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“apt-get --print-uris” to list URI for downloading extra functionality package for amarok,reqonk

Hello I do not have internet connection at my home. So i use "apt-get --print-uris" to list the http's and take it to other PC with internet connection and use wget to download them. I am facing ...
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How to automatically install updates by a desktop user

I want to set Ubuntu/Lubuntu [10.04] to automatically install security updates for a normal desktop user (user has no root privileges). If I set Ubuntu/Lubuntu [10.04] to Automatically Install ...
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How to do critical system updates through the Command Line under Kubuntu 10.10

I really need to do some system updates because sometimes my S.O Kubuntu 10.10 fails to start, crash down or keeps freezing after I log in. The problem is, I cannot use KPackageKit because it ...
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Nothing happens when clicking Update to 11.04

I am on Ubuntu 10.10 and each time I boot my OS it asks me to if I want to update to 11.04. I click "yeah, why not". It downloads 2 files, asks my password and that's all. Nothing happens. EDIT Ok, ...
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How to use apt-get/synaptic behind a proxy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get does not work with proxy I use net connection that needs proxy, user name and password, I can access to the net by firefox, but I can't update my system or use ...
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So far, no updates for natty in repos?

Okay, i'm just a bit nervous. since i updated from maverick to natty, i didn't download any updates. yes, now the third day goes after stable release and so far update-manager hasn't found or ...
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Unity 3.8.12 Release Date

I like to keep a tab on the development progress of Unity on Launchpad. Currently I am running Unity 3.8.10 on Natty. On launchpad it shows that Unity 3.8.12 "0day-SRU" was released like 3 days ago. ...
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Recover Ubuntu - after failing Update to version 11.04

fglrx fails to load causing black screen on boot. I need to recover my Ubuntu (perhaps to the previous 10.10 version). Is there a way for doing so ? I mean, perhaps after Ubuntu tried to update, it ...
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How to update to 11.04 through flash drive?

My internet is pretty slow on one of my Ubuntu computers and it is running 10.10. I just want to know if I am able to update to 11.04 through my flash drive. I would like to know. Thank You.
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Is it possible to slipstream updates?

With Windows you can take a pre-existing image, and slip stream service packs/updates/patches, so you don't have to install thousands of updates after you install Windows. Does Ubuntu have that ...
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What folder are updates kept in so I can sync them?

I have installed UBUNTU 10.10 at My home PC & The same is installed at My office. Both are installed on separate partition ex4. At my Home I don't have net connection, I use mobile to connect ...
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Why is a restart only required on some updates?

Why doesn't Ubuntu require restarts on more updates? I know that for kernel updates and things like video drivers, it can't load the changes without a restart. But I'm curious about more basic updates ...
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A bug has a “Fix Committed” status. Why am I still experiencing it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “Fix Committed” mean? The bug says "Fix Committed", but where is the fix? I have the same problem with my microphone it still doesn't work on my ...
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Updates/Installing Problem

I have occasionally not been able to install/update and the computer complains about something running apt-get, but there is nothing running (I have checked the system monitor to see whether or not ...
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not ...
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Dependecies not met — language-selector

uri@uri-MS-7267:~$ LANG=c sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for uri: Setting up language-selector-common (0.6.7) ... dpkg: error processing language-selector-common (--configure): subprocess ...
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Is it really necessary to upgrade the kernel?

Ubuntu frequently show kernel update in update manager. My question is, I have fully working system. Now Is it really necessary to update the kernel? What are the pros and cons of updating kernel? ...
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Download ubuntu updates via a windows computer

Is it possible to Download Ubuntu updates via a windows computer?? Actually I have a dial-up connection and I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Alpha 3) and I want to upgrade to Beta 2. It takes ages to ...
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Ubuntu Server Automatically Insert Password Using Python3

I'm trying to create a small python3 program for my friend which will install and configure the nessarcary set-up for his Ubuntu Server. I want him to be able to start the program, give some basic ...
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How do I enable automatic updates of all packages?

I'd like to use unattended-upgrades to install all updates to Natty beta packages daily. Whatever I try, unattended-upgrades seems to ignore updates to packages in "main". Here's my current ...
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How to update Ubuntu from Windows in a dual boot setup without booting into it

Is it possible to update Ubuntu in a dual boot setup with Windows 7, without booting into Ubuntu?
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How to skip the terminal update installing progress when the updates is in progress on the unwanted application

I want to skip the terminal update installing progress when the updates is in progress on the unwanted application without removing the source repository from source list
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How do I fix my package state after the installation process (dpkg) was interrupted? [duplicate]

I got the following message when I tried to open update. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please ...
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After update: `/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/md5sums': Is a directory [closed]

after updating my system today the following showed up. This is the result of running apt-get install -f: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Hyper-v and ubuntu 10.04 apt-get update

I have issues with 10.04 and 10.10 servers. I'm trying to do apt-get update command, but it is stuck on get. There is some solutions in here: apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers". ...
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Is it possible to change how Update Manager displays the updates?

Is it possible to change the way how Update Manager displays the updates currently available? Currently (in Maverick 10.10) the packages are shown with their description in a larger font, and their ...
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Why does Ubuntu need to reboot so often?

Ubuntu seems to require a reboot after almost every apt update, even those that do not include a new kernel version. Why?
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Internal speaker not working

My internal speaker was working before I updated(including new kernel) a few days ago. Now it seems that my internal speaker is muted and only external speakers are working . I am using ubuntu 10.10 ...
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What is an kernel update with “Bump ABI”?

As you can see in the changelog for the Linux kernel, there are update messages like "Bump ABI - Maverick ABI 28". According to the Ubuntu Wiki, ABI is something like a bridge between the kernel ...
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Update/Installs fails with unrecoverable dpkg fatal error because libc6-i386 is missing

I keep receiving this error every-time I try to do some updates. I tried sudo dpkg --configure, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install -f but they failed on me. installArchives() failed: ...
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How can I automatically remove duplicate sources.list entries? [duplicate]

I try to install a new ppa entry and when I update from command line I received a duplicate (error) message. I know what meens that and how to solve manually with Ubuntu Tweak or command line. Is any ...
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Is it possible to use a 2.6.38 kernel with 10.10?

I have simple question. Is it possible to use new 2.6.38 kernel with Ubuntu 10.10? Does there exists some PPA or you need to compile?
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No BIOS, no video after Ubuntu updates

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Precision T3500 Desktop machine. Last week, when I ran the regular updates, upon restart my video disappeared. I could not even see the Dell startup screen or ...
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Why isn't my 11.04 system being upgraded? (because I want to test the latest code for Unity)

I'm currently running Natty, but whenever I do a sudo apt-get update, and then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, it doesn't update nothing, and this has been happening for a couple of months now. Thanks for ...
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auto-update and email

I've got several Ubuntu 10.10 servers which should all be set to do automatic security updates. Is there any way I could get them to send me an email when they apply updates (particularly if they ...
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Can't update kernel to 2.6.35.27

When I try to update I get this message, I'm guessing I'm missing something here? Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb6 ext4 43G 7.7G 33G 20% / none ...
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How to schedule an update?

I want to schedule my machine to run all my updates unattended at night, but this requires my authentication (which pretty much axes the unattended part). Would it be best to use a cron job or is ...
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Problem when update from 10.04 to 10.10

I select the normal release in update manager and synaptic->update. After i click the check button, it said that your system is up-to-date, and I cannot get the new package of the ubuntu 10.10. What ...
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What is a security update?

Why are some updates called Important security updates? How are they different from other updates? Is my system insecure, If I don't install them? How can there be very frequent security updates? ...
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Can I use my VirtualBox 3.* VMs with VirtualBox 4.0? If so, how come the repository doesn't have it?

I had the following repository for virtualbox in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb ttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free Then I found out there was a new version when I opened ...
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How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation? In other words, I would like to create a boot CD from Ubuntu that is installed on my PC, because I want to include the updated packages in ...
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Updating HP Pavilion BIOS from Linux

I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6602 au) laptop. I want to upgrade BIOS. I only have ubuntu installed in my system. Is it possible to upgrade bios from ubuntu? Google search gave me some results ...
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Failed update of 10.10 results in unbootable system

yesterday I performed an automatic security update suggested by the update manager on my virtualized (with VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host) Ubuntu 10.10 installation. The update somehow failed and ...
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Why aren't there any updates showing up?

I tried everything, but Ubuntu simply doesn't show any updates. How do I resolve this?
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Five years old Ubuntu system - dist-upgrades always went fine, however some tasks remain

I have a PC with a current Ubuntu distribution installed. I've upgraded many times since 5.10. It always went well, however some tools or features were kind of left behind in a unsatisfactory state: ...
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Failed to download package

I tried to install updates from the update manager but it always displays an error message Failed to download package file and the details is: Failed to fetch ...
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Linux Kernel won't update to 2.35.25

My recent linux kernel version is 2.35.24. Yesterday, there was an update which is 2.35.25 but after the update, my kernel version is still stuck at 2.35.24. Is there any option to get it to 2.35.25?
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Update information is outdated

How can I fix my update problem. I am using Maverick 10.10 and update daily, however I get the warning triangle that tells me that the update information is outdated. After I perform an update it ...
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How to hide unwanted updates?

I was wondering for quite some time now; is there any way to hide/remove any unwanted updates when I see some in the Ubuntu Update Manager?
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Do I need to install Japanese TrueType font, Ume-font

I have an English Ubuntu. Today suddenly the update manager asks me to download 48 MB of "Japanese TrueType font, Ume-font". It says it is a new install. Do I really need this for something? I can not ...