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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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How to resume release upgrade?

I was upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 via ssh (didn't use screen). My ssh connection was interrupted when do-release-upgrade script was about to remove obsolete packages. Now when I reconnect and run it ...
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Problem with Partial Upgrade

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu through "Partial Upgrade". But following error has shows up : Can't guess meta-package Your system does not contain a ubuntu-desktop, ...
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How do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess he left ...
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update and upgrade ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

I have Dell latitude E6430, system information: Ubuntu 11.10 ,OS type 64 bit. when I tried to make updates to my Ubuntu 11.10 , it gave me a message , that you can't update anything until you remove ...
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What to do?! Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 failed :(

I got an update reminder to go from 12.10 to 13.04. I followed the instructions, was able to download the package, and started installing. Up to a point where my computer (seemed to) restart and there ...
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Why is my Ubuntu diplaying inconsistent version using two different methods?

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using commands: sudo apt-get update and upgraded sudo apt-get upgrade After that I did do-release-upgrade -d But after sometime my system ...
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Will I lose Unity-2d if I upgrade to 12.10

I want to continue to use Unity-2d which I have setup on my 12.04 install...but some of the new 12.10 features I would like to use. new Disk utility with auto mount settings built in easier printer ...
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Just updated to 12.10, now it's asking for a partial upgrade

I just updated to 12.10 the other day, and after I successfully updated to 12.10, it's asking me to do a partial upgrade? I'm wary about it, because it shouldn't need a partial distribution upgrade, ...
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Failed server upgrade to 12.04 (RAID 1 needs to be mounted)

I attempted to update my headless server to Precise Pangolin 12.04 restarted the box and get error message "kernel panic not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown block oo swapper not ...
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How do I access my previous ubuntu disk when booted to usb key

When prompted about the upgrade to 12.04 I clicked yes. All went well until during the cleanup mode an error appeared in the terminal that said something like "too many errors were encountered." A ...
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12.04 update is stuck on preconfiguring packages

For a while I have the problem mentioned in the title. Update is stuck on pre-configuring packages without any other error. I tried almost everything I've found searching Google, but it didn't solve ...
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Quantal: Broken apt-index, cant fix dependencies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I can't seem to add/remove/update packages Ubuntu software update has a notice about partial ...
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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...
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the update from 11.10 to 12.04 froze my computer. 11.10 no longer boots from Grub (but windows 7 will)

thanks in advance. My system asked me to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. The update stopped midway through and I was forced to quit it .As a result my computer froze. I manually cut the power to ...
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Distro upgrade interrupted, cant upgrade to Precise

I don't have the opportunity to upgrade by using Live USB and LIve Cd, And since the distro-upgrade was interrupted, No partial upgrade is possible. How can I fix this? I found an upgrading-tool ...
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Upgrade problem - “dependency problems prevent configuration of libnih-dbus1”

I have a problem with the upgrading.... When i write sudo dpkg --configure -a , this is what happens... : dependency problems prevent configuration of libnih-dbus1: libnih-dbus1 depends on libnih1 ...
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Video not playing after partial upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04?

![in the middle of my upgraded from 11.10 - 12.04 it was interupted with an electrical outage, when the power is back and as i resume my upgrade i was asked for "partial install". and after the ...
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How to upgrade flash player on usb-live Ubuntu?

A website requires an upgrade of flash player(while running firefox). My current configuration is: live-usb of 11.10 Ubuntu notebook with no internal hdd one external usb hdd Internet access Can ...
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GLIBC_2.8 not found

As a newbie I seem to have messed up my upgrade leaving my system in a very unstable state. I attempted an upgrade from 8.04LTS which ended in an error about libc and kernel upgrades. I tried to ...
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How to upgrade to beta from alpha or to beta 2 from beta 1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I upgraded from an alpha or beta - am I up to date if I keep upgrading? How to upgrade to 12.04 beta 1 from 12.04 alpha 2?
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565 views

Partially Dist-upgrade from CLI?

Sometimes a sudo aptitude upgrade fails and sudo aptitude upgrade --full-resolver then wants to remove about 100 Packages, because of "dependecy conflicts". Often I can then start update-manager and ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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Why am I unable to install,remove or upgrade packages?

When I wanna do anything with Synaptic or apt-get or stop,start,restart postgresql I receive following error Setting up postgresql-common (114) ... * Starting PostgreSQL 8.4 database server ...
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1answer
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What to do when cannot install software-center?

I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 today. During upgrade, the system freezed when configuring/installing software center. Unfortunately I had to give it cold reboot. After that I am able to log in to new ...
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How can I repair a Ubuntu installation that is missing numerous packages?

For an unknown reason, my Ubuntu workstation decided to do a partial upgrade to Oneiric (I had originally ignored the upgrade). After several reboots and running apt-get update apt-get upgrade ...
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633 views

Multitouch mess-up--Should I do a partial upgrade?

I was trying to get multitouch working on my 11.10 installation. Some googling led me to believe that I should install: xserver-xorg-input-multitouch to do that. This seems to be incorrect and ...
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How do I recover from this broken upgrade(?)?

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 through the upgrade wizard. I had about 30 minutes left on my install, and had to leave. When I came back, my computer was frozen, so I had to do a hard reset. When ...
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2answers
636 views

Upgrade Failed, can I reinstall over current installation?

I was running the distribution upgrade on my System76 Serval Professional, and the upgrade failed while configuring samba. This installed some of the OS, but even though I can log in (graphically) to ...
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Partial Upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade I recently attempted to upgrade my 11.04 to 11.10, but the upgrade failed. Now whenever I open the update-manager it ...
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Need Strategy for Fixing 10.10 Upgrade that went bad! [closed]

Was running 10.10 64-bit on Thinkpad X201. I mistakenly clicked on upgrade this morning (really meant to just do a plain old update)... I tried to stop the process, but nothing that I did could get me ...
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How can I repair a new kernel version and omit the “Previous Linux versions” from GRUB?

A few days ago, I upgraded to a new kernel. Unfortunately, before the installation was finished, the computer froze and I had to restart it forcefully. Now, in GRUB, it shows the new kernel and below ...
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Unity is disturbed after a partial upgrade

I had upgraded my workstation from Maverick to Natty. I switched to unity after this upgrade and was quite happy. In the last week of May, 2011 update manager proposed a partial upgrade. After the ...
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Using Maverick how to upgrade certain packages to newer versions?

I tried Natty and was just terrible, even Gnome Classic was buggy. So I switched back to 10.10 and all is well. However, I miss the newer versions of Rhythmbox, Empathy, Gwibber, etc that are in ...
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what does this means 'error in Version string 'svn3799ppa1~maverick1' version number does not start with digit'?

'error in Version string 'svn3799ppa1~maverick1' version number does not start with digit' this message is shown each time during the package installation in gnome3 upgrade. Why this message is coming ...