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How to find a bad update, i.e. revert to version of a specific date and then step forward

Pursuant to this issue: Can't connect to VPN on 14.04 LTS So the last time my VPN client worked was ~20 days ago. I checked with the ISP and they say "No problem", I checked with my company's ...
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Display issue with Ubuntu 12.04

I updated from 10.04 to 12.04 and am seeing the following screen which is very disturbing. Not sure what the issue is. Is this a known issue?
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Where to find out if a upgrade is a security upgrade or feature upgrade?

I've checked the official Ubuntu site, but I can't find anywhere it says if a release is a security update or just a feature update. For example, if there's a vulnerability in 13.10 that requires an ...
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Updating Problem

Let me thank you in advance for reading and attempting to help me. Thank you! Sorry for the terrible editing also had to change some of the links cuz im not reputable :) My problem is as such: ...
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Unable to connect and GPG Error on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting the following error when i apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Unable to ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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Why Does Software Updater Say No updates Available, but apt-get upgrade Shows updates available?

I normally use Software Updater to keep the system updated. However I occasionally will run apt-get upgrade from the terminal and I've notice there are times when Software Updater says there are no ...
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14.04 server update without upgradeing to 14.10

I have a server running ubuntu 14.04 trusty. When i ran a sudo apt-get upgrade today it reported that it will keep back linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-server linux-image-generic ...
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404 error with apt-get update, Don't have any PPA's

When running sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors, I don't have any PPA's. jeggy@Jeggy-XPS:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for jeggy: Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease Ign ...
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update manager is showi [duplicate]

there is showing some problem with update manager. showing this massage- 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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Update manager fails to initialize and gives an error message [duplicate]

I am trying to update my os from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS but the update manager fails to initializegiving this error message. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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A question about the last security update for Ubuntu [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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apt-get searching for binary-armhf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Mutilple Authenticate Windows after unlocking Ubuntu 14.10 ( using gnome metacity)

I have recently updated my Laptop ( Dell 15r ) to Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is whenever I unlock my laptop, I see this window and there are many instances of this windows. I have to click close ( or ...
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when trying to update 14.10 get message “you are not allowed to preform this action”

upgrade manager will display and start action to upgrade the gives me error that I am do not have privileges to perform this action
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Replace prebuilt package with self-compiled version

I need to update my Point Cloud Library (PCL) that I installed via official instructions with my own version that I just compiled according to this manual. The reason is I need to fix a bug in PCL ...
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How to install software from 14.10 repositories?

At work I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) with KDevelop IDE. I saw there is a new version of KDevelop available, 4.7 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdevelop). On my computer I have version 4.6 ...
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No icons after update on 29/10

Yesterday, I had some updates that Ubuntu(14.04) suggested to install, and I didn't pay attention which programs where updated. After the update the system needed to restart, but I just clicked ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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14.04 -> 14.10 not shown in software updater

I'm trying to upgrade my 14.04 system to 14.10. Following standard instructions for doing so do not produce expected results on my system. When I run "sudo apt-get upgrade update-manager-core", the ...
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Problems when updating Ubuntu

I get errors with libGL and fbConfig after every-day system update. It seems that update are erasing some Nvidia-drivers file, cuz I'm getting problem with some Qt project where I use graphic. But ...
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14.04 lts problem

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, when i received a notification about new version (14.04 lts), i decided to update my OS. When i've finished the procedure, i was asked to restart my pc. When it turned on, ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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add repositories to ubuntu server 14.04

NB: I'm a (nearly) comlete newb. I just booted 1st time into Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS (no GUI), enabled UFW, went to update with sudo apt-get update and the results showed this: Ign ...
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Can I check for my most recent updates on the Ubuntu website?

I can't get my computer to load due to a kernel issue. Is there any way to get what version my computer is running off of online or in start up?
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A question about installing security updates

I'm always following a website to know when security updates for Ubuntu are available. But, today, I saw this update (http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2388-1/), but the website told me to update the ...
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How to upgrade within a LTS release (not to a new one)?

I have an old 12.04.2 Ubuntu server. I want to update it to 12.04.5. But do-release-upgrade would upgrade to 14 LTS. What do I have to do in order to update only within my LTS release?
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Ubuntu apt-get update 404 error and not able to install openssh-serer [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop VM on my Windows8.1 in VMWare Workstation. When I type in apt-get update I get 404 errors: Csdn@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal ...
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Available updates not shown when login to terminal Ubuntu 14.04

When I login to my server terminal over ssh I just see: Using username "username". Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Authenticating with public key "mykey" from agent Last login: Wed Oct 22 09:17:02 2014 from ...
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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Fail when update system

I get in some trouble when I tried to update the system W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/trusty-getdeb/apps/binary-amd64/Packages 521 Origin Down [IP: 104.28.24.125 80] W: ...
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Can't update Firefox

I've downloaded an update for Firefox which is now in my Downloads folder. How do I get it from there to open and replace my existing version 20? I've tried double-clicking the download, but nothing ...
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Update doesn't work in Terminal

When I write sudo apt-get update in Terminal ( Ubuntu 14.04 ), the end of results are these : Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to update Apache2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server to the latest version?

I'm having some issues with a website I'm building. Avast is giving some false alarms when i'm accessing it so I checked with Sucuri. The only problem that Sucuri sees is that I have Apache 2.4.7 and ...
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is software update application in ubuntu like sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

Does software update application in ubuntu 14.04 like sudo apt-get update command?
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Ubuntu no longer automatically prompts for updates

I am using 14.04 LTS and up until few months ago, Ubuntu would prompt me with updates daily. I recently manually updated whole system with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Small tabs and menu

I down loaded updates for 14.04 now all tabs and drop down menus have small type I can hardly read how do I get it back to normal
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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update manager error 404

i'm getting an error message when trying to do updates that says W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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Which kernel version should I pick for update [closed]

Currently I am working on Ubuntu system. Here is my specifications shark@ubuntu-00000:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: ...
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Unknown username “whoopsie” after updating to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After installing the update to ubuntu 14.04 LTS from ubuntu 12.04. I tried completing the update by going into shell after restarting computer and typing sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -n precise -u. ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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How to fix the following error during an update? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 Can't install updates from Software updater

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have a fair amount of knowledge about how things are supposed to work, but I'm having a serious issue with my software updater. I don't know what else to do. I've tried ...
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System update in Ubuntu 14.04 running in VM causing loop while signing in

This has happened 4 times consecutively and I can now summarize the steps to reproduce the problem. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium to put everything into perspective Download Ubuntu 14.04 iso. ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...