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Automatic display detection not working correctly anymore on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a way to check history of all updates automatically installed by "Software & Updates"? Today after updating some packages, automatic detection of connected displays was somehow ...
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Issues with updating: 6/26/2014 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything's been good so far, but suddenly when I use either the auto-updater or sudo apt-get update, it fails and gives me this error report. W: Failed to fetch ...
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I want Ubutu but i have a question first

I'm not new to Ubuntu my friends use it i never had a chance to use it on my own PC i'm running on a window 8 and it has no info like product keys and such it was on the box and this is a hand me down ...
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vlc broken after last update

Ubuntu Unity 14.04 LTS 64bit. I have been faithfully downloading and installing all updates. Last night everything was fine. I've downloaded two or three updates since then, and now when I try to run ...
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cd rom update issue

I am having a problem with my cd rom not working or getting updates for it I went to the update manager and this is what I read when I went to settings. W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS ...
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Ubuntu 14.04's Software Updater won't update certain packages

The Ubuntu Software Updater refuses to show and update certain packages, even though they appear in Synaptic and KDE's Muon updater. Is this normal behaviour? There have been many other packages, ...
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How to remove an apt package? [duplicate]

Hello i'd like to know how to remove 2 apt things that gets an error any time I type apt-get update here is the output at the end `W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to reinstall UBUNTU from dell BIOS revision A10

I got a Dell latitude D620 for free recently and the person who gave it to me had Ubuntu 12.04 loaded on it. While updating the update software removed "unessential" packages. Now when I try to boot ...
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Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Am getting this error when am trying to update using T command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Fetched 1,338 kB in 38s (34.9 kB/s) W: ...
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What do all these updates do?

I am new to Ubuntu and anything Linux based. I'm getting pop ups almost every day telling me of important updates I have to/can install, and am wondering what these updates that come out so regularly ...
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New PHP5.3.10 update error

After receiving the latest announcement about security vulnerabilities of PHP5 (Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2254-1) I decided to upgrade my server, but I ran into some problems. The new packages listed ...
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How do I contact the maintainer of an out of date mirror?

I have been using ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in/distributions/ubuntu/ Mirror for downloading new packages and updates. After Firefox 30 released, I waited for many days for my 14.04 LTS to upgrade from Firefox ...
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problem with installing apps and updating software sources

When I have try to install new software through terminal such as: sudo apt-get install nethogs I get the following error: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try ...
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Just upgraded to the latest kernel version and the desktop stops responding

I have just completed my system update(it downloaded about 300 MB), after a restart the desktop stopped responding, there is no wallpaper on the desktop, right click does not work(it is happening only ...
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Package skype i386 problem with Ubuntu 14.04

If I do sudo apt-get update, it will show me: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty/partner i386 Packages ...
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error while booting Ubuntu or Cannot create file update

cannot create /var/lib/update-notifier/update-available : read only file system cat : /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available : no such file ordirectory run-pats : ...
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How do I update a single PPA instead of all of them?

For example, I have ppa:skunk/pepper-flash and only want to update it instead of the whole apt-get update. Is there something like for example apt-get update ppa:skunk/pepper-flash that I can use?
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After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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Problem in updation of ubuntu 12.04 lts version

Get:72 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en [32.9 kB] Fetched 19.5 MB in 7min 42s (42.1kB/s) ...
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Added PPA, can't get updated packages

Alright, I'm no so much a ubuntu novice, but this one has me pulling my hair out. I've done this a MILLION times before, but this time something is just not working. I have added 2 PPA's: ...
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Why am I am unable to update/upgrade/install software ? [duplicate]

Whether through update manager, or through terminal, I error out. When I try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 1,024 kB in 20s (51.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done ...
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apt-get update is not working in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Why am I getting this error when using apt-get update? E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not ...
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Centralized managment of some computers [duplicate]

We have three computers with Ubuntu connected to a LAN network. Each computer has the software each user installs, and updates are done when the users want to update. These computers share among them ...
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Update from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm trying to update from 13.10 to 14.04 but whenever i try to update from terminal by using sudo apt-get update i get the error: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander - Release ...
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can't find library after updating Ubuntu [Ogre]

i'm working with ogre for a personnal project. Yesterday i have updated Ubuntu to the last version with "do-release-upgrade" the problem is that i was working with ogre on a project, since i have ...
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Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I check services requiring a restart (of services, not the machine) by installing updates to other packages

If I run sudo apt-get upgrade then I get shown a list of packages and if any of these are services, they may need to be restarted (which is done automatically when installing the updates). How can I ...
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I want to use Aptik for clean install fm 13.04 to 14.04

.... but 13.04 is past end-of-life and aptik will not install. Is my only option to do an update from 13.04 to 13.10 THEN install aptik so I can do a clean install to 14.04 all my settings and ...
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Moing from 12.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm currently on a system that runs only 12.04. I have downloaded the 14.04 iso file. My CD ROM isnt working so i dont have the option of installing through the CD which i followed last time when i ...
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Error occured when apt-get update run

I tried to run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. And here is result: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease Err ...
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FFmpeg file format library update blocked

I have an Update for FFmpeg file format library and that update is blocked. I have done several searches to find out why it is blocked but come up with nothing on it. It is there listed as a Blocked ...
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Plug-in Installation Problem

when i am trying to install required plug-ins to play music,the following notice is coming: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't mount /dev/sda1, (initramfs) on boot

Today I went through the process of updating an old computer's Ubuntu from 11.04 to 14.04. In total I did 3 updates, all wen fine until the end of the very last update. When I pressed "Reboot now", ...
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Cannot update because of Missing packages (12.04 LTS)

I'm not being able to update my Ubuntu 12.04 because of missing packages, how can I solve it? Here's a link of the error I'm getting every time I want to update: Thanks in advance
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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problem while updating 12.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I currently have ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to update the version 14.04 after a while appears that message: W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/universe/source/Sources ...
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Package management fails in update-manager with gzip problems and compilation errors. U12.04LTS

Similar to but not the same as Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS (an earlier problem) with package management system. Followed all of L. D. James ...
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Is it safe to remove “proposed” from sources.list?

I just realized that one of my production machines has : deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-proposed main restricted universe multiverse enabled inside its apt-get sources.list. ...
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cannot download software from ubuntu software centres

my system shows broken packages with the following information pls help libqt4-qt3support, scripttools and sql-Mysql installed vwesion is 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.5 while latest version is 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.8 ...
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Can the OS be the problem that makes my pc not show correctly?

Let me explain what I mean by showing incorrectly: http://m.imgur.com/xfaRNnE I run Ubuntu 14.04, I updated the software througj the automatic updater and after restarting this happened. It is ...
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Lucid update freezes firefox and chrome cannot play youtube [closed]

Strange things happening to Lucid after an update around 06/06/2014 (related to openssl or not, I won't spend more time on it). More like a hint, I guess. I had firefox, chrome misbehaving. Firefox ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failure to update

I am trying to update my ubuntu with "sudo-apt-get update" Below is the error I am getting. Kindly help me resolve. $ sudo apt-get update Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg ...
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Latest (5 June 14) Updates t0 10.04 Causing Multiple Problems [closed]

Apologies, the questions are very short, but the bkg isn't. I rec'd a routine notification from the update mgr a few days ago (I believe, June 5th). I took a look and there was lots of linux stuff, ...
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Ubuntu gone out of order - Wont install any packages. What do I do?

Lately, I've been getting some strange behaviour from Ubuntu. First and the most important is that it wont install updates. It gives a package installation error and it simply wont work. Earlier I ...
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Why is each security update file size so large?

The 'Software Updater' just asked me to download a security update which has a filesize of 62MB. And these updates are quite frequent. My questions are: Why are they this big, if, by the frequency ...
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Update information outdated, “Failed to fetch cdrom” [duplicate]

I have a warning triangle on the top of my screen. When I click on it, it says that my update information is outdated. When I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade into a terminal, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installing updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems and then I gave the system update option. After all the packages were downloaded and stuff, I was asked to restart the system, but after that, it is not ...
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How can I tell which backport'ed drivers are currently installed on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have had major problems with my wifi but currently my 12.04 kernel with some backport drivers that I had installed works. Now I may need to update the kernel (minor version change) and I don't want ...
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Why do I always get this error when using 'apt-get' commands?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04(with Unity). Just today(as of the date of this post) I did a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and at the end of the 'Upgrade' process I got the following ...
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Can't update my system due to GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'

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 ...