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Old 09-09-2011, 01:02 PM   #16
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I guess Ubuntu is very very different than Debian. I get an ncurses interface in a terminal. You typed "aptitude" in a terminal or did you click on some menu item?
ciao,
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:05 PM   #17
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I guess Ubuntu is very very different than Debian. I get an ncurses interface in a terminal. You typed "aptitude" in a terminal or did you click on some menu item?
ciao,
jdk
I type in "aptitude" on terminal and the gui opens up, and some lines pop up in terminal
these are the lines that appear in terminal after the gui opens up
Code:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ aptitude

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Install/Remove Packages'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Update Package List'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Mark Up_gradable'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Forget New Packages'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Canc_el Pending Actions'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'C_lean Package Cache'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Clean _Obsolete Files'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Reload Package Cache'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Play Minesweeper'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Become Root'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Quit'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Edit Columns...'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'View Apt _Errors'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Find _Dependency Chains'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Install'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Remove'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Purge'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Keep'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Hold'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Install/Remove Packages'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Update Package List'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Mark Up_gradable'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Forget New Packages'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Canc_el Pending Actions'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'C_lean Package Cache'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Clean _Obsolete Files'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Reload Package Cache'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Play Minesweeper'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Become Root'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Quit'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id '_Edit Columns...'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'View Apt _Errors'

(aptitude:2330): libglade-WARNING **: could not look up stock id 'Find _Dependency Chains'

When i type in "aptitude -" i get
Quote:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ aptitude -
Unknown command "-"
aptitude 0.6.4
Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i]
aptitude [options] <action> ...
Actions (if none is specified, aptitude will enter interactive mode):

install - Install/upgrade packages.
remove - Remove packages.
purge - Remove packages and their configuration files.
hold - Place packages on hold.
unhold - Cancel a hold command for a package.
markauto - Mark packages as having been automatically installed.
unmarkauto - Mark packages as having been manually installed.
forbid-version - Forbid aptitude from upgrading to a specific package version.
update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages.
safe-upgrade - Perform a safe upgrade.
full-upgrade - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages.
build-dep - Install the build-dependencies of packages.
forget-new - Forget what packages are "new".
search - Search for a package by name and/or expression.
show - Display detailed information about a package.
clean - Erase downloaded package files.
autoclean - Erase old downloaded package files.
changelog - View a package's changelog.
download - Download the .deb file for a package.
reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package.
why - Show the manually installed packages that require a package, or
why one or more packages would require the given package
why-not - Show the manually installed packages that lead to a conflict
with the given package, or why one or more packages would
lead to a conflict with the given package if installed.

Options:
-h This help text.
--gui Use the GTK GUI even if disabled in the configuration.
--no-gui Do not use the GTK GUI even if available.
-s Simulate actions, but do not actually perform them.
-d Only download packages, do not install or remove anything.
-P Always prompt for confirmation or actions.
-y Assume that the answer to simple yes/no questions is 'yes'.
-F format Specify a format for displaying search results; see the manual.
-O order Specify how search results should be sorted; see the manual.
-w width Specify the display width for formatting search results.
-f Aggressively try to fix broken packages.
-V Show which versions of packages are to be installed.
-D Show the dependencies of automatically changed packages.
-Z Show the change in installed size of each package.
-v Display extra information. (may be supplied multiple times).
-t [release] Set the release from which packages should be installed.
-q In command-line mode, suppress the incremental progress.
indicators.
-o key=val Directly set the configuration option named 'key'.
--with(out)-recommends Specify whether or not to treat recommends as.
strong dependencies.
-S fname Read the aptitude extended status info from fname.
-u Download new package lists on startup.
(terminal interface only) -i Perform an install run on startup.
(terminal interface only)
This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.
jose@MetalHeart:~$
 
Old 09-11-2011, 01:26 AM   #18
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Sorry about that. I don't suppose that aptitude gui has a menu item allowing you to find broken packages, does it?
You can also try this command:
Code:
aptitude --no-gui
If that works you can do ctl-t to get into the menus and then move to Search and then down to Broken.
If not I'm out of suggestions, you'll need to talk to some Ubuntu guru. As I said, Ubuntu is way too complicated for the likes of me.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-11-2011, 01:49 AM   #19
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Sorry about that. I don't suppose that aptitude gui has a menu item allowing you to find broken packages, does it?
You can also try this command:
Code:
aptitude --no-gui
If that works you can do ctl-t to get into the menus and then move to Search and then down to Broken.
If not I'm out of suggestions, you'll need to talk to some Ubuntu guru. As I said, Ubuntu is way too complicated for the likes of me.
ciao,
jdk
It finally appeared as you said it would the search thingy. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 09-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #20
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It found broken packages, how do I make it fix the broken packages? Like, what do I click? I apologize for my cluelesness ._.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 02:11 AM   #21
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I fixed the broken packages, it still says "broken packages" when trying to install the driver.
I hope this is a beta issue, if not, I won't be able to use gnome 3.
I appreciate all the help, and new insight, you've given me.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 02:26 AM   #22
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I fixed the broken packages, it still says "broken packages" when trying to install the driver.
I hope this is a beta issue, if not, I won't be able to use gnome 3.
I appreciate all the help, and new insight, you've given me.
Hi. First of all, thanks for the kind words. I think cooperation is a key part of the linux experience. It's also lots of fun. Ok, back to work. How do you know you fixed the broken packages? Are the broken packages you have now the same as the ones you had before? As always, it's best not to skimp on details when you have a problem.

Back to your original question (remember that one?). I reread your earlier posts and I can't find any reference to what driver you are trying to install. So... what driver were you trying to install?
ciao,
jdk

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