i've tried to add a repository with:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppaCannot access PPA

but the system echoed:

Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~gottcode/+archive/gcppa) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.

even though my internet connection is working fine.

  • What is it that you're trying to install?
    – Mitch
    May 20, 2013 at 6:19
  • What version is your Ubuntu? Does the ppa has package for your Ubuntu version?
    – llt
    May 20, 2013 at 7:32
  • @Mitch, i'm trying to install a software called Kapow, as mentioned here - hecticgeek.com/2012/08/… May 20, 2013 at 8:45
  • @llt, my version is 12.04. how can i tell if there is a version for me or not? from the link above i'm guessing that there is. May 20, 2013 at 8:45

1 Answer 1


To install Kapow, you need to download the 32bit version, or the 64bit version.

Once downloaded ( probably the Downloads folder), just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, navigate to the download location, and run the command(s) below:

sudo dpkg -i <package_name> 

Once the installation is done, search for Kapow in Dash, and click on it.

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