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ScreenCloud Update - Dependency Is Not Satisfiable

ScreenCloud offered an update yesterday, and as it didn't show up in the Update Manager (I have it set up to fetch both important and other updates), I decided to check the Ubuntu Software Center. The ...
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How to uninstall programs in ubuntu if they are not in Software Center? 12.04

I've installed a program through the terminal, the program is Cuttlefish. Now I want to uninstall it and I can't find it in teh software Center. How can I do it? Thanks!
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Cannot install packages with Apt, Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

My problems started when I tried to fix a wireless connectivity issue I was having by reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source for starters. I believe this failed and is causing the error below. I get the ...
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Is it better to install software through software center or compile it myself? [closed]

This is kind of a general question about installing stuff and remove as well. I've never compiled any software from source but I'm wondering, is it better? What are the pros and cons of each ways of ...
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Failed to load package list when updating 12.10 (fresh install)

Thanks in advance for your time. Please pardon if this question was answered before (I tried to look for relevant questions - but found none). I am okay to work within the terminal but with limited ...
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Full Apps Directory not available in Software Center [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what depository I'm missing? If I search for say "Apache" at apps.ubuntu.com it comes up with what I'm looking for, if I search for it in the Software center all it comes up with ...
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Installing DS9 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install DS9 Astro-Image Viewer on Ubuntu 12.04 using software-center, but it keeps giving me the message: There isn’t a software package called 'saods9' in your current software ...
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Scratch 1.4 not available on Ubuntu 13 anymore?

I used to run older versions of Ubuntu that included Scratch 1.4. I have a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 (installed today) and Scratch is just not there anymore. The Software center does NOT show any Scratch in ...
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Will pure Java written software be accepted in Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I just came across an article regarding submitting app to Ubuntu Software Center http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/apps/other-forms-of-submitting-apps/commercial-software-faqs/ I'm currently ...
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Does Software Updater update apps installed by Software Center

I just want to know if I could install a bunch of apps through the Software Center and not have to add individual repositories to update every single app.
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Problem with ttf-mscorefonts installer

Please help me out with the below issue I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 apt directory corrupted

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP dv6646us laptop. I was trying to install jdk7 (Java Development Kit 7) on it and tried many things. Long story short, I think I corrupted the ...
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How Do I Install Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2

I purchased Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 from Ubuntu Software Center. But Ubuntu Software Center could not / will not install it. I looked at software-center.ubuntu.com and I can see the PPA ...
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How to launch a newly installed program [duplicate]

I have just downloaded and installed Google Chrome for Linux, using Software Center. How do I now run the browser? This was simple in Windows - the program would typically be appended to the Start ...
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Problems After trying to install libvideocss1 [duplicate]

I installed restricted extras into my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,then tried to install libvideocss without realizing the medibuntu project was now defunct. Now the software center crashes on startup not opening ...
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Edubuntu in Ubuntu

Guys I'm currently using Ubuntu LTS Version 12.04.4. I would like to install Edubuntu with higher secondary that is pre-college(age 16) and college level packages installed. I would like to know how ...
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Is it better to remove software using Ubuntu Sofware Center or Synaptic Package Manager?

I'm very new and I accidentally installed 6 text editors via the Synaptic Package Manager, and one from the Ubuntu Software Center. I know I can "remove" the text editing software with one click in ...
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ubuntu software center - error software can't be installed or removed

I have Ubuntu running on an Acer C720P, and I used crouton to install it alongside ChromeOS. I am using Unity and running 13.10. When I try to install software using the Software Center, it refuses ...
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unable to open software center and updatemanager

I deleted opt.conf.d folder in /etc/apt and I copied a new one from live dvd after this my software center, update manager, are not able to open. When I open software center it is giving me an error ...
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Submitted applications for Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

Are the submitted desktop applications for Ubuntu reviewed and added to the Ubuntu software center anymore? Its been a month that I submitted an application named PLY Visualizer on ...
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Unable to download skype

Each time I try to install Skype from Software Center, an error about archive management or this comes up.
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Where do I report a UI issue that I do not like? [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu, I am picky about UI design choices and have spotted something I do not like, but this time instead of just hating it I wish I could tell the ubuntu team so maybe just ...
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Will KDE and GTK compatible software work in Xubuntu (XFCE)?

In the software center, there is a lot of software with needs KDE or this is GTK compatible. Can this software work in Xubuntu XFCE?
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Why automatic installed mysql 5.5 when i install mysql workbench 6.0.9 from deb file using ubuntu software center

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and already installed mysql 5.6.16 on it. I have downloaded mysql workbench deb file (mysql-workbench-community-6.0.9-1ubu1310-amd64) from mysql web site. Now when I run this ...
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How to install Synaptics touchpad manager with terminal? [duplicate]

I need to get this to get my touch-pad working but I am unable to install it with Ubuntu Software Center as it says ` "Update Error: Require Installation Of Untrusted Packages"
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How can I uninstall an application that Software Center will not?

Running Ubuntu 12. 04. Installed both "VirtualBox" and "X86 virtualization solution - base binaries". I downloaded a newer version of Virtual Box, specifically ...
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How do I d/l qBittorrent at the Unbutu app site?

I see no download button. I submitted my email but it just linked me back to the same app page.
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Can I close software center while installing things?

I am installing a few programs on my laptop, and the Software Center is using a lot of CPU resources. I have a few items waiting to install, and I would like to know if I can close the Software Center ...
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Why are there so many console messages from GTK+ applications?

I have tried to open Software Center using the command line software-center and it did worked. I mean, Software Center opened and works fine, BUT, at the same time, in the Terminal window I see a ...
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Can you publish your app in Software Center via a PPA? [duplicate]

I have my free open source desktop app in a PPA. Is it possible to get it in the Software Center so that it is installed from the PPA (so that the user don't need to add my PPA)? Or should I now use ...
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Are pending desktop apps ever going to be accepted? [closed]

It says on the review status page of my app: "Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to process this request, as we are working ...
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Authentication error when updating [duplicate]

How can I resolve the error shown in the photo. I have changed my desktop to gnome and managed to update but when I use this desktop my OS refuses to update. When I update with Plasma KDE, this ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes during boot [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive to create an empty 43 GB drive on my Windows 7 64-bit Compaq Presario. After the partition was complete, I used the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website ...
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I'm beginners in Ubuntu just need your help [closed]

I user Ubuntu 12.04. I am new to this system and am admittedly lost most of the time. Is there someone out there that wouldn't mind mentoring an old man ?
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cache failed ubuntu 13.10

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I tried to update via terminal sudo apt-get update Everything seemed to be running normally and is still running I just cant get anything from the software center ...
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Problem downloading “not free” programs from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I bought "Quick 'n Easy Web Builder" in Ubuntu Software Center on 15 march, 2013 and it worked OK after unlocking it with my license key. Now I have replaced my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04LTS) but I ...
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Error in installing software from the Ubuntu Software Center

I started using Ubuntu a few days ago, so please a little help would be cool. Whenever I try to install a package from the Ubuntu Software Center it gives me the following error for everything. Can ...
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Reporting specific Ubuntu Software Center issues?

To whom or where do I report issues with the Ubuntu Software Center? I am trying to download OpenShot and it tells me that I have no Internet connection... Despite the fact that I do have a working ...
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System error dialog box keeps popping up

Randomly when I am using my computer a dialog pops up saying "Ubuntu 12.04 has found an error in your system. Would you like to report it?" and also often times my applications just randomly close. I ...
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Everything is missing! [duplicate]

I've installed some not very good software. And now terminal is missing. Doing Ctrl + Alt + T does nothing. No left or top bar. There is nothing but the desktop. That's all. Software center is also ...
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Software Center failed to open

I am beginner and installed Ubuntu on dual boot with windows, Then just started updating packages. I was about to finish But suddenly got error and Update manager just Stopped.After that my Software ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Software Center wont open [duplicate]

Software Center will not start for me. I have ran the following commands and none of them have worked. $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo apt-get install software-center sudo ...
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Getting Strange Output from /var/lib/dpkg/lock

When I was installing updates, the Ubuntu Software Center progress bar got stuck, so I opened the terminal and tried to view contents which were working by running the command: sudo lsof ...
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Can't download Steam

When I try to download Steam from the software center, I'm asked to put in a password to authorize it. I put my password in then I get "to change software repository settings, you need to ...
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How do I fix faulty Software Center and Software Updater in 13.10? (Novice Level User)

I asked this question before with older version of OS, but it is happening again with 13.10 and the same steps I took to resolve it by moving statoverride.bad last time didn't work this time. Here is ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center

I have got Ubuntu 13.10 to my old laptop. I wanted to look for apps and stuff in Software Center. So I opened it & it opens slowly and then just closed soon after. I do not see any reason nor an ...
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Translation - “Adding the key to the list of trusted software vendors failed”

I am translating for Ubuntu. This text belongs in ../aptdaemon/enums.py:382 as part of software center, (the settings where it sets the apt sources and where you can add custom sources). Does anyone ...
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Can't install software (Armory) - No install option

I'm trying to create a offline BTC wallet using Armory. When I go to install it the software center pops up with 'Only install this file if you trust the origin" with an install button that can't be ...