Release Notes for Linux Mint 9 Xfce


This is Linux Mint 9 Xfce, codename Isadora, based on Xubuntu 10.04 and compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and its repositories.

New features

Based on Xubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux 2.6.32, Xfce 4.6.1 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 9 Xfce "Isadora" features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World.

Featured improvements in this release: 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, USB and Windows installers, 3 years support, look & feel improvements.

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

Important links

Known problems

Splash screen resolution

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


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.

Problems with Xfce mixer

The mixer doesn't set up the audio device automatically. You have to left-click on the panel plugin to set up the audio device. You also need to right click on the panel plugin to set up mixer plugin.

Desktop and delete options

The right click delete option on the desktop still moves item(s) to trash.

Gigolo and Windows Shares

Gigolo requires gvfs-fuse to be installed to connect to a Windows Share.

Small fonts

The default font size is set to automatic, but this may cause problems for some applications. The solution is to use a Custom setting of 96. You may still need to adjust the DPI if that's still too small.

fusion-icon installs Compiz KDE packages

To make sure that installing fusion-icon doesn't install KDE, install compiz-gnome and compiz. Now when you install fusion-icon it won't pull in KDE packages. This shouldn't cause any problems as fusion-icon has the correct settings for Xfce.

Upstream issues

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

Important information

Local repository

Your APT sources point to a local repository in /usr/share/local-repository and it contains firmware for Broadcom wireless adapters. You can also add packages to it and update the repository by running the ./update-repository script in /usr/share/local-repository.