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best Linux flavor for my computer

I have a older computer that uses as stated only 1 gb of ram along with a weaker card that dosn't have opengl 1.4 i think. computer description: Mini Tower Computer product: ...
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PPA Problems after Octave installation

Every time after I add a PPA , and run : sudo apt-get update. I get some errors with some Octave stuff added there. I don't know what happened with my Octave installation, Octave runs fine but now I ...
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Error in Dowloading updates

I keep receving this error message when i am trying to download the update , also i can't connect to wireless network anymore
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Amule does not want to launch?

after I did reboot my system (required for an update), well, amule simply refuse to launch... I tried uninstall/reinstall then reboot, but I still have the problem, anyone can explain this to me? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 LTS tablet cannot parse or open package lists

I just got an Ubuntu Tablet M10 through BQ (see Ubuntu site for details). I am trying to get things set up so I can properly use the tablet. I want to get wine installed so I can use Amazon Kindle ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information [duplicate]

Recently I had an update prompt while working on my Dell Vostro Machine with Linux(Ubuntu) 12.04 LTS, after complying with the same when the package was getting downloaded, suddenly an error message ...
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Why hasn't Trusty received the updates for OpenSSL's CVE-2016-2108 and CVE-2016-2107? [duplicate]

OpenSSL released a security advisory, warning users of two recently discovered vulnerabilities: Memory corruption in the ASN.1 encoder (CVE-2016-2108) Padding oracle in AES-NI CBC MAC check (CVE-...
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apt-get install fails because of libmagic1

my apt-get install is failing because of following error with respect to libmagic1. My Ubuntu version is 12.04 LTS. Can you please help if anyone aware of it? I need to fix this to update some ...
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Unable to locate pipelight-multi package [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package pipelight-multi I got ...
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Short apt sources list on Xenial

I have two computers. One running 16.04 (installed a few days before the actual release). The other running 14.04. When I do sudo apt update on 14.04, I get a long list of sources being updated (about ...
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Requires installation of untrusted packages in every installation

I am very new to Ubuntu and am pretty much using it as a refuge from Windows 10. This being said I really have no prior knowledge in Ubuntu or anything computer related. I've had this problem for a ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs 1397BC53640DB551 [duplicate]

When I run the command: sudo apt-get update I got this following warning: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 This is the only warning I got and I do not ...
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I was able to do apt-get update in Ubuntu Touch without enabling RW mode. Is this normal?

I was taking a look at the terminal on Ubuntu Touch, and I was able to use the command sudo apt-get update. Strangelly, I was hoping to see Unable to write to /var/cache/apt and The Package lists or ...
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Cannot read repositories after update

This morning my system gave me a security update that I installed. Now I cannot read or update Repositories, either from Update Manager or Terminal with sudo apt-get update. I am getting the ...
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Expanding APT-GET Repositories

Wow, I'm here posting about Linux. Never thought I'd see the day, but I've been shown the light by a smart guy and a few VMs and man pages later and her I am. I think I've managed to get my Ubuntu ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” with ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been receiving notifications about "failure to download extra data files" from update notifier. It asked me to download fonts in request from the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. However, ...
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How to make an backup in order to reinstall the system?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. But I want 15.10 back, because the Intel Graphics drivers are not supported in 15.10 and I need them. I did "tar -cvf home-backup.tar.bz2 /home/" on my ...
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Has Ubuntu 16.04 failled to fetch repository information or is my computer software up to date? (different case)

On running Software Update it says Failed to download repository information but when I click on Settings->Close... it refreshes and says the software on this computer is up to date. What should I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Can't change Background wallpaper

After Installing Updates there no options to change Desktop Background in Ubuntu 16.04 When i right click on Desktop Clicking "Change Desktop Background' {Settings} Options appears no Tab to ...
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Why are both gnome-software and the update-manager installed on 16.04?

On 16.04 I have found that both gnome-software and the update-manager are installed by default, why is this so if gnome-software is able to carry out the same functionality as the update-manager (...
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Apt-get install -f and apt-get autoremove error

I've tried to install new software on Ubuntu and it told me to use that command apt-get install -f, but I get back an error message and I have no idea how to fix it. After that, I tried to use apt-...
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Ubuntu fails to update

So I'm a total Linux rookie and have Ubuntu 14.1 installed, but it fails to update to the current version. Looking closely at what fails to install, I see a bunch of fails of the form: Failed to ...
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How to update xubuntu 14.04 LTS to xubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

How to upgrade xubuntu 14.04 LTS to xubuntu 16.04? I don't want to lose my application data.
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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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Upgrade from 14.04.4 to 16.04 [duplicate]

New release was released at 21 April, but I can't update yet. I have Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS but do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found If I add -d flag it found new ...
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Update issues 16.04 - Failed to download repository information

I keep getting the old message that I experienced from previous upgrades of yonder. Changing the server and refreshing doesn't seem to work anymore. W:There is no public key available for the ...
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Can't shut down from top bar after issues with software updater

This same situation has happened to me before, and the last time it did, I had to reinstall ubuntu, and would really hope to avoid doing that again this time. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today ...
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apt-get install r-base Gives 403 Forbidden Error

I am trying to install r-base in my just installed Ubuntu 14.04 system. However, I get the following error (only last few lines of output is shown here): 0 upgraded, 70 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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Key uses weak digest algorithm

I'am getting this kind of message while updating my ubuntu 16.04 LTS: W: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg: Signature by key 4CCA1EAF950CEE4AB83976DCA040830F7FAC5991 uses ...
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Multiple packages configured error while using command sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and installed some softwares and themes. After using command sudo apt-get update, I get this as result. abskpr@abskpr-PC:~$ update Hit:1 http://ppa....
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W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted)

16.4 ubuntu apt-get update W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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Trying to upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, but “the required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed”?

I tried sudo apt-get update, but got E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock ...
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apt-get gives disk space error but I have plenty of disk space [duplicate]

After a few hours of trying to install a desktop environment, I simply do not understand what I'm doing wrong. After I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, I get this error: Do you want ...
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Crash while upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I was upgrading my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 LTS using the command sudo update-manager -d The process had finished downloading the packages and was in the process of installation. Some thing like 60% ...
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help on cleaning up

This morning I received a message saying that 16.04 was only partially installed. I did a partial install but it worried me. Then I clicked the update software icon to get a message that it couldn't ...
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Does manual kernel update affect the next regular automatic update?

I installed the kernel 4.4.8 manually from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.8-wily/ to circumvent a bug. Now I wonder what will happen when this kernel gets officially distributed by ...
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Update led to black screen/cant log in to Ubuntu

I got a message asking to update Ubuntu and started the update. Things were going fine but suddenly I got a blankscreen and, after a long wait and the laptop going quiet besides the fan, I had to ...
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Cannot update software after upgrading to 16.04

I recently upgraded my System76 Gazelle Pro to Ubuntu 16.04. (More accurately, I completely wiped the SSD and performed a complete fresh install). Every time the software updater runs, it tells me ...
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Software Updater Hanging installing “Auto configuration for MySQL APT Repo”

My Software updater is failing to install the package "Auto configuration for MySQL APT Repo". It always starts and during Post Install it starts consuming all my CPU and stays like that forever. I ...
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Updates problem caused by unauthenticated package gir1.2-webkit-3.0

Whanever I try to install updates I can only ever do a Partial Install. The install stops with the error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mysql-client-5.7 dependencies issue on update: Permanent solution?

When I run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade my package system gets broken because of mysql packages. I have tried to unistall the client and all the other packages, then to install ...
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Is there any reason why i wouldnt be asked to update to new 16.04? [duplicate]

i could just do it via usb but why the hassle if you dont have too, any reason why it wouldnt just be offering the update??? http://i.stack.imgur.com/xdReB.png
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run sudo apt-get update and get error [duplicate]

Error message: Err:7 http://archive.canocical.com xenial InRelease Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?) Fetched 14,7 kB in 1s (12,3 kB/s) Err:7 http:...
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Failed update 14.04

When I tried to update my system, a message appeared Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB] Ign http://ubuntu.retrosnub.co.uk trusty InRelease ...
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Updated 16.04 does not work after login - how can I recover?

16.04 (now updated from 15.10, under Win7/VirtualBox 5.0.18 as a guest) starts, login appears, then nothing can be seen but the bare desktop background picture only. Can I recover somehow, or return ...
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Software Updator Error Message

I'm using the latest ubuntu and got this message when trying to update: "There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform ...
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Just did an update in 16.04 and suddenly instead of Cinnamon, I have Gnome!

This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I just installed the new 16.04 and then installed Cinnamon, which was working perfectly as far as I could tell. Today I did a "partial update" and when I ...
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appstreamcli: Detected colliding ids: XY.desktop was already added with the same priority

I have recently found that when running sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (though it is the same on all flavours) that this is the output: Get:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial ...
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Stuck on black screen asking for login and password

So I tried to update my machine and then a power outage occurred , I googled it and searched around and it told me to hold shift, I got this special menu and clicked advanced options or something (...