Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” Cinnamon – BETA Release

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

Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria Cinnamon 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 Cinnamon“.

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 Cinnamon

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:

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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. I noticed this to, not happy there’s no way to switch to Traditional layout, tried doing it by hand but took me over an hour due to my hands have ticks, jerks and can shake. I found out have to restart cinnamon other wise adding items to panel from menu creates multiple panel launchers, a re-start fixes this. I hope they can add back the Tradional layout, other wise will be painful to try and re-create 🙁

    2. It’s almost like my “tin-foil hat conspiracy theory”… wasn’t exactly a theory:

      The good news is that Xfce 4.18 fixes a lot of my own niggles with both Cinnamon and Xfce 4.16 so, at least for my personal PC, it’s the obvious go-to solution and therefore will probably also become my go-to solution for other PCs as well while my other two existing PCs will probably just stick with Mint Cinnamon 21.1 (luckily that was the version that brought integrated update support for flatpak! That was a really big one for my two Cinnamon-based PCs).

      This does however mean that I won’t be able to see a fix for the the big “fitt’s law” problem that so many GTK3 and GTK4-based software has since the Xfce devs have no interest in applying KDE’s work-around while the Cinnamon devs would probably only have any such work-around not be made available for Mint Cinnamon 21.1.

      Of course, if the “Traditional” button gets reintroduced for Mint Cinnamon 21.3, then all is good!

    3. One work-around that I just theorized is to install 21.1 (not a typo), select the “Traditional” panel preset, and then upgrade to 21.2 (once the non-beta is released of course).

      Since upgrading from 21.0 to 21.1 kept your panel in the “Traditional” configuration if you were already using it then, in theory, this should also apply to when upgrading from 21.1 to 21.2.

      Sure it takes a bit more time since you have to then also download and install the 21.2 upgrade, but it at least is largely automatic and doesn’t really require baby-sitting, so it could actually take less time out of your day than if you manually tried recreating a traditional-style panel (especially since you can go do something else while it’s applying the 21.2 upgrade).

    4. I agree it should be easier to select the old style.
      At the moment I found this workarround:
      – Run any program you want.
      – Right click on the program’s icon on the panel
      – Click on “Applet preferences”
      – Click on Configure…
      Now you are at the grouped window list settings
      At the General tab
      – Disable “Group windows by application”
      – Click on the “panel” tab
      – Select “Window title” in “Button label”

    5. Ugh. That means I’m going to have to do a ton more customization work next time I need to do a clean reinstall. I hate the Windows 10 look alike mode

    6. I use Aptik – – to back up my apps/software, desktop settings, themes, icons, hidden home folders, etc… When I did the fresh install of 21.2 Beta and used Atpik to reinstall everything from 21.1 once I did the initial update, the Traditional Layout was what I had. Must have brought settings in from 21.1. So, this goes to the what NM64 says about upgrading from 21.1 to 21.2 should work once it’s out.

  1. Reading through New Features:

    > The Cinnamon notifications were redesigned to feature the accent color.

    I do not get this obsession with sticking the accent color everywhere somehow. I would imagine that its purpose is to put an *accent* on an accented element. No accent — no color.

  2. Clem, I tried out the beta in a VM. It looks like the bug that’s been bothering me since the first release of LM 21 is still present in Cinnamon 5.8. This is the one where the application menu’s contents invisibly overrun the boundaries of the menu area, so that if you click above the menu (when the panel is at the bottom of the screen) or below the menu (when the panel is at the top of the screen) in order to just close the menu, it activates whatever program would be in that spot if the menu was the entire size of the screen. Personally, I’m running into this issue constantly, and accidentally running programs I don’t want to run while simply trying to close the menu. Is there anything I can do to help you fix this issue?

    1. Wow, you’re right, I never noticed it as I close the menu with the super key but it behaves exactly as you describe. That must be really annoying.

    2. I run LMDE 5 (fully updated) and I get the same result. Never noticed this problem before until I read your post and duplicated the issue myself.

    3. OMG it’s true, it happens to me too! I can even see the app descriptions changing as I move the mouse outside the menu boundaries!

      Gnome 3.x used to have the same bug when you enabled the Applications Menu extension and it was annoying as hell. It seems to have been fixed sometime ago on some Gnome 4x version(s) despite having no reply on the bug report on gitlab/gnome-shell. Maybe it’s a bug somewhere in the underlying libraries and not in the menu itself. On the other hand the Arc Menu extension used to be able to side step the issue completely somehow, even when Gnome’s native extension was buggy.

    4. I am not able to reproduce it in the beta. I am also running in a VM (VirtualBox). Not saying you’re wrong. Just saying that it’s not happening to me although I tried. I haven’t added in any new applications, though, that didn’t come with the beta. I open the main menu and when/wherever I click outside the menu, even close to the boundary or far from it, the menu simply disappears as expected, with no new application opening.

    5. Bill, it happens in a VM, too (that’s how I tested to see if the bug was still there). perhaps you’re not doing what triggers it. try putting the panel at the top, so it’s easier to see, open the menu, make sure “All applications” is selected so you have a long enough list in the menu, and quickly move the mouse below the menu and click

    6. This same issue also exists on Manjaro-cinnamon 22.0-230104 if that’s useful for anyone.

    7. Mike, OK yes, I’m running the 21.2 beta now on my PC full time (even a beta is far more reliable than Windows) and when I move the panel to the top and select All Applications in the menu then move the mouse very quickly to just below the bottom of the menu and click, about half the time I can reproduce what you’re saying. I normally run the panel at the bottom and launch the menu from there; can’t make it happen that way.

  3. When Linux Mint 21.2 already released to General Availability (GA / RTM) and then how to upgrade to Linux Mint 21.2 without reinstalling the Linux Mint? Is possible to upgrade to Linux Mint via Linux Mint Update Manager?

    1. Yes, if you are on 21.1, then it is possible to upgrade via the Update Manager.

    1. You mis-understand. 5-19 will continue to be supported, it will just go “up” a number or two. For example, it will go from the current 5.19.0-45 to 5.19.0-46 or 47. Personally, I would like to see them go up to the LTS 6.1 kernel, but I won’t try and pull it from non-Mint sources. I’m not that confident in myself. 🙂

    2. You could always try out the OEM kernel, which is included in the repositories that come with LM 21/Ubuntu 22.04. The current OEM kernel version is at 6.1. Just type this into a terminal (or copy/paste):

      apt install linux-oem-22.04c

    3. I’m fairly certain the support for 5.19 ends August 2023. Every version of 5.19 (.0-41, .0-42, .0-43, etc) has had the same Supported Until August 2023 date. Just like every current build of the 5.15 LTS is Supported Until April 2027. I’d just like to know what is replacing the 5.19 in August, as it has features supporting my hardware that 5.15 does not have.

    4. Check here:
      The graph indicates Ubuntu will support the 5.19 kernel until at least the end of 2026 (as Ed suggested).
      It also says “These kernels are all supported for the full life of their underlying LTS release.”
      I gather you were referring to the Linux Kernel support, rather than the Ubuntu Kernel support. Ubuntu has its own Kernel Team which is linked to in the first paragraph.

  4. Hi Clem.
    If you middle-click any open window on grouped-window-list to close it you loose the tooltips on any open panels. This bug is not new, it affects cinnamon 5.6 as well.
    Thank you for the hard work of the entire team.


    OK, but when Linux Mint Debian Edition 6 will be released.

    I still dont understand why you dont focus on ONE project, obv LINUX MINT DEBIAN, and focus on this Ubuntu things while so many ppl say Debian Version is BETTER.
    You act like you have a team of one thousand devs available.

    Rethink pls. Thanks.

    1. The Debian version being better is a very subjective statement. Each person has their own needs. For me, the Ubuntu version has always been better overall. I’ve seen several situations where the Ubuntu version is definitely the better one, such as the Ubuntu version having better driver support for uncommon devices, needing to have more up to date software packages/libraries/kernels, etc.

    2. A “Debian Mint” would require perhaps triple the manpower for development alone i would think. Let alone an army of maintainers. Ub sucks, sure, but Mint isnt an ub alternative. Mint polishes ub, gnome, mutter, mate, etc. Mint bestows Cinnamon upon us. Mint develops and maintains xapps.

      LMDE is a side project Top Dev uses to train devs to better understand the ub/Debian intersection. Ingenious really. LMDE doesnt exist without Mint proper.

  6. Linux Mint is a solid distribution but there is always the underlying question whether they should drop using the Ubuntu repository and make the Debian Edition standard. As Clem disapproves of Canonical’s practices so much it would be the correct thing to do.

    1. Mint is solid because of ub. I think Mint should parallel ub’s rolling releases. But we not Top Dev.

      Ub gonna ub, canonical top brass gonna push corporate crap. But gpl is amoral. If ub closes source (its not, calling it now) then Mint could go anywhere. Arch hopefully.

  7. Excellent work Clem, I like the news, something that Linux Mint lacks is to include a native clipboard like plasma does, do you think it could be included in a future version? Something else, the new folders are beautiful but I would prefer them to have the same traditional colors that are softer and less tiring on the eyes, it would be great if it could be done, many thanks to all the team for their hard work.

  8. Excellent work Clem, I like the news, something that Linux Mint lacks is to include a native clipboard like plasma does, do you think it could be included in a future version? Something else, the new folders are beautiful but I would prefer them to have the same traditional colors that are softer and less tiring on the eyes, it would be great if it could be done, many thanks to all the team for their hard work.

  9. I have previously installed Ubuntu 22.04

    When I boot this ISO image (on USB) I get a blue screen:
    Verification Failed: (0x1a) Security Violation

    Are you goings going to get fresh shims/kernels or whatever any time soon?

  10. Good day folks!
    A few suggestions and feedback after having a quick look at the current state beta 21.2 cinnamon live usb version:
    MINTINSTALL: Limiting to 3 colums is a good start concerning usability but the design of the category section breaks format when you put the application to fullscreen. Possible solutions make the category selection an always on screen section at the to or the bottom of the window and fix the scaling. Quick workaround might also be make the window size fixed for best usability although that probably will trigger problems with user of fringe setups.
    MOST IMPORTANTLY: please sort the application entries in a discoverable way (alphabetical) or give us access to sorting filters (e.g. alphabetical/rating/closest match to search result. Since You opted for a three column system it should probably sort from left to right instead of top to bottom. The current system is not usable unless you now the exact name of the package you are looking for.

    LIBREOFFICE: please ship the app with an icon theme that works with light and dark mode alike. The current theme does not work work with darkmode.

    GROUPED WINDOWLIST: Would it be possible to fall back to tooltips when hovering over tabs – when thumbnails and grouping are deactivated in the settings – in a way similar to how it works for the old windowlist applet? This would allow for better contrast and longer descriptive text or in short: better usability.
    PIX: UI is not ‘slightly less discoverable’ it is simply worse. Hovering over Icons waiting for an explanatory tooltip to pop up and dealing with strangely sorted hamburger menus is not fun. Best solution would to get proper menus and toolbars back but if that is beyond the scope of what your are able to fix here is a few suggestions:
    if possible without doing it systemwide: reduce the tooltip delay to zero for headerbar applications. Having monochrome icons when the design clearly intends it to have colors to indicate colorchanging work is also not a good idea: bring back colored icons for the editing tools please. And since we are allready there there is so much wasted space around the small edition tools symbols: how about bringing back the descriptive text next to the icons so we do not have to guess what they mean.

    NEW TOOLTIPS: They work reasonably well with most colors (red might need to be toned a bit down to make it less blinding), but an option to pick the old color scheme for the tooltips directly and independently of the complete legacy theme would probably be best in the long run, since UI development will focus on the newer themes going forward. The old one is simply to good for readability to let it fade away.

    NEW FOLDER DESIGN: Good! I only wish you would have taken the time to design a more discreet label icon for linked folders/files. It is probably the most used label in the file manager but, it does not need to cover such a huge part of the underlying icon, does it?
    Anyway, thanks for the new version and have good week!

    1. excellent post! i second your sentiments regarding pix, atze. i cannot say it better than you. Menubars, tabbars, toolbars, whathaveyou, if your ui isnt universally intuitive, then your ui is immature. i still blame gnome tho.

  11. Since installing Ubuntu 22.04.2, this beta CD will not boot, giving “Verification Failed: (0x1A) Security Violation”.

    I don’t understand the secure-boot tricks that led to this situation.

    I was really hoping that would be fixed with this beta image. Is it intended to be fixed with the final release?

    1. When using Ubuntu 22.04.2, the signature keys kept in UEFI “store” were replaced with new ones (as part of new shim 15.7). Now, when you use Mint ISO, which is signed with old keys, you get the aforementioned error.

  12. Hi,I ‘m really happy that Linux Mint is in active development. I’m testing the beta version of 21.2 and I haven’t encountered any critical issues. I think that the new folders and simplified thenes menu are fine. One could say that there are more important things than visuals but IMHO they had to be dealt with. I’m not sure about Pix, it launches very slowly, like an electron app and navigating it is more diffucult than the previous versions. I tried to installl Pix Vera bu unfortunatelyt it doesn”t work. On the other hand, new Pix has more features. One thingvstrikes me a bit – why do pdf files in xviewer don’t default to the continuous view? Now each pdf text needs extra clicks to be really usable. It’s easier to read continuous text than nanually move the page in page view to see its bottom content and repeat this action on each page. Or am I missing something? Finally, gestures are a nice novelty. I know this is not a professional review, but maybe it will be useful.

  13. Apart secure boot security failure (no shim package), fresh install was ok. The Kernel is way too low for new machines (Zen 3 and 4).

    The bare minimum to acces Internet is Lunar Lobster Kernel. In Synaptic, is not working: no mouse, no touchpad. Please, consider an ISO with 6.2.

    On top of that, Ubuntu Kernel ppa is broken, the last update is Kernel 6.3.7. The latest stable version is 6.3.9, latest unstable is 6.4-rc7.

    Cheers for this new one,

    PS Sucuri, the devil firewall blocks all Tor browser IP’s: Sucks!

  14. I fear that the new folder icons are not good. For, they give the impression that something has been superimposed upon something else – and the eye flicks between the apparent foreground and the apparent background. If a shadow effect is what is intended, then something that looks more like a shadow is needed. (One can use third-party icons, and I do and will, but having a good default is important.)

  15. I tested the beta and it looks great!
    For anyone that prefers “traditional” layout, I have to agree with the team that most people will be fine with the modern one and learn to tweak it.
    But if you want the old one like I do, because I want the highlight color only on the currently active element in the panel, this is what you do:
    1) right-click panel -> open applets
    2) type “window” (just for convenience)
    3) take out the “grouped window list” by clicking minus
    4) add the “window list” by clicking plus
    5) right-click panel – panel edit mode
    6) rearrange applets as needed and switch off panel edit mode again
    You can also add the “window quick list” for the really typical look.
    I prefer this applet for the highlight color! It makes it much easier to see what window is currently active.
    Hope this can be helpful to anyone ^^

    Thank you Clem and the whole team for the continuous improvements!
    Looks like the best LM so far! Love it <3

    1. @Noir

      Thank you Noir. I tried it and it worked. But, what is the “window quick list” and what does it do? I added that but don’t see or understand it.

    2. @Sir Douglas, ah you are right, this was my mistake! I mixed up the name. Not quick list, the applet I meant is “panel launchers” – that is what was traditionally used to quick launch apps!
      I personally don’t use panel launchers anymore to save space. I have them in the favorites in the menu if I need some quick access sometimes. And for apps that I launch daily, I hotkey them.:
      In menu – keyboard – shortcuts; custom shortcuts; add custom shortcut; any app you like and super+1…

    3. @Noir

      Thank you for the clarification about “window quick list” correctly being “open windows”. I understood what you meant and got it working.

      I know what you mean about saving space ( panel launchers ).
      I use panel launchers but I have two panels.
      Menu and launchers are on top.
      Symbolic icons are also on top, as well as “show desktop,” work space switchers, time, etc.
      The bottom panel shows what’s open ( left-justified ). The bottom panel is blank if nothing is open.
      I’ll probably put the “open windows” button on the bottom ( right-justified ).

      I never knew about the “open windows” button, that it even existed.
      Thank you for making me aware of it.

      Thank you for all your comments.

  16. Btw, It might be a good option to be able to lock the menu resize, similar to panel-edit-mode.
    And the thumbnails on the mint-y panels still feature the stripes, should be updated.

    1. Resizing the menu with a mouse pointer… a welcome feature but now after changing the dimensions the Y-axis length value is liable to random fluctuaction and it is impossible to set both dimensions of the menu precisely. Entering numeric values in the old way both for X and Y could work better perhaps.

    2. @Greg: I guess you are right. In 21.1 its possible to change only height in the setting. It might have been enough if they just added a width option under it, rather than having a constantly resizable window with cursor changes.

  17. Speaking as a LMDE user:-
    “Testing” the Mint beta in a VM
    It’s not obvious how to use Mint-X icons a dark mode – but I managed it…
    All very complex if a new user wanted to do this.
    Have to say that startup times (in 4GB) appear to be much improved over previous Mint bootup times.

  18. I guess this is an annoyance, not a bug. I’m running the live version of LM 21.2beta from a USB stick and am using Nemo to access my Windows 10 partition to grab a couple of files. I do that, and now I want to unmount the partition so I try to click on the Eject icon next to the partition name (in the left pane with Home, Documents, etc.). If my mouse cursor is anywhere near the right half of the Eject icon the hidden scroll bar pops out from the right covering the right half of the Eject icon. I’ve got to be real precise with the mouse cursor in order to click just the left side of the Eject icon so it can work.

    1. In my last post I should have noted that the left Nemo pane has to have enough items in it to require a scroll bar. You can just resize the window to force that.

    2. On a related note something similar is happening in Xed. I open a text file and go to the end of the file with Ctrl-End. This file’s last line doesn’t end with a newline. If I try to select text on this last line a hidden scroll bar pops up from the bottom and covers the line almost completely, preventing me from selecting anything.

  19. I am glad that Mint is getting support for older themes in the theme menu. I do enjoy the old themes as well as the modern ones. The accent color on the notifications is in my opinion ok. I only tested out the beta in a virtual machine. The nice part about the simplified menu is you can use it to customize the default themes and the advanced to include downloaded themes.

  20. I have just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 21.2 beta alone on my HP laptop . I liked very much the small appearance changes from 21.1. Even more user friendly !

  21. Due to health and other reasons I have been away from the day-to-day following of Linux Mint. Just checked out and installed the LM 21.2 Beta. I love what Linux Mint does and the thoughtful decisions on design. While I can appreciate the visual improvements for the people who use the Mint-Y theme, I was delighted that the legacy light yellow mouse over tool tips were left alone in Mint-X. Thank you! Also a big fan of the option in “System Settings” “Prefer light mode” to preserve a consistent look across the X-Apps. Well done!!

  22. Are there any plans to add a GNOME desktop shell, it would be nice to have a larger DE selection, but still stay on Linux MInt

  23. Hi!
    I need to reinstall my PC (currently on LM 20.3 but I’m facing a high cpu load caused by cinnamon).
    What’s the “most stable” way?
    a) installing LM 21.1 and wait for the update to LM 21.2
    b) installing LM 21.2 beta and update the packages to get LM 21.2 (stable)
    c) wait for LM 21.2 (stable)

    Thank you!


    1. Another option: If Cinnamon is indeed the cause of your high-CPU usage, you could always switch to another DE without reinstalling the whole OS. For example, a fairly easy way to do it would be to open a terminal and enter “apt install mint-meta-xfce” (without the quotes, of course), log out, then log in but with xfce set as your DE. If that solves your problem, then you could open the terminal again and enter “apt purge mint-meta-cinnamon” and then “apt autoremove” and “apt autoclean”. This should get rid of all Cinnamon packages not used by XFCE. The same thing can be done if you’d rather install MATE. Just use “apt install mint-meta-mate” as the first command instead of “apt install mint-meta-xfce”.

      If that doesn’t solve your problem, then a reinstall might still be needed. I would go with your option a or c, in that case.

    1. System Monitor belongs to GNOME, which is upstream from Mint, so Mint devs don’t have any control over it, unless they wanted to fork it, but that would be a huge maintenance burden.

      You can use Psensor for temperature: apt install psensor
      Then run it from the Menu. It will show up in your system tray.

  24. Thank you for this beautiful release.
    The only problem I see at the moment is the following from dmesg:

    [ 684.819450] usb usb1-port6: attempt power cycle
    [ 685.457568] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 102 using xhci_hcd
    [ 685.457617] usb 1-6: Device not responding to setup address.
    [ 685.659665] usb 1-6: Device not responding to setup address.
    [ 685.867692] usb 1-6: device not accepting address 102, error -71
    [ 686.184837] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 103 using xhci_hcd
    [ 686.198923] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0a2a, bcdDevice= 0.01
    [ 686.198936] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
    [ 687.936100] usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 103
    [ 688.260524] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x0c03 tx timeout
    [ 696.391118] Bluetooth: hci0: sending initial HCI reset failed (-110)
    [ 696.621014] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 104 using xhci_hcd
    [ 696.736064] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 696.956120] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 697.178217] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 105 using xhci_hcd
    [ 697.293255] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 697.513342] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 697.615362] usb usb1-port6: attempt power cycle
    [ 698.243511] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 106 using xhci_hcd
    [ 698.243725] usb 1-6: Device not responding to setup address.
    [ 698.447709] usb 1-6: Device not responding to setup address.
    [ 698.655616] usb 1-6: device not accepting address 106, error -71
    [ 698.971628] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 107 using xhci_hcd
    [ 698.985538] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0a2a, bcdDevice= 0.01
    [ 698.985551] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
    [ 700.722754] usb 1-6: USB disconnect, device number 107
    [ 701.000177] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x0c03 tx timeout
    [ 709.195163] Bluetooth: hci0: sending initial HCI reset failed (-110)
    [ 709.427229] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 108 using xhci_hcd
    [ 709.541307] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 709.765349] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 709.988353] usb 1-6: new full-speed USB device number 109 using xhci_hcd
    [ 710.103433] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 710.325234] usb 1-6: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [ 710.426555] usb usb1-port6: attempt power cycle

    1. Checking back the installer, booting from it, it also shows those errors but boots up faster than the already installed system. I believed this must be hardware settings related that I have to fix in the bios settings as bluetooth manager no longer works.

      Recently testing other distributions not using systemd to check on how true their bootup improvement and it was amazing to see it first hand. I wish in the debian version of linuxmint a better init system should be implemented and s6 is a good alternative, seen its performance with artix-cinnamon-s6, you guys should see it first hand. I believed for now speed is the significant missing piece of linuxmint. There are a lot of linux distribution that are fast in bootup and overall software performance but I cannot use any of them as color management (option to apply display device profile) is not implemented well and overall software stability is not their yet in them unlike linuxmint which is realistically rock solid as described. The boot repair on this release is a very useful tool and it works well. Linuxmint is my go to distro when recommending linux to anyone. Thank you all for all your effort.

    2. Just an update on the error above, indeed a hardware related issue. No more errors this time after cleaning off very fine dusts accumulation on the motherboard. Hardware is a mini PC, a Beelink T4 Pro. I start suspecting it as related to hardware when I verified same errors on different linux distributions, different kernel versions and on Windows 10, device manager keeps on refreshing its entries. This hardware is on the lower end on specs and any improvement on the software side is noticeable, a perfect setup for visual testing software performance.

    3. My main computer is a Beelink and I also maintain two other Beelink mini pcs. From time to time, they can loose bluetooth and restarting the pc doesn’t solve the problem. What works for me:

      Shut down computer.
      Unplug power cable.
      Press power button a couple of seconds to remove any power left.
      Plug power cable.
      Start computer.

      It could be due to USB over current protection, not sure.

  25. Also, Cinnamon’s window menu drop-down effect still appears to be non-functional. Instead of the smooth scroll-down-style menu effect in window menus that was present up to LM 20.3, Mint’s window menus just pop open with no visible effect, even with System Settings -> Effects -> Effects on menus set to active. This, along with my other reported bugs over the last year, have been present since the release of LM 21, and there seems to be no progress on those that I can see. Again, is there any way I can help in solving these issues? I know these visual issues are not as important as core functions, but they make Cinnamon look a little ragged around the edges, rather than the flagship DE of a top-tier Linux distro

    1. Joe F, I’m not talking about the application menu on the panel. I’m talking about the menus at the top of program windows (File, Edit, View, etc.). Those are not affected by the menu applet configurations. Unless you’re talking about something completely different that I’ve never seen before in my decades of using Linux. The did used to be affected by the System Settings -> Effects -> Effects on menus switch. But when Linux Mint 21 was released, it stopped working

  26. …and I’d still love to see a complete and up-to-date dark-theme version of Mint-X so that I can actually make good use of the new mixed/dark/light theme switching in the Themes settings. But I know this “old” theme isn’t important enough to maintain to that level anymore (even though Mint-X IS the BEST theme ever made on Linux, in my not so humble opinion).

  27. A request!
    If it is possible to include the rtl8812au driver in this version of mint. I believe it is a popular driver and exists on many network cards. (It is pre-installed in MXLinux)
    Thank you.

  28. Thank you, Clem and team for doing an amazing work over the years. I pray that the project will always continue even many years after you.

  29. I don’t know who is part of the mint design team and is giving these ideas…but dude!! he has a lot of gab, he’s seriously ruining the simple aesthetic of mint and I think I’m not the only one in the community who feels that way… I really like this distro and I’ve learned a lot from it…

    1. if you could be more specific, we could agree or disagree. there has been a lot of changes for a lot of reasons this past year.

  30. Mint21.2: “Mintinstall” is starting up and regenerating cache when commanded additionally very very slow close to freezing.

  31. Conky Manager should also be present in LM systems. It’s very useful and have the same author like Timeshift. I don’t think that is so complicated to be maintained by the LM team. MX Linux has it too. In LM 21.1 already works but not in LMDE 5.

  32. 1) Theme changing feature is very nice.
    2) It’s great to remove the colored line under the folder.
    3) “Flatpaks” Great selection!

  33. Clem, is the ability to have Timeshift confirm the deletion of older snapshots under consideration? The reason why I ask is because I installed Mint 21.2 Cinnamon beta today and after setting up Timeshift to keep only one snapshot to save HDD space, I was shocked to see that it had, without asking for confirmation, deleted three older snapshots on the drive that I had depended on to store some files that were not backed up anywhere else. Poof! All gone, with no way to undo the damage. I highly recommend adding an “undo” button to its interface because humans make mistakes and Timeshift is absolutely unforgiving.

    Fortunately, I had manually backed up most of the home directory before installing 21.2 beta, but missed a few files in the process that would have been nice to put back there. I don’t feel that Timeshift should delete any snapshots without confirmation, especially before a user has a chance to restore their system after doing a fresh install.

    I understand that by default Timeshift saves three snapshots, but to simply delete every other snapshot on a drive without asking for confirmation, at least on its first, run is inexcusable. I can’t imagine how many other users have lost their only backup due to this behavior.

    Other than Timeshift, I find Mint 21.2 Cinnamon beta is working well, so far. I do like the new GUI customization tweaks.

    PS: Yes, I probably should have moved the old snapshots to a new folder before doing the new install of Mint and usually think of doing things like that, but I forgot to this time.

    1. Open up timeshift, highlight the snapshots you want to save, click on the commet field and put something into the comment field. Timeshift will not delete that snapshot.

  34. Hi, everyone. Finally Linux Mint has support for gestures and I am so happy with this feature. I used this version 21.2 in my MacBook Air (2017) and now I can consider change my operating system and say good bye to macOS in few time. Please, Linux Mint Team, make the system recognise the wifi driver and webcam in MacBook Air, they are the last components to open the door to Linux Mint using MacBook hardware.

  35. But if I install the Linux Mint 21.2 Beta version, later, after the official 21.2 LTS launch, is it essential to reinstall or can the Beta be kept?

  36. Hello

    This may not be the best place to report this but perhaps someone responsible for hardware support in the Linux kernel reads this, and would be able to provide support in future versions of the Linux kernel.

    A DAC that I own does not work when connecting it with a Toslink to a 3.5mm Mini Toslink Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Cable on a Linux Mint computer. The DAC does not show up under sound properties and there is no sound at all.

    However, when connecting the DAC with a USB cable, the DAC works with 24 bit/96 kHz frequency output (as according to the DACs specifications when connected with a USB cable.
    The DAC also shows up under Sound Properties when connected with a USB cable.

    There are of course significantly better DACs on the market than this DAC. Neverthess, it would have been nice if it would have worked with S/PDIF out to the DACs optical in. Had it worked with the S/PDIF out, it would have yielded a 24 bit/192 kHz response, which is better than the 24 bit/96 kHz that it can produce when connected with USB cable.

  37. The 21.2 beta runs smoothly on my Intel I3 7100 PC, which in 2 years will be considered junk by Microsoft’s planned obsolescence policy. Thanks for your work, keep it up!

  38. I am having a hard time. I do not know if this is a place that I should be to ask for help or not because my display is messed up. I have been trying for days to get my tv to work a my monitor for this broken laptop but I have a very hard time because I can only see few parts of my screen but what does appear on the tv make it work very well but the mirroring and resolution is driving me nuts. Please teach me. The screen shows what is far to the right and I try to pull what I know is on the left over so I can see it and I have not been able to. Please help.

  39. Hello and Thank you, Developpers.
    I tried Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” Cinnamon. I would like to recommend to use “Fcitx” instead of “IBus” for the default Japanese environment. Please.

  40. Can you please NOT use applications with header bars? This really reduces usability for me. Somehow I have the impression that UI design has overall been worsening over the last 5 years. Not regarding Linux Mint but in general.

  41. In Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon. Fehler bei der Darstellung als Systemadministrator, wenn man auf dem Schriebtisch Flatpaks (Flathubs) darstellen will.

    In Linux Mint 21.2 XFCE. Fehler bei der Darstellung von Flatpaks (Flathubs) (auf dem Schreibtisch)!!! Snaps funktionieren einwandfrei, warum nicht Flatpaks?

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