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    Newbie query.

    Updates keep screwing up my installation.
    The latest has taken out WiFi, Suspend and CUPS.
    It took me ages to get them all working in the first place now I've got to
    do it all again...

    Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.

    Am I doing the updates right?
    When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.

    TIA
    Slatts


  2. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    Sla#s wrote:
    > Newbie query.
    >
    > Updates keep screwing up my installation.
    > The latest has taken out WiFi, Suspend and CUPS.
    > It took me ages to get them all working in the first place now I've got
    > to do it all again...
    >
    > Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.
    >
    > Am I doing the updates right?
    > When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.
    >
    > TIA
    > Slatts


    You aren't the only one. I have at least 27 updates and I can't connect
    with the server. I can browse with FF 3 but in XP it will kill itself in
    about 5 minutes. 1 time it just did a hard reboot of my computer.
    I haven't had any issues with Ubuntu except the upgrades.

    Bill Baka

  3. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    Sla#s wrote:
    > Newbie query.
    >
    > Updates keep screwing up my installation.
    > The latest has taken out WiFi, Suspend and CUPS.
    > It took me ages to get them all working in the first place now I've got
    > to do it all again...
    >
    > Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.
    >
    > Am I doing the updates right?
    > When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.
    >
    > TIA
    > Slatts


    If you use nVidia.com drivers...you need to reinstall them after many
    upgrades.
    The wonders of Vista become amazing after using ubuntu.

    Lackluster Llama will probably fix all this crap.

  4. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    "Sla#s" wrote in message
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    > Newbie query.
    >
    > Updates keep screwing up my installation.
    > The latest has taken out WiFi, Suspend and CUPS.
    > It took me ages to get them all working in the first place now I've got to
    > do it all again...
    >
    > Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.
    >
    > Am I doing the updates right?
    > When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.
    >
    > TIA
    > Slatts


    I know what you're talking about, Slatts. I had the same experience with
    WiFi getting screwed up by Kernel 18.....it seems to be back to normal with
    Kernel 19.

    I download all updates as soon ass they're available--just like you do.

    But I think a real Linux pro would not download updates until he were sure
    the update was a good one.

    But you and I have no one to advise us except for the people on this
    newsgroup. It's too bad they don't talk more on this newsgroup about which
    updates are good ones and which are to be avoided.

    Regards,
    John E. Golden

    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  5. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    On 2008-06-21, John E. Golden wrote:
    >> Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.
    >>
    >> Am I doing the updates right?
    >> When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.


    Oooops.

    > I download all updates as soon ass they're available--just like you do.


    Oooops on you, too.

    > But I think a real Linux pro would not download updates until he were sure
    > the update was a good one.


    A real Linux pro would *never* let some "auto-updater" make SysAdmin
    decisions like that for him. Of course, it could be argued that a real
    Linux pro would not be using a Linux distro that even offered such an
    abomination.

    > But you and I have no one to advise us except for the people on this
    > newsgroup. It's too bad they don't talk more on this newsgroup about which
    > updates are good ones and which are to be avoided.


    I suggest that you just stick with Windoze, where you're safe.



    --
    "Ubuntu" - an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".

  6. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    "Dan C" wrote in message
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    > On 2008-06-21, John E. Golden wrote:
    >>> Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.
    >>>
    >>> Am I doing the updates right?
    >>> When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.

    >
    > Oooops.
    >
    >> I download all updates as soon ass they're available--just like you do.

    >
    > Oooops on you, too.
    >
    >> But I think a real Linux pro would not download updates until he were
    >> sure
    >> the update was a good one.

    >
    > A real Linux pro would *never* let some "auto-updater" make SysAdmin
    > decisions like that for him. Of course, it could be argued that a real
    > Linux pro would not be using a Linux distro that even offered such an
    > abomination.
    >
    >> But you and I have no one to advise us except for the people on this
    >> newsgroup. It's too bad they don't talk more on this newsgroup about
    >> which
    >> updates are good ones and which are to be avoided.

    >
    > I suggest that you just stick with Windoze, where you're safe.
    > --
    > "Ubuntu" - an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".


    Why don't you go back to the Slackware group. You certainly aren't helping
    anyone here.

    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  7. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    Dan C wrote:

    >
    > I suggest that you just stick with Windoze, where you're safe.


    I thought the whole point of Ubuntu was to make it easier for dummies like
    me to convert away from 'doze...?

    But more to the point why offer updates that screw up major functions?
    OK I can understand that they can't test everything but as Ubuntu Linux is
    adopted by a larger community this is going to become a bigger problem.

    Slatts


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    Sla#s wrote:
    > Dan C wrote:
    >
    > >
    >> I suggest that you just stick with Windoze, where you're safe.
    >>

    >
    > I thought the whole point of Ubuntu was to make it easier for
    > dummies like me to convert away from 'doze...?
    >
    > But more to the point why offer updates that screw up major
    > functions? OK I can understand that they can't test everything
    > but as Ubuntu Linux is adopted by a larger community this is
    > going to become a bigger problem.


    Another newbie who needs to be advised "always ignore Dan C".

    --
    [mail]: Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
    [page]:
    Try the download section.


    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  9. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    Sla#s illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > Newbie query.
    >
    > Updates keep screwing up my installation.
    > The latest has taken out WiFi, Suspend and CUPS.
    > It took me ages to get them all working in the first place now I've got to
    > do it all again...


    Which updates?
    How are you updating?

    > Previous updates have screwed up WiFi and CUPS.


    So. If you have already had "screw-ups" then how do you know they
    *keep* screwing up your installation?

    > Am I doing the updates right?


    It doesn't sound like you are. No.

    > When the icon shows top right I just let it install everything.


    OK. First things first, which repositories do you have enabled? What
    hardware do you have? Are you sure it's "screwed" or have you simply
    misconfigured, CUPS, nm-applet and power management?

    So may questions. Not enough info.

    --
    Moog

    “Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?”

  10. Re: Updates screwing up stuff

    Sla#s wrote:
    > Dan C wrote:
    >
    > >
    >> I suggest that you just stick with Windoze, where you're safe.

    >
    > I thought the whole point of Ubuntu was to make it easier for dummies
    > like me to convert away from 'doze...?
    >
    > But more to the point why offer updates that screw up major functions?
    > OK I can understand that they can't test everything but as Ubuntu Linux
    > is adopted by a larger community this is going to become a bigger problem.
    >
    > Slatts


    I have the same problem, since about 2 weeks ago when an auto-update
    killed my ability to even connect with the update server. I can connect
    to the rest of the world with either http, or ftp.
    I may have to re-install from scratch, which is not a problem since I
    want to make a 200GB install so I have plenty of room for various
    virtual installations.
    Bill

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