Release Notes for Linux Mint 14


This is Linux Mint 14, codename Nadia.

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" MATE Edition

Important links

Known issues

Critical: Do not use EFI on Samsung laptops

Don't use EFI on your Samsung 300E5C, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C and 530U3C series, it might "brick" your laptop. For more information on this issue:

PAE required for 32-bit ISOs

The 32-bit ISOs of Linux Mint 14 use a PAE kernel. If your processor is not compatible with PAE please use Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS instead. Linux Mint 13 is supported until 2017.

AMD Radeon HD 2xxx-4xxx series card

The ATI drivers for these cards are now available in a separate branch called legacy series. Unfortunately these legacy drivers (version 12.6) have not been updated to work with Xorg 1.13.

If you own one of these cards you can either:

Additional drivers

To install additional drivers, please run the "Software Sources" tool from "Menu->Preferences->Software Sources" and click on the "Additional Drivers" tab. The tool used in previous versions of Linux Mint (Jockey) was discontinued upstream in Ubuntu.

Mouse Integration in Virtualbox

In Virtualbox, if your mouse cursor jumps unexpectedly click on "Machine->Disable Mouse Integration".


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 14 is based on Ubuntu 12.10. Make sure to read the Ubuntu release notes.

Important information


When installing Linux Mint with mint4win, choose loop0 for both the target partition and the grub destination.

Desktop icons in Cinnamon

The names of the desktop icons are now configurable. By default they're called "Computer" and "Home" and are not localized. You can change them as follows:

  • gsettings set org.nemo.desktop computer-icon-name "MyComputer"
  • gsettings set org.nemo.desktop home-icon-name "MyHome"

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:

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.