I am new to Linux, I have 14.04 installed, when I'm trying to download from software center I click install and the progress bar only go's half way across and thats it nothing happens after that. What do I do?

  • Can you install from terminal?
    – Tim
    Aug 29, 2014 at 18:15
  • No, nothing happens Aug 29, 2014 at 19:58
  • Where does it get stuck when installing the software via apt-get?
    – s3lph
    Aug 29, 2014 at 22:21
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    It seems to have fixed it self, because its working again. Aug 30, 2014 at 12:48

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If you are talking about updating software then I recommend just opening a terminal and running sudo apt-get upgrade to update all packages. If you are talking about installing something I would recommend finding the package name and typing sudo apt-get install [package name] as I have found the terminal to be a lot more reliable and it provides and installation log should something hang.

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