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How to change screen resolution on my 10 year old Compaq Presario 2500

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop as Windows XP was simply crawling. Ubuntu is a lot lot better..MANY THANKS! But my screen resolution/quality is not great. My display is RS200 ( RADEON ...
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Could not run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Every time I run sudo apt-get update, I get this error: W: GPG error: https://download.01.org Ubuntu Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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What is 'calculator' package?

Whenever I am updating, calculator always needs updating. I don't know what it is. Can someone please let me know what this is? It also shows up when I search in the dash, but it will not launch. ...
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Full changelog of updated packages for Ubuntu releases?

So for any given version e.g. 12.04, 12.10, 13.04,etc. a full changelog of all update packages e.g. MySQL, Apache, etc.? Note: Raring Ringtail release notes says: For a list of all packages being ...
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How to enable auto security update in Ubuntu 12.04 Server [duplicate]

When I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 Server in my VM, I chose to manually update security. My question is how can I enable it again? I know there are other packages that do auto update, but I'm just ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot after last updates [duplicate]

Yesterday I was proposed by Ubuntu to download and install some updates and I agreed. After the download of this updates he told me that there was something incomplete and asked me whether to go on ...
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Should I use caution while doing updates via Ubuntu Update manager or not?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and wanted to know whether the updates listed in Ubuntu Update manager be done without any thoughts or should I take a look at them before installing? There are around ...
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No updates found in 13.04 [closed]

I can't check for updates in Ubuntu 13.04. I am getting a revert button in the software & upgrade window. What does it mean?
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UB 12.04 Desktop - System Update Server Main vs UK and DNS

I am very new to Ubuntu :) I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 - My system detected (correctly) that I am resident of the United Kingdom and so it/I set my update server to the United Kingdom ...
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Ubuntu Update sign

I get this red sign on top saying that I must update manually due to network problems. When I click on show updates I get the software on this computer is up to date and I click ok, but the red sign ...
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Unable to upgrade to newest version of Ubunty from 12.10

Trying to upgrade to newest Ubuntu from 12.10. The update manager says failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection I checked my internet connection(s), and I'm ...
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The process of updating a “Normal Release”?

I was amazed to see 13.04 "just work" when it came to getting my wireless internet up and running. Not sure if it was the firmware or the drivers or just having a very up-to-date linux kernel... but ...
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How do I stop Update Manager from bugging me to install updates I DON'T want

Whenever I use Update Manager to install updates I have to painstakingly scroll through a long list of updates and un-check all the updates I DON'T want, EVERY TIME. It would be nice if there was a ...
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I can't open Ubuntu Software Centre [duplicate]

When I try open the Software Centre from a terminal, this is the reply: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Steam won't update [duplicate]

It keeps showing me this warning when i try to update W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/sergio91pt/synaptics+clickpads/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found , W:Failed to ...
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Error while building Unity 8

I was following the steps given on this page to build Unity 8. When i run the command ./build -s, it works fine, adds the PPAs required and then it runs the apt-get command, and therein lies the ...
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How to create a profile in keryx for an offline machine?

I have installed keryx. When I ran keryx in my Windows 7, I didn't find any premade profile for my Ubuntu 13.04. So I have to create a new profile in keryx but I don't know how to do that. Please help ...
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Update not working [duplicate]

Please help me to find solution for my Ubuntu update while I using apt-get update command, then error display as follows: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources Unable to ...
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HUD is eating my RAM

I'm running 13.04 64bit on a Dell Latitude with 8GB RAM. Recently, the HUD search results are being sorted differently, I suppose that's due to Unity updates. What's worse is that my system is ...
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ubuntu12.04 apt-get update issue

I got an odd issue on the ubuntu12.04 when I ran sudo apt-get update command: W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.163.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en Something wicked ...
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Ubuntu Broken after Interrupted Software Update

I was working while the Ubuntu Software Update prompt popped up, yet again. I was very annoyed by its constant appearance, so I decided to authorize the update. It started, and after a few minutes, ...
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How to launch Tor?

I'm trying to use Tor but the problem is when I click on the tor browser it says it needs an update. I grant permission (Allow executing file as program) to start-tor-browser and i downloaded the ...
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Some index files failed to download [duplicate]

When I ran sudo apt-get update then I found some error. The Error is like below: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 ...
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Can't update my Ubuntu phone with phablet-flash

I already have a Ubuntu Phone up and running on my Nexus 4. Now I wanted to update it with "phablet-flash" which tells me: error: insufficient permissions for device Error while executing adb shell ...
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Trouble updating/installing [duplicate]

Every time I try to update or install something, I get this: Could not connect to mirror01.th.ifl.net:80 can somebody please explain this? It's really riling me
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The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity

The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity. The first time it happened it took quite a long time for me to find out how ...
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How can I update Tor browser?

I downloaded the Tor Browser and when I ran it, I get that it need to be updated. So I when to the tor website and downloaded the tor bundle and extracted it. When I double click on ...
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Ubuntu Unity's dodge does not work after the update (12.04)

Ubuntu Unity's dodge does not work after today's update in Ubuntu 12.04. These commands do not help: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped sudo add-apt-repository ppa:garhuy/unity
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Unable to update or reinstall flash player after update

Yesterday my computer ran an update and lost flashplayer. If I try reinstalling it does the same thing which is it can't reach the source or something. Sorry I'm not computer savvy at all, came to ...
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If i upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 will i lose my data and apps?

I haven't added any partition to my present system... will my files in folders like documents and apps be available after i update?
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Firefox goes slowly after i installed ubuntu update

I'm A Ubuntu 13.04 User , Everything Was good but software updater told me that there are new updates so I'm Installed All of the Updates (including Firefox) but after this update ,my Firefox goes so ...
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How to install the google play lens on 13.04

I've tried following the instructions from, "http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/new-lens-lets-you-search-google-play-from-the- unity-dash". The first command, "sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to remove KDE stuff from software updater [duplicate]

Hi I had kde installed besides unity. I didn't like it so I've uninstalled kde. But even after that I still get updates for some kde stuff (konqueror, kate, okular, akonadi and many many things...) ...
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Version 12.04 and Unity upgrade

When Unity updates, is it possible to install it to 12.04? I've seen some howto's on this, but they don't seem to work for me. For instance, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa doesn't seem to ...
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Is there a way to Launch The updater.exe file of Guitar pro 6 when running in Wine?

I have downloaded the windows version of Guitar Pro 6 and it runs in Wine, However when I try to enter my License key, I get the error message "Can't open Updater" and then when I click ok the program ...
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Linux headers upgrade error

I got this error (quoted below) when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. Should I be worried(since I can detect my flaws in my instalation) but I get this at any new linux-header upgrade I do. What does it ...
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Why does the software updater say check your internet connection? Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

When I try to update the software updater says check your internet connection. (Failed to access repository information) My Internet is working just fine. I have tried many different servers. ...
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Where is Update Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

Update Manager doesn't work in Xubuntu 13.04. When the system loads a notice appears "There are 96 updates, click this note to update". I click a notice but nothing happens, it just disappears. I ...
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Updateing package by sudo command in 13.04

I used the sudo command in terminal to update the software after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 and it gave me this error: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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What happens when kernel update completely fills my boot partition?

I partitioned a 1 GB boot partition when I installed 12.04. Every update that installs a new kernel adds to the content of the boot partition. Soon it will be filled. Does Ubuntu overwrite or purge ...
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Error : Unable to correct problems , you have held broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install -y kvm libvirt-bin pm-utils in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version but I am getting the error E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Please help me. I am ...
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Problems with cryptsetup during update

I'm still new to all of this. I think I was installing a bunch of updates, and after what seemed like an hour or so, I finally got this message in the Terminal window: cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to ...
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Depends: samba4-common-bin

I have just made the update to the 12.10 version. But when I tried to install all the updates I received the following messages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: samba4: Depends: ...
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update manager error-Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

When I run update manager, Ii get following error. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64 bit. I am new to Ubuntu please help me out.
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Amarok doesn't start after qt4-related ubuntu updates (from raring-updates)

Last Monday I updated my Ubuntu 13.04 and there were a bunch of qt4 related updates. (I don't know how to have a list of the updated packages which isn't taking a screenshot of Ubuntu Software Center ...
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How to completely disable updates of all kinds, and not ever see prompts to update?

I'm shipping a ubuntu-based system which once shipped will never be connected to a network. I never, ever, ever want it to prompt the user to check for updates, and I never ever ever want it to try to ...
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Installed older software from Software Centre. Newer version available elsewhere. How to update?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I just installed 13.04 on a dedicated machine. I want to update to the most recent versions of scientific software namely Bowtie, Tophat and Samtools but I can't figure out how ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from making auto-updates?

I have the following problem. Recently I have installed vim (which I compiled myself, as the one in the Ubuntu repositories are old). With it I installed Cscope and You-Complete-Me plugins. Now ...
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Update Manager on Ubuntu 12.04

I can't find the Update Manager when I tried searching it on the Dash Home bar. Help please?
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Ubuntu Server 11.04 update 404 errors

I am an ubuntu amateur trying to set up an ubuntu 11.04 server on a tower. I want to install things like ssh client/ server and gksudo on it but I get errors when trying to do so. I tried to update, ...