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Mint Update Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun May 22, 2011 2:23 pm

I have been running LMDE since Christmas and am very impressed. I started by updating with mint update levels 1-3 until the beginning of the month when I tried to use apt to update. All was OK until the desktop loaded. The graphics were very good but sections of the screen did not refresh and left part of the previous application on screen. I have since tried to run both Mint 11 and Ubuntu 11.04 with the same result.
As a check I loaded PcLinuxOS Gnome with the Kernal 2.6.38.5-pclos1-bfs and this runs fine. Do you think that if I reinstall LMDE and use apt to update that the result would be any different?

My system is a Dell Desktop Pentium 4 2.8, 1GB ram and Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics.
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby feffer on Sun May 22, 2011 6:58 pm

Haven't had this issue with LMDE or Ubuntu 10.04. I also used the mintUpdater for a while and then switched to apt. By itself, this isn't a problem. Yours sounds like a graphic's card issue. Is your on-board Intel graphics using a current driver? I have one of these in my laptop and had to update the firmware. Don't be too quick to re-install, you may very well end up in the same place. Hopefully someone here will have more insight about your graphics.
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby malligt on Sun May 22, 2011 9:19 pm

I take it that you've thoroughly read the LMDE Breakages thread?

If not, then

This might help you....

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=67502&start=120#p400543

From Clem:

You can enable all 5 levels in it and get the same level of functionality as with apt itself, but what's really needed is a snapshot repository of Debian Testing and a fork of mintupdate designed specifically for LMDE. This will be designed and released after Mint 11.
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon May 23, 2011 2:54 am

Thanks

I have been following the breakages but my problem seems deeper than the method of update.

I have just updated thro mintupdate but excluded the list of updates as the two screen prints and I am able to boot into the new kernal and the display is fine. I am assuming that the problem is in the xorg updates but my knowledge is limited. The current video driver is i915.
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 23, 2011 4:50 am

Hi there ! ... try to update ' mintupdate ' first ! ... and just this ! ...
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon May 23, 2011 5:39 am

Sorry I do not understand this post. Mintupdate is running the latest version.

It looks as though one of the updates is causing my problem but through lack of knowledge I do not know which is most likely.
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Re: Mint Update Problems

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 23, 2011 8:56 am

Yeah ! ... there were a couple of cases with " fix brocken packages first " ! ...

and of cause an ' brocken package ' in the ' mintupdate ' ! ...
so ... when you fix this ' brocken package ' by updating ' mintupdate ' ...

everything will work out fine ! ... just like this ! ...

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