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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by whiteEagle » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:05 pm

BG405 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:03 am
whiteEagle wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:39 am
currently, I'm only using 19GB /root
That sounds a bit high, mine's about 16GB after more than 2 years' use. May be normal for Mint 19 though. How much stuff is accumulating in /var/cache/apt/archives ? Mine needs cleaning up again. Got rid of about 4 or 5 GB last clearout.
I'm sorry if that was confusing! My current setup is1 with Mint 18.3, but I suspect the 19GB is the result of updating from 18.0 thru 18.1, 18.2 to 18.3

I have "cleaned out" some of the cruft by removing unused kernels, but I'm currently "pushing" 19G out of 25GB for the partition.

I hadn't thought of /var/cache, so I'll look at that. Once I move to the "new" MSI, I will wipe this drive and install Mint 19

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by deepakdeshp » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:44 pm

Mint blog says
The BETA phase for Mint 19 will be longer than usual, with a stable release planned for the end of June.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Kilz » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:56 pm

externa1 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:54 am
seelengram wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:00 am
The beta is now available on this mirror. Have fun testing ... :D :D :D

https://ftp.fau.de/mint/iso/testing/
If installing Beta of version 19 - is it nessesary to reinstall after final is available or is the beta good enough to update ?

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If you install the beta and do all the updates you will end up with the release version, no need to reinstall when the final is released.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Mattyboy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:05 pm

Couple of things I've noticed.
Didn't offer microcode update in Driver manager.

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dmesg | grep microcode
[    0.000000] [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0xb2 (or later)
[    0.754140] microcode: sig=0x506e3, pf=0x2, revision=0x33
[    0.754220] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.2.

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sudo apt-get install intel-microcode

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dmesg | grep microcode
[    0.000000] microcode: microcode updated early to revision 0xc2, date = 2017-11-16
[    0.756363] microcode: sig=0x506e3, pf=0x2, revision=0xc2
[    0.756444] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.2.
Simple system monitor not working ( par for the course :D )
The old ppa for tor-browser not working can't find ( haven't yet made much effort be fair ) the one for bionic.

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System:    Host: mintman-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M Kernel: 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.3 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Other than that sweet as.

Oh... and vim couldn't find /etc/fstab for some weird reason that I fixed with a system restore.. probably a PEBCAK

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by externa1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:11 pm


If you install the beta and do all the updates you will end up with the release version, no need to reinstall when the final is released.
thanks - thats what i expected - and thats good so :)

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by yossarian_yon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:59 am

Du anyone have problem installing on Virtualbox. My installation works in software rendering mode.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by mingle » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:09 am

I have it (64-bit xfce) installed under VirtualBox 5.2.12 on Windows 10 Pro - all working fine.

Now, onto LM 19.0 itself - All VERY minor niggles...

1: Don't like the default theme (Mint-Y?). Mint-X Blue is my fave. Plus the Kokodi theme for the window manager is by far the best - it's one of the few that highlights the active window clearly!
2: Why do they always change the wallpapers - I was hunting around for my fave from LM 18.3, but it seems to have gone. How abaout sticking to a 'default' set, so as to maintain consistency across releases?
The new default wallpaper looks very nifty though...
3: There appears to be a bug in the xfce panel preferences, whereby most of the entries in the "Items" tab, are labelled as "Separator", even though they clearly aren't.
4: The volume icon on the taskbar looks very 'fat' compared to LM18.3

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Pierre » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 am

so. I've downloaded LM19.32 Mate:
the first impressions, are that it does need more resources,
than it did before, & that it's somewhat slower, as well.

this is in a VirtualBox, of course, but it has a medium set of resources.

the Firefox is FF60 & the default search engine is Yahoo ? .. ..
and LibreOffice is Version: 6.0.3.2 ..

the Icons seem a bit clunky, when compared to LM18x,
but that could be the VirtualBox settings, too.

aside from the initial 1,9Gb ISO file, there was another ~900Mb of updates to be had, as well.
:o

and Timeshift is getting a big push, as well, with lots of prompts to initialize it,
and again from within update manager.
- it will be interesting to see, just how much room, that TS needs to utilize on the HDD . ..
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by KBD47 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 am

MATE notification area icons look like ugly regular gnome icons. Cinnamon looks pretty good. Xfce is kind of a mess with the digital clock disappearing and only the analog clock sticking to the panel. Touchpad tap worked for me on Cinnamon and MATE, but xfce needed synaptics touchpad installed and a reboot to get it going. Xfce won't request password coming back from suspend. If you click on the lock screen button in power manager to get it to work--suspend stops working. I'm glad these are in beta for a month because Xfce and MATE need some polishing. I like MATE the best, but hope those ugly icons can be dealt with.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Ozo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:57 am

Pierre wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 am
so. I've downloaded LM19.32 Mat and LibreOffice is Version: 6.0.3.2 ..
and Timeshift is getting a big push, as well, with lots of prompts to initialize it,
and again from within update manager.
- it will be interesting to see, just how much room, that TS needs to utilize on the HDD . ..

An option to select the size is currently available which I am sure you know so you are saying the actual size of the basic ap may change, right?

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Pierre » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:05 am

that's an unknown, as I've not played with LM19 enough,
to know that much about how it works,
or even if it's that close to the Final Product . . . . . . .
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by all41 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:24 am

Pierre wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 am


aside from the initial 1,9Gb ISO file, there was another ~900Mb of updates to be had, as well.
:o
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That surprised me as well. I didn't allow internet during install so I expected perhaps a few including the mm packages, but there indeed is a lot.
Wonder if many of these will be included in the final beta-release.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Pepi » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:29 am

I see on Mint 19 that a lot of the window boarders are missing? Only three compared to the many on 18.3

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Pierre » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:30 am

all41 it's still way too early to even speculate on the Final Release, ATM.
- at this stage, it's just everyone just playing around with it.
and I've not yet even seen if there is a feedback box, that can be used . . .
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Mattyboy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:41 am

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System:    Host: mintman-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M Kernel: 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.3 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
So far stable and perfectly usable once I got it set up to my liking ( see my post regarding the microcode ). GDebi does nothing when trying to install .deb files.. but does pick up on the required dependencies. Command line install works fine. There's a weird thing going on with nemo not giving me the options ( middle click ) to move or copy files... just copies everything then I'm forced to delete the original when moving from drive to drive.

Can't get either firejail or dnscrypt-proxy to work properly when installing from synaptic.. one for the dev's?
Memory usage is currently higher than 18.3 but not catastrophic.
Takes noticeable longer to boot.

So few niggles aside, if you can live with them for the time being and you've got a good enough machine I say go for it.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by InkedAZ » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:25 am

Mattyboy wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:41 am
GDebi does nothing when trying to install .deb files
I'm seeing the same issue (19 Cinnamon). Click "Install Package" and the window just closes.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by AJ1000 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:24 pm

I got gdebi working by running the file manager as root and then doing ‘install package’. Hope this helps as a workaround.

The only problem I found is that mint update takes a minute longer than 16.04 used to using the same mirrors.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by externa1 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:16 pm

AJ1000 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:24 pm
I got gdebi working by running the file manager as root and then doing ‘install package’. Hope this helps as a workaround.

The only problem I found is that mint update takes a minute longer than 16.04 used to using the same mirrors.
Can confirm gdebi is working this way through root

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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Pierre wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:05 am
that's an unknown, as I've not played with LM19 enough,
to know that much about how it works,
or even if it's that close to the Final Product . . . . . . .
Afterall the final release is expected towrds the month end
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Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Post by Ozo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:12 pm

Great, I only have to load it once and can begin personalizing it. Still, it is unusable on a daily basis as the browser does not load and software I wanted in the Software Manager was not working either. Patiently waiting and updating (on an other computer :wink: ).

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