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Offline Matilda

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Chrome Update help needed please!
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:00:17 pm »
Hello guys, just logged into my Macbook running on Ubuntu and when I launched Chrome it said it is needing an update but I don't know how to do it. I know how to do it on Peppermint but I'm stumped on Ubuntu! 

Some instructions would be very welcome!

I will in the near future take the Macbook to the computer repair blokes I know and pay them to put the latest Peppermint distro on it. Mark Greaves was right: Peppermint works better on a laptop.

I find all these updates on Chrome very annoying- why'd they keep doing this--sigh.

Another question for you, which is related. Since my Chromebook seems to be on its last update, when it is no longer working well enough for use, is it possible to clear the Chrome OS and put Peppermint on it to give it a new lease of life? I've read some people can do it.

I'm all for refurbishing laptops.
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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 09:52:36 pm »
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Hello guys, just logged into my Macbook running on Ubuntu and when I launched Chrome it said it is needing an update but I don't know how to do it. I know how to do it on Peppermint but I'm stumped on Ubuntu!

Some instructions would be very welcome!
In principle, if you do a manual update that should update Chrome along with any other updates available.  There are two ways:
1. If you are using the Unity desktop (with the large icons down the LHS of your desktop) search for "Software update".  If you are using the Classic View desktop click on Applications/System-Tools/Administration/Software-Updater. 
2. To use the terminal, start a terminal session (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter:
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sudo apt update
When that finishes, enter
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sudo apt upgrade
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Another question for you, which is related. Since my Chromebook seems to be on its last update, when it is no longer working well enough for use, is it possible to clear the Chrome OS and put Peppermint on it to give it a new lease of life? I've read some people can do it.
I am not familiar with the Chromebook, but I don't see why not - other Members may have some experience of doing so. 

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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 09:52:36 pm »

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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 01:37:35 am »
I am not sure which I have, but I run the commands and this is what came back:

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt update
[sudo] password for avon:
Hit:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Get:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]
Hit:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Get:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Get:5 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
Get:6 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [282 kB]
Get:7 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [351 kB]
Get:8 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [940 B]
Get:9 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [10.4 kB]
Get:10 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [27.6 kB]
Get:11 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [61.1 kB]
Get:12 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]
Fetched 1,064 kB in 1s (1,109 kB/s)                                         
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
121 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt upgrade
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
[email protected]:~$

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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 04:40:38 pm »
OK so now:
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
....and if all is well:
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sudo apt upgrade

{Sezo:  Please do jump in as I am not familiar with dpkg and this error appeared also on Matilda's other post https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=14115.msg113100#msg113100}

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« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 04:46:26 pm by Keith »

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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 05:33:35 pm »
Run the command it tells you to
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
and it should be able to correct itself.

If it doesn't try running
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sudo apt-get install -f
(to fix broken packages) and then try running
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
again.
Just make sure you have internet access available so that you can download any dependencies.

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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
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Re: Chrome Update help needed please!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2021, 11:53:07 pm »
Thank you fellas. I'll do that Sunday.  Not been using the Macbook the past few days.

I wanted to watch a series on Channel 5 online a couple of days ago and it wouldn't load. I thought my Chromebook must be too out of date, so I tried my Android tablet which is the latest version and it wouldn't work there either.

Then I accidentally got signed up to a free trial for Amazon Prime and accidentally even paid to rent a film, the next day, so what the heck, I thought I'd just watch it, cos it has Dan Stevens in it and my Chromebook seemed too out of date for that  too. I watched it on my Peppermint netbook. But- the shield icon at the bottom told me I had about 300 updates waiting! The updates on Peppermint normally only take 3 or 4 mins. This was quite a bit longer!

I'm not sure if Chrome is needing updating there still because there is a funny message at the top of the task bar which says "paused."

« Last Edit: September 18, 2021, 11:54:45 pm by Matilda »
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Also got a Chromebook!

 


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