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Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby danikar on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:30 am

I just installed KDE Linux Mint and a number of issues are happening.

Whenever I use the update manager to referesh packages it fails to download all the repositories
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Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/import/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/import/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/upstream/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nadia/upstream/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


My panel/taskbar at the bottom of the screen is partially transparent. I can barely read what is on it.

Whenever I maximize a window, it goes under the panel/taskbar.

I am new to KDE, and I have no idea why it happened or how to fix it. Can anyone help?
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby heybro on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:37 am

Similar problem...

Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_CA Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_CA Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_CA Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

So, I went to safe mode and that doesnt help...
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:55 am

In the package manager, go to the Settings menu, select Repositories. On the Linux Mint tab, choose Download from: Other...

Click Select Best Server.

Click the Reload button then try again.
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby danikar on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:04 am

thanks doing that now. Any idea how to fix the transparent panel issue?

EDIT: Never mind. I fixed all my problems by uninstalling Linux Mint. It is clearly not functional enough for use.
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby heybro on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:16 am

I cant. Every time I try, there is an error...."E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."...Then I click close and the whole darn thing closes.

I tried to go to terminal with "sudo dpkg --continue -a" but this computer doesnt know how to do that, so that gives a second error and tells me how to access dpkg help but I am not programmer enough to follow up on that. I AM trying but its Japenese to me...

TIA...heybro
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby heybro on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:34 am

Success!! I got it. Thought I would try ...sudo dpkg --configure -a....one more time and it worked. I got all the updates and system reports it is up to date.

I have one more question though, at the end of the text after installing all the updates I found the following...What does this mean?

Warning: No support for locale: n_CA.utf8

Also,where it said "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem."......what does "dpkg was interupted" mean?
Was another program using dpkg? How could it be interupted?

TIA...heybro
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Re: Update manageer failing, transparent panel/taskbar

Postby zff4 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Had the similar problem last night and today where all packages were unable to be fetched during or after installation. I'm east coast US. It would be a shame for new users of Mint KDE to form opinions of Mint if there were problems at the server head end. Perhaps "best server" should be default or offered as a suggestion as a part of the "fail to fetch" error msg.

e: choose "best server" and installation update of packages went perfectly. Wow. Pretty distribution! Yay Mint!
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