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Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby clem on Wed May 23, 2012 12:14 pm

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 “Maya”. Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they’re perfectly integrated within Linux Mint [...]


Announcement: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2031
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby likiud on Wed May 23, 2012 12:23 pm

Great news. I've been waiting on this since I decided to use Linux as my main OS. Can't wait to get home tonight and get it going.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby Buddha on Wed May 23, 2012 2:34 pm

awesome news,ive been waiting for this one for an long time <3
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby floweringmind on Wed May 23, 2012 3:06 pm

Please upgrade the kernel to 3.3.6 or higher as the one you are using has a Nvidia graphic card issues. This is an issue with the Ubuntu release as well, this bug is also in the kernel you are using for the Debian release. A huge number of people are affected by this bug. The bug will not allow us to boot into any graphical interface.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby /dev/urandom on Wed May 23, 2012 5:04 pm

Decentralized eD2k mirrors are currently being mirrored and updated. :)
Thanks and kudos for the update, clem and team!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby zoli62 on Wed May 23, 2012 5:19 pm

There is a user here, who has with method apt-get dist-upgrade upgraded from Linux Mint 12?
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby Pyrotude on Wed May 23, 2012 6:19 pm

What great news! Although I've been running the RC so not much has changed. Cinnamon desktop here, I couldn't be happier with Mint, it works great right out of the box. I dual boot with XP, and I haven't booted into Windows in months. Mint does everything I need.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby cwwgateway on Wed May 23, 2012 6:40 pm

zoli62 wrote:There is a user here, who has with method apt-get dist-upgrade upgraded from Linux Mint 12?

I don't think it will work - IIRC apt-get dist-upgrade means doing an upgrade that requires uninstalling or installing packages. It's very complicated to upgrade from Mint 12.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby /dev/urandom on Wed May 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Actually, it is not. You just need to set your repositories.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby jr00ck on Wed May 23, 2012 6:49 pm

I recently fresh installed Mint 12 / Cinnamon 1.4 (about a month ago). I normally fresh install every new Mint version within a week or two of release. Since I just installed Mint 12 a month ago, I don't really feel like another fresh install so soon. Is it safe to upgrade via "Apt" from Mint 12 / Cinnamon to Mint 13 / Cinnamon? Anyone try this?

If I've figured it out correctly, the sources.list file would need to be changed to this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games


Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby cwwgateway on Wed May 23, 2012 7:00 pm

jr00ck wrote:I recently fresh installed Mint 12 / Cinnamon 1.4 (about a month ago). I normally fresh install every new Mint version within a week or two of release. Since I just installed Mint 12 a month ago, I don't really feel like another fresh install so soon. Is it safe to upgrade via "Apt" from Mint 12 / Cinnamon to Mint 13 / Cinnamon? Anyone try this?

If I've figured it out correctly, the sources.list file would need to be changed to this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games


Please correct me if I'm wrong.

You are correct.
/dev/urandom wrote:Actually, it is not. You just need to set your repositories.

No. It's the actual upgrade that's the hard part. Anyone can change lisa to maya and oneiric to precise, but you have to be very experienced with apt to do the upgrade. Things break when you upgrade from one release to the next. I actually did a fresh install of lisa in VBox and tried upgrading - granted, I didn't spend much time on it, but the Mint search plugin IIRC had problems, and that caused the entire upgrade to stop (yes I know if I took the time to fix this I could, but I was kind of busy and it's a headache).
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby beachgardener on Wed May 23, 2012 7:03 pm

floweringmind wrote:Please upgrade the kernel to 3.3.6 or higher as the one you are using has a Nvidia graphic card issues. This is an issue with the Ubuntu release as well, this bug is also in the kernel you are using for the Debian release. A huge number of people are affected by this bug. The bug will not allow us to boot into any graphical interface.


thank you very much for a new release,

yes please if there is a fix for this nvidia thing :)

update: installed kernel 3.4 nvidia would not install, seems linux has big problems at the moment, too many new things, just get sorted with heaps of stuff, then they change everything
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby /dev/urandom on Wed May 23, 2012 7:08 pm

cwwgateway wrote:you have to be very experienced with apt to do the upgrade.

That's required, yes.

cwwgateway wrote:Things break when you upgrade from one release to the next.

They might break, but usually that only happens on Ubuntu-based distros :P ... srsly, that's why you check the pending changes manually first ...
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby KBD47 on Wed May 23, 2012 7:30 pm

I tested the MATE 13 RC pretty much from the moment it was available, on my newest computer and hardly any issues at all, felt solid right out of the gate. But with Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13 on my computers 3-8 years old, there were some issues. My older desktop just refused to have anything to do with the new buntu/mint, buggy and just unusable where the buntu 11x/mint 12 worked well on it. On my wife's Acer computer, about 3 years old, everything worked well but it caught the new buntu suspend bug, it won't come out of suspend. I've seen this blamed on the 3.2 kernel, but that kernel runs fine on the same machine with Mint Debian upgraded to 3.2 kernel.
Speaking of Debian, since it looks like LXDE is getting dropped, and since the newer kernels and buntus are leaving some older hardware in the dust, maybe it's time to look at doing a Debian Stable Mint that will cause the Mint developers fewer headaches and give users with older hardware a place to go? Mint Debian Stable MATE would be just about perfect with enabled backports. Just a thought :-)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby cwwgateway on Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 pm

cwwgateway wrote:Things break when you upgrade from one release to the next.

They might break, but usually that only happens on Ubuntu-based distros :P ... srsly, that's why you check the pending changes manually first ...[/quote]
I agree, although I've never done an upgrade where absolutely nothing broke (maybe just my experience).
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby /dev/urandom on Wed May 23, 2012 7:54 pm

I did some major upgrades with a couple of Debian machine, and all went fine. ... But I know that problem from other Ubuntu users.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby The Dark Side on Thu May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Dear: Well, actually I have a tremendous disappointment: I have just downloaded the final version of Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and Mate, and it turns out the same problems that I described previously are still there. The Network Manager works horribly wrong, I could not connect to the Internet using the live DVD, I put the username and password and continue to ask me many times and never unable to connect. A reverend and absolute disaster!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Neither does the good old wizard "sudo pppoeconf", the wizard starts, it requests the data, says that all is well, yet the Internet is not!! Why so far in all the live-cd or live-dvd Debian based it did work (since Linux Mint 7 and up to Linux Mint 12) worked well, even more, in the latest versions of Kubuntu and Ubuntu (12.04) also ran right. And to make things worse, I found heavier final versions that the RC versions. If this is a LTS release, it really is awful !!!! :( :(

I do not want to make a snap judgment, but if this is the Linux Mint with support for 5 years, have really screwed, and very :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: : If this is to make the team Linux Mint, I'm sorry, but the truth is that I go elsewhere. Errors are serious enough, maybe you install it and test it, but the fact that seeing these horrors in the live DVD, one wonders whether it is worth installing or not (just in case I have my image already downloaded Kubuntu 12.04). A pity!!

And I hope that the KDE version, debug and really put very carefully as the 12 was quite regular (and I'm still very good to qualify as well). Greetings. -
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby Tomtom on Thu May 24, 2012 6:22 am

I installed 64bit MATE. So far so good. It looks like the best distro since LM10 main. I tried at least 15 editions and none of them were on the level of LM10. It's a pity that so many people had to worked so hard to reach the LM10 gnome quality. But now with Maya I am relived. Fingers crossed. Everything works (including panel applets and videothumbnailing in filemanager) except the start up brightness but there are fixes for that outhere, I beleive.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby xernos on Thu May 24, 2012 6:54 am

@Tomtom
I found workaround for this problem in my LM12 - adding one line to /etc/rc.local before exit 0.
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echo 4 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness


Number is power of brightness from 0 to 10 (only whole numbers).

PS.
I will wait for 13.1 :} .
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Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Postby cwwgateway on Thu May 24, 2012 6:58 am

Jose Manuel wrote:Dear: Well, actually I have a tremendous disappointment: I have just downloaded the final version of Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and Mate, and it turns out the same problems that I described previously are still there. The Network Manager works horribly wrong, I could not connect to the Internet using the live DVD, I put the username and password and continue to ask me many times and never unable to connect. A reverend and absolute disaster!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Neither does the good old wizard "sudo pppoeconf", the wizard starts, it requests the data, says that all is well, yet the Internet is not!! Why so far in all the live-cd or live-dvd Debian based it did work (since Linux Mint 7 and up to Linux Mint 12) worked well, even more, in the latest versions of Kubuntu and Ubuntu (12.04) also ran right. And to make things worse, I found heavier final versions that the RC versions. If this is a LTS release, it really is awful !!!! :( :(

I do not want to make a snap judgment, but if this is the Linux Mint with support for 5 years, have really screwed, and very :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: : If this is to make the team Linux Mint, I'm sorry, but the truth is that I go elsewhere. Errors are serious enough, maybe you install it and test it, but the fact that seeing these horrors in the live DVD, one wonders whether it is worth installing or not (just in case I have my image already downloaded Kubuntu 12.04). A pity!!

And I hope that the KDE version, debug and really put very carefully as the 12 was quite regular (and I'm still very good to qualify as well). Greetings. -

You think we're screwed because you can't connect to the internet on a liveDVD? First of all, sudo ppoeconf doesn't work on the liveDVD (you have to install to get it to work, unless this has changed since the RC). Second of all, how are you connected? A wireless adapter? If it is a wireless adapter, what type?
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