Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.

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how to install / compile NVENC in ubuntu?

I see support for nvidia NVENC in this document, but it seems confusing, some step by step? or PPA with ffmpeg-nvenc for ubuntu? ...
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Steam is an “essential system package”?

Today I installed Ubuntu MATE. I went to the software boutique section from the welcome screen to start installing software, I install Steam however it doesn't work no matter how many times I click ...
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I can't install any programs

So I can't install any programs. Everytime I try to install something a window pops up saying that I need to authorize the install by entering my password. I was told by a friend who knows much more ...
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gsl error while installing libpmc package

I was installing libpmc package and for configure, i gave following command: ./waf configure --m64 --prefix=/opt/pkgs/pmclib-1.01 I got the gsl error which is as follows : Checking for library ...
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Installation HPEnvy printer on ubuntu 14

I am desperately trying to install a HP printer...I have a USB cable, plugged in the printer and linked to the ethernet port of my PC. I have downloaded the HPLIP version 3-16.5 and extracted it When ...
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Install python3-setuptools

After this sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools: icedtea-7-jre-jamvm : depends: openjdk-7-jre-headless (= 7u101-2.6.6-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) but 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 will be installed. ...
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Cannot open Software Center and re- install an application

When ever I am starting opening the software center it is not opening and an error message showing in top right side of the monitor The package pkiclient-full:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I ...
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Getting Error while installing epad

sudo dpkg -i epad_2.3-11907_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package epad. (Reading database ... 211800 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Software Installation problems

According to THIS article, it is very serious bug, and I am experiencing it too. And its quite bad and annoying to not able to install almost any application (sometimes I cant even install apps from ...
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How can I get MS office on Ubuntu?

I have office 2010, 2013 and 2016 and when I run it with wine I get an error when I click install. I'm new to Linux please help me Transcript of error: User runs Office 2016 setup file ...
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Install restricted extras Ubuntu 15.10

I have installed 15.10. I want to install the restricted extras. when I try, this comes up: To install ubuntu restricted extras, these items must be removed: Ffmpeg library with de/encodes for..... ...
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held broken packages after purging and trying to reinstall skype

I use 16.04 64 bit desktop and had skype installed from the partners repository. Because of issues with sending messages, I wanted to reinstall it. I ran: sudo apt purge skype sudo apt autoremove ...
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How to install Dillo in Lubuntu?

How can I install Dillo under Lubuntu 16.04? Is there any apt-get repository?
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How to install the “Links 2” browser in Lubuntu?

I went to the official website but they had this complicated list of steps where I had to manually check a bunch of dependencies and then download a tarball, only to have to follow a further list of ...
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VMware workstation 10 on Ubuntu 14.04.04 - Virtual Network error

VMware workstation is not working in my system. It is throwing virtual network device error. OS- Ubuntu 14.04.04 kernel- Linux version 4.2.0-35-generic service vmware start Starting VMware ...
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Problem with dependencies while installing ubuntu-sdk on 16.04

I get this error while installing ubuntu-sdk on clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 64bit: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubuntu-sdk : Depends: ubuntu-sdk-libs-dev but it is not going to ...
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How to install Ubuntu ( dual booth) without USB

Recently I found out that I can't install Ubuntu through my USB. I was wondering if I can install it through a direct download from Ubuntu. I tried finding it on my own, but they seem to all required ...
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Whiptail change background color dynamically from magenta?

How would one change the background color on the fly for Whiptail. For example red, green, or yellow, Blue seams to be a lack of color. I checked How to get rid of purple background color in newt ...
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How to install GNU paint?

I am trying to install GNU paint on Ubuntu 16.04 but am not able to do it. Can anyone please help me how to install GNU paint on Ubuntu 16.04.
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Failed to fetch (broken repository issue)

I am new to Ubuntu and I live in 3rd world country, that's why I cannot afford Windows or Mac OS for my PC. Now, I've just successfully installed a fresh new Ubuntu LTS into my PC's hard-disk. ...
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kdenlive official testing and stable repositories give 404 errors

I tried to add the repository from their official website: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-testing then doing sudo apt-get update but I get 404 errors from this repository. Is this ...
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How do I install matplotlib dependencies?

How can I easily install all the non-Python dependencies I require before I can pip install matplotlib?
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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I tried my best and viewed recommendations and that stuff on how to install Skype and ended up here, is there a problem? Anything?
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error installing Android Studio 2.2.preview

when starting the install-script like this: ./studio.sh I get this error: studio.sh: 137: studio.sh: declare: not found How to fix this?
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How to install Firefox3.6.15 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit OS

Our hospital web application supports only in firefox3.6.15 version. Please help to install firefox3.6.15 in ubuntu14.04 LTS 64 bit version. I just tried to install mozilla firefox 3.6.15 in Ubuntu. ...
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Installing Linux on Packard bell GN45 (currently using Windows 7)

I have recently purchased a second hand laptop for the sole purpose of installing Linux. I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, burned the image file to DVD and restarted my laptop with freshly burned DVD in. I ...
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Trying to install freecad 0.16 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it keeps downloading 0.13

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, i've been trying to download freecad 0.16 version through the terminal. i followed the instructions given on freecad web page 1. added the repository ...
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Getting an error while installing a package on LUbuntu

Can anyone guide me on to resolve the error: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. I'm new and a beginner of Ubuntu.
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How to install correct drivers for Radeon r9 390x?

I have a Radeon r9 390x graphics card running on my system running ubuntu 16.04. Searching the internet, I am unsure what is the situation with this graphics card. I do not know: * Which driver I ...
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Install Pulse Secure under wine

Is it possible to install and run Pulse Secure on wine? I have setup the environment variable WINEARCH=win32 as well as selected Windows 7 under winecfg. When I run wine start JunosPulse.x86.msi the ...
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ubuntu-16.04-desktop Installation

I have downloaded ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso and i need to install Ubuntu 16.04 desktop` on my laptop. My processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.40Ghz. Is it possible to install ...
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [closed]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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does umake update its applications automatically?

Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.
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Problem installing 'scalpel' on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install software on Ubuntu but whenever I write the command at terminal (e.g. sudo apt-get install scalpel) it shows following error: user@OCAC:~$ sudo apt-get install scalpel [sudo] ...
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I can't install LightRead in Ubuntu 16.04

I used these commands to install lightread application. But is says unable to locate the package. How can I install lightread. Am I missing something..? sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to install BURG on Ubuntu 16.04

I cannot find any PPA that contains BURG for Ubuntu 16.04. How can I install it?
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After installing firefox3.6.15 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit showing error

root@it-us-02:/opt/firefox42# ./firefox XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /opt/firefox42/libxul.so: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Couldn't load XPCOM.
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Error while installing 'STAR' software with make

I am trying to install a software named "STAR" v.2.5.2a Installation should follow as under Linux: Get latest STAR source from releases wget ...
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Why is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra in my 14.04 system?

I just checked my records. Computer purchased: 2014 July Ubuntu 14.04 installed: 2014 July chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 1st upgraded: 2014 August So it ...
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Is wineserver a default (program/process) on Ubuntu?

I saw in my Ubuntu 14.04 installation that there is a process called wineserver. Is that a default process/program when you install Ubuntu? I have another machine running the same OS (14.04) and ...
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Network detection problem during installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 64-bit server, but during install it looks like the PCI wifi card that I have is detected but then no connection or detection to wifi network is made. I think it should ...
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I can not open Steam

I'm new to ubuntu. Can you help me with this problem? I'll talk in comments what information you need from me. I have typed in terminal steam cristi@GIGABYTE-PC:~$ steam Running Steam on ubuntu ...
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Is it better to install unity3d via ubuntu make or from the official website?

Unity3D can be installed from a .deb file from here. There's also ubuntu-make which can install Unity3D. Which would be the better choice in terms of stability and updates?
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Get the name of installed program

Interface Down. Xubuntu. Is there a Terminal command that will list a program that I newly downloaded from https://github.com/blueman-project/blueman. I'm sure the program is good but it was not what ...
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Problem in Matlab free trial installation:

I am trying to install mathlab for a course. I downloaded the free trial installation and extracted the files several times. Indeed, I actually have the install file in my Home. Yet, it is not able ...
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How to make Package Converter (Alien GUI) work in Ubuntu 16.04?

I pretty sure everybody knows Alien (package converter)! rpm to deb, rpm to tgz, deb to tgz, etc. Sadly, no longer maintained, but still working in Ubuntu. But its' GUI named Package Converter doesn't ...
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While updating bashrc file,(during intalling jdk1.8.0_91) got this error

(gedit:5720): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
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how to install kali tools

how to install kali tools on ubuntu 15? I use launchpad but its not working: gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/debian-archive-jessie-automatic.gpg --keyring ...
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Cannot install software on Ubuntu 16.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. its version is 16.04. I cannot install any software from Ubuntu software. A red signal is shown in the upper right corner.