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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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Disk errors, then can't update anymore

So software update tells me it's done some new upgrades for me. So I oblige, but then I get a weird error message saying that my disk is read-only or something. So I open a new terminal window to ...
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Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000000000001b0

After doing the normal update-manager updates an hour ago on ubuntu 12.10, I rebooted my computer. Everything seemed to be going fine however as soon as the login gui is supposed to appear, the screen ...
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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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Fixing Networking Errors after Updating

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed on my Desktop (because 12.10 won't work with my GPU). Last Thursday, January 24th, I installed the updates that were recommended to me. I admit that I did not read ...
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Data lost on upgrade to 12.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 & lost visual data on the calender pages of KOrganizer, although contact data is all there. Any help please?
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Ubuntu 12.10 is not displaying anything after rebooting after installing updates

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 home premium using wubi.exe in local disk.Recently I installed some apps from software center.Then I installed the updates (around 275MB).After that ...
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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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Update manager package list or status file could not be opened

Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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ubuntu 12.04 after update will not start

I Was update my ubuntu 12.04 LTS ..after that Im restart system and get this >>in pic 1 Asked a user name and password ..And you record your username and password correctly But then remained in this ...
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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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Modified shortcut resetted after update

I modified the "Minimise all windows" shortcut from Alt + Super + D to Super + D but everytimes there's a Unity update the shortcut is immediately resetted to it's standard setting. Is there a way to ...
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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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Update Ubuntu without updating X11?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 because the latest ABI my nvidia driver supports is 14 (my gpu is NVIDIA Tegra), and they won't update it to 15. While Ubuntu moved on to ABI 15 after Ubuntu 13.04. Is there ...
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Latest update 13 *** 40 not working

Latest update for my desktop having 250x2 = 500 mb of RAM , is not working. My PC power just turns off at the time of booting. I recovered from my last update 13 **** 39. I think it is due to low RAM ...
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Cannot update google-chrome-stable with apt, even using dist-upgrade

I'm attempting to upgrade the package google-chrome-stable installed from the deb available on google's website. I originally installed the package a few months ago, then stopped using this machine ...
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Could not start synaptic and Software download center

I got the following error when I tried to install a software using synaptic, "E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Ubuntu update disables trackpoint config

Since Ubuntu doesn't interpret my clickpad and trackpoint on my lenovo e540 properly I found this script here online that solves everything. It creates all necessary files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d ...
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Problem Updating from CUDA-5.0 to 6.5

I just tried updating from CUDA-5.0 to CUDA-6.5 and seem to have broken my GUI interface. I tried to update with the following procedure: sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_6.5-14_amd64.deb sudo ...
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Why is Memtest still version 4.20 when there is 5.01 out since over a year?

Why is Memtest still version 4.20 when there is 5.01 out since over a year? Is it so hard to get that one into the repositories? The additional supports alone are worth it.
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weird Update after firefox crashed

I've hat troubles for some time with the Firefox-Plugin-Container using Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 14.04. The problem was a frozen screen when in fullscreen-mode on Youtube or similar where nothing but an acpi ...
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Nouveau/Mesa updates still coming even after erasing them

I deleted nouveau drivers, because it doesn't let me to run my SFML apps (getting error: about libGL and fbConfig). Then I installed NVIDIA-proprietary drivers and added Nouveau to the blacklist ...
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How to fix: screen saver greys out but does not turn off the screen after update?

Currently my settings are: grey off the screen to save power checked, turn off the screen after 3 mins. It worked fine until I did a mass update. It looks like turn off setting is not applied - ...
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Nvidia drivers do not work after update on 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and an Nvidia GT540M. I had also installed CUDA and it was working fine. Last week I installed some updates and I experienced some problems and I had to remove the Nvidia drivers ...
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Error when try to apt-get update

I searched for my problem in the forums a lot and I couldn't find the same problem nor a solution . If I've missed a thread don't ban me . So , I am using Backtrack 5 R3 which i ubuntu 10.04 based , ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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Problems when updating Ubuntu

I get errors with libGL and fbConfig after every-day system update. It seems that update are erasing some Nvidia-drivers file, cuz I'm getting problem with some Qt project where I use graphic. But ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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Ubuntu no longer automatically prompts for updates

I am using 14.04 LTS and up until few months ago, Ubuntu would prompt me with updates daily. I recently manually updated whole system with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Small tabs and menu

I down loaded updates for 14.04 now all tabs and drop down menus have small type I can hardly read how do I get it back to normal
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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System update in Ubuntu 14.04 running in VM causing loop while signing in

This has happened 4 times consecutively and I can now summarize the steps to reproduce the problem. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium to put everything into perspective Download Ubuntu 14.04 iso. ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...
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problem Install openFOAM on Ubuntu 12.04

Followed the installation guide from openFOAM: $ VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) $ sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list" ...
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MySql crashes happening daily after ubuntu system updates

I have been having this issue for sometime and have no idea why it happens or how to fix it. I'm a Linux novice so that doesn't help. I have a server running on AWS and s used only for hosting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't start up

I get a black screen with a lots of codes that I don't know how to copy them to show you guys . /boot is almost full and I've been trying to find a way to free some space for that I can be able to ...
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how to stop updates like “Language support” and “Handheld device font …” on PC

My desktop PCs use English only and are NOT handheld devices ever. So how do I stop getting updates for "Language selector for Ubuntu" and "Handheld device font with extensive style and language ...
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Can't update My Packages and Software

When I enter sudo apt-get update in the terminal I get this error: Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1:3128:
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Update fails due to “no internet connection”

Whenever I try to update I get an error message saying I have "no internet connection" even if I do have a connection. I have a Asus X54C with Ubuntu 14.04.
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software updater vs muon updater

I have recently run the muon updater on 140 MB of downloads (why do they write "MiB" instead of "MB"? -- is there a difference?). It seemed to run very slowly, both on downloads (on a T-2 line) and ...
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How can you restore Ubuntu or Reinstall without lost of data?

After searching on the web and not finding any solutions I decided to write here again. Yesterday I was installing(upgrading) Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.02. The installation was giving several problem then ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS failed to update error for sudo apt-get update

I m trying to update Ubuntu. I m very new to Linux platform and require detailed help in doing it. I am a student and they provide me proxy for using the network . I m not able to update as in ...
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sudo apt-get update fails after running add-apt-repository -y ppa:git-core/ppa

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue trying to run sudo apt-get update on it after running add-apt-repository commands. For example, before running add-apt-repository -y ...
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Another “Some index files failed to download”-error, but there's no 404 error

everyone. I know that there have been other error reports similar to this one, but none with quite my same experience. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) on an Acer AspireOne with 2 GB RAM, an ...
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I can not get software updates for 14.04

I can not get software updates for 14.04 because it says that I need to check my internet connection. The solution already listed is to complicated when I run it on terminal. Can someone post any even ...