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If I do an apt-get upgrade I get the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-firmware
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/23.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 347 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 234639 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-firmware 1.79.1 (using .../linux-firmware_1.79.9_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-firmware ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.79.9_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/ar3k/ramps_0x31010000_40.dfu', which is also in package bt-dw1705-firmware 0.1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.79.9_all.deb

I work with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and this was my first step after starting up the computer for the first time. What can I do to resolve this issue?

I'm working on a Dell laptop which comes with Ubuntu.

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Try this command on terminal,

 sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.79.9_all.deb
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what does this actually do? –  Adam Arold Jan 10 at 10:23
    
That does not actually solve the problem only ignores it. –  Adam Arold Jan 10 at 11:27
    
see my updated answer.. –  Avinash Raj Jan 10 at 11:41
    
let us discuss here chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/11833/… –  Avinash Raj Jan 10 at 11:49
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Error:

trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/ar3k/ramps_0x31010000_40.dfu', which is also in package bt-dw1705-firmware 0.1

To fix it:

  1. Open Synaptic
  2. Search for bt-dw1705-firmware
  3. Uninstalled it
  4. Update your software

Enjoy!

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