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Do updates run in the background on Ubuntu 13.04?

When I was using an older version of Ubuntu, I used to see new updates installing all the time. On 13.04 I'm not sure if I was ever prompted for an update at all. However, there are settings like ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 15R 12.04 LTS update

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with special driver support) on my Dell 5520 15R. This Ubuntu image was recommended, as the system is Ubuntu certified. The hardware is exactly as the link states. Anyway, ...
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Is it bad if the Update Manager doesn't show any new updates for a whole week?

I've used the 12.04 live cd to get here but installed it awhile ago. I assume until a week ago I was current but now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'm just being paranoid?
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LTS Enablement Stacks - Should I use quantal, raring or saucy?

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 from a beta ISO and I have been updating it ever since then. However, I want to opt into the hardware enablement stack for Precise now. I have two questions: First, how do ...
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Should I allow kernel updates?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and the update manager appears daily with updates. I am ok with other updates but I want to know about Linux Kernel updates: Should I update to new versions, and why?
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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Ubuntu freezes after inputting the password [duplicate]

I went to use Ubuntu today. It updated and asked to me to restart the PC, which I did but now I can't log in. When I put in my password it stays on the orange screen and freezes. The only thing I can ...
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Updates are not installing

When I try to update any programs, it does not work, error message says files are missing. I have not tried anything to fix this issue.
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why i have unity 5.20.0 installed, if they are already making unity 8?

I thought i have the lastest version available, i updated very resently. It's the lastest version in repository. Also, emacs 24 somehow not in repository either, only version 23. Update: my ubuntu ...
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I get a notification with an error message, the message is: 'Error: BrokenCount>0. How can I fix it?

It is also telling me that my installed packages have unmet dependencies. I do not know what does it mean. I'm a new user for this OS. I have a Acer C7 Chromebook. 3 days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Can't install updates, Pleas help

Hi I cannot install updates either from the terminal or from the system settings. And also having trouble installing software too at times. It's saying things like failed to fetch stuff and E: Some ...
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Problems with updating Ubuntu

when i call sudo apt-get update the process stops at 98% [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] and nothing else happens. i've already done this because of the IPv6 problems reported, ...
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BADSIG error with canonical archives repository

W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.<br>GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com precise Release: The ...
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How do I download always the latest version of the programs when I use apt-get install [program]? [duplicate]

I tried to install the Eclipse IDE and arduino this way: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arduino sudo apt-get install eclipse But come the version Eclipse 3.8 and the Arduino IDE 1.0.3 and ...
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Package Update error

I can't seem to get any updates installed. I keep getting the following errors. How do I solve this? Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Correcting ...
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How to install Tomcat 7.0.42 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?

The sysadmin gave me a virtual machine which I access through terminal. I have root access and it got Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The command apt-cache policy tomcat7 informs: tomcat7: Installed: (none) ...
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Software Updater Failed to download repositories 13.04 [duplicate]

My software Updater is no longer working. the computer tells me i need to check from updates, it shows a red triangle symbol that if you click it give me an option to show updates but when i do the ...
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How to fix malformed lines in /etc/apt/sources.list? [duplicate]

I am getting this error message: E:Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) and as a result the update manager won't work. I am very new to Linux so if you could break it ...
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Why do I get 404 errors when running 'apt-get update'?

I am not able to update. I also have tried update-manager. It gives the the error message: Failed to download repository information, check your Internet connection. praveen@praveen-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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How to prevent USC from opening a terminal when updating the cache?

Is there any way to change/customize, so when you type (in terminal) sudo apt-get update that all the information (including download and install) is returned in the terminal instead of in a separate ...
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Update Manager Error ( Ubuntu 11.10) [closed]

System Update marks as an error. While trying to install updates, errors like this occurs: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libc6: Depends: libc-bin (= 2.13-20ubuntu5) but it is not ...
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Update-manager not showing items

My update-manager isn't showing any items to update. it does show the total amount of data to be downloaded. and number of programs to be updated. and when hitting the update button it does update. ...
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More Nvidia problems following upgrade

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Toshiba Satellite L745. I've been doing this happily for two years now but sporadically have Nvidia-related problems following Ubuntu updates. 24 hours ago I accepted ...
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Virtualbox and Header Updates

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VirtualBox 4.1.12 The last 3 (Header) updates have resulted in VirtualBox not working immediately after the header update. I searched this forum and found this ...
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sudo apt-get update error

Hello i was trying to update my apt-get. And its giving me this error Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg Could not connect to bd.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (116.193.170.18), ...
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Error during system update

I'm here to ask help because since each time I do a system update I get errors on the terminal and it is impossible for me to update the kernel to more recent versions. Here I post the output of the ...
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how can I update ubuntu v12.04 to v13.04 without using a internet connection? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I want to update to 13.04, but without downloading it from the website. How can I do it ?
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I've inherited a dangerously out of date server. How do I plan to safely upgrade it?

Apticron runs nightly on the box and is telling me that I have about 150 updates that need to be made. The server is running quite a few important services with no true backup so I'm scared to just ...
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Is “sudo apt-get update” mandatory before every package installation?

I know what the purpose of the update command is, and I was just wondering if i must use it before any package installation I perform. What if I have not update for too long and install some critical ...
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Switcheroo gone after last update

since the last kernel update for Ubuntu 13.04, the folder /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch is gone on my Laptop, an Acer Aspire 3820TG. Checking the output of grep -i /boot/config-* tells me ...
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Cannot run sudo update-manager

I cannot run sudo update-manager. I dont know whats wrong. Do you know? (precise)acer@localhost:~$ sudo update-manager [sudo] password for acer: (process:5761): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported ...
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Update Manager/Software Centre not working (12.04 LTS)

I restarted my computer and a little red circle with a horizontal white line appeared. I clicked on it and it asked me to show updates, so I did that. Next, it says this: An unresolvable problem ...
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How to update applications downloaded from the Software Center

I recently downloaded Scala for Ubuntu through the Software Center, however when I check the version I downloaded was Scala 2.9.0, is there anyway I can upgrade/update this to Scala 2.10.1?
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OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04

Guys how do I install OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04 ? I added the repo, but when installing it comes : Fetched 1,132 kB in 47s (23.8 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I update Ubuntu if I “missed my chance”? [duplicate]

When the new 13.04 became available I had no internet. Still, it appeared on my Update Manager (not relevant, but HOW?). When I got internet back and opened the Update Manager the button to update to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 keeps freezing after latest update [duplicate]

I am running Ubntu 13.04 64-bit. My laptop has a dual-core Intel i5 processor, NVidia GT540M GPU, 4GB RAM and a 60GB SATA 3 SSD. After the most recent update it takes more than twice as long to boot ...
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/boot/efi can't be mounted after kernel update Ubuntu 13.04

After installing the latest updates it appears that the new version of the kernel which was installed (3.8.0-29) will not boot properly. Whenever I try to boot using this new kernel, I get an error ...
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Changes in Apache Config between 12.04.2 and 12.04.3 LTS

So, today i updated a bunch of web servers from 12.04.2 to 12.04.3 and guess what, not a single vhost was working after the update. the main reasons were: in apache2.conf the line ...
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Can't install apps or updates…help? [closed]

I have an Ubuntu based distro (ElementaryOS)12.04 and I'm having an issue where I can't update the system nor can install any apps. Basically I can't do anything with it! Before this I simply got an ...
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update and upgrade ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

I have Dell latitude E6430, system information: Ubuntu 11.10 ,OS type 64 bit. when I tried to make updates to my Ubuntu 11.10 , it gave me a message , that you can't update anything until you remove ...
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How to update from a unsupported version of ubuntu to latest? [duplicate]

How can I update my Ubuntu version (11.04) to the latest version without any disks/USB drives? I am currently running 11.04 (Just installed it) and I cannot download any programs which is the main ...
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apt-get update fails after upgrade

I just updated my Ubuntu from 12 to 13 doing: apt-get update ... apt-get upgrade Next time, I should probably simply use instead: apt-get dist-upgrade My current version now is: lsb_release -a ...
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Update ubuntu phone from Nexus 4 directly

im using the ubuntu touch/phone on my new nexus 4 (ordered it to try ubuntu on it). I was asking myself how i can update the phone with daily builds. I know about the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 : Not all updates can be installed [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine.When I run the update manager on my machine I get the following message. I don't know how to fix this issue.Is it safe to run apt-get dist upgrade.? I am ...
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Kernel loading problem

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. System is running smoothly, but I have a problem with touchpad recognition. I asked about it once before, but no-one gave me the answer. I tried ...
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XFCE windows drawing buggy [closed]

I just upgraded to raring, and accidentally installed proposed updates. Now Chrome and sublime text are not drawed correctly. I don't know witch way I should look to fix it.. It can be proposed ...
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sudo apt-get/update manager error

I freshly installed distro, I ran a terminal command and ever since I've been having problems. The terminal command I entered was "echo off "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release ...
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Security updates for the universe repository for LTS releases?

What happens if there is a security problem in a package in the universe repository four years after the 12.04 LTS release; will the package be updated from upstream, patched, or left alone? It's my ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not responding

Whenever I try to open Ubuntu Software Center, it closes automatically within a few seconds. When I try to run an update from the command prompt this happens: anujsharma@anuj-sharma:~$ sudo apt-get ...