I tried to download and install some programs via synaptic. I start synaptic and entered the root password, selected the program(s) I want, ie avidemux. I am told that there is a child with it and it too is selected. I select to download and install the program. After verifying to go ahead, synaptic informs me that two files will be downloaded and installed. I agree to this and the cursor turns into a rotating dumbbell and then synaptic just disappears, no error messages or anything.
I restart it and go through the steps again and the same happens again.
Search the forum, find nothing that matches my error but did as old polack suggested and so I restarted the system. The same result.
Again, using old polack suggestion, start synaptic via konsole. The same thing happened but this time there was this error message left in konsole.
Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_hide: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
warning: cleaning stale lock
Could anyone give a clue as to what is going on and how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.
Using Full Monty 2012.09 (the latest)