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Old 12-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Linux mint


I have Linux mint
I use Mozilla Firefox web browser
but I have a couple of problems

1) I can not download the updates

2) my computer seems to be slow
is it possible that I need to clean
the computer of viruses ?

I have been told Linux is practically
virus free
if yes how do I do it ?

3) I can"t log in to
Yahoo dominoes why ?

please advises on all
thanks
Sigmund

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

1) Mint has an "Update Manager" application for all your update needs. (I think it's under Applications->System Tools? I'm not a Mint user)

2) Highly unlikely you have a virus in Linux. What are your hardware specs (CPU, RAM, video card) and which desktop environment (Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, etc.) are you running?

3) I am not familiar with this game, sorry.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Answers to the questions asked above by snowpine would be a good start.
Which release of Mint? the most recent Mint 14?
What type of internet connection do you have?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Where would i find it

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Originally Posted by yancek View Post
Answers to the questions asked above by snowpine would be a good start.
Which release of Mint? the most recent Mint 14?
What type of internet connection do you have?
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME YANCEK

WHERE DO I LOOK
SO THAT I FIND THE
TYPE OF MINT I HAVE ?

I HAVE A DSL CONNECTION
TO THE INTERNET

AS YOU CAN SEE I AM A
COMPUTER ILLITERATE

PLEASE HELP ME STEP BY STEP

Sigmund
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME YANCEK

WHERE DO I LOOK
SO THAT I FIND THE
TYPE OF MINT I HAVE ?

I HAVE A DSL CONNECTION
TO THE INTERNET

AS YOU CAN SEE I AM A
COMPUTER ILLITERATE

PLEASE HELP ME STEP BY STEP

Sigmund
sigmundf@bhphotovideo.com
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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You can find the release several ways, usually there is a file named 'issue' or 'release' so open a terminal and type:

cat /etc/issue, or cat /etc/release. One of those should tell you.
If you don't know how to open a terminal, hold the Alt+F2 keys down simultaneously and when the little box opens type terminal or konsole and you should get a terminal window to enter the commands.
There should be a menu icon possibly in the extreme lower left where the windows "Start" button usually is. It may be elsewhere so just mouse over icons at the top/bottom of the Desktop. There should be a Software Manager somewhere. I have Mint installed on a partition but it is KDE which is not the default/standard on Mint so I doubt you have that. Can't be anymore specific.

Posting some information on your hardware, processor, RAM memory and graphics card and the approximate age of the computer would help.
You should try to find where the software manager is as downloading from the Mint repositories rather than just anything off the internet is going to save you a lot trouble later.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forums!

1) Mint has an "Update Manager" application for all your update needs. (I think it's under Applications->System Tools? I'm not a Mint user)

2) Highly unlikely you have a virus in Linux. What are your hardware specs (CPU, RAM, video card) and which desktop environment (Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, etc.) are you running?

3) I am not familiar with this game, sorry.
thank you snowpine

I have mint 12 3
I did not find Update Manager
under applications
so where would I find it ?
please help me
Sigmund
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Answers to the questions asked above by snowpine would be a good start.
Which release of Mint? the most recent Mint 14?
What type of internet connection do you have?
I have mint 12 3
I did not find
an update manger on my my mint
or under applications , tools
please help me step by step
Sigmund
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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I am not familiar with Mint's graphical interface, sorry.

The following commands should work in the Terminal:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
 
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I have mint 12 3
Is that a typo? Mint releases are numbered and since releae 5 they are just number, 6, 7,...14 with 14 being the most recent. So do you have 12 or 13? Did you run the commands suggested above? Do you know how to open a terminal where you can type the commands? Usually Mint has a menu button which is an icon with a letter M, usually green. Do you see that? How have you tried to find the Software Manager?

On the versions of Mint I have used, the Desktop looked similar to the one at the link below. Of particular interest is the Menu button which you can see in the lower left of the image. Also, Software Manager shows. This particular image is for the xfce Desktop which you may not be using but I would expecta your Desktop to have a Menu tab.

http://www.tecmint.com/xfce-desktop-...linux-mint-14/
 
  


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