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  1. #1
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    Device Manager

    Hi, i need a device manager in ubuntu latest version. Using the 64-bit version. How can i enable the device manager?

    Im a lil bit familiar in the terminal so.. Hit it !

    thx.

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    Re: Device Manager

    There is no real equivalent to Windows device manager that I am aware of. In Linux drivers and modules are loaded by the kernel...you can have control over which modules are enabled or which drivers you wish to try, but the choices are limited. Some commands of interest might be:

    lspci
    sudo lshw
    lsusb
    lsmod
    df -h
    sudo fdisk -lu

  3. #3
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    Re: Device Manager

    I rly need to edit sum devices and thngs like that. I heard in the old version there was device manager... Any way?

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    Re: Device Manager

    its not the same as windows, but there is a device manager. to install, try this in a terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-device-manager
    hope that helps.

  5. #5
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    Re: Device Manager

    Heres what i get:
    Code:
    kevin@kevinPC:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-device-manager
    [sudo] password for kevin: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      libgnome-device-manager0
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      gnome-device-manager libgnome-device-manager0
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the download directory
    kevin@kevinPC:~$ 
    kevin@kevinPC:~$

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    Re: Device Manager

    is there another instance of synaptic running?

    if not, then this may have been caused by a prior crash during an update, or you simply stopped an update before it was completed. in either case, you may need to delete the lock file it refers to...try this:

    Code:
    sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
    then try to install again.

  7. #7
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    Re: Device Manager

    Now i get this :

    Code:
    kevin@kevinPC:~$ sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
    rm: cannot remove `/var/cache/apt/archives/lock': No such file or directory
    kevin@kevinPC:~$

  8. #8
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    Re: Device Manager

    anyone -_- please

  9. #9
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    Re: Device Manager

    these forums are hopeless -.-

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    Re: Device Manager

    Try
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    I see that this has helped people before with this issue before.

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