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Ubuntu Automatically Logs out as the Software Center is opened

I have a really weird problem ... Once I open the software center, my machine (using ubuntu 13.04) logs out after ~ 8 sec ... But if I minimized the software center, nothing happens ... After I ...
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Error launching Software Management and Updating [duplicate]

am running Ubuntu 12.04, tried installing VirtualBox but ran into the following error. E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources ...
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“wakeup” doesn't work

Everytime I hit "apply" it says "Unable to set all alarms. Check time preferences" Whats this? Can someone help fix this? Or if any other alarm clock app exists which wakes the laptop from sleep ...
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Why am I getting BADSIG error 13.04 / untrusted packages error in software manager

I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update. receiving BADSIG error. Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg [933 B] Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg ...
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How can I run a software package I installed called 'openscam'?

I installed a software called 'openscam' but I cannot find its launcher. It's installer is a .deb file, after I clicked in it, Ubuntu Software Center installed the software, and finished it, but I ...
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Software Updater showing updates for removed applications

Recently, Software Updater (13.04) showed updates for Adobe Reader. Because I didn't need the application anymore, I didn't download the updates and uninstalled it (through Ubuntu Software Center). ...
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How can I report a suspected copyright or trademark infringement in a repo-hosted application?

The problem: The application Stroget looks and behaves exactly like Minitube. Flavio (the creator of Minitube) and I suspect that someone took his work and used it without Flavio's permission. The ...
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Intellij Idea community edition commercial?

I want to install intellij idea. the free edition which is also the community edition. but when i open the software manager and search for it the install button says "buy"? Why do i have to pay for ...
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Ubuntu One OpenID Failure

Failure to login to one.ubuntu.com as well as Ubuntu Software Center from the desktop. Attempting to login to one.ubuntu.com results in the following error: "Authentication failed: OpenID ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 Bumped Gnome 3.8 - Software Center Crashing [closed]

Running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and bumped Gnome to 3.8 following the method given here: How To Upgrade to GNOME 3.8 in Ubuntu 13.04 Now every time I try to run the Ubuntu Software Center app, it ...
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Software Center crash, sources.list error 13.04

I'm having a problem with Software Center since I tried to add Spotify repositories to sources.list. It doesn't open at all. I tried reinstalling Software Center, but it sends this error: E:Type ...
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How to install Synaptic package manager that I have already downloaded the package using Windows?

I have downloaded the synaptic package manager using Windows7. I only just installed Ubuntu recently. I heard that Synaptic can help me in installing software since using the terminal is very ...
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Can you install softwares on a wubi-installed ubuntu? 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Wubi so I can choose to boot from Windows or Ubuntu with some simple key presses. But when I tried to download Google Chrome for Linux (on the official website it ...
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Got “Package operation failed” error while installing postgresql using ubuntu software center

I am trying to install JDownloader. But, while installing it using sudo apt-get install jdownloader, I got some error. Like this: j@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install jdownloader Reading package lists... ...
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wifi doesn't work in software center

i have a public wifi network which has wep security. it requires a key (7a5c3a4e28) to establish connection and a username and password when i open a browser to surf. but in software center there is ...
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Ubuntu Software center in Ubuntu 13.04 crashes when opened

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8.1.When I try to open Ubuntu Software center, it simply crashes. Somebody please help me out. Thank you.
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The search in Ubuntu Software Center disappears

The image is here: I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit in vmware 9. The menu Edit > Search doesn't work. I tried to run in terminal "software-center", but only get a lot of failure message. I didn't ...
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Issues opening everything

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I had issues opening Skype. I looked at a few tutorials that I found from Google searches to no avail. I figured it may just be an issue and went to try and update ...
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Not able to install VLC Player or Audacity Ubuntu Software Center

When I try to install Audacity through Ubuntu Software Center, the screen initially shows: Available from the "universe" source Then, I click on Use This Source button on the right, and it asks for ...
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Broke my software center cache

Software center won't start unless I run it as root. Running it as root, there was a message about the cache being unwritable. My .cache folder is on a separate drive and symlinked to my home ...
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Hollow Progress Bars in Ubuntu 13.04 Software Center

I've noticed in Ubuntu 13.04 (and 12.10) that the progress bars in the Software Center have a transparent space in the middle, not solid orange, which shows the color of the background behind it. It's ...
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no mysql workbench in ubuntu 12.04 software center

I have already installed MySQL workbench from the Software Center on a recent installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit) with no problems. Since then, I just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on another machine ...
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Error in downloading Packages e.g. VLC media player

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, but when i tried to install VLC media player from Ubuntu software center some cache update occured(as far as i could remember) but i could not install it because it took ...
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Maintaining kernel modules submitted in the Software Center over kernel updates

This question is specifically for submitting a package in the Software Center. If I wish to submit a package that contains a kernel module (*.ko) which will install in /lib/modules/ and there is a ...
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Software-center crashes in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu Software Center. When I open it, it closes automatically without any permissions. When I run it in a terminal I get this: vangjush@vangjush:~$ software-center ...
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Problems with Ubuntu Software system

I have some problem with Ubuntu Software System. Once I open it up. It closes automatically without any permittion Can someone help me out please because I dont really get this. When I run it ...
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How to install Opera Browser?

I am trying to install opera browser from the terminal. I downloaded the 'debian' installer because it didn't show up in software center. It completely destroyed my software center - it is frozen ...
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Error when trying to install Google Chrome [duplicate]

I have problems when trying to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Software Center and Terminal. On Ubuntu Software Center On Terminal How do I install Google Chrome? UPDATE I have tried sudo ...
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Software Center closing issues

I used the Ubuntu Software Center for the first time since I upgraded to 13.04, and I've notice that I can't close it with the "x" button on the top left of the screen. When I click it, the window ...
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Slow updates and software downloads: Due to newly released version? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and am greeted with an update requiring the download of 300MB update files. I commenced with this update but the download speed is painfully low (several bytes/sec). However, ...
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How to start freecell, installed from software center

Freecell Solitarire won't load on Ubuntu 13.04. In the software center it appears as Installed but doesn't appear in Search. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not help. As a workaround, would it be ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center after installing GNOME

I recently decided to install GNOME 3.8 on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, but doing so caused a problem with Ubuntu Software Center. The left side of the window, displaying all the available software ...
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How to set proxy settings in ubuntu software center?

I have been using windows 7 and to update windows i configured netsh winhttp settings by using command: netsh winhttp set proxy 10.0.0.21:3128. That worked for windows update and many other softwares. ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed, now neither Software Center nor Software Updater will open

The update to 13.04 was offered, I accepted but it failed. Now neither Software Centre nor Updater will open. SC opens for a second then closes; Updater tells me: Failed to load the package list This ...
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Package operation failed while trying to install prozilla

I'm a new Ubuntu user and when I tried to install prozilla download manager at software center, i got Package operation failed, and details are... installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... ...
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Package Manager/Update Problem

I recently downloaded Virtualbox version 4.2.12, and I clicked the .deb file, which brought up the Ubuntu Software Center. I clicked upgrade as I had a previous version installed, and it did it ...
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trouble downloading software from software center

after installng 12.04 LTS version through wubi ,i am unable to install softwares from software center.It shows the message to check internet connection,but i am able to load pages from mozila.i tried ...
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Change Ubuntu Software Center Download directory to Different drive from OS drive?

Ok, Im relatively new to Ubuntu and have a custom built computer. I am utilizing three drives, 1 ssd, and 2 hard drives. I have installed my OS to my ssd, and want to use the other two for gaming and ...
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Authentication required for every 1 hour for Internet but NO proxy. How do I get out from this problem?

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and/or above My system connected to University campus Internet which has no proxy. But needs authentication (username and password) for every 1 hour. If the web-browser is running ...
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Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on “Applying Changes”

Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on "Applying Changes" On my HP Envy Touchsmart 14" (Series 14-3010NR), I have recently installed the final release of 13.04 but when I try to ...
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Can I install Steam without a credit card?

When I try to install Steam (on Ubuntu 13.04) from the Software Center, it asks for payment details even though it is free. Can I install it without a credit card ?
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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Adding my own dependency to a quickly app

I have a paid app I'm getting ready to release on the software center but I need to add a package as a dependency. The problem is that I have to package the python module to a *deb and it is not ...
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Ubuntu with Java Error

I have Oracle Java installed on my computer. Latest version 1.7 and path variables set properly. But most applications in Ubuntu from Software Center that require Java needs Open JDK Iced Tea etc. I ...
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Software center reinstallation fails

Updating software catalog...this may take a moment. INFO:softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache:aptcache.open() WARNING:softwarecenter.db.update:The file: ...
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Problem while installing any new software

I have recently install Ubuntu in my desktop. When I am trying to install new software from Software Center it's showing some missing package problem. what should I do? Can any one help me? This is ...
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Software Center will not start [closed]

I tried to launch Ubuntu Software Center to day, but it didn't start, so I tried launching it through the terminal, giving this error: 2013-04-19 10:21:51,505 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes on startup

When i try to open software center it opens but nothing shows up on the window and it closes after 5 seconds. it had worked previously and then i did a ppa purge and then it won't open. the ppa i ...
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Unable to install Firefox using Ubuntu Software Center

When I try to install Firefox through the Ubuntu Software Center, it starts applying changes without downloading the packages first and then I get this message: Package Operation Failed The ...
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Why does some paid software say requires mouse?

I have paid for software through the software center that says a mouse is required but no mouse is setup, I am running 12.04 on my laptop.