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GPG error : http://repos.rcn-ee.net

when I update using apt-get update on Beaglebone black, I got the following error, W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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How to solve “Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file”?

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 13.10 so far so I don't have too much technical expertise. I recently tried to resolve a Skype installation issue and added some ppa involving binary-1386. Every time when I ...
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How can I remove new kernel versions after downgrading?

I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04, all packages. But after that I encountered a lot of problems so I decided to downgrade to 11.10. After I did that I found I now have two kernels: 3.2.x and 3.0.x. I found ...
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After installing updates, sound only plays in headphones and not speakers!

My laptop is Dell, Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was fine till I installed the recommended updates in updates manager. Then Laptop speakers disappeared from sound outputs in system settings >> sound and ...
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gcc is gone probably after an update

gcc was installed in my system at the start, I still remember using it but after some time it was gone and replaced by some other versions of gcc. When I type in gcc from the terminal several ...
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How to Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 in dual boot mode with windows 7?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30gb disk space. Now how can I update Ubuntu to 15.04? My laptop is Dell Vostro 1014. Will up-gradation reduce significant amount of ...
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

> Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in trusty InRelease Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in > trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve > 'ftp.iitb.ac.in' Ign http://dl.google.com ...
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E:Type gsudo is not known on line sources list/etc/apt/sources.list [on hold]

After Aktualisierung (update) Error Alarm. Synaptic is not installed, so I can not see wat is are wrong? If ask this question on a german Ubuntu-Help Forum, I got always answer, wat kind of ...
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Unable to use apt-get or Ubuntu Software Center [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (old laptop last used in 2012 being used as current one gets repaired etc etc) and unable to run apt get or update any software in Ubuntu Software Center. The last time I used ...
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Sabnzbd Client Too Old [on hold]

I'm running sabnzbd and couchpotato on my Debian machine. When I do a test on my Couchpotato app, on the "Downloaders" tab. It says this error message: "Your Sabnzbd client is too old, please update ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 graphical errors

I've been using Kubuntu for months with no problem. Today, I installed Java Runtime 6 (or something along those lines) for Minecraft, and upon running it, I realized it was running slow. I checked a ...
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apt-get update high cpu http process

I also asked this question here. When I do apt-get update, it keeps on updating. I stopped the process at 22 Gb - I just canceled it... Any idea about what to do? ot sure if related, but HTTP ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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cannot browse although connected to internet

zati@zati-K42JZ:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for zati: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address ...
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can't update repositories Ubuntu 13.10

When I run sudo apt-get update I receive the following error message: W:Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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How can I update the firmware on a DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB adapter?

I am using DWM-156 HSUPA 3.75G USB ADAPTER.Its hardware version is A6 and Firmware version is 6.0.0WW.I have purchased the modem one month back.Using this i am not able to receive call or make call. ...
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Get latest Thunderbird version (38.0.1 for 15.04 32bit)

Ubuntu 15.04 comes with Thunderbird version 31.7.0, but the current latest stable version is 38.0.1 (date: 1st July 2015). $ apt-cache policy thunderbird thunderbird: Installed: ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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I want the latest updates! [duplicate]

I am a new user here and I wanted to know if I could update from Ubuntu 14.04 to later versions without reinstalling Ubuntu to my system?
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

I havent used my Ubuntu for quite long time. Today, when i boot the Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), the software updater and Software & Updates(from Settings) are not working. The software updater's window ...
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running (L)Ubutnu 15.04: Issue with terminal updating and firefox crashing. Any Ideals?

I have an older computer that I use for basic stuff on the side, it worked fine in 14.xx. First issue after the update was my keyboard had to be taken out of the USB hub and reinserted a few times, ...
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How to update to Clementine 1.2.3

I have Clementine 1.2 version installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to update it to Clementine 1.2.3 (which i think is the last version). I read here that I need to add the Clementine PPA via the ...
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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How to to fetch kernel errors in Ubuntu..?

I a trying to make an alert e-mail system using Perl Script, when a kernel error occurs in a server. How can I fetch serious error logs from the kernel? Logs can be seen in /var/log/kern.log The ...
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Updating Ubuntu after installing [closed]

Common question but I need an answer, i have use both sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get upgrade, and both come up with Failed to Fetch. Please help
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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Trying to update plesk with Ubuntu 12.04

I try updating plesk and get the following errors. I am pretty much a newbie to Linux. Can someone please steer me in the right direction. The apg-get failed with the following message: Reading ...
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Can't upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10

I was trying to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10 LTS and when I tried to do it via the GUI and from the terminal (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, sudo do-release-upgrade) I get: Calculating ...
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why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday?

Everyday I open my pc and most of these days a Numix Icons update welcomes me? I'm starting to get suspicious about these. Is that a normal update cycle?
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How to get out of grub after failed update, WITHOUT a cd reader

I tried to install the new version of ubuntu. It took a long time and i let it go on while i slept. When i woke up there was a black screen with commands saying something about the battery. I tried ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 update error

I can't do sudo apt-get update, when i try it gives me loads of failed to fetch everything.. now I have no idea what could be wrong I searched for what the sources.list file should look like and it ...
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Old kernel version still running after several updates

Currently running 3.11.0-18, but many other later versions are installed. For some reason the updates aren't getting selected for grub: $ uname -r 3.11.0-18-generic Listing kernels: $ sudo ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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No desktop icons after update to 14.04

Updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. All seemed to go smoothly. After re-boot, the desktop displays the wallpaper and my user name appears with a password prompt. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS appears in the ...
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Very slow system updates

I'm currently running 14.04 x64, and for the last few days, running either System Updater or apt-get update results in very long wait times (one of the last tries clocked in at over 14 minutes) until ...
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How do I name a repository [duplicate]

I installed most software from the terminal. I saw that with some programs people give commands like this for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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apt-get - where are the sources stored?

I was trying to update apt-get and I keep getting 404 errors - I assumed it was the fault of my proxy, which has been causing errors in wget and in the browser, but upon visiting one of the links that ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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Can you enable automatic updates in the guest account?

I have set the update settings to automatically install the security updates; but are they supposed to get installed when logged in to the guest session too? Also, I wonder if it is possible to set ...
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How to use “/var/cache/apt/archives”?

Last night my system(Ubuntu 12.04) was crashed, and I had to install the Ubuntu 12.04 again. Actually I have "/var/cache/apt/archives", that it's for my previous OS ,but when I wrote this command as ...
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Sudo apt-get update error (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Hello Fellow Ubuntu users, sudo apt-get update on ubuntu 14.04 it keeps saying: E: Malformed line 10 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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Can only reboot - not boot 14.04.2

I had a perfectly running system, after an update Ubuntu would boot into a black screen. I figured out it was an issue with the latest kernel and Nvidia Drivers, fixed everything but got a lot of ...
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Issue while installing updates using $ sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I have tried installing updates from terminal using $ sudo apt-get update and found below code errors. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found Err ...
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after system update 4GB RAM decreased to 2.5GB (Ubuntu 14.04 x64)

after update ubuntu about a month ago, the amount of available memory dropped to 2.5 GB. Bios sees normal 4GB, before upgrade Ubuntu also saw 4GB the same problem: 4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows ...
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update problem: untrusted packages [duplicate]

When I am trying to gen an update through the Software Center I get this: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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unattended-upgrades error: “/etc/cron.daily/apt: DB Update failed, database locked”

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Since installing unattended-upgrades, the following error message is received daily: From root@xxxxx Thu Aug 28 06:36:06 2014 X-Original-To: root From: root@xxxxx (Cron Daemon) ...
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Fresh install or update [closed]

Since the last few years I always update my Ubuntu. Is it advisable also a fresh install from time to time?
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14.04 gives blank screen/not waking up after sleep (Lenovo Z510)

I tried all of 3 driver settings(Nvidias, Xorg), and tried lots of things(even reinstalled Ubuntu) but still facing with this problem. After reinstall, at my first suspend try, after wake up it gave ...