View Full Version : [ubuntu] trying to install apps.."fix broken packages first"

January 2nd, 2010, 05:55 PM
i have been trying to get the codecs "plugins" to play my avi's and my mp3's but every time it searches i get this error"could not apply changes. Fix broken packages first"there are no broken packages in the synaptic package manager...and my terminal skills are basic....can you please help me?
ubuntu 9.10

January 2nd, 2010, 06:22 PM
What's the following giving as feedback?
Open a terminal-window and enter..

sudo apt-get update
Any packages shown as being broken?