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Letting system updates know that I already have a newer kernel

I am running Elementary OS (basically Ubuntu 12.04). I had to upgrade my kernel to 3.13. I did this using dpkg. However, system updates still shows kernel 3.2 as available. Is this because apt does ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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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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Integrity Check after an update fail in Xubuntu

I have done an update (61mb ~ total) in Xubuntu 12.04 this morning but the progress bar was blocked at the start so i decided to cancel the update's installation. During the second update check the ...
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when i input “sudo apt-get update” ,i get an w&&E. I've tried many methods but failed to solve it .Thanks for help me [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirrors.oschina.net_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index files failed to download. They have ...
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errors while using 'sudo apt-get update'

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get ...
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Cannot upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 using GUI nor command line

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.04 to the latest Ubuntu 13.10, but it seems it doesn´t want to do it so. This is what I´ve tried (after a backup): 1. Using the GUI first: Clicked on "Software ...
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12.04 update doesn't work [duplicate]

I installed my updates/grade today for 12.4 and have been unable to make a successful reboot since. I have had to log on going back to previous upgrade points. Do I now have to wait for another ...
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why i am getting this error while updating the system? [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E585066A30C18A2B why i am getting this ...
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Can't update because of “untrusted” packages? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to apply a boatload of updates and upgrades via Ubuntu's built-in update system... But it tells me the updates/upgrades can't be completed because it requires the installation of ...
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12.04 LTS - Recent update: Fails to boot with version 3.8.0-37 generic [closed]

I'm not sure what happened but last night when the new updates were released and Software center prompt me I installed and rebooted as normal. Everything on my system worked fine until the updates ...
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How Do I Run update-perl-sax-parsers to get XML::LibXML::Document properly installed?

I've just tried to install the Perl module XML::LibXML::Document using the cpan shell and at the end of the process it says: Please use 'update-perl-sax-parsers(8) to register this parser.' See ...
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Hide toolbar in Evince, Ubuntu 13.10

I find that the View menu has disappeared in the newest version of Evince. Is there still a way to hide the toolbar? I would like to do this in order to share a presentation using a Google ...
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I cannot do anything after logging in on Ubuntu 13.10

I'm usimg Toshiba Satellite L750, and I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with Windows 7. Yesterday I installed NVIDIA graphic card driver (for GeForce GT525M), and today I got a notification ...
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Software updates without password request?

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and every time the automatic updater finds updates, I click Install and it never asks me for the password. I mean it asked me for the password at first update, and a few times ...
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Black Screen after installing Ubuntu Base updates 13.10

I've looked through a lot of the other "black screen on reboot" problems and none of them have seemed to work for me. I've done too many fresh installs of Ubuntu 13.10 onto my HP mini 1000 to try and ...
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Netbeans doesn't load modules for regular users

I wanted to install the updates on Netbeans7.4 but I couldn't as a regular user so I opened netbeans with sudo and it worked. After that, I can't open netbeans as a regular user, just with sudo. That ...
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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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How to get rid of the NO_PUBKEY 977C43A8BA684223 and "Sometiing wicked happend resolving 'us.old-release.ubntu.com [duplicate]

Every time I tried to update my ubuntu 12.04 I am getting this: Failed to download repository information W:GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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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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I am getting an error that says “a problem occered when checking for updates” [duplicate]

It has a red circle with a white line that goes through it, what do i do its very annoying and need it to be gone. I can't open ubuntu software center wich is a problem!
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apt-get update command gives an error! [duplicate]

I am new at Ubuntu in the terminal i can not run sudo apt-get update, the following error is. E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/source.list.d/virtual box. List (list parse) E: The list of ...
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Errors with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I run a sudo apt-get update command I get these errors at last row: Reading package lists... Error! E: Problem syncing the file - sync (5: Input/output error) E: The package lists or status file ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - how can i install package?

How to fix this problem? Everytime i am trying to install/update packages it fails root@nson:~# sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Failed to get complete update in my Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

This has happened quite recently. I'm new with Ubuntu, and I'm not using dual boot so my PC only running on Ubuntu. I don't really notice what caused this. First I can't get complete update, it says ...
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How to prevent a kiosk running Ubuntu 13.10 showing the update dialog popup window?

In my KIOSK i have Ubuntu 13.10. How to remove/suspend/blacklist/hide/disable completely from the Ubuntu 13.10 this following popup via command line? (even with GUI when i click settings and insert ...
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Cannot update because of webfilter set in the router

We use iBoss web-filter. When ever I try to install a program or update the system it fails. I believe the problem is our web-filter I have tried to list it in the allow websites (sites that are ...
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Computer continously boots after Kernel Version 3.13.5 installed on Ubuntu 13.10

there is some strange thing that happened after I installed Kernel 3.13.5 on Ubuntu 13.10. After restart I selected new installed Kernel in GRUB. After that Ubuntu starts up like usually and I can ...
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During 13.04 to 13.10 Desktop update the computer went offline, how can I restart the update process? [duplicate]

I would like to restart the update/upgrade for 13.10. The process was aborted by a power off situation after it had started. The updater process was working well until that point. Now the updater ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 tells me it won't update itself anymore, wants me to upgrade to 13.10

My girlfriend was using my Ubuntu 13.04, when the software update window opened, with an alert box reading something like: Ubuntu 13.04 updates are not provided anymore, for your security you should ...
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unable to synchronize mmap error on update

ubuntu updation took more time then normal and after updation finished when try to view updates gave the below mentioned error E:Unable to synchronize mmap - msync (5: Input/output error), E:The ...
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Update Information Outdated (conflicting message?)

I get this alert and it says that: The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or py a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by clicking on ...
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Any way to permanently skip the updates in Ubuntu 13.04? [closed]

In the software updater, I've came across several packages like Firefox and LibreOffice.I don't use either of them. So every time, I had to check it out during update. Is there any way to permanently ...
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not enough space to update on 12.04

When I try to update, I get this message... The upgrade needs a total of 399 M free space on disk '/'. Please free at least an additional 29.8 M of disk space on '/'. Empty your trash and remove ...
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After installing update, two-finger scroll no longer working

I am on a Samsung series 5 and it was working gorgeously until yesterday when I let the update manager do its thing. Though it is checked, two-finger scroll is just not working at all! Is this a ...
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After installing 13.10 getting error with sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

My Ubuntu version is 13.10. Which command should I use? These Happens when I write following command... jinal@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for jinal: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can I update/upgrade my Ubuntu version? [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to upgrade/update it to 13.10 without losing my files. I have the Ubuntu One cloud but I have limited space. Is there any way to get a different ...
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New to the Linux. How to update firefox and install flash player add-on? [duplicate]

I am new to the Linux System. I was able to download the update to Firefox (I think), but do not know for sure how to update it. I think my system is missing something, but being new to this operating ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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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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cache failed ubuntu 13.10

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I tried to update via terminal sudo apt-get update Everything seemed to be running normally and is still running I just cant get anything from the software center ...
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Install autoconf 2.69 on Ubuntu 12.04

The default version of autoconf in 12.04 is version 2.8. How can I upgrade to autoconf 2.9?
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Lubuntu 12.04, need updates while roaming [duplicate]

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 while I am roaming on old Dell Inspiron Pentium 4 with 1GB ram and integrated Ati graphics because I read that this distro handles 720p and more videos. Well, it looks like I ...
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Internet issues with Ubuntu in oracle virtual box

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in as a VM in Oracle virtual box. I am able to browse from firefox but trying to connect from command prompt to update is failing. I also tried to change software ...
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Remove/downgrade kernels of a point release

Currently building a 12.04.4 (3.11.x) LTS LAMP Server and have a 12.04.3 (3.8.x) one in production. How can I remove the 3.11 kernels and headers with the lts-raring generic packages and install ...
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Install older kernel in a server and made it the default boot option in grub

I need to install an older kernel version (3.2.0-24-generic) on an existing Ubuntu 12.04.3 (3.8.0-34-generic) LAMP server and a new install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (3.11). After the installation I will need to ...
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unable to update ubuntu …while updating it shows as below [duplicate]

gnu@gnu-Lenovo-G560:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110427.1) natty Release.gpg Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 ...
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Why cant i update my repository updates in 12.04?

I Tried to install updates via the update manager, so then i used terminal an got dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: field name ...
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Hash sum mismatch when running updates

First of all, please DO NOT label as a duplicate, because out of all of the previous questions with this title, none of the listed fixes worked! I am having this problem with two fresh installs of ...