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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    Comment out (#) lines 56 and 57.

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Make a backup first:

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old
    Last edited by ibjsb4; February 25th, 2014 at 05:50 PM. Reason: my bad, gksudo

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    ibjsb4

    : After I comment out lines 56 and 57 what would be the next step? I'm so new to Terminal and forgot all the Unix I once know that I'm reading frantically to re-learn the commands. so I'll make a copy of the list and comment out the lines. Then what? by the way, I appreciate the time you are taking to help me...

    -Dr. Bob

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    Do an update after, that one problem should now be cleared. Please ask questions, glad to explain

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    I believe lines 56 through 59 should have "ubuntu" after the "http://archive.canonical.com/" (with no space between) similar to line 50.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    ibjsb4: OK, I'll make a copy of the list, comment out lines 56 and 57. Then do an "update" How do I do the update? (sorry for the stupid questions, I've only been running Linux for about 20 hours now so I'm pretty green.)

    -Dr. Bob

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    Code:
     sudo apt-get update
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Lade View Post
    ibjsb4: OK, I'll make a copy of the list, comment out lines 56 and 57. Then do an "update" How do I do the update? (sorry for the stupid questions, I've only been running Linux for about 20 hours now so I'm pretty green.)

    -Dr. Bob
    No problem

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Here's a handy list:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ap...nance_commands

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    You also have manuals installed by default.

    Code:
    man apt-get
    or try this

    Code:
    man man
    Use your arrow keys.

    Put "man" then name of package

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    OK, now when I do an gedit I get a black screen with black text. is there a way to change the text or bg color so i can see what I'm trying to edit?

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    Re: Skype Installation Problems

    OK, now when I do an gedit I get a black screen with black text. is there a way to change the text or bg color so i can see what I'm trying to edit?
    Thats another problem that needs to be resolved, but first lets get you updated. An update can solve problems. So lets just use another editor instead of "gedit" just use "nano" editor.

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Nano

    Do backup first

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old

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