[SOLVED] SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

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[SOLVED] SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 05 Feb 2015 15:18

I posted this before but somehow the thread dissappeared. So here it is again.

When trying to update my SolydK BE to wheezy, I get a blue screen in the output box. The update manager and everything seems to work ok, but the output box is just a blue screen and nothing updates. I have checked my sources and they do appear different than what the final update should be.

Here are my sources:

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deb http://packages.solydxk.com/business/ solydxk main upstream import
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main 



So it appears the sources script is not updating the sources. So how do I run the update?

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 05 Feb 2015 15:43

My post of this morning was removed :evil:

Follow the instruction in the BE to Wheezy topic: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5246

You can leave the backports repository. It's pinned at 100 by default. So, you need to explicitly install packages from backports using the -t argument in apt.


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 05 Feb 2015 16:00

So do I need to update my sources list manually? Do I just copy them in to the sources.list file?

What is the -t arguement? I don't see that in the directions you linked to. Thanks

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 05 Feb 2015 16:14

Fargo wrote:So do I need to update my sources list manually? Do I just copy them in to the sources.list file?
Yes, just follow the steps as described in the link I provided.

Fargo wrote:What is the -t arguement? I don't see that in the directions you linked to. Thanks
You only need to do that if you need more recent software than currently available in the Debian repository. It comes with risks. So, be careful before you do so. A command would look like:

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sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install package_name
Read more about it in the apt-get manual:

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man apt-get


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 05 Feb 2015 16:31

Looking at the sources, it looks like the only one I really need to change is the solydK specific sources. Is that correct? WIll I be ok to leave the debian sources pointing to http://ftp.us.debian.org?

Just to be clear to others as well as myself. It would be appreciated if you could explain a little more in the directions that we can just copy and past the sources list to /etc/apt/sources.list: I checked my sources against that list, but didn't know if one of the commands you listed below would change the list or if I had to copy and past the new sources into the sources.list file. I understand I will need to replace the other sources, but it might be good to directly state that so others know as well. Thanks.

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 05 Feb 2015 17:24

You can leave the us repository.

I you use the Update Manager to upgrade, it would have changed the sources.list for you. Somehow it didn't do that. So, it's safer for you to follow the terminal commands in the link I provided.


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 05 Feb 2015 18:52

Sometime back I was having trouble with another update so I updated via Synaptic. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

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By the way, glad to hear that it should have updated the sources automatically. Hopefully no one else had trouble. I was wanting the info for others as much as myself. Hopefully no one else has the issue. I think I will change the repos manually and then try the update manager again.

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 05 Feb 2015 19:27

Yes, using synaptic should be handled as if you're using the terminal.
The Update Manager handles a lot more.


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 05 Feb 2015 19:45

I did the manual update and things seem to be working ok except for a couple of small items.

1) I don't have a SolydXK icon for hte start/menu button in the taskbar. I just have a big square with a question mark.

2) My update manager icon in the tray says I have updates, but there are no updates to be found.


I ran apt-get -f install and I got this back

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sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.


So apparently there is something hiding in there that is not upgraded

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 06 Feb 2015 09:52

You probably forgot the "Post-install" section ;)

What does "sudo dist-upgrade" return?


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 06 Feb 2015 14:46

Schoelje wrote:What does "sudo dist-upgrade" return?


I get 'command not found' when I run that.

I did do the post upgrade commands as well. It was during the theme change I lost my start button icon. Thats not really a big deal since I can change it manually. But I would like to get the update manager thing figured out.

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I threw apt-get in there and I got this;

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[code]sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  debian-plymouth-manager
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
[/code]


So it looks like its plymouth that is held back. Which is fine, but I would like the update manager to no longer tell me there are updates for it.

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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Schoelje » 06 Feb 2015 15:53

No, it's only the manager.
Now, try to install debian-plymouth-manager:

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sudo apt install debian-plymouth-manager
and see what it returns.


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Re: SolydK BE to Wheezy Update gives blue screen

Postby Fargo » 06 Feb 2015 17:09

Schoelje wrote:No, it's only the manager.
Now, try to install debian-plymouth-manager:

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sudo apt install debian-plymouth-manager
and see what it returns.


I wondered why plymouth still appeared to be working.

I installed the manager and everything looks good now. Thank you. I know this takes a lot of your time. All your work on SolydXK is appreciated.


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