Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!

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

Linux Mint 15 Olivia

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

New features at a glance:

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

Important info:

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

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

System requirements:

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

Bug reports:

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


Md5 sum:

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


HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 64-bit DVD ISO:


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


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

  2. Hi

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

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

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

  3. Cool,

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

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

    Keep on going with nice work!

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

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

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

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

  7. @#8 Kristian: That dependency is available for download on WEB UPD8 site. Just google for Chrome fix. As an addendum to my first post, I did find one glitch. I installed the ATI proprietary driver and it messed things up. Seems that the default Gallium driver works much better. Go figure.

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

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

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

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

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

    Just my 2 cents, seasonally adjusted for inflation…

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

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

  11. Great Job, Clem and Team!

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

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

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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

  12. MATE x64 on VirtualBox.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HP Pavilion g7 – HDMI audio worked on Nadia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A couple of suggestions for the next update:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    – mintMenu crashes unexpectedly sometimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    @Tommen – Not sure if you’re facing the same issue as mine with respect to MDM. I am on Mint 13 and installed MDM with HTML setting on. Got this error message for Clouds theme “Sorry your browser does not support WebGL. Please try with Chrome 10, Firefox 4 or Safari 6″ – more here.

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem:

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

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

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

  33. hi Clem,

    this is Mintkatze. One question to this release:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
    Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

    If I look at then there are only the ubuntu release names (precise, quantal, etc – not olivia).

    This appears to be the problem:

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

    deb olivia main upstream import #id:linuxmint_main

    deb olivia main restricted universe multiverse
    deb olivia-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    deb olivia-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb olivia partner
    deb olivia free non-free
    glg@rocky15 ~ $

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

    Thanks again all Minty people.

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

  35. I have tried it and suddenly found a lot of problems 🙁

    Mate version, 64 bit

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

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

    No raw image files thumbnails

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

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

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

  36. I’ve been waiting for this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  40. hi Clem,

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

  41. @ 24 Rüssel,

    hi I can help you with your problem:

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

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

    Greetings from

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: Check your MD5, it looks like you’re running an earlier ISO than the one that was released (

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

  47. hi Daniel,

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

    Try that trick.

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


  48. @ 31 Mintkatze,

    Thanks a lot for helping!

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

  49. @ 35: Rüssel,

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


  50. Hi,

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. @KirkM

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

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

    Options, options, options.

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

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

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

  58. Hello i tried mint mate yesterday

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

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

  59. There are three things in the RC I noticed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  63. hi people,

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

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


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

  64. @Mintkatze

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

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

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

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

  67. @ Mintkatze:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  71. Compiz Fusion icon does not start, same problem as in ALPHA1. 🙁

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

  72. Another bug

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76. Hi!

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

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

    Thank you mint team for the great work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. Hi Clem and team,

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

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

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

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

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

    Waiting for the final release in few days.

    Thks Clem for another great release!

    Andy, Batam – Indonesia

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

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

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

    Launch Themes Settings

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


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

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

  93. Fix Themes and other found…

    showTypes.append([SHOW_ALL, _(“All %s”) % (self.pl_noun)])
    showTypes.append([SHOW_ALL, _(“All %s”).decode(“utf-8”) % (self.pl_noun)])

    pls add to Romeo update…

    Edit by Clem: Many thanks for this.

  94. hi Clem,

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

    @ Clem: can you give a help??

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

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

  95. Hi people,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    * Screenshot button doesn’t work?!

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

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

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

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

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

  99. hi people,

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

    Do this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  104. @ 68 johnno,

    step one: open your Mint-menu

    step two: go to system-preferences

    step three: then select “login.window”.

    step four: enter your user-password and press Enter

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

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

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

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

    That’s it.

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

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

  106. @ Clem,

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

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

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

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

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

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

  108. @ Mintkatze

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

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

  109. hi Clem,

    it’s me again, Mintkatze.

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


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

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

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

  113. #13 Working on non-LTS versions

    My two cents …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  118. hi Clem,

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

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

  119. -Cinnamon weather applet does not work.

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

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

  120. More on the video distortion I mentioned upthread:

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

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

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

    (It’s a Dell U2410 24-inch LCD.)

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

  122. @clem regarding comment 145.

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

  123. @Clem re: #45 Olivia sources issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

  124. hi Clem,

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

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


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

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

  126. @ 148 joncr

    hi dear,

    I just read your complaint:

    More on the video distortion I mentioned upthread:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  130. @ Clem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  137. @ 154 Claude

    referring to your command: sudo apt-add-repository

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

    sudo add-apt-repository

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  140. @ 159 El Zoido,

    With this problem:

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

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

    Perhaps you should run update once more in Terminal.

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


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

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

  142. @ 157 bhuvi,

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

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

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

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

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

    W: Failed to fetch Could not connect to (, connection timed out

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

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

  144. @ 164 Adelante,

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


  145. hi 164 Adelante,

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

    I will look that up…Just a minute…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  149. @148

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  156. @Mintkatze:

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

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

  157. Love Cinnamon – but

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

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

    And no AMD HDMI sound irrespective of drivers

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


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

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

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

  161. @ 171 Adelante,

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

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


  162. @ 171 Adelante,

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

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

  163. @ 171 Adelante,

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

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

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

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

  164. @ Clem,

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

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

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

    Please get into contact with us here.

  165. @ 169 Elias,

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

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


  166. @ 171 Adelante,

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

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

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

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

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

  168. bug report
    linux mint 15 64 bit cinnamon

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

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

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

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

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

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

  170. @ 178 Adelante,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: You’re not seeing the big picture. You’re asking us to make something dangerous trivial to novice users.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  177. Bug Report

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


  178. Thanks Clem and the Olivia Team for the fine work!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I already filed some bug reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  186. Gentlefolk,

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

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

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

    Mint15, lots of errors on apt-get update such as:
    W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

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

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

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

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

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

  188. Gentlfolk,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thx to the very useful release !

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

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

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

  197. Hi.

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

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


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

  198. [HDMI sound]
    Please delete this post if it doesn’t work. : ]
    “pcm.!default {type plug slave {pcm “hw:1,3″}}”

    “options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=0 probe_mask=0xffff,0xfff2”

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

    from a website now gone.

  199. Excellent! Been looking forward to it.

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

    I’ve sent a bitcoin donation of 1.00742 BTC.

    And thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  204. In addition to @ 189:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: Raring uses

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

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

    Some more description and a screenshot of the menu opening elsewhere:

  210. hi Clem,

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

    Here is a screenshot of what I mean:

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

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

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

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

  211. @woodcut (225):

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

    Your issue with the weather applet is a problem with the applet and will be fixed soon according to the author. You can use the console to configure it, look here:

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

    And I have the same issue as Mintkatze, there’s also a thread on the forums, with some possibly helpful console output:

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: Switch to advanced mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  221. hi Clem,

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

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

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

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

  222. @ 236 Clem:
    Please include mate-system-tools in future releases of Linux Mint MATE. Otherwise it is hard to find out how to get to the right settings for Users & Groups.

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

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

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

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

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

    Please give me some advise!

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

  228. Hi, really like the new file manager 🙂


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

  233. @ 267 schmolch,

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

  236. @ 270 Brahim,

    Ok, thank you for your replies.

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

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

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


  237. @ 271 Brahim,

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

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

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

    sudo apt-get -f install

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

  238. @ 271 Brahim,

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

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

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


  239. @ 270 Brahim,

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

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

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

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

    There look for the following: Driver-Manager.

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

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

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

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

    Please send message here.

  240. @ 270 Brahim,

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

    So I have two more questions:

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

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


  241. BUG

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

  242. @ 278 alessio,

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

    So I cannot confirm this bug…


  243. @ 279 alessio,

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

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

  245. @alessio:

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

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

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

  248. @ 283 El Zoido,

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

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

  249. @269 Mintkatze Says
    a) does it look like as if your system has frozen?

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

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

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

  250. thanks @ElZoido and @Mintkatze for your feedback.

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

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

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

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

  251. @ 286 alessio,

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

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

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

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

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

    So what you have to do is:

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

    For partitioning, you need these partitions:

    root /
    home /home

    Then you can set further partitions like:

    data /data

    documents /documents

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

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

  252. @ 296 alessio,

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

    Then after the basic installation, do this:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: Good point, thanks kirk.

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

  261. @ 295 Kirk,

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

    Look here:

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


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

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

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

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

  264. Superb!

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

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

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

    Thanks for all your great work!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Impossible to get 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

    There is any Ubuntu suit called “olivia”.

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

  270. @ 276 Mintkatze:

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

    @ 276 Mintkatze:

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

  271. Regarding entry 230:

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

    I do see the following are not accessible: (


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

  273. Gentlefolk,

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

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

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

    Works on Mint 14 Mate, Ian

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

    Thanks for another great release!

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

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

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

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

  277. Is this an error?

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

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

  278. @229 – yes, seems to have been a problem with the first download of the ISO. I downloaded the ISO again, burnt a new DVD, and this one booted without problem.

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

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

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

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

    Edit by Clem: official (but not “trusted” the way you meant it),

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

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

  283. Some feedback (RC1 Mate 64bit):

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

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

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

  284. @ 307 Dannie:

    hi good morning Dannie,

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

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

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

    Then afterwards, reboot your machine and it should work.

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

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

    Click this and enter your userpassword.

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

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

    Then close this window with pressing “close”.

    Now switch to your Terminal and run these commands:

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

    Then follows this command:

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

    Wait until this has completed and close your Terminal.

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


  285. Hello Clem,

    This is w.r.t comment 336.

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

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

  287. Gentlefolk,

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

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

    Decided to have a look at Cinamon.

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

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

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

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

    Cinamon presentation is excellent.


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

    and Clem this a great looking rc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    But there are 2 issues:

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

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

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

  296. Very, very minor Cinnamon bug.

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

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

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

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

    thanks guys!!

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

  298. @ 337 Bryan Says:
    May 19th, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Some feedback (RC1 Mate 64bit):

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


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

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

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

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

  301. There is still no EFI El-Torito booting entry in the ISO file. It can be verified by using “dumpet -i the_64_bit_cd_image.iso” against Mint and Ubuntu. The Ubuntu ISO contains two booting entry, with PlatformId 0x00 for X86 BIOS and 0xef for EFI. So it can be burned to a DVD and boot off a UEFI machine. But Mind only has 0x00, so it only boots off BIOS(or CSM for UEFI) but not UEFI. I think it’s not difficult to add the UEFI booting entry just like Ubuntu when building the 64 bit ISO file.

  302. Running 32-bit live now.


    1.) WiFi

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

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

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

    2.) Sudo Password – Defiantly Remains Blank!

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

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

    Is this a bug?

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

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

    In Caja > Edit > Preferences > Media

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

    Thanks for all your work.

  303. In comment # 335, “Michael Paoli” wrote,

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

    Clem replied,

    “official (but not “trusted” the way you meant it),

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

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

    Is there some reason that Mint does not?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  311. Hi Clem,

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    deb olivia main upstream import

    deb raring main restricted universe multiverse
    deb raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse

    deb raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb raring partner
    deb raring free non-free

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

    Hope this helps.

  313. @ Clem

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

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

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

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

  315. hi Clem,

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


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

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

    ( Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_get_path: assertion `iter->stamp == priv->stamp’ failed

    ( Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_get_path: assertion `iter->stamp == priv->stamp’ failed

  317. Clean install failed after perfectly working 14 on thinkpad x230:

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

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

  318. Hi there!

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

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

    Thanks for another great release!

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

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

  321. In additin to @ 246:

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

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

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

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

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

    To be precise, this is what I get:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    However, I think RC1 is still missing mateconftool-2 and startupmanager.


  325. Latest update solved a few issues. However, there are still a few issues that I’m struggling with. On 15RC Cinnamon x64, I have my panel set to autohide flipped at top. When I press my sound buttons or brightness buttons on my laptop, the square that appears to show me the current level will unable the panel from appearing. Once the squarre has disappeared, the panel can appear again.

    I also find it pretty annoying that my panel disappears after I start using an applet that is located on my panel. This often moves the applet and is just plain counter-intuitive.

    Also, is Edge flip supposed to work when you aren’t dragging a window, but just moving your mouse? I find that highly annoying, and since Edge flip is located under “windows” it doesn’t look like something that should happen. Edge flip only working when you’re dragging a window would be great.

    Aside from these few issues, it would look to me as if the RC is getting closer to its final stages really quickly.

  326. Talk about fast development: I just got an update pushed through that fixed the issue with the panel being unable to appear.

  327. For me everything works without bumblebee. First I changed to LightDM which solves the problem. Since the latest updates I tried again with mdm but it doesn’t work. So I searched a little bit and found a solution for mint 13/14. When editing /etc/init/bumblebeed.conf and changing
    start on (login-session-start or desktop-session-start)
    stop on (desktop-shutdown)
    start on (runlevel [2345])
    stop on (runlevel [016])
    it works like it should.

    Edit by Clem: We’re planning to support upstart in MDM 1.2.5. This should fix the shutdown sequence, the shutdown plymouth splash not appearing and Bumblebee not starting automatically.

  328. hi Clem,

    thanks for this current update with the new Cinnamon.

    I can proudly confirm, that some issues have been solved. For me, the Cinnamon-settings have started working, so this bug can be confirmed as solved.

    Now I will test, if the declets also work…

    Thanks Clem…This update was pretty helpful.


  329. hi Clem,

    I have tested the desclets now and they work fine now!! Thanks Clem. So this bug can be marked as solved too.


  330. I recently installed Olivia and the only thing I don’t like is that in website using flash I see green effects like monochrome white and green, i used to habe Nadia I will be returning to Nadias for now and congratulations on this great software

  331. how do i upograde from Linux mint 14 cinnamon to this Linux mint 15 cinnamon RC. the only way i klnow how is to reformate the hdd and reinstall windows xp then install Linux mint 15 over it. is there s faster way? i have LMC14 now. help please. linux will not read the mint4win.exe file how would i do this?

  332. Using Linux Mint 15RC Cinnamon 32-bit and after today’s update, I’ve noticed that the weather app, when opening it’s five day forecast window, extends beyond the left edge of the screen.

  333. I noticed that the Num Lock Indicator and the simple CPU Monitor DO NOT work in the panel. Although selected, they do not appear on the panel.

  334. There are also double entrees in the menu after the update.



    and etc.

  335. In the future, can you submit Nemo to the official Ubuntu repos and not have them bring in the whole Cinnamon DE? I really prefer it to Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 and would like Nemo to replace it. Maybe make it not bring in the whole Cinnamon DE in the Cinnamon PPAs if you install it by itself.

  336. Looks good, but with Cinnamon you still can’t have a panel on each monitor of a two monitor setup. Haven’t tried it with MATE yet.

  337. The double entries are due to having one for gnome-control-center and one for cinnamon-settings. Something I have noticed is the audio input level monitor in the cinnamon version does not work (light up), whereas it does in the gnome version. Actually, if I look very closely it seems that one of the vertical bars may light up, but it is incredibly hard to see.

  338. I see some improvements, but It is high time I comment a couple of things that I think should be corrected or should have been corrected long ago (in Cinnamon and other versions):

    = ONE =
    The start menu can be designed in many fancy ways, but it MUST HAVE a way to access quickly and comfortably three things: APPLICATIONS, PLACES and FILES. And each for each of these you should be able to access: RECENT and BOOKMARKED items. In addition applications should be also accessed by categories, as it is right now.

    All in all you should have all in the palm of your hand:
    1b. BOOKMARKED APPLICATIONS (or preferred applications)
    1c. ALL APPLICATIONS by category.



    It is very easy to add these fantastic and complete functionalities without altering much the Start Menu.

    This could be done, for example with a drop-down menu or adding three little icons at the bottom of the applications menu: one for applications, one for places, and one for files. Another way would be to add icons but: one for recent things and one for bookmarked things

    I believe that the distro that manages to accomplish to put all these things together, in a practical and nice way, will gain A LOT!

    = TWO =
    It was a very bad idea to copy from MacOS the idea of playing a little sound every time that the user changes the volume because the idea was badly copied. In Apple you can disable that functionality, which is very very important. Without the possibility of disabling it, it is a very very bad idea.

  339. I have been running Mint 15 64bit Cinnamon RC in my test machine for couple of days now. Almost everything seems to be working fine. But there’s couple of things I’d like to mention:

    When I use update manager, my internet connection hangs sometimes in the middle of the checking software sources for updates. This happens also in the middle of downloading updates when update manager has succesfully checked the software sources and starts downloading the updates. I have used ubuntu raring earlier and same problem appeared there. But the problem was much worse in Raring, from time to time I couldn’t even install software there. It helps if I change the mirror in mintsources despite the fact that the problem comes back time to time after changing the mirror too. I also noticed that this proplem doesn’t appear if I have t.ex fire download going on in the background at the same time when checking updates.

    Also: when changing the mirror in mintsources it starts checking best mirrors. If I let it keep checking, after couple of minutes mintsources freezes and I have to force close it.

    But despite those issues mint 15 feels good, looks good and works well. I still use Maya 13 in my main computer because it has been working perfectly. And thanks for Cinnamon desktop. I love it and it keeps getting better and better after every update.

  340. I am not a Linux expert, but I can tell you this… I LOVE THIS NEW RELEASE! 🙂 My question is: Whats the difference between MATE and Cinnamon? I think the last release I was using Cinnamon. I thought about installing them side by side, depending on the differences and if it would be worth it or not. Thank you and thank you for another awesome release!!!!

  341. Correction to my previous message. I mentioned “firefox download”, not “fire download”. Sorry for that 🙂

  342. I have a very good tester, which is my father.
    What I expect that he would complain, is the indicator of the partition usage in the Nemo.
    The bar represents with green the usage, grey the free.
    On selected partition, it’s reverse, despite that the letters are not reverse.
    This is already confusing to me, expect my tester will state the same 😉
    An idea would be do mark the selected Folder/Partition with an arrow instead of the underlying area, or just leave the colours in the usage bar as unselected.

  343. You did it to me AGAIN , just when I was loving LM13/14 you bring out LM15 . I am running it from the live USB , I am a truck driver and I live on the road . I really need to get myself another hard drive . Boot up from the USB drive seems a little slow . it could be that my laptop HHD is gettig tired as well as my memory . I run this box 24/7
    I have a few more months driving a truck and then I a going back to the Philippines where I have a small internet shop . Then I will be able to put all of my time into beeing a geek LOL . Great job on LM15 . I just hope the gaming aspect of Linux picks up . I would really like to have a full Linux internet shop . One thing I really need to test and that is my USB wifi adapter. that is very very very important.
    Again GREAT JOB

  344. Lamentablemente, sigo con los problemas en cinnamon, en todas las nuevas versiones, hasta v.15. La pantalla se llena de líneas en colores pixelados, curvas, se cuelgan el mouse y el teclado y la única solución es apagar la PC desde el botón de encendido. Estoy bajando la v.15 Mate veremos cómo me va. Saludos desde Argentina.

  345. I have had system freezes multiple times (Refer comment 336 and 340), but after the few cinnamon and other updates, it seems to be stable. Will keep you posted. Thanks a lot Clem and team for the hardwork…

  346. I encountered 3 bugs:

    1) I burned the .iso to a DVD, and proceeded to try to install it to my flashdrive. At my first attempt at this, the installer crashed on me due to an I/O error, but I was not presented with any kind of crash reporter, even though a message said I would be. I suggest you examine if the crash reporter works in a live-DVD environment. I burned another DVD and I didn’t encounter the I/O error so the installer didn’t crash that time.

    2) After I booted into a full installation on my flashdrive, I found that the background of the login screen does not appear at first. When I’m prompted for my username, there is no background. Then when I’m asked for my password, a square area appears, perhaps 800*600 or there abouts, in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Once I submit my password it moves on to another screen, so I never saw the full background.

    3) I found the shutdown to be extremely slow. It got to the screen with the black background and white text, but got stuck after “synchronizing SCSI cache”. After a time, a “USB disconnect device number 2” appeared, but then it rediscovered my Logitech USB mouse and kept repeating those disconnect-discovery messages. I finally just killed it with the power button.

  347. Thanks a lot Linux Mint Development Team for great release. Everything worked so far so good and really enjoying with this release. The only 1 issue I found is that did’nt detect(mount) ZTE USB Modem when I put modem to usb port at pc running situation(similar with #Comment-274 commented by CYBERALEX4LIFE). It does detect when I run Gparted or reboot pc. But the option of Mobile Broadband is still inactive(grey), so I can’t create new Mobile Broadband connection and I can’t connect internet with usb modem at all. Just only 1 issue I found. Hopefully will solve this problem soon… thanks a lot

  348. Sorry about forgot to mention the edition of Mint 15.:) I’m facing this problem in Cinnamon Edition and I did’nt see this problem in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon..

  349. hi Clem,

    As the User 369 Shrijit says: Thanks a lot Clem and team for the hard work!! This new Cinnamon looks so pleasing and I start to love it.

    Only one question referring to the usage of the photo-desclet I have. The question is: how do I start a photo-session with it? Do I have to drop a photo on it or how do I have to use this nice applet??

    Thanks and much Greetings to you and the whole team

    Edit by Clem: Just put pictures in your Pictures folder, or configure the desklet to point to any other directory you have pictures in.

  350. Also this the first time I use a Linux Mint live disc to boot and update BUT fail due to lack of free space. Older LM discs allowed me to update, install software and actually use the live distro for days if I wanted.

    I don’t know what’s different about this release but it’s quite different. I’ve even increased the VM RAM to 1GB and it still has issues. Once it simply crashed while booting – the VM closed and VirtualBox said “aborted”. Maya is not perfect but I hope Olivia will get stable by the final release or I can’t say I’d risk installing it. I’d really like to try the latest Cinnamon.

  351. Seems my boot problems are back.
    C64 RC will not boot correctly ~50% of the time since yesterday evening – no idea if it got worse after the updates or if it’s coincidence.
    It starts booting, then stops with
    “Fixed recursive fault, but reboot is needed”

    Also since the MDM update yesterday, sometimes MDM will not start, instead showing a window telling me that the greeter is about to crash and it will try to start a different one. It will however never succeed so I have to reboot.

    OTOH, finally desklets and similar menus are working with german language settings activated.

  352. Oh, and I forgot one more thing:
    Sometimes GRUB will not automatically start the default boot-option (I am dual-booting) after the countdown has run out, instead I have to start it up manually.

  353. With Linux 15-Cinnamon 1.8 32 bit network settings crashes and i’m unable to connect to wi-fi.

    too bad.

  354. One more thing, but not a bug. When using 13.04 every second or third boot fails for me. Black screen with nothing working. With olivia I never had this problem! I changed to gdm in ubuntu and it did not work. With mint it works with mdm, lightdm… Don’t know why, but great.

  355. I can’t get text input and some mouse operations to work. I tried Mint 15 MATE x64 on both my laptop and desktop, and Mint 15 x86 in VMware workstation 9. In none of these could I even select text fields to enter text in the OS, and while I could select text fields in Firefox, typing did not result in text input. I know that the keyboard works as pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 worked as does the resulting prompt. In addition, right clicking did not work, and I could not use the drop-down menu in the installer. This meant that I could not even install it on either of my computers through the normal GUI installation method. My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 and my desktop is a custom computer I put together with an EVGA SR-2 motherboard.

    I have been using Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 on my laptop since the RC, and have used Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 on my desktop as well. With the exception of a kernel bug present in many distributions on my desktop and a few bugs in the Mint menu, Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 works great.

  356. Pretty soon it’s off to Linux Mint 16 “Priscilla”, “Priyanka” or just plain Paula. 🙂

  357. ISO checksum was OK.
    Same problem: At MDM screen I can’t use mouse or keyboard, login cursor is ticking, so it’s not frozen.

    My hardware is a Lenovo ThinkCentre M Series, lenovo keyboard, dell mouse.
    Installed Mint 15 using Unetbootin configured USB Flash Drive.
    Hope this information helps you.

  358. Very good work from the Developers a very good Mint Version
    but after an Update on the 20.05.2013 from mdm (1.2.0+olivia) to 1.2.4+olivia.

    Comes it to crashes from Caja, i can not open the Mint-Menu and the Panel crashed.
    After a resetting from my System and Lock from the mdm Update everything working fine and no crashes.

    But you have done Good Work do it further so

    (Sorry for wrong English German User)

  359. In response to message 319:
    Software Sources -> Restore to Default Settings does not fix the problem. Software-properties-gtk is not installed and did not install anything, the system was in this state since the first boot (fresh installation).

  360. Installed Olivia 64 bit Cinnamon as soon as I saw the announcement. Great job 🙂

    This was the quickest Linux install that I’ve ever experienced – went right in over Nadia with no fuss. Olivia seems to be more sprightly than Nadia maybe as fast as LMDE which I’ve been evaluating for the last month or so. And Hibernate works!

  361. Tried installing 64bit MATE Version from DVD, but Booting stopped with “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”. Tried 3 times with different optical drives and reburned, but it didn’t help.

  362. Hello and congrats! Linux Mint is an awesome distro and I can’t even imagine the work it must give to do it.

    I tried LM 13-Maya MATE and Cinnamon. Loved this last one so I moved forward for 14-Nadia Cinnamon. The next one will be 15-Oliva KDE 🙂

    Meanwhile, I tried 15-Cinnamon and found this:
    – I can send files via bluetooth from the laptop to my phone but I can’t do it the other way around. The phone’s ok, I’ve used it with other PC’s. Perhaps it’s a security protocol issue but it’s not easily solved. Please enable receive files through bluetooth.

    – I couldn’t install my broadband pen in LM14 Cinnamon. I used it in LM13 Cinnamon without issues. I haven’t had the chance to try it with LM15 but I’ll leave this remark.

    – I enabled OSD workspaces so that when I pushed the mouse pointer to the edge it would switch to the next workspace. This works fine though sometimes, inadvertently, I keep moving around. So I tried to unable this feature. I couldn’t. The option box is unchecked but it still switches workspace whenever the mouse approaches the screen edge.

    Best regards!

  363. Hi,

    Is Mint 15 Cinamon work ok on intel 3100 graphic ??

    Please reply, i dont now mate or cinamon to this graphic

  364. In response to messages 319 & 421:
    The issue was fixed after installing the latest Mint updates, not Ubuntu repositories are pointing to raring and are well refreshed and usable.

  365. I first started using Linux with Ubuntu 10.10 on an old Thinkpad laptop, only later to convert to Mint 14 when Ubuntu 10.10 support ended (actually, I kept using it for quite some time) and fell in love with how fucking fabulously easy to use and out of my way it is. It feels polished, fast, has a clean interface and the Caja file manager is wonderful – better than Nautilus, and FAR better than the horribly broken version of Explorer in Windows 7.

    I just performed a clean install of Mint 15 over my old unused Ubuntu 12.10 install, and now I actually feel like using Linux on my desktop again!

    However, I’ve had quite a lot of problems with crashing and input problems, so I’ll reserve judgement until you guys have had a chance to patch any serious issues that might have slipped through the net.

    One of the previous posters said they thought that concentrating on LTS editions might be a good direction for the future and I kind of agree. I love all the new stuff, but it’s better to have stability than new shiny all the time I think. Then again, I guess you have the Debian edition which maybe serves that purpose?

    Anyway, great work; It’s much appreciated!

  366. @Ron(#382) – Confirmed.

    @Clem – Quoting Ron:

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

    Yup, it makes it a bit inconvenient that the user can’t get back to the previous list of application from a screenshot of a single application. 🙂

  367. The MATE edition seems stable enough in VirtualBox. No crashes so far (writing from it) but it’s still not usable for updating and installing new software. Why has this changed? I loved how I could use previous LM disks to run the latest software from a live environment, when needed.

  368. hi people, one question,
    this afternoon after the update of mdm, I got this error-message in Mint-Update:

    [code]Preconfiguration of packages
    (read database … 260064 files and folders are currently installed)
    Preparing to replace mdm 1.2.4+olivia (by …/mdm 1.2.5+olivia_amd64.deb) …
    removing link /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver
    unpack replacement for mdm
    Triggers of ureadahead are processed
    ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
    Triggers for man-db are processed
    Triggers for hicolor-icon-theme are processed
    Triggers for mintsystem are processed
    installmdm (1.2.5+olivia)
    install New version of configuration-file /etc/mdm/PreSession/Default
    linking /usr/bun/gdmflexiserver to /usr/bin/mdmflexiserver
    Triggers for ureadahead are processed
    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes) [/code]

    Why is that?? And what could have gone wrong??

  369. @Clem and @Daniel. I am loading my USB drive with Raring Ringtail now to test if this issue surfaces again. The issue is no option to switch to HDMI audio after installing AMD Radeon drivers from the volume icon on the control panel and in the sound settings. Will post again after I test it live.

  370. Hi, I’m the guy of 377. Jus to say that the problem is still happening. I’ve just update but without any luck. I’m using cinnamon 64bits.


  371. hi Clem,

    This is me again Mintkatze.

    One more feature-request: how can I change the font-size and font-color of the clock-desclet? I have the Chao Phraya-Wallpaper in Use and there the clock-desclet is a bit hard to read with black font-color. So my wish would be, that I could change the font-color of the clock-desclet. Can you put in such a feature please??

    Thanks again for your patience,

  372. I have been using LM14 Mate 64 Bit version on my Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop and it works very well. Just tried LM 15 Mate and Cinnamon 64 bit versions on USB Memory Stick made with Unetbootin and although the Broadcom wireless driver shows activated, wireless does not work after reboot. Only Ethernet connection works. So will wait awhile and stay with LM14. Sure looking forward to the new features.

  373. when i boot mint from usb i get error 🙁 “Authentication Failure” Without inputting password!even i cant ant type any command in any tty. i test burning mint with all possible software.
    first with usb installer then with unetbootin and last with writeimage from mint 11 and from all that i get this error! unfortunately i cant install mint 11 from cd because my partitions are lvm and i cant install lvm2 package from terminal(it seems repository is broken!

  374. @Clem and @Daniel. I installed Raring Ringtail although I hated to do so. The lack of an HDMI sound option is present in Raring Ringtail. I just saw a fix for it on post 375.

  375. hi Clem,

    I just wanted to come back here and saying so much thanks for this cool ne photoframe-desclet. With setting the correct settings, I can now make so nice foto-sessions with my love ones. *thumbs up!!*

    Thanks so much for this nice desclet and please please keep up this good work!! This desclet is the one I love most.

  376. Hi Linux Mint Team,

    I tested Linux Mint 15 64-bit Live CD and laptop Dell Studio 1558 CPU i5 M520, ATI Radeon HD 4500. Display resolution 1920×1080.

    Linux Mint 15 RC MATE and Cinnamon (64-bit) Live CD

    – After connected with wireless network left on desktop pop-up (MATE)
    – I was trying suspend and close laptop lid (default settings) and after open lid, display only black screen and mouse cursor (MATE)
    – MDM Clouds (WebGL) work very slow (MATE and Cinnamon)
    – Cant add to desktop program shortcut from Menu (MATE 32-bit)
    – If use Power Manager Brightness Applet, Linux Mint freeze, cant do nothing, same problem sometimes if use brightness control keyboard shortcut (MATE and Cinnamon)
    – Software Manager if I select program and click website or program screenshot, navigation bar only display „Screenshot“ (MATE and Cinnamon)
    – After logout and login „Switch workspace“ on panel no work (Cinnamon)
    – After „Restart Cinnamon“ volume and brightness pop-up not by on middle screen but in up right corner, Also no work „switch workspace”(Cinnamon)
    -If open Clementine 1.1.1 music player very small icon in LM panel

    – Laptop Asus R700VJ (K75VJ) – CPU i3-3110M, GeForce GT 635M- no work function control keyboard shortcut (Hot Keys), LM15 no using GT635M only CPU intergrated graphic cards HD Graphics 4000 (MATE and Cinnamon)

    – Old version software programs in repositories for example:
    -Midori 0.4.3 new 0.5.0
    -Liferea 1.8.10 new 1.8.13
    -HPLIP 3.13.3 new 3.13.5
    -SFLphone 1.1.0 new 1.2.2
    -SMPlayer 0.8.3 new 0.8.5
    -Vuze new 5.0
    -No Jitsi (SIP phone)

    Sorry for my english

  377. One issue I’ve had since MDM came along was that it did not support pre-seeding so that I could easily mass deploy many machines with Mint. I had to install LightDM instead for pre-seeding to work.

    Haven’t had a moment to download and try out LM15 to see if this issue has been addressed or not though. Can anyone tell me if it has?

  378. Apt software(synaptic, download center, aptitude even!) Suddenly stopped working after trying to add a ppa. then I found sources.list with the following text “ਊ敤⁢[⁝瀠慰町畢瑮⵵楷敮瀯慰爠牡湩⁧搊扥嬠巠†灰㩡扵湵畴眭湩⽥灰⁡慲楲杮ਠ” It has no sense I’m not even chinese nor speak the language and by google translator it has nothing related to sources.

    Also, cinnamon screenshot tool still doesn’t work out of the box.

    I am on linux mint 15 RC, 64 bits version

  379. By the way, I’m not mad at all, I just think some things should be improved c:, I feel Linux mint more unified and easier to customize.

    Also, I had a kernel panic just after trying to load snd-hda-intel, sometimes it occurs sometimes it doesn’t. Is because of race condition.

  380. Olivia RC installed fine on Asus K55A laptop (4GB RAM) today (21 May). I used full disk encryption option, and I like the nice decryption password dialog box that appears. The default login screen is better-looking than previously. The new Software Sources dialog is a big improvement.

    Possible bug: Used the terminal to do a few things, then on reboot and logging in again the ‘history’ of my previous terminal commands has been lost.

    I upgraded mintsources to version 1.1.4 and tried to install “add-apt-repository” but apt-get still says that package is unable to be located.

    I notice that “/etc/apt/sources.list” is no longer used, instead there is a file “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list”. Important to know if 9like me) you use a script that needs to read that info.

  381. Asus K55A laptop with fresh install of Olivia RC Cinnamon and full disk encryption. At login screen, if I select Shutdown or Restart the screen clears to black with mouse pointer, but hangs there. I have to press power button briefly to progress to the “shutting down” line. Sometimes it then shuts down promptly, but sometimes it hangs again at “Synchronising disk” or “System wakeup enabled by ACPI” at which point I have to kill the power to shut down. Tried this 4 times in a row.

    However if I log in and then choose shut down or restart, it appears to behave ok (I just tried 3 times in a row)

    I haven’t ever experienced this behaviour with Nadia on the same machine. Not sure if it is related to the full disk encryption?

  382. Gentlefolk,

    Environment: M15-Ciamon. Toshiba U840W laptop with 32G ssd, 500G hdd.

    I successfully installed M15 on the hdd overcoming many issues with sound, bad screen displays, wireless and resume, etc with ubuntu m13, m14.

    I then installed M15 off USB to the ssd. Woops GRUB got it all wrong, ugly GRUB menues, and nothing quite booted again.

    I have cleaned things out, removed any “linux” partitions on the hdd.
    Reformatted the partition on the ssd and installed M15 to the partition on the ssd.

    After the install in the GRUB menue I get an entry for
    Linux Mint 15 Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed (/dev/sdb1) where sdb1 is the partition I installed M15. Also get “recovery entry”.

    If I select this entry I get the M15 login window displays, login and the desktop displays with a message about no hardware accellorator. Nothing works, no mouse, all I can do is logout with ctl-alt-del.

    Further down the grub menu is an entry “Previous Linux versions”
    Click on that and I get another menu with two entries (one the recovery).

    These menu elements point to:
    Linux Mint 15 Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic in /dev/sdb1.
    Select this entry and up comes the login screen, login sound, mouse all work and no message about the hardware accelerator.

    So what is the “Cinamon 64-bit, 3.8.0-19-generic.efi.signed”??
    A different entry into the plain old “3.8.0-19-generic”??

    I performed a simple install with a “custom” selection of the disc partition to load M15 onto the ssd.

    Any information appreciated before I attempt to tidy up the GRUB menu and perhaps destroy things again. Ian.

  383. Just rebuilt Mint 15 RC 64 bit on my Asus K55A laptop, but this time without disk encryption. Still getting the problem with shutdown/restart from login screen causing machine to hang till power button pressed briefly. So it is not a disk encryption issue.

  384. Driver Manager on Mint 15 Mate 32bit failed to detect my nvidia drivers on a Dell Inspiron N5110 i3

  385. Team, you’re obviously way ahead of me 🙂 I just installed all of the Updates available in LM15 Cinnamon RC – which I should have done previously before posting comments. That fixed the terminal history issue.

    It also seems to have fixed the problem I mentioned re ‘hanging’ when shutting down from login window. hooray!

    On a lesser matter, still can’t install apt-get-repository.

  386. In Cinnamon 64-bit edition, first time I started software manager it failed to load up, but got stuck with that first colorful loadup screen (box) in the background. Could still run another synaptic, but it would not load up software manager after that. Happened on another bootup too.

    I will try to replicate the problem again tonite…

  387. Great job guys!
    So far everything works smooth and I am like a kind on christmass when I see the update icon turn blue!
    Keep up the good work, wish you all the best!

  388. Install VLC, then try to associate it with audio (didn’t specifically try video) files. You can’t do it 🙁 Keeps calling movie player 🙁

    Anyone else had this problem?

  389. Just got Mint 15 Cinnamon installed. Along with it, I installed UbuntuOne, but I can’t seem to access it. Any suggestions?

  390. Wow, boots to a unique webpage in 45 seconds flat. Thats fast on this laptop! WinX was closer to 1:45…Minty 15 does not show my poor battery status on boot up and says its 100% in status bar when Minty14 showed the more accurate 20% capacity on battery power, although it does show that when I hover over the battery.

  391. Mint 15 Olivia RC 64 bit Cinnamon
    Linux Mint-Desktop 3.8.0-19-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    — When watching YouTube videos in full screen, Mint times out and goes to sleep/exits to login screen after the configured period. It should not time out without mouse or keyboard input while running full screen video/audio apps. This happens every time we watch YouTube using the latest repo version of Chromium Version 25.0.1364.160 Built on Ubuntu 13.04, running on LinuxMint 15 (25.0.1364.160-0ubuntu3). Not currently tested in other browsers.

    — Also, upon reboot the volume icon in the taskbar shows 0% volume even though it’s actually set to 100%. Clicking the icon shows the slider is at hard right (i.e. 100%) but the list says 0% until you click the slider – at which point it jumps to saying 100% again.

    — General slow-downs, with several apps open the whole system becomes jerky/unresponsive until a given task is finished (eg can’t load a website until a sudo apt-get update is complete in the background).

    I ended up reverting back to Nadia (upgraded to kernel 3.9 and libreoffice 4) which is fast and silky, so I can’t provide more info than is already listed here; sorry. I do hope this helps though!

    Keep up the good work guys!

  392. There’s this weird bug in where if I put the brightness of my netbook all the way down it resets on the next log in. Unfortunately I can’t really tell if it’s Mint’s fault or Mate’s fault, since it also happens in Mint 14 if I update Mate to 1.6.

  393. Mint 15 looks great, love the new Cinnamon & Nemo.

    I still can’t get my Realtek RTL8192cu USB wifi adapter to work, it shows me networks but isn’t able to connect to them.

    Had this problem in 14 as well, hopefully there will be a fix for this on release.

  394. Hi Linux Mint Team

    M15-Mate 64-bit

    Desktop PC – AMD Phenom – nvidia 260 gtx – 2gb ram – sata hdd

    All seems OK except ‘Software Manager’ hangs on launching. I restart computer then sometimes it works , sometimes not.


  395. Hello,

    I successfully installed Mint 15 64Bit Cinammon on my Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop

    I have some issues though :

    – I tried the driver for my [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT [Radeon HD 7670M] VGA card (fglrx) but cinnamon keeps crashing so I had to stuck to the default driver which is the recommended one .

    – My fan are always running at maximum speed and my laptop is noisy all the the time. (which is not the case on my windows partition). I had this issue also with ubuntu 12.10 and I have never been able to sort it out.

    – My battery get drowned very rapidly compared to my windows partition. It might be related to the issue above (fan). I think my laptop is always running on maximum performance.

    If someone can help me to resolve these issues, I would be very grateful.

    On the overall, I am very satisfied with olivia, my VMs on virtualbox and workstation work fine.

    Great Job!

  396. Hi Clem,

    Can’t wait for the new release of Mint.

    I wanted to suggest an idea, I have been a ditro hopper and finally settled on Mint since version 10. Before then I was using Kubuntu, Debian Stable, PCLinuxOS and countless others briefly. I hopped to another until I got frustrated for one reason or another.
    And realised what I want in a linux distro is a stable distro with reasonably up to date packages and rolling release schedule, no more install from scratch for a new release.

    So what about doing a semi-rolling release distro ? I haven’t tried LMD but I did upgrade to debian testing one time to see if it fixed the debian stable problem I was having. And it broke a few packages and didnt fix the problem I was having. So I gave it the flick.

    PCLinuxOS does this, but alot of the packages are not updated fast enough (by Texstar) and sometimes breaks packages too. Some packages don’t even work well. So I had to get rid of it.
    I think it would be good to upgrade KDE from time to time, so I can get up to date packages like amarok 2.7, instead of using amarok 2.5.0 for 5 years.
    I tried adding the kubuntu repo for the updated amarok and KDE. But it broke amarok completely, it wouldn’t start up sometimes or play music when it did.

    Just an idea.

    Thanks for reading. Good luck with the release.

  397. I have tried Mint 15 live session of a USB stick on a Sony Vaio laptop, which has been running several generations of Mints already with great success. Mint 15 doesn’t suspend properly when the lid is closed and wouldn’t wake up at all afterwards.
    The network manager doesn’t allow lead to the network settings in order to set up a mobile broadband connection. It simply stops at ‘add new connection’.
    I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 with Cinnamon desktop on that very same laptop and it does everything perfectly, like Mint 14, 13 & 12 used to do before.

    On a Lenovo Z580 Mint 15 has got boot issues, caused by some battery firmware & bios flaw. This is typical for all Ubuntu based systems. Fedora & OpenSuse do work fine.

  398. @David: Install VLC, then try to associate it with audio (didn’t specifically try video) files. You can’t do it 🙁 Keeps calling movie player

    Have you tried changing preferences with Ubuntu Tweak? Works for me.

  399. Testing LM15 64-bit cinnamon version on Asus A43S series for about 4 days and got this error when update using the Update Manager :

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/cinnamon_1.8.3+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/cinnamon-common_1.8.3+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libmuffin0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/muffin-common_1.8.2+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gir1.2-muffin-3.0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gir1.2-nemo-3.0_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libnemo-extension1_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mdm_1.2.5+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/nemo_1.8.2+olivia_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/nemo-data_1.8.2+olivia_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb –control was killed by signal (Bus error)

    Anyone else had this problem?

  400. @Hugo: Has suspend ever worked before for you? Intel graphics drivers don’t even support suspend and hibernation for some cards and my Nvidia card…
    well it never worked properly because sony changed it’s id so drivers don’t install right or something. problems on both windows and linux so i just gave up and am using only intel card. not like i do gaming it so it’s fine.
    btw using vaio-sz with mint since Isadora.
    What i used so far on mint15 live session has worked well. looking forward to final 😉

  401. @Hugo Notte Says: “The network manager doesn’t allow lead to the network settings in order to set up a mobile broadband connection. It simply stops at ‘add new connection’.”

    I can confirm this. I had to go over network connections from the settings to add my external 3g modem connection.

  402. @ 440 david,

    the problem with that is, that this is set in the settings of Applications and removable media. There you need to change your settings.

    If you want audo to be connected, then go to mintmenue and open the system-settings. There go to “Applications and removable Media”. There in the left column, there go to the forth line, where it says “music”. In that line, you have to change that setting to VLC. I have chosen Banshee in this line.

    Then close this window with “close” and then it should work as expected. For me it does.


  403. But what referrs to my problem in my comment 428, this problem still persists. What’s going on there??


  404. @ 444 aelfinn,

    There is a far easier way. What you and david state, is the default-setting in “Applications and removable Media”. There you have to select your preferred settings.

    Therefore go to your mint-menue and open System-settings.

    There select “Applications and removable Media”.

    Then go to the left column in the forth line, where it says “Music”. There select your installed VLC-player.

    Close this window and then this should work as expected.


  405. But what I discovered today is, that the updating of the mockturtl-Wheater-applet does not work. I get this error-message:

    An error occurred during installation or updating. You may wish to report this incident to the developer of weather@mockturtl. If this was an update, the previous installation is unchanged Details: ‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0xc3 in position 12: ordinal not in range(128)

    I already reported that issue on the spices-page here:

    But I would like to know, if anybody of you discovered the same thing?


  406. @ Clem. I think I have found a bug – everything else seems to be fine. Am running the MATE and after set-up yesterday the keyboard stopped working. Restarting the system seemed to do the trick – but today it happened again. Many thanks for the new OS.

  407. Is there a way to get the old volume slider back? I love the new menu and icons (pretty much everything in Cinnamon 1.8), but I preferred the old volume slider. By volume slider I mean the icon that pops up when you use the keyboard to change the volume (on mine it’s Fn + Arrow Keys). In Cinnamon 1.6, you could see the volume increment and there was a little sound every time you changed it (like on a Mac). But the new one is just a speaker icon that doesn’t make a sound and only shows three levels. Can we have the old version back?
    P.S. If this is the wrong place to post this, please tell me.
    P.P.S. I love the little effect when you take a screenshot! Those are the little things that make my day (geeky? nah).

    Edit by Clem: This was fixed in an update to mint-themes.

  408. Now after the update this day about 15:00 local time. I got back exactly the same issue with MintMenu I had during the QA-testing of MATE-32. I goes wrong when I select Swedish language but goes OK when selecting American English. 🙁

  409. it seems, it just can detect my printer’s name (Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet P1005) but dont print any paper really…

  410. hi Clem,

    sorry but my problem mentioned in my comment Nr. 428 still persists:

    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes) [/code]

    This shows up after each update in Mint-Update now. Why is that??


  411. Hi All,

    My experience with the 15 RC:

    Fix boot bug with EFI:
    1) boot live USB
    2) mount /dev/sdX /sdx
    3) chroot /sdx
    4) mount devpts /dev/pts; mount sysfs /sys; mount proc /proc
    5) apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade

    Finally, I think the mate version works great (as usual), but graphically I would suggest to change:
    – default look of MDM (more minimalist/styled version)
    – change the default “linux mint 15” wallpaper, always the same 3D since at least mint 11…
    – choose a better default gtk3 theme like MediterraneanNight Series


  412. Thanks Clem & the team. It works perfectly out of the box.
    I installed Mint15-32bit-Cinnamon on Sony VPCYB35AG with dual core AMD/Radeon graphic card & 2 GB RAM. no major problems and everything operates normally. loading speed’s fine. boot doesn’t freeze and with the updates it becomes even better. but I noticed two minor issues:
    1- Hotcorner isn’t as smooth as Mint 14 Cinnamon. I mean, when I move the mouse to that corner, everything just fall into showing workspaces in no time.
    2- a number of packages receive “403 Forbidden” error. they’re ‘libmuffin0 i386 1.8.2+olivia’, ‘muffin-common all 1.8.2+olivia’, ‘gir1.2-muffin-30 i386 1.8.2+olivia’

  413. 2 issues
    1 Trying to customise the whole login experience for non tech people with a photo at login, a customised grub2 background was a pain. Little LM15 documentation & LM14/13 posts often not applicable. Customisation for these people shows what linux can be. This one had a different Windows icon for virtualbox to Win 7 (Publisher essential), a Gmail icon on Chromium with a straight and only connection to Gmail. Firefox for the rest as normal. Now I support Linux not Windows, with a snapshot for a virus screw up or the like. So please make customisation documentation a priority at release time.

    2 Please only use LTS in future. Concentrate on up to date apps and new customisations so safe & sound what Unix always is and Linux should be. I presume this would make new releases easier for the developers.

    Sorry it was sooooooooo….. long

  414. @ 450 Leo,

    what referrs to your point with MDM, there I do not agree. This new version looks pretty good with html-version.

    But: in the point of the default-Wallpaper, I agree with you. This default-Wallpaper really does not look very nice. There the Wallpapers of LinuxMint-Helena loooked nice.

    Then I come to your point of your suggestion of chaning the gtk3-theme:

    In the point of look of this theme-pack, I agree, that it really looks pleasing. If you want to set this theme in you installation, then you can install it from here:

    Perhaps I will also do it. But currently I have another nice theme in use: the faience-theme. You can see it here:

    These themes also work in the Cinnamon-Desktop.

  415. @ Clem,

    or if you take up the suggestion of 450 Leo (the mediterraneannight gtk3-theme), then I would suggest the Chao Phraya-Wallpaper (one of these new Mint-Wallpapers) as default-Wallpaper, which nicely corresponds with the blue version of tiheums faenza-icons or even with the blue-version of his faience-icons together with the faience gtk3-theme.

    You finde them here:

    There is a ppa-repository already existing of both icon-themes in launchpad.

    And if this would be considered, then there is a nice blue Cinnamon-theme called “Clear”

    This theme is shown here:

    That would round up a nice new look and make the Mint-Distribution change its Look to blue.

    What about this suggestion??


  416. For starters thank you for today’s updates, some of them was for Totem player. I have not encountered any issues regarding videos and subtitles, but mp3 files very often freeze on time 0:01.

  417. hi 462 Elias,

    yes I tried it and I had no troube doeing so. I only use VLC-Player and Banshee here on my system. It is my preferred player. But for audio I also use Banshee besides VLC.


  418. Well on my system it does not change the default application, and I’m not interesting in installing Ubuntu Tweak.

    Actually the thing that freezes the song on 0:01 occurs, I do not know why at first I though I had corrupted mp3 files but that’s not the case. Also, it does not display every mp3 file on the album folder with the album art icon like it should be but about 3/4 of them.

  419. MATE x32, VirtualBox, fully dist-upgraded system.

    mintMenu 5.4.8 crashes with this error:
    After that, the menu applet is still there, but is messed badly (icons disappear, favorites list is empty, every application category list is empty as well).

    Yes, it’s the locale-related bugs again 🙂 The locale is ru_RU.UTF-8.

  420. Hi,

    The RC was so great i use it as my primary Linux OS alongside Windows 🙂
    (Still need Windows 🙁 )

  421. Installed Mint 15 cinnamon RC on two computers (32bit Celeron M and 64bit i5) and I must say on the 32bit laptop, which is approaching 10 years old, there is a vast improvement in performance from Mint 14 that was previously on it. So what ever it is you guys have done, it’s awesome. Loving mint 15. Don’t be scared about the ‘RC’ bit on the name, it’s worked perfectly for me on both systems. Use i5 for media server/centre on TV flawlessly and laptop I browse, email and libreoffice! Try it you wont be disappointed.

  422. @ 474 Harry,

    no, I cannot confirm your bug. Here I do not get such things. All I get is this error

    W: waited for dpgk –assert-multi-arch, but was not present
    dpkgGo (10:no child-processes)

    stated by me in my comment 485.

    But what you state, cannot be confirmed here. There seems to be something wrong with your installation.

    Perhaps you have corrupted fstab what would show, that you did the partitioning not correctly.


  423. Running in VirtualBox… webGL doesn’t work…

    If I select WebGL option for HTML log in, it does not check and test anything to warn me or let me fix the issue, the OS just boots up to a solid black unusable screen. THe only way I could fix it was booting up command line and manually editing the /etc/mdm/mdm.conf to not be on Clouds GL.

    It would be nice and user friendly to have some type of a fix option if someone runs into problems with the log in screen.

  424. Hello, the only problem I found was that even though I have english as my system language, the date shows in spanish, I’d appreciate any help on that. Great work and congrats !!!

  425. In the post 110, I listed some problems.
    I performed today an updated and there are corrected. Great job, thanks.

  426. In post 138 I blame “glipper” is not starting, but now I tried “clipit” instead, and it starts from MintMenu and works OK. 😀

  427. I’ve been trying both both versions on 2 separate partitions on my Thinkpad X61. So far both are working fine. Except that I cannot get the network applet to configure USB broadband modem in the Cinnamon edition, although via bluetooth it works. The Mate version doesn’t have this issue.

    I’m not sure is it user error but I’ve filed in a report here: just in case.

  428. Finaly, the support of my videocard an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 that got lost in Mint 14 is back in Olivia. Now I can participate in the future again.

    I noticed a bug in MATE 32. While playing movies it is not possible to switch off the screensaver. This happens with all videoplayers recardless what settings are used in the preferences.

  429. @Minkatze 502

    the update manager its working properly before yesterday, i will test it again, not using my laptop for now

  430. Hello, i am trying this new version, is very nice, congrats for all developers.!!

    i have just 1 problem, i am trying to change the resolution and i dont see the opcion in preferences.

    but all the rest is very good, the message in screensaver, nice.!! haha

  431. Tried Mint 15 I love it except for the fact that it has absolutely no options for HDMI audio output in sound settings. I also installed PAVU just to see if it would pick my sound up but no luck there either. Has perfect video but no sound

    My specs are as follows this is taken from Mint 14 since I had to switch back I’m going to try Mate 15 now see if that makes a difference. It works in Mint 14 perfectly but not in Mint 15.—-

    Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
    Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
    X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel Resolution: 1366×768@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes

    Hopefully someone has a solution for this.

    Using a Dell Inspiron 15r, Intel i5.

    Here’s the rest of my specs:——————————————

    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall32
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: 5876MiB
    product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    size: 2301MHz
    capacity: 2301MHz
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
    description: Host bridge
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 09
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    description: PCI bridge
    product: Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 09
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:40 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f7b00000-f7bfffff ioport:e0000000(size=268435456)
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
    resources: irq:57 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7b20000-f7b3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7b00000-f7b1ffff
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:55 memory:f6400000-f67fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
    description: Communication controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 16
    bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
    version: 04
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=mei latency=0
    resources: irq:53 memory:f7c0a000-f7c0a00f
    description: USB controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f7c08000-f7c083ff
    description: Audio device
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 05
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
    resources: irq:56 memory:f7c00000-f7c03fff
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:41
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:42 ioport:d000(size=4096) ioport:f1100000(size=1048576)
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 05
    serial: 18:03:73:92:d6:ad
    size: 10Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw latency=0 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
    resources: irq:51 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f1104000-f1104fff memory:f1100000-f1103fff
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:43 memory:f7a00000-f7afffff
    description: Wireless interface
    product: Centrino Wireless-N 1030
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 34
    serial: ac:72:89:de:52:1a
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.5.0-30-generic firmware= ip= latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:54 memory:f7a00000-f7a01fff
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:44 memory:f7900000-f79fffff
    description: USB controller
    product: TUSB73x0 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller
    vendor: Texas Instruments
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
    version: 02
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: xhci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:f7900000-f790ffff memory:f7910000-f7911fff
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 8
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.7
    version: b5
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:45 ioport:b000(size=8192) memory:f6800000-f78fffff ioport:f0000000(size=17825792)
    description: USB controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:23 memory:f7c07000-f7c073ff
    description: ISA bridge
    product: HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    description: SATA controller
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
    resources: irq:52 ioport:f0b0(size=8) ioport:f0a0(size=4) ioport:f090(size=8) ioport:f080(size=4) ioport:f060(size=32) memory:f7c06000-f7c067ff
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
    version: 05
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f7c05000-f7c050ff ioport:f040(size=32)

  432. @Mintkatze
    I don’t like too much the default MDM theme, but anyway… 🙂

    For the wallpaper, actually, I think all the proposed wallpapers in the distribution are better than the default one 🙂

    There is so many excellent GTK themes with GPL licences, it’s “sad” to always stick to some default when alternatives are freely available. MediterraneanNight is just one of the best and still beeing “classic” enough to be installed by default (the light version I mean, the dark will be too “underground”).


    Continuing testing I had “again” (already present sometimes in mint 14) the multiple-caja-launching bug:

    I was also able to have compiz working with another strange bug: compiz started to loose my settings…

    After fixing these issues globally everything is working. I hope compiz integration to be complete including shortcuts like Alt-f2 in a next release and enabled by default (or easy to enable) with mate.

    Thanks for the good work !

  433. MATE 32 bit is working VERY smoothly for me after using it all day. Still having issues changing nVidia drivers, but everything else is working very well.
    Mostly finding all of my old software and what is missing in this version (hardinfo is not included in the installation).
    Cheers and job well done!

  434. Nope, associating music or videos with VLC does not work 🙁 I have of course gone through the “applications and removeable media” settings. Very annoying, though perhaps less so now if the bug with movie player mp3s not playing has been fixed. I prefer VLC for other reasons though. Is there anyway I (as a relative noob) can investigate that problem? How are file associations stored?

    I have also experienced the greeter not starting at log-in a couple of times. Once the first time after installing, last time was the last boot up after the upgrades. Says “the greeter is busy, trying another one” or something to that effect. Tried 6 times then came up with a big screen saying to wait 2 minutes before trying again. Then I started x manually, so not sure what’s up with that.

    Apart from that, still very happy, even with a RC 🙂 Have installed it one of the office computers already.

  435. More on my earlier problem with software manager…

    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 1782.827610] mintinstall[4826]: segfault at 8 ip 00007f80ec8d6f2f sp 00007fff6339dc90 error 4 in[7f80ec833000+ce000]

    sudo mintinstall
    [sudo] password for david:
    add_categories took 0.929 ms
    build_matched_packages took 0.162 ms
    add_packages took 2689.731 ms
    First run detected, initial set of reviews used
    add_reviews took 887.442 ms
    Segmentation fault

    Later I tried, this time through the GUI, and I got a similar segfault error to the one above.
    Then, I got this:
    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 2551.860940] traps: mintinstall[5363] general protection ip:7f9539350cbd sp:7fffa2f8c480 error:0 in[7f95392d1000+1be000]
    Then on the third time it worked.
    Then after that it segfaulted a few times. It’s very random…

    When it happens, it always leaves the initial startup graphic box “Gathering information for 64k packages…” lingering.

    Also came across this error from a segfault:
    X58A-UD3R kernel: [ 2938.026523] mintinstall[5703]: segfault at 8 ip 00007fb4a7e32f2f sp 00007fffc0557480 error 4 in[7fb4a7d8f000+ce000]

    Not sure if this helps.

  436. hope the kde version comes soon, verry verry nice job
    i dont know what clem have done this time, but mate and cinnamon are blazing fast this time around.
    still cant believe that mate runs with emerald and compiz with all effects enabled in just 250 280 mb ram

  437. I hope a solution like the one from post 375 or something similar makes it into final so that we may have HDMI audio.

  438. Hello, I’ve been trying Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and it looks pretty nice 🙂 I’ve found a problem though (this has been dragging since Mint 14, not sure about 13).

    Anyway, the problem is this (on my laptop Asus K55N – AMD A8 Processor) whenever I plugin a second monitor (projecto) through VGA cable, the moment I move my mouse cursor all the way to the edge of the secondary monitor my mouse either dissapears (completely) or appears triple (I mean 1 mouse with three copies below it, following it).

    On the second case if I move the mouse to the top of the screen, it gets back to normal, but if it dissapears it’s gone and I have to restart the Computer.

    Any ideas? Or does anyone have the same problem?

    P.D. I’m using the default video drivers that ship with Mint, Catalyst doesn’t seem to work smoothly.
    P.D.2: I’ve tried it on Mint 14 Cinnamon, MATE and KDE, and in all the problem persists.