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How to update converseen?

I have been informed by the program that it needs an update but have no idea how to do this. I have only installed Ubuntu this morning and have managed just about everything else but I am stumped ...
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Cannot update youtube-dl

I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 problems in apt-get update

I recently install Ubuntu 13.10, but I had several difficulties on installing several programs from 'Ubuntu Software Center'. I tried to update the repositories but I get the follow result (the * are ...
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hangs on load after grub but no errors

I have been running 12.0.4 for a while on machine which also boots into win 7. I had a message in update manager to upgrade to 12.0.10 so I pressed the upgrade button and left it to it. Hour later ...
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Updates kill Keyboard and mouse

I had applied all the updates available for on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 230 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other ...
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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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Problems with cryptsetup during update

I'm still new to all of this. I think I was installing a bunch of updates, and after what seemed like an hour or so, I finally got this message in the Terminal window: cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to ...
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Blank screen after update this week on two different computers

I have two older style laptops - a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 and a Fujitsu Amilo Li 1818. They are both set up using a dual boot to either run Windows 7 Professional or the latest version of Ubuntu. ...
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Getting an error message for updates

I am getting an error message E:Type' -2014-07-10' is not known on line 1 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list d/playonlinux.list. Any suggestions on how to fix this? It won't let me report this ...
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Updating Firefox via pop-up prompt?

Firefox is prompting me for an update. I am used to a Windows environment, so is this the same thing? If I accept, it will simply update and I don't need to worry about a thing? I worry if Firefox ...
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Most of Ubuntu GUI is missing after installing updates [duplicate]

I recently installed 14.04 on a 20GB partition. Everything was working fine. I was watching YouTube and had got my wireless adapter working as well as my graphics card, so I figured I would update ...
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nVidia driver reset after each kernel update

I am using the official nVidia driver because my card (GeForce 750 Ti) isn't yet supported by the Ubuntu one. Every time the kernel updates, my system breaks. I've formatted my system two-three times ...
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Why do I get an error message every time I'm prompted to restart system during update/package install?

Every time I update my system or install new software, I'm prompted to reboot, but I also get an error message that says 'Changes could not be applied.' However, after reboot, everything seems to be ...
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Updating packagelist

The installation guide at kivy.org (this one) says that I have to update my packagelist using my package manager. How to do this?
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Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
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Update failed what to do? [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-lts-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.0-52-generic_3.5.0-52.78~precise1_amd64.deb Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' Failed to fetch ...
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Update failed, what to do? [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-lts-quantal/linux-image-3.5.0-52-generic_3.5.0-52.78~precise1_amd64.deb Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' Failed to fetch ...
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I need to authenticate when installing or removing software

I'm having trouble to install updates, because it pop-up a window requiring to authenticate. and the problem is, I don't know it. Thanks!
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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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Couldn't install make [duplicate]

I try to install make on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server apt-get install make But I observe error: Temporary failure resolving 'de.archive.ubuntu.com Failed to fetch ...
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Error when trying to install / update Adobe Flash [duplicate]

When trying to install/update Adobe Flash on Ubuntu, I get the following error. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Software center is not working anymore [duplicate]

Software center on Ubuntu 14.04 Isn't working anymore. I did not install anything but now it doesn't start. Clicking on the software center icon, it just starts loading for 3 seconds and then the ...
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Software update error: Package operation failed

Whenever I'm prompted to install software updates, I get the error: The installation or removal of a software package failed. When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this ...
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Dependency problems with initramfs-tools please help I'm new at this and lost

I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04 no GUI, I'm been using just a terminal for the entire time I've had this server installed. I did install webmin. Webmin wanted me to do some updates and while in the ...
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Skype 4.3 in repositories

Why is not the recent Skype version 4.3 for Linux available in the partner repository? When will it come there? As far as I know, software installation via repositories is preferred over installation ...
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14.04 LTS, 32-bit, Software Updater error “Failed to download repository information: Check your internet connection” [duplicate]

There isn't much to say about this one: when I run Software Updater, I get the above error message. That can't be good. Interestingly, when I click on "Settings..." and then close the settings ...
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Update Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I'm running sudo apt-get update I am getting following errors/exceptions. Give me some solutions.. W: Failed to fetch http://mirror.kavalinux.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/multiverse/source/Sources ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' related to failed installation of apt-fast

I recently subscribed to Linux Format, and in the Aug. 2014 issue ('Fix Ubuntu') they recommended apt-fast to install software faster: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get ...
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Can't update and can't open the manager

I have Ubuntu 10.04(Gnome) and since the last update, I no longer can update or open the manager and many other programs. On the console when I try to update it says ...
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How can I update the firmware on a DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB adapter?

I am using DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB ADAPTER.Its hardware version is A6 and Firmware version is 6.0.0WW.I have purchased the modem one month back.Using this i am not able to receive call or make call. ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at ...
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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [closed]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign ...
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12.04 freeze after update

12.04 running on Dell Inspiron 3847, Intel® Pentium(R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz × 2, graphics = Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3, 128 bits). This has occasionally crashed with no discernible pattern, and ...
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Public key is messing? [duplicate]

I get this error when I update the system: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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14.04 red circle with white line [duplicate]

Please can someone help. Following an update to 14.04. i got the red circle I ran sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get update and got E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Update information is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I can't remove the red triangle in the right upper corner of my desktop. When I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems

My ubuntu 12.4 box has been off for 10 days. Upon returning to it I have found that there's no sound and steam games (for linux) won't start. There is a dependancy problem. I'm guessing is causing ...
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Why can't I update my system via shell script?

I have a very simple script, let's call it update.sh: #!/bin/bash echo "Updating system..." sudo apt-get udpate sudo apt-get udgrade Running this script, throws the following error: me@host $ ...
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Just upgraded to the latest kernel version and the desktop stops responding

I have just completed my system update(it downloaded about 300 MB), after a restart the desktop stopped responding, there is no wallpaper on the desktop, right click does not work(it is happening only ...
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software update aplication not work

after a failed update system, I restarted my computer and all be ok but I can't launch the software update aplication, it's working, but I can't see the status of updates or any information.
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: ...
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FFmpeg file format library update blocked

I have an Update for FFmpeg file format library and that update is blocked. I have done several searches to find out why it is blocked but come up with nothing on it. It is there listed as a Blocked ...
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Downloads & updates fail, error message says ESP missing

ESP seems to be lost. Where can I get it, where and how can I install it? I sure hope someone here can offer suggestions for a fix. To start, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 6605 ...
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Unity and Ubuntu-desktop disappeared and I am unable to reinstall it!

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. After running a normal upgrade, Unity disappeared (after login, I have the desktop, without the launch abd status bar, no dash, etc.). If I try to reinstall ubuntu-desktop, ...
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Will upgrading Windows 7 to 8 affect Ubuntu 10.04 (dual-boot)? [closed]

I have two operating systems windows 7(32bit) and ubuntu 10.04(32bit) (dual boot) in my PC. I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8. But I don't know if this process may affect my Ubuntu 10.04. I ...
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Ubuntu Software Updates not happening properly?

my software updater in ubuntu 14.04 was working perfectly. One day, I killed power to the system, when an update was in progress. From then on, when I boot my system, it displays that software updates ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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I can`t update ubuntu

this is what happens when I try to update, update manager (Requires installation of untrusted packages) how can I fix this please