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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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15answers
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Can I skip over releases when upgrading?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04. I know there is a 10.10 release, but can I upgrade directly to 11.04? Could you walk me through the steps please?
104
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11answers
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How to make a disk image and restore from it later?

I'm a new Linux user. I've reinstalled my Wubi from scratch at least ten times the last few weeks because while getting the system up and running (drivers, resolution, etc.) I've broken something (X, ...
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3answers
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
9
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7answers
16k views

How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
9
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2answers
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How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
4
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0answers
7k views

How do I remove ATI/AMD Drivers downloaded from their site? [duplicate]

I downloaded ATI drivers from AMD's site, installed, but found that they dont work with GNOME shell. Now I want to remove it. How do I do that?
0
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3answers
2k views

Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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1answer
497 views

Upgrade to 13.10, upgrade app halted

I'm trying to upgrade to 13.10, and the upgrader/installer app has stopped. It doesn't seem to be frozen- it gives me a warning if I try to quit it, but it has been stuck like this for hours now. ...
0
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1answer
736 views

Can't update ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu form 13.04 to 13.10. I already did the commands apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on terminal. When I open the Software Updater, it shows that my computer is up to ...
0
votes
2answers
459 views

Can't install Ubuntu due to a problem with the media

I Just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 by using USB device. I used universal usb installer to make my pen drive boot-able. But I am getting this error always. I already have 12.04, but I want to ...
0
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1answer
506 views

Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade failure

I'm trying to upgrade ubuntu my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, but there is always this error: Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please ...
0
votes
1answer
240 views

How do I Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS to 12.10?

I tried updating and it doesn't show the upgrade. Can I install from the terminal? I'm new to this, but I haven't messed my computer up so far. What steps do I take?
0
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2answers
191 views

How can I upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and want to upgrade it to 12.10. Please send me step by step info for this process. Will my personal data be lost? If yes, then how to protect it?
0
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3answers
146 views

Where is the update-manager?

I can't seem to upgrade to the latest version ubuntu. It asked me once, but I was doing something else at the time. Now that I ant to do it I can't find it. I can find software updater, but that just ...

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