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Why aren't my PPA's showing up in the Ubuntu Software Center?

When I add a PPA via Software Sources it normally would show up in the Ubuntu Software Center shortly after. But lately it seems that any PPA I add either won't show up, or takes days to. Does anyone ...
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apt method to get the latest nvidia driver

The nvidia driver that I got from Ubuntu repository is 260.19.06 . I was having some problems with videos, so I checked the nvidia site, and the version available there was 260.19.44. Is there a way ...
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Are there geographical restrictions to the software center?

I am not able to see even a single application for purchase in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Software Center. It has been the like this ever since i did clean install over 10.10. Are available ...
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What does Ubuntu software center error “bad quality package ” means? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? In 11.04, Ubuntu software center complains most of the .deb package as bad quality package including chrome from google. ...
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Only seeing the current computer listed in the Sync Between Computers section in Software Center

I have enabled Sync Between Computers using the same Ubuntu account on three different computers. When I open Sync Between Computers in Software Center I only see the current computer. I used to be ...
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Are bad download speeds considered normal after a release of a new Ubuntu version?

Installing new packages on my recently installed Ubuntu machine is slow. Fetching apt headers even took me more than three minutes because they are downloaded at ~20kB/s – in my case from ...
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How to reinstall many removed packages at once?

I used sudo apt-get remove python command and accidently removed a bunch of packages that were required. I logged in via command line and installed ubuntu-desktop again but there are other packages ...
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How do I refresh software sources after adding a PPA

I'm looking to learn a new way to update sources without having to revert to the terminal or the software updater. When I'm trying to explain how to add a PPA to new users it sounds really silly ...
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How to refresh the software sources in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have added a PPA repository to my fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with the Software sources menu item in the Ubuntu Software Center (USC). The problem is that the new repository is not ...
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Slow installation of applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and I am in the process of learning. I want to install some applications from the Ubuntu Software Center, but the installation process is quite long and slow. ...
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Opera web browser in Ubuntu Software Center

Is Opera Web Browser going to be offered via Ubuntu Software Center?
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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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What is the best method to enable third party sources after an upgrade?

I have recently upgraded my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu to 12.10 Ubuntu. During the installation process Third Party Resources were disabled. The dialogue suggested that "Some third party resources in your ...
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Software Center disappeared and system settings does not work

I was cleaning up software in Software Center that I no longer use and after uninstalling one package the Software Center disappeared - as well as the System Configuration tools, how can I restore the ...
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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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How to post reviews on apps.ubuntu.com?

I cannot seem to figure out where's the option to log in or something on apps.ubuntu.com in order to be able to add a review to a program. How do I post reviews using this web-interface?
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Why do I have to 'buy' a free item in the Ubuntu Software Center? [closed]

When using the Ubuntu Software Center, why do I have to go through the extra steps to 'buy' a free item? Why can't it just get installed?
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How do I return a purchase from the Ubuntu Software Centre?

I purchased Amnesia (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. It crashes on startup every time and I therefore want to return it for a refund. I can't find a way of doing so through the USC and, ...
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Cannot install any software from the Software Center due to ttf-mscorefonts-installer package error

When I try to install any software from ubuntu software center it comes with error: An unhandled error occured There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon. This is the software that allows you ...
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How to use the sync between computers in Software Center

Am trying to sync between 2 computers with Software Center but it is confusing. I already logged in in both using the same account but they do not appear to show in the others list. So maybe a step by ...
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How can I install Eclipse 4 through Ubuntu Software Center (desktop 12.04 64bit)?

How do I install Eclipse 4 through Ubuntu Software Center on my desktop 12.04 64 bit os? The reason I would like to install through Ubuntu Software Center is because it's easy to uninstall the ...
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Will installing a program from the Software Center also include updates from its PPA?

For example I installed VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center would it also include VLC's PPA repository so that when my laptop would do a software update, VLC updates would automatically be included ...
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How do I logout of Ubuntu Software Center? (Seriously, where's the logout button?)

I'm messing around with syncing software between computers using Software Center. I want to change what user I am logged into Ubuntu Software Center. (Simple enough, right?) I cannot figure out how ...
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How long to wait before Humble Bundle games appear in Software Centre?

At software-center.ubuntu.com it says Thank you for downloading your Humble Bundle games from the Ubuntu Software Center Notes: As these games have been recently added to Ubuntu Software ...
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Why does Ubuntu Software Center need a separate login?

So there is this Ubuntu One feature which promises to be the one central place / account where I keep stuff and so on. So why, if that is the case, do I need to register again for the Ubuntu Software ...
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How can I change the Software Centre prices to GBP?

The pricing in the Software Centre and in the Dash is in USD. I don't live in the USA so this is not relevent to me. Is it possible to change to GBP or even EUR?
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Are there any plans to add paid software support to Kubuntu's Muon Software Center?

I was wondering if there are plans to add support for purchases in Muon Software Center just like there is in Ubuntu Software Center? That would be handy, and as Muon developer is part of Kubuntu ...
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How to show proper time in Ubuntu Software Centre history

There were some occasions when I needed to know the time I installed or uninstalled something from the Ubuntu Software Centre so that I can diagnose some problem. It is great that the time is shown ...
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What happens when I press buy button in software center?

Just for my curiosity, what are processes happening,when I press buy button in software center ? . I just noticed that it updates software cache when I pressed buy button. It means it adds a temporary ...
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My Rhythmbox plugin can't meet the Ubuntu Software Center “my-app” requirements

At http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/my-apps-packages/ the following technical requirements are cited: Technical requirements In order for your application to be distributed in the Software ...
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Can I review programs from PPAs in the Software Center?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programmes. I'm very happy with the programme and would like to review it in the Software Centre. Unfortunately, I get the message 'Failed to ...
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Why is this item showing up in the Software Center when it doesn't exist?

Here is an item in the Software Center: Here is what happens when I click "More Info": Why is it showing up if it doesn't exist?
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Uploading an HTML5 app to the Software Center

I have an app written in HTML and JavaScript, suitable for distribution in the Chrome Web Store as a packaged app. (You can even package it up as a single HTML file with data: URIs.) Is it possible ...
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Remove or hide magazines from the Software Center [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu again (after using Max OSX for 2 years), and the one thing that bothers be about it are the magazines spamming the software center. Is it possible to totally remove them ...
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Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?
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Is there any simple way to install tarballs?

Most Linux software is packaged in tarballs. All of them require but a few commands to compile and install them. My question is; we have gdebi for standalone debian packages, so why not an app to ...
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How do I open Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal?

I am a newbie in linux and I don't know how to open the Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal!! Please help
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Ubuntu Software Center does not proceed from applying changes

I have a problem with Ubuntu software center. It is "Searching" and "applying changes" for long period of time. I tired to cancel by clicking cross(X) mark. However, it is now stuck at "cancelling". ...
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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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installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed.

I get the following error while updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python ...
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Does the Software Centre provide a DRM/licensing scheme?

Does Ubuntu's Software Centre include a DRM/licensing mechanism so that applications can only be installed and run by the people who purchase them? I'm thinking of something similar to Apple's where ...
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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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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How can I install avant window navigator in 12.10?

Installing the ubuntu 11.10 packages works.I can't compile awn on ubuntu 12.10. And i can't install it with the software-center but the program is listed on it. It isn't like awn depends to 100 % on ...
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How to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not recognising my network connection

I have installed Oneiric Beta on my laptop. As my Mobile Broadband refused to connect to Internet through network manager I'm now using wvdial to connect. Hence the network manager shows I'm not ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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How do I find the maintenance status of programs in the Software Center?

How do I find out if a particular program in the "Software Center" is still being maintained?