Lubuntu software update wants partial upgrade due to cuda-drivers. What should I do?

My Lubuntu 18.04 system cannot do updates fully and suggests doing a ‘partial upgrade’, which I understand is bad news !

I ran:

sudo apt upgrade 

and saw that package ‘cuda-drivers’ is held back.

I guess that cuda-drivers is held back because of either my nvidia driver or because of my tensorflow gpu installation, ver 1.12.0.

I want to update the system, but I am scared of destroying my working setup (I have invested a ton of time to get all the software I need installed and working, and I can’t face starting again !).

What can I do safely, i.e. I can easily go back if it fails ?

Can I safely update the nvidia driver ? How do I roll back if that fails completely ?

What about the CUDA drivers ? I currently have 410.79-1, and update manager wants 418.39-1. Do I have to re-install tensorflow if I update that ?

I really need the safest, most conservative way of moving forward.

Error when Installing Flash Lubuntu x32 18.04 & opera 45

I read & followed along post How do I install Flash in Opera?

When I ran “sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin” I got … “Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done Package adobe-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

E: Package ‘adobe-flashplugin’ has no installation candidate”

Some background info: I downloaded & unzipped adobe flash PPAPI version. The readme.txt said to “Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy all the files to /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ ” I didnt have an adobe-flashplugin directory in /usr/lib but created one /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/flash and put ALL the files in there.

Trackpad not work after installing Lubuntu 18.04

The trackpad does not work with Lubuntu 18.04. I found a fix https://johnlewis.ie/making-the-touchpad-work-on-a-hp-pavilion-chromebook-in-ubuntu-14-04/

but it is for an older version of Lubuntu and the current version does not have a etc/rc.local file to modify. I have an hp Pavilion Chromebook 14 just like in the instructions. What do you suggest

Computer restarts when trying to install Linux(Ubuntu or Mint or Lubuntu)

I appreciate any help. So I have a problem. When I am trying to install Linuxwhatever version it is. my computer simply restarts when I choose option Try without installing OR install. I have tried different versions of Ubuntu(14,16,18,18.10). I am using USB stick and boot in UEFI mode. Firstly it was generating the error like: Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi – Not Found Failed to load image \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi: Not Found Failed to start MokManager: Not Fond Something has gone seriously wrong: import_mok_state() failed SO I changed grubx64.efi name to mmx64.efi and it open Window where I can choose to install or just try. But now I have another problem, my computer just restarts when I am choosing to install or just to try. I have tried nomodeset and acpi=off. But it just restarts and that is all. I will provide any information that you will need. I have tried to install from DVD(Ubuntu 18.10) too but everything is the same(restarts after choosing install or try) So now the error(with default settings) is https://ibb.co/G07mMyy And when set nomodeset: https://ibb.co/4R97cKg I want to install linux as one and only one main system. My computer configuration : Current OS: Windows 7 Max 64-bit SP1 CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K Kaveri 28nm Technology RAM: 8,00ГБ Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1600 MHz(11-11-11-28) Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. A88X-PLUS (FM2+ ) Graphic card: ATI AMD Radeon R7 360 Series (MSI) HDD: 465GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AZLX-00CL5A0 SATA Disk Device (SATA ) Audio: AMD High Definition Audio Device(built-in) Network: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller(built-in)

pls help- have reinstalled lubuntu cosmic and flash will not install this time- i need the apt line for cannonical repository and cannot find it?

As stated, really- have reinstalled system and previously flash has been easy terminal install for this relative noob- but, now, the terminal approach fails and from reading others travails seems i need to add the canonical repository, but- i do not know the address for said repository. (firefox on lubuntu cosmic, freshly installed and updated…)

How can I properly configure a WiFi connection on my Lubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Bionic Beaver live USB?

I’m new to Linux. My laptop is a

HP 250 G6 Notebook PC Processor: Intel Core i3-6006U CPU @ 2.00 GHz RAM: 4 GB x64

I’m willing to install Lubuntu 18.04.2 on it. I already downloaded the ISO for the desktop amd64 version of this distro and burnt it into a live USB using Rufus. However, when I smoothly run the live session from the USB, the OS seems to work well. But I have a small problem with my internet connection. It only offers me a wired internet connection but at the moment, my only way of connecting to the internet is through WiFi. So I need to manually configure these WiFi settings… I input the SSID, the password and type of security, the channel and the band… But I have no idea what I should pick on “Mode”, “BSSID”, “MUT” or “Cloned MAC address”… Or if I should enter the gateway or the DNS that the Windows connection has… or just let it automatically configure it all? Could you help me out here? I’ve been in love with Linux for a few years now but I haven’t had my hands dirty on it, because I used to get frustrated for not being able to do simple things as connecting to the internet automatically as in Windows… But I’d really like to start improving my Linux skills. Thank you very much.

How to make Ubuntu boot to CLI by default on Ubuntu Server running Lubuntu Desktop

I have Lubuntu Desktop installed on my Ubuntu Server 18.04 Machine. Lubuntu Desktop starts up by default on boot. Is there any way to have Ubuntu Server boot straight to CLI upon startup, but allow some way to start up Lubuntu Desktop when I would like to use it? If you have an answer, please share. Thanks!

Shutdown after selecting Lubuntu on GRUB, then starting directly into Lubuntu

Recently, i installed Lubuntu 18.10 as a dual boot to my Windows 10. When i startup the PC it shows the grub boot options, i select the Lubuntu 18.10 and Lubuntu logo shows on the screen. Couple seconds later PC shutdowns. Weird part is when i start the PC again it doesn’t show the grub boot options again, it goes directly into Lubuntu. This is not an issue if i select Windows 10. I used Boot-Repair but it didn’t help. What can i do next? Boot-Repair said my Ubuntu installation is far from the start of the disk i don’t know if it is the problem.