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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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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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How to update QtWebKit 5.1 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04?

my Web content engine library for Qt is very outdated and I would like to know how to update it. How can I update it?
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Problems in updating ubuntu

When i am running command sudo apt-get update, i am facing following problems : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/InRelease W: Some index files failed to download. ...
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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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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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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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Cannot update Ubuntu Touch 15.04 R2 apps on a Nexus 7 (2013)

I'm afraid usual updating process does not work anymore even deleting the user settings for Ubuntu One and adding them again (as suggested somewhere)... There are several updates and it starts to ...
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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?
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Error when attempting to update Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.When I attempt to update: sudo apt-get install -f I see this error: kg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Wireless update without a wired connection

is there a way for me to download the wifi update install file in my windows OS and then install it when i am logged into Ubuntu? I do not have a wired connection, so a simple task such as this is ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Does Ubuntu keep itself in sync with Debian updates?

I am new to linux stuff and my current choice is Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I understand that Ubuntu is forked/branched from Debian, and it adds some user friendly components on top. of-course the original ...
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Updating GnuTLS in Ubuntu 12.04

GnuTLS version 2.12.14 in Ubuntu 12.04 repositories is outdated. Is there some PPA/source to install a newer version? I tried building from source, which first required building nettle from source. ...
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14.04 update killed gui

R9 280 GPU Ubuntu 14.04 LTS did updates and broke my GUI. No unity no right click. My background on one screen and black on the other. Got an error about couldn't apply monitor settings then followed ...
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Can't update my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 because “Internet connection failed”

I want to update my ubuntu system to 14.10 but my software updater tells me that it isn't connected to the internet, even though I can use my browser, thunderbird etc. When I retry and restart the ...
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What commands are used to determine status of 2 load balancer / 4 node cluster after Apache upgrade to each machine

I have updated Apache2 on 1 of 2 load balancers and 2 of the 4 cluster machines I have. The updates appear to be successful but how can I determine what the status of the connectivity is between ...
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System getting hanged after apt-get update

When I run sudo apt-get update system itself getting hanged and need to restart. The output getting is, W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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Error updating Ubuntu14.04

I am getting this error while trying to upgrade: Please help!! Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The following packages have been kept back: ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the ubuntu kernel with that found on kernel.org. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didnt boot well. Since then I get the below ...
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Update ubuntu with static DNS

I am trying to set up a machine with Ubuntu where I can not use any connection to a DNS server, and I would like to be able to update the system periodically, but, adding the ip that I get ping-ing ...
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Whether to run updates or not

Background: I'd prefer to install 12.04.5 on an older laptop, as I discovered Version 14 doesn't support the video card in the laptop (an old Nvidia). So...I fire up the install from a burnt DVD, get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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Updating Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

when trying to do the latest update (24.02.2015) of Server 12.04 LTS, I've downloaded some 260 MB of updates, but receive the errors: Failed to fetch ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Atoumatic 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 ...