I am not able to install anything. I'm getting a message saying that i must check if I am "using third party repositories" and if so to disable them. Where do i check that? It also tells me to run apt-get install-f in a terminal, But i have no experience running commands in a terminal. the message also tells me that the error was

Error: BrokenCount>0

It all came with a NO ENTER sign that i now always in the top panel. Thanks

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    There is no Ubuntu 16.06. There is 16.04 LTS (which is still supported) and 16.10 (which has passed end of life). Which version are you running? – sudodus Jul 30 '18 at 18:01
  • that was a typo, im running 16.04 – KAK Jul 30 '18 at 18:47

sudo apt-get install -f will remedy the 'broken package' issue. You must run it with elevated rights, hence the sudo prefix to the command which provides you with elevated rights as if you were the root user.

Once you've done that, launch the Synaptic Package Manager (in the System menu), then select Settings, Repositories. Pick all the third-party repositories, and delete them.

  • IM sorry, that im so ignorante, but what does it mean to "run it with elevated rights" ? I really have no experience with terminal , but want to be better. I know that i have to type first sudo, and then enter my pasword. But if i enter after the apt-get install -f i get a message back saying that install -f is not a command. thank you for your patience. – KAK Jul 30 '18 at 19:22
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    @KAK the full command to run is sudo apt-get install -f. Open the Terminal, type that in, and run it. They mean by 'run with elevated rights' that you need to use sudo so that it runs as the system administrator and not in user-level directory space – Thomas Ward Jul 30 '18 at 20:10
  • I managed to run the command in the terminal. it worked. But i dont find the synaptic package manager in System Menu. Strange. Is there a other way for me to delete the Third-party repositories? – KAK Jul 31 '18 at 12:55
  • Look in all programs – K7AAY Jul 31 '18 at 13:03

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