re-installing system

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sat Jul 14 04:39:55 UTC 2018


On 07/13/2018 06:14 PM, Clay Weber wrote:
> Posting the exact error message would probably help us find what you 
> need. You might not need to reinstall at all.
> Clay Weber
> On Jul 13, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at 
> <mailto:bilwalsh at>> wrote:
>     This was a clean install of 18.04 on an HP laptop, quad core AMD 8 gigs
>     ram.
>     I suspect something went wrong during installation. Nothing will install
>     from the repositories. It comes back with an error that says I need a
>     "gtk3" something. Googling is no help or anything else I've tried.
>     I'm wondering if there is something that will re-install everything from
>     a dvd or...................... that doesn't mean wiping the hard drive
>     clean and starting over. I'm not against doing that but would rather not
>     if I can. Everything that I wouldn't want to lose is on the second,
>     Windows, hard drive [ yes, it has two hard drives ].
>     I guess what I'm thinking is a complete install without removing what is
>     already there, just overwriting, and hopefully install what that GTK3
>     gidgit is.

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