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    Unhappy Ubuntu software center will not open

    When I click on the Ubuntu Software Center Icon It will not open and when I X it out it says this:

    The window "Ubuntu Software Center" is not responding.

    Forcing this application to quit will cause you to lose any unsaved changes.

    I have been force quiting. Any answers for a beginner?

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Try opening it in terminal and see if you get any errors.

    Code:
    software-center
    Check in with you after dinner

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Thank you for that assistance. I had just done a search and found exactly what I needed. Mike

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Congradulations This is one question that has come up before, could you please post your solution for others. and ..

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

    AND welcome to the forums

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Thanks for the welcome. I am new to the forum and newish to Ubuntu. I resell used computer parts and have a tower dedicated to testing hard drives. It was assembled by a shop, the OS is one of the older versons of Ubuntu and did not come with the software center app like 12.04 LTS which is on two of my lap tops. I want to download some additional test type programs to that "testing" tower and did not know how to do it.

    Using your advise I opened the terminal and entered software-center
    I pressed the enter key on my keyboard, I was prompted to enter my password which I did and again pressed the enter key and the software center opened for me.

    This was the first time I had used the terminal. Again thank you for the clear instructions. Its a learning process for me and am enjoying it.mostly, Mike.

    ps as I am not the one who started this thread and only benifited by his question I hope he will report backwith good news as well. Mike.
    Last edited by mdams; August 22nd, 2013 at 04:07 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    I did not catch that, funny.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    Try opening it in terminal and see if you get any errors.

    Code:
    software-center
    Check in with you after dinner
    ibjsb4,
    I am running Ubuntu 13.04 which was a clean install. Softwarte Center worked when I first installed it.
    Thanks for the advice but it did not work.
    Here is what I got in my terminal. Hopefully you can understand what it means and can lead me in the right direction.

    than@than-Wild-Dog-Performance:~$ software-center
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,148 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,278 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Error.notAvailable: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers'
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,436 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,438 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,444 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,444 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
    2013-08-22 19:49:37,478 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    The WARNINGs are not a problem, but the error:

    ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
    A search came up with many hits

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...ch&cof=FORID:9

    I would suggest that until you get this figured out, to use another package manager.

    Synaptic Package Manager works well.

    To install it in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    The WARNINGs are not a problem, but the error:



    A search came up with many hits

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...ch&cof=FORID:9

    I would suggest that until you get this figured out, to use another package manager.

    Synaptic Package Manager works well.

    To install it in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    ibjsb4,

    I installed the Synaptic package manager and that works for me and I will probably just use that from now on. I thank you for helping a beginner like me.

    When I have time I may reinstall Ubuntu 13.04 and see if the Software Center will work again.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center will not open

    Welcome

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