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Questions tagged [software-installation]

Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.

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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?

I have downloaded tar.gz files. But I don't know how to install it. How do I install this kind of file?
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What is the correct way to install proprietary ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx) directly from AMD?

I am planning on doing a fresh install of Ubuntu and want to know what is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Driver? There are multiple valid answers for this question spanning over ...
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How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?

I want to install Oracle's JRE and to update to the latest version with the Software Updater when they released. Is there a Ubuntu package that is provided by Canonical or Oracle? Before release Java ...
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How do I install applications in Ubuntu?

How can I install applications like Google Chrome on Ubuntu? Are there any commands to install an application? Index of answers: Basic usage of APT, Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software ...
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How do I install Skype?

I want to install Skype, but I can't locate it in Software Center or by using Synaptic Package Manager. Can anyone help me?
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dpkg error: “trying to overwrite file, which is also in…”

For example: $ sudo apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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How do I install Java?

How do I install Java, including in my browser, so websites with Java work?
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How to install and configure Wine?

I am looking for a step by step instruction to guide me in the ways of installing, configuring and debugging many of the issues new users have when dealing with Wine in Ubuntu. What is the ...
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How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME?

I followed the instructions for compiling GNOME Shell and it did compile with a few errors here and there but it didn't run. I installed GNOME Shell using sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but I got ...
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How do I install a .deb file via the command line?

How do I install a .deb file via the command line?
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How do I install Adobe Flash player?

I have had significant problems with watching flash video in 64-bit Ubuntu. Does anyone know of a good way to get flash running on the platform?
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How to install Google Chrome

How do you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu?
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How do I install and manage GNOME Shell extensions?

How do I install GNOME Shell extensions? Is it possible to update, remove and manage the extensions?
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How can I accept the Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer?

After a recent update, ttf-mscorefonts-installer prompted me to accept its license agreement. For some reason my terminal will not allow me to accept, or for some reason I am pressing the wrong ...
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How to install Eclipse?

I want to install the latest version of Eclipse but the Ubuntu Software Centre contains an older version. Is there a PPA or some other way to install latest Eclipse? Please describe the steps for ...
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What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
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How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox?

I want to install the latest Firefox on my Ubuntu (64bit) box. What is the best way to do this? Is there a specific update site or should I download the binaries manually? If doing manually, in which ...
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How do I install the Nvidia driver for a GeForce GT 630 [duplicate]

I recently installed 14.04. But now I need a new driver for my nVidia GeForce GT 630. The former driver was rejected as not compatible with the 64-bit. I found that other driver and when I wanted to ...
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What does “Package <package> has no installation candidate” mean?

What does the above Error mean? What is an installation candidate? I was trying to do sudo apt-get install munin-memcached and I get this message: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I install Ubuntu-Tweak?

I have heard a lot about Ubuntu-Tweak and how it is great for power users, but I don't know how to install it. How do I do that?
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How to install Skype 4.3? [duplicate]

Note: The legacy Skype for Linux application (v4.*) is now discontinued and was removed from Canonical’s partner repositories, so this question and its answers are obsolete. Please refer to a newer ...
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How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?

I have read that there is a new Gnome-2 like interface called Cinnamon produced by the Linux Mint developers. Is this available for Ubuntu users - and if so how do I install it?
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How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?

The title says it all. I'd like to know how I can install software - an example is the Chromium web browser.
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Problem with installing Steam on Ubuntu 15.04+

Actually I have installed the new Ubuntu 15.04 64bit, and when I'm trying to install Steam on it, there is a problem. In fact I have downloaded the deb package from steam website, installed it and ...
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How to install Tor?

I tried to install Tor on my new version of Ubuntu, but it seems that Tor is not available in the repositories. How else can I install and use Tor?
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How do I get Mediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter working?

It worked with the pre-installed Ubuntu, but after re-installing Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 8.1, the WiFi is not working. Is there a driver for this adapter that will work on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Can I install Microsoft Office? If so, how?

I want to know how to install Microsoft Office (specifically, Microsoft Office 2010) in Ubuntu? I am a die hard fan of MS Office and I want to know if there is a way I can use it in Ubuntu.
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How to install the latest versions of NodeJS and NPM?

I noticed over at the https://nodejs.org/ website that node is currently at v 0.12.0. Can someone let me know how to install the latest version of node together with npm (terminal commands please)?
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How do I install Sublime Text 2/3?

I installed Sublime Text 2 on 12.04 as per this tutorial. However I don't have adequate permissions when launching the program from the Unity launcher. For example I cannot install packages, or if I ...
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How do I install wine?

Can someone please explain how I can install wine in the following ways? By using the package manager? By downloading and installing a pre-built package?
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How do I use the latest GCC on Ubuntu?

I want to compile my program with the latest version of gcc. Ubuntu 14.04 comes with gcc 4.8.2, however there's 4.9.0 available, moreover, I see that it is available as a package: gcc-4.9. I tried to ...
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How to install Chrome browser properly via command line?

I am trying to install chrome browser via command line. I tried this: $ apt-cache search chrome browser The results show that the proper term is "chrome-browser," so I tried that: $ sudo apt-get ...
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How do you run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 13.10. I want to run a 32-bit version of a program. However I see ia32-libs is not included in 13.10. Is there a replacement package for this or what?
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How can I install Minecraft?

I have tried many tutorials but none of them are clear enough. I have also tried installing it using Wine but it won't update and Wine goes gray and stops working. Does anybody know an easy way to ...
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Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?

I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Installed Teamviewer using a 64-bit system, but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependency error. I tried to install the required packages, but with no luck. I'm getting this error: Unpacking teamviewer (from ...
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Complete Installation Guide for Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu

What all needs to be done to install Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu? Each of the steps in the answer was found on some different forum as I encountered obstacles getting started with my Android ...
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package downloaded from Adobe website?

I am new to Ubuntu, but I believe I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed correctly. I am trying to install Acroread using AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i386linux_enu.deb that I downloaded from the Adobe web site. How do I ...
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Installing applications from source

I was wondering about generic installations of all applications in linux. And what that means? Well, when I was using windows I knew that if I want to install an application I am double-clicking the ....
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How do I install Python 3.6 using apt-get?

I've tried the normal way, sudo apt-get install python3.6, but... well... that didn't work. So, how would I go about it? (I'd preferably not build it on my own) I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
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How do I install the latest Python 2.7.X or 3.X on Ubuntu?

I want to install the latest Python tarball on Ubuntu, downloaded from http://python.org/download/. Is this is a correct way to install? ./configure make make install If not, how do I do that?
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How do I install .run files?

My PC has both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I have installed all my drivers in Windows like Nvidia graphics, motherboard etc. Shall I install them in Ubuntu too? I looked on the web for my Nvidia ...
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Unable to locate package [duplicate]

There are many questions about Unable to locate package. For example : if user try to install package by using apt-get then the following error shown. (Here package is used only as example for ...
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6answers
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How do I install LibreOffice 4?

I want to download and install LibreOffice 4. How can I do this?
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Problem with .deb packages on Ubuntu 16.04

This bug has now been fixed upstream. An update has been issued. If you still cannot install, ensure you have updated fully, and then restart your computer. I am trying to install downloaded DEB ...
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How can I install Adobe AIR?

I am a heavy user of certain applications that are built on AIR. It appears that AIR has discontinued support for Linux. Even the older versions in the Adobe AIR Archives seem to support only 32 bit ...