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Christmas will be here before you know it, and so will Mint 19.3! Whether it's a feature, or your specific plans, I'm interested to know what you guys are excited about.

I am personally excited about the upgrade to Xfce 14.4. I'm also curious about Celluloid.

Re: video player

I've noticed that with every other version of Mint, my cursor sometimes won't appear when moving it around while the video is playing fullscreen (for example, if I want to skip around the video timeline, but it's full screen, I will have to use the trackpad for about 20 seconds until a cursor appears and video controls, and then sometimes the cursor never appears in full screen). I'm interested to see if that changes.

What do you guys like about the current iteration of Cinnamon?
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I'm new on XFCE, I was using Mate earlier, but I switched to XFCE a couple of months ago and I love it !

Looking forward as well for the new 14.4 version !
A new kernel in the 19.3 upgrade is nice as well

I was very surprised that the VLC will be replaced with Celluloid, I haven't heard of Celluloid before. VLC is famous in some ways, so I'm expecting great things from Celluloid.
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After reading the blog about the changes I installed Celluloid. It seems a little basic compared to VLC and other players I've used, but that's probably to be expected from something that's a fair distance from a version 1 release (going by the version number anyway).

That said, it doesn't seem to have any problems playing my media so no real complaints here at the moment.
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It's Tricia not Trisha.

And Celluloid is a feature limited version of mpv with a GTK frontend. It's certainly better than Xplayer but I'll stick with real mpv. VLC was always optional and remains available in the repositories. I was surprised they're not dropping Xviewer as well, that slow loading image viewer than cannot even display half the .png files I have. :lol:
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jameskga wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:03 am
I am personally excited about the upgrade to Xfce 14.4.
So am I. :)
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I'll be sticking to VLC since I've memorised all the keystrokes for the commands I use most often and have also configured it to work exactly how I like.
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Rootbeer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:35 pm
I haven't heard of Celluloid before.
Neither have I. It'll be interesting to see if it handles DVD menus like VLC does; my player of choice is smplayer but use VLC for DVD (and DVD image) playback for the aforementioned reason.

Not sure yet if I'll stick with Xfce on the planned server re-install or whether I'll replace it with KDE. We'll see .. :) .. thought I'd hang on for the final LM19.x release before going ahead with that.
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Not having it randomly crash the way LM19.2 cinnamon did on AMD GPU and APU systems even from a live usb session.
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oldgranola wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Not having it randomly crash the way LM19.2 cinnamon did on AMD GPU and APU systems even from a live usb session.
Probably only the 5.3 kernel series will bring full redemption from that issue. But 19.3 will have a 5.0 kernel as default. :mrgreen:
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm
But 19.3 will have a 5.0 kernel as default.
I thought it changed.
clem wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:31 am
This fix is also on master, in preparation for 5.5.6 which is what we're planning to use in 19.3.
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magnus7 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:15 am
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm
But 19.3 will have a 5.0 kernel as default.
I thought it changed.
clem wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:31 am
This fix is also on master, in preparation for 5.5.6 which is what we're planning to use in 19.3.
Interesting.... Source?
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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:30 am
magnus7 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:15 am
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm
But 19.3 will have a 5.0 kernel as default.
I thought it changed.
clem wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:31 am
This fix is also on master, in preparation for 5.5.6 which is what we're planning to use in 19.3.
Interesting.... Source?
You get to the source of a quote by clicking on ⤴, and the source was about mintupdate, not the kernel (there is no 5.5 kernel yet, anyway).
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I need to improve my English :lol:
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oldgranola wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Not having it randomly crash the way LM19.2 cinnamon did on AMD GPU and APU systems even from a live usb session.
For me it was kernel independent. LM19.1 cinnamon is working fine whether on the 4.15.x or 5.2.x or 5.3.x (which I now tend to run). Also fine on latest Manjaro KDE using 5.3.x. I tried various kernels with LM19.2 to no avail. There are multiple bug reports, known but undiagnosed/fixed issues with the cinnamon project itself involving random crashes seemingly amd related. But they seem to want to just ignore and march on.
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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:30 am
Interesting.... Source?
More interestingly, the current beta builds have 5.0.0-32-generic, i.e. not even the latest released 5.0 version (which is -36), nor do they have the latest linux-firmware package. I wonder what's up with that - Clem using a stale mirror? :twisted:
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm

Probably only the 5.3 kernel series will bring full redemption from that issue. But 19.3 will have a 5.0 kernel as default. :mrgreen:
I am hoping that the new 5.x kernel will recognize my new ASUS TUF laptop configuration.
No Linux Distro from anyone, will install on my laptop, as of today.

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:40 pm
I am hoping that the new 5.x kernel will recognize my new ASUS TUF laptop configuration.
No Linux Distro from anyone, will install on my laptop, as of today.
Ubuntu 19.10 released with a 5.3 kernel, if that doesn't boot then I see little chances for the older 5.0 in Mint 19.3.
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I've been a fan of VLC since before it even went to Version 1.0. I used it for the first time on an old iBook G4 (white 14") and honestly I've never looked back. True, the UI could be a bit nicer, but it is without doubt the Swiss Army Knife of video players. I agree with Rootbeer above. Celluloid (or anything else) has hella big shoes to fill if it's going to impress me the way VLC does.

Good Firetrucking Luck with that one.

gm10 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:55 pm
It's Tricia not Trisha.
So you're saying it's try-see-ah and not trish-uh?
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BG405 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Rootbeer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:35 pm
I haven't heard of Celluloid before.
Neither have I. It'll be interesting to see if it handles DVD menus like VLC does; my player of choice is smplayer but use VLC for DVD (and DVD image) playback for the aforementioned reason.
Indeed VLC being the basically only one to fairly consistently get DVD menus right is what kept me installing it as well.

But I hadn't noticed this yet. Dropping the up to now standard installed Xplayer for an MPV-based player would seem to mean a fairly big change one level down, what with Xplayer being GStreamer-based and MPV being "privately-based" (mostly, "FFmpeg-based"). GStreamer is a pretty fundamental component of GNOME and last I looked at KDE, it was also its basically preferred backend. Now, technically, I would probably find MPV a great choice but I wonder how this is to be judged in the context of Mint as part of the larger ecosystem. To me it appears to be a fairly big step away from the GNOME/KDE mainstream...
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Portreve wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm
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gm10 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:55 pm
It's Tricia not Trisha.
So you're saying it's try-see-ah and not trish-uh?
The first part is still pronounced trish, whether you enunciate the i or not is up to you :)
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