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How do I get Software Updater to update?

I run Software Updater regularly, but lately it isn't actually updating my system. I always get to the point where it says "The software on this computer is up to date", but I know that it's not ...
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Update Ubuntu 14.04 Problem

Everytime I try to update my ubuntu, it returns this: W: Failed to search http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center won;t open after download of update terminated

Attempted an update of Ubuntu 14.04 but download was terminated by a broken internet connection now software center won't open. Is it possible to clean out partial download and try update again? Is ...
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Steam won't work after MATE 14.04 updates.

Every time I download an update for 14.04, I am unable to start Steam. I get an error to the effect of "OpenGL is not using direct rendering". Up until now, my way around it is to ignore the ...
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wifi settings disapear after kernel update

Re: Problem Installing Netgear A6100 Wifi USB mini adapter ac600 Dual band Ubuntu 14. Quote Originally Posted by boucher-aaron View Post hi there, any idea how to get ubuntu to keep these settings ...
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Im having problems downloading from the SoftwareCenter, and also downloading new updates

Everytime i try and download an item from the USC i get this message: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 93% Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring ...
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After Update from 12.04 to 15.04 partition is not regognized correctly

I have a partition named data in /data the partition i installed ubuntu on is 10 GB an full is says xxx GB free space on /data but if i try to install a setup.exe with playonlinux (wine) in this ...
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Cache updating error

I am unable to download many software from Ubuntu Software Center. It shows an error saying- "Package dependencies cannot be resolved" As I am a new user so I searched the solution which said that ...
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Cannot remove mistyped repository

I accidentally mistyped a ppa when adding it. Instead of sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa I used sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xmbc/ppa (xmbc instead of xbmc) Now I get an error when I ...
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Updates for Ubuntu on phones

I've got some questions concerning updates for Ubuntu on phones. What is the release cycle of Ubuntu on phones? Is it the same as for the desktop version? Who is responsible for providing updated ...
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upgrading system and lts-trusty packages

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS and I regular perform a system update: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found a group of packages which names look like this "package-lts-trusty" , for ...
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Best practive for wordpress updates

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS and hosting wordpress on it. I installed it from the packages via apt-get. Now wordpress complains almost every day about available updates per mail and that an ...
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boot screen black , apci pcc probe failed

I became a user of ubuntu after having so many problems with vista, and everythign has been ok for a bit. but now there has been some irritations. First, I updated from The ubuntu version with ...
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Software Updater quits before updating software [duplicate]

I currently have 13.10 Saucy Salamander installed, and I'm following this guide in order to update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades I got as far as step 6, click the Check button for ...
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How to fix Update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file? [duplicate]

I am stuck trying to remove this error every time I run apt-get update. I get the following error message - W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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Update manager for 14.04 tries to load updates 15.04 [duplicate]

I run 14.04 and recently downloaded an iso file of 15.04 to install for a friend. Since then, update Manager tries to install updates for 15.04 and tells me to insert a CD. How can I correct this? ...
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How to prevent system updates from crashing my software? [closed]

This question is more related to coding practices. What do you guys do while programming, as a safety net, to avoid having system updates ruin the functionality (or the output) of your program? How ...
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade throws a Error 404 [duplicate]

Some days ago I install Ubuntu 15.04 (x64) and when the installation finished I tried to install cinnamon by doing: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it seems that didn't work, next I try by doing: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to boot after updates are installed

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my new Lenovo Thinkpad T450s. It worked for some 3 weeks, I could also install updates without problems. But 10 days ago, after installing updates, Ubuntu failed ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 error

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and Win7 getting along fine together... then a Windows update failed. Now I can't boot Windows. Linux is working fine. All data appears good in the Windows partition. I don't ...
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Dell M3800 14.04 to 14.10 messed up

I just restored to a fresh copy of 14.04. Setup the computer installed all my plug-ins and essentials updated everything and cleaned up then when I tried to update to 14.10 everything went fairly ...
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apt-get update never finishes downloading

When I run: apt-get update it will never finish. It'll stop at some random repo (a different one every time I run it) and just keep downloading forever, until the disk is full or until I abort ...
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“gzip: stdout: No space left on device” error message when updating [duplicate]

My previous to last update was showing the following warning: Generating grub configuration file ... Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer ...
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update ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

currently I have ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and now I want to update it to 15.04, I have windows 8 and kali linux along with my ubuntu. how should I update my ubuntu to 15.04 without losing my other ...
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update-manager & update-manager-core

# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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Can I disable other users authenticating while on my account?

So I have not realized this feature until recently after adding another admin to my computer and I realized when updating that either of the admins can authorize the update while logged into my ...
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Black screen after grub menu since 3.16.0-36 kernel update

After updating Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (64 bit) from kernel version 3.16.0-34 to 3.16.0-36, when I boot the system I can see the grub menu correctly, but if I choose the 3.16.0-36 kernel a black screen ...
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External HDMI Monitor not working with vmlinuz-3.13.0-51-generic

My colleagues and I (four of us) have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS since it was released. We are using HP ENVY 17 Laptops with the HDMI port running an external monitor. Since upgrading to 3.13.0-51 ...
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conection problem with security.ubuntu.com

I have been trying to update my ubuntu 14.04 for about two weeks, using "apt-get upgrade ", but I can not accomplish my job under "security.ubuntu.com" (91.189.91.0) due to connection problem.That's ...
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Internet errors trying to update ubuntu to v14 [duplicate]

Trying to update to v14 from v12. I get these errors. My internet connection is fine. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I have ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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How to update QtWebKit 5.1 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

my Web content engine library for Qt is very outdated and I would like to know how to update it. How can I update it?
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Problems in updating ubuntu [duplicate]

When i am running command sudo apt-get update, i am facing following problems : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/InRelease W: Some index files failed to download. ...
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After upgrade the system to 15.04 the LibreOffice does not wan't to start

After upgrade the system from 14.10 to 15.04 the LibreOffice ( calc / writer ) does not wan't to start. I get : LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The application cannot be started. User installation ...
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Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
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Compiz config settings manager won't start

I am not sure why my CCSM won't start when i run it. I want to change a desktop switching option and thus also enable a multiple desktops. Also weird is that my ubuntu tweak won't start. I suppose ...
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What's the best way to make a program update from a new PPA (when an old one is no longer maintained)?

Let's say I'd like my FreeFileSync to update from 6.9 (the last version available in the official PPA) to 6.15 (the last version available on the official site). There's a proper Vivid package ...
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Error on Update (Failed Fetch) [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata-java_2015c-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80] Failed to fetch ...
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Receive notification on new kernel release

I would like to receive a notification (preferably rss digest) on each stable kernel release in http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ Does anyone have an idea how to parse a new update into ...
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Update system from live session

I have a faulty system that refuses to show anything on the screen (the Kubuntu logo appears ok but no sddm for login). I was hopping to update the system (since it is a fresh install) with any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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texlive-pstricks-doc unable to install on Ubuntu 15.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 this past weekend, and everything installed perfectly, with the exception of texlive-pstricks-doc. It gave me an error when the upgrade finished. Since then, ...
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how do i register my password to authenticate for installing updates?

I can't install updates because I don't know the password. when it says authenticate. I'm not sure I ever registered a password. what should I do?
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Problem with Synaptic when “reloading” [duplicate]

I pressed the "Reload" button on Synaptic and got the following error: Could not download all repository indexes The repository may not be available or could not contact him by network ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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How to update ubuntu terminal?3 [duplicate]

When I run the command apt-get update.Error occurred root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I am unable to solve ...
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Software updates stuck downloading after 15.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 14.10 to the new version (I know, my second mistake, the first one was the upgrade to 14.10), 15.04. Let's say that since I did that, last Friday, I didn't notice ...
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How to only apt-get update to update sources that haven't been updated recently, like today?

If I add a new repository, I have to run apt-get update before I can install packages from that source, of course. But it takes a few minutes for that to complete. Is there an easy way to do ...