Graphical front-end to apt, the package management system in Ubuntu.

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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 ...
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Why does the nvidia-cuda-toolkit installer from nvidia install different files than apt-get nvidia-cuda-toolkit

I'm in the process of installing CUDA on an Ubuntu 13.04 system with a GeForc0e GTX 670MX graphics card. I first downloaded cuda_5.0.35-linux_64_ubuntu11.10-1.run from nvidia's website. This installs ...
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Error installing Synaptic [duplicate]

When I was install Synaptic Package Manager by typing sudo apt-get install synaptic I got this errors Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Is there a log of package management activity like recent removals?

Is there a log that shows recent activity done by the package management, like apt-get, dpkg, synaptics? For example, you removed a bunch of packages but realized that a not-tracked application (for ...
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How to install Synaptic package manager that I have already downloaded the package using Windows?

I have downloaded the synaptic package manager using Windows7. I only just installed Ubuntu recently. I heard that Synaptic can help me in installing software since using the terminal is very ...
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how to install system settings

I installed synaptic, and it wiped out the default system settings. I didn't like synaptic so I uninstalled it, but now, I don't have system settings anymore. How can I just install the system ...
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How do you open a downloaded file from synaptic?

I am trying to open a file I downloaded from Synaptic. How do you do that?
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Running QQ : Can't find Python 3.3.1 in apt-get or synaptic

I'm running QQ : Can't find the repos/packages for Python 3.3.1 with apt-get or synaptic. How do I find them and install Python 3.3.1?
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Missing libqt3-mt in 13.04

I have an application that requires the libqt3-mt package, in particular it's asking for libqt-mt.so.3. It worked OK under Ubuntu 12.04, but I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and the package is missing ...
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unable to enter proxy authentication details in synaptic Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, I work behind a proxy and it has all sorts of complications, authentication, special character in the password. So I used to enter the proxy settings in the ...
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In Synaptic, how can one see what's been marked?

In Synaptic, how can one see what's been marked ? (a case of title says it all ?)
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How to search for APT packages with a specific substring in their names only?

In the past I used to search for a package specifying a part of its name in Synaptic, as far as I can remember. Now it searches in package descriptions too and this is very inconvenient as it gives a ...
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How does synaptic package manager work?

I always wondered how the synaptic package work? I always wanted to know it's secrets. Can someone tell me?
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How to instruct apt-get and/or synaptic to install from source code? [duplicate]

As I asked in the title, I would like to know how to setup Synaptic or how to instruct apt-get to install/upgrade software exclusively from source. I mean, apt-get/synaptic install only pre-compiled ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I can't download anything… at all

I recently upgraded from Maveric(10.10) to 12.04 (by wiping out Maveric from my system completely) I was using a pen drive, so it messed up my grub. I finally managed to reinstall the grub on the ...
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How to remove orphaned files and residues

I'm using 12.04 LTS. After uninstalling unwanted packages using purge and autoremove commands I still have orphaned files in system / home directory (configuration and cache files mostly). Just to ...
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Installation problem /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Anything I tried to install I get this error message: No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic-pae ...
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Problem with gnome-tweak-tool

When I run gnome-tweak-tool after installation,the terminal shows this: WARNING : Error detecting shell Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can't install or upgrade Firefox at all

I've run into a frustrating problem when attempting to upgrade Firefox. I was running version 16 attempting to upgrade to version 18 through Synaptic. I received the following error: W: Failed to ...
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Cannot install Handbrake in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10

When I go into Synaptic and try to install the handbrake-gtk, after it gives me the list of all the other packages it has to install, I get this message: The following packages have unresolved ...
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How to solve a syntax error while updating? [duplicate]

I keep getting the next message when I try to update or install a package: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:229: Extra junk at end of file I can't use synaptic or the download manager or the ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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How exactly does Synaptic keep track of “New in repository” packages?

Is this info part of APT cache or does it create a separate file to compare with new cache? Where is it stored then?
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Unable to install any package

When I try to install ANY application through terminal, I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be ...
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How to get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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Unable to locate package texlive

I had a problem with texlive on my ubuntu 12.10. It could not find setspace.sty and tlmgr didn't work. I googled it a little but i couldn't figure it out how to solve it (i'm a rookie) So i removed ...
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apt-get won't handle package locking made in Synaptic

In Synaptic I locked skype to version 2.2.0.35 and the package manager is correctly ignoring newer version (it doesn't select skype upgrade). On the contrary, apt-get upgrade will propose the ...
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Can't install Synaptic or Grace on Ubuntu 12.10

I've tried installing through sudo apt-get install and software center for both Synaptic and Grace (a plotting tool). For sudo apt-get install, I get E: Package 'synaptic' has no installation ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.2.0-35

Whenever I install, update or uninstall a program in the terminal, this comes up sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I add the latex backport PPAs to synaptic in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I would like to synaptic to have access to the repository files on this website: http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html I ...
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Is Synaptic better than the Software Center?

Please forgive me for this novice question. Most old experienced users of Ubuntu says that Synaptic Package Manager is the best way of installing software on the Ubuntu systems. Is it because the ...
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Is there a way to tell how a program in Synaptic was originally installed?

I'm running RStudio. There's an update available, but the update isn't in Synaptic. Synaptic is aware of RStudio, however, and shows that it is installed. I think I may have installed it initially by ...
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Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications [closed]

Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications after an auto-system update. only a white screen shows up. Also,applications which were installed before the update are not showing as ...
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How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?

How do you create a program launcher with Alacarte (Main Menu) that has administrative privileges? I ask because I seem to have deleted the launcher for Synaptic Package Manager and whenever I start ...
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How do you remove individual packages from the list in synaptic package manager?

I would like to be able to remove references to a particular, individual package in a repository. If I do not want install something it would be nice to speed up apt-get update(by skipping those) and ...
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What can I do if Synaptic can't get the latest version of software?

I'm using Synaptic for package management on Ubuntu 12, and am currently trying to get the newest version of SWIG - 2.0.9. My currently installed package swig in Synaptic is version 2.0.7-3ubuntu1. I ...
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How to update Synaptic on 10.10 to include new packages

I would really appreciate if someone can help me out. I've been using gtk3 on 10.10 to write applications but when I start them it says Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" I ...
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Flashplugin-installer errors

I have installed flashplugin-installer through Synaptic and before have tried sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer in LXTerminal, and whenever I load Google Chrome/Chromium and navigate to a ...
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How to remove Chromium browser without removing Lubuntu Desktop

I am trying to remove the Chromium browser through Synaptic, but it tries to remove Lubuntu desktop. How can I remove it keeping Lubuntu desktop?
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How to download kde or gnome from synaptic for offline installation

I know how to install GNOME 3 and KDE using apt-get. But i want to know how to, only download, from synaptic package manager, these shells. When i search for kubuntu-desktop in synaptic then the ...
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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problem with update

when I try to update and type: sudo apt-get update I get this error E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x /usr/bin/apt-show-versions || exit 0 ; apt-show-versions ...
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error message when opening synaptic source list line 57 [duplicate]

it seems there is a problem in my source list which I cant find; everytime I try to open synaptic this error appears: E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The ...
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is Python available in any Ubuntu installation?

Quite simply: is python already provided in any of the latest installations Ubuntu or does it have to be installed explicitly by the user? Thanks.
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TexLive and Kile

I recently had upgraded my machine from a 12.04 installation to a 12.10 version. I use LaTeX for my publication work and therefore I use TexLive and Kile, both of which are on the Ubuntu Package list. ...
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Synaptic proxy can't remove

hello couple of days ago i set a proxy for synaptic and then last night i disabled the proxy and tried to reload the list of packages. but the proxy wasn't disabled and i couldn't do it with apt-get ...
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Is there an intelligent way to look for packages in the repository?

I would like to know if there is an intelligent program that helps find packages in the repositories. I mean a program that uses intelligent algorithms or that has an advanced search engine where yo ...
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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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Error while installing an application

So i have installed synaptic package manager.. via it, i have checked once libopencv-highgui-dev and applied complete removal.. after that i installed it... now everytime i try to install an ...
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How di I fix this Synaptic manager error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM Synaptic manager is giving me the following error: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ ...