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

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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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What happen if I uncheck all PPAs from 'Software & Updates'

What happen if I uncheck all items in 'Other Software' from 'Software & Updates'? No longer have new updates for packages??
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Black screen after installing hardware support

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my VMware Player. Update Manager popped up this morning with a bunch of updates and I installed them and restarted the OS - I didn't face any problems at all. But I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Software updater running automaticly?

This morning when I woke up the software updater wanted me to reboot and also the wireless connection was down (went down sometime during the night). How can this happen? I seem to remember that I ...
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How to disable third party repositories? I have tried sudo software-properties-gtk but it does not work

I cannot seem to find a way to disable third party repositories. I need to do this to update from 14.04 to 14.10 I type sudo software-properties-gtk But all I get is this alex@alex-NV55C:~$ ...
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cannot install anything via apt-get. problem with apt-get update [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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Software update, requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

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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“Unmet Dependencies” problem when trying apt-get install

Anytime I try to install python packages using the command: sudo apt-get install python-package I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why does Software Updater window not appear when updates are available?

For a while now, whenever the Software Updater icon turns green to show that there are updates available, the window is invisible. It seems to happen only when Software Updater opens itself to show a ...
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Can't install any app [duplicate]

I am facing problem installing / updating any app on my system. I did some Google and came to know /boot is 99% full. I tried increasing it but everything failed because everything gets stuck at gzip: ...
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problem when update [duplicate]

When I try to update sudo apt-get update I get this W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ Packages ...
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can't update recommended Updates

I can't update the system. The recommended Updates pops up with some updates but when I hit install it says"Requires installation of untrusted packages"(screen shot below ) and when I hit O.K it ...
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Warnings during Ubuntu Update 14.10

For some days I got the red circle in the notification bar. After not being able to run software-updater, I tried using apt-get update. This is what I got: W: An error occurred during the signature ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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bus error when i run sudo apt-get upgrade

I get bus error when I run sudo apt-get upgrade. my computer is a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04. How do I fix this so I can upgrade my computer?
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ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts upgrade manager and files

I am new at this site. I would like to ask you something that i am not sure about for the update to 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS. The upgrade manager has notified me that a new version of ubuntu is ...
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how to install flex and bison: error can not locate file [duplicate]

i tried to install flex and bison but i got this error : can not locate the file & also i use software center to do this but authenticate error occur. i don't know which resource i should choose. ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

I tried asking many times on few Ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some lines, apt-get update ...
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Unable to update [duplicate]

when i go into terminal and type in sudo apt-get update, the response is: E: Malformed line 64 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: Type ‘ can this be fixed?
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Software Updater—what is “Files”?

In the Software Updater, there's an entry called "Files". There's no explanation of what this is or what purpose it serves. Does anyone know what this is?
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pkgProblemResolver error when running Package Manager and updating 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 (Original Ubuntu version was 8.xx) I have a message on the top bar that an error occurred and to run Package Manager. I received the following message after running package manager: ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

I havent used my Ubuntu for quite long time. Today, when i boot the Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), the software updater and Software & Updates(from Settings) are not working. The software updater's window ...
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can't update from software updater

After the software updater pops up with some downloads as usual , I tried to download but after authentication a message says " Requires installation of untrusted packages This requires installing ...
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Update Manager doesn't work “ImportError: No module named 'codecs'”

Hello, Dear awesome community Each time I try sudo update-manager it returns Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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problem updating user space IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1

while updating software on Ubuntu 14.02 LTS using Software Updater, I am having problem. There is 62.6 MB of update available, but after opening the Software Updater window, it shows all updates ...
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HELP i cant install anything [duplicate]

i tried editing /etc/apt/sources.list and hono of the ULRs below appear in it. thanks in advance btw im running 12.04 root@p:~# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Hit http:// ...
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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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updates failing

I go to update but I get this error W:GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Can't install updates

I'm pretty new to ubuntu, I started using it about a month ago, and ever since I installed it I haven't been able to install updates. When I go to System Settings>details>install updates, it shows me ...
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My update manager does not want to open [duplicate]

The message says: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists ...
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Cannot open Software Updater and Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

I have this error when I open Synaptic. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Failed to install untrusted sources and failed to download update information

I changed my server from fastest available to main server, while trying to fix the issue with software manager (untrusted sources failing to install FYI) and I got an error. Here's an error I get: ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager Hash Sum mismatch

sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or ...
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Unable to Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10

Following is what I get as error Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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“Check if you are using third party repositories” what this means while upgrading?

I am getting an error message while updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The error messege is: "Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Updating issue with update manager [duplicate]

When i try to update Ubuntu 12.04 , i got that message , i m newbie , would you help E:Malformed line 42 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist) E:The list of sources could not be read. E:The ...
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Internet Connection Error with updating Ubuntu

Failed to download repository information, "check your Internet connection" After using this on wifi and then directly plugging the laptop into wire-cable for faster, guaranteed Internet, nothing is ...
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Software Updater: Requires installation of un-trusted packages

I used "sudo apt-get update" command in terminal and resulted with below log, Help me to fix this issue, thanks in advance for your kind reply. LOG:(I made typo in the link reference to post this ...
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How can I solve this terminal sudo update error/ or software updater error?

Everytime I sudo update in the terminal, it gives me this message W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmjdebruijn/darktable-release/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 The update information is outdated [duplicate]

I am still new to linux and not sure what to do to solve this situation. I try to update the repository with the command: sudo apt-get update but it returns this error: W: Impossibile recuperare ...
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Software updater shows updates but not apt-get

This popped up: When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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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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Skype for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed the skype software for ubuntu 12.04 but I can not connect with the skype there is a warning that "server connection failure" and I can not communicate. Does anyone knows where I can get ...
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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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Update notifier doesn't work [cache issue]

The update notifier doesn't notify me when updates are available. Sometime ago I had a similar problem and this worked: sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp sudo rm ...
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Update manager shows x86 virtualization solution -kernel modules for DKMS

After I upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I see the "x86 virtualization solution -kernel modules for DKMS" update available in update manager. But it doesn't let me select or install it. My ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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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 ...