LMDE 6 “Faye” – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for LMDE 6 “Faye”.

LMDE 6 Faye


The ISO images for this BETA were replaced and are now labeled “beta2”.

They include a fix for a critical regression found in the installer.

Although the issue only happened in particular conditions it could potentially result in the wrong device being formatted.

For more information on the regression: https://github.com/linuxmint/lmde6-beta/issues/31.

Thankfully this was detected internally and during the BETA phase. We haven’t heard of anyone being affected. We hope it stays that way. If you downloaded the original ISO please delete it. The installed OS itself is not affected.


LMDE is a Linux Mint project which stands for “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint would be able to continue to deliver the same user experience, and how much work would be involved, if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE is also one of our development targets, to guarantee the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu.

LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.

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 LMDE 6

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.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • Upgrade instructions will be published after the stable release.

Bug reports:

  • Bugs in this release should be reported on Github at https://github.com/linuxmint/lmde6-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.

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. Happy to hear LMDE 6 beta released. Will try once stable is released.

    On Release Notes page of LMDE 6, in Other issues it is written as ‘LMDE 5 is based on Debian 12 Bookworm’.. it should be LMDE 6

  2. Oh my! On one hand I really appreciate news about LMDE, which is my preferred distribution since Betsy.
    On the other hand, I was soooo comfortable with it, that I’m still using Debbie (ops! time flies…).
    I think a fresh new install will be required, this time.
    Thanks Clem and the whole LM team for your huge work!!!

  3. To the Linux Mint team:
    I tried LMDE6 beta 64-bit with Mate desktop and XFCE desktop and they have the same “problem”: the mouse cursor (the rainbow wheel) is spinning for 13 seconds when the desktop is displayed.
    This problem does not occur on Cinnamon desktop…
    The problem occurs since the beginning, on a fresh install without updating.
    I run the commands:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install mate-desktop-environment
    Then I rebooted, and chose “mate” and logged in and the problem occured. Thanks.

  4. Hi Clem, Thank you for this. It would be interesting to see, either in the release notes or a separate page, a table listing what you see as the major gaps between Debian and Ubuntu editions with as column giving what release you are targeting (with understanding that this might change) for closing.

    1. The mint password is blank (i.e. just press Enter if asked). The root account is locked. You can do “sudo su -” though.

  5. When I try to install the beta on my Dell XPS13-9300 from the command line, i keep getting the error message “Critical Error: Live medium (run/live/medium/live/filesystem.squashfs) not found!”
    When I try to click on the Install Linux Mint icon on the desktop, nothing happens.

    1. I had the same issue creating the usb image with Unetbootin and Rufus ; then I used USB stick formatter & USB image writer tools from Linux Mint and it was OK.

    2. to @Sam Crawford
      I had the same issue creating the usb image with Unetbootin and Rufus ; then I used USB stick formatter & USB image writer tools from Linux Mint and it was OK.

    3. We can fix that easily I think.. but we need some info. When it doesn’t work (rufus ISO for instance), open a terminal and give us the output of “mount”.

    4. Paul, after reading your comment I tried again with a USB drive made with USB Writer from Linux Mint. It won’t boot at all. Weird. Right?

    5. to @Sam Crawford
      Maybe you could try this:

      Open the terminal on the live usb and type the commands:

      1 cd /run/live/medium/live/
      2 ls —> to see if “filesystem.squashfs” is present in the folder ; if not, try the two command-lines above
      3 ln -s /mnt/sdb1/live/filesystem.squashfs filesystem.squashfs
      4 sudo live-installer

    6. Clem,
      The output is from a USB drive created with Rufus. Drives created from BalenaEtcher and USB Image Writer will not boot. Here is the output:

      mint@mint:~$ mount
      sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=16106140k,nr_inodes=4026535,mode=755,inode64)
      devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
      tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=3232300k,mode=755,inode64)
      /dev/sda1 on /run/live/medium type vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
      /dev/loop0 on /run/live/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs type squashfs (ro,noatime,errors=continue)
      tmpfs on /run/live/overlay type tmpfs (rw,noatime,size=16161496k,mode=755,inode64)
      overlay on / type overlay (rw,noatime,lowerdir=/run/live/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs/,upperdir=/run/live/overlay/rw,workdir=/run/live/overlay/work,redirect_dir=on)
      tmpfs on /usr/lib/live/mount type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=3232300k,mode=755,inode64)
      /dev/sda1 on /usr/lib/live/mount/medium type vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
      /dev/loop0 on /usr/lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs type squashfs (ro,noatime,errors=continue)
      tmpfs on /usr/lib/live/mount/overlay type tmpfs (rw,noatime,size=16161496k,mode=755,inode64)
      securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,inode64)
      tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k,inode64)
      cgroup2 on /sys/fs/cgroup type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,nsdelegate,memory_recursiveprot)
      pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      efivarfs on /sys/firmware/efi/efivars type efivarfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      bpf on /sys/fs/bpf type bpf (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
      systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=29,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=16932)
      hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
      tracefs on /sys/kernel/tracing type tracefs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      ramfs on /run/credentials/systemd-sysusers.service type ramfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
      fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      ramfs on /run/credentials/systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service type ramfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
      ramfs on /run/credentials/systemd-sysctl.service type ramfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
      tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,inode64)
      ramfs on /run/credentials/systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service type ramfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
      binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
      tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=3232296k,nr_inodes=808074,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000,inode64)
      gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)

    7. Thanks Sam.

      It looks like Rufus is putting the live medium (sda1 for you) in two locations:


      Can you tell me what’s inside of these two directories by any chance? I’m trying to understand where the filesystem.squashfs file is located basically, or if the binary part of medium is mounted at all…

      I’m hoping not to have to use Windows/Rufus 🙂

    8. Paul from France, this is the output of using the commands you suggested:

      mint@mint:~$ cd /run/live/medium/live/
      bash: cd: /run/live/medium/live/: Not a directory
      mint@mint:~$ ls
      Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos
      Documents filesystem.squashfs Pictures Templates
      mint@mint:~$ ln -s /mnt/sdb1/live/filesystem.squashfs filesystem.squashfs
      ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘filesystem.squashfs’: File exists
      mint@mint:~$ sudo live-installer
      Critical Error: Live medium (/run/live/medium/live/filesystem.squashfs) not found!

    9. Clem, here is the contents of /run/live/medium:

      mint@mint:~$ cd /run/live/medium
      mint@mint:/run/live/medium$ dir
      autorun.ico dists ldlinux.sys menu.c32 ubnfilel.txt
      autorun.inf EFI live pool ubninit
      boot efi.img md5sum.README syslinux.cfg ubnkern
      casper isolinux md5sum.txt System\ Volume\ Information ubnpathl.txt

      and here are the contents of /usr/lib/live/mount/medium

      mint@mint:/run/live/medium$ /usr/lib/live/mount/medium
      bash: /usr/lib/live/mount/medium: Is a directory
      mint@mint:/run/live/medium$ dir
      autorun.ico dists ldlinux.sys menu.c32 ubnfilel.txt
      autorun.inf EFI live pool ubninit
      boot efi.img md5sum.README syslinux.cfg ubnkern
      casper isolinux md5sum.txt System\ Volume\ Information ubnpathl.txt

      Hope this helps. This time I created the USB stick with Unetbootin (Windows version)

  6. Thank you for the beta release, will take it for a quick test at least! Will a newer kernel than the one provided by default in Debian 12 be available to install as well?

  7. How can i mount an encrypted mint from another disk while running mint?

    (It keeps crashing…strangely Manjaro does not have that problem….)

  8. LMDE Installer
    To launch the installer in expert mode, run the following command:

    sudo live-installer-expert-mode

    @clem: What is the expert mode?

    1. It adds an “expert mode” button in the partitioning screen, which lets you pauses the installation to perform your own custom partitioning. It’s a bit complicated, I wouldn’t normally recommend it unless you really need it.

  9. to @Sam Crawford
    It worked for me… Clem asked me to copy/paste the error here; I didn’t because I found a solution. Good that you did it. I hope you’ll get soon a solution. Maybe the issue has its solution somewhere on the Internet ; I didn’t look up for that.

  10. to @Clem
    Today, I did another LMDE6 beta usb image with Unetbootin to try to fix the problem and weirdly the issue didn”t occur! I was able to launch the live installer!
    Can you imagine that!

    1. Two updates for live-installer were published since the BETA release. One of them fixes Rufus compatibility. You shouldn’t experience issues with dd though.

    2. Yesterday it finally worked when I used balenaEtcher (from Windows) to create the USB drive.

  11. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the hard work!

    I’ve installed it on my notebook last night, as soon as i heard the news, and it’s already good to go for my daily job. I’ll be using it for now on to test everything i can. And so far so good! Everything worked out of the box, even on a hybrid Nvidia/Intel machine. The only thing i’ve missed is the Drivers app, but it was very easy to install using apt.

    I daily use default Mint for years, but now i’m seriously thinking to move to LMDE. It feels good to have an original Debian base and to ditch Ubuntu for good, but keeping all the ease of Mint. Debian made a really great move facilitating the installation of non-free drivers/pkgs, which used to be deal breaker for me.

    I see a bright future for LMDE!!!

  12. Hello Clem,
    I have a question that could be of interest to many people and would be useful in case Linux Mint switches to a Debian base.
    Can you safely format your root directory without formatting your /home directory if you want to switch from Linux Mint based on Ubuntu to LMDE?

    1. Hi JM,

      Only if /home is on a dedicated partition. Failing that just make a backup (and don’t forget the hidden directories ~/.config, etc..).

  13. Super Happy to hear about LMDE 6…I only use LMDE. Can’t do the Beta test at the moment, but will upgrade to 6 when it is out. Keep up the great work, thank you for all the work as well. You have made my life easier.

    1. Unsolicited answer:
      Ubuntu actually disappearing is actually far-fetched. But what’s more likely is that Ubuntu chooses paths that are very controversial and would make many sectors of the open-source community to complain, object and oppose. One of the better explanations out there are found in https://thelinuxexp.com/Ubuntu-hate/.

    2. Good video and many valid points. I defended Canonical when RMS accused them of pushing spyware (it was pretty clear they did the Amazon thing solely for commercial reasons). I defended Canonical on Unity also. As it was pointed out GNOME 3 was indeed completely unusable when Debian ditched GNOME 2, if anyone was to be criticized at the time it wasn’t GNOME (they’re free to take the direction they want to or even to call stable before it’s complete, that’s their decision) it was some of the distributions who simply just upgraded to it without concerns for their user base.. then again Ubuntu is a user distro, a desktop distro, a finished product, some upstream distributions are more concerned about policies, long-term maintenance and package bases, and it’s their right as well. We need both.

      When it comes to Snap I’ll be the first to criticize it and I did it here: https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/snap.html. It’s harmful not only to our project but also to Linux distributions and Linux users as a whole for the Snap Store to succeed. If tomorrow companies are lured into thinking the App Store == Linux and no other formats (AppImage, DEB, RPM or even static binaries in a TGZ) need to be supported, the only access people will have to their software will be controlled by a single distribution.

      I hope people remember what happened to Flash support in Firefox at a time when it was still really important and Adobe delegated its Linux maintenance to Google. I’m not saying Canonical has malicious plans, I’m saying it’s not acceptable for us to delegate that much control to them.

      Here’s another example. This is something we worked on just a few days ago.

      – LMDE 6 is based on Debian 12
      – Debian 12 upgraded 5 GNOME apps to version 43
      – These apps switched to GTK4/LibAdwaita
      – LibAdwaita does not follow the system theme, this was reported during the BETA and identified as a bug.

      Here’s the beauty of APT now.

      – Debian 12 can continue to be Debian 12 and not concern itself with what its derivatives might need.
      – In LMDE 6 we downgraded these apps back to version 41 (GTK3) with full theme support.
      – If anyone in LMDE 6 doesn’t like this decision they can configure their system to point to Debian 12’s versions.
      – In fact they can even go and add alternative software sources, or make their own.

      This is all possible thanks to the fact that APT can track multiple repositories and that distros and users are free to dictate priorities and policies. RMS shines when he talks about the freedoms of Free Software. APT provides all of these freedoms, by design.

      A centralized app store isn’t just a store. It’s a company with commercial interests. It’s a project with goals and policies. It’s an area of focus and priorities where this matters more than that or vice versa. It’s a commitment which if we all use and come to rely upon cannot just disappear overnight like other projects did in the past. For such a store to function and represent Linux as a whole, it would need to be controlled by all supported distributions on equal footing and flexible enough to empower each one when it comes to the delivery of the software to their own users. And even then, that would take a lot of control away from users themselves.

      Say we all used the same store, all distros. Imagine a niche critical bug in a very important package which only affects you. Say your browser crashes instantly. It works perfectly in Ubuntu and major distros, but in your own distro it’s unusable. This wouldn’t happen if your distro controlled its own updates or if they could patch the package, but with a central Snap Store this is a possible scenario. What happens then? Does Canonical revert/hold the update for every distro out there? Indefinitely? Do they tell the tiny distro tough luck, be patient, it’ll get fixed upstream eventually? What if it’s upstream which doesn’t want to fix it or refuses a patch? There are many examples in Mint, in Ubuntu and in Debian where patches remain in the distribution because they’re not wanted upstream, it happens.

      The idea that a distribution can’t control updates and isn’t able to patch software is not acceptable. The idea that a single distribution can represent Linux as a whole to upstream editors isn’t acceptable either. The idea that a user can’t select versions or patch software to override choices made at distribution level is also not acceptable.

      Let’s not compare Snap to Flatpak. It’s not about the format, it’s about the stores and the control they have. If you can’t modify what’s distributed, other than for scrutiny, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s proprietary or open-source.

      Let’s not talk about hate either. This is criticism. Hate is not welcome here. Whether it’s towards us, towards other users, towards upstream projects or towards other distributions it is never welcome.

      This also isn’t criticism made to attract disappointed Ubuntu users. We don’t want people coming to Mint asking for a non-snap Ubuntu. That’s not what we do. We’re Mint, we want Mint lovers.

      Anyway, I hope that was helpful and clarified a few things. https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/snap.html is brief because it’s written for Mint users who want to enable Snap. It gets to the point quickly because it’s important to explain why it’s disabled in the first place and then it shows how to enable it. It’s not meant for other users outside of Mint so it doesn’t go in the details like I just did here.

  14. hello !happy about lmde6 beta:this work well for me. thank to the team
    ps : i use lmde since lmde3 and i love it ! thank again

  15. LMDE 6 Beta is running well on my laptop HP Probook. ( Installation done from LMDE 5 )
    Setting of the size of characters between my two display screens was a bit tedious.
    I had to reinstall my favorites applications, and to reenter some passwords and shortcuts.
    But after one day of trouble everything work together.

  16. Should we worry about this? (Not only for LMDE, all others LM too)
    Critical WebP bug: many apps, not just browsers, under threat
    The heap buffer overflow (CVE-2023-4863) vulnerability in the WebP Codec is being actively exploited in the wild.

    1. Clem, can LMDE6 include Firefox 117.0.1, Thunderbird with a fix from Debian repo, and also fixed libwep out of the box? Some people will use LMDE6 as LiveCD (without installing it on PC, so without any upgrades) e.g. only to browse the internet

    1. To @TheCrow

      Open the terminal
      Type: sudo xed /etc/default/grub
      replace GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 by GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
      then type: sudo update-grub
      then reboot

  17. I just tried the 32-bit version of Faye but only in live mode because it was using 75% of the 1.6 ghz CPU at idle. This is the usual for all Debian 11 or 12 based distros on this particular PC . The former versions of Debian are fine so I don’t know what happened to the new versions. The best I can do now is to use LinuxMint 19.3, now retired, or Devaun which work excellent. Sure is a mystery.

    1. I now believe it is my non-standard Atom CPU which is quad-core but only 32 bit compliant causing the issue. I know developers can’t cover everything in the open source world.

    2. I’m currently installing lmde 5 on an eee pc single core 1.6 ghz atom (2 threads) 2GB ram, running ok so far. Will probably trim some processes, should run in under 500B ram no problem after install with minimal tweaking, runs in less than 300MB with mate or xfce desktop.
      Don’t give up!

  18. I suggest you all install needrestart and needrestart-session
    just now we got several updates, one was a Security patch of Firefox. …but the updater said Nothing about services that are running but outdated.
    so, if you don’t reboot frequently you are insecure.
    needrestart-session runs on command, needrestart runs automatically…. I don’t know if it detects actions by the Mint Updater, but it probably does

  19. I am considering LMDE6 for old machines which do have 64-bit cpus.
    How do the following compare for low resource usage?
    Standard Linux MINT 21.2 cinnamon
    LMDE6 64-bit
    LMDE6 32-bit

  20. Just tried LMDE 6 beta and it has the same bug as LM21.2 Cinnamon and Xfce meaning that if you create a webpage shortcut to the desktop, you still can’t reposition it. I know it’s only a beta distro, but LM21.2 bug still exists.

  21. I found how to create short cuts with keys F8 F9 to adjust the sound level but not for the screen lighting level in LMDE 6 Beta. Not such choice in the list. Is there one way to do it ?

  22. I finally found how to create shortcuts to increase (F6) and decrease (F5) screen brightness in keyboard menu /subsystem /Hardware. Super!

  23. first thanks for you new LMDE 6 version
    I have a question: when I shutdown the system I get the following message
    broadcast message from “name@hostname” “Date & Time”
    The system will power off now!
    Is there any way to disable or hide this message?

  24. Playing an audio disk is lagging a lot (unusable) with LMDE6 Beta on the my laptop with optical disk installed. Tried with both Parole and VLC. Audio Disks are working fine with Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon.

    Hardware: Medion Akoya P7612. Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1MHz. 4GB ram. Kingston SATA SSD 960GB.

  25. Sorry for the typo. 21.1 should be 21.2. I am using Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon on nearly all my computers. Some fast ones too ASUS VivoBook and Zenbook. I am missing the kernel handler in MintUpdate on LMDE and and I liked the old foldercolors in Awaita icons better than the blue ones. But its a mattter of taste, I suppose. Thanks for all your exellent work.

  26. Dear Clem, thank you for the perfect products!
    It would be great if you could take care of installing the latest Nvidia drivers in LMDE. This will be another feature of your exclusivity.

  27. In Debian Bookworm release notes, the os prober seems to be disabled (no check if other os are installed). Would it also be the case for LMDE6, as I intend to install it still keeping LMDE5 for a while ?
    For Bookworm, the given solution is to edit the file /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER to false.
    Should we have to do the same ?
    And of course many thanks for the work and the real nice OS provided. All my LMDE5 machines are still running fine without any problems from the initial install (about one month after stable release). What could I ask for more …

  28. Thanks for the work on LMDE6. I’m one of those that prefers LMDE to LM. Clem and team, thanks for taking care of us LMDE users.

  29. Thank you for the new LMDE 6 version. Works so far without any problems.
    One question: When shutdown restart etc comes the following message on the screen. Broadcast Message from “User@hostname (date time) The system will power off now!” Is it possible to turn off or hide this message?

  30. A critical issue was found in live-installer. We need to replace the ISO images. A warning section was added to this announcement and all the links were removed.

    1. Thanks Clem.
      Those who were able to install so far don’t need to reinstall, yes?
      I mean, there’s nothing critical in the system once it’s installed?

    2. Hi François,

      You don’t need to reinstall. If this had affected you you’d be missing partitions/data on one of your devices.

      For this to affect you all the following conditions need to be met:

      – You need to install the BETA alongside devices you care about
      – You need to have an unreadable device on your computer (typically a card reader with no card in it)
      – When the installer complains it cannot read it, and asks you if you want to format it, you need to say YES.

      This bug only has the potential to affect very few people. So far we’ve heard of no one. We bumped into this internally while testing a fix for a different issue. So that’s the good news. The bad news is that affected people would lose data, so it’s still as critical as it gets.

    3. Thanks to Clem and the developers for identifying this critical issue and taking the necessary steps to remedy the situation, while protection Linux Mint users. Good luck on spinning up the new ISOs.

    4. Thanks Dylan,

      To avoid confusion with the ISOs we removed, the new ISOs are named beta2. They’re syncing with the mirrors since last night.

  31. Clem and team — Thanks very much for another excellent version of LMDE. So far I haven’t seen any bugs.

    I did notice that the CPU temp, as reported by the applet seemed a little high. So I did a dual-boot install and update of LMDE 5 to compare the two. I figured you might be interested in the result.

    On a system that had been idle for several minutes, the readings were around 24.5C for LMDE5 and 29.5C for LMDE 6. These were pretty consistent. This was on a 16GB desktop system with a 5600g processor, WD nvme, and no video card. Ambient temperature was identical for both.

    I also noticed that the system monitor reported LMD5 memory use as 1.1GB of 15.0 GB, whereas for LMDE6 it was reported as 1.5 GB of 16.0GB II know that both nvme and apu graphics use some of the RAM, but I don’t know why the totals would be reported differently.

    In any case, both versions are working splendidly. Thanks again. Your work if appreciated by a lot of people.

  32. Audio disks work fine now with the new installation of LMDE 6 beta2. Nice! Don’t know what went wrong before.

  33. i installed lmde-6 on my test computer, it has windows 10 and i dual boot with the current Linux mint i am testing, so yes i did lose my windows operating system, i had it backed up though. i couldn’t understand why, however now i know, but i guess it was also my own fault lol. thank-you for the new ISO. 🙂

  34. hello

    Why simple scan still does not work? it recognizes my scanner but cannot do a scan
    i have hp deskjet 2700

    thanks for answers

  35. Looking at a little more data, I’m doubting the temperature numbers reported by the temperature applet in LMDE5 actually represent the CPU temperature. But it looks like the report for LMDE6 is OK. I suspect the actual cpu temperatures are quite similar for the two versions..

  36. LMDE6 beta – When my computer wakes from suspend, I get an osd message to that effect. I also get a notification from the panel applet. This happens even though I’ve clicked “don’t show this message again” in both locations.

  37. In my testing on a 32 bit HP Pavillion Slimline PC (2GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM) I’m finding that CInnamon reliably crashes when priviledged applications are launched via pkexec, ie. Menu//Administration//Users and Groups. This happens with or without applets and extensions disabled. I’m testing LMDE5 and LMDE6-beta side by side with nearly identical desktop configurations; Cinnamon does not crash on LMDE5 when the forementioned priviledged applications are launched. It does seem to be an iddue with Cinnamon; running pkexec under a lighter window manager like dwm functions fine.

    I’m wondering if there are some other diagnostics I could run on this system that might help figure out what is going on? I’ve also tested the LMDE6 32bit beta in a VM (single CPU, 2GB RAM) and don’t see any crashes in Cinnamon so it may just be something wonky with my hardware (i915 shared memory graphics).

  38. ISO downloaded, burned to flashdrive using USB Image Write. Booted OK on my test computer, currently installing on NVME drive

    1. Clarification: Final version of LMDE 6, not BETA version. The installation is completed and LMDE6 is booted up on the NVME drive. Testing to follow and then I will upgrade it to MATE. I do not plan to attempt to remove Cinnamon.

    2. To Jerry:
      I did the same. But I removed Cinnamon (#sudo apt purge cinnamon* muffin* nemo*) and I disabled “Touchégg” in Control Cencter/Startup Applications (show hidden). The pointer was spinning for 13 seconds at startup with “touchégg” enabled. Everything works fine so far on my laptop.

  39. LMDE6 beta: When using Inkscape 1.3, the application’s intended use of super-click does not work. Their tutorial says that this combination is often pre-empted by linux. They adivse changing the linux configuration without suggesting how to do this.

    Inkscape has no alternative for this particular function. If this actually is something going on on the linux end, it would be nice to have it removed if it can be. It’ would be good to not make the user try to deal with it.

    1. The problem is with alt-click, rather than super-click, as incorrectly stated above. Sorry about that. Thanks.

  40. For the team if it’s worth something
    About the Unidentified error during boot #37 issue
    I have the same “issue” on another Asus laptop (N750JK) with exactly the same numbers. It’s probably a BIOS bug under 6.1 kernel (didn’t happen with LMDE5) which can be fixed with a BIOS upgrade if available. However, this does not prevent LMDE6 beta running like a charm.
    PS : I didn’t use the github page because I think the issue is not LMDE related.

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