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

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Gnome-terminal in Ubuntu Unity shrinks to minimum size

When I open a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04, it shrinks to 1 character by 1 character. I can use the corner resizer to make the window bigger, but it immediately shrinks to 1x1. There are a few x,y ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater randomly popping up

I don't know why but it randomly pops up sometimes every hour sometimes every 30 minutes with the message "The software is up to date"
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Firefox stuck in 6.0 and not updating. Apt-get says that its latest version

I'm having trouble updating Firefox, it does not update from the terminal and doesn't show up in the update manager. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. If I run apt-get install firefox it claims that the ...
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Error Updating MYSQL package

My computer froze and I forgot it was updating in the background so I restarted it. When I rebooted I tried to login (and if I entered the wrong password it said incorrect password), but then the ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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Can't update my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 because “Internet connection failed”

I want to update my ubuntu system to 14.10 but my software updater tells me that it isn't connected to the internet, even though I can use my browser, thunderbird etc. When I retry and restart the ...
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Cannot disable kernel updates

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Update manager will try to update the kernel version, unfortunately this causes issues with certain applications/drivers I use. Each time I have to manually deselect the ...
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Why no changelogs from PPA packages in update manager?

Every good software has changelogs. It is as important for external PPA as it for official distribution, but why update manager (Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.04) doesn't show them? I don't know ...
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Software update caused system problems

A software update on 3/7/15 caused the system to fail to shut down except manually. Thereafter, my USB ports are inoperative. Can only shut down manually.
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Activating Software Updater

If I manually run Software Updater, I have no problems. However, if I'm away from my machine and Software Updater runs itself (I have it set for every day), when I return, I see the icon in the ...
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Memory Leak in Update Manager

When I try to use update manager in Ubuntu 12.04 for AMD64 (currently up to date with all updates), the update manager fills up the swap files and uses 3GB+ memory and eventually fails without error ...
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Updating through apt-get in terminal versus the Software Center

There have been several times in my memory that I will be prompted via the Software Center GUI to download system and application updates. It tells me the size of the total updates that will be ...
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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS unresponsive after update

After attempting to install the most recent updates, my system restarted into a black screen. After entering my login information, I got the following messages: ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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NBTExplorer 'E:Line 3 too long in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list.'

I can't update Ubuntu or even view available updates. The updater crashes upon starting: I was trying to install NBTexplorer when this happened but I was getting an error that wouldn't allow me to ...
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I am getting the following error when I upgrade Ubuntu, from 13.10 to 14.04?

W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i38/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) , E:Some ...
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PC crash after installing 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to 14.04 LTS, I can no longer access any programs: Firefox doesn't start - nothing - just dead...
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Using eth0, cannot connect to Ubuntu SW update

I'm trying to auto update my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but I keep getting an error: E:GPG error: http://fr.old-releases.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the ...
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i cant reinstall software-center

amm@amm-Satellite-C655D:~$ sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install software-center software-properties-common [sudo] password for amm: Reading package lists... Done when i can reinsrall ...
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Is it possible to run software-updater without a password?

I know that I can add commands in /etc/sudoers to obtain passwordless sudo in the command-line, but I don't think this applies to the software-updater (does that use gksudo or some other form of ...
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How can I get update manager to stop asking me to restart on 14.04?

The top voted answer at (How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?) says to go into dconf-editor and uncheck hide-reboot-notification. But under com.ubuntu.update-notifier I ...
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Laptop discharged while upgrading to 14.10

I was upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04 today, and I was halfway through the process. It was on the "adding packages" stage. I left my laptop, but soon the battery discharged and when I later booted it, ...
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Can someone explain package manager leftover script after nginx update meaningless failure?

I recently fixed this nginx update related issue and would appreciate someone to explain why does the update manager leave this sort of things to be fixed later by package manager during a non related ...
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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Can't update My Packages and Software

When I enter sudo apt-get update in the terminal I get this error: Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1:3128:
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Update fails due to “no internet connection”

Whenever I try to update I get an error message saying I have "no internet connection" even if I do have a connection. I have a Asus X54C with Ubuntu 14.04.
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power down happened during version upgrading

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 unfortunately a power down happened and the PC got powered off. When again booted, I was neither able to upgrade version nor install any software through ...
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Update manager Bug : 'E:The package libperl5.14 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

When I started Update Manager for downloading & installing for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for upgrading. I got the following error message with a pop-up. Could not initialize the package information ...
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after installing ubuntu 14.04 it shows the disk drive is not ready or not present

I have installed ubuntu 14.04. But when I restart then it shows that "the disk drive is not ready or not present". How can i solve this problem???
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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why do I have a red stop sign at the right top of my screen?

I have this red stop sign at the top, I can't get rid of it, when I click it, it says: "An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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Errors updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS

i get Failed to fetch 404 errors by updating my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I think my proxy is configured well: etc/environment http_proxy="http://WebProxy:81/" Furthermore i tried to update from ...
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Ubuntu Software Center and Software Updater not responding after installing itunes

After installing itunes unsuccessfully,my Ubuntu Software Center crashed and will not relaunch, my Software Updater does not repond and now I was unable to install a new printer on Ubuntu (Canon ...
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I can't do updates, the manager won't show

Here's a screencap, it's been stuck like that since I last updated 8 days ago. What should I do, reinstall the update manager, or something in the terminal? I'd like at least to make it work again. ...
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When will the update from 12.04 to 14.04.01 be available through update manager?

Does anyone know when the update from 12.04 to 14.04.01 be available through update manager? Or is it already available?
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Software Updater broken?

That's the result I got when I tried to update the system. By working with the Software and Updates settings, fetching some keys from the key server, and working with apt-get in the terminal, I ...
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How to solve the issue “Requires installation of untrusted packages”

This seems different from this question : Requires installation of untrusted packages? When I clicked software updater, it loaded the update list first. Then, it required me to type my password. ...
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Update to 12.04 blows away dual boot loader

I have a 32 bit 12.04 partition and a 64 bit 14.04 partition on this system. Been running both for several weeks with no problem - wanted to test all the oddball stuff I've accumulated to make sure ...
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Two software updaters

After I installed Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 14.04 I got two software updaters, one from Unity and one from Gnome Shell. After that I noticed my system is lot slower while it checks for new updates, so I ...
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upgrade manager asks for 14.04 CD

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I get a request for the Trusty Tahr CD when it offers new CUPS software. I have not upgraded yet. I have made myself a CD, but I find the request odd. Is 14.04 ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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0 Byte update Package

for some reason, every time I open the update manager (muon in my case) it shows me that I need to update "PlayBar" (an KDE:Plasma plugin I don't use..) to the Version 0.5.1 with 0 B to download.. ...
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Problems cause after an update to Ubuntu 14.04

I updated Ubuntu 14.04, after that had a lot of problems. For example, the mouse moves slowly the sound does not work it cannot connect to the internet the motherboard LEDs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04's Software Updater won't update certain packages

The Ubuntu Software Updater refuses to show and update certain packages, even though they appear in Synaptic and KDE's Muon updater. Is this normal behaviour? There have been many other packages, ...
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Problem in updation of ubuntu 12.04 lts version

Get:72 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en [32.9 kB] Fetched 19.5 MB in 7min 42s (42.1kB/s) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center and Updater don't open

My software center crashes immediately after opening, and my update center will not open at all. I have tried updating from the terminal, but I receive, N: Ignoring file 'play' in directory ...
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Im having problems downloading from the SoftwareCenter, and also downloading new updates

Everytime i try and download an item from the USC i get this message: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 93% Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring ...