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    DIGG.com: WARNING Automatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    Interesting Automatix discussion on digg.com today because of an article written by pimpyourlinux.com..

    http://digg.com/linux_unix/WARNING_A...Your_Hair_Gray

    http://pimpyourlinux.com/linux-featu...buntu-install/

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    werd.

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    Yes, I think there are some bad problems with it. Rythmbox broke (stopped playing songs) last time I used it...

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    i myself have used automatix for every install and had no problems. everytime i tried to get codecs "the right way", there was always something that wouldnt play. so i download every gstreamer codec ubuntu suggests, and it still wont play. using automatix has made playing various media seemless.

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    From the xubuntu blog,
    Woah, that threw me off guard for a second there

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    Nobody said upgrading from Edgy to Feisty was completely foolproof.
    Do like what is recommended and backup your files, and just do a reinstall.

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    Uh oh! Quick! Shield Arnieboy's eyes.

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    From the comments:

    Anytime a package is conflicting, I use “apt-cache policy package” and see which repositories carry the package. Then I can use “apt-get package=version” to install the correct version, and “apt-cache depends package” and “apt-get rdepends package” to find dependencies. Sometimes I kill the conflicting repository from /etc/apt/sources.list

    I did it with Marillat packages and I can do it again. If you can not fix your system because of some weird package and its dependencies… then you can learn. It is just step by step. I think people using the system doesn’t have to know how to fix package issues, but people installing packages should.
    Well, as if that isn't incredibly convulted. I haven't seen the majority of this documented anywhere, so I don't see how he expects a new user to know it. Personally, I think it's easier through Synaptic:

    1. Go to Status > Installed (local or obsolete)
    2. Choose the package you want to downgrade, and go to Package > Force Version
    3. Choose a version from the Ubuntu repositories
    4. Click OK, click Apply

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    I've used it when I had Edgy. I had one problem early on with it, (my own fault) but it never broke anything else even with upgrades. One tip I can give though, is before any huge upgrades, uninstall everything Automatix installed. Never had any problems.
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    · Thinkpad R40, P4 M 2.0 Ghz, 1 Gig RAM, Ubuntu 10.10

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    Re: DIGG.com: WARNING Atomatix Can Break Ubuntu and Turn Your Hair Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickMay16 View Post
    Uh oh! Quick! Shield Arnieboy's eyes.
    Why?

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