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How do I update Ubuntu Server?

I've Ubuntu Server 11.04. I want to update packages but not the core. For example, I installed subsonic with apt-get. And I see there is a new version. I could install it manually by downloading the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without overwriting my windows OS?

I am totally new to the world of computer OS installation. I have used Windows softwares like MS Office etc. but never really formatted any PC or installed any OS. I dared to install VMWare and run ...
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. ...
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10.04 -> 10.10 - Problem after upgrade

So I just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 following this method, but now when I'm choosing Ubuntu in my GRUB, the screen with the Ubuntu logo appears for like 2 sec and then my screen just go in "idle" ...
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overlapping partitions problem

i have got a new hp g6 laptop and when trying to install ubuntu , i face this problem Gparted sees the whole hard drive as unallocated disk space and the output of fdisk -lu is Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 ...
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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How to install a tar.bz2 package

How can I install a tarbz2 package. Example: I have downloaded firefox 8 tar.bz2 . I want to know a general method for installation of tar.bz2 package.
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I lose the image when start installation of ubuntu 11.10

did not have this problem in version 11.04, I had in version 9.10. when it starts to load the image of ubuntu 11.10 the screen make a flash and then shows a number of very fine continuous stripes ...
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Program Installer Not Detecting Internet

Hello I am trying to install a program through the Ubuntu Software Center. Every time I click install I get a Message stating "failed to download package files, check your Internet connection". I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo E520-1143?

I have a Lenovo E520-1143. At the moment I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed. Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop? If I installed Ubuntu 11.10 will the devices such as ...
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Weird graphical bug when installing on an Asus G51jx [closed]

Each and every time I attempt to install ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 I get this bug after the very first ubuntu loadscreen pops up from the boot cd. I have been able to successfully load 10.04 and 10.10 ...
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Installation of 11.10 on new drive (no OS)

I have a Dell Dimension 600 XPS Phoenix BIOS version A03, the original HD crashed and burned. Dell didn't send OS disks (was on the original drive and no back up disks), so I am trying to install ...
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MFC-240C printer still not showing up after installing lpr drivers [closed]

I am trying to get my Brother MFC-240C printer to work but I think I must be missing a step. I think I successfully installed the lpr drivers using the command supplied in this post but the printer ...
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Computer won't start after install of Ubuntu [closed]

I installed Ubuntu and now i get black screen with a blinking line when I start my computer. How do I fix this?
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Why does reinstalling a package only take a short time the second time?

Let's say I first install some package using apt-get, for example: apt-get install some-package Then I remove this package using: apt-get remove some-package Now I try to install that same package ...
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Unable to install 11.10 to new OCZ Agility 3 SSD

I know the discussion here where they are not getting the same error as I. I use Lenovo Thinkpad X60. The default partition table: sd1 ext4 53.91GB, sd2 extended 1.99GB and sd5 swap 1.99GB. I get ...
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“Can't cd to /var/cache/flashplugin-installer” error when I try to install Flash

$ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer The following partially installed packages will be configured: flashplugin-installer No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed. 0 ...
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How do I install dockbarx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install dockbarx How do I install dockbarx on Ubuntu 11.10? When I am going to install it says: dockbarx : Depends: python-gnomeapplet but it is not installable ...
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How to keep bluetooth configuration through a fresh install?

I still prefer upgrading through a cleen install and preserving my /home directory. However, I always have to pair my bluetooth devices after a fresh install. Where is the configuration stored so that ...
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Boot problem, keep on asking for the cd

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a disk image cd to a clean (no o/s) hard drive but cannot get it to boot from the hard drive although the boot sequence in the bios is for HDD-0, FLOPPY A, CD ROM. It ...
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Install Eclipse IDE for java ee dev via apt-get. Is it Possible?

I try install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. I run in terminal this command: sudo apt-get install eclipse This ends successfully. But when I see it, is installed the Eclipse Classic Version ...
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Is it possible to do an apt-get installation and continue it later?

Let's say I want to install something big... (kde for example) but I'm doing it in a place with a very poor internet conection, so I want to stop it, and doing it later. But I don't want to start all ...
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How do I fix boot problems that show error “battery state”?

I get an error where the monitor message says "Out of Range" (for installed Ubuntus while LIVE DVD =o.k.) and error "battery state" In addition and probably related to this: the error message ...
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Can't find g++ in Software Center

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and I tried to install g++. Unfortunately I did not find it in the Software Center. In the sources list the boxes for universe and main are checked. Any ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu onto a DVD?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.10 onto a DVD as a full working version, which treats the DVD as the hard drive (like you can with a USB)?
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How can I direct apt-get to download package and its dependencies to some other location?

How can I direct apt-get install package_name to download package and its dependencies to some other location instead of /var/cache/apt/archives?
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Is there a better way to run ubuntu from usb disk

I have an old laptop with a broken hard drive controller and am running the previous ubuntu from a usb. I installed this as per standard instructions by running some program that copied the live cd to ...
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Safety of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Is it really safe to choose the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" option from the Ubuntu installation program? I never used that option, instead I used other tools such as partition magic or windows ...
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How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I Don't know how to install .tar, .bz2 and .gz packages. For example how do I install this?
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installing Windows Vista after installed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric

I installed Windows Vista and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric. Now I need to reinstall windows vista. Is it possible to install windows without ubuntu reinstalling?
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How to save installer file while downloading from ubuntu software center?

Can anyone tell me (if this is possible) how can I save the installer file of a software which I download via Ubuntu software center... I'm new to Ubuntu so give me answer that is understood by me.
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how I can install a package. deb without internet connection in the terminal?

I have no internet connection and I can install the packages. Deb that I downloaded from internet that are older versions but I can not install anything and not as the terminal
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using .deb packages in /var/cache/apt/archives

I found all-deb-packages after downloading in /var/cache/apt/archives.And i am unable to use them on other systems. For cheese software i found "cheese_3.2.0-0ubuntu2_i386.deb" and ...
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Fresh installation without losing /home directory?

I am running ubuntu 11.10 32bit. I have separate / and /home partitions. I want to go back to Ubuntu 10.04. How can I do this without losing my /home partition. Basically I want to save my preferences ...
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How to re-install Software Center? [duplicate]

I've had a problem with Software Center for a few weeks, where it has just refused to delete a removed PPA from its "All Software" and "Installed Software" drop-down menus. I've tried many suggested ...
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Can't install ubuntu in my Sony Vaio VPC21EFX [closed]

I wonder if anyone ever tried to install ubuntu [11.10 in my case] in a Sony Vaio VPC 21EFX, preferably using wubi. I tried several ubuntu builds but none of them seem to work. I just get a black ...
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Installing NetCDF

I would like to write a fortran program which uses NetCDF. In order to do so, I have to have the netcdf-module somewhere on my harddisc, and tell my compiler where to find it. In Synaptic, the ...
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Problem with fresh wubi installation

I'm new to Ubuntu and all the Linux stuff. Firstly I downloaded a Ubuntu11.10 iso and burned it through ImgBurn (freeware) on CD. Booted the CD and shortly the Ubuntu logo appeared and disappeared ...
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Remove partition for failed installation

I tried installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows and I failed so I decided to go with wubi again. after installing it, I noticed a separate hard disk. I investigated ...
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Unable to log in due to freeze, occasional error message [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu. And I have some problems now. I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and burned it onto a CD. Then I load it in my conputer, it's easy. But when I finished those and restarted the computer, the ...
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Problem installing 10.04 on Dell e6410

I get a blank screen screen on installation of ubuntu 10.04 on my dell latitude e6410. It has the Nvidia graphics card. I'm sure someone else has had same problem but I need an answer a newbie can ...
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How to set up an inter-OS partition?

I need a working partition configuration for use and accessibility on both Ubuntu and Windows. I have an 8GB USB flash drive onto which I am installing Ubuntu 11.10 so that I can have a personal ...
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How do I finish installing Sun JDK after cancelling out of the legal term screen?

I am a newcomer to linux and have had lots of problems in installing java on my newly installed Ubuntu 11.10. I use a statistical programming environment called R and many of the packages there ...
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Installer hangs for ages then crashes just before the end of the installation process

I am trying to install 11.10 on an Acer Aspire 5532, Windows 7 is already on the machine and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu (with view to installing some other flavors of linux in other partitions ...
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Installation doesn't detect existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in a dual boot with my existing Windows 7 but the installer does not detect any existing partitions. I have tried resetting my BCD using EasyBCD and doing fixmbr ...
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How to get the latest IMDbPY in 10.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I would like to install the latest IMDbPY because the one in the repository has a bug with the country codes. This bug has been fixed in the later versions, but I don't ...
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Cant install/compile utorrent from tar.gz source

I tried to install/compile utorrent like that: sudo ./configure make make install and like that: sudo ./configure --prefix=/path make make install and like that: sudo ./configure ...
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Ubuntu missing from boot menu after setting up dual boot

I just installed 11.10 on my Lenovo z570 with 750GB HDD via a USB. After the installation when I turn the computer on I don't get an option to choose the operating system and when I check the HDD in ...
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How do I install Matlab?

I have one problem so please help me. I have Ubuntu 11.10 and want to install Matlab; I searched a lot in internet but have not found the exact way yet. Please help me guys, I need it very much. I ...
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Cannot install vim

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, as Xubuntu, in an AMD 64 pc, configured as dual boot with Windows 7. I tried installing vim with this: sudo apt-get install vim I got this error message: The following ...