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how to use additional partition space for downloading upates

Generally I use synaptic package manager (sometimes software updater) for downloading and updates, which is automatic. However while downloading I get a warning for not available space in / partition ...
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No Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

So in an attempt to install the fglrx-updates package I somehow managed to disable my touchpad. I've gone through all the things I can think of. I tried reinstalling the xorg drivers via: sudo ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3. xx.yy. to Ubuntu 14.10. 64 bit

Thank you for many replies and great interest to this topic, but I would like to repeat my original question: Can I use without problems Synaptic for this installation. Reason: I would like NOT to ...
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How to make Synaptic the default to install .deb files? [duplicate]

I have tried a lot and Ubuntu software center crashes the most when installing .deb packages with it. And I would like to make synaptic package manager as the default to open .deb installation files. ...
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Terminal commands are not working Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

How do I fix this major issue: E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list What do I do to fix this? This is what I get when I open Synaptic Package ...
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Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository

Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository ? I am using synaptic package manager and I cannot mark all the packages within a repo because its dependencies are not ...
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Can't install software through USC or open synaptic even though only user

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 and it seems I have been removed from the admin list, even though I am the only user on my device, ChromeOS and Ubutntu. I see proof of this ...
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Errors were encountered processing libreoffice-common

I have tried using "sudo apt-get -f install" and I have also tried "sudo apt-get install -f" to fix the dependencies with no luck. This is also preventing me from installing Synaptic to remove ...
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Downgrading xserver-xorg video driver from lts-utopic to lts

I have two monitors, one is rotated 90 degrees. On one of my monitors, I am getting an additional, rotated cursor, in addition to the real cursor. I've discovered a bug report that notes that this is ...
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Using minimal Ubuntu--can Synaptic check for new versions of packages at startup?

Can Synaptic automatically check for new versions of packages at startup and notify me? I previously used Kubuntu which had Muon that would notify me whenever a new version of any packages I have ...
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apt-get segfaults - Unable to update, install or remove anything

This is on Unbuntu 14.04.1 Anything apt related generates segfault. I haven't installed anything new, all things done from apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. Tried to run synaptic, I get ...
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Just switched from XP to 14 - I have installed Synaptic, how do I run it?

Totally new to Ubuntu and going through a steep learning curve. I am very computer literate, but I don't know my way round this OS at all. I certainly do not know how to run anything once it is ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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When do R packages appear in Synaptic?

I've installed R and RStudio and installed additional R packages via install.packages() in RStudio. I'm very new to Linux so after that I looked around in Synaptic and realized that The basic R ...
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Why latest version of packages in Synaptic is different from developers website? [duplicate]

I found that latest version which is determined in Synaptic Package Manager is older than what is on developer web site. It is different from latest stable versions as well, and even after 2 (or ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Cannot install Synaptic (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have been trying to install Synaptic from both the Ubuntu Software Centre and the Terminal. When I do it from the Software Centre it says: synaptic: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.4 ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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How do i figure out which Hadoop version will work on my Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit?

I usually use synaptic but when i type in Hadoop nothing shows up. Show i guess this means i am going to have to build it. I have found what seems to be a hopefully doable set of instructions to ...
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Synaptic and sudo apt-get update broken Ubuntu 14.10?

I just tried to build Riak unsuccessfully. Now something happened that messed everything up. When I try to start synaptic I get this: E: Type '500' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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Differences between apt-get, Synaptic and pip [duplicate]

I'm only beginning to manage my own system in any sort of self-aware sense. Sometimes when I install Python packages, I use pip, sometimes apt-get and sometimes Synaptic. It generally depends on ...
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Synaptic crashes

Out of the blue Synaptic started crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 machine of mine. If I execute "sudo synaptic" in terminal what I get is: chichovoto6@tototo6:~$ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for ...
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Synaptic stopped responding

When troubleshooting no-response for Synaptic,in the "Edit Launcher" window command-line says "/usr/bin/synaptic-pkexec" but file manager shows "X11" where pkexec should be. Trying to open this X11 ...
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Shall I delete this line in sources.list?

This line deb-src-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted, Line 63, in sources.list is not known on sudo apt-get update and is causing Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Cannot open Software Updater and Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

I have this error when I open Synaptic. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Could not start synaptic and Software download center

I got the following error when I tried to install a software using synaptic, "E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Synaptic update error

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jdk_7u71-2.5.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/src.zip', which is also in package openjdk-7-source ...
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Limited download for updates

As we travel quite a lot, often we are limited to Caravan site networks with only 50Mb downloads permitted. Currently I'm being told I need 66.7Mb of updates. Is there a way using Synaptic I can ...
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What is Not installed (residual config) in synaptic manager? [duplicate]

When I open synaptic package manager, I found some packages under status - Not installed(residual config) as below screen-shot: I want to know that what are these packages/configs? Why it is called ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Touchscreen and Auto Rotate

I have an HP Pavillion x360 that came OEM with Windows 8.1. Due to my work I was required to dual boot with Kubuntu 14.04. After some time Kubuntu managed to delete a Windows partition and end the ...
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How do set .deb to run with synaptic? [duplicate]

My problem is that i can't find synaptic when I click on more programs how to set the .deb files to run with synaptic?
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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Can I use Launchpad to replace the ubuntu software centre? [duplicate]

I found https://launchpad.net/ there's loads of applications to choose from there it seems like all of them. You've got to add the ppa, update then install the applications. This can be pretty ...
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Synaptic package manager and security / encryption

Does Synaptic package manager use security / encryption in looking for and downloading updates? Or, how can I 1)verify ssh or another protocol is being used, and/or 2)get to the screen that controls ...
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How to show urgent upgrades in synaptic

At times, I would like to use Synaptic to find only those upgradable packages that have high urgency upgrades available. Is there a way to define a filter that does this? Example: today I upgraded ...
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Synaptic Package Manager dependency is not satisfiable

I am not familiar with linux but I am learning I installed the latest Ubuntu 14 on my machine vostro 1000. 64 bits. I do not have WIFI working and try to follow the topics ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Uninstall selected packages by date [duplicate]

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Synaptic package manager question

Why does the synaptic package manager display results for applications that have already been removed?
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Ubuntu and Lubuntu dual Desktop. Now want to go back to old login screen [duplicate]

I installed both Lubuntu and Ubuntu and Lubuntu's login screen took over. However the Ubuntu login screen looks better. How do I get to the old login screen? (I did a complete removal on every ...
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How to: Make a “restore point” in Ubuntu, in case I break something? [duplicate]

How can i make a snapshot, a "restore point" in Ubuntu for when im about to try something I think is clever but turns out to be a "oh crap, not again" ?
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Synaptic freezes at start

this is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, using Gnome Flashback Mode. Synaptic made problems from the beginning, directly after its installation. Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed in parallel, never ...