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    Re: sources.list error

    Quote Originally Posted by pokemondawg2 View Post
    Error:

    Code:
    Failed to run gedit '/etc/apt/sources.list' as user root.
    
    Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file.
    Don't know whats up with that, but just use your software sources.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...y_Software_Tab

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    Re: sources.list error

    Quote Originally Posted by pokemondawg2 View Post
    Error:

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    Failed to run gedit '/etc/apt/sources.list' as user root.
    
    Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file.


    See my edited post above, gedit is NOT the text editor for kubuntu, you need to change gedit to kate (I think)

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    Re: sources.list error

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    See my edited post above, gedit is NOT the text editor for kubuntu, you need to change gedit to kate (I think)
    kubuntu; duh

    Probably no software sources either

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    Re: sources.list error

    Well pokemondawg2, if your not totally confused by the onslaught of post, lets add one more.

    kdesudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list

    should be correct for kubuntu

    Edit: #!**!!
    Last edited by ibjsb4; November 25th, 2012 at 10:04 PM.

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    Re: sources.list error

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Should be
    Code:
    kdesudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
    Probably no software sources either
    In Kubuntu it's
    Code:
    kdesudo software-properties-kde

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    Cool Re: sources.list error

    Ok well the only thing working for me here at the moment is:
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    Thing is, I'm not sure how to save my progress upon finishing.
    P.S. I'm running Kubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
    Last edited by pokemondawg2; November 25th, 2012 at 10:31 PM.

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    Re: sources.list error

    USe kdesudo and kate as posted by oldos2er and ibjsb4. nano is for geeks to show off or people without a graphic desktop . (I am surprised no one tells you to use vi yet)

    Here you get the basic commands.
    http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/reu/nano.html

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    Unhappy Re: sources.list error

    Great, got rid of the Pithos error, but now this for OpenOffice:

    Code:
    W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found
    , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
    , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    It's not coming up in sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list now.

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    Question Re: sources.list error

    I need to get access to '/etc/sources.list.d' to edit this but I'm not sure how to grant myself access to it. I added a screenshot of the directory.
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    Re: sources.list error

    Well it looks like you have added the OpenOffice ppa for some reasons, but it doesn't work for 12.10 https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive/ppa Check the "published in" tab to see that it only works for old versions of Ubuntu.

    It is not in /etc/apt/sources.list because there are files for them in /etc/apt/sources.list.d which is a directory, you can cd into the this directory and delete them

    find the two files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d

    then

    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/filename

    or (recommended)

    open the Software Centre, go to Edit > Software Sources > Other Software and remove the lines for the OpenOffice ppa (right click and choose remove) then reload the Software Centre (This is in general the easiest way to manipulate sources list without having to manually edit it)

    I am not sure whether the Software Centre is in Kubuntu, if not maybe synaptic is installed? In that case go to Edited > Repositories > Other Software.
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; November 26th, 2012 at 03:38 AM.

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