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Old 09-16-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Synaptic Package Manager


Hey everyone. I just started using linux, but have a fairly basic knowlege of it. And am trying to download some programs like device manager. I set myself up as a admin. and when I go to use Synaptic Package Manager it lets me type in my password and then it just goes away and does nothing. Am I doing something wrong or do I need a different password? HELP!!
 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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Are you logged into the gui console, or remotely logged in? It might be your $DISPLAY variable, but usually you see an error message about that.

If you are selecting synaptic off of a menu, try running it via a terminal window. X won't show program errors like a terminal window will. Just be sure you are running within the gui!

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Synaptic

If you need help running the command-line tools that run UNDER synaptic, to get your updates and install packages while waiting to fix Synaptic, we can help with that also.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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That sounds like how Synaptic behaves when the password does not have adequate privileges to invoke it.

What exactly do you mean you say, "I set myself up as admin" and what distro are you using?

Linux has a built-in admin called root. How root privileges are accessed depends on which distro you are using. (Some distros allow you to log in as root to do administrative tasks. Some won't let you log in as root, but will allow you to assume root privileges for the duration of a terminal session with the "su" command. Some disable "su" and require you to do "su [command]" to execute a command requiring root privileges.)
 
Old 09-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #5
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Hey I am using ubuntu and i've tried running it from the terminal, it says thaat I can run it but I cannot change anything, like when I go to download it allows me to select stuff to download, but it doesn't actually allow me to click download. I tried running it on terminal as sudo and it still won't allow me to download things. And I mean my account is an administrator. Is there anyway to update it? Thanks for all the help guys.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=tslinux123;4476032]it says thaat I can run it but I cannot change anything, like when I go to download it allows me to select stuff to download, but it doesn't actually allow me to click download. QUOTE]

Hello, would it be possible to indicate which version of Linux you are using ?
Are you running off the LiveCD or did you install to the hard drive ?
If Linux was installed on the hard drive, have you selected the automated install or did you select the manual partitioning approach ?
Do you have sufficient hard drive space ? Can you create folders ?


Dan.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 08:42 AM   #7
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I'm not sure what version, I just know its the newest ubuntu. I boot it off of my external harddrive during the boot menu. Its an automated install and I have plenty of space and yes I can create folders.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
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On the command line try using sudo apt-get

and see what that does for you.

If this is a new install and you are a user that you created that should work.

Code:
sudo apt-get install SOMEPACKAGE
 
Old 10-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #9
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I am getting if i open synaptic .And i can't open synaptic and update manager.Can't able to login as su through terminal also.And i am new ubuntu.


E: Type '“deb' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 07:09 AM   #10
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I am getting if i open synaptic .And i can't open synaptic and update manager.Can't able to login as su through terminal also.And i am new ubuntu.


E: Type '“deb' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #11
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Quote:
E: Type '“deb' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
within the GUI version of synaptic - try going to Edit - fix broken packages
then click on Reload, Mark all Upgrades. Apply.

see if that fixes it.
-> it D/L something, at least.

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