Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I am not able to find Adobe reader or Gnu plot in the software centre. When I try to get all updates, the process goes through till about 95% and then doesn't proceed. Hence, I had to stop it there.

Can someone please help me to install these software's.

And also let me know why I am unable to view these on the software center screen.

share|improve this question
sudo apt-get update – Tachyons Dec 4 '12 at 5:35
Can you run sudo apt-get update in the terminal, and tell us weather it has any errors? – Seth Dec 4 '12 at 5:52
0% [Connecting to (] [Connecting to (]This is the message which I get and it does not proceed further – Karthik Dec 4 '12 at 6:04

For Adobe Reader you need to download it from the official adobe site.

Open the terminal Ctrl-Alt-T and type this



sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9


If you are running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu you will need to install this first

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.