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Old 10-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question software mgr will not allow any downloads


I was able at first after putting mint 13 maya cinnamon on my pc with winxp to use the software mgr to download things. I screwed things up by trying to download WINE, not realizing it was already part of pkg.
I restarted pc, that solved that issue. But now I cannot get any of the categories to list items that I want. Games only have things already downloaded or looked at by me. Dont have a clue as to what i goofed up..any suggestions?
 
Old 10-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

#deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
#deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games

got this after trying something on terminal, but no clue as to what to do after this
 
Old 10-30-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Since it is new, you could try a complete reload?
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
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If I can take an older pcs dvd/cd burner out of it, install it on this pc, that might be a good idea. and do a re install. but first i will have to find out if that is needed or a good idea. I am looking on line for a used pc for cheap, got leads out but no bites so far. But i am not going to waste my time trying to load it onto my old compaq presario, not worth all the hoopla. I want to have a PC worthy of using for games and for internet video viewing...(love crackle, youtube, and Hulu too!) mint works so very much faster than the winxp on the pc on other side of partition. Asked wife for a Linux all in one for dummies, 8 books in all. Looks like it might have some answers that I need to have on hand if probs arise. I appreciate everyone taking time out of their already busy lives to try and help. But I have really searched and so far no idea has come up as to what happened to cause software mgr not to be able to download anything. cannot imagine what happened???
 
Old 10-31-2013, 07:13 AM   #5
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What is the output of
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sudo apt-get update
Please use code-tags to post that output (see my signature for more information on code-tags).
 
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hooray, got it finally fixed. Seems that on the top portion of the SOFTWARE MGR there is a item labeled VIEW...I clicked on that and it was NOT CHECKED FOR VIEW ALL AVAILABLE PACKAGES...I clicked on that, went to the various categories and now everything is as it should be. It was a simple thing all along...but hey, thats how I learn....by trial and error. Thanks everyone for trying to get this fixed..you guys are great..THANKS
 
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Thanks for posting back your solution, good that you fixed that.
 
  


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