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Last post Author Topic: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca  (Read 10267 times)

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2015, 01:47:41 AM »
May be you noticed already, but FWIW:

Yes. I did. Thanks!

Somehow my WiFi adapter broke in Mint. But I can't exactly blame the upgrade to 17.2 as it wasn't working when I booted up my netbook to install the update. But it had been a few weeks since I last ran Mint on that machine, so I'm not sure what I did or what changed since the last time I used it to break the WiFi adapter.

The update worked (when I plugged in the ethernet cable) without any other issues but WiFi is still broken for reasons which are unclear to me. I know it's not a hardware issue because the WiFi works just fine on the same machine in Windows 10.


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2015, 07:01:56 AM »
I suppose there might be some clues obtainable via the dmesg command...

If you don't mind trying some other distribution's live cds, perhaps that might give some hints too.

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2015, 12:33:38 PM »
If you don't mind trying some other distribution's live cds, perhaps that might give some hints too.

That's a good idea. I'll make a live USB of Mint 17.2 and see if my WiFi works there. If not, try 17.1 etc., and go back until I find one that works.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 12:51:43 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2015, 02:13:32 PM »
Mint 13 on a decent Lenovo laptop. Wifi dropped connections so often I am only able to use it reliably wired. I posted here about it a couple of years ago (googling 'Mint or other distro wifi not working' was/is a very good indication of the prevalence of Linux and Wifi issues).  The reason I am posting this is I am pretty certain going back version (major ones at least) is probably the wrong way.

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2015, 02:26:46 PM »
Mint 13 on a decent Lenovo laptop. Wifi dropped connections so often I am only able to use it reliably wired. I posted here about it a couple of years ago (googling 'Mint or other distro wifi not working' was/is a very good indication of the prevalence of Linux and Wifi issues).  The reason I am posting this is I am pretty certain going back version (major ones at least) is probably the wrong way.

I know it worked in 17 and when I first upgraded to 17.1. But somewhere between 17.1 and 17.2 my WiFi stopped working.

It has nothing to do with dropped connections. The Wireless connections thing in the panel is completely gone. I can't even attempt to connect to wireless SSIDs. It's like it doesn't recognize that I even have a wireless adapter in my netbook. It probably broke when I updated the kernel. But those things always confuse me because they warn that they're dangerous (level 5 updates), but they also say they're security updates, so I have just been installing them.


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2015, 02:31:59 PM »
If you don't mind trying some other distribution's live cds, perhaps that might give some hints too.

That's a good idea. I'll make a live USB of Mint 17.2 and see if my WiFi works there. If not, try 17.1 etc., and go back until I find one that works.

The only problem with this idea is that there still aren't any disc images available for Mint 17.2 XFCE...


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2015, 03:31:42 PM »
I know it worked in 17 and when I first upgraded to 17.1. But somewhere between 17.1 and 17.2 my WiFi stopped working.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. However Wifi is easily the top 3 issue with Linux in my admittedly limited experience.

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2015, 04:19:47 PM »
Here are the results:

Live USB of Mint 17.1 XFCE has working WiFi.

Live USB of Mint 17.2 MATE... does too! Though, I'm about 5-10 feet from the router and my signal is only at 15%...

So now what? I just wait for the official 17.2 XFCE image and reinstall Mint?


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2015, 05:56:56 PM »
Did you check and see if Mint has identified any 3rd party drivers it can load?

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2015, 10:43:30 PM »
Did you check and see if Mint has identified any 3rd party drivers it can load?

When I open up the Driver Manager (with Ethernet cable plugged in) it just says "No proprietary drivers are in use."


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2015, 08:34:55 AM »
Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2889

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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2015, 02:18:30 PM »
Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2889

Sweet! Thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out and see if I can install it over my current Mint installation without destroying the Windows 10 partition.


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2015, 03:29:11 PM »
Posting from Mint 17.2 Xfce with perfectly working WiFi. All seems well. :Thmbsup:


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Re: LINUX: In-place upgrade of Mint 17.0 Qiana to Mint 17.1 Rebecca
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2015, 03:40:30 PM »
Posting from Mint 17.2 Xfce with perfectly working WiFi. All seems well. :Thmbsup:

I put Mint 17.2 KDE Live on a USB.  When I click the college WiFi in Windows it opens the browser to a page where I enter email address to get ouside access.  In Linux it seems to get stuck half way.  Some sites I can access and some not. It does not take me to the web page as it does in Windows.  it just says "active" when I click it.  But some DNS addresses are not fetched.