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How to fix common Mageia 5 error codes

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There are a few common error codes for Mageia 5. One is the "E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)" error. This happens when there is a problem with the dpkg package manager. Another common error is the "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." This happens when there are broken dependencies on your system. Lastly, the "E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)" error indicates that another process is using the dpkg package manager, and you need to wait for it to finish before you can use it.

1. If you are having problems with your Mageia 5 system, there are a few things that you can do to try and fix the errors

First, try to identify the error code that is being displayed on your screen. This can be done by entering "help" into the command line interface (CLI) and then running the "info" command. This will output a list of available error codes and their descriptions. Next, try to troubleshoot the error code by following the instructions that are provided alongside it. This may involve trying different commands or changing certain settings on your computer. If the problem still persists, you may need to contact customer support in order to get assistance.

2. First, try running the Mageia 5 Repair tool

  1. Open the Mageia 5 Repair tool.
  2. Choose your language.
  3. Select the base system you want to repair.
  4. Select the component you want to repair.
  5. Choose the error code you want to fix.
  6. Choose the action you want to take.
  7. Review the results.
  8. Close the Mageia 5 Repair tool.

3. If the Repair tool does not fix the problem, you can try reinstalling Mageia 5

  1. Boot your computer from the Mageia 5 installation media
  2. Type "reboot" into the command prompt
  3. When your computer reboots, choose to boot into the Mageia 5 installer
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Mageia 5
  5. If the installation fails, try reinstalling Mageia 5 using the Repair tool

4. If you are still having problems, you can try contacting the Mageia support team for help

If you are still having problems, you can try contacting the Mageia support team for help. The Mageia 5 support team can help you fix common error codes.