Tanga
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Synaptic broke my network connection?

Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:11 am

Hi guys,

With the desire for a GUI package manager I decided to install synaptic to my Raspberry Pi. I'm pretty sure that this was a mistake, as since the install my network hasn't been working and I've been getting a "network unreachable" error every time I try and ping 4.4.4.4

Unless I download something with Synaptic, and then my network will work again (oops, briefly, it just cut out half way through downloading some stuff).

I'm a bit of a noob, so please, should I uninstall synaptic. Will it solve my problem?

Halp

PS - also just installed pidgin, but I'm pretty sure it is the synaptic install that broke things.

PPS I am connecting using tethering on my mobile phone (it's the only internet I have at home). Wicd still tells me that I'm still connected - I just can't do anything that involves accessing the web if that makes sense.

pps - is there a gui for aptitude?
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malakai
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Re: Synaptic broke my network connection?

Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:23 am

It wouldn't hurt to try and uninstall synaptic you can't connect so it's not much use.

Would recommend uninstalling apt if you do get synaptic only need one install manager

No gui for it could be your first project though :)

Might want to see if synaptic did retrieve any packages could be it grabbed a different network manager or something. Remove anything it grabbed before removing it.
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Tanga
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Re: Synaptic broke my network connection?

Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:57 am

Really? You are recommending a beginner build a graphical user interface for aptitude? lolol

Update for those with a similar issue:
I uninstalled synaptic, but my connection was still flaky to non-existent. Upon looking further I found that /etc/network/interfaces file had been reset. Once I'd added the line:
iface usb0 inet dhcp
things improved.

How-To

1. Open LXTerminal
2. sudo leafpad /etc/network/interfaces
3. Add the line:
iface usb0 inet dhcp
4. Save and close Leafpad
5. sudo reboot
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