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  1. #1

    apt-get not working


    I installed using the net install and i went to install x windows and gnome but apt get says
    Code:
    E: Couldn't find package x-windows-system
    and same with gnome

  2. #2
    forum.guy
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    Go to the command line, su to root, and enter the following commands:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    
    apt-get install xorg gnome
    Let us know if it doesn't work, and please post any error messages.
    oz

  3. #3
    Pretty much the same
    Code:
    E: Couldn't find package xorg
    Im not new to debian i have just never seen this problem

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    Execute this
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    su -
    apt-cache search xorg
    Does it list packages related to xorg?
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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    whats in your apt sources file?

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    forum.guy
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    I'm pretty sure that should have worked.

    What does your sources.list file have in it?

    Edit: oops, my typing is slower than the other guys today.
    Last edited by oz; 01-30-2008 at 02:53 AM.
    oz

  8. #7
    To devils casper: yes

    To Jledhead,Ozar: what is the path to the file

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    forum.guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by georanson View Post
    To Jledhead,Ozar: what is the path to the file

    Code:
    /etc/apt/sources.list
    oz

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    it will not allow me to open the file. im under root it dosent make any sense

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    Execute this
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    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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