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packages installed via Software Center do not show up in menu without reboot

After installing Opera using the Software Center, its icon does not show up in the start menu. But after I reboot, it does show up in the start menu. It's really annoying that I have to keep ...
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Software & Updates crashes and will not open

I am unable to open the Software & Updates configuration window in System Settings. The best I have been able to do to understand what is going on is the following output after opening System ...
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center Crash

I have had a problem with my ubuntu software-center for a while now. It refuses to start completely. So i have looked into all the web dungeons for answers with failed attempts in recovery. First I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center sync doesn't work

I just put a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and laptop. But I can't get the Software Center sync to work. I clicked File, Sync Between Computers and on each computer I see the own system,...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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Segmentation fault when trying to run psychonauts. NOT SOLVED by forcing S3TC-support or getting the needed libraries

So i'm having problems running psychonauts as i've noticed many others have as well. I installed it through software center and made sure i had the right libs needed to run mesa (libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:...
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Why is there an “A” in the software centre icon?

The stock Software Centre icon certainly contains an "A", but why exactly? "Ubuntu" does not contain an A, and I can not imagine it is for "cAnonicAl" or "softwAre". It makes sense for companies ...
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/...
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Error while updating

I am a new Ubuntu user running 14.04 LTS and I have a question that has been bugging me for 2 days. This is the error I get when I use $ sudo apt-get update: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.4 ...
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Software Center doesn't start - could not initiate dbus

Ubuntu Software Center is lost from my Ubuntu & it's not showing in launcher. When i run sudo software-center in my terminal, the output is something like this: 2016-01-29 17:46:53,262 - ...
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gvfs-backends unmet dependency

I by mistake un-installed ubuntu software center and gvf packages, when i am trying to install gvf packages i get this error. I ran sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends Reading package lists... Done ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04, password works for system login but nothing else

TOTAL noob here, having installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (with some difficulty, as I have no clue what I'm doing). I set a strong login password that continues to let me log in to my system. I can ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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Prepare software for Ubuntu Software Center with dependency from multiverse

We're about to publish our application to USC, but it depends on VirtualBox 4.3.x which is only available from the multiverse repo. This repo is disabled on many systems. Is there any way to tell USC ...
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Scope of Ubuntu Software Center

I found a similar q&a here Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation? but my experience suggests this is not a completely accurate answer. I put 'ubuntu video ...
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center won;t open after download of update terminated

Attempted an update of Ubuntu 14.04 but download was terminated by a broken internet connection now software center won't open. Is it possible to clean out partial download and try update again? Is ...
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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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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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Software Centre is missing icons

I have a problem with Ubuntu Software Centre not showing icons for available apps, e.g: Is there a command to refresh the icon cache for Ubuntu Software Centre?
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Ubuntu 14.04 software update causes system failure and messed up graphics

I allowed the software updater on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to update various software packages today (1/25/2014). A reset was requested. I reset my machine and it now comes up with messed up graphics....
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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How can I sell content on the Ubuntu Store

In the Ubuntu software center, I often see maganizes. I am a digital comic book publisher and longtime Ubuntu user. Basically, I would like to make my content available. I see where to submit apps at ...
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Where does the software in the repositories come from?

Where does the software in the main repositories come from? By "main repositories" I mean the default repositories used when you install Ubuntu from a fresh ISO, and by this I also include all the ...
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Installing a Package that asks debconf questions doesn't work with the Software-Center

I am building an automatic configure Package for our environment and it has to ask a few debconf questions when installing. Until Ubuntu 13.10 it was no problem installing it via the GUI but since 14....
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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I can't submit reviews/ratings in Software Center

If I try and submit a review it keeps loading quite some time with the message "Bewertung wird übertragen", which means "Rating is being submitted" in German. For example I tried to review Easystroke, ...
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Only local computer shows up in Software Centre sync

Both of my computers sync files successfully through Ubuntu One; but when I open the Software Centre and click File > Sync between computers, only the local machine shows up in the left hand panel. Am ...
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MySQL Workbench will not open on my Ubuntu 12.04

I have install mysql-workbench version 5.2.38+dfsg-3 via Ubuntu Software Center on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop for some week ago, This work fine until now! Now when I press in the mysql-workbench icon ...
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Software Center on Ubuntu 16.04 is Constantly Loading - Unable to Use

Software Center, now just called "Software", is constantly loading and not displaying any updates or searched packages. The apt-get command is working just fine, but it seems to be stuck. Perhaps a ...
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In 16.04 in Unity launchpad

The ubuntu software button gives empty screen for seversal seconds and then returns to Unity. Other launch buttons work. Recently I made changes in appearance using the two Tweaks. Tried terminal ...
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Programs that require su permission dont work unless ran as sudo

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with openbox as my DE. The programs that require the sudo password get weird errors when i try to run the action that needs it. For instance if i try to install a program ...
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16.04 - Gnome Software will not open. Flashes icon in launcher and then closes

I performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. When first installed I had ubuntu-software as my software center and when opening the application the Software Center icon would display in the launcher ...
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Ubuntu Software Doesn't Open Even After The Fix Release

I know there are couple of questions for this asked here but all of them lead me to this bug on launchpad. The page says the problem is fixed and the fix is released. However, I still see the issue. ...
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Ubuntu Software (Software Center) Crash - Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu Software instantly crashes as I try to open it. Tried to access from terminal and gives the following error: (ubuntu-software:5523): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/...
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Ubuntu Software won't start

Good evening everyone. I got an issue with launching ubuntu-software lately. If I try to start it in gui, it won't do anything. Launching from terminal replies with $ ubuntu-software (ubuntu-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS software center crashed

The software center crashed, an error message showing the package pkiclient-full:i386 needs to be reinstalled. How to solve this problem? I tried to re install the same but not worked.
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How to completely remove Amazon from my Ubuntu 16.04

Though I could find some answer in this link. Its not doing anything what I was intended to do. When I try to run the command sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping. I have the result as shown ...
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Requires installation of untrusted packages in every installation

I am very new to Ubuntu and am pretty much using it as a refuge from Windows 10. This being said I really have no prior knowledge in Ubuntu or anything computer related. I've had this problem for a ...
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Error:dependency is not satisfiable

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I don't know so much about this system. So, when I tried to install a game (Lonely Survivor) I got this error: "Error: dependency is not satisfiable: ia32-libs(>=...
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Cant cancel the installation from the software center in 16.04

, I Upgraded to 16.04. I thought I'd try out the new software center. but this takes ages to complete. I want to cancel it.
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Cannot install external applications using the Ubuntu software center in Ubuntu 16.04

I have upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 and I have found some problems while instaling external software - deb packages downloaded. More precisely Debian files do not install using the ubuntu software centre. ...
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Why is dpkg -i faster than the ubuntu software center?

Why is using sudo dpkg -i package.deb to install deb packages faster than double clicking on the deb file and installing it through the software center? I have seen a very significant time gap ...
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E:The package picasa:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Tired of getting this error again and again and it's blocking ubuntu software center from getting started it's just crashing when I try to open it. And getting this error at the time of installing and ...
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Can browse internet, cannot ping / update / install anything

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10, but I cannot update softwares. Not even from Ubuntu Software center. I have proxy applied system wide. Here are a few screenshots. Thanking in advance. sudo apt-...
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Software Center crashes after fresh install (15.10)

When running the software center it briefly opens and then shutsdown. Running from terminal yields: ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/software-...
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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...
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Software Center and cross-platform licensing of a commercial app

I currently use my own scheme for licensing where the user is emailed a license file upon purchase. The license file would allow the user to run the app on both Windows and Linux. Without the license, ...