Hi everyone,

First of all, many many thanks to all of you for your donations. As I mentioned in the previous blog post, we received a huge amount of support last month. 751 people donated to us in December for a total of $24,146. It’s pretty amazing!

January is strong too with 633 donors already. We don’t have statistics on downloads or installations but these donations speak volumes. Thank you!

Linux Mint 20.3

The latest version of the upgrade tool, which features improved detection and handling of orphan/foreign packages, was backported to Linux Mint 20.3.

This makes the upgrade path from 20.3 to 21 much easier than before.

Linux Mint 21.3

The stable release for Linux Mint 21.3 was announced early this month.

The upgrade path from 21, 21.1 and 21.2 was opened shortly after.

Bug fixes

We fixed a few regressions which had gone through the BETA phase unnoticed:

  • mintstick couldn’t handle space characters in the file path
  • Cinnamon screensaver showed a black screen in HiDPI when all windows were minimized or no windows were open
  • When multiple users were logged in, Cinnamon session only showed a dialog window on quit/logout for the first user


It came to our attention that Wayland sessions in Linux Mint 21.3 could potentially affect Xorg sessions and triggered specific issues.

Until these issues are fixed, we’d like to raise awareness on this and remind you that Wayland support in 21.3 is experimental. Although it is possible to switch from Wayland to Xorg with a simple logout, we recommend a reboot.


The EDGE ISO for Linux Mint 21.3 was released with a 6.5 kernel.

The following regressions were also fixed in this ISO:

  • Support for loopback.cfg
  • Invalid /EFI/boot/bootx64.efi file (which broke Rufus support)

Note that Rufus 4.4 also added a workaround, so it now works with LMDE 6 and Linux Mint 21.3.

For more info: https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/622


All the new features from Linux Mint 21.3 were backported to LMDE 6.

Linux Mint 22

The codename for Linux Mint 22 was chosen. It will be “Wilma”.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of its features..

Its Cinnamon edition will include a new Nemo Actions Organizer:

You’ll be able to organize your Nemo actions in menus and submenus.

This tool will support nested submenus, menu icons, separators and drag-and-drop.

You’ll also be able to rename actions and override their icon.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
BGASoft Inc
DeepTide, LLC

Donations in December:

A total of $24,146 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 751 donors:

$500 (6th donation), Gerald L.
$500 (4th donation), Morten K. A.
$500, Kenneth S.
$500, Lee B.
$431 (6th donation), Tanev, T.
$377 (4th donation), Soldev sàrl
$200 (4th donation), Brittany Taylor F.
$200 (3rd donation), Meherdil I.
$150 (9th donation), Robert D. aka “MacDhai
$150, German Genaro R.
$135 (4th donation), Kristoff S.
$108 (23rd donation), Hans J.
$108 (11th donation), Laurent P.
$108 (8th donation), aka “Phantasus
$108 (7th donation), Karl H.
$108 (7th donation), Walter K.
$108 (2nd donation), Kevin S.
$108 (2nd donation), Udo J.
$108, Holger K.
$108, Lucas A.
$107 (6th donation), J aka “look but don’t touch. Thank you”
$100 (6th donation), Michael H.
$100 (3rd donation), James J. Q.
$100 (3rd donation), Matt S.
$100 (3rd donation), Michel R.
$100 (3rd donation), Patrick L.
$100 (3rd donation), Stephanie S.
$100 (2nd donation), Charles H.
$100 (2nd donation), Lawrence W S.
$100 (2nd donation), Vance West
$100, Anthony H.
$100, Automated webpage schema aka “schemawriter
$100, Bernard K.
$100, Dan B.
$100, Faisal Yousuf
$100, John A.
$100, Michael D.
$100, Patrick M.
$100, Richard C L.
$100, Thomas M.
$99, Jeff K. aka “Pupalei”
$86 (5th donation), Rhydwen V.
$81 (5th donation), Jean-baptiste P.
$81 (4th donation), Klaus B.
$75 (2nd donation), Dragan M.
$75, Mark A.
$69 (2nd donation), Guillaume
$67, Neil P.
$65 (3rd donation), Ludo W.
$65 (2nd donation), Manuel K.
$65, Cameron S.
$63, Thomas Y.
$59 (4th donation), John Mc
$55 (2nd donation), Tom K.
$55, Francisco G.
$54 (15th donation), Paul S. E. aka “Paul”
$54 (10th donation), More Linux
$54 (9th donation), Ian H White.
$54 (9th donation), Martin R.
$54 (9th donation), Wolfgang N.
$54 (7th donation), Jose L. D.
$54 (6th donation), Armin F.
$54 (6th donation), Brian S.
$54 (6th donation), Christian G. aka “Chrissy”
$54 (6th donation), Ronald Severin
$54 (6th donation), Stefan L.
$54 (5th donation), Christian T.
$54 (5th donation), erwn16 aka “erwn”
$54 (5th donation), Luis R.
$54 (4th donation), Anton M.
$54 (4th donation), Jörg G.
$54 (4th donation), Julian N.
$54 (4th donation), Marco L. aka “mar9000
$54 (4th donation), Patrick R.
$54 (4th donation), Sébastien B.
$54 (4th donation), Stefan G.
$54 (3rd donation), Awrjpm V.
$54 (3rd donation), Bastian H.
$54 (3rd donation), Birgit B.
$54 (3rd donation), Frank L.
$54 (3rd donation), Isabell C.
$54 (3rd donation), Jean-loup P.
$54 (3rd donation), Jens A.
$54 (3rd donation), Malte K.
$54 (2nd donation), Christian W.
$54 (2nd donation), Jyrki A.
$54 (2nd donation), Olaf S.
$54 (2nd donation), Sylvain L.
$54 (2nd donation), Willem L.
$54 (2nd donation), Wolfgang W.
$54, Adrian K.
$54, Andreas K.
$54, Benoît H.
$54, Bernhard S.
$54, Christina B.
$54, Daniel L.
$54, Dimitri S.
$54, Dirk T.
$54, Eckart H.
$54, Estelle P.
$54, Eugen A.
$54, Fernando G.
$54, Georg B.
$54, Gertraud P.
$54, Giacomino aka “pengiacomo”
$54, Hans D.
$54, Hubert S.
$54, Jeremia A.
$54, Katharina G.
$54, Lennart S.
$54, Ludovic M.
$54, Martin M.
$54, MBAdept
$54, Michael K.
$54, Michael M.
$54, Peter T.
$54, Rafael M.
$54, Reinhard B.
$54, Rene K.
$54, Richard F.
$54, Ronny N.
$54, Stefan B.
$54, Stefan G.
$54, Stefan L.
$54, Stefan R.
$54, Stefan S.
$54, Stephen T.
$54, Vincent V.
$52 (7th donation), Chris M.
$50 (79th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (58th donation), Michael R.
$50 (14th donation), Donna B.
$50 (9th donation), Christophe Caillé aka “KKY”
$50 (8th donation), David S.
$50 (8th donation), Paul R.
$50 (8th donation), Thomas B.
$50 (8th donation), William G.
$50 (7th donation), Bob Tregilus
$50 (7th donation), Bogdan P.
$50 (7th donation), Ralph P.
$50 (7th donation), Stacey F.
$50 (6th donation), Ed T aka “EdBot”
$50 (6th donation), GELvdH
$50 (6th donation), greerd
$50 (5th donation), James G.
$50 (4th donation), Harrison W.
$50 (4th donation), Jim W.
$50 (4th donation), Kurt T.
$50 (4th donation), Stephen R.
$50 (4th donation), Urban R.
$50 (3rd donation), Doug S.
$50 (3rd donation), Gilles B.
$50 (3rd donation), Jean-francois L.
$50 (3rd donation), John S.
$50 (3rd donation), Kevin R.
$50 (3rd donation), L. I.
$50 (2nd donation), Charles W.
$50 (2nd donation), David Diaz
$50 (2nd donation), Evan S.
$50 (2nd donation), James W.
$50 (2nd donation), Jeffrey E.
$50 (2nd donation), John R.
$50 (2nd donation), Julie A G.
$50 (2nd donation), Kevin C.
$50 (2nd donation), Marc H.
$50 (2nd donation), Michael R.
$50 (2nd donation), Ricardo P.
$50 (2nd donation), Richard F.
$50 (2nd donation), Rodney S.
$50 (2nd donation), Rylen L.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen C.
$50 (2nd donation), TNMedia aka “MetroManOne”
$50 (2nd donation), Todd P.
$50, Andrew G.
$50, Arthur B.
$50, Beau L.
$50, C. F.
$50, Christopher W.
$50, Daniel S.
$50, David B.
$50, David R.
$50, E R E.
$50, Eugene D.
$50, Geoffrey G.
$50, John H.
$50, John H.
$50, John M.
$50, John W.
$50, Josh G.
$50, Karl G.
$50, Kevin M.
$50, Matthew C.
$50, Michael C.
$50, Michael M.
$50, Nicolas F.
$50, Reynold R.
$50, Robert L.
$50, Rodney B.
$50, Ryan D.
$50, Samuel C.
$50, Satoshi T.
$50, Scott P.
$50, Waymond Y.
$45 (5th donation), David K.
$43 (5th donation), Mathias P.
$43 (2nd donation), Ettore G. aka “Hanamigi”
$43, Hans Peter L.
$40 (7th donation), Oblong Software Products
$40 (2nd donation), Steve K.
$40, Gregory M.
$38 (10th donation), Steve Glyn.
$38 (2nd donation), Greg P.
$35 (3rd donation), Steven H.
$32 (15th donation), Adis H.
$32 (9th donation), Peter Schallmoser-Schlogl
$32 (8th donation), Jürgen F.
$32 (7th donation), Daniel K.
$32 (6th donation), Olaf Bousche aka “Bushman”
$32 (5th donation), Andreas G.
$32 (4th donation), Bobby
$32 (4th donation), Gilles S.
$32 (4th donation), Keith H.
$32 (4th donation), Lutz B.
$32 (3rd donation), Raimund L.
$32 (2nd donation), Jannis S.
$32, Alessio P.
$32, Markus G.
$32, Martin U.
$32, Matthias G.
$32, Matthias S.
$32, Stephen L.
$31 (15th donation), Adam K.
$30 (8th donation), John Eady
$30 (6th donation), Kirk W.
$30 (3rd donation), Paul S.
$30 (2nd donation), Bart L.
$30 (2nd donation), Lubos K.
$30, Earl T.
$30, Garrett F.
$30, Leon K.
$27 (15th donation), Anthony M.
$27 (10th donation), Reidar S.
$27 (9th donation), Alexander M.
$27 (9th donation), Jürgen B.
$27 (8th donation), Juergen S.
$27 (7th donation), Sebastian J.
$27 (6th donation), Alessio B.
$27 (4th donation), Amir Perviz
$27 (3rd donation), Christoph F.
$27 (3rd donation), Sape S.
$27 (2nd donation), Marcus R.
$27 (2nd donation), Marijn V.
$27 (2nd donation), Mark
$27, Jesus F. M.
$26, Michael S.
$25 (34th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (15th donation), Vaughan Butler
$25 (14th donation), Richard N.
$25 (13th donation), Jon G.
$25 (11th donation), Frances K.
$25 (11th donation), Todd W.
$25 (8th donation), Edmond I.
$25 (8th donation), Robert S.
$25 (7th donation), George I.
$25 (6th donation), Thomas H.
$25 (5th donation), Harrie K.
$25 (5th donation), Raymond F.
$25 (5th donation), Shaun I.
$25 (4th donation), Edward C.
$25 (4th donation), Keith C.
$25 (3rd donation), Marek M.
$25 (3rd donation), Tulio J S.
$25 (2nd donation), Chris L.
$25 (2nd donation), Corey P.
$25 (2nd donation), Kelechi A.
$25 (2nd donation), Kevin H.
$25 (2nd donation), Kyle N.
$25, C M
$25, Daniel B.
$25, Dennis K.
$25, Paul V.
$25, Shawn S.
$22 (43th donation), Peter E.
$22 (13th donation), Bill Metzenthen
$22 (13th donation), Luca D.
$22 (10th donation), Dirk M.
$22 (10th donation), Frank V.
$22 (9th donation), Alexander Lang
$22 (9th donation), Andreas M.
$22 (9th donation), Chema Cortés
$22 (8th donation), Tom B.
$22 (7th donation), Alfred H.
$22 (7th donation), Marco P.
$22 (7th donation), Mark F.
$22 (7th donation), Richard L. F.
$22 (7th donation), Vidal Santos
$22 (6th donation), Christian K.
$22 (6th donation), Goran L.
$22 (6th donation), Herberth M.
$22 (6th donation), Kai H.
$22 (6th donation), Marek S. [LMDE SUPPORTER]
$22 (5th donation), aka “Max”
$22 (5th donation), Anthony G M.
$22 (5th donation), Cuauhtemoc M.
$22 (5th donation), Derek B.
$22 (5th donation), Iain S.
$22 (5th donation), RobH
$22 (4th donation), akaIDIOT
$22 (4th donation), Andreas F.
$22 (4th donation), Andreas F.
$22 (4th donation), Benjamin W.
$22 (4th donation), Chris F.
$22 (4th donation), Erwin S.
$22 (4th donation), Florian S.
$22 (4th donation), Jens G.
$22 (4th donation), Miss anon aka “Anonymous ”
$22 (4th donation), Pavlos G.
$22 (3rd donation), Axel D.
$22 (3rd donation), Christian H.
$22 (3rd donation), Fais T.
$22 (3rd donation), Jose F.
$22 (3rd donation), Josef K.
$22 (3rd donation), Juan Antonio C.
$22 (3rd donation), Krassen D.
$22 (3rd donation), Nils D.
$22 (3rd donation), Norbert D.
$22 (3rd donation), Paul W.
$22 (3rd donation), Sybren H.
$22 (3rd donation), Thomas K.
$22 (3rd donation), Thomas L.
$22 (2nd donation), Alberto A.
$22 (2nd donation), Albrecht H.
$22 (2nd donation), Christoph F.
$22 (2nd donation), Daniel B.
$22 (2nd donation), Floris V.
$22 (2nd donation), Mario N.
$22 (2nd donation), Michel C.
$22 (2nd donation), Michel T.
$22 (2nd donation), Sönke M.
$22 (2nd donation), Tery H.
$22 (2nd donation), zilfe
$22, Antonio Maria D.
$22, Benito R.
$22, Bernd O.
$22, Bernt Stefan Angelo A.
$22, Bettina S.
$22, Boris B.
$22, Daniel H.
$22, Dimitri P.
$22, Dominic V.
$22, Emmanuel O.
$22, Hans-jürgen L.
$22, Harun-kerim T.
$22, Jean-claude B.
$22, Jean-yves D.
$22, Jens S.
$22, Jochen B.
$22, Josef C.
$22, Kai G.
$22, Kai K.
$22, Kai S.
$22, Manfred K.
$22, Marek Z.
$22, Mario B.
$22, Martin V.
$22, Michael G.
$22, Michael G.
$22, Michael S.
$22, Mike H.
$22, Oliver M.
$22, Osmo L.
$22, Paul L.
$22, Ronald K.
$22, Ronny D.
$22, Sven V.
$22, Thomas L.
$22, Thorsten W.
$22, Tim aka “uvulpos”
$20 (138th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$20 (63th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (39th donation), John D.
$20 (27th donation), vagrantcow
$20 (18th donation), Dylan B.
$20 (14th donation), Dana S.
$20 (13th donation), Robert S. aka “Bob”
$20 (9th donation), Peter L. aka “Myfathersson”
$20 (7th donation), Graeme M. J.
$20 (6th donation), Paul K.
$20 (5th donation), Carl W.
$20 (5th donation), David B.
$20 (5th donation), James W.
$20 (5th donation), Mario M.
$20 (5th donation), Wiilliam N. H.
$20 (5th donation), youme
$20 (4th donation), R. C. F.
$20 (4th donation), Charles N.
$20 (4th donation), Charles P.
$20 (4th donation), Digvijay C.
$20 (4th donation), Dismas S. aka “Dismas”
$20 (4th donation), Jim W.
$20 (4th donation), John L.
$20 (4th donation), Robert C.
$20 (4th donation), Timothy S.
$20 (4th donation), Trevor H.
$20 (3rd donation), Allen G.
$20 (3rd donation), Claude G.
$20 (3rd donation), Donald O.
$20 (3rd donation), Frederick D.
$20 (3rd donation), Geoff A.
$20 (3rd donation), Ian M.
$20 (3rd donation), Joel M.
$20 (3rd donation), Michael M.
$20 (3rd donation), Nathaniel A.
$20 (3rd donation), Robert W.
$20 (3rd donation), Vincent A.
$20 (2nd donation), Andrew D.
$20 (2nd donation), Bede W.
$20 (2nd donation), Brian S.
$20 (2nd donation), Daniel L.
$20 (2nd donation), David B.
$20 (2nd donation), David M.
$20 (2nd donation), David S.
$20 (2nd donation), David W.
$20 (2nd donation), Jack W.
$20 (2nd donation), John
$20 (2nd donation), Kálmán V.
$20 (2nd donation), Mayra M.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$20 (2nd donation), Mike W.
$20 (2nd donation), Stephen T.
$20 (2nd donation), Steven M.
$20 (2nd donation), Wolfgang R.
$20, Aaron P.
$20, Alexander M.
$20, Amar M.
$20, Art H.
$20, Bart B.
$20, Charles B.
$20, Christopher W.
$20, Darren W.
$20, David W.
$20, David W.
$20, Don V.
$20, Donald B.
$20, Donald D.
$20, G R.
$20, Geoffrey L.
$20, Geraldo F.
$20, James C.
$20, Jamie J.
$20, John F.
$20, John S.
$20, Johnny Riber L.
$20, Joshua D.
$20, Keith T.
$20, Kevin W.
$20, Lawrence W.
$20, Michael B.
$20, Nick M.
$20, Nikolay R.
$20, Patrick W.
$20, Richard S.
$20, Robert L.
$20, Susam H.
$20, Thomas L.
$16 (90th donation), Johann J.
$16 (4th donation), Gorazd B.
$16 (4th donation), Peter C.
$16 (3rd donation), Philippe F.
$16 (2nd donation), Manfred T.
$16 (2nd donation), Patrick H.
$16, Mihovil S.
$16, Sandro I.
$15 (71th donation), Andreas S.
$15 (6th donation), Marcin A.
$15 (6th donation), Terry R.
$15 (4th donation), Pavlo Pyshkin aka “hydrodynamic electron flow
$15 (3rd donation), Georges A.
$15, Aleksandar J.
$15, Paul S.
$15, Robert B.
$14, Attila C.
$14, Tony L.
$13 (7th donation), Brian H.
$13 (4th donation), David Fletcher
$13 (2nd donation), Brian H.
$13, Pierre Willfried B.
$12 (5th donation), Alfredo O.
$12 (4th donation), Andre J.
$12, BV
$12, Michal E.
$11 (44th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (21st donation), Tugaleres.com
$11 (20th donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$11 (19th donation), Denys G.
$11 (12th donation), Tomi P.
$11 (10th donation), Pierre G.
$11 (10th donation), Robert W.
$11 (9th donation), Francois B. aka “Makoto
$11 (9th donation), Stefan W.
$11 (7th donation), Andrei Z.
$11 (7th donation), Augusto B.
$11 (7th donation), Florian J.
$11 (7th donation), Guillaume O. aka “Gandalf81”
$11 (7th donation), Helmut S.
$11 (7th donation), Marco V.
$11 (6th donation), Bengt Falke aka “Falke”
$11 (6th donation), Goran V.
$11 (6th donation), Heiko W.
$11 (6th donation), Lukas N.
$11 (6th donation), Michael Z.
$11 (6th donation), Philippe A. aka “Phreezoo”
$11 (5th donation), Dino G.
$11 (5th donation), Ulrich P.
$11 (4th donation), Amazias O.
$11 (4th donation), Daniel A.
$11 (4th donation), Francisco F.
$11 (4th donation), John B.
$11 (4th donation), Sandu I.
$11 (4th donation), Thomas B.
$11 (3rd donation), Aleksi L.
$11 (3rd donation), Benjamin L. aka “indivisual
$11 (3rd donation), Davide M.
$11 (3rd donation), Elmar V.
$11 (3rd donation), Hans-peter M.
$11 (3rd donation), Jan V.
$11 (3rd donation), Maurizio C. aka “bluoltremauri”
$11 (3rd donation), Nick M. aka “manikos
$11 (3rd donation), Ticià Sala
$11 (2nd donation), Anders C.
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$11 (2nd donation), Davide F.
$11 (2nd donation), Derek S.
$11 (2nd donation), Elena S.
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$11 (2nd donation), J.C.Navarrete
$11 (2nd donation), Jean, Jacques G.
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$11 (2nd donation), Jibi
$11 (2nd donation), Joel E.
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$11 (2nd donation), Martin S.
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$11 (2nd donation), Ulrich D.
$11 (2nd donation), Z. Lambov
$11, Aaron D.
$11, Albert P.
$11, Algirdas L.
$11, Andrea K.
$11, Andreas H.
$11, Andreas R.
$11, Antonio G.
$11, Attila K.
$11, Bertrand S.
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$11, John M aka “Sparky51”
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$11, Karsten B.
$11, Ken M.
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$11, Mario G.
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$11, Samuel C.
$11, Sebastian H.
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$11, Shane B.
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$11, Willi B.
$11, Zoltan L.
$10 (93th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (87th donation), Frank K.
$10 (40th donation), Philip Woodward
$10 (32nd donation), Carpet Cleaning Winnipeg
$10 (24th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (19th donation), Bruce M.
$10 (18th donation), Harold R.
$10 (14th donation), Troy T.
$10 (12th donation), Antonio Carlos L. Sampaio aka “tnsampa
$10 (12th donation), William M.
$10 (10th donation), Dave S.
$10 (9th donation), Ian C.
$10 (9th donation), Organic CBD Gummies
$10 (8th donation), Joseph G.
$10 (7th donation), Eric L.
$10 (6th donation), Hans M.
$10 (6th donation), Thevirtua
$10 (5th donation), Kurt W.
$10 (5th donation), Patryk H.
$10 (4th donation), moon musiq aka “Netlabel for Industrial, Dark Ambient, and Noise
$10 (4th donation), Timothy D.
$10 (3rd donation), Emmanuel T.
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$10 (3rd donation), Vincent L.
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$10 (2nd donation), Musa U.
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$10, Andrija O.
$10, Anthony L.
$10, Arenas R.
$10, Christopher F.
$10, Daniel R.
$10, Evan H.
$10, Gabriel R.
$10, Gerald F.
$10, Go SEO
$10, Guillaume M.
$10, Ian M.
$10, Johan D.
$10, Joshua B.
$10, Josue L.
$10, Kenneth B.
$10, Liliana N.
$10, Lonnie J.
$10, Lotem Sakira aka “Vision_74532”
$10, Marshall W.
$10, Matthew Gracie aka “Nethound
$10, Matthew R.
$10, Max
$10, Michael E.
$10, Mike P.
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This is a quick announcement to let you know an “Edge” ISO image is now available for Linux Mint 21.3.

This image is made for people whose hardware is too new to boot the 5.15 LTS kernel included in Linux Mint 21.x. It ships with kernel 6.5 instead.

For information on Edge ISO images visit https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/edge.html.

It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 21, 21.1 and 21.2 to version 21.3.

If you’ve been waiting for this we’d like to thank you for your patience.

1. Create a system snapshot

You can use Timeshift to make a system snapshot before the upgrade.

If anything goes wrong, you can easily restore your operating system to its previous state.

Launch Timeshift from the application menu, follow the instructions on the screen to configure it and create a system snapshot.

2. Prepare for the upgrade

If you installed Cinnamon spices (applets, desklets, extensions, themes), upgrade them from the System Settings.

3. Upgrade the operating system

Upgrading to Linux Mint 21.3 is fast and easy.

In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate or mint-upgrade-info. If there are updates for these packages, apply them.

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

If asked whether to keep or replace configuration files, choose to replace them.

4. Change artwork (optional)

Linux Mint 21.3 features artwork changes.

We recommend you reboot your computer for all changes to properly apply.

To select a theme launch the “Themes” settings. The 20.2 look is available under the name “Mint-L”.

5. Reboot the computer

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.

Commonly asked questions

  • If the upgrade is not available to you, check that you have the latest version of mint-upgrade-info (1.2.5 or higher) and restart the Update Manager by launching it again from the applications menu.
  • If the latest version of mint-upgrade-info is not yet available in your mirror, switch to the default repositories.
  • This happens rarely, but if you ever got locked and were unable to log back in, switch to console with CTRL+ALT+F2, log in, and type “killall cinnamon-screensaver” (or “killall mate-screensaver” in MATE). Use CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back to your session.