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How to use the latest software center instead of the old one without updating the OS version?

I have a very old machine that wont accept any linux except that is based on ubuntu 10.04 . after installation I faced 2 problems. I couldn't update the packages successfully, I got an error message ...
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xubuntu: stopped working during system update [duplicate]

I updated my xubuntu and after some time, screen became black. Moving mouse, pressing keyboard keys don't work so I restarted my laptop. Then I got the following error and cannot boot up. Please ...
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Where can I download chrome-stable-current?

I installed Chrome Version 42.0.2311.90 from an old .deb package, but now I get ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR when trying to load any Google site (*.google.com, where * can be mail, plus, contacts, etc.). ...
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Why isn't sudo apt-get update an automatic thing?

I just recently learned that sudo apt-get update only updates the list of packages to their most recent versions and doesn't actually install or update your software until you do sudo apt-get upgrade. ...
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Problem with libxrandr2:i386

When I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following error: After this operation, 25.2 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y Extracting templates from packages: 100%...
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After update and reboot I see black squares everywhere

After apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, I started seeing black boxes around windows and/or instead of whole windows. Ubuntu is halfway unusable for me. Example: this is how file browser ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get fails on Google Chrome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new hard drive. When I run sudo apt-get update, I get the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to ...
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E:The package picasa:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Tired of getting this error again and again and it's blocking ubuntu software center from getting started it's just crashing when I try to open it. And getting this error at the time of installing and ...
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Error while running “sudo apt-get update ” [duplicate]

When i run command sudo apt-get update, following error occurred : W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/...
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Chrome updates fail with error when updating repository information [duplicate]

When running sudo apt-get update I get the error: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ in Release ...
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Is there a way to prevent apt from looking for i386 packages in multi-arch mode (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent apt looking for an i386 version of a package for a particular repo/package? For example, I recently got this error when doing apt-get update: W: Failed ...
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Go back to ubuntu packages after installing from an external repository?

I had to work with some kali packages, so i added the last kali repository to my file /etc/apt/sources.list . Everything went fine, and I installed some packages and worked with some. But during the ...
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can't install or update any program, dpkg: error

every time I try to install or update anything it gives this error dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading: No such file or directory E: Sub-...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot boot after running update to 3.2.0-97

I ran updates from the update manager today on my ASUS notebook and when it asked for reboot, it hung at the splash screen. Every time I try to reboot, it hangs at the splash screen. I tried ...
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“apt-get update” no longer working

I can no longer update any packages in Ubuntu. $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://debian.sur5r.net trusty InRelease Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security ...
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Problem with resolution after updating Lubuntu

I updated Lubuntu (my resolution was working fine before the update) and after the update my resolutions are all skewed up. It only recognizes 1024x768, despite the native resolution being 1280x800. ...
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How can I get rid of this NO_PUBKEY errors?

sudo apt-get update is giving me this error at the end. I'm using "Y PPA Manager" and it seems that now all PPA's are O.K., but the problem (I think) is with the official Ubuntu repos: W: GPG error: ...
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Failed to download repository information with Google Chrome installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit since beginning of March 2016 [duplicate]

Starting March 2016, Software Updater displays "Failed to download repository information," and "Check your internet connection when attempting to update." What's causing it and how can I fix it so I ...
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Remove / purge repository spotify and opensuse

When I go to Software & Updates and then to Other Software I get this boxes unchecked: http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free and http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Update Failure [duplicate]

I am trying to use sudo apt-get update to update my Ubuntu but i have been getting this error code and i dont know how to proceed. I am a newbie with ubuntu. Thanks. Below is the error code it shows ...
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Software Installation Not Working (apt-get)

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'd like to ask a quick question... I've tried many methods and my problem hasn't been solved since. I have tried to install wine ever since I stated up Ubuntu 12.04 LTS by ...
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LibreOffice removed (&uninstallable) after Ubuntu 14.04.4 snapshot update

After having accepted the newest updates for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a "snapshot" (didn't new what this was) was installed. After the recommended reboot the system restarted without LibreOffice. Re-...
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sudo apt get update failed to fetch http

Everytime when I do sudo apt-get update, i get always this error: Hit http://id.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 745 kB in 31s (23,7 kB/s) ...
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apt-get update errors

Sorry for my english. I have a vServer and everytime then i try to make "apt-get update" this Errors will be come in the end but why? How i can fix that? W: Ignoring Provides line with DepCompareOp ...
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Explain dependencies in package upgrade

A part of the manual for update states: New versions of currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the install status of another package will be left at their ...
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Unable to download drivers, wifi disconnected!

My wifi connectivity went dead after the getting an error "(32) insuuficient privileges. I did a complete reboot but the OS still is in need of some crucial updates permissions for which I am being ...
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what to do? when error occurs in update [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages E:The package lists or status ...
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I am getting tons of NO_PUBKEY Errors [duplicate]

I am trying to update the package database via sudo apt-get update, but I am getting many NO_PUBKEY errors, I have tried importing the keys with apt-key and gpg, with no luck. I have used Y PPA ...
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Track pad and sleep stopped working with kernel 4.2.30 on Ubuntu 15.10

I have an Acer cb3-111 chrome book running Ubuntu 15.10 on the ssd. This has worked great for months. This morning the gui updater popped up and I updated the system--the kernel was updated to 4.2.0-...
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can't update or remove old files, please help?

kcook@kcook-GN702AA-ABA-a6244n:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following ...
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Updater funktioniert nicht [duplicate]

Sobald ich versuche mein System (Ubuntu 12.04 Lts) upzudaten, erscheint folgende Nachricht: Ein unlösbares Problem ist während der Initialisierung der Paketinformation aufgetreten. Bitte melden Sie ...
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smelling something Dangerous about update [duplicate]

I am attaching two screen shots, self explained. Why do an update asking something regarding my boot sector? isn't dangerous?
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Login Loop on Ubuntu 14.04 after latest update

It would appear I'm not the only one but I haven't seen any answers on similar posts that work. Wondering if anyone knows the issue. Latest kernel 79. Tried reinstalling lightdm and tried gdm, no luck....
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error while trying to update [duplicate]

I get the following errors when trying to update: W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kirillshkrogalev/ffmpeg-next/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch http:/...
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I can't upgrade my system, what should I do now?

When I update, after some file downloads it shows the below errors. What should I do now? W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Beta amd64 (20150805)/dists/trusty/main/binary-...
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Reverting to Previous Kernel

i am on 14.04 and just did an update on one of my web servers. I am using the GUI. I ran the updates and it broke my VM. I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general so please bear with me. I was able to ...
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Software Updater is not working properly in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have working internet connection but whenever I put system in software updater it shows message "failed to download repository information and check your internet connection"
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Ubuntu package update

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04.3 to 12.04.5LTS I want to upgrade a package thats available here http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/libs/libxmltooling6 How do I update it, I am not seeing it when I do ...
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install updates after dismissing the popup?

The update green icon is the icon that pop-up and informs that you can install updates, or you can choose to be informed later. I wanted to install them now, but I accidentally clicked "Remind me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No login after updates

After applying updates this morning, I cant login to my ubuntu desktop, it's just hang at that screen and no option to login, CTRL-ALT-F1 doesnt bring in the terminal login I'm using Ubuntu Desktop ...
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Ubuntu keeps searching updates after removing update manager

I recently removed the update manager from my Ubuntu machine to avoid the automatic search for updates every time I boot the machine. However this did not solve the problem. The only difference is ...
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Cant get pass the user pass screen

I've updated my Ubuntu OS, and after rebooting the computer, I get to the password screen, type my pass (its correct, I'm 100% sure), than the computer is thinking for a few second and going back to ...
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authentication error?

I get this message: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The following packages will be upgraded: libcgmanager0 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 will not boot after last software update [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu 15.10 Under VMware Workstation 12 Pro under Windows 7 for several months. After the last software update (provided by the Ubuntu software update utility), Ubuntu will not ...
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update problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While entering the command sudo apt-get update on terminal (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), I got an error message at the end which says : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS + 3rd Party SATA Adapter + ZFS + Kernel Updates

I've built an Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS build with a 3rd party SATA3 adapter using ZFS to create a RAID from four drives (RAIDZ). I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu but have managed to get this working with ...
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apt- sudo apt-get update not working!

Here is the error message after running sudo apt-get update (only the error part) : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch ...
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how to install update by CVE number

In Redhat and Suse i can run below command in order to install a specific CVE. for example: yum update --cve CVE-2015-7547 zypper patch --cve=CVE-2015-7547 in this also possible in Ubuntu? How ...
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cant update ,upgrade or install 14.04 after fresh installation ..shows unable to fetch error!

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04, this error is output: W: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.ntc.net.np/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index ...
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How to list any package update on specific time space? [duplicate]

Suppose this situation: There is a sudden problem on my Ubuntu system that was working properly. After trying various approach to solve the problem, I guess that a package update caused the problem. I ...