UP 2013.10.06 12:00 UTC

On 06 October 2013 at 12:00 UTC we will synchronize the production repositories.

From that time until I give the green light: please don’t use the repositories to upgrade your system.

Those who haven’t upgraded from the testing repositories, and depending on whether you’re a SolydX or SolydK user you will have between 200MB until 350MB of packages to download.

I won’t be making new iso’s this time

You might have a slow download if people upgrade at the same time. Try again at a later date or time.

If you are following our mirrors: they will follow later, and I will keep you posted on their progress.

If you encounter any problems, post your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1701

To prepare you for the upcoming UP, I’ve copied the Update Manager’s UP info page here, and I recommend you to carefully read it before you start upgrading:

Update Pack 2013.10.06


These are the highlights.

  • KDE
    Santa has made KDE 4.11.2 available.
  • Kernel
    The kernel has been updated to version 3.10-3
  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice has been updated to version
  • Firefox and Thunderbird
    Firefox and Thunderbird have been updated to version 24.0

Update with the Update Manager

The Update Manager can be opened from the system tray by clicking on the shield icon . Click the “Refresh” button to refresh the list of packages that can be updated. Click on the “Install Update” button, to update your system, and follow any additional on screen directions.
It is that easy!

Issues and workarounds

We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.

  • Pre upgrade
    Remove the depricated “community” component from the packages repository line

    sudo sed -i ‘s/ community//’ /etc/apt/sources.list

    Downgrade ndiswrapper-dkms if you have it installed:

    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms=1.58-2

    Now you can run dist-upgrade.

  • Post upgrade
    After the dist-upgrade finishes, and you’re using Nvidia, you run the following command before reboot:
    sudo apt-get install –reinstall nvidia-kernel-dkms

    You also might need to reinstall ndiswrapper:

    sudo apt-get install –reinstall ndiswrapper-dkms

3 thoughts on “UP 2013.10.06 12:00 UTC

  1. Awesome! Can’t wait to install this one! 😀 You have done an awesome job so far, all that have developed and helped test each released update of SolydXK. So I thank everyone who has put forth the effort to make these two Linux OSs two of the best in the world! Thank you all for your time! Another donation from me is sure to show up soon! Hopefully it helps to keep things going smoothly. Even if it isn’t very much. I still highly appreciate the fine work and don’t want to leave without some contribution to show such appreciation.

  2. I tried this latest update on my VM and it worked flawlessly but when I tried it on my host machine I got this messgae

    E: The package ndiswrapper-dkms needs to be reinstalled, but I can’t find an archive for it.
    E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.

    I have only been using linux for about 6 months so a lot of this is still new to me. How can I fix this issue?

  3. The Update Manager should have taken care of that, but the fix is easy, and you have two options:

    • If you don’t need it to run Windows wireless drivers, you can safely remove it.
      In terminal:
      sudo apt-get purge ndiswrapper*
    • If you need it, you need to reinstall:
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install --reinstall ndiswrapper-dkms

    However, you can’t seem to find it in the cache, which might suggest there’s something wrong with your sources.list.
    For now, that’ll leave just one option: option #1.
    If you have further questions, please visit our forum: http://forums.solydxk.com

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