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nvidia drivers fail completely after update to 3.5.019

I'm running a duel-screen set-up and need the proprietary drivers because the standard ones won't drive the second screen at full resolution. After updating to 3.5.019, downloading the latest linux ...
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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“E: The list of sources could not be read.” while trying to update

When I try to update, I get this: root@deepit-R405-A-CPD6A2:/var/lib/apt# sudo apt-get update E: Type '123443215' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “sudo apt-get update” do? Why do we have to run sudo apt-get update before I can run sudo apt-get install package? I found this very annoying when I am ...
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How can I update Ubuntu if the update servers are blocked?

I connect to the Internet through my college wifi and for some weird reason they have blocked all Ubuntu updates, so I cannot update Ubuntu through the common "Update Manager" way. So I was wondering ...
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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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Failed to fetch PPA Error (Deluge) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? How do I fix this error? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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"Your system is running in low-graphics mode'' on an Acer Aspire 5552 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I own a Acer Aspire 5552 laptop, which has Ubuntu on it. And now i updated it to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. When ...
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How to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 15.10 was released yesterday. What's the proper way to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04?
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How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area?

In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it ...
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Problem prevents the update or installation of new software

It's been a week now that whenever i run sudo apt-get update it shows me this: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease Err http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease Err http://...
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Maximum compatible kernel version

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Since, I was facing the suspend bug, I installed a newer kernel as suggested here. Even although the above mentioned link recommends to install kernel v4.4.8-...
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When trying to install Wine on 12.10, 'Sudo' command will not let me type in a password

As the title explains, I have been attempting to install Wine on my laptop which is running 12.10. When I access the command terminal and entered sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I was ...
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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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Failed to fetch … Hash Sum mismatch. tried rm apt/list but didn't work [duplicate]

as you saw on the title, I got the "Failed to fetch... Hash Sum mismatch" Error. I have tried this method: sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* sudo apt-get update But it didn't work. I still got the ...
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404 error while checking for update [duplicate]

I tried to check for updates in mu ubuntu 14.04 and getting error W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jconti/gnome3/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to ...
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Is this normal? Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome 3.9.90?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome Shell sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop, however when I checked what version has been installed I read 3.9.90: is this correct? ...
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Why does dpkg give me this parsing error?

Any time I try to install software or updates, I get the following message (or a slight variation): dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 10650 package 'libreoffige-writev': ...
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
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how to permanently disable ubuntu updates & hide install updates button pic included

how to permanently disable ubuntu updates pop up & hide or remove Install Updates button pic included see below:
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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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problem with update of libreoffice

This is a problem: ~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these....
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Same update keeps showing up everyday

I keep getting update of numix-icons-theme package everyday, how to stop it? I've installed that update many times still it keeps showing up.
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What is the difference in command-line “sudo apt-get update” and using Synaptic or Auto-updater?

The whole update process seems somewhat confusing to me. I can understand the need to run sudo apt-get update prior to installing another package, but, what is the difference in running update from ...
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A question about the last security update for Ubuntu (“ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change…”) [duplicate]

I'm subscribed to the Ubuntu Security Notes, so everytime that I receive an e-mail, a new update is avalable. But in the last update, they wrote something in the end that I coudn't undertand much, so ...
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Is there a way to run an update and upgrade in one command?

So, is it possible to update and upgrade without running: sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade Meaning, is there one command that can do both?
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Ubuntu Software update Problem

W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/multiverse/i18n/Index E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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apt-get keeps saying to check Internet, while I have a good connection

I need to check if I have updates for Ubuntu. I think it is 12.04 As you can see this is what it says: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. Details: W:Failed ...
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Unable to update system from terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently my institute changed network proxy settings. After that, I am unable to update anything from my terminal. Also, new installations from terminal are not possible. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 used too much processor after latest updatest

after updating ubuntu 14.04 it uses 25-50% of my processor continuously causing my laptop turnoff automatically by overheating. i have no problem before the updates. graphic driver is not a problem, i ...
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How can I upgrade my server's kernel without rebooting?

This is a loaded question because I'm already aware of, and am very interested in ksplice. The problem is that since they were bought by Oracle, they have been forced to pull numerous server ...
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Update available message after installing update

I have just updated my HTPC to 13.04 (using do-release-upgrade) and when logging in I get the "new release available" message, while there isn't as I've just upgraded and running that version. me@...
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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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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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Why does update-mime-database complain about uri/rtspt and other unusual types?

When running update-mime-database - usually automatically launched by apt-get - why do I reliably get complaints like: Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles' ...
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What updates is 'Ubuntu Software' installing?

I have recently upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04LTS. Since the upgrade, I have still been prompted occasionally to update by 'Software Updater' which had been present in 15.10. Quite a few updates to ...
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How to automatically install updates before shutdown?

Windows 7 automatically installs updates before shutdown. Can I get the same effect on Xubuntu? I want to install Xubuntu on a friend's machine and make sure that security updates are installed, but ...
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Why does Ubuntu need to reboot so often?

Ubuntu seems to require a reboot after almost every apt update, even those that do not include a new kernel version. Why?
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Ubuntu 12.04: Why does apt-get update fail? [duplicate]

I cannot install any packages for Ubuntu 12.04. Even after clearing files under: /var/lib/dpkg/lists/partial/* /var/lib/dpkg/lists/* /var/cache/apt/* Changed the repository and tried apt-get clean ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-...
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Multiple versions of the same app on Ubuntu Software Centre?

I already published my proprietary app on Ubuntu Software Centre (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com), and now I want to update it with the new version. This time I wanted to upload multiple builds ...
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How can I remove new kernel versions after downgrading?

I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04, all packages. But after that I encountered a lot of problems so I decided to downgrade to 11.10. After I did that I found I now have two kernels: 3.2.x and 3.0.x. I found ...
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What is the problem while updating: “W: Failed to fetch … No Hash entry in Release file …”

This is the output of the command # apt-get update. I cannot update any packages with update manager either. What is the problem? Ign http://mirrors.dotsrc.org precise-getdeb InRelease ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Windows Snap Feature

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32.bit from a Live-CD without internet connection and any updates the snapping feature worked fine for windows of all applications. However, after some updates ...
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How can I avoid kernel updates?

I want to freeze the kernel-version of Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty. Is it enough to comment line 5 and 6 of the /etc/apt/source.list (see below)? 4 ... 5 deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/...
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How to create a list of of only security updates with apt-get?

I'm trying to create a list of only the security updates available to an Ubuntu system using apt-get. I'm very aware of this post How do I check only security updates from the command-line? but that ...
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Install older kernel in a server and made it the default boot option in grub

I need to install an older kernel version (3.2.0-24-generic) on an existing Ubuntu 12.04.3 (3.8.0-34-generic) LAMP server and a new install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (3.11). After the installation I will need to ...
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How do I use apt-get to update to the latest kernel?

My current kernel is 3.2.0-26 (my main computer) while on another of my Ubuntu computers, with which I didn't fiddle with unofficial updates, it's 3.2.0-30. Yet the Update manager on my main computer ...