Thanks to all for helping out - very much appreciated!!
To 'Sling-Shot' - Thanks for this info, I checked as you said and the setting IS "main updates nonfree kde games xfce4".
But now I'm confused - why do I need a Games Update to update a DTP package??
Also what do you mean exactly by "You need to go through a big update??" Can you supply step-by-step instructions or point me to a tutorial please??
To 'DeBaas' (hope you are!!) - I have a single user Desktop with an Intel MBD and CPU, 2Gb RAM, Segate HDD, Genius KBD and Mouse so nothing out of the ordinary there!! AND it all works fine with other Linux versions. (Since 2007 I have used 4 different versions of Linux with two to three releases of each and NEVER had a problem and still don't now that I have gone back to 2012-2!!)
To 'Just 17' - My DVD never gives me problems and works with 2012-2 OK, plays music and video and burns discs OK so I very much doubt it is faulty.
Last question - IS Scribus 1.4 available or not?? I seem to be getting conflicting answers to this 'Just 17' says "Scribus 1.4.1 is showing here ...... but it is in testing section ... " but you did not say where "here" is!! Also are YOU using it right now??
Thanks a lot guys