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Unable to open software-center in ubuntu 13.04

When I click on Ubuntu Software Center it does nothing. Would you please help to get it working? Also I tried update & upgrade, but no use. I tried it via terminal using software-center then it ...
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Clean uninstall of virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper

Since I do not use them at this time I tried to uninstall virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper via the Ubuntu Software Center. Now whenever I open a console I get the following error message: Traceback ...
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Can't get any programs

somehow I've lost my icon for starting the Ubuntu software Center and cannot install any programs or remove any programs. Can you advise as to how to get one installed again? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Accessing Previous Purchases

I purchased Steel Storm Burning Retribution back in 2011. Now that I have a new laptop with 13.04 I logged in to the software Center to re-install it, but the Previous Purchases screen comes up ...
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Cant Install anything on Ubuntu 12.04 after power failure [duplicate]

I was installing Google Earth from a package, and my power went out in mid-way. When I power on my computer a pop up comes saying system problem detected. Now I cannot install ANYTHING, no updates, ...
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Can I prevent/restrict standard users from installing/uninstalling software?

Can i prevent/restrict standard user from installing/uninstalling software in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop?
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Cheese isn't working from the Software Centre

I've been trying to use Cheese, but the current version from the Ubuntu Software Centre doesn't seem to work at all. It just opens and then closes. I downloaded the latest stable version from the ...
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How do you find the Ubuntu Software Center in the File System [duplicate]

I'm trying to download a apt file of Adobe Flash Plater for other browsers but I can't seem to find the Software Center. There is no application already checked off for downloading it. Does anyone ...
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Installing IDLE (using Python 3.3.2) in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install the text editor IDLE using Python 3.3.2 in Ubuntu 12.04, but from the Ubuntu Software Centre I have been told that there is no package called idle-python 3.3 from current ...
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Where does Ubuntu Software Center install mscorefonts on Xubuntu? Where does it install anything?

I have installed mscorefonts from Ubuntu Software Center. But I can't find them neither: in /etc/fonts/ nor in /usr/local/ nor in /usr/local/share/fonts/. Also I can't find any info about ...
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Can't download packages in Ubuntu 10.04 [duplicate]

Somebody help me. I have been going crazy for two days since I formatted my PC and reinstalled the only version of Ubuntu that I had on CD (10.04). I can't install any packages from the Ubuntu ...
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Stuck on “waiting for apt-get to exit” in Software Centre [duplicate]

I'm trying to download something, and it's stuck on "waiting for apt-get to exit". Also, when I'm trying to use the terminal it says "unable to lock the administration directory" after I type in a ...
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Ubuntu software center remove configuration files

Synaptic has options to remove the configuration files during uninstall, and I thought this was because the back-end apt-get has this as a parameter. How do I access this feature from the Ubuntu ...
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Software Center not opening (whitescreen)

I tried to open software center to download Adobe (I recently downloaded ubuntu) but its just a white screen... I tried launching it from Terminal using the code software-center and got back ...
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Software Center shows none of my purchases

On both my Chrubuntu Acer C7 laptop, and on my desktop box, this week, the Software Center shows a blank screen when I select "Reinstall previous purchases." In other words, it says that I have no ...
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Possible to download packaged deb file before final publishing on myapps portal?

first of all sorry if this is a stupid question (or the wrong place to ask said stupid question!), but I've looked all over for an answer and couldn't find one. I've recently submitted my game ...
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Missing Items in Software Centre

I've been setting up a couple of computers with Ubuntu, and making sure they all have a couple of packages I need. When I looked for the packages in the software centre on most of them they were ...
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How can I redownload previously purchased Linux Format magazine on Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

I bought some issues of the Linux Format magazine on the Ubuntu Software Center. I now reinstalled Ubuntu and would like to redownload the magazines. In the list, they correctly appear as "Previously ...
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How can I install programs from Tarballs?

I was trying to install get several programs. I realized that a lot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to install tar files so I searched and found that you ...
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Snapchat on ubuntu touch? [closed]

Is it imposible to downloade snapchat on ubuntu touch? I'm wondering if I should download ubuntu touch on my nexus 4 but if is not possible to download the snapchat from the softwear center, i think I ...
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Installed older software from Software Centre. Newer version available elsewhere. How to update?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I just installed 13.04 on a dedicated machine. I want to update to the most recent versions of scientific software namely Bowtie, Tophat and Samtools but I can't figure out how ...
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Package requirements doesn't make any sense

When trying to install the latest minitube-ubuntu from the ubuntu repository: The following packages have unmet dependencies: minitube-ubuntu: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.17-0ubuntu5 is to be ...
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Apt-get update failed due to lack of uncompressed version of “Packages.gz” [duplicate]

Now that the mirrors are not offering the uncompressed version of "Packages", what is the official way to update the system to take into account the compressed version like "Packages.gz"? W: Failed ...
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GROMACS 4.6 in Ubuntu

Is Gromacs 4.6 available in the Ubuntu Software Center? I have had a look but I could not find it. Please somebody lead me the latest version Gromacs 4.6. Many Thanks
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software centre cant find the internet [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 11.04 on vmware. I can access the internet fine with firefox but the Software Centre cant download anything and tells me to check my internet connection. Using apt-get on the ...
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How does Ubuntu earn money? [duplicate]

From the moment that I used your OS I have become a fan. Fan of it's simplicity and beauty, but I worry about the creators. Creating something that is so simple and easy to use plus a beautiful OS ...
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Packages are not available under 13.04?

I have a small problem with installing packages under Ubuntu 13.04. Yesterday I wanted to install "pdfshuffler" (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pdfshuffler/). If I go to the Ubuntu ...
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Software updater not working [duplicate]

The following error occurred while opening software updater/Ubuntu software center/sypnatic package manager/software sources. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with ...
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How to remove a particular PPA?

I have added Transmission PPA. After adding PPA, when I tried to open software updater I got the following messege. Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If ...
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apt-get complains about untrusted packages [duplicate]

Since installing Kubuntu 13.04, apt-get (and all other packaging tools) complain about untrusted packages. As an example, when I try to install ruby1.9.1-dev: # aptitude install ruby1.9.1-dev The ...
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How to collect the earnings in the software center

Does anyone know what process should I follow in order to collect the earnings from the sales of software published in the Software Center? Is there any restriction related to the minimum amount to be ...
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Cannot locate Ubuntu Software Center via Firefox to open APT links

I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not ...
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Software center freezing on start up

I already did the apt-get purge, install and update thing but it still freezes when trying to start. This is what I get trying to start in terminal: cliff@cliff-Aspire-X1301:~$ software-center ...
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Where does Ubuntu Software Center store its (language) settings?

On a fresh install (13.04) I see a strange mix of languages in Software Center The menu (like my system language) is in English, but the descriptions are in German. I want the descriptions in ...
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Malformed line 6 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list when trying to fix software center [duplicate]

My software center won't open. So someone told me to re-install it and one command that I was told to do was sudo apt-get update which is failing to run, saying it cannot read line 6. # ...
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Installing gflags 12.04

I want to install libgflags-dev. According to this launchpad link, it is present in the ubuntu repositories : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gflags and ...
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Which licence text to sell my application

I would like to sell (for a low price) my new application without DRM (like does Machinarium) on the Ubuntu software center and on a website with Paypal. When I have registered my application the ...
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None of the software I have bought can be installed in 13.04, how can I get it all back? [duplicate]

I have attempted to reinstall previous purchases via the software center. I am aware that some of the trashier devs (super meat boy) have decided to drop support for Linux, so the software center ...
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Ubuntu software-center not installed

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 version. Ubuntu software-center not displayed on my left panel. I searched for it, but nothing displayed. Can any one help me to solve this problem. Is ...
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Issue With App In The Software Center

Hey I got my app published in the software center, (Yay!) but now I have a different. problem. When you go to download my app it says its free but but the button says buy where it normally says ...
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Can't find Skype package through software center - apt-get, Canonical partners' box uncheckable

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 lts on my computer.One of the first things I wanted to do was to install skype. However I could not find skype in the software center.And when I tried to install ...
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Find application name

I'm looking for a way to find e.g. the command name for an application that does appear in the dash. More specifically: I installed the game Costume Quest (from the Double Fine Humble Bundle), and ...
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no install button on ubuntu software centre

Hi I got a cd from a friend with Linux operating systems on. I chose ubuntu. not sure which version but he said he got the cd on a magazine last year. when i go to software centre to install software ...
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How can i install php 5.5 in ubuntu [duplicate]

How can i replace 5.3 with php 5.5 un ubuntu.I tried in google and failed to find repository. Please help me
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How to make installation packages “trusted”?

I tried to install skype on ubuntu 13.04. It showed up in the software center fine, but when I tried to install skype, it said that it would require the the installation of untrusted packages. Is ...
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I have broken Ubuntu!

I have been having problems with php and phpMyAdmin and now, after manually removing php, apache2 a when I install anything from the Software Centre I get a failure message. I tried to uninstall ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center

I recently updated 13.04, and upgraded the kernel. After that, the software center seems not to be working. when I click on the icon, the logo just blinks and nothing happens. Is it possible to ...
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How do I change the font color in ubuntu software center

I can't seem to find a reasonable answer to this question. I looked at Ubuntu Tweak and it's only for older versions of Ubuntu. I have 12.4 LTS.
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How to burn an ISO-image into a DVD on Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu image file (.iso) and I'd like to burn the image file into a DVD, is there any software for this purpose on Ubuntu?
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How to reboot morethan one remote system?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I need to reboot multiple systems at a time from my Ubuntu machine.Tell me the way to reboot multiple systems at a time