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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity not starting after 11/04 update

After this Thursday updates when I login to my account Unity wont start anymore. I have a pic of the how the system starts: http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2822/screenshotfrom201304131.png And ...
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failed to install gnome3 ubuntu 12.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-session sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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update followed by “broken pipe”, read-only disks, and error

Yesterday night I did an apt-get update and installed some updates (unfortunately I didn't really pay attention to what I've installed). This morning when I switch the laptop on, it couldn't boot and ...
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desktop doesn't load properly when logging in

I have had ubuntu installed on my desktop computer for a few months now,and after an update a error message showed up on both lightdm. When I logged in saying 'could not apply the stored configuration ...
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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Updating issues

I was updating ubuntu on my computer, but I didn't have time to wait for it so I restarted my computer, now when I boot it, it says it doesn't have a mounting device. What can I do?
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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 ...