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I just installed the GMT package from synaptic, but none of the command can be found

I just downloaded the package GMT from synaptic however I cannot use any of the commands. For example, I got the package primarily for the 'minmax' command and when I type minmax file.txt I get ...
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...
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audio playback problem in ubuntu 13.10

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10 the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Cannot start synaptic

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, $ uname -a Linux N5010 3.11.0-15-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 30 17:22:01 UTC 2014 x8664 x8664 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have tried installing synaptic via command line (both ...
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Is upgrading a PPA through Synaptic normal behaviour?

I just downloaded a PPA for LyX with the commands from the wiki sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lyx2.0 I expected LyX to be upgraded with ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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How do you use the Synaptic packege manager for downloading packages?

I new to Ubuntu, and have just installed Synaptic. I want to Know how to use it for downloading packages and and software.Please help.
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What is the universe and the multiverse and how do you use them in the synaptic package manager

I have recently installed the synaptic package manager and there are various options related to the universe and the multiverse in it. what exactly are they and how do you you use the Synaptic ...
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Installing Broadcom Wifi Driver - No Synaptic

First of all I'm new to Ubuntu (12.04), I've installed it to do basic coding for my final year of a physics degree. Secondly, I've searched high and low for a Synaptic download link, the only ones I ...
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Synaptic package Manager Broken packages

How to remove broken packages using synaptic package manager i already isntalled it but after selecting status it is not showing broken packages options it is only showing installed, installed ...
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I want to have a source of the latest kernel to download it on ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , and I want to download the latest Linux Headers from Synaptic .. but I NEED a source ..
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Synaptic touchpad disabled after boot

Every time I restart Ubuntu the touch pad is set to disabled. I have to manually trigger it via the keyboard short cut (FN + F7). How can I set it so it is automatically enabled?
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Gpg error without missing keys on synaptic

I have installed UbuntuGnome 13.10 and gnome-shell 3.10 on my notebook. I have added about 30 PPAs normally. If I don't add any other PPA the update runs perfectly. If I add even one more PPA , the ...
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I have just accidentally uninstalled synaptic manager. How do I install it again?

I uninstalled it from the software center....once it happened, I wanted to install it again, but it shows that it is there (weird). I did an update and it is gone from the PPA. How can I install it ...
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Connection Problem with update [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to install synaptic package manager using sudo apt-get update. This command has stuck at 0%. I use a network proxy setting. Internet is not working in Update ...
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Test install/uninstall

I somehow have a nvidia package (possibly nvidia-common) installed on my laptop with ATI, which causes all opengl programs broken with error: Xlib: extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0". Now ...
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How To Undo Changes In Synaptic Package Manager

I was trying to uninstall Python then reinstall it because some files from it were missing. When I clicked apply changes it uninstalled it started uninstalling things like Firefox, Compiz and other ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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Can Synaptic install application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from outside the repositories?

I would like to know if Synaptic package manager can install an application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from a different source than is in the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. I mean those ...
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Synaptic Manager: Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In synaptic manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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Package unable to install or remove or update

I'm Unable to install or update or remove any packages ion UBUNTU 12.04 . The error when i try to update via update manager is as follows in the URL http://pastebin.com/3EkcfbDD Please lemme know ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a macbook pro and am running into errors with internet

I recently installed Ubuntu (64 bit, 12.04) on a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, and I've been having some really annoying issues. Chief among them is that my wireless doesnt seem to function properly. I've ...
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Synaptic corrupted, not able to install anything even from terminal

my synaptic is not working. whenever i open it, i find that it is corrupted and asks me to run dpkg ---configure -a whenever i run it on root terminal, it starts downloading 1 GB files and there is ...
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Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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Installing Software in recovery mode

For some reason I can only successfully boot into recovery mode. I want to install drivers software updates, etc. My question is. If I install these software in recovery mode will they be applies like ...
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Nvidia Drivers - Synaptic

So I am in synaptic package manager and want to install a new Nvidia driver I see: Nvidia-319 Nvidia-319-updates which one should I pick? Which on is the non-free proprietary one? I have a ...
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How to remove synaptic without installing all the unwanted packages?

I am trying to uninstall synaptic. I prefer using apt-get and other command line tools to manage my packages. So I do not need synaptic and the software manager. I'm trying to remove both of them ...
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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Broken or Unidentified Package: Synaptic and Ubuntu software Center [duplicate]

When I started the Synaptic Package Manager, I get:- E: Malformed line 52 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to ...
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How do I fix broken packages? [duplicate]

I have a problem with apt. When I try to update or upgrade Ubuntu, I receive an error telling me that I have dependency problems, and I can't go on. I've tried to solve the problem with apt-get ...
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Cannot change Synaptic trackpad ClickPad areas in synclient/xinput

I have run into trouble trying to configure the ClickPad areas of the Cypress trackpad in the Dell XPS 13. By default, if I press the left button, I get a left click, if I press the right button, I ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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Error message “Error:BrokenCount>0” [duplicate]

I get the red symbol with the white line through it at the top of my screen. It says Error:BrokenCount>0 Now i go into the Synaptic Package Manager and click on the Broken Dependecies and get ...
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pkexec can not start any GUI application

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome 3.6. There is something amiss with pkexec that is not allowing it to start any gui application. pkexec synaptic in a zsh terminal produces a box asking for admin ...
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Failed loading skin error message with Spotify

I just started having this problem. It started just a min ago. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I went to Synaptic and marked the client for reinstall. Didn't work. Marked it for uninstallation, ...
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Why doesn't Synaptic start?

When I start synaptic package manager normally (Super-Synaptic), it asks for a password. When I enter password, nothing happens! When I start synaptic form terminal using synaptic-pkexec, I get: No ...
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Can't find installed synaptics

I just installed synaptics for touchpad via Ubuntu software center but I can't find it at all: not in the "start" menu or in the settings. Where do I find it?
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Synaptic initialization error

When I start synaptic, it throws the following: $ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for xxxxx: synaptic: error while loading shared libraries: libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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How do I fix Malformed line in sources list in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. ...
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samba package install stuck with error 255 in any apt

I tried installing Samba4 with synaptic, halfway through the install it stopped with error code 255. So, I closed SPM, and went on to other things. Today I went to install something else, again ...
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Synaptic pkg manager and dpkg is broken

I opened synaptics package manager this morning after booting up and it gave me an error after running what it said in the message box in terminal i got this bober@BoberBot:~$ sudo dpkg --configure ...
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Using https for Synaptic software sources

Here is my problem: I only have access to public wireless services. On occasion I can use a service that does not interfere with Synaptic or apt-get or aptitude: i.e. the provider does not filter ...
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How can I fix apt-get autoremove wanting to uninstall most of my packages?

I did change my packages in synaptic from manually installed to Automatically (they were not manually installed but automatically). Now they are marked for Autoremove. I tested it with sudo apt-get ...
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synaptic package manager crashed [duplicate]

I have been working with synaptic manager in my ubuntu 13.04, there was no problem till today. When i open now, it asks for my password and after which, it flashes the following error message: Why ...
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Update alternatives error when installing lapack

I am trying to install lapack, but I faced error, when installing from synaptic as well as through terminal. update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/lib/lapack/liblapack.so doesn't ...
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How do you install a package in the official backports repository using synaptic?

I would like to install the current version of hedgewars into Ubuntu using synaptic, but I'm not sure the exact steps. I need to get my buddies playing.
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Ubuntu software center remove configuration files

Synaptic has options to remove the configuration files during uninstall, and I thought this was because the back-end apt-get has this as a parameter. How do I access this feature from the Ubuntu ...
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Can I configure my synaptic touchpad to disable/enable with a triple click as it does in windows?

In windows, I can triple click the upper-left corner of my touchpad to enable/disable. I downloaded a little guy that enables/disables it, but I have to click on it and select enable/disable in the ...
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Is it okay to use multiple package managers?

With Ubuntu (or other versions of linux) is it problematic to use different package managers at the same time? As in, will it cause me grief if I install some programs using apt-get and others using ...
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Various problems upon boot

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an Asus Eee PC with 160g HDD and 2GiB RAM. It ran fine for two days, then today, when I booted up my computer, my color scheme had changed. The top bar on my ...