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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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How to get the tags for the installed software in ubuntu?

I can retrieve the softwares using the dpkg command but is there a command to get the associated category for the software .Like if I have Firefox installed can I some retrieve a tag for it that says ...
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How to fix “something wicked happened” in Software Center?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I try to download a new app from the Ubuntu Software Center, it says: Requires unauthenticated packages It then gives me an option to "Repair". ...
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Who to contact about an outdated application in the Software center?

Sometimes applications in the Software Center are outdated and several years old. For instance the version of QtGain is several years old. Who should I contact to report this?
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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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How to have up to date software and more open source software in the Software Centre?

I would like to have a better selection of free software in the Software Centre and have newer versions of the packages. How can I achieve this?
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When will my application be reviewed?

I submitted an app to the Ubuntu Software Centre through my apps on developer.ubuntu.com yesterday. Will my app ever be reviewed or is my apps no longer used? My app is free and I packaged it myself ...
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When will developer.ubuntu.com review apps again?

I submitted my first app into Ubuntu Software Center, but I get this error: What does that error mean? Will my game get reviewed, or do I need to do something more? EDIT: Does anyone know when the ...
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How to force a recheck on purchasable apps on USC?

I've been trying to install some games via the USC, but they keep on saying they are not compatible with my Ubuntu version. However, when I check online, for example here: ...
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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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Why isn't Fluendo software showing up in 12.04 for purchase?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (32 Bit) and I have noticed that none of the previous software available for purchase from Fluendo is available. Does anyone know why? While trying to find a ...
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How can I enroll in the Ubuntu Software Centre on behalf of my company?

The FAQ says I "can enroll as an individual or on behalf of your company" but I didn't find any field where I can indicate that I want to enroll on behalf of my company. How can I do that?
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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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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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Ubuntu Software Center crashes due to error in its Python code

I searched for that, but did not find any reference to it on this site. If you know some, please refer me to it - the issues I have seen have different symptoms. So, to the point... I had Ubuntu ...
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Developing OpenGLES2 apps for Ubuntu Software Center

I have a game for iOS and Android that I now want to port to Ubuntu. I plan to distribute it with Ubuntu Software Center. Preferrably for free with an in-app-purchase. My codebase is currently based ...
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Cannot use software-center to install packages from local repository without internet [closed]

I have a Local repository as instructed in this tutorial . It is a trusted repository, so no "Authentication errors" are there. I've tested it with synaptic and apt-get . I was being able to use ...
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Is it possible to set a download limit in the Ubuntu Software Center?

Is it possible to set a download limit in the Ubuntu Software Center? Also, is there is a way to download applications installation files for offline use?
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How to know that an app uses which proxy settings

There are applications which don't work over proxy. Last time I tried Software Center did not work. update-manager also has issues connecting to proxy though there is a workaround. How do I find out ...
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Can I review programs that are from PPA's?

After a tip from OMG!Ubuntu! I added a PPA and installed a programme. 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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Sign out of Ubuntu single sign-on account in software center reviews

Will the Ubuntu Software Center get an option to sign out of your Ubuntu single sign-on account?
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Where are the guidelines for the Software Center approval process for paid applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Paid apps in the Ubuntu Software Center On every post on Ubuntu Gamer, the first reaction of people is always When will this come to software center? Are there ...
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How to fix 'Check your Internet connection' error in software center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download package files error I have a problem with the Software Center. I am not able to install anything from it. After I entered my authorisation password it ...
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How to disable/hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the commercial programs section from the Software Center? Is there a way to disable or hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu ...
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Software Center empty “No usefulness from server” “no username in config file”

I upgraded to 12.04 LTS and ran Software Center while a few things were running, and crashed. (2 GB RAM on a Netbook.) On reboot, Ubuntu One interface would not find any programs, neither installed ...
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Are charges made on application updates?

I'm planning to develop an open source application and am also considering to set a non-zero price for it. If an user purchases the app, will he be charged again when updates are released?
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How to install software provided in software-center via terminal?

Can anyone help me providing terminal command to download and install the software provided by Software center? Actually I'm searching for command to download and install KDbg (Debugger) via ...
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When do I need submit my software by in order to be in the software center for 12.04?

I am working on developing a program and want to put it in the software center when I am finished. Do I have to upload the program to developer.ubuntu before the release of 12.04 if I want it to be in ...
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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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How to copy my software to another computer?

I have installed Ubuntu in my laptop and I want to copy all the software and games that I have downloaded from software center to my desktop such that I don't need to download them all over again. How ...
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Internal Error - Trying to install Valve's Steam client via Ubuntu Software Center

Valve's steam client is now Open to all said a link and so I decided to install Steam Client on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to try it out. I downloaded the deb file from this page. Once after the ...
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Changing Wallpaper on 12.04 Login Screen

I'm using this link but seems to be not working on 12.04, here's the Terminal message below: Are there other softwares/tips for changing the login screen? I'm also using link but seems outdated. ...
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Who do I contact to get software updated in the Software Center?

For those who are still using blender on Ubuntu 11.04, the version in the Software Center is out of date (2.49). Yes, it does make a difference, there was a major user interface change with the ...
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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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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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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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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 I install Steam without a credit card?

When I try to install Steam (on Ubuntu 13.04) from the Software Center, it asks for payment details even though it is free. Can I install it without a credit card ?
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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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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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Package operation failed when installing software

When I try to download some software from Ubuntu center or from Synaptic, I get package operation failed... How to fix this? edit: I tried to install this game: This is the details from the ...
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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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Software Center doesn't prompt for password

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. The software center was asking me for password when I wanted to install/remove any application. Since last week, it doesn't prompt for password. Also, I have the same problem ...
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Ubuntu Software Center rendering glitch with NVIDIA drivers

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my HDD, after that I had some problems because I couldn't boot Ubuntu and the pc booted with Windows instead. (Dual boot screen didn’t appear). I solved this through boot ...
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How to report or block an inappropriate application in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

While browsing through the Ubuntu Software Center I noticed a publication that I think is inappropriate. Is there is a way to report possibly inappropriate applications?
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Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to claim a purchase of Minecraft that I bought with the old install using Ubuntu Software Center. Don't see an intuitive way of downloading your purchased ...
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Have applications which appear in the featured banner in the Software Centre paid to be advertised there?

When looking at the Ubuntu Software Centre I was wondering whether the banner at the top (which contains featured applications) contains paid for advertising, or whether they are just recommendations ...
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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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Who decides what category the software in the Ubuntu Software Centre is filed under, and who can we report errors to?

I noticed when browsing through the Ubuntu Software Centre that some programs seem to be placed in the wrong categories, for example Pinta, an image editor, appears under Developer Tools (instead of ...
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“E: The list of sources could not be read.” while trying to update

When I try to update, I get this: root@deepit-R405-A-CPD6A2:/var/lib/apt# sudo apt-get update E: Type '123443215' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources ...