When I try to install something from Ubuntu Software Center I don't find anything.

For example, VLC. I tried to download it from the official website, and it takes me back to Ubuntu software. I tried from the terminal and it can't find the repository. It happens with any program except the programs that I already have, like Firefox.

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.1 on an i5 2410m and 8GB of RAM.

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    Please open the terminal and update your system with sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade. Post back the errors if any.
    – user589808
    Oct 3, 2016 at 18:24

1 Answer 1


Since you have a fresh install there are repositories that needs to be updated. Run these commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt install vlc

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