Update Locks Package Handling
g.lip at gmx.com
Wed Jan 12 05:39:34 UTC 2011
On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:41:13 +0800, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net>
> An update a few weeks ago now has my system locked from doing any form
> of software install or update. I'm not sure how to explain this to well.
You can remove /var/cache/apt/archives/lock without any problem and try to
> When I try to run synaptic I get a message that it can't access the data
> base because something else is already running.
Usually that's because the auto updater is currently being run. Wait a few
minutes and try again.
> It tells me to run dpkge configure but that hangs after a couple seconds
> at configure grub and never finishes. I'm just about to the old Windows
> standby, Fdisk - Format - Install.
May not be necessary; could be something simpler like above. And for grub,
config is best done by "grub-install" or "update-grub". But as I said, may
not be necessary.
> The system boots up and runs pretty much normal most of the time.
> Sometimes when it boots up the Nvidia drives won't load properly but if
> I boot it a couple times it generally will work
Check if nvdia settings and xorg-xserver is for the current driver version.
> ANY ideas are gratefully accepted.
> AMD quad core
Regards - Goh Lip
I used to have an open mind,
but my brains kept falling out.
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