My first two goof-ups!

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My first two goof-ups!

Postby kansasnoob on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:15 am

I've been using Ubuntu for a few months, I actually started in February with gOS 1.0.1 and Freespire but quickly found Ubuntu, and being used to Ubuntu my first mistake (after making a few changes such as installing computer temp, abiword, etc) I clicked "Reload" in synaptic and then clicked "Mark all Upgrades".

Oops! All was fine until restart, then I was unbootable. I had to use the Live CD to restore GRUB to my Ubuntu Hardy (I'm multi-booted with XP, Ubuntu, and Mint) just to get booted again, I then reinstalled Mint.

So definitely just rely on Mint update!

Next foible was thinking that startupmanager didn't work after installing it. It does! It just has to be launched from the Mint control center!

Not bad as distros go! I like it a lot!

Very nice look and feel ................. and I love all video just working "out of the box"!

One thing though. It appears that Mint update searches for updates every 15 minutes or so. Why? Probably just something I need to adjust, eh?
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Re: My first two goof-ups!

Postby msuggs on Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 am

You can change how often mintUpdate refreshes itself in its preferences

Right click on the icon

Preferences-->Auto-Refresh
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Re: My first two goof-ups!

Postby Fred on Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:14 am

kansasnoob,

Only two goof-ups!? You must be a lot smarter than I am. I can't even count the mistakes I have made. :-)

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Re: My first two goof-ups!

Postby rivenought on Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:02 am

Well, if you did not make mistakes, you would not be having any fun, right? :D

Maybe it is just me, but I began learning my Linux basics with openSUSE. You just do not know how much FUN that was! So, I was used to YaST for my system management instead of Synaptic. With Mint, mintUpdate came to me as a natural extension to how the system was updated. The Level 1-5 structure is extremely helpful in choosing how much one wishes to update based on one's skills with Linux.

You should have an extremely excellent experience with Linux Mint if you would consider using mintUpdate with only Level 1 and 2 packages enabled. Also, do not enable dist-upgrade if you want to maintain the highest possibility of stability. I have noticed that many times when someone does wholesale updates via Synaptic that there is a massive potential for system breakage. As you become more comfortable with Mint, you move up in the package levels.

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum and Linux Mint! Good luck, and have fun!
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Re: My first two goof-ups!

Postby Handyman on Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:31 am

kansasnoob wrote:One thing though. It appears that Mint update searches for updates every 15 minutes or so. Why? Probably just something I need to adjust, eh?


Mine defaulted to checking every 5 minutes for updates! Seems a little more frequent that necessary...
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Re: My first two goof-ups!

Postby rivenought on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:52 am

It is probably a good idea to adjust the mintUpdate search time to something such as once a day or every few days. I have found the defaults to be much too frequent. Though, to be honest, I usually have my mintUpdate turned off. I turn it on when I feel like checking for updates - usually every few days. This works for me.
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