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

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How to pinch zoom in 12.04 using (magic) trackpad

I use the magic trackpad on my desktop, and my laptop has a synaptic trackpad. Both machines run on Xubuntu 12.04, and vertical/horizontal two-fingers scrolling work out of box, but I cannot pinch ...
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PPAs not showing up in synaptic?

for some reason several PPAs are not visible in the side-panel of synaptic, nor are their apps available when searched for. but they are visible when clicking settings > repositories, and they all ...
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update g++ through synaptic package manager

Currently g++ 4.4.3 is installed on my Ubuntu, but I want to update it to 4.6.3 version. When I search "g++" in synaptic package manager there is nothing about newer versions. How can I update my g++ ...
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Why was synaptic removed since the USC does not have all the packages?

Just did a fresh install of 12.04, and for the first time didn't have synaptic. So, I tried seeing if I could find the packages I needed (mostly TeX and dev stuff) in the software center, but no such ...
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Error opening Synaptic Manager or Update Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Opening Update I get this: An unresolvable problem ...
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Synaptic Package Manager looking bad under Gnome Shell [Ubuntu 12.04]

This is my first question and I really hope that is has not been answered anywhere, as I could not find it during the search I performed. I am working under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome Shell (Gnome ...
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How to resume interrupted installation in Synaptic Manager?

I use Lubuntu 12.04 and have tried to install lubuntu-restricted-extras in Synaptic. It seemed stuck at one point: when asked to accept some Microsoft EULA for fonts (I guess), I hit Enter and it ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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How to run Synaptic with sudo privileges?

How to launch a program with sudo privilege in Unity? I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I used this command but it doesn't really work: sudo synaptic
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Is there way to Accelerate Package Downloads in slow connections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to download all (for a specified installation) packages ...
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Synaptic Dependency Error

Every time i install/remove something via Synaptic, I always get this error E: foomatic-filters: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10 E: rsyslog: subprocess ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Synaptic tooltips are white on yellow

Ubuntu 12.04/Precise Gnome Classic (no effects) Metacity GnomishDark theme Hi, Any ideas/suggestions on how to change the Synaptic white on yellow tooltip color ? Thanks-in-advance, - Robert
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hE: g15daemon: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing various programs on synaptic and in terminal I got on 12.04 version of Lubuntu 64bit, I get this error message: hE: g15daemon: subprocess installed post-installation script ...
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synaptic package manager language problem

My synaptic package manager is showing weird behavior like "only synaptic manager is displayed in the chinese language" and "only it is shown in classic UI whereas every other application has theme ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not staying open, closes automatically 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software center not opening Does anyone know how I can get my software center to stay open? It happened after trying to use Synaptic last night, don't know if that's ...
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apt error while insalling application

I tried to install phpmyadmin from synaptic. after successfull installation I noticed the config file is empty so I removed it and tried to install it again but I got this error: no type given for ...
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Is there a way to set/change proxy in synaptic package manager from terminal?

I want to change proxy settings of Synaptic package manager from terminal. I see that editing /etc/apt/apt.conf file does not work, i.e., even if I change proxy settings here, or anywhere, Synaptic ...
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How to safely uninstall alternative package version?

Sometime ago, I installed S3TC packages via PPA to get the most updated package version. But now I want to uninstall it and get back the "standard" Ubuntu package version. When I tried to remove it ...
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Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing

Synaptic keeps crashing. When I open it, it asks for the sudo password. I give the password, then the synaptic window flashes for less than a second and then goes away. What's wrong? After seeing ...
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Broken Package error after updating

I updated my system using the Update Manager and now I am getting a Broken Package error. I went into Synaptic Package Manager and clicked on Fix Broken Packages but then I got this error. E: ...
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Install software with 12.04

Just freshly installed from 12.04 after using 11.04 and dist-upgrading to 11.10 a few months back, figured a fresh installation was due. First thing I noticed is that synaptic is no longer installed ...
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When I want to reload synaptic package manager, I get an error

When i click reload after few minutes I get this error : W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ir.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_ universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum ...
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Why was the Synaptic package manager removed from Ubuntu 11.10?

I recently tried the new Ubuntu release and when I wanted to change the cache setting of Ubuntu update, I noticed that the Synaptic Package Manager was no longer available. Why? It was one of most ...
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Replacing the login screen

I removed the login screen from ubuntu because it was the wrong one... but instead of reverting back to the default screen, it just goes blank after the boot! What do I do now? I'm almost certain I ...
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sudo apt-get update giving error about duplicate

Getting an error about duplicate sources, how can I get around this?
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How long before a bug fix makes it through to the package manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “Fix Committed” mean? I am affected by this bug which appears to be fixed now. Lazy beggar that I am, I don't want to install it myself, so I'm ...
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Why can't I completely remove any applications?

I am trying to completely remove some of the applications, using Synaptic Package Manager, that I have uninstalled in Ubuntu 11.04. I'm pretty sure I am doing everything correctly. I check the ...
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synaptic package manager and update manager are not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? this is the message i get for both of them E: Malformed line 58 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) ...
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How to revert back to older xorg?

Since the last update of ubuntu 12.04, the system won't boot into gui anymore. It states that it was unable to load the graphics drivers and gives me 4 options, these are: run in low graphics mode ...
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Getting Error on Synpatic Package Manager, UbuntuTweak on the Repository and Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Everytime I tried to open Synpatic Package Manger I get ...
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Why my lscpi command not found? [closed]

when u try to check my VGA using this code lscpi | grep VGA and my console say this No command 'lscpi' found, did you mean: Command 'lscpu' from package 'util-linux' (main) Command 'lscp' ...
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After force-installing a 32-bit deb failed, how can I install the 64-bit version?

I tried to dpkg -i --force-architecture google-earth-stable_i386.deb and it failed. But now when I try to install the amd64.deb it fails saying dpkg: error processing ...
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Touchpad on Gateway LT2802u Netbook doesn't work

I installed Xubuntu Oneiric on a Netbook. The Synaptic Device is recognized by the system and back in Lucid it worked. But now it won't work anymore. grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices1 gave me ...
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Why can I install only one software at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? I have seen that in Ubuntu Software Center or even when sudo apt-get install is issued,only one package ...
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How to list all dependency problems?

Like being able to filter broken packages in synaptic, is there a way to list (CLI or GUI) all dependency problems? Or would dependency issues show up as broken? I'm confused because each time I ...
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Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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How to find and delete duplicated sources list entries? [duplicate]

Is there a command line to find and delete duplicated entries in the /etc/apt/sources.list file? or is this possible via synaptic perhaps?
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Mouse Freezes On XOrg Load [closed]

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm joining the crowd of people who are experiencing mouse freezing/unresponisveness after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. On the login screen, I can move the mouse and ...
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Synaptic Package Manager opens with error report [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am on Ubuntu 12.04.Uname -a out put:Linux bravery--Notebook-PC ...
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How do I fix a “E: impossible to read the sources list.” error?

I've upgraded my system from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 yesterday and it gave such serious problems that I had to format the partition and re-install the OS from scratch this morning. Now, I fixed all the ...
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Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
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Synaptic Manager , Update Manager not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update I get this when I update my Ubuntu 12.04 E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...
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“Dependency is not satisfiable” error when trying to install an application

When I try to install glchess in Synaptic I get this error At a certain time I installed the Gnome desktop and a lot of games that came with it and then uninstalled the games. Now I want chess ...
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How do I downgrade libglib2? (from glib 2.31 to 2.30?)

EDIT: NEW FORMULATION OF THE QUESTION I have the wrong version of libglib2 installed. I had some experimental repo that broke everything. From this source, ...
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How to recreate cache for “APTonCD” after cleaning cache through apt-get clean?

I recently had to opt for cleaning my cache through apt-get clean after getting lots of GPG errors during update. But it's created another problem for me since I want to create an "APTonCD" for ...
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Dependecy problem when trying to remove emacs

Hello I'm trying to remove emacs - but when I select it for deletion in synaptic - xemacs got selected for an installation. How do I remove emacs and xemacs from my system? I want to do it, because I ...
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Errors when trying to install the, default-jre-headless package from the synaptic package manager

I am trying to install the java re and java dk in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I tried using this link ubuntu help java. I used the first link for installing and clicked yes. I was warned that some of the ...
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Cannot open Synaptic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing I installed Unity 5 in Ubuntu 11.10, as seen in OMG!Ubuntu! but since then Synaptic is not working. I even tried purging it and ...
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How do I install packages to an 8.10 system?

I am trying to copy some files from a disused Ubuntu 8.10 system. To do that I need to install nfs, portmap, etc., since those are not already installed. So I open Synaptic to install the packages. ...
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How to install multiple apps in Software Center (Similar Behavior of Synaptic)

I wish to select multiple apps in Software Center and THEN tell it to install them. Same as the behavior of Synaptic where I select multiple ones and the click Install. This saves MANY clicks for me ...