Ubuntu :: Cannot Authenticate Some Important Packages
Dec 22, 2010
I'm running Lucid Lynx. When I go into synaptic package manager and try to take updates, it says it can't authenticate some of the packages, including for example linux-image 2.6.32-27-generic. What is up with this?
I load the update manager, it says partial upgrade needed, then it asks me if I want to uninstall important stuff like the network manager and ubuntu desktop and etc. No I don't want to uninstall the network manager, how would it complete the upgrade with no internet to download the upgrade from? And what would be the point in having an upgrade if I won't be able to do anything on it! This is happening all over again, heres the previous thread that mentioned pretty much what happening, along with a video somewhere in there. (It says I need to make 15 posts to post [URL].
What I'm wanting to do is Do the upgrade it keeps bugging me about, but not have to remove anything at the same time. The previous thread I just kept getting told what to do and was told it always confirms me before upgrading that its about to delete something, I already know that. I know it is confirming it, but I want to do the upgrade but disable the uninstalling part of it. Is there any mod to the synaptic manager that could possibly fix this? I'll even go as far as to compress my entire ubuntu partition into an iso and upload it somewhere for someone to take a look at (if anyone would possibly know what program would do this besides parimage or whatever, that's trying to remove the files as well in order to install).
While running the command sudo apt-get upgrade I get this msg
"Failed to authenticate the following packages" AVISO: No se han podido autenticar los siguientes paquetes! libnautilus-extension1 libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libsoup2.4-1 libsoup-gnome2.4-1 libwebkit-1.0-common libwebkit-1.0-2 nautilus nautilus-data notify-osd Fixd
Yesterday after trying to remove KDE and noticing that it started removing a bunch of Gnome packages as well, I've managed to fix most of the damage. I still have one thing left. To install a .rpm package I have to do it via command line as root. If I try just double clicking it now it doesn't prompt me for the root password, then it just says, "Failed to authenticate" and doesn't finish. Also I used to be able to scale the frequency of my CPUs with the applets on the Gnome panel. When I would select a different frequency it would prompt me for the root password, then change accordingly. Can somebody tell me if there's a gconf setting or a package that was removed that could cause this?
Yesterday after trying to remove KDE and noticing that it started removing a bunch of Gnome packages as well, I've managed to fix most of the damage. I still have one thing left. To install a .rpm package I have to do it via command line as root. If I try just double clicking it now it doesn't prompt me for the root password, then it just says, "Failed to authenticate" and doesn't finish. Also I used to be able to scale the frequency of my CPUs with the applets on the Gnome panel. When I would select a different frequency it would prompt me for the root password, then change accordingly. Now when I click it nothing happens. Can somebody tell me if there's a gconf setting or a package that was removed that could cause this?
i was working in this Macbook (its my mothers i do not use apple very much), just looking at ..... and normal stuff. no installations or anything, only used my external harddrive. Next time i turned on my computer, this weird gray screen showed up with something written like "kernel mismatch from your hardware" or something like this, i panicked and didnt know what to do so i restarted like the message in multiple languages said so. Nothing happened.
I tried to boot from CD (press C key) and it worked so i went on disk utility and looked for errors but all says fine. I tried making a copy of the Macintosh HD to my external hard drive so that i could re install mac but after a while copying it stops and gives me an error saying "operation not supported". I asked a professional and he suggested using a live cd of Linux (ubuntu 9. ) to try and retrieve my files from there. I did this and the live cd worked and i could see into all my folders but when i went to /Users/myuser/ none of those folders would let me copy, open and see the files. Desktop is where the important data is. It gave an error file permissions. I cant compress, open, see the files nor copy them. This is very annoying as the files are extremely important and i cannot do anything to delete them.
500gb external hard drive Macbook Pro Linux Ubuntu
Apple Original Install DVD (Snow Leopard) way to retrieve these files and copy them onto something. I really need this with urgency.
I have heard great stuff about 10.04 so I am going to download and install it before the release IF it's ready though. So is there anything I should know about before I do this? Any bugs or things that hasn't been fixed yet?And beta 2 is that latest one right? And the last one before the final release?
On my laptop I have a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu (Karmic Koala). I have 3 Vista partitions and 1 Ubuntu partition (well, two if you include the swap disk).
Recently I had started to notice that when trying to boot into Ubuntu, it simply wouldn't. It would have a screen with lots of text which would every few seconds refresh yet it never really looked any different, although I'd be unable to tell. I'd leave it there for several minutes and nothing would happen.
I wasn't worried for a while because I only used Ubuntu for some scientific work over the summer and I haven't needed it for a while but now I desperately need those files. I've tried three programs that apparently make Linux partitions accessible in windows but I've been succesful with none of them. I'm now seriously worrying that there has been a harddrive error of sorts...but then I only have one physical harddrive on my laptop and my windows partitions are working okay.
I found my Karmic DVD and I tried to run "run Ubuntu without changing your system" but that wouldn't load after ages.
I haven't tried to reinstall Ubuntu because I've read that doing so would wipe the existing files.
There is now constantly an alert on my top panel saying that I need to update my repositories. However, when I go to do this (I'm assuming that I'm doing this correctly--by clicking "Check") not all are updated and the alert remains. Here is the error message I receive:
Code: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with
I have 5 folders in the virtual rubbish bin that can not be seen and restored but is crucial for me to recover them.
I was trying too record 5 folders with brasero and I sttoped the process, then all of a sudden the folders dissapeared and after I found then in the reclycling bin by -> right click/properties in this "basic" windows there It's said: content: 413 elements ... 663.1 MiB in total ... also the picture of the bin appears full, and when I put the pick ontop of it it says: 5 elements in the bin...
(SYN=Synaptic Package Manager; UM=Update Manager) Some reason recently the Update Manager has been saying it can only do partial upgrades, then it asks if I want to confirm the things, I look at them, they have a few set to upgrade, it also says it will remove certain packages that pretty much would render my computer useless.
Here's a screenshot of the box I took just a few seconds ago when I went to "Mark All Upgrades" in Synaptic Package Manager. You can see that wanting to remove important things like "ubuntu-desktop" and "network-manager". [URL]
I mean, I would love to upgrade my WebcamStudio etc to check out the newer version, but I'm not gonna upgrade it if I can't even access it! I'm planning on going back and manually checking the ones shown for upgrade after I get done posting this, and seeing if it might be a certain package.
I am in the process of building a new computer as my current tower is ~6.5 years old; in the past few months, it has started to show it's inability to keep up with the times.One outstanding decision I have is the selection of video card. I use my Ubuntu desktop heavily for multimedia, so the first and foremost requirements for a video card are:Seamless Compiz support Seamless hardware video acceleration of MPEG-1/2/4, VC-1/WMV9, and H.264
I have a laptop with an Nvidia Quadro NVS140M, and while it only supports feature set A, I got it working with some (not all) H.264 videos, greatly reducing my CPU usage. This has led me to the conclusion that an Nvidia card will suit my Linux needs just fine.
Having said that, I will also be doing some gaming on this computer (under Windows), and so I will also require a high-performing 3D card. My current understanding is that AMD is ruling the roost in this regard with respect to bang/buck.is AMD's XvBA hardware video acceleration at a useable state, and if so, does it perform as well as Nvidia's offerings?
I just installed a fresh copy of 9.10. My problem is the way Workspace Switcher 2.28.0 (the default of the installation) with compiz running (I haven't tried without compiz) Old behaviour: (9.04 and 8.10) a) rolling the mouse wheel over a workspace of the workspace switcher means: move to the next or previous workspace b) click on a the representation of a window (a little square) on the the workspace switcher and then drag it to another workspace means: move window to other workspace
In 9.10 the workspace switcher does work (the number of workspace can be configured, Ctl-Alt-left & right arrow, Ctlr-Shiht-Alt-right&left arrow) but the functionality described in a and b is missing.
Since last year I have this problem and it seems nobody knows how to fix it. Here is my post from last year, commenting the same problem [URL] Well, this is what happens to me. I insert my ubuntu/ubuntu studio DVD to my pc. It starts from the DVD and the first screen appears. I select "install ubuntu" and then it starts to load for like 5-10 secs.
Then another screen pops up, this one tells me to choose the main language, BUT.. i cant use my keyboard in this screen. It just.. Dies. I tried with like 5 keyboards, with USB keyboards and serial keyboards, it just happens everytime. I was an avid user of ubuntu studio back like 2 years ago, with my laptop, but with this PC (gateway GT4230m) i just cant do it anymore. Its very frustrating.
Right now I use dd to backup mbr and the first 512 bytes of every partiton.
Code: dd if=/dev/sd? of=sd?.bin bs=512 count=1 That would take care of the partition tables and grub in the mbr, but what about the superblock, the stuff that XP stores and the superblock?
Code: dd if=/dev/sd?1 of=sd?1.bin bs=512 count=1 Is it save to assume that if grub was on sd?1 it is backed up? Does it backup the superblock so if some bug or power failure makes the partition unmountable because of bad superblock it can be fixed by copying back the first 512 bytes? I am of course not changing partition size or type of filesystem and not messing around with grub.
I think it is a bug that has been reported already. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ols/+bug/46966
Except I was using a cd instead. I was trying to install a different linux distro so I put all of my important documents on a disc. The disc shows it has contents before I try to open it but when I do the disc shows to be empty. I'm trying to open it in both windows 7 and linux ubuntu.I just need to get these documents back.
On my laptop I have a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu (Karmic Koala). I have 3 Vista partitions and 1 Ubuntu partition (well, two if you include the swap disk). Recently I had started to notice that when trying to boot into Ubuntu, it simply wouldn't. It would have a screen with lots of text which would every few seconds refresh yet it never really looked any different, although I'd be unable to tell. I'd leave it there for several minutes and nothing would happen.
I wasn't worried for a while because I only used Ubuntu for some scientific work over the summer and I haven't needed it for a while but now I desperately need those files. I've tried three programs that apparently make Linux partitions accessible in windows but I've been succesful with none of them. I'm now seriously worrying that there has been a harddrive error of sorts...but then I only have one physical harddrive on my laptop and my windows partitions are working okay. I found my Karmic DVD and I tried to run "run Ubuntu without changing your system" but that wouldn't load after ages
nothing informative from me as of now, although I have only been out of "Windows" for a little less than a day, I suppose the only alternative conversation topic is a simple request for those more experienced users to point out some major/musts about topics to focus on as I'm new to open source ANYTHING, really
To think I was so "under the gun" about spending loads of cash to keep up with the IT group of choice, I have gained some much needed relaxation w/my cup a tea. Pinpointed request, I guess, "when you first started, and knowing what you can do with it now, would you be obliged to say 'HEY, THIS IS THIS, BUT WATCH OUT FOR THIS'
I ran Computer Janitor and I thought it deleted things I don't use anymore so I deleted those things and I read somewhere that Computer Janitor does delete important things, how can I be sure that I didn't delete anything important?
I have a printed PDF Document which is comprised of Text, Lines, Boxes and so forth. I need to edit this document. I have scanned using varying forms of OCR software, the text reproduces fine, this I can edit - fine , but I cannot seem to save and reproduce the lines and boxes which is equally important. I should say that this PDF doc is also available on file on my USB stick
I grabbed Adobe AIR today, but it did not have 64-bit packages, or source. It claimed that you could install getlib(?), then force it to install with dpkg --force-arcitecture. I did so, and it runs fine.
Now, the Update Manager says that it cannot do a full upgrade. When I allow it to do a partial upgrade, it attempts to delete com.destroytoday.destroytwitter (the app I need AIR for.) Bottom line: Can I stop the Update Manager from removing this package? I can provide screenshots or logfiles on request.
I have had Hardy Heron 8.04 since 2008. Few problems, but when the red arrow indicated updates I clicked on it and it was for an upgrade to 10.04.I decided to upgrade but it didn't go well.I ended up with a black screen and white letters. I didn't know what to do.I don't know many commands.I posted here but got no response.I had no access to the Internet.I decided to reinstall Ubuntu 8.04 from the CD.At one point it asked me about a 10GB partition.I didn't really understand it at that point but clicked ok.When I got the computer running again I noticed that it was a new partition with 7 GB free space.What happened to all my precious other files?
I am panicking because I read a similar thread about a Windows/Ubuntu partition and the person was worried about losing all Windows files.I did back up the files on an external hard drive but not recently. Losing them would mean I had to make up a lot of work.
I decided to have my laptop with dual boot. Already having Win7, I tried installing Ubuntu on another partition. While installation was in progress, during the step where we manually choose partitions to install ubuntu on, I was asked to provide a swap area for ease of operation. I provided another active partition for this supposing that this "swap area" is needed only during the installation. Unfortunately, as I found out later that this makes that important active partition to be unavailable to work upon both in windows as well as Ubuntu. I need to use this partition again.
I tried the "disc utility" in System--->Administration section to change the partition type to "hpfs/ntfs". After a longtime it showed me error (Unable to perform the operation). What could have gone wrong? I absolutely need that drive back, as it contains valuable media files.
I'm running an Ubuntu 9.10 Linux server. I'm trying to find a way to backup the machine while it is running and from what I see, this eliminates the disk clone utilities. All of the disk clone stuff I have seen for Linux requires that you reboot into a special live CD.So my question is this, what is the best solution for backing up the system while it is running? Also, I don't really care about the OS config too much, I just want to be able to keep my stored files and my programs that I have installed on it.
i had a bunch of documents opened and i saved one txt file. I then clicked it and dragged it to the recycle bin slowly but didnt release the button. Then the cursor just stayed like that. The cursor changed image while i was dragging it. It now remains as that image for the cursor. I can move it around but cannot click anything. If i press Alt Tab to switch to another window, it just highlights that file. I cant move about on the desktop either.
I would like to know if the order is important when one install some packets at the same time. For example : apt-get install apache-ssl php4 php4-cgi libphp-adodb. If I start with libphp-adodb ( apt-get install libphp-adodb ) then apache-ssl ( apt-get install apache-ssl ), may some errors occur ? Should I respect the order which is indicated in the installation guide?