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by iironjade
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).

Thanks.
I was starting to believe in demonic possession. :D
by iironjade
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Whatever was causing this problem seems to have given up the struggle and now everything updates normally.
Thanks everyone for your attempts to help. :D :oops:
by iironjade
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Ridiculous isn't it? I'm tempted to say to hell with it and upgrade to Mint 19 but the problem may still persist.
by iironjade
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Here's as much of the terminal output as I can copy. Why I can't do all of it is a mystery yet to solved. System: Host: stephen-Lenovo-Flex-2-14 Kernel: 4.15.0-66-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: LENOVO...
by iironjade
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

None of the above worked at all. I tried shrinking the screenshot but it's still too big to post.
I can select all but any other clicks after right-clicking just cancel it out.
I realise this should be simple and I'm embarrassed that it appears to be such a struggle.
by iironjade
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

I can't post the terminal output as the select, drag and drop doesn't work Select, then copy (use rightclick menu or shift+ctrl+c) and then paste into a forum message. I can select the terminal text but copy and paste don't appear to do anything, unless I'm missing something obvious. The kernel is ...
by iironjade
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Hi iironjade, you said the following, The Update Manager refuses to co-operate and won't let me upgrade/update the kernel OK then, did you open the "view" tab in the update manager yet and click on, "Linux kernels" and scroll to the very latest 4.15.xx in the series and "install it yet???...then re...
by iironjade
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

trytip wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:32 pm
see what's wrong with this in Terminal

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sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
"command not found".

Not looking too promising I guess.
by iironjade
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Thanks for the info but nothing has made any difference. The Update Manager refuses to co-operate and won't let me upgrade/update the kernel or anything else. it just locks into the "initramf" etc. loop and never finishes.
Maybe fate is trying to tell me to move on to Mint 19?
by iironjade
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Update problem.

Here's the terminal output:

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W: Possible missing firmware  /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver8_7.bin for module i915
Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-24-generic
by iironjade
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Update problem (solved by unknown forces).

Over the past few days trying to update results in an error message telling me to run "dpkg configure a" but running it has no effect. Synaptic also gives the same message. It's not something I've ever seen before. Any suggestions?
I'm using Mint 18.3 64bit.
by iironjade
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anyone else have problems with Virgin ISP in the UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Anyone else have problems with Virgin ISP in the UK?

Virgin's router can be a bit fussy as to its positioning. The installer said it would be fine on its side but it wasn't true.
Their cable box connection also used to be a nightmare.
by iironjade
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why are boot & shutdown so much faster than Windows 10?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Why are boot & shutdown so much faster than Windows 10?

W10's start up is deceitful because although the desk top (eventually) appears, the machine is still not ready to use.
Linux Mint, on the other hand, is ready to go as soon as the desktop is visible.
by iironjade
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Tor Browser
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Installing Tor Browser

Tor may be great at keeping things private but I find it to be a very poor browser: it's slow and many sites don't work properly or at all.
Unless you live under a repressive regime or have something to hide, it's hardly worth the effort.
by iironjade
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best laptops for Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 831

Re: Best laptops for Linux Mint?

Another vote for Lenovo. Even the touchscreen works.
by iironjade
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Bible 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Linux Bible 2010

I'd forget about the books and learn by doing. Linux Mint is a pleasure to use compared to W10. The info in the book is probably still relevant but if "Linux for Dummies" is anything to go by, it may make things seem more difficult than thy actually are. I've been using Mint for years and books have...
by iironjade
Mon May 20, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External USB 3 HD speed suddenly DROPS
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: External USB 3 HD speed suddenly DROPS

This happened to me and it was caused by a faulty cable. Eventually it made the external drive unreadable.
by iironjade
Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about Gnutella?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Question about Gnutella?

You could use Shareaza via Wine. It works well although some features are disabled. It connects to Gnutella and Bittorrent.
by iironjade
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?
Replies: 40
Views: 1071

Re: I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?

Always check the optical drive. I had to return three secondhand laptops to my local shop on the same day as none of them worked.
That aside, I've always done OK with secondhand machines.
by iironjade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any "linux for beginners" book recommendations for a very frustrated user?
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Any "linux for beginners" book recommendations for a very frustrated user?

It's best to learn by doing and ask for help with specific problems as you progress. Make your own notes as needed and hang on to them.
Linux books are obsessed with the command line, something many domestic users neither want nor need (most of the time).

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