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

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Automatic clearance of boot folder

Hello one of my familly members, who is not so concerned with computers and Ubuntu has an Ubuntu setup with only 200MB space for the boot partition. That makes sense if you only like to install a few ...
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Why does a system update ask for my password?

If doing updates is safe and secure, why does it need my password? From what I have read so far, it prevents man-in-the-middle attacks also. So what vulnerabilities exists that a user should be aware ...
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Recent GRUB update, choices on menu

On 2015-05-15 I applied an update from Software Updater. An option box appeared and gave me some choices about what to do with the GRUB update. I don't remember exactly but the choices were ...
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Software Updater not working and automatically unchecked when I check the checkbox

My software updater is not working.When I open softwares and updates and check the check box then the check box is automatically unckecked and I am not able to update my software packages.
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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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Recommended best settings for update manager in ubuntu 14.04.1

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to know about the best and recommended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not possible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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Sofware Updater not working in 14.04 lts

today my Software Updater tool is not working, first it downloaded the updates but then froze during the install process, after killing the process via the System monitor, I tried to run it again but ...
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Updates error W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

For the past week or so, every time I try to update I get the following error message (despite adjusting for nearest server locations...): W:Failed to fetch ...
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Software Updater quits before updating software [duplicate]

I currently have 13.10 Saucy Salamander installed, and I'm following this guide in order to update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades I got as far as step 6, click the Check button for ...
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Error when loading update manager [duplicate]

Getting following error when launching update manager: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please ...
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade throws a Error 404 [duplicate]

Some days ago I install Ubuntu 15.04 (x64) and when the installation finished I tried to install cinnamon by doing: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it seems that didn't work, next I try by doing: ...
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Update Manger offline error

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, using the i3 window manager. I'm having troubles with the Software and Updates for my system. When I start the update-manager I get this screen : The internet is working ...
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How to fix apt-get broken updating wireshark

After an update a few months ago Wireshark would not update. I learned to un-check it but forgot today. Updater has downloaded all the updates. I get the following error messages when I try to ...
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Software Updater not showing all updates

I HAVE found similar questions here, but not exactly the same. Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome 3/Gnome Classic Software Updater pulls some updates, but not all (yes, it is set to show all updates immediately). ...
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How to change the font displayed on the Details pane of Software Updater during Installation?

How can you change the default font shown in the Details Pane of the Software Updater (update-manager) during the "Installing Updates..." process, when the terminal output is shown? I think the ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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Software Updater is not starting in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click on the Software Updater it just won't start and restarting the computer doesn't help either. Doing sudo ap-get update in a terminal gives following error : Reading package lists... ...
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Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
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how to use additional partition space for downloading upates

Generally I use synaptic package manager (sometimes software updater) for downloading and updates, which is automatic. However while downloading I get a warning for not available space in / partition ...
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upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 stuck

When I got the daily popup from the Software Updater that said new updates are available, I reviewed the updates (nothing major), said okay, and it installed a few things. At the end it said that ...
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Software updater can't upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04

I want to upgrade my distro from version 14.10 to 15.04, for this I've used software updater utility to perform this upgrade. One or two days ago software updater could download some new packages but ...
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15.04 “Software Updater” claims there are updates, then realizes there are none

I've recently updated my 14.10 installation to 15.04 (it went even smoother than I expected). After installation, running the Software Updater showed this: Pressing "Partial Upgrade" asks for my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have been trying to download the desktop installer for Ubuntu for Nexus 7 (for reference wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation) I've successfully added the PPA with the following command sudo ...
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E:The package livenavigator needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

When I want to upgrade package on ubuntu 14.10 I get the message which is in the title. I didn't find anything about livenavigator on the web. My update-manager seems out of order...I'm stuck! any ...
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Software Update [duplicate]

When I try to update my system I get a error stating. Not enough free disk space. The upgrade needs a total of 63.2 M free on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 21.1 M of disk space on ...
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Why does Software & Updates affects do-release-upgrade command in terminal?

I have a curious for me question referring to Update Manager and terminal command do-release-upgrade as a user I've noticed lots of people ask questions when they run: do-release-upgrade -d and it ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't download files using apt-get update [closed]

When I type the command sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04, it downloads most of the files but the other ones say for example: Failed to fetch ...
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Upgrade Firefox fails. lzma error: compressed data is corrupt

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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Unable to update battery-status ppa

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm getting this error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/battery-status/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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What do I need to do to get Software Updater to work though I'm connected and can browse the internet?

What do I need to do to get Software Updater to work though I'm connected and can browse the internet? Each time I try to update I'm met with the message Failed to download repository information. ...
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How do I prevent the /boot disk space error? [duplicate]

I get the "Not enough free disk space" error about once a month during software updates. I'm getting tired of having to manually clear out old kernels every time I get this message. Is there ...
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Failure on apt update in Trusty (14.04)

When I try apt update it fails with Hash Sum mismatch I already tried to change mirrors (like in How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?) I also tried to ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...
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Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day

I see that the GUI configuration for update-manager has a maximum check interval of once per day. I'm sure Canonical thought about this carefully, but these days I don't want to be without a ...
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Problem with Update Manager

When I start the Update Manager it shows me this message: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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can not update 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

Trying to get to 14 version by updating 12.40 to 13.04 but get failed fetch error. Have tried upgrade through Software updater and get all the way through to the update prompt "you should update to ...
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Problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when starting Ubuntu after updating

Error repeated at startup in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after update in about 7 hours. I don't know what to do. I get the following error: sda3: clean, 1067593/29802496 file, 61165204/119186944 blocks stack ...
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How to upgrade to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to upgrade from Valgrind 3.7.0 to Valgrind 3.10.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have run "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" and everytime I issue "sudo apt-get install valgrind" it ...
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how to remove update repo that always fails

A week or so ago I tried to add a new package repo that supposedly had a package I wanted. Unfortunately, the information about it was out of date, and I found that it fails to connect to it each ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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Problem updating system in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried to update my system with: sudo apt-get update but I get these errors messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Praat latest version

I'm trying to install PraatR but I think something's missing because I don't have the latest version of Praat. Do you know how to update it on ubuntu by terminal? Thanks!!
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Ubuntu Phone won't download system update

My Bq Ubuntu Phone offers me Version 20 system update, but when I click the "Install..." button nothing happens. Sometimes it flashes a progress indicator with 0% for a fraction of a second. Anyone ...
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Update Manager Error message [duplicate]

I get this message when I use Update Manager: W: GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing ...
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Removing ttf-mscorefonts-installer

The package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is showing up in Update Manager as having been downloaded but not installed. When I run sudo apt-get remove ttf-mscorefonts-installer I get the message dpkg: ...
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Update manager suggests headers for a non existent kernel

I run the followings commands as it was suggested before to install a library. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove And apt-get upgrade ...
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Software update, requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources [duplicate]

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and lately I've been struggling with software updater. It lists the software to update but when I try to update gives the message Requires installation of untrusted packages ...
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What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update?

After running Update Manager, a debconf window (titled "Configuring grub-pc"), popped up, requiring me to select the appropriateGRUB install devices for my system. I've made no changes to grub or ...