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software center not refreshing

When ever I add a ppa and then go over to the software center it never has new software. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade nothing works, help would be ...
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update-manager & update-manager-core

# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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update ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

currently I have ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and now I want to update it to 15.04, I have windows 8 and kali linux along with my ubuntu. how should I update my ubuntu to 15.04 without losing my other ...
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Black screen after grub menu since 3.16.36 kernel update

After updating Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (64 bit) from kernel version 3.16.34 to 3.16.36, when I boot the system I can see the grub menu correctly, but if I choose the 3.16.36 kernel a black screen appears ...
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Can I disable other users authenticating while on my account?

So I have not realized this feature until recently after adding another admin to my computer and I realized when updating that either of the admins can authorize the update while logged into my ...
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Integrated webcam not detected after update to 14.04

Yesterday I updated my Thinkpad T530 from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (both x64). Since then the integrated webcam is not working anymore. I tried to use it with Skype and Google Hangouts, but it says that ...
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External HDMI Monitor not working with vmlinuz-3.13.0-51-generic

My colleagues and I (four of us) have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS since it was released. We are using HP ENVY 17 Laptops with the HDMI port running an external monitor. Since upgrading to 3.13.0-51 ...
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Internet errors trying to update ubuntu to v14 [duplicate]

Trying to update to v14 from v12. I get these errors. My internet connection is fine. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I have ...
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conection problem with security.ubuntu.com

I have been trying to update my ubuntu 14.04 for about two weeks, using "apt-get upgrade ", but I can not accomplish my job under "security.ubuntu.com" (91.189.91.0) due to connection problem.That's ...
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Problems in updating ubuntu [duplicate]

When i am running command sudo apt-get update, i am facing following problems : W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/InRelease W: Some index files failed to download. ...
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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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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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How to update QtWebKit 5.1 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

my Web content engine library for Qt is very outdated and I would like to know how to update it. How can I update it?
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Checking for updates error with source list [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) I think ...
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texlive-pstricks-doc unable to install on Ubuntu 15.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 this past weekend, and everything installed perfectly, with the exception of texlive-pstricks-doc. It gave me an error when the upgrade finished. Since then, ...
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W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems [on hold]

Please help me to instal the latest package. I'm using windown 64bit and 8.1 OS uname -i x86_64 Getting the following error: w ignoring provides line with depcompareop for package dynampis W: You ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems in apt-get update

I recently install Ubuntu 13.10, but I had several difficulties on installing several programs from 'Ubuntu Software Center'. I tried to update the repositories but I get the follow result: Ign ...
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After upgrade the system to 15.04 the LibreOffice does not wan't to start

After upgrade the system from 14.10 to 15.04 the LibreOffice ( calc / writer ) does not wan't to start. I get : LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The application cannot be started. User installation ...
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Compiz config settings manager won't start

I am not sure why my CCSM won't start when i run it. I want to change a desktop switching option and thus also enable a multiple desktops. Also weird is that my ubuntu tweak won't start. I suppose ...
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What's the best way to make a program update from a new PPA (when an old one is no longer maintained)?

Let's say I'd like my FreeFileSync to update from 6.9 (the last version available in the official PPA) to 6.15 (the last version available on the official site). There's a proper Vivid package ...
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Error on Update (Failed Fetch) [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata-java_2015c-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80] Failed to fetch ...
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Receive notification on new kernel release

I would like to receive a notification (preferably rss digest) on each stable kernel release in http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ Does anyone have an idea how to parse a new update into ...
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Update system from live session

I have a faulty system that refuses to show anything on the screen (the Kubuntu logo appears ok but no sddm for login). I was hopping to update the system (since it is a fresh install) with any ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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Update QJSON on Ubuntu 12.04?

I currently have libqjson-dev 0.7.1-6 installed on 12.04 via package manager. I need 0.8.0 in order to run an app I like. I have little experience compiling from source, less with cmake. I assume ...
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Updated Ubuntu 14.04 now after putting in password it doesn't load anything else

Updated Ubuntu 14.04 today. (Was 14.04 before aswell I believe). I can get to the log in screen but it hasn't remembered my display settings. I type in my password- all good. Then it just sits on my ...
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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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After the most recent Ubuntu update I cannot login

I have searched through other questions but none of the answers or comments have worked. I havent been able ti update mt computer for a while so I did it all at once and many changes were made. I ...
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how do i register my password to authenticate for installing updates?

I can't install updates because I don't know the password. when it says authenticate. I'm not sure I ever registered a password. what should I do?
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MySql crashes happening daily after ubuntu system updates

I have been having this issue for sometime and have no idea why it happens or how to fix it. I'm a Linux novice so that doesn't help. I have a server running on AWS and s used only for hosting ...
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Cannot check update sources in GUI (Software & Updates > Updates) - in 14.04 [closed]

[re-posted on U&L] I am in eOS Freya but I am posting here because I had the same problem before in Ubuntu proper or Xubuntu and have found a solution here that now I cannot find when searching. ...
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Problem with Synaptic when “reloading” [duplicate]

I pressed the "Reload" button on Synaptic and got the following error: Could not download all repository indexes The repository may not be available or could not contact him by network ...
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Audio not working on upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have upgraded ubuntu from previous version to latest 15.04 on my desktop, 32-bit(os). I found that my audio files are not giving sound while playing, I tested online video from youtube, even they ...
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How to only apt-get update to update sources that haven't been updated recently, like today?

If I add a new repository, I have to run apt-get update before I can install packages from that source, of course. But it takes a few minutes for that to complete. Is there an easy way to do ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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Software updates stuck downloading after 15.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 14.10 to the new version (I know, my second mistake, the first one was the upgrade to 14.10), 15.04. Let's say that since I did that, last Friday, I didn't notice ...
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How to update ubuntu terminal?3 [duplicate]

When I run the command apt-get update.Error occurred root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I am unable to solve ...
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broken upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.04 and have hit a snag in the intermediate step going from 14.04->14.10. After what I thought was a successful update, things are not entirely right: 1. I'm running ...
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GRUB error: no loaded kernel

I'm quite new to Linux, so please bear with me. On my pc I had installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04, I then switched to Kubuntu 10.x, and yesterday I installed the new main update 11.x and I left the ...
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Unable to boot “ERROR: No configuration file found” - NOT USB STICK OR INSTALL

I updated my computer and it updated to the latest kernel. After a restart I get the following: ERROR: No configuration file found No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! boot: If I type ...
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How to update ClamAV definitions database?

How can I update Clam Antivirus via the terminal? I already have installed clamav, but I want to know how can I update the virus database.
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Automatically update commands for Ubuntu server system

As we have pointed out here, we can quickly update Ubuntu system by executing the piled commands sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade My ...
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Does the auth.log changes when I update?

As always, I have been using the Software Updater to search and install my updates. I know that the syslog and the dpkg.log changes when I update my system, but the auth.log also changes? Since it ...
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I cannot update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I tried to install a programme in order to watch BT sport on my laptop. Since then I have had an error which has stops the computer from updating. An error message reads :- N: ignoring file 'mono' in ...
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How to start app or script after system update

I would like to start my script after or during every Ubuntu update. For example: If I make command sudo apt-get upgrade, I want to start my script after successful update. Same if I make update ...
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I am unable to update ubuntu 14.10 using sudo apt-get update

I tried to update after I could not browse on my mozilla browser. I can ping out so I am on the network. DNS does not resolve using the ip address. The following is my output from trying apt-get ...
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Fails everywhere [duplicate]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and I do sudo apt-get update. I get err's and loads of failures. Why? How do I fix this? (only a part) Err http://ppa.launchpad.net vivid/main Sources ...