a series of package updates this week.

LMDE 5 is already up to date with Linux Mint 21.1, it received its backports just before the holidays. Some of the mint tools will be backported in Linux Mint 21 early this year.

Many thanks to you all. We hope you have a great year 2023!

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It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 21 to version 21.1.

If you’ve been waiting for this we’d like to thank you for your patience.

1. Create a system snapshot

You can use Timeshift to make a system snapshot before the upgrade.

If anything goes wrong, you can easily restore your operating system to its previous state.

Launch Timeshift from the application menu, follow the instructions on the screen to configure it and create a system snapshot.

2. Prepare for the upgrade

  • Disable your screensaver
  • If you installed Cinnamon spices (applets, desklets, extensions, themes), upgrade them from the System Settings

3. Upgrade the operating system

Upgrading to Linux Mint 21.1 is relatively easy.

In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate or mint-upgrade-info. If there are updates for these packages, apply them.

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 21.1 Vera”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

If asked whether to keep or replace configuration files, choose to replace them.

4. Change artwork (optional)

Linux Mint 21.1 features artwork changes. The icons, the colors and the mouse cursor look different.

We recommend you reboot your computer for all changes to properly apply, then run the welcome screen to select your favorite color tones.

If you preferred the way Linux Mint looked prior to the upgrade launch the “Themes” settings. The 20.2 look is available under the name “Mint-Y-Legacy”.

5. Reboot the computer

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.

Commonly asked questions

  • If the upgrade is not available to you, check that you have the latest versions of mintupdate (5.9.6 or higher) and mint-upgrade-info (1.2.0 or higher) and restart the Update Manager by launching it again from the applications menu.
  • If the latest versions of mintupdate and mint-upgrade-info are not yet available in your mirrors, switch to the default repositories.
  • This happens rarely, but if you ever got locked and were unable to log back in, switch to console with CTRL+ALT+F1, log in, and type “killall cinnamon-screensaver” (or “killall mate-screensaver” in MATE). Use CTRL+ALT+F7 or CTRL+ALT+F8 to get back to your session.