Well, this is my first day with Linux Mint. (Some experience prior, enough to get myself in trouble, apparently.) Trying to get my wireless to work, I found a video that said to install a few things from the software manager. Click 'install' nothing happens. Searched the internet for help, found two solutions.
First solution (from viewtopic.php?f=90&t=112444
sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/install-info.postinst /var/lib/dpkg/info/install-info.postinst.bad
It didn't help. More searching led me here: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=93776
At the end of the thread, someone suggested this:
sudo mv /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists.old
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get update
Now, in software manager, I can't see any of the not installed packages. Where it was some 35000 packages available, there are now 1916.
If you help me, I promise not to just randomly type things I find online without making sure I know exactly what I'm doing in the future. ^_^