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I just completed a fresh install of 12.04. I logged in and tried to open the software center - it opens for only a few seconds, then it closes. It happens whether I am in the root account or guest account. There is no error message provided either.

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Try this. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get purge software-center

sudo apt-get install software-center

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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It worked! Thank you!! I didn't perform the last task though because when I upgraded to 12.10 before I had all sorts of problems........but the fix you provided resolved my problem! Thank you again!!!! – user76133 Jul 10 '12 at 9:53
@user76133 If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted. – Mitch Jul 10 '12 at 9:56

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