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Why aren't old linux-images removed when installing new kernel updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? On my laptop I have limited space but install all new updates, including kernel updates. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem ...
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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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Error apt-get update on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

i get an error when i update my ubuntu 14.10 this is an error : Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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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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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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Update/Installs fails with unrecoverable dpkg fatal error because libc6-i386 is missing

I keep receiving this error every-time I try to do some updates. I tried sudo dpkg --configure, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install -f but they failed on me. installArchives() failed: ...
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How to update Ubuntu terminal? [closed]

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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GPG error : http://repos.rcn-ee.net

when I update using apt-get update on Beaglebone black, I got the following error, W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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Can't update my system due to GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' [duplicate]

I can't update... I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem for a while now... The only way I found is to re-install Ubuntu... sudo apt-get update -o Debug::Acquire::http=true 0% [Connecting ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to fix the boot loader with an installation disk at hand

I recently messed up my Master Boot Record and my system is not booting. I was dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. Both of them are not loading now. I don't care if I lose my windows, but I want my ...
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Why are apt-get updates in development releases slower?

When i update apt-get the universe repo takes ages to download, I usually max out at around 130kbps which can easily download ~4mb in under a minute yet it skips between going an bytes per second and ...
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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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Where/when is the update for Firefox to version 37..?

I checked with Synaptic Package Manager and the latest is 36.0.1+..... 37 was released in March.
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Where is the update to 14.04.1 in update-manager?

I am not looking for a workaround or a hack. I am just confused. 14.04.1 has been released now for a week, and one of my machines which is on 12.04, and another one which is on 14.04 both don't have ...
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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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12.04: Kernel Update - Stopping System Runlevel V Compatibility

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.04. One of them was Kernel update to Kernel 3.2.0-58. The problem is that when the update finished it asked to restart my computer, so I did. The computer went into ...
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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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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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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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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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Getting 404 errors when updating [closed]

When I run the update manager, it tells me to check my internet connnection. From the command line, I get the following when I run sudo apt-get update. Err http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal ...
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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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Fail to download repository information [duplicate]

Why lately I've been getting this error when I try to update my computer? Ubuntu 12.04 Kernel 3.5.2 Processor i386 W:Failed to fetch ...
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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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“Size mismatch” error while downloading packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error? I've been having this annoying problem lately since I did a fresh install of 12.04. It started when ...
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Update manager always says it is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update information is outdated Though it installs updates, it always says the update information is some days old and the number of days is increasing daily. I think it ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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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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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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Updated stuff with Updatemanager problem [duplicate]

I thought I needed to update stuff because of my computer randomly logging me out, So I saw that there was 1,418 updates so I installed them then after that I restarted the computer and I logged in ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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GPG Error, can't update 12.04 [duplicate]

I have seen the following question, however it doesn't solve my problem: Update Manager Error - Authentication Error I can't update my Ubuntu 12.04! I get the following error after running sudo ...
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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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Installing Java 7 Update 25 on 12.04 LTS?

How can I install Java on Ubuntu 12.04? I have: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_21-b11) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode)
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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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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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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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Updating ubuntu server apt-get gives me - 404 Not Found [duplicate]

I'm trying to update a Ubuntu server and when I run apt-get update I get a number of errors like the examples below (note I added some space after http). Err http ://no.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main ...
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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 ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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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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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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Why after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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How to enable auto security update in Ubuntu 12.04 Server [duplicate]

When I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 Server in my VM, I chose to manually update security. My question is how can I enable it again? I know there are other packages that do auto update, but I'm just ...
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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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 ...
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Is there any easy way to get the direct download link of all updates in ubuntu?

When a long list of new updates are available, I prefer to use a download manager in another computer to download .deb files of updates. Is there any easy way to get the direct download link of .deb ...