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General Help & Advice / Spotify
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:56:31 am »
Hi Guys
Having a few difficulties trying to install spotify on my linux 19.1 . I have followed all types of tutorials but it just wont install, even tried the spotify app that is in software package and that hung . installing manually I get to the end where I use the command of get upadates then I get the message :

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 spotify-client : Depends: libcurl3 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Not being too savvy I am at a loss at what this means can someone point me in the right direction please

Hardware Compatibility / I'm a Broken man!
« on: January 27, 2019, 02:21:57 pm »
Ok first things first, I have linux 18.3 running on my laptop along with windows vista trying to use linux more and more although I still find it not as friendly as windows when adding or changing anything which brings me my present problem. I have a desktop with windows 7 on and decided to install 18.3 on it I admit its an old desktop and board but it does have a intel processor @2.66 gz so I figured it would be ok as windows works fine I have 1.5gb memory also. The problem is it takes FOREVER to start and when it finaly gets going its unusable ie
SO slow i click on an icon and wait, and wait etc its just a total pain i feel like giving up and staying with w7. BUT I have now spent 3 days trying to sort it out and came across another thread which says graphix driver could be a problem The native board graphics driver didnt display correctly as I could only get 640x320 or something similar so I got another agp graphics card from fleabay a ati radeon 9600 but that too will not dispaly correctly. I have since found out that ati are BAD for support. I have download a driver file but not sure how or where to unpack it! I am not that good at the terminal lol. incidentaly my laptap is also old but it has a radeon card in and no problems. I have now come to a stop as I am just going round in circles I am typiing this on my laptop as I cant even use the desktop for typing as it takes ages for the letters to appear when I am typing. like I mentioned before I want to use linux but windows is giving me no problems at all ( apart from spying, logging, keystrokes etc lol) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. incidentally the drive with linux on is around 50gb so it shouldn't be that Any help would be appreciated to stop this silver surfer from reaching for a happy pill!
Cheers Paul

Ubuntu / newbie trying to get to grips with linux mint
« on: December 31, 2016, 04:45:04 pm »
Hi Guys
Newbie here, I have been going round in circles for 3 days now. I will explain, installed linux mint 18 as a dual boot system on my dell computer. no problem, getting used  to navigating all the icons, programs etc so far so good. its FAR quicker than windows, in fact when i use I iplayer in windows live tv it constantly stops re starts but in linux not one instance of buffering its me just shows how much is going on the bckground!  However I digress, sorry, I have a major problem with the dvd which is a slot type, the cd/dvd goes in, whirs a little then stops, nothing happens . SO far I have trawled the internet without success, because the dvd is recognised in "my computer" as an optiarc, I have run a command in the terminal using wodim --devices and it says :  0  dev='/dev/sg1'   rwrw-- : 'Optiarc' 'DVD+-RW AD-7640S' . I have tried  mount the drive but no luck. and I get no media inserted or something like that. SO is my dvd duff? or should it be mounted another way like I say it takes the dvd in , it ejects them , it souds fine . LIke I say I am new to linux but I do like what I have seen so far, I am also no computer expert some of the comands  like sudo and things I have to read a few times but I get there in the end for a silver surfer dipping his toe in the water I am progressing nicely(i think) . SO if anyone can help me i would be greatly appreciated. Just as an aside and trying not to bore you My other half unbeknown to me got a new laptop with w10 installed......ITS AWFULL, and to my suprise so slow and the drive is already 65gb and there is nothing on it so to speak except what it come with. anyway I will leave you in peace and carry on trying to learn linux lol.

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