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I am running ubuntu 12.04 and I am having a problem with downloading Braid and Psychonauts from the ubuntu software center. An error message pops up saying "failed to download repository information". What does that mean?

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Try to run the following in a terminal: sudo apt-get update and then try installing the apps again (turn off the Software Center, and then turn it on again before trying, though). You will need to enter your password. – MarkovCh1 Jun 20 '12 at 16:54
I got a 401 error in the terminal. Now attempting to download braid... – PopKernel Jun 20 '12 at 19:36
Are you under a proxy? If so, you may need to talk to your admin. Otherwise, try choosing a different server in Update Manager (click Settings in the lower left, go to the Ubuntu Software tab, and select the server from Download from). More info: – MarkovCh1 Jun 20 '12 at 20:34
No, I'm not under a proxy. And besides that, it didn't work changing the server. – PopKernel Jun 21 '12 at 2:32
Well, I'm out :) Try contacting Ubuntu support. There's probably an official channel when your purchases don't work. – MarkovCh1 Jun 21 '12 at 16:10
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A couple mysterious things happened. first of all, I tried installing braid via torrent and a message popped up telling me that I needed new nvdia drivers... so I did. Nvdia! I dont't even have Nvdia cards, but it worked, and the games installed. Then, like, yesterday, I got an email from ubuntu support (even though I hadn't contacted them yet) saying the braid link had been down and was back up now. Funny, huh? Well, at least it's working now.

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