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How can I check if automatic updates are enabled?

I want to be sure if automatic updates are enabled on Ubuntu 12.04 server. How exactly can I check this? And how can I disable automatic updates if it's enabled?
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Are changes in a point release applied progressively to a released version before it comes out

(Note that I think the title can receive a change to better explain what I am asking here) I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the 12.04.1 will come soon and was wondering ...
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For minimalist systems, how important is updating regularly?

I have a simple, stable box (11.04 running fluxbox), very rarely rebooted, used mainly for web browsing and ssh. Other than frequently updating the browser (e.g. sudo apt-get install ...
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12.04 can't connect to wired network/ crashes

I've tried the server and desktop version of 12.04 and I get the same issues: Entire system crashes while trying to install updates Loses ability to connect to network (usually after a crash) I ...
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Xchat broken after update / reboot

Today, I did some updates to 12.04, as I do weekly. I forgot to look at the impacted packages, because it mostly is just fine. After reboot, XChat does not spool through the freenode channels, ...
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How to disable everytime checking of universe repo?

As you know, every time you update your repositories in Ubuntu 12.04, the universe repository downloads all of it's contents in your computer, whether they have been changed from the last time you ...
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How to resolve “No suitable download server found” when updating?

I am a new user to Ubuntu 12.04. I have already connected to the Internet (without any firewall or proxy) and can browse the web. But whenever I am trying to update Ubuntu or trying to select the ...
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How do I permanently avoid an update?

I have noted after installing the first huge block of updates you get after a fresh installation, Unity 3D would disappear leaving me only 2D support. So, not exactly knowing what did that depend on, ...
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Unable to connect to wireless networks after 12.04 automatic update

I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and ran automatic update.After which though i see them but am unable to create or connect to any wireless networks (AD-HOC or existing).
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How to upgrade the Linux kernel to version 3.4.7

Translation (via Google translate): Hello, I'm wanting to upgrade the kernel of my Linux version. I'm currently using 3.2.0-27-generic-pae and want to switch to the latest 3.4.7 from the official ...
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12.04 update is stuck on preconfiguring packages

For a while I have the problem mentioned in the title. Update is stuck on pre-configuring packages without any other error. I tried almost everything I've found searching Google, but it didn't solve ...
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How to prevent Skype from upgrading and keep the old version for reinstallation?

Today, as I've issued the apt-get upgrade command, I've noticed there is Skype update in the list. I am absolutely happy with the old Skype 2.2.0.35 Beta and definitely don't want anything to change. ...
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Cancelled upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04, refusing to upgrade again

When I was updating from 11.10, to 12.04, I cancelled because the computer froze. Now the update manager doesn't show an upgrade option. How do I upgrade? It said I could continue through a location I ...
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Cannot Update Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and new to this site. Whenever I try to update through the Update manager it fails and says "Package operation failed.The installation or removal of a software package failed." It's ...
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Why does Ubuntu only support versions for a limited time (and what does it mean)?

Why is it that Ubuntu only support a version for a limited time? Since I have been on this site I have seen many references to particular versions not being supported. What does it actually mean? ...
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Update Manager is not appearing in main dash.

I am currently a user of Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell N4030, however my update manager is not appearing in dash home. I would like to update it to 12.04, but whenever I am trying with other alternate ...
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Failed to download repository information when updating in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”? I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside an existing Windows 7 system. When I am trying ...
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How to install latest version of Totem Movie Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get the latest version of Totem? The one thing I've found in Ubuntu is how the default apps are not usually or easily updated. Apps like Rhythmbox and Totem ...
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Why have there been no 12.04 PowerPC updates for weeks - as of 26 July 2012?

it seems PowerPC port 12.04 updates have stopped. there have been none for some time but there is plenty going on in intel land. there are proposed updates for today - 26 July 2012 - is there a ...
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Where to find Bugs fixed in Point Releases or Addressed to be fixed in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS?

Since according to this Release Schedule the 12.04.1 point release is expected on 23 August 2012. As per the Point release wiki in Release minus 1 month that all candidate bugs are fixed . Where to ...
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When is the next point release to be available?

There are several things I love about 12.04 LTS, but several bugs which make it terrible, like the LightDM issues with the XServer and whatnot. I'm really hoping on the next point release to fix these ...
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Brightness controls stopped working after update on a Samsung QX412-S01AU

Previously on my Samsung QX412-S01AU laptop I had been able to get brightness controls working, see this question: Brightness Hotkeys Only Slightly Work. After a recent automatic update, which ...
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Screen brightness is either totally dim or totally max on a Samsung NP350 Laptop

I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 last night to the latest packages. When I tried to change brightness using Fn Key this morning, brightness went all the way to either min or max brightness. I was not able ...
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struggling to update repositories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” I recently installed Ubuntu using WUBI on my Windows 7 machine. I got the following message from terminal ...
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Wifi not working after installing updates on 12.04 LTS

Yesterday, I've installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS (using Windows installer WUBI) on my Samsung NP300E4Z-A06IN laptop. At first everything was fine. But it showed that there were some updates ...
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Is it required to update Ubuntu every day or week?

Why do we need to update every day or week. Every week 150MB of update? This is similar to Windows (sorry I do not want to blame any one). I believe updates are to cater some loop holes, deficiency; ...
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Why do pages not load in any browser after updating Ubuntu 12.04?

First thought its a network problem but it isn't everything is fine. My system is is fully updated, flash and java all up to date. Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 every thing was fine, ...
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How to reduce the Update Manager's bandwidth usage and download volume?

The Ubuntu "Software Up To Date" is now becoming painful like Windows. Every time the update check starts, it takes ages to "update cache" and hogs all the internet bandwidth. How to reduce the ...
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Why do I get the error: “No command 'update' found”?

I just have installed Ubuntu 10.10 , but when I enter update in the terminal I get this message : No command 'update' found, did you mean: Command 'uupdate' from package 'devscripts' (main) ...
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How can I tell the update dialog box from showing while I am doing some presentaion or etc?

Ubuntu 12.04 i am using, often without my command, it shows following: How can i permanently stop/disable/kill this, using command line? (every-time it pop-ups like i am showing my own ...
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Software Updates reports wrong last check time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error Every time after I run Software Updates, and have installed all the updates, the Software ...
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error occured while running sudo apt-get install -f [closed]

I get this error Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) so I tried sudo apt-get clean and autoclean. When I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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ubuntu 12.04 archive.ubuntu.com fails to connect during update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? I have Ubuntu 12.04 unity and when I try to do a sudo apt-get update it fails to connect to ...
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Where do the packages from software updates get saved?

Where do the updates provided by Ubuntu gets stored on the hard-disk. I see that the updates are downloaded and then installed. It would of great help if i can get the location of the downloaded ...
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Multiple versions of the same app on Ubuntu Software Centre?

I already published my proprietary app on Ubuntu Software Centre (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com), and now I want to update it with the new version. This time I wanted to upload multiple builds ...
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How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?

I tried updating my packages from the terminal and this is what I got: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver ...
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Updates in 12.04 mess up nvidia drivers

I am using the proprietary nVidia CUDA developer's drivers on my Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 3 shell, from here: ...
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Cannot update with 'sudo apt-get update' or update manager

Beforehand, excuse me, I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so I may be overlooking something quite obvious... I have been attempting to install TOR (It is an Internet anonymity software) via the ...
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Firefox Updates Don't (Ubuntu 10.04)

I religiously update my system. Since Firefox 10, the updates show up in the PPA, I install them, but nothing changes. (and Firefox keeps nagging me: "update available") I just tried again for FF 14. ...
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When and how is it safe to perform a system update?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Should I update it or leave it like that? I ask, because the last time I had installed Ubuntu and updated it, I started facing errors like System Program Problem ...
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Update Manager fails to download package files

How can I resolve this issue? Thank you! Failed to fetch h ttp://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/compiz/compiz-gnome_0.9.7.8-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.177 80] Failed ...
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How long does it take for an application update to be approved?

I published my first application for Ubuntu recently, a commercial encryption application costing $2.99. It's somewhat simple, and consists of one .exe file (written in C# mono) and one text file. ...
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Why is downloading repository updates so slow?

Okay, I have Ubuntu version 11.10 and I wish to upgrade to 12.04. Whenever I open the Update Manager and click "Check," it has taken literally over an hour to download the cache. I cannot update ...
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404 can not update natty multiverse

It first happend about a week ago that I received this error message the first time. It shows up daily. W:Failed to fetch ...
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Couldn't update Ubuntu 8.04, apt-get update fails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing packages to end-of-lifed Ubuntu editions? I am using Ubuntu 8.04 and I want to update it ,but it failed root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update Ign cdrom://Ubuntu ...
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How do I configure Wordpress to update automatically?

I installed apache2, mysql, php5 and phpmyadmin Now i moved my old Wordpress installtion from my htdocs Folder under Windows in my /var/www/ Folder under Ubuntu. Now, when i want to update some of ...
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update manager fails, apt-get update stops at 93%

My updates will not install on Ubuntu 12.04. It gets to 93% and then gets an error of an (address not found) No host name associated with http(ubuntu.com/etc. etc. I have used the command: sudo ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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Why do I need to run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? If I wanted to install some software like below. Why do I need to run the sudo apt-get update before ...
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apt-get update Bad header line on all udpates

I tried all the solutions on this and still having an issue. I am behind a proxy so I have updated /etc/apt/apt.conf with my proxy settings and I have removed the old lists with sudo rm ...