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General Help & Advice / Linux Lite 4.8 on VM Won't Update.
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:27:47 pm »
Hi.

Just installed Linux Lite 4.8 on a vitual machine (VB) but it won't update.  It produces an error log.  (This is hand copied as the shared clipboard does not seem to working either - which is another issue.  However, the bad grammar is in the original  ???)

===
Install Updates could not be successfully download and install available updates.
...
E:Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open(11:Resource temporarily unavailable)
E:Unable to aquire the dpkg front end lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?
===

Matt



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General Help & Advice / Re: No Install Route
« on: March 28, 2020, 09:24:37 pm »
Thanks for that.  I'll need to think about that, but it sounds promising.

Matt

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General Help & Advice / No Install Route
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:56:57 pm »
Hi,

I am trying to install Linux Lite on an old laptop.  However, the DVD drive does not seem to be working very well and I have tried installing a new one with the same results.  None of the installation disks seem to work, so I would speculate that the problem is more than just a dodgy drive.  The laptop does have a floppy drive and USB ports, but the BIOS does not allow booting from the USB port, but does from the floppy drive.  I would like to get Linus Lite installed on the laptop.  Does anyone have any idea how to proceed?

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:32:04 pm »
First command:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: unable to locate package nautilus-dropbox

Second command (although academic, I believe):

The program 'dropbox' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox
You will have to enable the component called 'multiverse'

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:13:29 pm »
Sorry about the delay.

I get nothing from this.

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:50:14 pm »
Typing this results in:

The program 'dropbox' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox
You will have to enable the component called 'multiverse'

Obviously, Dropbox is installed.

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:17:27 pm »
gnome-software-service.decktop

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:55:20 pm »
Yes.  And it seems to work fine from then on.  But even when I check the "Start with System" box in the settings, it doesn't.

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:31:57 am »
The first one gives the result "command not found".

The second:
Linux [xxx] 4.8.0-36-generic #36~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Sun Feb 5 09:39:41 UTC 2017 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:05:15 am »
Hi,

The Dropbox site ("https://www.dropbox.com/install" using Firefox on Ubuntu) states:

To install it, run the following command in your Linux terminal.

$ cd ~ && wget -0 - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -

[then,]

$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Matt

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Ubuntu / Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:45:44 am »
Hi,

I have installed Dropbox, (using the route they describe on their website, as I am unable to use the repository), and I cannot get it to run at start up.  I can run it using the DB file in one of the DB folders, and it works fine from then.  But, even checking the 'run at startup' checkbox in settings doesn't seem to work.

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:20:28 am »
Thanks,

The boot up I have just done takes approx. 1:40 - 1:50 to boot to the desktop and then a further 40 - 60 secs to run up Ff and load the first page. (30-40 is Ff loading.)  The uncertainty of the figures is the fact that it's not always certain exactly when the desktop/Ff is ready, as sometimes clicking on an app/link doesn't always work first time.  So it could be as short as around 2:30. (My stopwatch said 2:40.)

At this point no startups have been disabled.

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:19:10 am »
Hi,

File uploaded to:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=72468698785760116934

Matt

PS The 'Notification' for this thread doesn't seem to work.

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Ubuntu / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:23:14 pm »
My apologies for taking so long to respond.

Blame:
         22.176s grub-common.service
         22.091s apport.service
         22.059s ondemand.service
         21.981s speech-dispatcher.service
         16.080s dev-sda1.device
         15.732s ModemManager.service
         15.267s irqbalance.service
         14.876s lightdm.service
          9.701s plymouth-quit-wait.service
          8.991s apparmor.service
          7.427s systemd-logind.service
          7.108s gpu-manager.service
          7.086s rsyslog.service
          7.084s pppd-dns.service
          5.488s NetworkManager.service
          5.229s accounts-daemon.service
          3.767s console-setup.service
          3.701s polkitd.service
          2.465s thermald.service
          2.417s keyboard-setup.service
          2.376s upower.service
          2.153s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
          1.989s systemd-udevd.service

Critical-chain:
graphical.target @41.463s
??lightdm.service @26.550s +14.876s
  ??systemd-user-sessions.service @25.941s +423ms
    ??basic.target @19.090s
      ??sockets.target @19.090s
        ??snapd.socket @19.075s +8ms
          ??sysinit.target @18.954s
            ??swap.target @18.953s
              ??dev-disk-by\x2duuid-199a51c1\x2ddb70\x2d4643\x2d85ca\x2dfcf0695e
                ??dev-disk-by\x2duuid-199a51c1\x2ddb70\x2d4643\x2d85ca\x2dfcf069

Does this help?

Matt

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Ubuntu / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:49:32 pm »
Hi,  Thanks.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Accessibility Profile Manager Indicator
Backup Monitor
Certificate and Key Storage
Desktop Sharing
Files
GNOME Software
GSettings Data Conversion
Indicator Application
Mount Helper
Network
Onboard
Orca screen reader
Personal File Sharing (Launch Bluetooth ObexPush sharing if enabled)
Personal File Sharing (Launch Personal File Sharing if enabled)
PolicyKit Authentication Agent
PulseAudio Sound System
Secret Storage Service
SSH Key Agent
Update Notifier
User folders update
Zeitgeist Datahub

The laptop is only used for simple stuff, such as web browsing, and all updating is disabled (for reasons I won't bother going into here).

The system takes over two minutes to boot up and into Firefox.  The first minute of that is a blank screen before seeing anything.

Matt

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