basic - continued - automatic updates

Knapp magick.crow at
Mon Feb 8 08:24:57 UTC 2010

> Rogue updates? I have never in 10 years had linux update to something
> that broke my whole system. I did one time have it bork the video
> driver though.  I could see how a newbie could take that is a broken
> system and reinstall everything. In my case I just booted with a cli
> and fixed the drive settings.
> --
> Douglas E Knapp

I just wanted to add that this a great reason to learn CLI tools like
mutt for email and an IRC tool and lynx for WWW work, MC for file
work. These tools all rather suck compared to desktop but when your
desktop is broken they are great to have installed and learned so you
can find help with fixing a broken system. Also knowing a cli text
editor is a must. I use vim but I can say that is the best for a
newbie but if you must use it then use  :x to quit and save, i to edit
and / to search.

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list