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Update Manager bug: Encountered a section with no Package: header

I tried to do an update to my system (12.04 LTA 64bit, on ACER aspire V5) got this: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the ...
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I don't know the authentication password

I am new to Ubuntu, and I just installed it. When I update, an authentication password is asked, but I don't know what password it is that I should enter.
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New user. Can't install updates because I don't know the pass word

New user trying to update software but don't know the authentication pass word
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Problems with apt-get after update to 14.04 LTS

Im having a lot of problems with my Ubuntu after the update from the 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Every time I start the system, it shows a lot of dialogs saying that the system encountered problems, and ...
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upgrade is not complete xubuntu 13.10

i had xubuntu 13.10 then i was upgrading to 14.04 xubuntu in the middle of installing , the upgrading got stuck , so i had to close it then it says the update is finished but with erors so not all ...
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Is having Lubuntu 12.04 a security risk?

I have a computer with Lubuntu 12.04 installed. Since unlike Ubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu is not LTS, I will not get Lubuntu updates. However, I am still getting updates (I guess these are the general Ubuntu ...
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Software Update [on hold]

I keep getting an error signal that says I do not have enough space. With that I can not upgrade to the current version of Ubuntu. I am relatively new to Ubuntu and would definitely like to keep using ...
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Problem after update: blue screen with only the mouse cursor

My Ubuntu 12.04 was normally updated through the Update Manager, something about gtk. Then I rebooted and now all that shows after the splash screen is a blue screen that only shows the cursor.
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No login screen after boot

A strange problem happening after update. After I updated Ubuntu 12.10, I restarted. After boot, i realized that there isn't any login screen at all. I mean no login screen, just an Ubuntu background. ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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just have background after install

I have just completed upgrade from 13.03 to 14.04. After logging in just have the background, no menus, no nothing, mouse travels across screen but keyboard does not appear to to work Anyone have any ...
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Unity and Ubuntu-desktop disappeared and I am unable to reinstall it!

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. After running a normal upgrade, Unity disappeared (after login, I have the desktop, without the launch abd status bar, no dash, etc.). If I try to reinstall ubuntu-desktop, ...
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How to check an OS update is complete?

Yesterday I was trying update my OS from 12.04 to 14.04. This was done in my VirtualBox. I left the terminal open and continuing downloading during the night. This morning when I came to my office, ...
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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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apt-get update Bad header line on all udpates

I tried all the solutions on this and still having an issue. I am behind a proxy so I have updated /etc/apt/apt.conf with my proxy settings and I have removed the old lists with sudo rm ...
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error occur when sudo apt-get update

Below error was occur after upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.01: (gedit:15234): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jez/.config/ibus/bus is not root! jez@JEZZONEFLY:~$ sudo apt-get update 忽略 ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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How do I use apt-get to update to the latest kernel?

My current kernel is 3.2.0-26 (my main computer) while on another of my Ubuntu computers, with which I didn't fiddle with unofficial updates, it's 3.2.0-30. Yet the Update manager on my main computer ...
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Fresh install of 12.04, boot problem after updates

This desktop has a hardware raid, for which the BIOS settings is "legacy." Fresh install. Then, when I enter the following command: sudo apt-get update update happens. The computer runs fine. ...
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Cannot update to GNOME 3.12

Ok, I tried to avoid asking this question here, as it's noobish and and always closed/downvoted, but I cannot figure it out myself. I'm on 14.04 and trying to update GNOME from 3.10 to 3.12. Most ...
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can't update 14.04 from 13.10 from software updater

I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10 in software updater. It shows 'The software on this computer is up to date' . When I click on 'Upgrade' , it ask for administrator password, then the window ...
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How to restrict Ubuntu to only show LTS updates

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week. Now I dont want to update daily for all the newly available updates, I want to restrict updates to only LTS updates. So I have seleted "For long-terms ...
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What does “sudo apt-get update” do?

I am wondering what sudo apt-get update does? What does it update?
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

Ok, the thing is this I tried asking many times on few ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 shows Packages 404 not found while updating and Hash sum mismatch

I'm getting the following error while updating: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't update to 14.04 because Software Updater can't set new software channels

I tried updating to Ubuntu 14.04 today, but Software Updater seems to be having some issues. First of all, I get the following message while the updater is preparing the update: Third party sources ...
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sudo apt-get update gives me the same list everytime

I upgraded by the command: sudo apt-get upgrade After the update finished, the result is the same; the next time I run the command, the same result appears, something like: Ign ...
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Failed to download repository information-ubuntu 14.04 64bit [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140417)/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update ...
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i cant update 13.10 to 14.04

i try to update my os today 13.10 to 14.04 and i have this error Third party sources disabled Some listings have disabled third file souces.list. You can activate after the upgrade tool with ...
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Do apps instaled via dpkg get updated?

I downloaded application which I did not add repository for (chrome or maxthon) and installed it via Software Center / dpkg (without adding the repo). Do those apps get updated automatically?
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Forgot ubuntu passwords and would like to start fresh

I installed ubuntu on a Windows Vista laptop last year, didn't use it much and now am trying to update to newer version and run other updates that it lists, but it asks for my password and I have no ...
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Touchpad after upgrading to 14.04

So after I put the 14.04 on my laptop yesterday, my touchpad is now not able to scroll horizontally anymore. Before it was working out of the box for me but now I can only scroll vertically. I am ...
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Double grub. After reinstallation of grub

I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. grub crashed with error / Reinstalled grub from usb. Now grub shows his menu + menu of previous grub. (may be was installed on a different partition or something ...
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Every time I open the software center I get “failed to execute child process”

Every time I try to use the software center I get the following error Failed to execute child process any suggestions?
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Cannot upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 [on hold]

The upgrade tool start. When finished "Setting new software channels" give me an error: "Could not calculate the upgrade". Any ideas? Thx
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How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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black screen after update: applications can't access your Google account

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04. After the reset, appeared the ubuntu logo, but then the screen went black. A pop up appeared in the right top corner: applications can't access your Google account. ...
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sudo apt-get update does not work?

I'm running newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer. After the commandsudo apt-get update, my terminal shows the following message: Reading package lists... Done After that, nothing happens. ...
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Updates wont install

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and when I login the notification tells me I have 1095 updates to install. When I right click and select any of show/install all/check for updates nothing ...
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Ubuntu not booting: “Could not write bytes: broken pipes”

The problem When I boot Ubuntu 11.10, the boot process hangs, before even getting to the login screen of the display manager, with the message Could not write bytes: broken pipes at the top of the ...
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It's 17-04-2014… where's the update to 14.04? [duplicate]

It is 17-04-2014. So why is it still not possible to update from update manager?
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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When and will it be another ubuntu version soon? [duplicate]

Will it come out a new version of ubuntu? And when can we expect somthing new? saw that linux mint has come out with some new features :)
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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“The connection to the daemaon was lost” when updating Ubuntu

I recently did my first Ubuntu update. One of the items posted this: The connection to the daemaon was lost. Most likely the daemon crashed. When I clicked the details icon, this message came ...
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My ubuntu 12 .04 will not update

Hi I'm having problems updating my Ubuntu 12.04, when I type sudo apt-get update I get this howie@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for howie: Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable ...
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How can I perform a dist-upgrade with held back packages

I'm currently running 13.04 with cinnamon on my thinkpad E520. I've installed an earlier version of xserver-xorg-video-intel because newer versions just don't work and to stop it being ...
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I have got some error in ubuntu update in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have got the error message, when i use update command in terminal. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...