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Old 01-18-2007, 09:45 PM   #76
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E: Couldn't find package xubunto-desktop
That's because there is no xubunto desktop, the distributions are called Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Edit: Oops, beaten to it.
Anyway, you don't enter commands into Adept Manager. You just search for 'xubuntu-desktop', click on it, click 'Request install', and click 'Apply Changes.'

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Old 01-18-2007, 09:47 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by MyDogAndMe
Pixellany ctrl-alt-F7 worked. I tried running the Adept Manager but I can't see where you type the commands in!!
Adept is a GUI interface to apt--you don't type commands. somewhere there is a search box--just enter a keyword and it should find the package. Then the next steps are (sort-of) obvious.

I actually prefer Synaptic. It be on your system also.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #78
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Synaptic isn't already installed, but it should be installed when you install xubuntu-desktop, by the way.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #79
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Got the same message with a 'U'.
Reading package lists...Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...Done
E: Couldn't find package xubuntu-desktop
This is all very frutrstating. I am not trying to rush things but I would realy like something to happen just to prove to myself I am not realy in a coma.
Xubuntu-desktop doesn't show up in Adept Manager, does that mean it's missing from the cd or does this mean I have to install xubunto first. Will it create more partions if I do?

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Old 01-18-2007, 10:10 PM   #80
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??? That's odd. Maybe it's not in the main repository. Go ahead and enable the extra repositories. In Adept, go to Adept -> Manage Repositories and enable the universe and multiverse repositories. (Right-click and enable the deb and deb-src lines.)

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Old 01-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #81
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Where do I find the universe and multiverse depositries they don't show up in Manage Repositires. I remember there was a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:32 PM   #82
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Look for a line that looks like this:
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deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe
Enable that.

Oh, and backtracking, 'EXIT' isn't a valid command but 'exit' is. Notice the capitalization.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #83
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Sumguy I found them. they were greyed out so I thought you couldn't alter them. I have enabled them, but what does that do? I typed EXIT in capitals for extra effect, I know you should use lower case in DOS as well.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #84
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Oh, never mind about the exit thing. Anywho, the software repositories are extra places to get software - the universe repository has more packages. I highly doubt the xubuntu-desktop is in universe and not main, but I think it's worth a try. Go to the command line and type:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
If that doesn't work, I'm stumped. You are using Kubuntu, right? I want to make sure I'm not really confused here.
apt-get update is the equivalent of clicking the refresh button in Adept.

Edit: Okay, I'm pretty sure it's in main. I have no idea what's going on there.

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Old 01-18-2007, 11:11 PM   #85
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Used sudo apt-get update command and it came back with a load of Failed to fetch things. It looks like it was trying to connect to the internet. Then I typed sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop.
Still got the same message
Reading package lists...Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...Done
E: Couldn't find package xubuntu-desktop
Is there anything you can run in Konqueror straight from the cd by clicking on it. There I used the dreaded click word.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 11:22 PM   #86
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It looks like it was trying to connect to the internet.
Yes it was, it has to download the files from the Internet. Do you not have a working connection? If you don't you'll need to get a hold of a Xubuntu CD - the files you need are on there.

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Is there anything you can run in Konqueror straight from the cd by clicking on it. There I used the dreaded click word.
No, because the files on the CD are .deb packages - think of them as installer files, similar to Windows .exes.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:14 PM   #87
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Sumguy the Xubuntu cd has been in the drive all the time, it shows up as a little cd icon in the top left of the desktop. Would it be quicker to uninstall Kubuntu and install Xubuntu instead and how would you uninstall it? I do have an internet connection but it's plugged into this PC that I am typing the messages in but I could swap over, would it help?

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #88
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Sumguy the Xubuntu cd has been in the drive all the time, it shows up as a little cd icon in the top left of the desktop. Would it be quicker to uninstall Kubuntu and install Xubuntu instead and how would you uninstall it? I do have an internet connection but it's plugged into this PC that I am typing the messages in but I could swap over, would it help?
Uh, yeah.... ALOT.

In order for those packages to be installed, it must access the internet. Hook you're Linux PC up to the net, then see if you can download packages. Thats the reason for the error you're getting.

What type of connection are you using, some sort of high speed? Hook up the CAT cable to your Linux PC, and test it with Firefox. After you know you have an internet connection, follow sumguys instructions..

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Old 01-19-2007, 08:01 PM   #89
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Actually, it shouldn't be so hard to install it if you already have the disc. But you should plug the connection in to the Linux box. I've never seen an ethernet connection which didn't work out of the box on Linux. Just for educational purposes, if you want to install things from the disc you need to type
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sudo apt-cdrom add
sudo apt-get update
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by sumguy231
Actually, it shouldn't be so hard to install it if you already have the disc. But you should plug the connection in to the Linux box. I've never seen an ethernet connection which didn't work out of the box on Linux. Just for educational purposes, if you want to install things from the disc you need to type
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sudo apt-cdrom add
sudo apt-get update
Now that, I did not know...

Interesting..

Thanks for posting.

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