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12.10 error upon bootup and upgrade

I upgraded to 12.10 in my quest to get to 14.04, but my computer (HP Pavilion dv 6c47cl) doesn't seem to like 12.10. It won't load to the gui, and so I am forced to go to the command line if I want to ...
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Unity crash during 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade , dpkg --configure -a fails with too many errors : recourse?

Some key combination I pressed during an update from 12.04 to 12.10 ( en-route to 13.04 ..my final objective ) crashed Unity. I could however start a terminal and I tried the fixes outlined in ...
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Unmet Dependencies right after installing VLC

I got the following error after installing VLC on my Quantal 12.10. Checked for libass4 and its already there. Is there anybody encountering this same silly error and willing to resolve..?? ...
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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I'm having a multi-arch problem. How can I fix it?

Running the following commands give me the same abrupt ending, any ideas? 1. sudo apt-get -f install -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to resolve package conflicts installing LibreOffice 3.6.4?

The latest release of LibreOffice is 3.6.4, however only 3.6.2 is available in the software centre. I have installed the file available at ...
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I can't install any packages without it failing - I get an error about config.dat being locked - how can I fix this?

I had a power failure on my laptop, so I ended up crashing in the middle of a package installation. How do I fix this error? jrg@atlantis:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing Reading package ...
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Why dpkg says 'illegal package name in specifier' when I try to remove a package?

Whenever I type into the terminal the command: sudo dpkg -r '/home/brentonhorne/Downloads/virtualbox.deb' I receive the error: dpkg: error: --remove needs a valid package name but ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu keeping my data intact

I have recently upgraded my desktop OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 (complete re-install). Before the switch I made a list of all programs installed on my Ubuntu 12.04. sudo dpkg --get-selections > ...
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Need help fixing DPKG errors after update from 12.04 to 12.10

So I was doing fine then i upgraded my system to 12.10 and now i cant get my system to update all of its packages properly. no matter what i do, what is happening here and how do i fix this. if i ...
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dpkg from URL wrapper not functioning… :(

I have modified an already available wrapper to execute the process in a safer manner. The containing script cat-s the body into an executable script under /usr/bin/. #!/bin/bash # dpkg-url # ...