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Error with Package Manager

Hello I am a little new to ubuntu and have been using it for about a week and noticed I can not access my software manager in any form and have this error message: An error occured, please run ...
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How to upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 (next development version) from the command-line?

It is now September, and I am ready to upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu. I know that Ubuntu 15.10 has not yet been released, but I like to live on the edge. It also makes me feel good to get ...
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patching kernel (every update?)

I'm about to apply that famous patch that makes vgaarb see nvidia as a VGA device to the kernel. But Linux releases a new kernel only every 2 month as I know. And Ubuntu kernel releases are even ...
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Synaptic Package Manager is unable to load package indexes after update

I found it interesting that an update/upgrade broke the ability of the Synaptic Package Manager to update from the archives. I do not know what information may be helpful: Ubuntu 14.04 / AMD 64
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Ubuntu software centre & Firefox update

I am a novice and new Ubuntu user and have been trying to download apps from the software center but keep getting an error message which reads: Failed to download repository information. Check your ...
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Firefox always crash on startup after last updates

After the last update of Ubuntu sudo apt-get update Firefox won't start anymore. It always show crash error on startup and i tried to reinstall it and change profile and even purge installation. It ...
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Ubuntu phone (bq aquaris) camera stopped working after system update

After the last system update,to 15.04 r25 version, the camera is not working. I only get a black screen when it is turned on.
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Update and upgrade - review packages?

Previously I have always run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade without thinking about it, without any problems to my knowledge. It occurred to me that this seems a bit gung-ho. How can you ...
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Access Ubuntu GUI through Putty

I have a Putty connection from my Windows machine to my Ubuntu machine. Everything works so far, I was wondering,if I can show the GUI of the Ubuntu machine inside putty.
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Full update package?

So I have some servers that sit behind some firewalls and are not able to reach the internet. Unfortunately, thats not about to change or else their sole purpose would be wasted. This is ultimately ...
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duplicate source list entry

After installing google chrome beta version, when i used (sudo apt-get update) this command, gives me below prompt. Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Ubuntu kernel update - is it safe?

Is safe to update kernel from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ (to 4.1) on 15.04? How can I revert updating?
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how to fix out of date program

I have just purchased this new computer and have already been notified the program is out of date. How do I update ubuntu please?
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Nvidia Driver install

I have been searching for days on getting started with Linux and still can't get started. I am running the following CAELinux xunbuntu 12.04 I7 16 GB ram SSD 500 gb Nvidia GT 540M and an integrated ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit of ...
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How to trace the origin of how updates make it into my Ubuntu machine?

Question: How do I find the full "community history" of how the updates listed by "software updater" made it into my Ubuntu machine? The question is for the general workflow to obtain the "community ...
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Removing specific “word” from text file

I have .srt file with subtitles. However, my TV doesn't recognize signs like <i> </i> so it is just printed on the screen. I'm looking for a way to delete all the html markup.
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update-manager command does not work in 14.04

When I run the command update-manager I get the following output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 115, in <module> app.start_update() File ...
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Samsung NP300E5Z A0HSA [closed]

HEllo Ubuntu Please I Upgrade My Samsung NP300E5Z A0HSA IN Windows 10 What Nvidia Update And Graphics For NEw Upgrade In My PC
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How to prevent Ubuntu version update from 14.04.02 to 14.04.03

I've installed Ubuntu version 14.04.02, After running software updater the version changed to 14.04.03 ... now some packages are not working. How to prevent Ubuntu version update from 14.04.02 to ...
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sudo apt-get install blabla --fix-missing

I have a little problem when installing the package, there is an error --fix-missing and after sudo apt-update no problem and try to install again and all normal out every install package What is ...
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Graphics Problem ( Folder Icons, Images not opening!)

I am using Lubuntu,yesterday an update was being installed and suddenly the power went off. When I booted after sometime all graphical icons are gone ! The images arent opening, network icon, volume ...
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Failed to fetch PPA launchpad [duplicate]

when I am updating my ubuntu using sudo apt-get update, I got the error like below Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [12.1 kB] Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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apt-get update stuck at Get:67 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-proposed/universe Translation-en [3,990 B]

I have tried changing the mirrors , but still , every time it stucks . I am not able to update successfully , please help .
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How to fix my update manager [closed]

I am just getting back to playing with my Ubuntu and I was told on log in that my version is no longer supported. I have gone into the update manager to fix this problem but it won't load. It pops a ...
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updating flash player without using terminal

Is there a way of uninstalling the outdated adobe flash and installing new version without using terminal? I'm very new and don't understand what I'm doing with terminal and would prefer to use the ...
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Ubuntu update failed because of forced ads from ISP [duplicate]

Sudo apt-get update never finished, giving "GPG Error bla bla InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)" I believe the culprit is my ISP, they ...
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apt-get update failing with several 404 errors in oneiric [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, tried all the fixes suggested : I checked my connection, and DNS I tried a different mirror (by replacing in sources.list by us.ubuntu...) but nothing seems to ...
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Deleted Kernals, tried to update, can't do anything with full boot directory

I tried to run a backlog of updates for my ubuntu computer (lenovo T420 if that's relevant) and received a "your boot is full" message. I've had this before and decided to remove some kernals. The ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - how to get updates with no internet?

Does anyone know how I can install the Ubuntu updates (equivalent of sudo apt-get updateand sudo apt-get upgrade) without an internet connection at that machine? I've got internet at home, but not at ...
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Restart after update interupted

Today I was updating the computer using the Software Updater package and when prompted I restarted my system to finish the process. During the restart I left and came back to find my machine off. ...
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Error 404 in update process using terminal [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch ...
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12.04 - Update Manager - failed - previous update incomplete

A regular update failed with the message: Previous installation hasn't been completed The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was ...
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Unable to process upgrades due to error with snmpd

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server edition. Just recently started getting these errors with snmpd: Setting up snmpd (5.7.2~dfsg-8.1ubuntu3.1) ... update-rc.d: warning: stop runlevel arguments (1) do ...
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I cannot update my meizu mx4 ubuntu or search for apps on ubuntu store

I have been using meizu mx4 Ubuntu and when I try to check for updates it says I need to have access to internet although I am connected to the internet. Also I do not have access to Ubuntu Store and ...
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unable to update to the latest kernel

I had troubles with kernels and asked a question on how to remove them Can I delete my most recent kernels With the help I received I did manage to delete the offending kernels. After that I ...
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Hang after update the software center in ubuntu 14.05

I experienced hang on my laptop after I run the update software center this morning. I haven't planned to update for so long because I don't see the urgency to run software updates in the past. But ...
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how do i install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For serveral days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwinded mess of dependency errors, missing m4 ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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Certificate error while using sudo apt-get update

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an old machine, and I tried to run sudo apt-get update but it's followed by this error message: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Ign ...
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System lock on update

I'm not a skilled Ubuntu user, but I clicked on 'update system' last night, and left the update running. When I got to it later, the screen showed a blurred unreadable set of graphics. I rebooted, and ...
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I can't update my system ubuntu 14.4 [duplicate]

minna@minna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get updates [sudo] password for minna: E: Invalid operation updates minna@minna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get install updates Reading package ...
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apt get update Error 500! ubuntu 15.04

I've been trying to use sudo apt-get update but I keep getting an error. there error is : Err http:/ /ppa.launchpad.net vivid/main i386 Packages 500 Internal Server Error Ign http: //p ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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ubuntu 14.04 server update error [duplicate]

why i get on every update this message, and how to resolve this issues. Thank you. W: failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/dists/trusty/release unable to find expected entry ...
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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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How to fix wrong update?

Today I updated my Ubuntu 15.04 using the auto update tool. Here are the updated packages: firefox-locales (40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.15.01.1, 40.0+build4-ubuntu0.15.04.4) firefox ...
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Error on Updates [duplicate]

I want to ask if this is a bug on the update or not? W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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i can not update

hi and please help here stelios@stelios-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for stelios: sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/stelios/1: No such file or directory Ign ...