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Old 07-27-2016, 10:16 PM   #16
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I tried to install it but when I tried to open Synaptics Package Manager, I couldn't. I rebooted and tried it again and got this;

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.


Never had this problem before now.


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Old 07-27-2016, 10:27 PM   #17
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I waited and got it to work. What is the ladspa-plugin?

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
audacity-data libid3tag0 libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libsoxr0 libvamp-hostsdk3
libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0
Suggested packages:
ladspa-plugin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
audacity audacity-data libid3tag0 libportsmf0 libsbsms10 libsoxr0
libvamp-hostsdk3 libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 6,178 kB/6,609 kB of archives.
After this operation, 29.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


Asked 2-3 times if I wanted to keep the default, I did 'n" on all of them.

Thank you,
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Do you know what the main difference is between Kubuntu vs Mint KDE is? (I know one is mint but I'm talking about when it's up and running)

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Old 07-28-2016, 02:43 AM   #18
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I tried the new set up before I went to bed. One to two seconds it crashed and closed the program. Played gargled, froze and disappeared (exited).

This is the one in the reop, it's the wrong one. It's totally my fault. I should of never used Linux to do this.

You can't believe how much work went into this job. Hours and hours a day for a week, and I probably may have to to the whole thing over again.

Chris.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 05:30 AM   #19
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Ok. It looks like something is definitely awry with your system, perhaps due to a faulty previous installation and media dependencies. I'm sorry that's the case.

Did you run dpkg --configure -a as it suggested?

You're right. If it's a job that needs doing urgently, and you're used to doing it in Windows, do it there. The most important thing is to get the job done. Don't think about the work you've already done on this - that's a sunk cost. Just start from now and use the tools you're comfortable with.

All I can say however is that there *is* something wrong with your system. Audacity works fine on my system and on countless others. The repo version of Audacity is not the wrong one, it's just that your package setup is slightly garbled. If you want to carry on troubleshooting your system and resolve that problem then we can do that. Your call. The fact that dpkg is reporting "1 not fully installed or removed." indicates a problem. If you do want to carry on, your next step would be to run the dpkg --configure -a command. Then we would run a check on your package system and look at the dependencies.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 03:05 PM   #20
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When it gives me the command prompt (as superuser), when I put in dpkg --configure -a, it keeps giving me the prompt. What am I supposed to type in?

Thank you,
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P.S. I took Kubuntu for a live session last night. It seemed pretty nice. I used it when it first came out. It was a lot better then what I thought it was going to be. Seemed plain compared to Mint tho.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 03:54 PM   #21
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When it gives me the command prompt (as superuser), when I put in dpkg --configure -a, it keeps giving me the prompt. What am I supposed to type in?

Thank you,
Chris.

P.S. I took Kubuntu for a live session last night. It seemed pretty nice. I used it when it first came out. It was a lot better then what I thought it was going to be. Seemed plain compared to Mint tho.
If it just keeps on giving you the prompt then the chances are that it is succeeding in what it needs to be doing without errors.

Which is nice, but it doesn't really help us with the problem. So is your Mint now completely updated with no packages held back or errors when you do an update then upgrade?

Before, when I asked you to install the repo version of audacity by:

Code:
sudo apt-get install audacity
did you do it that way or through Synaptic? I was hoping the former, so that we could have a better look at any error/warning output.
 
Old 07-28-2016, 04:29 PM   #22
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If I remember right, I did it by sudo apt-get install audacity. I updated and upgraded. I did it again and got this;

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
dkms grub-common grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub2-common libgbm1 linux-firmware
linux-libc-dev xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid
9 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 66.1 kB/38.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 37.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


I have grub customizer installed.

Chris.
 
Old 07-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #23
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Thanks happydog500. I have to admit that I'm out of ideas. Personally, if I were in your situation, I would fire up a VM with a fresh install of your operating system, take a snapshot (so that you can easily revert during testing), install the repo version of Audacity into it, and see if it works. If it does, I would then compare the versions of Audacity's dependencies against those you have installed in the system where Audacity isn't working. I still suspect that we have a dependency problem here. Could be wrong though.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 02:48 AM   #24
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Thanks happydog500. I have to admit that I'm out of ideas. Personally, if I were in your situation, I would fire up a VM with a fresh install of your operating system, take a snapshot (so that you can easily revert during testing), install the repo version of Audacity into it, and see if it works. If it does, I would then compare the versions of Audacity's dependencies against those you have installed in the system where Audacity isn't working. I still suspect that we have a dependency problem here. Could be wrong though.
I'm leaning towards wiping out the drive and installing Kubuntu or Debian KDE or Mint KDE 17.3. Wish Mint-Cinnamon 18 had the video drivers that 17.3 had. I'd use it.

I liked Kubuntu, but it seems boring after using Mint. I don't know why tho.

Thank you,
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:16 AM   #25
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I'm leaning towards wiping out the drive and installing Kubuntu or Debian KDE or Mint KDE 17.3. Wish Mint-Cinnamon 18 had the video drivers that 17.3 had. I'd use it.

I liked Kubuntu, but it seems boring after using Mint. I don't know why tho.

Thank you,
Chris.
Well I can say that Mint KDE 17.3 both looks great and handles beautifully.

Which video drivers are you referring to? Have you looked for a fix or opened a thread about this issue?
 
Old 07-30-2016, 04:18 PM   #26
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Well I can say that Mint KDE 17.3 both looks great and handles beautifully.

Which video drivers are you referring to? Have you looked for a fix or opened a thread about this issue?
Yes, opened a thread. It's even in the notes on the website;

The AMD Catalyst (fglrx) drivers are not compatible with Xorg 1.18, which is the version used in Linux Mint 18.
These drivers are proprietary and so their code is not available. AMD indicated they no longer wanted to support them and urged their customers to use open-source drivers instead.


This is the one explanation I don't understand. I was told, "These drivers are proprietary and so their code is not available". If Mint "can't use" the fglrx because the code is not available, how did they use it in Mint 17.? If you have to know it, then it is "known" because it's in 17.3. Just use that and put it in 18. Can't, because the code is not known. Well how did they use it in 17, if it's "not known?"

Not a complaint, or saying their wrong, just that I don't understand.

Chris.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 05:55 PM   #27
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Yes, opened a thread. It's even in the notes on the website;

The AMD Catalyst (fglrx) drivers are not compatible with Xorg 1.18, which is the version used in Linux Mint 18.
These drivers are proprietary and so their code is not available. AMD indicated they no longer wanted to support them and urged their customers to use open-source drivers instead.


This is the one explanation I don't understand. I was told, "These drivers are proprietary and so their code is not available". If Mint "can't use" the fglrx because the code is not available, how did they use it in Mint 17.? If you have to know it, then it is "known" because it's in 17.3. Just use that and put it in 18. Can't, because the code is not known. Well how did they use it in 17, if it's "not known?"

Not a complaint, or saying their wrong, just that I don't understand.

Chris.
Mint will attempt to install one of the supported open-source alternative Radeon or AMDGPU video drivers instead of the fglrx drivers.

You should give Mint 18 a go and see if the drivers work with your computer - they could well do so.

The way I read it, although I'm far from being an expert in this area, AMD will have previously provided linux drivers as closed-source binary blobs. They are no longer doing so. Because the Linux kernel guys can't get at the source, they are unable to modify the drivers for use with Xorg 1.8.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 11:56 PM   #28
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Mint 18 works kind of. No second monitor.
Don't want to start another thread, but none of the linux distros work right with my two monitors. Had threads about that and no fix.

I tried Mint KDE live last night. Shows up on the TV (monitor 2). Even when I went in and switched my computer monitor as the main one, it only shows up on TV (monitor 2). I could slide any windows that came up over to computer monitor, but no desktop. Like I said, no fix, about a half dozen distros do the same thing. The only one that works perfect is Windows.

I have to unhook my second monitor to install any of the distros. Once installed, I can hook the other monitor and set it to monitor 1.

Chris.
 
Old 08-01-2016, 04:28 AM   #29
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Mint 18 works kind of. No second monitor.
Don't want to start another thread, but none of the linux distros work right with my two monitors. Had threads about that and no fix.

I tried Mint KDE live last night. Shows up on the TV (monitor 2). Even when I went in and switched my computer monitor as the main one, it only shows up on TV (monitor 2). I could slide any windows that came up over to computer monitor, but no desktop. Like I said, no fix, about a half dozen distros do the same thing. The only one that works perfect is Windows.

I have to unhook my second monitor to install any of the distros. Once installed, I can hook the other monitor and set it to monitor 1.

Chris.
Υou should start a new thread about the dual monitor problem Chris.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 12:26 AM   #30
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Υou should start a new thread about the dual monitor problem Chris.
No, already did that. There is no fix. No linux distro will work right with my monitors. Only windows does. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian, Mint, puppy, plus many more flavors I tried.

Chris.

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