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where do we get the module-assistant.deb from though? I get the following error message when I try to sudo apt-get install module-assistant
rob@dell5100:~$ sudo apt-get install module-assistant
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package module-assistant is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package module-assistant has no installation candidate
I need it to install ATI drivers and probably other things in the future. And I even have my install cd in the drive.
Since it's a Debian-based one, you can try to apt-get into it, but you'll have to make sure that your CD-ROM repository is especified in the /etc/apt/sources.list file. An easy-way to make that is running the dialog-made tool apt-setup. There you can configure the repositories that your computer will use. Quick and easy.
thanks for the reply. I should have gone back to this thread long ago when I solved it. Turns out I didn't have the two optional Ubuntu repositories enabled is all.
Unfortunately due to continuous sound chip driver problems Ubuntu has become less and less usable to the point now that I even wonder why I still have it on my drive. The continued lack of driver support for Linux has made me tired of it and I think if one wants a multi-purpose alternative desktop then Mac is the only way to go. For specific needs such as my old rig that crunches Folding@Home 24/7 and nothing else stripped down linux distros are great but it still gets an F for multimedia needs which is now 95% or more of the desktop.