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How do I address chromium slowdown following update

I've just run updates which brought Chromium up to "Version 30.0.1599.114 Ubuntu 13.04 (30.0.1599.114-0ubuntu0.13.04.2)" Chromium is now much slower, taking 5-10 seconds in "Resolving host..." ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10 and having problems

I was unaware there was an up date was planning on asking about my up dating problems but I'm kind of lazy that. Way anyway I have red triangle with an Exclamation mark in side of it and if I click on ...
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13.10 installation interrupted

I used the GUI to update from 13.04, and left it overnight. I came back to a frozen screen with a prompt to replace a repository. I hard-restarted, and now when I start up, I get a prompt, "System ...
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cannot install cinnimon 2.xx

Fetched 841 kB in 28s (29.3 kB/s) W: GPG error: http://packages.mate-desktop.org raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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update manager - insufficient storage space (false alarm)

I'm trying to run Update Manager but it keeps reporting that there's not enough space. Here's the screenshot: I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade from the terminal but still ...
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Ubuntu 13.04. Just did software update… Not logging in

I just did a software update through Software Updater and re-booted the machine. Now I can't log in as myself... I can only log in as a guest. When I try to log in as myself, I get a terminal-like ...
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Repository/Updating/Upgrading Issue

The other day I was asked to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, at the time I was busy and hit no. I can not upgrade/update at this point, I get (error -11) or a 404 in terminal. In the software updater I ...
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Trouble Updating to Version 13.10 (from Version 13.04)

By trying to update to Version 13.10 (German) from Version 13.04 i'd received the following Problem-Message: W:Fehlschlag beim Holen von "http: ...
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Newest version of a library

newbie here: how does it work, if Ubuntu currently features a certain version of a library but there is already a newer version of it at developer's site, do I have to wait for the next major release ...
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Unable to update ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have been unable to update my distro for a while now. When I attempt to do so, I get the following message bit: Failed to download repository information and then the following details, which is ...
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problem with source canonical dist

I m ubuntu 12.04 upgraded to 13.0 My problem is when I want to update I have a message: W: Impossible de récupérer http://archive.canonical.com/raring/dists/precise/partner/binary-i386/Packages ...
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Why can not I install the newest software like windows?

I know there are many dependences. Why not keep dependences and software in a pack like in windows ? I mean let software afford its newer dependence with itself. Thanks
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Automatic security update fails by unmet dependency

Ubuntu 12.04 - Update manager failed to install security update of some headers. I have tried: sudo apt-get -f install which tries to get dependencies, but initially fails with: dpkg: error ...
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VI Editor messed up.. Even the old vi is not working now

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I am using a Windows XP machine (32 bit) OS and in that I installed VMPlayer and got iso image of Ubuntu 12.04 (downloaded from online). I started the Ubuntu and everything ...
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Package Dependencies are Broken?

I'm not able to install VLC Media Player, or even update my computer. I get This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there ...
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First update lost wireless

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I use a DLink wireless adapter to connect to the internet and after my first update and a reboot I lost wireless connect completely and I've looked around and tried ...
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Do updates run in the background on Ubuntu 13.04?

When I was using an older version of Ubuntu, I used to see new updates installing all the time. On 13.04 I'm not sure if I was ever prompted for an update at all. However, there are settings like ...
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I get a notification with an error message, the message is: 'Error: BrokenCount>0. How can I fix it?

It is also telling me that my installed packages have unmet dependencies. I do not know what does it mean. I'm a new user for this OS. I have a Acer C7 Chromebook. 3 days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Update-manager not showing items

My update-manager isn't showing any items to update. it does show the total amount of data to be downloaded. and number of programs to be updated. and when hitting the update button it does update. ...
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More Nvidia problems following upgrade

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Toshiba Satellite L745. I've been doing this happily for two years now but sporadically have Nvidia-related problems following Ubuntu updates. 24 hours ago I accepted ...
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Switcheroo gone after last update

since the last kernel update for Ubuntu 13.04, the folder /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch is gone on my Laptop, an Acer Aspire 3820TG. Checking the output of grep -i /boot/config-* tells me ...
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Update Manager/Software Centre not working (12.04 LTS)

I restarted my computer and a little red circle with a horizontal white line appeared. I clicked on it and it asked me to show updates, so I did that. Next, it says this: An unresolvable problem ...
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OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04

Guys how do I install OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04 ? I added the repo, but when installing it comes : Fetched 1,132 kB in 47s (23.8 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu Broken after Interrupted Software Update

I was working while the Ubuntu Software Update prompt popped up, yet again. I was very annoyed by its constant appearance, so I decided to authorize the update. It started, and after a few minutes, ...
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The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity

The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity. The first time it happened it took quite a long time for me to find out how ...
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Updateing package by sudo command in 13.04

I used the sudo command in terminal to update the software after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 and it gave me this error: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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sudo apt-get update leads to crash of terminal application

I try to run sudo apt-get update and the terminal freezes and a message pops up: Ubuntu experienced an internal error... I am trying to work with OpenFOAM and all the times is asking me to update ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager fails to install upates (Version 12.04 LTS)

I am known about Ubuntu for quite a while but only a couple of months ago I started using it more often as my secondary OS. Anyway, my problem is that the update manager keeps failing to install the ...
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Remote clean up

I heard of " PCmatic.com " that will improve your computer online, and others like this. Is such a thing possible and does Ubuntu have anything to do such a operation to a computer like mine via the ...
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Update error Xubuntu 13.04

When I try to install or remove items I'm unable to do so due to 3 programs that aren't fully installed. Ive tried removing them and reinstalling but no luck when I tried to configure I got this:- ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not working

Ok, so I Ubuntu dual boot with my previous win 7 and the latest Ubuntu 13.04. At first in the installation time, the install got frozen. So I restarted my PC and then installed it again, and it ...
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stuck with dpkg

I am using ubuntu 13.04.I was installing a program and it had to download a file from the internet.It was a huge one.I waited for 30 minutes but nothing turned up.so I thought to let go and I closed ...
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apt-get update problem when updating a reprepro repository

i have made a repository using reprepro on my Ubuntu 13.04, i uploaded this repo to sourceforge.net , i can download packages from it and i can update it, put after adding the repository to my ...
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Cannot update .ICEauthority, do not have permission to remove/change, cannot resolve host!

I've seen this question asked many times before, and tried every single solution I found, yet none of them solved this problem. All my programming/computing knowledge comes from copying the solutions ...
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Updating problem[Broken package]

I am not able to update software by package manager and also by terminal it show the following message: Error:Bokencount>0 Well i tried package manager so it says me to fix broken package first ...
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Nvidia Drivers in Asus m50VC GeForce9300M Ubuntu

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in my Asus M50VC and I have some problems with nvidia crashes and compiz errors. It presents lots of drivers by nvidia with 313 update, 310 update and the latest update was ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.5.0-28-generic

I have Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS installed on a server. After I run apt-get update & apt-get upgrade & apt-get dist-upgrade My kernel version has been changed to ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04

I was updating my OS from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. I had to shutdown my laptop in between the update through internet. On restarting my laptop does not boot properly, all the applications and hardware ...
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Update from 12.10 to 13.04 does not work?

When trying to update through sudo apt-get update I am getting these errors: I am kinda new to Ubuntu so any help would be appreciated :) W: Failed to fetch ...
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partition wiped after distribution update

My problem: a partition and its files disappeared unbeknownst to me, most likely after updating from 12.10 to 13.04 (though not sure). Before Ubuntu 12.10 I was running Windows 7, with a hard drive ...
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Connecting to wrong IP

sudo apt-get update When I try this command on terminal it says: 0% [Connecting to 107.108.85.10 (107.108.85.10)] [Connecting to 107.108.85.10 (1 Which I'm not sure is which IP... It's definitely ...
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Updating problems Ubuntu 12.10

Whenever I try to update my computer by opening the Update Manager I get this problem and it just closes. Can someone help me? W:GPG error: http:/packages.medibuntu.org quantal InRelease: The ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Shutdown hang at purple ubuntu loading screen

Just updated from 12.10. Ubuntu cannot shutdown properly, it hangs at the purple ubuntu loading screen with dots animation still moving. It hanged about half an hour. I hold the power button to shut ...
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How do I get the brightness buttons on a Dell Inspiron N4010 working?

After 13.04 update the brightness control and even brightness in setting have stopped working. The brightness is on full and doesn't decrease. So far sound and wifi is working. Any settings or ...
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System-V-like utilities won't install

The following pacages won't update in my ubuntu 12.04,I just upgraded it to 12.10 and all the updates installed,but these won't: System-v-like utilities The elementary widget set library runtime ...
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Error with installation of programs

I'm using 10.04 and getting an error trying to install new software: The previous installation hasn't been completed. The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot after security updates

Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on a Dell studio 1558 laptop (i7 with 4 G of RAM). Everything worked fine... Last week I installed security updates and for some reason it just won't boot after the updates formated ...
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Ubuntu installation and updates

This is my firs OS change. Can I Install Ubuntu on a completely Formatted Hard drive? And do I need to install additional drivers from Microsoft or is every thing I need is on the Ubuntu DVD I have ...
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How do I install ubuntu over earlier ubuntu?

My upgrade manager is broken on 10.04. I have been stuck on 10.04. My upgrade manager won't fetch something that it needs to and fails to upgrade. I have put the install iso on a thumb drive and ...
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Stuck at Purple Screen for some Kernels, but not for all

After updating the Kernel the usual boot gets stuck with a purple screen. If I choose to start from the Kernel 3.5.0-17 everything still works fine, but it is not possible to start from newer kernel ...