tdockery97 wrote:I've looked through it and cannot find anywhere that it told you to change your repositories.
Might the OP have been meaning the instructions of one of the posts in this thread?
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If so, I didn't see any mention of anything in that thread having come from Clem or any other official Mint developer, so I don't see the OP's issue as being a Mint one (and, therefore, it's not Mint's fault). Seems like there were statements in that thread to the effect that MATE 1.4 - the thing that people were adding the extra source(s?) in order to add to their system - had not been tested by the Mint developers and "Asking the Mint devs to document changing to an environment they have not tested is not really fair to them." Which leads me to believe that the things discussed in that thread were along the lines of unsupported, YMMV, use at your own risk, and Own Your Own Head Be It. Some time later, Clem posted a blog entry about the accepted
way to upgrade to MATE 1.4 - which - I assume - means that, at that point, MATE 1.4 was tested/approved. And I also assume that following the official, tested, and approved method of getting MATE 1.4 as mentioned in Clem's blog does not give the same problems now that the OP is experiencing.
If the above is true, then this is a case of user-error. While I sympathize (as I have managed to shoot myself in the virtual foot many times in the past and, probably, will do so many more times in the future), when someone gets impatient and tries an unsupported solution instead of waiting on an official one - and borks some part of their system, because of it - that individual user is to blame, not
the developers or their product.
I posted this because I am new to Mint and, perhaps because of that, can see where a potential new user might be dissuaded from trying Mint if he/she thinks that the distro might become screwed up on its own (as opposed to the end-user screwing it up
To the OP: I do hope you manage to fix your issue. If I were you, what I would do would be to return to the thread(s) that you got your original instructions from and post in it. I am guessing - from the lack of other threads about the issue that you are experiencing - that the people in that thread figured things out (possibly by having removed the extra sources they added just before they followed the official instructions in Clem's blog which, again, is what I would do, but who knows?) and that they, therefore, would know what you would need to do - or, more probably, undo
- in order to fix things.