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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 requiring too many additional removals?

I installed LLVM out of curiousity some time ago, not using it for anything specific. Today I tried removing it with Synaptic, the same way I installed it. The problem is, marking 'removal' on one of ...
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Synaptic and sudo apt-get update broken Ubuntu 14.10?

I just tried to build Riak unsuccessfully. Now something happened that messed everything up. When I try to start synaptic I get this: E: Type '500' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/...
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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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Is there a roadmap for me to follow to resolve hard-to-diagnose problems like mine ? “System program problem” after login

My system recently had some hangs that only ended after a power-off reboot. Now: reboots take a long time once I do login, several "System program problem detected" boxes pop up Both Synaptic and ...
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Errors were encountered processing libreoffice-common

I have tried using "sudo apt-get -f install" and I have also tried "sudo apt-get install -f" to fix the dependencies with no luck. This is also preventing me from installing Synaptic to remove ...
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Synaptic stopped responding

When troubleshooting no-response for Synaptic,in the "Edit Launcher" window command-line says "/usr/bin/synaptic-pkexec" but file manager shows "X11" where pkexec should be. Trying to open this X11 ...
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Why doesn't Synaptic start?

When I start synaptic package manager normally (Super-Synaptic), it asks for a password. When I enter password, nothing happens! When I start synaptic form terminal using synaptic-pkexec, I get: No ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Remove varicad2013-en (A Virus or PIA)

I am having a problem. I was running out of space and remove varicad2013-en from my system manually. Now when I try to do a system upgrade, the system fails with the following message: Processing ...
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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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Synaptic is giving me an error

After I start up synaptic this error message shows up. How can I fix this? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repo.steampowered....
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Syanptic: Could not download all respository indexes

I've been trying on and off to fix this and I have come to the point where I need to ask for help. The last thing I did was visit here (Update manager: "Could not download all repository indexes&...
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No Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

So in an attempt to install the fglrx-updates package I somehow managed to disable my touchpad. I've gone through all the things I can think of. I tried reinstalling the xorg drivers via: sudo apt-...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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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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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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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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pkexec can not start any GUI application

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome 3.6. There is something amiss with pkexec that is not allowing it to start any gui application. pkexec synaptic in a zsh terminal produces a box asking for admin ...
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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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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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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 TouchPad Not working in Ubuntu 15.10

Synaptic touchpad is not working in Dell 5547. I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 and mouse pad stopped working. It used to work in Windows. Since i am new to Ubuntu i don't know much to sort it myself. I ...
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Errors from a particular source when I update (in any of the package managers)

When I update (using any of these, apt-get, synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center) I get several errors. First is this warning: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/dists/utopic/InRelease ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I'm having trouble installing DigiKam. Errors during Synaptic installation.

I'm very new to Linux and I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to install Digikam. I'm using Synaptic and after installing all the needed files, I ended up having one broken file, the main Digikam ...
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Can I install a specific package version from an old Ubuntu in a newer Ubuntu

Let's say that the repository of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS contains an old version of package X and that the repository of Ubuntu 15.10 contains a new version of that same package. Can I easily install the ...
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Download speed of packages through apt-get/synaptic

What happens is that while downloading packages the terminal (or synaptic) won't show any download activity and then, out of nowhere, a whole package (few MBs in size) is downloaded. It is not a ...
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Synaptic GtkTreeView and GtkTreeModel not synchronized

The error message is:(synaptic:16855): Gtk-CRITICAL **: /build/gtk+3.0-3sSotQ/gtk+3.0-3.10.8/./gtk/gtktreeview.c:5380 (gtk_tree_view_bin_draw): assertion 'has_next' failed. There is a disparity ...
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Aptitude: show packages whose installed version is no longer available

Sometimes, after trying out some repos, i get packages (also available in the standard distro) whose installed version is no longer available because i disabled the origin repo. I want to downgrade ...
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Frustration with broken packages (Dropbox)

I don't remember how I installed it, but currently, a package relating to dropbox had left my system unable to install anything. I suspect it is nautilus-dropbox, but I don't know of any methods to ...
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More about synaptic package manager

A day after yesterday I'm trying to install GNS3 in my Ubuntu 14.04. At first step of instruction it said that I have to install dependencies using synaptic package manager, and said that synaptic ...
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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 ...