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Proposed updates on 10.10?

I am using 10.10 and i have recently enabled the proposed updates. i got a list of 20 something updates which i would like to install but i have a doubt. according to this post the answer says that ...
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Failed Attempt to Upgrade to 12.04 Need to Get Old Files

Hey so I tried upgrading to the new 12.04 version. When I tried to reboot it up though, it went to the purple screen and hung there. I wanted to get my important documents off of my old Ubuntu, so I ...
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Upgrade 11.10 to 12.04, no applications in launcher, no shutdown menu

My unity crashed during the update from 11.10 to 12.04, and after waiting a long time i was forced to restart the computer. when it came up, things were in a sorry state, i got to the terminal and ...
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How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 at my home and have good internet connection and my system works fine. One of my friend is having small office and he is thinking to switch from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10 or above. ...
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Update Manager downloaded updates but can't install them

I am using 11.10 and have some problems with Update manager. When I opening Update manager it's saying that I have some updates to install. When I press button Install Updates, Update manager ...
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"Your system is running in low-graphics mode'' on an Acer Aspire 5552 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I own a Acer Aspire 5552 laptop, which has Ubuntu on it. And now i updated it to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. ...
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Why are my apt-get update fetches so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big After clean installing 12.04 (Release Candidate), and accepting all updates and upgrades till today, I find that sudo apt-get ...
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo and when apt-get update i got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; for key ...
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Something wicked happened resolving archive.ubuntu.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update i downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS final version two days ago and today installed it and when update it ...
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What is the difference between upgrading from 11.10 and updating from 12.04 beta 2?

i have ubuntu 11.10 installed and ubuntu 12.04 beta also installed in the same machine. is there a difference between: upgrading from ubuntu 11.10 to ubuntu 12.04 and updating from ubuntu ...
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Update Manager offers update for ibus-hangul & nabi packages but they can't be installed

Update Manager offers update for ibus-hangul & nabi packages but they can't be installed (i can't check their checkboxes). Why? What unmet dependencies they have and how i can met them? Thank ...
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Forcing a Partial Upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade I updated to 12.04 yesterday. While it was updating however it crashed. I restarted my computer and update manager ...
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update manager and terminal is not working [closed]

I tried due to previous questions to update in all ways for the new releases 12.04. I tried with update manager and terminal but it's telling me there is no update. Find bellow the result of terminal ...
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How do I fix a “Hash sum mismatch” error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error I'm trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 using the Update Manager. I keep getting the ...
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How can I disable Apper?

Since 12.04 came out, "Apper" bothers me every five minutes with a popup "UPDATE NOW!!!!!" How can I turn this annoyance off?
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Accidentaly hit esc during a do-release-upgrade?

While doing a do-release-upgrade (from 11.10 to 12.04), I accidentally hit esc and noticed that this interrupted the download of the file being donwloaded at the time and then skipping to the next ...
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How can I install apps previously installed on a different installation on my new installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I back up the list of applications I have installed? On my new 12.04 installation i want to install apps that reside on my 11.10 installation without having to ...
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Updater messed up

I upgraded from 8.04 to 11.10 on my old Compaq Presario. Surprisingly, everything went smoothly and worked. Then the dreaded update module decided that there were 300+ items that needed to be ...
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How to solve GNOME power manager installation problem?

I installed my updates today and now I can't login due to a fault. After booting, the login screen and the message about installation fault for GNOME power manager appears. After logging in, the ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu server

Unable to install Ubuntu server 11.10 updates. When I try to update using apt I get the following error: reading package lists... done Building dependence tree .... done E:unable to locate package ...
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Updated Nvidia graphics driver, now won't make it past the boot screen

I recently installed a ASUS GTX560 graphics card in my desktop and out of the box everything was working fine. I decided to check for available updates and one of the suggested ones was the most ...
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How can i disable the update prompt?

How to disable the auto update dialog box shows every time while i am working? I have applied the following command yesterday but today still that is showing up. Is there any other way to permanently ...
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Why are updates downloading so slow?

All other connection speeds are normal, average download speed is about 2mbps but my updates are lucky to get to 100kbps. Updates and this website are the only things running any ideas what the ...
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Updating server to 12.04 on release [closed]

I'm currently running a lamp server using Ubuntu 11.10. With the release of 12.04 this week I'm wondering whether I should update to 12.04 right away or if I should wait some time. Thanks for ...
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Nvdia driver causing problems after update

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday some packages have been updated, including the NVDIA driver to 280.13. After this update, my machine behaves very weird. My task bar is flickering and sometimes ...
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Is it safe to update an iPhone's firmware with VMWare?

I would like to know if it's safe to update the firmware of my iPhone 4S through a Windows XP virtual machine created on VMWare Workstation 8 with forwarded USB. Thanks.
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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10.10 irritating updater message

As you all know 10.10 support has ended. thus whenever i start the update manager i get a dialog box saying Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore You will not get any further security ...
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How do I fix “Unknown error executing gpgv” when doing sudo apt-get update?

I got the following error Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release: Unknown error executing gpgv executing gpgv ---- ---- W: GPG error: ...
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Pushing custom updates to Ubuntu remixes

I've created a custom distribution of Ubuntu (a "remix") that I'd like to start distributing, but want to continue improving via updates. Any suggestions on the best methods of pushing custom ...
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Blank desktop after updates today, only unity2d works now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have been using 12.04 (wubi) since a week now and this is my 1st exposure to linux. Everything was going on fine ...
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12.04 after latest update, no unity, no top bar, only wallpaper. Can you help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I just updated to the latest 12.04 and it recommended to restart, so I did. After the restart, only the wallpaper ...
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Ubuntu update error [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron mini 10 using Ubuntu which will not update - the error is <: E:/var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.24-22-lpia_2.624-22.45netbook9_lpia.deb: files list file for package ...
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Upgrade from 9.04 to 11.10 or higher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Many years ago i orderd ubuntu, i installed it and enjoyed it(but i had to go over windows again). ...
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Update samba server

I just read that there is a big bug on the samba server. I checked the version and mine is 3.4.7. I'm using samba to share some data, how can I update the samba server under Ubuntu 10.04?
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Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image / headers / generic

I tried to update my machine through the Update Manager and found some errors. First, before I get to the problem, I feel I should mention that my OS (10.04) is mounted on a portable HDD that boots ...
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Update Manager Not working due to missing CD-ROM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot - Release i386 ...
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How to safely remove or repair plymouth package?

I have a broken package... So far nothing horrible. The problem is that it is Plymouth, and it seems that if I remove it, I will remove half of the packages of my system... So here is my question: if ...
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Update information outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager generates 404 error while attempting update. Will not update I have a warning triangle that my update information is outdated, the last update was 12 days ...
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How do I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04? I am using Ubuntu 11 (Ocelot) on my desktop PC, I installed it to run and keep Windows. These days I find I use Ubuntu more and more ...
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I cannot update Ubuntu 64 11.10, have constant crashes

I can't seem to update, try via update manager & get this message: The package system is broken. If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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What went wrong with my curl install?

I'm fresher than the prince to Linux, I've been following the instructions here: http://chrisfulstow.com/running-node-js-on-windows-with-virtualbox-and-ubuntu (the link tells what I am generally ...
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Good workflow for updating R modules around R-cran updates?

I like that R updates frequently to give me the best new packages, but it does seem to pose a problem for my R scripts on cron schedules. I noticed that every time ubuntu updater updates my r-base ...
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Cannot update repository due to 403 error

Trying to update 11.04 to 11.10, I get this: Failed to fetch http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gmp4/libgmp3c2_4.3.2+dfsg-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb 403 Forbidden Going to the URL in the ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 update manager doesn show any upgrades to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? When i open update manager to check for new versions it doesn show the 11.10 upgrade, i've tried also with apt-get update and it ...
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System Slow After Uprading Ubuntu

i have an ubuntu network machine which has release of 10.04.1 LTS Lucid. on this system i have apache, postgresql and django. for some app. development i have to install php and php-curl... due to ...
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How do I determine which repository is slowing me down?

Whenever I check for updates with the update manager or Synaptic (I don't like the Software Center so I don't use it), there seems to be one repository that takes forever to check. The progress bar ...
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Synaptic Manager , Update Manager not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update I get this when I update my Ubuntu 12.04 E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...