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    Just burned his ISO mahnitash's Avatar
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    Default E: Type how to fix it???????

    Every time I type apt-get i got this message.....

    E: Type '”deb' is not known on line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list


    i came up with this site to try and fix my sound and graphics: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=48990 on 2.6.38 Kernel, because after updating and upgrading to kernel 3.2.6 or R2 version, my startx simply doesnt work, I got black screen........ so Im on R1

    Hopefully, someone can point me in right direction with this 2 things.....

    THX

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    Default Re: E: Type how to fix it???????

    Always, always come with precise information to this forum.
    Post your /etc/apt/sources.list and we will see what causes your problem.

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    Just burned his ISO mahnitash's Avatar
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    Default Re: E: Type how to fix it???????

    like I say, Im new to all this..... I will keep in mind, to present my problem as best as I can.... Now

    root@bt:~# /etc/apt/sources.list
    bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied

    Hopefully I did it correctly......


    When I want to update, it come like this


    root@bt:~# apt-get install upgrade
    E: Type '”deb' is not known on line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.

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    Default Re: E: Type how to fix it???????

    Quote Originally Posted by mahnitash View Post
    like I say, Im new to all this..... I will keep in mind, to present my problem as best as I can.... Now

    root@bt:~# /etc/apt/sources.list
    bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied

    Hopefully I did it correctly......


    When I want to update, it come like this


    root@bt:~# apt-get install upgrade
    E: Type '”deb' is not known on line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Need to do this: nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    Check line 6, it should have a format like this:
    deb http://xxxx.........

    Get rid of some characters like ", ', etc in the line 6..It is just deb

    Then just write the file (Ctl+O) and then (Ctl+X)..Menu is at the bottom.....

    Update the list: aptitude update

    Luck....

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    Default Re: E: Type how to fix it???????

    The command should be ls /etc/apt/sources.list


    You really should have a better understanding of linux before messing with BackTrack.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Default Re: E: Type how to fix it???????

    To open and see the insides of sources.list:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

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