Synaptic Problem

Bill Vance kbun at
Thu Jan 25 21:37:53 UTC 2018

Hi Karsten;

Are you sure that's the right variable?  I've worked my way up to
6.5, and no changes.


On Thu, 25 Jan 2018, Karsten Loh wrote:

> Afraid I can't help you with your apt or synaptic problems. With Firefox
> (or T-Bird) the tiny text problem is easy to fix though. Simply enter
> "about:config" in the address bar and search for:
> "layout.css.devPixelsPerPx" set that to a number that gives you a
> comfortable text size (I use 1.4).
> Karsten
> --
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> On 25.01.2018 17:55, Bill Vance wrote:
>> Synaptic is giving me the same error message that apt-get is,
>> I.e., "W: No sandbox user '_apt' on the system, can not drop
>> privileges".  Unfortunately, synaptic is treating it as a fatal
>> error, and the download dies at that point.  It also has the
>> same, "tiny text", problem as firefox.
>> Anyone know how to fix these?
>> Bill

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