Didn't you upgrade as things went along?
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:22am

Where Windows gets it wrong is you're dragged, kicking and screaming, to the next update. Still don't remember where I was, it decided to reboot after updates on me and I'm back to an empty desktop.


It's been a while but 16.04 just feels "current" to me. It's EOL? Guess I've been out of the loop.

  • I was debating actually going that route too. - Erik_, Mon Jul 11 2022 4:51pm
    The version of Ubuntu I'm running is 16.04 which is EOL. I've been putting off upgrading to the latest version for a while now and if I couldn't get this going, it might have been enough to get me to finally do it. It definitely would have been easier to just start fresh and have everything work... more
    • Didn't you upgrade as things went along?- Puckdropper, Fri Jul 15 2022 4:22am
      • from 16.04. Desktop support ended in 2021. I remember other installs getting a "dist upgrade" but maybe because this was a LTS version it didn't? Not sure. "it decided to reboot after updates on me and I'm back to an empty desktop." Ugh, yeah, I don't miss that at least. My Mac does it but... more
        • Maybe you didn't issue the magic commands? - Puckdropper, Tue Jul 19 2022 2:56am
          dist upgrade dist update dist upgrade dist update-from-releases dist update dist upgrade dist thing -nvrwrks That sounds totally plausible about it being a LTS. It sure does suck when your OS upgrade messes up a piece of hardware. Just because 99.9999% of the world doesn't use the cue cat,... more
          • You're probably right. - Erik_, Tue Jul 19 2022 9:33am
            That or I didn't fully read the output of it when I did. Good to know I'm not the only one that goes through spamming those commands. Same goes for apt sometimes as well. Speaking of apt and auto updating stuff. Ubuntu has been pushing "snaps" instead of the old "apt" way of doing things the past... more
            • You're welcome to use some of my system resources - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 25 2022 2:22am
              It's just like visiting my house. Sure, wash your hands in my sink. Don't store your junk in my living room, though. Use my resources but don't abuse them. 6 GB free? You gotta clear your logs, man! That'll free up at least another 10 GB. Sometimes I think we need to stop isolating programmers... more
              • I just cleaned up another 5GB from hidden files - Erik_, Tue Aug 09 2022 10:44am
                From versions of software I don't have installed anymore. There's a few more gigs I could clear up if I cleaned out the ~/.cache dir but I'm not sure if anything will blow up if I do that. I agree about leaving things as you came. This drive is full of trash that's accumulated over the years and... more
                • But it's LINUX! IT DOESN'T NEED PERIODIC REINSTALLS!!!!1oneo - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 10 2022 2:18am
                  Wow, 500 MB of Perl stuff just for one package manager. Sometimes I think they just don't ever look at how much they're accumulating. That would be interesting, if you had a spare drive to copy your install to. Just blow out the ~/.cache dir and see what happens. It'd be interesting to see what... more
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