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[SOLVED] Reinstalled, Updated and now locks up

Postby JeffShepherd on Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:34 am

Hi everyone,

After a bit of hassle I have now reinstalled LMDE gone to update everything. Level one updates were ok, level two updates were ok, level 3 updates downloaded ok and installation started. Part way through the installation I was asked to reinstall Grub but it wouldn't let me so I had to continue without doing that, I assumed that was ok. When it got to installing something to do with Xorg I had an error come up and the update was abandoned leaving all level three updates uninstalled. Upon rebooting I get as far as the login screen and everything locks up, neither the keyboard or the mouse respond.

Help!!!
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Re: Reinstalled, Updated and now locks up

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:27 pm

If you are using LMDE, the consensus seems to be that you do not use Mint Update Manager to do your updates. Things are sure to eventually become broken as a result. The best way to make sure things get installed in order, and without breaking something else in the process is:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: Reinstalled, Updated and now locks up

Postby JeffShepherd on Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:35 pm

Thanks tdockery, I'm trying that now.
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Re: [SOLVED] Reinstalled, Updated and now locks up

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:07 pm

If everything isn't fixed the first time, or if it tells you packages have been held back, you may have to run the command a few times before it sorts everthing out. After the huge number of updates is done, from then on your updates should run pretty smoothly.
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Re: [SOLVED] Reinstalled, Updated and now locks up

Postby Kendall on Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:22 pm

dist-upgrade should pull in all of the "held back" updates that are available as it can remove packages and install additional ones as necessary while the regular upgrade command can only upgrade what's installed presently.
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