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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Pjotr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:27 pm

zoli62 wrote:I do not want minor kernel update. My problem is still why does the update manager report a minor kernel update? Also, if this is the case, why is it not selected for installation?
Update Manager - Edit - Preferences - Options. Tune it like you want to.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by zoli62 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:35 pm

I found out that the upgrade policy changed. To avoid kernel updates, I need to close their selection in the update manager. Previously, this did not have to be done.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by mingle » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:41 am

I upgraded (via the Update Manger) my 18.2 xfce to 18.3, but I have noticed that the Login Window Manager wasn't changed to the version that appears with a clean install of LM18.3.

Does that mean that the upgrade process leaves MDM and doesn't replaced it with LightDM?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Pjotr » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:20 am

mingle wrote:I upgraded (via the Update Manger) my 18.2 xfce to 18.3, but I have noticed that the Login Window Manager wasn't changed to the version that appears with a clean install of LM18.3.

Does that mean that the upgrade process leaves MDM and doesn't replaced it with LightDM?

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Correct. You can switch to LightDM like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... 2-and-18.3
(item 1.1, left column)
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Mr_Reed » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:14 pm

I have 2 laptops one had Serena and the other had Sonya. There was a minor thing I didn't like about Serena, so I decided to take the plunge and redo both laptops with the newest 18.3 Sylvia. Long story short, I install the OS and 45 updates expecting to get the green check mark. Now systems is blue notifying me that there are still updates, but none of them are automatically selected. I believe they are all level 4. What am I supposed to do here?

I don't understand why the latest LM is requiring some sort of major kernel change or other update? :?:

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Moem » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:58 am

Mr_Reed wrote:I don't understand why the latest LM is requiring some sort of major kernel change or other update? :?:
Because of a little something called Meltdown. Do a forum search for that, or look for an announcement in this forum section, and you'll see.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Mr_Reed » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:33 pm

So I went from green check on 18.2 and the same middle of the road update policy to 18.3 and need new kernel right out the door?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 pm

Mr_Reed wrote:So I went from green check on 18.2 and the same middle of the road update policy to 18.3 and need new kernel right out the door?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by stavpup » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 am

Code: Select all

4.4.0-109-generic #132-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 19:52:39 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Looking good :D

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by aedoue » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:08 am

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to say this, but I just switched from KDE to 18.3 xfce and mint-y, and it's a joy to use.
The old fashioned interface with a flat color modern icon set is perfect for my taste. Even an option for fortunes on the command line.
Everything just worked.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You've added some happiness to my days.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Post by Pepi » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:06 am

I'm running the 32 bit on my old Toshiba NB305 mini laptop and it runs pretty good 8)

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