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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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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby chrisra » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:50 am

I was wondering, since I haven't found a recent discussion about this elsewhere (last one 2014): With Ubuntu using Canonical's own Mir nowadays, are there plans for Mint to follow suit in some future version? Or will it rather go along with Wayland, or stay with Xorg?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby humdinger70 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:29 pm

humdinger70 wrote:
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.


Postponed AGAIN until February 9.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby auspilot » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this in :)

I have read a lot about Serena and how people don't like how the menu's dont have a border, hard to describe but think of a white desktop when you go to a window the desktop and window blend in so there is nothing to seperate.

I was wondering can you use the same "cinnamon" theme that is currently on 18.0 with 18.1 or must you use the one that comes with it?

Also anyway you can use the same login screen as 18.0 as I notice 18.1 has a different one.

So sorry if this comes across dumb.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby ElStellino » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:53 pm

I’ve just updated to Serena and so far so good! :)
The only thing I’ve noticed is that there is not any more a Recent/Recently used folder to pick up recent files, neither in Nemo, nor in FF (but there is in T-Bird) when uploading a file like a screenshot, for instance.
Am I the only one experiencing this? That’s a very little bug, but a massive nuisance, unfortunately :/
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:30 pm

activate it from the privacy settings of the system.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby ElStellino » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:40 pm

Cosmo. wrote:activate it from the privacy settings of the system.

Oh, wow, thank you cosmo!
Can’t believe how easy that was!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby MurphCID » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:54 am

So far so good. I have had no issues with it at all. I am going to end up replacing my desktop since it is slowly dying, and I decided that the new system will be a dual boot Linux/Windows system. I am waiting on the new AMD Ryzen chips to hit so I can get an 8 core. So far lots of loving on for 18.1!

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby MountDew » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:11 pm

Update from 18 to 18.1 went very smooth... another great job Clem... Thank you for all you hard work and effort.... Very much appreciated here... :D :D
Toshiba Satellite 1T drive with Linux Mint 18.1 Cinn X64

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby ephraimshofar » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:16 pm



I've used Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat... and other Linux Distros since ...98? (been awhile). Mint is by far the best at doing what it says it will do in a Linux Distro then I've seen in 19 years... I don't understand why this guy's giving all the grief - unless he/she is biased...

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby MintyO » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:41 pm

ephraimshofar wrote:


I've used Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat... and other Linux Distros since ...98? (been awhile). Mint is by far the best at doing what it says it will do in a Linux Distro then I've seen in 19 years... I don't understand why this guy's giving all the grief - unless he/she is biased...

I've been reading that site for years. I think you're jumping to a conclusion a bit.. plus his style is a tad eccentric.

He has praised Mint many times in the past. Mint 17.3 Xfce just won the best distro (or was it best Xfce-distro) of the year recently. Point being, that comparing my own experiences with 17 series and 18, I'd lean on saying that 17 was/is at the moment the better one. What I think is the key point when you subtract his writing style.
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