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conection problem with security.ubuntu.com

I have been trying to update my ubuntu 14.04 for about two weeks, using "apt-get upgrade ", but I can not accomplish my job under "security.ubuntu.com" (91.189.91.0) due to connection problem.That's ...
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Internet errors trying to update ubuntu to v14

Trying to update to v14 from v12. I get these errors. My internet connection is fine. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I have ...
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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 ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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How to update QtWebKit 5.1 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

my Web content engine library for Qt is very outdated and I would like to know how to update it. How can I update it?
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Problems in updating ubuntu [duplicate]

When i am running command sudo apt-get update, i am facing following problems : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/InRelease W: Some index files failed to download. ...
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After upgrade the system to 15.04 the LibreOffice does not wan't to start

After upgrade the system from 14.10 to 15.04 the LibreOffice ( calc / writer ) does not wan't to start. I get : LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The application cannot be started. User installation ...
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W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems [on hold]

Please help me to instal the latest package. I'm using windown 64bit and 8.1 OS uname -i x86_64 Getting the following error: w ignoring provides line with depcompareop for package dynampis W: You ...
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Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
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Compiz config settings manager won't start

I am not sure why my CCSM won't start when i run it. I want to change a desktop switching option and thus also enable a multiple desktops. Also weird is that my ubuntu tweak won't start. I suppose ...
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What's the best way to make a program update from a new PPA (when an old one is no longer maintained)?

Let's say I'd like my FreeFileSync to update from 6.9 (the last version available in the official PPA) to 6.15 (the last version available on the official site). There's a proper Vivid package ...
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Error on Update (Failed Fetch) [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata-java_2015c-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80] Failed to fetch ...
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Receive notification on new kernel release

I would like to receive a notification (preferably rss digest) on each stable kernel release in http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ Does anyone have an idea how to parse a new update into ...
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Update system from live session

I have a faulty system that refuses to show anything on the screen (the Kubuntu logo appears ok but no sddm for login). I was hopping to update the system (since it is a fresh install) with any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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texlive-pstricks-doc unable to install on Ubuntu 15.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 this past weekend, and everything installed perfectly, with the exception of texlive-pstricks-doc. It gave me an error when the upgrade finished. Since then, ...
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how do i register my password to authenticate for installing updates?

I can't install updates because I don't know the password. when it says authenticate. I'm not sure I ever registered a password. what should I do?
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software center not refreshing

When ever I add a ppa and then go over to the software center it never has new software. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade nothing worked
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Problem with Synaptic when “reloading” [duplicate]

I pressed the "Reload" button on Synaptic and got the following error: Could not download all repository indexes The repository may not be available or could not contact him by network ...
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Cannot check update sources in GUI (Software & Updates > Updates) - in 14.04 [closed]

[re-posted on U&L] I am in eOS Freya but I am posting here because I had the same problem before in Ubuntu proper or Xubuntu and have found a solution here that now I cannot find when searching. ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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How to update ubuntu terminal?3 [duplicate]

When I run the command apt-get update.Error occurred root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I am unable to solve ...
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Software updates stuck downloading after 15.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 14.10 to the new version (I know, my second mistake, the first one was the upgrade to 14.10), 15.04. Let's say that since I did that, last Friday, I didn't notice ...
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How to only apt-get update to update sources that haven't been updated recently, like today?

If I add a new repository, I have to run apt-get update before I can install packages from that source, of course. But it takes a few minutes for that to complete. Is there an easy way to do ...
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broken upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.04 and have hit a snag in the intermediate step going from 14.04->14.10. After what I thought was a successful update, things are not entirely right: 1. I'm running ...
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Audio not working on upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have upgraded ubuntu from previous version to latest 15.04 on my desktop, 32-bit(os). I found that my audio files are not giving sound while playing, I tested online video from youtube, even they ...
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Unable to boot “ERROR: No configuration file found” - NOT USB STICK OR INSTALL

I updated my computer and it updated to the latest kernel. After a restart I get the following: ERROR: No configuration file found No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! boot: If I type ...
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Automatically update commands for Ubuntu server system

As we have pointed out here, we can quickly update Ubuntu system by executing the piled commands sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade My ...
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Does the auth.log changes when I update?

As always, I have been using the Software Updater to search and install my updates. I know that the syslog and the dpkg.log changes when I update my system, but the auth.log also changes? Since it ...
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I cannot update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I tried to install a programme in order to watch BT sport on my laptop. Since then I have had an error which has stops the computer from updating. An error message reads :- N: ignoring file 'mono' in ...
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How to start app or script after system update

I would like to start my script after or during every Ubuntu update. For example: If I make command sudo apt-get upgrade, I want to start my script after successful update. Same if I make update ...
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Fails everywhere [duplicate]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and I do sudo apt-get update. I get err's and loads of failures. Why? How do I fix this? (only a part) Err http://ppa.launchpad.net vivid/main Sources ...
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I am unable to update ubuntu 14.10 using sudo apt-get update

I tried to update after I could not browse on my mozilla browser. I can ping out so I am on the network. DNS does not resolve using the ip address. The following is my output from trying apt-get ...
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Update Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS from a disc. How do I get 14.10? Will installing updates effectively provide this?
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Cannot update Ubuntu Touch 15.04 R2 apps on a Nexus 7 (2013)

I'm afraid usual updating process does not work anymore even deleting the user settings for Ubuntu One and adding them again (as suggested somewhere)... There are several updates and it starts to ...
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update problems, related to unresolved 14.10 update problems [closed]

After the update to 14.10, update-software-center and related programs stopped working (resulted in a segfault). I was hoping this new update to 15.04 would fix the problems, but i am unable to run ...
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how can I upgrade to 15.04 if the required 'Saucy' dir does not exist

when updating to 15.04 from 14.04 Iget the follwing errors W:Fehlschlag beim Holen von http : // us.archive.ubuntu.com / ubuntu/dists / saucy / universe / source / Sources 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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After updating from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a login loop [duplicate]

I have no idea what is going on here, but for some reason or another, after successfully updating from 14.04 to 14.10 I am not able to log in. I know that it worked, because it says 14.10 in the ...
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Password lost, how do I reset it? [duplicate]

I hope you can help me. I want to install the latest updates and to authenticate with my password, which I neglected to write down and of course, I forgot it. Can anyone help me to reset the password? ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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Crashes during sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update the terminal whirls through the process and then abruptly shuts before finishing. This is the error message I receive: Error: Opening the cache (E:Couldn't create ...
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What's new in the next phone update?

Last week, there was an OTA software update for Ubuntu phone (https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/04/16/phone-updates-april/). Now I have just read ...
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Will I get update on both kernel and application, on my Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 4.0?

I installed 64bit generic kernel 4.0 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/, on Trusty (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04), following ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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GPG error, signatures public key not available TRIED A LOT

apt-get update returns : W: GPG error: http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 ...
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What does “sudo apt-get update” do?

I am wondering what sudo apt-get update does? What does it update?
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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How can I install just security updates from the command line?

sudo apt-get upgrade installs all updates, not just security updates. I know that I can use Update Manager to select only important security updates, but is there a way to do this from the command ...