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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Hi,
I used Ubuntu as a secondary OS for a while, but then it stopped working for no particular reason. I re-installed Kubuntu 10.10 (I took KDE for a change, I like to try different thing). However, this is a huge disapointment so far. A lot of thing that were working fine with Gnome are non-existant on KDE :

- I can't change menu.lst to get Windows on the top of the list, the old menu.lst is still here in the /boot/grub directory, and I can't find any new one. Does anyone know how to change the bootlist ?

- I can't find that cool tool where you type the name of a program, and that automatically download packages and install them.

- The default web browser (rekonq) sucks. I tried downloading Opera packages, but I can't even install them ! It just refuses to do anything with them.
The apt get-install command never works either.

So if nobody can help me I'll have to install my older Ubuntu version again, as KDE really REALLY sucks so far.

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Bregalad wrote:
I re-installed Kubuntu 10.10 (I took KDE for a change, I like to try different thing). However, this is a huge disapointment so far. A lot of thing that were working fine with Gnome are non-existant on KDE :

- I can't change menu.lst to get Windows on the top of the list, the old menu.lst is still here in the /boot/grub directory, and I can't find any new one. Does anyone know how to change the bootlist ?

Did you follow the official instructions?

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- I can't find that cool tool where you type the name of a program, and that automatically download packages and install them.

Open a terminal and sudo apt-get install software-center

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The apt get-install command never works either.

"Never works" never helps. What error message do you get?

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So if nobody can help me I'll have to install my older Ubuntu version again, as KDE really REALLY sucks so far.

I've never used Kubuntu; I'm more a GNOME fan. Ubuntu 10.10 works for me, and it works for my boss.


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Did you follow the official instructions?


(EDIT : Never mind I didn't see that the instruction were different from version 10.10.)

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"Never works" never helps. What error message do you get?

Well for example I just tried exactly what you said :
apt get-install software-center

and I get something like that :

reading package...done
E : impossible to find package software-center
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I'm more a GNOME fan.

Yeah I was much more satifacted when I tried gnome ! Maybe it's I who suck or something, but for the non-computer science PHD; gnome is better to use.

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Yeah for some TOTALLY unknown reason, the apt-get intall command started working now. I guess I had to do something so that it install itself or something weird in the like, now it works wonders. I'm happy I got linux working again.

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A few possibilities:
  • Perhaps you were mistyping it ("apt get-install" or "apt-get intall" vs. the correct "apt-get install").
  • Perhaps you forgot to sudo, and apt-get couldn't access folders writable only by root.
  • If you haven't installed software in a while, you might need to update the list of available packages. To do that:
    sudo apt-get update
    Perhaps it started working again once the update manager automatically ran sudo apt-get update in the background to check for updated packages.


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