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Can't update my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 because “Internet connection failed”

I want to update my ubuntu system to 14.10 but my software updater tells me that it isn't connected to the internet, even though I can use my browser, thunderbird etc. When I retry and restart the ...
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why can't I install some packages after installing virtualbox

After I installed virtualbox, I cannot install some packages. So I removed virtualbox, then I still cannot install the packages. This is the package: And this is the error I received. After I ...
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Will an update to Chrubuntu damage Chrome OS?

I am running Chrome OS 40 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. I was wondering if updating to Ubuntu 14.04 will update my kernel and break Chrome OS. I've almost updated before, but then I ...
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I'm new to UBUNTU 14.04 and i behind the proxy of owr college [duplicate]

I can't update or install any software using terminal and ubuntu software center.Through using terminal, i find error which "failed to fetch" and unable to locate the package. I also have problem in ...
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Cannot disable kernel updates on 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Update manager will try to update the kernel version, unfortunately this causes issues with certain applications/drivers I use. Each time I have to manually deselect the ...
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Need to clear space on /boot. What commands should I use to do so? [duplicate]

I tried to perform updates. The utility stated it needed more disk space and to free up space on /boot. The utility stated to use sudo apt-get clean on /boot. Which commands do I use in the terminal ...
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Software & Updates “Installable from CD-ROM/DVD” section

I have noticed that when going System Settings > Software & Updates > Ubuntu Software, that there is a section there called Installable from CD-ROM/DVD section: What is this section, what ...
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How to update Chrubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 through Crouton on my Chromebook, and I can't seem to make it update. As in, I can't find a way to update from 12.04.5 to a more recent version. Also I have only tried ...
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problem with sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

On giving the command sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01autoremove-kernels:1: Extra junk at end of file. Also a red circle with ...
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Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset

After a recent 14.04 update my computer will not accept my log in password. I have done all the various steps through the recovery mode at boot up, changed my admin password & I still receive an ...
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What commands are used to determine status of 2 load balancer / 4 node cluster after Apache upgrade to each machine

I have updated Apache2 on 1 of 2 load balancers and 2 of the 4 cluster machines I have. The updates appear to be successful but how can I determine what the status of the connectivity is between ...
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Ubuntu resolution problem after updating on virtual box

I have just updated my ubuntu to ubuntu trusty and its all zoomed (I guess the resolution). I cant scroll any window to the bottom because it is too big. How do I change this. I have tried going into ...
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Shall I install update for my self installed emacs?

Yesterday, I installed the latest Emacs 24.4-1 from its official site by compiling its source code, because the one in repository is older. But today the software update notifies me if I want to ...
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error message with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I update my system, I get the following errors: Fetched 316 B in 22s (14 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following ...
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System getting hanged after apt-get update

When I run sudo apt-get update system itself getting hanged and need to restart. The output getting is, W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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Will i get update if I install a package by myself?

THe current emacs in the repository is 24.3. I would like to install 24.4 by downloading the source from its official site, compile and checkinstall to create a deb package, and then install the deb ...
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Update not working - returning an error. Please help

I'm getting a following error: Can someone please help? Terminal output
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Error updating Ubuntu14.04

I am getting this error while trying to upgrade: Please help!! Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The following packages have been kept back: ...
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How to update Ubuntu (and the kernel) without updating Grub's configuration

there is a way, as in subject, to update Ubuntu, and in particular its kernel, without update the grub? In few words, I need to preserve the state and the version of my grub and grub.cfg, after every ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the ubuntu kernel with that found on kernel.org. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didnt boot well. Since then I get the below ...
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Youtube videos not playing in Firefox

Since my latest update on Ubuntu, I cannot play any youtube videos anymore. The videos are just black with a white circle with a `F' inside in the middle. On other websites the videos do work. Any ...
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Unable to clean boot disk space HP Elitebook 6930 [duplicate]

I've been trying to download the Ubuntu base update and it keeps saying that I need to clean 15mb from my boot....how do I go about doing that? I went into the disk utility to see if I could clean the ...
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Update ubuntu with static DNS

I am trying to set up a machine with Ubuntu where I can not use any connection to a DNS server, and I would like to be able to update the system periodically, but, adding the ip that I get ping-ing ...
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Package upgrade hangs forever on mysql-apt-configure [closed]

Yesterday it got stuck with an update for MySql. The mysql-apt-config didn't finish for ours so I had to shut down the machine in the end. Today it suggested the same update again, but told me that I ...
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Obtain more detailled information about available update package

Could anyone tells me how to obtain more information about available update packages on Ubuntu (build time, registration date etc..) more than what apt-cache show command displays. Cheers.
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Why do I see so many frequent updates to the kernel?

Is Ubuntu sending these unusually frequent updates or am I being "blessed" by the usual suspects ? Why is now "unattended updates" installed when a cardinal reason for using Ubuntu was the wish to ...
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Cannot open the update manager or software centre in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I get the following message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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Whether to run updates or not

Background: I'd prefer to install 12.04.5 on an older laptop, as I discovered Version 14 doesn't support the video card in the laptop (an old Nvidia). So...I fire up the install from a burnt DVD, get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Keeps Shutting Down Following Feb. 2015 Updates

I've never had this problem before, but the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps shutting down if I'm away from the keyboard for any meaningful length of time. This has been the case since the most recent Feb. ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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How to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in Terminal [duplicate]

I have a dual boot 12.04 LTS and windows 7, now i want to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, how to do this in terminal? and also how many MB of data it takes approximately? If any disturbance is ...
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Updated Ubuntu 14.04 now after putting in password it doesn't load anything else

Updated Ubuntu 14.04 today. (Was 14.04 before aswell I believe). I can get to the log in screen but it hasn't remembered my display settings. I type in my password- all good. Then it just sits on my ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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Why can't I update my Ubuntu?

Whenever I try to update my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 this pops up:
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Apt-get update fails ubuntu 14.04

I im trying to do sudo apt-get update but i get the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.udc.es/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-x8-64/Packages' ...
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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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prevent software updater from updating nvidia driver [duplicate]

Not sure if this is possible, but I want to prevent the ubuntu software updater from updating the graphics driver. I've install nvidia cuda driver 7.0. and each time I run the software updater, ...
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Updating Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

when trying to do the latest update (24.02.2015) of Server 12.04 LTS, I've downloaded some 260 MB of updates, but receive the errors: Failed to fetch ...
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How do I request a package be upgraded?

The Arduino support site has just released version 1.6 of their development environment. The Muon repository only has 1:1.05.dfsg2 (which I have installed) I have seen strong recommendations that I ...
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Cannot install Kernel Security updates in 14.10

I cannot install some security updates to Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) 64bit, which are kernel updates. Those are the updates. I cannot install them. In settings, I have everything ticked. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgraded from 14.04 won't start [duplicate]

I received on my 14.04 version that I can upgrade IT to 14.10. I accepted everything. The updater did download & install files that it needed and asked me to restart the laptop to complete the ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Atoumatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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Apt-get update comes up with "Sources list couldn't be read [duplicate]

I tried to update the packages through the terminal and I get this error every time, david@david-Satellite-C55-B:~$ apt-get update E: Type ' Now the Software center doesn't work and I have a warning ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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Should I update to 14.04 LTS or make a re-installation to 14.04 LTS?

I'm now using 12.04 LTS, and I don't like to update because it sometimes causes problems and I need my laptop fully functional these days. But recently, most of the software I need for my thesis (I'm ...