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Old 11-24-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Problems downloading

Hi, I am pretty new to ubuntu and I want to install skype, msn, flash player etc however when I go to download them I get a message saying: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable. Then if I try entering a command in the terminal such as: $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree to install the flash player I get prompted to enter my password however I can't seem to write my password and only 'enter' will work.

Anyone got any ideas what I can do?
Old 11-24-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Are you using the Synaptic Package Manager to download the software, or are you trying to download from a website?

It is always much easier to stick with Synaptic packaged software to start off with.

When you prefix a command with 'Sudo', you are stating that you want to run it as a Super User/ Root user. It prompts you to then to verify who you are by asking you to type in your password (This is yours, not a SU password if you have set one). It does not print anything on the screen, so might appear that you are not entering it, but it should work.) That said if there are problems with dependencies, it is unlikely to work.


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