Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by simonbrown » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:13 am

Keybindings have changed, so if you have set up custom keys I doubt that just changing the apt sources or a dist upgrade would manage the migration. Some small stuff like this might fall through the cracks this way, but if you have a straightforward installation now I doubt that would matter. I upgraded in place (no format) for the RC and the new bookmarks stuff in Nemo is not working as it should, not that it worries me. So there are some configuration sensitivities to relatively small things that point towards either doing a full install with a format from the new ISOs or waiting for Clem's official upgrade 'button' or whatever it turns out to be ...

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Oscar799 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:57 am

It will be possible to upgrade via update manager a few days after the official release so it would be best to wait
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Shunjoss » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:10 am

kyphi wrote:Is this source reliable enough?
https://www.kernel.org/
Currently using kernel 3.15.5 (yes, there was a reason).
by curiosity i installed the 3.16 with update manager on my laptop : wifi died.
Thankfully there is an option in mint to boot on previous kernel version !
Linux mint is awesome.

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by adfd1 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:14 am

vito_spatafore wrote:

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Open a terminal and input “sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
That's it.

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So if you do that you're getting the stable version and it will run as an update? Thanks-AD

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by adfd1 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:08 am

adfd1 wrote:
vito_spatafore wrote:

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Open a terminal and input “sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
That's it.

:idea:
So if you do that you're getting the stable version and it will run as an update? Thanks-AD
Anyone? Thanks-AD

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by simonbrown » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:23 am

Clem has posted a script to migrate keybindings in the main release note, for those who update using apt.

As far as upgrading in place:

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2703#comments

I followed post 2 for the RC. Works fine, and it will act the same way for the full release now that is out. I later made a fool of myself and removed cinnamon when removing a package - should have read the dependencies message - and ended up installing the RC from the ISO, so I have done the upgrade both ways now.

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