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can't updating my packages and softwares

everytime when i write sudo apt-get update in terminal i found this error. Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1:3128:
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Update fails due to “no internet connection”

Whenever I try to update I get an error message saying I have "no internet connection" even if I do have a connection. I have a Asus X54C with Ubuntu 14.04.
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Please Help! “Could not write byte: broken pipe”

I have read several articles on this issue, but they did not help. Please, help me!! What I did: I go into the mode "Recovery Mode" run the "Enable networking" then "Drop to root shell prompt". ...
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software updater vs muon updater

I have recently run the muon updater on 140 MB of downloads (why do they write "MiB" instead of "MB"? -- is there a difference?). It seemed to run very slowly, both on downloads (on a T-2 line) and ...
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Hide toolbar in Evince, Ubuntu 13.10

I find that the View menu has disappeared in the newest version of Evince. Is there still a way to hide the toolbar? I would like to do this in order to share a presentation using a Google ...
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problem with update ubuntu 14.04 dell vostro 3400

my problems is the next: I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dell vostro 3400, before the installation ubuntu did not start due to the Nvidia video (black screen), so I was reading on ...
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Why do most of my drivers not load after updating kernel to 3.13.0-36?

I recently upgraded my system with a new motherboard, and reinstalled Trusty to have an AMD64 system (old motherboard was 32-bit). Reinstallation (side-by-side), with 14.04.01 LTS went fine and new ...
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How can you restore Ubuntu or Reinstall without lost of data?

After searching on the web and not finding any solutions I decided to write here again. Yesterday I was installing(upgrading) Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.02. The installation was giving several problem then ...
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Unable to upgrade bash

everyone knows about bash vulnerability "CVE-2014-6271", I'm trying to update bash using below command. apt-get update && apt-get install --only-upgrade bash but i'm getting bash is already ...
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Error during system update

I'm here to ask help because since each time I do a system update I get errors on the terminal and it is impossible for me to update the kernel to more recent versions. Here I post the output of the ...
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Just Loaded Trusty tahr where is the update manager

I have just loaded Trusty Tahr but the update manager link in the far right dropdown menu (my previous version of Ubuntu (12.04) at least shows 'Software Up to Date' and looking in the dash screen it ...
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apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04 to version 14

i can't run an update from ubuntu 12.04 to 14, during the update process i got souces error. But my network seems to be ok. How can i fix it? I did the update on my laptop, but i can't do it on my ...
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How to update ubuntu?

i used sudo do-release-upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -f install showing errors: failed to fetch , some index files failed to download. they have been ignored, or old ones used ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS failed to update error for sudo apt-get update

I m trying to update Ubuntu. I m very new to Linux platform and require detailed help in doing it. I am a student and they provide me proxy for using the network . I m not able to update as in ...
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Ubuntu update from 12.02 to 14.04 stuck and now problem with apt-get update

I'm experiencing the following problem. I was asked from the system to update to 14.04 version of Ubuntu and I confirmed it. While it was working, the installation was giving few errors and ...
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sudo apt-get update fails after running add-apt-repository -y ppa:git-core/ppa

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue trying to run sudo apt-get update on it after running add-apt-repository commands. For example, before running add-apt-repository -y ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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Another “Some index files failed to download”-error, but there's no 404 error

everyone. I know that there have been other error reports similar to this one, but none with quite my same experience. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) on an Acer AspireOne with 2 GB RAM, an ...
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ERROR: Failed to load session “ubuntu” after ubuntu 12.04 LTS updates…Ubuntu 14.04.1 LST was not selected/unwanted & installed

Ubuntu session fails to load after this update manager debacle. I DID NOT select to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS. I ignored canceling the prompted partial install I've been prompted with ...
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I can not get software updates for 14.04

I can not get software updates for 14.04 because it says that I need to check my internet connection. The solution already listed is to complicated when I run it on terminal. Can someone post any even ...
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Stop Distribution Upgrade Message Globally

So I am an IT consultant and a business i do work for wanted to make the switch to Linux on about 25 machines since their software is web based and Linux is more secure. I set them up with a custom ...
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ERROR# update manager

I'm not able to use update manager, software manager or package manager. Update manager gives me this error. ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Type 'gksudo' is not known on ...
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Update to 14.04 pushed on Sept 23 breaks X

This is on a Thinkpad W510. Kernel is 3.13.0-36-generic pushed on Sept.3 Today's update required a reboot, after which the system boots,but X fails, displaying console login prompt for a few seconds, ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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update manager and software center won't update ( tried everthing i knew)

The Update Manager says "can't download repository" (or something). In the terminal it says: something wrong with cd-rom and cant update from cd. So here is what I've tried: sudo apt-get update ...
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apt-get update not working

guys please help me unable to apt-get update the output is 20% [9 InRelease gpgv 23.4 kB] [7 Sources 76.5 kB/1,064 kB 7%] [Waiting for heaSplitting up ...
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problem while update [duplicate]

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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Cannot Update 14.04 Server

The update fails with the following error messages: bob@Proliant-Server:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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No longer see Bash warning messages for Shellshock after update

I just updated Ubuntu from an Update pop-up. I am aware of Shellshock, so I quickly went ahead with the install. Now, when I try running env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' I ...
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Getting Some Errors When Updating

Hey I am really stuck I am getting some errors when trying to update... apt-get udpate.... then I apt-get upgrade: root@zimbra:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under Parallels: Graphic Distortion after update

Hardware: - Apple MacBook Pro RETINA 13", Late 2013 SOFTWARE: - OSX 10.9.5 (13F34) - Parallels Version 10.0.2 (27712) - Distributor ID: Ubuntu ° Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific [duplicate]

I'm new to linux, and when trying to install the newest updates I get a pop-up saying that "the upgrade free space on disk '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former ...
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How to make apt update everything with cron-apt?

For my 14.04 server, I've set up cron-apt to update every day at 4'o clock. Today I've reviewed /var/log/cron-apt/log to make sure it has updated bash to fix shellshock. And indeed, it has updated ...
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apt-get update won't work [on hold]

i can't update on my os. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have ...
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On Kubuntu 14.04, Muon doesn't work after update and upgrade via terminal

I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade on my terminal. After that, neither muon update manager nor muon software center work. they both give the same error: Initialization Error The Package ...
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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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Do LTS releases get the features from normal releases through the update process?

Does every major LTS update inherit the features of the preceding normal Ubuntu version? I mean, did 12.04.2 inherit features from 12.10, and will 12.04.3 get the features from 13.04? Or will those ...
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Switching to local update server has slowed down my update process

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I have just changed the server settings to the server in my country. Since then, my Ubuntu updates have become very slow. Why is this? And how can I speed it up?
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How to selectively update my local ubuntu mirror

Initially we have created a local ubuntu mirror and we update it manually as an when required. Now I need to selectively pick packages to be fetched from ubuntu mirror to our local mirror. Is there a ...
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apt-get update error : W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/./Release.gpg Could not resolve 'ftp.videolan.org'

I was trying to download some media codecs a while back but I couldn't because my laptop ran out of battery(or something, don't remeber what really happened). I tried to run sudo apt-get update and ...
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fails to boot after reboot (update required), mouting failed and no init found

After updating my ubuntu system, it requires me to reboot the pc. So I did it and then the following message shows on the screen: mount: mouting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid argument ...
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System hang during Apparmor update

Just ran sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my 12.04 server. Everything seemed to be going fine until this point: Setting up apparmor-profiles (2.7.102-0ubuntu3.10) ... It's been ...
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Why does dpkg give me this parsing error?

Any time I try to install software or updates, I get the following message (or a slight variation): dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 10650 package 'libreoffige-writev': ...
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Refreshing package list fails with “public key is not available” [duplicate]

This error comes when I try to run sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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How do I upgrade from 12.10 on a DigitalOcean droplet?

The recent ShellShock exploit has prompted me to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.10 server, as I cannot upgrade bash on it (I receive 404 errors on apt-get-update (somebody else with a similar issue)). I opened ...
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Can't upgrade for this E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [on hold]

Errors were encountered while processing: libdbus-1-3:amd64 libck-connector0:amd64 upstart dbus libgnomevfs2-0:amd64 libgnome2-0:amd64 libgps20:amd64 consolekit libpolkit-qt-1-1 dbus-x11 ...
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CVE-2014-6271 Update for 11.10? [closed]

Every where I look I can't find a resource for an Bash update for 11.10. There was one for 10.x, 12.x, and 14.x. I ran the vulnerable test, before and after a apt-get update && apt-get ...
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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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Black screen and call stack trace showing after kernel update

I ran an update today which included kernel updates. I left the screen for a while and when I came back all I see now is a black screen with white text containing call stack trace information ...
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imposible actualizar, que hago? Algunos archivos de índice fallaron al descargar. Se han ignorado, o se han utilizado unos antiguos en su lugar [duplicate]

Google Translated (original commented out): I do not know what to do anymore . I can not install any program by a problem with the repositories and packages , I decided that the only solution was to ...