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How to download GNASH SWF Player from Ubuntu Centre to Synaptic Manager?

As suggested by the Software Center, I have selected GNASH SWF Player for a plugin to view certain media on my browser, but, I do not know how to download this player from my browser to the Synaptic ...
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software center not refreshing

When ever I add a ppa and then go over to the software center it never has new software. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade nothing works, help would be ...
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Ubuntu Software Center does not allow changes to software sources

The checkboxes that appear to be changeable under the Edit / Software Sources dialog box cannot be changed. I click on them and they just turn gray and stay at their current setting. Update: When I ...
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Can't install anything from the terminal of software center in 15.04

A while back I installed some software (I think it was some SDK software) and it didn't work so I removed it. Ever since I have been having problems with Ubuntu. That was back in 14.10 and I was ...
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I can't find any of my downloaded apps in the dash

I have just installed Ubuntu and have problems with finding any of the apps/programs that I have downloaded form the software center. When I search for them in the dashboard they are not there. I have ...
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Where do cancelled downloads go in Ubuntu software center?

When you cancel a download in Ubuntu software center, where exactly do they go? Are they deleted or do we need to manually delete them?
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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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Plex is not working properly in ubuntu 15.04, now i cant even remove it?

sudo rm -f /etc/init.d/plexmediaserver && sudo dpkg --purge --force-all plexmediaserver and the result is: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted dpkg: error while cleaning ...
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Unable to install DIA on Ubuntu 13.04

I tried to install DIA from the Software Center and from the Terminal (dia and dia-gnome), but it didn't seem to work. I couldn't find DIA in the Application Menu and I also couldn't find it by ...
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How to identify malicious .deb files / sources?

When I download and a .deb file from the web and open it in the Ubuntu Software Center it says "Only install this file if you trust the origin." But it's not at all clear to me how I am supposed to ...
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ubuntu licence for commercial apps

I want to submit a commercial application in ubuntu software center... in publish process there is a part that ask licence file (list of numbers) First, what is the syntax of this file? Second, how ...
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I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't seem to download anything

Let me just start with saying that I am very new to Linux in general. I recently installed 14.04 and I downloaded a couple of things first: Gimp and Chrome, but when I tried to get Steam it downloads ...
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Can't Install Steam libc.so.6

Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 I installed steam from the software center.
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Server with GUI, can't get elevated privileges with Chrome Remote Desktop

I've set up a home media server using ubuntu server and plex. Initially I was going to try and run command line only, but, being somewhat of a noob, I ended up installing a desktop environment. I use ...
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How to install RecordMyDesktop in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Ubuntu on Windows using VM Player. While learning Ubuntu, I want to record the actions I perform on the system. When I searched using chrome browser on ...
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my ubuntu 12.04 software center wont work and i cant install software using apt-get

i try opening my software center then it closes after a few seconds, i read posts saying i should try some apt-get codes but it gave this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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Ubuntu Software Center won't work at all

Ubuntu software center was being weird with me before, it wouldn't open up in the Dash and I couldn't open it up properly in terminal without something going wrong. I googled the problem and people ...
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Trying to install nasm on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it get error

I get these errors when i try to install nasm using central software... installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 221927 files and directories ...
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Is PPA still the only way to publish free open source app for Ubuntu Desktop?

There is a lot of contradicting information about publishing for Desktop. Some sources say that from 14.10 onwards Click packages also for Desktop can be submitted to USC. Other sources say that Click ...
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Ubuntu software center not show packages in fonts category

It not show anything in font category. I try to update, restart, deleted cache but it's not work. Image: Thank you.
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software center wont work at all [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. My problem is with the software center it wont install anything. I get this error message ": Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist)
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What software that supported by Windows XP can not run on Xubuntu?

My Windows XP CD for my laptop is lost. Now that I want to try out Xubuntu although I am very new to it. Yet, what concerns me is that my laptop has got Adobe software (Photoshop, Fireworks), ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Two Different Software Centers?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop and laptop. I did the exact same thing for both installations. The software center on my desktop has the app xdotool and I installed it with no problems. ...
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Can't paste Password into Ubuntu Software Center Log-in Field

When i click on the buy button in the software center it instructs me to login, however as i'm using Keepass for saving my passwords i would like to paste it in but it wont let me... the same applies ...
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E: The package aftershot2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Can someone please tell me how to fix this I'm running the latest xubuntu and the ubuntu software center keeps freezing. I can't get the new update. I've tried downloading the sympatic packager but it ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center--can't install anything

About 3 weeks ago I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been running it since then. Initially everything worked great, but about 10 days ago the Ubuntu Software Center quit working (I previously used it ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Software Center to stop trying to download a package on startup?

I downloaded some things (Wine was in there) to try and get Flash working (or Flash working for DRM stuff) based on directions I read on a website. It seemed to work (at least I can watch video from ...
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uninstallation didn't work

I recently installed "Battle for Wesnoth" and the "BfW map editor" from software center. I uninstalled it with Software Center and now the game is shown as uninstalled there. However, I can still ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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How to tweak Ubuntu Software Center

Is it possible to change some styles inside of the Ubuntu Software Center application? For example, how can I change the rounded corners radius? Or how can I change the background color?
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “gtk-vector-screenshot” - Xubuntu 14.04

Above message appears when starting any GTK app from terminal after (supposedly) uninstalling gtk-vector-screenshot 0.3.2.1-1ubuntu1 via Software Center. (didn't support as many apps as I'd hoped, or ...
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Why can't I see my published app in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I made a web browser called Byte and It got published, but I can't find it in the Ubuntu Software Center or on the Ubuntu Software Catalog. Does it take a while for it to update?
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 with synaptic? I don't want to download from the site
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ubuntu 14 LTS: 2 problems

I'm a newcomer to Linux. Now I'm using ubuntu 14 LTS x64. I've searched for answers on similar issues here and also in other ubuntu forums, used tricks and solutions but none of them worked. Canan ...
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cannot install ANYTHING!

I have tried over and over, searched the web for 5 straight hours,tried terminal, etc. Every time I try to download something, the orange download progress bar only goes halfway and then I get this ...
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I'm trying to install programs/apt upgrade and this group of libs aren't allowing me to do so

I can't apt-get upgrade, I also tried installing software with the software center but no luck since those libs need dependencies. I tried removing them but that didn't work and I also tried various ...
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How to make ttf-mscorefonts-installer package download fonts, after it says it installed?

When I install "Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts" (ttf-mscorefonts-installer) from the Software Center on 14.04, it gives a positive response--but after this I get a download error. It ...
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Problem installing UniversalIndentGUI

I need a GUI beautifier for C code. I've found UniversalIndentGUI on sourceforge. Downloaded a .deb file.Opened it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it but the button is grey and unclickable and ...
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I can't download anything from Ubuntu Software Center

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 a few day's ago and U.S.C. (Ubuntu Software Center) worked perfect. Yesterday I couldn't download any more, the proggress tab show the number 1 and it is Enabling component ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Crashing

I recently installed an upgrade for Ubuntu, however due to a mis-click, I accidentally aborted the update installation in between. Since then my software center has stopped working. It just keeps on ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Error

What does this error message mean? E:Type '‫‪ppa:kiwixteam/ppa‬‬' is not known on line 52 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or ...
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unable to install OpenJDK Java 6 runtime

Please mind im fairly new to linux so please try to keep the technobabble to a minimum. So in the ubuntu software centre i tried to install the java 6 runtime and it gave me this error message The ...
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ubuntu machine had postgresql folder blown away manually - can't install or remove any packages

i have a machine where a user deleted their postgresql folder from the command line in an attempt to uninstall postgres. now when we try to install any other packages - even unrelated ones - we keep ...
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Malformed line 57 in sources.list and it doesn't let me open the file to edit it [duplicate]

I tried to add a source to the source.list but I pasted it wrong I added an URL. I wanted to open Muon Discover (I use Kubuntu) but it didn't let me do it. This is my sources.list so please take a ...
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How to list user installed applications (not packages)?

Not packages and not all applications. Just the applications user installed by himself from whatever source (Software Center, manually added PPA, etc.). If the above is not possible - a list of all ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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Why does “apt-get update” need sudo, but using “Software updater” doesn't?

I think it's really strange that apt-get update and apt-get upgrade need sudo. But why doesn't using Software Updater need it as welll? I mean, I can install (almost) all updates without even being ...
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Problem prevents the update or the installation of new software

I have installed FrontAccounting from the Software Centre and the software is not available anywhere. I can't locate the icon of the application. Please guide me in how to locate the software so that ...