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

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How do I force apt-get to update the state of package versions?

I installed Natty Narwhal last night, and cam across a problem with update manager. I had initially instructed update manager to "Install updates", but the dialog that popped up stayed on "waiting..." ...
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How can I update Google Chrome?

I am running Ubuntu Maverick under VMWare on Windows to make sure the code I write works on various OSes and browsers. I don't use it as my primary operating system. I can't figure out how to update ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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After UPDATE, I get: “no rule to build the target” running MAKE, why?

I frequently run the Ubuntu updates-manager , and after that, every time, I need to do a make to re-install my TV tuner driver (like described in here) But that time, make stops with errors: ...
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software updater failed to download repository information

When I run software updater it says that it failed to download repository information and to check Internet connectivity. I have Internet connectivity. How do I fix this? editing to add content of ...
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I am unable to update ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Says check internet connection

I cannot install my updates. I used the following information How do I fix a "Failed to download package files" error? but it didn't work. In the software sources window under the "ubuntu ...
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Update manager updates the kernel mod but not the nvidia client, how to get them to match?

12.04 update on 2012-12-22 updated the kernel to 3.2.0-35-generic and attempted to update nvidia driver to nvidia-experimental-310 310.14-0ubuntu0.1 but did not. Update on 2013-01-06 update manager ...
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12.04 LTS, update-manager behaves contradictory?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS two weeks ago by downloading the iso image, creating a startup usb stick from this image, booting the live system and finally installing. I have been working ...
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12.04 apt-get update taking long time. How to speed up?

sudo apt-get update is taking long time for following sites: Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources [5,470 B] ...
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Any advantage or disadvantage to using the command line vs the graphical update process using update manager?

11.10 to 12.04 Upgrade: My natural inclination is to go for the command line update method using: do-release-upgrade Any advantage or disadvantage to using the command line vs the graphical update ...
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How to avoid updating some packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? When using Ubuntu at work I have to untick Facebook and Twitter plugins for Gwibber every time the Update Manager starts ...
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Can't update software with Update Manager due to telepathy-butterfly

When I try to update my Ubuntu 11.10 I get this message after downloading everything "The installation or removal of a software package failed. installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: ...
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Update manager seems to have moved off screen and is lost from visibilty

One day, when I clicked on the update manager launcher, I could no longer see the application. It seems as though it's moved off screen or is forever minimized. How can I get to it? I can alt+tab to ...
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Issues after Marlin file browser installation?

Someday ago I tried the Marlin file browser (a nice crossover between thunar, nautilus and windows explorer) from elementary-dev PPA. Then I've encountered some troubles in updating packages. ...
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Installing updates froze virtual machine

I was just installing updates for 10.10 amd_64 Ubuntu desktop guest system, but the system seems to have frozen while applying changes, going into host-F1 terminals doesn't work. If I do a hard reset ...
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Can I install updates while software center is installing?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in dual boot with Windows XP SP3 and am having issues while installing packages/programs in Ubuntu. Not that they don't install but parallel installation is not ...
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Update gets stuck unpacking bad package, won't continue without it

Removing the package from cache, and disabling Recommended Updates in Software Sources gives me an error saying I need to install this package. I've tried to update several times, but it keeps ...
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Graphics card problems after update

During the week I did a update through the update manager and since then my desktop graphics have stopped working properly. I usually just quickly glance through the list of packages to be updated ...
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14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater

I'm getting no Dash / Launcher after I login. This started after an update through the Software updater. Please help to fix ... I've already lost a day trying different options posted on ...
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Not all updates can be installed: partial upgrade

I'm trying to update my vmware player Ubuntu vm to Saucy Salamander via the Software Updater app. Sadly while it was installing packages vmware player gave this really weird error I've never seen ...
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Ubuntu - 12.04 Update manager and software center is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in my machine. Update manager and software center is not working after applying some packages through update manager. The following is the error trace I got, when I ...
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Replicate update-manager at the terminal

I would have thought that the graphical update-manager could be reproduced from the terminal commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y yet I can run these ...
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How do I get update manager to update only specific packages from a source?

I recently added the XOrg-Edgers source in order to get the latest beta NVidia proprietary drivers. http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu However, the update manager looks at this source ...
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GUI Crashed when updating 10.04 to 12.04 using the update-manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I was updating my Desktop from 10.04 to 12.04 and the server crashed before the update was done is there any way to fix this other ...
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Update manager doesn't work

often the update manager says i don't have an internet connection and stops working. I check and do have access to the internet.... I think it might have something to do with updating google chrome ...
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can not authenticate libopenexr6 in update manager

I got this message when I was using update manager The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources- details-libopenexr6 Please help , how can I authenticate ...
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Why is update manager giving me `malformed line' errors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I'm using Ubuntu now for almost one year, but I'm not too ...
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Unable to open Update Manager after Upgrading 11.10 to 12.04

While upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04, the computer hung up and I had to force shutdown. Later when I realized the Ubuntu is not working, I went to recovery mode and said repair packages. ...
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How to resolve the “Failed to download repository” error?

I've tried to update but then I got this error Here's the error information in that box: W:GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG ...
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How does the update manager determine when to prompt users?

Versions of Ubuntu that are not yet released (pre-alpha/alpha/beta/rc) don't seem to notify when updates are available. Stable releases notify me on occasion until I dismiss them and then come back, ...
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Software center and update manager not working

When I run update manager I always get this message "The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources." details "libv4l-0 libv4lconvert0" I also can not get the ...
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Update Manager Refuses to Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? It seems I've run into a small issue after installing Ubuntu 11.10. After the installation of the upgrade, everything worked fine ...
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The following signatures were invalid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I use ubuntu 11.10 latest update, but when I change the ubuntu update server to the main server i get this ...
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I installed the kernel 3.1.2-030102-generic and the update manager proposes me to install the 3.0.0-14 kernel

On "security updates" of the update manager appears the following list: headers files relates to linux kernel version 3.0.0 (linux-headers-3.0.0-14 - new installation) linux kernel headers for ...
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Is it possible to disable the automatic download of updates when the internet connection is through a 3G dongle?

Is it possible to disable the automatic download of updates when the internet connection is through a 3G dongle, while still downloading them in the background when the connection is via WiFi or eth0? ...
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Problem in installing security updates and recommended updates using update manager

I installed UBUNTU 11.04 just few days before. Then when I tried to install the packages from update manager,I got the following message. *****installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting ...
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“Failed to download repository information” error

I have recently installed ubuntu 11.10. But when i try to install a software it tries to 'updating cache' but after a while, it stops, showing: Failed to download repository ...
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How and where all is Ubuntu.com using metalinks?

I just came across metalink. The site says ubuntu uses this. I have never seen any download link at ubuntu with a .metalink file extension (eg - ubuntu_x.yy-iso.metalink). Also how is udpate ...
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Can't upgrade or install software after installing Firefox 4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Recently I installed FF 4 by command line following error ...
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Installations, updates and removals always fail. But work after a restart

Whenever I install, update or remove something, it fails and I get a message similar to what is below. After I restart, everything appears to work fine. I just installed some updates using update ...
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Trusty Software Updater does not propose updates from trusty-updates

I have since one week upgraded several PC to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I got several updates via the Software Updater, but I don't get updates from trusty-updates, although this repository is ...
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Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 doesn't show after interrupted attempt

I tried to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 using the update-manager. But the upgrade process stopped midway due to insufficient disk space. I cleared up enough space, and tried to resume by ...
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The application manager doesn't find the update [duplicate]

I can't find trusty tar. This update seems somewhat half-baked.
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Update manager and apt-get are not able to finish updates due to “permission denied” errors in post install scripts

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.04 today some packages (ca-certificates, postgres, samba, ...) were updated automatically by the update-manager and something went wrong. The update finished with error ...
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Ubuntu won't let me login after software update

I'm a Ubuntu Newbie so I'll try to do my best but I'll need step by step procedures please. I have 13.10 installed and after last night's update, I can't login. The keyboard is slow to answer and ...
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I failed to download respitory information [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'non-free/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) , ...
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problem with apt-get update GPG error: http:/dl.google.com The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 [duplicate]

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...