Debian :: Aptitude-gtk Menu Options Don't Work?

Jul 14, 2010

I'm using squeeze and my updates are all updated. Aptitude-gtk is at 0.6.3-2 . My menu icons, like 'Update', 'Packages', and 'Preview' don't work. Luckily the buttons at the bottom of the screen, like 'Fix Manually' and 'Upgrade', still work. In this way the application is still useful. I can still search for things, and I can right-click with the mouse to mark packages for installation or removal. Then I use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to finish the work. BUT the menu icons , and come to think of it, options in the menus, don't work. Does anyone else have this problem? I went through the bug page on the debian site but I cannot find my problem.

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Debian Installation :: Aptitude Update And Aptitude Install Aptitude?

Jul 11, 2010

I am trying to upgrade an amd64 lenny system to squeeze.I've got a 2.6.32 kernel running, done aptitude update and aptitude install aptitude.When I try "aptitude safe-upgrade", it sits forever resolving seems to search with the resolver counting up more and more open/conflict/ whatever.I stopped it once it got over 100,000)Is it possible to get aptitude to do a safe-upgrade, perhaps using a command line option?

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Debian :: Aptitude Doesn't Work After Installation

Feb 26, 2010

get a GUI working after installing Debian. Now, I have another set of problems so I decided to create a new thread. the first thing going wrong is that when I type aptitude update I get the following output:


I want to download the driver for mi wireless, get openoffice and a bunch of other things, but with this not working, I'm guessing there's not much I can do now... I have the driver of the wireless, which I downloaded before the installation of Debian, and that I now copied to my new Debian desktop, but I cannot open it... it is a tar.gz file. I'm currently connected through wired connection by the way.

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Debian :: Apt, Aptitude And Other Package Managers Fail To Work

Jun 27, 2011

I had debian squeeze on my personal computer at home, 3 days ago i've upgraded it to the debian testing. last day i've installed virtualbox which i've gotten from . today non of package managers work. an example of installing sumthin new with apt:

root@fairyland:/home/timmy# apt-get install clamav
Reading package lists... Done
Segmentation faulty tree... 50%

also synaptic can't be started. i've run apt-get clean and removed /var/lib/apt/list i also tried apt-get update but these don't work sum useful info:

root@fairyland:/home/timmy# tail -n 40 /var/log/dpkg.log
2011-06-26 11:58:07 status half-installed virtualbox-ose 3.2.12-dfsg-1
2011-06-26 11:58:07 status config-files virtualbox-ose 3.2.12-dfsg-1


just don't tell me i've to refresh its base, shit i hate to do this, i'd never done that about debian, this is one of the reasons i luv debian.

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Debian Multimedia :: After The Last Aptitude Dist-upgrade The Keyboard Does Not Work

Apr 30, 2011

I have got Debian SID (2.6.38-2-amd64) (lenovo x61s) after the last aptitude dist-upgrade the keyboard does not work (udev 168-1) after boot. The USB keyboard and the usb mouse work fine. Have you got any idea on how to fix it? I have google it but I have not found any similar issue.

debian:/home/andrea# lsmod
Module Size Used by
acpi_cpufreq 12849 1


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Debian :: Cannot Set Halt And Reboot Options To Openbox Menu

Jun 10, 2010

I can't seem to get the options halt and reboot working in my openbox right-click menu. I've tried following the guide here from post #11, where the code he says to use in the /etc/sudoers file is:

%users  john=NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown -h now, /sbin/shutdown -r now

...but I can't seem to get it to work on my end. In obmenu, I have for halt, to run "sudo halt" and for reboot, "sudo reboot" but they only work after I've already entered my sudo password, such as when I work with terminal to edit a config file.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Options - Can't Select Any Of The Menu Options Except For Boot From First Hard Drive

Mar 19, 2010

So I have the burned ubuntu CD, and I'm attempting to install it on a system that has one HDD with XP/Vista on it, and another that is completely formatted and unpartitioned. However, when I boot to the ubuntu CD, I can use the menus from the bottom, and select the language when initially prompted, but I can't select any of the menu options except for boot from first hard drive.

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Debian Multimedia :: Main Menu Won't Work On Some Applications?

Jun 10, 2011

Recently our Son showed me Xscreensaver which he has running on his Debian Squeeze machine. Since I really like what you can do with it and since I use Squeeze as well, I figured that I'd try out the Xscreensaver on my system. Compiz is already working and I haven't had any 3D related problems yet. Anyway, so I install xscreensaver from the software center ... then I go to the main menu ... sure enough it's there alright. Then I place a checkmark in the box to activate/display that feature in the main menu ... but after a second or two the checkmark just vanishes. This happens over and over, even after rebooting.

I thought that a logged in user has full privileges over the items that appear in the main menu? Am I missing something? I don't know of any other (root) method to access the main menu with the apps ... Everything else reacts fine, just the folder for the xscreensaver can't be checked.

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Ubuntu :: Right Mouse Click Freeze / When Right Mouse Button To Open Options Menu It Freezes And Does Not Open Menu?

Oct 14, 2010

just want to report "Right Mouse Click Freeze" on Ubuntu 10.10. When I click on anything with my right mouse button to open options menu it freezes and does not open menu. Sometimes when I shake my mouse left/right a bit it opens that menu, but this does not work always. It seems like xserver issue, but I'm not sure since I'm not expert in linux yet. It's very annoying issue that I would like to resolve asap.

My System Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital 250 GB Hard Drive
Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit (Kernel Linux 2.6.35-22)
(Used Desktop Install CD)

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Fedora Installation :: No Options At Grub Menu?

Mar 31, 2010

i am running windows and fedora 12..both are working when i switch on the laptop in morning i discovered that it automatically start windows..when again i restart does not give any option to me for selecting which OS to run..i have seen grub.conf file it is right...i have done is booting can i boot to fedora 12 without reinstalling.

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General :: Mint 9 Menu Options Does Not Allow For Accessing Win. 7?

May 23, 2010

I managed to install Mint 9 on a Windows 7 system. It works except for one thing: at the Menu options, Windows 7 is listed at the bottom, Mint 9 at the top. I can log into Mint 9 but all keys are frozen. When I boot with Super Grub and other discs, I get the same result. All keys are frozen.Is there a way to edit my boot menu so that I can get dual boot.I know I can use Win. 7 disc, repair, then re-install Windows' mbr, but that would give me back my Win. 7 but no Mint 9. (By the way, I cannot install Ubuntu 10.4 or any other Linux; ;so far it works only with Mint 9)

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General :: Edit Right Click Menu Options?

Feb 9, 2010

to be able to copy a file, then right click my mouse and select paste as and save the file with a different file name. It will save me from making a duplicate and then renaming it, or defaulting to command line (which I live in anyways). Or how about copying some text and then just right clicking in a file manager and pasting the text as a file. It would save me the time to open an editor and pasting it and then saving it. I wouldn't think it would be too hard to grab the latest clipboard entry and redirect it to a file. Scripting the functions shouldn't be hard at all. I would think the hardest part would be to implement the right click menu function across different X environments. For example I use KDE 3.5. I don't even know how to edit the right click menu options (Google should fix that). I could setup the changes for my system, but it would only work on KDE 3.5 then. I would have to figure out how to do it for Gnome, Xfce, iceWM, Englightenment, etc. Should this be a standard feature given by the OS?

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General :: Write Kickstart For Menu Options?

Jan 30, 2010

I am attempting to write a kickstart file for Fedora Directory Server.I am stuck at some menu options. here is what I have written so far:



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CentOS 5 :: Pxe Menu With Local Disk As First Options?

Jul 15, 2009

I want to use pxe with my centos machine. I want to add "boot from first hard disk" as the first options.Is it possible to do that? if so, how ?

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Ubuntu :: It Doesnt Show The Menu With The Installation Options?

Apr 25, 2010

Im trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a friends laptop,but everytime I put in the disc with the ISO it doesnt show the Ubuntu menu with the Installation options etc, it just starts up Windows normally, and when its on Windows it recognizes the disc and a window pops up showing the files within the disc (the ISO) and it doesnt let me install it.

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General :: Options Missing From Firefox Tools Menu?

Oct 10, 2009

Using firefox on Ubuntu 9.04. when I click tools, options is not in the menu. How can I get it back? I have searched a lot but haven't found the answer.The tools menu contains. Web Search > Downloads > Add-ons > Error console > Page Info > Clear Private Data > manage Content Plug-ins.

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CentOS 5 :: Hibernate And Standby Options Don't Even Appear In System Menu

Jun 15, 2011

I'm using CentOS 5.6, kernel version 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5xen, and the Hibernate and Standby options don't even appear in the System menu. How can I get them to appear?

The funny thing is that before I reset my system to a clean install of CentOS 5.6, I was able to see those entries and execute them just fine. (I think that in that previous installation, by doing some updating of packages I got another kernel version and booting into that one showed the menu items.)

Could it have something to do with the fact that it's a xen kernel? Even though I've disabled xend, it doesn't appear.

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Ubuntu :: Disable Reboot And Shutdown Options From The Drop Down Menu In 9.10?

Jan 30, 2010

I want to disable Reboot and Shutdown options from the drop down menu in Ubuntu 9.10. I tried this:[URL] I also tried to modify the gdm.conf file, but the changes I made, made no difference.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Editing Grub / Menu Of Startup Options?

Feb 6, 2010

Would like to eliminate from the Grub menu of startup options all but the latest kernel update? Have made some attempts, but don't have authority is the message.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Recover Multiple Boot Options Menu ?

Jun 21, 2010

Previously I'd installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Lucid) on my Acer Aspire One 751h netbook. the machine came with XP installed, so I installed Ubuntu as a dual-boot setup. I had various problems with the configuration of Ubuntu (nothing to do with the boot process, and now solved) so I reinstalled it.

What I'd actually done with the second installation was to install it again alongside both XP and the original Ubuntu installation (maybe that was also a stupid thing, but I didn't know it would work like that). When I realised what I'd done, I did the stupid thing, which was to delete the partitions with the older installation and swap file (using the Disk Utility).

After that, the next time I rebooted I went straight into grub-rescue. I don't know much about this, but I found a forum entry explaining the basics, so I can now issue grub-rescue commands that let me boot into Ubuntu. I've run update-grub and my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file looks fine.

However, I think this only kicks in once I've got past the initial boot menu and have chosen Ubuntu (now on sda5 - hd0,5). My problem is that the files/processes that load the boot menu on startup still have the old configuration, so when I reboot I still go into grub-rescue and I get 'partition not found' (or, since I recreated the partitions, 'file not found') and root is at (hd0,7).

Is there a way, once I've got into Ubuntu, of changing the information in the startup boot menu Alternatively, if I copy my entire file system from sda5 into sda7, would that do the trick?

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Ubuntu :: Grub Displays But Doesn't Load Menu Options

Dec 3, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.10, manually installed, on a Dell Studio 15 laptop, dual booting with Windows 7.While a few kids were playing nearby where I was working, one of the pillows they were playing with hit my laptop's screen and moved the screen's hinge backwards, applying pressure past where the hinge ends. This didn't seem to cause any physical harm to the computer, but I moved away from where they were playing, and in the process, shut the laptop, putting it into sleep mode. I opened the laptop and entered my password to unlock it. About half a second after entering my password and displaying the desktop and open windows, it brought up the password prompt again, as if I'd just opened my laptop up and removed it from standby, although I had not in fact touched it since I had entered my password a mere half second before. I thought that that was strange, and then attempted to continue my work. However, although the mouse worked fine, when I attempted to apply a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+2, which runs a 2-finger scroll script and has to be run every time I take the computer out of standby), Ubuntu didn't register it (I didn't touch the keyboard otherwise, although I should have checked whether it worked all =).

I tried it again, and it still did not apply the script. Then I thought, "Oh, the pillow must have knocked something out of whack. I'll restart." When I restarted, grub loaded as usual, but the timeout ("loading the primary in Xs." sort of thing) that it usually displays did not display this time. I didn't notice it at the time; I selected Ubuntu, and it appeared to be loading it, removing the grub menu, but then hung. I waited 5 minutes for the computer to display the login screen, but it did not, so I restarted again, thinking that it might just be something stupid. It didn't work again, hanging again. I tried this with both the most recent linux kernel and the second most recent kernel, neither of which worked. But what was interesting is that Windows 7, which is also on the grub menu, loaded and displayed perfectly, as did GRUB Invaders, a game that can be loaded directly from grub.After this little escapade, I thought something was just wrong in grub.cfg, and it somehow wasn't mapping the Ubuntu menu entries to the appropriate OS and kernel. So I loaded up a live CD, and attempted to look at the linux entries. These are the menu entries 10_linux, 00_header, and 20_linux_xen.



#! /bin/sh
set -e
# grub-mkconfig helper script.
# Copyright (C) 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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Ubuntu :: Audio And Video Options Missing From Applications Menu

Jun 22, 2011

I am running Classic (No effects) Since I installed VBox a couple of days ago, I have just realized the Sound and Video options have disappeared from the Applications Menu.

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General :: To Disable Cut, Copy, Paste Options In The Edit Menu?

May 3, 2011

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I want to disable the cut, copy, paste options in the Edit menu when my system is connected by rdesktop. I want to make a write/copy protected session in the rdesktop. I have disabled the keybord shortcuts like Ctrl+X ,Ctrl+V, Ctrl+C by disabling their Keysyms in the rdesktop code. Now I need to disable the options in the edit menu.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Cannot Find Options Under System Menu For Sound Preferences

Feb 26, 2010

I have to use alsa for audio to work under wine (otherwise pulseaudio starts eating up processor cycles and the audio comes out horrible and distorted), but I have been unable to use the mic. The mic boost is up on the alsa mixer, and they are not muted. I cannot find any options under my system menu for Sound Preferences (which seems to get references in a lot fo help forums), or anywhere else to determine which audio driver the line in on the front uses.

I'm using an Acer laptop from a couple years ago, so support should be no problem.

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Fedora :: Panel Options Of Gnome Missing / Get Context Menu Items Back?

Jul 21, 2010

I used to be able to right-click any panel in Gnome and select 'Properties' to chnage the size, color, add a new item, ect...

Now when I right-click a panel the only options I see are 'Help' and 'About Panels'

can somebody PLEASE tell me how to get my context menu items back?

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Fedora :: Logout And Cancel Are Only Options In KDE Menu / Lost Ability To Do A Shutdown Or Restart?

Dec 16, 2008

I have lost my ability in KDE Menus to do a shutdown or restart. My only option is to logoff or cancel. This started occurring about 2 weeks ago, possibly 2 KDE workspace updates ago. I have been assuming it would get fixed with an update but so far it has not.

I am running Fedora 10 x86_64, kernel =, and the KDE version is:

kde-filesystem.noarch 4-20.fc10 installed
kde-settings.noarch 4.1-4.20081031svn.fc10 installed
kde-settings-kdm.noarch 4.1-4.20081031svn.fc10 installed

I have 3 different systems all running the same OS and KDE versions and it is happening on all 3 systems. All systems have the "Offer Shutdown Options" selected in Session Manager. I have even turned this option off, rebooted, and then back on to try to jumpstart it but that did not work.

Additionally, I have tried deleting the contents of the /tmp directory while in single-user mode and also the .kde under my home directory. This made no difference.

Another symptom I am noticing is that any desktop widgets that I create all get moved to the upper left-hand corner of the display whenever I reboot and log back in. Any extra shortcut widgets that I add to the panel are also gone the next time I log in.

Again, these same symptoms are occurring on 3 different machines.

These symptom do not occur after a fresh install of FC 10. It is breaking during one of the yum updates but I have not narrowed it down yet as to which update is causing this to happen.

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General :: Installing Latest Ubuntu 11 - Manually Arranging Different Options In Partitioning Menu?

Jul 5, 2011

I usually use Ubuntu as a way of accessing my hard drive when Windows 7 crashes. I now want to reinstall Ubuntu on my hard drive as a seperate OS on its own partition.

I installed Windows 7 already, and I allocated about 60gb for Ubuntu. The problem now is manually arranging the different options in the Ubuntu partitioning menu. I tried the automatic installation but I was unhappy with the fact that it merged my W7 and the Ubuntu installation on a partition.

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Debian :: Cannot Install Anything Using Aptitude Or Apt-Get?

May 22, 2010

I'm fairly new to debian, but not to Linux overall. And it seems that I can not install anything using the "apt-get" or "aptitude" commands. Here is what it says when I try to install synaptic:

apt-get install synaptic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package synaptic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.
E: Package synaptic has no installation candidate

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Debian :: Different Functionality In Aptitude And Apt-get?

Aug 19, 2011

From what I understand aptitude and apt-get are both valid package management tools and it should not matter which one you use (of course the user interface is different, but the basic functionality is the same). I found something which makes me believe there are differences: I ran aptitude install gnome-themes-more and it did nothing because the package was already installed. Then I ran apt-get install gnome-themes-more just to see the difference, and it also did not install anything, but it marked the package as manually installed.

The I ran again apt-get install gnome-themes-more and this time the package was not marked as manually install (obviously because it's already marked). This makes me believe that aptitude did not mark my package as manually installed (I would have pasted the command output as well, but I don't have it anymore). So, is the core functionality of those tools the same or not?

I used until now apt-get and wonder if I should have used aptitude. I have found some wikis which recommend the usage of aptitude but I could not find out if this reccomendation is based only on the UI improvements or are there also improvements in the core functionality. I'd like some hints from more seasoned debianers about which one to use, or whether it matters. I'm maily using command line, so user interface is not an issue,

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Install - Or Any Other Based Distro - Just Hangs - Still Showing The Menu Of Boot Options

Mar 11, 2011

I bought a new NVidia Asus EN210 for my HTPC, but I can't get Ubuntu to install.

First I made a live USB disk of 10.10 with Unetbootin and when I choose the option of "try Ubuntu" it starts loading and then just hangs, still showing the menu of boot options. After this I tried Xubuntu on a USB disk. This one also starts loading but then just fails. I also tried XBMC Live. This one does show the Ubuntu 10.04 screen but then just shows a black screen.

After this I found a CD with Ubuntu 10.04, I think or it is 10.10, laying around in my room. I booted it and once I select an option from the install menu it starts to load, but then just gives a black screen with a flashing "-" sign.

The strange thing is, once I pop in the old video card, which is an ATI HD4350, my Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD on USB disk does work and it does get past the menu of boot options (in my second paragraph I describe how this isn't the case with Ubuntu 10.10 combined with my NVidia card).

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