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Network / Re: Lost internet connection
« Last post by jimc on March 24, 2023, 07:35:46 PM »
I am willing to continue but I do get very frustrated when my brain my brain just quits working.
Could you possibly copy and paste your suggestions and comments into an email client and send it to me that way I can get it and follow directions from there.
Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Linux Lite updater
« Last post by The Repairman on March 24, 2023, 01:41:44 PM »

There's a safe way to remove most software from your distro which you don't want and don't need.

Open the Menu and go to System and then open Package Manager aka Synaptic Package Manager.

Open the search box and enter whatever you wish to remove and then see what other software and dependencies will be removed with it.

The beauty of the Package manager is it alerts you to what other software relies on other shred software and its shared dependencies which can break things if removed.

One must exercise caution and care and common sense when removing default software packages as if done haphazardly can and most likely will break a working Linux distro and I speak from my own personal experience.

There are other ways to remove the unwanted software however the Package Manager aka Synaptic Package Manager I've found to be the safest way.

I'm a Linux user not a Linux guru.

I can understand not wanting to keep software that will never be used and taking up space on a hard drive because I use 40 GB and 80 GB hard drives.

My 2 cents worth.
Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Linux Lite updater
« Last post by vint on March 24, 2023, 12:52:46 PM »
Howdy @bonnevie,
I will certainly take a look at the link provided, I've already made my thoughts on the subject very clear as it is about the freedom to choose.  Linux Lite saved my laptop from the depths of Microsoft Hell and for that I'm forever grateful, and Linux is the future of home computing as far as I'm concerned.

Best regards,
Updates / Re: Upgrade Error - Could not get lock
« Last post by stevef on March 24, 2023, 12:18:00 PM »

I've split your post to a new thread.

You've asked about this a couple of times before

The message is usually triggered when an update process is already active when a second update process is initiated, for example starting a manual check when an automated background check is already running.
If it is an automated upgrade just waiting is all that is needed.
If you happen to have a package manager open, it will need to be closed before running updates.
Updates / Upgrade Error - Could not get lock
« Last post by Marty on March 24, 2023, 10:32:39 AM »
Install Updates Error log
Install Updates could not successfully download and install available updates.
Go to and paste the log below into the Software - Support - Updates section for assistance.

============ Log ===========

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 5907 (apt-get)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?
Network / Re: Lost internet connection
« Last post by stevef on March 24, 2023, 01:37:31 AM »
No need to apologise.  I understand it was awkward to be switching between Windows and Linux multiple times in order to try things out and report back.

I certainly don't think any of my time was wasted.  For what it is worth, I thought you were close to making your Linux Lite connection work again and if you want to keep going just let us know.

Good luck.

Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Linux Lite updater
« Last post by bonnevie on March 23, 2023, 09:19:35 PM »

Hello Vint,
Is that what you're thinking about?  Yad is available in Synaptics. I suggest you read about it in Ubuntu forums.  Should it be included in "stock" LinuxLite?  As Jerry said, a new LinuxLite user coming from Windows would be tempted to untick whatever seems like bloat without understanding the consequences on dependencies. Once you know what you're doing, it's easy to just add it to your toolbox.
Network / Re: Lost internet connection
« Last post by jimc on March 23, 2023, 01:12:19 PM »
I apologize for this, I do appreciate your attempt to help me.
I have been using personal computers since 1980's but my brain, what's left of it, can't cope with this anymore.
I am just too confused to do anything more.  The fact that I can't make any sense of what is happening and why.
I am sorry I wasted your time.
The Internet is dead to me.  It could be a wonderful tool but it is not.  I still have a Windows partition that still works so I can send and receive email and look at the news that will be enough.
Anyway, thanks for the effort I appreciate it.
Other / Re: Internet stops working after installing Nvidia graphics drivers.
« Last post by stevef on March 23, 2023, 01:06:25 PM »
driver: N/A
in the 'after' report indicates the drivers that run the network devices are prevented from loading following  the Nvidia driver install. This explains the symptoms and matches some of the reports on the internet.  There are some suggested fixes but unless you have a pressing need, my advice would be to not install the Nvidia drivers.

if you can't find anything im just going to use a different distro at this point. thanks for the help though.
You're welcome, sorry I don't have a definite fix.  Bear in mind that the reports I found were from other distros so you may need to try a few.

Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Linux Lite updater
« Last post by vint on March 23, 2023, 12:13:52 PM »
Howdy Jerry,
Thanks for the response but that doesn't answer the question totally, I am not meaning to offend you and your hard work on Linux Lite.  Linux Lite is based on Ubuntu is it not?  I noticed that Ubuntu OS users updater allows them to have a choice when updating software on their machines, I assume that you the creator of Linux Lite programmed the updater to not give us the choice.  Am I mistaken?  I thought that having choices and options was what open source and Linux was all about and what separates it from evil Windows and Microsoft.
I don't need printer driver updates for printers I don't have and I should have the choice to not update them or remove them entirely, what would be awesome is for the "kernel" to have printer drivers for all printers.  I am a novice with Linux and I'm sure that I missed something along the way and you are the expert so enlighten me.

Best regards,
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