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getting this message when i try to update from a terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jsevi83/unity/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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After an update in 12.04, network icon is no longer visible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network manager indicator missing I ran an update yesterday, and shut down at the end of the day. When I started up last night the network icon was missing from the upper-...
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Unable to install software updates in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center? I'm trying to install software updates but I always get this error. Requires ...
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Error 404 in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? How is fix this problem? W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/[distro]/partner/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: ...
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Cannot upgrade from 12.04

A while ago I tried upgrading from 12.04 to 12.04.1, I believe it was, and in the middle of it I lost power and my computer died. I tried resetting it and it was stuck on the black screen with the ...
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Can I trust the updates offered in the Update Manager?

Is it wise to trust the system as far as accepting and installing updates that appear in the Update Manager? After I updated to kernel 3.4 it now reports about 850 updates at about 400mb, which would ...
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I shut my lid on system updates

It wasn't an upgrade, i just shut the lid like an idiot. Its an acer and the computer is still running but should I wait til the morning or just shut it off and boot it back up again?
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Error Message when starting Update: Failed to load the package list

Message says: Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the developers. Click details, which says: E:...
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can not install update and software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to bypass/remove/disable the untrusted package authentication can not install update and software. whenever i try to do so error comes with- "Requires installation of ...
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cant boot after update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Xorg server configuration fail - no screens detected After update (28. september) my pc freezes and than restart after few secs. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 x64. I tried ...
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Can't start X session after updating packages

I have recently upgraded to 12.04 and all seems okay except adobe flash plugin doesn't work. But several days ago when I installed several update packages and rebooted, X session was unable to start ...
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Monitor Resolution problems after last update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list? Screen resolution stuck at 1024x768 I don't know if there is already a ...
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How can I use cron-apt to download and install updates between midnight and 5am?

I have capped data which is essentially free between midnight and 5am. As a result, I would like to set Ubuntu to automatically download updates over that time. It seems that cron-apt is what I need, ...
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How can I upgrade my server's kernel without rebooting?

This is a loaded question because I'm already aware of, and am very interested in ksplice. The problem is that since they were bought by Oracle, they have been forced to pull numerous server ...
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sudo apt-get update problem

I have a problem with sudo apt-get update that I can't seem to fix and It's causing problems with alot of installations I want to do. I run Ubuntu 12.04. Ign http://ftp.availo.se precise InRelease ...
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How can I update the firmware on a DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB adapter?

I am using DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB ADAPTER.Its hardware version is A6 and Firmware version is 6.0.0WW.I have purchased the modem one month back.Using this i am not able to receive call or make call. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 slows down while installing updates or using software center

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7, and love to try it,but I don't know why it slows down and windows become grey while installing updates or using software center and that causes "un ...
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Kernel missing after update, reappears after using Live USB

I run 12.04 on a ASUS laptop that's about 3+ years old, that has a bad battery. (Requires constant AC power.) I recently did an update that included a kernel. I ran the update and rebooted, and for ...
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sources duplicate problems while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate sources.list entry but cannot find the duplicates? W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages (...
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DPKG upgrade error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” When I'm upgrading with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y My terminal shows ...
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Recent update killed unity 3d launcher

I am scratching my head on this one, a lot of things are still new to me. I updated 126 packages just now through the update manager, and upon reboot everything works fine except the unity launcher. ...
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Error while looking for updates

Everytime I try to check for new updates, I always get this error message : W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W:Failed ...
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How to reconnect after an interruption during an update?

My daughter apparently interrupted an update to Ubuntu 12.04 turning down the computer and I am now asked to enter a login and a password and I have no clue what to enter Can you help?
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Dependancies not met while instaling digikam 2.9

I'm trying to install digikam 2.9 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/kubuntu-backports/ubuntu Here is the message I got: Les paquets suivants ont des dépendances non-satisfaites : digikam: ...
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How to update gtk-3.4 themes to the new gtk-3.6

Is it too complicated to achieve? if it's not could you tell me how, please. I have some basic knowledge about gtk and css. Also, is this going to continue happening each time gnome releases a new ...
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Mismatch of packages to be updated between Update Manager (gui) and apt-get(cli)

I noticed my system acting weird today. While the update manager (gui application) states that there are 14 updates selected, and 52 Mb will be downloaded, the apt-get upgrade command only informs me ...
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How to make Ubuntu update the kernel less frequently?

Recently Ubuntu updates the linux kernel very frequently. Most of the times it's actually the same version that is being installed (probably slightly different super minor version number). Normally, ...
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How is ubuntu update secured against man in the middle attack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? Originally I want(ed) to know how ubuntu update process is being secured against tampering ofpackages by a ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 12.04: Authentication required

I initially Checked for Updates which was successful. It responded that there were 123 Updates. After trying to update, I got the following message: Unable to Install Available Updates unsuccessful. ...
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Are Virus/rootkits via ubuntu updates possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the system kept secure? What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? I fear that just like on Windows there might be ways to catch a malware/...
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How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically?

today at startup my Tb (not precisely sure what version it was) asked if it should check compatibility of the lightning calendar addon. That is to say it displayed in a list windows the only item: ...
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AMD Driver not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just updated Ubuntu to latest version using Update Manager. It upgraded my kernel to 3.2.0-30. As always after installing new kernel I've reinstalled GPU drivers but with no success. AMD Driver ...
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Do .deb installed apps get updates?

So this might be very silly question for users, but I am quite new to Ubuntu and want to know this. Do .deb installed apps get updates? For example: I have Opera installed with using .deb will it get ...
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Synaptics mousepad does not work properly after update

Ever since I updated my system on 11.09. my mousepad hasn't been working properly. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~precise1 has been replaced by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~...
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can't update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS-output of sudo apt-get update and upgrade inside

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I'm getting an error while trying to update. if any further information is needed, please tell and I'll add it. Here sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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How can I update Unity to 5.16?

I've got Ubuntu 12.04.1, but Unity is still in the 5.14 version. I have a problem with the launcher tooltips, but it got fixed in Unity 5.16. How can I update it? I've tried adding ppa:unity-team/ppa, ...
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Can a version update (from 12.04 to 12.10) give driver problems?

I recently installed 12.04. Even though I'm not completely new to the Linux World, I wanted to ask this: I had a problem in video drivers, and I fixed it by a complete re-installation of the whole ...
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I've got a blue exclamation in the title bar and it won't go away

12.04 Every time I boot my machine, theres a blue exclamation point on the top right, to the left of the standard indicators. When I click it, it says "Information available". Clicking on that opens ...
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How do I use apt-get to update to the latest kernel?

My current kernel is 3.2.0-26 (my main computer) while on another of my Ubuntu computers, with which I didn't fiddle with unofficial updates, it's 3.2.0-30. Yet the Update manager on my main computer ...
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Is it possible to install a specific package from proposed repos?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. I intend to do so for the future because of its long time support and stability. However, I would like to contribute to testing proposed updates for Precise. I ...
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Can't check for/download updates

I've noticed I can't check for new updates, neither via terminal nor update manager. For example, update manager throws error saying something like "failed to download repository information. check ...
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What domains do I need to whitelist for updates?

My IT department are moving my server to a more secure location that has limited web access, they want to know what the minimum web access is to maintain the servers updates and repositories. Is there ...
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How to update a package from command line (gcc compiler)

I am trying hard! to update the gcc-msp430 compiler on my ubuntu, but it does not work (I guess because of the older version of the same compiler that is already installed). Here is the command I used ...
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Recovering an Ubuntu installation - Ubuntu eats itself after 'sudo apt-get install -f'

Updater (I assume) put a no entry style alert icon on the panel which informed me that certain package dependencies were not up to snuff. Upgrades were thereafter only partial. The dialogue advised ...
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Error during update 'Unable to connect to 192.168.43.1:8000'

When I tried to update my Ubuntu through the update manager I received an error about some unknown resource. so i tried doing it from the terminal with sudo apt-get update but all I got is: 0% [...
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I don't have the password to update Ubuntu

I have bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, which runs fine but wants to update. I don't have the password and it won't let me update anything. I have downloaded 12.04 in order to re-install it and it ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Linux update troubleshooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My 2-year-old ThinkPad has a Windows 7 and Linux dual-boot. Recently, I updated the OS from 11.10 (...
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Ubuntu 11.04 not updating

I have a 11.04 running on my PC. It is not able to upgrade either through the GUI or terminal. It simply does not show the option of upgrading, it simply says no updates available.
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Why does Update Manager give me an “unable to mark upgrades” error?

I am getting the following error (in the screen shot) when I try to install updates. Can someone explain to me why this is happening and possibly offer a way to fix it? Thanks
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Why is Update Manager giving “Failed to fetch CD-ROM…” errors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM When I check for updates, I get this the message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise ...