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  1. #1
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    Tried to Install Spotify and now Software Centre & Update Manager will not open

    Probably (and hopefully) a simple fix, but I'm still a noob.

    Neither will open using the icons. This is what I get when trying to manually through the terminal

    peter@peter-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for peter:
    E: Malformed line 55 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
    E: The list of sources could not be read.

    Here's the contents after doing this gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release amd64 (20100429)]/ lucid main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.comstable non-free
    deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

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    Re: Tried to Install Spotify and now Software Centre & Update Manager will not open

    Change

    Code:
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.comstable non-free
    to

    Code:
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
    #Third party developers repository
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

  3. #3
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    Re: Tried to Install Spotify and now Software Centre & Update Manager will not open

    Quote Originally Posted by Statia View Post
    Change

    Code:
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.comstable non-free
    to

    Code:
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
    #Third party developers repository
    deb-src http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
    I presume those should be changed in etc\apt\sources.list, but my laptop keeps saying I am not authorized. I am trying to update file via editor. Should I be trying from the command line? If so, what is that command, because I am now lost.

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    Re: Tried to Install Spotify and now Software Centre & Update Manager will not open

    You need root privileges to edit a file outside of your home folder:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

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