Hmmm. Weird. Googling up on apt now about installation candidates.
If it changes things, I downloaded packages: xorg, xserver-xorg, and ubuntu-desktop. I put those packages on an external usb. Then I took the packages and copied them to my /var/cache/apt/archives directory, because somebody told me that should allow me to install the 3 packages...which it did not, obviously.
Also, I don't know how packages are installed and what not, but it might be worth noting, that I have no internet access from the terminal. I've tried connecting using the terminal, but I always get an error. I had wifi before my gui broke, too.
Oh. Okay, fairly simple then, I should think.
First of all, you can install debian packages by copying them from a USB and using:
Secondly, packages are typically installed by downloading a package, setting up the necessary records of what goes where, and calling dpkg.Code:cd <folder containing debs> sudo dpkg -i *.deb
I also get this dependency error sometimes when I try apt-get install commands:
E: unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
When I try the -f form of the command I get something very similar:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
Xserver-xorg: Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.7) but it is not installable
Depends: xserver-xorg-video-all but it is not installable or
Depends: xserver-xorg-input-all but it is not installable or
xserver-xorg-input-7 but it is not installable
Depends: xserver-xorg-input-evdev but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
The dpkg command output:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration xserver-xorg:
xserver-xorg depends on xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.7); however:
package xserver-xorg-core is not installed
And it says this package depends on a bunch of other packages that start with xorg or xserver.
Hmm. Two ways around this.
1. Get your wifi to connect via command-line, possible, just can vary wildly in difficulty from person to person. This should autmagically install deps.
2. Manually (yes, I'm sorry) download all of the X stuff (and their deps), then dpkg them.
I can't really help to got your internet connected, but there are several who can.
3. Reinstall. Backup your stuff, then nuke. If neither of the above fix, do that.
Ok, I think I'm going to try do it manual (here comes a long, fun saturday night) because I've already spent hours trying to connect to my wifi. But there were SO MANY PACKAGES. Sigh...Welp. Better get started, wish me luck!
Wish you the best of luck. I do sympathise, I have had to do this on a debian install at one point. And do them one by one, apt doesn't usually remove all of the packages that a package depended on.
And if you do get it working, it's probably the best-loved ubuntu ever!
Ok, so after the manual method didn't work. I found a way to connect to wifi. So how can I use this to help me because trying to install xorg just output the same thing when I didn't have wifi. And yes, i'm positive i'm connected because ping is working fine. Any ideas.