Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE.

Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE Edition

Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17 KDE“.

Important info:

There is some important info in the Release Notes:

  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • EFI Support
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

Make sure to read them to be aware of known issues and known solutions 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).
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.


Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: cdf9a1f669b6814b164b35ef3cb08ef6
  • 64-bit: 67357c88145115421dca869b26dad767


HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:


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


  1. Yayyyyy!!!!!! Thank you so much Linux Mint team!! Been waiting for this. Definitely will give it a try after download complete.

  2. Just wondering there is no mirror from Hungary??? Do they favor any competing product, collectively? Me very happy about this timely release. my first try of the legendary success distro, confident you won’t be able 2dissappoint me.

  3. There is a bug with the pager. If you put it on a panel and reboot the system, it goes out of panel and stays beyond the displayed space, only like two or three pixels of it are visible at the screen edge.

    Apart from that, thanks for the release!

  4. Why now??? Just when my desktop computer is in storage for remodeling the house we get the new KDE Mint and I can’t install it.
    I just have to wait a while then. Well, it will be here 5 years, so what is a few days/weeks?

    Thank you Clem and all others for giving us the best of the best: Mint with the KDE desktop.

  5. So, finally the stable KDE version is out, after desperately waiting for it following the release of the Cinnamon and MATE versions.

    You sure took your sweet time to get it out. But I am sure, the wait was worth it.

    Thanks a lot to all the Mint developers.

  6. Is the 64bit ISO the same one listed on ? If so, I noticed it says the “hibernate” test case failed. I use hibernate on my SSD laptop; should I wait to install Mint 17/KDE on it?

    If it’s just the same problem the last release has where hibernate works but simply doesn’t show up in the “Leave” menu then that’s not a problem, I can fix that again. I did check the Mint 16/KDE ISO page but I didn’t see that particular test case listed.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit by Clem: Yes, it doesn’t show in the dialog, despite both being activated for both consolekit and logind. If you’ve a solution, let us know. We also tried to enable multi-user hibernate for logind.. no dice. It wasn’t critical enough to block the release but we’d sure want to get it fixed going forward.

  7. Very thorough retooling, a lot of ‘idiot-proofing’, no offence intended, I too was once a Linux ‘idiot’, lol. 😀


    Edit by Clem: Try and install gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio. Let us know if this helps.

  9. Was eagerly looking forward for this release,

    have become quite addicted to the KDE way,it’s neat simple and does the job for me 😛

  10. Is it normal that the only update from RC to final is mintupdate 4.6.6 to 4.6.7? No other updates are displayed…

  11. Finally!
    Installed on my X200s,everything went smooth!
    I have yet to find any bugs and quirks.
    Thank you for such a nice release!

  12. LINUX MINT 17 KDE . Now the sound works. I installed gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio . Thank you very much. I love Linux Mint 17 Kde. Great Distro.

  13. Thanks for the KDE version 🙂

    The only real problem/issue I have so far with Linux Mint 17 KDE 64Bit:

    – I can’t open files text, mp3, avi,etc. from other NTFS drives. I can only open them from inside the programs(Open…->File/media, etc.). If I copy/paste the same files into ext4 drive I can open them with no problem. I didn’t have that issue on Mint 16 KDE 64Bit.

    *Minor issue: Analyzer on Amarok don’t work (Soundcard: ASUS Xonar DX) – It worked fine on Mint 16 KDE 64Bit.

    **Common issue I have with both Linux Mint 16 and 17 KDE 64Bit sometimes choosing to restart don’t work, restart just hangs my system and I have to hard reset.

  14. I have installed Mint 17 KDE RC and it is working well. I am downloading all the updates daily and am delighted with it. Best distro yet, in the history of GNU/Linux! Does anyone know, can I upgrade my RC to the final version? Is there any point? Is my regularly updated version of 17 KDE RC exactly the same as the final? Im a semi-noob so I have some knowledge of using Linux and command line stuff, but I also have loads of stupid questions!.. Sorry… BTW… Very well done to Linux Mint team.. This version is a winner!

  15. Just installed today Linux Mint 17 x64 KDE. All works without any issue. Thanks all dev team for this wonderful release!

  16. just installed it ,seems nice and the kde version works fine on my old pc I think I am going to keep it for a long time it’s a LTS until 2019
    Good work team linux mint

  17. Wow this version of Linux Mint KDE is stunning. I’ve been running it for the past two hours on an aging dual-core laptop (2009) in Live-USB mode and for a KDE spin, it’s performing so smoothly and fast! And the clean look of it, makes you forget the usual bloated appearance of KDE. As usual, everything works out-of-the-box and the default software is perfect. Nice work Mint team! You have my admiration, I’ll happily use Mint 17 KDE for the next two years, until new LTS base is out.

    My only problem so far, I’m unable to run GTK apps as privileged user, including Google Chrome, returning the following (not sure if this issue occurs after installation, because I do not own this laptop)

    No protocol specified
    /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/ GtkWarning: could not open display
    warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)
    Could not open X display

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  18. Edit: Google Chrome won’t launch as regular user, other apps run fine as regular user but also won’t launch as privileged user.

  19. Congrats! I’ve seen some issues:
    – the device notification always show the empty card readers available; it doesn’t happen at Kubuntu 14.04.
    – there’s some slide at installer that tells Kaffeine is included; however, players installed are Dragon Player and VLC
    – gtk2 theme called oxygen-gtk deforms some mark boxes in internet browsing -> gtk2 theme called “qtcurve” is better (installable by synaptic)
    – gtk3 theme also called oxygen-gtk is extremely ugly (just see gnome-disk-utility) -> gtk3 theme called “argon” is better (installable by kde configurations)

  20. “To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.”

    i have any level 1 update! in the last 2 days i had only level 3. means that is something wrong with my system?

    i saw level 2 updates for libre office. will be great to have updates from mint team for important programs like this one. this is another reason to stay with linix mint and for other people to make the change.

    maybe you will take in consideration the have a tool for deep freeze like lethe or gofris.

    thank you for this great release of mint 17!

  21. @ 25 “Is it normal that the only update from RC to final is mintupdate 4.6.6 to 4.6.7? No other updates are displayed…”

    Got that here too. very strange. An upgrade of mintupdate is usually followed by many other updates. Never seen this before.

  22. Congrats to the Mint team. I use Mint Kde at work and at home. For a good rendering of some fonts (Arial) I’ve had to change ‘Hinting Style’ to ‘Medium’ in ‘Configure Antialias Settings’. Also persists a small bug in ‘Application Launcher Settings’: sometimes it loses config of ‘Switch tabs on hover’

    Thank you!

  23. Congratulation teams, good work. I don’t know why but i made a wifi connection on my network and when i get out of sleep the network connection always ask me the password. I things kwallet has to do with it. If someone has an answers.

    Thanks very much.

  24. This has to be the best version of any linux distro I have ever used. At this rate it will not be long before the Mint team will bring Linux to the masses as a serious contender for Windows or Mac. Maybe there could be different flavours of each release, like Windows 7 Basic, Home edition, Professional etc etc. Taking into account users experience and savvy level. I think this will make it more attractive to ease new computer users in. I am not assuming this would be an easy task, but something along those lines would make sense to me.

    However, Mint 17 is a huge leap forward in usability and I am sure will attract many more new Linux users than Ubuntu ever could.

    Well done and thank you.

  25. 44. Rejean Beaudoin Says:
    June 25th, 2014 at 9:41 am
    Congratulation teams, good work. I don’t know why but i made a wifi connection on my network and when i get out of sleep the network connection always ask me the password. I things kwallet has to do with it. If someone has an answers.

    One of the first things I always do after installing a KDE version is to switch off kwallet. I have always hated that program. I’m sure it does good things, I just can’t work with it.

  26. Very very cool, thank you, Linux Mint 17 (LTS) seems to be a rock solid release. I’ve been running the RC with no problems. Installing the final release now on my laptop and the desktop is next.

    I know it’s a KDE thing, but I agree with DeMus, kwallet is an awful, annoying program. Likewise, the first thing I do is turn it off.

  27. And this is why linux Mint (or any other distro) will never make it big…

    What user in his right mind, not being an IT professional or enthusiast is going to use the command prompt to enter ‘secret code’ so he or she can upgrade to a new version?? What is the alternative? Re-install the OS entirely?? Really?

    I personally think it is very sad that we techies always end up drowing in possibilities and improvements.

    Make one thing and make it perfect. Take the focus a little longer on improving the OS and usability. Then worry later about that one package that doesn’t quite perform to expectations or that security risk you might have discovered.

    Usability people, don’t expose the tech-stuff to the user! 🙂

  28. software manager it’s a pain: ugly, slow, freeze all the time and it’s primitive. all the others are better: ubuntu software manager, moon and deepin. so it’s time to change this situation which is not the best promotion for linux mint.
    glad to see that it was understood that the run for beta systems was a mistake.

  29. Thanks guys. Been working with it for a week now. No problems, works great. Just one question… might we be getting a KDE OEM version this time around? There’s always been just the Cinnamon and Mate OEMs before (as far as I could find, at least).

    Edit by Clem: Hi. Unfortunately we’re only providing NoCodec and OEM ISOs for the Cinnamon and MATE editions. We’re committed to a total of 16 ISOs per cycle already, to produce, test and release. In the 17.0 cycle, that represents roughly 2 months of work, during which development and communication take a back seat. Linux Mint is popular and we get requests for additional ISOs or additional editions (LXDE for instance is requested a lot), sometimes even additional architectures or specializations, but we can’t afford to diversify more than we already did. We really want to do less and to do it better.

  30. Oh my God, oh my God!!! They finally made it BLUE! Guys, please add blue look’n’feel into LMDE and I’ll love you till the end of my life! =)

  31. Installed LinuxMint 17 KDE on Toshiba C50D A60011 Laptop. But has lot of problems.
    Hardware has not recognize properly. In ‘audio setup’-> ‘audio hardware setup’ -> in ‘Hardware’ “profile”, In ‘Device Configuration’ -> both ‘sound device’ and ‘connector’ has only ‘HDMI’ option no analog stereo is detected(as spec says is It intel analog audio in AMD system? not recognized properly).
    Cannot switch between inbuilt speakers and external speakers connected using analog stereo headphone out.

    Cannot adjust brightness (also on restart the gamma and brightness default value is loaded, but when touch the slider again, sometimes the value changes.
    cannot regulate gamma and brightness to lower values consistently. using the methods..
    1. power management setting, 2. Installed ati proprietary driver and tried, 3. Using KGamma

    please help.
    Cannot use the system .. too much brightness.. bad sound output.

  32. Mint KDE LTS is great as always. This has been my primary distro for years, & I’ve gotten a lot of friends to use it, as well.

    Mange Takk

  33. Gran trabajo felicito al grupo de desarrolladores de linux-mint 17 kde lo instale y va de maravilla unicamente que algunos programas que utilizo frecuentemente no funcionan y son xara 3d-xtreme y transmagedon les agradeceria me indiquen que hacer para que funcionen.

  34. Is the Display Configuration tool under System Settings supposed to do anything when running in ‘live’ mode? So far, I haven’t found a way to change the screen resolution from low (~640×480) to anything better (eg: 1920×1080). 🙁

  35. Mes problèmes de vidéo ont disparus avec mint 17 KDE, par rapport à Mint 16 KDE ( les deux cartes graphiques fonctionnent maintenant ). Par contre, il y a toujours un problème avec “sauvegarde et restauration”. Avec Mint 16, le système “crashed” chaque fois que je choisissais de faire une sauvegarde, avec Mint 17, il y a un problème d’affichage. Tous les caractères n’apparaissent pas , dont pratiquement toutes les voyelles.
    J’aime Mint KDE et bien qu’ayant essayer plusieurs distributions KDE, c’est celle que je préfère. Merci pour votre travail.

  36. Excellent release…
    Fresh install from 15 to 17, very polished final product, good work.
    using multiple monitors I need to xrandr –addmode for displayport but all other is SWEET…

    everything I’ve added or used has worked flawlessly.

    Thanks tons…

  37. First off I love linuxmint, all time favourite distro. 🙂 But an issue upon upgrading from 16 to 17 I know experience tearing in videos and games. This never happened in 16. Can we expect a work around soon?

  38. Just installed 64-bit Mint KDE>

    There’s a bug in Konsole.

    I *always* want this to start up as 80×24.

    The “General” tab under “Edit Current Profile -> general” allows you set a Terminal Size now, but also sys that:

    “Configure Konsole->General->Use current size on next startup” must be disabled for these entries to work.

    However, that entry/option is no longer present, so can’t be set, and as a result konsole windows start up with the size of the last one used, which is a real pain.

  39. There seems to be a minor bug in the pager.

    If I “scroll” on the touchpad while on the desktop background it moves me to the next desktop (there are 2). In Mint17 it shudders/jitters while doing this. If I keep scrolling it eventually makes it, but Mint16 was very smooth.

    This is on a laptop with Intel HD4600(?) graphics (whatever is built-in to a i5-4330M CPU)

  40. There was a regression in NVidia drivers that caused a lot of tearing in KDE (Kwin window manager) and it was repaired by the latest drivers 337.25. Almost drove me nuts 😛

  41. Re: 65 (Konsole size)

    I’ve found the option!!

    Whereas you set the start size per-profile (and hence set it in the profile) the “Use current size on next startup” is a *global* option, and hence not in the profile’s General tab, but in Konsole’s General tab (so you need to have the menubar present to get to it..).

    So that is now working OK.

    Tracked down via the KDE bug report ( and the commit link to the fix.

  42. @66: Are you still using MDM? I noticed a lot of choppiness with MDM (moving, minimizing, restoring, resizing, etc. windows) that disappeared when I switched to KDM. I just tried pager and it is smooth when switching desktops. Just install KDM, and it will ask whether you want to use MDM or KDM, select KDM, and reboot. I don’t why MDM (Gnome display manager) is the default for KDE.

  43. I noticed in the KDE RC comments that Clem says KDM is being abandoned upstream, and also says that KDE shouldn’t act different under MDM. I’ll have to investigate further.

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