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Oct 6, 2010

I downloaded the 6.06 version of xubuntu because i have a laptop that doesnt support high graphics mode, and i wasnt able to figure out how to get it to run in low graphics mode. i figured that i would get a version from a while back, and then update it up to the current version. now, to the problem. I was able to upgrade 6.10, but now it says Ubuntu version 8.04 available, so i tried to update it. it gets most of the way through the part where it says calculating or something like that, and then it says: "Can't install 'xubuntu-desktop' It was impossible to install a required package. Please report this as a bug." with an option that says close at the bottom. when i click close another window pops up that says: Could not calculate the upgrade A unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by:

* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport. Then the window just closes... anything that i could do to get rid of this problem? EDIT: Is there any way to update directly from an .iso file on the desktop?

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http:[url].....is to start off with these packages to begin with:

slim (if possible with 9.10, unsure if it is still available. in short, i want to use a lightweight display manager)

My opening questions are: Should I go with mini.iso or the Xubuntu Alternate Install CD (or the Ubuntu one)? If so, which one? What additional packages will I need to make the hardware accessible and fully functional? All I can think of so far would be sound (I'd like to stay away from PulseAudio if possible, it wreaks havoc with my computer), my webcam, and the memory card slot, if additional packages are needed for it?What other "core" packages should I include in this list? Should I include Synaptic, or other packages, and why?What do I need to take into consideration, since this is both a directly- and battery-powered computer?

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post regarding a "Ubuntu-Desktop-Minimal"-type system.

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* -> operation not permitted on some of the files

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chmod: changing permissions of `Makefile': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `Makefile.am': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `Makefile.in': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `queue.c': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `queue.h': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `ucutil.h': Operation not permitted
Note the .libs folder not having write permission....

chmod -R 777 *
constantin@Nadfadfo:~/network_home/constantin/libraries/unicap/libunicap-0.9.8/common$ ls -la
total 68
drwxrwxrwx 4 constantin constantin 4096 2010-03-17 11:31 .
drwxrwxrwx 8 constantin constantin 4096 2010-03-17 11:31 ..
drwxrwxrwx 2 constantin constantin 4096 2010-03-17 11:31 .deps
drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody nogroup 4096 2010-03-17 11:31 .libs
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-rwxrwxrwx 1 constantin constantin 130 2010-01-17 08:17 Makefile.am
-rwxrwxrwx 1 constantin constantin 15262 2010-01-17 08:17 Makefile.in
-rwxrwxrwx 1 constantin constantin 6101 2010-01-17 02:49 queue.c
-rwxrwxrwx 1 constantin constantin 1667 2010-01-17 02:49 queue.h
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