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12.04 Command Line Failure to fetch

Basically I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a basic desktop that I had laying around. And for the life on me I cannot get it to connect to the internet. No matter what I do, It always gives me ...
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Difficulties updating Launchpad / Software Updater errors

I reference a text file thru out this question. It can be found here. Fairly new user, forgive me if this has already been answered. I've done some searching first, but nothing quite matches up. The ...
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Reading package lists in update apt-get Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

I have VPS and I try to install some packages but I can't, when I try to update my package list, I get an error. I'm using sudo apt-get update At the end of all process display: Reading package ...
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How to resolve dpkg error code 1?

I'm having issues with installing these two updates: linux-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae Getting the following errors every time I try to upgrade: Setting up ...
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Update error while trying to install Spotify

I'm trying to install the Spotify client on Ubuntu, and I'm fairly new to Linux, so I can't figure out how to resolve this error message that I keep getting: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install several development libraries

I can't install several packages. Here's what happened. I installed Ubuntu 12.04, added ppa:ricotz/testing and then upgraded to 12.10. My system works fine, but apt-get build-dep gnome-terminal for ...
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failed to update - internet connection error

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i m trying to update but i get an error Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. My internet connection is fine. when i see ...
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Error during updating ubuntu 12.10

I installed ubuntu 12.10 using windows installer(wubi). When I tried to update it using "sudo apt-get update", it didn't work and showed something like this Something wicked happened resolving ...
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computer freezes when logging in after updates

I am running ubuntu 12.04 and yesterday i installed a few updates. i cant recall which. Afterwards i shut down the pc. Today when booting up, i can see strange artifact behaviour in the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu Stuck at the Startup Screen; how to get it working?

After since I cancelled the updates in the last stage (making changes to database<setting AppArmour>) and hard-rebooting my laptop with ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) is stuck at the startup screen :- ...
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I am trying to run the update manager

The package system is broken check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. I dont think I am running third party repositories...but ...
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Even after i have uninstalled Rhythmbox and Transmission, Software center keeps showing updates for them?

As mentioned, i removed a lot of the stuff that i didnt need from the default install, and mostly there hasnt been any problem. However, Software center keeps showing updates for rhythmbox and ...
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Wifi not working after installing updates on 12.04 LTS

Yesterday, I've installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS (using Windows installer WUBI) on my Samsung NP300E4Z-A06IN laptop. At first everything was fine. But it showed that there were some updates ...
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Why do pages not load in any browser after updating Ubuntu 12.04?

First thought its a network problem but it isn't everything is fine. My system is is fully updated, flash and java all up to date. Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 every thing was fine, ...
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Updates in 12.04 mess up nvidia drivers

I am using the proprietary nVidia CUDA developer's drivers on my Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 3 shell, from here: ...
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Errors when installing updates

I am getting the following errors when installing updates. They started to appear after I upgraded my system to 12.04. Errors were encountered while processing: samba-common samba-common-bin samba ...
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How to login to internet using web based login while installing 12.04

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop. But I have an internet connection that requires web based login, where an ISP page in internet browser opens and I have to login to internet using the ...
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Ubutu 14.04LTS updates

Recently I've experienced a wifi connection crash, after a routine update. After some unsuccessful trials as recommended by users, I had to reinstall Ubuntu. Now I have again automatic ...
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selectively disable automatic download of updates of i386 packages information in repositories

How is it possible to selectively disable automatic download of updates (after sudo apt-get update) of only i386 packages information in repositories in Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit?
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Can't install new Program after update Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I lost my network manager after an update but brought it back with sudo service network-manager restart But now, I can't install new programs. running sudo apt-get install program_name ...
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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What's the best way to try newer versions?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in two computers. One is the desktop version, my alternate (and almost) everyday computer, and a second server (headless) version.Eventually the server will be a ...
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Get latest version of package when not available for current distro

Basically, I have this: lucho@lucho-HP:~$ apt-cache policy dynare-matlab dynare-matlab: Installed: 4.4.1-1build1 Candidate: 4.4.1-1build1 Version table: 4.4.3-1~trusty1 0 100 ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com during upgrade update or install

During apt-get installor apt-get upgrade or apt-get update ,I get no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com. All other repositories work. no.archive.ubuntu.com has ip 193.35.52.51. Server down ? ...
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Unable to boot Xubuntu after update

Hi all and happy new year. Today, I update my Xubuntu installation and after reboot I can't boot anymore. Screen says: Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\grubx64.efi - Not found Failed to load image ...
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Changed Python version, “apt-add-repository” not working ERROR

hi after installed python 3.5 in ubuntu, i had 2.7.6 and i wanted to be updated cause i will be working and learning python, so i installed the latest python version 3.5 and switched version to it, i ...
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i cannot upgrade my ubuntu 12.04 to any latest version

I am not able upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to any latest version, whenever i tried at the end moment it shows some error due to low graphics all files are being downloaded during the process but every ...
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Best way to manually update package

I am using Texstudio, version 2.9.4. While this is the latest available from the ppa (here), there is a new stable version available. Since apt-get won't see this update, I need to install it ...
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Any plans to update Ubuntu 140.04 Kernel beyond 3.16.0-34-generic

As per the title. I'm having issues with my wireless network, and from what I've read, these have been addressed in more recent releases.
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Security Updates - The package system is broken

tried to update recently, and have this result from Update Manager: The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are >a common source ...
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Ubuntu Touch Screen OS

Can Ubuntu work on tactile touch screens? What is the minimum specification required to achieve this? Which version of Ubuntu is required? Will it work on a Zenis POS Series POS-3000 Version 1.1 ...
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After update 15.04 to 15.40 VLC app did not work

I've tried to upgrate VLC, with sudo commands it was not possible. Now I get some errors when trying to upgrade the system like: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install or uninstall software. Unmet dependencies. apt-get -f install does not work

I seem to have plenty of space on boot. I have whole disk encryption. First: $ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Fan is on constantly after recent update

Prior to a recent update Fancontrol started at boot, and everything was fine. Now after the fan doesn't stop. To solve it, every time I turn on the PC I have to set up pwmconfig again. Then I have to ...
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Upgrading from 14.04.2 to 14.04.3 LTS

This is strange, when i try to upgrade to 14.04.3 LTS from 14.04.2, it doesn't seem to upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade or dist-upgrade or do-release-upgrade. How else could/should I do it? I've ...
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Boot is slow and grub menu is ugly? Just dealt with a broken install.

So I was running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Think-pad Yoga 14. It was fantastic until one morning it broke. Boot got stuck on something like "Starting CUPS driver" Don't quite remember. Either way after ...
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15.04 to 15.10 update failure “Error during update”

If anyone has a clue... The updater log follows: A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed to ...
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Chances of package being updated in stable release

Found an issue in one of Ubuntu packages, which is already fixed in official git repository. I reported this bug on Launchpad. Now I wonder, how long will it take for this fix to end up on my system ...
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Virtualbox * No suitable module for running kernel found [fail]

Previously I had ubuntu 15.04. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS as I was told the 14.04 was stable. Now when I try to install Virtual Box this error is shown: vatsa@code-8-21:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How do you repair an unfinished update

An update froze midway, and now I cannot login to my desktop. I have no experience with this scenario and am new to Ubuntu in general. I used Ctrl-alt-f1 to get into a terminal at the login screen, I ...
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Where can I find a mapping between Ubuntu release and exact Ubuntu kernel version(not just mainline) with which it was released?

I need to download the source codes of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS and its updates from the repository http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git/ubuntu/ubuntu-precise.git/ For that, I really need to know the exact kernel ...
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Problem with “sudo apt-get update”

Okay, so I've read about a dozen "sudo apt-get update" questions and tried the solutions that were suggested there. None of them worked. I just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my laptop, dual booting it ...
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Update installed software

How can I update software already installed on my system? I regularly get system updates, but Software I additionally installed (e.g. LibreOffice, Mendeley, etc.) would not get updated. The newest ...
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Choice of repositories and link with Software Updater warning message “Not all updates can be installed”?

I am on Xubuntu 14.04. I don't understand the cause of the following warning message I get. When I check only the Universe repository, Software Updater tells me that my system is up to date. When I ...
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I'm Having many problems after last update, can anybody help me?

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 and since last update I got the exactly same software update screen a few times now. Pcmanfm is unchecked and I cannot check it. Also I cannot open synaptics package manager ...
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Why is 15.04 not updating?

My 15.04 us not updating due to following errors: Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.19.0-30-generic linux-signed-image-3.19.0-30-generic linux-signed-image-generic ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 apt-get error messages

Always when I run sudo apt-get-update I get the error messages below. how can I fix that ? W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chris-lea/node.js/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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Automatizing apt-mirrors selection

I have ubuntu 15.04 on my PC and I have issues everytime I make an update or I install packets mirrors are so slow and it's almost impossible to download with an average speed of 20 KB/s. I've tried ...
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0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded

when i update and upgrade , i show these lines The following packages have been kept back: mysql-utilities 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. but when i use ...