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Can not run updates on Bionic 18.04

So I had a problem with Xenial and thought it would be solved when I upgrade to Bionic but I still have the issue. After doing a fresh install of Bionic, I tried to update everything using the '...
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Lost permissions to install software on ubuntu 1804

Relatively new to ubuntu...after installation i was able to install software with software center. Now, however, i get the message that I don't have permission to install software. There are no ...
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Installating software off Ubuntu Store “frozen”. How do I safely stop this/restart my system?

Okay, so today I wanted to try and install VirtualBox just to try it out. However, at some point I decided that I wanted to cancel it and found that the cancel button was greyed out. To add insult to ...
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18.04 Ubuntu Software - Software and Updates

When I launch Ubuntu Software, I don't see anything to click on for Software and Updates. Trying to add the canonical ppa repo, thanks!
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Installing Minecraft on a 32-bit Xubuntu 18.04 LTS installation

Thanks in advance to anybody who is able to shine some light on this issue of mine. I have recently Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Dell Optiplex 755, and I've been having difficulty installing the Minecraft ...
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Graphical text overlapping in gui Ubuntu Software app [closed]

For some reason, the gui window for the Ubuntu Software app displays error messages on top of other text areas. I am not necessarily concerned with the content of the error message itself (although I ...
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wedged - partial install of viking-gps

On Ubuntu 17.10 I attempted an install of viking-gps through Ubuntu Software Center. At the end, it indicated a failed install, mentioning something about a dropped connection. The app is damaged ...
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Gnome software centre crashes in Ubuntu 16.04

I just fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04.1. Then I update the system and language. After that when i open software it opens and crashes. I try to open it through the command line but it throws this error: ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Not Working!

I really new to Linux. I have no idea how to fix this problem myself. I have installed the newest version i believe. Ubuntu 14.04.1. When ever i launch the Software app, it loads for 30sec then force ...
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How do I d/l qBittorrent at the Ubuntu app site? [closed]

I see no download button. I submitted my email but it just linked me back to the same app page.
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Installing software and UbuntuOne

I try to install something from "Software", and then a window pops up, asking me to register at Ubuntu One - this is needed for installing snap packages. I usually use apt from the command line. Is ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine

I was trying to install Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine, i was downloaded the 64Bits version and it was all good until this appears "this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU. ...
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When installing from Software Center, how can I choose my admin account from the “Authentication Required” box?

I recently had Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my iMac at work. Our IT guy installed it, and created an admin account for himself (adminIT) and one for me (adminme). For normal work, I use a third non-admin,...
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Unable to update or install anything after moving to another country

Few days ago, I installed Ubuntu on my PC, everything works fine. It happened that I traveled to another country and I am still there. So whenever I run the update or try to install anything from ...
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Authentication Error: Software can't be installed or removed | You are not allowed to perform this action

I have checked on other forums for the answer to this problem but I still can't seem to find a fix. I cannot install anything from software center. It says that I don't have the permissions. I am ...
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A problem has occured when checking for updates - 16.04 [duplicate]

There's red circle with white minus sign in the middle that says that a problem has occured when checking for updates. I'm also unable to open "Software & Updates" and "Software Center". I have ...
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How to set proxy settings in ubuntu software center?

I have been using windows 7 and to update windows i configured netsh winhttp settings by using command: netsh winhttp set proxy 10.0.0.21:3128. That worked for windows update and many other softwares. ...
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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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software center got stuck/not responding

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 13.04. After installation I ran few programs one by one to see that if everything worked fine. At that time the Software Center ran and it listed some software in ...
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How to rename programs installed from the app store

Previously I had blender 2.79b installed (from the app store) on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine. I just installed blender 2.8 (also from the app store). They both launch, but the only way I can tell them ...
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Ubuntu Software-center: no permission to install software

I've just installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop. I've barely made any changes. Just trying to configure XRDP now according to this description. Now I'm trying to install an app (Gnome ...
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'Some index files failed to download' while updating

When running sudo apt-get update I get these following errors: Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease Err archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports ...
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Unable to install … Type of message '(ayussass)', does not match expected type '(ayussasass)'

I've come across this error when trying to install just about any application from the Ubuntu Software Center. This is pretty much a new installation of Ubuntu 18.04. Type of message '(ayussass)', ...
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Ubuntu Software doesn't show reviews in Ubuntu 16.04

Recently I noticed that reviews are not visible in Ubuntu Software. How can I fix that? Should I report it as a bug somewhere? I've attached a picture as an example.
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Bad system call (core dumped) /usr/share/man/man1

I am running on Ubuntu 18.04.1 release 4.15.0-38-generic. I know this or a similar question was asked a few months ago and there seemed to be a fix or a workaround in progress. dpkg --list man-...
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Problem downloading or installing anything from Software Center

I've been trying for days now to install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.10 but it never works. if I double click on Eclipse icon, it does nothing. I've tried to change permission and applying methods I found ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre Error

I want to install android-tools-adb, but leave that for later; I've edited this post to focus on Ubuntu Software Centre error. There seems to be some contention between the software I want to install ...
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dpkg: warning: 'tar' not found in PATH or not executable

I have installed my programs by "synaptic" previously, but now it shows errors and doesn't install any programs, for example, I want to install xserver-xorg-dev but synaptic shows below errors: dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu Software only lists installed programs [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I'm brand new to Ubuntu, and I have zero coding experience, so please keep any answers in layman's terms. I was browsing the Ubuntu Software store thingy (Software Center? Ubuntu Software?...
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How do I open Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal?

I am a newbie in linux and I don't know how to open the Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal!! Please help
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Can't find the Software in the activities

In Ubuntu 18.04 When I click the activities and search for Software I do not get any results. I need to add a software repository as described here. How to find it?
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my software boutique isn't opening

I have installed Ubuntu mate on my system and I am having a problem that my software boutique isn't opening and I couldn't download software from web as well.what should I do??
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Software Center window is two screens wide and can't be made any narrower

Somehow my Software Center window has become as wide as both of my monitors, and although I can make it even wider, I can't make the window narrower.
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Celestia for Ubuntu [duplicate]

A number of years back, while on Linux Mint 11, in the Software Store(not the actual name but you get the idea) I happened across Celestia, a fun little Astronomy program. It seems as though it has ...
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How do I uninstall Visual Studio Code?

I installed Visual Studio Code a while ago, and I'm now trying to remove it. I don't remember how I installed it, but everything I've tried to remove it doesn't work. Things I've tried: sudo umake ...
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18.04 LTS Ubuntu Software Center: Cannot resolve hostname

I am getting the following: Unable to download updates from "extensions.gnome.org": [*/*/*/source/shell-extensions/*] failed to download https:// extensions.gnome.org//static/extensions.json: Cannot ...
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How to burn an Ubuntu ISO image on a DVD on Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu image file (.iso) and I'd like to burn the image file into a DVD, is there any software for this purpose on Ubuntu?
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Changing Wallpaper on 12.04 Login Screen

I'm using this link but seems to be not working on 12.04, here's the Terminal message below: Are there other softwares/tips for changing the login screen? I'm also using link but seems outdated. ...
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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How to run the multigeneblast software

I was trying to install a Bioinformatics related software i.e Multigeneblast. I have downloaded and untar the tar.gz file in the /home/hiya(in home directory). Now according to the documentation of ...
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gnome-control-center in VirtualBox Ubuntu live-cd guest?

In Virtual Box 6.0.8 (on Ubuntu 18.04 host), I'm running an Ubuntu 18.04 live CD image as guest (so, not installed). So, I tried to run gnome-control-center, because I want to try to disable mouse ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Software Center - which apps are official / legitimate? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 19.04 and I'm installing all my normal sofware. I've noticed that many apps have mutilple versions/sources. How would I tell which ones are official? Some are from ubuntu-...
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Gnome Software Center recommended software on the front page is empty

I'm using 18.10. I wonder why Gnome software center does not show recommended software on the starting page. I've tried all the suggestions and answers in other duplicate questions to no avail. I've ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Unable to Install Updates to Installed Software

Ubuntu 18.04.1, Gnome Shell 3.28.1, Ubuntu Software 3.28.1, on an x86_64 architecture computer. Recently I began having this problem: Ubuntu Software presents desktop notifications saying that ...
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How to download GNASH SWF Player from Ubuntu Centre to Synaptic Manager?

As suggested by the Software Center, I have selected GNASH SWF Player for a plugin to view certain media on my browser, but, I do not know how to download this player from my browser to the Synaptic ...
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Krita outdated version in ubuntu-disco-universe [duplicate]

Good night everyone, I just reinstalled ubuntu 19.04 from scratch because I was having problems with it. In the Ubuntu software center, there are two options to install Krita, one from the snap store,...
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Unable to open software-properties-gtk on 18.04

When I type software-properties-gtk (with sudo -H or not) on terminal, I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk", line 100, in <module&...
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How to install software provided in software-center via terminal?

Can anyone help me providing terminal command to download and install the software provided by Software center? Actually I'm searching for command to download and install KDbg (Debugger) via terminal....
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How to reset the repositories present in “Other Software” tab of “Software and Updates” in Ubuntu 18.04?

I was googling out steps to update MySQL from 5 to 8 version. Without further thinking I inserted these commands in terminal: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com The keyserver of ...
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Ubuntu Software not loading categories

I've tried the following: sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-software sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade Running on Ubuntu 19.04 and tried with Pi-hole disabled. Thanks