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Stuck at Purple Screen for some Kernels, but not for all

After updating the Kernel the usual boot gets stuck with a purple screen. If I choose to start from the Kernel 3.5.0-17 everything still works fine, but it is not possible to start from newer kernel ...
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When updating and downloading packages what has the absolute freshest packages, the US server or the Main?

When selecting the server to download packages from in "Software & Updates" I have a choice between the US server and Main server, which would be updated first and therefore have the absolute ...
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Upgraded to Raring Ringtail 13.04, but not every package did?

I just noticed while looking at a bunch of packages in Synaptic that some are stuck at their quantal version although in their package settings shows a raring version, how do I make sure these ...
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Installing new ATI drivers, running into issues

I'm trying to install "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64" for my HD 7850, but I'm having issues getting my old driver uninstalled (which I got from "fglrx-updates" under software ...
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Ubuntu update gone wrong [duplicate]

I tried to update to 12.10, but in the mist of installing, the entire computer froze, and not knowing about REISUB I forced quit my computer Ever since, every time I updated, I was given a message ...
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A package was installed badly. How to remove it?

When I'm trying to update or install anything I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package equalx needs to be ...
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How to revert back to previous state from current updated state in ubuntu 12.10?

I updated my Ubuntu 12.10 . after updating it asked for reboot, I rebooted my system. After rebooting my system it shows only blank (black) screen , No mouse cursor ,No terminal Nothing. I want to ...
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apt-get upgrade freezes at “Waiting for Headers” [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade my system using sudo apt-get upgrade but it's not upgrading. It just shows: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y 0% [Waiting for headers]. Then it doesn't move forward.
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How to convert daily build to a stable release? [duplicate]

Say, for example, I installed 13.04 daily build today. In 10+ days from today, 13.04 will be officially released (as stable). After the release, do I need to do some sort of distribution upgrade? Or ...
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System not checking for updates

I have a system where I have the development version 13.04 that is not checking for updates. From the command line "sudo apt-get update" completes without any error, and "sudo-apt-get upgrade" ...
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Connection Error when fetching update from Software Updater

I checked for updates and got an error stating: Failed to download repository information, Check your internet connection and the details: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
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ERROR MESSAGE: untrusted packages and libdrm-nouveau1a libdrm-radeon1

Ubuntu finds update but when I click on install update, it gives an error. I released that there are some people out there who's getting that message too, but mine is different and non of the ...
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Upgrade Installation confusion 12.04 to 12.10

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 12.10... I used the update manager and everything was going on well till my system froze up. I had no option than to hard reboot and realized that I could not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity not starting after 11/04 update

After this Thursday updates when I login to my account Unity wont start anymore. I have a pic of the how the system starts: http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2822/screenshotfrom201304131.png And ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start after I installed updates [duplicate]

When I install Ubuntu, I set it so. Then asks to restart, I restart the pc, it comes standard in Ubuntu. After I install updates it asks to restart again, I restart the pc again, more so that he did ...
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Problem with “apt-get update” command! [duplicate]

I can't update my ubuntu repository list, I try "sudo apt-get update" but I get this error: Get:15 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [1,540 B] ...
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cant update software or connect to software servers (universe etc) [duplicate]

It says Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) when I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal. Can anyone help?
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apt-get update throws 404 errors [duplicate]

When trying to run apt-get update some some "404 not found" errors are showing up. The first of them is: W:Failed to fetch ...
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cannot update, cannot reinstall dkms [duplicate]

I wasn't too surprised that I would need to reinstall the virtualbox-dkms business. But I can't do that this morning, as the result of my apt-get update is: I wasn't too surprised that I would need ...
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Update to latest version of OpenGL

I recently installed TF2 and CS:S on my Ubuntu and it was showing nothing but a black screen (I could still hear the sounds) and after searching a bit I found out it may be my OpenGL version. After ...
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`libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename error while updating

Whenever I try to update Ubuntu 12.10, it always gets interrupted by this error: files list file for package `libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename I have tried to install with apt-get as well ...
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Why older version of package repositories of Ubuntu don't get updated?

Suppose my Ubuntu version is Natty and I want to install the latest nodejs using apt-get. However, the latest nodejs is only available in the package repository of Quantal.(see ...
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Does the update manager handle updates for third party applications?

I have quite a few third party apps, and I was wondering if as long as my computer sees the repository, will it update from update manager? Thanks!
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Cannot lock /var/lib/dpkg/ [duplicate]

semary@SemarY-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Errors when running apt-get update?

W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/raring/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-11 - System error) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu Update failure, broken Operaing System. How to roll back update? [closed]

Ubuntu updates just broke the operating system, it now fails to recognise the monitor and its display resolutions; How do I roll back this update?
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software updater stuck on applying changes

I'm on 13.04 and I'm downloading the update to beta but its stuck on applying changes. The other night i left it on all night came back and it was still on applying changes. What can I do now? Right ...
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What is the risk on not updating Ubuntu after installing it from a CD? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 12.4 CD. If I install it to my computer, is it mandatory to install the updates it shows when I boot from it? What are the risk involved in not installing the updates? I will be using ...
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How can I change the download server for updates? [duplicate]

I continuously failed to upgrade my Ubuntu from 11.04 to 12.04. I tried running these commands: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update do-release-upgrade But none of them work. The error they ...
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Find source of Partial Upgrade dialog in 12.10

I'm running Xubuntu 12.10 and started getting the "Partial Upgrade" dialog from Software Updater a few weeks ago. I did some reading, and from what I understand, this can solve itself within a short ...
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Netflix wont work without NEW silverlight update [duplicate]

ive looked through the answered questions here and none of the solutions work. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, 64 bit on a System 76 lemur ultra. netflix was working fine up until about 2 or 3 days ago, ...
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Why “sudo apt-get install” doesn't find a package?

I am getting this error: sudo apt-get install emacs23 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package emacs23 Moreover, I ...
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Update postgresql with latest security update

PostgreSQL announced on the 4th of April a security update to its PostgreSQL server. I really want to install that update. But if I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade the update does ...
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How can I be sure that the updated packages are not compromised?

When trying to install tmux I get an error that Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security, similar to the situation in this thread. I ran aptitude update and the package installed ...
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How can I fix “The package system is broken”? [duplicate]

These are the updates: -Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla firefox -Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla- Unity menubar integration firefox-gobalmenu -Safe and easy web browser from ...
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How to upgrade postgresql from 9.2.0 to 9.2.4 [duplicate]

The title says it all. if I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade none of the postgresql packages get updated. While the psql version 9.2.0 is and the last update is 9.2.4. Am I ...
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Applications close unexpectedly after updating to Gnome 3.8

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an Acer machine. Today I updated gnome to gnome 3.8(actually it shows gnome 3.7.90). Now the problem is it that some of my application are getting ...
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Google Chrome update itself (without permission) on Ubuntu 12.04

I use Google Chrome and it is a addictive browser, it is super fast. But it forced updated itself on my Ubuntu 12.04 today, which I did not like at all. My Question How Google Chrome updated ...
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why does any upgrade pause in chengelog0

Whenever I do an upgrade the system pauses and waits for me to press F2 before it continues, displaying often a changelog, is there anyway to stop this from happening? Ubuntu 12.10 64bit FOR ...
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AMD Driver update (one from amd.com)

Hi guys what is the BEST way to update driver from AMD.com Right now I am on latest 13.3 Beta 3 and just for future how do I update. On installation tut. you guys saying remove any old drivers before ...
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/usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

After using Ubuntu 12.10 for two weeks I ran into problems updating the package database. Running sudo apt-get update returns the following error: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could ...
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How to determine if installing updates will require a reboot?

I have some Ubuntu Server machines which I'd like to keep up-to-date, but not always if it requires a reboot. Is there a way to tell if pending package updates require a reboot BEFORE installing the ...
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Can't get the desired speed from the Main Server

I usually got 40-50 KB/s speed for downloading updates from Ubuntu Main Server. But for a while now, I'm not getting the desired speed. It's now came down to 4-5 KB/s. But when I switched to Server ...
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Software Updater won't update, says to check internet. Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have been getting this error for the last couple of days since I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on my amd64 Hp Pavilion m6 laptop. It says to check Internet but my Internet connection is ...
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cannot upgrade linux kernel to newest version

My current kernel version shown by uname -r is: 3.5.0-17-generic. However, there are files related to newer version kernel 3.5.0-26 in /boot. So I want to upgrade the kernel to 3.5.0-26 by running: ...
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apt-get error: “Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com' ”

root@server1:~# apt-get update Err http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com' 0% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com] I can't get it work, any ...
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Error while update process [duplicate]

Each time when I try to update Ubuntu by sudo apt-get update it fetches data from archive, but after reading package list I get this error: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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grub does not update

I edit: /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/default/grub, but the terminal did not allow to update the Grub the code from the terminal: user@user-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub /etc/default/grub: 29: ...
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Why do I have to reinstall video drivers on kernel updates?

I understand that the drivers are compiled into the kernel but why is the API so tightly coupled to the kernel? Can I install the drivers in a way so I don't have to reinstall the drivers every time ...
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Can't update or install software [duplicate]

I'm am brand new to Ubuntu. I cannot update software or download software such as Wine. I get a message that says Failed to download repository information. Check internet connection. But I have an ...