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Can't update from 13.04 [duplicate]

My Ubuntu is version 13.04 and now I need to update it to any other version that is supported but unfortunately it doesn't and it didn't work neither from the terminal nor from the software updater. ...
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How do i download driver information for my Lexmark printer and Acer scanner?

I'm having trouble installing drivers for my Lexmark printer and Acer scanner. In addition,I get this message when I attempt to update my Ubuntu software. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubun ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software update causes system failure and messed up graphics

I allowed the software updater on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to update various software packages today (1/25/2014). A reset was requested. I reset my machine and it now comes up with messed up ...
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How to update ClamAV virus definitions?

What should I do in order to update anti-virus definitions and GUI version for ClamAV? I tried updating all my software, but that made no difference.
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Pipelight causing internal errors! Urgent!

This problem has been persisting for a while. I tried to install Wine and Pipelight to play Netflix on my computer. Big mistake! Something happened, and when I tried to remove the thing it isn't ...
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Cannot Launch Software Center or sudo apt-get update VER 12.04

I cannot open Update Manager, Software Manager, or install a new OS or Firefox. The sudo apt-get update command in terminal results in the below error. Sorry can only post two errors: W: Failed to ...
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Update Lubuntu 14.04

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and the program updater asked for the Lubuntu installation cd to install updates. I already inserted the cd but the updater keeps asking me to insert the installation cd. I ...
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Nothing happens when click on upgrade [duplicate]

I want to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10. The software Updater shows that 14.04 is available. But when I click on the "Upgrade" button, nothing happens. The software updater exits on clicking ...
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After software update, the built-in display of my laptop looks dead, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After software update and restart of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, my main laptop monitor stopped working. I went back home, connected it to a second monitor and it's working... I remember that during the update ...
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Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update

Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update: ... Ign https://oss-binaries.phusionpassenger.com trusty Release<br> Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release<br> ...
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apt-get update malformed line [duplicate]

when i typed sudo apt-get update in terminal, it gave me this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-latest.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. I ...
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Error in apt-get update which does not solve after deleting the content of /var/lib/apt/lists/

When I do sudo apt-get update I get this error message Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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cannot update unless on one network

I am recently using ubuntu12.04 LTS and as I try to update, install apps and upgrade, I get error messages unless I am on one network. This is a wifi network that is found at my work place, I think ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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Can't boot after yesterday's update(20.01.15), except advanced option (last one)

Yesterday I've applied the update that showed up on my Ubuntu 14.04, and when when I returned I got a sad surprise: Ubuntu was going into a boot loop after selecting it normally from GRUB. I tried: * ...
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Failed to fetch & Failed to download respoirty information [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10, from my previous Windows 7 build, using a pendrive. Everything launched up fine but I have to use the root account (which i unlocked and assigned a password), and cant do ...
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How to download Ubuntu 14.10 updates to a USB to install(and possibly 'bulk install' them) [duplicate]

I live in a area that has no internet and my only source of internet is my local library which has free wifi and public computers. Since I cannot bring my desktop to the library (my target computer) I ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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How to upgrade to the latest Kernel? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade to the latest 3.17 Linux Kernel because it has support for the Xbox One Controller and I really want to test it out. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 64bit with the latest ...
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what type of update ubuntu 'software updater' do?

I have tried to update all the packages in my ubuntu 14.04 system with the following commands: apt-get update apt-get install apt-get upgrade It took some time, downloaded and completed the ...
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sudo apt-get update isn't working on my newly installed ChrUbuntu [duplicate]

I'm using ChrUbuntu 14.10 that I just installed and when I type sudo apt-get update into the terminal it gives me Fetched 1012 kB in 21s (46.4 kB/s) ...
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Corrupted Repos

I have a problem in updating my repos on 14.04. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update in terminal I get Fetched 30,4 MB in 36s (844 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 problem with apt-get install

Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) I have tried everything on previous topics..!! I have copied new update lists by unzip the last good status files , it is doing the apt-get ...
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Unable to update system from terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently my institute changed network proxy settings. After that, I am unable to update anything from my terminal. Also, new installations from terminal are not possible. I ...
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apt-get update can't connect to archive.canonical.com [closed]

When I do: sudo apt-get update It gets stuck at 100%: [Connecting to archive.canonical.com (91.189.92.191)] What is the problem? I am running Ubuntu version 14.04
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Ubuntu 14.04 slows down after last update

I have updated all system packages with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade After that, my laptop (LENOVO B590) goes in fits and starts. How I ...
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How I can fix terminal and software center on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

When type this command sudo apt-get update then showing me error and Ubuntu software center can't access via Internet, How can I fix this error ? Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports ...
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problem using apt-get: error 13 access denied

When I run apt-get update I get the following error message: /var/lib/dpkg/lock unable- open (13: access denied)
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What to replace raring-backports?

I got problems when do any updating. The problem is the raring-backports is not available on http://ftp.iinet.net.au: Err http://ftp.iinet.net.au raring-backports/main amd64 Packages ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 14.10 troubles

I have 12.10 installed on a dual-boot 64 bit computer - the problem is Windows is broken and I can't use it as an option to help. The Ubuntu update options are not doing anything - when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - unity won't load after update

I just updated Ubuntu and can no longer access the desktop. Upon booting, I am shown the login screen (with the wrong resolution) and can log in; after this, though, I am only shown an empty desktop ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...
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ubuntu update 5 weeks later boot problems [duplicate]

I originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 and around 5 weeks later the system asked me to updateand that went fine, but after I restarted my pc, the boot loader is fine, I just get a blank screen. I tried ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

When I do upgrade it gets stuck here: user@plato:~# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - udev refuses to update

On Ubuntu 14.10 Udev refuses to update. I executed this code: sudo apt-get upgrade Which gave this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Getting duplicate sources.list errors

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ utopic-getdeb/apps amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.getdeb.net_ubuntu_dists_utopic-getdeb_apps_binary-amd64_Packages) W: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show that it is updated

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I just updated to 14.10 but when I open About This Computer it shows that ubuntu is still 14.04!! How I installed updates: Went to Software & Updates. Clicked ...
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Software update

all, I'm trying to update my computer from terminal by typing sudo apt-get update, its updating well but at the end & between of software packages being updated following messages are displayed: ...
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404 not found error on apt-get update [duplicate]

i did a clean install of lubuntu 12.10 on my sony vaio VGN-FS38GP . when i tried apt-get update i got the following error : Fetched 17.4 kB in 2min 40s (108 B/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Does my dual boot mess with my Windows updates?

Brief history of my computer: I started off with windows on a regular mechanical hard drive and then my brother set me up with a duel boot of Ubuntu 13.10(?). Next I got a SSD and installed Windows ...
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Upgrading packages through Terminal and knowing when a restart is then needed [duplicate]

When I run the application Software Updater and I install some updates which need a restart of my computer, it tells me that I need to restart. But when running this command in Terminal: sudo ...
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After an update in Ubuntu 14.04, mousepad does not work anymore and reset and recovery are not mountable anymore [closed]

Today Ubuntu 14.04 did an update. After restarting the laptop again I could not use the mousepad anymore, neither had access to the recovery disk and reset disk (Error mounting). If i start windows, ...
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can't download and install updates on ubuntu 14.04.1 lts

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS in my laptop. I am new to this OS, I previously used windows 8.1, so I don’t know much. I am having problem with updating. I cannot install and update ...
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How can I get rid off this Error Message which cause block any update to OS [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 Since Aug,14 in my laptop; everything has been running fine but this month Jan,15 there is update available called "Ubuntu Base" - after updating that I got this Error ...
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Trying to update my laptop from 12.04 to 13.10 but failed to fetch

I'm a noob when it comes to Ubuntu because i usually have a guy that helps me with my needs. But he currently isn't available and i recently fixed this laptop with 2 years of no updates and no log in. ...
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Apt-get holds back kernel images (generic, server and extra)

Today, apt-get told me several packages have been held back. Typing apt-get dist-upgrade -su gave me this: apt-get dist-upgrade -su Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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What to do now? update just after install

Configuration file '/etc/psd.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you like to do about it ? ...
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Red Triangle notification on top panel

I have a red triangle on the top panel that says The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by ...