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Questions tagged [installed-programs]

Questions about programs that are installed in an Ubuntu system. Use this tag for questions regarding the maintenance, upgrade or removal of such programs, or for problems with finding or using them.

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How To Start A Program With Its Name

I've installed Matlab on my Ubuntu 18.04. Every time I want to open it I need to call it. /usr/local/MATLAB/R2017a/bin/matlab I think it is too long and waste of a little time. There has to be an ...
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Missing software that are installed in system [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04. I am running with an issue. Some of the packages installed using the default Software store application like Postman, Spotify are somehow are not showing in app tray but are ...
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Program not running at all?

I have a program that I want to run and when I click the icon, nothing happens. I also will run the program from terminal and nothing happens either. I tried running this program on a distro it wasn't ...
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How do I put a new installed program on the dock? [duplicate]

I installed a new program but I can't find it. I want to put a shortcut on the dock. So how do I find the icon for the new program?
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How to know what program needs which group to be executed without sudo

In particular I want to create bridges dynamically, but without the need of running it with sudo. I think it's the group netdev. But is there, and I'm sure there is, a general answer to the question: ...
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Installed programs list [duplicate]

Is there a way to see a list of the installed programs in the operating system by the date they were installed? Ubuntu Server 18.04 with gui.
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Some apps do not launched by double left mouse click

Some app do not launched by double left mouse click if app's path has spaces! App be launched if run in terminal.
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How do I install program files on a separate partition?

Since I know next to nothing about how Linux actually works, I'm gonna need step-by-step instructions if you have any. I have 2 partitions on my 32GB flash drive, an 8GB one for the full Ubuntu ...
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“core - The core runtime enviornment for snapd.” What is it and how did it get on my computer? [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop I bought (came with Win 10). Three days later, in my installed programs in the Ubuntu Software, I see: core - The core runtime enviornment for snapd I didn't ...
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16.04 can't access installed programs + error report xorg

Today I noticed that my What's app web program had changed its name to Whats-green. Immediately thereafter, I saw that my Chromium icon is now called "Whatsapp." I went to dinner and when I came ...
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How to make AppData directory analog?

Is there any way to make programs create their own folders ".program_name" not in the home directory, but in some AppData directory? I do not want to hide hidden files, but at the same time I do not ...
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Why does phpstorm close when I close the terminal

Hopefully, not the dumbest question in the world and hopefully pertains to ubuntu stack exchange. But when I run php storm with the command ~/Downloads/PhpStorm-181.4203.565/bin$ ./phpstorm.sh, I ...
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Difference between /usr/local and ~/.local [duplicate]

I install .zip / .tar.gz programs in ~/.local/bin, but Ubuntu have /usr/local directory with content same as in ~/.local. So, what is difference between this directories except for sudo access?
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Adding custom programs to favourites of Ubuntu Dock

I want to add a custom program to the favourites of Ubuntu dock, but there is no option for that. Translating the text in this image (same as above) only says: All windows Quit It also doesn't ...
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Can't run programs, which were installed with ubuntu software center

I can't run programs, which were installed with ubuntu software center. It was working earlier, but now, I can only watch pulsing icon on side bar, and after a few second it disappears. For example ...
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reset application to its default state

how to reset a program to its default state? in android we can clear application data to reset the application to its default state. does it is possible to reset a program in ubuntu to its default ...
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Editing Programs

I've been checking out source codes of some Linux software. For instance, if I were to run cd /usr/bin and type sudo nano libreoffice, I would see the LibreOffice source code. However most programs ...
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Separating OS and user data to different disks [duplicate]

I would like to move all my user files, programs, everything that is not the OS. I'd like to keep Ubuntu on an SSD and put everything I've done on a separate 1TB drive. This includes everything in $...
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dependency is not satisfiable: libatk-bridge2.0

I had try install google chrome on my pc ubuntu because chromium didn't supported new Gmail format. Ubuntu software center show this words dependency is not satisfiable: libatk-bridge2.0:
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68K Motorola Assembly Simulator

I use the 68020 IDE Motorola assembly on my windows 7. It's a program that compiles and run my assembly code (along with other languages). When I run my program, it shows every step of the execution ...
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What is TeXdoctk? Is it safe to Remove? How do I remove it?

As the title implies, whilst using Ubuntu 17.10 I have come across a program called TeXdoctk in the Gnome menu. I cannot work out what its purpose is and attempting to uninstall it via: sudo apt ...
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Error message when starting PeerGuardian

I recently installed PeerGuardian on the latest Ubuntu build and received the following error message: No idea why this message is coming up. I tried searching for the error online but did not find ...
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How do I get delete programs off of my computer?

I thought I deleted some old programs but I was wrong and now my computer is low on memory. Yes, the old case of I thought I deleted that but I actually didn't. I need to preform a system update on ...
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How do you uninstall everything to do with a specific program (redshiftgui)?

I am trying to uninstall redshiftgui and apt -remove doesn't want to let me, the message is in the screenshot. How do I entirely rid myself of this erroneously downloaded application? (I am on gnome.)
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Why can't I get Caffeine to run? [closed]

There are two ways to run the program caffeine. The first one being invoking it from Ubuntu Search on the top left as shown in the picture: The second method would be to invoke it from the terminal, ...
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Is there a “list of installed programs”? [duplicate]

Back when I mainly used Windows, I always exported a text file containing my installed programs from the software "CCleaner" before reinstalling my operating system, so that I had a list with all the ...
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Programs installed via snap not showing up in Launcher

Just updated to Ubuntu 16.04 & trying snap packages for first time. So I needed meshlab to view some stl files. Ran in to issue with p-i-t-n log in. Found that command line install of snap ...
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Resolution of certain programs too small on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I've installed two programs (teamviewer and filezilla) so far that the resolution is just too small. How can I fix this? Picture below shows what I'm talking about. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell XPS 13....
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My Arduino doesn´t work

I installed Arduino IDE on my Laptop and gave it all rights. But When I'm clicking the symbol of it it blinks up and then it goes off. That's my problem. I've to deal with. I need this program very ...
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Packages and permissions

I'm somewhat confused about Linux packages and permissions, people often say not to install packages as root. Yet when installing most .deb files via gdebi I'm prompted to enter the root password. ...
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How to know whether a particular package is installed on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I installed a JDK package on my Ubuntu 14.04 a few months ago, but I don't know how to check which version it is. So how to do I find whether a package is installed on Ubuntu and which version of it ...
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Sublime Text 2 in Lubuntu shows default icon from system

I installed Sublime Text 2 by PPA in Lubuntu 16.10 and all works fine. The only problem is that Sublime Text show a default icon in the panel's window list: Any idea how to fix this?
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Do I need a 32 bit operating system?

I am brand new to Ubuntu, & been working with computers since DOS 4. I like to record bands and have all the software and hardware necessary for 32 track recording. However it seems to me windows ...
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Program files folder in 16.04 [duplicate]

I have seen executable .exe files for all programs installed in Program files folder for Windows OS. Is there any equivalent folder in Ubuntu 16.04 where I can find the executables of installed ...
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Not able to locate initial-status.gz. What might be the problem here?

I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04, trying to salvage a list of packages installed but failed to find the initial-status.gz archive when I looked it up in /var/log/installer/. What could possibly ...
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how i can install any program with terminal [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 now in my computer but the problem is the Ubuntu software can't download any apps. So the solution is to install the any program with terminal but I don't now how ?
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ClamAV doesn't work (Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) [closed]

I recently installed ClamAV on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but when I try to run the software through terminal, all I got are error messages. I installed the application by the following commands: ...
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Problems installing drush on fresh install of Ubuntu

Hi I installed Ubuntu earlier today and have only just installed Apache, PHP 5, Mysql and PHPMyadmin. I followed these directions. So I installed composer globally like so: curl -sS https://...
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What is hello program?

I typed in hello on a server I logged in after a long time, as a humorous greeting. I got this: ubuntu@server:~$ hello The program 'hello' can be found in the following packages: * hello * hello-...
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How do I know which programs use a particular file?

I found a file called kernel-4.2.5 in my Home directory and I want to delete it but I don't know what harm that could cause. Is there a way of knowing if that file is being used because my kernel ...
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Wine crash after installing a windows app

I am a Dj and trying to load Traktor Scratch Pro2 and its drivers onto Ubuntu 16.4 through wine. I can get the program installed but then I try to open the app it give a crash report. I really need ...
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Is there “All Programs”? [duplicate]

Is there a way for me to find all my installed programs in one place? When using the Launcher, I have to type in the letters of the alphabet to find installed programs.
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How to give general users access to programs installed in another user area, not global directory

I've installed a package (according to the instructions) but noticed it didn't install the binary into the /usr/bin directory, but instead into the user area. What's the best way to give other users ...
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MTR installation and configuration file

I apologise in advance as this is probably lack of knowledge on my part. But for the life of me and even consulting the all knowing google and man pages / help pages. I can find out where MTR is ...
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Decompile .dll files without .net reflector

How do I decompile a .dll file without .net reflector, I don't use it because it doesn't work. Can somebody suggest me some programs?
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How to run a program installed through terminal

I followed these simple directions to download and install platform.sh onto my machine. Basically I just ran curl -sS https://platform.sh/cli/installer | php from my default directory (the directory ...
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Where are Ubuntu Software Center apps downloaded to, please?

Please, I am 70 years old and very new to Ubuntu. I download apps from the Ubuntu Software Center and they disappear. Where are they, please? Please be clear and specific in your answer. I know ...
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C:\Program Files folder equivalent on Ubuntu

Which folder in Ubuntu is equivalent to C:\Program Files like on windows? Where are all programs installed? when i type apt-get install leafpad or sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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Ubuntu software centre - accessing the installed programs

I have just installed Ubuntu along with Windows 7. I'm eager and excited to explore the Ubuntu OS. I have found some free developer tools for Biological application and installed them. Unlike in ...
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How to open programs found in Software Center?

I am trying to locate the Software Updater which disappeared from my left panel of programs. I managed to locate it in the Software Center but clicking on it doesn't open it or help me locate it - it ...