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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
0answers
245 views

How do I get rid of the “The Software on this Computer is up to date” message after updates?

I'm a bit annoyed by the Update Manager. Since I upgraded from 12.04 I get this message, after installing updates: I Find it utterly useless. It just another thing that pops in my face. If an ...
3
votes
0answers
486 views

Updater crashed while “waiting for configuration file prompt”

Updater asked about a configuration file change. I clicked to see the differences, but that operation crashed. Now I am left half-way through an update, with a box saying waiting for configuration ...
2
votes
0answers
581 views

Can't Launch Software Updater From Toolbar

I was able to do it last week but, now, the Software Updater does not respond to clicks. Everything else in the toolbar does. The icon is green which indicates that there are updates available. I ...
2
votes
0answers
95 views

Small blank Software Updater window

This just recently started happening, and I'm not sure why. Doesn't bother me too much, as I usually apt-get update/upgrade when needed, but it is kind of annoying. Just curious if anyone has seen ...
2
votes
0answers
436 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
496 views

Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
284 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
977 views

Error messages while running update manager

Running 12.04 32 bit Ubuntu. I have updates that need to be installed. When I try to download and install the updates using the update manager, I get the following errors: Failed to fetch ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
116 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

ubuntu 12.04 update manager failure, error 404

I keep getting a very ominous looking red exclamation point telling me to manually check for updates as the package info is outdated, but when I attempt to do so I get an error saying there was a ...
1
vote
0answers
492 views

sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
1
vote
0answers
219 views

Kubuntu Cannot Update

I tried updating Kubuntu using Muon Update Manager which failed to apply changes. /var/cache/apt/archives/project-neon5 kio_0.0+git20141008.0321+neon4~faa423d~14.04_amd64.deb trying to overwrite ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

After Software update on 7/9/2014 I cannot get to the desktop screen

System info MotherBoard: Asus z87-c CPU: Intel i5-4670k Memory: 8gb corsair 1600hz Network card: Asus PCE-AC68, Realtek PCIe GBE(built into motherboard) Sound Card: external ARCAM irDAC, Asus Essence ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Ubuntu 12.04 update nightmare and grub tiny problem

I had some problems with the updates lately. It started with the update manager refusing to update because it requires installation of untrusted packages. I used : sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
1
vote
0answers
161 views

update manager does not update

Good afternoon everyone; I am trying to update my system using update manager. However, I face with this error message; Preconfiguring packages ... Setting up util-linux (2.20.1-1ubuntu3.1) ... ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Software only partially updated on Ubuntu 14.04

I have found on my system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit), that when there are software updates, not all are considered by the "update manager" system. I mean that, for instance, there are 10 packages to ...
1
vote
0answers
486 views

Software update error: Package operation failed

Whenever I'm prompted to install software updates, I get the error: The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this ...
1
vote
0answers
330 views

Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch ...
1
vote
0answers
156 views

Ubuntu Software Updater cannot find repository information. Check your internet connection

I cannot find what is causing the problem. Any tips on how to go about diagnosing what is wrong? Also, updating takes too long. It just keeps on waiting for headers.
1
vote
0answers
101 views

cannot update software after instaling kubuntu 13.10

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my friends laptop, linovo, and when tried to update it said unable to download packages. and the system never got updated.. Internet connections to system is fine and I am ...
1
vote
0answers
464 views

GPG error when running apt-get update

I have looked at many of the existing answers to this question and tried their suggestions, but they do not solve or answer the issue I am having. When I run apt-get update, I receive the following: ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Why I have to install same update more than once?

In this screenshot, there are 2 files with the same name. Isn't this only for a single thing in Ubuntu? Why I have to install one same looking update more than once?
1
vote
0answers
1k views

what is the proper way to kill update-manager hung installing the 3.2.0-40 kernel?

Update-manager is hung bringing my 12.04 up to the 3.2.0-40 kernel. The cancel button is greyed out. Is it safe and adequate to click the x icon? If not, what sequence to kill the hierarchy of ...
1
vote
0answers
212 views

Changes in GUI behavior after update

[Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0] On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Unable to update JDK 7

I've installed JDK through the Webupd8 PPA (oracle-java7-installer). The problem is that whenever I try to update Java, the process just pauses after connecting with Oracle's server. If I force close ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Software updater stops not sure what to do

I'm updating Ubuntu 12.10. Its installing updates and stops at displaying a changelog. I'm not sure how to get it to proceed through the install. It stops showing (END) at the end of the log.
1
vote
0answers
410 views

Update manager error: “The package lists or status file could not be opened or read”

In Ubuntu 12.04, update manager says: E: Read error - read (5: Input / output error), E: The package lists or status file could not be opened or read, meaning that your installed packages ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

How to get rid of confusing configuring grub-pc GRUB install devices

I've deployed a number of Ubuntu machines with Clonezilla. After an update they ask the user to install grub on sda or sda1. I assume it has to do with the hard drive changing as this is a cloned ...
1
vote
0answers
294 views

Why do I get updates but cannot start Update Manager any more?

I have an update manager icon. I can right-click it and select either "Check for Updates" or "Install all Available Updates". Both of these appear to do something useful. If I do the former first, ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Ubuntu Software Center Crash on start

USC crash at start.. i tried reinstall and removing cache and what not but nothing help. This is what I get when try to open it from terminal. 2015-06-28 19:15:59,031 - ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Problems with sudo apt-get update

I am new to Ubuntu and I have a problem installing, updating, etc. a program. The VirtualBox network is NAT. The type of adapter is PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973). For example: :~$ sudo apt-get update ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Software updater not appearing

I am trying to run the software updater but it won't open. The screen would just stay blank as it is. Nothing would happen. The updater just gives a glimpse of itself and then disappears.
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Crash of Update-Manager and Software Center

Hej, Ubuntu 14.04 used to run really smoothly on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 until recently. I tried figuring out how to fix it looking for threats dealing with the same issue. Unfortunately, it seems, ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Unable to update as it halts after sometime

Today I ran into an issue while trying to update some components on my Ubuntu 14.04. The process would come to a halt and display an error concerning the network access of my PC. Problem is, the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Can't access Software and update section on Ubuntu 15.04

Suddenly the software and update sections has stopped responding. It does open up on clicking. I have tried several times. What possibly could have gone wrong with it?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Software Updater closes in 1-2 seconds

When I click the software updater it starts normally and after a few seconds of searching it closes. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade These commands work without error but ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Unable to update or install packages from terminal

I am unable to update my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried these two methods: 1) Using the update manager : It starts downloading but after downloading some files/packages it says failed to download updates ... ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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). ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
265 views

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 ...