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Internet problems prehaps DNS [SOLVED]

Postby sleepingcells on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:03 pm

Ok first off: I don't know unicorns about linux.

I was upgrading from Maya to Nadia using the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" command and my computer died halfway through the update. I reconnected the power source and rebooted into a cinnamon session. now my tool bar that minimizes, expands, and closes the windows are non-existent. Also I am able to establish a connection to my router but when I open my browser it fails to connect. I would like to know if it's possible for me to fix this, or do I have to reinstall everything?
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby passerby on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:15 pm

Controlling each bar is the job of the window manager, muffin. It may have been lost during the attempted upgrade.
Try opening a terminal and running "muffin" to see if it's been removed or otherwise become problematic.
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby bigj231 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:53 pm

If your computer died during the installation, something might only be half-installed. Try this command:
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sudo dpkg --configure -a


IF that doesn't work, here's a tutorial on how to fix broken packages in Mint: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/482
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby sleepingcells on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:53 am

bigj231 wrote:If your computer died during the installation, something might only be half-installed. Try this command:
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sudo dpkg --configure -a


IF that doesn't work, here's a tutorial on how to fix broken packages in Mint: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/482

Thank you very much.
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby sleepingcells on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:57 am

I tried using the tutorial and it doesn't work. When ever I use the "sudo apt-get update" command it fails to fetch the packages and times out.
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby bigj231 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:42 am

Do you have any internet connection? Try pinging Google.
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ping www.google.com
it should immediately start giving you output similar to:
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PING www.google.com (74.125.130.105) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from gh-in-f105.1e100.net (74.125.130.105): icmp_req=1 ttl=47 time=71.2 ms

It sounds like you don't have any internet connection. Try removing any static IP settings in your router. I had a server that would not connect to the internet because I had a reserved IP set on the router and DHCP on the server. It worked fine before an update, and broke after.

Also, you could open synaptic and see what packages are broken. Then you could download them from your favorite mirror on another machine or OS, put them on a USB drive or CD, and install them. Or just grab all the files that you still need to install from your update and install them from the external media.
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby sleepingcells on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Nevermind. Problem solved. Reinstalled the operating system...
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Re: Internet problems prehaps DNS

Postby bigj231 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:53 am

I hate to say it, but sometimes that is the easiest way to fix stuff like this. Could you edit the title of your original post to include "[SOLVED]"?
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