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Application (tvheadend) not updating

I have TVheadend running on a Ubuntu server. The problem is I want to update to the latest unstable release version but I'm having some problems. When I check the version in the GUI and using ...
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ubuntu 15.10 Startup screen flickering after login complete

Today I upgraded my ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 but during installation the system hung up and I was forced into a hardware reset. Now after startup, right after I enter my password, the screen flickers. I ...
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Locked out of 15.04 after the latest update

An automatic update ran yesterday (7/7/2015) and now I am locked out of X windows. The login screen has gone extra large, so the login box takes up a large part of the screen. When I try and log in ...
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How do i install python 3.5?

I think installed python 3.5, i have the python 3.5 idle3 on my desktop, but when i write in the the command python -- version the output is 2.7.0.1. How do i actually upgrade it to 3.5
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

i have seen this in older versions, but no solutions have helped i don't want to re install Linux because i am already on 14.04 below is my sources.list sorry can't post links, i don't have enough ...
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Ubuntu Mozilla Security, do I need this? General questions

I was searching for info on enabling/disabling javascript in firefox, some pages I need to have it function and without the java they're broke. I came across this and was wondering is this something ...
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Is it okay to run the software updater frequently?

I’m asking this because I’m just scared in case it installs a unstable version of something (like Firefox or steam etc...) then either the application wont work or my boot order changes serverly (yeah ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Automatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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Unable to start after 13.04 > 13.10 udate

At the end of the update process, clicking on the Restart button had no visible effect whatsoever. After waiting 5 to 10 minutes, I decided to reboot the computer manually. Since then, I rebooted a ...
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Problem installing apache

I just tried this, but nothing seems to be working. I've done practically most of the instructions but I still get this: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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How to quickly get the reason for the most recent update of a package from the command-line?

Is there a command-line command I can run to quickly determine the reason for a package update? Ideally, a command that dumps a set of URLs to all of the relevant information. For example (it's a ...
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Dad tried to upgrade to 15.10, now it wont boot anymore. Can I reset it?

He tried to upgrade from 14.04 I believe to 15.10, now after he types in his password it looks like this: http://imgur.com/AZqSWal It's an AIO desktop from asus core i5 with a nvidea 540m connected ...
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Problemas getting update

im kind of new with ubuntu and im getting this message every time i try to update with sudo apt-get update: what i get in the terminal Please someone who can help me?
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No internet connection on ubuntu 14.04.3 lts after update

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 lts and by mistake I restarted my machine during update installation, The machine now working without any internet connection I tried to download network .deb package and re ...
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dependency issues while installing phpmyadmin on PHP7

The following packages have unmet dependencies: phpmyadmin : Depends: php-gettext but it is not going to be installed Recommends: php5-gd but it is not going to be installed or ...
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selectively disable automatic download of updates of i386 packages information in repositories

How is it possible to selectively disable automatic download of updates (after sudo apt-get update) of only i386 packages information in repositories in Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit?
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how can I fix this this update problem? [duplicate]

> W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - > Release amd64 > (20140204)/dists/precise/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages Please use > apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM ...
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BQ E4.5 no OTA-9 update

So I own an BQ E4.5 Ubuntu Touch edition, so far I have recieved every update right on the day of the release or the next day, since OTA-9 (OTA-9 is scheduled for release on January 20, 2016.) I still ...
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E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me. sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. sudo apt-get install ...
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apt-get update failure, unable to connect proxy addess

I have a dual boot (Windows 7 professional+ Ubuntu server 14.04) Dell Precision Tower 7810. The machine is connected to proxy server (http://192.168.128.1:8080) via LAN (static IP). My machine is ...
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Linux Freezing and Problems with updates

I've been having some weird Linux problems recently. Twice now my system has frozen. I've been able to move my mouse but nothing else. I ended up doing a hard restart each time. Additionally, when I ...
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I want to delete three archive files which are in boot

I have problem with the updates. Whenever I start an update I am told the boot record is too small and I need to clear some space. I have looked in the boot directory and there are three files: ...
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How can I fix this update error into Lubuntu 15.10

Each time I ask the system to update and/or upgrade from the repositories, I get the following update error message: Why is this? How can I fix it?
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why in installing traceroute retruns some errors? [duplicate]

dear i have ubuntu in vmware,i want to install traceroute, for installing it i first update repositories. sudo apt-get update after i typed: sudo apt-get install traceroute but it ...
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Why can't I install Chromium in 14.10? [on hold]

When I search for Chromium in the Software Centre, I'm told it's available from the "universe" source. But when I click the "Use This Source" button, I get the error message "Failed To Download ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater: “Not all updates can be installed”

As of a few days ago I'm getting the notorious ― Several other answers suggest it will solve by itself on the next day, or trying various commands in a voodoo-like manner. This question asks for a ...
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How to remove an apt repository that I added myself? [duplicate]

I was following an old tutorial and did an apt-get installed a repository (I think that's what it was) I am no ubuntu guru. Turns out that repo no longer exists, and when I now do an apt-get update I ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image / headers / generic

I tried to update my machine through the Update Manager and found some errors. First, before I get to the problem, I feel I should mention that my OS (10.04) is mounted on a portable HDD that boots ...
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Update made my network stop working and receiving internal error message [duplicate]

I was notified with a bunch of updates just half an hour ago, mostly security updates in nature. Without thinking much I authenticated the installation. It required me to reboot to apply the changes. ...
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Software update not working for Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

When I run sudo apt-get update, I get the message - Unknown Multi-Arch type 'no' for package 'compiz-core'. Software Updater application is alos not working. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Wired connection (eth0) is working but network manager icon shows no network

After updating my network-manager, my wired connection continued to work, but it shows no notification; the double arrow is also missing, and the network manager just shows that "no connection" icon. ...
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After Update I'm Unable to Log In Either with GUI or in Terminal

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After just doing an update, I am unable to login to my system. It never makes it to the log in screen. If I switch to a virtual terminal, I get a login prompt, but after ...
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Updating java version to 8 on ubuntu

I would like to update my java version (UPDATE, not install) on my ubuntu 12.04 computer. I currently have java 7.x, and I would like to update it to the newest version possible (8.0 at least) without ...
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Can't install new Program after update Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I lost my network manager after an update but brought it back with sudo service network-manager restart But now, I can't install new programs. running sudo apt-get install program_name ...
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Can't install packages as apt-get update not working [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and Apt-get update is not working, its output is: build@build:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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i cant update or install anything

plez help me i am new to ubuntu and i keep getting Fetched 3,854 kB in 13s (277 kB/s) Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following ...
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Here is my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)]/ vivid main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer ...
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What's the best way to try newer versions?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in two computers. One is the desktop version, my alternate (and almost) everyday computer, and a second server (headless) version.Eventually the server will be a ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Unable to update, due to Clearsigned isn't valid error

I am getting this problem while updating. Kindly help and explain what just happened here! prakhar@prakhar-Latitude-3440:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for prakhar: Get:1 ...
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How do I enable automatic updates?

Update Manager is constantly offering me updates (e.g. security fixes, updates from PPAs). How can I tell my Ubuntu installation to automatically download and install updates whenever they become ...
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How to install new LINUX version along with LINUX FIRMWARES in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am facing a peculiar position after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a separate / and /home folder. After running the command uname -r, i see that the linux running on my laptop has version ...
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How to install latest version of Tiled Editor on ubuntu? [closed]

Having trouble installing latest version of Tiled Editor from console. I need the latest updates for my project. Adding the PPA is not giving me the latest version of the software. Running the ...
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Xubuntu Individual Package update

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on my system. My Wireless connection is very poor, when i try to download updates XFCE update manager is downloading 2 or 3 packages in same time. Is there any way to download ...
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Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

Hello could some one please help me with this error. I'm trying to check for updates and I keep on getting this error. Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held ...
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Network manager gone after update [duplicate]

I did a software update on my HP 250 G3, after that the icon of the network manager is gone, connection is gone, if I plug an Ethernet cable in, nothing happens. If I go to settings > network, a pop ...