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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 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 ...
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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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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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How to update Ubuntu terminal?

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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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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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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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 do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess he left ...
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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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how to permanently disable ubuntu updates & hide install updates button pic included

how to permanently disable ubuntu updates pop up & hide or remove Install Updates button pic included see below:
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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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Getting 404 errors when updating [closed]

When I run the update manager, it tells me to check my internet connnection. From the command line, I get the following when I run sudo apt-get update. Err http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal ...
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When trying to install Wine on 12.10, 'Sudo' command will not let me type in a password

As the title explains, I have been attempting to install Wine on my laptop which is running 12.10. When I access the command terminal and entered sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I was ...
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Fail to download repository information [duplicate]

Why lately I've been getting this error when I try to update my computer? Ubuntu 12.04 Kernel 3.5.2 Processor i386 W:Failed to fetch ...
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When trying to upgrade Kerberos development libraries, why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error?

When I'm upgrading, get this error and can't install anything else You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: krb5-multidev : ...
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“Size mismatch” error while downloading packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error? I've been having this annoying problem lately since I did a fresh install of 12.04. It started when ...
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Update manager always says it is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update information is outdated Though it installs updates, it always says the update information is some days old and the number of days is increasing daily. I think it ...
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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 ...
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Updated stuff with Updatemanager problem [duplicate]

I thought I needed to update stuff because of my computer randomly logging me out, So I saw that there was 1,418 updates so I installed them then after that I restarted the computer and I logged in ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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GPG Error, can't update 12.04 [duplicate]

I have seen the following question, however it doesn't solve my problem: Update Manager Error - Authentication Error I can't update my Ubuntu 12.04! I get the following error after running sudo ...
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apt-get keeps saying to check Internet, while I have a good connection

I need to check if I have updates for Ubuntu. I think it is 12.04 As you can see this is what it says: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. Details: W:Failed ...
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Wireless Internet Extremely slow on a TP-Link TL-WN821N

After I updated from 11.04 to 11.10 the internet barely works. Loading a webpage can take minutes and thats even if it works in the first place. I have now idea if this is a bug and if it is how am I ...
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How can I tell, from the command line, whether the machine requires a reboot?

When you install certain updates (e.g. a new kernel) in Ubuntu Desktop, you get an indication that a reboot is required (in Lucid, the logout icon turns red). How can I check, from the command line, ...
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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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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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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 automatically install updates before shutdown?

Windows 7 automatically installs updates before shutdown. Can I get the same effect on Xubuntu? I want to install Xubuntu on a friend's machine and make sure that security updates are installed, but ...
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Multiple versions of the same app on Ubuntu Software Centre?

I already published my proprietary app on Ubuntu Software Centre (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com), and now I want to update it with the new version. This time I wanted to upload multiple builds ...
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Why does update-mime-database complain about uri/rtspt and other unusual types?

When running update-mime-database - usually automatically launched by apt-get - why do I reliably get complaints like: Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles' ...
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How do I update Ubuntu manually?

I wanted to update Ubuntu manually, because I used CDMA USB modem and connected using wvdial, but it won't able to update Ubuntu via Update Manager, because my Ubuntu won't showing "Connected" message ...
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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What is the “proposed” repository?

What exactly does this repository contain and why should a user either stay away from it, or add the repository?
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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 after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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Is there any easy way to get the direct download link of all updates in ubuntu?

When a long list of new updates are available, I prefer to use a download manager in another computer to download .deb files of updates. Is there any easy way to get the direct download link of .deb ...
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What is the problem while updating: “W: Failed to fetch … No Hash entry in Release file …”

This is the output of the command # apt-get update. I cannot update any packages with update manager either. What is the problem? Ign http://mirrors.dotsrc.org precise-getdeb InRelease ...
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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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Grub Doesn't Load after Update

After I updated ubuntu (I believe it was most likely a kernel update) and restarted I selected ubuntu from the windows boot loader (I am using wubi). At this point I would usually land on the grub ...
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Is it possible to install a specific package from proposed repos?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. I intend to do so for the future because of its long time support and stability. However, I would like to contribute to testing proposed updates for Precise. I ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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Why is natty-proposed suggesting an upgrade to a beta version of Firefox?

Well I loaded up update manager today and it wants to replace Firefox 4.0.1 with 5.0beta5. To double check I fired out apt-cache policy firefox and there it is: ...
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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 make in CLI check for updates to be happening every 4 weeks and install them automatically without going to Software sources?

I have a set of custom commands I run on my computers after I install them. How do I make Ubuntu check for updates every 4 weeks and install them automatically on check? I would need this done via ...