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I can't install softwares after failed removal of Python 3 (python3-pkg-resources)

I have two python in my computer 2.7 and 3.4. I stupidly assumed that 2.7 is the default python in ubuntu and tried to uninstall python3 using this command sudo apt-get remove python3 While in the ...
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How to get Quick Filter back in Synaptic [Ubuntu 16.04]

Ubuntu 16.04, Synaptic Package Manager does not have a search box for quick filter. I can use search button, but it opens dialog every time which is really annoying and not convenient. I want to ...
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How to open the Synaptic Package Manager in Unity?

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10. How to open the Synaptic Package Manager?
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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: /var/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen stays black or purple when you start

lo que pasa es que hace un tiempo instalé Ubuntu 14.04 en inicio dual con Windows 8.1 en mi pc (Hp Pavilion AMD A8) y corría normal pero hace un momento necesita usar wine pero me di cuenta que no ...
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Synaptic Error Message When Selecting “Reload”

Never had an issue before with Synaptic. I installed in on a 16.04 system that I had to install from 15.10 via the "upgrade" process since the 16.04 .iso file will not install on my computer, just ...
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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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Synaptic Error: W: Can't drop privileges

I realize this has already been sort of asked, but the question I found was related to fonts rather than Synaptic in general. Every time I run anything in Synaptic, everything installs perfectly fine ...
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Teamviewer install no go

Brand new Ubuntu 16 LTS download. I downloaded team-viewer i386 version 11.0.57095 When opened in Ubuntu software center and clicked install, nothing happened When tried with dpkg -i teamviewer_11.0....
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Cursor misbehaving, Hardware problem or Software?

I bought a new HP laptop and installed fresh Ubuntu 16.04 on it. After installing Ubuntu I faced some problems with the WiFi, realtek, somehow I got a way around and fixed it. Yesterday night I put ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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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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Error in Synaptic Package Manager [closed]

I use Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and, today, when I used Synaptic Package Manager I got the following error: *W: El objetivo Sources (partner/source/Sources) está configurado varias veces en /etc/apt/...
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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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debian package upgrade issue: an error occurred, trying to overwrite files

We want to upgrade our debian packages. Currently for my testing, the older version is put in one old repository and the new version is put in another new repository. After the old one is installed,...
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Synaptic & aptitude broken after upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

after I upgraded Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), I cannot start synaptic or aptitude for installing new software, and 'apt-get install whatever' does not work either. Here ...
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synaptic No protocol specified!! error

I have a problem , i can't open synaptic >:( root@dopeboy:~# synaptic No protocol specified ** (synaptic:6940): WARNING **: Could not open X display No protocol specified (synaptic:6940): Gtk-WARNING ...
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How to install gfortran 5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gfortran 5. As per how do I install gfortran, I tried sudo apt-get install gfortran but it installs 4.8.4 gfortran compiler. I searched and found this. When I wrote, sudo add-apt-...
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Can't change my package manager on new install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I want to change my operating system back to Ubuntu after using Elementary OS for a time. I am currently using it on a USB drive to test it. I tried to install some programs that I have come to ...
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unable to use synaptic via launcher

When I open synaptic via launcher on gnome-panel, it opens and asks me for the password but if I enter the password, it says its wrong even though the password is correct and it used to work OK few ...
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text processor texmacs for ubuntu 16 [duplicate]

I used to work with gnu texmacs in Ubuntu 12.04 It is an easy scientific text processor with a possibility to get a .tex text It does not appear in the list accessible through synaptic Do anyone ...
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Correct password cannot be authenticated to run Synaptic Package Manager GUI [duplicate]

I cannot access my synaptic package manager(in GUI) due to authentication error. Even though I enter the correct user password, it always say that "Your authentication attempt was unsuccessful. Please ...
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Synaptic error message when reloading

W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list:1 W: Target Packages (main/binary-...
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Fresh install of lubuntu synaptic is missing the search box in the tool bar

A complete new install of lubuntu 11.10 has synaptic 0.75.2ubuntu7. Previously when using synaptic on another system there was a search box in the tool bar where a search string could be entered which ...
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Software Ubuntu Center is missing in Ubuntu 16

Software Ubuntu center is missing in Ubuntu 16.04 . Is there an alternative for packages management ? OR It is a return back to Synaptic ?
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How to install postgresql-9.4-postgis-2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr)?

I get the following error when trying to install postgres-9.4-postgis-2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr): Depends: libgdal1 (>= 1.9.0) but it is not installable I also tried to install the package ...
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KDE connect indicator not showing on tray

I installed KDE indicator through Synaptic Package Manager a couple days ago. Everything works great except for a few times where my device wont show up on PC (solved with a reboot) I installed the ...
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Why are some Open Office packages marked as “local or obsolete” in Synaptic

This is a follow up to this question: What does “local or obsolete” mean in Synaptic. I have not installed Open Office manually. I doubt that Open Office has been dropped from the repositories. So ...
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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": /var/...
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dpkg interrupted error while downloading

I tried to install wine. Since it was taking more than an hour I restarted the system. I found the following error when I tried to open synaptic package manager. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must ...
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Cannot install Synaptic (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have been trying to install Synaptic from both the Ubuntu Software Centre and the Terminal. When I do it from the Software Centre it says: synaptic: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.4 ...
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Kernel problem, how to downgrade

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. uname -r 4.2.0.30-generic. But this kernel is installed partially with errors and my boot loader got default updated to that. I have Linux image 4.2.0.16,4.2.0.27,4.2.0.30,...
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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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A software that can create FlowChart from a C++ code in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Eclipse for coding c++ in Ubuntu, but the Code Rocket for Eclipse tool is for windows as I have understood! I'm now looking for a tool in Ubuntu or a software that can make flowchart from ...
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Problem making changes in synaptic package manager

I am listed as administrator in settings, but when I go to synaptic package manager via terminal I get message "Starting "Synaptic Package Manager" without administrative privileges You will not be ...
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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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Disable mouse in synaptic touchpad with libinput

Is there any way to stop touchpad moving my mouse but still have buttons working with libinput (ubuntu 15.10 with xserver-xorg-input-libinput)? The same effect used to be achieved with setting ...
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How to save the column widths in Synaptic?

I'm using Synaptic on 15.10, but have a small problem: every time I quit the program, then restart it, the column widths reset. Here's what I'd like it to look like: but when I start the program, ...
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Synaptic GUI shows no history

The Synaptic PM runs fine and writes to the /var/log/apt/history.log file no problem. But the menu selection [File -> History] brings up an empty window. Is this a configuration thing? Am I missing ...
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Synaptic error after attemtping upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 on cdrom

sudo snaptic gives the following error: E: The value 'all' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources E: _cache->open() failed, please report. ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Repair Broken Packages

Every time I try to download a certain set of packages, I get an error to the gist of "Repair broken packages first." I removed some packages, but am still getting that error. Does anyone know what ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't launch from the Application Menu

My synaptic package manager not launching from application menu but i can launch it from terminal with gksudo synaptic . I have tried several times but from application menu i can't launch it . The ...
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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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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old version,...
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How to fix libgtk-3-0 broken package?

For a while I have not been able to import the gtk3 library into python. I was going to try and reinstall the libgtk-3-0 package via synaptic, but that's when I discovered that it was broken. When I ...
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SYnaptics wants to redownload already downloaded deb packages

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop from scratch. Now, after installing system, I wanted to update the system as well as install other applications which I use. So, I did an sudo apt-get ...
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How do I get my distro update dialog back?

At some point in the last few weeks I got a notice about upgrading to 15.10, and dismissed it. I figured it would come back, but it hasn't. How do I reset my notifications so that it will come back ...
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Errors during apt-get update [duplicate]

Software center and synaptics got broken somehow. I seem to have it fixed through sourses.list but I'm getting errors when I run sudo apt-get update. (Screenshot will be coming soon)
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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 ...