Thanks for you information there uncleV, I was searching "Synaptic" and came across your post.
I wasn't aware of this situation. I'd say I generally check in some way, which escapes me at the moment, looking through the Menus generally, and options, but best to :
If you have done on some application Mark-->Mark additional required changes-->Unmark then prior to next marking look under Edit and use Unmark all if it's active.
Thankyou, as Unwanted junk installs is what I'm looking for in my search.
It's advised Noob's don't go installing outside programs, so I don't.
However what about when I check Synaptic, after refreshing, and Marking updates, and Applying and I get a heap of Video drivers, for equipment I don't have, etc. A month ago I unInstalled MiniMe because the whole system went "Pear Shaped" after performing the Synaptic Update ritual.
I feel I'm on Topic here, in this thread, have had a search, this seeming appropriate,
Synaptic: [Mark+Unmark] may lead to unwanted installs (noob to noobs).
Actually, noob to expert would be the go, but we are beggars us noobs, destined to stuff up, spending aeons in confusion.
My question is , when doing a general update through Synaptic, how the do you stop a load of crapware being installed, as I gave an example above, I have a simple graphic chip, I wish I didn't but that's the way it is with my Motherboard. I don't need the bestest greatest NVIDIA drivers,or 5.1 surround sound drivers.
Why does all this stuff become installed by default?
How can I stop it.
My monitor went flickery, I fiddled about and lost the sound, the more I tinkere as you would guess, the more I mucked up.
Great in advance if some aptly informed PCLOS brother could steer me towards harmony, I just want simple. MFI (Made for idiots)
Cheers and happy safe surfing pcloser's