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Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by Pepi » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:01 am

I've did all the updates including the new Kernel and now my desktop stuff doesn't work anymore. I can't change themes, wallpaper, panel settings, screensaver etc. Anyone else have this happen since the updates?

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by Mick-Cork » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:22 am

It's Beta so things are going to break / get fixed / break / and get fixed again.

You are not alone: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3445#div-comment-138258

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by Pepi » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:33 am

Mick-Cork wrote:It's Beta so things are going to break / get fixed / break / and get fixed again.

You are not alone: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3445#div-comment-138258

:)

Thanks for the link! I realize with BETA this stuff will happen. I'm happy as heck with this new version 18.3 and I can live with a few breaks :mrgreen:

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by kc1di » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am

As has been said it's beta software the even warn you not to install on production (daily use ).
everything is still working quite well with my as updated this morning. So it may be a hardware issue - you should report it via the comments section of the blog.
so it can be looked at and fixed before final release.
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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:13 pm

EXPECT things to break at some point when you update a beta release.

Personally I think beta distro releases are only suitable for people who seriously know what they're doing, which is tha advice always given at Ubuntu or Debian. IMO using noobs as guinea pigs/free testers is very bad form.

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by g33zr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:44 pm

So far so good...knock on wood...nothing's broken yet. However, I installed 18.3 on my aging System76 laptop, which is not my primary production machine. If it breaks, I'll see if I can find a fix; if not, I'll re-install and be up and running in no time.
Desktop PC: System76 Sable, Linux Mint 18.2, Cinnamon
Laptop: System76 Pangolin, Linux MInt 18.3, Cinnamon
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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by Pepi » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 pm

Update just came through and now it's running like a charm :) This is the OS to have

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by MintBean » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:58 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:IMO using noobs as guinea pigs/free testers is very bad form.
I would agree with you if it wasn't clearly stated that this is for testing purposes only.
Which it is.

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by JosephM » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:45 pm

Yeah, a commit with a bad line was pushed but found quite quickly. These things happen on occasion. It should already be fixed.
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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by MintBean » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm

Thanks Joseph. You guys are doing a fantastic job. 18.3 is something to be proud of.

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by felemur » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am

MintBean wrote:
Hoser Rob wrote:IMO using noobs as guinea pigs/free testers is very bad form.
I would agree with you if it wasn't clearly stated that this is for testing purposes only.
Which it is.
The problem is: most people overestimate their skill level. Goobers like me didn't get smart about that truth until we got old. :D

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Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

Post by MintBean » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:11 pm

felemur wrote:The problem is: most people overestimate their skill level. Goobers like me didn't get smart about that truth until we got old. :D
I quite agree, but hopefully we have the common good sense to know who to blame at that stage. ;)

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