this is my first time posting so I apologize if this has been addressed previously. I searched to see if there was anything related but I could not find anything.

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox and everything was going fine. Then I went to open the Software Center. First, nothing came up but in the top left corner it said "Ubuntu Software Center" as if the program were open. Then, I started getting this strange thing when I opened the Software Center after a few tries (see attached picture). Any idea what may be happening here?
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