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    Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    I have ran:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    but still get that "Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop"

    how can i fix this?

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    ellissteve1313; H1 Welcome to the forum .

    Yeah, that situation is pretty senseless right now. Let's see if we can determine what is not going on.

    1. Is your sources list file in a consistent state - for a current ubuntu repository ?
    Post back the out put - between code tags - of terminal command:
    Code:
    cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list
    //
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    2. And you do have a working internet connection - do you see ubuntu.com ?
    Code:
    ping -c3 ubuntu.com
    3. and what returns from terminal code:
    Code:
    apt-cache policy ubuntu-desktop
    That will get us started in the process of fault isolation for restoration.

    cause and effect
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    1. Return:

    1 deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
    2 deb http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
    3

    2. PING ubuntu.com (91.189.94.156) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from vostok.canonical.com (91.189.94.156): icmp_req=1 ttl=50 time=44.1 ms
    64 bytes from vostok.canonical.com (91.189.94.156): icmp_req=2 ttl=50 time=44.0 ms
    64 bytes from vostok.canonical.com (91.189.94.156): icmp_req=3 ttl=50 time=43.8 ms

    --- ubuntu.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2011ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 43.826/44.013/44.159/0.279 ms

    3. Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    You're running debian?

    i don't think the ubuntu-desktop metapackage was ever moved up to debian.

    At least not through the regular repos.
    Last edited by deadflowr; December 1st, 2013 at 11:30 PM.
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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    hmm

    how would one get a GUI there?

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by ellissteve1313 View Post
    hmm

    how would one get a GUI there?
    Maybe here
    http://www.debian.org/doc/

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    Wasn't there an option to install a gui, like the gnome or xfce or something other desktops when you installed the system?
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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    Are you sure there isn't one there? My Raspbian PI boots to command line - needs (sudo) startx to launch the desktop.
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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    I did not install the system myself it was bought.

    I am trying to download KDE and use startX but have had no success.

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    Re: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

    ellissteve1313; Well,

    Let's look and see what desktop you might have installed.
    Terminal command:
    Code:
    echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
    then we can advise better.

    look first
    before jumping
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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