Release Notes for Linux Mint 9 Isadora LXDE


This is the LXDE edition of Linux Mint 9, codename Isadora, based and compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and its repositories.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE

New features

Based on Lubuntu 10.04, Linux 2.6.32, Openbox 3.4.10, LXSession 0.4.3, and Xorg 1.7.5, Linux Mint 9 LXDE features a complete desktop computing experience while being easy on system resource usage thus making it suitable for older hardware and situations where speed is a crucial factor.

Featured improvements in this release: LXDM, improved PCManFM2 file manager, VLC installed by default, 30,000 applications catalogued and reviewable both online and in the new software manager, brand new incremental backup tool for both data and software selection, 3 years support.

For a complete list of new features read: What's new in Linux Mint 9 LXDE?

Important links

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint read these instructions.

To upgrade from Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager.

Known problems

Splash screen resolution

If the boot sequence only shows dots and no logo, you can make it look better by installing startupmanager and by following these instructions.

Windows installer

This edition of Linux Mint 9 does not come with a Windows installer.


Moonlight was removed from Linux Mint 9 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.

Menu localization

Due to the nature of the LXDE menu, it's not currently possible to localize some additions to the root menu. This being said, the "Software Manager" and "Terminal" in the root menu will remain exactly how they are regardless of which language you are using.

Applications in the file manager

The "Applications" tab in the file manager is not fully supported yet. It is currently empty and serves no function.

Menu launcher color

The menu looks turquoise when hovered.

CD Ripping with Exaile

Exaile 0.3.1 has a bug which prevents Audio CD from being ripped. Version 0.3.2 solves this problem.

Upstream issues

Linux Mint 9 is based on Lucid Lynx. Make sure to read the known issues related to this release.