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    Desktop: Gnome 3.28.4 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu4) info: gnome-shell dm: sddm,sddm
    So it's not a pure Kubuntu?

    There are people who mix all sorts of desktop environments (DE) without any problem, but I prefer to stay with just the one DE on a particular system.

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    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9 tk: Qt 5.9.5 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
    And, again, some users upgrade from one LTS to another without problems. Others encounter problems. As I understand, the chance of a successful upgrade depends on how close your system, just before the upgrade, is to a vanilla system: highly customized systems with, for example, multiple DEs or ppas, may not upgrade smoothly.
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    I am unable to install ANYTHING.

    In terminal, I type
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    sudo apt-get update
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    sudp apt-get install muon
    Then I get, at the end,
    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    muon : Depends: software-properties-kde but it is not going to be installed
    N: Ignoring file '20auto-upgrades.merge-error' in directory '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    My question is, how do I delete files in etc/ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimak111 View Post
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    Desktop: Gnome 3.28.4 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu4) info: gnome-shell dm: sddm,sddm
    So it's not a pure Kubuntu?

    There are people who mix all sorts of desktop environments (DE) without any problem, but I prefer to stay with just the one DE on a particular system.

    Code:
    Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9 tk: Qt 5.9.5 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
    And, again, some users upgrade from one LTS to another without problems. Others encounter problems. As I understand, the chance of a successful upgrade depends on how close your system, just before the upgrade, is to a vanilla system: highly customized systems with, for example, multiple DEs or ppas, may not upgrade smoothly.
    That's what I wanted, Plasma as I hate Gnome with a passion. I don't know why it installed Gnome instead of Plasma!!!

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    Just letting everyone who has been helping me here, I appreciate the help you've given me but I am having such a hard time trying to fix my broken system while not having a clue how to delete/edit system files as so much has changed since 16.04, I am going to do a fresh install of 18.04.

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    All the best and please take small steps with customization!

    Try to stay with defaults as far as possible.

    Keep detailed notes if possible.
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    Good advice there from chimak111. This is just me and my opinion, but I only use LTS Kubuntu. And when I install the next LTS it's always a clean install. I keep one or two very well known and (apparently) reliable PPAs, and in the years that I've used Kubuntu I can count on one hand the number of "outside" .deb files I've installed.

    Oh yeah, and I do backups of my data (i.e., /home partition(s)) - always, and on a pretty tight schedule. I do not backup my OS (i.e., / partition), but I do keep the most recent LTS version on a thumb drive. I'll reinstall first before I try to discover and recover some wayward particle there. It saves a huge amount of time, and I've rarely had to do that.

    If I "adventure" in the Linux universe, it's on my old playground laptop, not my desktop unit.
    I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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    And one more opinion ...

    I saw
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    #sudo apt-get update
    in your first post.
    The "#" at the start of the line indicates you were running as root.

    Running as root combined with sudo isn't meaningful.

    In fact, running as root is something I've never needed to do. Using sudo or sudo -H or SUDO_EDITOR=kate sudoedit <file> as my normal user is what I do.
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    Yep! sudo is your bestest friend, ever.
    I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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