Install Problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator.

Asked by kayla klein on 2011-08-03

I currently have Ubuntu v11.04 operating system. I installed updates from Update Manager and restarted my computer after updates completed. At the login screen, an error message is in the upper right-hand corner of the screen that says:

    Install Problem!
    The configuration defaults for GNOME
    Power Manager have not been installed
    correctly.
    Please contact your computer administrator.

If I try to login, the screen just goes black. I am new to linux and have no idea what to do. I have read previous answers to this issue, but none have worked so far. I tried ctrl+alt+f1 and then the following commands:
   *cleaning my cache to free up space by:
        sudo apt-get clean
        sudo apt-get autoclean
   *updating and upgrading (also checking pending or missing package) by:
        sudo dpkg --configure -a
        sudo apt-get -f install
        sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
        sudo apt-get clean
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get upgrade
        sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
        sudo apt-get clean
        sudo apt-get autoremove

Nothing I have tried so far has worked. Please help if you have any suggestions.

Question information

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Ubuntu gnome-power-manager Edit question
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Solved by:
kayla klein
Solved:
2011-08-04
Last query:
2011-08-04
Last reply:
2011-08-03

Try this:

sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*; sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists; sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --clear-avail; sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

kayla klein (kayklein) said : #2

Thanks for you quick reply. Before I got your message I tried removing the gnome power manager by
     sudo apt-get remove gnome-power-manager
     sudo apt-get clean
I then tried to install it, which failed, by
     sudo apt-get install gnome-power-manager

However, even though the install failed, my computer works fine now. Once I removed gnome power manager, I have had no issues. I can login with out any error message. I'm not sure what went wrong with the update, but for now I think I'm just going to leave it removed.

Thanks again for your help.

kayla klein (kayklein) said : #3

Tried installing gnome-power-manager again, and it worked fine this time. No problems logging in or booting up, and battery power manager works now.

The final solution, for anyone else that may have this problem, was to remove and then re-install Gnome Power Manager with the commands in the last post.

Reach Lan (reachthelan) said : #4

Greetings.

I also had the same problem and followed Kay's advice :-

sudo apt-get remove gnome-power-manager
     sudo apt-get clean
I then tried to install it, which failed, by
     sudo apt-get install gnome-power-manager

All it woked here as well.

Thanks for this.