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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 OS updates through the Software application not completed

The Software application sends a notification indicating that OS updates are available. When I click the install button it starts installing the updates but then gets stuck at about 10% of the process....
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Updates mess up Ubuntu 14.04?

I received an update notification, so I wennt ahead and clicked install. However, in next boot, my task bar and action bar are completely gone. All I can do is access task manager. I have not ...
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Does apt-get update keep Ubuntu version unchanged?

If I have an old version, say 12.04 LTS, installed on my little rooted tablet, and never want to upgrade the version (14.04 is big and XCB window response is sluggish), can I run apt-get update on the ...
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Why are there TWO “linux-image-XXX-generic” with different numbers on one computer OS?

I've been thrown off track by this many times in the past, but always assumed that I had remembered something wrongly. It turns out that I have both linux-image-3.13.0-88-generic and linux-image-4.2....
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how to start update process in ubuntu 16.04? [closed]

I cant find how to start updating process in "software and updates" in system setting, I only can find 2 Buttons close and revert
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apt-get generally fails, with software packages and with update

I am running a VM of Ubuntu server 14.04.4 using virtual box. I have configured the network to be in "bridged adapter" config. I have manually assigned IP of the same address as the network the host ...
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Why do we need to update applications on our computer even when they work fine? [closed]

If the update reminder says that we need to update an application, and we don't seem to have a problem with it, what is the problem if we skip the update?
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Audio problem after downgrading xenial-proposed

I hade xenial-proposed updates activated and I started to have some troubles with evince. I deactivated the -proposed updates and I just followed the instructions of How can I revert back from an ...
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Can't install Google Talk with Software Updater

I have 16.04 and about a week ago, my daily software update starting failing with the message that it cannot find the package and to check my Internet connection. My Internet connection is fine, and ...
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What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates?

I have some questions about Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates. What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates? After I install Ubuntu what should I do first: ...
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No program updates in 16.04? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu for years and I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04. Since upgrading to 16.04, I occasionally get a pop-up message saying that there are program updates available but when I run ...
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dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools

Error while updating the system. I try: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get purge Output: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ... update-...
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fwupd taking up to 200% CPU

I ran recently top and see that fwupd is taking more than 200% CPU whole the time. Can any one say what this firmware update is and what should i do to make him leave the CPU? I am on 16.04.
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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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Firefox fails to start after upgrading

I was running Ubuntu 15.04. Knowing that the newest version is 16, I tried to upgrade today. In the update setting in Software Center I've chosen "Any new Ubuntu version". Then I run "sudo apt-get ...
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How do I update Ubuntu when package system is broken?

I have been trying to update Gallium OS (which is based on Ubuntu), however, I keep on getting error messages. Any help would be appreciated. Please see a screenshot of the error message below:
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Can't install new software/packages

I was having an issue with updating packages and I was getting 404's to au.archive.ubuntu.com. I seem to have resolved now however I am now getting this; llibke@libke:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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Biber and biblatex ubuntu (Upgrade from xenial-proposed?)

Ubuntu 16.04 has the wrong version of biber shipped, biber 2.3 is too low to be compatible with biblatex: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-bibtex-extra biber Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Update message in Kubuntu 16.04

In the Kubuntu KDE update program "Entdecken" (discover?), when new updates are available, there is a general description of the program but i cannot find the update message, showing what the update ...
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False update notices [duplicate]

Why do I get false notices in top right corner that software updates are available then fades away? When I go to update it says computer is up to date
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In lock-screen it shows 16.04 but in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version?

I upgraded my Ubuntu using the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade everything gone right, but in lock-screen it shows 16.04 LTS and in `About this Computer' it is showing 15.10 version? Here the ...
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How do I upgrade the default torrent client (Transmission) in 16.04?

I have read the Changelog and I am very keen to upgrade Xenial's default torrent client Transmission. There have been many improvements and bug fixes since Transmission version 2.84 which comes with ...
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disk is full due to mirror packages saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ [closed]

I am new to google computer engine and created one VM instance. It worked ok for a while and suddenly, I keep getting out of disk space issue due to huge package files saved in /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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Computer Shut Off during upgrade to 15.1

My computer shut off during the update. Currently I can boot into the grub menu and if I boot into recovery mode I'll get stuck and a login that looks like a cmd line, I am unable to type at this ...
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dpkg error with libmysqlclient18

Every time I try to install/uninstall any package I got the same message: nelson@nelson:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox [sudo] password for nelson: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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been trying to solve this for a long time but couldn't. “sudo apt-get update ” “sudo apt-get install ” this problem shows. any way to solve [duplicate]

E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read. E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (...
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How does APT actually work (apt-get,cache, search)

I have some questions about the APT package manager. As I understand we have repositories URLs located at /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* When apt-get update is called, ...
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Necessity of Software Updates [duplicate]

Is it necessary to run the command sudo apt-get update each time after installing any software/application? I know the use of this command. I just want to know when to use it.
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Failed to download respository information - Software Updater [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04LTS, 64bit. I tried to run Software Updater, but I had that "Failed to download respository information. Check your Internet connection" message (screenshot). I ran apt-get update,...
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Having trouble running update through terminal

After typing sudo apt-get update which I've done quite a bit in the past few months, (I am a new Linux user and kind of went in head first to try to teach myself) the two different error messages I'm ...
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apt-get update fails after installing chrome and some tweaks

I was trying to apt-get update, but it shows an error: Reading package lists... Done W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature by key ...
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Proxy problems after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 / Apt 1.2

I used the cntlm proxy for authentication against a ntlm proxy server in the past. While this worked seamlessly in 14.04, now I get some Hash Sum mismatches when trying to sudo apt update. I also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Install older .deb file that is not found in newer Ubuntu LTS

I am installing some VPN application on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but it ran into some issues. Later I found out that libjsoncpp0 is required for the VPN application to be successfully installed. I know the ...
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Selective sudo apt-get dist-upgrade [duplicate]

If I run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade It upgrades all the packages on my system, including LibreOffice, Chrome & Firefox, which for me is undesirable. How can I tell Ubuntu to only install ...
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maven not updating on ubuntu 14.0.4

I have currently version 3.0.5 of maven, when I run mvn -version I get Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=1024m; support was removed in 8.0 Apache Maven 3.0....
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't boot after latest update

After the latest update ca June, 14th 2016 my PC would hang on boot, only purple screen visible. When trying to boot in recovery mode the message "Loading initial ramdisk" is displayed and the systems ...
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Why Warning about Apt's partner in this /etc/apt/sources.list of Ubuntu 16.04?

I use the default GUI to select the packages but it complicates in the package of partner in /etc/apt/sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1)]/ xenial ...
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Confusion with multiple linux kernel images - Ubuntu boots on older kernel

I m running Ubuntu 16.04. After a prompt by software update, that I discarded, as I booted I opened a terminal and run my update alias: alias maintain='set -x; sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-...
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Why does upgrading the Linux Kernel often cause one to have to run 'apt-get autoremove' twice?

I have noticed that after installing a kernel update through the standard means of sudo apt-get dist-upgrade that sometimes (very rarely) when I run sudo apt-get autoremove afterwards it says that ...
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sudo apt-get update error for ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I try to enter sudo apt-get udate and I always get some error message: Hit:1 http://mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:2 http://mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu xenial-updates ...
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Is it ok to enable proposed updates during Ubuntu's development cycle?

I like to run the development releases of Ubuntu (alpha, beta, whatever). Is there any reason why I shouldn't enable proposed updates for Ubuntu before Ubuntu is released as stable? Are proposed ...
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Problem with a kernel error during update

I had an error occur when updating using the standard ubuntu updater. Afterwards, after a bug report was sent, i typed this into the console. Is there any way back from this or is it a re-install? ~ ...
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How to prevent Firefox updates per app version (preferences outside of profile folder)?

Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 just updated to v 47, and it broke some of the stuff I was working on. That is however no biggie, I thought, because I can just download the previous version, and work with it, ...
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Can't install or update any software

I'm new to Linux and I was trying a few new things. I was having problem install stuffs on software center at first because if this error Failed to fetch http://llvm.org/apt/precise/dists/llvm-...
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E:Type 'sudo' is not known on line 53 in source list [duplicate]

I have done some looking around for a solution. However, I have come to the conclusion that the solution to my problem is just not on the internet. I am unable to update Ubuntu and download apps from ...
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E: Line 1 too long in source list

So I'm trying to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it gives me out this error. E: Line 1 too long in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list. E: The list of sources could not be read. The list ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Software Updater problem

Please help. I am on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Unity DE. For the last 2 weeks my Software Updater has encountered a problem where it cannot do regular updates as it did before. The error message ...
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Error while updating using sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run this command: sudo apt-get update I am getting the following error: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit ...
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Unity notifications of software updates when there are none [duplicate]

I keep getting numerous notifications throughout the day that there are updates. However, running the updater shows a different story. Running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y says all ...