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This is my first time using Linux. I own two, black hat and Ubuntu. I decided to install Ubuntu. it appears to be working fine with exception of two items I like to fix.

When I try to launch Ubuntu software from icon it flashes up and disappears. The exec. is working but the app dies immediately and when I try to download anything not just Ubuntu software but apps like Adobe flash, it pops up a small window asking for launch application apturl.

What does this mean, what tool am I looking for and where do I get it since Ubuntu store won't help.

  • Sorry tech info follows; (might be helpful) – Tim G Dec 10 '16 at 23:05
  • I posted an answer for the first part of your question. apturl is just a tool for downloading and installing packages, and I don't quite understand what problem you have with it. Please clarify. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Dec 10 '16 at 23:08
  • Sorry tech info follows; (might be helpful) ubuntu 16.04 memory 3.8gb processor intel 2.0 duo 2.10ghzx2 grphics gm45 express chip set OS 64bt disk 153.3gb on a think pad t400 – Tim G Dec 10 '16 at 23:13
  • the problem is when on the internet i try to download any applications it pops a window up asking for apturl and to choose one but when i search for one it shows nothing on the system to use. so i feel that im missing some type of tool – Tim G Dec 10 '16 at 23:17
  • this is what i found on terminal; AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors. Reading package lists... Done – Tim G Dec 10 '16 at 23:22
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As regards the problem with Ubuntu Software, I think it can be fixed if you make sure you have the latest version of all packages. Open a terminal window with Ctrl+Alt+T and run these commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
  • why yes i can thank you but i still have the problem with no tool for apturl window that pops up – Tim G Dec 10 '16 at 23:51
  • @TimG: Did you notice my latest comment above? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Dec 11 '16 at 0:02
  • yes i did and i followed your instructions and it had fix the ubuntu software program but did not resolve my problem for downloads. when i click on anything i want to download a window pops up asking to choose a apturl but i cant find a tool to complete the down load. you mentioned "apturl is just a tool for downloading and installing packages" but did not tell me how to aquire the tool. – Tim G Dec 11 '16 at 0:33
  • @TimG: I think you need to show us better what it looks like. Can you please take a screenshot and add it you your question by editing it. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Dec 11 '16 at 0:51
  • /home/teekaho/Pictures/Screenshot from 2016-12-10 20-49-47.png i dont know if this worked let me know – Tim G Dec 11 '16 at 1:52

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