"apt-get upgrade" is a standard linux command that updates your debian distribution. So if there are bug fixes in software packages that have been installed with "apt-get install" (or any of the initially installed packages), this will update them.Montala wrote:Thanks 'dom' but could I just clarify one point please... if I run rpi-update, is there any point in 'running' apt-get update and apt-get upgrade afterwards, or will rpi-upgrade already have downloaded and installed all the latest updates etc for me?
dom wrote:rpi-update gets you the latest experimental firmware. It is usually fine, but occasionally may have regressions.
You should run rpi-update regularly if you want to help with testing, and are happy to encounter bugs and submit bug reports.
You might want want to run rpi-udpate if you are having a specific issue that a forum post, or commit messages on guithub suggests has been recently fixed.
The changes from rpi-updates will appear with an apt-get update eventually, if there are no reports of regressions from the rpi-update testers. Most users should just use this.
Update: Very sorry... False alarm... I finally figured out that I had to do alsamixer -c 0 and I discovered that it was set to mute after my rpi-update. Apologies to all.ComputerJock wrote: I've just done the rpi-update and have sound issues. aplay will no longer play sound -- or at least I can't hear it. amixer/alsamixer terminate with errors. hello_audio does work tho.
So, for a complete beginner, where should this error be reported. You mentioned "gethub". Can you provide a url? Thank you.