[SOLVED] unable to access software manager and download software in terminal
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unable to access software manager and download software in terminal
I installed Linux mint 17 qiana kde mate on a gateway ms2274 laptop nv52 series. It works great but cannot download or change software in terminal and cannot open software manager. have tried suggested commands. last tried was, sudo apt-get install gedit, and the response was ,E: unable to locate gedit. always responds with unable to locate on any command. Do I need a different Linux 17??
sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for thomas:
E: Type 'ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
ok so there are problems with your sources. Please comment (put at # at the start of the line) out the first line of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list then try to run "sudo apt-get update again". If there are errors post the output here, and also post your /etc/apt/sources.list (as requested by jdkaye) and the contents of any files in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory.
So you want me to try to run the etc/ line with the # in front, just asking because that was the response from the command line. I apologize as I am new to this so please what command exactly should I run before trying sudo apt??
After editing the file use Ctrl-X to exit, press Y to save the file when prompted. After doing this run "sudo apt-get update" again.
Ok...so I did the sudo nano in a terminal and GNU nano 2.2.6 file...sources showed but I cannot get it to do anything after that. Am I doing something wrong none of the prompts on the list do anything. I hit control x and the close appeared, can use y or n not c, then goes back to original terminal
nano is pretty simple.. It should show something like the following at the bottom.
^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit ^J Justify ^W Where Is ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Text ^T To Spell
So, as I explained Ctrl-X to exit, Ctrl-K to cut etc... Anyway all you need to do is move the cursor to the start of the first line and type #, then exit and save as already described. Then run "sudo apt-get update" again.