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    Installed updates and broke

    I installed an update yesterday, and it broke stuff. I mean I can not right click on my desktop, or goto System Settings and select Display, and configure the screensaver, background all of that.

    I restarted my computer and it worked until the screensaver came on. Then again right click on the desktop and SS -> Display is not working. So I decided to run ClamAV. I scanned my home folder and found nothing, so I scanned the entire filesystem and found two viruses. ClamAV did not say what they were.

    Only Ubuntu is installed on this HDD and the wifes Windows machine is seperated by a router.

    Sadly I can't remember what was updated. How do I find this out? How do I find out what ClamAV found?
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    Re: Installed updates and broke

    In a terminal (Kmenu->System->Konsole) type

    tail /var/log/dpkg.log

    this will give you the last few updates on your system.

    If you can't get to the desktop you can boot into the recovery console and type these commands. try dpkg-reconfigure of the broken packages or use the ncurses (command line) tool called aptitude to reverse the broken updates.
    Refugee from openSuse ever since they sold out to M$

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    Re: Installed updates and broke

    Thanks, I did the update and it installed rdesktop
    Code:
    2008-09-19 19:18:26 status unpacked rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006
    2008-09-19 19:18:26 status half-installed rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006
    2008-09-19 19:18:26 status half-installed rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006
    2008-09-19 19:18:26 status unpacked rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    2008-09-19 19:18:26 status unpacked rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    2008-09-19 19:18:27 startup packages configure
    2008-09-19 19:18:27 configure rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    2008-09-19 19:18:27 status unpacked rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    2008-09-19 19:18:27 status half-configured rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    2008-09-19 19:18:27 status installed rdesktop 1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1
    Now I just have to figure out why it is killing my display settings.
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    Re: Installed updates and broke

    ClamAV finally finished a full running and found out viruses this time.
    Code:
    clamscan -irl ~/scan.txt /
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    Re: Installed updates and broke

    just curious what was the name of virus ? Haven't heard of any virus for linux 'in the wild' as yet.
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    Re: Installed updates and broke

    I used the GUI of ClamAV. So it never did give the name, here does it store this information so that I can retrieve it in a CLI?
    Lack of money is the root of all evil. -- George Bernard Shaw

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