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Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:04 pm
by clem

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:01 pm
by minitux
Downloading.......

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:27 pm
by Moem
Waiting patiently. It all sounds mighty good though. Thanks Clem and team! :D

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:09 pm
by minitux
minitux wrote:Downloading.......


.....Install it :D

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 pm
by Mattyboy
Thank you. All installed, apart from software selection backups from 18.2 not working ( no Biggy ) ( Error with Mint Icons or something, don't ask me ) all rocking and rolling here. Sweet as. Been testing for a few hours, various programs all good, great work. :D

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Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.2 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: G1.SNIPER B7-CF v: x.x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F4 date: 11/02/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14784
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz
           4: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1c03 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 10f1 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter usb-ID: 001-005
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 6001.2GB (23.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000AZLX size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: STM3500418AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: WDC_WD30EZRZ size: 3000.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47G used: 7.1G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: /home size: 404G used: 51G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.5C mobo: 29.8C gpu: 0.0:35C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 220 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 1268.7/7934.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:31 am
by smurphos
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_ci ... atsnew.php

Very impressed with the significant improvements coming with 18.3

Kudos clem and team. :D

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:46 am
by LinuxMintNorge
As usual when I install Linux Mint, I like what I see. Very good work. Have not used it yet but so far all good.

There is still no support for Creative soundblaster Z pci card!
But you can not hear 5.1 or 7.1 dolby in any browser, so you have to go into Windows10 in an app to get this done.

But one thing must be remembered; html5 or flash does not support 5.1 dolby soround. To watch movies with 5.1 or 7.1 dolby soround, watch the movie in an app, something you can not do in Linux, but with android and winwows10. Frustrating? yes I know.

But one plus is on the sound side; Now I have audio when I select HDMI in audio settings. That means I can use Mint on this computer too.

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:45 am
by carpenpa
I am testing 18.3 on a Dell 13 5000 2 in 1 laptop. These are the devices that can hinge fully over to a tablet mode.
Touch screen works pretty well for point and select / launch
When in tablet mode the physical keyboard is not responsive - which is correct
The onscreen keyboard does not appear automatically when text required in tablet mode
Touchpad NOT ignored when typing - lots of typo's as a result
Most apps scroll with touch gesture when in tablet mode - except for web browsers
Other gestures do not work - pinch for example
With Ubuntu 17.10 the screen rotates automatically but not with Mint
None-the less - pretty impressive for a beta overall
Timeshift is awsome - and I used it to roll back from the latest 3.6.4 cinnamon update which stopped system settings from working
Redshift - brilliant
New software Manager - great improvement but some Flatpaks not installing
Online accounts - some not working and Google - incredibly slow - found the same with Ubuntu 17.10

For a newbie like me Mint Cinnamon / Mate are fantastic systems to get to grips with Linux and thank you so much to all of the developers who continue to add and improve features.

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:51 am
by minitux
Mint 18.3 is xenial Not artful....

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:30 pm
by g33zr
I installed Mint 18.3 BETA on my System76 Pangolin laptop a couple of days ago and have had zero problems. It's a good stable release from my perspective. Congratulations to all who contributed to the release! :D

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:20 pm
by Nesbit
This is awesome! Much more features than I thought :mrgreen:
Will be upgrading on all my 3 machines when stable.

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:50 pm
by JosephM
With Ubuntu 17.10 the screen rotates automatically but not with Mint

This setting is disabled by default in Cinnamon settings->General. It causes issues on some machines where it shouldn't rotate. I have a HiDPI HP laptop which must share the same screen with other models that allow flipping the screen over. With that setting on the screen flips upside down every time you shake the machine a little. You have to shake it again to get it back :)

It was disabled by default so this one come up when trying to do an install. I get the same issue on Ubuntu and it's a PITA.

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
by idle
If 18.3 is anything like 17.3 was, I'll be very very happy :D

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:58 pm
by rickst29
Hi. The website lists the following sha256sum for the Download which I just completed:

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428d47c5ce54e949b0ba656a2c387d4536b9e0530bcc840784b456190411f11c *linuxmint-18.3-mate-32bit.iso

But I have downloaded from two mirrors AND verified using a Torrent Client, my versions match the Torrent checksums and yield this value instead:

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d3e8d2117a169d10b35549f6703b30b041b56a13c53897e0a1e493e1a63b4f21

Perhaps the checksum file (linked from the web page) needs to be updated?
Please advise. Thanks in advance!

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:25 pm
by Pjotr
rickst29 wrote:Hi. The website lists the following sha256sum for the Download which I just completed:

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428d47c5ce54e949b0ba656a2c387d4536b9e0530bcc840784b456190411f11c *linuxmint-18.3-mate-32bit.iso

But I have downloaded from two mirrors AND verified using a Torrent Client, my versions match the Torrent checksums and yield this value instead:

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d3e8d2117a169d10b35549f6703b30b041b56a13c53897e0a1e493e1a63b4f21

Perhaps the checksum file (linked from the web page) needs to be updated?
Please advise. Thanks in advance!

The first checksum is the correct checksum of the final edition (not of the bèta).