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Why did my Canon or Epson printer stop working after a recent update on 12.04?

I have a Canon (or Epson) printer and use Ubuntu 12.04. It looks like my printer has partially stopped working after a recent update -- only half of the last page is printed out (sometimes this ...
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Safe to remove entries in 12.04 sources.list?

Recently, every time I have run sudo apt-get update with 12.04 Precise there have been two 404's (note: I don't have the rep to post more than 2 links, so I've removed the 'http://' from the URLs ...
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found ...
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How can I check if automatic updates are enabled?

I want to be sure if automatic updates are enabled on Ubuntu 12.04 server. How exactly can I check this? And how can I disable automatic updates if it's enabled?
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Installing Java 7 Update 25 on 12.04 LTS?

How can I install Java on Ubuntu 12.04? I have: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_21-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode)
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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Automatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?

I tried updating my packages from the terminal and this is what I got: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/...
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How do I check only security updates from the command-line?

Is there a way to quickly check for the availability of security updates from the command line? On my 12.04 system running apt-get update fetches 20MB of data about available packages every time I ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
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WiFi problem after Ubuntu 12.10 update

I just updated my Ubuntu 12.10 today and it went fine and I was told to restart system and after I restart my WiFi stopped working. Mine is Broadcom BCM4312 card . It was working fine just before the ...
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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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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 new users of Ubuntu and using the command-line, which of these is ...
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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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Why is a restart only required on some updates?

Why doesn't Ubuntu require restarts on more updates? I know that for kernel updates and things like video drivers, it can't load the changes without a restart. But I'm curious about more basic updates ...
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Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...
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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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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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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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Should I restart after updating my system?

Should I restart my PC every time it gets updated?
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Kernel patch that solves battery issues when for ubuntu ? [closed]

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAxNDM When will this come for ubuntu ? I am getting tired with my 11.10 dieing at little over 50 minutes of battery when at the most extreme ...
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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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How is the authenticity of Ubuntu updates verified?

I couldn't find much info on the security of Ubuntu (and Linux in general) update verification/security. The connection appears to be plain ftp. but the packages are signed using a private key and ...
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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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Newly installed Firefox 43 crashes when videos are played

Both my wife and I have 12.04LTS on our desktop PCs. Last Saturday a routine apt-get upgrade upgraded us from Firefox 42.0 to Firefox 43.0. The new version crashes consistently if you try to play and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't load - hangs at Busybox v1.18.5 / initramfs

I want to start by saying that I am very new with Linux (about 1 month using it). I have had no problems up until now. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Toshiba laptop with 250 GB hard drive and 3 GB ...
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How to update Ubuntu terminal? [closed]

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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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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Problems with apt-get update (-11 -System error) and GitHub

I am having some problems when running apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'br.archive.ubuntu.com:http' ...
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How to upgrade from 16.04 to 16.10 (next development version) from the command-line? [duplicate]

I am ready to upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu. I know that Ubuntu 16.10 has not yet been released, but I like to live on the edge. It also makes me feel good to get massive upgrades of over ...
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Update information is outdated

How can I fix my update problem. I am using Maverick 10.10 and update daily, however I get the warning triangle that tells me that the update information is outdated. After I perform an update it ...
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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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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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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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Why is lowlatency kernel not being updated in parallel with the generic kernel?

All, Any idea when we'll see updates to the lowlatency version of the Ubuntu 12.04 kernel? It is still stuck at 3.2.0.23 whereas the generic kernel is already several updates ahead of it at a version ...
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Where is the update to 14.04.1 in update-manager?

I am not looking for a workaround or a hack. I am just confused. 14.04.1 has been released now for a week, and one of my machines which is on 12.04, and another one which is on 14.04 both don't have ...
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I can't use update manager, access Ubuntu related sites or Launchpad

I turned on my computer today and when I tried to run updates through Update Manager, it would just sit there slowly loading a repository forever. Then I tried to access ubuntuforums.org and it ...
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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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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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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu [closed]

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a laptop and ubuntu 11.04. I would like the easiest way possible because I am new to linux. here is my display information: *-display description: VGA compatible controller ...
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How to check if installing a package will require a reboot?

I often install packages and updates for them, although sometimes it is not convenient to do a reboot if one of the packages needs it, so is there any way of telling BEFORE installing the package/...
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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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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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I need a copy of the default /etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

I upgraded to the RC some time ago and the sources.list is sort of screwed up, meaning I'm getting a lot of 404's when updating. Could someone please post an original sources.list for Maverick?
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GPG error : http://repos.rcn-ee.net

when I update using apt-get update on Beaglebone black, I got the following error, W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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Does updating applications affect .desktop files?

I was wandering if .desktop files are affected when an application is updated or just the /usr/bin/* files? I'm making an menu with customized categories and it's not gonna work is the categories in ....