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Old 06-05-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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Smile Problem! last night I did the #4 upgrade in Cinnamon Mint 18.3. MISTAKE

My Computer: Intel i5-2500K: 8Gigs Ram NIVDIA GF460
Cinnamon Mint 18.3
The updates were labeled 1, 2, 3, 4 I have always been told by
my local Linux group to do 1,2,3 and wait for a few weeks. The do #4 which I have found to be the Kernel update. Well #4 was a mess as it loaded [I watch the files update] it was full of items that did not install correct [I suspected], but I let it go on and rebooted. My screen was pixelated in various patterns so that I could not read the screen. I quit and went to bed. This pm I was told by a local group member to drop back in the grub menu. That solved the Problem. If anyone know of the group that is working on this the should know.
Old 06-06-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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You should research and report the problem to the Mint forums, which I believe are here:

An alternative is to report the bug, there are links how to do that here:

The where section for reporting bugs is a bit detailed, but it is their attempt to make sure you try to report the bug to the correct team of concentration.

Meanwhile, telling them "#4" is useless. You say it is a kernel update. Well enough details about that for their team to understand what exact update it was is highly beneficial for them. For instance if it truly is only a kernel update, then it may not be Linux Mint's problem. One that they should know about, but it may be more relevant to tell about this problem.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:56 PM   #3
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i think those numbered updates are colour-coded, no?
no. 1 is green, no. 2 is yellow, no. 3 is orange, and no. 4 is RED.
just like in a traffic light, it means: green is good, yellow is ok, orange should be ok too, RED is bad!
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1,2,3 are the enabled default levels.
However, lately I recall all Updates via Mint's update utility are shown.

1,2,3 are non-destructive to the system as a whole and should not require anything more than a logout and login to the desktop for the user{,s}
Any Level 4|5 shiite will likely require some advanced install options and may additionally interrupt the system as a whole, such as a reboot.

Switching video falls neatly in the middle. In My Experience.
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If you have found a bug, you should report it. That's part of how Linux works.
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If you would like me to help you have a look at the situation of your packages, in case last night's escapades has damaged them in any way, then please let me know.

In the meantime, I would highly recommend that you install and use Timeshift to make snapshots of your system, so that you can easily revert to a previous snapshot if things go awry.

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