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Update Manager unable to get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? When I try to get updates, update manager shows that message
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How to get GUI back after freeze interrupted an Nvidia driver update?

I just went through a driver update. The OS froze, so I had to hard reboot the PC. Now I just get the login prompt in terminal. So, I tried to run startx. codeError: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel ...
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Failed to download packages while updating 12.04

I am working on 12.04 and while I am trying to install the updates, some of them were downloaded but others failed by displaying a message that said: Failed to downloaded packages & check your ...
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I have 6 updates that won't install on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm an Ubuntu novice, so any help here is greatly appreciated. I'm running 12.04, and I have six updates that just won't install. I've tried Update Manager, sudo apt-get upgrade, and sudo apt-get ...
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Update manager doesn't work

often the update manager says i don't have an internet connection and stops working. I check and do have access to the internet.... I think it might have something to do with updating google chrome ...
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MergeList error when updating 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I have this error in updating ubuntu 12.04 E:Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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Cannot update packages in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: W: Duplicate sources.list entry archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages Unable to do update for Ubuntu 11.10. This is the error message am getting on ...
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“A error occurred during the signature verification.” during apt-get update [duplicate]

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04LTS server without any issues. However, the apt-get update or aptitude update is giving the following errors: a. bzip2:(stdin) is not bzip2 file.ign ...
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How to completely remove firefox so it won't update?

I really don't like firefox, so the first thing I did after installation was install chromium as a browser and removed firefox via terminal using: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox But every time ...
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Can I apply all updates by downloading and clicking a .deb? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Can updates be found in a standalone .deb format? I want something just like the Service Packs in Windows,...
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Update Manager offers 900+ updates under partial upgrade mode

Today I checked for updates and got an error message telling me I must do a partial upgrade. I was shocked to see how many updates there were available. 900+ Updates! By using synaptic I found out ...
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How do I refresh software sources after adding a PPA

I'm looking to learn a new way to update sources without having to revert to the terminal or the software updater. When I'm trying to explain how to add a PPA to new users it sounds really silly ...
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Between SynPackManager, Update Manager, and apt-get, which is the healthiest for my system?

I've been bouncing a lot between a few different update methods to see which I prefer the most, and I was wondering which of these is the 'healthiest' for the system, or what your preferred update ...
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How to install the latest stable version of Thunderbird? [duplicate]

how can I install Thunderbird 15 on Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install run the binary-file but I get this message: ./mozilla-xremote-client: error while loading shared libraries: libplds4.so: cannot ...
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Can't login due to losing power during an update

Few days ago while Ubuntu 12.04 was doing a common system update, my laptop turned off in the middle of process due to bad AC power. Since then, I can only login but nothing else. A message about ...
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Fail to download repository information [duplicate]

Why lately I've been getting this error when I try to update my computer? Ubuntu 12.04 Kernel 3.5.2 Processor i386 W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kernel-ppa/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/...
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Update information is outdated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I can't remove the red triangle in the right upper corner of my desktop. When I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Error message for update-manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am completely new to Ubuntu, and I am currently using 12.04. When I run the update ...
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I can't use update manager, access Ubuntu related sites or Launchpad

I turned on my computer today and when I tried to run updates through Update Manager, it would just sit there slowly loading a repository forever. Then I tried to access ubuntuforums.org and it ...
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Fedora login gone after Ubuntu updates on a dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu After a software update for Ubuntu, my dual boot with Fedora will not show Fedora in the start menu. It just boots into Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu software-...
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After flash player update, videos speeds up on YouTube

As stated in the title, the videos which I was watching with normal speed, now I see with x2 the speed or even more. I was so excited that there was a Flash Player update and now (like always) it ...
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How can I update 12.04 without update manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error When I try to update Ubuntu - I know that I have 233 updates - I get this message every time: ...
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'W: Failed to fetch…' while updating

This is the output of the command sudo apt-get update. I can't update any packages with update manager either. So what is the problem and how can I fix it? Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-...
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Ubuntu updates problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”? I am getting this problem, I just newly installed Ubuntu sbidwai@ESSPC05:~$ ...
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Why can't Update Manager find any updates?

My update manager does not find any updates. It does not crash or anything, but no update for my ubuntu, except for the PPAs. At first I thought there really was no update out there, but now it has ...
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Trouble installing package and updating

I almost nothing about Ubuntu. When I try to run the command to install of a package, I am said that 'unable to locate package' When I try to run sudo apt-get update, the system seems being blocked! ...
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12.04 Compiz does not properly work since upgrade

A few days ago, I updated the kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic-pae. Since then, all compiz effects have disappeared (all such as wobbly windows, windows switcher, workspace changing effects...). The unity -...
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Why does it take so long for an app update to reach the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? Take LibreOffice for example. Version 3.6.0 has been out for quite some time now, but Ubuntu ...
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How to skip kernel update?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS i686 on VirtulBox. Every time I check the updates, there's a new Linux kernel. If I install the new kernel, I have to install the Virtulbox Guest Additions again and ...
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Software center not progress showing Mergelist error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am unable to run Ubuntu software center in ubuntu 12.04. It closes suddenly.Unable ...
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Input/output error when updating LibreOffice

I am having problems installing the libreoffice-help-en-us update. Details gives me this: dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed to read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Input/output error ...
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How to upgrade Compiz to 0.9.8 or downgrade to 0.8.6 in 12.04?

For a very long time, I'm experiencing this bug in Compiz. It makes my windows flash, when rotating the desktop cube. None of the animations work properly execpt the Wobbly windows. However the ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 12.04 to update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM I have been using Ubuntu for about 6 months now without any problems until I ran the update manager yesterday ...
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Why am I getting errors today when updating Oneiric PPAs? [closed]

When I update software from terminal with sudo apt-get update almost always don't shown errors but this time is different. What I think is that most of the ppa pages has been modified. i.e. When the ...
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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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updates/applications to all VirtualBox's OS's

Consider i have 3 VirtualBox installed Ubuntu OS's . What i want to do now is to transfer the updates and new application installs to the 2 other Virtual-box installed OS's . so that i can save time ...
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apt-get update constantly gives out error

Lately whenever I run sudo apt-get update it gives me the following error after the 'reading database' step W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner ...
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Update manager doesnt offer app updates

I currently use libreoffice 3.5 and I want to update to 3.6. I know that the update manager also updates apps so I tried to update libreoffice through the update manager but the update manager didnt ...
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How can I find “Firefox updates:” option in “firefox preferences > Advanced > update” tab

I'm new for ubuntu, using firefox-11.0 in ubuntu-10.10, recently I removed ffox-3.6 and installed ffox-11.0 from superuser. Even I cann't find update options in firefox preferences > Advanced > ...
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Update Manager Crashed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? When I tried to update Ubuntu with the terminal i get the following error: E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/...
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Why have to lock archives and dpkg while doing installing apps and updates.

Actually if we suspend any application installing in middle or suspending updates then automatically while resuming we will get some problems like E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock -...
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Why is apt no longer updating the kernel?

Somehow I got a 12.04 server to stop updating the kernel. It's stuck at 3.2.0-24-generic and doesn't want to fetch any new updates. The new kernel at the moment is 3.2.0-29 apt-get clean && ...
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How to get an Ubuntu system that boots to the command line to start the GUI?

As the title above, I am totally new to Linux. What I have now is a virtual hardisk with ubuntu and it started up as CLI. What I want to do is enable the graphic mode and able to switch it flexibly. ...
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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Why are the latest releases of programs not in the Software Centre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? The way I understand the Ubuntu project from a corporate point of view is that companies can ...
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Update Manager shows '2 updates have been selected' when there are no updates

The Update Manager is showing '2 updates have been selected' and that 4.1mb will be downloaded. In the info box, no updates are shown. When I click 'Install Updates', the installing updates box ...
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Is it possible to update Vuze 4.3 to 4.7?

I have been wondering how to update Vuze 4.3 I noticed it in the Ubuntu software that it only has 4.3 and been researching on how to get the latest installments.. if you could help on a step by step ...
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I have a broken package that will not allow me to perform updates or any changes to my computer. How do I fix it?

This is the Error message I get - The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype-bin:i386: Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed Depends: libqt4-...
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When trying to upgrade Kerberos development libraries, why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error?

When I'm upgrading, get this error and can't install anything else You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: krb5-multidev : ...