Linux Mint 21 released


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According to distro they changed their bluetooth manager to blueman, i was having trouble with the bluetooth which is why i switched over to Ubuntu.
According to distro they changed their bluetooth manager to blueman, i was having trouble with the bluetooth which is why i switched over to Ubuntu.
Yep, that was one of the changes. Here's the details as to why.
Looking for Linux Mint Cinnamon ?....JULY 31, 2022 BY CLEM


Release Notes :

This is Linux Mint 21, codename Vanessa.

Linux Mint 21 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable.

Known Issues:

Known issues​

Boot error: out of memory​

The following Grub bug affects Linux Mint 21:

If you are facing this issue, prepare a live USB using Rufus.

For more information about this issue read

The issues/tips mentioned at are worth reading.
When members complain of various issues etc etc it is more than possible that the answer may be already sorted out for you.
A few minutes left until my install of Linux Mint 21.0 'Vanessa' Cinnamon completes, and I have the Xfce to follow later.

No issues so far - I am using AMD Radeon, not nVidia.

I'll report back a little later on how it runs.

Thanks to Dave for the Thread and to Brian for tips as well.


Upgrade Tool for Existing Users​


Existing Mint 20.3 users can easily update their system using the new GUI-based upgrade tool.

Users will be shown a list of new packages to be installed/upgraded. This also includes a check for third-party PPA repositories which you may have added manually.
Writing from my new install currently.

My inxi specs are in the Spoiler, click to open, click to close

chris@vanessa-cinnamon-SSD:~$ inxi -Fxz
Kernel: 5.15.0-41-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5770 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0XH3XD v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.1.5 date: 04/03/2018
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 39.9/42.0 Wh (95.0%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL Y3F7Y6B status: Full
Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-8550U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Coffee Lake rev: A cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 747 high: 800 min/max: 400/4000 cores: 1: 800 2: 750
3: 700 4: 700 5: 700 6: 726 7: 800 8: 800 bogomips: 31999
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 M440/M445 530/535
620/625 Mobile]
vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
Device-3: Realtek Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:3
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X:
loaded: amdgpu,ati,modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-41-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-7:5
Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
bt-v: 2.1 lmp-v: 4.2
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
v: 3.0 bus-ID: 00:17.0
Local Storage: total: 2.05 TiB used: 9.42 GiB (0.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LM007-1R8174 size: 1.82 TiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Micron model: 1100 SATA 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
ID-1: / size: 17.52 GiB used: 9.41 GiB (53.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb13
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 8.4 MiB (1.7%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1
ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 850.4 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile
System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C pch: 42.0 C mobo: 41.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
gpu: amdgpu temp: 46.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Processes: 297 Uptime: 35m Memory: 15.53 GiB used: 3.23 GiB (20.8%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: 2175 Shell: Bash
v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13

Encountered no problems with the install, nor any so far with the running session.

Clean install, not an upgrade.

My customised Grub Menu looks as follows (pink haze in top part part of the picture, not a photo flash from me)


Any questions on Grub Menu picture installation, please ask them at my Thread (see signature), not here.


Seems to be a good solid release so far. No problems here.
Has anyone any news regarding the Upgrade Tool ?
Not I, said the fly
I prefer apple pie.” “Not me,” said the flea, “He can keep far from me.”

Said the worm, with a giggle, “I don’t like his wriggle.” And the spider said, “Blimey, He looks awfully slimy!” But the lady snake said, with a hiss, “I wouldn’t mind giving a kiss.”

(Only slightly off topic)

I feel that those responsible for the introduction/release of the new version of Linux Mint, LM21, do it a huge disservice by not introducing the advertised means of upgrading from 20.3, at the same time

It gives the impression of an organisation who could not care less about current users......and are in no hurry to bring them up to date, along with the remainder of the Linux population

The blurb at the Linux Mint blog says :
  • Upgrade instructions for Linux Mint 20.3 will be provided shortly.
shortly...... that word appears to carry the same import as the Australian phrase "in a bit"....which can mean any length of time varying from 5 minutes to as many months.

Slack, Linux Mint....Slack. Unacceptable in 2022.

I am looking at you, Clem.
When something is free how can ya complain and if you do donate and are unhappy than stop donating.

And besides they probably don't give a crap.
I would assume you can still just do a "dist-upgrade" from the command-line with any of the Ubuntu based distributions?
I never have understood why anyone who has a perfectly good working Linux distro version would want to upgrade the nest point release.

In Ubuntu when the next point release is released all of the fixes and new stuff come in an update.

I was using Ubuntu 22.04 and now via the update manger I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 and all I did was run the update manager.

OOTB Ubuntu is the best imo.
Yes minor versions upgrades are usually installed through the normal upgrade process. Going from one major version to the next usually requires an upgrade process using something like dist-upgrade or do-release-upgrade or a gui tool to upgrade. Or that's how I remember it last time I did it for Ubuntu.
I would assume you can still just do a "dist-upgrade" from the command-line with any of the Ubuntu based distributions?
With mint you need to change the repositories to the new Addresses to do the upgrade. They try to let the smoke settle so to speak from the final release and a few days later give instruction on the upgrade procedure. With Mint 21 there will be a new upgrade tool also.
Hi, two questions please:
1. Is it 'worth' going from Mint 20 to Mint 21?
2. CAN I go directly from Mint 20 to Mint 21? (via download or separate Drive?)
Thank you!
Hi, two questions please:
1. Is it 'worth' going from Mint 20 to Mint 21?
2. CAN I go directly from Mint 20 to Mint 21? (via download or separate Drive?)
Thank you!
It all depends on your hardware. I think it would be worthwhile.
You should be able to upgrade from 20 to 21 in a few days.
I usually prefer to backup my important data and do a fresh clean install to a new major version. But many report the upgrade works well for them. In any event upgrade instructions will be coming out in the next few days. Should you choose that route.

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