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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby blued on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:33 am

Hmm.. with mint 16 as guest in virtualbox, I cant access shared windows folders. It just hangs when I click on them. Never had this issue with mint 15, 14 and 13.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby k357k9 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:46 am

@Don_Pedro
Now I am wondering if I should not switch from Mate to Cinnamon

Same question here.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby caiman on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:01 pm

prohc wrote:There is an article out by a Ubuntu Developers, who say that Linux Mint Is a Vulnerable System. Is this true?
By the way the new release is great.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-D ... um=twitter


This seems like a potentially major thing, so I'm hoping somebody here can address it.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby gryphon on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:51 pm

caiman wrote:This seems like a potentially major thing, so I'm hoping somebody here can address it.


See http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.p ... post373306 and http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.p ... post373307
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby Adelante on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:51 pm

It seems to be confusion over methods.

Here is Clem's response.

http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/11/a ... configure/
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby drewdlekins on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:12 pm

Adelante wrote:It seems to be confusion over methods.

Here is Clem's response.

http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/11/a ... configure/


Yep. Exactly this. Although I was less kind, and thus I think I had my post removed because I called the offending Ubuntu dev an idiot when I explained the confusion. I may not have been on my meds at the time. :wink: Sorry mods.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby gman8321 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:01 pm

Anyone having trouble with printing? I get a message "Waiting for printer to become available."

I have a Brother MFC5895-CW, using the Brother Drivers which are 32bit. I know that LinuxMint 16 RC is 64 bit, but the drivers installed without error.

Printing works from all the Ubuntu 12.04 computers and Windows 7 computers in my house. I really like the LinuxMint 16, it has brought new life in my old Dell D630. But not being able to print is a show stopper.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby CogSci on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:13 am

gman8321 wrote:Anyone having trouble with printing? I get a message "Waiting for printer to become available."

I have a Brother MFC5895-CW, using the Brother Drivers which are 32bit. I know that LinuxMint 16 RC is 64 bit, but the drivers installed without error.

Printing works from all the Ubuntu 12.04 computers and Windows 7 computers in my house. I really like the LinuxMint 16, it has brought new life in my old Dell D630. But not being able to print is a show stopper.


I had the same problem with my Brother HL-2270DW printer. I just deleted and re-installed the printer a few times. Problem solved.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby johnwillyums on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:04 pm

Hi folks, can anyone tell me if this release will support a 2560x1440 screen resolution. The previous version I tried did not have that amongst it's options, can't remember which version I tried, but it would do higher resolutions (2560x1600), just not that one.
Thanks, John :)
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby diesel79 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:21 pm

Right! Silly question here so don't shoot! lol. When does Linux Mint 16 go final? Thanks in advance. I've tested it in virtual box and it's very impressive, great job and thanks to the team.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby Adelante on Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:22 pm

Usually a couple of weeks from the RC release.

diesel79 wrote:Right! Silly question here so don't shoot! lol. When does Linux Mint 16 go final? Thanks in advance. I've tested it in virtual box and it's very impressive, great job and thanks to the team.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby diesel79 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:58 pm

Adelante wrote:Usually a couple of weeks from the RC release.

diesel79 wrote:Right! Silly question here so don't shoot! lol. When does Linux Mint 16 go final? Thanks in advance. I've tested it in virtual box and it's very impressive, great job and thanks to the team.


Thank you and thanks for the reply.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby jmccool on Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:16 pm

Adelante wrote:Usually a couple of weeks from the RC release.

diesel79 wrote:Right! Silly question here so don't shoot! lol. When does Linux Mint 16 go final? Thanks in advance. I've tested it in virtual box and it's very impressive, great job and thanks to the team.


Ooh, Christmas is coming early this year! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby Tejas_0 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:51 pm

2nd & 3rd Day

Screen Saver does not kick in always, like it almost always does with VLC Player .
  1. Video Signal Corruption
    • FireFox with 2 or 3 JS pop-up windows, teminal, Gedit (All unmaximised) Uptime 20', last 10' idle. Video signal lost and REISUB did not help. Had to hit restart button
    • FireFox full screen maximised. Screen saver again not activated, video signal lost, REISUB no good. Restart button. Instead of splash screen, got screen pattern => video memory overwrite. Had to do cold start.
    • FF Restart led to video memory overwrite & system crash
  2. Libre Writer
    Twice in succession did not open Print dialog and brought down system
    1. Lost X, with system crash following in console
    2. Overwrote video memory and system crash
    However Firefox and Gedit both open the Print dialog, and I was able to print to a ps file ok.

It seems that as long as screen saver kicks in, system doesn't crash. Just the once with Firefox fullscreen has screen saver appeared, but it almost always appears with VLC player, the one exception being VLC in full screen and idle over a 45' period, but system did not crash. Screen saver activation appears to be a hit and miss affair,

Today no system crash. Seems like I've got the measure of Petra RC, and I'm not sandboxing either :)
Firefox restarted 2 or 3 times without incident, but all the same have to take precautions before a Firefox restart.
Release: Linux Mint 16 "petra"
Edition: Cinnamon 32-bit
Linux mint 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby MysticGold04 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:27 am

Anyone having trouble with the updates today? When I try to refresh the updates, it seems that Mint cannot contact some repositories...

Output is below:
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W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/Release.gpg Unable to connect to extra.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/petra/Release.gpg Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby spamazoid on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:09 am

just now me, hoping that means the final is about to launch and the repo's are being mirrored as we speak
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby ~FLOW~ on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:18 am

omg...in Cinnamon u still can't change the first day o the week ?!?!?!!?
cooooooomooooooon
Why is it so hard to change first day into Monday
in Mate you can :(((
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby ~FLOW~ on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:21 am

Cinnamon is much much faster !!
Now I can come back to my first love :)
Mint 17 Qiana XFCE 32-Bit
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Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz
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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby Acanthus on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 am

Since I have just installed a new HD, thought I'd go straight to Petra. Base install completed in personal record time of seven minutes, and this on my second and slower PC. Rest of setting-up was rapid and completely painless. Not a single glitch so far, and everything seems to work faster and better! One small but much-appreciated improvement: editing the panel - in particular moving applets around - now works exactly as it was intended to, first time, with no fuss. (Previously, I had to fiddle around a bit.)

I am euphoric! Fulsome, warmest tanks and congratulations.

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Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Postby gman8321 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:06 am

CogSci wrote:
gman8321 wrote:Anyone having trouble with printing? I get a message "Waiting for printer to become available."

I have a Brother MFC5895-CW, using the Brother Drivers which are 32bit. I know that LinuxMint 16 RC is 64 bit, but the drivers installed without error.

Printing works from all the Ubuntu 12.04 computers and Windows 7 computers in my house. I really like the LinuxMint 16, it has brought new life in my old Dell D630. But not being able to print is a show stopper.


I had the same problem with my Brother HL-2270DW printer. I just deleted and re-installed the printer a few times. Problem solved.

So you got the printing to work in the 64 bit Mint 16 RC, which is where I'm having trouble? I have no problem setting up printing in the 32 bit Mint 16 RC.
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