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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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Debian Wheezy problem with packages and architectures

I recently installed Debian wheezy on my desktop PC. Here is the uname -a command: Linux devnet 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Once the installation finished, I ...
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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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Linux mint 15, synaptic can't download all repository indexes

I'm using Linux Mint 15, and started getting these errors from synaptic update manager. I did not change anything in the system, one day it just started to throw these errors. My network works OK, all ...
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Looking for a way to improve synaptic/touchpad palm detection

I find that my touchpad's palm detection is pretty awful. I have set it to the minimum sensitivity not ruining my touchpad use (PalmMinWidth=5, PalmMinZ=1), and I still get random bumps whenever I ...
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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Getting both AMD Catalyst and Touchpad to work on Samsung Laptop(NP730U3E)

I have a Samsung NP730U3E Laptop, and have huge problems finding a good Linux installation for it. I've tried several distributions, but all have had some major draw back: Ubuntu and UbuntuGnome ...
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Remove only unused dependencies using Synaptic

As all distros, install much unused software, so does PCLinuxOS. But when I am trying to remove this software using Synaptic, it marks the dependencies as "to be removed" too. The problem is that ...
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Right button drag with synaptics

I thought it would be useful to tap-and-drag with two fingers, which would represent dragging with right mouse button. But after reviewing synaptic man options I can't see any option close to this. Is ...
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Find and install Mint's default packages into new Ubuntu install

So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers. Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) ...
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Problem with the installation of synaptic from command line [closed]

I can't install Synaptic package manager from command line. When I try to install it, it shows... $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I remove persistent config data from APT?

When I remove packages from my system with APT-based programs, they often leave behind some kind of residue (referred to as "residual config") that seems to serve no purpose other than annoying me. ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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Install using synaptic ignoring dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker a latex editor in my debian system from synaptic. It shows in the dependency list texlive-base, texlive-common. etc as dependencies. But I have already installed ...
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How to remove metapackage entirely in Debian

Is there any way to remove meta package and all its packages? Subset of metapackage is packages which don't depend on metapackage by all means. That's why if remove one metapackage only the package's ...
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aptitude search output

Can someone please explain this situation to me? I do an aptitude search and I get the following output: i package ... p package:i386 ... When I start up synaptic I see package but not ...
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Touchpad won't work after login

Everytime I start my computer, when it gets to the login part of GUI, my touchpad works except I cannot turn it off using FnF3 (I'm using a Dell inspiron n4120). Soon after I log in, the touchpad ...
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Broken package system in Linux Mint - Firefox looks like the culprit

Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system. I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox ...
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Why do I see update-like marks in Synaptic Manager (Mint/Xfce) although there is no update available?

I'm in Linux Mint 14, Xfce. In Synaptic Manager I see these marks that seem to indicate an available upgrade, but there isn't any. Update manager finds nothing to upgrade. For other programs ...
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Can't fetch R updates

since my version of R is not compatible with a package I need for my work I wanted to update it today but received the following error message when trying to download the updates with synaptic: W: ...
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Apt-get refuses to stop trying to install Acroreader

I'm using Mint 13 if that matters. And I'm new. Anyway, I tried installing Adobe Reader 9 using their installer from: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Unix ...
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How do I get Synaptic's detailed description pane back?

The Synaptic package manager's main window used to look similar to this (up to at least version 0.63): Note the three panes. However, in version 0.75, it looks like this: So where did the ...
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Synaptics two-finger-tap right-click happens on non-tap

Pardon the horrendous title, I'm not exactly sure how to summarize the issue I'm having. Basically, I have synaptics, and I right-click by tapping two fingers on the touchpad because my touchpad ...
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Disable changelogs

I'm using Synaptic (and occasionally aptitude via ssh) under Debian. When upgrading packages, there is the extremely annoying behavior of scanning changelogs, which can take a minute or two when ...
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In synaptic, is there a way to always expand “Details” when installing a package?

While using synaptic and update-manager in Debian (I'm using unstable), I always like to see what it is doing while installing and always manually expand the "Show installing files" and "Details" ...
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Where do the .deb files go when I select “download only” in Synaptic Package Manager?

Here is the situation. In Synaptic Package Manager, suppose I want to download package files of package_name. I follow following steps: Select package_name> Mark for installation > Accept additional ...
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Mint 12: synaptic package manager error

Yesterday I had the same issue, I solved it by running sudo synaptic But today I don't know what's happening, if I run gksu synaptic or gksudo synaptic they don't do anything. If I go to root and ...
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

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, ...
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debian not accepting administrative password

I have XFCE Debian on an old PowerPC PowerBook G4. When I go to open Synaptic Package Manager, a window pops up asking for my administrative password. I enter the password I normally use for sudo in ...
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Conflict? dpkg, apt, apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic

So, I ssh into a (very) remote Ubuntu 10.4 server to do some admin and web dev+design. And I was looking through the various package manager options. There's a lot. The big ones are dpkg, apt, ...
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Unmet acroread dependencies preventing Synaptic install

In Synaptic I am getting the error: acroread: Depends: acroread-l10n-en but it is not going to be installed or acroread-l10n Depends: acroread-debian-files but it is not going to be installed ...