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I am very newby on ubuntu so I will try to explain my problem in a silly way :)

I had 12.04 untill today in my second partition and I decided to run it. Then I upgrade it to 14.04 (just finished). However, when I try to run skype it returned me error. When I check details, I saw the "not installed" message. But I was able to use it before. And just before the upgrading I was surfing with chrome. Now I can't run it either. I click it and nothing happens. I checked the "installed apps" in the software center, I can't see both of them. But, for instance, I still have my .skype directory under the /home. Even I see the diretory with my skype username out there.

Maybe there are also another apps in the same situation. So, What is going on? What I have to do? Give me some cool console commands :p

EDIT: I also see these messages when I use sudo apt-get .... command. (I tried to translate it from my own language:

N: In the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'google-chrome.list.save' file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.
N: In the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'ubuntu-toolchain-r-test-precise.list.distUpgrade'  file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.
N: In the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'google-chrome.list.distUpgrade' file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.
N: In the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'google-chrome.list.save'  file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.
N: In the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'ubuntu-toolchain-r-test-precise.list.distUpgrade'  file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.
N: ın the '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' directory 'google-chrome.list.distUpgrade'  file is an invalid file extension, so it is ignored.

And this, I got this after trying Skype again:

E: 'skype:i386' packet has no candidate version, so candidate version cannot be chosen 
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Use console to run the app. There should be more verbose error.

For skype - you may need remove ~/.Skype (rename )

Check /etc/apt/sources.list for uncommented:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner

And reinstall skype from the ubuntu partner repo:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install skype

For google chrome I use following:

wget -qO- https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && echo deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main|sudo tee  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list && echo deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list && sudo apt-get -y install google-chrome-stable
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  • Thanks. But like I said. I am very newby. How can I run the app via console? – WhoCares Feb 2 '15 at 10:56
  • What DE do you use? Try to type konsole or console or xterm to run a console. KDE accepts Alt-F2 to run any. – MaximKostrikin Feb 2 '15 at 11:03
  • ok, I did what you said. for 1st: "deb invalid command. did u mean deb3?" 2nd: "skype:i386 is already newest version" and 3rd: "google-chrome-stable is already newest version" (I tried to translate from my own language". I think nothing happend... – WhoCares Feb 2 '15 at 11:07
  • is there any repair command? – WhoCares Feb 2 '15 at 11:08
  • Hey, I edited my first post. Can you check it again? – WhoCares Feb 2 '15 at 11:24

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