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upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

Post by Kevinfallas01 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:49 pm

After a bit more than a month of not using my Mint install, today I did an sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
After that my wifi has been dropping randomly and i cannot connect unless i restart my PC.
Wifi will just randomly disconnect, if i try to view all possible connections only my wifi shows up in the list, if i click it, it tries to connect, strength percentage drops to 0% and it will not connect, after a while it says its unavailable and my PCs wifi key light turns orange, as if i had clicked the key, and i cannot turn it back on.
this last time it happened, i was going to try to restart the service via terminal, how ever the terminal would not open, neither via the menu, or with crtl+alt+t. I restarted the PC and it still wont open. I tried running gnome-terminal via XTerm and got this.

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gtk-warning ** locale not supported by c library. using the fallback 'c' locale error constructing proxy for org.nome.terminal:/org/gnome/terminal/Factory0: error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 9
inxi -Fxz returns

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System:    Host: kevin-Mint Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP 15 Notebook PC v: 0973110002405F00000620180
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 8014 v: 10.13
           Bios: Insyde v: F.11 date: 09/25/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7582
           clock speeds: max: 1900 MHz 1: 1799 MHz 2: 1800 MHz 3: 1799 MHz
           4: 1471 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8188ee port: 4000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (48.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD0 size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 71G used: 28G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: /boot size: 453M used: 60M (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: /home size: 513G used: 303G (63%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 6.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 253 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 1955.5/5901.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

Post by Pjotr » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:20 pm

1. Never update like that. You bypass the protective level system of Update Manager.

2. The inxi output is weird: you should have gotten a far newer kernel because of dist-upgrade. Something is very wrong with your system. Consider a clean re-installation or even a clean installation of the bèta of Mint 19.
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Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 am

I'd consider reinstalling too, but not Mint 19 until it becomes stable and officially released ... a 2014 machine shouldn't need bleeding edge kernel drivers.

As mentioned, never use apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade in Mint. It's Ubuntu based but it's not Ubuntu. You'll end up pulling in things at some point from the Ubuntu repos that shouldn't be on a Mint system. These sorts of problems are quite hard to fix and sometimes a clean reinstall is the fastest and easiest way.

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Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

Post by karlchen » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:09 am

<side issue>
Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 am
never use apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade in Mint. [...] You'll end up pulling in things at some point from the Ubuntu repos that shouldn't be on a Mint system.
You have posted this statement on several occasions. Yet, the fact is that this statement is simply not correct.
Please, cf. here: what "man" tells about "apt-get upgrade" and "apt-get dist-upgrade".
Ubuntu and Linux Mint use exactly the same APT software management system, the one that comes with Ubuntu.
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Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

Post by Kevinfallas01 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:51 pm

went ahead and downloaded the iso and installed without deleting my /home.
inxi -Fxz now returns

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System:    Host: Kevin Kernel: 4.10.0-38-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: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP 15 Notebook PC v: 0973110002405F00000620180
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 8014 v: 10.13
           Bios: Insyde v: F.11 date: 09/25/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7582
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1348 MHz 2: 1240 MHz 3: 1313 MHz
           4: 1435 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8188ee port: 4000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (46.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD0 size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 71G used: 5.6G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: /boot size: 453M used: 68M (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: /home size: 513G used: 312G (65%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 6.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 1252.3/5899.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

 
I was surprised to see that all my files where ready to use upon install. screenfetch says i have 2228 packages. isn’t this a little high?
also, when i open the terminal i get this message

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bash: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/bin/nls_lang.sh: No such file or directory
. how can i stop this?

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