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    A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Hi everyone,

    I am, most unfortunately, back in Windows 7. I love love love Ubuntu but am an absolute beginner and am having problems. Here are just a few:

    1. Unity will not load anything other than background screen. Only shell I can use is gnome-fallback.
    2. Software center and other things like DebiG almost immediately stop responding and close down.
    3. Apt-get does not work well. Unless I sudo apt-get update every login, it will get stuck at 50% building the dependency tree for everything.
    4. Power options do not change. In Windows I set it to suspend after 5 minutes, in Ubuntu I changed it for 30 minutes, but always suspends after 5 minutes nonetheless.

    I'm sure this is all very vague, and I'm sorry for that. I was wondering if installing the 32-bit rather than the 64-bit may alleviate some of these ailments? Or if anyone could just point me in the right direction I would be so grateful.

    Lenovo B570 laptop
    4GB RAM
    Intel Pentium 2.0 Ghz processor
    64-bit operating system.
    Graphics: Sandy Bridge something or other.

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Let's try to be more specific on some specs. Please run
    Code:
     sudo lshw -C video
    Code:
     sudo lshw -C processor
    Individually and post the outputs.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    If you can get to gnome-fallback, please run the following command and copy/paste all the output here
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    Let's try to be more specific on some specs. Please run
    Code:
     sudo lshw -C video
    Code:
     sudo lshw -C processor
    Individually and post the outputs.
    Code:
    *-display               
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
           version: 09
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
           resources: irq:42 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-c
    *-cpu                   
           description: CPU
           product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz
           vendor: Intel Corp.
           physical id: 30
           bus info: cpu@0
           version: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz
           serial: Not Supported by CPU
           slot: CPU
           size: 1900MHz
           capacity: 2GHz
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 100MHz
           capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer xsave lahf_lm arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm cpufreq
           configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy InRelease                                   
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy InRelease                                   
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy InRelease                                   
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy Release.gpg                       
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages                  
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy InRelease                         
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy InRelease                                 
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy Release                           
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy InRelease                                   
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy/main Sources                      
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release.gpg                       
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates InRelease                         
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy/main amd64 Packages                         
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release.gpg                                 
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy/main i386 Packages                          
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release.gpg                       
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports InRelease             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release.gpg                       
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security InRelease              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release                                     
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release                                     
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed InRelease                        
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release                           
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy Release                                     
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy Release.gpg                     
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 Packages                
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates Release.gpg             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports Release.gpg
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com saucy/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed Release.gpg
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 Packages                
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates Release
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports Release                
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 Packages                
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security Release
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages                 
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed Release
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/main Sources                     
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/restricted Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/universe Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/main Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/restricted Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/universe Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/main Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/main Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-backports/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://mirrors.gigenet.com saucy-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
    Reading package lists... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages have been kept back:
      linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic linux-signed-generic
      linux-signed-image-generic
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
    Last edited by sandyd; December 6th, 2013 at 10:42 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    I don't see anything wrong there, but I'm not familiar with the gigenet mirror you're using. I wonder if switching to the main server would help with apt-get getting "stuck" problem.

    To upgrade the packages that have been kept back, run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Possibly it's my fault. When I entered sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade into the terminal the first time, it went on for a lot longer, but my backscroll was set to 300 or 500, so I could not copy it all. I set backscroll to unlimited, re-entered the command, and what you saw in the last post was all that came up. It was way less lines than the first time.

    Should I log in again and try again, this time copying everything?

    I'll also switch my current mirror to the main server and see if that helps.

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Are you still having a problem opening Software Center? If so, it might be helpful to rerun the commands to see if there are any errors. Also if you run Software Center in terminal it may show where the problem is.
    Code:
    software-center

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    I noticed you have the proposed repositories enabled which is not default.
    "Pre-released Updates (saucy-proposed)". The testing area for updates. This repository is recommended only to those interested in helping to test updates and provide feedback.

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    I noticed you have the proposed repositories enabled which is not default.
    Yep. Disable that first and then do the update, upgrade, dist-upgrade dance.

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    Re: A slew of problems (looking for general direction)

    I have done so, and for the first time ever, I logged in and it doesn't say "System Program Problem Detected."

    Software center is going just fine, it hasn't closed out. However when I run it from the terminal it does give me warnings and errors. I wish I knew what an insecure string pickle is...it certainly sounds interesting.

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