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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    What happens if you just run this:

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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    Usual lengthy list of repo lines, followed by:


    Reading package lists... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


    full terminal output at:

    http://pastebin.com/sJXiBzvQ
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_in_Hollywood View Post
    This is what happened:


    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2109070


    It's lengthy. I could not boot. I could not Grub-Recover. I believe that the 3.2.0-37-generic-pae was eventually re-installed and the OS could boot and operate normally.

    The video card had to be replaced. The on-board video was used while that card was changed. That lost the Grub Recovery screen. I didn't know that old kernels, images, pae-s, should be removed. Many other problems exerted themselves at this time. I was hoping to not bring this up, too.
    ...Lordy, Lordy. Ooohh my. Okay, let's take a deep breath here.

    1. Firstly, don't go executing any commands until you are confident that you understand what the command is going to do.

    2. Listen to @Bucky Ball and @CharlesA (i.e. gurus) before you go listening to guys like me--even with respect to what follows.

    3. It's time to see a bigger picture of what you are trying to do.
    a. Is this a production machine? In other words, does it positively have to be rock stable or can you tinker with it?
    b. Given all that you've been through and hopefully learned, describe your backup routine.
    c. Are you prepared to re-install if needed?
    d. Is your objective to work or to learn? And if a combo of both, weighted towards which?

    You can probably sense where I'm going with this... the time that you've committed to solving your various issues these past weeks could very well have equalled re-installing five times over. Of course, there's not a better way to learn than wrestling with a cussed installation, but my problem, at least, is that I have no idea what the state of your OS is by now, and I doubt it can be brought back to a reference state. A highly irregular state is okay for a hacker, but my experience has been that irregular states are just poison for general users and will continue to give you problem after problem, with each jerry-rig, fix or workaround only increasing irregularity and instability.

    So, it's obviously your call, but my recommendation is to reinstall your OS at this point. You would then have a reference install and solve not only this problem, but forestall future problems as well.

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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    I'm going to try to simplify this as best I can. This is a production machine. There is no other OS to use. Although I do have a LiveUSB if necessary. Deja-Dup runs bi-monthly backups and I have done a BU more recently as this problem has made me understandably nervous.

    To reiterate: the problem is that the Blackberry no longer put's it's icon on the Desktop. If I could access without an icon any longer, I wouldn't care. Not being able to access the 2-gig card in it is not much fun, but again, I have an external reader and can move files on and off it.

    I know of no app or software program not functioning at this time and cannot see a reason sufficient to re-install the OS. At least, not until something breaks. As for working/learning, well, again, this 'puter is doing OK at this time. Taken as a whole. It prints, the internet is fine, MythTV runs (well that the once exception to the paragraph below). As for "stability" - I'm not a Unix/Linux tech. I can put and paste to the terminal. Maybe do nano, too, if it's easier. But do I want to mess with the innards in an "experimental" way. No. If other haven't had this problem, and it requires multiple people around the globe to solve this, if I mess it up I won't do it. T'aint fair to others who have problems and need help.

    In all these woes however, cheers to Linus Torvalds and the Linux Community for building the world's most robust operating system and ancillary software.
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    OK, so you don't have anything that needs to be updated/upgraded.

    Does the blackberry show up if you do:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    If it still isn't showing up, you could run this to "attempt to fix broken dependencies" but I don't know if it's really needed or not...

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    sudo apt-get install -f
    It will probably have to download a gig of files in order to repair whatever it thinks is broken.
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    OK, so you don't have anything that needs to be updated/upgraded.

    Does the blackberry show up if you do:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    If it still isn't showing up, you could run this to "attempt to fix broken dependencies" but I don't know if it's really needed or not...

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    It will probably have to download a gig of files in order to repair whatever it thinks is broken.
    sudo fdisk -l

    does NOT show the device or filesystem.

    I'm not certain I want a gig of downloads. Eventually, I will upgrade to Quantal or beyond. If this had been a fairly straighforward problem/solution I would jump at it, but as it as, it's not worth jeopardizing an OS that has worked flawlessly since Maverick.

    Thank you for your time and trouble.
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    I doubt downloading the ton of kernels in the OP would fix the problem, or affect the OS in a negative light, but if you want to leave it as-is, feel free.

    If you want to work on the blackberry problem, you might want to see what dmesg says after you plug it in.

    Code:
    dmesg | tail
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    You have the latest 2 kernels for 12.04 excluding precise-proposed.
    If you thought the kernel was responsible for the blackberry issues & wished to test some older ones that are available you could certainly do so.
    I'd try one at a time, - install the needed packages, (if possible), typically 3 per kernel. Then add to grub, (sudo update-grub) & restart to that kernel to see.

    Because you are using nvidia drivers you'd want to make sure a kernel module is built for each testing kernel, easier for these purposes to remove the nvidia packages & use nouveau for this testing.
    (assuming your card works half-decently with nouveau

    Also to consider -
    there is an updated 3.2 kernel in precise-proposed & also a 3.5 version (quantal-lts

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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    Just to see what might happen:


    mark@Lexington-19:~$ sudo aptitude install -f
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libftdi1 linux-headers-3.2.0-24 linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-25
    linux-headers-3.2.0-25-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-25-generic-pae
    linux-headers-3.2.0-26 linux-headers-3.2.0-26-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-26-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-27
    linux-headers-3.2.0-27-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-27-generic-pae
    linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-30
    linux-headers-3.2.0-30-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-30-generic-pae
    linux-headers-3.2.0-31 linux-headers-3.2.0-31-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-31-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-32
    linux-headers-3.2.0-32-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-32-generic-pae
    linux-headers-3.2.0-33 linux-headers-3.2.0-33-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-33-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-34
    linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae
    linux-headers-3.2.0-35 linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic
    linux-headers-3.2.0-35-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-36
    linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-36-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-25-generic linux-image-3.2.0-25-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic linux-image-3.2.0-26-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-27-generic linux-image-3.2.0-27-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-30-generic linux-image-3.2.0-30-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-31-generic linux-image-3.2.0-31-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic linux-image-3.2.0-33-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-34-generic linux-image-3.2.0-34-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-35-generic linux-image-3.2.0-35-generic-pae
    linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic-pae lirc setserial
    0 packages upgraded, 61 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,001 MB/1,001 MB of archives. After unpacking 3,429 MB will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] Y
    Media change: Please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120423)' into the drive '/cdrom/' and press [Enter].


    Selecting "Y" results in an endless loop of strings saying Media Change: Please insert the disk lableled . . .and press [Enter].
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    Re: Aptitude wants to update 29 Kernel Parts? 3 gig of updates?

    Sounds like your sources.list is messed up.
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