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I have Linux Mint 15 LDE Olivia. Yes, I'm brand new The Update manager will not start. I do not receive an error message. The system asks for my password ...
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    Update manager does not start


    I have Linux Mint 15 LDE Olivia.

    Yes, I'm brand new

    The Update manager will not start. I do not receive an error message.

    The system asks for my password and nothing after that happens. How do I fix this?

    Old Gateway laptop
    Linux Mint 15 LDE Olivia
    1.6G processor
    1 GB RAM
    plenty of disk space

    Be nice, I don't know zip about Linux yet.
    Thanks
    Last edited by see3ducks; 08-31-2013 at 05:33 AM. Reason: typo

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    Howdy from Texas and Welcome to the forums.

    Browse through your system menu and click on terminal or konsole. Or just press Alt and F2 then type konsole or terminal.
    Type this one out.

    sudo apt-get update
    (enter password)
    Your keystrokes will not show on screen, just type the password and press enter.
    Post any errors or other relevant info, back into this thread.
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    Ditto on "sudo apt-get update" and also do a "sudo apt-get upgrade" as well in Terminal. I find it's sometimes faster to just update, upgrade and even install stuff from Terminal.
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    Thanks. No errors. Is there a log somewhere of what I have just done? Is there a list somewhere of what needs to be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Howdy from Texas and Welcome to the forums.

    Browse through your system menu and click on terminal or konsole. Or just press Alt and F2 then type konsole or terminal.
    Type this one out.

    sudo apt-get update
    (enter password)
    Your keystrokes will not show on screen, just type the password and press enter.
    Post any errors or other relevant info, back into this thread.

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    Maybe I'm weird, but it seems like the command line functions work and the desktop is just a luxury. I wonder why the update manager doesn't work - it used to. Is there some way to uninstall it and reinstall it. I think I need a crash course in apt-get. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by TNFrank View Post
    Ditto on "sudo apt-get update" and also do a "sudo apt-get upgrade" as well in Terminal. I find it's sometimes faster to just update, upgrade and even install stuff from Terminal.

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    Start with

    Code:
     apt-cache policy mintUpdate
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    What does that do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Start with

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     apt-cache policy mintUpdate

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    Type it into terminal and post what it spits out. It basically tells you if it is installed or not and what version is installed.

    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy mintUpdate
    mintupdate:
      Installed: 4.4.7
      Candidate: 4.4.7
      Version table:
     *** 4.4.7 0
            700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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    I had the same problem at first, and like see3ducks, I am somewhat of a newbie. I noticed that the LinuxMint Official User Guide on page 42 recommends against using apt-get. But when I tried using my standard user password on the shield icon, nothing happened. But when I logged out and logged back in as root, clicked the shield icon and entered my root password, the update manager dialogue box opened and everything worked fine.

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