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I am getting the following error (in the screen shot)

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when I try to install updates. Can someone explain to me why this is happening and possibly offer a way to fix it?

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This message is not unusual, because the packages shown in the screenshot (Linux kernel, headers, image) are "meta-packages", which will pull in the latest version of the Linux kernel/headers/image when they are installed. Those are the "new packages" that the message is warning you need to be installed.

It should be safe to just click on "Mark Upgrades" and proceed. If you get any further errors, please edit your question with the new information.

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So I did this and now KDE won't boot, any other ideas? –  TheX Sep 10 '12 at 22:58
    
"Won't boot" as in how? Errors? Warnings? Etc. –  izx Sep 10 '12 at 23:02
    
it gets to the splash screen and just spins and spins... never doing anything.... no errors or anything... –  TheX Sep 10 '12 at 23:02
    
Can you press Esc while on the splash screen to switch to text mode which should show any obvious issues? –  izx Sep 11 '12 at 17:51
    
I will give that a go when I get a chance.... –  TheX Sep 11 '12 at 17:54
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