An upgrade for you would be to 13.1
Which is a version that has extended support ‘Evergreen’
But you’d need to clean up your repo list before an in place upgrade and keep a list of repos that would work with it as ‘evergreen’, when that happens.
In each case (where from what you say it appears you have a number of machines)
You should make a backup as well as some sort of evaluation.
By evaluation, I mean establish what issues there might be.
In most cases, upgrade means better support, but not always: Some ATI graphics devices are a case in point. But mostly it can be a positive move.
Running a live USB of 13.2 might help in such an evaluation
For now, you can disable the repos that are dead and just focus on patches that may still arrive from the official sources.
All your hardware and the driver modules in place can be seen from
If you can install ‘inxi’ and run
That too is useful.
Then when running a live session of 13.2
look at the same lspci info and compare.
You should deal with one at a time and I’m sure it can be worked through.
I have one machine with Mint 13 Mate on it. I’d prefer openSUSE, but this version of Mint is just way better than anything else out there.
Very sad, though. 12.3 should have been the one marked for Evergreen, since it is the most stable version I have experienced with openSUSE. I also am not happy with having to move from it, since it was so low demand on systems work.
12.3 was “Just use it.”, rather than “Fix it again, then use it.”, although that is still better than the old Windows mantra “Use it during those short periods when you are not fixing it.”!
> Very sad, though. 12.3 should have been the one marked for Evergreen,
> since it is the most stable version I have experienced with openSUSE. I
> also am not happy with having to move from it, since it was so low
> demand on systems work.
The Evergreen people are very few, only one or two core chaps, I think,
thus they are very limited in what they can do. Thus they choose a
release that would overlap slightly with 11.4, the previous Evergreen
version. Stop work on 11.4, wait some months, start work on 13.1.
Using Evergreen, you would never have installed 12.3
Actually, they are still working somewhat on 11.4, despite marking it
> 12.3 was -“Just use it.”-, rather than -“Fix it again, then use it.”-,
> although that is -still- better than the old Windows mantra -“Use it
> during those short periods when you are not fixing it.”-!
13.1 is also a fine version nowdays, I don’t have a problem with it that
I can notice in my day work. There are some issues, but as it is a
mature release the workarounds are known.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)