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Update and upgrade

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without an internet connection. Now I am unable to see even basic packages like synaptic / software center. What are the installation steps that I missed without internet and ...
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Unknown / Unexpected /Unseen apt-get update error (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting error while sudo apt-get update Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status open (2: No such file or directory) Can't call method "policy" on an undefined value at ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 update problem?

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and the software updater shows this error: Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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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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Update from 12.10 failed

A while back I was trying to update from 12.10 and my roommate unpluged my laptop and ever since then I have not been able to open software updater or start up disk creator. It does not give an error ...
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How to upgrade rkhunter

When running the command: sudo rkhunter --versioncheck I get the following output: [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.0 ] Checking rkhunter version... This version : 1.4.0 Latest version: 1.4.2 ...
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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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To update or not to update

My research lab has a super computer cluster, however they are all using Ubuntu 9.10. I need to install nfs-kernel-server on the individual nodes so I can access to and process the files from a single ...
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bluetooth indicator and other settings not working after updating kernel to 3.16

So, today there was this update for the Kernel to 3.16 on LTSEnablementStack. I ran the command for the update. I notice that a lot of packages are removed, like the bluetooth indicator, but it seems ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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How does the fallback mechanism of apt update work in case of connection problems?

While installing the updates today, I noticed this: Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libdns100 i386 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2 [626 kB] Err ...
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Updating Ubuntu Virtual Machine using putty

I have access to a virtual machine running a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. However, I need to use Ubuntu 14.04, and the server administrator is fine with me updating it. My only access to the ...
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Which bug updates are received automatically?

Please could somebody explain how and when BUG fixes are updated. I have automatic updating enabled for everything except "Pre-released Updates (Trusty Proposed). I see that many of the bugs that ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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Troubleshooting of updation during installation of ns2 in ubuntu [duplicate]

Due to install the ns2 program in ubuntu, ubuntu updation is not running successfully. Error occurs like - Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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How to add driver to dkms?

I want wi-fi driver (bcmwl) automaticly included into kernel after each update. Now I need to reinstall package bcmwl after each kernel update. Without it driver isn't loaded. How to configure this ...
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sudo apt-get update not working [duplicate]

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Get:63 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe Sources [6,736 kB] Err ...
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Unable to download using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

I get the usual fail to download messages after entering sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade in the gnome-terminal window. I am running VB 4.3.22 r98236 Ubuntu 64 bit on a ...
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My keyboard symbols layout changed

My keyboard symbols layout changed. I think this happened after I install some updates. For example when I type: - - appears / _ appears ? = appears ) And this happens with all my characters. I ...
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Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04LTS [closed]

I'm new to Linux and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my machine (dual booted with Win8). Can anybody recommend me a list of important things to do and software to install? I have done "sudo ...
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Commands in terminal and Nautilus hang without explanation after update 14.04 (02/14/2015)

after my update yesterday suddenly Nautilus has become completely unresponsive and almost every command (ssh, apt-get, mc) in terminal (but also wrapped like clicking on "reload" in Synaptic) hangs ...
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How to prevent hidden updates in Ubuntu 14.04.1?

I've been using Ubuntu and Xubuntu for a few years now and never had this problem. After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty, there are always a bunch of updates. I review the updates, make sure ...
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Problems with COMODO update

I have COMODO anti virus. I have been having problems updating it. I start to update, but then it tells me that it has failed and to check the internet connection. Everything with the connection is ok ...
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Information and updates [closed]

I would like to know what are the first steps for a new user of ubuntu. What is most useful for an inexperienced user of Linux, mainly one that arrived from Windows. Is it important to use the ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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Error message when updating pakages

I just started getting this error message when attempting to run sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn - Release i386 (20141022.1)/dists/utopic/Release ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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Cannot install anything in ubuntu 12.10 64bits [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits in my computer. I tried to download several applications from the software center and from the terminal. But was unable to download anything. From the ...
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New ubuntu 14.04.1 updates broke ssl components

Yesterday night I did apt-get update apt-get upgrade and after all the updates to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and apache 2.4, the ssl stopped working. Its an apache server running multiple sites and I have created ...
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Rootkit detector: rkhunter auto database update options

In the rkhunter config file here /etc/default/rkhunter it says: # Defaults for rkhunter automatic tasks # sourced by /etc/cron.*/rkhunter and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90rkhunter # # This is a POSIX shell ...
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Not able to update packages on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I get the following error $ sudo apt-get update E: GPG error: http://in.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 ...
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How to update Firefox to latest version in Kubuntu 15.04 unstable the usual way? [closed]

I have three Linux systems all Ubuntu based and two of them are using Firefox 35 (Xfce Linux Mint Qiana and Ubuntu Unity 14.04) while the third, Kubuntu 15.04 development branch (with the new Plasma ...
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LibreOffice update to 4.4 [duplicate]

I have the LibreOffice 4.2.7.2 on ubuntu 14.04, why there is no update to 4.4? (i dont want to uninstall 4.2, and install after the 4.4, just update it) thanks
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No access to SVN after updating PHP & Apache

I updated PHP to 5.5 and Apache2 using this: Updating PHP Since then SVN is not working. I get the following errors: I thought maybe the connection between SVN and Apache is gone. So I tried to ...
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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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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.04: Connection refused

I am unable to update my current version of Ubuntu. Here is the output of sudo apt-get update: Err http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg Could not connect to archive.canonical.com:80 ...
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Failed to download repository information

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I go to Software Installer and click on update a popup window comes out and says Failed to download repository information Further in description it ...
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Why does apt-get not update everything? [duplicate]

Many times, when I do: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade There will be updates that can be installed with the GUI update/upgrade manager (such as Muon) that were not applied by APT. I also ...
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Sound stopped working after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

Sound is not working in Ubuntu after I updated and installed Filezilla in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Issues installing Wine 1.6 through Terminal

When I run this command to install Wine 1.6 sudo apt-get install wine1.6 I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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flash player plugin 11.2.202.442 over 11.2.202.440 update [duplicate]

How do I install flash player 11.2.202.442 over 11.2.202.440? Using Ubuntu 12.04. This is my wife's computer, and she just told me she can't see any videos using Flash Player. Message says She needs ...
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Same error message at end of every update run

Each and every time that I run update, the last 4 lines read as follows: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Software Updater & Software Center not working

Running the update command gives this error message. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type ...
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USB, Wifi, audio stopped working on update: Kernel mismatch problems

On my Lenovo M30-70, Wifi, USB (including mouse), and audio stopped working suddenly. I accepted an incremental update earlier today. (I'm on Utopic.) I learned that this does not occur if I choose ...
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Driver is automatically removed after kernel update

I had a problems with old wi-fi driver, so I have installed newer package, downloaded from the internet. Each time I had updates for kernel - this driver was removed after reboot, so I manually ...
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Why is “Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins” always unchecked and can't be checked?

Why is the option Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins always unchecked, and can't be checked when software update alert is available? This has been happening for some time in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update problem

I have encountered the following error while running sudo apt-get update. What is the solution to this problem? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Software Updater not detecting all upgrades [duplicate]

This happens every so often, I run this command in Terminal (after running sudo apt-get update): sudo apt-get upgrade And I get an output such as (this is what I got today): Reading package ...
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Can't ls in /etc directory and more

I am using 14.04, I recently did an update with the software updater and things went wrong. Not sure what however, I just kept running it until it said that things were up to date. Now things are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Workstation split screen issue after updating

After updating and restarting my Ubuntu 14.04, I get a split screen, similarly to the issue describe at Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware split screen issue after updating I'm running it on VMware Workstation ...