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Re: how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2022, 06:29:39 AM »
 

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I suspect that when you saw the system reporting 5.4 you were looking at something which shows the version number of the underlying linux kernel rather than the version of Linux Lite.
 

Re: how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2022, 06:13:08 AM »
 

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Thanks. It's easy when you know how. And if you don't, ask someone.......Over the years I've learned a lot by using linux.... and especially linux lite.It worked... I'm running 5.8.I appreciate everyone and thanks Jerry.... keep going.
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Re: how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2022, 01:24:56 AM »
 

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[...]Please press the three keys CTL ALT and t together to open a terminal window.[...]

The CTL+ALT+T accelerator does nothing on my machine, for years! :(
So, I thought a different path would be of some use:

Main menu ---> System ---> XFCETerminal

Usually, (the default configuration) it has to be a button on the left side of the Taskbar with the Terminal icon on it.

I never use those, because I have three buttons placed in three different places. Just in case... :D
I avoid as much as I can the CLI, but when it comes to choose between "Ugly" and "Fast", I'd rather choose "Fast"... :D

Another approach, is to use the File Manager and go to /bin  than double-click on xfce4-terminal or simply select it and press Enter.

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Re: how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2022, 12:58:06 AM »
 

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When I check system it says running 5.4. Want to upgrade to 5.8. When I go to "upgrade" it says "already running latest release.[...]

Hello! :)
I've been running Linux Lite since LL 4.2. This is a known issue. You probably checked the OS version using "System Profiler and Banchmark" (or: hardinfo).
This is what it reports. The issue has been solved in LL 6.0.
If you follow the steps outlined by stevef, you'll get something like this (This is what it says to me):


You can also use the Lite Widget Application. Click the "Enable Lite Widget" on the small window that appeares.
It will show the right version that is running and it looks like that on my machine:


I belive you are already running Linux Lite 5.8. :)

[...]I just had my 77th birthday so go slow.[...]

Have a long and happy life! :)
I's highly motivational to hear that! :)

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Re: how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2022, 11:55:38 PM »
 

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Begin by checking which version you are running.

Please press the three keys CTL ALT and t together to open a terminal window.
In the new terminal window, after the prompt, type

Code: [Select]
cat /etc/llver
followed by enter.  The output should look something like this

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yourname > ~ > cat /etc/llver
Linux Lite 5.8
yourname > ~ > 

Tell us what Linux Lite version this reports about your system.
Close the terminal by typing

Code: [Select]
exit
followed by enter
 

how to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2022, 08:37:48 PM »
 

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When I check system it says running 5.4. Want to upgrade to 5.8. When I go to "upgrade" it says "already running latest release. ???I just had my 77th birthday so go slow. ThanksWhat steps do I need to take?
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