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Ubuntu LTS 12.04 has suddenly become very slow for me today

I am using 12.04 lts release for past 4 months and was fine with it, until just now the OS is unresponsive in all the applications(browser, opening of folders etc). Then i read some of the related ...
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Tried to install a Kernel, now i have mutliple problems!

I tried to upgrade the kernal to 3.8.2 but it didn't work. So after learning that 3.8 wouldn't work with bumblebee I tried to go back and install 3.5.25. It still didn't work. uname -r says: ...
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Mouse double click and ctrl+A not working

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, and worked fine until I updated some packages it suggested in the update manager after which the double click and Ctrl+A are not working. Does any body know the reason ...
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How to get rid of confusing configuring grub-pc GRUB install devices

I've deployed a number of Ubuntu machines with Clonezilla. After an update they ask the user to install grub on sda or sda1. I assume it has to do with the hard drive changing as this is a cloned ...
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Latest Wifi Update not working

I installed Ubuntu at the start of the month, wifi sucked, updated everything was fine. Last week the most recent wifi update that came out last week or like 5 days ago made my internet not work ...
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Should I be afraid to install NVIDIA driver updates?

im running ubuntu 12.04 lts using nvidia GeForce GT630M i already installed bumblebee and it works, but after like 2 weeks using it, i got updates like this: should i install the updates? im afraid ...
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How would I see a list of current packages and compare them to the ones being upgraded?

I'm running 12.10 on a server and I have a list of packages that need to be upgraded. However I can run the command sudo aptitude to see what they are and what their about which is fine. My question ...
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A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

What kind of errors is this ? I am getting this error while doing the update of my cache with sudo apt-get update Error : Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error (2)

Hey guys Ive a similar problem that the (1) questions, i leave the screnshots of my error prompts apt-cache policy locales locales: Instalados: 2.13+git20120306-12.1 Candidato: ...
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Error 2 : Building dependencies problem in ubntu 14.04

(synaptic:4696): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

“Software Updater” and “Software & Updates” are not working any more on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do not get any error message but when I click on the icons of Software updater and Software & ...
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No icons after update on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed and configured java on my ubuntu 15.04 recently. After logging in all I get is homescreen with no icons. I tried to update and reinstall ubuntu desktop and install unity. But it didn't ...
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Wifi does not work correctly after editing etc/default/grub

I've searches the net for hours trying to solve this, and can't find anything to help. My issue is thus: My Ubuntu 14.04LTS wasn't shutting down properly. This is the fourth time I've reinstalled ...
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Meaning of the php vesion on ubuntu and available update changes

I'm little bit confuse about the php version shown in ubuntu. When I check the php version on windows it shows as follows. PHP Version 5.4.25 In ubuntu the php version is shown as follows. PHP ...
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Cannot boot after updates 12.04

I've been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I can't remember what updates were done yesterday, but today I'm getting errors when trying to boot to both operating systems. I choose either of ...
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Intel Microcode in Ubuntu 15.04

I would like to apply the new Intel microcode. How can i apply the microcode updates provided by intel-microcode ? My microcode is very outdated. dmesg | grep microcode [ 0.000000] CPU0 microcode ...
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ubuntu 15.10 Startup screen flickering after login complete

Today I upgraded my ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 but during installation the system hung up and I was forced into a hardware reset. Now after startup, right after I enter my password, the screen flickers. I ...
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Sofware Updater not working in 14.04 lts

today my Software Updater tool is not working, first it downloaded the updates but then froze during the install process, after killing the process via the System monitor, I tried to run it again but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to boot “ERROR: No configuration file found” - NOT USB STICK OR INSTALL

I updated my computer and it updated to the latest kernel. After a restart I get the following: ERROR: No configuration file found No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! boot: If I type ...
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Will I get update on both kernel and application, on my Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 4.0?

I installed 64bit generic kernel 4.0 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/, on Trusty (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04), following ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) ubuntu 14.10

hi i have some problems whit this ... i tried to manual update and still stays there... i went to software & updates and tried to check the problem there and i get this W:Failed to fetch http: ...
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How to make Ubuntu automatically wake up and go through 'maintenance'?

Is it possible to set Ubuntu to wake itself up and install updates and do its antivirus scans and automatically switch off again afterwards? All help much appreciated Plus: I am using Ubuntu and ...
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Gnome not responding to mouse events

This week I got one of my regular updates from Ubuntu. I believe there was also a kernel-update with it. But the last few days I am experiencing odd behaviour. I have opened a few common programs ...
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ubuntu update from already installed

I am having ubuntu 14.04 installed machine. same time I am having another machine which is installed with ubuntu 13.10. now I am going to upgrade my second machine to 14.04 with my installation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update issues

Just updated to version 14.04 and all sorts of issues are happening. I need help in correcting seems that reverting is not really an option. Issues with: - Sound - Video - Computer running slower ...
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Ubuntu (12.04 LTS installation) does not boot after update

After proceeding with an update my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS installation) does not boot any more. There is no hope using grub2 (because it does not boot up at all). But I did succeed in booting my PC with ...
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Restart Ubuntu14.04 and all files missing in home folder

I start my ubuntu today and all my folder disappear and I dont know what to do.. Anyone can help? I m using Ubuntu 14.04 Regards Clifford
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sudo apt-get update error ubuntu 14.04

I am new in Ubuntu, I just installed it. Today I wanted to install chrome and I got an error libappindicator1, I tried to fix it but I couldn't. I read that I should do a sudo apt-get update and in ...
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softwares installed from source code not starting

I had an older version of code::blocks and I thought I'd update it so I downloaded code::blocks 13.12 source code and installed it from the terminal with these commands: ./configure make sudo make ...
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Unable to mount after update

So I was playing around on my NetBook which is an Asus eee PC seashell series and I updated it to 14.04 after wards I restarted it and it said device not found or mount device and it gave me the ...
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100% Inode usage on /dev/loop0

I am using Ubuntu 12.0.4 and the number of Inodes I have for /dev/loop0 is maxed out, preventing me from updating my machine. If I run df -ih I get: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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14.04.2 Update Removal/Rollback

Anyone familiar with how to uninstall 14.04.2 update or rollback to 14.04.1? I could use one of my systemback restore points but do not want to lose the apps/configurations that I have modified. Any ...
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Error while updating and Red Triangle appears on panel telling me to update though updated

My update fails for some repositories and also causes problems while upgrading. The following is the update messages: Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease ...
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I can't do the apt-get update but I can connect to internet

Using ubuntu server 12.04, I get this at console: What should I do?