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    Re: Glitchy mythbuntu system after several upgrades

    This is really starting to frustrate me, i could just reinstall my entire mediacenter but I was kind of hoping to not have to do that over something that seems like it should be simple.
    Im still kind of new here, only just over a year into ubuntu and still finding my way around!
    There are no such things as dumb questions, just dumb people! (And yes, i consider myself to be dumb!)

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    Re: Glitchy mythbuntu system after several upgrades

    So time has marched on and i am still having the above problems! I dont want ot have to reinstall my entire system (isnt that a windows thing after all! and not linux), but I am running out of patience. I have a media center that i cannot watch any dvd / rips on and get errors each time any update comes out!
    Im still kind of new here, only just over a year into ubuntu and still finding my way around!
    There are no such things as dumb questions, just dumb people! (And yes, i consider myself to be dumb!)

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    Re: Glitchy mythbuntu system after several upgrades

    geekyhawkes,

    I too noticed that when I ran ALL updates too all the software on my box, it would mess up some items that were working. As a result, I resorted to only updating the security patches, and leaving the software patches alone. This way my box had the most important updates, and I could rest assure that my wife could still watch TV as a simple update does not leave me looking at a black screen.

    Is there any reason to update to the latest software each week, if you are running fine?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...ecurityUpdates

    Once you have a backup you can untar the files to revert back to a working config, in case an update breaks you.
    Last edited by winewood; November 15th, 2010 at 08:00 PM.

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    Re: Glitchy mythbuntu system after several upgrades

    This worked for me:

    sudo dpkg --purge --force-all <package_name>

    in this case...
    sudo dpkg --purge --force-all gconf2

    Then I followed the instructions on this page.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=186672

    Reinstall gconf2 and other dependencies that were removed.

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    Re: Glitchy mythbuntu system after several upgrades

    too late for me, i ended up reinstalling. but thanks for the replies, its all good advice for the serach function if anyone else suffers my fate!
    Im still kind of new here, only just over a year into ubuntu and still finding my way around!
    There are no such things as dumb questions, just dumb people! (And yes, i consider myself to be dumb!)

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