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How to install Tomcat 7.0.42 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?

The sysadmin gave me a virtual machine which I access through terminal. I have root access and it got Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The command apt-cache policy tomcat7 informs: tomcat7: Installed: (none) ...
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Is there a way to disable kernel updates?

I run a more recent kernel (2.6.34) than the ones supplied with the Update Manager. I am tired of updates asking me to reboot every week or so and screwing my grub.cfg (this probably deserves it's own ...
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Cannot solve GPG error

I ran sudo apt-get update and at the end I have these errors: Fetched 14,3 kB in 54s (264 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release: The following ...
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Cannot update youtube-dl

I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem ...
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How to lower wait time for repository updates

When doing a aptitude update / apt-get update or using the Update Manager to update sometimes I get to a repository link that takes too long. The percent does not end and it takes quite a while before ...
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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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nVidia driver reset after each kernel update

I am using the official nVidia driver because my card (GeForce 750 Ti) isn't yet supported by the Ubuntu one. Every time the kernel updates, my system breaks. I've formatted my system two-three times ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu has a problem with the Ubuntu Software Center and I can't solve it, but I'd like to try the new version of Ubuntu, 13.10. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, can I upgrade to 13.10 how can I do that? ...
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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Unable to update or reinstall flash player after update

Yesterday my computer ran an update and lost flashplayer. If I try reinstalling it does the same thing which is it can't reach the source or something. Sorry I'm not computer savvy at all, came to ...
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Should I allow kernel updates?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and the update manager appears daily with updates. I am ok with other updates but I want to know about Linux Kernel updates: Should I update to new versions, and why?
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Understanding various update and upgrade commands

I want to know about different update and upgrade commands as follows: update upgrade dist-upgrade do-release-upgrade etc. For/As a new users of Ubuntu and using/welcoming command-line, which is ...
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Should I restart after updating my system?

Should I restart my PC every time it gets updated?
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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Hibernate to a swap file

I have configured a new Ubuntu 10.10 installation in a Notebook to use a swap file, instead of using a swap partition. For default is not possible to get Ubuntu to hibernate using a swap file, so i ...
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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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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...
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Why is Update Manager getting stuck unless I hit 'q'?

When I try to install updates (via either Update Manager or apt-get upgrade) the usual apt upgrade process is stopped as it shows me some changelogs, for example: Nothing will happen until I hit ...
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Probability of trouble-free upgrade?

One of the problems with recommending Ubuntu to potential future users, especially those not particularly given to technical endeavours, is that there is a chance that upgrades will break their ...
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How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically?

today at startup my Tb (not precisely sure what version it was) asked if it should check compatibility of the lightning calendar addon. That is to say it displayed in a list windows the only item: ...
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System no longer boots, gave up waiting for root device, (initramfs), /dev/mapper/gnome-root does not exist

After installing an update, my system no longer boots. I have full disk encryption (the one the installer sets up for you) enabled so it usually asks for the key only seconds after booting past GRUB. ...
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What do the updates provide in the Nexus 7 Desktop Installer?

Is there any advantage in re-installing to Nexus 7, with an updated 'Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer' which has itself been updated recently? Presumably it has added support for 32GB model .. Does ...
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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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Update Garmin Nüvi 255 maps

Is there a way to update the GPS' (Garmin nüvi 255) maps with Ubuntu? I'm hoping for a free (as in doesn't cost anything... I already bought the darn thing) solution. I have installed the plugin, ...
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How do I save Updates/Installed Packages?

So I've been messing with thing that probably shouldn't be messed with trying to learn my way around Linux, and I seem to have messed something up. I'm getting a lot of error messages, reduced speed, ...
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Update Manager reports a “404 - Failed to fetch” for a deb file

Update Manager is reporting this error: Failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/software-center/software-center_5.2.2_all.deb 404 Not Found I checked and my Internet connection is ...
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Why do I get 404 errors when running 'apt-get update'?

I am not able to update. I also have tried update-manager. It gives the the error message: Failed to download repository information, check your Internet connection. praveen@praveen-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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Recent update killed unity 3d launcher

I am scratching my head on this one, a lot of things are still new to me. I updated 126 packages just now through the update manager, and upon reboot everything works fine except the unity launcher. ...
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Fully automatic updates in Kubuntu

It is really annoying to click the update icon and enter password every time to confirm updates. How can I setup fully automatic updates without any prompts? (Not only security updates) Some small ...
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Can't install updates

I'm pretty new to ubuntu, I started using it about a month ago, and ever since I installed it I haven't been able to install updates. When I go to System Settings>details>install updates, it shows me ...
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updating package catch failed error while using intel graphics installer

I tried everything but this error persist continuously in Intel graphics installer for Linux error occurred while updating the package cache. error : W:GPG error: https://download.01.org saucy ...
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How bad are duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

What is sources.list? Is it like 'registry?' How important is it it to keep it 'clean?' When I did sudo apt-get update the last lines to display were these: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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What's the best way to update the linux kernel if I have no internet connection?

I currently did a clean install of Ubuntu LTS 10.04 on my new laptop. After the installation, I attempted to do an update of the system only to find out that the 2 most important interfaces (eth0 and ...
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How to let Muon update manager run without entering a password?

How to prevent Muon from asking a password when installing updates? Adding user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL to sudoers does not help. sudo apt-get upgrade works without a password, but Muon is still ...
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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“E: The list of sources could not be read.” while trying to update

When I try to update, I get this: root@deepit-R405-A-CPD6A2:/var/lib/apt# sudo apt-get update E: Type '123443215' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources ...
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Why aren't old linux-images removed when installing new kernel updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? On my laptop I have limited space but install all new updates, including kernel updates. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem ...
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How to update Ubuntu terminal?

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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nvidia drivers fail completely after update to 3.5.019

I'm running a duel-screen set-up and need the proprietary drivers because the standard ones won't drive the second screen at full resolution. After updating to 3.5.019, downloading the latest linux ...
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Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “sudo apt-get update” do? Why do we have to run sudo apt-get update before I can run sudo apt-get install package? I found this very annoying when I am ...
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Update/Installs fails with unrecoverable dpkg fatal error because libc6-i386 is missing

I keep receiving this error every-time I try to do some updates. I tried sudo dpkg --configure, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install -f but they failed on me. installArchives() failed: ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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Error apt-get update on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

i get an error when i update my ubuntu 14.10 this is an error : Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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Can't update my system due to GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' [duplicate]

I can't update... I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem for a while now... The only way I found is to re-install Ubuntu... sudo apt-get update -o Debug::Acquire::http=true 0% [Connecting ...
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Failed to fetch PPA Error (Deluge) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? How do I fix this error? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources ...
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How to get an Ubuntu system that boots to the command line to start the GUI?

As the title above, I am totally new to Linux. What I have now is a virtual hardisk with ubuntu and it started up as CLI. What I want to do is enable the graphic mode and able to switch it flexibly. ...
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How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area?

In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it ...
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How to fix the boot loader with an installation disk at hand

I recently messed up my Master Boot Record and my system is not booting. I was dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. Both of them are not loading now. I don't care if I lose my windows, but I want my ...
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Why are apt-get updates in development releases slower?

When i update apt-get the universe repo takes ages to download, I usually max out at around 130kbps which can easily download ~4mb in under a minute yet it skips between going an bytes per second and ...
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Where/when is the update for Firefox to version 37..?

I checked with Synaptic Package Manager and the latest is 36.0.1+..... 37 was released in March.