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How do I restore previous packages after a failed update?

I recently upgraded my 12.10 installation on my Alienware m11x laptop, and lost both my network cards (wired and wireless network). How do I get them back? I would like a solution that doesn't involve ...
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Why do I get “Failed to fetch […] Hash Sum mismatch” errors during update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error Every time I try to update my system I get these messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Error while trying to do sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? i'm not able to do sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 10.10 Here is my error Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Data lost on upgrade to 12.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 & lost visual data on the calender pages of KOrganizer, although contact data is all there. Any help please?
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Option to connect to WiFi disappeared after upgrading

I installed Lubuntu on to my Presario V5000 today off my old 12.04 disk. I installed all the updates then upgraded to 12.10 I was hooked up to an Ethernet cable to update it and before I saw firmware ...
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Display issues after running latest updates for Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit on a dual boot with Windows 7 64-bit and installed updates over the past Friday. Saturday when I booted up, the login screen had major graphical issues where it looks like ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 is not displaying anything after rebooting after installing updates

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 home premium using wubi.exe in local disk.Recently I installed some apps from software center.Then I installed the updates (around 275MB).After that ...
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Can't install several development libraries

I can't install several packages. Here's what happened. I installed Ubuntu 12.04, added ppa:ricotz/testing and then upgraded to 12.10. My system works fine, but apt-get build-dep gnome-terminal for ...
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How to switch off automatic kernel updates? [duplicate]

Now Nvidia with Optimus and glfrx and Bumblebee works fine here. I want to stay with kernel 3.5.0.22 and not being automatically updated again. How do I switch off automatic kernel updates?
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conky changed to above all windows [closed]

I am running a conky script.last night I have gone through some updates and then its giving it window above all other windows. for more clarity you can eye my image.
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What does the percent of an update process represent

First look at the image: You can see from the image that the apt process is downloading the repository updates, the one at the moment is one that is 5.406 KB of size, to which the download as only ...
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what are the consequences of ignoring the updates completely?

I have here in my launcher bar an icon which states that there are currently 418 available updates. Now I think people will appreciate that A That's a lot of updates and B It is not likely that an ...
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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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Update manager package list or status file could not be opened

Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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How to update rails version from 2.3.14 to 3.2.11?

I am using ruby 1.9.3 and I need to update Rails version or need to reinstall the latest version but in vain. I've tried to install rails (sudo gem install rails), showing: Building native ...
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ubuntu 12.04 after update will not start

I Was update my ubuntu 12.04 LTS ..after that Im restart system and get this >>in pic 1 Asked a user name and password ..And you record your username and password correctly But then remained in this ...
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How do I update only one specific application

I have chromium installed. I want to update it and only it. Is there any way to do that?
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update manager doesnt work [duplicate]

My update manager doesn't work and comes up with this: please check your internet connection W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/java/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources ...
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How do I disable the “CD as package” source from the command line for ubuntu 12.04 LTS server?

I am trying to install or update software for Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/InRelease and other such lines. ...
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no desktop after 12.10 update to 3.5.0-22 generic

After 12.10 update (Jan 15/2013) my desktop has changed in ways I cannot explain. There is only the wallpaper, but the screen resolution is 600x400. No unity, no menu bar. I can bring up a terminal, ...
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update manager version 12.04

I see lots of refernces to using the update manager, but where on earth do I find this?? Cannot see anything at all relating to it on my version of Ubuntu 12.04 Thank you Lorganz
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failed to update - internet connection error

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i m trying to update but i get an error Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. My internet connection is fine. when i see ...
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No Sound through Headphones after recent PulseAudio Updates in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I just recently ran updates on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS and noticed that there were updates to PulseAudio. Just my luck and I have discovered an issue with no sound via only headphones. I have verified ...
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Why does Ubuntu need to update its kernel so often?

What are the advantages for updating so often?
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Update - What is the quickest way to get to System Update?

I am obviously new to Ubuntu. I keep digging all over to get to Update. I ususally seem to get it running. I am on limited bandwidth and don't want to waste time. Can I put this directly in the side ...
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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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I want to copy update files from an already updated machine to a machine with super slow internt. Can I do this and how?

I have a machine that I have updated online with a faster internet connection. I am now in a location where the connection speed is horrible. Can I move the files from the updated machine to the not ...
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nginx dependency problem trying to upgrade

Trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 vps I get the following error: henrik@neung:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for henrik: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
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Can't update 12.10 anymore? “Failed to fetch cdrom” error [duplicate]

I get the following message trying to update Ubuntu ; Failed to download repository information details W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 ...
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Problem with updating due to obsolete package versions.

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. When I started the update manager I received this message: The problem cannot be reported: You have some obsolete package versions installed. Please upgrade the ...
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Problems with signature of archive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I have a Ubuntu Server VM running 12.10 and functioning as a Minecraft server. I tried to run updates on ...
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Isn't open-source a two-edge sword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wouldn’t writing an open source program make it available for anyone to freely hack and exploit, thus making it less secure? I know that ubuntu is an open source OS, ...
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Will Adobe Reader 9.5.3 be offered in partner repository?

Will there be an Ubuntu package in the Canonical Partner repository for the security update Adobe Reader 9.5.3? ...
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I've disabled periodic checks for updates. Why does it still do so?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit. I always used my update settings set to "never check" and then manually check for updates when I need to. But the last week or so I saw that Ubuntu started checking for ...
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Why do I get: Failed to download repository information! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? So I am getting this error when I try to run the system updater: Failed to download repository information Check you internet ...
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How to install Ubuntu with usb stick while using ubuntu 9.04 as current opperating system? What program do I use to open the download?

I am currently running a really old version of ubuntu 9.04 on my computer. I would like to upgrade to the new 12.10 using a usb stick but I can't figure out how to run the installation process. I am ...
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problem with update 12.04

i have 12.04 LTS but i have a strange problem from a while every time i try to do an update an error window apears with "check your internet connection" and i have tried to update file by file which ...
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I can't update Ubuntu 2 months now

So when running sudo apt-get update i get errors: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Why re-enabled sources are still marked as “disabled on upgrade to quantal”?

After having a lot of software sources disabled on upgrade to Lubuntu quantal (see question here) I have decided to re-enable most of them, which I did, without problems, except that the note that ...
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Still updater problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when the GETDEB repository is down? Hello I Tried to fix sources.list and it fixed,but still problem i can't download from that website, here is my ...
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Errors updating 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? These update errors are preventing upgrade Ubuntu 11.04. (I want to ultimately upgrade to 12.04): ...
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Error during updating ubuntu 12.10

I installed ubuntu 12.10 using windows installer(wubi). When I tried to update it using "sudo apt-get update", it didn't work and showed something like this Something wicked happened resolving ...
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Cannot update from version 10.10 to 11.4 because natty unavailable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I have the Maverick release of Ubuntu 10.10 and the only release that is suggested to me is Natty 11.04. ...
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Why does update manager not work when PPA is unavailbale? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I have several PPAs in my package list. Apparently, some of these are not accessible anymore after the last system upgrade. Now ...
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Problem Can't change download server only returns to main server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore the default repositories? i have some problem. i can't change Download Server on ubuntu. i Have Only US Server or Main Server. why? cause i can't ...
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Adding Ubuntu 12.10 windows management feature to Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried 12.10 and I decided to stay to with 12.04. The only thing I liked on 12.10 was when all the windows you have open, you could spread all out and close the windows you didn't want to keep. You ...
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Failed to fetch Error 404 Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have been searching for this topic and try many answers but still no positive results W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/petrakis/wdt-main/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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What is to be done with all the sources disabled on upgrade?

After upgrading from Lubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 I see a lot of repositories disabled in the list of sources. What should I do?
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12.04 doesn't boot up after kernel update

I updated from 3.2.0-35 to 3.4 and now it just boots to a black screen after the BIOS. I have to press shift to bring up GRUB and go back to 3.2.0-35. Any idea how I can get 3.4 to work? If not, how ...