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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 ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with the software updater, the synaptic package manager and the ubuntu software center. When I use the terminal to update, I receive the following error: Reading package lists... ...
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Errors when using `Read Markings` of Synaptic to restore installed-packages

I am trying to restore my older Ubuntu installation following this reply and I was at the step of restoring the installed packages. The problem is that this process after a while, printed this: ...
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How to set proxy in synaptic package manager?

I am using Synaptic package manager in ubuntu 14.04. How to setup proxy in Synaptic Package Manager?
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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“dpkg status database is locked by another process” while trying to use dpkg along Synaptic

I was installing Dropbox when, for some reason, the process got stuck. Synaptic (and apt-get) stopped working after that. I tried some hacks I found on the net and ended up deleting ...
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Can not install applications - Packet Manager will not launch [duplicate]

When I try and launch the synaptic packet manager I get the following error and then the application closes. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Release configuration problem with Synaptic Package Manager

I recently updated my Ubuntu 10 (lucid) to 14 (trusty). Now the synaptic package manager refuses to start saying: E: The value 'lucid' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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how do I downgrade google chrome?

Presumably after an update, google chrome has very serious problems with page rendering. I want to downgrade it. (Switching to vmlinuz.old and initrd.img.old did not help). $ apt-cache policy ...
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Error on Synaptic Reload

Error on Reloading Synaptic Package Manager. "Could not download all repository indexes." Problem with Medibuntu repositories. something wicked happened. How do i resolve this? "Failed to fetch ...
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I accidently locked some packages in synaptic, how can I undo these?

If possible I would like to list them first and select which one to remove OR remove them all. Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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unable to run make during installation of kernel 3.3.6

desktop:~/Desktop/linux-3.3.6$ make xconfig make[1]: Warning: File `scripts/kconfig/.zconf.tab.o.cmd' has modification time 1.7e+04 s in the future CHECK qt * Unable to find the QT4 tool qmake. ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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How can I get a list of all packages in a repository section from command line?

In Synaptic, one can list packages by section. For example, in the image below all packages of the "Amateur Radio (universe)" section are listed. How can I get such a list (edit: with package ...
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Advanced inertial scrolling configuration

Is it possible configure the synaptic inertial scrolling in a way so it is disrupted when any key is pressed on the keyboard? To explain this question: I often use shortcuts. Now when I am for ...
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HP Pinter driver (HPLIP) installations methods

Sorry but I have another newbie question. I installed HPLIP using the command line method, but ended up with the common GyPO error. Sad to say in trying to correct the issue I ended up with a bigger ...
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Uninstall yesterday's synaptic packages with virtual terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

How to uninstall packages that were installed on 10 May 2014, using only a virtual terminal? Available are virtual terminals, using Ctrl+Alt+F1 or +F2. Going back to the screen with Ctrl+Alt+F7 is ...
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Unable to apt-get update, Synaptic for apt and muon does not start, no way even using a terminal

I am pretty new using Linux and use to mess up my system testing and trying. So, synaptic does not start as all I have to get packets and updates. Here is error's message I had (English isn't my ...
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Error installing packages using Synaptic in Ubuntu 14.04 ?

Each time I install something with synaptic I received the following error when I click in details: (synaptic:16174): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed The ...
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I can't edit, update, remove or install my broken packages [closed]

I have an elementary OS based on Ubuntu 12.04. When i open synaptic package manager and I want to fix broken package, i get the following result and I can't update, remove or install any package: ...
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Ubuntu Stopping at Boot Screen

So, I was installing some packages via Synaptic. They were for my fan and hot keys. It froze durning installation, so I rebooted it, only to get stuck at the splash screen. I'm guessing it's just not ...
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How synaptic “Add Downloaded Packages” Works?

I have downloaded deb packages. When I use synaptic- Add downloaded packages It just download some packages but not add (install) my all packages (Even main package!). According to my assumption, ...
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Cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 fresh. The package list is up to date. The problem is I cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic. The package is there in the list of packages. But when ...
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Fail to start Synaptic on Ubuntu 14.04

Just did fresh install Ubuntu 14.04, which comes with unity, and after that I installed ubuntu gnome desktop. At the beginning synaptic has no problem, then after I installed another package (gimp,if ...
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How to find out which packages have been installed from .deb files

I've previously installed some packages from .deb files using gdeb. I've now forgotten which ones. As I will soon update from Precise to Trusty, I'd like to uninstall them & go back to the ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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Synaptic Loading/Running Slowly [closed]

Synaptic has been running extremely slow lately, it's been taking ages to start up and goes dark (what an program does when it's not responding). After installing stuff, it goes dark again, and ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems installing Synaptic

I've recently replaced my WinXP with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit), so I'm a total Linux newbie. I have installed TeXLive and now am trying to install TeXmaker. I get dependency errors just like in ...
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How to install Eclipse for Oracle Java on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Oracle Java 7 on my system and want to install Eclipse and make it use Java 7 instead of openjdk. I installed Eclipse earlier using synaptic but after doing check updates it didn't work ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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E: The value 'saucy' is invalid for APT

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 (beta2). It was mainly successful, but there was an error concerning libpostproc52. I didn't pay too much attention at the time (I know, bad idea, but there were ...
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cannot access launcher or onboard when unetbootin asked for password

when i try to start unetbootin it usually asked for password. But when it asked for password ,i can not access luncher, and the onboard is also not access able during this time. On the other hand, in ...
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How do you create a script to batch add repositories and then batch install packages?

I've used Synaptic Package Manager to save markings for all installed packages to a file. Here's a snippet: libmono-system-drawing-design4.0-cil install spotify-client install mono-2.0-service ...
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Cannot install packages with Apt, Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

My problems started when I tried to fix a wireless connectivity issue I was having by reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source for starters. I believe this failed and is causing the error below. I get the ...
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Errors when I try to install Synaptic Manager [duplicate]

On installation: enhan@lenhan-K55A:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Broken packages from versions mismatch

I've been trying to fix some dependencies to install cinelerra, and stupidly install libvpx1:amd64 for Sid and it casued a broken package. Synaptic could not fix it. I tried apt-get install -f and it ...
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Are OEM's retaining Synaptics driver for linux? [duplicate]

On their website, Synaptics states that they delivers their linux driver to OEM when they buy Synaptics product : SGS-L is provided free of charge to Synaptics OEM/ODM partners when ordered with ...
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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Is it better to remove software using Ubuntu Sofware Center or Synaptic Package Manager?

I'm very new and I accidentally installed 6 text editors via the Synaptic Package Manager, and one from the Ubuntu Software Center. I know I can "remove" the text editing software with one click in ...