Errors encountered when trying to upgrade 17.10 to 18.04

Last night I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu Mate 17.10 to 18.04.

I used the console to get it going because the regular update software kept saying it failed to fetch updates and to check my internet.

The update seemed to be doing great, ran smoothly for over an hour and then suddenly froze solid. I could move the cursor but couldn’t click on anything. I didn’t see any other choice but to force restart it and when I did it booted to black screen where I could move the cursor but nothing else happened.

I used alt ctrl f3 to get logged in, and ran sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade –fix-missing which then quickly went to work on repairing whatever went wrong.

However that ended abruptly with the screen I shared above, the last couple lines said:

Processing triggers for libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0: i386 (2. 36. 11-2)… Errors were encountered while processing: xorg.

Any ideas on how I can fix this? Thanks so much for your help in advance!

Dell XPS 9560 17.10 -> 19.04?

I have a dell XPS 9560 and running 17.10 without major problems. (Minor hibernate/wake up problems, high battery usage, but nothing super critical)

When I tried to upgrade to 18.04 it all went down the drain: Could not properly shutdown (would crash, reason unknown) or boot into desktop (nvidia driver problem, but I didn’t know at that time).

But I thought about upgrading to 19.04 and to save some time I thought about asking here first:

  • Has anyone experience with 9560 and 19.04? I’ve read a reddit post, mentioning 9570 and working ok, so I guess 9560 should be ok as well?

  • Can I upgrade from 17.10 directly to 19.04? What is the best approach for this?

I hope this post is not to open ended.

Atom, VS code is not getting launched in Ubuntu 17.10

Since past few days I am facing an issue. Whenever I click on atom, vs code no window appears. If I look for the processes running, I can see Atom is running.

Also if I toggle between the windows, I can see no editor (atom, vs code) is opened. Currently I am using Ubuntu 17.10. I tried uninstalling and installing again, but it didn’t work.

Please suggest some solutions. Thanks in advance

Unable to install Ubuntu 18.04 from 17.10

I’m trying to upgrade Ubuntu but there is no new release available.

Output of lsb_release -a:

No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description:    Ubuntu 17.10 Release:    17.10 Codename:   artful 

Output of sudo do-release-upgrade:

Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found. 

Also, when I do Alt+F2 and update-manager -c it says “Failed to download repository information”.

Output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ artful main universe restricted multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ artful-security universe main multiverse restricted deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ artful-updates universe main multiverse restricted 

Thanks for any help.

I can’t update or upgade Ubuntu 17.10. I get this output

I can’t update or upgrade my Ubuntu 17.10. I get this output.

root@xxx:~# apt-get update Ign:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful InRelease Err:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful Release   404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.152 80] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. root@xxx:~#   root@xxx:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree        Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. root@xxx:~#  

Any suggestions????

I Cannot Update Past 17.10

This is kind of a long story, but I’ll try to keep it simple and to the point.

My hard drive with Windows 10 on it broke. I’m not sure why, and the actual hardware is fine, but the installation was beyond repair. I was trading hard disks between computers as I was upgrading to a new machine, and must have done something wrong that caused it to throw a fatal fit. Whoops.

In any case, I could boot of a live USB, but installing CentOS from a UEFI bootable didn’t work (said something about not being able to activate the port). Then I remembered all the Linux distros I had lying around which I burned on disks a few years ago. I popped in the Ubuntu disk, went through the installation process and everything was fine. Almost everything.

The trouble is, I’m on version 17.10, and the software updater isn’t pushing any new system updates to me. Whenever I look for packages in the terminal, it can’t find them. I don’t know if all my problems will be solved by updating to the latest version, but it’s a start.

What should I do next?

Thanks!

P.S. I’m connected to the internet via cord and I can also access it wirelessly.