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Old 06-07-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
Solouko
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ARGH Damn dependencies *rage*


Ok, so I'm trying to get fluxbuntu to play a DVD

I install ubuntu-restricted-extras.deb
that fails to install because it's dependant on libc6

i install libc6 and is says it conflicts with tzdata

so I try installing gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg.deb
that's dependant on libc6 as well and it's dependant on libglib2.0-0
so I install libglib2.0-0 and THAT has a dependency on libpcre3

so I though f*** it... and I downloaded and installed aptitude.deb to sort out these dependencies for me...

"dependancey problems prevent configuration of aptitude:"




O______O




*cries*

please help before i go mad!
 
Old 06-07-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Support for Fluxbuntu ended in April 2009; that is the likely reason you are having trouble installing ubuntu-restricted-extras. Why don't you use a currently-supported release? The current Ubuntu is 10.04 (it will be supported through April 2013), or you may be interested in Linux Mint Fluxbox Edition.

If you really want to use an end-of-life release (keeping in mind you will get no updates, bug fixes, or security patches) you'll need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change all of the URLs from "...archive.ubuntu..." to "...old-releases.ubuntu..." then you should be able to:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted extras
(but again, I highly recommend using a supported release)
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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The reason I'm using fluxbuntu is it's the only OS that will run on my old laptop, that and android, but the screen was funny. even xbuntu was too slow and locked up, I've tried since saturday 6 different distros and flux is the only one that'll work. which sucks.

other distros i tried ubuntu, linuxmint, brobserlinux, xbuntu and some others I cant remember the name of.

I guess, the laptop's just too old =/
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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The reason I'm using fluxbuntu is it's the only OS that will run on my old laptop, that and android, but the screen was funny. even xbuntu was too slow and locked up, I've tried since saturday 6 different distros and flux is the only one that'll work. which sucks.

other distros i tried ubuntu, linuxmint, brobserlinux, xbuntu and some others I cant remember the name of.

I guess, the laptop's just too old =/
Crunchbang maybe?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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How old is too old?

Debian runs ok on a 400mhz cpu with 256mb ram.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #6
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1998 old, it's a 300MHz celeron old... but i've jsut got back from my trip, i took the laptop as a portable media player and it was fantastic! ok, it doesnt play WMAs or WMVs and it will only play a DVD that i've copied, but i have a habit of making backups of my favorate DVDs so the originals dont get scratched (i'm anal like that)

so all in all it was good, it runs nice and smooth, it's a shame the support for fluxbunt was stopped because it's revived an ancient laptop.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:19 PM   #7
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it's a shame the support for fluxbunt was stopped because it's revived an ancient laptop.
Puppy, SliTaz, TinyCore, AntiX, etc. are a few of the currently-maintained projects that are as "light"--or even lighter--than Fluxbuntu.
 
  


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