How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1 to version 17.2.

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

Upgrade for a reason

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

You might want to upgrade to 17.2 because some bug that annoys you is fixed or because you want to get some of the new features. In any case, you should know why you’re upgrading.

As excited as we are about 17.2, upgrading blindly for the sake of running the latest version does not make much sense, especially if you’re already happy and everything is working perfectly.

Make sure to read the release notes and to known the new features so you have all the information you need before deciding whether you want to upgrade.

Be selective with updates

Upgrading to 17.2 will upgrade to Rafaela of course, but also apply all level 1 updates for you.

You do not need to apply level 2, 3, 4 or 5 updates to upgrade to the new version of Linux Mint, and doing so won’t apply these for you.

Level 4 and 5 updates are not recommended unless they bring solutions to issues you’re facing. Level 3 updates should be applied selectively and with precautions.


Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy:

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

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.

Additional info

  • The same upgrade path will be available for the Xfce and KDE editions, after they are released as stable 17.2.
  • Although Linux Mint 17.2 features a newer kernel, this upgrade does not change the kernel on your behalf. This is a decision only you should take. Should you decide to upgrade to 17.2’s recommended kernel you can do so by applying the “linux-kernel-generic” update, post-upgrade.
  • Your grub menu won’t be automatically updated on your behalf. After you rebooted the computer, you can trigger that update with the following command: “sudo update-grub”.


  1. As a sidenote, since it’s about Update Manager: could you please provide a feature that allows for enabling a popup window when new updates are available? Some people forget to look at the tiny blue icon…

    Edit by Clem: Oh no, we want to please everyone. That means making it easy for those who want to upgrade, but not bug people who don’t want to or who don’t even know there’s a new release. It’ll still be there when they find out, if they ever feel like doing so.

  2. I think I’ll wait on the upgrade. Qiana is still working just fine. Many thanks to the Mint team!

  3. Ok well I guess the “17.1” people are too eager to go that way no matter. We love new stuff ! So may I suggest a backup solution just in case, which has always work for me. Use Macrium Reflect Free before to image your previous installation. The program knows just fine Linux partitions and even grub. If you don’t have a dual boot with windows, it is easy to make a boot disk on a windows computer. So if something goes wrong with the update, simply re-image back the partition(s). It will also re-instate the boot sector with previous grub entries. Good luck ! I am going in myself.

  4. linux 17.1 has a problem with bluetooth driver bcm43142, is it fixed in 17.2 so as I can upgrade???

  5. Ran it and it says I am still on Rebecca. Both in grub and System Profiler.

    Edit by Clem: You need to reboot and then run “sudo update-grub”.

  6. I’m running into a problem: I have launched the installer and follow the instructions and input my password to begin the installation. At that point the installer fails telling me “The upgrade did not succeed. Make sure you are connected to the Internet and try again” And of course I’m solidly connected to the Internet.

    In addition, immediately after this the Update Manager window displays the following when I click Refresh: “E: The value ‘rebecca’ is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources”

    So I open Software Sources, click “Restore Default Settings”, then click “Update the cache”. It updates fine, with no errors.

    Then I try re-launching the 17.2 installer, and it fails again.

    I’ll be happy to submit any logs or bug reports needed. Thank you!!

    Edit by Clem: Can you cleanly “apt update” from terminal? Also, what does “inxi -r” tell you?

  7. Clem, upgraded to mint 17.2 mate this morning, but the GRUB menu still shows 17.1, and inxi shows 17.2 with mate 1.10.0. Also, started getting the unlock keyring message. I fixed that with seahorse. Other than these minor things, all seems great! and thanks!


  8. *Always* back up your data director(y)(ies) *before* doing an upgrade; in case the upgrade “fails”, for whatever reason, you can still do a fresh install, and restore the director(y)(ies) post-install.

    Thanks for your cautionary tone in the opening paragraph!

  9. Hello!
    I have upgraded from 17.1 to 17.2 in Cinnamon and Mate this morming.

    Everything went smooth and very quick but I found two bugs. One in Cinnamon that was already present in 17.1 related to background thumbnails and the other in Mate in which some system setting are duplicated (English and spanish).

    How can i report them and eventually fix them?
    Thank you very much!

    Edit by Clem: You can remove mate-system-tools (it’s discontinued in 1.10), replaced with gnome-system-tools.

  10. Not able to update mintupdate, unfortunately. 🙁

    “W: Die Datei »« konnte nicht heruntergeladen werden
    404 Not Found [IP: 80]”

    Any suggestions?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Andy, click the refresh button (we’re at mintupdate 4.9.2 already).

  11. Hi Clem and Linux Mint Dev Team,

    Thank you very much for the update! Already applied it, and it works like a charm! (Did not upgrade the Kernel though).

    The only issue that started happening after the upgrade is that the Update Manager icon is now bugged:

    Any fixes for this?

    Thanks again!

    Edit by Clem: Not yet, it’s a Cinnamon bug.. we’ve been looking into it for a while, but we don’t have a fix for it yet.

  12. Just finished the upgrade. Nothing dramatic append, went smoothly. Haven seen any regression so far. All themeing is preserved. Small thing like mentioned above, the boot menu still shows 17.1. I also try to the suggested new kernel (, even if it install it, it keeps booting with the previous one. Using the boot customizer program, it shows correctly 17.2 entries but even after a writing to grub, the menu still show 17.1. Anyway great job as always from the Mint masters.

    Edit by Clem: sudo update-grub

  13. Just upgraded my Dell 7537: EVERYTHING works (actually, everything did work on 17.1 too!). The 17.x series have been the most stable I’ve seen so far, I think because of the Mint Dev Team concentrating on the existing base. Great idea!

    I backed up the /home/user folder, upgraded to 17.2, upgraded the kernel to the recommended on, updated grub.

    Just awesome! Thank you to the whole LinuxMint Team: great work!

    Thanks again!

  14. No issues upgrading. I did follow your final step “sudo update-grub” after the first reboot and now grub shows 17.2.

    As always… your work is very much appreciated.


  15. I can’t quite figure out how to upgrade the kernel.
    Can someone help me please?

    Edit by Clem: You can install multiple kernels (i.e. you don’t upgrade per se, you install a new one). Kernels are available from the Update Manager -> View -> Linux Kernels menu.

  16. Gee I miss that part about manual grub update. Still after the “sudo grub-update” cmd, it won’t do it. It does mention 3.16 with no error. I use the standard way from the update manager/view kernels menu. It shows installed but no go on reboot.

  17. Again, thank you for your work, congrats on another great release, and i hope you continue with this policy of upgrading on a lts release. It always feels up to date, safe to upgrade and it’s lts. (Only good reasons to continue like this)

    Small bugs, the rating numbers on themes are hidden by the scroll bar (also i’m getting server errors right now, but this is probably because of lots of users testing):

    Btw, file operations need work, specially because deleting files go to queue, moving files to other places should also have options to star right away…

    Also now, nemo is quitting/crashing lots of times with mounting/unmounting of samba/smb shares (at least for me with bookmarked smb shares this happens most of the times).

  18. Everything went ok in my upgrade, but i found a problem: when i try to change the old nvidia driver 331 to the new 346 nothing happens, the combo box just uncheck 346 and check 331.. What can i do?

  19. Guess I need to RTFM aye?
    Your grub menu won’t be automatically updated on your behalf. After you rebooted the computer, you can trigger that update with the following command: “sudo update-grub”.

    All is well! heh….


    Edit by Clem: It’s ok, we’re only human 🙂

  20. you need to goto the update manager, view | kernels and scroll down to you find the kernel that has the recommended check mark. install that.


  21. I did that Clem. Also tried to reinstall grub from recovery. It sat for 20 minutes and did nothing. Neither SBM or Grub Customizer sees 17.2.

  22. And from Mint 16 XFCE?
    I tried from apt-get dist-upgrade
    and apt-get install mint-upgrade-info because I don’t have mint-upgrade-info and I can’t download, I did apt-get upgrade too.

    Edit by Clem: From 16 you’ll need a fresh install or an APT update (i.e. change the base sources to point to trusty and the mint ones to rafaela).

  23. Beautiful, a much appreciated update! The update installed with out any issues and the menu artwork is looking very nice. Thanks for all the teams efforts.

  24. > Edit by Clem: Can you cleanly “apt update” from terminal? Also, what does “inxi -r” tell you?

    Thanks for your help Clem! Yes, I can run apt update from terminal, with no errors. Everything is up to date.

    Here’s the output from inxi -r:


  25. If you install the new kernel after upgrading but before rebooting the grub-menu is updated already 🙂


  26. I tried to update today from 17.1 to 17.2, and in the process of downloading the packages (with the update manager as recommended) I left my desk. I found my computer “frozen” on the old (17.1) screensaver, but the system was ok. I went to a terminal with ctrl+F1, and restarted the machine. The system starts cinnamon, but I can’t access the settings, applets windows, themes, etc.

    I ran cinnamon-settings on the terminal and got

    $ cinnamon-settings
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/”, line 12, in
    from gi.repository import Gio, Gtk, GObject, GdkPixbuf, GLib, Pango, Gdk, cairo
    ImportError: No module named gi.repository

    Is there any way of “forcing” a reinstall of the update to 17.2?

    Thanks in advance for the help

  27. Upgrade went well – will try the kernel update another time. I see no need for it yet, in my environment.


  28. I’m sorry Clem… refresh solved the problem. Next time, I promise to read before posting. 😉 Thanks, and I’ll inform three other users on facebook who’re having the same problem.

  29. Re: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela MATE 64-bit

    When clicking on MATE’s ‘Help’ in right-click and context menu and also many of the ‘Help’ buttons in tools in ‘Control Center’ such as ‘Screensaver Preferences’ or ‘Windows’, I get a ‘Page Not Found’ error in the resulting ‘Help’ window with various sub-error messages?

    Example error message when I right click on the MATE Panel and click ‘Help’ in the context menu:

    ” Page Not Found
    The page ‘gospanel-1’ was not found in the document ‘help:mate-user-guide’.”

    Both ‘mate-user-guide’ and ‘mint-user-guide-mate’ installed. I tried re-installing both of these packages but no joy, same error when opening MATE’s ‘Help’.

    Anyone got a fix or workaround for this? BTW, I’m seeing this issue on a machine with a fresh install and also on a machine just upgraded from 17.1.

  30. Thank you Clem!
    By removing mate-system-tools (User and Groups) and (Date and Time) are not duplicated anymore. These two settings are now in english and not in spanish. I can live with that.

    There is also another duplicated setting (Network connections). I can’t find which package I should remove.

    Thanks again!

  31. Hm, for some reason I’m completely unable to reach, regardless of which mirror I choose.
    Consequently updating currently seems not possible for me.

  32. I have to add: Currently at least, I guess it will resolve itself eventually, still a bit strange.

  33. Thank you LM Team and Clem!
    You do a trmendous job…

    43# @Horacio: Some accessories like Calculator are also dublicated.
    But you can remove it by removing mate-calc and mate-calc-common
    no problem.

    I’m not sure if I have to remove something else, but wherever you see “qiana” in description maybe (I say mabe…) it is safe to remove

    One more time thank you!

  34. Thank you Vassilis!

    I was aware that it might happen with mate calculator. It’s in Mate 1.10 changelog.

    Network connections is not duplicated. My mistake!

    Thank you again Clem and the community!

  35. My laptop runs the main edition and I did the upgrade a few minutes ago. All went well of course. This is the first time I had seen the upgrade mechanism and I liked how it looked and worked.

    My laptop runs best with the Ubuntu based edition because of it’s AMD E1 processor and on chip graphics. My desktop runs best with LMDE 2 Cinnamon because the NVidea 220 graphics work best with the open source drivers and I do not have to spend time trying to fix plymouth.

    Cinnamon 2.6 is great on both releases! The added features and very refined look will no doubt continue to popularize the use and adoption of Cinnamon in many distributions.

    I looked at github daily and saw all of the work that went into Cinnamon and Mate! Nice to see transparency in development! My sincere congratulations for the amazing work that has been done!

  36. updated my mint based on i3 desktop (mate edition), it required me to install mint-meta-mate to update o_O
    installed it, now it works fine. The update didn’t seem to break anything, thank you guys :3

  37. Almost everything went okay, however the menu button is no longer responsive. When I click on it it does absolutely nothing. My quick launchers on the panel works but the menu button does not. Any suggestions? This is the cinnamon version btw. Thanks

  38. I realize this isn’t an issue with Mint per se, but the problem appeared since installing the upgrade this morning. Namely, half my fonts no longer appear in any of the libreoffice programs. This is maddening, and there doesn’t seem to be any logic whatsoever to which ones work and which ones don’t. Even within the same font family (such as my favourite, Gill) some varieties appear and others are missing!

    This happens exclusively with libreoffice, all other programs are able to see all the fonts I have installed without an issue.

    I’ve tried moving the fonts around to all the various locations where fonts can be installed in Linux but no dice: libreoffice simply fails to see them.

    Is anyone else experiencing this??

  39. Clem, found my problem. For some reason /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00local still contained ‘rebecca’ instead of ‘rafaela’ so I manually edited that file and now my installer is working fine. The files in /sources.list.d updated fine, but /apt.conf.d didn’t… not sure why BUT it’s probably my fault as I’ve done work in there in the past.

    Thanks again for your help.

  40. i wanted to test out kernel 4.0.5 i put together following instruction in mint 17.1 MATE. I tried going back to a previous kernel through the dual boot (Win7.1 x64 and Mint 17.1 x64 Mate) and I ran into troubles with my AMD proprietary driver update to 15.200 and went back to the xserver for now.
    I just wanted to try to upgrade to 17.2 Mate in one dual boot computer. it is amd, FX8120 cpu and sapphire hd7950 3gb ddr5/OC 925hz version.
    I see that the kernel recommendation is 3.16.38 which i do have installed in the prior kernels.
    since i already made troubles for myself and the amd driver update switching kernels backward, to a good kernel I am wondering what kinds of new problems i might have going back from my manual upgraded kernel 4.0.0 or 4.0.5?
    I am only 10months into any/all kinds of linuxes , like it very much but still learing bit by bit which is why i want to tackle the upgraded 17.2 Mate for no particular reason other than experiences and surprises.

  41. There are 2 thing I do after installing Mint and that is use the 2 most popular extras 1/. Add the Weather app and 2/. Add the Void theme.

    These are both the most popular items. Please can they be included in the next release.

    Thanks and keep up the good work, I notice that even on an i7 computer that Cinnamon in 17.2 is snappier.

  42. I was able to get it working again by right clicking on the panel>trobleshoot>restore all settings to default.
    Thanks for the great product.

  43. Updated 32bit MATE 17.1, Restarted and Updated GRUB but the default background is still displaying Version 7.1\whilst Added Sysinfo says it is Version 17.2 Rafaela which is worrying. Good news is Palatino carried over in LibreOffice Writer.

  44. Found a cosmetic bug. Have upgraded three boxes. On all three the Control Centre now has double entries for Time & Date and Users & Groups.

    Otherwise mostly good. Biggest concern is the main box’s Driver Manager now shows I’m using an “alternative driver” and none of the six entries is marked “recommended”. (I tend to stick with “recommended”) So I’m off to Google.

  45. Finally was able to write the new kernel to grub.”sudo update-grub” was doing his thing but on reboot it was the same old 17.1. I have a dual boot with kubuntu and I suspect it protect the grub record. So did a grub-customizer in Kubuntu and there was 2 entries, for 17.1 and 17.2. Delete all 17.1, write the config, then on reboot 17.2 was presented with the new kernel … houra !

  46. Just upgraded to Rafaela on my Toshiba L300 laptop. Carefully read release notes, upgrade instructions and user comments before. The kernel was upgraded to the recommenden (3.16.0-38) version as well. Everything went smoothly as expected. No problem noticed so far.
    Thank you Clem and Mint team: great job as usual!

  47. Спасибо вам из России !!! С удовольствием пользуемся линукс минт!!! Грох Александр город Ухта Россия

  48. Upgraded from 17.1 to 17.2 without a problem and all is well with the exception that there’s no access to Spices still. Can’t download themes, applets, extensions or refresh the indexes. The following error occurs now:

    An error occurred while trying to access the server. Please try again in a little while.

    Details: [Errno 104] Connection reset by peer

    The real problem with this is that when clicking the “Add/Remove desktop themes” link in the Themes applet of Cinnamon settings, it does bring up the appropriate window but if I close the window, the Themes applet remains frozen and can’t be closed nor can I return to the main Cinnamon settings window by clicking the “arrow”. Several minutes later I get a dialog box with the above error call out.

    Cinnamon settings can still be brought up again via the menu but the original Themes applet is still frozen in place and I have to log out and log in again to get rid of it. Restarting Cinnamon does not get rid of it.

    This also occurred when I was testing the developer builds via Romeo before the 17.2 release.

  49. Just another minor MATE bug. All three upgrades here now have two Calculator entries in Menu. One summons mate-calc, and the other summons gnome-calculator. My remaining 17.1 install shows mate-calc was the previous default.

    (Had no luck finding out why no video driver in Driver Manager is marked ‘recommended’. However tested the two newer Nvidias listed and the Nouveau and found no real difference, so decided ‘good enough’ and moved on. Why tempt fate.)

  50. I have full disk encrypt set up on my machine, after updating I don’t get the nice box to enter password, just a command line to type encryption password into, it boots fine when I enter the password but I want the nicer looking password box back, how do I do this?

  51. One funny thing, though – I installed the 17.2 Cinnamon RC on a spare laptop – all the xscreensaver screensavers showed up.

    When I upgraded from 17.1 to 17.2 the only screensaver was “Stars”. I had to install all the xscreensaver screensavers from the repos (and then remove xscreensaver itself, so it wouldn’t potentially interfere with cinnamon-screensaver). Not a major thing, but…

    Can I ask for a feature enhancement for the screensavers? A “Random” option, like the one that exists for the background slideshow.

  52. @armageddon51: Why should people install “closed source” on an “open source” operating system? Besides i didnt see a deb file, only an .exe installer from there download source 🙁

    Besides an imaging system is already onboard -> look at “Disks” :O)

  53. Regarding last post (58), I got the proper password box back by pressing F11 or F12, I’m not sure which. (Could have been F10)

  54. Easiest upgrade yet!
    Thanks… This is why I’ve been with Mint since 2008.
    I need to send a gift of thanks!

  55. @LM : I assume you are talking about Macrium. No, this is not a linux program but a windows one. No install necessary. A “created” boot disk suffice. The Linux imaging programs are very crude. As for the Linux “Disks” utility, I think the imaging function does not work on the system disk because the root has to be unmount first. I don’t think Linux has a shadowing function like windows. Sorry I think we are diverging from the topic here.
    — update to 17.2 is fully operational now. Great work !

  56. Hello to everybody! I appologize for my bad English in advance. I’d like to report for a bug after upgrading to Rafaela 17.2. This issue might not be a bug, but may be due to my lack of competence (I am still a linux mint beginner – I have been using that OS for more than six months, but i still feel lame). The problem is that the shortcuts of open windows for running applications at the taskbar (panel) obscure the shortcuts of applets on the left side of the panel and it’s impossible to click on them and launch them. You can see some kind of reproduction of the issue here:
    I must beg your pardon if this issue has already been reported. Please, give me an advice how to get rid of it. Otherwise I have to launch applications through the menu, which is a bit annoying.
    Congrats and thanks to everything that Linux Mint team do. Great work!

  57. hi clem and linux mint team just want to say thankyou so much for all your hard work from everyone here we all appreciate everything you guys do your the best keep up the great work!!! linux mint 17.2 rocks!! cant wait for xfce edition!

  58. Upgrade doesn’t work. I got update Mint update, then Mint update info. But there isn’t “Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela in edit.
    I have Rebecca x64.

  59. Sorry, I was wrong, a miracle happened here. I see in the sources and in the description for the menu Linux Mint17.2 Rafaela.
    And also in system surveillance is: Version 17.2 Rafaela.
    But I have not upgraded manually. I haven’t even seen that “upgrade to…” under edit. Funny

  60. A big thanks to all for your hard work to get 17.2 out.

    My Toshiba L840 upgraded without any problems.

    Again many thanks…. Mint is the best



  61. Guys, I did a fresh install and I haven’t been able to access the System Settings ever since. I installed gnome-control-center from the Software Manager with the hopes that that would fix the issue but alas I still can’t open up the System Settings. Have you come across this problem too?

  62. I have a Dell Latitude D630 (don’t laugh – there’s a reason!). On this machine I have Windows XP, Peppermint 5, Linux Mint Cinnamon and (currently) Manjaro xfce which is bugged.
    I have upgraded Mint from 17.1 to 17.2 successfully, apart from issues with grub and the kernel. It seems that on my machine, grub is ‘owned’ by Manjaro, as there is a Manjaro logo on the screen when grub loads. The result is that grub only offers Mint 17.1, although it comes up as 17.2, but although I have installed the recommended kernel 3.16.0-38 it still boots with the old 3.13.0-24. It seems I had to go into Manjoro and do [code: sudo update-grub /code] there. I’m now looking for a way out of this having two versions of grub.
    Hope that helps others with similar issues.

  63. After a backup (using qt4fsarchiver) upgraded my LM 17 mate to LM 17.2.
    Did not have any problems – the upgrade was smooth.
    Finally Marco windows manager can display the status bar when changing the FN-brightness values.
    Thank you for a nice and user-friendly Linux-based operation system.
    (Ralink 3290 wifi is still working with a compatibility driver rt2x00pci, hopefully someday the developers will find a way to get to work at a full performance with authentic drivers).

  64. Update went smooth. Seems to be working faster than 17.1. Maybe it’s my imagination, but I don’t think so.

  65. Hi Clem and Mint Team,
    thanks again for your awesome work!
    I am at Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit and upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2 plus recommended kernel upgrade to 3.16.0-38 worked perfect.
    Everything works fine!
    Love your OS, for me the best OS I ever used.
    Cinnamon 2.6 is a wonderful GUI, also works great with Amarok (from KDE) which is my fav music player now.
    Intel i5-4690
    AS Rock Z97 Killer Mainboard
    MSI Geforce GTX 960 (nvidia-346 driver)
    Games like Pillars of Eternity (native), The Witcher II (native) or Trackmania Valley (and so on) and PathOfExile with PlayOnLinux work great too.
    Just can recommend your OS to everyone.

    Cheers Tommi

  66. Hi, i’m new in linux world and i ba ea few questions.
    Where do i found a x64 version?
    Does it have a maximum memory to use?

  67. How do I upgrade from 17.0 to 17.2 with apt-get? In what way I need to change sources.list?

  68. I have upgraded to Rafaela from 17.1 32 bits
    Everything was perfect but now my password si no more recognized (same problem on 2 Dell computers) to open a session
    Any idea how it is due to the upgrade or how to change the pasword

  69. Another superbly polished release. Cinnamon is getting better and better. Many thanks, Clem and team.

  70. Btw, any update on the KDE version’s ETA (my workhorse) ? If it’s that a smooth update, I am anxious to jump.

  71. With 17.2 both of my LUKS installs have no video signal at the initial unlock step. One is RS482 integrated with default driver, other is GT520 using either 331 or 346 or Nouveau.

    Workaround is press ESC to view, or CTL-ALT-DEL because the next boot will start with a GRUB menu and for some reason everything works fine if you start from the GRUB menu. You can also just enter your passphrase blind, and video will return when it gets to startx.

    With 17.1 only the GT520 box had this trouble.

  72. Thanks for all of the hard work! Cinnamon is really nice. Are you going to bring back the ability to adjust the panel size? My eyesight is very poor and I have to hunch over too see things at the default size.

  73. Hi Mint Team,

    I’m trying to upgrade to Mint Mate Rafaela, but the Update Manager shows me a this message: “The packege mint-meta-mate requires to be installed before the upgrade”.
    I push the button to install the package, but it seems that this operation is impossible, because I’should fix the damaged packages before.
    How can I do this?

  74. Clem,

    Thanks for the rolling upgrades. I have upgraded to 17.1 and then to 17.2. To the Linux Mint Team….Well Done !!!

  75. 85, I have this issue too see post 66. However on second boot it goes back to the text prompt too until I hit f11

  76. Upgraded the last computer today, a P4 2.8 GHz system my kid’s use. No problems of any kind and the system runs great!

  77. Made up some good reasons to try the update, truth was I was just fascinated to see what you have done. You shouldn’t do such a good job if you don’t want us to be insatiably curious.

    Everything went well. My dropbox icon disapeared but was restored as soon as I installed the recommended Kernel.

    Thank you. Another excellent job. Mint is a joy to use.

  78. My Asus X73 with Nvidia 540M with nvidia 346 series drivers, installed by driver manager.

    -performance mode: useless, much slower then on integrated graphic chipset.
    -external monitor: not found, not working.
    -mate-settings-daemon: not working on nvidia drivers. On Intel drivers works perfectly.
    -Blender: rendering on GPU not working.

    Of course I tried hints form Google (run Blender as superuser for example) but still not working. Goodbye mister Mint.

  79. Ran into the “The upgrade did not succeed. Make sure you are connected to the Internet and try again” error.

    Added myself to /etc/sudoers (assume it just needs apt/apt-get?) and it’s downloading now.

  80. 17.1 to 17.2 went well except sound. Xonar DG sound card works with 3.13 kernel and 17.2, but not with 3.16. every way I could think of to check it ( alsa, pulse audio as well as thru the terminal, said it was there and working, but no sound. Reverted to old kernel and all is well. Everything else is great!

  81. I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 with full disk encryption.

    My first hard disk is Windows 8.1 (soon to be 10!)
    My second disk is GNU/Linux Mint.
    UEFI boot with Secure Boot on.

    Upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2 went OK.
    Updated kernel OK.
    Did update-grub
    Removed unused MATE items.

    Seems to work OK.
    I do have the problem that shows up on rebooting. The box to take the encryption password fails to display. However, it still works OK.

    Good job!

  82. I have update but there is something with display. After reboot I can’t see anything. I tried to update from 17.1 to 17.2 and have done clean install of 17.2, but everytime after reboot (after installation complete) I see the black screen.

    HP Pavilion G6
    AMD A10-4600M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    8G RAM

    A main (might be) point. In LM less then 17.2 the suspend mode didn’t wake up.
    On 17.2 it become works, but I couldn’t be able to use the OS after reboot.

    What can I do then?
    Now I reinstall the 17.1.
    I use the Cinnamon version.


  83. All 4 laptops in my household smoothly transitioned from 17.1 to 17.2 – average time per upgrade 14 minutes. Zero hiccups. A huge thank you to Clem and everyone on the team who contributed to this great success.

    HP dv6 – x2
    HP dv7 – x1
    Toshiba – x1

  84. In spite of the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” warnings, the lure of more efficient resource usage inspired me to upgrade to Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The the install was problem free, and the resource monitor window I keep on the MATE panel seems to indicate that it IS indeed much more efficient!
    Kudos, Clement and team!!!!

    The successful upgrade on the MATE installation inspired me to try the upgrade of the Cinnamon partition on my other computer. Again, no problems, and things seem to look subtly crisper (am I imagining that?) and perform snappier.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  85. 🙁 Nemo has lost the “Copy/Move .. to other pane” option. Yes holding Ctrl while dragging works, but I was very used to this when moving an often complex selection of images between folders. 🙁
    Is there a preferences setting or can this be re-enabled please.

    Edit by Clem: Yes, in Edit->Preferences->Display->Context Menus

  86. Thanks guys. Upgrade from Mate 17 was piece of cake. Everything works perfectly. All too easy. Great piece of work.

  87. Just upgraded from 17.1 to 17.2 via the Update Manager. Also installed the new recommended kernel. All went smooth without any major problem. A big thank you to the Linux Mint team for another wonderful version of LM.

    A couple of things to report though. No big issue really: 1) my workspaces’ names were reset to the default “Workspace 1” etc. Not a problem. Just rename them back to what they were before upgrade. 2) All I got on the new screensaver setting is “Screen Locker” and “Stars.” How do I get “Flurry,” “Flying Toasters,” etc. as shown in “New features in Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon” ?

    Once again thank you for such an awesome work.

  88. I just noticed that Conky is not showing the temperatures for the CPU cores. The following error message is displayed when run from command line:

    Conky: can’t open ‘/sys/bus/platform/devices/coretemp.0/temp2_input’: No such file or directory
    please check your device or remove this var from Conky
    Conky: can’t open ‘/sys/bus/platform/devices/coretemp.0/temp3_input’: No such file or directory
    please check your device or remove this var from Conky
    Conky: can’t open ‘/sys/bus/platform/devices/coretemp.0/temp4_input’: No such file or directory
    please check your device or remove this var from Conky
    Conky: can’t open ‘/sys/bus/platform/devices/coretemp.0/temp5_input’: No such file or directory
    please check your device or remove this var from Conky

    Anyway we can rectify this problem? Thanks.

  89. HAllo,

    i tried to make the update, but i dont see the the menu entry for update to 17.2.

    i can only make update of my version 17.1.

    please help. thank you

  90. Upgraded from “Rebecca” to “Rafaela” Just like the names imply, I can say you cannot compare 100m men to 100m women, at least not yet!!! NO PEJUDICE!!!!!!!!

    Rafaela is extremely faster than my previous version “Rebecca”

    Im happy/pleased with the upgrade.

    Mint, Congratulations on another excellent job, especially this improvement

  91. Conky CPU cores temperature solved by replacing ${platform coretemp.0 …} with ${hwmon 1 temp …} in ~/conkyrc.

  92. Hi,

    I would like to upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2 but after couple of refresh, I don’t have the “Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela” in the menu Edit of the Update-Manager.

    If I check the # of the package of Mintupdate I have 4.9.2.

    Can someone explain to me how to upgrade ?


  93. ref #110 – thank you Clem, my Nemo is healed and I can work again as before. Great holiday photo you took and thanks for sharing them with the Mint world.

  94. If I update to Linux Mint 17.2, will I be able to prevent a grub update? I had to add modifications for connectivity (b43) and mods for display (xforce vesa) to avoid white screen that was unreadable. I have an old computer with old legacy graphics.

  95. @Vitaly (post 107): I had the same prob (on a netbook with AMD C-60), but just unplugging the power cable did it (for whatever reason). Maybe this helps you too.

  96. So far I love the new 17.2 but ran in to an odd bug. I’m dual booting alongside Windows on several machines and on one of the (HP DV-9000) there is a peculiar issue post shutdown. If I shut down from Windows I have no problem but if I shut down from Mint I have to physically remove the battery and cord and hard reset to power back on. It’s more of a nuisance than anything but figured you might like to know.

  97. I gotta laugh at posters that say that they’re not going to upgrade to 17.2 – Mate 1.08 had so many bugs, it nearly drove me to distraction!

    Mate 1.10 on the other hand rocks! – all of the things that drove me crazy seem to have been fixed, as does (fingers-crossed) Movie Player, which would regularly crash when it was minimised during playback.

    I’m very happy so far with the results. Well done to the developers.

  98. I’ve just upgraded from 17.1 Cinnamon to 17.2 via the Update Manager.
    Also installed the new recommended kernel (3.16.0-38).
    Only a minor issue detected: panel size reverted to default. Really great!

    #89 Deth Vader asked: “How do I upgrade from 17.0 to 17.2 with apt-get? In what way I need to change sources.list?”

    In /var/log/apt/history.log I see that the Update Manager first installed mint-meta-cinnamon package.

    Then in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list it set the following Linux Mint repositories (repos for Ubuntu were not changed):

    deb rafaela main upstream import
    deb rafaela main

    I’d say that after that you can run

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    After reboot you can also update the kernel with

    $ sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-generic

    and update GRUB menu with

    $ sudo update-grub

  99. Hi Clem and thank you and linux mint team for the great works you have done.Today I upgraded from 17.1 to 17.2 flawlessly.The process was easy, fast and very user friendly as always.I upgraded the kernel to 3.16 as well.No problem so far.
    The only question for me is that where is the search applet which was mentioned both here and in the segfault page in February, with the ability of searching the desktop, filesystem, repos and web as well.I was waiting for this but now I can’t find it in applets settings.

    Thanks again.

  100. Also, before upgrading it is recommended that you backup your /etc directory so you can revert some system settings if need be:

    $ sudo tar cfz etc_backup.tgz /etc

  101. WINE installs their icons all over the Mate Menu. For some reason, it splits between the WINE folder and Other. If you try to install Windows program, the shortcut in the menu doesn’t actually work and leaves an error message “File not found”. That’s a big usability issue for me. Doesn’t happen in Cinnamon so this is a Mate menu problem.

  102. Hello, after upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2 highdpi stopped working. Everything is really small, icons, fonts, and so on. How can I go back to 17.1? My laptop is DELL XPS 9530.

  103. Update went extremely smoothly, thank you very much.

    One problem on Cinnamon – the Dropbox icon no longer appears on the panel. I tried setting a delay in Startup Applications and that solved the problem until I rebooted, when the delay was reset to zero, and so the icon didn’t appear again. Do you know why the delay is being reset?

  104. Upgraded to 17.2 on Dell XPS 1330. Went OK.

    I’m running as single boot. When I boot and hold down shift, it says loading grub but it doesn’t.

    One more thing. Clem, is it possible to add a way to show my password instead of just a series of splots? I saw and liked this feature when I tested Windows 10 which I since abandoned. I use a 15 character password and sometimes have trouble entering it (finger confusion at 70 years old). This would be handy and, as I live alone, secure.

  105. Thank you! The update was very quick and easy. The update was great for my as I was waiting for a way to have an extra panel on my second monitor. Now I can finally really use my dual monitor setting to it’s full potential. Thanks so much!!

  106. Upgrade from 17.1 64bits ran quickly and efficiently on an old Dell Core2 Duo PC. No issue to report. The main reason was to get the Cinnamon speed optimizations of the new version.
    Congratulations to the dev team.

  107. Switch from 32 to 64;

    Thanks Clem & crew for the new release! Should I use the opportunity to switch from 32 to 64-bits now that Rafaela is out? I’m on a Intel Core 2 CPU T5600 @1,83Ghz and 2GB RAM (max)?

  108. Hi! I have only one problem with Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon 64 bits, does not work dropbox. I hope you can correct the problem as soon as possible. thanks for the excellent work!

  109. Thank to all of the people behind this, thank you Clem! Everything worked like a charm :). I was really surprised when I saw Rila Lake Wallpaper in Rafaela, because I am from Rila and I go to that lake every year. Thank you again and have a nice day.

  110. Finally. Creds +1/Thanks to Clem and Dev Team/Forum/Users.
    A stable up-date mechanism for My favourite Linux.
    But the Devil in The Detail. Nice posting info here Forum.
    But NO body has mentioned/noticed/shared the approx download/data size MB/GB needed/consumed to Upgrade.
    If someone could Share/Post in Upgrade/Howto.
    This info/help would be greatly Valued.
    Cheers/Respect @Barry Mad in XDA

  111. @ 97: I had a similar problem with mint-meta-cinammon. The trick was to remove apturl-common.


  112. ** newbie alert **

    I get:

    ‘Could not apply changes!
    Fix broken packages first’

    Please help me, also my machine can easily run 64bit but my rebecca is 32bit, would i be able to upgrade both to 17.2 and to 64bit?


  113. I am using Mint 17.1 Xfce. It works great! I like its responsiveness. Waiting for the 17.2 Xfce edition to come out!

  114. Thanks for the new release. The upgrade from 17.1 was really fast and quite smooth.
    – I moved first from kernel 3.13.x to the recommended 3.16 and found out that my DVBSky DVB-S card ist still not supported with this kernel. To avoid compiling media_build.git manually, I tried selecting the latest 3.19 kernel, and now the DVBSky card works out of the box. I still wonder if this kernel selection will have any drawbacks since it’s obviously not the recommended kernel for 17.2.
    – Also (with both 3.16 and 3.19 kernel) I had the problem that during boot my screen was black with no boot logo, until the login screen appears. I was so far able to cure this my removing the “vt.handoff” parameter from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in /etc/grub.d/10_linux. I am not entirely sure what this parameter was supposed to do since without the parameter the boot logo works again as it was working (also without this parameter) in Mint 17 and 17.1.

  115. Thanks for the new release.
    I could start waiting to upgrade, moreover there’s lots of positive comments here.
    So just upgraded my LinuxMint to ran into these show-stoppers:
    * Synergy (1.7.2) isn’t finding the SysTray any longer and refuses to launch (this is really nasty as I’m using two computer at work and this impacts directly into my daily workflow).
    * Lots of programs don’t show up any longer in the SysTray (Skype, Gnome-Pie, the LinuxMint Updater, …). Bad, really bad.
    * System Tray Collapsible applet, makes thinks even worse with the tray.
    * BTW, nor this nor other applets leave any errors in looking glass, whereas three of my used extensions do.

    I tried other themes (normally I’m using Void), but that doesn’t help.

    Yes, I like the new version (things are much faster, updates from Spices now are really fast), but the above issues with the SysTray I hope will get fixes very soon, otherwise I’ll think about downgrading again.

  116. Ah, just forgot to mention that
    * Clementine Audio Player isn’t shown any longer in the sound menu.

  117. Well: nvidia lock-up supposedly fixed, so I enabled the nvidia gpu (instead of the intel one) and system locked up as usual.
    Back to the drawing board – and, for me, back to intel.
    GeForce GT 650M (GK107M)

  118. Thank you for the smooth update process. I use Mint every day at work and had been worried about losing my morning to upgrade troubleshooting. I’m very happy to report that no troubleshooting was required. 🙂

  119. Actually, there is an overdue improvement that would be nice to address. Could the Update Manager be made to remember the User’s window adjustment? I like to check the changelog of the Updates — having to enlarge that mailslot-view every single time is kinda silly.

  120. ok, i’m currently running 17.1.

    can i upgrade from command line? I mostly use this box via ssh. can I do a “do-release-upgrade” like i would on stock ubuntu? I’d have to install the “ubuntu-release-upgrader-core” package, but i’m afraid that would just upgrade the ubuntu part of mint.

    i’m guessing i would have to change my apt sources from Rebecca to Rafaela, but is there a script that already does this?

  121. The update manager is not showing me the option under Edit to upgrade to 17.2. I am running the cinnamon version. I did get a new update manager at about the right time, so I don’t know what to think.

  122. oups!! broke everything: couldn’t boot after the upgrade. i don’t recall exactly the error message, something like “trying to write outside a drive?!”
    Anyway i got a backup of my data so… The only pain in the ass is to reinstall all the softs i can’t live without!

  123. Install was easy. Updated grub (sudo: update-grub) after rebooting. Still having problem when booting. When I try to boot, I see my bios screen flash on the screen, then the screen goes blank and everything stops. When I try booting again, I then get the grub screen giving me boot options. I can either boot in recovery mode or I have to select boot from a previous version of mint (this is the one I choose). I then get the option of Mint 17.2 or Mint 17.2 recovery. After this it boots fine. I am using an HP mini that I have converted to a linux Mint system (no other OS). Any ideas on how I can resolve the boot issue?

  124. Hey guys, just to say that update 17.1 -> 17.2 went okay. But after applying new kernel 3.16.0-38 and updating grub, I lost access to my LUKS-encrypted system drive and home partitions.

    To get it back working, I had to reboot with a 14.04 liveUSB and use a chroot to re-apply (without reformat or new keys, of course) the procedure outlined here:

  125. BTW, I am very new to linux. Have some experience with Windows but started using linux about a month ago. Be gentle…

  126. Hi,

    just found another minor issue:
    * workspace names get lost during upgrade

    BTW, I like the new window effects themes, good idea.

  127. About what I mentioned earlier with Clementine:

    It appears in the sound menu once executed, so I think this isn’t an issue.
    But why are Banshee (which I never use) and VLC shown right away?
    And others like SMPlayer never enter the sound menu.
    Maybe there should be some kind of configuration, where I can hide or add sound/video applications.

  128. Hi Clem,

    please, just delete comment 125, about my SysTray problems.
    Just found out that the systray applet got disabled/removed from the panel during the update, that’s why I had all this trouble.

    Sorry to bother you with this.

  129. I’m trying to upgrade to Mint Mate Rafaela, but the Update Manager makes me install mint-meta-mate. When I try to install it I get that some packages are broken. I go to the Package Manager and Fix Packages fine. Then try I try to install mint-meta-mate, but I still get the same error about fixing packages. It seems like it is an error loop that cannot be resolved. Could you please help or push it with the Update Manager to do things properly?

  130. I am having problems with the Configurable menu applet. After the upgrade to 17.2 it is unresponsive. Is there a way to correct this? If not how do I revert back to the original Mint Menu? Tried going to the Settings, applets and downloading classic menu but am getting an error. Any Help?


  131. I was installed Linux Mint 17.2 RC Mate.
    Now, I don’t view the option for upgrade to stable version of 17.2.

    The upgrade its automatic or I can’t upgrade from RC to stable?


  132. Running Rebecca, update manager shows ‘your system is upto date’ I can not find how to update, please advise.

    Many Thanks!!

  133. With upgrading kernel have I install or upgrade some drivers manually, or it all makes automatically?
    I’m on Mint over 3 years, but only few months using terminal and trying to do something myself.

  134. Thank you very much. Again, Linux Mint is #1. I’ve installed Linux Mint MATE 17.2;

    One bug I’ve noticed with ‘The MATE Image Viewer’: unlike ‘The GNOME Image Viewer’, it doesn’t scroll images properly in full-screen view after zoom-in (+). I’ve checked it with many images, and it was impossible to scroll normally (on my Acer laptop).

  135. I have been having a little problem with linuxmint 17 & 17.1 cinnanon since the time I started using linuxmint.

    when I use the suspend buttom , the system crashes and wont resume.

    systems resumes but the screen doesn’t display anything jxt like the screen is not working.

    but when I remove the battery and plugs it back. it now boots.

    am using hp G61-336NR.

    this suspend issue has made me lose an important document which I have not saved.

    I will be happy if linuxmint team address this problem for me.
    by the way,gud work done so far.

  136. with regards to this, I have not used the suspend button for a long time.

    but suspend. ( which is “sleep” in windows) was very helpful to me when I was on the windows operating system.

    please help me solve this problem.

    aside this issue, I think linuxmint is the best operating system I have ever met and haven’t regretted joining the linuxmint world

  137. Finally I could upgrade from 16 to 17.2
    I edited these lines:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get upgrade <-with this I got troubles and exit line recomends:
    sudo apt-get upgrade -f

    At this point and after a reboot aven haven't 17.2 but mintUpdate has a lot of updates again. update, reboot and 17.2 appears.

    Thanks Clem for your help.

  138. The update went very smoothly. I did a home folder backup, updated from Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon to 17.2, updated to the new kernel, and then updated grub. So far so good!

    You helped breathe life into a very old computer of mine, an 11 year old Pentium 4 single core. Freeing it from the bloat of a typical proprietary operating system has done wonders. We use it for everyday web browsing, word processing, storing and playing a very large music library, and other light media applications. I’m shocked at how well it runs now!

    Great work, Mint team!

  139. Hi Comunity!

    I am proving the Live ISO of Linux Mint 17.2 in cinnamon, in one portable computer of 64 bits with UEFI activated in Secure Boot. The mark of the Laptop is ASUS, i decided to update the UEFI/BIOS to the latest version and everything works perfect.

    Thank you team of Linux Mint, I’m very happy without systemd.

  140. Flawless upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2, with a definite speed increase using the MATE system.

    Excellent work, and best distro by far!

    Only error noted is that when entering the full disk encryption password, no prompt is visible (due to startx?) as noted by many others.

    Also, between entering this password and waiting for the next login screen, PARTS OF THE PASSWORD COULD BE SEEN IN PLAIN TEXT momentarily on the screen as it continued to load.

    Surely this is an error with the /passwd configuration in Mint or else I have ‘Hacking Teams’ finfisher style program installed on my system?? 😉

  141. === hplip ===
    Are there any known issues with hplip? I observe for the HP printer M176n the “symptoms” (“ file does not match its checksum. File may have been corrupted or altered”) as described in for Ubuntu 15.04, but LinuxMint is based on 14.04. Has LinuxMint 17.2 now the hplip from 15.04? I jusk ask before proceeding as described in section 4 of the a.m. site (excellent page in French).

  142. I am running 17.1 for a little while now, after “Maya” and “Nadia” (and I will listen to Clem and not update to 17.2 as long as 17.1 works fine, which it does).
    To Clem @ Co:
    please know that you are all doing a GREAT job. Know that all the work you do with Linux Mint is not useless, and I dare say that we all appreciate it very much. Coming from Ubuntu, until Canonical started with Unity, I just *love* Linux Mint (too).
    Oh, and since XP became obsolete, I got my parents on Mint too 🙂 So, know that Mint is not just for the Linux enthousiasts 🙂

  143. Sadly the Mint17.2 MATE version, installed as a BrucesWay USB3key didn’t behave at all well on a different C2Q Intel 8200 host, whereas there are no such problems with Mint17.1 so I am reverting to that to use as a transportable, transferable ownership troubleshooting tool.

  144. ITALIANO : Salve.Ho la versione 17.1 di Linux Mint mate e vorrei aggiornarla alla versione 17.2.Il problema è che quando devo istallare “mint-meta-mate” mi da un errore dicendomi che ho dei pacchetti danneggiati e che devo sistemarli prima di continuare.Allora vado su Synaptic—>Stato e mi dice che lo stesso “mint-meta-mate” è danneggiato….provo a correggerlo però mi continua a dare errore…cosa devo fare???

    ESPAÑOL : Hola.Tengo la versión 17.1 de Linux Mint mate y quisiera actualizarla a la versión 17.2.El problema es que cuando tengo que instalar “mint-meta-mate” me da un error diciéndome que tengo unos paquetes dañados y que primero tengo que arreglarlos.Entonces voy en Synaptic—>Estado y me dice que el mismo “mint-meta-mate” está dañado…intento corregirlo pero me sigue dando error…que tengo que hacer???

    ENGLISH : Hi.I’ve Linux Mint 17.1 mate version installed and I would to switch to 17.2.When I try to install “mint-meta-mate” it show me an error who say me that I’ve packages demaged and i must correct it before continuing with installation.So I go to Synaptic—>Packages State and it say me that the same “mint-meta-mate” is demaged…i’ve tried to correct it but follow say me that have an error…What I have to do???

    Please answer me by mail in simple english ;D I only know italian and spanish.THANKS ;D

  145. I have been using Mint 17.2 for several days now, and it works perfectly.

    Just one request: would it be possible to limit the non-critical software updates to once a day? It is a bit annoying to see the update icon change every few hours.

    Of course this is a very minor issue, and my overall experience with Linux Mint is absolutely great.


  146. Hi Clem,

    linux mint 17.2 still unable to detect Broadcom Bluetooth Deivce, The issue was also there in linux 17.1. Is there any resolution?

  147. I ran the upgrade process just now, but my kernel did not update? The system info control panel reports 17.2 with Cinnnamon 2.6.11 and kernel 3.13.0-37.

  148. when I backup my /etc directory
    sudo tar cfz etc_backup.tgz /etc
    how do I revert some system settings if need be?

  149. Please, checking all my good efforts on each website I had chosen by 10 o’clock and I will find a big solution in illustrating many requestions.

  150. Do you plan to release Linux Mint with KDE 5? For example, as test option, like Kubuntu already did. I`ve tried to build and fail(

  151. HI Clem and Mint Team
    I tried to upgrade to Rafaela from Qiana Mate
    All the process was smoothly done except “Window”

    Control Center – Window
    It doesn’t seem to work properly when activating it
    it shows this message ‘Window manager doesn’t work….’

    I hope it could be done perfectly

  152. Excellent! But one bug so far:

    Startup Applications is broken:

    :$ cinnamon-settings startup
    Python module
    Loading Startup Applications module
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/”, line 600, in
    window = MainWindow()
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/”, line 89, in wrapper
    res = func(*arg)
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/”, line 315, in __init__
    self.go_to_sidepage(cat, path)
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/”, line 121, in go_to_sidepage
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/bin/”, line 329, in build
    File “/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/modules/”, line 44, in on_module_selected
    if app.shown and not app.no_display and not app.hidden:
    AttributeError: AutostartApp instance has no attribute ‘shown’

    PS: I’m starting one Perl program I wrote there. Worked fine in 17.1

  153. Hi All,
    thanks for your job!!

    I just want to ask about the TRIM BUG for Samsung SSD 8** (failed to get NCQ…) with latest firmware update EXT0DB6Q, on the Mint17.2 with Kernel 3.16*
    Will be suggested to upgrade to the 3.16**** when released the Bug fix!


  154. The Update Manager .. once every so often the icon is not a shield, but half of a white irregular quadrilateral in the panel next to the time. Only seen since the upgrade to 17.2.

  155. I’m using Mint since about 3 years and to my mind it becomes more beautiful with every new version. Good job, thank you very much!

  156. I’ve got an HP Mini 110-3700 with an Atom N455 processor and 1GB of RAM that was running Mint 17.1 Mate and the latest recommended kernel. Last night, I followed the instructions to upgrade both Mint and the kernel, and the upgrades were accomplished without a hitch. After rebooting, I did not notice any difference in performance, but now I am able to control the Mini’s back-light which I had not been able to do in 17 and 17.1. I don’t know which upgrade fixed that, 17.2 or the kernel, but the upgrade was worth it just for that fix. A previous attempt to fix it almost broke the system. There is still a noticeable lag the first time the menu is activated and I still have a little overheating (even with TLP installed – which doesn’t seem to help much, if at all) – I was hoping for improved power management, a problem that is worse on my Fujitsu T4215 (TLP hasn’t helped much here either) than it is on the HP Mini. Like others have mentioned in these comments, I see duplicate Calculator and Network entries in the menu. Seems like there was a third duplicate item too. Is it safe to uninstall one of each duplicate and does it matter which ones get uninstalled? Regarding updating the GRUB menu, even though the instructions say it won’t be automatically updated, mine was – I didn’t have to do anything. The GRUB menu is where you choose between OS’s on boot-up, right? (I’ve messed kind of piece-meal with Linux for probably 5 years or so, but I’m still very much a newb).

  157. BTW – The HP Mini is dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 7 Starter Edition, the original OS on the machine.

  158. I just upgraded from Linux Mint 17.1 to Linux Mint 17.2. The upgrade went well. Did not have any problem. I use multi monitors (4 monitors). But upon booting on Linux Mint 17.2, Klondike opens up in one of the monitors. It works fine other than I have to close Klondike every time I boot up. It gets annoying sometime. How do I fix this? Thanks.

    Here’s the overview of my system:

    billy@Billy-LinuxMint ~ $ inxi -Fxz
    System: Host: Billy-LinuxMint Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
    Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
    Machine: Mobo: MSI model: X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) version: 4.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: V23.1 date: 03/19/2011
    CPU: Hexa core Intel Core i7 CPU 980 (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 40099
    Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz 5: 1600.00 MHz 6: 1600.00 MHz 7: 1600.00 MHz 8: 1600.00 MHz
    Graphics: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Barts XT [Radeon HD 6870] bus-ID: 03:00.0
    Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Barts XT [Radeon HD 6870] bus-ID: 06:00.0
    X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920×1080@60.0hz, 1920×1080@60.0hz, 1920×1080@60.0hz, 1366×768@60.2hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio: Card-1: 2x Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Barts HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6800 Series] driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 06:00.1
    Card-2: Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    Card-3: Creative driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 041e:3f19
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic
    Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: c800 bus-ID: 07:00.0
    IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
    Drives: HDD Total Size: 1128.2GB (0.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1002FAEX size: 1000.2GB
    2: id: /dev/sdb model: C300 size: 128.0GB
    Partition: ID: / size: 610G used: 5.5G (1%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
    RAID: No RAID devices detected – /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 64.0,63.5
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 217 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 545.3/6053.0MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

  159. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. – DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!
    I upgraded to 17.2 althogh everything was working fine in 17.1. You know what? It still works fine!

    Awsome work! @all who are involved in making Linux Mint possible: THANK YOU!

  160. After upgrade, to get rid of duplicates and unnecessary packages, it’s safe to remove at least:

    mate-calc mate-calc-common (replaced by gcalctool)
    mate-dialogs mate-dialogs-common (replaced by zenity)
    mate-system-tools mate-system-tools-common (replaced by gnome-system-tools)

    if these are still installed on Raphaela. You may need to manually remove the duplicate menu entries.

    Correct me if I’m wrong.

  161. Hey Clem, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you guys at Linux Mint for all your hard work. That being said, I have just one question. Is it possible to load 17.2 on an older machine with a P4 single core processor and 256G ram. I have an older laptop at home, which used to have Windows XP on it and was just wondering.

  162. According to my post #107.
    I’ve tried to clean install again.
    It seem to be works well.
    This time I install every updates separately: level 1, level 2, level 3.

    I’ve read about the same issue. It might be causeswith my video card – ATI.

    Btw, it works and I’m happy.

    Thanks for this OS and the 17.2 version.

  163. I had a wierd problem:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    apturl : Depends: apturl-common (= 0.4.1ubuntu4.1mint1) but 0.5.2ubuntu4 is to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    To work round this, I did:

    # apt-get install apturl-common=0.4.1ubuntu4.1mint1

    Then apturl installed fine.

  164. Hi Clem,

    I upgraded my linux mint(cinnamon) 7.1 to 7.2…everything is good except that when i check SYSTEM SETTINGS-STARTUP APPLICATIONS there were
    two “ON” word that appear in each application that i turn-on…It also appear in THEME, PANEL, etc that has ON and OFF.

  165. @Linny #199

    This lag when opening the Menu for the first time in MATE is noticeable even for my i5-3570K with 8gb of DDR3 1600Mhz and Nvidia 650. It’s probably not restricted to your setup.

    Concerning the calculator, for some reason I have problems when pressing the calc button in my MS Keyboard. The calculator does not open, and a dialog saying it wasn’t possible to execute gcalctool pops up.

  166. What would happen if you start to upgrade and the process is interrupted, for example, because of a power cut or loss of your internet connection? Can you just reboot to the existing version of Linux Mint, restart the upgrade, and resume the process from the point where it failed? Or what?

  167. Did a clean install of 17.2 Rafaela. Install went smooth with no complications. Clicked on “Multimedia Codecs” and get nothing on the welcome page. Went to the search bar to research the problem and get nothing there either. Not sure how to fix it, so I went back to Rebecca. No problems at all. Using Cinnamon 2.4.8 and Kernel 3.13.0-37. Anyone experiencing this? Still love MINT!

  168. re calc button on MS Keyboard.

    Here it fails on the 17.2 LiveISO with the dialog “Couldn’t execute command: gcalctool. Verify that this is a valid command.” Same laptop running 17 works with the button. My other box with the upgrade to 17.2 and the two-calculator-problem spawns the mate-calc for that button-press.

  169. The upgrade was flawless but this note is directly after the first reboot, so I can’t speak to usability. However, I do recommend a warning to laptop users. I know that most in the Linux community will already take this specific precaution, but it should reiterated.

    If you are upgrading laptop, make sure you are on DC power. Do not attempt an upgrade on battery power.

    You KNOW there are people that will upgrade on battery power that is less than minimum. The power will die half-way through the upgrade and they won’t blame themselves. Just a friendly reminder.

  170. There was no “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca” on my 17.0 XFCE, even with Mint update 4.9.2.
    I took
    So, I edited /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ to Rafaela sources and it’s OK.
    On the other side, upgrade 17.0 to 17.1 to 17.2 went fine on Cinnamon Mint.

  171. Excellent job guys!
    I migrated to the Mint when Ubuntu adopted Unity, and now I have no intention of changing distro.

  172. Recently used 17.1 64 bit Cinnamon via ultra HD USBs (kind closest to SSD), a few early issues with internet, then great; re-installed new 17.2 64 bit Cinnamon same USBs other day…tremendous, as if native OS out-of-box on both 2010 Acer Aspire dual core notebook and new Dell Inspiron 17 i5 dual core (here, Mint 17.2 just shows up as boot option in secure boot list and runs like butter). All HP printers/other devices capable of running on Windows 7/8.1 no problem; for me, Mint 17.2 is the perfect alternative OS. Thanks, and congratulations!

  173. Hi, i have toruble with the HPLIP tool GUI; does not work in linux mint mate (x32) and cinnamon 17.2 (x64). especify, detect my hp mfp 1132, but not print or scan! The program say “install plug-in required”. but when i tried, send error message saying “don find required plug-in”.
    sombody know the solution? help me please!

  174. Upgraded a Dell620 laptop from 32-bit MATE 17.1 to 17.2, undoubtedly the cleanest upgrade ever. Had to use the system utilities to verify the difference, no problems even with the NVIDIA video adapter. Thank You Clem!

  175. I upgraded a friend’s LM17.1 (Mate 64-bit) to LM17.2 on a Windows 7 dual boot laptop (I had done clean installs of 17.2 RC in my own computers, but I manage a half a dozen computers for older friends that are horrified of computers and I am upgrading them not that 17.2 is done – this was the first upgrade I did from 17.1 to 17.2 using update manager). Things did not go completely right; at first everything looked fine but then all sorts of errors popped up and a message saying that upgrade could not be done because there was no internet connection kicked me out of the upgrade manager (I think the problem was with the wifi connection where I was doing upgrade – not the computer or the OS). What I found truly amazing was that once I re-booted the computer actually upgraded and everything went perfect after that. I love the update manager – it seems like it fixes any problems that get created all by itself!

    I do have an issue that does pop up on my 15 year old pentium M laptop (non PAE) since I installed Rafaela 17.2, the update manager fails (every day or every other day) and gives the red X flag – it says that another application is using APT, even when I know that nothing is running, nothing big. I will wait to see if this goes away as updates come in, but if it continues I’ll search for a solution to this minor annoyance.

    Thank you, merci beaucoup, gracias, obrigado, gracies, danke schoen, etc. etc. I can’t find enough way to thank the teams that bring us Linux Mint (I guess it’s time for another donation to support the cause).

  176. BTW, I had been having trouble with printer drivers in my friend’s computer before, but HPLIP took care of that.

  177. When I first boot and it starts, Update Manager will fail to check for updates because it complains with this:

    Could not refresh list of updates
    E:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list – ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)

    I have to manually open Update Manger, click “Refresh,” and then it will work from then on. This is really annoying because until I do this step, I miss important updates (the shield stays with a red X). I’ve never had a problem before, and I saw this when mintUpdate 4.9.2 for Raphaela was released. It is still present in 4.9.3. Where are bugs normally reported? I would like this to please be fixed.

  178. Yet more double menu entries — sometime in the last few days I’ve acquired double entires for Software Manager in both the Menu and in Control Centre.

    This time both entires have the same command, ‘gksu mintinstall’. Checking ‘Edit Menu’ I see the un-toggled plain ‘mintinstall’ entry is also duplicated.

    This time also only one of my three upgrade machines is affected. The only difference I can think of is this machine is the daily-box that gets updates as they come in. The other two have been offline since last week, so have done the whole week’s worth of updates at once.

    [Also just noticed a very minor item — the Control Centre is ‘centRE’ in the Menu, but ‘centER’ on the app itself. …oh, perhaps because this box is set for Canadian English; we swing both ways.]

  179. Finally. Creds +1/Thanks to Clem and Dev Team/Forum/Users.
    A stable up-date mechanism for My favourite Linux.
    But the Devil in The Detail. Nice posting info here Forum.
    But NO body has mentioned/noticed/shared the approx download/data size MB/GB needed/consumed to Upgrade.
    If someone could Share/Post in Upgrade/Howto.
    This info/help would be greatly Valued.
    Cheers/Respect @Barry Mad in XDA

  180. Please Do not censor a Valid comment.As you did several weeks ago. Cheers bmad.
    Finally. Creds +1/Thanks to Clem and Dev Team/Forum/Users.
    A stable up-date mechanism for My favourite Linux.
    But the Devil in The Detail. Nice posting info here Forum.
    But NO body has mentioned/noticed/shared the approx download/data size MB/GB needed/consumed to Upgrade.
    If someone could Share/Post in Upgrade/Howto.
    This info/help would be greatly Valued.
    Cheers/Respect @Barry Mad in XDA

  181. Upgraded from 17.1 XFCE to 17.2 using apt without issue. Just edited /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list and ran apt.

  182. I made the upgrade from 17.1 to 17.2 about a week ago and also noticed the duplications, about which others have written. I’ve been using Mint since ‘Helena’ and have noticed similar duplications immediately after ‘upgrades’ from time to time. I have to admit they were not critical to me but I did find that running and using the system for a while caused them to disappear ‘of their own accord.

  183. To agatha:
    “agha Says:
    July 4th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Can I upgrade from 17.1 xfce to 17.2 ?
    how or when it can possible?

    Finally I could upgrade from 16 to 17.2
    I edited these lines:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get upgrade <-with this I got troubles and exit line recomends:
    sudo apt-get upgrade -f

    At this point and after a reboot aven haven't 17.2 but mintUpdate has a lot of updates again. update, reboot and 17.2 appears.

    **I changed the female names to Rafaella and the ***y names to trusty**

  184. Is there a way for me to convert my 17.1 KDE edition to Cinnamon edition without having to reinstall from disk/usb ?

  185. Thanks Clem & Co.! Installed with only a small prob: As noted by others, there are now duplicate apps in the main menu. These are the apps that I’ve found to be duplicated:

    calculator Vs. mate-calc
    network-admin Vs. mate-network-admin
    time-admin Vs. mate-time-admin
    users-admin Vs. mate-users-admin

    Which version of each do we use? From other comments here, I assume that we’re to use the NON-MATE versions, correct?

    BTW, for those preferring a more conservative solution, you don’t need to uninstall anything to resolve this–simply uncheck the unwanted apps in the menu editor and you should be all set. That way, there’s no risk of messing something up. 😉

  186. Hey Clem…
    GREAT JOB on the 17.2 release …. thank Team

    One thing to ask/point out…. expo keeps freezing in Cinnamon. Has anyone else reported this issue?

  187. @theStreak — with version 1.10, the Mate project dropped mate-calc and replaced it with galculator, though apparently Clem prefers gnome-calculator for Mint. Mate also dropped mate-system-tools and we now use gnome-system-tools.

    For myself I’m waiting for Mint to issue the fix – I don’t believe using any of the mate-system-tools will cause trouble. These are just interfaces.

    I’m guessing the fix will be issued in the days after the XCFE 17.2 is announced. The team can only handle so many things. One I notice the double icons are gone from Menu, I’m taking that as the signal that loose-ends have been sorted, and I’ll upgrade the remaining boxes here to 17.2.

  188. 218 riggoperez. I have had that problem a number of times, and each time it has been because I was not running the HP program with enough privilege. The error message is most unhelpful in that respect. Suggest sudo-ing the command in question, sudo hplip etc.

  189. I have three computers currently running Linux Mint and all three are fully upgraded to 17.2. All are VERY different machines and I’m glad to see a smooth, simple OS that works so well on all of them. The upgrade went perfectly every time thanks to very carefully written directions. Thank you so much.

    One side question, is there a snail mail way to donate to the Mint project?

  190. Hi
    Trying to uprade to 17.2,but have a problem with Error, anyhelp appreciated. Could not refresh list of updates
    E.Encountered a section with no package: header,E:problem with mergelist
    /Var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en,E:The package lists or status file could not be opened.


  191. The nvidia-173 driver used for the GeForce FX graphic-card series does not work with the 3.16 kernel anymore but it still appears as the recommended driver. Upgrading from kernel 3.13 to 3.16 leads to a not working X-server.

  192. Last Friday I bought a new laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled. It turned out to be 12.04 with the dead Ubuntu One still there so, for the sake of purity and because it was prompted by the system, I decided to upgrade to 14.04.2. The upgrade got numb frozen at updating the fonts, I rebooted the laptop and started it over again. Then again, and again. All in all it counted four failed attempts which took all my weekend. So I, feeling quite angry, decided to install my beloved Linux Mint. Again, for the sake of integrity of test, I took Maya, installed it and upgraded to Rafaela. Needless to say, it all worked like charm and took around 20 minutes. To cut it short, my heartfelt thank you to Clem and Mint Team for the best Linux distro ever!

  193. Ooopsie – printing is broken. Both hp-check and hp-doctor can’t fix is and say “17.2 is deprecated or not yet supported”. Only way to print anything right now is sneakernet to Windows 🙁 ..for those who still even have a legacy Windows.

  194. Upgrading to 17.2, received this error msg:
    E: The value ‘rebecca’ is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    The msg popped up twice. Retrying had the same results.

    I did the required updates before trying the upgrade.


  195. I performed the upgrade to 17.2 via the apt-get route. Worked fine, no reboot required to incorporate the upgrade (Thank you). After the upgrade I looked at the Update Manager, which still showed the upgrade as being available, but choosing Refresh also gave the previous error message, then showed no updates required.


  196. 17.2 still has the USB stick read-only bug.

    Basically Caja remembers that a stick was a read-only liveISO a moment ago, and won’t drop that identity after it’s been reformatted to ex4/fat. You can mess with Permissions in Properties all you want, Caja won’t retain the new information and steadfastly refuses to let you copy to the ‘read-only’ stick. But things will be fine if you just reboot.

    For further information, Grsync has no problem writing to the stick while Caja won’t. In the above example, the stick was formatted with USB Stick Formatter. However I recall similar USB frustration in Disks a year ago while helping someone on the forum, so this may not be limited to Caja.

  197. @Clem,for the first time that I can remember, I’ve found a fault with Linux Mint Cinnamon. It’s not a bug type of fault, it’s more of a design/implementation fault. The cued copying, though useful at times, can slow down productivity. A few minutes ago, I wanted to copy a few GBs worth of music files onto my flash drive to copy them across to my secondary computer. I also wanted to copy a few other little assorted files from my backup drive to my working drive. That would normally take literally a couple of seconds, but because it’s in the queue, I have to sit and wait for all the music files to finish copying first before I can work on those other few files. Someone did mention this or something similar in a Youtube video review, but I can’t remember which video it was or who it was. They suggested making the queued copying configurable so you can select that option or select simultaneous copying. As I’m not a programmer, I don’t know if that is at all possible. Could you possibly look into that to see if it’s a viable option? Other than that – which although I’d rather not, I could learn to live with – I’m absolutely loving Mint Cinnamon 17.2. Keep up the good work.

  198. @Clem, Ignore my last post. I Just realised that it is possible to copy batches of files simultaneously that are waiting in the queue. I got curious about what would happen if I clicked the little triangle in the queued files dialogue, and what do you know? It copied the little batch I was waiting on. Kudos to you guys, for thinking of that. Well, that’s me happy again. Thanks. 🙂

  199. Hello, i tried to upgrade, but in the middle of the upgrade process, this message appeared:
    “Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
    Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?”

    What should i do?


  200. @Clem,

    While I was deleting a massive amount of files on a remote CIFS-drive I saw that the status-bar in Nemo is constantly updated.
    Doesn’t this slow things down ?
    Apart from randomly showing one of the files being deleted it also shows the free space on that device.
    I don’t know if the latter has to be requested from that device but if it does it’s not really meaningful while it’s deleting.

    Maybe an idea might be to show that’s it doing something (like deleting) when you have that specific directory open or showing the paths of the files that are deleted (or copied/moved).

    That would indicate something’s happening if the deleting window is covered.


  201. Installed Rebecca (Cinnamon) to Rafaela (Cinnamon), updated kernel, update-grub, dist-upgrades, apt-get updates; all today on a Dell Latitude E5400 laptop without any apparent glitches.

    Thank you! 🙂

  202. Whoops. I love being bleeding edge, but I ran the 17.2 update (cinn x64 17.1 previous), and now I have a TON of CPU usage from cinnamon. I have 8 processes between 8 and 40% CPU usage, and 1 process that is between 100 and 400% CPU usage, all labelled cinnamon.


  203. Radeon HD 5430, btw, and 3 monitors. Worked perfectly before. I’m using the xserver-xorg-video-ati. Can’t get all 3 monitors with the fglrx ones (well, I couldn’t before anyway, have yet to try that now). Will try and report back.

  204. When I try to reinstall cinnamon I get:
    W: pycompile:246: No such file or directory: /usr/lib/cinnamon
    cinnamon start/running, process 13930
    Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) …

  205. OK, so I got cinnamon to reinstall, by su and cd /usr/lib and mkdir cinnamon. But now Under Driver Manager I only have Continue to use manually installed drive, and can’t get back to xserver-xorg-ati. My monitor is duplicated, and it says laptop, and it’s the wrong resolution. How do I get back to xorg? I did not manually install a driver, by the way. I just switched to fglrx and tried to switch back to xorg.

  206. Well, I ended up doing a quick reformat of that drive and installing LMDE 2 x64 Mate edition, which in general runs a lot better anyway. Sorry for all the spam.

  207. Muchas gracias! Me resultó muy fácil actualizar mi cinnamon 17 a esta nueva distro, me va de maravilla en mi viejo AMD.

  208. Problem with recognising the monitor after updating from 17.1 to 17.2: monitor no longer recognised and full resolution not attainable. Nvidia card.

    Coincidentally, the machine died and I will try a clean install of 17.2 first when I have built the new one.

  209. Wow Clem, Mint 17.2 looks amazing! I like the changes made in Cinnamon. Upgrade was smooth sailing for our computers here. Your team is doing a great job with Mint.

    Thanks for making an awesome distro! 🙂

  210. Why does /gnome-terminal require user password on launch?
    How to stop it asking for my user password?
    Adding the line ian ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/gnome-terminal does not work
    Changing owner doesn’t work either, something about a policy setting
    Huh? Why?
    Where is the remedy to stop gnome-terminal asking for my user password?

  211. This is not a real update! You are not even using the latest version of Ubuntu anymore. Just watering the same LTS is not called pleasing everyone who wants to upgrade.

    Mint has lost its way. Its not ready to evolve and just cares about those who have old, older, oldest computers. What about donors who use new computers?

    Edit by Clem: Not at all. Different projects have different objectives. Sticking to LTS and favoring quality on the long-term over bleeding-edge made a lot of sense to us. It’s one of the best decisions we ever made, it pleases a lot of people and it’s more in line with our core values and the goals we set for ourselves. You’d see a lot more bugs and less innovation/development if it wasn’t for this. A 2 year base means we can engage into fixing it rather than constantly catch up with it, and focus on new features rather than regressions every 6 months.

  212. Hi guys,

    The new version is ok, except the HPLIP it comes with is a bugous version that’s unable to install the driver. Could you please fix it? (I put the link to the bug in the “Website” field) Thank you!

  213. Oh great. hahaha updated to 17.2, cause it showed up on the mngr and was not a ‘5’ (super newbie,standalone mint pc) and the first few sentences here tell me its not necessary, or shouldn’t if not needed.
    my outlook is running a tad slower, and some things dont work without re-starting firefox. read on one post to update “sudo update-grub”
    Just did that and will know how worked next start up. But, some of them also did Kernal updates. I have two in the manager but listed as “5” so havent done them. So, should I ??
    Kernal hdrs 3.13.0-57.95
    Firmware kernal drivers 1.127.13

  214. The charging graphic disappeared from battery icon but it came back after installing new recommended kernel. Then space between battery icon and percentage got corrected after restarting. 🙂

    Now I can remove the old (3.13.0-37 / kernel right?

  215. When I click on Edit in my Update Manager box, it only shows Preferences and Software Sources. How do I make the Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 show up?

  216. Nice one!

    Previously, on 17 and 17.1, I was experiencing random but frequent desktop freezes where only the mouse cursor movements got updated.

    I could click on things but nothing would appear to happen until I un-froze things by unplugging the laptop’s AC adaptor – then the results of all the clicks became visible.

    This has not occurred in the two weeks since I upgraded to 17.2 😀

    Well done everyone!

  217. HI! I have a problem with my Linux Mint Rafaela (Portuguese edition): on the lower bar, the date displays properly (“Segunda” stands for “Segunda feira”, wich means monday). But on the calendar above it, it’s showing “Dom”, abbreviation of “Domingo”, wich means Sunday. Any idea how to correct this? The week days were not translated properly.

    Congratulations for the new LM edition, it’s great!!

  218. When I open up update manager and install all the available updates I dont see the Option to Upgrade to Linux mint 17.2 under the Edit menu. Please help I’m running Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce 32 bit and I have my update manager to version 4.9.2

  219. I Clem and the development Team and the Linux community for a great job on linux Mint The Best Distro Off the Year.

    One Thing;

    After booting the computer with two monitors. On both monitors the Logon field. Can you make One Login field on the left monitor.

    Best regards,


  220. Clem, Thanks a lot for your work with Linux Mint. Absolutely my favourite distro!

    One comment though – why don’t you setup a proper threaded discussion forum on the such that you can reply against a comment without editing someone else’s reply? That would allow us to see your responses a little more easily.

    What do you think? Let me know if you need any help with this and I would love to set up something for you.

  221. i would like to know if i update my Mint 17.1 to 17.2 through the update manager will i need to install the apps that i had installed manually?

    Thank You!

  222. Earlier I wrote about my issues with upgrading my MATE 17.1 to 17.2. the Update Manager wanted me to install mint-meta-mate. When I tried to install it I get that some packages are broken. I go to the Package Manager and Fix Packages fine. Then try I try to install mint-meta-mate, but I still get the same error about fixing packages.

    So I tried to install mint-meta-mate via Terminal and then I saw the real dependency. It was some library, which also depended on uinstalling my Chrome. I uninstalled Chrome and then I was able to install mint-meta-mate. Upgrade went fine. Quite strange, but Chrome was the issue :O

    Hope this helpssomeone else.

  223. The update has messed up with the battery icon on my taskbar 🙁

    After updating the kernel it seemed to have corrected, but now the problem is back. Looks that I shouldn’t have updated.

  224. Is anyone else facing missing nvidia indicator? I just upgraded because of it but I don’t have it in Panel -> Add New Item. Halp.

    Edit by Clem: It should show if the two following conditions are met: 1. nvidia-settings & nvidia drivers are installed (both get installed if you install the NVIDIA drivers via the Driver Manager) 2. your chipset supports NVIDIA Prime (you can test that by running “sudo prime-supported”, which should say “yes”. Check /var/log/prime-supported.log if it doesn’t.). Also don’t hesitate to give us the output of inxi -Gxx. Last but not least, make sure nvidia-prime-applet is installed.. that’s what provides the applet.

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