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Old 12-04-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
benben_shen
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Unhappy :( big problem with my Ubuntu 5.10 GNOM


My GNOM now have a big problem leh. basically the problem is:some of the icons, those most important ones: Add Application, Synaptic,System Update....when i click, simply cannot run.

I have been using terminal to run synaptic for a few days, but for the others, I don't know the command link command, and also I hope i have a chance to fix this problem without re install the whole system.

Please help me, thanks.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 07:41 AM   #2
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System update can be done from synaptic, or from command line:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Add Application, in advanced mode starts just synaptic. So all you are missing is the basic functionality of the Add Application

Try upgrading and see if that helps.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 08:05 AM   #3
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Upgrade to WHAT?---he already has 5.10 did you mean update?

Benben;

Have tried re-booting? It is amazing what a universal cure this is.

Also, if you enable the root account, you can login as root---see if that makes any difference.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 08:25 AM   #4
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You are right, there is nothing to upgrade to. (Of course apt-get upgrade would get recent versions for any package if such existed, but I doubt this would solve anything)

What do you mean by update? Getting the newest packages for the current version, I guess. And by upgrading, you mean changing to a newer ubuntu (that does not exist yet).

I'm just accustomed to say upgrade and meaning 'get latest packages for this release', and this comes directly from apt-get.

apt-get dist-upgrade would be the 'move to next release'
 
Old 12-10-2005, 11:42 PM   #5
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thanks and..

Hey guys, thanks for your information.

I have tried both apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and it seems doesn't solve the problem.

I think, its really the GNOME the problem, as those I can not click and run applications, I can run in command line.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 07:27 AM   #6
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I don't know about GNOME, but is it possible to see what the icon is supposed to do, something like right-clicking it and finding some properties etc. where you can see the command what is executed.
 
  


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