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    12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    good morning,
    I'm using a 64-bit lenovo machine with an i3CPU, 2.53Ghz, 3.80G RAM. it's got win 7 pre-installed, but I'm running ubuntu12.04 virtually(vmware workstation8). I recently tried to download updates but its been stuck on applying changes for over an hour, I also tried to download vlc media player from the s/ware centre, that was also futile. pls. help

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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    and post output here.
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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    Quote Originally Posted by zvacet View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    and post output here.
    thanks, but pls. I do not know how to copy & paste output. Pls. put me through, thanks.

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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    Quote Originally Posted by emmathompson View Post
    thanks, but pls. I do not know how to copy & paste output. Pls. put me through, thanks.
    Morning, I persisted in my attempt to download updates & eventually it was done. But I did notice that on several occasions it started & just stopped (posts error msg.: failed to download package, check ur internet connection). On a particular attempt to download vlc, it just sized up everything (plus the size of updates specified by my update checker). I was wondering, could it be my internet connection, or something wrong with my virtual machine?
    pls. I'd appreciate if you could point me at places where I could learn terminal commands & their uses. Also why do things like aria not install straight on download like vlc? thanks

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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    Quote Originally Posted by emmathompson View Post
    I'd appreciate if you could point me at places where I could learn terminal commands & their uses.
    http://www.rigacci.org/docs/biblio/o...TLCL-09.12.pdf
    This one might be useful.

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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    thanks .kuzyo

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    Re: 12.04 updates stuck on 'applying changes'

    Afternoon gurus,
    I downloaded skin changes, the alienware skin on vlc (videolan) website in particular. Once I applied the skin, it just starts & quit in less than a second, whether I'm trying to play a video or trying to run app. normally.

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