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Old 01-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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help with ubuntu software center error policykit

i just rented a server and after 5 hour of trying i finally got lxde and tightvnc installed and could control the server remotely, however i get an error if i try to install anything using the ubuntu software center, i tried to Google the error and fix The problem with no luck i have included a screenshot of the error

i tried the following commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install idle3
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo software-center

using ubuntu 12.10

i'm new to linux and only used it few times i tried google a bit but some solutions i can't get to do them as i never used this LXDE interface and its missing alot of stuff from the start menu , i only used default Ubuntu GUI that come with the live cd

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Try to ssh into your server then run the command line to install software. I think that through the remote desktop viewer there are limitations. However I hope somebody with more experience see your post.

Another thing is that they dont recomment to install graphical interfaces on servers because they could be security risks.

Anyway, good luck to you.


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