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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:02 am
by Cosmo.
Petermint wrote:I had to upgrade from kernel 4.4 to 4.8 to fix a major problem back in 18.1 or 18. There is no going back to 4.4.
This might apply for your hardware, but not for every.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:14 am
by Petermint
The 4.8 upgrade was recommended for more than one problem. The first problem I encountered was reported across a wide range of notebook hardware of varying ages and brands. It appeared to be a regression half way through 4.4. Backtracking to an earlier Linux Mint would be complicated because all releases prior to 18.2 required multiple additional software sources to produce a stable system.

There is also the number of machines that have to have identical releases. Most of the machines work with most versions of LM but every prior version of LM has required some special treatment on some machines. LM 18.2 appears to be the first version working out of the box across all the machines and all plug in network devices.

The only problem not fixed in 18.2 is a sound settings problem.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:28 am
by JerryF
@Petermint: :lol:

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:05 pm
by Petermint
I did the switch to LightDM and the GUI appears to be faster. Startup is faster. Really happy with 18.2. :D

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:46 am
by Pjotr
Petermint wrote:I did the switch to LightDM and the GUI appears to be faster. Startup is faster. Really happy with 18.2. :D
Don't forget to install apparmor as well:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=248718#p1337468

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:12 am
by Cosmo.
Petermint wrote:I did the switch to LightDM and the GUI appears to be faster. Startup is faster.
That is what I found from the first day testing the beta version. Also auto-login works now reliable. So I conclude, that there is an issue either with mdm (since LM 18) or with the interaction of mdm and systemd.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 pm
by mrmajik45
There are new releases every 6 months

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:41 pm
by Mick-Cork
Cosmo. wrote:
Petermint wrote:I did the switch to LightDM and the GUI appears to be faster. Startup is faster.
That is what I found from the first day testing the beta version. Also auto-login works now reliable. So I conclude, that there is an issue either with mdm (since LM 18) or with the interaction of mdm and systemd.
Hi Cosmo, just to clarify - is LightDM auto-login configuration now available via the GUI (ie: a post release update). I held off from installing it when upgrading as decided to wait until 18.3.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm
by MintBean
Hi Mick - No, it looks like it will be released with 18.3.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:13 am
by Mick-Cork
MintBean wrote:Hi Mick - No, it looks like it will be released with 18.3.
Thanks MB. After reading the thread I'm thinking I might install it now anyway, looks like any creases have been identified/sorted.

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:51 pm
by Mick-Cork
Mick-Cork wrote:
MintBean wrote:Hi Mick - No, it looks like it will be released with 18.3.
Thanks MB. After reading the thread I'm thinking I might install it now anyway, looks like any creases have been identified/sorted.
To follow up on this, I've just installed and changed the lightdm conf file to allow auto-login (laptop has bios password). Anyway, worked perfectly and as per previous comments bootup is faster (3-4 seconds gain. Was 20 now 16). Interestingly shutdown is also quicker (down to 4-5 seconds as opposed to 8-9).

:)

Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:39 pm
by MintBean
Result. I prefer LightDM all round.