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Old 09-04-2014, 10:46 PM   #1
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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??
 
Old 09-04-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
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Hi,

please run the following command and post the output.
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sudo apt-get update
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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Can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:31 AM   #4
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #6
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Hi,

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.

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #7
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Hey
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??
 
Old 09-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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You could try booting and holding down the shift key to get to the repair options or you could do, from a terminal:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and post that...

where does the wine ppa come from?

Note each source needs an authentication code, did you put that in as well?

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Old 09-07-2014, 09:32 PM   #9
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Hi,
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Hey
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.
No, I want you to open that file in a text editor and modify the first line by placing a # at the start of that line.
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I apologize as I am new to this so please what command exactly should I run before trying sudo apt??
No problem.

Just to be explicit, in a terminal do the following:
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
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.

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Old 09-10-2014, 09:32 PM   #10
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You could try booting and holding down the shift key to get to the repair options or you could do, from a terminal:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and post that...

where does the wine ppa come from?

Note each source needs an authentication code, did you put that in as well?

Fred.
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 _Qiana_ - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free
is the result and wine came from wine hq
 
Old 09-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #11
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Hi,

No, I want you to open that file in a text editor and modify the first line by placing a # at the start of that line.

No problem.

Just to be explicit, in a terminal do the following:
Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
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.

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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
 
Old 09-10-2014, 09:59 PM   #12
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Hi,

nano is pretty simple.. It should show something like the following at the bottom.
Code:
^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.

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #13
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Nothing has worked , as I really appreciate all the help I will be trying a new install disk and on another pc. Thanks for all your input.
 
Old 10-29-2014, 09:39 PM   #14
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Hi,

so you seems that you correctly(?) edited that file. Have you tried running "sudo apt-get update" again? Are errors reported? If so, what were they?

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Old 10-29-2014, 10:13 PM   #15
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Yes I did run again with the same errors.....I have a new os disk that I am going to try to install with and see how it goes. unfortunately where I live my internet drops below 1mb often.
 
  


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