I'mstil here!:) As ong as I boot the "Linux Mint 4.0 KDE CE, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic" kernel, everything comes up!:) All updates were completed successfully. and there were a lot!About an hour's worth.
wo things hapened. wo apps came up in my system tray: katapult and Adept update manger. I quite adpt update manage thinking it would conflict with Mint Updater.
I've kept katapult as I'd like to know more about it.
Also, Firefox updated and the flash-tab problem is no longer a problem.
(I was unable to play a flash video in a new tab when other tabs were open.)
I've launched a few programs (Amarok, Firefox, Scribus, OpenOffice, KWord, Gimp ) and things work. Gimp told me that a new Lib file was installed so I had to update the version of Gimp I'm using. I did this and it works!:) Whew! That's the one program I absolutely need!
So far,so good!:) (Knock wood!)
So, I'm wondering what may have happened. Did this upgrade I accidentally did also upgrade the kernel and, in turn, want to move things to this new kernel while keeping the present kernel in case things do go wrong? If so, this is brilliant!
I'm now going o edit the Grub menu so the "Linux Mint 4.0 KDE CE, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic" kernel is listed first.