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

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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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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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Holding packages in Ubuntu 15.10, Unexpected un-hold. does APT knows when particular HW modules are updated?

I held the Kernel so while updating, the newer kernel version weren't marked for installation until yesterday. It is a security update so I know is recommended to do this update but the question is ...
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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 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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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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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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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04. cannot update [closed]

Similar to this question, I cannot apt-get update my machine. I've tried everything I could Google: adding the bad key, deleting my /var/lists/thingy, apt-get clean, deleting Chrome. But I keep ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10! two main problems please help

so far after update everything works except! in some plaeses it displays boxes insead of words meinly in the title bars, need help with that. And... this is a biggy, u try and update system or check ...
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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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Unable to install Security update in ubuntu

Are these security updates necessary for my computer? My system is able to download all other security update but these update it fails to download. How can I install it? After using sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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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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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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Software update failure (programs installation too)

Whenever I try to update the sofware from the ubuntu repository it gives me an error. And I cannot even install programs lately. Here are the screenshots. Any thoughts?
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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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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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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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update-manager crash (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

For some reason the update-manager in Ubuntu 14.04 started to crash some weeks ago, and I'm not quite sure why (maybe I fiddled with something in the system I shouldn't have touched?) . When running ...
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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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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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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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Not enough space on /tmp

Im not being able to run update manager as I get the error saying that there is not enough free space in the /tmp directory. I've practically cleaned out the tmp directory but the error persists. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...