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Problem with the Ubuntu Software Center

When I installed Ubuntu I wanted to get some basic software from the Ubuntu Software Center. I started with the flash player, the Software Center wanted me to use the "multiverse" source, I clicked on ...
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Cannot uninstall software from Software Center

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. When I open the Software Center and click Installed on the toolbar all I get is a list down the left hand side with games, graphics, internet etc. It does not show any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Youtube app not working

I installed the youtube app (unity-webapps-youtube) from ubuntu software center. But it tells me it cannot play any videos because of a missing flash player. Flash plays fine in either Firefox or ...
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Why doesn't the Software Center resume downloading packages when it is interrupted?

I wonder if there is a tool that can resume broken downloads when the Ubuntu Software Center is downloading packages for software it features or shows. For example I was downloading skype and by the ...
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ubuntu failed to download repository information check your internet connection 10.10 [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu version 10.10 And whenever i open the software centre and try to add anything (use the source) it shows ubuntu failed to download repository information check your internet ...
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Can't Install or download anything in Pear OS 8 [on hold]

I recently installed Pear OS 8 and have ran into many problems since. Essentially, I can't download or install anything. At first I was getting a "failed to download repository information" error. I ...
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Package installation uninstallation error

For last few days, whatever software installtion/uninstallation I do with apt-get/software center it is getting ended up with message: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.8) ... ...
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software center fails to open

I am not a programmer so have a limited understanding of the Terminal use. I cannot log in to the terminal when it asks for a password I understand it does not display, but I cannot log in. Attempting ...
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Cant install program from ubuntu software center-it says“check your internet connnection!failed to download repository information” [duplicate]

says..404 not found W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-updates/universe when enered sudo apt-get update
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Can't download anything from the Ubuntu Software Center

I have been trying to download something from the Ubuntu Software Center and it keeps coming up with "Requires installation of untrusted packages", underneath it says "The action would require the ...
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Software Center crashing already tried uninstalling and re-installing

Software Center crashes. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Already have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Software Center. Here's the error I get: user@pc:~$ software-center 2014-12-21 15:34:40,540 - ...
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Software Center keeps crashing

Last week I typed in a command for /ect/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list into my terminal and ever since then Ubuntu Software Center Keeps crashing. The report says <class System Error> ...
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software center lists mutiple entries of okular install and reader

Recently I noticed by accident that I have multiple entries for the okular document viewer in the Software Center. Four of five appear to be identical. Also listed are a host of okular ...
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Software Center GUI consume too much memory. Is this a known bug or so-designed?

When I tried to open Software Center (GUI version) from left panel, it soon consumes more than 7GB memory. After staying at 7GB for a while, it quits with nothing coming out, as shown in this picture: ...
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Enable to install anything after a XAMPP installation in 14.04 LTS

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04 , i spent some time in it , all was fine till a XAMPP installation : so i can't install anything from command line or from Ubuntu Software Center ! I search a lot for a ...
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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
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Is it possible to remove gnome-contacts in 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 after coming back from using Mint. I'm cleaning up some of the software that comes installed that I don't need or want. One of those applications is ...
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured? [duplicate]

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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I Have This Error And I Really Don't Know How To Fix Xubuntu 12.04

Hi I just encounter this problem when opening my update manager It is Impossible to install or remove any software. Please use package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get -f " in a terminal ...
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How can I install the ubuntu software center. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center and I get an error

I tried installing many apps already via terminal and all I get is errors which is really starting to bug me alot. So please help me. When I type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center all I ...
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How to disable third party repositories? I have tried sudo software-properties-gtk but it does not work

I cannot seem to find a way to disable third party repositories. I need to do this to update from 14.04 to 14.10 I type sudo software-properties-gtk But all I get is this alex@alex-NV55C:~$ ...
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“ERROR MESSAGE: Requires installation of untrusted packages” [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.20. I keep getting the error message shown in the title when I try to download anything in the Software Center. I tried changing servers in "Software and ...
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I want to play minecraft [duplicate]

I can't install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. For example, I tried to install Java but I couldn't and don't say to install it off Google; I have tried installing Java from Google but it ...
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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installing mini ccnx

I want to install mini ccnx from the following site: https://github.com/chesteve/mn-ccnx/wiki/Installing I downloaded and installed all the requirement programs and then ran: sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't install apps via Software Center, the “use this souce” button does nothing

I've got to admit that I'm new to using Ubuntu, but I can't find a good answer elsewhere... Here goes. I'm still setting up a LiveUSB copy of Ubuntu with some new apps, but I can't get many of them ...
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In software center, some softwares are not found

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I started to install some new softwares. But when i tried to see the description of some softwares, the following type of message was displayed. ...
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gfortran not found in Software Center in 12.04

My friend using an older version of ubuntu has gfortran in the Ubuntu Software Center. I think he did not need to download anything. It was already there. He just installed it. But in my case, when I ...
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Dropbox and Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work after settinf python3.4 as default

In Ubuntu 14.04, I've set python3.4 as the default python version. After that, Dropbox doesn't launch at startup and the Ubuntu Software Center cannot open up anymore. Running them from the command ...
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Software Center problem [duplicate]

I cannot load the access the Ubuntu Software center. I receive the error message E:Type'<html><head><meta' is not know on line 1 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list. ...
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How do I enable the “backports” repository?

How to enable the backports repository so I can get newer versions of software?
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Unsuccessful installation - money taken [on hold]

I paid 2 USD for Mycraft game for my son. Ubuntu software did not instal it. When I log into my account there is information that I am not associated with any application. It requests me to pay for ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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Is “Sync between computers” working normally in Ubuntu 12.04.5 after shutting down Ubuntu One?

I have three machines with Ubuntu 12.04.5 amd64. On all of them I have launched software-center and logged to my Ubuntu account (SSO). After that I see all three machines in left side of window: ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center--can't install anything

About 3 weeks ago I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been running it since then. Initially everything worked great, but about 10 days ago the Ubuntu Software Center quit working (I previously used it ...
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Uninstall feem completely

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version. I recently installed Feem Wifi direct app from here. I had to run the source code from the terminal, without root privileges. Now I am not able ...
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Package failed to install, but does

I have discovered something strange upon using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using the OS for a week now and everything is running fine, but when I install or uninstall software from the software center, ...
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Tipp10 won't launch in 12.04

I downloaded the .deb from the official website Tipp10 and installed it via the Ubuntu Software center. However the app fails to launch from dash, launcher and the terminal. Terminal gives me this ...
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How to list user installed applications (not packages)?

Not packages and not all applications. Just the applications user installed by himself from whatever source (Software Center, manually added PPA, etc.). If the above is not possible - a list of all ...
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strange behavior when removing software

This problem started about three weeks ago, after I installed Quagga, a routing software. I configured quagga according to this website's instructions: ...
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Shall I delete this line in sources.list?

This line deb-src-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted, Line 63, in sources.list is not known on sudo apt-get update and is causing Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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Upgrade YAZ to YAZ 5

Still a beginner, I don't know who I can ask. Problem: I try to use MarcEdit 6 (marcedit.reeset.net/). If I use its tool "Z39.50/SRU Client" to search for any book in any offered library-database it ...
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Need Help I Keep Getting Internet Error Connection When Installing Via Software Center [duplicate]

I tried installing this following deb files via software center: skype,gimp and odesk team room application. But I keep on getting Internet Connection Error. But I can open my Internet on my Browser. ...
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instal button not active in Ubuntu software center

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04. But as I am trying to install any software in Ubuntu software center , i could not find the install button. Upon clicking the software , its showing only more info ...
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What legitimate, legal use does the application, Access Prompt, have?

When I download the Ubuntu Software Centre Application, another application, Access Prompt, surreptitiously downloads at the same time. When I uninstall the Access Prompt application, it also ...
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A Software Center review claims Ruby has a virus. Is it accurate?

I'm working on a Javascript webapp and trying to figure out how to add documentation. It seems like the only option is to install something that lives on a server. I thought maybe I'd try JSDuck. It ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...