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arshadparvez
July 20th, 2011, 06:19 AM
AoA;

With repeated install/uninstall, I have somehow deleted all desktop environments except LXDE (which came when I was trying lubuntu) and openbox, which just got in from nowhere. Now I do not have gnome, ubuntu or unity options at login screen - only LXDE and openbox.

I read few tutorials and tried to install ubuntu-desktop. It doesn't install and after a long list of uninstallable dependencies; informs about "Broken packages". I know that my system is rather broken.

Can someone help me plz? I am pasting the error msg below:

aa@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ubuntu-desktop : Depends: baobab but it is not going to be installed
Depends: evince but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-screenshot but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-search-tool but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-session but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-system-log but it is not going to be installed
Depends: gnome-terminal but it is not going to be installed
Depends: metacity but it is not going to be installed
Depends: nautilus but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: brasero but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: empathy but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: evolution but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: evolution-exchange but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: nautilus-share but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: totem but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: totem-mozilla but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

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What can I do to get gnome-2 working? ... even unity will do

regards

Arshad

mikewhatever
July 20th, 2011, 06:41 AM
To fix a broken package, try sudo apt-get install -f.

PS: OpenBox is the default window manager in LXDE. ;)

Bucky Ball
July 20th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Tried:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

?