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“colord “error after installing Ubuntu 12.04

Issue you cannot install Ubuntu tweak or some other program which requires “colord” because “colord” is broken.

Open a terminal

 sudo ldconfig
 sudo dpkg -r colord
 sudo apt-get check
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing

If his doesn’t work, further steps to try:


7 thoughts on ““colord “error after installing Ubuntu 12.04

  1. Thanks for pointing in the right direction. However, “dpkg -r” wouldn’t run for me, owing to a dependency:

    ➜ sudo dpkg -r colord
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of colord:
    gnome-color-manager depends on colord (>= 0.1.12).

    I ran it with –force-depends option and that seemed to do the trick. However, then the upgrade step wouldn’t work either:

    ➜ sudo apt-get upgrade –fix-missing

    gnome-color-manager : Depends: colord (>= 0.1.12)
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

    In the end, “sudo apt-get -f install” fixed this second issue.

  2. Work for me too. Thanks.
    I don’t use splash parameter so i can see kernel messages on system startup. There was a line as “fallback graphical devices” that i can’t remember exactly right now. And it was saying “fail”. When i did the solution above, that line dissapeared with the system error. Thanks again. 🙂

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