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Horcalong
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Software Sources Not Showing Additional Drivers Tab

Postby Horcalong » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:45 pm

Should I be concerned that Software Sources isn't showing up under my preferences?
Any idea where I'd find/get them?
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Re: Software Sources

Postby mfluder » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Open Synaptic manager.

Sudo synaptic from terminal

Click on Settings menu. Click on Repositories menu item.

Not sure why it is not in your preferences menu.

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Re: Software Sources

Postby Horcalong » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:22 pm

Thanks. Me neither. It's a fresh install (yesterday).
Trying to get the ATI Catalyst drivers installed

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Re: Software Sources

Postby mfluder » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:25 pm

You could try making a new launcher

here is the command line: software-properties-gtk

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Re: Software Sources

Postby Horcalong » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Got to the Software Sources panel, but it contains no Additional Drivers tab. Any ideas? Was it the terrorists who made off with my tab? Sounds like something they'd do.

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Re: Software Sources Not Showing Additional Drivers Tab

Postby mfluder » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:55 pm

I have never seen a tab like that under software sources. Normally, if I want to search for additional drivers, I use the menu option. It is at the top of the list under 'All Applications'

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Re: Software Sources Not Showing Additional Drivers Tab

Postby mfluder » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:59 pm

BTW, you mentioned that you wanted to install ATI drivers. I had problems installing that driver using the 'additional drivers' gui. I always install radeon drivers from synaptic or terminal. the packages are 'fglrx' and 'fglrx-amdcccle'. (I always go for the standard package. Never the one labeled 'updates')

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Re: Software Sources Not Showing Additional Drivers Tab

Postby Horcalong » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:57 am

mfluder wrote:I have never seen a tab like that under software sources. Normally, if I want to search for additional drivers, I use the menu option. It is at the top of the list under 'All Applications'


I just installed the latest version of Mint (14.1 I believe) and they have incorporated the Additional Drivers into the Software Sources panel...theoretically at least.

I tried installing the drivers through the terminal. It worked when I was running Netrunner, but on Mint it fails to install the packages every time.

Keep in mind I am a relative noob with Linux. Only been running it for 8 months give or take, so I still have a lot to learn.

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Re: Software Sources Not Showing Additional Drivers Tab

Postby mfluder » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:51 am

what error message do you receive when you try to install drivers?


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