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Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby irfanhrt on Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:39 am

Hi, I was using Mint 13 without any problem. But Yeasterday I made a System Update and after that all my system settings are Changed.
1) Now I am not able to use Touchpad Click eventhough that function is enabled in touchpad settings.
2) I am not able to see Some Installed softwears Like Gscan2pdf, Imagemagic etc.,.
3) Some data in My One Drive (New Volume E) which I have added in a date is Lost.
4) I can't find the earlier option to customise my Cinnamon in Main Menu.
5) The Icons of Programms such as softwear manger and others Changed.
6) Date and Time formate and even the Window of the Date and time settings has Changed in to a new One.
Any One can hep me to find out what is the reason for it? I want to go back to my earlier settings since I was in Love with it.
I have Noticed one change in my home folder. Now there are some new folders like ".adobe", ".cache", ".cinnamon",etc., and files like ".profile",".bash_logout",".xsession-errors", ".gscan2pdf" etc.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby norm.h on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:09 am

Have look AT THIS THREAD for a possible explanation.
Have you got "backports" enabled in synaptic?
I made that mistake and ended up doing a clean re-install to get Mate 1.4 back.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby Mark Phelps on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:15 am

Some of these indicate possibly failing hard drive. The item about "E" indicates you're using Windows on the PC as well --since Linux filesystems have no concept of "drive letters" that are used in Windows. You need to confirm this.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby norm.h on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:53 am

I'm not sure now, that the thread in my link is relevant as it refers to an update of Mate, whereas you refer to using Cinnamon, and nobody seems to have made the same complaints about Cinnamon.
I don't know if the backports included an update to Cinnamon, perhaps someone can confirm one way or t'other.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby austin.texas on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:43 pm

I have Noticed one change in my home folder. Now there are some new folders like ".adobe", ".cache", ".cinnamon",etc., and files like ".profile",".bash_logout",".xsession-errors", ".gscan2pdf" etc.
These are hidden folders which are only visible in your file manager when you enable "View Hidden Files"

It may not be what you want to hear, but if I were faced with the situation you described, I would not hesitate to install Mint 16 and forget about Mint 13.
My own experience was that I installed Mint 16 on a trial basis, and found that I liked it so much that I could not go back to Mint 13. That was even though I had Mint 13 configured just the way I wanted it - like you did.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby irfanhrt on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:45 am

Have you got "backports" enabled in synaptic?
I made that mistake and ended up doing a clean re-install to get Mate 1.4 back.

Yes. I had enabled backported packages in the Softwear source. But i did a system update by using Update manager and hence i dont know whether it is synaptic or not......
I am Using Cinnamon and can you state why this trouble happened?
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby irfanhrt on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:52 am

I would not hesitate to install Mint 16 and forget about Mint 13.
My own experience was that I installed Mint 16 on a trial basis, and found that I liked it so much that I could not go back to Mint 13. That was even though I had Mint 13 configured just the way I wanted it - like you did.

Friend Actually I am looking for an LTS distro and that why i choose this... But I feel It is not stable and disappointed me alot. I am not that much dare to Install Mint 16 because it is not a stable version.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby irfanhrt on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:54 am

ome of these indicate possibly failing hard drive. The item about "E" indicates you're using Windows on the PC as well --since Linux filesystems have no concept of "drive letters" that are used in Windows. You need to confirm this.

Yes I am using Mint with Windows 8.1 dual boot with D & E partitions as common.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby norm.h on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:39 am

irfanhrt wrote:......I did a system update by using Update manager and hence i dont know whether it is synaptic or not......
I am Using Cinnamon and can you state why this trouble happened?

I think that if you have backports enabled then Update Manager will install them, but somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.
If you read the link I gave in my first reply (although it's quite lengthy) it gives a far better explanation than I ever could.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby irfanhrt on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:35 am

Thanks Anyway... I did a fresh re install of Mint. can you help me to give Suggession On what should I care when having a system Update.
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Re: Many Problems after system Update in Mint 13

Postby norm.h on Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:19 pm

I have my Software Sources configured to allow Main, Upstream and Imported Packages from Linux Mint software. (Backported, Unstable and source code are disabled.)
In OtherSoftware it's configured as the screenshot, but yours may be different.
Then I just accept updates when ever Update Manager tells me updates are available.
You should also read THIS THREAD (this post: by karlchen on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:23 am )

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