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Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Harley51 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:04 pm

I installed Linux 15 Mate today. I was using Synaptic to add packages and it constancy locks up to where you have to reboot. Any Ideas?
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Maclone on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:54 pm

I do confirm this. I have installed several times from a burned and tested DVD and another from an USB tested image. There is no error log output, Synaptic just crashes. The only thing i see its an obscure bug: "es_MX.utf8 not supported." Actually if you want to change to english from spanish or viceversa the whole desktop only changes half english and spanish. Maybe Synaptic crashes because a locales bug?
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Harley51 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:57 pm

Thanks I was just getting ready to reinstall. I think I'll wait until KDE comes out. I also noticed when I was using the other software manager it locked up also. It hung on downloading.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Maclone on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:46 am

This bug seems critical Clem.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby fraze on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:55 am

Maclone wrote:This bug seems critical Clem.


Steps to reproduce?
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Xironman on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:57 pm

fraze wrote:
Maclone wrote:This bug seems critical Clem.


Steps to reproduce?


1. Open Synaptic Package Manager.
2. Add a random assortment of packages to install.
3. After a couple on minutes of doing this, it locks up!

To recover (no need to reboot) type:

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sudo fuser –vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Maclone on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Xironman wrote:
fraze wrote:
Maclone wrote:This bug seems critical Clem.


Steps to reproduce?


1. Open Synaptic Package Manager.
2. Add a random assortment of packages to install.
3. After a couple on minutes of doing this, it locks up!

To recover (no need to reboot) type:

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sudo fuser –vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock


Yup, that's all. It just crashes without an error output (gksu synaptic from terminal it's the same, no error output)
(Mint 15 Mate 64 bit spanish translated.)
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Harley51 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:09 pm

This work around works but you have to pick small amounts of packages to install other wise it locks up again. Each time the install is done you need to run the kill process to install more packages. Does anyone know when a fix will out.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Harley51 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:47 pm

I also discovered that this problem is Mate specific.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:55 pm

I can also confirm this bug.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby andy1m on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:01 am

Keep crashing, just want to add Netspeed to my panel and it crashed 5 times!!! I have to reboot the system.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Gary7 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:31 am

I cannot even use synaptic. I keep getting this error

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

The fix does not work.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Xironman on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:35 pm

There is no fix yet, just a workaround to avoid rebooting!
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Maclone on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:08 pm

Yesterday i was testing WattOS into another computer which i own and had the same problem with Synaptic 0.80-exp2, it crashes without a warning or log. It looks like a problem with this version of Synaptic and not specific to Mint Mate 15. Mint 15 cinnamon does not have this problem.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Gary7 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:35 pm

Xironman wrote:There is no fix yet, just a workaround to avoid rebooting!


What I post was a pop up that said this is how to fix it. So what is it just BS?
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby mcbro on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:04 pm

I have cinnamon and it happens there as well. It seems I can run synaptic reasonably well, but software manager often just hangs and reboot seems the only fix. (I didn't know about the lock file.) Related or perhaps unrelated is the fact that bash can not seem to run certain binaries. It always says File not found, even if you have the correct path to the executable. This occurs even if you run it using sudo.

Oh one other thing, search is useless on this forum. It bans so many search terms that I can't search for anything. So there are too many cuda references? What about cuda libraries? Stack multiple terms together should reduce the hits if they are required.

Ok the bash problem is actually a library issue. Some binaries use 32 bit libraries, even when they claim to be 64 bit. Installing the supposedly deprecated ia386-libs package fixed some of that for me. I don't think this fixes the fact that software manager hangs indefinitely on cinnamon.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby Nabb on Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:10 pm

I get this error when i launch synaptic package manager. Does anyone know what this error is and where to find a fix?

Thanks

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-updates_restricted_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby BubbaBlues on Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Synaptic won't even open for me. It just flashes then disappears. If I run in terminal
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sudo apt-get update

it does nothing. If I run in terminal
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sudo synaptic

I get this
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mark@mark-System-Product-Name ~ $ sudo synaptic

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xe8c500 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf274f0 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27d40 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27e70 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf74280 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xe8c500 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf274f0 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27d40 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27e70 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf74280 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(synaptic:2920): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(synaptic:2920): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xe8c500 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf274f0 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27d40 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27e70 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf74280 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xe8c500 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf274f0 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27d40 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27e70 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf74280 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xe8c500 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf274f0 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27d40 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf27e70 is not mapped

(synaptic:2920): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xc2a4a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xf74280 is not mapped
mark@mark-System-Product-Name ~ $
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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby este.el.paz on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:20 pm

BubbaBlues wrote:Synaptic won't even open for me. It just flashes then disappears. If I run in terminal
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sudo apt-get update

it does nothing. If I run in terminal
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sudo synaptic

]


BB:

I'm in the process of comparing the LM 15 Cinn & MATE LiveDVDs to try to figure out which one I want to install on my MBPro . . . . Right now I'm booted in the MATE 64 bit LiveDVD in English, so I ran your test commands and the update ran through the list of commands . . . and the sudo synaptic command . . . opened synaptic in the GUI . . . . So all is well in LiveDVD MATE-land. Is it only in Spanish version that this problem is happening?? doesn't seem likely?? Only after installation?? possibly? Don't know if the MATE version isn't getting the same attention level to detail as the Cinn version?? possibly.

[Edit: Minutes later, I have to revise my findings, when closing out of the synaptic window I see that it covered the Terminal window, which did show the same errors that you found
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(synaptic:3748): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9604a0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xcae2b0 is not mapped
but, still the Synaptic window is open-able and I typed "chrom" and it auto-filled for "chromium-browser" . . . since I'm in LiveDVD I don't want to "install" anything . . . so . . . is all OK on the Synaptic front?? now, I don't know.]

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Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Postby BubbaBlues on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:52 pm

I'm not sure how it acts in live dvd mode because I installed it right away. I rarely run a live disc of any Mint version much
because I've just grown to expect no problems. 8)
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