I am using 14.04, I recently did an update with the software updater and things went wrong. Not sure what however, I just kept running it until it said that things were up to date.
Now things are very weird. Now it seems that most things I run from the GUI works fine, I can surf the web (and post to askubuntu) I can play music, watch videos.. etc. although the software center is crashing. And the software updater it nowhere to be found now.
I have rebooted several times.
But almost anything I do from the terminal fails, and the terminal closes. Things I can't do from the terminal:
/etc, but when I
ls, the terminal closes. (ls does work in most directories, but not all, and I can't tell why)
I can't run
maven. (I run
mvn clean) and terminal closes
I can't run
java -versionworks) so weird.
and a bunch of other things.
I assume I am looking at a re-install here. Can I just do an upgrade of Ubuntu, WITHOUT having to re-install. I do have all my work on a separate partition (
/opt) so I would like to not touch that.
I am getting this error in Muon Update Manager:
Couldn't create temporary file to work with /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_Release - mkstemp (13: Permission denied)
I am also noticing that I cannot download attachments and stuff from FF.
It almost seems like I am not logged in as who I think I am. Why would I not have permission for FF to write to my own Download folder?