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    Exclamation synaptic package manager froze

    K so here i sit with synaptic stuck at the same spot on the loading bar after successfully installing
    lubuntu-restricted-extras
    (finally) as my first package and then moving on to install the broadcom package
    bcwml-kernel-source
    the reason i decided to install this package is because i was informed that my netgear wifi usb stick would in fact be recognized as soon as it happened to be installed i think this is the 6th time ive re-installed lubuntu on my flash drive over the last 5 days underneath the loading bar it says
    running post-installation trigger initramfs-tools.
    in the dialog box the last two things to happen in it happened to be:

    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of overlayfs.
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /ect/fstab
    thank you in advance
    Last edited by Darkishjace; March 26th, 2013 at 10:02 AM.

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    Re: need help not sure but i think synaptic package manager froze [URGENT]

    I would close it and try doing

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Report any strange feedback
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    Re: need help not sure but i think synaptic package manager froze [URGENT]

    when i try and press [close window] on both synaptic package manager and applying changes it happens to not close them

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    Open a terminal and run: top

    Look for the PID on the left side for synaptic - Eg; It might be 1330, just an example

    to kill it

    Code:
    sudo kill -9 1330
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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    k so when i did that it made changes applied say changes successfully applied you may close window now.
    does it mean it was fixed

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    oh nvm the next thing to pop up was this
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
    also im not clear if that is the reason the usb wifistick isnt working just yet or if it had happend to get to the point where it would show results

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    This error usually means that either two applications are simultaneously trying to access package management database (e.g. doing sudo apt-get update while synaptic is running) or you have not enough permissions to do it (e.g. running apt-get update without sudo). It has nothing to do with Wi-Fi not working.

    Does pgrep synaptic show you anything?
    Last edited by schragge; March 26th, 2013 at 10:19 AM.

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    i dont know what pgrep synaptic is could you explain please also i restarted my computer and ran
    sudo apt-get update
    and it ran till it seemed finished and it now says
    E: dkpg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    also when i try and run synaptic package manager this comes up in the dialog
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

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    Re: synaptic package manager froze

    In a terminal window, try
    Code:
    sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    PS. pgrep synaptic is a console command that shows all running instances of synaptic. You don't need it after reboot.
    Last edited by schragge; March 26th, 2013 at 10:18 AM.

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