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locustfist
January 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Running Ibex

Doesn't matter what option I select from the 'Show:' drop down. I cannot get any apps to show.

Any ideas?

ssdurn
January 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM
I have exactly the same issue...

SunnyRabbiera
January 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Well to make sure everything is fine see what happens when you use synaptic, located under system> administration> synaptic package manager.
Synaptic does the same job as add/remove

locustfist
January 27th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Well to make sure everything is fine see what happens when you use synaptic, located under system> administration> synaptic package manager.
Synaptic does the same job as add/remove

That works.

I installed an app from there successfully (filezilla).

then i checked the add/remove to see if it changes...it didn't

SunnyRabbiera
January 27th, 2009, 10:05 PM
You may need to refresh apt, did you hit the reload button in synaptic?
It might do the job but worse comes to worst I might have you open a terminal...
But lets do that last to see if things are okay.

locustfist
January 27th, 2009, 10:07 PM
You may need to refresh apt, did you hit the reload button in synaptic?
It might do the job but worse comes to worst I might have you open a terminal...
But lets do that last to see if things are okay.

Didn't work.

SunnyRabbiera
January 27th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Alright, well first things first.
Make sure that synaptics closed
make sure add/remove is closed
open a terminal by going to applications> accessories >terminal
After it opens copy and paste this command:
sudo apt-get update

it will ask for a password, use your password and see if it will fix any errors.
If add/remove still doesn't work, just forget about it and use synaptic as it does the same basic job.

locustfist
January 27th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Alright, well first things first.
Make sure that synaptics closed
make sure add/remove is closed
open a terminal by going to applications> accessories >terminal
After it opens copy and paste this command:
sudo apt-get update

it will ask for a password, use your password and see if it will fix any errors.
If add/remove still doesn't work, just forget about it and use synaptic as it does the same basic job.

Bummer, didn't work.

Thanks for the help. I should be good to go with the synaptic manager.

SunnyRabbiera
January 27th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Bummer, didn't work.

Thanks for the help. I should be good to go with the synaptic manager.

Yeh synaptic is easy enough to understand for anyone I feel, actually it was because of synaptic that I use ubuntu and debian based systems.