Uninstalling Updates

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Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:13 am

Good morning,

I'm new to Linux after a friend gave me his unwanted computer....I've been using Linux for a little while now and getting used to the differences from Windows. I recently ran the updates recommended and now everything on my computer is different. My Icons are all a red circle with a line through it, I can't change any settings and I can't even set a picture for my background screen. Can these updates be undone to get my system back?

Please Help!!!

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by austin.texas » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:54 am

Which Mint? 17?
Which Desktop? Cinnamon?
How did you do the update?

Post the results of the commands.

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inxi -S

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sudo apt-get update
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:12 am

As for how did I get the updates....went to update manager and clicked on update all

not sure which mint, computer set itself to Xfce

my desktop is a Optiplex 745

Unsure about Cinnamon

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:34 am

The first command given by austin.texas would give exactly the needed information about your system. Open terminal and enter the command. Then mark the output - inclusive the command - and press crtl-shift-C to copy it. In the next post press ctrl-v to paste it in.

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by AscLinux » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:24 pm

Things like this can happen when the config files in your home directory get messed up or maybe are not fully compatible with the upgrade performed. To test this create a test user. Log on as this test user, does it have still the same problems?

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:44 pm

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:49 pm

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $

This what I get when I open Terminal from Xfce Terminal
Terminal Imulator

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:08 pm

This is the prompt. Now enter the command and press the enter key.

BTW: Is "guest" really the name of your main account? At least the name allows doubts.

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:54 pm

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ inxi -S
.System: Host: guest-OptiPlex-745 Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:45 am

Rollo151,

Place the following in the terminal then copy and paste the results as you did above. It will ask for your password first.

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sudo find /home/$USER  ! -group $USER  -or  ! -user $USER 
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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by austin.texas » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:05 am

To copy a long command (as WharfRat's above), click on SELECT ALL → then copy the selection (ctrl-c).

Please post the result of this command:

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id
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:37 am

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ sudo find /home/$USER ! -group $USER -or ! -user $USER
[sudo] password for guest:
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest1812\\\
>


This what comes up......

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:40 am

Rollo151,

Try these

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ls -lhd /home/$USER
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id
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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:43 am

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ sudo find /home/$USER ! -group $USER -or ! -user $USER
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745: command not found
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ [sudo] password for guest:
[sudo]: command not found
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest1812\\\
> >
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ sudo find /home/$USER ! -group $USER -or ! -user $USER
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745: command not found
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ [sudo] password for guest:
[sudo]: command not found
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ guest1812\\\
> >
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 am

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ ls -lhd /home/$USER
drwxr-xr-x 27 guest guest 4.0K Oct 29 08:46 /home/guest
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:52 am

Try it without sudo

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find /home/$USER ! -group $USER -or ! -user $USER
Also paste back

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ls -lhd /home/$USER
and

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id
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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:54 am

guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ find /home/$USER ! -group $USER -or ! -user $USER
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $


Nothiing

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:56 am

What about

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by Rollo151 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:03 am

uest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ ls -lhd /home/$USER
drwxr-xr-x 27 guest guest 4.0K Oct 29 08:46 /home/guest
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $ id
uid=1000(guest) gid=1000(guest) groups=1000(guest),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),108(lpadmin),110(sambashare)
guest@guest-OptiPlex-745 ~ $

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Re: Uninstalling Updates

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:06 am

What happens when you enter

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sudo -i
Does your prompt change to a ~ # like mine bill-XPS ~ #
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