Release Notes for Linux Mint 17 MATE

Introduction

This is Linux Mint 17, codename Qiana.


Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE Edition

Important links


Known issues

In the installer, "Replace OS with Linux Mint" means erase the entire drive

If another operating system is present on the disk, the second option suggested by the installer is to "replace the OS with Linux Mint".

This option doesn't just wipe the partition used by the mentioned OS, but the entire drive and all its partitions.

For more information on this issue please visit: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1325786

Issues with Skype

In 64-bit, if you're experiencing issues with Skype, install the package "ia32-libs".

DVD Playback with VLC

If VLC does not find your DVD player, click on Media->Open Disc, and specify '/dev/sr0' as the disc device.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is not present by default.

To add Bluetooth support, please install the package "blueman".

EFI support

If your system is using secureBoot, turn it off.

Note: Linux Mint 17 places its boot files in /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu to work around this bug.

Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs

If you are unable to boot Linux Mint with an NVIDIA card, or if you are experiencing constant freezes and system lock ups, please append "nomodeset" to your boot arguments. At the boot menu of the live DVD/USB, press Tab to edit the boot arguments and add "nomodeset" at the end of the line.

If you're still having issues, you can also remove "quiet splash --" from that same line.

Alternatively you can use the "nouveau.noaccel=1" boot argument.

Once the system is installed, use the Driver Manager to install the nvidia-304 driver.

Booting with non-PAE CPUs

To boot Linux Mint 17 on non-PAE CPUs, please append "forcepae" to your boot arguments. At the boot menu of the live DVD/USB, press Tab to edit the boot arguments and add "forcepae" at the end of the line.

Other issues

If you're experiencing keyboard or mouse freezes, please check the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nfs-utils/+bug/1270445

If you own an AMD CPU with an MSI card and your computer keeps rebooting, please check the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1309578

Linux Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04. Make sure to read the Ubuntu release notes.