I cannot find either the Ubuntu Software center or the terminal anywhere on my computer. I downloaded virtualbox from their website and after it started applying changes in the software center the software center closed and disappeared along with the terminal. Those are the only ones I have noticed but there might be others missing too.

Message from sudo apt-get check

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
  • Try Ctrl + Alt + T for the terminal. Alt + F2 then type software-center for the USC. I would recommend you to install debsums to check your installation, with the terminal sudo apt-get install debsums && debsums -s. – Braiam Sep 27 '13 at 2:44
  • crtl + alt + t wont bring up the terminal. Its as if its uninstalled. – jared Sep 27 '13 at 3:09
  • Alt + F2 then typing gnome-terminal should also work. Please test everything then answer back. – Braiam Sep 27 '13 at 3:13
  • command not found for both instances. – jared Sep 27 '13 at 3:31
  • Can you press Alt + F2 then type xterm? – Braiam Sep 27 '13 at 3:34

Run xterm from your dash and install gnome-terminal and USC again:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

sudo apt-get install software-cente

If you don't have xterm then swtich to one of your virtual consoles tty's using the CTRL+ Alt+ F1 or f2..6

Then run the same commands above after your login with your username and password.

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