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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby humdinger70 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Noticed two things in the update from 18.0 to 18.1

1) MintUpdate reset the default of updates to safe mode (showing/OK to update only levels 1,2,3). I had it set to show all (OK to update levels 1,2,3; view only for levels 4,5) to get back to what I had.

2) Screensaver is not working. I have it turned on - always have had it on since initial 18.0 install. In 18.0 when I came back to a dark screen and pressed a key on the keyboard, it would prompt for my password. The upgrade to 18.1 rendered that inoperative - pressing a key on the keyboard goes right back to the desktop without prompting for a password. Not a major problem as I have nothing critical on this box, but I like my setup to remain.

Item #1 I fixed. Need help with item #2.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby jbalint » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:28 am

Hi Team!
I just want to send you congratulation from Hungary, Budapest. I enjoy Serena.Cinnamon, it is gorgeous! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

I migrated from Windows to LxM.Sarah.Cinnamon last summer with no former Lx experience. Still, soon I felt familiar with it.
Only I had to face first with a network and a video problem on my Aver Aspire V3-372, however, I found solutions for both of them on the net.

Now I replaced my HDD with an SSD, and installed the new Serena.Cinnamon. And now wifi and video work fine out of the box!
LxM is very nice and elegant OS.
Congratulation!

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby masoodimran » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:16 am

Hello Team,

I am from India and wanted to let you know that I am just loving the Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Cinnamon on my Apple MacBook Pro. I have no regret that I made the right decision to move to Linux Mint. Thank you for the excellent work and support.

Thanks,
Masood

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby humdinger70 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:01 pm

humdinger70 wrote:Noticed two things in the update from 18.0 to 18.1

1) MintUpdate reset the default of updates to safe mode (showing/OK to update only levels 1,2,3). I had it set to show all (OK to update levels 1,2,3; view only for levels 4,5) to get back to what I had.

2) Screensaver is not working. I have it turned on - always have had it on since initial 18.0 install. In 18.0 when I came back to a dark screen and pressed a key on the keyboard, it would prompt for my password. The upgrade to 18.1 rendered that inoperative - pressing a key on the keyboard goes right back to the desktop without prompting for a password. Not a major problem as I have nothing critical on this box, but I like my setup to remain.

Item #1 I fixed. Need help with item #2.


A recent update (including a kernel update) fixed it (item #2) without me having to do anything. I checked and cinammon-screensaver is the latest version (3.2.1.13).

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby JackA » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:26 am

@Clem - While I appreciate the new version, I have a newer laptop with a Skylake chipset. When can we expect a release with a 4.8 kernel to improve support for these specific chipsets and hardware?

Believe me, this isn't a slight against the existing versions, I've just got wireless issues with my Intel WLAN card that are supposedly addressed by the new kernel. As a n00b, I don't feel comfortable with poking around where I shouldn't...

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby humdinger70 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:14 pm

JackA wrote:@Clem - While I appreciate the new version, I have a newer laptop with a Skylake chipset. When can we expect a release with a 4.8 kernel to improve support for these specific chipsets and hardware?

Believe me, this isn't a slight against the existing versions, I've just got wireless issues with my Intel WLAN card that are supposedly addressed by the new kernel. As a n00b, I don't feel comfortable with poking around where I shouldn't...

Ubuntu is about to release a point upgrade to 16.04 that will include a newer 4.8 kernel. I believe scheduled for Jan 19. Just wait a bit for Clem to make those changes to Mint (probably Mint 18.2?)

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby tell » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:53 pm

JackA wrote:@Clem - While I appreciate the new version, I have a newer laptop with a Skylake chipset. When can we expect a release with a 4.8 kernel to improve support for these specific chipsets and hardware?

Believe me, this isn't a slight against the existing versions, I've just got wireless issues with my Intel WLAN card that are supposedly addressed by the new kernel. As a n00b, I don't feel comfortable with poking around where I shouldn't...


Actually the 4.8 kernel is available through Linux kernels through Update Manager. I ran all through 4.8.0-34 the latest with KDE and Cinnamon and I am pretty sure they do address the Skylake chipset as well as newer wireless and they were pretty stable. I was running Cinnamon 18.1 and KDE 18 with Plasma 5.8.4 and 5.8.5 at the time though my hardware is older than yours. You might try them. There are 4 available

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby Alexiy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:54 am

Installed this on my new PC. So far all good, I like the improved interface and smooth windows animations. Only one minor problem: sometimes it doesn't reconnect to ethernet after suspension. Solved by manually switching it off and on.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby humdinger70 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:00 am

humdinger70 wrote:
JackA wrote:@Clem - While I appreciate the new version, I have a newer laptop with a Skylake chipset. When can we expect a release with a 4.8 kernel to improve support for these specific chipsets and hardware?

Believe me, this isn't a slight against the existing versions, I've just got wireless issues with my Intel WLAN card that are supposedly addressed by the new kernel. As a n00b, I don't feel comfortable with poking around where I shouldn't...

Ubuntu is about to release a point upgrade to 16.04 that will include a newer 4.8 kernel. I believe scheduled for Jan 19. Just wait a bit for Clem to make those changes to Mint (probably Mint 18.2?)

I just saw that Ubuntu has postponed their point upgrade until February 2nd. So be patient a little longer.


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