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Software Center: invalid or out of range for property 'value' of type 'gint

hey guys so my software center won't install any apps, and its making my entire computer freeze this is what it says when i type software-center lacy@lacy:~$ software-center 2013-11-10 15:47:13,139 - ...
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Why won't Skype start in 13.10?

I have installed Skype using the Software Center but it won't start - nothing happens when I start it. I already reinstalled without success and I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10. And when ...
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installed ubuntu 12.04 on a hp 14 chromebook.. there is no ubuntu software center, or browser

it wcs a successful installation, with a quick switch option between ubuntu and chromeOS without rebooting. However it installed without the ubuntu software center. I am a noobie, and i cannot ...
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Requires installation of untrusted packages ?? and cant update apt-get [duplicate]

When I try to install any app from Ubuntu software center I get this: I had read somewhere that I need to enter apt-get update, but this is the result: root@Alexander-PC:~# apt-get update E: ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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In-app paymnt methods

I'm interested in developing for Ubuntu (mostly phones) and I can't seem to find the guidelines on app publishing, will apps only work through the ubuntu software center, or can users download and ...
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couldn't open the software-center and sources [duplicate]

Failed to download repository information W:GPG error: (http)://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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How to fix the “Setting locale failed” error while installing vim?

When installing vim through Software Center , I get this error installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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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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How to add icon and screenshot for my app .deb package to see it in Ubuntu Software Center?

I created a .deb package of application by myself and I want to add to it icon and screenshot to visualize it in Application Manager such as Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch my package by ...
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how to remove ubuntu compleletly from my laptop and install windows? [duplicate]

i have bought an laptop with Ubuntu version 12.04 and i want to remove it completely from laptop and install windows but i can't and i don't know how to uninstall it , So could anyone tell me please ...
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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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Why i can't install from Ubuntu Software Center

Hy , Please why i can't install software from Ubuntu Software Center ? No install button !
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Break Reminder for Ubuntu?

What is the best software for Ubuntu to remind us to take a break for our eyes (like EyeLeo in Windows).
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Searching in the Ubuntu Software manager

I am a Ubuntu newbie, though I have briefly used Mint. I want to find how to search by name for available-to-download software through the software center. Can I ask how i do this? Thanks.
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How can I install the $0 applications from the Ubuntu Software Center with apt-get?

In the Ubuntu Software Center, there are lots of $0 apps that I can 'purchase': for example: crazytoad pinball-bakno colorsudoku As these applications are free (as in beer), I wonder how I can ...
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How to exit apt-get?

When I try to install new software from the Ubuntu Software Center, it says "waiting for apt-get to exit". How I can exit apt-get?
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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Is LTS nothing more than security updates? [duplicate]

I switched back from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 and i noticed that many apps are way behind their stable releases in the 12.04 repository/software center, like Gimp and Texmaker, and i wonder why that is ...
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Cannot find Skype in Ubuntu Software Center

I am in need of Skype but, when I upgraded my system to ubuntu, I found that the Skype is not available in Ubuntu Software Center. Even if I download the package from the Skype the Ubuntu Software ...
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Can't complete matlab installing

I am student interested in ubuntu. (or newbie coder) I try to install matlab from "Ubuntu Software Center" and, I see some dialog be written "Can't find installed matlab". So I close dialog while ...
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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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Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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My app is in pending review since month

I wrote a desktop app "titania" registered it under https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps/. Now month are gone and it is still in pending review with the notice for the new coming upload ...
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Every time I open the Software Center it hangs then closes it self. I got this error log from the terminal

** (software-center:6812): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-CX8KaNsILp: Connection refused 2013-10-23 22:48:44,222 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app ...
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Can't Install Steam libc.so.6

Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 I installed steam from the software center.
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Trouble Updating to Version 13.10 (from Version 13.04)

By trying to update to Version 13.10 (German) from Version 13.04 i'd received the following Problem-Message: W:Fehlschlag beim Holen von "http: ...
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Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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13.10 Can't see results from software center in dash

In 13.04 everything was ok but in 13.10 I don't see results from Software Center. I would like to install some apps using Dash but whatever I type I get no results (I select software center in sources ...
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What is the best software to keep record of my technical work?

I need to keep records about my newly learnt things. Basically I need to write more lines in that record book, like codes, links and such things. So can you tell me if there any app like that or if ...
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apt-get update failed for some reason [duplicate]

when I run this command sudo apt-get update I get an error: jan@janOS:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Software Center

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 32bit with Gnome 3.8 but am missing the Ubuntu Software Center. I tried to install it via terminal: $ sudo apt-get install software-center But that tells me that ...
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Installing Software in recovery mode

For some reason I can only successfully boot into recovery mode. I want to install drivers software updates, etc. My question is. If I install these software in recovery mode will they be applies like ...
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What's the difference between “software updater” and “software update”

I noticed I have two versions of "software update" one just says open source in the description and the other says its gnome apt update manager. "Software Updater" if clicked finds no current ...
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Is steam available in Ubuntu Software Center?

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that there was no steam in the Ubuntu Software Center! Well, that's mot a problem since steam can be installed through the deb file on their ...
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software center crashes on launch [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 system. The trace I get when doing a: gksudo software-center is: 2013-10-19 15:55:21,229 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True ...
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Auto-Mount Hard drive -GUI [duplicate]

One of my start up application uses a 2nd hard drive. When I start my computer it always says that the files have gone missing, when in reality they hard drive is just not mounted. The mount point is ...
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Software purchases & accounts issue

I have installed 13.10 on a new computer and want to tranfer my purchase (Braid) there. I have read this page about how to do this. However, when I log in to ...
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Can I safely remove pre-installed software in Ubuntu 13.10?

I uses a lots of Google Apps Product in my Laptop, Tablet and Mobile. Since I never use all pre-installed software in Ubuntu, can I remove it? E.g like: LibreOffice | I use Google Doc etc. ...
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Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.10 Error [How-To] [closed]

Install Google Chrome in Google website, double click the downloaded file, opened up in Ubuntu Software Centre, when I click Install, on the left besides install button it says "only install this file ...
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Will modem manager be updated in 12.04 LTS to release 0.6.0 or above? [closed]

It is still stuck at release 0.5.2 since early last year, while release 0.6.0 does not seem to be progressed to a stable release for 12.04 LTS. Any plans for the update to occur before the end of the ...
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Ubuntu - 12.04 Update manager and software center is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in my machine. Update manager and software center is not working after applying some packages through update manager. The following is the error trace I got, when I ...
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Software center not opening on Ubuntu 13.04 due to Gdk-ERROR [closed]

I know there's a lot of other questions about similar problems, but my error seems different from the others. (Apologies if I actually missed the one that addresses mine) When I open Software Center ...
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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 ...
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Software sources not showing in dash

I want to install spotify and therefor I need to find something called "Software sources". It should be found in dash. But I can only find Software center. In software center I can find "Software ...
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Why does an error appear every time I try to open the Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

There is a glitch on the Ubuntu Software Center and whenever I open it an error appears and it keeps loading and never opens. Why does this happen? I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a disk and ...
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why ffmpeg command producing error in Ubuntu terminal?

I installed ffmpeg using this command sudo apt-get install ffmpeg After the installation i tried this command in terminal ffmpeg but i got error message like this root@client85-desktop:~# ...
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“E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.”

So I keep trying to install things on my laptop and whenever I try to use sudo apt-get I get the same errors every time, SystemError: E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists ...
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Unable to turn on recommendations in Ubuntu Software Center

When I start software-center from the terminal, I get the following output: 2013-10-13 12:43:41,231 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-10-13 12:43:41,414 - ...
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Is it possible to download Ubuntu without pre-installed applications? [duplicate]

I am asking if there is a way to install Ubuntu with just the OS (and maybe a simple browser). The reason I am asking about this is I get frustrated with the application set included with the ...