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Old 02-19-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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[Debian Squeeze]Some problems concerning Pidgin Empathy Pulseaudio


I just reinstalled my Debian desktop machine. Some problems have risen which I didn't experienced before.
  • 1) Lamaresh repository (Wine) doesn't update/upgrade/install anything
    2) Pidgin is not installable
    3) Empathy has a network error
    4) The correct Pulseaudio channel can't be manipulated with the keyboard media keys


The details

1) The Wine repository worked perfectly before, so I don't know what is causing it. The error:
W: Failed to fetch  Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
The GPG key is installed successfully, my sources.list:
###   Wine Repository   ###
deb squeeze main
# wget -O - | apt-key add -
2) I had to install my nvidia-kernel-source from the unstable branch, I guess some packages were installed which conflict with the pidgin dependencies now. I've pined my sources to testing by doing: echo 'APT:efault-Release "testing";' >/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00defaultrelease. So testing and unstable aren't conflicting inherently.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  pidgin: Depends: libpurple0 (>= 2.6.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
A solution could be to install Pidgin from the unstable branch, but I don't want that. Is there a way to bypass this?

3) When I start Empathy I get a network error. Click here for a small screenshot.This is probably because my network applet in the gnome-panel is missing. I installed the minimum amount of packages. And I can remember that the network applet isn't working for some time. So even if I do install it, it would still be a problem. Is there a way to circumvent this issue?

4) I installed Pulseaudio with all the necessary dependencies and configurations. But the channel which works (Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC958)) can't be manipulated with my volume control pad on my keyboard. It does however manipulate the Analog Stereo Duplex channel, but that one is mute. How can I force the gnome-volume-control or Pulseaudio to use the Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC958) channel instead of the mute one? The alsa-mixer is set to Pulseaudio. I configured /etc/asounc.conf and /etc/libao.conf to use Pulseaudio. Any thoughts?

System specs:
Creative Audigy 4
Repository up to date


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