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Ubuntu 14.04 after upgrading problems with 3rd party software and Ubuntu features

I have upgraded my system from Ubuntu last version to the newest version 14.04 last week from system update window. After I rebooted my computer I notice that some of my software do not work probably ...
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How to update manual page in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was planning to view manual page for 'ip' command for usage on 'ip tuntap'. To my surprise, there was no 'tuntap' pattern in that manual page. However 'ip tuntap' is well-supported when I try to use ...
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xubuntu logs me out as soon I login, however I can login as guest

This happened after I rebooted after an update and I can't seem to figure out what is causing it. I've tried removing Xauthority with no success.
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Ubunto One 12.0.4 Update Manager [duplicate]

When I want to Update my Ubuntu package I get the following error when running the Update Manager Packadge. Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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serious problem-unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I was using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a little problem, it says E:Encountered a section with no Package: header,E:Problem with ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook non responsive after last nights updates

Good morning folks, every thing has been hunky dory on my Life book running 14.04 64bit version. After last nights updates after the Ubuntu splash screen the system locks up and I can't even get to ...
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Update package broken [duplicate]

Error BrokenCount > 0 Details refer to lib6 dependencies I had attempted to up grade from 12.04 to 14.04 but the upgrade package advised me not to because my graphics hardware might not be good ...
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How to create a bios update usb? (Toshiba NB10t series)

After a few days struggle with installing ubuntu and trying to make it boot, I have discovered that Toshiba has made an update for their buggy UEFI fifirmware ...
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What to do after ubuntu remounts my filesystem in read/write mode?

Warning: Total noob. So, I tried to upgrade my version of Ubuntu, as prompted, but I accidentally restarted too early and everything just went horribly. Ubuntu will load to my login screen fine, but ...
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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ubuntu application update or ubuntu upgrade?

i just typed in terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade python so i was waiting to get python but i think it's upgrading the whole OS why is this happening and i'm new so please explain ...
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update obstacle

Background: I have two laptops, initially both with Ubuntu LTS 12.04. When upgrading one, I accidentally turned off the machine. To recover from this, I created (with the help of a friend) a usb stick ...
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Software Update Problem. Unable to select the displayed update [duplicate]

What is with it? why am i unable to select and update it?
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unattended-upgrades error: “/etc/cron.daily/apt: DB Update failed, database locked”

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Since installing unattended-upgrades, the following error message is received daily: From root@xxxxx Thu Aug 28 06:36:06 2014 X-Original-To: root From: root@xxxxx (Cron Daemon) ...
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error while updating apps in ubuntu touch

I'm trying to update my ubuntu touch apps from both phone and phablet-shell. When I tried it from phone, here is the error shows. also tried by adding there ppa ppa:phablet-team/ppa ...
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Unable to start Kubuntu after updating from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question about Kubuntu. Please feel free to suggest me a better place to ask this question. I'm running dual boot windows 7 and kubuntu. Today after I ...
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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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After removing the latest kernel, how can I be notified of kernel updates again?

Yesterday, I updated all packages through the software updater. It installed kernel 3.13.0-35. When I rebooted, I would get a completely unresponsive blank screen, so I went back to the Grub menu ...
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Anthy Ubuntu 14.04 update

So I've updated to 14.04 and Anthy does work in that I can type Japanese. Thing is - everything I type goes into a little input box rather than straight into the field I'm typing in. In firefox ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 update on 29th August 2014 [closed]

I have an older style laptop, a Fujitsu Amilo Li 1818. It is set up for a dual boot to either run Windows 7 Professional or the latest version of Ubuntu. It has been running perfectly up until ...
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Nvidia-prime driver update

I'm using A laptop with Nvidia 710m Optimus running on Ubuntu 14.04 with nvidia-prime. A year ago, I had 12.04 with bumblebee and back then I had latest nvidia drives installed, now with nvidia-prime, ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Problem installing gcc compiler [closed]

I tried to install gcc compiler because I want to learn programming I have an old computer 1gb ram so I installed an older version of Ubuntu (10.04) and its working faster than before but when I try ...
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I updated to ubuntu 14.04 but now it does not show any files in home and also terminal [duplicate]

I updated to ubuntu version 14.04 first it was showing blank screen but after running some codes now it opens but does not show any files in home folder it does not even fetch terminal
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School Tool in Software center

Is school tool student managing software still in the software center for the 14.04 LTS update?
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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Malformed Line 59 [duplicate]

I've seen a bunch of post about malformed line but I can't understand how they are resolved or what needs to be changed and now I'm getting another error message: (gedit:2708): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 I 9100 Ubuntu development

several users of great phone S2 are asking when will ubuntu be stable to flash on our devices.So im asking is there someone that will soon fix all necessery issues to make ubuntu live on our phone.We ...
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What does it mean root directory of a usb stick?

I know that a root directory is the top directory , but a Chinese machine needed to be updated , the company told me to add the files of the update to usb under the path : /udisk/ . How to add the ...
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What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?

Today is the second time my laptop has not been functional all day after performing a system update. The problem has still not been fixed, but I don't want to focus on this particular problem, as some ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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terminal won't show in failsafex

so after recently reinstalling some drivers I came across the issue detailed in this post How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? I run 12.04 on my HP laptop with an ...
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Failed to fetch repositories; a particular case

This is the question with many answers but I am not sure how to apply them. I please for the particular solution: what to add or remove by changing to comment in the following files and what to check ...
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Stuck since I try to install dropbox [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my english, but I'm stuck and I don't know much of linux. When I try to install Dropbox in my ubuntu it get stuck and I try to close it, but know I have a serching ...
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apt-get update stalls

When I run sudo apt-get update the update fails to finish. This is the result in the console: Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [2,980 B] Hit http://download.virtualbox.org ...
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Made huge mistake when updating, nothing seems to work

I recently tried to update my old song laptop to 12.4 to make it more useable, but I accidentally closed the computer without thinking while it was installing packages. Now I've turned it back on and ...
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Getting Error with sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

As I go into terminal with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I type in `sudo apt-get update. I enter in the required password. The termianl with process the request toward checking if there are any updates! As it ...
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Why does 14.04 say there are no updates, when there are?

Why does Update Manager in 14.04 currently say it's up-to-date when apt-get upgrade shows there are updates to install?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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problem with libc.so.6 while executin apt-get

when I try to update in terminal, sudo apt-get update I am getting response as, apt-get: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.18' not found (required by ...
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Ubuntu unable to update and upgrade to 14.04: GPG Error [duplicate]

I have been looking around the net for solutions but I just cannot get rid of this error. sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease Ign ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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How can a regular user be notified of a required reboot?

I am administrating multiple machines on which I am admin and the users have not admin-rights. The machines are configured to pull and install updates automatically. A new kernel will require a ...
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Is it required to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung Chromebook and I have found that Ubuntu 14.04 does not work with unity on my Chromebook. So do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04 now or can I continue to use 12.04 ...
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What lines should be commented out in my sources.list file?

I have just updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 last weekend. I haven't downloaded any extra programs as of yet. I checked my sources.list file and it has the following lines in it: deb ...
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Kernel update plans for Ubuntu

Is there a site where we can see which kernels we will most likely be getting with upcoming Ubuntu releases? I'm personally thinking if I should install the 3.13.7.x kernel manually or waiting to get ...
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Cannot enter ubuntu graphical environment after update

I was using ubuntu 12.04 LTS version and everything was working fine. Yesterday I decided to update using the option in the update manager to ubuntu 14. Everything went smoothly in the installation ...
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My computer is broken after recent update attempt to 14.04

So it all started on a day much like today, because it is today but that's not the point, when I got a notification telling me I haven't upgraded to 14.04. Not due to lack of trying, however. It ...