Questions about the graphical interface update-manager, as opposed to the command line apt-get.

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How to make sure I stay on Linux kernel version 3.13 (Ubuntu 14.04)?

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday, because my WiFi adapter is not supported in 16.04. I am told this is likely due to the Linux kernel. In order for my computer's WiFi adapter to ...
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upgrade error : illegal package name `doc-base/noawait'

I cannot download anything or upgrade my system. I get the following error message: dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' (for interest in file ...
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Is it safe to Install Mint's update manager(MinUpdate) on Ubuntu?

Do you think it is safe to install Mint's update manager(MinUpdate)? It was in ppa:ferramroberto/lffl repository but it is removed now. Do you know where can I find and install it in Ubuntu?
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Updating Ubuntu 14.04.3 to 14.04.4 made my desktop unusable (no more icons and bars)

I am just a beginner with Linux... During updating process (trough the system menu) I had problems with Internet. And my desktop did not display any icon. I could not access to my files. I reinstalled ...
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Software Center vs Update Manager

After installing 16.04(Ubuntu Gnome) I realized that software center has an update manager on its own. When I have updates I get notifications from both Update Manager and software center. Sometimes ...
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Error while using the Software Updater [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Shows error “System program problem detected”, See details

I've attached some Screenshot 1 and Screenshot 2 here. It shows the window as soon as I boot up. There also appears a (-) red minus sign which tells me that a problem occured while checking ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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Unable to fetch (10.04) [duplicate]

Hey guys I recently installed ubunt 10.04 and I want to upgrade to 11.04 (I had a really small flash drive and I could only get 10.04 so I wanted to keep upgrading) But I keep getting unable to fetch ...
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Can't start Software Center or Software Updater in Ubuntu 15.10

Several days ago, I started seeing a red circle with a white line stating : "The was a problem when checking for the updates" When I select "Show Updates" in that menu, I see the following in the ...
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How can I solve the problem of an empty window for Software Updater?

My Ubuntu 16.04 only displays an empty white window for the Software Updater: I can run apt-get update without a problem: ... Fetched 94,5 kB in 5s (17,1 kB/s) Reading package ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unresponsive

Some of the desktop icons have become unresponsive, particularly 'ubuntu software' which I can no longer activate. I have installed the Gnome packages to no avail.
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I can't seem to update ubuntu, software updater is blank

Hi I appreciate any help with this: Ubuntu Software Updater is blank when opened. It also won't update through ubuntu updates in the Ubuntu software application. Could use the terminal but then ...
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Apt-get does not complete after fetching sources [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 today. Now I can no longer perform software updates. Running sudo apt-get update results in the following: Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease ...
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cannot run software updater on 15.10 [duplicate]

I started my Ubuntu 15.10 and am unable to open the software updater app. I keep getting the following error SystemError: E:Malformed line 55 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) I ...
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Disable gnome-software's notification bubble (notify-osd) for available updates

Running 16.04 with Unity, after every log-in I see this annoying notification bubble in the top right corner of the screen that there are updates available. This is not only annoying, but often it is ...
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No internet connection after software update on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 for quite a while and never had this problem. But last time that I updated it, it lost its internet connection. It is a PC and I am just using wired connection. I saw several ...
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Ubuntu 16: Software Updater issue - Secure boot password

Whenever I update VirtualBox or Nvidia proprietary drivers, I get the following error: After that, I needed to restart the computer or force to close the Software updater and execute sudo dpkg ...
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Software Updater not working - Ubuntu 14.04

I get the following message when I run Software Updater: Requires installation of untrusted packages This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources Can you help me get this fixed? ...
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sudo apt-get update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I recently tried to install npm and nodejs and got some errors and was suggested to run sudo apt-get update. After running sudo apt-get update I get the following error: Failed to fetch ...
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Black Screen of Death during update?

I have been trying to update from 14.04 to 16.04lts, but in order to do that I must go through 15.10 according to the system updater. So I have tried to update via the system updater itself and ...
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Hide hold back package from being listed in software updater and apt

I'm running 16.04 but downgraded the gedit package from 3.18.3 back to version 3.10.4 because of the new ugly and badly usable design, following this great answer by @Videonauth. His script installs ...
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installing updates running for rever

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The Software Updater notified me to install some updates. When I tried to do so, they are getting downloaded but during installation they get halted mid-way. Attaching a ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 was interrupted towards the end. What can I do to fix/clean up?

The upgrade was in the "upgrading" stage, and literally got to about 98% before my computer froze, the progress bar was almost at the end (alas, I opened too many tabs in Chrome...). The last thing it ...
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unable to recive ubuntu 16.04 LTS update [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my laptop hp pavillion p077tx . i have upgraded system fully and after changing my setting to show me update of latest ubuntu version than after running upgrade ...
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How to completely uninstall MATLAB?

Recently, I installed MATLAB from the Ubuntu Software and uninstalled afterwards. However, when I do a software update via Software Updater, it shows me the following and disallow me to continue the ...
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Why Software Updater does not show updates [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04. Why GUI Software Updater (alias Update Manager) does not show updates? When I execute commands sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt dist-upgrade so apt offers me 5 updates. Nevertheless ...
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How can I keep gstreamer up to date?

So there's GStreamer-0.10 and there's GStreamer-1.0 and they turn out to be different. And there are many packages (like -plugins-bad, -plugins-good and so...). It's very confusing. And Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update manager error

Every time I attempt to perform a software update I get this error from the software manager: W:GPG error: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease: The following signatures ...
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Error: the installation or removal of a software packgae failed 14.04 LTS

I'm new to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) and appreciate any help. The update manager seems to have a problem, but no specific error message is given, only the above mentioned. I had a look thru similar threads ...
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Amule does not want to launch?

after I did reboot my system (required for an update), well, amule simply refuse to launch... I tried uninstall/reinstall then reboot, but I still have the problem, anyone can explain this to me? ...
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Can I upgrade to 16.04 without using the software updater and keeping all my data intact?

I'm on 14.04 and the software updater shows no update available. Can I manually download the images and install them but without losing all my data?
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Problem upgrading unity mail - dpkg error

I was trying to update unity mail but it kept failing saying it couldn't delete packages. I got the following error when I ran sudo apt upgrade and sudo apt install unity-mail Errors were encountered ...
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Unable to locate pipelight-multi package [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package pipelight-multi I got ...
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Black screen when upgrading to 16.04 from 14.04

I have a custom pc with an nvidia gpu that I wanted to update from 14.04 to 16.04 but I ran into a problem. I started the update with sudo update manager -d and it downloaded everything alright. When ...
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how to fix update problem on ubuntu 16.04

While update I have got error like this W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:3 and ...
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Update information is outdated 16.04 [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu, and recently updated to 16.04 (yes, yes, I probably should have waited being new and all). Generally it's working well...but I'm having some update problems. The dreaded red triangle ...
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Why are both gnome-software and the update-manager installed on 16.04?

On 16.04 I have found that both gnome-software and the update-manager are installed by default, why is this so if gnome-software is able to carry out the same functionality as the update-manager ...
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Update issues 16.04 - Failed to download repository information

I keep getting the old message that I experienced from previous upgrades of yonder. Changing the server and refreshing doesn't seem to work anymore. W:There is no public key available for the ...
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Letter 'p' disabled after last 16.04 udate

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 I ran my latest daily updates this ...
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Updater problems

I'm new to this forum and not a techie, but I LOVE Ubuntu and have been using it since 12.04. Thanks to all who help here. Since downloading 16.04, I get a "Failed to download repository information" ...
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I upgraded with update-manager -d to 16.04

Hello I have upgraded with update-manager -d to Ubuntu 16.04. But I have heard somewhere that this will upgrade my 16.04 to daily pre alpha releases of 16.10 once they become available? Is this true? ...
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Cannot download the updates of Ubuntu 16.04

I want to upgrade my laptop from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 via Software Updater and encounter the following problem. The error message are the following. Failed to fetch ...
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16.04 Update not offered via update manager

Good morning, my update manager is not showing the update to 16.04, but if I use the terminal sudo do-release-upgrade -d I'm asked to upgrade. I'm using 14.04. Is it just a matter of time or do we ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: software update stuck and using more cpu

just a regular Software update, but this step has taken among 2hrs and it doesn't seem to do any progress, besides I've checked if it was processing something and it shows the total CPU usage is at ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't show up in update launcher + pendrive on windows failed as well

I would love to install ubuntu 16.04 but it doesn't show up in the updater and when I tried making a bootable usb drive it failed as well.
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Empty files can't be valid archives when running sudo apt update

I have just make a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04. I've never seen this error on ubuntu 15.10. When I try to run sudo apt update: Hit:1 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 ...
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Is upgrading Ubuntu release with software updater the same thing as do-release-upgrade?

So, does software updater run do-release-upgrade in the background when upgrading to a new release or is it doing something differently?
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Unable to update to 16.04 from 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I want to update to 16.04. But the Software updater does not show the required update. is there a reason for this?
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'software-properties-gtk' is not working

I'm having problem with the command line software-properties-gtk. When I run this command in the terminal it shows something like this: How I can solve this problem?