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Can't update to 14.04 because Software Updater can't set new software channels

I tried updating to Ubuntu 14.04 today, but Software Updater seems to be having some issues. First of all, I get the following message while the updater is preparing the update: Third party sources ...
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ubuntu 12.04 not updating

I'm getting the following error while updating...... W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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i cant update 13.10 to 14.04

i try to update my os today 13.10 to 14.04 and i have this error Third party sources disabled Some listings have disabled third file souces.list. You can activate after the upgrade tool with ...
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sudo apt-get update gives me the same list everytime

I upgraded by the command: sudo apt-get upgrade After the update finished, the result is the same; the next time I run the command, the same result appears, something like: Ign ...
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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Every time I open the software center I get “failed to execute child process”

Every time I try to use the software center I get the following error Failed to execute child process any suggestions?
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Forgot ubuntu passwords and would like to start fresh

I installed ubuntu on a Windows Vista laptop last year, didn't use it much and now am trying to update to newer version and run other updates that it lists, but it asks for my password and I have no ...
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Double grub. After reinstallation of grub

I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. grub crashed with error / Reinstalled grub from usb. Now grub shows his menu + menu of previous grub. (may be was installed on a different partition or something ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Failed to download repository information-ubuntu 14.04 64bit [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140417)/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update ...
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Do apps instaled via dpkg get updated?

I downloaded application which I did not add repository for (chrome or maxthon) and installed it via Software Center / dpkg (without adding the repo). Do those apps get updated automatically?
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Touchpad after upgrading to 14.04

So after I put the 14.04 on my laptop yesterday, my touchpad is now not able to scroll horizontally anymore. Before it was working out of the box for me but now I can only scroll vertically. I am ...
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Cannot upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 [on hold]

The upgrade tool start. When finished "Setting new software channels" give me an error: "Could not calculate the upgrade". Any ideas? Thx
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black screen after update: applications can't access your Google account

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04. After the reset, appeared the ubuntu logo, but then the screen went black. A pop up appeared in the right top corner: applications can't access your Google account. ...
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Updates wont install

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and when I login the notification tells me I have 1095 updates to install. When I right click and select any of show/install all/check for updates nothing ...
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It's 17-04-2014… where's the update to 14.04? [duplicate]

It is 17-04-2014. So why is it still not possible to update from update manager?
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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My ubuntu 12 .04 will not update

Hi I'm having problems updating my Ubuntu 12.04, when I type sudo apt-get update I get this howie@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for howie: Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable ...
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How can I perform a dist-upgrade with held back packages

I'm currently running 13.04 with cinnamon on my thinkpad E520. I've installed an earlier version of xserver-xorg-video-intel because newer versions just don't work and to stop it being ...
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I have got some error in ubuntu update in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have got the error message, when i use update command in terminal. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Cant boot from kernel 3.13.0.24 [on hold]

Hi yesterday while updating 14.04 using the update manager I saw Kernel 3.13.0.24 getting downloaded so after the update process completed I rebooted but found that the kernel is stuck at version ...
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Software Updater Error [duplicate]

I am getting an error in Ubuntu as follows and frequent crash report is generated. Any help to fix this? Because of this error i am not able to run my software updater. Thanks. E:Encountered a ...
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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Getting frustrated trying to update R-base

I've read through similar questions/guides: A similar question on AU - Installing latest version of R-base The guide from CRAN on updating in ubuntu - ...
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Wifi issues on laptop after update

This issue is driving me nuts. I have a HP laptop with an Atheros wifi built in adapter. I have had Windows on this machine for a long time and everything worked fine, so I decided to try out Ubuntu ...
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Motorola Atrix UBUNTU [closed]

What is the latest situation ubuntu is going to come atrix What is the latest situation ubuntu is going to come atrix What is the latest situation ubuntu is going to come atrix What is the latest ...
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grub not updated as required, what should I do?

I'm running a daily build of the Ubuntu Trusy Tahr 14.04 (64 bit). I recently updated, when it mentioned that one of the updates regards the grub file, which was edited manually. I know why it was ...
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Update Manager broke my Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Update Manager broke my Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.04 installed and updated a couple of months ago. Absolutely standard installation, no attempt at departure from standard installation and standard ...
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how to stop oracle java updates

i have installed oracle java 1.7 on ubunut 12.04 it updates automatic which uses bandwidth, processor and power of system. i need to stop it now. please help me Thanks in advance.
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Trusty 14.04 Software Updater “failed to download repository” info [duplicate]

It's been a week or two since I've seen an update from Ubuntu and I find it odd that so close to the official release date there's nothing. . . So after some googleage, I went through and tried sudo ...
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This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU

I received the error message: The package system is broken and I am not, to my knowledge, using third party repositories. Following some of the recent posts on similar topics, I looked at other posts ...
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Failing to fetch some packages in update

I want to get ruby on rails on ubuntu 12.04 but I'm coming across errors that say I need to to update. I've copied the result of the end of update and not included the earlier part. I can add that ...
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update with Muon Program update manager does not work [duplicate]

For several month Muon Program update manager always tells me, that these packages can not be downloaded... http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick-backports/main/source/Sources ist ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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Error: the update information is outdated because of network problems or old repositories

In the top right of my screen there is a red signal which is saying that there are some networks problems. I tried to update it but couldn't. How to solve this now? Update error: Err ...
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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 ...
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Malformed line in my sources list, how to resolve?

Before i start, i've tried the solution from this thread How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? but unfortunately, the steps performed in that thread are already covered for me. The ...
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How to save downloaded updates only to be used on a computer without internet

I searched askubuntu and got many solution, many of which are very complicated and eats huge bandwidth like say building an off-line deb archive. Is there any manual way to save the installed updated ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Heartbleed: dist-upgrade didn't fix it

Sorry for my bad English. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-60-virtual x86_64). In an attempt to fix Heartbleed, I first ran apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade. It went all OK, ...
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Updates won't install [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, but now updates will not install. This is the error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy: Depends: ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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Can't connect to WiFi and adjust brightness after crash

Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to Ubuntu; Lenovo G505s; Ubuntu 13.10 I was doing an update via the Software Updater when suddenly my laptop just hangs. I had to force shutdown (holding the power button). ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Problem when check for updates [duplicate]

Please, helpp... I can not update... An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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Windows 7 virtual machine [closed]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04, and I am considering making a virtual machine for Windows 7. I was wondering how well my video games would work on a Windows 7 virtual machine (I strictly want to ...
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Am I affected? Heartbleed bug [duplicate]

I've just learned about the Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL leaking private keys), and based on the website, heartbleed.com, it says that OpenSSL 1.0.1 through version f is affected. However it leaves off ...
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Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'

This is a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have searched for this answer and I find many that just do not work. Sometimes the answer is incomplete, happens a lot, or missing a few basic ...
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Are reboots required after updates?

I noticed from other posts that /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs tells what package is requiring a reboot, but this file does not exist anymore. I have been running Ubuntu 13.10 (and updated to beta ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...