Questions tagged [gnome-software]

GNOME Software (aka Ubuntu Software) is the default graphical software manager application in Ubuntu 16.04 and later. In the Launcher and Dash it is called Ubuntu Software and its icon is the same orange shopping basket icon as the Ubuntu Software Center has.

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How do I run firmware updates, if nothing happens when I click “update”?

Gnome software often shows me Device Firmware updates in the Updates tab: Usually, clicking the "Update" button runs them. That seems like generally expected behavior. In this case, when I ...
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Not able to use workspaces in ubuntu 20.04. Toogle workspace gnome extention is showing error can anyone help me?

My workspaces are not working, toogle work space gnome extension is also showing error please refer the screen shot attached
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I lost my software center

I wanted to install snap-store, but got this error message: error:unable to contact snap store I decided to reinstall snapd, so I ran these commands: sudo apt-get purge snapd sudo apt-get autoremove ...
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GNOME Software Memory Leak

GNOME Software is memory hog GNOME 3.38.1 GNOME Software 3.38.0 Ubuntu 20.10 Linux Kernel 5.8.0-40-generic How can I solve this? Thanks!
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How to fix flatpack addon overriding ubuntu universe sources?

After a recent update of Xubuntu 'Software' (gnome-software) was replaced with 'Snap store'. So I uninstalled 'Snap store' and manually installed gnome-software. In gnome-software I now have the ...
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Software app is not showing installed software and not installing .deb package

Earlier my software store was not showing installed software, but I referred to this answer, but still it's not running the .deb package. I want to use Chrome Remote Desktop service. I followed the ...
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os update and firmware update fails through gnome-software

Recently my software center (orange thing) stopped working (clicking its icon does nothing). I'm on ubuntu 20.10. So I installed gnome-software. Then I opened it and it suggested a couple of updates, ...
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gnome-software does not launch

I'm getting this error message if I'm running Gnome Software Center from terminal. Failed to setup plugins: Unable to find default local file monitor type Dropbox is also giving me a similar error ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software?

Im using Ubuntu 20.04. Some time ago, the gnome software app had disappeared, so I reinstalled it using apt-get install gnome-software Now after a recent update, I'm seeing two software applications, ...
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It's mentioned in the logs that “Settings schema 'org.gnome.software' is not installed”

It's mentioned in the logs that Settings schema 'org.gnome.software' is not installed I was kinda confused/worried after reading this log because it was under 'Important' category and comes under '...
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AppArmor error Gnome Software Ubuntu 20.04

I'm very new to this stuff. I had a problem with snap-software so I purged it and installed gnome-software and I'm seeing the below error message. Sorry, something went wrong: An AppArmor policy ...
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Software app not working in Ubuntu 20.04

My Software app shows 'No Application Data Found' on opening it in Ubuntu 20.04. what should I do?
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Can I change the update notifications to Muon or gnome-software on Kubuntu Plasma?

Is there a way to change the update notifier on Kubuntu (without uninstalling Discover)? I have Muon and gnome-software installed. I want to still get update notifications, but when I click the ...
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snap-store and gnome-software taking too much ram

I didn't even opened ubuntu-software store when this showed up. Is there a way I can avoid this from happening? Also, if I remove the snap-store package will I'll be able to install snap apps using ...
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My user does not have administrative permission on Ubuntu Software Update

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I can't get administrative permission to install programs in the Ubuntu Store, nor in Software & Updates. At the Ubuntu Store or GNOME Software, as soon as I send an ...
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Two Software Centers in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have two software centers in Ubuntu, but I am sure there should be one: And Moreover both have the source "ubuntu focal-main". Can anyone help?
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Ubuntu Software Center doesn't open in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

After fixing /dev/sda in busybox and boot my computer, I'm trying to run Ubuntu Software. It is loaded, but it didn't open. Now I have two software applications, Ubuntu Software which I can't open and ...
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Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvfs has no cache signature

Ubuntu Software (aka Gnome Software) on Ubuntu 18.04 has started giving the error message: Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvfs has no cache signature This issue started recently and, based ...
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two different gnome-software stores - same os Xubuntu 20.04lts - starting snap-store starts gnome-software?

I recently fresh reinstalled Xubuntu 20.04lts on two of my pcs. Suddenly after a few weeks, i discovered a couple of differences between these pcs, were i did not alter anything. It seems that the ...
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No Permissions Button in gnome software xubuntu

Hi I am using xubuntu with the xfce desktop. The version of ubuntu is 19.10 I have been having a lot of problems with snaps being able to access files from other sources then my main hard drive. For ...
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Launchers for installed snap applications (including Ubuntu Software) disappeared after installing GNOME Software

I installed regular gnome-software to be able to install Flatpaks as well. Right after I did that, all was fine: I could see both "Software" and "Ubuntu software" in the launcher overview and launch ...
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How to install gnome extensions from gnome software?

clearlinux has integrated the gnome extension in gnome software itself.
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Gnome-software losing installed software

I've updated to the latest Ubuntu 20.04. I have been seeing that the gnome-software application is not showing the applications that I have installed. The applications do show when I kill gnome-...
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Ubuntu Software doesn't open in Ubuntu 20.04

If i click on Ubuntu Software, it doesn't open. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. I tried try to upgrade all packages, but it doesn't fix this problem. If I try to run killall software-center ...
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Ubuntu Software became fully transparent [duplicate]

Ubuntu Software has become fully transparent after switching to a Mac shell theme.
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GNOME- software not working

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 ( fully updated) Whenever I search in gnome-software app, it shows "no apps found". Please anyone help me to fix this issue.
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How to remove KDE Software Development Kit update notification in Ubuntu 18.04?

This update keeps popping up on notifications, but when I try to install it, it doesn't work. See a print of it: I have not installed KDE-SDK or anything like it. I checked on synaptics. Any ideas? ...
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I can't install the snap version of GIMP

While installing GIMP, Ubuntu Software said that: Unable to install "GNU Image Manipulation Program": snap "gimp" has "install-snap" change in progress
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How to change administrator user when I install an application on GNOME Software

When I install an application from GNOME Software it always asks for an administrator password, but the machine has multiple users and I don't know the password.
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How do I update GNOME extensions installed from Ubuntu Software Center?

All my extensions are installed from the software center and today I installed the extensions update notifier and found there were a couple of extensions having updates, seems like the software center ...
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Possible to use Gnome-Software to update software?

Is it possible to use Gnome-Software to install updates?
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Unable to install telegram through Software (appstore) in xubuntu 19.04

This problem is with all the apps which I try to install, it shows (in the case of telegram) :- unable to install "Telegram Desktop": snap "telegram-desktop" has "install-snap" change in progress. ...
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Why doesn't gnome-software show available software? [duplicate]

Why doesn't gnome-software show all available software from my repositories? In other words, is gnome-software restricted in some way by Canonical from listing all available software packages? If so, ...
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Clear Gnome software counter

After some installation through the Software app, which I don't remember, the headerbar of Software is showing a 1 next to "Installed" as shown. How do I clear this number? There's no clear ...
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How to use the cmd “gnome-software --install=ID”?

I am trying to use the command "gnome-software --install=ID" to install a gnome shell extension called "blyr". However, I don't seem to be able to get the cmd to do what I want. How do I use this cmd ...
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Ubuntu Software: no plugin could handle gs_plugin_app_install

When attempting to download any software from Ubuntu Software, I get the following error. no plugin could handle gs_plugin_app_install I tried reinstalling and running as root. Neither changed the ...
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Why does Software Centre mark any local .deb as proprietary

Ubuntu's Software Center (actually Gnome-Software) likes to register itself as the tool to open a local .deb file. But it always seem to report that app as being proprietary. Even if the file was ...
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The bottom part of Ubuntu Software is gone

The buttom part of Ubuntu Software is gone, there should be more options in it.
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Ubuntu Software (gnome-software) has many errors and won't show updates

Here are the errors that I'm seeing... Any ideas why?
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Very frequent log entries of gnome-software

Every 5 seconds or so, gnome-software writes something like that in the syslog: Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]: Only 0 apps for recent list, hiding Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]...
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No flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but I see them in terminal

I don't see the flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but after I input flatpak update in the terminal, lots of updates appear, why?
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Ubuntu-Software is too buggy in Ubuntu 18.10

Sometimes I can't go back to the main page, sometimes I can't search, I always need to pkill gnome-softwares, is there going to be a bug fix?
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Why are there some packages in the Software application but not in apt?

I recently moved from Debian to Ubuntu, I usually used apt to install package (and don't want to use the software center as apt it let me know which package are installed as dependencies). But I ...
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Running gnome-software on Windows

I have Ubuntu installed in Windows 10 (using WSL) and I have installed an X-server VcXsrv. I'm trying to run the Gnome software center. I run gnome-software from the terminal. The window appears but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome software not listing my software

I have installed my own software on Ubuntu 16.04. But it is not getting listed in Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome software center. Please help me what should I do so that it gets listed in Gnome software center. ...
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Gnome-software is closing automatically after opening it

I get the following when trying to run from the terminal: 03:15:46:0833 Gs plugin appstream took 1,4 seconds to do setup 03:15:46:0837 Gs enabled plugins: fwupd, systemd-updates, ubuntuone, ...
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apt packages are missing from Ubuntu Software

Ubuntu 16.04 installed updates some weeks before and changed the Ubuntu Software app in the way that only snap package apps are shown. No other software is available. Can it be changed back to the ...
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Software Centre - how does it choose what to show?

I've used Ubuntu for well over a decade and I simply don't understand Software Centre (gnome-software in 18.04). This is not a problem for me because I gave up on it ages ago and just use apt at the ...
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Is there any way to integrate Appimages into Ubuntu Software Center?

With Ubuntu 18.04 I started to love the Software center (SC) since it is super reliable and with the ability to also have snaps and flatpaks inside the same SC makes it an amazing place where you can ...
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Why is Ubuntu Software Center dropping previously provided applications?

Ubuntu Software used to provide Pinta, KolourPaint, Audacity, and others, but they are no longer available there. I have to use apt to install them. Why has Ubuntu Software 3.20.5 stopped providing ...