Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Releases and other announcements.
Please don't post support questions here
Forum rules
Section reserved for the team. You can reply to announcements here but not post new topics.

Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby clem on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:47 pm

On behalf of the team I am proud to announce that Linux Mint 6 Felicia is now available in 64 bit! I would like to thank all the people who helped us test the Release Candidate and who gave us some feedback. This release comes with all the innovations featured in Linux Mint 6 Felicia and for the very first time with the 64 bit versions of the Adobe Flash and Sun Java plugins! [...]

Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=595

Clem.
Image
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5541
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby ossified65 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:53 pm

Hi Clem, great news. Is there an upgrade tool or script from Mint 5 x64? I'd rather try one and then clean install if it goes bad :wink:
ossified65
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby darco on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:37 pm

Installed and running perfectly smooth!....Happy to be back w/LM!
darco
darco
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Sat May 24, 2008 5:03 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby clem on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:18 pm

ossiflied65: I suspect it will be easy to port the upgrader that was made for the Main edition. I just haven't done it yet and I didn't want to hold back the release for this. I will make an announcement when the upgrader is available in the repositories.

Clem.
Image
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5541
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby ossified65 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:54 pm

Thanks!
ossified65
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:30 pm

Thanks Clem,
running it now. Great job. :)
Image
User avatar
mmesantos1
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2277
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:14 pm
Location: VA. USA

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby NoClue! on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:22 pm

Servers are gettin leaned on and it's not even on DW yet.

I just remembered this version won't qualify for a DW posting. Ladislav put the smack-down on that before he bailed.
User avatar
NoClue!
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Chicago

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby nelamvr6 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:09 pm

NoClue! wrote:Servers are gettin leaned on and it's not even on DW yet.

I just remembered this version won't qualify for a DW posting. Ladislav put the smack-down on that before he bailed.



Why not? Just curious...
nelamvr6
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 325
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Location: New London, CT USA

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby NoClue! on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:57 am

And now it's on DW. See .............I have noooooooo idea what I'm talking about. errrrrrrrrr! Actually when the KDE edition was first released, there was some disappointment because there was no DW announcement. Maybe it's the de variants that you can't make an announcement for? A little help here!
User avatar
NoClue!
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Chicago

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby awong on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:20 am

NoClue! wrote:See .............I have noooooooo idea what I'm talking about. errrrrrrrrr!
:lol: The irony of your user name is not lost here! The 64bit version has enough changes to differ it from the main edition, but let's leave it at that to keep it on the main page of DW.
awong
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:06 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:48 am

awong wrote:
NoClue! wrote:See .............I have noooooooo idea what I'm talking about. errrrrrrrrr!
:lol: The irony of your user name is not lost here! The 64bit version has enough changes to differ it from the main edition, but let's leave it at that to keep it on the main page of DW.


What? :?
Image
User avatar
mmesantos1
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2277
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:14 pm
Location: VA. USA

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby nelamvr6 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:55 am

Well I'm running the new 64 bit version and I love it! So far not problem 1!
nelamvr6
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 325
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Location: New London, CT USA

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby beta_tester on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:44 am

[quote="clem"]On behalf of the team I am proud to announce that Linux Mint 6 Felicia is now available in 64 bit! I would like to thank all the people who helped us test the Release Candidate and who gave us some feedback. This release comes with all the innovations featured in Linux Mint 6 Felicia and for the very first time with the 64 bit versions of the Adobe Flash and Sun Java plugins! [...]

Just installed and running great! Many thanks, 64 bit really welcome :)

Pax et bonum (Peace and all good) john
"Be Special! Your life maybe the only Gospel those who meet you ever get to read!" john
Image
User avatar
beta_tester
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:41 am
Location: Chadwell St. Mary, Essex. UK

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby hyperx on Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:46 am

Tnx for releasing Linux Mint x64! I must wait till Tuesday before i can install it. I needed my laptop for a wedding on Monday with my Windows DJ program, it works not well under Wine or Virtual Machine. I've tried already the RC1 and it works likes a charm. Tuesday is SUPERTUESDAY, and i will never go back to MS anymore (ok, except at work....)!
hyperx
 

Linux Mint 6 x64 released and tried... :-(

Postby capricornus on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:26 pm

I don't want to criticize, just report that while Mint 5 64 did very well on my AMD64x2 (but for a very annoying little thing with 1440x900), Mint 6 64 just won't start up, reporting a problem with memory addressing (2x1GB standard memory, working well under *Drakes and WinXP). I really tried everything, but there are not so many options. In the future, I'll stop buying AMD cpu's, but I'm stuck with this one. Just reporting, please, don't feel ill, I'm a grateful user.
User avatar
capricornus
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:11 am

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby NoClue! on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:51 pm

awong wrote:
NoClue! wrote:See .............I have noooooooo idea what I'm talking about. errrrrrrrrr!
:lol: The irony of your user name is not lost here! The 64bit version has enough changes to differ it from the main edition, but let's leave it at that to keep it on the main page of DW.


Heheheheheeeeee! I was sober last night. It was a long week though.
User avatar
NoClue!
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:51 am
Location: Chicago

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby hoe on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:11 pm

This is my first go at a 64bit OS and everything seems to be working great. Thanks!

Wayne
hoe
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:58 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby PurplePants on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:41 pm

Well, I've installed it last night and I have to say this is the first version which didn't work 'out-of-the-box' for me. It didn't recognized the resolution of my LCD screen and I was stuck with 1152 x 864 instead of 1280 x 1024.

The Nvidia driver installed fine, it just didn't give me the option of setting the resolution to 1280 x 1024. I had to manually change it by editing the xorg.conf file. Not sure if this problem was the result of you guys deciding not to use Envy anymore :(
PurplePants
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:33 pm

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby moshbox on Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:53 pm

I just installed this along side my Ubuntu x64 partition, and my initial reaction is wholly carp is it slow!!!!!!

AMD 64 X2 5400
2GB DDR2-800
NVidia 8100 onboard

System monitor shows my CPU averaging 40% on one CPU or the other while the system is doing nothing at all. youtube videos flicker, out of sync, latency so bad it takes ~20 seconds to pause the playback. last.fm streams ok, but CPU usage is all over the place, whereas under Ubuntu/derivatives I don't notice any activity on the CPU monitor at all.

Then I enabled compiz. Ouch. I can't even scroll a browser window without stutter. I realize the onboard chipset is less than optimum for compositing, but this is the first distro I found it actually unusable at even the leanest config.

Another issue I have is, where's the volume? I've got everything bumped to 100% and only have about 25% the volume I should. At the current settings, the audio should have me plastered against the wall! :D

I'm going to do all the system updates to see if the latest kernel, etc, makes any difference, but as it stands now the x64 version is unusable on my system. Anyway, I'm not trying to be critical, just relating my experiences 30 minutes into my install and I guess I was kinda expecting Mint to be a little leaner and faster than sluggish bloat Ubuntu has become, so its a bit of a surprise to see such poor performance.
moshbox
 

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

Postby g30mike on Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:54 pm

Just installed x64 last night and it is running great. Was running a dual boot of LM6 Main and Vista, but last nights install just went over the entire hard drive. I'm finally done with Windows!! Thanks to all for a great OS!!!!
g30mike
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:47 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
Next

Return to Releases & Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests