[ubuntu] Google talk plugin

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http://ubuntuforums.org – So I installed the google talk plugin about a month or two ago. Last week I noticed that the updates program wouldn't open. I tried updating from the terminal. Same thing happened. The error message I got from both the update application and the terminal: "E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_talkplugin_deb_dists_stable_ma in_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. " Ubuntu software center crashes before it even opens, as well. And I do think they are related, though I might be wrong. (Hardware)