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Unable to get exclusive lock, apt-get busy

Whenever I try a command, I get an error saying: Unable to get exclusive lock Also apt-get is busy, but I am not even running any other application.
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Problem with Partial Upgrade [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu through "Partial Upgrade". But following error has shows up : Can't guess meta-package Your system does not contain a ubuntu-desktop, ...
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Installation error from terminal and ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I am trying to install sublime using terminal but it pop out error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package sublime ...
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How to grant apt-get permissions required to install software?

I am new to Linux, can anyone be kind enough to help me know how to install software from the terminal? I tried to install java by entering the command in the terminal sudo apt-get install ...
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Is there a way to get the administrator lock opened? [duplicate]

I know that when a package is being installed, the root directory [I think?] gets an administrator lock and can't make an other installation at the same time. Is there a way to stop that ...
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Cannot add or update software in software center, [duplicate]

Having trouble with software center. it says Canceling but does nothing. I get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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Are you a root? [duplicate]

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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What is the purpose of lock file? [duplicate]

I have seen a file named lock in /var/cache/apt/archives in my Ubuntu 14.04. This file has only root access. When I try to display the contents of this file using sudo nano lock the file seems empty. ...
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How to uninstall apps downloaded from internet in Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu right now and i want to know how do we uninstall an app which i downloaded from the internet in this case a Facebook messenger called ftalk. I type this command in the terminal: ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect Broadcom BCM4312 Wi-Fi

I just installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on 32-bit Dell Inspiron 1545 (that was actually pre-packaged with Ubuntu 10.x in about 2010). For some reason, it doesn't have the capacity to scan for nearby wi-fi ...
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Tried to install wireless driver and now terminal and update manager no longer work either

My PC specifications: Dell Latitude D830. Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) dual boot with windows xp pro 6 days ago. Chip ID is Broadcom BCM4311. PCI-ID is [14e4:4312] Last week I installed ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? [duplicate]

I get this error in Lubuntu 12.04 when I try to update in terminal: $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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getting error Resource temporarily unavailable [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) no matter what i try to install i get this error, also i get unity & unity 2d not installed so if ...

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