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Thread: Update issues, I'm making it worse, HEEELP!!

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    Post Update issues, I'm making it worse, HEEELP!!

    Hi everyone

    I apologise in advance for my lack of technical knowledge with Linux.

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 and use it for browsing the web, office docs, music and video playing, and not much else really. I like it and prefer it to Windows but I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing with it sometimes :-/ I really need some step by step help, I'm actually thinking it would be best to use teamviewer remote access to see what's going on here rather than me trying to explain.

    Basically Firefox wasnt loading, I thought internet prob but after I forced updates, some FF ones were struggling. I used the terminal to sudo apt-get purge, upgrade and update and uninstalled and reinstalled FF and the problem seems to have been resolved. However, I went off some advice for a similar prob and the "other software" tab in update manager is confusing me to hell. I don't understand what conflicting PPAs are which seem to be the problem.

    Can anyone please offer their assistance? Please PM me on here and I'll respond. Thanks so much

    Last edited by theonewhoshallnotbenamed; May 15th, 2013 at 09:29 PM.

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    Jul 2005

    Re: Update issues, I'm making it worse, HEEELP!!

    It would be interesting to see the output of
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
    which will show us how many ppa repos you have enabled and then the contents of them. We may be able to tell you which, if any, are perhaps causing your problem.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 14.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    ozarks, Arkansas, USA
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Update issues, I'm making it worse, HEEELP!!


    Hi ! ...
    Not knowing is nothing to be shamed about, none of us were born knowing. On this forum there is no such thing as a "dumb" question ! We exist here to guide and assist.

    Bear in mind this is an open forum for the benefit of all. Thus all correspondence in respect to problem resolution is best conducted in the view of all, viewed by many and peer reviewed of all responses.
    To address your present issue; Post back - copy and paste between code (#) tags at top of your post - the output of terminal commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    relates the state of your installation at large.

    Package Management -> Applications and software::
    Other Software tab: Standard install manages all installed applications with the database file /etc/apt/sources.list as the base (ubuntu Software Center is one front end for this utility) and when a Personal Package Archive for developed applications not in the standard files repository are made available to the public, that access is placed in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory (Other Software tab).

    If you have a problem related to your sources list post back to us the out put of terminal commands:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    We will determine where the fault lies.

    just try'n to help
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    Happy ubuntu'n !


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