Release Notes for Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox


This is the Fluxbox edition of Linux Mint 9, codename Isadora, based and compatible with Lubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and its repositories.

New features

Based on Lubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux 2.6.32, Fluxbox 1.1.2 and Xorg 7.6, this edition features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World.

Featured improvements in this release: 30,000 applications catalogued and reviewable both online and in the new software manager, brand new incremental backup tool for both data and software selection, USB installer, 3 years support, look & feel improvements.

For a complete list of new features read: What's new in Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox?

Important links

Known problems

Splash screen resolution

If the boot sequence only shows dots and no logo, you can make it look better by following these instructions.


Moonlight was removed from Linux Mint 9 because of a bug that made Firefox crash. The bug was fixed upstream and you can install the Moonlight plugin from the project's website.

Windows installer

Due to some compatibility issues the Windows installer, mint4win, was removed from this edition.

Theme issues

Some applications such as Ubiquity or VLC fail to use the Fluxbox or GTK theme.


Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace kills the X server but fails to restart the Slim login manager.

Upstream issues

Linux Mint 9 is based on Lucid Lynx. Make sure to read the known issues related to this release.