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Does Ubuntu uninstall unnecessary updates?

Ubuntu checks and installs updates automatically which takes up a lot of space in the system. Is there a something similar we can do to uninstall deprecated or unused services or libraries so that ...
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How to update software using terminal [duplicate]

I use youtube-dl command for downloading the videos from youtube. But now it is not working. So i thought it need to be update. I used "youtube-dl -U" to update, but they show the following message ...
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Sudo apt-get update problem 12.04

Please Guys help me to fix this issues with update my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop: Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en [3,341 kB] Fetched 24.5 MB in 7min 9s (57.1 kB/s) ...
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Unable to run 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' due to authentication issues (Plesk repository)

I've just attempted to run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade on my Ubuntu box, but am getting the following error... WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! librdbmspp php5-ioncube-loader ...
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Getting an error when trying to update [duplicate]

I suspect my bad internet connection quitting during an update may have something to do with it, but I'm not sure. The error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with ...
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Issue updating the server, or connecting to the internet although SSH remote access is working

I am able to SSH into my box running Ubuntu 14.04 but I am not able to update nor can I ping any out side sites such as ping cnn.com Any ideas what could be wrong here
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS updating [duplicate]

OK, so I haven't upgraded to 14.04 yet. The update service has said nothing about a new LTS and I'm confused ... Updates keep coming. Some things are working just a little different. I'm trying to ...
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apt-get abort after I type Y to continue

After I use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check for updates via terminal, there's a little problem but weird. After I answer to Y, it must be running to downloading updates ...
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Software Update Center not starting / Reading package list… Error! [duplicate]

My Software Update Center does not open anymore. What happened before is the following: I tried to install Eclipse via Ubuntu Software Update Center. I found it and confirmed the installation by ...
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11.04 update to latest version [duplicate]

I have tried unsuccessfully to upgrade to the most recent version of ubuntu. While the download goes fine, I am unable to launch the installation, I get an error message saying that the archive ...
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No desktop icons after update to 14.04

Updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. All seemed to go smoothly. After re-boot, the desktop displays the wallpaper and my user name appears with a password prompt. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS appears in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: VMWare fusion 6.0.3 Share is getting removed after newest update and reboot

I have a mac book pro, and run VMWare fusion 6 on it to run ubuntu at the same time as OSx. When I first attemped to do this, I couldn't get the share to work after initial sudo apt-get update for ...
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Xubuntu + Steam != CounterStrike:Source

I recently bought this computer from a used equipment auction. I installed Xubuntu [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32 bit)] and decided to try if I can play CounterStrike:Source using Steam here. After ...
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E:Problem with MergeList [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed (... until this problem occurred this morning...) However, when I tried to to update using the Update-Manager I got the following error message: ...
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Ignore non-tuxonice kernel upgrades

I have the TuxOnIce kernel installed in Kubuntu 14.04. When there is a kernel update in the main Ubuntu, it first appears as a "vanilla" kernel, and usually a few days later a -tuxonice update ...
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I delete duplicate packages but Canonical keeps reinstalling them, Ubuntu 14.04

files at /var/lib/apt/lists W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Python 3.4.2

Is it possible update default Python 3.4 to 3.4.2? How?
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Problems accessing my Ubuntu system

I have a problem accessing to my Ubuntu 13.04 system. Recently I updated from 12 to 13 and after some hard work I am able to input my password and user name, but I can't get any further, because the ...
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Updated kernel - still on old version

So I'm trying to update my kernel. uname -r shows 3.4.0, and I've noticed we're up to 3.14 these days, with 3.13 seeming to be the current norm. I've ran the software updater, and it's downloaded and ...
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apt-get update error 'E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (dist parse) E: the list of sources could not be read' [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 14.04 and in terminal when i run: sudo apt-get update my terminal gives me an error of: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (dist parse) E: The ...
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after Ubuntu 14.04 update Geforce doesn't work anymore

After I have updated yesterday Ubuntu 14.04 in a routine update my NVIDIA Gforce doesn't work anymore. I get the login screen but then it doesn't continue. Mouse pointer is showing, the background ...
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Why can't I update to 11.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 64 bit, and I can browse the internet fine. I am typing this using the machine. When I attempt to use the Ubuntu Update Manager to update to 11.04, I get this error ...
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laptop suspend broken after latest kernel update

I ran a software update (Ubuntu 14.04) on my laptop over the weekend, which included an update from kernel 3.13.0-24 to 3.13.0-27, among other things. Today i had to take my laptop to work, so closed ...
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PPA removal problems

In an effort to use my printer, I installed a PPA but in the end, this PPA was not necessary. Now, this PPA causes an error when updates are loaded. The update error message is the following: ...
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apt-get update error - binary-i386, binary-amd64 [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update It shows me the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/directhex/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Which hidden files and directories do I need?

In a previous question, I explained my situation/plan: backing up home directory on external drive, reformatting laptop drive, installing 14.04, putting home directory back. (It hasn't happened yet ...
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Updating a package using a .deb?

I´m using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise/amd64), I have installed virtualbox-4.3, I was forced to install it with a downloaded package (.deb) because I could not download it normally, I used "Free Download ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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Why can not I update? [duplicate]

I run lsb_release -a Output: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I run: nano /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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after 2nd update of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS no wlan0 again

I have a Dell laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel 3.5.0-49-generic) with qualcomm atheros qca9565 The first time, I did update and all the connections with the internet were lost. Step by step, I ...
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I can't download Java or WINE due to similiar error

I've been trying to download Java Oracle 8 and WINE and I keep getting the same problem. W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected ...
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Any news on an SD reader for 12.04?

My Ubuntu 12.04 will not load an SD card. That is to say, if I insert a simple SD card from my camera it does not show up and I cannot get to my pictures. I can find lots of questions on the board ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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After update on 12.04, right speaker is not working on Asus?

My speakers were working fine until recent update on Ubuntu 12.04. My right speaker stopped working after update now only left speaker works. Does anyone know how to fix this? p.s speakers work on ...
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updated chrome, now pipelight not working

On my Pc that I only use to stream Amazon instant video. I have pipelight that up to now has been running fine I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, with Chrome as my browser and the user-agent switcher set up for ...
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Chrome OS and Ubuntu

I started using Ubuntu a few weeks ago, so I decided to install it also on my Chromebook. It feels so nice, but I get this error when I try to update Ubuntu: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 [duplicate]

I know this is asked often but nothing seems to work for me. Every time I try to update I get the following: sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Get:2 ...
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How to update a machine from packages downloaded on a different but similarly configured machine?

I have two laptops with similar configuration. I have updated one and would like to use the cached packages of this to update the other one. I cannot find a way. I did Ctrl+A then Enter but machine ...
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I am not able to install anything as I get always the message 'The list of sources could not be read' (it seems to be a problem on line 3)

I dont really understand much about ububntu and I am not able to repair, neither update ubuntu.. and not even load a windows USB to change OS. I have tried to do several things and for instance when ...
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How can I update my system? [duplicate]

Currently, when I run the Update Manager in 12.04.1 LTS , I get since some weels: How can I update from this state? Update $ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://at.archive.ubuntu.com precise ...
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update manager gives unmet dependency error

Can anyone please help me to solve the issue? While updating update manager gives the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: **libqt4-declarative:** Depends: ...
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Failed to update in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and ran the command: sudo apt-get update it gives the following error: Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Hash mismatch error while updating and trouble installing some packages

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my college provides us software repositories which we can access from inside the campus. I tried installing java and only after that I started getting the hash mismatch ...
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Can I save this machine?

Hey All I'm low on computer skills and need some help on how and which os to replace my windows XP it's an older e machine AMD Athlon 64 processor 2.2GHz 1600MHzFSB
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Ubuntu willl not boot after update

I tried turning on my laptop, but I keep receiving this screen. I'm not sure how to fix this. If I boot into recovery mode in a lower version it works, but not well. It becomes very glitchy, and I ...
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Error when updating my new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

I have just bought a dell inspiron 3537 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS pre-installed. However, update manager cannot successfully finish the initial update. Here's part of the log at ...
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update manager access [duplicate]

E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gwendal-lebihan-dev-cinnamon-stable-precise.list E: The list of sources could not be read. I havent been able to use ...
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Which is the more tested repository: backports or proposed?

I've read in at least three places that the "backports" repository is more tested (and hence stable) than the "proposed" repository. However, the official Ubuntu webpages state: "Unsupported ...
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Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. 12.04

I have an internet connection. I tried to change the download server, but it didn't work. I have the following error message. W:Failed to fetch ...
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cant update or install anything tor geoipd not installed

when i go to the Ubuntu Software Center i get and try to update i get the error installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ...