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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2018, 05:16:47 pm »
"No luck. It did the same thing again, getting stuck in this loop. I gave up but at this point, but I have no idea if I'm in 18.3 or 19. "

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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2018, 02:36:02 am »
Perhaps. I think Dougal will need a ride maybe to make it to a general meeting.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 03:01:28 pm »
Mint 19.1 has been released, and soon the upgrade path from 19.0 will be given. Looks interesting!

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2018, 05:59:27 pm »
"No luck. It did the same thing again, getting stuck in this loop. I gave up but at this point, but I have no idea if I'm in 18.3 or 19. "

Open menu and type welcome and open the welcome software.


Somehow I missed this comment. Anyway, it's too late now, have Manjaro on the laptop now. But thanks, I didn't think of that because I'm not as smart as you. :) That sounds sarcastic but I'm serious.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2018, 06:12:26 pm »
Mint 19.1 has been released, and soon the upgrade path from 19.0 will be given. Looks interesting!

https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

Unless they change what they've done all along, it will be trivial to upgrade to 19.1. You'll do it via the Update Manager.

Some of those changes look really good. I see lots of UI improvements - an area where I think LM is lacking. And it will better looking and more responsive. The ability to remove old kernels easily. Nothing really dramatic as you wouldn't expect in a point release but continual improvements. Nothing I can point at and go, wow, that's a bad choice.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 11:36:13 am »
Upgrade to 19.1 takes about 20 minutes, including reading about possible problems. Seems fine. Looks the same. Instructions here:

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3715

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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 03:12:30 pm »
Worth mentioning that I just upgraded Mint 19 to 19.1 without any problems, using the Update Manager. I think it only took 15-20 minutes.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 12:47:39 am »
Another strike against Mint 19, for me.
I just discovered that my install of Mint 19 does not discover my old Kodak ESP 5250 printer/scanner. :-(

So, Mint 17 works fine with my Kodak all-in-one printer scanner for printing and scanning.
Mint 18 only works the Kodak printing.  The paper scanning does not work.
Mint 19, does not find, the Kodak printer.

I suspect all the latest versions of Linux will have the same problem of not finding my Kodak printer. :-(
I know I tried numerous versions of Linux, when Mint 18 came out and none of them were able to work the Kodak ESP 5250 page scanning, operation of the printer.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 03:37:00 am »
I wonder if you could use the same kernel version that you used in 17.x and the printer would work. Maybe not, though. It's probably related to cups support for the printer and sane for the scanner support. That's too bad :(
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 07:12:44 am »
It would be interesting to try a live usb of the latest version of Ubuntu and see if it picks up your printer.
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 09:36:42 am »
Was trying to look for help for you with your printer and the top search result for "Kodak ESP 5250 linux" (without the quotes) in DuckDuckGo was a link to these forums. That says a lot that we're the top result :D
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2019, 08:41:30 am »
More Mint 19 bugs!!

Ok there is another bug in Mint 19 that has already been submitted, to get fixed.  I am using the Cinnamon desktop version of Mint, and the bug is living there. :-)

"Create a Launcher" does not work.   In previous versions of Mint, to Create a Launcher, you just right clicked on an empty space on the desktop.  This then brings up the Create a Launcher, window/menu.

In Mint 19, nothing happens when you right click on the empty desktop.

The work around, until the bug gets fixed is,   https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1578018#p1578018
by poster Lemonjuice

I ran into this bug, for Create a Launcher,  when I tried to create a One Click Shutdown, icon, on my Mint 19 desktop.
https://forums.plugintolinux.ca/index.php/topic,198.msg1021.html#msg1021
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2019, 02:00:59 pm »
That's kind of a serious bug! Did the patch file work for you?
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 04:33:31 pm »
Yes, the patch did work for my Mint 19 Cinnamon.  I now have a one click, shutdown icon on my desktop.  :-)
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Re: Mint 19 Experiencing Problems
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2019, 11:16:12 am »
"my install of Mint 19 does not discover my old Kodak ESP 5250 printer/scanner."

Maybe you should try a printer that wasn't built in the 1950's.

By the way my 'create a new launcher' doesn't work, but I never use it. If it's in the menu I right click the menu item to do it. If it's not in the menu, I live with whatever.