For the pass 2 or 3 weeks my update manager or my software center has not worked . I cant install,uninstall, or even download anything and i dont know what to do. Can anyone help me out?

Asked by DaShawnBurse on 2013-10-14

I am a beginner and i really don't know anything about computers.
I would like to learn but i think Ubuntu is just a little to complicated
for me. I just want to do the basic stuff like email check facebook
and get music. Can anyone tell me how to remove this and get back to the basics?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You can do all the things you listed with the default install. The ability of updating does not impact your ability to use the installed applications and they will run as normal.

What is the full output of :

sudo apt-get update


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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
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Mehmet Kani (mehmet-kani-deactivatedaccount) said :

Did you cancel any download during the process as this may have an impact?

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anna koukouraki (fganko-deactivatedaccount) said :

run from terminal: apt-get install synaptic or install it from ubuntu software center if you dont have it.then open synaptic, give root password and find packages software sources and software updater and reinstall it. plug in your connection, then run the recovery mode first update grub then do all the others. finally from terminal "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade".whanever you are in trouble use recovery options

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Why is synaptic needed. The user needs to import a GPG key for a PPA. What will synaptic do?

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