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Why I get a message of outdated packages minutes after I have updated?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 It tells me I have updates that are outdated when I just updated a few minutes ago.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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I can't update Ubuntu 12.04

Okay so my problem is, I tried to install Machinarium from a Humble Bundle. I downloaded the .deb and installed it using the Ubuntu Software Centre. Everything seemed to go fine until I got the alert ...
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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Updates “done” but not ending

I just installed 12.10 with many headaches, and as soon as I got it up and running I ran the update utility through apt-get and proceeded to upgrade. Along the way, though, it got to what appeared to ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to update my desktop apps on Ubuntu Software Center

I'm a registered Ubuntu developer for desktop apps and it's about a year now that i'm unable to update my apps.. It stays on pending forever.. Any help on this? Service has been discontinued? Thank ...
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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 ...
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My mouse jumps randomly after updateing

Hello i have got a new acer asper es1-311p1d5. I am using a mouse pad from the laptop. I could not try a usb mouse yet but i have to use the mouse pad anyway. I installed Ubuntu some days ago and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LST - update failed - No solutions

"please dont mark my thread to duplicate if you dont read the content" Its difference. I setup new ubuntu box on my vps. After that i try to update but no lucky : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu precise mirror not found

I have a precise that it's not able to connect to the repositories. The truth is that the server has been working with no maintenance for long time, but everything else seems fine. This is my ...
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problem updating user space IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1

while updating software on Ubuntu 14.02 LTS using Software Updater, I am having problem. There is 62.6 MB of update available, but after opening the Software Updater window, it shows all updates ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't update packages

After installing the Chrome plugin 'Chrome Remote Desktop', Ubuntu fails to update its packages. I get a pop-up with the message: Requires installation of untrusted packages When I click 'OK' ...
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i was upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 when i called sudo apt get update im getting this ? what should i do

W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages gnutls_handshake() warning: The server name sent was not recognized W: Failed to fetch ...
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security updates

I am using ubuntu14 in aws amazon to run my project on browser. But there is a major problem that I am facing. Every time when I login to the server using putty, I get security updates & upgrades ...
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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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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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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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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" ...