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Software center does not load after upgrade and terminal does not allow me to enter password [closed]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and now software center does not work and when I open Dash it cannot access any applications. When I tried some of the solutions posted the terminal asks me the sudo ...
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why isn't xbmc media center in Ubuntu Software Center?

i've been a long-time user of XBMC (and sometimes Boxee, but it's full of bugs..), and i wondered: it's open source, it's a stable software, and yet it's not in USC. why?
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Software center will not let me authorize

When trying to install a program from the software center it will ask for a password. I enter my password and the authentication window goes away and/or tells me there is a problem and the program ...
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Software center errors and doesn't update any more [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download package files error My software center was working when I first downloaded with the new and clean installation of the OS, but now its not working ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu Software Center to the latest version

I want to update my Ubuntu Software Center to the latest version. Is it possible?
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Software Center will not open [closed]

The Software Center will not open from the launcher and I get a segmentation fault when I try to open it from the terminal. 2011-10-18 20:43:45,723 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.em - INFO - EM's: 17 15 ...
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How do I remove a PC from the synced list

Is there a way to erase one pc from the list (of the synced computers) created on the left side of the Software Center? I mean, the pc is not listed in the Ubuntu One panel (not synced) anymore, but ...
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What happens with the source code when submitting an application

This is a follow up question for: How updates are handled for commercial applications? When I submit an application for inclusion in the Software Center, I have to upload a Debian source package. ...
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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Can't install/remove/upgrade any package

So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error: dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. So I followed this Ubuntu ...
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How to remove or modify a review in Ubuntu Software Center?

I think the title says it all. Let's say you give a very buggy program an one-star rating, but 6 months later it matured and you want to change your review. Or you just made some typos which need to ...
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How updates are handled for commercial applications?

I'm planning on publishing a commercial (paid) application to Software Center and I've seen that during the process of submiting the app I have to upload a .deb package. I'd like to know if there is ...
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Oil rush from Software center on other platforms

I bought Oil Rush from the Ubuntu software center not to long ago and I love the game. The thing is I also want to be able to play the game on my Windows box or my other Linux boxes not running ...
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Cannot update and install any software after installing ClamAV?

After I install Clam Antivirus I get an error: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/709447/.. When using Ubuntu Software Center I tried to repair the broken package but it give an error like this : ...
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How to install multiple apps in Software Center (Similar Behavior of Synaptic)

I wish to select multiple apps in Software Center and THEN tell it to install them. Same as the behavior of Synaptic where I select multiple ones and the click Install. This saves MANY clicks for me ...
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Can't uninstall Ubuntu One and Banshee in Ubuntu Software Center

I recently upgraded my Google Cr-48 to Ubuntu 11.10 from Ubuntu 11.04. I have several questions. I try uninstalling Ubuntu One like I did previously (Why did it re-install?). It comes up with an ...
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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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Software Center: package can be found but not installed?

I'm trying to look at a package, e.g. Emerald themes. It appears in the list but when I go to look at it, this message appears: There isn't a software package called "emerald" in your software ...
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Install options greyed out in Software Center [closed]

I recently installed Oneiric, and I am unable to install any software through the software Center, because the Install option is greyed out for everything. It loads all the software listings alright, ...
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Why doesn't the Software Center resume downloading packages when it is interrupted?

I wonder if there is a tool that can resume broken downloads when the Ubuntu Software Center is downloading packages for software it features or shows. For example I was downloading skype and by the ...
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How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?

The title says it all. I'd like to know how I can install software - an example is the Chromium web browser.
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Cannot access “multiverse” in the Ubuntu Software Center

I can't seem to access "muiltiverse" in the software center. I have it checked in the settings, but when I search for libhighgui, which is in multiverse, it doesn't show up. Is anyone else having ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center, cannot repair package catalog

I just upgraded to 11.10, but during the installation something happened towards the end with the adobe flash package and the installation just ended. It said it would try to recover, but didn't, and ...
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Software Center keeps asking for a CD/DVD when installing applications

I just got Linux Ubuntu, but I have a problem. I am trying to download Wine and Flash but I keep on getting this: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot - Release amd64 (20111012)' is required Could ...
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Software centre “Failed to download package”? [closed]

I installed ubuntu 11.10 and started with the software center. At first no software had the install option so I chose "Use the source". But the download (whatever it was downloading...) was taking too ...
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World of goo is not in Ubuntu Software Centre?

I bought world of goo about 1 year ago and I wanted to install it again on Oneiric Ocelot but it seems that it's not available anymore. So, can someone confirm this? If it's not there, shouldn't I be ...
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Why Wunderlist isn't available in the software center?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I tried to install Wunderlist form the software center but it isn't avalaible like in Natty, someone know why and how to solve?
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How to remove the big banner from Software Center?

In the new version of Ubuntu Software Center there is a big banner under toolbar. It's useless for me. How do I remove it?
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Central data storage for apps in Software Center

I am trying to make a package for the Software Center, but so far the problem is that there seems to be no central place to store data for all users. We need that to store license files that the ...
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Software Center stops

When I wanna see the list of installed applications or search for a new one, the panels changes to blank white and stops there with waiting mouse cursor! And Synaptic give an error on one of the ...
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Will applications in the software center receive updates of new versions?

Is it possible to provide updates for software in Ubuntu 11.10 software center. For example upcoming versions of vlc, inkscape and many others.
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Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair

When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center I get this message :
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Unable to download software center from package manager: 404 Not Found

I removed software center from the terminal and after that I tried to install it from synaptic package manager. Now I get a message saying that it's unable to retrieve a few packages. Have a look: ...
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Which is Opera Next's directory?

I recently installed Opera Next via tar. I saw it, "played" with it, and now I want to uninstall it. Where can I find it's directory? The package is neither in Ubuntu Software Center, nor in ...
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Is this a Ubuntu Software Center Bug: Net connection not available

Ubuntu Software Center does not recognize my net connection when I connect using wvdial, which I often do (even though Network-Manager works). Is this a bug? If so, where do I file a bug report for ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu Software Center in 11.10? [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall software center for ubuntu oneric using the command sudo apt-get remove software center and get this as result Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Package created with quickly is of bad quality [closed]

I followed the tutorial and everything works except for the fact that apparently some information in the package is missing. Do you know how I can fix this using quickly or manually?
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Can I create an installer for a proprietary game?

Neverwinter Nights is a game by Bioware. They have released a Linux version which is inconvenient to install. It's nothing more than copying stuff around but it can be messed up. The game files can be ...
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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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How do I “Reload” Ubuntu Software Center?

using Ubuntu Software Center in 11.10 seems to be impossible to reload. For example, when I go to Software Sources and activate the Universe repo, USC does not automatically reload and so activate the ...
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Update Manager fails to check for updates

The Update Manager is giving me a problem. Each time I hit the Check for updates button, I get the following error: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to launch bugzilla after installation?

I have installed Bugzilla 3 through the software center. After a successful result, what is the next step? I can't see an installation directory anywhere. I tried: http://localhost/bugzilla ...
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New to Ubuntu but have two problems

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am very pleased, however I have two problems: I don't have Unity so ran the test and I have been told: Not software rendered: no GLX texture from pixmap: no Unity ...
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Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads?

I was wondering why the software center doesn't download all the requested apps and install one by one as they finish to download. Or instead why the software center doesn't download an app while the ...
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Trying to install Eclipse or Codeblock

I am new to using Ubuntu, and so in need of some help getting my development box up and running. I am trying to develop C++ code, but when I try to install CodeBlock IDE or Eclipse indigo, I run into ...
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Downloading through Ubuntu Software Center gives an error

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and downloading with the Ubuntu Software Center gives an error (There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon). I haven't done anything weird, did not try to install Wine ...
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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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Can't add medibuntu to the software center [closed]

I am trying to add the medibuntu repository to show in the ubuntu software center. I am running ubuntu 11.04 and I followed the instructions here. But still I am unable to see the medibuntu ...
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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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not able to download anything on software center [closed]

i started with ubuntu just about 3-4 hours ago. I did only install it for some software-developement purposes (ruby, phyton, perl, etc.). When i'm going to get any kind of applications over the ...