Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Xfce – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa Xfce Edition

 Linux Mint 20.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. 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 20.1 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 20.1 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).

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 20.
  • Upgrade instructions will be published after the stable release of Linux Mint 20.1.

Bug reports:

  • Bugs in this release should be reported on Github at https://github.com/linuxmint/mint20.1-beta.
  • Create one issue per bug.
  • As described in the Linux Mint Troubleshooting Guide, do not report or create issues for observations.
  • Be as accurate as possible and include any information that might help developers reproduce the issue or understand the cause of the issue:
    • Bugs we can reproduce, or which cause we understand are usually fixed very easily.
    • It is important to mention whether a bug happens “always”, or “sometimes”, and what triggers it.
    • If a bug happens but didn’t happen before, or doesn’t happen in another distribution, or doesn’t happen in a different environment, please mention it and try to pinpoint the differences at play.
    • If we can’t reproduce a particular bug and we don’t understand its cause, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to fix it.
  • The BETA phase is literally a bug squashing rush, where the team is extremely busy and developers try to fix as many bugs as fast as possible.
  • There usually are a huge number of reports and very little time to answer everyone or explain why a particular report is not considered a bug, or won’t get fixed. Don’t let this frustrate you, whether it’s acknowledged or not, we appreciate everyone’s help.
  • Please visit https://trello.com/b/xAg5vHlI/linux-mint-201 and https://github.com/linuxmint/mint20.1-beta to follow the progress of the development team between the BETA and the stable release.

Download links:

Here are the download links:

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. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!

96 comments

    1. Ho Ho Ho! Well not really Santa Claus but, Season’s Greetings. I installed Linux Mint-Cinnamon a few days ago. It wasn’t that “easy” like you Techno-Nerd’s make it out to be. I installed it having purchased it from a Seller on Flee-bay. I ran it twice and it Crashed twice and gave me the message Grub something or another. The next time I slipped it in “Safe Mode”. I know the names aren’t correct but, I hope can get my point. It Installed but, without Sound. I was a bit preturbed but, HATE Bill Gates and sought the Light at the Proverbial end of the tunnel. I got the Xonar Essence SXT for Sound by ASUS back in the day and thought I’d outlive my computer. I built my computer, First and Only One in 2012. Windows stopped Support for my Windows 2007 so I was at a crossroads. A bit more of the story was I wanted a new SSD so I jumped on Flee-bay and grabbed an Intell 520 Series 240GB for $60.00 Brand new. I think I was pretty smart or Well Blessed to build this computer cause it’s always ran fine. I managed to find the Sound card in your Soft Ware and transitioning it to another position it Worked. It seems I’ll like the Linux experience will be worth it all. I am nearly 60 and I can say I have built my own computer. Thank God for You Tube !

    2. Well Kevin, welcome to the techno-nerd’s club then 🙂 May your first steps in Linux be as rewarding as they are challenging.

  1. Why does LM20.1 still ship with kernel 5.4, when Ubuntu 20.10 has kernel 5.8? Or in other words, why is LM20.1 based on Ubuntu 20.04? Seems to me LM is getting more and more “debian-like”: stable but way too old. Kernel 5.4 is missing support for a lot of new hardware (i.e. the whole amd ryzen5k platform)…

    1. LTS is 5.4 and HWE is still 5.4 as well.

      5.8 is available for people who want it but it’s not supported as part of HWE yet. Even if it were we wouldn’t jump onto a brand new HWE series. It can take weeks for proprietary driver packages to properly support a new series with DKMS.

  2. Hello,
    I saw that ippusbxd is suppressed in linux mint 20.1. So the driverless doesn’t work anymore.
    Can we reinstall this driverless because I find it very practical?
    Thank you for all your work!

    Vincent

    1. Hi Vincent,

      Yes, the new features page has a paragraph on this. It refers to documentation which is not yet written though. Ippusbxd isn’t recommended at all but there are two new packages available in the repositories which you can install to add IPP over USB and Airscan support, their names are “ipp-usb” and “sane-airscan”:

      “apt install ipp-usb sane-airscan”.

      Reboot your computer for good measures and see if this implementation of IPP works well for you.

    1. It’s beta release for preview and testing purposes. We have to wait for stable release to be able to update. Now we can install it as virtual or testing machine to ensure that it works as we expect.

  3. Small problems with XFCE panel apps that needed more tweaking than in LM-20. Likely XFCE or PEBKAC, not Mint.
    Big(?) problem; installer would only recognize 24 Gb partition as 558 Mb. Fixed by deleting and creating partition with installer rather than gnome-disks or gparted.
    Backup tool and warpinator made it the fastest install ever. Hypnotix is great fun. Excellent distro!

    1. Try with Ubuntu and change desktop to cinnamon,add mint repos and it (may) work, tell us how it goes, and if not, Debian with Cinnamon should go OK.

  4. This is much better than 20.0 but two minor issues persist. Installation doesn’t always complete properly somewhat dependent on hardware. Sometimes, pressing reboot after apparent completion, the screen scrolls rapidly right-to-left. On other machines pressing Enter to reboot it just sits there. In both cases the DVD is recovered, slide closed, Enter pressed (to no effect).
    The other annoying problem is the random appearance top right of a message announcing disconnection of internet connection. It’s entirely spurious because no disconnection has taken place???
    Otherwise, looking nice, thanks.

  5. Here in the Philippines, we were recently (November 2020) ravaged by a supertyphoon called Ulysses. We had floods reaching the roofs of houses, with many deaths and damage to property. The name “Ulyssa” sounds so close to “Ulysses” it awakens a feeling of trauma in me, and I don’t think I would want to use this if it constantly reminds me of what I was going through just less than a month ago. I know this is unintentional, but the coincidence and the timing was not good for me, and possibly other people from my country.

    1. Hi,

      I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware. I can understand how traumatic this must be and how unpleasant these announcements can feel as a result. We could have changed it in the Summer, but we can’t change it that late I’m afraid. It’s not just a product name we use in announcements and blog posts, it’s also the codename for the package repositories. Its omnipresent technically, in package names, repositories names and other places in the OS. It uniquely identifies many aspects of the release.

      I hope you recover well and put this behind you. I’m sorry for the bad memories this release name will bring to you and people who suffered from this catastrophe. Hopefully the next codename will come quick enough and let you forget about this one.

    2. Hi Bamm,

      First I would like to appreciate Clem for their amazing and empathetic response. Hats off to you for your display of professionalism and kindness. The world needs more people like you.

      Next, as a fellow Filipino myself, and as an individual struck by the same circumstances. I find it really irrelevant to take offense on the release name. Just because we have had a bad experience in relation to the name, doesn’t give us the right to demand that it’d be changed. I for one, know that I will use this Ulyssa as Linux Mint has made an amazing amount of effort in this release. And I am grateful to them for that.

      Saying you’re not gonna use this, could be likened to me not using the “Cinnamon” build as a whole, because I’m allergic to cinnamon and almost died from it. See where I’m getting at?

      Also, I’m sorry that we had to go through that experience. But we can’t really do anything from it except move forward. Here’s hoping for the best to you and your family.

      Cheers,
      Kedbin

  6. Solid beta — thank you very much for all the work. Please update Libreoffice to the latest 7.0.x release: the 6.4.x releases have reached EOL last month, Nov. 2020, and will not receive any fixes or further updates. “Web-apps” provides no means to edit the URL after adding the launch button. Would be helpful to have. “Xfce4-Goodies” still not included (first mentioned in Mint 18 betas).

    1. Hi,

      I’m sorry, it can’t be installed by default because it has dependencies on applications we don’t want to ship with.

    2. Hi,

      I see your new webapp-application. After I say “wow, what good idea!”, I ask “Is it possible to store username and password for the webapp and to make a Autologin, when I start the specific webapp?” Is it possible now or in the future?

    3. Each webapp uses its own cache, so it doesn’t know the usernames/passwords of your main browser, but once you log in and save the password in the web-app it’s able to remember it.

    4. If you must have LibreOffice 7.xx use the following PPA.
      However, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PPA IS FOR TESTING, and may not be completely stable!
      Because of this LibreOffice 7.xx is not installed by default in Linuxmint 20.0 or 20.1.
      Use at your own risk!!!
      Don’t say you are not warned!

      https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/libreoffice

  7. .

    Hello, mint folks.

    I recently installed a brand new hard drive (6000Gb) on my machine. I only had a linux mint 19.1 DVD (64bit) to boot from. So after i used it to install mint19.1, i immediately went online and upgraded to mint 19.3; then i upgraded to mint20. After each upgrade, i used Timeshift, and saved that data to my home folder. When i further upgrade to mint 20.1, i will use Timeshift again. Is this kind of information useful to mint developers? Just curious.

    .

    1. No, I mean, it’s good that you’re using timeshift to be able to go back in case something goes wrong. It is recommended.

  8. Will all those new goodies such as Webapps and the new Cinnamon version be ported into LMDE 4?
    Thank you for your work and efforts.
    Patrick

  9. I’ve just installed this and after working out the usual rough edges (iwheel, etc.) find it to be a stable and well done release. The printer fix especially as my OKI C332 was not at all working with the earlier release. Keep up the great work!

  10. Hello I have a question. Is it possible to install the new version 20.1 directly on a computer with Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)? Or do you have to switch back to AHCI first, as with version 20.0?

    With kind regards

  11. Hi Clem,
    would you please add “xiccd” to your wonderful distro? It is necessary to use the Color Profiles module in the xfce4-settings-manager. I think, many people use icc-profiles for their devices and wonder about the useless settings-module…
    And there is still a problem with the theming:
    When i put the window-buttons to the left (mac-like), in several windows the buttons are cut off (e. g. with gnome-discs). It’s a bit annoying and one of the reasons why i still use mint 19.3 where it works without any problems.

    1. Thanks Freddy,

      Xiccd was removed in the 19.3 BETA because it used 100% CPU after a logout/login.

      https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=13309
      https://github.com/agalakhov/xiccd/issues/9

      It looks like the issue is fixed in 0.3 so we might be able to ship with it again. I’ll make sure we can reproduce the issue with 0.2 and see that it no longer happens with 0.3 and then we can re-add it.

      Regarding the titlebar buttons, it works as expected. Gnome-disk is using a CSD headerbar, which means it’s the app (as opposed to the WM) which is responsible for that titlebar.. in other words this is an issue with the way gnome-disk handles its headerbard. You can report it upstream to them directly. In the meantime just use your mouse to make the sidebar wider and it will accomodate more place for the titlebar buttons on the left side.

    2. Hi Clem,
      thanks a lot for your explanations.
      I remember, the problem with the cut-off buttons got worse when i tried to use fractional scaling in the cinnamon-version of Mint 20. But i do not use fractional scaling anymore. The screen still looks crisper when i choose a different screen resolution (e. g. 1368×768 on a FHD 11.6″-display) instead of fractional scaling. So the problem appears only with gnome-disks.

    1. Hi Jorge,

      Every iphone model and every IOS version is different. Apple is known to break connectivity on purpose (or at least “was” in the past). Linux devs have been reverse-engineering this phone and the iPod before it so many times and got them to work very well without iTunes, but that’s not something Apple is keen about. Check your IOS version and see if https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libimobiledevice/+bug/1854403 relates to the problem you’re having. Mint 20.1 ships with all the packages you would need for this to work correctly, but if a new iOS update breaks it yet again, then I’m not sure what we can do. We might get libimobiledevice 1.3.0 backports.. I don’t even know if that helps in your case.

      Do let us know in any case if you find something that helps.

  12. hello, I hope linux mint 20.1 xfce is lighter than linux mint 20 xfce because linux mint 20 xfce is very resource consuming

    1. Hi Xero,

      You can check which processes use the most CPU or RAM. Maybe one application or process is making your entire desktop go slow? Check with the Task Manager in Xfce.

  13. Hi Clem!
    Just found my first glitch, but it might not be related to this release. I’m normally a Firefox user but have been dabbling with Chrome on my office Windows computer. I downloaded Chromium here and it at first worked fine…then it started, for lack of a better word, spazing out every single time I hit a tab or link. It was actually very jarring. As I haven’t used it on a stable release yet I was wondering if this is common or not. Thanks!

  14. Hello, I was wondering if you know when 20.1 will be officially released? Also, I had trouble installing mint 20 on my laptop. The OS would freeze completely within seconds of reaching the desktop, sometimes while on the login page. I think it was gpu related. The OS would work in safe mode but not in regular mode. Has this been fixed in 20.1?

    1. Hi John,

      We don’t have an ETA yet. It’s hard to know, it really depends on your hardware.. small kernel fixes (and regressions also unfortunately) happen very often.

  15. Same problem with this as every Mint since 19.0 (and 18.x?). The nvidia driver will not load after install and reboot, among other bugs like a double login screen (have to login with password twice). Just get a little blank window when trying to use nvidia-settings. This on both my PCs, one Ryzen 5 2600, the other and older AMD FX6300.

    1. Did it install correctly? Is it a package installation (mintdrivers) issue? Is it a GPU compatibility issue? Is it a kernel issue? How far do these drivers go for you? Do they install correctly? Do they compile over DKMS correctly? What happens exactly? Give us more information. As it is we can’t guess the cause of the problem, you only told us the symptoms.

    2. There is not much to tell. I install Mint, all seems fine, I use the included driver tool to install the recommended nvidia driver (several versions of them now) and it appears to install fine. Sometimes nvidia-settings works fine once or twice, then after a reboot or two, it just stops working, pops up a small, empty window, and the desktop background goes back to default (default display). When run from terminal “ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system.”

      Does this on a Ryzen 5 2600 with GTX 1660 Super and on an AMD FX6300 with a GTX 1060…so it’s not hardware specific.

  16. Still haven’t fixed the clownishly-large volume-icon in the notification area…

    This issue appeared in 19.3 and any enquiry about it is met with deafening silence.

    It’s not a deal-breaker, but is an annoyance…

    1. Are you referring to the default PulseAudio Panel Plugin? If so you can install volumeicon-alsa from the repos. It lives in the notification area (systray) and is sized along with the other icons there. Be sure to add it to Settings > Session and Startup > Application Autostart. Name and Description can be anything. Command = volumeicon, Trigger = on login.

  17. does changing the file/folder name updates the same in the many places of favourites? if not, then that would be better.

  18. ippusbxd is no longer provided automatically. That’s a good decision.
    It may have worked for some users, but for many others it did not.

    ipp-usb is a very much better implementation of IPP-over-USB and
    numerous users have benefited from installing it. However, it must
    be installed manually on Mint 20.1. Why not simply replace the
    dependency on ippusbxd by one on ipp-usb. That would automatically
    give driverless printing on modern USB connected devices.

  19. Hi Clem,

    Thank you for your very useful link. I will consider contributing my
    thoughts on the issue of IPP-over-USB there. May I just touch on
    one aspect of the situation: ipp-usb commandeers the USB endpoints,
    preventing vendor drivers from accessing the USB connection. AFAIK,
    this is inherent in the USB standard and nothing can be done to
    prevent it.

    This implies that it is users that will have to adjust to the situation,
    rather than the basic implementation of the IPP-over-USB standard
    being altered.

    1. Hi William,

      I’m quite sure it’s too late to include Xfce 4.16. The beta was built before 4.16 came out, so no decent time for testing before including it. Based on Mint’s history, I suspect 4.16 will be added in Mint 20.2 due in about 6 months.

  20. Thank you for your continued updates and support of the Xfce Edition. I wish LMDE had an Xfce Edition but fully understand the time is better spent elsewhere.

  21. Clem and developers,

    I understood what Mike meant. The notification icons are disproportionate in size (both in the MATE and XFCE versions). I even thought that this error would be corrected in some update in the first point release of version 20.

  22. Please, don’t shoot the questioner here. I do like LM 20! But I also still need a couple of Windoes programs. So … Since LM 20 is 64-bit only, can I still install a 32-bit version of wine (Windows ‘not’ emulator), which requires first installing i386 libraries? Or is the only option with LM20 to install the 64-bit version of wine (which is not 100% yet)?

  23. linux mint 17.something was the reason i fell with linux and i’m still using it even tho i tried so many other distros but mint stays number 1 for me , but i wish you guys can give us wine and/or anbox preinstalled pre configured other than that linux mint is awesome thank you !

  24. We’ve had all these posts saying Mint 20.1 would release before Christmas and now it’s almost the end of the year and there’s still only a broken flawed beta. So what’s the new release estimate?

  25. @Former Mint Fan

    It will be released when it’s ready not when an ungrateful user demand it. Anyway the Beta is upgradable to 20.1 final so just install it now.

    I’m just a happy Mint user who would much rather have a cleaned up 20.1 later then a problem prone 20.1 now 🙂

  26. @Former Mint Fan, @Jose: Would you prefer a flawed release? If there are open bugs they don’t vanish by fairy dust or just because you are “very disappointed”. And if I don’t overlook something you get Mint for free.
    I’m very glad that the Mint team does such a terrific job. I personally would love some more attention to the XFCE version, but I accpet Cinnamon is the flagship

    1. You drown in a circular fallacy. The fact that [Linux] Mint is free is the least we could expect in the Linux world. I even understand that the Linux Mint developer team must be very small, but if a project proposes to deliver the distribution on a date, well, let it be delivered. Almost a year has passed since the first point release. And I reiterate my position: this type of attitude, as an end user since 2013, disappointed me.

    2. José,

      Linux Mint 20 was released 6 months ago. And there were no promises of a release date for 20.1 other than around or during the holidays as far as I can recall.

  27. @Jose.. “…Almost a year has passed since the first point release…as an end user since 2013, disappointed me.”

    That is hilarious. I guess you are not a HaikuOS user? They have been working since 2001.. no joke and still only are only on Beta 2 !!! Linux Mint (Linux in general) is blazing fast in comparison.

    1. @Pat, @MrEen: I’m not here to pay for fanboy. I just like Linux. And my favorite distribution ALWAYS was Linux Mint. Yes, it was scheduled for Christmas, right? The beta was launched on December 16th. What Day is Today? I reiterate: lack of sense of commitment to the end user.

    2. “Yes, it was scheduled for Christmas, right?”

      No, it was estimated to be around the holidays. It was never scheduled for any particular day.

  28. Anyway, I understand that the Linux Mint team should not be as robust as those of large distributions, and I also understand the context of the restrictions measures due to COVID-19. What do we have left? Expect to release the final version when the Ubuntu base is in the fourth point release.

  29. Clem,
    Can’t log out, restart, shutdown from Guest session with menu logout window. I get the following error message.

    GDBus.Error.IvalidArgs: Type of message,”(yb)”, does not match expected type “(b)”

    Can get to login screen with ctrl/alt/delete and log back in (mine or guest), restart,or shut down from there.

    My account choices after logging in 4 times are now
    Guest
    Guest
    Guest
    My Name
    Guest Session
    Disabling guest session in Settings > Login Window and rebooting removes Guest Session but still has Guest 3 times. Attempting login with Guest gets ‘invalid password’ error, enabled or not.

    Works fine in 19.2, 19.3. Problem in 20.0 also.

    1. Further exploration reveals that after clicking restart and waiting it goes to login screen when the display goes blank via power manager. I tried this twice with PM set to blank at five and ten minutes with same result after five and ten minutes respectively. Setting to never does nothing after fifteen minutes. Logged in and made no attempt to log out. When the screen blanked it was back to the login screen. I think I’m getting close and will explore further tomorrow after a late breakfast of Alka-Seltzer® as I will be celebrating the end of 2020 this evening. I hope you will will be (or already are considering the six hour time difference) celebrating in your preferred manner this evening as well. You’ve certainly earned it. Again, happy 2021 to all.

    2. I misidentified the problem. It’s not how to log out but how to avoid logging out when the screen goes blank thereby losing anything not saved to other media. A quick workaround would be to set the screen defaults to ‘never’ but that’s not a solution. A guest user would probably not know to (or how to) reset them when logging in. I hope my efforts saved you some work but any real solution is beyond my abilities. Please post when this is fixed. I know it will be because of your dedication to producing the very best distro you can. Thank you for that.

  30. @Jose … “Expect to release the final version when the Ubuntu base is in the fourth point release.”
    That would be in February/March so you have two more months of complaining. Life is tough just like math and chess.

    @Jose .. “it was scheduled for Christmas, right? The beta was launched on December 16th. What Day is Today? I reiterate: lack of sense of commitment to the end user.”

    For the record you are rewriting history with your comment above. Clem wrote three months ago a LIKELY mid-December release. Seems right on time to me!

    And by the way I just downloaded HaikuOS again as I have been downloading about monthly since 2002. It’s fast and slick as a late 90’s OS (ie. BeOS) with a web browser that still always crashes when playing YouTube videos. I reported the bug with debug trace years ago! Anyway Linux Mint is about a decade ahead of HaikuOS!

    So what were you complaining about .. now ?

  31. why linux int 20 xfce is garbled screen and has a bug in xfwm4 + compositing ? how to fix that and when the 20.1 official release ? and i hope lemonbar hav a official reposity in linux mint

  32. Hello Clem, any news about xfce 4.16, is it going to be included in 20.1, I am using it now via ppa and I think it works, the only thing I don’t really like is the CSD so the window frames don’t show uniformly throughout all windows and don’t like that, is there a way to bypass that feature? thanks!

    1. Otto
      Asked and answered above. No, but maybe in 20.2. There’s not enough time to adapt a new DE version. Besides, Jose is already having a hissy fit because does he doesn’t understand the word ‘hoping’ (see below). We dare not keep him waiting any longer.

  33. @Pat: I will REFRESH your memory: “Hi everyone, Christmas is coming fast. We’re hoping to release Linux Mint 20.1 DURING THE HOLIDAY season but we’re on a very tight schedule”.

    Available in: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?paged=2

    Give up wanting to be lenient with a proposal that has NOT been fulfilled! In short, we will be testing this timeless Beta, who knows in March it will be released. Hehe.

    1. Are you able to read your own postings? I highlight: ” We’re ***hoping*** to release Linux Mint 20.1 DURING THE HOLIDAY season but we’re on a ***very tight schedule***”.

      Hope is not a promise and a tight schedule is exactly that.

      “is the least we could expect in the Linux world”
      And the least what people doing Linux for free could expect is some kind of gratitude and not a perceived entitlement if a schedule is misses by a couple of days. As I pointed out, they wont do it to annoy you but because there are issues. I guess you would be one of the first to complain why they publish a release if it is not ready.

      And the last release was not a year ago but roughly 6 month and to claim that it will take to the 4th.point release, which will be released around february 2022 is either showing your ignorance or your impudence

      ” I reiterate: lack of sense of commitment to the end user.”
      I reiterate: lack of understanding of their commitment to the end user.

    2. Ah! José thank you for the refresh. I know you posted this to prove your point but maybe it flowed in the other direction? It’s okay, I understand that sometimes the language barrier makes us misunderstand stuff! I am prone to that mistake as well.

      The key takeaways from that post are “hoping” and “but we’re on a tight schedule.” No way does this imply that (and I quote you from december 29) the “lack of sense of commitment to the end user.” No commitment was made, only a soft deadline.

      I would just like to end this saying, that I appreciate all the hardwork the linux mint team has done for this latest release. Thank you very much.

  34. I Have Tested And Used The 5.8 series kernel on my dell optiplex 760 and it works great on my hardware no issues i have also tested the 5.9 series xanmod kernel and it works great no issues
    I Think Either one of those would fix issue #33 kernel: 5.4 lacks graphics support for AMD Ryzen 5 for those interested in trying out the latest stable 5.9 series xanmod performance kernel
    go to https://xanmod.org/

  35. For those having boot issues with AMD Hardware Try The 5.9 series stable xanmod kernel https://xanmod.org/
    it is easy to install it right on the website just select the 5.9 stable branch and it will install via apturl
    this kernel not only has performance patches but also stability and all kinds of improvements it is my daily driver with no issues
    the 5.9 series has fixes for AMD hardware hopefully someone tries this out to see if the issues are fixed i think they might be a really good chance they are

  36. Hi, i have an old pc with specs: Intel 2 Duo E4400 2.00ghz, Intel DG33TL Motherboard, 2gb RAM 667hz and Nvidia Geforce GT610…I have it for browsing and youtube and i want to ask if i can run Linux Mint 20 on this computer…I tried the version 19.3 32-bit was running fine and it was fast but it was 32-bit and the only problem that i have was with shutdown..i couldnt fully shoutdown the pc properly and i should press the power button for 4 seconds to full shutdown..

    1. HI Alexis
      Your system should run mint 20.x , But I am not sure about the Nvidia Geforce GT610…
      The Intel DG33TL is a 64 bit motherboard, but might be a bit slow with only 2gb RAM and
      Intel 2 Duo E4400 2.00ghz. If you are a bit cash strapped, Upgrading to a Q6600 Quad core
      and 2 more gigs of ram are cheap upgrades and can be had on eBay or Amazon . That would
      go a long way to make the system more responsive. I use such a setup for a streaming media
      system with no problems.

      Manuals, Guides, and Specifications for your Intel® Desktop Board DG33TL can be found here
      if you need them:

      https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022002/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards.html

      https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/50378/intel-desktop-board-dg33tl.html

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