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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Update manager always says it is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update information is outdated Though it installs updates, it always says the update information is some days old and the number of days is increasing daily.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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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a laptop and ubuntu 11.04. I would like the easiest way possible because I am new to linux. here is my display information: *-display description: VGA compatible controller ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Understanding various update and upgrade commands

I want to know about different update and upgrade commands as follows: update upgrade dist-upgrade do-release-upgrade etc. For/As a new users of Ubuntu and using/welcoming command-line, which is ...
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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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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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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 ...
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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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Grub Doesn't Load after Update

After I updated ubuntu (I believe it was most likely a kernel update) and restarted I selected ubuntu from the windows boot loader (I am using wubi). At this point I would usually land on the grub ...
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Is it possible to install a specific package from proposed repos?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. I intend to do so for the future because of its long time support and stability. However, I would like to contribute to testing proposed updates for Precise. I ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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Why is natty-proposed suggesting an upgrade to a beta version of Firefox?

Well I loaded up update manager today and it wants to replace Firefox 4.0.1 with 5.0beta5. To double check I fired out apt-cache policy firefox and there it is: ...
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Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
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How to make in CLI check for updates to be happening every 4 weeks and install them automatically without going to Software sources?

I have a set of custom commands I run on my computers after I install them. How do I make Ubuntu check for updates every 4 weeks and install them automatically on check? I would need this done via ...
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How to completely remove firefox so it won't update?

I really don't like firefox, so the first thing I did after installation was install chromium as a browser and removed firefox via terminal using: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox But every time ...
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Can't add any PPA's after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10

I can't add any PPA's at all after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10. Here is what it says: michael@MikesKomputer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:atareao/atareao'. Please ...
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Do .deb installed apps get updates?

So this might be very silly question for users, but I am quite new to Ubuntu and want to know this. Do .deb installed apps get updates? For example: I have Opera installed with using .deb will it get ...
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How do I enable automatic updates of all packages?

I'd like to use unattended-upgrades to install all updates to Natty beta packages daily. Whatever I try, unattended-upgrades seems to ignore updates to packages in "main". Here's my current ...
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How to hide unwanted updates?

I was wondering for quite some time now; is there any way to hide/remove any unwanted updates when I see some in the Ubuntu Update Manager?
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Is there an RSS feed that alerts subscribers of new/updated packages in the official repositories?

I'm a serial apt-getter (running it often throughout the day), and I find it a great way to see where Ubuntu developers are most active. That being said, an RSS feed would probably be a smarter/safer ...
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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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Can't update to Ubuntu 12.04 on 11.10

I'm having problems on updating Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, I've tried to update all possible ways. I'v downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 from cd...but when booting the upgrade option wont appear...just: Install ...
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How to fix broken repository information?

I have the small red cross icon in my indicator applet, and upon hovering it says that An error occurred while checking for updates. Because of this, I can't edit the selected repositories through ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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Are Virus/rootkits via ubuntu updates possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the system kept secure? What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? I fear that just like on Windows there might be ways to catch a ...
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Using sudo aptitude/apt-get update does not work

Trying to update via terminal via aptitude or apt-get is not working. There is no other package management program running in the background or any other user. I tried both, sudo aptitude update ...
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After updating kernel to 3.0.0-14 the system does not boot

After the updatemanager gave me an update of the kernel from 3.0.0-13 to -14 i am not able to boot with that new kernel. I have to manually select -13 from older kernels. This is even true for ...
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Updates kill Keyboard and mouse

I had applied all the updates available for on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 230 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes after update

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now, constantly upgrading and afterwards cleaning with Ubuntu-Tweak's Janitor. Everthing went fine until about two weeks ago: then my computer constantly ...
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Display issues after running latest updates for Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit on a dual boot with Windows 7 64-bit and installed updates over the past Friday. Saturday when I booted up, the login screen had major graphical issues where it looks like ...
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Why does my Update Manager keep crashing and apt-get segfaulting? [closed]

Whenever update manager goes to check for updates - when done both manually and automatically - update manager crashes, and when I go to report the error, apport crashes too (apport also crashes when ...
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System will not boot after applying updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I made a clean installtion of Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit without problems and after completing the ...
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Updating HP Pavilion BIOS from Linux

I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6602 au) laptop. I want to upgrade BIOS. I only have ubuntu installed in my system. Is it possible to upgrade bios from ubuntu? Google search gave me some results ...