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Re: Install additional software (new user)
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 10:41:58 AM »


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 I had a similar issue after a fresh install since I was having a different issue with my previous install

Whilst I was running updates I checked out the Grub updated menu and the updates stopped, software installer wasn't working so I tried to terminal install pidgin and it prompted me to run this
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
installer seem to be running fine now  8)

update: Guess this was merely a temporary fix I only got half of my programs installed before it became stuck on playonlinux and refused to install anything after that
Last Edit: November 11, 2014, 12:15:39 PM by suburbandisposal

Re: Install additional software (new user)
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 05:26:38 PM »


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This also worked for me. I now have Chrome, Chromium and the Restricted extras downloaded and installed.

To be clear, I ran the script.
When told that the already installed package had been modified locally and asked what to do, I selected "install the maintainers version".

I will finish setting up Chrome and Chromium and test them and the do a machine restart and see if the fix holds.

11/11/14 5:44pm It looks to me like this is a permanent fix. I restarted the machine and was able to download and install WINE.
Then I ran the Update Tool and after it ran I was able to download and install Play On Linux.

Some GURU needs to verify that this is indeed a permanent fix.
It ain't me.
11/12/14 8:36
Ok, Doing the things I have done has also resulted in changes to the Boot Screen and the Shutdown screen.  I would add attachments except the forum only seems to allow .pdf and .txt and my pics are .jpg so here is a link.

 I actually like the boot screen change since the original was VERY hard on my poor old presbiopic eyes. Pink and Magenta and electric green on a grey background in 8 pt text? Really?? Why?? Nice clean black and white now
Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 10:00:02 AM by CutRightSharpening

Re: Install additional software (new user)
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2014, 12:32:24 AM »


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opened Synaptic and noticed the searchbar was missing

after running the commands in that thread, namely sudo update-apt-xapian-index -vf,  the stock installer seems to be doing it's job again (probably also temporary)
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sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index
sudo update-apt-xapian-index -vf

update: keep running into problems. At one point restricted extras wouldn't stop downloading in the stock installer so I cancelled and it said it was finished downloading anyway the next time I entered the installer. Keep getting prompted to configure dpkg
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dpkg: error processing package libqt4-declarative:i386 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
will be googling this issue immediately
Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 01:04:44 AM by suburbandisposal

Re: Install additional software (new user)
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 08:42:05 AM »


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in case anyone is still having similar issues , I did some light digging and came upon a couple of threads

in that thread someone suggested what seems to be a pretty powerful/useful command combo that seems to have done the trick
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sudo apt-get update --fix-missing && sudo apt-get -t stable -f install && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
that thread was linked from this previous one

ran the commands in there as well for good measure (obviously for the specific libqt4 problems)
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apt-get download libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386
apt-get download libqt4-xmlpatterns:amd64
sudo dpkg -i libqt4-xmlpatterns*.deb
sudo dpkg --configure -a

if this was a dumb thing to do please feel free to interject  8)

Re: Install additional software (new user)
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2014, 03:57:12 AM »


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UIAM, it has been suggested elsewhere in the forums that it isn't a good idea to run the dist-upgrade command in Linux Lite.

You see, Linux Lite is heavily modified, Things like calling dist-upgrade and installing Ubuntu/Lubuntu Software Centre can undo those changes...


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