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Can't download winUSB

I've tried enabling "Source Code" as a software source and running sudo apt-get update as aligned here I can't install Winusb? and nothing changed. My issue is: W: The repository 'http://...
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what is “Hot new stuff” exactly?

I have, perhaps only a problem with how it sounds, "Get Hot New Stuff" doesn't Sound like a security update, what is this non-sense anyhow?
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After updating Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox, only desktop background is visible

I updated Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox on Windows 7 and now I can only get the desktop background. I found these questions: Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates Unity doesn&#...
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Manually updating software installed with apt-get

I have libphp-phpmailer which was installed with apt-get. This software has a version with security patches that is not in the version available through apt-get updating. Is it safe for me to ...
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How to get latest Skype for Linux version from repository?

I have Skype installed which I got from the Canonical Partners repository, however after reading this article I have come to understand that I can get this latest Alpha version from a repository too ...
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Has the update process changed in 16.04?

I'm wondering if in 16.04 the update process has changed. Before, it used to look somewhat like this: Now, it's like this: Am I missing out on (important) updates or is this normal but new ...
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Black screen after update to ubuntu 16.04

I cannot use screenshots, I am writing on another computer - my ubuntu system is BLACK screned. Yesterday I made an update to the new Ubuntu and this morning, the screen was turned black . I ...
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Upgrade to 16 Failure + Google Chrome is not working anymore

I've been trying to upgrade my Ubutnu from 14.04 to 16.04, when I click on upgrading the system is shows me this error: The required dependency 'apt (>= 1.0.1ubuntu2.13)' is not installed I ...
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I cant update 16.04 because of linux headers 4.4.0 -28

uname -a Linux kristina-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC 4.6.0-040600-generic #201606100558 SMP Fri Jun 10 10:01:15 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have been trying to fix this error for awhile ...
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Why isn't the 16.04.1 Point Release available via update manager? [duplicate]

The point release is out but the update manager set to identify LTS releases gives no hint of 16.04.1. Also setting update manager to "any release" only gives the option for 15.10. Point release was ...
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Is no reboot kernel patching enabled in 16.04?

So one of the big features in kernel 4.0 is the ability to update the kernel without rebooting. 16.04 has kernel 4.0. So therefore, is the no reboot feature enabled by default? Or if not, is there ...
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How to install a specific kernel version?

yesterday I updated the kernel version to 4.2.0-42-generic through update manager. This unlucky event caused nvidia drivers to stop working, resulting in the famous login loop issue, after rebooting. ...
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How to disable updating one package using the Terminal?

I want to disable updating the documentation of the GNU C compiler because when I want to install that it causes an error and I cannot then install other updates.
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How to resolve “dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-apport_2.0.1-0ubuntu9_all.deb”?

Update Manager will not update even though I have over 100 updates to install. I get a error message like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 29%% Extracting ...
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Apt-offline install; trying to avoid all internet queries

We have been testing the use of apt-offline to deal with the issue of updating remote machines without using an internet connection. This procedure has worked well: use apt-offline set (--update --...
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14.04 won't update [duplicate]

I haven't used this system for a while, so when I went to update it I started getting error messages such as this: E:Line 1 too long in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list. E:The list ...
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Update of Ubuntu Server 16.04 broke my OwnCloud 9 server?

I'm running a small server for domestic use with Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS and Owncloud. I keep my server up to date with apt-get update/upgrade. Yesterday evening 26 July 2016 I did an update resulting ...
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Why can't I update my system? [duplicate]

When I type the following command into the command line I am getting the following error: <Fetched 14.2 MB in 5min 28s (43.3 kB/s) W: There is no public key ...
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only download updates after midnight and before 5am?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Is there a way to set the system to only download updates after midnight and before 5am?
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Problem with sudo apt get update

every time when try update(using sudo apt-get update) my Ubuntu i get this problem: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not ...
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What option do I choose for this update?

My Ubuntu software thingy asked me to update, then presented me with this intimidating choice. Which one is correct? Why is it asking me this?
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No window manager after installing updates [duplicate]

I got a notification about package updates and proceeded to install them. After restarting all I can see is the desktop background image. There are no icons and no menu bar. Key shortcuts still work ...
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my computer is up to date [duplicate]

when I try to update I receive this -> your computer is up to date I try ti update && upgrade in terminal -) then I found this below W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr -...
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Ubuntu 10.04 package problem [on hold]

I'm currently working on the DM3730 EVM-Sitara and only supported environment is Ubuntu 10.04(I tried other platforms such as 12, 14). I run these commands: sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|...
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My update password is no longer recognised by Ubuntu 16.04 64 [duplicate]

Good day For some reason Ubuntu has decided, after an update and when I received notification of a new update, that it would not recognise my update authentification password. So unable to update. ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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Launcher and status bar missing after system update from Ubuntu 16.04

I was prompted by Ubuntu to update to the latest OS version and followed the automated procedure, nothing custom. When I rebooted after the update, I could only see the naked background image. The ...
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old programmes not running

I play MMORPGs regularly and one such game, Champions of regnum had a recent update. After the update, the game stopped working. It starts off, no problems there but does not "run". After a while, ...
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Internal Server Error 500 on Several Ubuntu Repositories

I'm trying to set some application to my ubuntu 16.04, but i got some problem while trying to install the application using apt-get that the repository which i use return Internal Server Error 500 for ...
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Update problem and Ubuntu error

Whenever I try to open system tools or setting or when I make a reboot.. a notification appears saying: Ubuntu is experiencing an internal error and also there is a permanent message on the top ...
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How do I get the update procedure to work?

Hitting the Ubuntu software button gets me a screen that shows eleven updates waiting to be installed. But instead of installing there is just this circle thing going in circles - all day long! That "...
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Loss installing my tl-wn727n each update ubuntu

I installed my tl-wn727N thanks to the site's explanations. Unfortunately, each update Ubuntu, I lose my wi-fi connection and I have to restart the installation. What should we do to avoid losing ...
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Can't access sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade [duplicate]

After I Update and Install Ubuntu Software Like this enter image description here I can't process apt update, and get this error E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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ubuntu will not let me update nor run files [closed]

whenever i download any file it opens it in the archive manager instead of running it. also whenever i try to download a software update it asks me for my password then doesnt download it.
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Software Updater does not inform me of Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've searched for posts on this, but found nothing that can actually explain what is going on here. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. I'm looking to update to 16.04.1 LTS. I have the "Software & ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates?

I have some questions about Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates. What is the difference between Software Updater and Ubuntu Software Updates? After I install Ubuntu what should I do first: ...
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Unable to update any software packages in VMWare Ubuntu

I want to understand why I am unable to install any packages. I am trying to install hadoop, but for that Ubuntu 14.04 & Java 7 or above are prerequisite and I cannot install them: sudo apt-get ...
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Update message in Kubuntu 16.04

In the Kubuntu KDE update program "Entdecken" (discover?), when new updates are available, there is a general description of the program but i cannot find the update message, showing what the update ...
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Any chromium-based browsers aren't working on 12.04!

Few days ago I got system, kernel and software updates for Ubuntu 12.04. After restarting any chromium-based browsers (Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium, Vivaldi etc..) are not working. I have similar ...
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Update manager stuck in update

The update manager is still stuck in updating the linux kernel (linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic) in the process of updating the grub entries. I think the problem is that the update manager doesn't have ...
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Software update crashes running apps in Ubuntu 16.04

When there is an update for a running app like LibreOffice, the update crashes the running app while updating. Is there any option in Ubuntu to enable a warning/message so I can save and close the ...
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Playing Warzone 2100: Latest version under Xenial?

Xenial Xerus ships with version 3.1.1 of the great game Warzone 2100. A new version has just been released: 2016-07-10 After 3.5 years of development, version 3.2.0 of Warzone has finally been ...
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Can not update Restricted extras

The message that I receive when trying to play any audio file: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: MPEG-1 Layer ...
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Best practise to patch Ubuntu server LTS enterprise

I have 2 web servers with Apache2 installed in Ubuntu server LTS 14.04. (High availability) And also I have 2 MySQL installed in Ubuntu LTS server 14.04 (High availability) I would like to do ...
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Why a prompt to Update 14.04 to 15.10?

I am trying to eventually update to 16.04 from 14.04. I'd prefer not to do a fresh install nor backup my installation (my data is backed up at SpiderOak...) Do I have to... or is it easiest to update ...
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sudo apt-get update: CD-ROM does not have a release file

I get the following error running apt-get update: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from ...
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Avoid updating system while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Preseed out of a local archive. While installing, the routine wants to enter directory "trusty-updates" and can't find it just because it is not in the archive. ...
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nginx dependency problem trying to upgrade

Trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 vps I get the following error: henrik@neung:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for henrik: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...