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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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/usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

After using Ubuntu 12.10 for two weeks I ran into problems updating the package database. Running sudo apt-get update returns the following error: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could ...
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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Why I get a message of outdated packages minutes after I have updated?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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gcc is gone probably after an update

gcc was installed in my system at the start, I still remember using it but after some time it was gone and replaced by some other versions of gcc. When I type in gcc from the terminal several ...
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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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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

> Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in trusty InRelease Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in > trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve > 'ftp.iitb.ac.in' Ign http://dl.google.com ...
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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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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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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.
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updating in termal: location error and my printer not working, and a few others. : 15.04 lubuntu

More issues, but would have taken a lot of room in the title. When I try to update in terminal, it updates all the repos but at the end I get this message: "You may want to run apt-get update to"... ...
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Why can't I update?

Okay, so, this is a rephrase from my last question due to help from MiHa. I attempted to update my Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 system today and got the message as listed by the OP here: Not enough free disk ...
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Unhandled error occured software-properties-gtk

Hello I do have problem on my Software sources. how do I revert this to original state and remove the package that are no supposedly needed I mess up when upgrading it. Details is ...
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Newest update to Ubuntu 14.04 causing loss of sound and shifting resolution

There were a few updates I installed for ubuntu, so I let my system restart to complete everything. I open up my system and the resolution for everything goes from blurry to clear and the sound is not ...
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Reg installing packages on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid vervet

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I am using this PC behind corporate firewall. I am not able to install any package from terminal.when I run sudo apt-get install git I am getting the error ...
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Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
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15.04 updates - no internet connection

I have been running Ubuntu 15.04 since it's official release. I have updated on a regular basis. Yesterday (13th June) I tried to install the latest updates on 15.04, initially tried to install and ...
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Keep getting Bad Gateway

here is the output from $ sudo apt-get update Err http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources 502 Bad Gateway W: Failed to fetch ...
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ubuntu 14.04.02 descktop failed to update packages

I have installed ubuntu-14.04.02-desktop OS in my lenova G500 and everything ok, but when I am updating packages using below command, sudo apt-get update I am receiving the error broken packages, ...
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Ubuntu wont boot after update

With the latest update my Ubuntu OS will not boot. I only get the grub prompt. I only have Ubuntu OS on my computer so there is nothing to choose. I had to reinstall to get computer working again. How ...
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Ubuntu 12 Update Manager Password Failure

Networking expert, Linux noob. I've got Ubuntu 12 running in VMWorkstation on Windows 7. In the Ubuntu GUI, I click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen and click "Updates ...
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Nvidia binary driver causes problem after system update

i use linux for about 4 years now. I am more an experienced user than linux-pro. I tryed many different distros and recognized one problem most every ubuntu-based Distros have in common. When i ...
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Package Operation Failed Message

In Ubuntu 15.04, I receive the customary notice of updates and apply them faithfully. Every time after installation, I get this message from Software Updater. "Package Operation failed. The ...
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Error on update commad

While I am trying to run this command sudo apt-get update I am getting following o/p W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/main/i18n/Translation-en Hash ...
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Can't access Software and update section on Ubuntu 15.04

Suddenly the software and update sections has stopped responding. It does open up on clicking. I have tried several times. What possibly could have gone wrong with it?
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A Problem occurred when checking for updates: Ubuntu 15.04

I have used the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade