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Thread: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

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    Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    The title pretty much says it.

    I tried to open Libre office yesterday and nothing came up in the Dash Home Searchbar, so I searched for some other programs and not one came up.
    I tried to open the Software Center to check if everything was still installed but it keeps crashing before it loads the homescreen. Reboot didn't help. To be clear, I can still open programs like libre office from the terminal. However, when I tried to open Software Center from the terminal I get the following:

    Code:
    user@laptop:~$ software-center
    2013-09-26 21:38:50,241 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
    2013-09-26 21:38:50,326 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True
    2013-09-26 21:38:51,629 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
    2013-09-26 21:38:51,920 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - show_available_packages: search_text is '', app is None.
    2013-09-26 21:38:51,929 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()
    Then Software Center pops up and freezes and I have to force quit it.

    Any suggestions welcome

    Thanks

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    Re: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    Try a different package manager, see if it will work.

    Open a terminal and enter:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic

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    Re: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    Thanks for the reply, I followed your instructions but unfortunately it didn't help solve the problem

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    Re: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    Will either of them open in terminal?

    Code:
    software-center
    Code:
    gksudo synaptic

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    Re: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    Ok, so opening a up a Terminal 'software-center' starts Software Center and then it crashes again. 'gksudo' synaptic opened up the synaptics package manager and it seems to work; I successfully installed and ran virtual box. I don't mind having to use Synaptic Package Manager, however the initial problem still exists that nothing is coming up when I search in the dash. I had to start virtual box from the Terminal.

    Thanks for your help so far though. getting virtual box was my main priority.

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    Re: Software Center wont open and programs not listed in dashboard

    I do not run unity or the software center, so better to wait for someone with this experience to help you out.

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

    Good luck.

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