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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Update Garmin Nüvi 255 maps

Is there a way to update the GPS' (Garmin nüvi 255) maps with Ubuntu? I'm hoping for a free (as in doesn't cost anything... I already bought the darn thing) solution. I have installed the plugin, ...
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“method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found” update error

sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. michael@Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get clean michael@Ubuntu:~$ cd /var/lib/apt michael@Ubuntu:/var/lib/apt$ sudo mv ...
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What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?

Today is the second time my laptop has not been functional all day after performing a system update. The problem has still not been fixed, but I don't want to focus on this particular problem, as some ...
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Error occurring while updating the repo

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and getting this error while updating the repo. How to resolve this GPG error? W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated ...
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Problem installing gcc compiler

I tried to install gcc compiler because I want to learn programming I have an old computer 1gb ram so I installed an older version of Ubuntu (10.04) and its working faster than before but when I try ...
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I updated to ubuntu 14.04 but now it does not show any files in home and also terminal [duplicate]

I updated to ubuntu version 14.04 first it was showing blank screen but after running some codes now it opens but does not show any files in home folder it does not even fetch terminal
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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School Tool in Software center

Is school tool student managing software still in the software center for the 14.04 LTS update?
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Trouble downloading updates due to a “Hash sum mismatch” error

When I check for updates, I get a "Failed To Download Repository Information" error. This is what comes up under details: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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Malformed Line 59 [duplicate]

I've seen a bunch of post about malformed line but I can't understand how they are resolved or what needs to be changed and now I'm getting another error message: (gedit:2708): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Python 3.4.1

Is it possible update default Python 3.4 to 3.4.1? How?
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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How can I work around “something wicked happened resolving” mirror errors?

I see the following being queried all over. But don't see any answers or did I miss them ? Seems to be a strange use of language. Something wicked happened. Is this a form of malware ? How do I get ...
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How can I upgrade my server's kernel without rebooting?

This is a loaded question because I'm already aware of, and am very interested in ksplice. The problem is that since they were bought by Oracle, they have been forced to pull numerous server ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 I 9100 Ubuntu development

several users of great phone S2 are asking when will ubuntu be stable to flash on our devices.So im asking is there someone that will soon fix all necessery issues to make ubuntu live on our phone.We ...
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What does it mean root directory of a usb stick?

I know that a root directory is the top directory , but a Chinese machine needed to be updated , the company told me to add the files of the update to usb under the path : /udisk/ . How to add the ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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terminal won't show in failsafex

so after recently reinstalling some drivers I came across the issue detailed in this post How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? I run 12.04 on my HP laptop with an ...
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Failed to fetch repositories; a particular case

This is the question with many answers but I am not sure how to apply them. I please for the particular solution: what to add or remove by changing to comment in the following files and what to check ...
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What is the default update setting in ubuntu

I have installed third parties repo in my system. Help me to get rid of all third party updated. Which package i should opt in. Kindly help me.
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How to lower wait time for repository updates

When doing a aptitude update / apt-get update or using the Update Manager to update sometimes I get to a repository link that takes too long. The percent does not end and it takes quite a while before ...
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New to the Linux. How to update firefox and install flash player add-on? [duplicate]

I am new to the Linux System. I was able to download the update to Firefox (I think), but do not know for sure how to update it. I think my system is missing something, but being new to this operating ...
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Stuck since I try to install dropbox [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my english, but I'm stuck and I don't know much of linux. When I try to install Dropbox in my ubuntu it get stuck and I try to close it, but know I have a serching ...
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What is apt-fast and should I use it?

Several times over the past couple years, I've heard of people using apt-fast for updating and installing packages, but I'm not really sure what it does. I think I've traced its origin to this forum ...
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apt-get update error source/source/Sources Ubuntu 13.04

I am faced with an an annoying error with apt-get update which is giving me the annoying red triangle telling me my sources.list is wrong or malformed. I've checked my sources file over an over and I ...
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WLAN disconnects and asks for password repeatedly on 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 as soon as the stable version was released. I had no problems with WLAN then, but yesterday my Wifi-connector started losing connection. It also asks for the password ...
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apt-get update stalls

When I run sudo apt-get update the update fails to finish. This is the result in the console: Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [2,980 B] Hit http://download.virtualbox.org ...
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Made huge mistake when updating, nothing seems to work

I recently tried to update my old song laptop to 12.4 to make it more useable, but I accidentally closed the computer without thinking while it was installing packages. Now I've turned it back on and ...
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Grub rescue prompt (file not found) after update 12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS through Update manager

I am an old user but I lost my credential and so I signed up again. Here is my issue (that I am already trying to solve on my own but I need further help please): I had a dual boot ...
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Ubuntu unable to update and upgrade to 14.04: GPG Error [duplicate]

I have been looking around the net for solutions but I just cannot get rid of this error. sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease Ign ...
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Getting Error with sudo apt-get update?

As I go into terminal with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I type in `sudo apt-get update. I enter in the required password. The termianl with process the request toward checking if there are any updates! As it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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Errors updating ubuntu 12.04 LTS

i get Failed to fetch 404 errors by updating my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I think my proxy is configured well: etc/environment http_proxy="http://WebProxy:81/" Furthermore i tried to update from ...
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Unable to install MS Office, wine1.7, and getting updates

I am a new ubuntu user, just installed 12.04 LTS. Learned a lot from ubuntu users suggestions on the webs. I am a student and frequent user of MS office. However, I am unable to install MS Office as ...
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Why does 14.04 say there are no updates, when there are?

Why does Update Manager in 14.04 currently say it's up-to-date when apt-get upgrade shows there are updates to install?
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Sudo apt-get update not working. Please help

I'm trying to install ruby on rails but ran into some problems when executing the sudo apt-get update command. Here is my /etc/apt/sources.list file: http://i.imgur.com/4EPvxHT.png No other ppa is ...
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problem with libc.so.6 while executin apt-get

when I try to update in terminal, sudo apt-get update I am getting response as, apt-get: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.18' not found (required by ...
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Why does Ubuntu take so much time to update LibreOffice to the latest bug fix releases?

I have noticed that, since Ubuntu ships LibreOffice as its default office suite, it takes ages for it to deliver updates to subsequently released bug fix releases. For example, Ubuntu 14.04 still has ...
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My computer is broken after recent update attempt to 14.04

So it all started on a day much like today, because it is today but that's not the point, when I got a notification telling me I haven't upgraded to 14.04. Not due to lack of trying, however. It ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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I can not download anything [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu but decided to wipe my windows 7 and install it. I can not download anything from the software center. This is the error message I get. I can use the web in all other ways ...
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sudo apt-get not working in 13.04

sudo apt-get update not working in newly installed 13.04 version. I have updated the apt.conf also as my network is authenticated. it is stuck at this step:- 0% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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password incorrect 3 times + suspected failed update

I have been lurking your site for the past few hours, and have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Visiting my parents, I discover that neither computer, nor laptop work. Long story short, I've got ...
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How can a regular user be notified of a required reboot?

I am administrating multiple machines on which I am admin and the users have not admin-rights. The machines are configured to pull and install updates automatically. A new kernel will require a ...
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How to solve GNOME power manager installation problem?

I installed my updates today and now I can't login due to a fault. After booting, the login screen and the message about installation fault for GNOME power manager appears. After logging in, the ...
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Understand various update and upgrade commands

I want to know about different update and upgrade commands as follows: update upgrade dist-upgrade do-release-upgrade etc. For/As a new users of Ubuntu and using/welcoming command-line, which is ...
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Is it required to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung Chromebook and I have found that Ubuntu 14.04 does not work with unity on my Chromebook. So do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04 now or can I continue to use 12.04 ...