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Weird wireless problem

I upgraded to 13.04 2 days ago, wireless worked fine. Then I got some updates the next day, installed all. Now I cannot connect to my WPA2 secured network. Smart-phones, tablets and windows 7 (I ...
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Repository fetch failure

These are the errors I get: (as you can see, I connect to the internet from the education department proxy) W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/Release.gpg Something ...
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Can't update anymore since the upgrade to 13.04 broke down

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 but in the middle of the upgrade my computer shut down due to power problems in my house. After I booted my computer again there was a problem ...
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When installing updates, I do not get any progress indication

Using Lubuntu, when I install updates, update manager simply closes out after I authenticate. There is no progress indicator to tell me when the update are completed. I used to get a terminal window ...
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No wallpaper after update

I updated the system from the software updater and it required restart , after the laptop restarting no wallpaper on the desktop even if i changed it like below any help ??
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Update Evince Oneiric

I would like to update Evince to the newest version (3.6.1) in Oneiric. When I do apt-cache show evince i get package with this version: 3.2.1-0ubuntu2.3 So I downloaded the newest version with ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers

I've been holding back all xserver-xorg* updates in order to keep from breaking the ATI drivers but apparently I'm not holding back enough because my recent update broke them. I'm using catalyst 13.4 ...
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Disabling Java auto update notification in ubuntu?

I am looking for a way in ubuntu to disable the Java/JRE update notification so users do not get asked to allow or delay a JRE update. I would like to have it not check at all so it is not possible ...
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`libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename error while updating

Whenever I try to update Ubuntu 12.10, it always gets interrupted by this error: files list file for package `libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename I have tried to install with apt-get as well ...
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Can't get the desired speed from the Main Server

I usually got 40-50 KB/s speed for downloading updates from Ubuntu Main Server. But for a while now, I'm not getting the desired speed. It's now came down to 4-5 KB/s. But when I switched to Server ...
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No login screen on Ubuntu 12.10 after update

A few weeks back, I applied the latest updates to my Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit) running Gnome-Shell, which happens to be a virtual machine running under VMware Player 5.0 on Windows 7. After the updates ...
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Package dependencies errors?

I have some problems with Lubuntu. When I tried sudo apt-get update: Fetched 1,222 kB in 7s (171 kB/s) ...
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Why I get a message of outdated packages minutes after I have updated?

I have getting a yellow exclamation mark in the top panel on 12.04. It tells me I have updates that are outdated when I just updated a few minutes ago. How do you correct the updates?
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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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Updating Chromium on Ubuntu 15.04 is Complex

I noticed Chromium Version 43.0.2357.130 Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) is available in Ubuntu Software Center but the Chromium.org site states there is linux stable 44.0.2403.125, 07/28/15, Current stable ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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connection faliure occurs while updating ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to do an update operation using sudo apt-get update The connection goes to a server with IP 10.30.10.45 and it gets timed out, inspite of being connected to the internet. Please suggest ...
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Tried to access the Ubuntu Software Center and got quoted message

What do I do to get rid of this message, received when I tried to access the Ubuntu Software Center, and that someone also got in 2012 but then said it was gone? Failed to fetch ...
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Could not resolve 'archives.ubuntu.com'

After performing sudo apt-get update I am getting the warnings: W: Failed to fetch http://archives.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install anything from Software center and cannot update or upgrade from terminal

Software centre shows that "untrusted repositories". Software updater doesn't show any updates. And if I try updating via terminal. It gives lot of error messages to every server it tries to access.
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apt-get update stuck

When I do apt-get update on ubuntu 14.04 GUI it just goes on like this 0% [Connecting to au.archive.ubuntu.com (202.158.214.106)] [Connecting to extra AND it will wont update. I have also ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on my PC. And upon running sudo apt-get update, I got the error W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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System upgrade stuck while “preparing to configure update-notifier (amd64)”

I'm updating from version 14.04 to 14.10 and last night the process got stuck with the message mentioned in the title. Is there any way I can interrupt/restart the process without losing the data on ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 Update

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 packages (using the "software update manager"). Whenever I try to update the packages, Ubuntu asks me to insert the Vivit Vervet installation CD. I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - cannot install updates cos boot is too small

I've just about searched and tried everything now: Ubuntu tweak, sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.xx.0.xx after checking my current version using uname -r (linux-image-3.13.0.55). I don't want to ...
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Why does update-grub run so much?

For no good reason I currently have three versions of the kernel being maintained on my computer (3.13, 3.16 and 3.19). This means when a security fix drips back, I end up with three kernels being ...
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Can't access Sotware and update in ubuntu 14.04 + installation Error

Here is a very simple problem with my Ubuntu: I Can't access Software and update in system settings! when I click on system settings in the top-right gear icon, there is no Software and update icon ...
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How do I go about getting items in the partner repository updated?

The version of the vmware-view-client in the partner repository is currently at version 2.2.0. The latest version being shipped by VMware is 3.4.0. The older client is unable to support some of the ...
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After installing updates, sound only plays in headphones and not speakers!

My laptop is Dell, Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was fine till I installed the recommended updates in updates manager. Then Laptop speakers disappeared from sound outputs in system settings >> sound and ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 graphical errors

I've been using Kubuntu for months with no problem. Today, I installed Java Runtime 6 (or something along those lines) for Minecraft, and upon running it, I realized it was running slow. I checked a ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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running (L)Ubutnu 15.04: Issue with terminal updating and firefox crashing. Any Ideals?

I have an older computer that I use for basic stuff on the side, it worked fine in 14.xx. First issue after the update was my keyboard had to be taken out of the USB hub and reinserted a few times, ...
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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Trying to update plesk with Ubuntu 12.04

I try updating plesk and get the following errors. I am pretty much a newbie to Linux. Can someone please steer me in the right direction. The apg-get failed with the following message: Reading ...
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How to get out of grub after failed update, WITHOUT a cd reader

I tried to install the new version of ubuntu. It took a long time and i let it go on while i slept. When i woke up there was a black screen with commands saying something about the battery. I tried ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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Can only reboot - not boot 14.04.2

I had a perfectly running system, after an update Ubuntu would boot into a black screen. I figured out it was an issue with the latest kernel and Nvidia Drivers, fixed everything but got a lot of ...
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after system update 4GB RAM decreased to 2.5GB (Ubuntu 14.04 x64)

after update ubuntu about a month ago, the amount of available memory dropped to 2.5 GB. Bios sees normal 4GB, before upgrade Ubuntu also saw 4GB the same problem: 4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows ...
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14.04 gives blank screen/not waking up after sleep (Lenovo Z510)

I tried all of 3 driver settings(Nvidias, Xorg), and tried lots of things(even reinstalled Ubuntu) but still facing with this problem. After reinstall, at my first suspend try, after wake up it gave ...
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Unsuccessful update

I had Windows7 on my computer, then installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was OK, but while Ubuntu was updating, my computer shut down. Now when I'm trying to switch it on, the following message appears: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server can't get system updates or new applications/

I am running version 14.04.1 server with an ethernet connection to a ATT Uverse router. When I attempt to get an update, this is the response: john@MackHeath:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password ...
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Software updater not appearing

I am trying to run the software updater but it won't open. The screen would just stay blank as it is. Nothing would happen. The updater just gives a glimpse of itself and then disappears.