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I can't update my ubuntu

My Ubuntu won't update at all. First, I click "update now" and it starts scanning for files that can be updated and then it says that it can only do a partial upgrade. I click continue and after about ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no login screen after update (vmware workstation 9)

First post here. I have Ubuntu 12.10 (32bit) installed on VMware Workstation version 9.0.0 build-812388 No problems during installation, no errors. I changed Desktop Environment to GNOME-Shell via ...
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What is the recommended stable way to update Ubuntu?

I asked this question for the simple fact that software center was trying to FORCED 9 software updates that came from a non too familiar source which I believe has been causing Ubuntu to be unstable. ...
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How do I log in to 12.04 when after a recent update it no longer recognises my password?

Since carrying out an update yesterday I am now unable to log in. On entering my password the screen goes black momentarily then returns to the log-in screen. If I intentionally enter an incorrect ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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How to revert ubuntu updates and installs to specific time?

Title may no be clear, i want to revert all updates and installations from my ubuntu to specific time. I have two netbeans on it with different version numbers. I want to revert all updates and ...
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Prevent/stop/disable automatic updates on ubuntu desktop?

I'm using Lucid, and I have this in (System/Administration/Update Manager): ... that is, apparently I have turned off automatic updates. However, occasionally, when I listen to music, I can hear ...
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After a new install of ubuntu 14

I have a HP dc5800 with VMWare Workstation. New Ubuntu installation worked perfect. I cancelled the language selection because I had no internet connection to the virtual machine. Ubuntu asked me to ...
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How to update rails version from 2.3.14 to 3.2.11?

I am using ruby 1.9.3 and I need to update Rails version or need to reinstall the latest version but in vain. I've tried to install rails (sudo gem install rails), showing: Building native ...
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How do I disable the “CD as package” source from the command line for ubuntu 12.04 LTS server?

I am trying to install or update software for Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/InRelease and other such lines. ...
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no desktop after 12.10 update to 3.5.0-22 generic

After 12.10 update (Jan 15/2013) my desktop has changed in ways I cannot explain. There is only the wallpaper, but the screen resolution is 600x400. No unity, no menu bar. I can bring up a terminal, ...
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Can't update system due to “Error in validating some packages.”

I have a little problem updating my ubuntu. I have not update it for a while and I tried today. The problem is that I tried 3 time, and there is the same problem. The problem says something like ...
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Only wallpaper, no icons or menus after update

While away from the UK in Zambia my wife ran the update through package manager and now we have no icons. We have the wallpaper but cannot do anything!
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Can't install or update Ubuntu after using parameter acpi_osi = Linux

I recently had an issue with my acer 4736z notebook because I was having a blank screen after booting the OS, then someone told me to use the parameter GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT = "quiet splash ...
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Error while doing update 12.10 Ubuntu

W:Failed to fetch http://deb.opera.com/opera/dists/lenny/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I have been seeing this error the last few days.. Any fixes? Ubuntu 12.10
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Unable to run completely sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update Ign http: packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu InRelease ...... Err http: packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu/quantal Sources 503 Service Unavailable ...
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I am having trouble updating in ubuntu 12.10 64-bit?

when I run sudo apt-get upgrade: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner amd64 Packages ...
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How can I fix white characters on menus and the Launcher not disappearing?

On 12.04 LTS, I was trying to install some packages for dependencies of the allegro game development library. One of the packages was libwxgtk2.8-0. After installing, a red cross appeared near my user ...
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Cannot upgrade from 12.04

A while ago I tried upgrading from 12.04 to 12.04.1, I believe it was, and in the middle of it I lost power and my computer died. I tried resetting it and it was stuck on the black screen with the ...
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How to reconnect after an interruption during an update?

My daughter apparently interrupted an update to Ubuntu 12.04 turning down the computer and I am now asked to enter a login and a password and I have no clue what to enter Can you help?
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Synaptics mousepad does not work properly after update

Ever since I updated my system on 11.09. my mousepad hasn't been working properly. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~precise1 has been replaced by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ...
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I've got a blue exclamation in the title bar and it won't go away

12.04 Every time I boot my machine, theres a blue exclamation point on the top right, to the left of the standard indicators. When I click it, it says "Information available". Clicking on that opens ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 not updating

I have a 11.04 running on my PC. It is not able to upgrade either through the GUI or terminal. It simply does not show the option of upgrading, it simply says no updates available.
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Input/output error when updating LibreOffice

I am having problems installing the libreoffice-help-en-us update. Details gives me this: dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed to read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Input/output error ...
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Is it possible to update Vuze 4.3 to 4.7?

I have been wondering how to update Vuze 4.3 I noticed it in the Ubuntu software that it only has 4.3 and been researching on how to get the latest installments.. if you could help on a step by step ...
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I have my usb fully set up. Now what?

After my computer restarted while upgrading through update manager (yes, I followed every troubleshoot I could find), I have decided to screw it and just start fresh. I downloaded the iso, and I've ...
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Can I upgrade Ubuntu from a Windows burnt disc?

I currently have Ubuntu 10 (Or 11) on my laptop but no Internet access so I can't use Update Manager. I want to burn a disc from (this) Windows computer to take home for the upgrade. Will this be ...
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Unable to install updates or anny programs after upgrade

After I upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.04 I cant install or update any programs, it keep on giving an error saying Failed to download repository information I have tried with apt-get in terminal and it ...
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I can't click on some things and other problems

I have some issues with my Ubuntu 12.04 . When I open Ubuntu Software Center, the program opens and than just disappears just when it is opened. My Ubuntu 12.04 won't install any updates because of ...
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Can't find upgrade to 12.04, Update manager doesn't seem to detect it

Update manager doesn't seem to want to find the upgrade. I have tried "update-manager -d" "do-release-upgrade" is cd going to be my only route?
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What about Ubuntu 12.04 core updates every 6 months?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is supported for 5 years, and will get some core updates for 2 years : I guess those updates include the kernel, graphic drivers and X11. But will these updates be optionnal, or not ...
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I have 12.04 but I cannot get updates

The text Do you want to start the upgrade? appears, but there is no place to press YES.
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installation failed

Yesterday, I installed the new version of Ubuntu (12.04) but in the middle of the installation, it gave me an error and didn't install the rest. When I restarted my computer, I booted into Ubuntu, ...
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12.04 update problem

Just got 12.04, now I don't have any icons for my folders and programs and I can't use my mouse. I'm able to navigate using the keyboard, but when I open terminal it freezes. I tried to open the ...
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After installing updates to a fresh install of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, my computer does not reboot.

I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my computer with a dual boot of Windows 7. After installation it asks me to reboot. I do that and, after it reboots, the update manager automatically pops ...
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Can I update my system with a Live CD?

I've installed Ubuntu from a Live CD in VMWare, After that I configured everything for my need and of course I installed some additional tools. Everything works fine, But regularly I receive a new ...
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Problem updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, lost Internet connection while installing flash plugin

I have a problem updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have lost Internet connection while installing flash plugin, but I have recovered the Internet connection but it has not continue the installation with 20 ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 then 12.04 then 60+ updates then boot only shows grub

I had 11.10 x64 installed on AMD 4core with NVidia card. I had problems changing screen resolution. I have just over-installed 12.04 x64. It went well. Screen resolution changes worked well. I ran ...
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The message “Software Index is Broken” appears when I install the flash plugin. What does this mean?

I am fairly a novice; I can't even get it to upgrade to the 12.04 version from 10.1. I get this message every time when trying to install the flash plugin: "Software Index is Broken" This is a major ...
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Update is not working for me ( i am on 11.10 )

it's been one week i am trying everything nothing is working. I tryed to upgrade ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.10. I tried the update manager but no sucess . I also tried update-manager -d Not working i ...
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10.04 LTS Update Manager suddenly starts failing

All of a sudden my update manager is failing on my 10.04 Ubuntu. It just sits forever with little process indicator spinning
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Nvdia driver causing problems after update

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday some packages have been updated, including the NVDIA driver to 280.13. After this update, my machine behaves very weird. My task bar is flickering and sometimes ...
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Pushing custom updates to Ubuntu remixes

I've created a custom distribution of Ubuntu (a "remix") that I'd like to start distributing, but want to continue improving via updates. Any suggestions on the best methods of pushing custom ...
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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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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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“Tick” does not show on “software source”

I'm having update issues with 11.04. Read one possible solution about selecting "software sources" in the repository. The thing is i can not select it, (tick it) just shows a line "-". Why is this? ...
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Update wants to uninstall some packages

I recently installed updates from the update manager. To my surprise I noticed that a bunch of installed applications were being removed. The update was mainly some bug fixes for Compiz. There was no ...
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How to downgrade all updated packages?

I use ubuntu 13.04 and that is not supported by Ubuntu so I change source.list to utopic and when run apt-get update , many packages to be updated , and I only run apt-get install cinnamon , this ...
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Update package broken

Error BrokenCount > 0 Details refer to lib6 dependencies I had attempted to up grade from 12.04 to 14.04 but the upgrade package advised me not to because my graphics hardware might not be good ...
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How to accept only essential security updates?

sometimes i am getting problem in software updates. So i would like to get only essential security updates and also need to make it as default. Please let me know is there any way to sort out that?