Hello again everyone.
I have found the cause of my problem and thankfully it is nothing to do with Linux or its updates. Whilst preparing for my almost inevitable re-install of Linux, I removed the little data that I had and backed it up onto a USB drive. Lo and behold the power light now goes...
Firstly thanks everyone for your advice.
I really, really wanted your code to work but power light stubbornly remains on. I have to hold the power button down for 5 seconds to extinguish power light and turn machine completely off.
inxi -Fxxxx what an amazing command...
I'm running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3 and since an update in early to mid May, my Laptop will not completely switch off. The screen goes black leading you to believe that the computer has turned off but the power light remains on eventually draining the battery. If restart is...
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I have only just found the 'Find Threads' button.
Thanks to everyone who has provided advice but I have found out that the version I downloaded does not have a GUI for Linux. As a result, I have decided to put installing an AV on hold. It might...
firstly thank you for so many replies, I will try and provide the information required by each helper.
1. For captain-sensible and arochester.
Distro is Linux Mint Cinnammon 19.3 'Tricia'
I'm thinking that "the bash" is the $ sign. Is that right?
2. For Alexzee
I'm very new to Linux (and have had a hard time so far) so my problem is just ignorance.
I have downloaded Sophos for Linux, confirmed that it is in my Download folder with "find sav-linux--free-9.tgz"
then tried to install it using: "apt install sav-linux etc" but it comes up with "E...