As mentioned in my previous post re printer problems I also have a problem with software updates, firstly there’s no update icon on the taskbar, If i try via Menu/System Tools/Software Updater a dialogue box appears saying “Failed to download repository information, check your internet connection” but the internet connection is fine, this is only one of a few problems I’m having since installing Peppermint 4 and I’m trying to sort them out for myself, but I can’t get my head around this one.
Any help would much appreciated
Funny, you’re the only person that seems to b e having problems
Anywho … what is returned if you run:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get update
Everything seems to run fine until these last 2 lines
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Funny, you're the only person that seems to b e having problems
I know what you’re saying Mark , don’t think I don’t feel bad about it but this is not a Peppermint issue as such, in fact I believe I would have these problems with any Ubuntu based distro post 12.04 because all these sort of issues began when I first installed Mint 14 (based on 12.10), you may remember helping me mount all my network drives in fstab because I couldn’t stream video through the network via .gvfs, I consequently gave up on MInt at that time believing it was a Cinnamon/Nemo issue and later installed Mint 15 hoping these issues would be sorted but they weren’t it was just the same,
now I’m experiencing the same issues with Peppermint 4 and the one common denominator is the gvfs directory being moved from /.gvfs to ~/run/user//gvfs, (which began with 12.10), it seems to me there’s been a fundamental change somewhere in the file structure that doesn’t agree with my setup because prior to Mint 14 & Peppermint 4 everything worked perfectly, in other words everything prior to 12.10.
I was going to post on this later in more detail because I have others issues I haven’t posted about yet and because my problems are difficult to define or describe I was wanting to get some more information so I can try to give a clearer picture of what’s going on.
I have just used the system settings/software updater on my live usb and it worked first time. I don’t have handbrake installed though.
Okey dokey … one issue aat a time eh
Open Synaptic … then go to [b]Settings>Repositories>Other Software /b
remove the ticks from anything that has the words “ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu” in it.
Click “Close” … and exit Synaptic.
sudo apt-get update
complete without error ?
and does Software Updater work ?
Ok I removed the offending ppa and it updates without errors but still no icon on the taskbar
There is no system tray icon now (Peppermint isn’t using mint-update this release) … but you’ll know when updates are available, you’ll receive a popup
I know people will disagree, but IMHO mint-update sucked, and was misleading anyway … and why would you want a tray icon taking up space when there are no updates ? … surely a popup every now and again when there ARE updates makes more sense ?
I know people will disagree, but IMHO mint-update sucked, and was misleading anyway .. and why would you want a tray icon taking up space when there are no updates ? .. surely a popup every now and again when there ARE updates makes more sense ?
I wholeheartedly agree, I just assumed there was meant to be one and when I seen it wasn’t there I assumed there was something wrong, my apologies
Once again many thanks for your help
Sorry I missed your post
I have just used the system settings/software updater on my live usb and it worked first time. I don't have handbrake installed though.
I probably caused this problem for myself (something I excel at) the handbrake ppa is something I installed and I should have removed it once I realised it was wrong.
Thanks for your input