Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

Post by MMcD488 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:50 pm

I just installed this on my laptop last night and it is great. I actually love the new desktop backgrounds in Serena so much that I couldn't choose one and set it to switch every 10 minutes. They're really breathtaking! As always, XFCE is rock-solid. I really like the new prominent "Elevated Privileges" bar when running XED as root. Great Work Everyone!!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

Post by Habitual » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:49 pm

Rockin' it since yesterday.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

Post by dishdude » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:09 am

Installed on an ancient single core laptop. Impressed with how well it's running on this old hardware.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

Post by Habitual » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:29 pm

I had to ditch it.
I lost a visual element (taskcoach timer in Notification Area didn't 'show')
My terminator rolled up on launch, until compositing was disabled.

I'm stuck on my customized oxygen-theme also.
I"m a dinosaur.

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System:    Host: my-kungfu Kernel: 4.4.0-59-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
until the wheels fall off, I guess.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce – BETA Release

Post by matelot1958 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:43 am

Posted this issue on the Beta blog for information - Wondered whether anyone here can offer a 'quick' solution before I do another download and install to see if I can resolve the problems!

Loaded Beta yesterday without any trouble and all works fine - Except:-
1 - Cannot access the Apps option, either via the Welcome Screen or the Main Menu (Software Manager) - both routes ask for my password, which is accepted, and then, after a few seconds the Software Manager screen briefly flashes on the screen (but it's empty) and then disappears. Nothing then happens.
2 - Same problem with the Firewall Configuration option from the Main Menu - Asks for my password, which is accepted, and then briefly flashes the Firewall Option screen (again, empty) and then - nothing happens!

Everything else seems to be working fine and there was no problem with the download and install - as this is a Beta release, I accept there will probably be issues, but looking on the Beta Blog (72 posts) I can see nothing similar to what I'm experiencing. Any offers please?
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Keith

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