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March 31st, 2013, 03:21 PM

installed xubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my laptop which dual-boots win 7. Was working fine, bu did some software update for xubunutu.
Restarted computer but the network manager software "did not have permission" to work, nor did the shut down function. After some tweeking I got internet and shutdown back, but I've lost the ability to install/update software.


And I get the issue above if I try.

I tried to reinstall xubunutu, but because of the way grub is working I can't boot the CD. Any ideas?

March 31st, 2013, 03:27 PM
Open a terminal (press Win+t), and run:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install indicator-messages

April 1st, 2013, 03:59 PM
Thanks that did the trick, any ideas regarding booting from CD in the future?

black veils
April 1st, 2013, 04:30 PM
you choose the boot device from BIOS/UEFI, not sure how it works for the latter though. with BIOS you can either press a key while booting the computer to go into the 'setup', or press a key like F12 to show a menu of bootable devices for one-time selection.