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

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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 google-...
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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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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 http:/...
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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 org.apache.xerces....
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 apt-...
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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 ...