I installed Linux Mint 13/MATE (64-bit) this morning which replaced the Cinnamon edition and it's running well. I had to change the Ubuntu sources to another mirror before I could update but once that was done, updates downloaded and installed quickly (Ubuntu servers have been dead slow or completely down for more than a few days now).
Very pleased with LM 13 MATE so far.
One problem I did run into after todays updates was booting to a blank screen. The MDM login screen appeared for a second and disappeared leaving me nothing but a blank screen with a small dash in the upper left hand corner. Hitting "Ctrl+Alt+F1" brought me to a prompt. After logging in I ran the following:
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sudo service mdm restart
This brought me back to the login screen (which stayed put this time) and I was able to log into the desktop normally. I rebooted twice more and the problem still existed and I had to drop to a prompt and repeat the above procedure. The problem did not occur when simply logging out and logging back into the desktop.
Re-installing "mdm" and "mint-mdm-themes" appears to have fixed the problem.
This problem has only occurred with LM 13 RC MATE so far, all previous editions haven't exhibited this type of problem.Intel Core2 Quad with 8.0 GB DDR2, Nvida GT 430 w/1.0 GB video memory running the 295 video driverUpdate:
In case anyone is interested I installed Maya/Cinnamon in another partition this morning and the problem with MDM that I saw in Maya/Mate is not occurring. Heh, of course I have no way of telling if its either the DE version of Maya or that the problem was fixed in the past 24 hours (I recall now it was a known problem).
"Humph. Choice, it is the quintessential Linux delusion, simultaneously the source of it's greatest strength, and it's greatest weakness." (All apologies to The Architect)