Release Notes for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon
This is Linux Mint 17, codename Qiana.
In the installer, "Replace OS with Linux Mint" means erase the entire drive
If another operating system is present on the disk, the second option suggested by the installer is to "replace the OS with Linux Mint".
This option doesn't just wipe the partition used by the mentioned OS, but the entire drive and all its partitions.
For more information on this issue please visit: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1325786
Issues with Skype
In 64-bit, if you're experiencing issues with Skype, install the package "ia32-libs".
DVD Playback with VLC
If VLC does not find your DVD player, click on Media->Open Disc, and specify '/dev/sr0' as the disc device.
HiDPI is detected automatically. You can however force Cinnamon to run in low or in high DPI mode by going to Menu->Preferences->General.
If your system is using secureBoot, turn it off.
Note: Linux Mint 17 places its boot files in /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu to work around this bug.
Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
If you are unable to boot Linux Mint with an NVIDIA card, or if you are experiencing constant freezes and system lock ups, please append "nomodeset" to your boot arguments. At the boot menu of the live DVD/USB, press Tab to edit the boot arguments and add "nomodeset" at the end of the line.
If you're still having issues, you can also remove "quiet splash --" from that same line.
Alternatively you can use the "nouveau.noaccel=1" boot argument.
Once the system is installed, use the Driver Manager to install the nvidia-304 driver.
Booting with non-PAE CPUs
To boot Linux Mint 17 on non-PAE CPUs, please append "forcepae" to your boot arguments. At the boot menu of the live DVD/USB, press Tab to edit the boot arguments and add "forcepae" at the end of the line.
If you're experiencing keyboard or mouse freezes, please check the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nfs-utils/+bug/1270445
If you own an AMD CPU with an MSI card and your computer keeps rebooting, please check the following bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1309578
Linux Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04. Make sure to read the Ubuntu release notes.