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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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Errors running apt-get update after upgrading to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I recently updated my Chromebook that was running Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and since updating, whenever I run apt-...
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How to request a package upgrade in the next Ubuntu release

I'm looking to move our company from Fedora 13 to the upcoming 12.04. We've built custom HDF5 1.8.7 RPMs that are newer than the 1.8.4 version in 12.04. If we go to 12.04 I'd like it to have the ...
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Can I revert an NVIDIA driver?

I tried to update to driver 286.05.09 (nvidia says these are the latest) and now I cannot log into ubuntu, is it possible to revert back to the recommended? The pic below is what I see, but I can ...
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How to retrieve my files from a corrupted Ubuntu

Been trying for various answers to this for a while Background: I run a partitioned hard drive with Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have important files on both partitions but most of them are on the Ubuntu ...
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How can I integrate updates to a installation CD/DVD?

I have this question about how to integrate updates to a installation CD/USB, like a slipstream in Windows. Is this possible to make? Thanks for answering.-
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What is the mirror for installing updates?

What is the mirror for installing updates? Why it is showing different no. of updates when i changed the URL in /etc/apt/source.list to different URL ?
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How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error?

After I installed Ubuntu , I cannot update any software with the error message "failed to download package files". After having googled, I have tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Installation of ubuntu system update was interrupted. Now I cannot boot. Please help?

The problem: I was asked by a pop-up window whether I wanted to upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu. I clicked yes, and followed prompts. I then left it to get on with its thing as it seemed to be ...
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Is the update server down?

I can't update my ubuntu Oneiric. When I run sudo apt-get update I get a "Can't connect" message... Thanks.
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Problems while using Update manager

I am getting the following messages while using Update Manger ...how to resolve this ?? The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcaribou0: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~) but 2.13-...
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Updating Chromium requires installation of untrusted packages

I can't update my Ubuntu cause it says: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources. chromium-...
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Multitouch mess-up--Should I do a partial upgrade?

I was trying to get multitouch working on my 11.10 installation. Some googling led me to believe that I should install: xserver-xorg-input-multitouch to do that. This seems to be incorrect and ...
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Why Is 11.10 being worked on faster than previous releases

I have noticed since I install Ubuntu 11.10 that updates keep coming every 1 or 2 days. Not just normal 1MB or less updates but some like 20MB, 40MB, 50MB. Just to add I always activate all the ...
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How to revert an update?

The latest xorg update was a big regression for me on a dual display setup. Is there a simple way to revert to the previous version? I'm on Lucid Lynx.
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How to update BIOS of Asrock H67M motherboard?

The problem is that I need to boot from a Live USB, but the motherboard does not recognize the USB, and the methods to enter BIOS set up (pressing F2 or DEL) do not work at all. So I guess the BIOS ...
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Why the last Ubuntu updates ask to remove libcupsys?

Today I decided, f rom the update manager to bring the last updates in my Oneiric but that's the problem: Probably, the upgrade of Cups ask to me to delete libcupsys2 and my printer's drivers. ...
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Why is unity so crazy slow?

I updated to 11.10 this week and I've been hitting my head against the wall ever since. I have a two year old Lenovo x301. It shouldn't be "underpowered" but Unity grinds it to a halt. Memory: 3.8 ...
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Software center errors and doesn't update any more [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download package files error My software center was working when I first downloaded with the new and clean installation of the OS, but now its not working now. ...
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Conflicting dependency error when updating from Eclipse 3.7 to 3.7.1

When i click on Check for updates, and select all, next, this is the error im getting. I'm using a 64 bit ubuntu 11.10. I'm not able to get PDT working either. Any kind of help would be appreciated....
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Update problem: some index files failed to download from PPA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a bad PPA installed in Ubuntu? Error message: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W:...
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Frequent .service file errors occurring

I updated a fresh install of ubuntu 11.10 desktop 32 bit and I am running into frequent errors. At first I thought they were application specific but now they are occurring randomly. The line ...
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Gnome-shell stopped working after updating 11.10 [closed]

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 11.10, then proceeded to install gnome-shell. Worked wonderfully until I did a sudo apt-get upgrade... Now logging into either GNOME or UNITY sessions, I am ...
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Update errors: 404, “E: Unable to parse package file ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Whenever i try to install or update anythin in ubuntu 11.10 i am getting this list of errors. Some restricted , universal and main ...
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Overheats to 99 C and shuts down during the update

I'd like to update Lubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. I installed lm-sensors and see that it goes to 99.0 C during the update, and then the laptop shuts down. (crit = +100.0 C) The bottom of the laptop ...
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problem during update [closed]

I tryed updating my ubuntu to the new version today, and it suddenly crashed. I then just had to reboot in mid-installation. Now i cannot even log in anymore, it just shows the hour on top of the ...
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Cannot update and install any software after installing ClamAV?

After I install Clam Antivirus I get an error: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/709447/.. When using Ubuntu Software Center I tried to repair the broken package but it give an error like this : ...
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Ubuntu WiFi is slow after upgrade

After my latest Ubuntu distro upgrade to version 11.10, wireless connection became extremely slow. The upgrading procedure failed on configuration files update dialog and I rebooted the laptop and run ...
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How to enable the Update notification in the Unity notification area?

In classic Gnome, We used to have a special notification that appears in the notification area every time system updates are available; I don't see any update notification in Unity. How to enable it ...
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11.04 -> 11.10 update problems (Power, Display, Resolution)

I have serious issues with Ubuntu (64 bit) after upgrading system from 11.04 to 11.10. My hardware: Asus G53SW (i7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, GF GTX460M) Power (UPower) - when I change behaviour of lid open/...
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How to do autoremove when executing apt-get remove?

I wanted to remove un-used packages together when doing apt-get remove -y XX , but how ? And the solution should not affect apticron auto system updates.
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Upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 ceased at certain point: how to continue?

I upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 through update manager, but with 30 minutes to go (out of 6 hours) I got 3 error messages telling me that it could not install these packages: firmware-b43-...
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Is it possible to download the updates via torrent?

Is there software for Ubuntu, which allowes me to download and share the OS update packages with torrent? I want to relieve the servers of Canonical, so I already set up an apt cache server. But it ...
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What does it mean when Update Manager wants to do a “Partial” update?

This morning on my laptop I ran Update Manager (I'm running 11.04) and I received a message that I could only run a partial update. Being fairly new to Ubuntu, I wasn't sure what I should do, but it ...
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Start Ubuntu directly into GNOME 3 interface rather than Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME 3? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and had many issue and that's OK because it is still in beta version and i installed GNOME 3 ...
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Update Manager saying check your internet connection…How do I fix this so it can update?

Here are the details it gave me as causing the problem: W:Failed to fetch http:// dowload.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/maverick/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'dowload....
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Installing updates from hard drive [closed]

I am using Oneiric Beta 2. Installed it yesterday. Then downloaded 350+ MB of updates and installed it. Then when I tried to auto-mount my drives using Storage manager, I screwed up and the system ...
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Update problem with “Failed to fetch” error [duplicate]

I don't get Firefox 7 update. When I try to check for updates from update manager, I get: W:Failed to fetch http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/dists/edgy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found , ...
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automatic system updates , how to configure APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval to clean obsoleted cache only?

I've been using auto update for a while, but recently I discovered the downloaded package cache missing in /var/cache/apt/archives, some deb packages, like Skype, are removed, and I don't know why. ...
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Dual monitor setup can cause boot problem?

I have a two monitor setup, one 22" (1680x1050 res., 16:10) and another 19" (1280x1024 res. 5:4). I've installed ubuntu 11.10 beta2 x86, and the installation worked fine, the system boot was ...
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Server auto-installed Decnet during dist-upgrade

When I did a dist-upgrade of my ubuntu 10.04 server, it automatically installed Decnet, and it trew up ncurses based configuration wizard. I have never heard of Decnet, but I followed the ...
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Update Manager fails to check for updates

The Update Manager is giving me a problem. Each time I hit the Check for updates button, I get the following error: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/weather-indicator-team/pp/ubuntu/dists/...
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How do I fix an error while updating packages cache? [closed]

When I try to update in Ubuntu 11.04 after installation, I get the following error E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I tried the following ...
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How to access archive.ubuntu.com from an IPv6 only machine?

Because archive.ubuntu.com hasn't any IPv6 endpoints, an IPv6-only Ubuntu machine is quite unusable: no package management, no updates, etc. Is there any way to overcome this problem without ...
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Mouse usb stopped after update

I have a Sony Vaio CW23FX and use a wireless usb mouse and it worked perfect until the 2 days ago. Now the mouse is a little crazy. When I use Chromium it works fine, but with I try to click ther ...
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How do I update envisage v3 to envisage v4

I just installed the envisag 3.x plugin from the Ubuntu Software Center, My question is, how can I update this to envisage 4.x. I'm using python 2.6 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
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How do I fix a download issue when updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? For some reason every time I try to update by terminal, synaptic, and update manager I get this error message and I cannot update all ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Error: Failed to lock the package manager

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 10.10 I've been getting this error when trying to install ANYTHING via software center and have only been able to install software via Synaptic and apt-get. I 'm sure ...
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The update info is outdated, white triangle with exclamation sign in system tray

I've got the triangle with exclamation sign inside in system tray, description is the following : The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository ...
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Can I update the Software Center to 4.0?

Is it possible to update the Ubuntu software center in maverick to 4.0 ? I have tried adding deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main to software sources but installation failed (lot's of ...