Refering to editing the software sources in Ubuntu. Can be done graphically through System Settings > Software Sources or from the command line using APT.

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Software/games compatibility with Ubuntu from Windows platform w/out emulator

I would like to know if anyone has come across a stable and reliable Windows emulator for software only available to Windows platform for Ubuntu? I know there is WINE, but still wondering about ...
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apt-get not updating and almost everything i try to install have issues with dependencies [duplicate]

for the millionth time guys this isn't a duplicate question and if it is, them all the solutions don't work for me. i have seen this issue in a newly installed system. I tried all the things provided ...
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add text to read only file [duplicate]

as written here, I should put this lines: deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-updates main ...
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apt ignore URLs for certain architecture [duplicate]

I'm using qemu to emulate an x86 CPU on my ARM PC (with success). Therefore i have two different URL's in my /etc/apt/sources.list: http://archive.ubuntu.com (for i386) http://ports.ubuntu.com (for ...
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Comment & Highlight the PDF & DJVU files?

I have just started working with Ubuntu. My work includes a lot of books that to be read. Hence while reading, I need to --comment & highlight the characters in the form of PDF & DJVU file. ...
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Compiler & Burner for 8051 Micro-Controller lab?

Till now In Windows, I've used Keil-C Software to Compile 8051 Micro-Controller Programs in C and Flash Magic Burner to burn/dump the software on hardware. But now I'm having Ubuntu OS. Hence I need ...
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How does my Dongle work automatically?

I've connected a '3G Dongle' to my PC and I've wondered how it automatically connected in Ubuntu 14.04 without installing any supporting software of the Dongle manually, but I've installed that while ...
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While running the Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, it got hanged, Why?

I have tried to clean the files via Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, but it got hanged while adding personal and after using xkill only it gets cleared. Why so? Any Solution to rectify it? I'm using Ubuntu 14....
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View Source Code of softwares and Ubuntu itself [duplicate]

How can i view source code of different softwares in Ubuntu 15.04 ? What should I do to view the source code of Ubuntu itself ?
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how are software sources controled?

I was on my way to installing a bitcoin wallet ppa, when I realized the file /etc/apt/sources.list is missing from that directory. I am using trusty, with Mate. If I add sources.list, will it work? ...
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Error while updating repositories [duplicate]

When I do a apt-get update, I get the following error message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I have updated my sources.list with the ...
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Unable to add element to black screen in Avogadro

When i open Avogadro spots of previous screen is printed. After clicking New many times a black screen comes but then i am unable to add any graphics on the black part of Avogadro. I am also new to ...
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Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I'm kinda new to this website so I don't know the policies, but I really need some help with an ongoing issue that has become quite annoying. I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (I ...
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source list problem after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded my ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 , then after unit reboot I get my sources 14.04 back . In sources.list I get trusty sources instead of vivid sources
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How to get the docky on an other side from terminal [closed]

I am customizing an os an i wanted to get the docky on the side from the terminal! Is There an way for that.
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Extras vs Backports

What are extras in the context of software sources ? How do they differ from backports ? [ This is only to let me pass the minimum length constraint ]
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I have had this red circle with the white icon

I have had this red circle with the white icon in the top right corner for a while now, and the specific message is: An error occurred. Please run Application Manager from the Right Click Menu or ...
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E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Does updating applications affect .desktop files?

I was wandering if .desktop files are affected when an application is updated or just the /usr/bin/* files? I'm making an menu with customized categories and it's not gonna work is the categories in ....
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How are software categorized in Ubuntu? [closed]

TO my Knowledge applications that I download from the software centre are .deb extension. But applications like apache server, inbuild python, JDK, Terminal, Vim, Gedit, and many more I dont think ...
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Unable to find “testdisk” or “testdisk-dbg” packages in 15.04

Hello after a first installation 15.04 working at best, even better than manjaro + now it seems that there were some attacks (as usual) and by this the ppa or sources.lists are a bit affected + how do ...
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Is it possible to add multiple software sources at the same time?

Is it possible to add multiple software sources through the command-line or the GUI?
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install software center

root@localhost:~# apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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sudo apt-get update command not working what i do [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried running: sudo apt-get update But I get the below error: E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be ...
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How to fix error: “The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.”?

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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Can someone provide a real, correct and genuine sources.list for Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I have been having all problems that I needed not to post a thread for to get answers, until I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid. Ubuntu is great but each ...
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How do you report a seriously outdated repository mirror?

Using mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu, switched to mirrors.us.kernel.org, and got... 59 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 152 MB of archives. http://mirrors....
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Emacs installation: E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list [duplicate]

I've searched and found information on this, but nothing that I've tried works. On Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I ran this command: sudo apt-get build-dep emacs And I got this error: Reading package lists....
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How to run software which requires the latest Intel modules

I used this utility to upgrade all of my Intel modules on my machine, but soon after learned that it was a really bad idea to upgrade these because of incompatibilities, and especially with Unity. I ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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Terminal commands are not working Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

How do I fix this major issue: E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list What do I do to fix this? This is what I get when I open Synaptic Package ...
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What is apt-file update?

I was following these instructions and I have installed apt-file along with some other packages using: sudo apt-get install gnupg pbuilder ubuntu-dev-tools bzr-builddeb apt-file And now every time ...
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I can't find other pratners tab when I open ubuntu software center?

When I open the Software Centre there is no tab for other software partners. I am trying to install a third-party repository and can't find the page or edit button. I have tried clicking on every tab ...
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How to resolve hash sum mismatch — solution provided here does NOT work!

I have struggled for hours on end to fix a serious problem which started after the turn of the year. I cannot make Synaptic reload! I have read through the questions here as well as the answers. I ...
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What are the differences between Ubuntu download servers

Are all Ubuntu download servers an exact copy of the main server? Can a software be on a server but not be on another server? Can the version of a software be different on different servers? Where is ...
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How to get rid of this message about a failed install [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11 after its end of life. I then tried to install java from the repositories. However, the installation failed. Since then, every time I install some other package apt-get tries to ...
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Ubuntu armhf 404 packages! Please help! Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Ok so here is every error that I get during sudo apt-get update or any sudo apt-get operation BEFORE YOU LEAVE PLEASE READ! (thank you ^^) (Remembered to add this after finishing the text: I'm ...
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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Malformed line in the source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), don't let me use update manager? [duplicate]

Here is the error hope i can get some help, i show you the update manager and the line of the error, if you need something else just ask for it. E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources....
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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How do you fix this kind of error type wget? [duplicate]

How do you fix this kind of error? E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
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No editors installed to fix sources list

I 'm in Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm using it with crouton in a Chromebook, the terminal emulator it uses is UXTerm but it seems that it doesn't have any editor installed - gedit, nano and pico are all absent....
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Fitbit Graphical interface ubuntu

Fitbit snycs etc etc, I am just curious if anyone knows of software to go with it like windows has. (There is no issue with it syncing w the USB adapter and uploading the info 2 their server)
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Anyway to install stable Softwares in Ubuntu 14.10?

Is there anyway i can install stable version of softwares on Ubuntu 14.10? Because software that we install on Ubuntu 14.10 all of them are in Pre-release state like if i install vlc from software ...
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Can I install Kali tools on Ubuntu?

I want to know if there is any way to install Kali tools like sqlmap, nikto, john, aircrack-ng, ... on Ubuntu 12.04? If yes, then how should I proceed?
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How to List all software installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and Uninstall them

I am beginner to Ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu desktop 14.04 and have tried to install PHP, Apache, MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN through terminal. I have tried many commands but have only installed Apache ...
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Failed to install untrusted sources and failed to download update information

I changed my server from fastest available to main server, while trying to fix the issue with software manager (untrusted sources failing to install FYI) and I got an error. Here's an error I get: W:...
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About open source and closed source [closed]

I saw Google's Chrome OS which is running on the Chromebooks and Chromeboxes and I heard that Chrome OS is cosed-source on the Chroomeboks and the open-source version is called Chromium OS. So, Chrome ...
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Errors adding software sources

Help! I'm running ubuntu 14.04 LTS With all updates installed. I can't add any sources. When I open software center and go edit>sources>other software. I hit add and enter "deb http://archive.ubuntu....