Release Notes for Linux Mint 13 Xfce

Introduction

This is Linux Mint 13 Xfce, codename Maya.


Linux Mint 13 "Maya" Xfce Edition

Important links


Known issues

Xfce Trash in live mode

The Xfce trash doesn't work in live mode. Files can be deleted but not placed in the trash. Once the system is installed, the trash works normally.

Boot hangs on systems using b43 wireless cards

An upstream issue in the kernel prevents Linux Mint 13 from booting on computers with b43 wireless cards. If you're in this situation, try the following:

  • To boot the live DVD, choose the "Compatibility mode" or add the following kernel argument to the boot options: b43.blacklist=yes
  • Install Linux Mint on the hard drive
  • If not present already, in Grub, modify the boot options to add: b43.blacklist=yes
  • Install the b43 firmware on the system

For more information on this problem, please read this bug report.

Moonlight

Moonlight was removed from Linux Mint because of a bug that made Firefox crash. The bug was fixed upstream and you can install the Moonlight plugin from the project's website.

Other issues

Linux Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Make sure to read the Ubuntu release notes.

Important information

Black splash screen

In Linux Mint the boot splash screen is completely black. This is by design. Once the system is installed the boot sequence is relatively fast. The black loading sequence doesn't look out of place and it looks consistent across all computers, whatever driver you're using. If you'd rather get a splash screen you can select one by typing the following command and selecting mint-logo:

  • sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

CD images

Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs. It is however possible and easy to to modify ISO images. By removing packages such as Java, Mono, LibreOffice, Gimp..etc.. Linux Mint ISOs can be made to fit within 700MB. For instructions on how to remaster the Linux Mint ISOs, please read the following tutorial: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918

Local repository and GnomePPP

GnomePPP is not installed by default but it is present within the default installation of Linux Mint. Your Linux Mint system comes with a local repository which is disabled by default. You can enable it by removing the comment sign "#" in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list and refreshing your APT cache. This repository contains GnomePPP as well as a collection of drivers.