Re: synaptic connection error - solved



Thanks to all who have offered assistance.

In the end I solved it by searching for and removing
all packages that had the word proxy in the
description. I found I had something called Tor
installed which seemed to be the culprit.
John
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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Has Ubuntu Replaced Windows on Your Box?
(craigmac)
2. Re: Please help me solve these problems in
Kubuntu (dgray_from_dc)
3. Re: Linux has *fewer* vulnerabilities than
before. (C Hamel)
4. Re: Linux security (Daniel Carrera)
5. Re: Linux has *fewer* vulnerabilities than
before.
(Daniel Carrera)
6. Evolution - REMOVE it (Richard)
7. Re: synaptic connection error (John Leonard)
8. Re: Need some Info on Ubuntu AMD distro ???
(Glen Cunningham)
9. Re: Has Ubuntu Replaced Windows on Your Box?
(Apatewna)



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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 21:01:03 +0100
From: craigmac <ulist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Has Ubuntu Replaced Windows on Your
Box?
To: ubuntu-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Message-ID: <craigmac.27ek2v@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


This laptop is completely Windows free and has been
since I got it. The
XP installation was completely borked and wouldn't
even reinstall from
the Acer Restore CDs. I tried Linux in several
derivatives including
Ark, Mepis, Mandriva and Debian (for a total newbie
that was the wrong
choice!!) before settling on Breezy Beta.



Now running Dapper under Xubuntu and loving every
minute of it.
However, I'm a lone wolf in the house! Wife has a
Dell with XP and she
is happy. I have an XP desktop for video editing and
games. The kids
all run XP due to the games issue. - I can't afford
to have anything
other than rock-solid (from Windows - haha
:confused:) for them and
they want gaming so they get the Windows installs.
It makes hassles for
me since I need to do the odd re-install for them -
never managed to
get an XP install last more than a year before it is
totally
disfunctional but it keeps me off the streets
:rolleyes:


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craigmac



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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 21:21:13 +0100
From: dgray_from_dc <ulist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Please help me solve these problems in
Kubuntu
To: ubuntu-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Message-ID:
<dgray_from_dc.27el07@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


I am having a similar problem with Kaffeine. I have
a large repositiory
of music vidoes, AMVs (Anime Music Videos), mp3s and
other media content
on an external USB HDD. I can play them fine
one-at-a-time with MPlayer
however, this is very inconvenient for creating
playlists of music
videos on-the-fly. From my USB HDD, Kaffeine tells
me that it can only
open local files. I copied a few of the files down
to a local partition
and Kaffeine played them without a hitch. I'm using
a dual-boot machine
with limited HDD space and am planning on building a
server to store my
media content. However, without the ability to play
back my content in
a polished app, I may need to move away from KDE in
search of a native
media player with all of the features I want. I
love KDE and would
rather figure out how to make this work for me.


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dgray_from_dc



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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 15:38:12 -0500
From: C Hamel <yogich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Linux has *fewer* vulnerabilities than
before.
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
<ubuntu-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Message-ID: <200605061538.14430.yogich@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Saturday 06 May 2006 14:24, John L Fjellstad
wrote:
C Hamel <yogich@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Linux was first designed
to be a server; desktop software came later.

From "Just for Fun - The story of an Accidental
Revolutionary", quoting

Linus Torvalds:
(p 81). My original goal was to create an
operating system that I could
eventually use as a replacement for Minix. It
didn't have to do more
than Minix, but it had to do things in Minix that
I cared about, and
some other things I cared about, too.

Linux didn't start as a server OS. It started out
as a desktop OS for
Linus.

--
John L. Fjellstad
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/ Quis
custodiet ipsos custodes
I'll be darned. Thanks for that tidbit! The
M$-certified admin I cited is
also an avid RH user & is certified for it, as well.
In retrospect, I wonder
who told him that info.
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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 21:43:21 +0100
From: Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Linux security
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
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John L Fjellstad wrote:
No, you read me wrong. I didn't think it's
necessary that Windows will
be better.

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