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Why does dpkg give me a “could not lock” error even after a reboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” I get a dpkg is locked error even after a reboot??? i can't do any apt-get related commands E: Could not lock ...
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What does it mean it can't access this file? [duplicate]

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: user Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for user: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: ...
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sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

It displays this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ Help would be appreciated as I ...
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Unable to lock (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it? [duplicate]

First of all, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so please be gentle. I recently tried to dual boot Windows 7 with the most recent Ubuntu OS (14.04 i believe) and somehow managed to delete my ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? [duplicate]

root@moonlight:~# apt-get install openssh-server E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), ...
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cant update software or connect to software servers (universe etc) [duplicate]

It says Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) when I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal. Can anyone help?
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 update error in terminal window [duplicate]

I coudn't update my newly installed ubuntu software. i get error like this matha@matha-HCL-Notebook:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for matha: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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trying to apt-get… keep getting this message: [duplicate]

When trying to apt-get, I keep getting this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Error installing software or drivers [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Linux, so I'm showing you screenshots. Some errors are like E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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software center disappearing and noy loading [duplicate]

I'm new to linux and am using Ubuntu 14.0.4. I wanted to install kerio vpn client from one of the sites so i downloaded it and when I double click on the zip folder it opened with software center. I ...
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phpmyadmin stuck in apt-get [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” problem? So I tried to install PHPmyadmin, but it got stuck, so I needed to force shut it down ... Now when I try ...
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aptitude showing error during installation [duplicate]

I want to install "aptitude" but it gives me the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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How can I solve “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” error? [duplicate]

How can I solve this? I am a new user. Here is the error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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problem in pckage installation from terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Firefox from terminal but everytime I have this error: ehsan@ehsan-LIFEBOOK-AH530:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...

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