Forum Thread: How to Install Vim on Ubuntu Linux

im always getting this message :/ need help im just a noob in ubuntu

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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Vim should already been installed.

Have you tried opening up a terminal and running it? Just type vim.

Assuming you just tried to install vim and got the error, it looks like you either need to put 'sudo' in front of the command(and get prompted for your password), or else that when you were trying to install vim, there was an update or download of some sort already in progress.

You just need to become root user by "sudo su" and enter command "apt-get install vim" then become normal user again by "su <username>...... You can also learn from here

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