Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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Hall1 wrote: Any help is appreciated.
Everything is explained in this thread and in this one: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=217783

Just read them.
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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Hall1 wrote:I'm having this same issue. Here is the error message that comes up when I get the red X in the Update Manager (I'm running Mint 17):

Could not refresh the list of updates.
W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/d ... le/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file), E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old one used instead.

Any help is appreciated. Nothing seems to be wrong with the computer's performance, just not getting the typical daily updates.


Yup that is the same exact thing I got, and I followed the suggestions in this thread, regarding, "EDIT," in UPDATE MANAGER, unchecking, the Google CHROME thang and removing it, since I will never install or use Chrome there again, with Chromium being essentially the same exact twin.

Anyway I hope that works. Will not know till the beginning of the weekdays, when I boot up and use my desktop, but actually preferring this Chromebook for daily, most things, use :-)
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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This is a more permanent soultion to the problem
in a terminal copy and paste the following commands:

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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"

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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"
Worked for me ;)
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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kc1di wrote:This is a more permanent soultion to the problem
in a terminal copy and paste the following commands:

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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"

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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"
Worked for me ;)

Since I see the number 64 in those commands, I assume that is for a 64 bit machine, which I do not have.
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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I get the "No such file or directory" when I run those commands

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blah@X230:~$ sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"
sed: can't read /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list: No such file or directory

blah@X230:~$ sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"
sed: can't read /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome: No such file or directory
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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Kendoori wrote:I get the "No such file or directory" when I run those commands

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blah@X230:~$ sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"
sed: can't read /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list: No such file or directory

blah@X230:~$ sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"
sed: can't read /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome: No such file or directory

That is exactly why this Linux novice hates the Terminal. I never used the command window, when I had Windows either. As far as I am concerned, that is for TWEAKERS>>LOL.

Anything I need want, better be either in the, SOFTWARE Manager, or Synaptic THINGIE :-). I am not a programmer, NOR WANT TO BE :-)

Well OFFLINE time. Later y'all>>>bye
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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Here ya go - GUI all the way. Well, you do need to hit the F2 key 1st:
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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there's more to this... I don't think you can do this purely via GUI..

See this for non-beta Chrome: http://disq.us/9b6498

and this if you are beta: http://disq.us/9b647e
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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there is not fix for 32 bit machine - for Google-chrome they no longer are supporting 32 bit. You'll have to install chromium if you want to stay with a chrome type browser.
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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kc1di wrote:there is not fix for 32 bit machine -
Yes but the command lines you are posting everywhere are creating more problems than solutions. Please check that the user has a 64 bits system before posting these command lines in every topics where this Chrome problem is mentioned.

If the system is 32bits, your 'fix' is not working.

And if as above the repo is not located in this file, it fails also... :roll:
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Kendoori wrote:there's more to this... I don't think you can do this purely via GUI..
Of course you can if you want. You can edit the repo only by hand. You can install/uninstall software only by hand. :wink:
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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And there is another issue if you have 64 bit install and 64 bit Chrome version, it will update both files when a new version is downloaded

I might just try to break something with chattr +i
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Re: Update Manager and the Red ""X"

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No more red "X'" here on my 32 bit machine, since following that go into, "EDIT," part of the UPDATE MANAGER, and unchecking that Google Chrome THANG, removing it, as was suggested, SO FAR :-).

Thanks to the ones suggesting that.
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