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How do I rollback Recent Updates? 50+ crash reports upon login

Am running 13.10 w/Cinnamon, but still have Unity installed. Everything was working fine until I responded to an update manager update notification. I tried rebooting into a prior kernel version, but ...
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Google Chorme update is always 48MB [closed]

Google chrome ships update almost every week, the size is mostly 48MB. Questions Is it the full updated chorme every week? Cannt Google ship patches to updated like it does for Windows?
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2 linux partitions, how to force one's grub menu to win?

I have 2 Ubuntu partitions Ubuntu 14.04 that is my desktop system Kubuntu 14.04 that is my development enviroment Each time Ubuntu 14.04 updates the kernel, writes his own grub menu, and each time ...
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Trouble with updates [duplicate]

When I attempt to do any updates, I receive the following error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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New user. Can't install updates because I don't know the pass word [duplicate]

New user trying to update software but don't know the authentication pass word
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I don't know the authentication password

I am new to Ubuntu, and I just installed it. When I update, an authentication password is asked, but I don't know what password it is that I should enter.
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upgrade is not complete xubuntu 13.10

i had xubuntu 13.10 then i was upgrading to 14.04 xubuntu in the middle of installing , the upgrading got stuck , so i had to close it then it says the update is finished but with erors so not all ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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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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How to check an OS update is complete?

Yesterday I was trying update my OS from 12.04 to 14.04. This was done in my VirtualBox. I left the terminal open and continuing downloading during the night. This morning when I came to my office, ...
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error occur when sudo apt-get update

Below error was occur after upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.01: (gedit:15234): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jez/.config/ibus/bus is not root! jez@JEZZONEFLY:~$ sudo apt-get update 忽略 ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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Fresh install of 12.04, boot problem after updates

This desktop has a hardware raid, for which the BIOS settings is "legacy." Fresh install. Then, when I enter the following command: sudo apt-get update update happens. The computer runs fine. ...
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How to restrict Ubuntu to only show LTS updates

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week. Now I dont want to update daily for all the newly available updates, I want to restrict updates to only LTS updates. So I have seleted "For long-terms ...
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can't update 14.04 from 13.10 from software updater

I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 in software updater. It shows 'The software on this computer is up to date' . When I click on 'Upgrade' , it ask for administrator password, then the window ...
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Cannot update to GNOME 3.12

Ok, I tried to avoid asking this question here, as it's noobish and and always closed/downvoted, but I cannot figure it out myself. I'm on 14.04 and trying to update GNOME from 3.10 to 3.12. Most ...
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Can't update to 14.04 because Software Updater can't set new software channels

I tried updating to Ubuntu 14.04 today, but Software Updater seems to be having some issues. First of all, I get the following message while the updater is preparing the update: Third party sources ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shows Packages 404 not found while updating and Hash sum mismatch [duplicate]

I'm getting the following error while updating: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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i cant update 13.10 to 14.04

i try to update my os today 13.10 to 14.04 and i have this error Third party sources disabled Some listings have disabled third file souces.list. You can activate after the upgrade tool with ...
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sudo apt-get update gives me the same list everytime

I upgraded by the command: sudo apt-get upgrade After the update finished, the result is the same; the next time I run the command, the same result appears, something like: Ign ...
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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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Forgot ubuntu passwords and would like to start fresh [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on a Windows Vista laptop last year, didn't use it much and now am trying to update to newer version and run other updates that it lists, but it asks for my password and I have no ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Do apps instaled via dpkg get updated?

I downloaded application which I did not add repository for (chrome or maxthon) and installed it via Software Center / dpkg (without adding the repo). Do those apps get updated automatically?
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Touchpad after upgrading to 14.04

So after I put the 14.04 on my laptop yesterday, my touchpad is now not able to scroll horizontally anymore. Before it was working out of the box for me but now I can only scroll vertically. I am ...
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Cannot upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 [closed]

The upgrade tool start. When finished "Setting new software channels" give me an error: "Could not calculate the upgrade". Any ideas? Thx
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black screen after update: applications can't access your Google account

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04. After the reset, appeared the ubuntu logo, but then the screen went black. A pop up appeared in the right top corner: applications can't access your Google account. ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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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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My ubuntu 12 .04 will not update

Hi I'm having problems updating my Ubuntu 12.04, when I type sudo apt-get update I get this howie@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for howie: Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable ...
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How can I perform a dist-upgrade with held back packages [closed]

I'm currently running 13.04 with cinnamon on my thinkpad E520. I've installed an earlier version of xserver-xorg-video-intel because newer versions just don't work and to stop it being ...
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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Getting frustrated trying to update R-base

I've read through similar questions/guides: A similar question on AU - Installing latest version of R-base The guide from CRAN on updating in ubuntu - ...
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grub not updated as required, what should I do?

I'm running a daily build of the Ubuntu Trusy Tahr 14.04 (64 bit). I recently updated, when it mentioned that one of the updates regards the grub file, which was edited manually. I know why it was ...
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Trusty 14.04 Software Updater “failed to download repository” info [duplicate]

It's been a week or two since I've seen an update from Ubuntu and I find it odd that so close to the official release date there's nothing. . . So after some googleage, I went through and tried sudo ...
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Failing to fetch some packages in update

I want to get ruby on rails on ubuntu 12.04 but I'm coming across errors that say I need to to update. I've copied the result of the end of update and not included the earlier part. I can add that ...
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How to turn off Software updater? (Xubuntu)

Is it possible to turn "Software updater" off? It pops up on startup every single time offering new (unwanted) updates. I have tried to set "don't check for updates" and all this kind of stuff in ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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Malformed line in my sources list, how to resolve?

Before i start, i've tried the solution from this thread How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? but unfortunately, the steps performed in that thread are already covered for me. The ...
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How to save downloaded updates only to be used on a computer without internet

I searched askubuntu and got many solution, many of which are very complicated and eats huge bandwidth like say building an off-line deb archive. Is there any manual way to save the installed updated ...
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Heartbleed: dist-upgrade didn't fix it

Sorry for my bad English. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-60-virtual x86_64). In an attempt to fix Heartbleed, I first ran apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade. It went all OK, ...
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Updates won't install [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, but now updates will not install. This is the error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-generic-lts-saucy: Depends: ...
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Can't connect to WiFi and adjust brightness after crash

Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to Ubuntu; Lenovo G505s; Ubuntu 13.10 I was doing an update via the Software Updater when suddenly my laptop just hangs. I had to force shutdown (holding the power button). ...
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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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Am I affected? Heartbleed bug [duplicate]

I've just learned about the Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL leaking private keys), and based on the website, heartbleed.com, it says that OpenSSL 1.0.1 through version f is affected. However it leaves off ...
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Are reboots required after updates?

I noticed from other posts that /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs tells what package is requiring a reboot, but this file does not exist anymore. I have been running Ubuntu 13.10 (and updated to beta ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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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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What is a partial upgrade and when is it necessary?

Sometimes when I am running a development version of Ubuntu, the Software Updater will tell me that a partial upgrade is needed when I check for updates. What is a partial upgrade, and why are they ...