LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: Illinois
Distribution: Xubuntu
Posts: 1,948

Rep: Reputation: 175Reputation: 175
Can't install ufw firewall


I've got two computers, I was able to install one ufw firewall, but on the other firewall (following the exact same procedure) I was unable to. What I did was:


Download ufw firewall(Gufw Firewall Configuration) from Ubuntu Software Center

Go to Settings Manager-->Firewall Configuration

Then it asked for my password

I gave the password and with the one computer I simply turned on the firewall

With other I got this error message (see screenshot 090)

I checked in the Synaptic Package Manager (see screenshot 091) and it shows it's installed.

But when I run the status check in the terminal it shows 'inactive.' (meaning, I'm assuming, the file is there but it's not turned on)

I thought maybe it had been installed twice but it wasn't.

I Googled it and they talked about some "bug" but I'm new and it was over my head.

Any ideas? Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Selection_090.png
Views:	38
Size:	47.6 KB
ID:	14930   Click image for larger version

Name:	Selection_091.png
Views:	23
Size:	15.8 KB
ID:	14931  
 
Old 03-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
DavidMcCann
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: PCLinuxOS, Xubuntu
Posts: 5,429

Rep: Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890Reputation: 1890
Did you try deleting the file as it asked you to? You can also try deleting
/etc/gufw/gufw.cfg
which may have a problem: gufw will produce another one.

If nothing works, un-install gufw and search for a different firewall tool in the repository.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 03-11-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
Gregg Bell
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: Illinois
Distribution: Xubuntu
Posts: 1,948

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 175Reputation: 175
Thanks David. The issue is with my computer at home. I'll check out your advice as soon as I get home. Appreciate it.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 12:11 AM   #4
Gregg Bell
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2014
Location: Illinois
Distribution: Xubuntu
Posts: 1,948

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 175Reputation: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
Did you try deleting the file as it asked you to? You can also try deleting
/etc/gufw/gufw.cfg
which may have a problem: gufw will produce another one.

If nothing works, un-install gufw and search for a different firewall tool in the repository.
I figured out what was wrong. I had installed gufw thinking it was the firewall itself. So I uninstalled the gufw and installed the firewall from the terminal and now it's working fine. I really appreciate your help. Thank you.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
question about firewall ufw marco1965 Linux - Server 4 08-12-2013 09:58 AM
[SOLVED] Whether ufw iptables support nating & Mac address restriction through firewall sanjay87 Linux - Server 1 03-05-2012 10:28 AM
ufw firewall rhlnewbie Linux - Software 2 10-18-2009 04:23 PM
LXer: Ubuntu 9.10 UFW Firewall LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-15-2009 02:02 AM
LXer: Gufw - Simple GUI for ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) in Ubuntu LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-30-2008 04:20 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration