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Partial distro upgrade causes gnome-shell-extensions to be incompatible?

Today I did a partial upgrade through the update manager, and in the process it uninstalled gnome-3. I reinstalled gnome-3 and now I can not install any shell extensions because they are "out of ...
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failed upgrade 11.04 to 12.04

I did an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 but it didn't go as expected and Ubuntu asked me to do a partial upgrade. As far as I know,everything went perfect and now I have 12.04. But whenever I check for ...
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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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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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why won't my computer update? [closed]

My computer messed up after about 10 minutes of the new update. Now when I try to update it, it says to do a partial update. When I press on this, it still doesn't work. Also, all the typing is to the ...
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How do I install crash 5.1.6 on 11.04? [closed]

I am running i386 (32-bit) natty, and have installed crash, but it doesn't work on the running system. I found the solution on the crash author's page -- the problem was fixed in 5.1.6 and I have ...
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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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Installing g++ on 8.04

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (currently I do not have the option to upgrade due to hardware problems). I need to get g++ onto my installation but as this is no longer supported I am unable to use the ...
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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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Cannot update system - stuck on zramswap-enabler

I'm having the same problem as mentioned here on two computers (one runs 12.04, while the other runs 11.10), but the solution provided does not work for me. When I do update and upgrade through the ...
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Ubuntu update 11.10 to 12.04 crashed

I was recently trying to update my laptop running on 11.10 to 12.04 in update manager and in the middle of the update, my update froze. So I waited for an hour before I decided to restart my computer. ...
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how to fix the installation of new linux kernel?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my acer 5740. Internal HDD of my lappy got damaged therefore I have installed it on usb hdd. when I was upgrading to latest upgrades the new Linux kernel was also ...
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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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Replacing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with 12.04 on dual boot?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop installed with the option to boot windows vista when I want to. How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS exaclty where I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS now without ...
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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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Upgraded to 12.04, still displays the old login screen

The login screen still says Ubuntu 11.10. Needless to say, the upgrade was interrupted. I was able to continue the interrupted upgrade and get a stable machine. lsb_release -a tells me its 12.04.
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Continuously asking for partial upgrade [closed]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 after the announcement of the final release of Ubuntu 12.04. The upgrade process went fine. But now when I run the update manager it asks for a partial ...
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Forcing a Partial Upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade I updated to 12.04 yesterday. While it was updating however it crashed. I restarted my computer and update manager ...
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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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GIMP 2.7.5 crashed theme and applications

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I was using GIMP 2.6 from the repo but I read that GIMP 2.7 has merged windows, I wish I hadn't but I wondered it and added the following PPA: matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn After ...
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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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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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Graphics lag on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Nvidia 9400 GT on Admin user [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Kernel 3.0.0-14-generic Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz 2 GB Kingston DDR3 NVidia 9400 GT, driver 280.13 My admin account has a graphics problem. It glitches and fractures. But the ...
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11.04 to 11.10 upgrade aborted due to power cut, now Update Manager saying No internet Connection

While upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04, because of powercut, the system got switched off abruptly(due to no back-up battery) and the upgrade got aborted in the midway. Next time when I connected to ...
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How do i pause an partal upgrade [duplicate]

I have limited time and I would like to pause it so i can resume at home. so How do I pause it wile its installing packages? and how do I resume it? Also the WIFI is broken at home so it would be ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 did not complete - now hangs on reboot? [closed]

After the download and during the install it asked if I would accept Microsoft conditions regarding fonts(?), and an was presented but would not accept any decision and just hung there. Tried ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I upgrade python-scipy to something newer than 0.7.0?

I would like to make use of some of Runge-Kutta based ODE integration. Apparently this is implemented in scipy since Feb 2009 but Lucid ships with scipy 0.7.0-2 and does not have it yet. So how can I ...
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How do I handle updates having installed digiKam using PPAs?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I installed digiKam: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/extra sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get ...
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How do I know if apt-get is going to do a partial upgrade?

I often update my system with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. This caused me a few problems with natty and nvidia drivers. Someone on IRC told me that's because I did a partial ...