Hi - I’m running Mint 13kde on my pc and am in the process of setting the same up on a friend’s Toshiba lappy - (ex-XP). I’m attempting to replicate my setup - as near as possible - as he is a complete beginner with Linux so if he hits a snag I should be able to walk him through the processes a little bit easier.
On my rig the update manager appears in the taskbar and is working normally i.e. shows blue when updates are available, green tick when up to date. Clicking on the icon opens the manager screen ok. On the lappy, the icon sometimes appears on startup (not every time) and when clicked, opens the password box. Everything then disappears and the manager box fails to open. I can run updates from the command line on both machines, no problem.
How can I fix this? 1/ where can I find the info in my pc referring to the config of the update manager?
2/ what do I do to replicate this in the lappy’s config?
It’s not too much of an issue for me but he is a long-time Windows user who hadn’t even heard of Linux a month ago so needs his pointy/clicky things! (I’m trying to persuade him to the dark side (or should that be ‘into the light’?)… ;D)
Hi - update/upgrade had no effect - system shows as up to date. 2nd method enabled icon in taskbar on startup (password box also opened automatically) but still disappeared when clicked (no effect when password entered - no updates screen)
xxxxx@Home ~ $ QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No such file or directory
QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /home/xxxxx/.config/ibus/bus
mintUpdate.py: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.
Possibly so. I don’t really watch closely - I just tend to click and go and let it do its thing! Incidentally, as an addition to the reply above to Mark, I just ran mintupdate in terminal on my pc and got the same message! However, the password box opened ok and the update manager followed and updated as normal. Taskbar icon works fine on pc, also.
Thanks everyone for your help on this. I have a week or two’s grace before I hand the lappy back so will try and ‘break’ it a few times to see how it responds! If no solution can be found before then, I’ll have to introduce him to the delights of the terminal a little earlier than planned…
I'll have to introduce him to the delights of the terminal a little earlier than planned.
No need for the terminal, just use Synaptic Package Manager. Install it if need to.
Then update every once in the while. I doubt you get wast amount of updates for Mint 13 anyway (part of security of course).
There isn’t a right option, as it all comes down to how stable a system you want to run. If you wanted it fresh off the bat, you’d run Arch or some similar.
The delay Mint are imposing on the kernel updates from Ubuntu are to allow some testing to take place prior to unleashing it on the masses. I believe that Debian do something similar too…? Maybe I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that Debian doesn’t feed kernel updates from Linus immediately, either on Stable or Testing (I think they all go via sid?)
I’m with you personally, but if you look at it from a noob/Windows-convert perspective, then if doing an update totals your system, you won’t be best pleased. I used to get it when I ran Arch, but I took that on the chin. If Mint did it to me, I wouldn’t be best pleased (even though I could fix it). To be running a stable system (i.e. an LTS release) that breaks upon an update, isn’t acceptable.