SOLVED: Update failed - in fallback mode

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Metal Mick
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SOLVED: Update failed - in fallback mode

Post by Metal Mick » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:34 am

I fired up my machine as per usual and Update Manager informed me there were updates. I duly elected to install them all. During the update, I got an error message that essentially said certain files cold not be found. On reboot, I get the message: "Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon?"
I take it this is equivalent to "safe mode" in Win? I tried UM again, and though some files were found, when I tried to proceed, I got the message:

"W: GPG error: http://213.218.178.104 squeeze Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4059C54B3C7E67F3"

Questions:

1. What does this mean
2. How do I get my full-fat Mint 17 back again?

Many thanks for your help.

I did some further research and managed to fix the issue. My solution: I opened a terminal and typed in: apt dist-upgrade

- this cleared the error.
Last edited by Metal Mick on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Update failed - in fallback mode

Post by py-thon » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:53 pm

@karlchen
I think moving this thread to LMDE was wrong.

squeeze is Debian stable. LMDE is based on testing, that's jessie. I have not run LMDE for weeks, but I don't suppose there was an update, there hardly ever is :wink: (not counting firefox which is unlikely to crash Cinnamon without having this forum flooded with cries for help).

The IP is a rawtherapee repository, which Metal Mick probably added to his sources list.
In http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=74757 someone says "Note that the repo is unsigned, which on top of it being a 3rd party repo; means it is more unsafe than usual.
You would be better off building from the source."

@Metal Mick
I can't help with the Cinnamon problem, but regarding rawtherapee: if you don't want to build it from source and are not content with Ubuntu's older version try this: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ntu-14-04/
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Re: Update failed - in fallback mode

Post by Metal Mick » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:03 am

py-thon wrote:<snip>

The IP is a rawtherapee repository, which Metal Mick probably added to his sources list.
In http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=74757 someone says "Note that the repo is unsigned, which on top of it being a 3rd party repo; means it is more unsafe than usual.
You would be better off building from the source."

@Metal Mick
I can't help with the Cinnamon problem, but regarding rawtherapee: if you don't want to build it from source and are not content with Ubuntu's older version try this: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ntu-14-04/
Thanks for the tip re RT, I shalllook it up. And also defining the troublesome URL for RT. Though I don't recall ever adding that to my list of repositories, I cant guarantee I haven't done that, because there was some feature or other that I wanted in a more current release. But given that this isn't the first time RT and updating has resulted in issues, I think rmeoving it won't be a bad thing. My machine has been booting happily into LM all day, so all is well at this end.

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