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Why do I have to sign into Ubunto One in order to install Steam?

The first time I installed Steam for Ubuntu was during the beta phase, and I can't remember I had to do anything special. A few months later, I'm now on a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.04) and want to ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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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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Cannot uninstall Sublime Text via Software Center

OS 14.4 has Soft-Center part which shows all apps, allows to install any, etc. I installed Sublime Text 3 via this thing. But I cannot uninstall ST3 via this thing, I cannot see ST3 in list of ...
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Problems with Software Center

I am unable to launch software-center on my laptop. No matter how many times I try clicking on the icon, it never launches. I tried to see if it is already working by typing the following command in ...
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Is there anyway to improve software management in Ubuntu (or Linux in general) [on hold]

One of the biggest problems I have with getting people to use Ubuntu (or Linux in general) is software management. Not that they don't have a fair share of software, but the management; specifically ...
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Installing OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime Takes forever/doesnt work [on hold]

and thanks in advance, Ok so when I open Ubuntu Software center, everything runs smoothly. It opens, the homepage loads and everything works fine. I search "Java" int the search bar and the results ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Software Center uses?

Whenever I am downloading packages using Ubuntu Software Center (or any package manager for that matter), my Internet connection slows to an absolute crawl. In fact, most requests timeout. Is there a ...
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anki issues how to make work

Hi further to my question ealrier Below is the error message I get from my computer when I try to use Anki (2.0.28) Today, I have ascertained that it is my computer and not the files for anki which ...
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How to get a direct download of alternative flash player for Ubuntu (Adobe page launches Ubuntu Software Centre which reports 'file not found')

To be frank, this page is useless: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Clicking download causes Ubuntu Software Centre to be launched which reports file not found. Frustrating. So how ...
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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How do I report an Ubuntu Software Center “Listing” problem?

How do you report a possible security risk to users in Ubuntu Software Center? There is two game apps in the Ubuntu Software Center called "Karts" and "Kart 1000..." Both: - Listed as free - But the ...
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Trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, and I keep getting the same error message

I've had no problems upgrading from one version of Ubuntu to the next until lately. Now, every time I attempt to upgrade, I get the following error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Every time I open the Software Center it hangs then closes it self. I got this error log from the terminal

** (software-center:6812): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-CX8KaNsILp: Connection refused 2013-10-23 22:48:44,222 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app ...
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Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module” [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Saucy with unity on an Acer C720. I downloaded Software Center from Synaptic and when I type in gksu software-center I get the error, Failed to load module ...
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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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can not open software center

abdul@abdul-Inspiron-3521:~$ software-center 2013-06-02 21:53:50,082 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-06-02 21:53:50,088 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() ...
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doesn't not show installed Matlab!

I have installed MATLAB on ubuntu 14.04 and when I type matlab the installation doesn't come up. It is even not showing in the ubuntu software center. But I could perfectly run MATLAB using the ...
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“Install” option disappeared from the software center

I cannot install anything from the Ubuntu software center (on 13.10). The "Install" button is missing and only the one fore "More information" is there. I suspect it is a problem with the software ...
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Can't find Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I'm a Ubuntu newbie. have a Dell Chromebook 11. Last night I downloaded crouton and ubuntu 13.10 & since I've downloaded ubuntu, I haven't even been able to find the software center so I could ...
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Ubuntu Software Center doesn't let me install any software

Ordinarily I when I click to select a software package in the Ubuntu Software Center, I see the More Info button displayed near of the left edge of the window and the Install button displayed near of ...
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'Install' option is missing in ubuntu software center

I am new with linux. Recently I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64 bit). When trying to install software from Ubuntu Software Center, the Install button on right is missing. Also, when I am trying to ...
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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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12.04 .. Red Circle Icon in top right corner - can't remove [duplicate]

Good morning, I am new to the whole "Ubuntu" system, I havean elementary OS, version 0.2.1 "Luna" 64 bit, Built on 12.04.. Everything was working fine up until I was in the software center ...
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Malformed line error can't open software center [duplicate]

Downloaded Spotify on 14.04 and now software centre wont open. I got this error line when i entered software center on the terminal: SystemError: E:Malformed line 1 in source list ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Software Centre application? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed the Ubuntu Software Centre, when I was actually trying to remove my Ubuntu One applications. Although I don't remember directly uninstalling the Centre, I think deleting one of ...
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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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How to find the package name to install an app using terminal?

The install button of the software center of my Ubuntu 14.04 is disabled for unknown reason. So I want to install softwares using terminal. But I don't know the package name. So how i get the ...
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Is there any website for ranking ubuntu softwares?

I using software.toptenreviews.com for windows softwares, But I don't know how can find best software for ubuntu. Thanks for your response!
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apt and Ubuntu Software Center can't install or remove any software

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... failed. The following packages have unmet ...
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Ubuntu upgrade stuck with 12.10

I am running No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: 12.10 Codename: quantal the above version of ubuntu and now am stuck because , even ...
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Package operation failed-please help

Whenever I try to open Ubuntu Software center it says my files are corrupted, when I click repair, it says, "Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package ...
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Software center says: “check your internet connection” but I do have a connection

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer aspire netbook all was going well until the latest updates. Now my wireless connection is very unstable and I have just gone to download K3b writing software from ...
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Updating Cache Not Working

I'm trying to install software, but the Software Center (after adding the Multiverse option) sits stuck on Querying Software Sources. It never goes any further and consequently won't let me install ...
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New Software cannot be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed

I tried to install the FF Multi Converter by adding "ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable". During the installation something went wrong and now i always get this error mesage when i ope the software center. I ...
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Applications run, don't display

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. The preinstalled programs work fine, but anything that I download from Ubuntu Software Center such as Pidgin or Chromium or from online runs (I can hear the sounds of ...
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How to solve the error: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

wazir@wazir:~$ sudo software-properties-gtk [sudo] password for wazir: (process:15506): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale. Cannot set locale: ...
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When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center or through sudo apt-get, I am facing issues

My problem is exactly same as stated at the link Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair Though according to the solution provided at that place does not work for ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Just opens then closes

Ubuntu Software Center Just opens then closes. when i click on the icon it just opens up freezes then closes. nothing pops up and it doesnt say anything at all. does anyone know what could be the ...
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software center has stopped working in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Previously I did not have any problem with Software Center. However suddenly when I open Software Center, an error message is shown: E:Unable to parse package file ...
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Can't uninstall software using Ubuntu Software-Center anymore [closed]

Since a few days it says, that I am not allowed to deinstall software in the Ubuntu Software-Center. I never had any problems to do so before when using my account "nuc": ...
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My apps still “pending review ” after 2 months of submission?

I uploaded 2 apps for ubuntu software center but it still is showing the status of "pending review ". SO , when can I expect it to be accepted. Anyone from ubuntu or review team ,please let me know
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

Ok, the thing is this I tried asking many times on few ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some ...
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Very slow Internet speed due to proxy

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am totally a noob. My proxy was 172.31.1.4:8080 and i added these settings to run the internet mozilla get the normal speed but when i try to download anything from ...
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Software center crashes immediately with KeyError: 'CODENAME' on elementaryOS Luna [migrated]

My software center crashes immediately when I try to open it. In the terminal it looks like this: software-center 2014-08-29 17:44:29,262 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: ...
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Ubuntu Software Center does not work

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and if I click on Ubuntu Software Center icon it opens for like few seconds and close. When I want to install application from website, like Scribus, Ubuntu ...
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Software Center Crash 14.04

Every time I open the Software Center it opens and freezes for about 3 seconds, then it just closes. I have tried an update command line, but it didn't work. Any Ideas? Also, I keep getting an error ...
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RipOff 0.8.3 not finding ANY plugins

As of upgrading 14.04 I've had a problem with RipOff (i.e. 0.8.3). I get "No valid RipOff encoding plugin could be found" Under Preferences/Plugins lo-and-behold no plugins - not even the free ...
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Can't install software through Ubuntu software center

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. I can't install software through Ubuntu software center. When I try to install , install button shows disabled and I tried file->install its also the same.
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desktop files and Ubuntu software Center

Since 12.04, when additional software is installed, Ubuntu software center puts an icon in the launcher, representing a .desktop file in /usr/share/app-install/desktop/. This desktop file is not ...