Ubuntu Installation :: Revert System Back To Pre Updates Without Having To Reinstall?
Mar 19, 2011
I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and I have been keeping it updated via update manager.Last night the update manager popped up and I selected to update all required updates without checking what the updates were.While shutting down I noticed that I needed to reboot to complete the update, so I rebooted.After reboot the wireless network card disappeared. So I moved the PC and plugged in the ethernet cable. Oddly sometimes it shows disconnected for no reason and I have to reboot.What's even worst is that Ubuntu now locks up completely within 15 minutes of a reboot.None of the alt+sysrq commands do anything!How do I find out what the updates were and is there any way to I revert my system back to pre updates without having to reinstall?
i feel really stupid for "upgrading" to gnome 3 to try it out and read warnings saying it can mess up your system. i went on thinking oh it'll be fine and the update process messed up or something. now i have a barely functional desktop and just want to go back to unity 11.04. i added the ppa from[URL]
Allot of Crazy things happened lately. A few problems happened and I fixed them. In the end I have 3 partitions of ubuntu net book remix and 1 for windows 7. I never reinstalled windows so could I do a system restore (in windows)to go back and then reinstall 1 partition of ubuntu net book remix.
I recently installed an image of CentOS 5.4 on my machine.Through copious yum updates and one kernel update, I now find my /etc/issue says that I am at CentOS release 5.6 (Final).However, I need to be at 5.4, which is why I installed it in the first place. How do I first find out which updates are responsible and second revert the responsible updates?
I have upgraded to 10.10 and I want to go back to the font used in 10.04. What was the name of the font in Lucid? Moreover, how do I make Google Chrome adopt this change? It is currently rendering all the web-pages with the Ubuntu font and I want whatever 10.04 was using. If I change the font in the Appearance -> Fonts panel, Google Chrome does not update.
I upgraded U. 9.04 to 9.1 over the net a few days ago and got stung by the 'Driver' issue. Namely, my nvidia card is not reconciled and as a result, the monitor remains blank. I am assuming that the remainder of the upgrade went o.K. though I can only follow the boot sequence on the monitor during the bios start up.
I have a live disk of U. 9.04 and want to revert back to it, preserving my data. When I put in the disk and am hopefully asked if I want to "Upgrade", will it work in reverse, so to speak. I understand that there is a problem with compatible libraries etc. but will it ignore this and simply replace the new with the old?
I installed the new version of Chrome yesterday and all of the fonts are way too small and the pages don't look right at all. I tried doing the page zoom, but that makes the pages look even worse. Has anyone had the same issue? Is there a fix? Is there a way to revert back to version 5?
When installing ubuntu I selected my back up NTFS partition as a swap drive for ubuntu and now i cant access my files so does anybody have a solution to revert the partition back to be Labelled as NTFS so i can access my files.
It seems I had some kind of intrusion and I found 6 files changed its ownership to user 1035 and group 1035, I don't know how but I need to change them back to its original owner (root) because one of them is the ls command and the other is the ifconfig how can I revert them to its original state? I cant do it with chown.
Ok I just upgrade my openSuSE from 11.2 to 11.3.. via free wireless at the library then I just found out that there is additional view on desktop configuration, if i'm not mistaken it's newspaper view.. after I click OK.. all my shortcut disappear.. now my problem how to revert back because right click is not function anymore...here my desktop after whar I did just like I mentioned just now..
I had a desktop pc running XP home, my daughter has an Acer Aspire 100 running a Linux OS which developed a problem so I attempted to create a recovery disk from the supplied DVD onto a memory stick via my desktop PC. It transpires that the recovery wasmade to my desktop pc in error and now my desktop does not boot up at all. Is there a way to remove this 'recovery' at all and revert back to XP??
I made the error of installing FGLRX on lucid. After the install, Plymouth resolution sucks and my laptop will not come out of suspend/hibernate. When I use jockey-gtk to disable FGLRX, it will not allow me to use compiz for 3d graphics. However, out of the box, I was able to run compiz no problem.How can I revert lucid back to factory form, where it was able to perform 3d acceleration without the use of FGLRX?
A while back I had to install an extra yum rpm repository to my CentOS 5 server as I needed newer versions of httpd (v2.2. and php (v5.1.6) than were in the default repositories at the time.
I now wish to revert back to the standard repositories, I have removed reference to the custom repository from etc/yum.repos.d/ and used '# yum clean all' but cannot seem update these packages when I use '# yum update'.
Is there a way of making the rpm packages for httpd and php go back to using the standard repos, or will I have to manual update them from now on?
Or could I uninstall those rpms and reinstall from default repo without breaking the whole server?
After trying to do a upgrade to fc11 from fc10 it seems i am stuck between them. the grub loader only shows 1 fc11 kernel, but when i try yum update all the updates are fc10, Some libs are so.8 and some are so.7 namely libssl.so.8 and the missing deps are libssl.so.7.
is there a way to revert back to fc10 or force install of fc11.
installed F12 and noticed that the volume control applet is now all Pulseaudio rubbish, not Alsa like gmixer used to be. So now I don't seem to be able to mute my speakers when I'm using my headset, which in F10 I could do by just muting LFE/Center.Note I don't want the speakers to be disabled when I have the headphones plugged in (like Jack does) I just want to be able to control volume of the mixer channels individually - as sometimes I'll be playing music through the speakers and will receive a Skype call and want to mute the music, but also don't want the Skype sound coming out of the speakers - just the headphones.
I've tried setting up 4.1+input, 5.1+input, 4.0+input etc; but for some reason, even though the PulseAudio mixer thing has 5 individual sliders, they do nothing as they "jump" back to 100% when you slide them - even with the channels unlocked. gmixer and alsamixer do the job, but pulseaudio is the applet and only seems to control the master volume, not the individual channels. Any ideas - or perhaps a way to make gnome-volume-control revert back to actually being gmixer?
After updates installed today, Fedora 15 shut down hangs with the following: 1272,2981621 Panic occurred- switching back to text console. The Caps Lock light flashes and I have to manually shut down the computer. As an aside, I am notified of 65 more updates but, I cannot install them. I'd really like to keep using Fedora.
I have recently found out (also in this forum), that my motherboard is simply put: "junk" (as it fails to see the 8Gigs of ram i have). So i will buy another mobo and would like to hear from you if I should reinstall my ubuntu from scratch or try to just run the same OS as i have now (I know, in the MS world this would mean utter chaos and mobo/processor/ram/everything damage - smoke from the machine etc. So: How safe is it to "hot swap" hardware under Ubuntu?
i use Fluxbox (Mint in Karmic, but after few tweaks and updates i have to reinstall system-but i couldn't even make with gparted and usb-creator startup disk, so i used virtual machine in Mac OS to make some older version (Mint 7 XFCE).BUT, then i discovered that i can not even load the system from USB-although it was all set in bios to startup with USB Stick. How can i persuade my dell mini 10v to start up from live USB Stick.
I am starting to have lots of unusual problems show up on my Ubuntu 10.04 install, missing Icons for the Volume Slider, Email Icon, and a Error mounting Static on startup (because I plugged in my Smartdisk FDUSB-TM2 Mitsumi Model #: D353FUE) and it is trying to mount as SDC instead of as a USB Floppy Drive.....and it DOES NOT work as a USB Floppy Drive on 10.04.REF:[URL] I have my system set up as follows:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
If I boot from the LiveCD again, and Install again from the LiveCD, will all my installed software still be functional, or will I have to re-install, and repeat everything I have done to build my system to date since my system is on / and is a separate partition?
My computer is a netbook with no optical drive. I had a friend bring over an external CD drive to burn the live CD, but I don't have that now. Since then, I've messed up my install beyond easy repair, so I was wondering if there was a simple (or perhaps not so simple) command that would reinstall every package from the software repositories (I do have access to the Internet, just no GUI). I'm talking about a clean install here.
The program tripwire suggest a reinstall in single user mode before you set up its database. So you can be sure there is nothing scary on the computer to start with.I've tried doing this by a rather crude and direct method
Code: for i in `cat /home/lugo/listOfInstalled.txt`; do apt-get install --reinstall --yes "$i"; done
I'm new to linux and having a lot of problem, and I would really apprecaite the help. It all started when I connected my laptop to an LCD. Since then, my system doesn't detect its own screen. So I have to escape as the start of reboot and go to a recovery mode and select failsafe screen. Ubuntu then set to lowest graphic mode. It's no way to keep a set up for the long run. I've tried to reinstall Ubuntu from a CD but that doesn't work. .
I installed Ubuntu a while ago now and I like it but when I installed it I removed windows and now its starting to annoy me. I cannot sync my ipod touch, I can't play some of my games because they are all meant for windows and wine does not work for then so what I want to do is uninstall ubuntu and reinstall windows xp, then I will reinstall ubuntu and this time around I will make a dual boot. Only one problem, I don't know how to uninstall ubuntu.
I'm using 10.10, up to date etc. I went into Synaptic Package Manager and installed the package "ldxm" and all its dependancies. Now when I go to log into Gnome desktop, all I can see is my wallpaper. All my girlfriend's files and photos were encrypted in the home directory (or whatever), I selected that option when I installed it.
All I wanted was the new login-screen theme (rather than the rectangular default one) and now I can't seem to revert back I just want to go back to before I installed "lxdm"