For some reason, virtual box 5 after installing it from their website uninstalls gnome-terminal, and when I reinstall gnome-terminal, it uninstalls virtual box. What's going on?

Also, installing virtualbox 5 also uninstalls software centre.

OS is 14.04 LTS

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Reinstalling gnome-terminal after installing Virtual Box 5.0 caused it to be removed:

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal
The following extra packages will be installed:
gconf2 gnome-terminal-data psmisc
Suggested packages:
The following packages will be REMOVED
psmic:i386 virtualbox-5.0:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed
gconf2 gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data psmisc
removing psmisc (22.20-1ubuntu2)
removing virtualbox-5.0 (5.0.10-104061~Ubuntu~trusty)

apologies for the abominable layout and syntax, Because I do not have gnome-terminal any more, I have to use xTerm which is a huge pain for copying and pasting.

  • Host OS version? What dependency conflicts are listed on performing an install through terminal?
    – Takkat
    Dec 14, 2015 at 13:58
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    @Jamie please, copy the text if you're using the command line, instead of posting screenshots of text.
    – muru
    Dec 14, 2015 at 14:24
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    To everyone commenting, I was very, very stupid and now realise the problem is that I was installing the 32 bit package, mistakenly thinking I had a 32bit OS.
    – Jamie
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:04
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    @steeldriver Very stupid of me. I thought (until I checked for your question) that I had a 32bit OS. Problem solved :D
    – Jamie
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:05
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    @Jamie Please write a short answer explaining the cause of the problem and how to solve it, so that future readers having the same issue may profit from what you learned. Thanks! :-)
    – Byte Commander
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


Problem was caused by downloading the 32 bit version of vitrualbox from the i386 link on the website, instead of the AMD64.

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    – EKons
    Aug 1, 2016 at 9:31

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