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Phillip Tarrant ptarrant at
Fri Feb 20 21:19:08 GMT 2009

are you behind any firewalls / filtering devices. if so try to route around
them or disable any firewalls
as nick said, any error messages are key. are you trying from the terminal
or synaptic?
see if this works from a terminal

sudo apt-get update

if you see no errors you know you should be able to get the packages.

if the above command works, are you able to update anything with this from a

sudo apt-get upgrade

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Nick Ali <nali at> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Dewey Wayne Dempsey
> <deweydee at> wrote:
> > I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 from the Special Edition Linux magazine.
> > Firefox and Open Office work fine. I am having trouble with installing
> > Skype, Totem, and GnuCash. I live near Chattanooga but am be willing to
> > drive to Atlanta for some hands-on support.  In my cursory look at the
> > postings I did not find a date for the next linux fest.
> Hi Dewey,
> Did you get errors when trying to install the applications? Whats
> steps did you take to install the applications? Also, see if this is
> any help:
> nick
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