Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, on the top marging to the left of the language indicator, it appears a red circle with a white line in it, and I cannot open the software updater to solve this problem.

The performance is normal, however from time to time I have to restart my netbook.

share|improve this question
Welcome to AskUbuntu! Este sitio funciona solamente en inglés. Podés usar una traducción robótica, como la de PROMPT o la de Google. Escribí tanto tu pregunta original en español como la traducción. Todas las respuestas las obtendrás invariablemente en inglés. -- This site works in English only. You can use a robotic translation service, such as PROMPT's or Google's. Write your question in Spanish and paste the translated text. All answers will invariably be in English. – carnendil Nov 7 '13 at 16:24

Try the following:

  1. Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)
  2. Run the following command:

    sudo apt-get -f install

Read What exactly does sudo apt-get -f install do?

In the occasional situation where sudo apt-get -f install is not, by itself, sufficient to fix broken packages, see this answer. (This sentence has been shamelessly plagiarised from a comment by Eliah Kagan in the Q&A linked above.)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.