I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't expect it will happen this time. Once I have installed it, I have rebooted my laptop, and I was really dissapointed when I saw an a console login screen. After logon, I have tried to uninstall Steam and 'apt-get install gnome'. I have downloaded about 1 GB of packages and it still didn't work, at all, now I had the missing dependencies errors, that I can't fix.

update: forgot to mention I use AMD64 Linux, some error pictures: Image 1

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  • Can you please post the output of the errors?
    – zer0rest
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 14:54
  • Ok, I'll reboot now, but the only problem now is that I can only take picture of the screen. I will add the information to the topic soon. Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 14:56
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    Looks like you added an additional repo to your system that was not intended to be compatible with Kali (eg a newer ubuntu repo).
    – jordanm
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 17:11
  • Thank you, I will try to remove the repo and apt-get update and then apt-get install -f Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 17:55
  • Nope, got an error after apt-get install gnome: dependencies and E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 18:27

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If you have aptitude installed, you can use it instead of apt-get to manually sort out dependency issues.

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