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    Can't fix broken packages in Synaptic

    My x-fi extreme (creative) audio card worked in 9.04 but won't in 10.10. I'm trying to remove pulseaudio to see if it will work with alsa. When Synaptic says it can't remove *pulseaudio* and its dependencies, it says that broken packages have to be fixed. But when I try to fix them in the Edit menu it comes back with

    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies

    So I tried

    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    but all remains unchanged.

    I don't know what is a held package!

    thanx
    Last edited by AbeJarano; December 25th, 2010 at 11:14 PM. Reason: requesting more info

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    Re: Can't fix broken packages in Synaptic

    No questions even??

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    Re: Can't fix broken packages in Synaptic

    Is there a right click on the broken that is a information, dependencies...etc.

    Your able to open and run without any errors and no command suggested?





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    Re: Can't fix broken packages in Synaptic

    From, Applications > Accessories > Terminal, post the output of these commands.

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    sudo apt-get install -f
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    sudo dpkg --configure -a
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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    Re: Can't fix broken packages in Synaptic

    Thankx You Two,

    I tried to follow Willee Nillee's question first and that did it. And to answer his there was nothing there. I noticed that fewer errors had popped up because I had selected fewer packages to remove. Trying to Apply the removal one by one worked with the necessity of having to remove the simpler ones first libpulse0 or pulselib0 last. Each time Synaptic fixed the broken dependencies if any were found. Gloria! Pulse audio is gone!
    Last edited by AbeJarano; December 26th, 2010 at 01:18 AM. Reason: Completeness, correctness

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