Critical Problem: Removing gnome-alsamixer caused Synaptic to -remove- gnome.

Asked by Moshpet on 2010-04-08

I've been having problems all day with package oss4-dkms 4.2-build2002-2 failed to install/upgrade: oss4 kernel module failed to build.

Which also sees to have done something to my audio.

Figuring I'd need to remove/reinstall all of the alsa bits I went through first the Ubuntu software center & removed everything alsa based there. Generating a ton of package oss4-dkms 4.2-build2002-2 failed to install/upgrade: oss4 kernel module failed to build errors.

Then I went to the Synaptic package and started the same process, as I figured cleaning the 'house' on the alsa stuff would make for a cleaner attempt at restoring the audio.

Seeing no reason to have gnome-alsamixer in the 'house' I clicked to for removal & start the process,

Only to have it delete GNOME completely from my system ....

Needless to say I'm more than a bit flummoxed as to why it did this.

Um Help?
M.

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2010-04-09
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

> Only to have it delete GNOME completely from my system ....

The system tells the user when it's about to remove packages, the user can stop the procedure.
When I simulate removal of gnome-alsamixer it doesn't want to remove Gnome or anything else.
sudo apt-get -s purge gnome-alsamixer

Probably ubuntu-desktop was removed from your previous removal activities, so you may install this one again.

btw. to avoid dependency issues while proceeding removal or install, Synaptic or CLI is the advanced alternative to Software Center.

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