View Full Version : [ubuntu] Linux error, dont know much

May 9th, 2008, 02:27 AM
i just got the new linux and i cant see any video on the web or streaming video. and when i try to install any updates this pops up.

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

can anyone help?

May 9th, 2008, 02:37 AM
go to Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type

sudo dpkg --configure -a

it'll ask for your password enter it, and this should fix your update problem

May 9th, 2008, 02:49 AM
sweet thanks, its workin now. i dont know anything about computers really. will that fix my streaming video too?

May 9th, 2008, 03:06 AM
No, for the videos you have to install the codecs.Go to System->Administration->Synaptic package manager , click on the reload button when it finishes click on search and look for ubuntu-restricted-extras and install it, i think that should do for the videos.

May 9th, 2008, 03:26 AM
huh, i did all that and still no video. on youtube it says i either turned javascript off or dont have the latest flash player. any ideas?

May 9th, 2008, 03:40 AM
try restarting your browser