Author Topic: Mint 18.2 now available as an Update, in Update Manager for Mint 18.1  (Read 116 times)

Offline ssfc72

  • Posting Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 347
    • View Profile
The latest Mint 18.2 is now available through an Update, using Update Manager in Mint 18.1

Here is a Link to the new features of Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

Bill
Mint 18.2 on an HP Pavilion X360, 11" k120ca notebook
Cellphone Moto G 3rd Gen, PCMobile pay as you go

Offline Jason Wallwork

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 566
    • View Profile
Looks like quite a few cool changes. The addition of Cinnamon Spices should make Cinnamon a lot more flexible and individual. I still wish they'd make the default theme and icons a bit more attractive but I think they make a great distro overall. Thanks for the info, Bill! Are you going to upgrade? You don't actually have to since 18.2 will be maintained for some time.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 02:08:41 am by elpresidente »
Primary: Desktop Tower with Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon on Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 Ghz with 12 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD for OSes, 4 TB RAID 10 array for programs and data and Geforce GT 640 video

Secondary: Toshiba Satellite Z830-00K Ultrabook w/ Intel i3-2367M processor– 1.4 GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SSD

Offline ssfc72

  • Posting Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 347
    • View Profile
I have upgraded on the desktop computer (year 2008 with AMD 64 bit CPU).
Upgrade went fine. A number of warning windows about different Config files on the existing 18.1 version that were different from what 18.2, was wanting to use.
Gave a number of options, but I chose to let the Config files to be changed to what 18.2, wanted.

When done and rebooted, the Grub menu had changed the order of the Dual Boot, to have Mint as the first (and default) boot item, instead of Windows Vista.
I typed Grub, into the search window of the Mint desktop and it came up with a Grub editor.  I used the editor to change the boot order back to having Vista, as the first boot item (because my wife uses this computer).

I did the upgrade, hoping to get back the Printer selection menu item, but it still seems to be missing, so I can't set up my Kodak ESP 5250 printer/scanner.
I also  was hoping the upgrade might fix the SANE program, so the Mint page scanning program, would find the Kodak page scanner.  This again failed to find the page scanner. :-(

Looks like I will still be removing Mint 18 and using Mint 17, which does work with the Kodak page scanner.
Mint 18.2 on an HP Pavilion X360, 11" k120ca notebook
Cellphone Moto G 3rd Gen, PCMobile pay as you go

Offline Jason Wallwork

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 566
    • View Profile
Oh, that sucks. Looks like 17.2 has security updates until 2019 assuming that's the one you were using. Don't remember if there was a 17.3 but it's likely supported until then, too.
Primary: Desktop Tower with Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon on Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 Ghz with 12 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD for OSes, 4 TB RAID 10 array for programs and data and Geforce GT 640 video

Secondary: Toshiba Satellite Z830-00K Ultrabook w/ Intel i3-2367M processor– 1.4 GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SSD

Offline fox

  • Posting Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 434
    • View Profile
Interesting. All recent versions of Ubuntu work with the SANE program. I know because I use it with my Canon scanner.
Ubuntu 17.04 and 17.10 on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 on "late 2015" 5k iMac
Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)

Offline ssfc72

  • Posting Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 347
    • View Profile
For my whole issue, with the SANE program, with the Mint 18 and my Kodak ESP 5250 printer/scanner, look in the Support Forum and Kodak 5250 printer.

Interesting. All recent versions of Ubuntu work with the SANE program. I know because I use it with my Canon scanner.
Mint 18.2 on an HP Pavilion X360, 11" k120ca notebook
Cellphone Moto G 3rd Gen, PCMobile pay as you go

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk