View Full Version : [gnome] unable to launch software centre

June 29th, 2011, 11:56 PM
If I click on the ubuntu software centre icon the pointer shows the application is loading but then nothing happens

I've done an update, an upgrade and restarted...still nothing

this is both with the linux Mint (gnome desktop) and xubuntu I have installed on this compter an ASUS 13'' P81IJ

....any ideas?

June 30th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Try to reboot the computer and run

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Please post the error messages, if any.

July 1st, 2011, 12:39 AM
Thank you, I've done it and then launched software-centre through the terminal. Here you have the response

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 88, in <module>
from softwarecenter.app import SoftwareCenterApp
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/app.py", line 37, in <module>
from softwarecenter.db.application import Application, DebFileApplication
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/application.py", line 31, in <module>
from softwarecenter.distro import get_distro
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 127, in <module>
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 116, in _get_distro
module = __import__(distro_id, globals(), locals(), [], -1)
ImportError: No module named LinuxMint

July 1st, 2011, 08:56 AM
I don't know this error message, sorry.

Personally I only use Synaptic for insatlling packages, as it is fast and bug-free as opposed to Software Centre.