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Update manager fails to initialize and gives an error message

I am trying to update my os from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS but the update manager fails to initializegiving this error message. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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“Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” when i try to install skype

I'm new to linux and have been following the directions on how to get some important stuff from http://www.binarytides.com/better-elementary-os-luna/ This is what happened when i tries to install ...
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A question about the last security update for Ubuntu

I'm subscribed to the Ubuntu Security Notes, so everytime that I receive an e-mail, a new update is avalable. But in the last update, they wrote something in the end that I coudn't undertand much, so ...
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apt-get searching for binary-armf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Mutilple Authenticate Windows after unlocking Ubuntu 14.10 ( using gnome metacity)

I have recently updated my Laptop ( Dell 15r ) to Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is whenever I unlock my laptop, I see this window and there are many instances of this windows. I have to click close ( or ...
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when trying to update 14.10 get message “you are not allowed to preform this action”

upgrade manager will display and start action to upgrade the gives me error that I am do not have privileges to perform this action
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Replace prebuilt package with self-compiled version

I need to update my Point Cloud Library (PCL) that I installed via official instructions with my own version that I just compiled according to this manual. The reason is I need to fix a bug in PCL ...
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How to install software from 14.10 repositories?

At work I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) with KDevelop IDE. I saw there is a new version of KDevelop available, 4.7 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdevelop). On my computer I have version 4.6 ...
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No icons after update on 29/10

Yesterday, I had some updates that Ubuntu(14.04) suggested to install, and I didn't pay attention which programs where updated. After the update the system needed to restart, but I just clicked ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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14.04 -> 14.10 not shown in software updater

I'm trying to upgrade my 14.04 system to 14.10. Following standard instructions for doing so do not produce expected results on my system. When I run "sudo apt-get upgrade update-manager-core", the ...
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Can't open Ubuntu after upgrade to 14.10 [on hold]

I can't open Ubuntu after upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04 LTS. Please keep the answers specific and simple.
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Error updating chroot on Chromebook Acer c720 [on hold]

I installed elementaryos on my acer c720 and had no trouble updating the chroot on a fresh install. I used the line sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -u -n precise to update. However, after adding all ...
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Something breaks system down

I have a problem: something breaks some components of system down: system start loading slower, webcam is not working (notebook webcam): no "video0" in /dev/, system font not working good [1]: ...
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Problems when updating Ubuntu

I get errors with libGL and fbConfig after every-day system update. It seems that update are erasing some Nvidia-drivers file, cuz I'm getting problem with some Qt project where I use graphic. But ...
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Ubuntu updgrade hung after completed fetching

My Ubuntu version is 11.10 and I tried to upgrade it to 12.04 using Update Manager GUI. In the Distribution Update, it completed the first two steps. Then in the third step, after fetching all the ...
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14.04 lts problem

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, when i received a notification about new version (14.04 lts), i decided to update my OS. When i've finished the procedure, i was asked to restart my pc. When it turned on, ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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add repositories to ubuntu server 14.04

NB: I'm a (nearly) comlete newb. I just booted 1st time into Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS (no GUI), enabled UFW, went to update with sudo apt-get update and the results showed this: Ign ...
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Can I check for my most recent updates on the Ubuntu website?

I can't get my computer to load due to a kernel issue. Is there any way to get what version my computer is running off of online or in start up?
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A question about installing security updates

I'm always following a website to know when security updates for Ubuntu are available. But, today, I saw this update (http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2388-1/), but the website told me to update the ...
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How to upgrade within a LTS release (not to a new one)?

I have an old 12.04.2 Ubuntu server. I want to update it to 12.04.5. But do-release-upgrade would upgrade to 14 LTS. What do I have to do in order to update only within my LTS release?
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Ubuntu apt-get update 404 error and not able to install openssh-serer [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop VM on my Windows8.1 in VMWare Workstation. When I type in apt-get update I get 404 errors: Csdn@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal ...
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Available updates not shown when login to terminal Ubuntu 14.04

When I login to my server terminal over ssh I just see: Using username "username". Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Authenticating with public key "mykey" from agent Last login: Wed Oct 22 09:17:02 2014 from ...
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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Fail when update system

I get in some trouble when I tried to update the system W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/trusty-getdeb/apps/binary-amd64/Packages 521 Origin Down [IP: 104.28.24.125 80] W: ...
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Can't update Firefox

I've downloaded an update for Firefox which is now in my Downloads folder. How do I get it from there to open and replace my existing version 20? I've tried double-clicking the download, but nothing ...
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Update doesn't work in Terminal

When I write sudo apt-get update in Terminal ( Ubuntu 14.04 ), the end of results are these : Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to update Apache2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server to the latest version?

I'm having some issues with a website I'm building. Avast is giving some false alarms when i'm accessing it so I checked with Sucuri. The only problem that Sucuri sees is that I have Apache 2.4.7 and ...
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is software update application in ubuntu like sudo apt-get update?

Does software update application in ubuntu 14.04 like sudo apt-get update command?
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Ubuntu no longer automatically prompts for updates

I am using 14.04 LTS and up until few months ago, Ubuntu would prompt me with updates daily. I recently manually updated whole system with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Small tabs and menu

I down loaded updates for 14.04 now all tabs and drop down menus have small type I can hardly read how do I get it back to normal
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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Ubuntu stopped letting me watch watch movies on legal sites

About a month 1/2 a go when I updated Ubuntu Linux my computer stopped letting me watch Netflix,HBO go,showtime,starz,etc. Can u help me fix this.It lets me watch viooz and sites like it.
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Which kernel version should I pick for update [closed]

Currently I am working on Ubuntu system. Here is my specifications shark@ubuntu-00000:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: ...
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Unknown username “whoopsie” after updating to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After installing the update to ubuntu 14.04 LTS from ubuntu 12.04. I tried completing the update by going into shell after restarting computer and typing sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -n precise -u. ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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How to fix the following error during an update? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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System update in Ubuntu 14.04 running in VM causing loop while signing in

This has happened 4 times consecutively and I can now summarize the steps to reproduce the problem. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium to put everything into perspective Download Ubuntu 14.04 iso. ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...
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Screen issue after update

New to Linux. I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 on a VM. There is no issue before update but after updating via software updater and rebooting, this happens: The right area of the screen is not clickable ...
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Software updates

I'd like to know if I can differ/delay the Software Updates on my computer because it is annoying for updates every ~ 2 to 3 hours. Let's say, I want to check the updates every Saturday (weekly or ...
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Chrome 38 Update broke the “use system title bar and boarders”

I can't get rid of the blue bar it was brown before the update for chrome. any ideas or fixes?
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Update REPOSITORIES from Ubuntu Precise Pangolin to Ubuntu Trusty Tahr [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I want to use the repositories of ubuntu 14.04, only the repositories, I don't want to upgrade the whole OS. How can I do that? I thank your ANSWERS.
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Is there a way to suppress reboot prompts after system updates?

I have an xubuntu server with a GUI that I need to keep running at all times. After xubuntu prompts me install system updates, it sometimes prompts me to reboot the computer. I am using Ksplice ...