Synaptic Package Manager
Hello all. I am a relative noob at linux, having installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron on my Laptop as a clean install some 3 weeks ago.
I have been experimenting with many different commands I have come across on the forums etc with the Terminal program.
Now my problem is this.
If I go to System, Administration, Synaptic Package Manager or Software Sources, they both try to open and then quit on loading.
I can however use the sudo apt-get install command from Terminal ok, but it displays this wierd text; kiwipete@Ubuntu-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
sudo: unable to resolve host Ubuntu-laptop
[sudo] password for kiwipete:
After I type my password everything seems ok.
Finally on the command bar at the top of the screen the package manager displays a red downward pointing arrow with an exclamation mark in it.
When I select to install packages, it hangs and I need to go to System Monitor to end the process.
Any help will be gratefully received.