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Tons of problems... [help me]

Postby vlad on Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:03 pm

Hi. i need help with the following:

Microphone not recording (C-Media 8738 ALSA) can mirror it on the speakers but it is not recording anything.

HP Laserjet 1500L not printing (laserjet 1100 prints)
No idea how to use Scanjet 6300C .... (scanner)

Cannot install or uninstall anything, everything dies with:
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files list file for package `openoffice.org-style-human' is missing final newline


Partition /dev/hda5 not mounting on boot... (doesn't exist in fstab ?!) (need to be mounted manualy ...) Fixed

new problem : http://volatile.debian.org etch/volatile Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EC61E0B0BBE55AB3
need to get synaptic working pls ... tried with fixing broken packages, clean and remove ... not helping.

Thats on a fresh installation of celena few hours old.

Please help :x

Come on people need help here...
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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:41 am

I'll start with some of your problems
new problem : http://volatile.debian.org etch/volatile Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EC61E0B0BBE55AB3
You should not have debian in your sources
Remove the line with debian etch from your /etc/apt/sources.list
and then that's solved
For the missing final newline
Rename the file
/var/lib/dpkg/info/openoffice.org-style-human-list
You'll get some other error but will be able to clean out apt
I doubt the file is needed in "every day use" but if you have problems reinstall - it's in Synaptic that should work by now
I have to come back to you about the printer, scanner and sound
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Re: Tons of problems... [help me]

Postby scorp123 on Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:13 am

vlad wrote: Thats on a fresh installation of celena few hours old.
Well, can't be that "fresh" if you already messed with it and inserted Debian apt sources ... which is begging for problems. Debian, Ubuntu and Mint are different operating systems. Or to use a different analogy: both diesel and gasoline are used as fuel in car engines, the principle is even similar (fuel burns, produces gas ... motor moves car), and yet you can't fill gasoline into a diesel-powered car and diesel into a gasoline-powered car. If you do that your only achievement will be a horribly high bill from the mechanic who had to fix your ruined car. Same here.

Also it would help if you told us where /dev/hda5 is supposed to be mounted and what's on it. We don't have crystal balls :wink:

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Postby Natwest on Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:01 am

1st of all is your scanner connected via USB? if so go to the following link as it will help you set up the scanner.
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... son&t=5453
It's for an Epson scanner but the procedure is the same
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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:20 am

I think that the debian etch repo may have come from a failed install with mintInstall. It could have used that repo and failed before removing it, there is an apt failure.
It has (probably) nothing to do with that package, it's just that that file got destroyed.
hda5 is solved luckily :)
Your scanner is found in the list, but I'll give you this link anyway
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5945
You must install sane and xsane from Synaptic and then the scanner driver - haven't checked if there is a linux driver but HP generally has linux support but not always
The HP Color Laserjet 1500L is a paperweight
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_print ... erJet_1500
Sorry...
For recording - check the settings in the program you use
You must select the right source
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Postby clem on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:59 am

If this is from a failed mintInstall install.. then running mintInstall will solve the issue and restore the user's sources.list.

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