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I can't update Debian by terminal but I can update by Synaptic

I install Debian and I set de different repositories in my sources.list. When I use sudo apt-get update the terminal says different errors like: can't connect to "the repository" or fail to get "the ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it is likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It is likely not set up correctly ...
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Synaptics-Touchpad (xorg-xserver) tap sensitivity too high

I have a Lenovo x1 carbon 7th gen. I just recently installed the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to fix the disabled click buttons after suspension. Since I have installed the synaptics driver, the tap ...
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Installing a .deb package locally

On a Debian system how can I extract and install a .deb package located in one folder and its dependencies located in a "pool" of other folders, using apt, dpkg and Synaptic respectively? Edit: I ...
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Is there a web interface for apt packages without access to a machine running apt?

Note: This is definitely not a duplicate of Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations? because this has different constraints. I'm ...
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ELAN touchpad (04F3:0401) enable double finger scrolling

I'm having trouble enabling the two finger scrolling on my new Asus X540L. sugarman@sugarman:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual ...
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synaptic do not show packages long description

Since I upgraded my Debian version to Buster I am not able to see the long description of the packages in synaptic wich affect the way I search for them. I thing is maybe a configuration issue but ...
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Cannot install synaptics driver. apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics leads to broken packages

I have just purchased a thinkpad and it has synaptic input device but ubuntu 18.4 does not come with synaptics touchpad driver. I am trying to implement the solution given here but running sudo apt-...
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Error occurred during the signature verification in synaptic package manager for debian buster repositories

I am trying to refresh repository indexes using Synsptic Package Manager and getting the following error. An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and ...
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Synaptic on CentOS

There is quite useful program for managing packages in Debian-based operating systems. It is called Synaptic. Is there same program on Red Hat-based systems, such as CentOS?
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sudo apt-get update errors: how do I clean up my MariaDB installation?

Linux Mint 18.3 (based on Ubuntu Xenial). I have looked at the other questions here, but I still don't know where to start about cleaning up my package lists and specifically MariaDB. Any links to ...
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Are there any rules of thumb about installing and upgrading applications?

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 I'd describe myself as a low intermediate Linux user. I just spent about 4 hours working out how to upgrade my version of NodeJS. In the end I had to tweak a build script that ...
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How to define multitouch “distance” with synaptics / libinput for two/three-finger-click? [closed]

Recently I set up my new t490s with synaptics and libinput. Everything works like a charm. However, I experienced that two-finger and three-finger click only work when I have the fingers close ...
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Extra Junk at the end of [99synaptic] file

When I try to launch synaptic I get this error: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99synaptic:1: Extra junk at end of file" I found out that semicolons could be missed in that file, but when try to ...
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T440S Touchpad disabled at each reboot. I found that manually reloading the synaptics driver fixes it. How do I make the change permanent in Kubuntu?

After every reboot, I need to run sudo rmmod psmouse and sudo modprobe -v psmouse to re-enable the touchpad. Otherwise, double finger scrolling doesn't work and only a few areas of the pad work, much ...
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Mousepad not working in Lenovo Thinkpad

I have had a strange problem here - the integrated synaptic mouse/the rubber mouse does not work in Linux. The integrated mouse/mousepad only works as long Windows has activated them firstly. I can ...
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Git package breaks bash-completion?

I am about to try and install the git package. In Synaptic, in the dependencies tab, it writes: Breaks: bash-completion (<1:1.9-1) Breaks: bash-completion [italicized] I have the latest version ...
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touchpad not working on Kali Linux 2 Rolling

I am simply trying to enable tapping on my touchpad. When I move my finger over the pad, the cursor moves, but tapping does nothing. First I opened this question because I was trying to permanently ...
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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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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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Touchpad right click broken Dell XPS 13 9343 libinput Debian Buster

Right click has stopped working on the touchpad of my Dell XPS 13 (2015) 9343 for a few weeks now on Debian Testing (Buster). As in Wayland the libinput configuration is done through the UI (in my ...
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disable scroll by 3 and 4 fingers on synaptics touchpad

I am fine with scrolling with 2 fingers. I have already disbaled edge scrolling by 1 finger. I want to disable click and scrolling by 3 and 4 fingers on my synaptics touchpad. System details: ...
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Dependency problems Linux Debian undetectable broken packages

I am just trying to do an upgrade (sudo apt upgrade), but it fails with error E: Broken Packages. Doing dpkg -l | grep broken and dpkg -l | grep held returned nothing. My sources.list looks as follows:...
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How to avoid password prompt when starting Synaptic?

Whenever I start the Synaptic package manager, it asks for a password. How do I make it skip that dialog? I'm using Debian 9.8.
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Touchpad click and scroll not working in centOS

I have recently installed centOS 7 on my system. [Shivendra@DESKTOP-JHII5PM etc]$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Debian stretch package system breaks when non-free added

Clean install of SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u2 (2017-06-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux on an HP G62-144DX with 4G of memory, 500G HD and Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4 Everything working fine. I had ...
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Detecting downloaded (and not installed) packages with Synaptic / apt / dpkg?

Is there any way to detect downloaded (in cache) and not installed packages using Synaptic, apt or dpkg? Do I have to create a specific filter for that? If so how do I do that? Where could I learn ...
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Debian 9: synaptic package manager won't launch from command line

Every time I enter this line: sudo pkexec synaptic The synaptic package manager opens, but always followed by this error message: E: Could not open file - open (2: No such file or directory) E: ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first.

Have been trying to fix it in various ways, but all these advices on the internet turned out useless for me. It was too strange to see when one instruction help other people, but don't solve my ...
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Touchpad click not working in xfce4 linux mint

I am using xfce4 in linux-mint. Touchpad click is not working while I can scroll using 2 fingers and left-right clicks are also working. Contents of file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf ...
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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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Where does Synaptic (Debian) stores the installed packages list?

I have to reinstall my system (Debian Linux), and need to install the same packages I previously installed with Synaptic. Synaptic has menu options to save and reload a file which contains a list ...
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Gparted and Synaptic ask for root password instead of mine

I've just installed Synaptic and Gparted on my Raspbian Lite. However I can't use them when launching from the desktop. They ask me for the root password which... there isn't. I have no problem ...
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What should be in the sources.list for Kali Rolling Linux? [duplicate]

This is exact content from my sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2016.1 _Kali-rolling_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20160830-11:29]/ kali-rolling contrib main non-free #...
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How to save settings for Synaptic (Graphical package manager)?

I have dotfiles where I store the settings from all the programs that I use. I mean files with the extension .conf, .cfg, .rc and etc. But I cannot find a place where the Synaptic keeps its settings. ...
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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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What layer of the OS/drivers/X/Wayland might cause touchpad problems in both synaptic and libinput?

I am wondering, what layer of the stack might be causing issues in my touchpad if both the synaptic driver and the libinput driver show the same issue? I would be using my trackpad and intermittently ...
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Synaptic: How to completely remove dependant packages by default?

I want to sort out some preinstalled programs, but when a package depends on the package I want to remove, it only gets marked for removal, not complete removal, so I have to mark all of them for ...
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Installed package not showing in menu

LINUX MINT 18.3 I have just installed Fgallery through software center of Linux Mint. But the app doesn't show in the menu.
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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Can't install synaptic in kali

Following is the error while installing synaptic *Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Synaptic - Opera - Could not resolve host

Using Linux Mint 18.3 on Dell XPS 15 laptop. My update manager is having some issues, I am having difficult time troubleshooting it. It complains that: Failed to fetch https://deb.opera.com/opera-...
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unresolved dependencies (held back packages) seemingly unfixable

I was having some problems with LibreOffice Draw, and since I couldn't find a solution for it I decided to uninstall and do a clean install. If I recall correctly This is what I've used: sudo apt-get ...
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Synaptic won't list programs that apt-get will install…?

For Linux Mint 18.3 MATE 32-bit. I thought that the GUI Synaptic Package Manager and the apt-get command line were working with the same databases of available packages. But this doesn't always seem ...
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How to have a stable Debian Linux with a single testing program?

Is it possible to have a stable Debian system, with the option to install single programs from testing/unstable with the distribution package manager? In particular, I would need to always have the ...
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Root login doesn't work with Synaptic and Apper

I have an odd problem. I have tried to use Synaptic so I can install a package. The system asks for the root password but won't accept it. I can start a terminal window and start su with the root ...
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dpkg not working properly

It all started after installing xemacs21 on my Ubuntu machine. Here are some of the outputs probably needed for troubleshooting. Let me know if I should add more. After trying sudo apt-get -f ...
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Synaptic Package Manager File Settings

What do the file settings in Synaptic Package Manager delete? As in what are temp and history files for? Do you need them for anything at all?
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't open in Awesome WM

I am using the awesome window manager running Debian 8. I am unable to open up the synaptic package manager when i go to the menubar using right click on the desktop > Debian>Applications>System>...