zerozero wrote:if you click on those 2 links with your browser you see that they exist and are downloadable, so the problem has to be with your internet connection or with the way you have the system configured.
and the acid remarks about the bills are unnecessary and won't get you further help.
Bills? Acid remarks? I do not mean to say anything like that. Just frustrated here that it used to work and now it doesn't.
I click on them and cannot download anything.
Is there a way to reset back to defaults without losing much or R/R?
Mint is a good distro for the most part. But I, like many others, do want it to work as expected.
I typically do not fiddle with the configuration much. Just enough to get by for my needs. The reason is that I do not know how to fix it if I mess it up.
3+ years of using some flavor of Linux and I am still quite green.
Even if I temporarily have to switch distros until things get fixed I still plan on using Mint.
I popped in a new ssd drive and tried mint 14. It had no problems getting updates. It is, however, considerably slower than mint 13 so I popped 13 back in.
I did notice that from time to time Mint 13 freezes up my rig. I restart and it usually fixes whatever problem it had.
Right now, my dvd burner doesn't work and can't make or play any disks. It doesn't work in windows either. So, distro hopping is difficult for me at best.
I chose Mint because of the 64 bit and the large amount of available software. I was using a different distro before but it doesn't support 64 bit natively (without pae) and typically didn't have the software choices that Mint does.
I am the kind of person who will use whatever works best to get the job done. Much like car shopping. Some are ardent GM fans, some are Ford fans. I will pick whichever does what I need with the least amount of problems. GM, Ford, Chrysler.
This is how I go through life. For me, an OS is just a tool for me to use. , btw, I hate windows. Easy to use but has too many problems with it.
I believe that Mint suits my requirements quite nicely. Just wish it had a 'recall' for one of the big problems I have. Recall meaning some easy way to reset or circumvent the configuration or have a blanket default setting so I can do what I need.
I wonder if a 64 bit Mint has a compatibility mode for 32 bit software like Windows has without having to install a 32 bit Mint version. Backward compatibility if you will.
Will doubling my ram from 4gb to 8gb help with any of these problems?
Will adding discard to fstab swapfile listing setting help any?
I can only take a stab in the dark here since I do not know much about how to fix linux.