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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 ...
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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updates not updating due to installation of untrusted packages in 12.04?

I ve had an issue with the update center about a month and a half ago and somehow resolved it.Today I checked my updates,clicked install and recieved an error message of "reguires installation of ...
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I have Ubuntu Server 11.10 64-bit . Updates were working but now fails every time after apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is what I get when I try to run apt-get update Err http: //security.ubuntu.com ...
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Could not update Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While I was trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 I am repeatedly having problems showing ...
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Can I upgrade Ubuntu from a Windows burnt disc?

I currently have Ubuntu 10 (Or 11) on my laptop but no Internet access so I can't use Update Manager. I want to burn a disc from (this) Windows computer to take home for the upgrade. Will this be ...
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Ubuntu won't log in after update

I just updated Ubuntu about 15 minutes ago on my desktop which is running 12.04. Within the set of updates, there were some kernel upgrades. It didn't say I needed to reboot after the update was ...
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How do I upgrade 'wicd' to the latest version?

Tried sudo apt-get upgrade wicd, but it gave an error: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome...404 Not Found Why is it looking for google chrome??? How to upgrade Wicd to latest version? Also tried the ...
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Is there a way to run an update and upgrade in one command?

So, is it possible to update and upgrade without running: sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade Meaning, is there one command that can do both?
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can't update 12.04 getting package header error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I originally posted this question, and was redirected to another thread where the ...
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Why is the lowlatency kernel not being updated in parallel with the generic kernel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is lowlatency kernel not being updated in parallel with the generic kernel? I did: sudo apt-get install linux-lowlatency linux-headers-lowlatency I'm trying to ...
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What procedure should I take to update a specific application?

I installed nmap from the Software Center and their version is 5.21. After this, I downloaded the latest version that is 6.01 but I haven't installed it yet. What I should do and why? Uninstall the ...
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Why is my package information seemingly not updating?

Are there no updates for anything or has something gone wrong on my computer? As of recent, I have been getting a red warning triangle in my notification bar: When I go to my update manager, it ...
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How to let Muon update manager run without entering a password?

How to prevent Muon from asking a password when installing updates? Adding user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL to sudoers does not help. sudo apt-get upgrade works without a password, but Muon is still ...
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Package information was last updated 59 days ago even though Ubuntu is up to date

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 and in the update manager I have a message that says package information last updated 59 days ago press the check button to check for software updates I do that, but i'm up to ...