Ubuntu – Cannot download softwares from the Software Center


I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer that has Windows7 on it as well.
I was first trying to upload Chromium and I got this error:

Package dependencies cannot be resolved

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time

This came up when I was trying to download Chromium, Skype and VLC, though there was no problem downloading Geany or 7zip.

Once again, I haven't done anything before on Ubuntu.

Any ideas?

Best Answer

  • There might be updates pending that need to be installed before installing software. Make sure that your software sources are updated.

    To update your system press Alt+F2 while in your desktop and look for update-manager

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    Press Check and after it is finished press Install Updates.

    Has an option you can open a terminal and do the same with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. This is preferable since if you get any errors you can copy them and include them in your question.

    To open a terminal just press the keys Ctrl+t while in your desktop.

    Reboot to be sure and try to install the software again.

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