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johanna
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mint 13 won't updateI SOLVED

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I am using mint 13 on an 8 year old Acer laptop. It revived the dear old thing, but now it won't update.
It
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tells me ERROR etc
I have taken a screenshot, but can't see it in this post...
Would anybody help me with this problem. Also could aanybody tell me how on earth this terminal thing works. I have typed commands ,but they are always wrong and a password never appears when I try to put it in.
Thank you in advance, regards, Johanna
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Hello, Johanna.

Medibuntu ceased to exist in October 2013. Therefore disable the Medibuntu repository under Software Sources in mintUpdate. Then click [Refresh] in mintUpdate and next [Install Updates].

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I thought Mint Maya 13 had support until 2017?

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Hello, johanna.

Mint 13 will have got support until April 2017.
Medibuntu was an additional software repository which provided a small number of additional multimedia related software packages. The Medibuntu project was abandoned. The software repository was closed. Therefore you will have to disable the Medibuntu software repository in your Mint Software Sources.
No functionality will be lost by disabling a dead software repository.

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it does indeed :)

however, some things have had their support dropped,
& Medibuntu was one of them.

from within Package Manager AKA synaptic,
goto - settings - repositories- other software & uncheck the one that says 'packages.medibuntu.org'

then click on reload, from the main menu.
- watch for any other error messages, that say that something else, is missing.
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Re: mint 13 won't updateI SOLVED

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Thank you Karl&Pierre.
A friend of mine installed Maya 13 last year, because of the small HD (only 30GB) on the old laptop and because of the long support.
There is no info on this medibuntu.
However, I found it and disabled it. And yes it works ok now.
Thank goodnes for this forum, oldies like me are in need of any help I can get!
You are a heroes!!

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Re: mint 13 won't updateI SOLVED

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johanna wrote: Also could anybody tell me how on earth this terminal thing works. I have typed commands ,but they are always wrong and a password never appears when I try to put it in.
When you type the password in the terminal, the text does not appear visibly, for security reasons, but the computer does record what you are typing. Just continue typing, and Enter.
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Re: mint 13 won't updateI SOLVED

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Thank you Austin.
I feel I need to learn to use the terminal, as I am using this os...
I will keep reading the forum posts and eventually I might get the hang of things.
regards, Johanna

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