Can I do this? I'm using the add/remove software program to update software. In parentheses after the file it always says either (i686) or (noarch). I don't know what these things are nor if I'm capable of using them. I tried to begin installing the updates, but I get errors, beginning with the very first thing on the list (ACPI Event Daemon).
I forget what the error message is offhand. If you need it, let me know and I'll try to run it again and get it. I'd do it now, but "p k" is running, so it won't run the update installer.