Apps won't download

Hi all,
I'm having problems downloading apps from the app store on Zorin 16 Core. For example, I was trying to install VLC after I just did a fresh install today, and the progress bar was just stuck at 0%. My internet is slow, so I pressed the cancel button so I could try again. However, instead of letting me try again, it said that the app was downloaded. I checked in the "Sound and Video" section of the start menu and, sure enough, it wasn't there; when I pressed launch, nothing happened.

So, I tried again with Brave Browser, which got suck at 99% and refused to go any father.

I seriously don't know what to do. I know Zorin 16 just came out only a couple of weeks ago, so I expect that they haven't ironed out all the bugs yet. Should I just wait until installs work again? If not, how do I reset the VLC install? It wont let me remove it.

Thanks in advance,
Daniel

You say your internet is slow, but I want to know how slow. There is a minimum requirement for downloading software to work, so lets see what your speeds are.

OOKLA Speed Test

To get important info on your hardware. CTRL ALT T to enter terminal.

lshw

Post results here...

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About 13 mbps. :skull:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
daniel-inspiron-3542
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*-display
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resources: irq:43 memory:f7e00000-f7e0ffff
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width: 64 bits
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configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
resources: irq:53 memory:f7e1d000-f7e1d01f
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vendor: Intel Corporation
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bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 04
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:55 memory:f7e10000-f7e13fff
*-pci:0
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product: 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
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bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: e4
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40
*-pci:1
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vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
version: e4
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 memory:f7d00000-f7dfffff
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product: QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
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bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
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serial: b0:c0:90:3c:91:f7
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
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vendor: Intel Corporation
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version: e4
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
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*-network
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product: RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: enp7s0
version: 07
serial: 20:47:47:44:41:4a
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width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
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vendor: Intel Corporation
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vendor: Intel Corporation
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vendor: Intel Corporation
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bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
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configuration: driver=system
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capabilities: pnp
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product: PnP device PNP0303
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product: PnP device PNP0c02
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capabilities: pnp
configuration: driver=system
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*-scsi
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*-cdrom
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vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: A1C0
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.

I would be more patient. I have 1k/1k internet and sometimes downloading a flatpack or a snap takes couple of minutes. It seems to be stuck at 0% or even 99%, then suddenly it is there.

Yes, with my internet I've grown accustomed to being very patient with my internet.

However, the main problem is that, when I try to remove VLC, it wont let me; just says error.

13MB while slow, passes the minimum requirements for downloading software, which I believe is around 5MB. So your actual downloading speed while downloading a file, is probably around 500KB to 1MB per second. So yes, slow, but doable!

To save time for @Aravisian or anybody else, here is the WIFI info I extracted from the full list.

*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
logical name: wlp6s0
version: 01
serial: b0:c0:90:3c:91:f7

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Can you please open a terminal with ctrl+alt+t and enter in

sudo apt --fix-broken install

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