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How to Update or Re-Install new version ADB?

I have an android based phone and I need ADB for installing new versions. However, untill today ADB was working perfectly but today I got an error, it says "you need 1.0.32 or newer version." Yes, ...
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How to fix my update manager [on hold]

I am just getting back to playing with my Ubuntu and I was told on log in that my version is no longer supported. I have gone into the update manager to fix this problem but it won't load. It pops a ...
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updating flash player without using terminal

Is there a way of uninstalling the outdated adobe flash and installing new version without using terminal? I'm very new and don't understand what I'm doing with terminal and would prefer to use the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - how to get updates with no internet?

Does anyone know how I can install the Ubuntu updates (equivalent of sudo apt-get updateand sudo apt-get upgrade) without an internet connection at that machine? I've got internet at home, but not at ...
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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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Ubuntu update failed because of forced ads from ISP

Sudo apt-get update never finished, giving "GPG Error bla bla InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)" I believe the culprit is my ISP, they ...
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apt-get update failing with several 404 errors in oneiric [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, tried all the fixes suggested : I checked my connection, and DNS I tried a different mirror (by replacing in sources.list by us.ubuntu...) but nothing seems to ...
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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Deleted Kernals, tried to update, can't do anything with full boot directory

I tried to run a backlog of updates for my ubuntu computer (lenovo T420 if that's relevant) and received a "your boot is full" message. I've had this before and decided to remove some kernals. The ...
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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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How to fix wrong update?

Today I updated my Ubuntu 15.04 using the auto update tool. Here are the updated packages: firefox-locales (40.0+build4-0ubuntu0.15.01.1, 40.0+build4-ubuntu0.15.04.4) firefox ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the Ubuntu kernel with that found on http://www.kernel.org/. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didn't boot well. Since then I get ...
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Restart after update interupted

Today I was updating the computer using the Software Updater package and when prompted I restarted my system to finish the process. During the restart I left and came back to find my machine off. ...
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Error 404 in update process using terminal [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pmcenery/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W:Failed to fetch ...
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12.04 - Update Manager - failed - previous update incomplete

A regular update failed with the message: Previous installation hasn't been completed The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was ...
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ubuntu 14.10 is crashing [on hold]

I downloaded android-studio ppo from this site's tutorial site and now the os is crashing. I can't install any software or update/upgrade the os. This is the detailed screenshot which gives me I ...
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Unable to process upgrades due to error with snmpd

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server edition. Just recently started getting these errors with snmpd: Setting up snmpd (5.7.2~dfsg-8.1ubuntu3.1) ... update-rc.d: warning: stop runlevel arguments (1) do ...
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Unable to start after 13.04 > 13.10 udate

At the end of the update process, clicking on the Restart button had no visible effect whatsoever. After waiting 5 to 10 minutes, I decided to reboot the computer manually. Since then, I rebooted a ...
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I cannot update my meizu mx4 ubuntu or search for apps on ubuntu store

I have been using meizu mx4 Ubuntu and when I try to check for updates it says I need to have access to internet although I am connected to the internet. Also I do not have access to Ubuntu Store and ...
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Ubuntu Aquaris System Settings > Updates

When I tap the "Updates" in "System Settings" it shows 5 items for updating, BBC Sport, webapp-twitter, Calculator, Tagger and Music. If I tap the "Install 5 updates" button all 5 indicate ...
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unable to update to the latest kernel

I had troubles with kernels and asked a question on how to remove them Can I delete my most recent kernels With the help I received I did manage to delete the offending kernels. After that I ...
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Where is Update Manager in Xubuntu 13.04?

Update Manager doesn't work in Xubuntu 13.04. When the system loads a notice appears "There are 96 updates, click this note to update". I click a notice but nothing happens, it just disappears. I ...
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Hang after update the software center in ubuntu 14.05

I experienced hang on my laptop after I run the update software center this morning. I haven't planned to update for so long because I don't see the urgency to run software updates in the past. But ...
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how do i install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For serveral days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwinded mess of dependency errors, missing m4 ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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Certificate error while using sudo apt-get update

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an old machine, and I tried to run sudo apt-get update but it's followed by this error message: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Ign ...
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Update errors Ubuntu 14.04

For a while after using the update manager, each time I get a message saying "the installation or removal of a software package failed." When using a lot of apt-get commands I also get an error ...
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Ubuntu touch: who decides to upgrade? And when?

There are several possibilities to use "Ubuntu touch" like "the official phones" or to install an image yourself, eg. on the Nexus 4. Who decides to update the OS? When I check for updates it ...
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System lock on update

I'm not a skilled Ubuntu user, but I clicked on 'update system' last night, and left the update running. When I got to it later, the screen showed a blurred unreadable set of graphics. I rebooted, and ...
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I can't update my system ubuntu 14.4 [duplicate]

minna@minna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get updates [sudo] password for minna: E: Invalid operation updates minna@minna-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get install updates Reading package ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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apt get update Error 500! ubuntu 15.04

I've been trying to use sudo apt-get update but I keep getting an error. there error is : Err http:/ /ppa.launchpad.net vivid/main i386 Packages 500 Internal Server Error Ign http: //p ...
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How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” or “status file could not be parsed” error when trying to do an update?

The computer gave me this output in a window: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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apt-get install -f got the error message

I got this error code when I try this command: sudo apt-get install -f Do anyone know how to fixed it? thanks! $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken && sudo apt-get autoremove && ...
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ubuntu 14.04 server update error [duplicate]

why i get on every update this message, and how to resolve this issues. Thank you. W: failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/dists/trusty/release unable to find expected entry ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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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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Error on Updates [duplicate]

I want to ask if this is a bug on the update or not? W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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i can not update

hi and please help here stelios@stelios-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for stelios: sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/stelios/1: No such file or directory Ign ...
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Automatic updater on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have enabled automatic updates but every time my Firefox and Chrome are updated they are downloaded from scratch, so every time my update size is more or near 100MBs. ...
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I can not start my Ubuntu 15.04 pc after the update from yesterday the 18th off August to kernel 3.19.0-26

at logon the system asks my password and wenn I give it the login screen is returning after a moment to ask it again. Yes the password is the right one. I reported the error message to launchpad but ...
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Unable to Update Several Packages

In the past two weeks, I could not update my Ubuntu system 14.04 LTS. In particular, every time I turn on my computer, the following window pops up. After I click "Install Now", it asks for my ...
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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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Unable to update my ubuntu server 14.04 using apt-get update

I am unable to update my ubuntu server 14.04 using apt-get update. Outcome is: W: failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/inrelease And another error is: ...
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Chrome improperly closed, theme reverted

I had to shut down my computer forcibly, while Chrome happened to be open. Upon relaunch Chrome (And Chromium as well) have blue title bars (although the default window controls of ubuntu), as well as ...
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What's the difference between getting graphics drivers from the new ppa vs from Additional Drivers?

I've heard a lot of hype about the new PPA, but is it any better/different than using the Additional Drivers tab of the Software and Updates program?
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how can I upgrade to 15.04 if the required 'Saucy' dir does not exist

when updating to 15.04 from 14.04 Iget the follwing errors W:Fehlschlag beim Holen von http : // us.archive.ubuntu.com / ubuntu/dists / saucy / universe / source / Sources 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...