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Sorry, my mistake. I should have said version 1.9.9. Synaptic has vers 1.9.11. It has been a problem not starting for some users. You could try downloading one of the other versions from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=246755 The newest, 1.9.12 may work for you.