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Left Click not Working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I use ubuntu 14.04 Lts. Now my left mouse button does not work but previously it was working fine. My right mouse button works fine. This happened in all usb mouse i tried. I found that this is a bug ...
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Why would a package be downgraded during a do-release-upgrade?

After going from 12.04 to 14.04 via do-release-upgrade, I find that I have version 0.4.7 of Xournal where I previously had version 0.4.8. The latter is provided by a ppa (viz. the ubiquitous webupd8),...
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Install python-wxgtk2.8 on Ubuntu 16.04

Does anybody know how to install python-wxgtk2.8 on Ubuntu 16.04? Is needed for ride (robot framework) Thank you in advance!
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PPA does not have a release file

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 7 from Webupd8team ppa by following instructions from here. I have it installed on one of my other systems using the same ppa. But now when I try to apt update after ...
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Fetch specific boost version with apt-get

To make my plex server run nicely I would like to fetch boost library version 59... $ /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex\ Media\ Scanner --help /usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Scanner: error while ...
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can't update in terminal or software update

I keep getting W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found when I do a apt-get update, also get failed to download ...
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How to downgrade plasma 5.6.4 to 5.5

I installed via the backports ppa but experiencing pretty much bugs. Is there any way to downgrade?
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Unable to install and run App/Panel Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

I have developed an app indicator for Ubuntu 14.04 using Python. I followed this tutorial and I was able to push my app indicator to my PPA successfully. When I run the following commands - sudo add-...
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Eliminate 404 error [duplicate]

I added a PPA and every time I run apt-get update the Bash reminds me of my failure: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/whatever/ etcetera/.../.../Packages 404 Not Found I want to know ...
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PPA upload of custom kernel package

Is there any documentation on how to build custom kernel packages and upload the result into a PPA? In particular, I would like to build mostly the stable upstream kernel (i.e. git://git.kernel.org/...
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Installing NVIDIA 361.45.11?

I was checking recent packages and figured out that NVIDIA 361.45.11 [recent version] is available here. I am new here and cant understand how to install this package (NVIDIA binary driver - version ...
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How to fix `sudo apt-get update` on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. Got this error while installing ppa:
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How can I install BlueGriffon 2.0 from a deb package or PPA?

Is it possible to install BlueGriffon 2.0 from a deb package or PPA?
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Installing nvidia-opencl-icd-367 breaks the package manager

I am using the graphics-drivers ppa. I got an update dialogue today which stated that I can update my nvidia driver to 367.18 (~gpu16.04.6). I started the update just like every time, but it failed ...
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How do I add a PPA in a libertine container?

I am trying to install Corebird (Corebird twitter client for Ubuntu 14.04) in a libertine container named vivid on my M10 tablet. After adding the PPA's, which do show up in ~/.cache/libertine-...
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PPA-Purge not working on GNOME3 staging ppa [duplicate]

I wanted to try GNOME 3.20 so i added the GNOME3 Staging ppa. But then there were many bugs so I decided to ppa-purge it. But when I did that the following error popped up: sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-...
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Please check that the PPA name or format > is correct

There is a problem where one cannot add new PPAs using the apt-add-repository command. It's not 100% repeatable on one machine. I manage many VMs so this one is an anomaly. The rest do not have this ...
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can pbuilder style hooks be used on launchpad builds

I'm working on putting a project into PPA. The project is large and has lots of tests. A couple of tests require that some locales are installed. To get around this I've made a pbuilder hook that ...
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Can't interact with 'Software & Updates'

As of a few weeks ago, I can no longer change anything inside 'Software & Updates'. If I click on checkboxes, select different items from a dropdown, or edit/add/remove PPAs, the fields just stay ...
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How to fix corrupted package cache in ubuntu

Whenever I try to install any new package in Ubuntu 16.04 , it ends up with the following error menssage The package cache file is corrupted I've tried the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-...
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apt-get keeps upgrading the same package over and over

I have created an experimental PPA which hosts a lot of different packages for Ubuntu 16.04. The builds are as recent and stable as possible. Everything works fine, except for 2 packages and I can't ...
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how does adding a ppa with a curl command work?

This link discusses different ways to install nodejs and npm. One of the methods was installing it via ppa. curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash - He used the above command to add ...
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Update notification

I updated to version 16.04 of Ubuntu from version 15.10. I now get operating system update notifications from the Ubuntu Software program. But does not update other programs I have installed, IE Kcad,...
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apt-get upgrade gives GPG Error [duplicate]

How would I go about fixing this error? I have pycharm installed through a ppa that I have been using for years in various computers. W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/mystic-mirage/pycharm/...
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How to install dependencies for unity 8 music-app an terminal-app?

I used vthompsom ppa to install unity 8 apps in my Ubuntu 16.04. I could get file manager app, calculator app and weather app working. Media hub app installed but is not available in the dash. Music ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Is there a Kdenlive PPA for Ubuntu trusty or how to use a PPA for a different version of Ubuntu?

The official PPAs do not offer packages for trusty. Can I still use them to install for example the packages for utopic at my own risk? Or is there a PPA with packages for trusty? And no, I can not ...
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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Installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Trusty - phablet tools issue

I want to install Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 4; I am using Trusty as a Desk top and I am following this guide where it states that there is a no-longer updated version of the phablet-tools package in ...
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Error : Running add-apt repository ppa:

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm running this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio and I'm getting this error: I've even tried reinstalling ca-certificates, but after ...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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How can a current version of Linphone be installed?

I want to install a current version of Linphone. I have attempted to install using the following procedure on Ubuntu 16.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linphone/release sudo apt-get update sudo apt-...
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14.04 php7 install - Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'

I want to install php 7 version on Ubuntu 14.04. I run below command (root account). # LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php and result is. Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:ondrej/php'. Please ...
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Installing some programs and games [duplicate]

I'm trying to install some programs like Runescape with the (terminal) but I get 404 error. I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm adding PPA (and try to get sudo apt-get update) but it fails to download ...
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Check whether I have a certain ppa

How do I check whether I already have a certain ppa in my list? How do I search through my list of ppas?
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How to install gfortran 5 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install gfortran 5. As per how do I install gfortran, I tried sudo apt-get install gfortran but it installs 4.8.4 gfortran compiler. I searched and found this. When I wrote, sudo add-apt-...
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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Trying to install Gstreamer 1.0 on 12.04 - is the PPA of the backports gone?

I am trying to install Gstreamer 1.0 on a new 12.04 installation. When I try to add the PPA I get this: Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~gstreamer-developers/+archive/ppa) to get PPA ...
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Ubuntu GNOME: GNOME 3.20 from staging PPA fails to start Xorg

I just tried installing GNOME 3.20 via the gnome3-staging PPA. Rebooted, but was presented with text-based console login. Tried to start GUI using Xorg, but it said that it cannot open /dev/tty0 for ...
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Installing vlc 3.0 on Trusty through ppa still gives version 2.1.6

How do I install vlc 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04? I have tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc But it says: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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Looking for ppa kernel for ubuntu 16.04

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ dose not have any ppa kernels for 16.04. I have stability with current kernel/nvidia. I have frequent system freeze (when switching between VT). The ...
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How to transition PPA users from one PPA to another?

I need to transition existing users from one PPA(s) to different PPA, so this is a question how to automate the transition without as little impact on the users as possible. More precisely: I have ...
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RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I would like to install RabbitVCS on my system. I already add the PPA and apt update and seem no build yet for xenial http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/...
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Red triangle with an exclamation mark Ubuntu 16.04

so I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and the red exclamation mark just appeared. What can I do?? but everything is up to date on the computer here's what I get, when I use the update/upgrade command: ...
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Launchpad Build Recipes: How do I correctly specify build dependencies for packages in the same PPA?

I am trying to build Code::Blocks IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 using this recipe: https://code.launchpad.net/~damien-moore/+recipe/codeblocks-16.01-release It needs libwxgtk2.8-dev, which isn't in the 16.04 ...
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How to install Elementary's Pantheon Mail client on Ubuntu (15.10)

I would like to tryout Pantheon Mail (a Geary fork by Elementary OS) on Ubuntu (15.10). I found their code hosting but I can't find how to install that. There's also a Q&A about building from ...
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Install python 2.7.11 on Ubuntu without compiling or replacing the pre-installed version

I'm using Ubuntu trusty which comes with python 2.7.6 pre-installed. I need to install 2.7.11 in like /usr/local/bin/python without touching /usr/bin/python or compiling from source. There are some ...
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What is the difference between Oracle JDK 8 and Open JDK 8? [duplicate]

There are two kind of JDK available for Ubuntu(Oracle JDK 8 and Open JDK 8). Which one is recommended for programmer to install ?