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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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Updated Ubuntu 14.04 now after putting in password it doesn't load anything else

Updated Ubuntu 14.04 today. (Was 14.04 before aswell I believe). I can get to the log in screen but it hasn't remembered my display settings. I type in my password- all good. Then it just sits on my ...
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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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Cannot install Kernel Security updates in 14.10

I cannot install some security updates to 14.10 64bit, which are kernel updates. Those are the updates. I cannot install them. In settings, I have everything ticked. Also, sudo apt-get update ...
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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 ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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Update and upgrade

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without an internet connection. Now I am unable to see even basic packages like synaptic / software center. What are the installation steps that I missed without internet and ...
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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http:

I have problem with PPA. after command sudo apt-get update I have :- W: Failed to fetch http:/dists///ppa.launchpad.net/Release.gpg Unable to connect to :http: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to download using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

I get the usual fail to download messages after entering sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade in the gnome-terminal window. I am running VB 4.3.22 r98236 Ubuntu 64 bit on a ...
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How to prevent hidden updates in Ubuntu 14.04.1?

I've been using Ubuntu and Xubuntu for a few years now and never had this problem. After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty, there are always a bunch of updates. I review the updates, make sure ...
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Error message when updating pakages

I just started getting this error message when attempting to run sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn - Release i386 (20141022.1)/dists/utopic/Release ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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No access to SVN after updating PHP & Apache

I updated PHP to 5.5 and Apache2 using this: Updating PHP Since then SVN is not working. I get the following errors: I thought maybe the connection between SVN and Apache is gone. So I tried to ...
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Sound stopped working after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

Sound is not working in Ubuntu after I updated and installed Filezilla in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Issues installing Wine 1.6 through Terminal

When I run this command to install Wine 1.6 sudo apt-get install wine1.6 I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Same error message at end of every update run

Each and every time that I run update, the last 4 lines read as follows: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Driver is automatically removed after kernel update

I had a problems with old wi-fi driver, so I have installed newer package, downloaded from the internet. Each time I had updates for kernel - this driver was removed after reboot, so I manually ...
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Updating through apt-get in terminal versus the Software Center

There have been several times in my memory that I will be prompted via the Software Center GUI to download system and application updates. It tells me the size of the total updates that will be ...
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problems with apt-get upgrade

After the last update of my server i got this error message: udev (204-5ubuntu20.9) wird eingerichtet ... * udev requires hotplug support, not started ...fail! invoke-rc.d: initscript udev, ...
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Update to 14.04 Hardware

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N11S running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Is the hardware of my computer good enough to update to 14.04 Trusty Thur? Is a update recommanded? I am new to Ubunutu and this Forum so ...
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Pipelight causing internal errors! Urgent!

This problem has been persisting for a while. I tried to install Wine and Pipelight to play Netflix on my computer. Big mistake! Something happened, and when I tried to remove the thing it isn't ...
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After software update, the built-in display of my laptop looks dead, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After software update and restart of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, my main laptop monitor stopped working. I went back home, connected it to a second monitor and it's working... I remember that during the update ...
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Can't boot after yesterday's update(20.01.15), except advanced option (last one)

Yesterday I've applied the update that showed up on my Ubuntu 14.04, and when when I returned I got a sad surprise: Ubuntu was going into a boot loop after selecting it normally from GRUB. I tried: * ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slows down after last update

I have updated all system packages with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade After that, my laptop (LENOVO B590) goes in fits and starts. How I ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 14.10 troubles

I have 12.10 installed on a dual-boot 64 bit computer - the problem is Windows is broken and I can't use it as an option to help. The Ubuntu update options are not doing anything - when I try to ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show that it is updated

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I just updated to 14.10 but when I open About This Computer it shows that ubuntu is still 14.04!! How I installed updates: Went to Software & Updates. Clicked ...
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Software update

all, I'm trying to update my computer from terminal by typing sudo apt-get update, its updating well but at the end & between of software packages being updated following messages are displayed: ...
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Does my dual boot mess with my Windows updates?

Brief history of my computer: I started off with windows on a regular mechanical hard drive and then my brother set me up with a duel boot of Ubuntu 13.10(?). Next I got a SSD and installed Windows ...
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Bad kernels upgrade, and it is impossible to delete them

I have a huge problem on my Ubuntu 14.04. It runs an 13.3.0-39 kernel. A while ago I wanted to update the kernel via Synaptic to 13.3.0-40 and 13.3.0-43. Unfortunately, the kernel upgrade did not ...
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I am getting the following error when I upgrade Ubuntu, from 13.10 to 14.04?

W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i38/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) , E:Some ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 updates manager - “Not all updates can be installed. Run a partial upgrade”

The message is for certain updates under the heading of (Other updates (LP-PPA-kubuntu-ppa-backports)). When I tried sudo apt-get update, i got the message: W: GPG error: http ...
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Lubuntu Can't update software

In Lubuntu can not download updates. Thought it was wifi connection, so I connected via cable. Still unable to get updates. Also, Flash enabled in FF, but not in Chromium
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Suspend is not working in ubuntu 14.10 after upgrade

I have updated my old version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10. I thought it would be more helpful than the earlier one. But after updating I have faced a lot of new problems which were absent in ...
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All system settings gone after system update

Yesterday I had done the system update in Ubuntu, and after a restart all my system settings, like themes, font size,font style, launcher size etc. were restored to defaults. Now, whenever I re-do the ...
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Can't connect to 192.168.2.1:800

I'm not able to launch Software Center or install new programs or updates through Terminal (I receive Unable to connect to 192.168.2.1:800: and therefore can't update and download new programs. I ...
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After Ubuntu update Unable to install program from cd-rom using Wine

running Ubuntu 14.04. A few months ago I installed a windows program from a cd-rom using Wine. Program worked fine. Now I wish to update the same windows program using an updated cd-rom. Just prior ...
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Applications button does not function after updating kernel on Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS (32bit)

I have been a casual user (meaning it is my primary OS, but I am not a linux expert of any sort) of Ubuntu for a few years starting with version 10. I try to stay on top of my updates so that ...
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free space in boot for upgrade to 14.04

Can not upgrade to 14.04. Not enough free space in /boot again. No obsolete kernels detectable. What gives? :~$ ls /boot/ abi-3.11.0-13-generic initrd.img-3.11.0-26-generic ...
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Processor running hot after today's update

It seems that after today's update my processor started to run hotter than usual when on casual load. It seems to go to around 50 C when playing a youtube video/browsing files/etc and on almost idle ...
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Recent 14.04 updates break GPU folding

Just installed the latest updates (on 2014-12-11) for Ubuntu 14.04. My "Folding at Home" client no longer uses my GPU, a GForce GTX 680; the FAHControl GUI just shows "Paused: waiting for idle", ...
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Update Manager seems to have disappeared

After I installed my last bunch of updates, I received a notification (pop-up window) that there was a "problem". The red ball with a minus sign then appeared at the top of my desktop. The problem ...