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Old 09-14-2018, 10:55 PM   #1
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Official Linux user now - still boot issues and app store issues


Hi all,

Many thanks to all that have helped me so far, I would like to say I am now and official Linux Deepin distro user.

I still have boot issues which I have to go to a boot menu every time and tell the computer to boot from the hard disk then a Deepin window appears and I choose the first option and it takes me the OS yay.

My other small issue is the Deepin apt store doesn't seem to work,I can't down load the programs from there like Libre Office and Firefox, does anyone know how to fix or work around this issue?

thanks everyone once again
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:41 PM   #2
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Hi Chels.

When you say "doesn't seem to work", what exactly do you mean?: Fails to launch? Doesn't list the software? Doesn't let you select the package? Appears to download the software but does nothing? Or something else?
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:07 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=hydrurga;5903500]Hi Chels.

When you say "doesn't seem to work", what exactly do you mean?: Fails to launch? Doesn't list the software? Doesn't let you select the package? Appears to download the software but does nothing? Or something else?[/QUOTE

Hi hydrurga,
With the app store the programs are shown yet when I try and download the programs I get an error message saying 'failed to download' some apps do download yet libreoffice didn't and firefox.

I did however find a on-line tutorial and I was able to download the file and set it up through terminal - that was exciting I feel thrilled about that

thanks chels
 
Old 09-15-2018, 12:14 AM   #4
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Thanks. Let's do things on the command line and see if we can find any issues.

Can you please paste the output from the following command (using CODE tags - see https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...g.php?b=36313):

Code:
sudo apt update
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:16 PM   #5
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Thanks. Let's do things on the command line and see if we can find any issues.

Can you please paste the output from the following command (using CODE tags - see https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...g.php?b=36313):

Code:
sudo apt update
Hi thanks again

Code:
chelsea@chelsea-PC:~$ sudo apt update
[sudo] password for chelsea: 
Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [3,302 B]              
Hit:2 http://packages.deepin.com/deepin panda InRelease                          
Err:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease
  The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A87FF9DF48BF1C90
Get:3 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease [2,592 B]
Get:4 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable/non-free i386 Packages [1,820 B]
Get:5 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable/non-free amd64 Packages [1,821 B]
Reading package lists... Done       
W: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A87FF9DF48BF1C90
E: The repository 'http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease' is not signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
I think that worked but I'm not sure what I'm looking for in the coding. Yesterday with a video tutorial I managed to use the terminal to install Libre office which is a fantastic program especially coming from a slow Macbook running MS office badly I love the fact I can do essay without crashing

Very Impressed with Linux as an OS and the programs too

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Old 09-15-2018, 08:33 PM   #6
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Thanks. Just to explain, that last command sudo apt update effectively synchronises what packages your computer thinks are in the various software repositories with what the actually situation is, by contacting each repository and asking it for an up-to-date list of the software in it.

You'll obviously need to sort out that Spotify repository error. Normally at the end of the output from that command there should be a line that shows how many packages need upgrading or something along the lines of:

Code:
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up-to-date.
That isn't present in the output you gave above. Please run the command again and if it actually does stop at the point you mentioned i.e. "N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details." then the command is terminating prematurely and we'll need to comment out that Spotify repository.
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #7
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Thanks. Just to explain, that last command sudo apt update effectively synchronises what packages your computer thinks are in the various software repositories with what the actually situation is, by contacting each repository and asking it for an up-to-date list of the software in it.

You'll obviously need to sort out that Spotify repository error. Normally at the end of the output from that command there should be a line that shows how many packages need upgrading or something along the lines of:

Code:
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up-to-date.
That isn't present in the output you gave above. Please run the command again and if it actually does stop at the point you mentioned i.e. "N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details." then the command is terminating prematurely and we'll need to comment out that Spotify repository.
Hi,

I ran sudo apt update again and it stops at N, so do I try and fix spotify or delete the program?

Im not sure how to get into the repository on the system, or how to fix the program default.

chels
 
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since this thread isn't about spotify.
i suggest you simply delete the sources entry for spotify.
you can do it through synaptic => software sources (iirc), or by editing /etc/apt/sources.list or by deleting the approprate file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ .
 
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As ondoho correctly points out, you should disable/remove the Spotify repository from your software sources. There are different ways of doing this, but first let's try it by running Synaptic Package Manager, then clicking on Settings->Repositories. Different distros present this differently, so you will need to look for the Spotify repository here and disable it by e.g. unchecking the check box next to it. If you have problems with this, let us know.
 
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:40 PM   #10
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Hi all,

So I’ve had a think about Deepin and decided to try and switch over to Ubuntu latest addition in the hope I can get a better handle on things especially before I buy another proper laptop for university to replace the old Mac. I’m just testing the operating system on the Acer before I do anything in a rush.

I’m happy I found Ubuntu and then ciro dock which will give me everything I want from a OS. I’m now looking at machines for a Linux machine machine for uni, I found mostly 15” a dell 3000 with i3 8gig hopefully that would be stable to install Linux.

I really like Deepin but I think I need to switch to Ubuntu so I can get a more stable OS to learn and use maybe then switch back or keep the Ubuntu system. Ciro dock upgrade has sold me to switch that’s my main thing I loved in Mac OS was a dock at the bottom.

Thanks everyone once again
 
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Ok. Thanks for letting us know. All the best!
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:19 AM   #12
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Ok. Thanks for letting us know. All the best!
Hi, I just downloaded Ubuntu and a boot disk creator, hopefully Ubuntu has a bit better support for things like HDMI which didnít work on the laptop at the moment yet weirdly the touch screen works sort of with the Deepin OS.

Just finding out about Ubuntu dock has made me super excited, I love the dock. Windows has so much going on these days seems to be full of flashing and rubbish and it has a meltdown when it canít connect to the internet and tell you the stocks shares weather. Windows 95 was nice and simple now days they spoilt it by putting too much rubbish on screen distracting users. Linux is beautiful simple and elegant and powerful, Iím in love with all features of this system.

Now Iím on the hunt for a good laptop to run the system, most are sadly 15Ē one is HP 250 with i3 yet comes pre loaded with Ubuntu other is dell 15Ē 3000 comes with windows and is nice but Iíll have to worry about the compatibility loading Linux. The last option is to try and get a 13Ē dell touch Inspiron with Windows and re-install Linux.


Definitely getting the hang of this now, just buying computers Iím very cautious as a cat to whether it will work with Ubuntu. Dell Australia wonít tell me if the computer can run Linux they said it voids warranty loading Linux yet I think itís only software how is this opening it up. Silly computer sales unfortunately they want us to use windows.

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