Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 19.3 Xfce“.

Important info:

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

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 19.3 Xfce

System requirements:

  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

Announcements will be made shortly with instructions on how to upgrade from Linux Mint 19, 19.1 and 19.2.

If you are running the BETA use the Update Manager to apply available updates.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

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

76 comments

  1. Hello after update i get some problems 1-after restart the computer and pass the login screen the xfce dont show. i automaticly press ctrl+alt+f1 and try run startx the output of command is connection to x server lost i unstalled my nvidia drivers and pc is working on nouveau but i get kernel panics all time
    i used this tutorial to make drivers work https://adufray.com/blog/2018/06/02/nvidia-304-127-on-bionic probabily i will need rollback to 19.2
    the kernel panics appers after exec programs need 3d accel

  2. All previous upgrades in the last years worked flawless like a charm, but this time from 19.2 to 19.3 (XFCE) made a lot of problems for me:

    – Appearance of XFCE changed completely, including background, theme and icons.
    – Changing themes back to my previously used one (Mint-Y) is not respected by the task bar. The bar looks like Windows XP and changes are not respected.
    – Changing icon set is not possible at all. The icons simply stay the same (very old-looking style) all the time. In fact all the icon sets are available to choose, none of them can be activated.
    – No new graphical Grub boot menu, no 5.0 kernel (but maybe it should be that way).

    No offence, I like Linux Mint XFCE very much (donations will come again), but this upgrade seems to be very problematic (at least on my system). I reverted back to 19.2 and will wait for some months until the next try.

    So never forget: Use Timeshift or an SSD-image 😉

    1. Somehow similar here. During beta-phase all went well but now I’m still with my previous 4.15-kernel. So I wait in patience – this surely will be fixed 🙂
      Thank you LinuxMint-Team for such a great distribution!

    2. I also noticed this problem. GTK3 theme and icon theme change only after logout and login back. Mint-Y tray icon for nm-applet in mint 19.3 is somehow different than the same theme in xUbuntu. More over, this icon is black if used in desktop with only wm like openbox or JWM. even with xfsettingsd is used for GTK and icon settings. But I think these are minor issues.

    3. Update: In fact besides some reconfiguration of the desktop background everything but the kernel was installed/updated correctly. Only the kernel I had to update manually. I assume this was because I configured something like “use LTS software only” in the past (but I cannot find this setting now 🙁 ).
      In the update manager under “View/Linux-Kernel” I now choosed the 5.0.0.37-version which is marked as “supported until February 2020” while my current 4.15.0.72 kernel is supported until April 2023.

    4. @alexmager: You mentioned, that logout and login solves the problems for you with themes and icon. It stays this way when rebooting – or logout / login has to be done after each reboot?

    5. Grk theme changes well. Icon theme changes but it stays the same for xfce4-menu which i use instead of whisker-menu.
      For big icons in task bar. There is a solution. I deleted xapps-status panel plugin and use only notification area of the panel. Also i removed pulse-audio applet(plugin) and battery plugin from panel and use pnmixer and icon from xfce4-powermanager.

  3. After upgrad from version 19.2 to 19.3 some panel items are different sizes, much larger than others, such as Network, Battery and Volume icons.
    The new logo does not automatically appear in the menu after the upgrade, must be manually selected.

    1. Same issue here. Even did a manual install with same results. Tbh, all icons to the right look a little bigger than they need to be but the network, power and sound stand out. Apart from that, a very good release 🙂

  4. Thanks to the Linux Mint team for giving us one of the best distros year after year! Although i found a small bug when i try to change the tray icons size to 16 px, it also scales down the menu icon and the applications in the left of the panel making them look really small. The same issue happened when i tested the beta. Is it only happening on the Xfce release? Thank you!

  5. I forgot to add: when i change the panel icons size, the new “do not disturb” icon (bell) keeps the same size while the rest of the icons look smaller. Thanks to the Mint team.

  6. I am getting media type blocked on onboard-common, mint-artwork, ubuntu-system-adjustments from https;//packages.linuxmint.com/pool/upstream/o/onboard/onboard-common_1.4.1-2ubuntu1mint3_all.deb

  7. The upgrade went very well, no major issues.

    My conky display lost the transparent background, this was fixed by tweaking the config file.

    I’ve no longer got an option for transparent panels either, previously the alpha option allowed me to have a completely transparent background on a panel, but there’s no alpha option any more.

    This is all the issues I’ve found so far.

    1. Btw, u can get transparent panel by changing the “Opacity” inside and outside from the panel to the same value. Not the best, but it works…

    2. An workaround is to create a PNG image with alpha and use it as background of the panel (Panel Settions > Appearance > Background Image). You can create a small 50 x 50px PNG image and it will fill all the panel.

  8. Hi
    Hellp i have a small problem, as the “suspend” system gives it, after resuming, the desktop pops up and after 2s it turns black, I have to light up manually from the function keys Fn + brightness, on 19.2 I also did, I don’t know why

  9. I absolutely love using rock-solid OS Linux Mint 19.2 TINA Xfce on a cheapo HP Stream 13 PC but I’ll also have to wait a few months before new release issues such as I faced trying to upgrade to 19.3 TRICIA get sorted out. Here’s what happened:
    Slick upgrade went well until system re-booted, only to show in LM 19.3 there was no Wi-Fi working. Investigating the probable cause I spotted Create New Wi-Fi Network in Wi-Fi Security did not display any WPA & WPA2 Personal option which I use for my home Wi-Fi with LM 19.2. In LM 19.3 Xfce the only Wi-Fi Security list options – at this writing – are three: None, WEP 40/128-bit key (Hex or ASCII) or WEP 128-bit Passphrase.
    Here’s a great big thank you to Clem and the splendid Linux Mint team for telling me to take a TIMESHIFT snapshot before attempting any upgrade. I’m noow happily running LM 19.2 TINA Xfce oonce again.
    I decided to revert to Linux Mint 19.2

  10. It works great, as usual, on my old old Vaio. I think that a big point of strength is the software selection, it continue to be ok, so I need to add only few packages. Make it sense to have only the Mint-Y default green icons and then some kind of utility to set the RGB color by the user choice?

  11. If anyone has a link or documentation on how to add buttons to the Nemo file manager, I would be grateful. I googled and found tons of stuff, but nothing useful. I tried the LM blog post about Nemo, but the comments are closed.

    My main problem is that the file manager does not even offer the basic “delete” button in the toolbar, and I need that.

  12. XFCE – Updated to 19.3 – used that new, clever icon on panel. I was impressed at how easy it was to use/upgrade.
    Issues arose – Wallpaper and start menu icon both changed. I went to appearance. Can only change Style.
    All other Tabs missing (meaning couldn’t change icons, fonts). Also couldn’t change wallpaper. I went into settings to make changes, opened up display, windows manager, tweak tool, these were all screwed up. All seemed to have just one option for use (meaning if their were multiple tabs or options, they’d all be missing.
    Went to Timeshift and restored from prior to update. Everything is good again.

    1. So gave in another whirl using system reports (which was the new, clever icon on panel). This go around everything worked out extremely well. To note, I changed my theme prior, was wondering if that caused the previous issue. I’m thinking it may have, for now it works. So if that’s the case that’s on me, not the team from Linux Mint.. 19.3 is installed, everything seems to work well, haven’t come across any issues.

      To Clem and the Linux Mint Team – Thank You for all your work, we appreciate it. Merry Christmas to You All.

  13. Cette version est encore moins belle que 19.2. Et remettez la possibilité de mettre à jour que les paquets stables, parce que là, mettre à jour veut dire un OS instable tôt ou tard.

  14. The update went well except inconsistent icon sizes in the panel. Looks like it’s a common problem.

    The xiccd process eats more than 60% CPU and I had to kill it manually a couple of times. The workaround was to disable it in the autostart menu.

    Anyway, all in all, it’s a solid update, a few minor glitches aside. Thank you Mint team, keep up the good work!

  15. Hi Clem. Is the Xfce edition also an official release just like the MATE & Cinnamon editions? Or is LM Xfce a community edition? Thanks.

  16. Nice work again guys.

    Since you been removing/changing a few of the default apps, I just wonder why you still have xviewer, when you also have Pix, since there’s probably 75% overlap in features (Pix being the more fuller-featured program.)

  17. Hi Clem – regrettably Tricia does not work for me, and I’ve had to revert to Tina. I run a dual-monitor setup from an old Acer netbook with an external Samsung monitor, and after configuring the dual-display using Display (presumably originally from xrandr), the system slows-down dramatically to the point where it is effectively unusable – response times in both the graphical and CLI environments are a minute or more, whether it be a simple field entry, response to a CR at the CLI, or anything else. There’s nothing special about the netbook – it uses an on-board Intel graphics chip-set, and is equipped with 2Gb RAM. Hopefully you’ll be able to give me some pointers on how to resolve this, so that I may enjoy the benefits of Tricia …

    1. Strange, I have a dual-monitor setup, too, which worked nice with 19.3 (but with other problems, see above, so I reverted back to 19.2).
      Just out of interest: Did the upgrade install kernel 5.0 for you and did this cause the problem?

    2. Apologies for the delayed response – been on sabbatical. Nope – kernel installed was 4.15.0.74. Staying away from Tricia for now – at least until I move to better and more modern kit (once I get the pennies together!), which should happen sometime in this new year.

    1. With the file below I can change 3 icons size. But I’m not capable to change the network icon.

      /home/[your-user-name]/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

      The css file content is:

      #pulseaudio-button * {-gtk-icon-transform: scale(.7);}
      #xfce4-notification-plugin * {-gtk-icon-transform: scale(.7);}
      #xfce4-power-manager-plugin * {-gtk-icon-transform: scale(.7);}

  18. System report is sometimes popping up in my panel, as if I configured something wrong. But when I click the explanation mark, nothing is wrong (not warning or errors) thus the system report app itself.

  19. I’ve encountered the following, which is probably a bug:

    In a clean installation of Mint 19.3 Xfce, I have set the system to normal login, i.e. I have to type my password when logging in. So no automatic login. But still Google Chrome keeps prompting me to unlock the keyring when I launch Chrome.

    I’m aware of the available workarounds, but I’d rather see this solved properly. Because it looks like a bug to me: the keyring prompt should only happen when you’re logged in automatically.

    Other than that: an excellent release! I love 19.3 and its Xfce 4.14. Thank you, developers! 🙂

  20. Great update. Can confirm the issue with the panel icons as well. Battery indicator, volume control, network and notification icon all appear to large. Also, the notification when changing the volume appears twice in the upper right corner.

  21. Recently installed Linux Mint 19.3 Xfce with Tela Green icon theme (to fix panel icons size, changed panel size to 30). Great distro with great desktop environment!

  22. Hi LM Team, superb release (as always and even better) ! I sometimes look also at other distributions, but now I stopped this – because Linux Mint is unbeatable, also on old HW (> 12yrs, 32bit) – flawless and fast, but with up2date SW & features……. Merry XMas !

  23. I like 19.3 xfce4 overall, but there are some things that must be polished in the future updates. *xfce4 keyboard shortcuts: I had to edit ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml manually to set Win+D shortcut. There were 3 times with Win key listed there for other things.
    * Changing icon theme is not applied immediately for xfce4-menu and tray icons, one has to log out and login to see the changes applied.
    * some tray icons in Mint-Y theme are not displayed correctly, for example nm-applet icon.

  24. I’ve used Mint for years, but when I upgraded to Tricia, my icons changed and all my VM’s stopped working. I can open the distros, but they all run in a small window. I upgraded to VirtualBox 6.1 and re-installed the guest additions, but that made things even worse. I’ve checked the Oracle website and others , to no avail.Oracle points there finger at Mint, but I think there is something amiss here. Can you clarify?

    1. Concerning Virtualbox same thing happened to me.

      When you upgrade to VirtualBox 6.1 you need to remove virtualbox-dkms and rebuild its kernel modules. The default one from Ubuntu repositories comes kernel modules compiled for version 5. Be warned that if you are using a dark theme, VBox 6 GUI will have washed out colors difficult to read.

      sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-dkms
      sudo apt-get install dkms
      sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

      More stuff here:

      https://askubuntu.com/questions/900794/virtualbox-rtr3initex-failed-with-rc-1912-rc-1912

  25. Unfortunately I can’t install Linux Mint 19.3 mate. I have a Nvidia Geforce 1080 ti. The testing phase works fine but the installed version is stalled to the background image. It is possible to launch a terminal using ctrl alt f1 but any attempt to install proprietary Nvidia driver failed. The procedure appears okay but on reboot… same background image. I tried Linux Mint 19.2 unsuccessfully. I will return to Linux Mint mate 18.3.

  26. LM Xfce 19.3 Desktop Icons problem—-> the appearance of some file icons (relevant pictures of files) are not stable; particularly any png, pdf, jpeg file extensions icon pictures on Desktop sometimes do not properly show up, instead all of file pictures are replaced with only one type generic icon picture . It requires to restart xorg to see the proper individual icons file pictures.
    Norm

  27. 19.3 Xfce 32bit.
    Firefox keeps crashing.
    2 different machines, 2 different Firefoxes (one that came with the distro, the other manually installed ESR), same shit. Worked fine on 19.2
    Looks like I’m gonna have to go back to 19.2, except then it will be nagging to upgrade the system.
    Seriously, am I the only one having this problem?!?

  28. Linux Mint Grub theme issue.
    Multiple boot options don’t give feedback on selected menu entry.

    /boot/grub/themes/linuxmint/theme.txt
    ‘item_color’ and ‘selected_item_color’ are both defined as color white “#ffffff”

    –> change ‘selected_item_color’

  29. I like how Mint looks more and more polished. What still bothers me though is how settings apps are still not treated like singletons. I mentioned this four years ago, and four years later I can still open – for instance – the network settings as many times as I want.

  30. to activate itI love the program however there is one issue I can’t seem to get over.
    I have a Cannon PIXMA MG3200 printer.
    1) I can not locate cup to activate it
    2) I had received instructions on how to install drivers.
    This was unsuccessful!
    3.) Since I am not a programmer, Everything I tried failed.
    4.) I constantly brag about: Linux Mint 19.3
    5,) All of this may seem simple to you but I am a 100% Disabled Vietnam Veteran at the age of 70.
    Thank you for your time!

  31. I donated again last year, but I was still using Plasma 5 on a modified build of Kubuntu, so I have only returned to Mint since Christmas. Installing Mint 19.3 XFCE was a mess. The bootable USB each time (different ISO and different USB sticks) said it could not find bootable medium or some similar error.
    Installing an image of Mint 19.2 worked, but upgrading (using upgrade manager) to 19.3 killed my drive. (Fixed by installing Mint 19.2 in a spare boot partition).
    Eventually I sorted all this and Mint 19.3 XFCE is excellent EXCEPT the horrible 1px borders that prevent widow resizing with the mouse!

    Yes, I know I can use ALT and Right Mouse Button. But I want to use my traditional ‘Grab a border and go for it’ method.

    Please add a Wide Borders option to the Appearance section of Settings.
    There is a theme online called WideBordersBigButtons that does this nicely. I downloaded it from pling.com installed in in ~/home/user/.themes and it now appears in Settings > Window Manager > Style
    Once added there it gives all my other themes a nice wide border, although it overrides any buttons in the themes.

    It would be nice if the Wide Borders can be a standard option in Mint XFCE!
    I am far from alone in hating the 1px border thing !

  32. Hi,
    Anyone having trouble installing the synaptics input driver? I’m following the instructions on the website under the touchpad drivers and inputing apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics give me a dependency error. I went and installed the missing dependency xserver-xorg-core and ran it again and it installed but when I log out I have no keyboard input. Mouse works fine without jittering but yeah no keyboard. Was wondering if anyone had the same problem as me.

  33. My laptop refused to lid-close-suspend after upgrade from LM Xfce 19.2 to 19.3 done though the GUI Update Manager. So, I rolled back to 19.2 (Timeshift). But all went perfectly with an upgrade following this procedure (https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/upgrade-mint.html#ID2): in Xfce terminal replace the Tina source by the Tricia source (sudo sed -i ‘s/tina/tricia/g’ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list). Then, to make it even safer, CTRL-ALT F1 to enter the tty terminal, and there did the rest (sudo apt update AND sudo apt distro-upgrade).

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