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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu ...
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After flash player update, videos speeds up on YouTube

As stated in the title, the videos which I was watching with normal speed, now I see with x2 the speed or even more. I was so excited that there was a Flash Player update and now (like always) it ...
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How can I update 12.04 without update manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error When I try to update Ubuntu - I know that I have 233 updates - I get this message every time: ...
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'W: Failed to fetch…' while updating

This is the output of the command sudo apt-get update. I can't update any packages with update manager either. So what is the problem and how can I fix it? Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Ubuntu updates problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”? I am getting this problem, I just newly installed Ubuntu sbidwai@ESSPC05:~$ ...
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Why can't Update Manager find any updates?

My update manager does not find any updates. It does not crash or anything, but no update for my ubuntu, except for the PPAs. At first I thought there really was no update out there, but now it has ...
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Trouble installing package and updating

I almost nothing about Ubuntu. When I try to run the command to install of a package, I am said that 'unable to locate package' When I try to run sudo apt-get update, the system seems being blocked! ...
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12.04 Compiz does not properly work since upgrade

A few days ago, I updated the kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic-pae. Since then, all compiz effects have disappeared (all such as wobbly windows, windows switcher, workspace changing effects...). The unity ...
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How can I avoid “please insert CD/DVD” error when updating Ubuntu?

I can't update 12.04 LTS. The Update Manager shows this: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120423)' is required Please insert the above CD/DVD into the drive ...
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Why does it take so long for an app update to reach the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? Take LibreOffice for example. Version 3.6.0 has been out for quite some time now, but Ubuntu ...
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How to skip kernel update?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS i686 on VirtulBox. Every time I check the updates, there's a new Linux kernel. If I install the new kernel, I have to install the Virtulbox Guest Additions again and ...
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Software center not progress showing Mergelist error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am unable to run Ubuntu software center in ubuntu 12.04. It closes ...
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Input/output error when updating LibreOffice

I am having problems installing the libreoffice-help-en-us update. Details gives me this: dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed to read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Input/output error ...
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How to upgrade Compiz to 0.9.8 or downgrade to 0.8.6 in 12.04?

For a very long time, I'm experiencing this bug in Compiz. It makes my windows flash, when rotating the desktop cube. None of the animations work properly execpt the Wobbly windows. However the ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 12.04 to update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM I have been using Ubuntu for about 6 months now without any problems until I ran the update manager ...
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Why am I getting errors today when updating Oneiric PPAs? [closed]

When I update software from terminal with sudo apt-get update almost always don't shown errors but this time is different. What I think is that most of the ppa pages has been modified. i.e. When the ...
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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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updates/applications to all VirtualBox's OS's

Consider i have 3 VirtualBox installed Ubuntu OS's . What i want to do now is to transfer the updates and new application installs to the 2 other Virtual-box installed OS's . so that i can save time ...
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apt-get update constantly gives out error

Lately whenever I run sudo apt-get update it gives me the following error after the 'reading database' step W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner ...
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Problems w/ update, startup and running apps on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (for hardware legacy compatibility purposes) as a guest system on a VMware Player machine. Recently I am facing problems with updating, starting-up the system and running ...
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Update manager doesnt offer app updates

I currently use libreoffice 3.5 and I want to update to 3.6. I know that the update manager also updates apps so I tried to update libreoffice through the update manager but the update manager didnt ...
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How can I find “Firefox updates:” option in “firefox preferences > Advanced > update” tab

I'm new for ubuntu, using firefox-11.0 in ubuntu-10.10, recently I removed ffox-3.6 and installed ffox-11.0 from superuser. Even I cann't find update options in firefox preferences > Advanced > ...
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Update Manager Crashed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? When I tried to update Ubuntu with the terminal i get the following error: E: Malformed line 59 in source list ...
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Why have to lock archives and dpkg while doing installing apps and updates.

Actually if we suspend any application installing in middle or suspending updates then automatically while resuming we will get some problems like E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock ...
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Why is apt no longer updating the kernel?

Somehow I got a 12.04 server to stop updating the kernel. It's stuck at 3.2.0-24-generic and doesn't want to fetch any new updates. The new kernel at the moment is 3.2.0-29 apt-get clean && ...
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How to get an Ubuntu system that boots to the command line to start the GUI?

As the title above, I am totally new to Linux. What I have now is a virtual hardisk with ubuntu and it started up as CLI. What I want to do is enable the graphic mode and able to switch it flexibly. ...
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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Why are the latest releases of programs not in the Software Centre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? The way I understand the Ubuntu project from a corporate point of view is that companies can ...
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Update Manager shows '2 updates have been selected' when there are no updates

The Update Manager is showing '2 updates have been selected' and that 4.1mb will be downloaded. In the info box, no updates are shown. When I click 'Install Updates', the installing updates box ...
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Is it possible to update Vuze 4.3 to 4.7?

I have been wondering how to update Vuze 4.3 I noticed it in the Ubuntu software that it only has 4.3 and been researching on how to get the latest installments.. if you could help on a step by step ...
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I have a broken package that will not allow me to perform updates or any changes to my computer. How do I fix it?

This is the Error message I get - The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype-bin:i386: Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed Depends: ...
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When trying to upgrade Kerberos development libraries, why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error?

When I'm upgrading, get this error and can't install anything else You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: krb5-multidev : ...
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Index files failed to download during update

I am getting a failed to download some index files error with sudo apt-get update. I tried to change multiple mirrors also. I am using VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04 i386 version over a ...
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How do I download an Ubuntu 12.04 image with all updates so far?

If I would like to install 12.04 on September 2012 on several machines, is it possible to get an image with all the latest updates so far, so that I don't have to download and install the updates ...
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How to set up a notification for “New in repository” packages?

I want to see a list of "New in repository" packages every time they appear after cache update. How can I achieve this? Related questions: How exactly does Synaptic and Aptitude keep track of ...
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Why did my Canon or Epson printer stop working after a recent update on 12.04?

I have a Canon (or Epson) printer and use Ubuntu 12.04. It looks like my printer has partially stopped working after a recent update -- only half of the last page is printed out (sometimes this ...
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How do I remove a PPA added via command-line? [duplicate]

I added a PPA for updating my kernel for ubuntu-12.04. Later, I found that the kernel doesnot exist on the link within PPA. I used this command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa Now if I ...
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I have my usb fully set up. Now what?

After my computer restarted while upgrading through update manager (yes, I followed every troubleshoot I could find), I have decided to screw it and just start fresh. I downloaded the iso, and I've ...
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Updating repo issue must be changed in Ubuntu [closed]

What do you all think about the 11 to 14 MBs of data during updating the repository index files (with sudo apt-get updates) of the installed Ubuntu or other Linux OS to just get a piece of ...
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Problems updating weather indicator

I can not update Weather Indicator with Update Manager. This is the terminal log: installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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Trouble getting updates Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Could someone help me decipher why I am getting this issue? I've tried updating my packages several times and I always get this ...
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How can I check if automatic updates are enabled?

I want to be sure if automatic updates are enabled on Ubuntu 12.04 server. How exactly can I check this? And how can I disable automatic updates if it's enabled?
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Are changes in a point release applied progressively to a released version before it comes out

(Note that I think the title can receive a change to better explain what I am asking here) I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the 12.04.1 will come soon and was wondering ...
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For minimalist systems, how important is updating regularly?

I have a simple, stable box (11.04 running fluxbox), very rarely rebooted, used mainly for web browsing and ssh. Other than frequently updating the browser (e.g. sudo apt-get install ...
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12.04 can't connect to wired network/ crashes

I've tried the server and desktop version of 12.04 and I get the same issues: Entire system crashes while trying to install updates Loses ability to connect to network (usually after a crash) I ...
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Xchat broken after update / reboot

Today, I did some updates to 12.04, as I do weekly. I forgot to look at the impacted packages, because it mostly is just fine. After reboot, XChat does not spool through the freenode channels, ...
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How to disable everytime checking of universe repo?

As you know, every time you update your repositories in Ubuntu 12.04, the universe repository downloads all of it's contents in your computer, whether they have been changed from the last time you ...
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How to resolve “No suitable download server found” when updating?

I am a new user to Ubuntu 12.04. I have already connected to the Internet (without any firewall or proxy) and can browse the web. But whenever I am trying to update Ubuntu or trying to select the ...
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How do I permanently avoid an update?

I have noted after installing the first huge block of updates you get after a fresh installation, Unity 3D would disappear leaving me only 2D support. So, not exactly knowing what did that depend on, ...
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Unable to connect to wireless networks after 12.04 automatic update

I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and ran automatic update.After which though i see them but am unable to create or connect to any wireless networks (AD-HOC or existing).