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I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, and then nothing happens!

I dual booted my XP, installing Mint last week and didn't have this problem. Is this problem happening because I installed kde?

@Kevin

when i type synaptic in a terminal i see:

a popup window that says

starting without Administrative privileges

and so one, i press ok and senaptic opens up!

@Arochester that didn't solve the problem but thanks coz you just help me update and clean my pc :) there was many packages than needed to be updated!

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Open a Terminal and try the following commands one-by-one:sudo dpkg --configure -a , sudo apt-get -f install , sudo apt-get --fix-missing install , sudo apt-get update , sudo apt-get dist-upgrade , sudo apt-get clean , sudo apt-get autoremove , sudo apt-get update . Any errors? Does it work now? –  arochester Feb 12 '12 at 17:14
    
Open a terminal and try running synaptic from there. Any errors? –  Kevin Feb 12 '12 at 18:09
    
@Kevin please read my edit –  Someone Like You Feb 12 '12 at 18:36
    
@arochester please read my edit –  Someone Like You Feb 12 '12 at 18:37
    
"when i type synaptic in a terminal i see:a popup window that says starting without Administrative privileges" Then start in Terminal with the command: sudo synaptic –  arochester Feb 12 '12 at 20:18

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