Interested to hear from anyone who has updated to LM21....either via the Update Manager, or via a Fresh Install?

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have you updated to Linux Mint 21 ?

What was your previous version?

How did you update?...using the Update Manager?...or did you carry out a Fresh Install ?........Why ?

Any pros?...or cons?
 


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for anyone hwo has upgraded......leave the following kernel update alone for the time being....it produces an error when installed.
Wait for the 'fix'....it will likely come along shortly

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Last night I took a Clone Image of LM20.3 with Disks (included in most Linux Mint OS's by default)

I then used the new Update Manager....jumped through the hoops etc etc...followed the steps without causing any undue drama...basically I agreed with what it desired to do and elected to "Fix" whatever it wants to fix.
Everything I allowed iot to fix was simple stuff I could always reinstall later if the a particular situation demanded it.

it didnt seem to take too long...probably an hour to an hour and a half. As soon as it rebooted I took a quicj look and everything appeared to at least work...in other words it was responsive. (went to bed for 4am start today)

When I powered back up it showed an updatem for the kernel.......which promptly returned an error when installed !!

I removed that particular kernel, and then right clicked on it when it was re offerred in update manager and chose to ignore future offerings for that particular update only.

Not a good start.

I am also noticing some weirdness in other areas. My vpn is not working despite a fresh install of the client. This could be due to something on the vpn's side, but I am thinking it is just too much coincidence. An email from airvpn later in my day will shed more light.

I also note some hesitation on the Software Manager.

I will give it a few more days.
 

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I will give it a few more days.

Unless required, I always give OS upgrades a few days before jumping on them.

I use a LTS distro only. The reason for that is I prize stability, otherwise I'd use something else.

So, I'm still getting updates. I'll upgrade after a month or so. If it were Lubuntu, I'd upgrade immediately. I'm kinda obligated to test that, so I would. I have just one Mint install, so it'll get upgraded to a new version when I get to it. I'd guess that'll be early next month. I'll probably still read some reports before pushing the buttons.
 
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I prize stability
As do I

I have had a "feeling" re mint 21.......and last nights and this mornings experience did nought to do away with that 'feeling'

LTS distro is a must. All others are rubbish
 
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I removed that particular kernel, and then right clicked on it when it was re offerred in update manager and chose to ignore future offerings for that particular update only.
UPDATE:
I removed this kernel update from blacklist....moving it back to the front page of Update Manager
I refreshed a few times over the space of a couple of hours.......and clicked on "changelog".....this time there IS a changelog whereas before there was not. This changelog showed Medium Urgency

I installed, and it installed with no hesitation and did not require a reboot.
 

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LTS distro is a must. All others are rubbish

Yeah, I'll give it a few days. If I had to guess, it'd be early next month when I upgrade. By then, the bugs will be worked out. Hiopefully...
 

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Ok you asked ..
Started with the mintupdate installer, it took 14 mins @35mbs to download everything, then another 1hr 50 mins to complete the installation [including the kernel upgrade to 5.15.o-46.49]
The first reboot was a little slow, but everything so far seems to be working without issue. If i spot any problems, I will report back
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HP ProDesk intel I5 and intel graphics


[email protected]:~$ inxi -Fnxz
System:
Kernel: 5.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.9 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: HP product: HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF v: N/A
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 8105 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI v: 02.19
date: 02/16/2017
CPU:
Info: quad core model: Intel Core i5-4590S bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell
rev: 3 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 798 min/max: 800/3700 cores: 1: 798 2: 798 3: 798
4: 798 bogomips: 23944
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: Aveo USB2.0 Camera type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-1:2
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.5 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Device-3: Aveo USB2.0 Camera type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-1:2
Device-4: C-Media Audio Adapter (Unitek Y-247A) type: USB
driver: cmedia_hs100b,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-7:4
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-46-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 85.55 GiB (18.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142 size: 465.76 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 456.39 GiB used: 85.55 GiB (18.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 512 MiB used: 5.2 MiB (1.0%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda2
Swap:
ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 205 Uptime: 18m Memory: 7.69 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (23.9%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: 2922 Shell:
 

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Update, been using it all afternoon, no glitches, I can't be bothered going through all the changes that mint have made, but my sound and graphics have definitely improved
 

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LTS distro is a must. All others are rubbish
Not necessarily PCLinuxOS is rock solid.

I've had PCLinuxOS work OOTB on computers where Linux Mint and Ubuntu distros would not even install without a big hassle.

I agree LTS versions for the most are the way to go however just because a Linux distro isn't an LTS version doesn't make it rubbish.

Several otther non-LTS distros also just used PCLinuxOS as an example.
 
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I agree LTS versions for the most are the way to go however just because a Linux distro isn't an LTS version doesn't make it rubbish.
of course it does.....;)
 
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I just selected an epub format novel to read.....and attempted to open it with ebook viewer....only to find it has disappeared from my pc.

Since I carried oput the steps in post#16 (see below) the Software Repository via Software Manager appears to have "righted itself"....in other words the reactions/answers etc that are coming from it are familiar and reliable

For a good ebook reader, install Calibre.( in the Software Managewr..it comes with a brilliant ebook reader and will convert any format to any other format....for example if you have a book in pdf format or whatever ...it can be converted to epub or mobi, or whatever, in a few minutes

Calibre....is the answer. Take a little time to play with it....it is quite brilliant.
 
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just finished updating my mint drive for the 2010 Dell insperon [ dual core model: Pentium T4500,]
it took just over 4 hrs, only one minor problem .. sudo apt remove mintupdate && reboot, did not work once the update had finished, had to do a re-boot from the mint menu, then run it again to get the uninstal to work.
everything else is fine
 
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Does anyone have a solution for this ? Has anyone encountered this error?

W: http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu/dists/jammy/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details.
W: http://ppa.launchpad.net/starws-box/deadbeef-player/ubuntu/dists/jammy/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details.
 
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I have just read through THIS.....and confusion still remains.

(LINKS OF INTEREST:


BE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE TRYING THIS SOLUTION

But, then I read Pablo's answer:

sudo apt-get --with-new-pkgs upgrade


Running that in Terminal produced:

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get --with-new-pkgs upgrade
[sudo] password for brian:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
linux-headers-5.15.0-46 linux-headers-5.15.0-46-generic
linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic linux-modules-5.15.0-46-generic
linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-46-generic
The following packages have been kept back:
apt apt-transport-https apt-utils cryptsetup cryptsetup-bin
cryptsetup-initramfs cryptsetup-run libapt-pkg6.0 libcryptsetup12
The following packages will be upgraded:
linux-generic linux-generic-hwe-20.04 linux-generic-hwe-22.04
linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04
linux-headers-generic-hwe-22.04 linux-image-generic
linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04 linux-image-generic-hwe-22.04
9 to upgrade, 5 to newly install, 0 to remove and 9 not to upgrade.
9 standard security updates
Need to get 0 B/113 MB of archives.
After this operation, 583 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

I went ahead and hit Y to continue:....and the result was as below:

Selecting previously unselected package linux-modules-5.15.0-46-generic.
(Reading database ... 390297 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../00-linux-modules-5.15.0-46-generic_5.15.0-46.49_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-modules-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../01-linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic_5.15.0-46.49_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-46-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../02-linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-46-generic_5.15.0-46.49_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Preparing to unpack .../03-linux-generic_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-generic (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../04-linux-image-generic_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-generic (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-5.15.0-46.
Preparing to unpack .../05-linux-headers-5.15.0-46_5.15.0-46.49_all.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-5.15.0-46 (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-5.15.0-46-generic.
Preparing to unpack .../06-linux-headers-5.15.0-46-generic_5.15.0-46.49_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Preparing to unpack .../07-linux-headers-generic_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-generic (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../08-linux-generic-hwe-22.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../09-linux-image-generic-hwe-22.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../10-linux-headers-generic-hwe-22.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../11-linux-generic-hwe-20.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../12-linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Preparing to unpack .../13-linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04_5.15.0.46.46_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) over (5.15.0.43.44) ...
Setting up linux-headers-5.15.0-46 (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Setting up linux-headers-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
/etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms:
* dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 5.15.0-46-generic
...done.
Setting up linux-headers-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-headers-generic (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-modules-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Setting up linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
I: /boot/vmlinuz.old is now a symlink to vmlinuz-5.15.0-43-generic
I: /boot/initrd.img.old is now a symlink to initrd.img-5.15.0-43-generic
I: /boot/vmlinuz is now a symlink to vmlinuz-5.15.0-46-generic
I: /boot/initrd.img is now a symlink to initrd.img-5.15.0-46-generic
Setting up linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
Setting up linux-image-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-generic-hwe-22.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-image-generic (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-generic (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Setting up linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04 (5.15.0.46.46) ...
Processing triggers for linux-image-5.15.0-46-generic (5.15.0-46.49) ...
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms:
* dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 5.15.0-46-generic
...done.
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools:
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.15.0-46-generic
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub:
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/50_linuxmint.cfg'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/init-select.cfg'
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-46-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.15.0-46-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-43-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.15.0-43-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-41-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.15.0-41-generic
Warning: os-prober will be executed to detect other bootable partitions.
Its output will be used to detect bootable binaries on them and create new boot entries.
Adding boot menu entry for UEFI Firmware Settings
done
Some new locales have appeared on your system:

kmr ko_KR lmo tok tzm zh_Hans

They will not be touched until you reconfigure localepurge
with the following command:

dpkg-reconfigure localepurge

localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/locale
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/man
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/gnome/help
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/tcltk
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/templates
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/locale
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/doc-root
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/aptitude
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/templates
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/locale
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/cups/doc-root
localepurge: Disk space freed: 0 KiB in /usr/share/help

Total disk space freed by localepurge: 0 KiB

[email protected]:~$

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I will now reboot and see what effect that has had....if any.

I mentioned above to be sure you have a BACKUP

I have a Timeshift Snapshot taken earlier this morning if necessary. This will only take me back to a system which I believe is flawed.

I also have a full Disk Clone of LM 20.3 on an external hard drive.

If the system is still screwed up, I will go back to 20.3 and wait a month or so for Clem and Co. to get their acts together.
 
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I also use Calibre....for editing epub material and converting various formats to epub etc etc

WHen trying to open a book in Calibre, I receive the following error:

calibre, version 5.13.0
ERROR: Render process crashed: The Qt WebEngine Render process has crashed. You should try restarting the viewer.

A rollback to LM 20.3 is looking better and better.

grrrr
 
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I went from 20.2 Cinnamon to 21 XFCE (fresh install, as I've heard that's the best way to do it) so I can improve the speed of my laptop, but it being an older laptop would explain why I don't see a massive improvement. While I'm not stubborn to change, I actually prefer Cinnamon instead. For starters, Cinnamon gives you more options for the theme, so I can't rice it the way that works best for me. Another annoyance is I can't delete programs from the start menu like I could in Cinnamon (I have to do so from the Software Manager instead). I don't know if this feature wasn't included, or if I'm not looking in the right spot, but I'd prefer having my programs appear as icons in the taskbar to make it look less cluttered. Because of those reasons (and others I'll eventually come across), I'm going to check out the MATE version instead. Yes, it takes up a little more CPU, but I'm willing to accept that trade-off. I'm also considering replacing my desktop environment with a window manager if I end up not liking MATE as well.

Update: I should make it clear that I'm only switching to another desktop environment so I can test out my new distro in a VM more smoothly. After I finally find a distro that works for me, I'm officially ditching Mint completely.
 
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I note that each time I reboot/install an update...the new process monitor shows down in the system tray and tells me there is a timeshift snapshot being made.

Upon opening Timeshift there is no sign of any snapshot being made or having already been made.

However, if I click on the hamburger menu in the top right hand corner of the Timehsift window and open View Timeshift Logs.......there are log files for the time specified.

So, A little process monitor was added to Linux Mint to detect automated updates and automated system snapshots running in the background.....is true and it works.

EDIT:
Timeshift users should be aware, that the activity from the process Monitor down in the system tray DOES NOT indicate that a snapshot of your system is being made. It is merely a log hwich summarises your settings etc.

For a SNAPSHOT to be made you must STILL either take one On Demand (started manually by you) or set the scheduler to take one or more automatically at predefined intervals (eg daily, weekly monthly etc)
 
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