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Ubuntu 14.04 won't start up

I get a black screen with a lots of codes that I don't know how to copy them to show you guys . /boot is almost full and I've been trying to find a way to free some space for that I can be able to ...
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black screen after booting in 14.04 [duplicate]

I am using 14.04.it was working properly but I downloaded around 200 mb from software updater and fixed brightness problem by using commands and I restarted the system, now I am getting only ...
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“Could not write byte: broken pipe” [duplicate]

I have read several articles on this issue, but they did not help. What I did: I go into the mode "Recovery Mode" run the "Enable networking" then "Drop to root shell prompt". Often found this ...
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Unable to upgrade bash [duplicate]

everyone knows about bash vulnerability "CVE-2014-6271", I'm trying to update bash using below command. apt-get update && apt-get install --only-upgrade bash but i'm getting bash is already ...
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Just Loaded Trusty tahr where is the update manager

I have just loaded Trusty Tahr but the update manager link in the far right dropdown menu (my previous version of Ubuntu (12.04) at least shows 'Software Up to Date' and looking in the dash screen it ...
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Ubuntu update from 12.02 to 14.04 stuck and now problem with apt-get update

I'm experiencing the following problem. I was asked from the system to update to 14.04 version of Ubuntu and I confirmed it. While it was working, the installation was giving few errors and ...
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Cannot Update 14.04 Server

The update fails with the following error messages: bob@Proliant-Server:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Switching to local update server has slowed down my update process

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I have just changed the server settings to the server in my country. Since then, my Ubuntu updates have become very slow. Why is this? And how can I speed it up?
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Refreshing package list fails with “public key is not available” [duplicate]

This error comes when I try to run sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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Update to 14.04 pushed on Sept 23 breaks X

This is on a Thinkpad W510. Kernel is 3.13.0-36-generic pushed on Sept.3 Today's update required a reboot, after which the system boots,but X fails, displaying console login prompt for a few seconds, ...
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Upgraded this morning, now stuck with no X login

So... have had a fully functional Ubuntu 14.04 system installed dual-boot with Win 7 on my Lenovo T530 ThinkPad for months... 12.10, 13.04 & 13.10 before that. Some hiccups with 14.04, but overall ...
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My Updater refuses to work [duplicate]

This is the error warning that I get E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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No keyboard after rebooting 14.04 for updates

After rebooting my server to complete a few automatically installed updates, my USB keyboard no longer works and it won't boot past the grub screen. The keyboard still works in another PC. I'm really ...
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Upgrade failed and Unable to Install update in Update Manager

I am unable to proceed with the upgrade or updateing via Update Manager. This is the Exception I am getting While upgrading. Please help. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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12.04 Package System Broken apt-get autoremove -f fails

I am trying to install all of the latest updates for Ubuntu 12.04. New hardware support and linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic (New install) 57.1MB are what I have remaining. Update Manager tells me ...
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problem with update ubuntu 14.04 dell vostro 3400

my problems is the next: I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dell vostro 3400, before the installation ubuntu did not start due to the Nvidia video (black screen), so I was reading on ...
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Can log in as root but not user [duplicate]

My system said there were updates available and I went ahead and updated. Now when it boots up I can sign in as root but not my other id (just User). It prompts me and when I try to sign in as User it ...
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Ubuntu not booting properly, or mounting properly… or installing updates properly

For the past couple days, following an attempt to update the OS, my computer shows this on boot-up: The only reason I'm using it right now is that I booted up from an older version, but I've had ...
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How to update manual page in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was planning to view manual page for 'ip' command for usage on 'ip tuntap'. To my surprise, there was no 'tuntap' pattern in that manual page. However 'ip tuntap' is well-supported when I try to use ...
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xubuntu logs me out as soon I login, however I can login as guest

This happened after I rebooted after an update and I can't seem to figure out what is causing it. I've tried removing Xauthority with no success.
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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error while updating apps in ubuntu touch

I'm trying to update my ubuntu touch apps from both phone and phablet-shell. When I tried it from phone, here is the error shows. also tried by adding there ppa ppa:phablet-team/ppa ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Stuck since I try to install dropbox [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my english, but I'm stuck and I don't know much of linux. When I try to install Dropbox in my ubuntu it get stuck and I try to close it, but know I have a serching ...
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Is it required to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung Chromebook and I have found that Ubuntu 14.04 does not work with unity on my Chromebook. So do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04 now or can I continue to use 12.04 ...
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Cannot enter ubuntu graphical environment after update

I was using ubuntu 12.04 LTS version and everything was working fine. Yesterday I decided to update using the option in the update manager to ubuntu 14. Everything went smoothly in the installation ...
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Trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 and not having any luck…404 error occurs [duplicate]

This is a long winded question so bear with me! I am trying to upgrade my 12.10 Quental Ubuntu to the 14.04 version. This has led to a problem within my system not being able to update. For ...
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E: Unable to lock the administration directory, is another process using it? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. After the installation to get up to speed with all the packages, I tried to sudo apt-get update but it doesn't run and gives this error: E: ...
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Only a few programs will launch without rebooting first

I'm running 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and after a recent update my system has an issue (I want to be clear that I mess with settings a lot, so this may not be directly the fault of the update, but the ...
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Upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 - packages now unavailable [duplicate]

I'm trying to follow these instructions Ubuntu Servers (Recommended) Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core Launch the upgrade ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 problems

Having some problems! Every time I try perform the update from 12.04 to 14.04 I am met with the following error: kev@masterpc:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade ...
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“No suitable download server found” [duplicate]

I bumped into the problem that I can't download any updates or new packages. I had this problem before which I could solve through several steps sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get clean ...
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Display challenges after Ubuntu 12.04 updates

first posting to this board and a newish Linux user. I am running Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS via Virtual Box version 4.3.12 r93733. It just went through a series of updates and after restarting my Dash ...
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squid interfering with apt-get?

I recently installed squid along with Dan's Guardian. Ever since I got them up and running I've been getting errors when I try to run apt-get update. The errors look like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to update “/usr/arm-linux-gnueabi/include/” libraries on ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

A Ubuntu 12.04 LTS platform is been used to develop embedded Linux software for ARM cortex-A8 hardware platform (beaglebone black). To communicate on the I2C bus on target device, it is recommended ...
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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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12.04 LTS will no longer download updates

The machine is a newish one using the 64 version. It has always updated OK but now I get the message: Failed to fetch ...
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Will HWE update be pushed out automatically after Aug. 7

I've been reading up on Hardware Enablement Stack ever since I got the warning a few days ago. I was not aware of the HWE support cycle prior to this and I have various virtual machines running ...
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i'm facing an error trying to install or update any package? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and 2 or 3 months ago the system was updating but the internet went down then the system couldn't update correctly, since then I'm facing this error: Package operation ...
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LTS Auto upgrade to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

When will auto upgrade to 14.04.1 be available from the software updater? Many thanks.
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From Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

sorry if I didn't post right I am New to Ubuntu forums My question is how to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.04.1,this .1 version has just been released a few hours ago,and my software updates ...
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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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Problem upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10

I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but I get the following message using the update manager: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htto could not be found. Interesting that there is an ...
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strange update notice

Is this normal? I don't have flashplugin installed. Failure to download extra data filesName-ar.UTF-8: فشل تنزيل ملفات البيانات الإضافيةName-ast.UTF-8: Fallu al descargar ficheros de datos ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 update and upgrade issues [duplicate]

I am having a terrible time upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, which I need to do in order to upgrade to Saucy. I cannot do a software update on 13.04, which is required before upgrading to 13.10. I get ...
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Update makes system act strange

I just downloaded some updates for my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop that has support for Unity 3D. I noticed that one of the updates was for Compiz. I updated it, restarted my system and now everything is ...
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How to update converseen?

I have been informed by the program that it needs an update but have no idea how to do this. I have only installed Ubuntu this morning and have managed just about everything else but I am stumped ...
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Software center is not working anymore [duplicate]

Software center on Ubuntu 14.04 Isn't working anymore. I did not install anything but now it doesn't start. Clicking on the software center icon, it just starts loading for 3 seconds and then the ...