I have just updated my system to PCLOS-2013. I also update my kernel. It's been at six months since I've done an update. Note, in late July I was diagnosed with renal failure. I've been in and out of hospitals since then and have been unable to update my system until now.
When I start my computer, I get the following: "Welcome to localhost.localdomain". I type in my username and password. I then get a terminal screen with the following:
What do I do now? Forgive me if this has already been addressed. Direct me with a link and I'll read it.
Thanks in advance for your patience and help!
Alan, since you were gone there's been a lot of changes, like three KDE upgrades, and a lot of other stuff. The main repository has been moved, and most of the mirrors have had their directory structure altered. There would be no clear upgrade path left after this much time. Your best bet, and the quickest would be to download the latest release, and reinstall. If you have a separate /home partition that should still be able to be used, so all your personal settings should stay intact. When first booting to the reinstalled system, first type the root password twice. You can use the same one as before, or a different one. Next, when creating the normal user, choose the same name and UID/GID as used on the previous installation. When you log in as the normal user, all your personal settings and data should be just as you left them.
The latest official release is 2013.02 which means it's only been out for two days and is as up to date as possible. You can download the image from any of the mirror links at the bottom of the KDE page here;http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180
...or use the torrent link on that page, if you prefer.
Sorry about the health problems and the hospitals. That always sucks. I hope you are feeling better now.