Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” Xfce – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 21.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. 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 21.2 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 21.2 Xfce

System requirements:

  • 2GB RAM (4GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 20GB of disk space (100GB 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.
  • Upgrade instructions will be published after the stable release of Linux Mint 21.2.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 21 and Linux Mint 21.1.

Bug reports:

  • Bugs in this release should be reported on Github at
  • 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.

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.


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!


  1. “Linux Mint 21.2 features full support for HEIF and AVIF image files.”

    Does this mean that, despite Pix being updated to include JPEG-XL support, does the Mint desktop itself not include support for JPEG-XL in this release and it’ll be something that will have to wait for the likes of Mint 21.3?

  2. All good…BUT: I have Mint xfce 4.18 (Greek language) installed. Opening thunar, and selecting Waste , it resizes the window and partially hides the left column. I have tested the whole system in English and it works correctly. So this problem is in the Greek language and I don’t know how it can be solved? I assume this is because of the displayed options under ‘Restore Selected Items’ – ‘Empty Trash’ which in Greek are much longer explanations and thus ‘break’ the size of the window…
    This also happens in debian 12 xfce . It is probably a problem with xfce

    Translated with (free version)

  3. [copy & pasted from git issue #14 since this is a better place for it]

    So considering the long “readme” for this temporary 21.2 git emphasizing that you’re only interested in bugs that didn’t exist on 21.1, I suppose my list of bugs that I’ve gathered over the last 3-ish months should wait until non-beta 21.2 before I retest and/or report them?

    The idea is that using a live ISO makes for much easier reproducibility and demonstration, not to mention a much easier way to check if a given bug is or isn’t still present in the newest version of Mint, but there’s only a period of maybe a month or two where a given versions live ISO is even applicable to the current version of Mint.

  4. I downloaded the three iso images and none of them started from the Bio… Any tips or details that we don’t know? Thank you

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