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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby ClutchDisc on Wed May 14, 2014 9:19 pm

I just did a clean install of Linux Mint 17 mate 32bit on my Dell this morning. After using it for the day, I would have to say I am very impressed! Fast, stable. The install went very smoothly, and I was up and running after about 10 to 15 minutes. I haven't had any bugs, and all that I have seen has impressed me. It feels faster than Mint 13 to me. Great job Mint team!!! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby KBD47 on Wed May 14, 2014 10:15 pm

Using Cinnamon 32 bit right now. It's using 500 mb ram but that's with music streaming through the browser. Looks very good. I had the grub issue brought over from Ubuntu 14.04 where using a usb it recognizes the usb as sda and hard drive as sdb. Other than that good so far.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby ponack on Wed May 14, 2014 10:54 pm

So far so good with 17, but I did notice with VirtualBox:

I get an error -1908 that tells me to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

I do so, and get the following:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...done.
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: 302: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/do_dkms: not found
...done.
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS/etc/init.d/vboxdrv: 327: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxhost/do_dkms: not found
...failed!
(Failed, trying without DKMS)
Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules ...failed!
(Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby mr_raider on Thu May 15, 2014 12:14 am

vasmakk wrote:Will those upgrades include kernel upgrades too ?
I mean if I install LM 17 now, and some (unimportant) hardware of my machine is not supported by the current kernel (3.13.0-24)...
is it possible to wake-up one day and see a new kernel (3.15.x) and the same hardware supported, after e.g. an upgrade to LM 17.x ?

Thx!


https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

Essentially, the LTSes are slowly becoming rolling distros for 5 years.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby mintybits on Thu May 15, 2014 3:05 am

JSeymour wrote:I got it going, but this is disappointing. The Live/installer is still not running mdadm, so still no out-of-the-box support for mdraid? This is what the Mint team wants to base the how many next years' worth of releases upon? Really? Debian, I'm told, can do an mdraid install on naked drives. So, too, can Ubuntu. Or so their docs say. So... why is the Mint team apparently removing this capability?

Mint uses the Ubuntu desktop installer, so neither support mdraid. The Ubuntu Server installer is different and does support it. Someone ought to prioritise rewriting the desktop installer because it has serious limitations, some defects and there seem to be lots of dual boot with Windows issues. Not a good first impression for newcomers. Grub also needs replacing with something not so user-hostile.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby xenopeek on Thu May 15, 2014 4:03 am

Feedback about issues encountered in the RC please ONLY post those on the blog post with the RC announcement, as that is where the developers gather all the feedback from to fix issues for the final release.

The RC hasn't been announced on the blog yet, so anybody already running it does so without having access to list of know issues that would be listed on that, and without a place to give feedback that will be picked up by the developers.

Please wait till RC is announced on the blog here http://blog.linuxmint.com/
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby Adelante on Thu May 15, 2014 6:37 am

I notice the discussion has already started on the monthly thread. Clem is participating. For anyone interested.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby goetzkluge on Thu May 15, 2014 6:43 am

My "Qiana" (32Bit, Mate) on pen drive also works well with my old Eee PC 901. Merci!
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby JSeymour on Thu May 15, 2014 7:17 am

mintybits wrote:Mint uses the Ubuntu desktop installer, so neither support mdraid. The Ubuntu Server installer is different and does support it.

Ah, so that's what it is. Thanks for the clue.

I wonder why the Ubuntu devs think no desktop user could ever care about high availability? It's not as if this isn't discussed all over the forums, for every distro, with multiple HowTos showing people how to manually stuff the setup.

mintybits wrote:Someone ought to prioritise rewriting the desktop installer ...

Thumbs up to that!

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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby rodrigodk on Thu May 15, 2014 10:38 am

Will reply on RC blog post, but someone can help me?

noveau didn't started after install (live install used software renderer). So no X at all.

So, in recovery mode, i've tried to install nvidia-current and nvidia-current-updates, without luck. dmesg complains someting about license and taints kernel.

My Notebook has a nvidia GT640M WITHOUT intel fallback, with Core i7 3630.

Ubuntu Trusty Desktop installed just fine, with noveau, then installing nvidia through ubuntu control panel. Can use both without issues.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby JSeymour on Thu May 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Adelante wrote:I notice the discussion has already started on the monthly thread. Clem is participating. For anyone interested.

Is that blog moderated or something? I posted a short comment and it never appeared. Thinking maybe I hadn't posted it, I tried posting it again. "This looks like something you already posted" was the response. But my comments are nowhere to be seen.

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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby xenopeek on Thu May 15, 2014 12:33 pm

Yes, moderated. Patience :)
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby JSeymour on Thu May 15, 2014 1:10 pm

xenopeek wrote:Yes, moderated. Patience :)

Ah, so... we're seeing everything with a (substantial?) "transmission delay."

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby usbtux on Thu May 15, 2014 1:26 pm

Hope VNC works with Mint 17 it doesnt work with ubuntu 14.4...
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby jand on Thu May 15, 2014 2:16 pm

About the AMD graphics driver problem.

I have a laptop with an Intel HD4000 and an AMD HD 8600M. Nothing worked until I followed the directions from this blog. The AMD drivers work perfectly now but my laptop's fans kept spinning loud for no apparent reason. So I launched the Catalyst control panel (sudo amdcccle) and I selected the Intel graphics card as the one I want to use:
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The HD4000 is (still) quite capable for everyday tasks (surfing, HD video, light image editing) and the machine is also super quiet.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby NM5TF on Thu May 15, 2014 4:01 pm

yesterday I tried Mint 17 Cinnamon...loaded fine, but mouse & keyboard were totally inoperable even in live mode...
wifi was detected, but without a keyboard/mouse could go no further..... :(

today I tried Mint 17 Mate...works perfectly so far & even wifi came up with no tweaks needed in live mode.... :D

now to decide to either replace Mint 16 with 17...or put it into it's own partition.... :?:

system specs are :

AMD K8 ATHLON 64X2 DUAL CORE 4000+ CPU @ 2.1GHz
NVIDIA GeFORCE 6150SE NFORCE 430 GPU
2GB DDR2 MEM

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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby nkoropoff on Thu May 15, 2014 4:16 pm

Installed LM 17 Cinnamon 64 yesterday on a Lenovo X1. All is working great. Just had to patch libfprint to get the fingerprint reader working. Everything else was fine right out of the box. Also tried it on a Lenovo W520 with Nvidia and all is fine.

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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby AlbertP on Thu May 15, 2014 4:55 pm

vasmakk wrote:Will those upgrades include kernel upgrades too ?
I mean if I install LM 17 now, and some (unimportant) hardware of my machine is not supported by the current kernel (3.13.0-24)...
is it possible to wake-up one day and see a new kernel (3.15.x) and the same hardware supported, after e.g. an upgrade to LM 17.x ?


Likely yes. The way kernels are handled in the updater has already been revised (as of Mint 16). Ubuntu's kernel updates in previous Mint releases were hidden as a "level 5" update. Now the Mint team can now provide their own kernel updates any time, for 16 and later releases. I have not had official confirmation, but I assume this will happen with the half-yearly point releases.

By the way, LTS editions already have some newer kernels available in Synaptic. In Mint 13, kernel versions roughly equivalent to those of 14, 15 (and 16?) can be found there, for manual installation. That means, Linux 3.5, 3.8 and 3.11.
So, even if Mint does not yet provide an updated kernel, you should be able to find the kernel versions used in Ubuntu's half-yearly releases there. Also, it is easy to upgrade your kernel yourself using this how-to: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=40185

As you see there are a lot of possibilities to get newer hardware working. But I am quite sure the Mint team will provide newer kernels easily with future releases.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby kc1di on Thu May 15, 2014 5:10 pm

installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on two machines here. Both working fine except on one the time would not set had to set it with the terminal. Other than that they both seem to be doing very well. Going to be a good one.
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Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Postby beachgardener on Thu May 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Firstly thank you very much for LinuxMint 17 and the eventual on going upgrades for 17.1 and 17.2, much apprerciate your work.

Now the Mint team can now provide their own kernel updates any time, for 16 and later releases.


I see the kernel upgrades too, flagged as security updates, no worries, but i ask, should i revert to nouveau drivers first, install kernel updates, then re-instate nvidia drivers? or just install kernel and all will be well?
Thanks, regards beachgardener.
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