Today's up-date upsetting for my system

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Today's up-date upsetting for my system

Postby MartinRF on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:35 am

My machine told me new up-dates were available as I said hello to it this
morning. Being keen on up-dates---safety and all that---I promptly up-dated.

Now the computer is weird. The loss of the Flash plug-in has already been
mentioned here. I fixed that one but not in the suggested way since I was
too quick. I guess I will regret that later on.

But there is more. My box has acquired the habit of freezing after a while
of screen-saving. There is no way out of it but re-booting the hard way.

I have been sitting here watching my box to see happens and now the
screen-saver does not kick in at all. Loosing patience I right-clicked on
the mouse to bring up the xfce-menu and all desk-top icons promptly
disappeared. No menu showed up. Good thing I still remember some old
command typing.

Time to boot into Gnome to see if things are better there.

This is not what up-dates should be about. :(

/Martin
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Postby exploder on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:42 am

The updates causing all the problems are the "Feisty Proposed" updates, I also had the flash problem and fixed it. I will have to check out the screen saver problem you mentioned.

You can go into Synaptic and look at the History, and change things back to fix your problems.
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Postby MartinRF on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:45 am

exploder wrote:The updates causing all the problems are the "Feisty Proposed" updates, I also had the flash problem and fixed it. I will have to check out the screen saver problem you mentioned.

You can go into Synaptic and look at the History, and change things back to fix your problems.


I don't know it the screen-saver is to blame or if it just takes about that long.

Thanks for the Synaptic tip. I didn't know that was possible.

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Postby exploder on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:48 am

Once you get your system working properly again, turn off the "Feisty Proposed" repository so you will not have any more of these type of problems.
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Postby MartinRF on Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:58 am

exploder wrote:Once you get your system working properly again, turn off
the "Feisty Proposed" repository so you will not have any more of these type of
problems.

Thanks again.
I take it "Feisty Proposed" contains unstable stuff.

Yes, I am new to Mint/Ubuntu. I have used PCLOS for several years and
only ended up here after a jet-lag induced (12 hours of jet-lag!) accident
with my system after which I had problems installing PCLOS 2007. I got
Mint working though and haven't had time to figure out what happened to
good old PCLOS.

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Postby MartinRF on Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:34 am

exploder wrote:You can go into Synaptic and look at the History, and change things back to fix your problems.

I have looked at the history in Synaptic and in its manual but I fail to
figure out how to actually do the down-grade. I think I need some
guidance.

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Postby MartinRF on Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:55 pm

No takers?

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