remove latest updates? Solved on my own, activated "dcrm" player.

I just updated my zorin 15 with an automatic update. Should have known better and just left well enough as is. Now my graphics are acting badly. My best guess from what I can tell after a bit of research online is that the update didn't load completely. How can I roll back to what it was before this last update? The command line scares the hell out of me, and I don't want to have to try to save everything and then reinstall zorin from scratch (AGAIN). When I go to the updater, it goes through its motions and then says that it couldn't download any updates and to check my internet connection, then says it found no updates. Thanks in advance for your help!
 


arochester

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Sometimes, when you upgrade from one Kernel to another, graphics seem to stay with the old Kernel and not go to the new Kernel.

Somewhere in the Boot options, it should give you the ability to Boo0t into the older Kernel - it should still be there.

Alternatively. install your graphics firmware again.
 
I did run this:
CODE:
lshw -c video


and this is what I came up with:

CODE:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
version: 0b
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:47 memory:e0000000-e03fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:4000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.


being a total novice, having to look up and do the copy and paste-thing for any code I put into the terminal, I have no clue if what I just posted here helps any body to figure out what to do from here, and will try to do more research on the controller and drivers mentioned above.
 

70 Tango Charlie

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Greetings from the Old Geezer!
Sorry I can't help you with 'rolling back to what it was before the update': but, I can put in a good word for Timeshift. That's the Linux equivalent of MS System Restore.
Please do yourself a favor and read up about it here:
I would bet that once you use Timeshift, you won't have any more trouble like you are now experiencing.
Here's what I do when installing updates:
1. Take a Timeshift snapshot.
2. Then download and install the updates.
The best thing you can do is learn from your mistakes {as we all have}.
Matter of fact, I have gotten in the habit of asking others if they mind if I learn from their mistakes! LOL.
Old Geezer
TC
 
I will definitely do that next time I update. For now, I still have ti figure out what will restore my system to working properly...and then promptly refuse to ever do another update! :)
 

Alexzee

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Installing the Intel driver Linux driver for your GPU might help:-

Does Zorin have a Driver Manager?
 

Alexzee

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I will definitely do that next time I update. For now, I still have ti figure out what will restore my system to working properly...and then promptly refuse to ever do another update! :)
Not performing updates is a security risk to your os.
It's better to keep your system up-to-date.

Maybe try Linux Mint it's a lot easier to work with and the Update Manager is easy to use.
 
honestly, I'd rather have security risks than to keep having the system break whenever it updates...that is why I got away from windows to begin with, the constant breaking of the system with the constant updates. And I don't want to have to change the os again after all the hell I've been through from having to upgrade the zorin.
I did look up intel drivers for linux, and the intel site says that all of the drivers necessary are already included in linux packages and they do not offer any solutions. That means that my question needs to be logically rephrased as something like "how can I re-install the graphics drivers (activate them?) that seem to have been disrupted by the latest zorin update?", or "does anybody have any ideas on how to determine exactly what is the problem?". It seems there has to be some kind of way to do this, other than saving my info correctly this time and re-installing zorin from scratch. Again.
 
ok, I found and fixed the problem. Wasn't anything major, just an adjustment that I had to really hunt for. Thank you everybody, and this post can be closed.
 
I had to activate the "dcrm" thing. Nothing that needed a command line, thank the gods, and things aren't exactly as they were before, but at least it is acceptable. I also changed the header to this post to reflect that.
 

captain-sensible

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thats good news i was about to post that a lot of stuff learned in Linux is retrospective .
Now just a little on updates. I think i will add it to my getting started post
https://linux.org/threads/getting-started-point-zero-you-got-windows-on-pc.27641/post-84769 please disagree or suggest edits

updates: there are at least three types

1) you have a software package, to which there is no new releleasease but that there are security updates to that single package. They are called patches. in slackware they are listed eg : https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-14.2/patches/packages/

in this case you leave the original package as it is, but also install the patch, then all is good .

2) a release of a new version of a package. eg clamav ; your package os 0.99 but there is a newer one 0.102.2 . in this case its mainly worrying about dependencies which a packge uses and whether other packages rely on this particular dep.

3) A complete update from one version of your OS to another. generally you have to be very careful. In slackware case they have config entries that say " the next lines should be commented out and if you agree with us comment them out" . But the significant lines are not commented out. !! meaning either the maintainers have no common sense or are barking. What would happen if the lines were not commented out might be this: old kernels are wiped before new ones. Thus if anything goes wrong you end up with no kernel and up the creak without a paddle !
 
Ouch on #3! I think mine were basic security updates (patches?), as I had recently (last week) installed zorin 15 fresh (upgraded completely from 14), went through hell with losing info, then had the hard drive die and had to get a whole new puter and a new install of zorin on it.
 
yesss!!! Finally found the appearance settings which put everything back the way it should have been! First time I tried them, nothing happened. Tried them again, and suddenly my puter is its old self again!
 

lekkerlinux

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Try two simple commands: sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade, one after the other. It will ask your password and then you just type in in and press enter. Also press enter after typing those commands.

Just select "y" when it asks if you want to instill the updates.

Don't be afraid of the command line. I have only just started using Solus last week and it has different commands like sudo eopkg up, that just a update command, when the graphical software center update method didn't work. Later the it worked again and everything went back to normal.

So in closing, sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade have solved many problems for me, while using Zorin from 2013 until last week ,it's a great Linix distro and works most of the time.
 

lekkerlinux

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thats good news i was about to post that a lot of stuff learned in Linux is retrospective .
Now just a little on updates. I think i will add it to my getting started post
https://linux.org/threads/getting-started-point-zero-you-got-windows-on-pc.27641/post-84769 please disagree or suggest edits

updates: there are at least three types

1) you have a software package, to which there is no new releleasease but that there are security updates to that single package. They are called patches. in slackware they are listed eg : https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-14.2/patches/packages/

in this case you leave the original package as it is, but also install the patch, then all is good .

2) a release of a new version of a package. eg clamav ; your package os 0.99 but there is a newer one 0.102.2 . in this case its mainly worrying about dependencies which a packge uses and whether other packages rely on this particular dep.

3) A complete update from one version of your OS to another. generally you have to be very careful. In slackware case they have config entries that say " the next lines should be commented out and if you agree with us comment them out" . But the significant lines are not commented out. !! meaning either the maintainers have no common sense or are barking. What would happen if the lines were not commented out might be this: old kernels are wiped before new ones. Thus if anything goes wrong you end up with no kernel and up the creak without a paddle !
I agree with your post, the strangest thing is that I have used Zorin from 2013 up until this year and never experienced the system breaking or much freezes.

Ubuntu 18.14 froze on me while updating, Manjaro updates broke programs and Q40S ended with a "unrecognized file system". I am using Sous now and they quickly fix problems as they arise.

It's weird that Ubuntu don't work reliably on my system but Zorin 15.1 has no hiccups, although it's based on Ubuntu. Only downside is, that it's gotten slower through the years.
 


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