I'm trying to install Visual Studio Code, I downloaded deb file and run it. Ubuntu Software was opened but unfortunately when I tried to click install button nothing happened (this is only happening with third-party software). I didn't even get any error message. What can be the problem?


I don't know what the cause was, but I had the same issue. I could install other software, like chess. I couldn't install Atom, though.

I managed to install it from terminal, using command (in case you don't have gdebi, first type sudo apt install gdebi-core -y )

sudo gdebi code_XX.XXX.XXXXXXX_amd64.deb

where Xs are the version number. You have to run it from directory where you have the deb file.

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Another good way is to do it completely in the terminal and just type sudo dpkg -i vscode.deb where vscode.deb is the deb file that you downloaded.

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The simplest way of installing vs code, is to setup a repository

curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

Then update the package cache and install the package using

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install code # or code-insiders
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I found I needed to select "save file" instead of "open with" when downloading the package.

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