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    Updating When Power Cut Out

    So after finishing several updates to such things as the kernel and graphics driver I left the computer running to go down stairs. When I left it had finished installing everything and was just waiting for me to restart. But in my absence the electricity went out in the house. So although the installation of the updates weren't heeded the computer didn't have a clean reboot.

    Steam refuses to come on citing in terminal that it has 'not shutdown cleanly' (Asked on steam forums). My unity panel has changed colour (not sure if one of the updates was for unity) and there seems to be a rather considerable performance regression. Typing ten or so characters into the dash leaves it playing catch up as it fairly slowly displays what I typed and videos seem to play fine when in fullscreen but seem to be every so slightly laggy when not in fullscreen.

    How could I fix this? Is it possible to find what packages were updated recently and reinstall them?

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    Re: Updating When Power Cut Out

    I don't use update manager, so I don't know if there is a log for which packages are installed.

    Have you already tried shutting the machine down and bringing it back up so it starts off on a clean slate?
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    Re: Updating When Power Cut Out

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    I don't use update manager, so I don't know if there is a log for which packages are installed.

    Have you already tried shutting the machine down and bringing it back up so it starts off on a clean slate?
    I've restarted but nothings changed.

    *** I had a third party PPA that provided updates for my Intel graphics. I've reverted back to the stock Ubuntu drivers and now everything works much better. Seems the latest drivers have some performance woes.
    Last edited by Kodeine; December 19th, 2012 at 10:42 PM.

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    Re: Updating When Power Cut Out

    If there is a way to find out the installed date, you could try checking that. Maybe Synaptic has something like that, but I rarely use GUI package managers.
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    Re: Updating When Power Cut Out

    Try
    Code:
    grep -iw upgrade /var/log/dpkg.log.1 && grep -iw upgrade /var/log/dpkg.log
    which in 10.04 lists everything recently upgraded.

    Change the word upgrade to install or remove for those actions.

    I've not tried this in versions above 10.04, but I can't imagine dpkg has changed so much that it no longer works.

    Note to self: must try it in Lubuntu 12.04 as soon as possible!
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    Re: Updating When Power Cut Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodeine View Post
    I've restarted but nothings changed.

    *** I had a third party PPA that provided updates for my Intel graphics. I've reverted back to the stock Ubuntu drivers and now everything works much better. Seems the latest drivers have some performance woes.
    Glad you got it working.

    What a pain!
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