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How to change Ubuntu from 64 to 32 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I switch from ubuntu amd64 to ubuntu 32bit My brother installed 64 bit Ubuntu on my moms old PC (dualboot with winXP) and it runs very crappily. It is on Ubuntu ...
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How do I permanently reduce Grub waiting time?

I edited /boot/grub/grub.cfg to reduce the Grub waiting time, but after recent update resets grub.cfg file to its initial state. I know there is a way to make it permanent, but I don't know how. ...
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How do I get security updates for restricted/partner packages?

I want to perform just security updates on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, keeping the rest of the system unchanged. I need to do this from the command line, no the GUI update manager. I have implemented the ...
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Why is Gnome Shell broken after update?

I just install today's updates in Ubuntu 12.04, and after a restart my Gnome Shell desktop looks like Gnome 2 with two panels. See photo: None of my Gnome Shell extensions work now either. The ...
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How can Ubuntu update running applications without having to close them while Windows cannot?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit edition [ and Loving it :D] I mostly update through Terminal using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I couldn’t understand this , That, having Firefox ...
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MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't starts after latest (Jun12) updates

MySQL workbench was working fine till today. I installed the regular updates and now its just doesnt starts. When started its just shows the 'opening screen' and nothing happens. I tried ...
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can i run unity 3D on a laptop with Optimus.solved [closed]

Since i do not see any such instances on this thread , i would like to say that my Unity works in 3D on a laptop that has Optimus technology running on it. I have an NVIDIA 525M GPU and an Intel HD ...
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How often should I update my system?

I just installed ubuntu and ran an update a few days ago. I am now seeing 400 some odd packages eligible for update in the notifications, and I am starting to be concerned about system bloat. Does ...
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Updating problems in 12.04

Since I installed 12.04 I have problems with updating. I get lots of messages of the following kind: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Cannot update system - stuck on zramswap-enabler

I'm having the same problem as mentioned here on two computers (one runs 12.04, while the other runs 11.10), but the solution provided does not work for me. When I do update and upgrade through the ...
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Does a purchase from Ubuntu software center of World of Goo include updates and if so what is causing an unauthorized error message when updating?

I purchased world of goo from the Ubuntu Software Center about a month back and it works fine. Recently though when I perform a sudo apt-get update I get the following output. W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does my Update Manager keep crashing and apt-get segfaulting? [closed]

Whenever update manager goes to check for updates - when done both manually and automatically - update manager crashes, and when I go to report the error, apport crashes too (apport also crashes when ...
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No graphics after installing AMD Catalyst 12.4 and installing the recommended updates afterwards

Some days ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. Since I wanted to use dualview using an external display I installed the propriatary AMD Catalyst 12.4. The graphics are fine, but if I run the updates found ...
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apt-get command error not letting Ubuntu update

every time I run sudo apt-get update I get an error: W: Failed to fetch https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/limbo/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages The ...
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12.04 doesn't boot anymore after a power failure

I'm a Windows user and I have no experience with Linux and Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook (Asus 1215B) and everything works fine. Yesterday I ran the "update application" and updated ...
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How to resolve “dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-apport_2.0.1-0ubuntu9_all.deb”?

Update Manager will not update even though I have over 100 updates to install. I get a error message like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 29%% Extracting ...
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I am receiving a message saying I have duplicate sources but I can't seem to find a duplicate of the line described, any ideas? [duplicate]

I receive this meassage when I run sudo apt-get update in the terminal:- Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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Update fails after checking all settings for system updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin - Release i386 ...
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Nautilus is very slow

One month ago I updated (no fresh install) to 12.04. Since then nautilus got extremely slow. When I open a folder that contains many subfolders I sometimes have to wait 4 seconds until everything is ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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Update Manager reports a “404 - Failed to fetch” for a deb file

Update Manager is reporting this error: Failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/software-center/software-center_5.2.2_all.deb 404 Not Found I checked and my Internet connection is ...
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What do the updates do?

I am using Xubuntu. What do the updates do? I do not notice any difference after an update. The descriptions do not really them me and they benefit me. A way to find out what each update does is as ...
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Why do I get a `failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img' error when updating?

I tried to update the Ubuntu but I'm receiving the follow error: Setting up linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic (3.2.0-24.39) ... Running depmod. Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic to ...
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Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “sudo apt-get update” do? Why do we have to run sudo apt-get update before I can run sudo apt-get install package? I found this very annoying when I am ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest Java 7 while not losing my existing Java dependencies and add-ons?

$ uname -a Linux X51 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ java -version java version "1.6.0_23" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11pre) ...
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Ubuntu installation disk with updates included

I would like to install Ubuntu on a computer but I don't want, right after the installation, to go through the process of installing the updates which came out since the release of the latest Ubuntu ...
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Downloading repository doesn't work

I have a problem when I am downloading and trying to install few things eg: mtp-tools. It's telling me that it's going to add 265 K on my disk, I press YES and then it stays on waiting for headers( I ...
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Getting error on Downloading updates

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main gnome-control-center-data all 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.2 Connection failed [IP: 91.189.92.183 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Is updating via Update Manager equivalent to updating with apt-get?

On my desktop (Precise) I have run System Settings > Details > Install Updates from the Unity desktop. On my cloud server, also on Precise, I can use a VNC session to do the same but instead I ...
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Why won't grub load my newly upgraded kernel?

I upgrade my kernel when I run update-grub, these are found Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ... Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.4.0-3-generic Found kernel: ...
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How to change address and name of the computer in linux Ubuntu

I have troubles again after upgrading Linux to version 12.04 - When I try to update progams and files with "apt-get update" it says something like there is no address added to your computer name. So ...
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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I am recieving error message when trying to update software. Can i fix this?

I am receiving this message when trying to update:- failed to fetch http://gb.archive.abuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/software-center/software-center_5.2.2.1_all.deb 404 not found My Internet ...
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How to revert back to older xorg?

Since the last update of ubuntu 12.04, the system won't boot into gui anymore. It states that it was unable to load the graphics drivers and gives me 4 options, these are: run in low graphics mode ...
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Is this fix for Avast Antivirus crashing safe to use?

Well I have installed avast anti virus on Ubuntu 12.04. But after updating, it crashes! So I have made some tweaks like below: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the Terminal. When it opens, run the command ...
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having problems with update manager

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. It loads up 3/4 of the way and then says: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem ...
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How do I revert updates/tweaks to get to a usable GUI?

I just installed 12.04 the other day and then ran into trouble upon restarting after installing updates. What I did before the problem occurred: I did not make many changes before this problem ...
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Why does Update Manager fail with “`ain' not known on line 1” in sources.list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Could not initialise the package information An ...
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Boot delay and mouse lag at login after Ubuntu 12.04 update

I am facing these weird problems after updating Ubuntu 12.04 with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade: It takes too much time to come to the Plymouth theme after selecting Ubuntu from the grub ...
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Gnome Shell got removed after updating Ubuntu 12.04

Now when i try to install it...it shows the following error sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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What is the process for software to be updated in the Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I update applications without upgrading the whole OS? I frequently find versions of software in the Ubuntu Software Center lag behind stable versions ...
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How to login to internet using web based login while installing 12.04

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop. But I have an internet connection that requires web based login, where an ISP page in internet browser opens and I have to login to internet using the ...
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If I don't use KDE why does updating download lots of kde packages?

I have the following environments installed- Gnome(NE,Classic,normal) Unity(3D,2D) Cinnamon Enlightment Cairo(all combinations) There is no KDE. But I still got more than 90MB of KDE updates. And ...
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How do I change the default server used by the Live-CD for updates while installing Ubuntu 12.04?

The default server for Taiwan tw.archive.ubuntu.com has been down for a while. So many newbies asked in http://www.ubuntu-tw.org why they could not install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully? Is it hard ...
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Update Package Manager failed, E:type “ain” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? The Update Manager failed and gave me this error: ...
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Any way to skip the huge apt-cache-update everytime a repository is added?

I keep adding atleast one repository per day.! I like new stuff and to personalise my Ubuntu. But now evertime I add a repository,the apt cache needs to be updated and its almost a 10-15min update ...
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Stability of the latest daily build iso image for the released version of Ubuntu?

I want install ubuntu from the daily builds from cdimage.ubuntu.com. Does it have all the updated packages after the initial 12.04 release, so that I don't need to update after installation? How is ...
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Black Login Screen after installing updates 12.04

I love my lixux 12.04..till yesterday it installed new updates and i clicked on restart.. As system went to grub all normal & loaded normal..then instead of pretty desktop (auto login turned on) ...
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Problem in update installation

I've 229 MB of updates to be installed in my Ubuntu 10.04 and I'm facing problem in installing them. The problem is that when I try to install them a message appears on the screen saying that it ...
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Do i have the latest drivers/software on AMD Graphics

I need the override section on catalyst control center, but I don't have it. I want to know if i have the latest version of any kind of AMD software. This is what Catalyst control center says in the ...
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apt-get fails to upgrade, install, remove etc

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, had no issues that I noticed. Recently tried to install something via software center, but it was throwing errors. Changed to trying to sudo apt-get install instead but ...