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Problem installing gcc compiler [closed]

I tried to install gcc compiler because I want to learn programming I have an old computer 1gb ram so I installed an older version of Ubuntu (10.04) and its working faster than before but when I try ...
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I updated to ubuntu 14.04 but now it does not show any files in home and also terminal [duplicate]

I updated to ubuntu version 14.04 first it was showing blank screen but after running some codes now it opens but does not show any files in home folder it does not even fetch terminal
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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Malformed Line 59 [duplicate]

I've seen a bunch of post about malformed line but I can't understand how they are resolved or what needs to be changed and now I'm getting another error message: (gedit:2708): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 I 9100 Ubuntu development

several users of great phone S2 are asking when will ubuntu be stable to flash on our devices.So im asking is there someone that will soon fix all necessery issues to make ubuntu live on our phone.We ...
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What does it mean root directory of a usb stick?

I know that a root directory is the top directory , but a Chinese machine needed to be updated , the company told me to add the files of the update to usb under the path : /udisk/ . How to add the ...
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What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?

Today is the second time my laptop has not been functional all day after performing a system update. The problem has still not been fixed, but I don't want to focus on this particular problem, as some ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Failed to fetch repositories; a particular case

This is the question with many answers but I am not sure how to apply them. I please for the particular solution: what to add or remove by changing to comment in the following files and what to check ...
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Stuck since I try to install dropbox [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my english, but I'm stuck and I don't know much of linux. When I try to install Dropbox in my ubuntu it get stuck and I try to close it, but know I have a serching ...
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apt-get update stalls

When I run sudo apt-get update the update fails to finish. This is the result in the console: Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [2,980 B] Hit http://download.virtualbox.org ...
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Made huge mistake when updating, nothing seems to work

I recently tried to update my old song laptop to 12.4 to make it more useable, but I accidentally closed the computer without thinking while it was installing packages. Now I've turned it back on and ...
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Getting Error with sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

As I go into terminal with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I type in `sudo apt-get update. I enter in the required password. The termianl with process the request toward checking if there are any updates! As it ...
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Why does 14.04 say there are no updates, when there are?

Why does Update Manager in 14.04 currently say it's up-to-date when apt-get upgrade shows there are updates to install?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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problem with libc.so.6 while executin apt-get

when I try to update in terminal, sudo apt-get update I am getting response as, apt-get: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.18' not found (required by ...
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Ubuntu unable to update and upgrade to 14.04: GPG Error [duplicate]

I have been looking around the net for solutions but I just cannot get rid of this error. sudo apt-get update Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease Ign ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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How can a regular user be notified of a required reboot?

I am administrating multiple machines on which I am admin and the users have not admin-rights. The machines are configured to pull and install updates automatically. A new kernel will require a ...
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Is it required to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung Chromebook and I have found that Ubuntu 14.04 does not work with unity on my Chromebook. So do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04 now or can I continue to use 12.04 ...
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What lines should be commented out in my sources.list file?

I have just updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 last weekend. I haven't downloaded any extra programs as of yet. I checked my sources.list file and it has the following lines in it: deb ...
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Kernel update plans for Ubuntu

Is there a site where we can see which kernels we will most likely be getting with upcoming Ubuntu releases? I'm personally thinking if I should install the 3.13.7.x kernel manually or waiting to get ...
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Cannot enter ubuntu graphical environment after update

I was using ubuntu 12.04 LTS version and everything was working fine. Yesterday I decided to update using the option in the update manager to ubuntu 14. Everything went smoothly in the installation ...
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My computer is broken after recent update attempt to 14.04

So it all started on a day much like today, because it is today but that's not the point, when I got a notification telling me I haven't upgraded to 14.04. Not due to lack of trying, however. It ...
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Trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 and not having any luck…404 error occurs [duplicate]

This is a long winded question so bear with me! I am trying to upgrade my 12.10 Quental Ubuntu to the 14.04 version. This has led to a problem within my system not being able to update. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update nightmare and grub tiny problem

I had some problems with the updates lately. It started with the update manager refusing to update because it requires installation of untrusted packages. I used : sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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E: Unable to lock the administration directory, is another process using it? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. After the installation to get up to speed with all the packages, I tried to sudo apt-get update but it doesn't run and gives this error: E: ...
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Cannot solve GPG error

I ran sudo apt-get update and at the end I have these errors: Fetched 14,3 kB in 54s (264 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release: The following ...
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Ubuntu Tweak compatible with 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and cannot update due to full root despite running autoremove and autoclean. I installed Ubuntu Tweak but clicking on the icon does nothing.
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Only a few programs will launch without rebooting first

I'm running 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and after a recent update my system has an issue (I want to be clear that I mess with settings a lot, so this may not be directly the fault of the update, but the ...
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Upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 - packages now unavailable [duplicate]

I'm trying to follow these instructions Ubuntu Servers (Recommended) Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core Launch the upgrade ...
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Update VirtualBox to install Extension Pack

I installed Virtual Box via the Software Center on the latest fully updated Ubuntu 64bit. I wanted to install the Extension Pack for VirtualBox but there is no version for my version of Virtual Box. I ...
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How to accept only essential security updates?

sometimes i am getting problem in software updates. So i would like to get only essential security updates and also need to make it as default. Please let me know is there any way to sort out that?
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How to rollback software updates? [duplicate]

I am having some difficulty with recent software updates and this is not the first time. By pressing the shift key on startup I can (usually) get the grub menu but when I choose "advanced options" it ...
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ppa repositories removed for raring. How do you install packages using old-releases.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Using a Ubuntu/Debian variant (Navigatrix) release based on Raring, which is no longer supported in the Ubuntu Repositories. Current etc/apt/source.list is: deb (http removed) ...
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How to get the updates after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a bit of a problem, before I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as dual boot, I thought of trying it before I jump into any unknown waters.. My problem is that I'm not able to install the ...
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What is the need to upgrade Ubuntu? Can not install packages [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I don't take the software updates that my system prompts me to. Is there any use to upgrade my system to the latest ubuntu. The reason I ask this is that when I do sudo ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 problems

Having some problems! Every time I try perform the update from 12.04 to 14.04 I am met with the following error: kev@masterpc:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade ...
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“No suitable download server found” [duplicate]

I bumped into the problem that I can't download any updates or new packages. I had this problem before which I could solve through several steps sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get clean ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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I just installed a 14.04 32 bit update, and now I get no Video using N-Vidia drivers

I just performed a suggested update by the Update Manager on Ubuntu 14.04, and now I get no video when I reboot. I get the splash screen, then it goes black. Can I somehow switch back to default ...
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squid interfering with apt-get?

I recently installed squid along with Dan's Guardian. Ever since I got them up and running I've been getting errors when I try to run apt-get update. The errors look like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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broken-package-after-update-linux-headers-error-brokencount-0?rq=1

My platform is Ubuntu 12.04. I have been reading and this text actually follows the flow on the link, Broken package after update: linux-headers, error brokencount >0 I have a broken package ...
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How to update tor browser from Terminal?

how to update tor browser from Terminal ?
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Updated ISO with all the updates already applied for LTS release?

I need to get an Ubuntu ISO in which the updates are already applied so that I wont have to install the updates immediately after the installation. (The latest ISO is unbootable in my Dell machine ...
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How to update “/usr/arm-linux-gnueabi/include/” libraries on ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

A Ubuntu 12.04 LTS platform is been used to develop embedded Linux software for ARM cortex-A8 hardware platform (beaglebone black). To communicate on the I2C bus on target device, it is recommended ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 12.04.5 with 3.8 kernel and still have kernel security updates?

My 12.04 is asking me to update the HWE layer, but when I've made it last time all my VM stopped working correctly because of a bug in the 3.13 kernel. So I have reinstalled a clean 14.04 but the KVM ...
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apt-get install stuck at “Unpacking wine…”

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using an ordinary apt-get install playonlinux command to have it installed. However, it is always getting stuck at (i.e. doesn't do anything further): Preparing to ...
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How are security updates classified into low/med/high?

When an update becomes available for a particular piece of software, if I run aptitude changelog <name> I will see urgency as either low, medium or high. How is it decided which ...
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How to roll back hardware updates? [duplicate]

I just did the hardware updates available through the update manager, this is the first time I had ever seen or heard of a hardware update but I figured it would be legit because it was coming from ...