View Full Version : [ubuntu] update problem

July 2nd, 2010, 10:45 PM
I was updating Ubuntu and without thinking shut the power down.

When i rebooted and tried to restart the update it wont let me

I have had this problem in the past and know it is an easy fix but cant remember what it is

can someone please help


July 2nd, 2010, 10:49 PM
Run this command in terminal:

ps -ef

Then look for anything with synaptic in the line. Then to end the process run: sudo kill thenumberoftheprocess

July 3rd, 2010, 12:54 AM
Even simpler, just type

killall synaptic
sudo killall synaptic