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    (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Earlier I booted into ubuntu and an error message popped up during the boot saying (loosely quoted): "ubuntu is checking drives for errors". It gave me a series of options and I pressed "f" to attempt to fix these errors. The situtation was eventually solved and ubunut booted successfully but I noticed that Firefox was missing from the unity launcher and drom the dash. I checked the software centre to see if it was installed and it said it was. I managed to run firefox through the terminal and when I do this message appears in the terminal:

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    aaron@arn-Roma:~$ firefox
    
    ** (firefox:3059): WARNING **: Failed to open webapp application path dir /usr/share/ubuntu/unity-webapps/userscripts: Error opening directory '/usr/share/ubuntu/unity-webapps/userscripts': No such file or directory
    
    ** (firefox:3059): WARNING **: Failed to open webapp application path dir /usr/share/gnome/unity-webapps/userscripts: Error opening directory '/usr/share/gnome/unity-webapps/userscripts': No such file or directory
    
    ** (firefox:3059): WARNING **: Failed to open webapp application path dir /usr/local/share/unity-webapps/userscripts: Error opening directory '/usr/local/share/unity-webapps/userscripts': No such file or directory
    2013-04-03 15:08:43,761 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - found a running software-center on dbus, reconnecting
    2013-04-03 15:08:45,023 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - found a running software-center on dbus, reconnecting
    NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
    I tried re-installing but that didn't work so I decided to see if I could install chromium browser instead, but when I clicked the install button no authentication request showed up and it didn't install, almost as if the software centre wasn't responding.

    Also, when I booth up a message pops up saying (again, loosely quoted): "error found with your computer, would you like to report it now?". When I click report, nothing happens.

    Is there anything that can be done about this?

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 that dual boots with Windows 7 both with a 250 GB partition to each OS, by the way.
    Last edited by sandyd; April 4th, 2013 at 07:55 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Update: Re-installing the Ubuntu Software Centre has not worked, unfortunately.

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Bump.

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Maybe try repairing the OS?
    Stick the Ubuntu DVD in and reinstall?

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice On Fire View Post
    Maybe try repairing the OS?
    Stick the Ubuntu DVD in and reinstall?
    I was thinking that too. Would I lose all my files?

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    Also, Vuze does not run for me either.

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    Re: (12.10) Firefox dissappeared & Software Centre wont install programs

    I also cannot access my software sources, in system settings and in the software centre.

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