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just have background after install

I have just completed upgrade from 13.03 to 14.04. After logging in just have the background, no menus, no nothing, mouse travels across screen but keyboard does not appear to to work Anyone have any ...
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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Every time I open the software center I get “failed to execute child process”

Every time I try to use the software center I get the following error Failed to execute child process any suggestions?
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Error in update and upgrade

Following are some of the errors that I am getting while using the command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch ...
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can't open software-center and software & updates

This is the error i'm getting Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 130, in <module> app = SoftwareCenterAppGtk3(options, args) File ...
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Updating ubuntu 13.10 Problem on Dell E6410

When ever I try to update, I get this message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131017)/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom ...
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how to Check the IP address of the Ethernet interface on the target device?

I am new in embeddedlinux ,, also I want guidelines about how to run my first application on target ?
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gedit:3457 Error: Not using units is deprecated. Assuming 'px'

I have an error with my first application which I don't understand : (gedit:3457): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:1971:11: Not using units is deprecated. Assuming 'px'. ...
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Software Updater Not Automatically Launching Any More

I run Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and (if this is relevant) use the Cinnamon desktop. When I first installed Ubuntu about a year and a half ago, the software updater would pop up automatically whenever ...
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“Dummy output” and no sound when update to the latest HDA drivers

My system keeps asking for an HDA drivers update, but everytime I update those drivers to the latest version, sound disappers and only "Dummy output" is available as a choice in the Audio settings ...
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My grub is gone after update to ubuntu 13. I get a grub prompt on boot how do I get back?

I have found different posts here that deal with similar issues, but I am unable to get any of these to work. Here is what happened to me: I had an ubuntu-12 installation, on which I ran update and ...
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Apt-get update always stuck at getting Release.gpg

While I run apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04, I got the following output (partially): Get:1985 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [28.9 kB] ... My sources.list file is not modified and I ...
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duplicate file exists,while on updation shows on ubuntu 12.04 LTS

updation error continuously shows , after sudo apt-get update, after hit 56, stooped and error shows like 'duplicate file exists and 'sudo apt-get update' to correct these problem ! but after doing ...
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how to run runSheduledTask.php file in cli

when i am running runSheduledTasks.php from terminal, an error occured like "couldn't open input file:runSheduledTasks.php" please give suggestion to remove this error.
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What purpose does this ppa file in sources.d serve and why did they create errors on apt-get update?

Earlier, I was getting the following error when execuing apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deb/dists/http/ppa/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found I found the ...
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dual boot reinstall problems

My Ubuntu installation crashed during updating and will now not boot fully. I have tried reinstalling as from a previous answer on here suggested but the option to wipe my original Ubuntu installation ...
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Software Updater Ignores request to update

I have updated to ubuntu 12.10. Daily I receive notice from the software updater that files are available for updating. When I click on the "Install Now" button, the clock icon briefly shows, then ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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is adobe flash player plugin installer marked as “important security update”?

Why is adobe flash player plugin installer marked as "important security update"? Is security really compromised if one does not install that?
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Server after update/upgrade

Relatively new to Linux but have been running an Ubuntu webserver problemfree for about a year now. However, After running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade it complained about being unable ...
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Unable to do security updates on Ubuntu 12.04

It's that the update would have me installing things from an unsecured source. When I go to the update manager and only select the security updates instead of the recommended updates as well I still ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn t boot after automatic upgrades were installed

I have been using ubuntu for a month and until now there were no problems. After I ran the automatic updates last night,today ubuntu can no longer boot, even with Ctrl+Alt+F1. I can't boot to run ...
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Can I have apt-get take my authorization credentials?

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine that I use at work. I had previously been using this without any issues but there was an update put in that now requires all outbound connections to authenticate with ...
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Update to 13.10 failed via update manager

Update to 13.10 failed via update manager, the failure information as below: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release i386 ...
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Broken packages 'libxfixes3' and 'libxi6' after update from 13.04 to 13.10

After doing a system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 I am facing a problem with packages 'libxfixes3' and 'libxi6'. The system upgraded, but all my custom-installed software is gone. And also when ...
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Webmin packages update

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.10 + Webmin 1.660. Since I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, Webmin don't detect any package update anymore. In console when I run "apt-get upgrade", I have some packages ...
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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Where i can find information about updates

Some minutes ago I gained "restar to updates take effect"(don't remember exectly the words). But I didn't see update program window. I by my self runing this program. Result: last information about ...
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I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I have a Problem with Updating

Fetched 1 B in 34s (0 B/s) W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ubuntu.qualitynet.net_ubuntu_dists_precise-backports_universe_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index files ...
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Can No Longer Boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS After Failed 13.04 update

yesterday I was trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit version dual-booted with Win 8.1 64bit) to 13.04, and something happened that has now caused me to not be able to boot into Ubuntu at all. Only ...
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No space left during update

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ubuntu 13.10, a write protected flash installation (Not even password change seems to be possible.) My free space is 12.7 GB. "Last update 2000-01-01" seems to ...
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Is this the current repositories for Precise?

I've googled this for hours and can't seem to locate an official repository that responds... ## main & restricted repositories deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted ...
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Error while am try to update it

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ...
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after the update to 13.10 in the finder I only see social media results

I updated to Ubunto 13.10. If i now click the ubunto logo the default is that he only searches in social media... ;-( I cannot find my programms any more! Can somebody help me Rob
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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 ...