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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 [on hold]

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

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 ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” after installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer

After fresh install 12.04 I && updating apt and system restart, I always get this annoying message after reboot : Failure to download extra data files The following packages requested ...
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Keep Ubuntu at the frontier with the latest stable releases

I would like to set up my own Ubuntu distribution such that it is always updated with the latest stable releases of every single package I have. Since stable Ubuntu point releases are always a bit ...
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Cannot install update in ubuntu 10.04 (unsupported) [duplicate]

I have a computer with low parameters 512 mb ram, pentium 4. I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 and it worked perfectly. At this moment i can't install updates, it requrie me to upgrate to Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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Complete at least one review task [migrated]

Hello everyone I'm still new here and trying to fully understand how posting and answering questions are done here. I got this message and was wondering what does it mean This is the message I ...
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Ubuntu phone screen only shows intermittently

My meizu mx4 is not working after the last update. It switches on and runs as normal, but the screen turns off as the lock screen appears- it then switches back on for a few seconds every few minutes, ...
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opengl update on Xubuntu

I want update my GPU to opengl 3.1 from opengl 1.4 Mesa 11.0.4. system = Xubuntu 15.10 GPU = ???? CPU = Intel Atom N270 Monitor = Samsung S24D300
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Application (GIMP 2.8.18) updates

I know that an application (GIMP) has had a recent update from 2.8.16 to 2.8.18 to fix some security issues. This recent update is not being pushed out by Snappy for Ubuntu 16.04. I know this because ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Install older .deb file that is not found in newer Ubuntu LTS

I am installing some VPN application on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but it ran into some issues. Later I found out that libjsoncpp0 is required for the VPN application to be successfully installed. I know the ...
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How to install Ubuntu updates after installation

How can I update Ubuntu after installing it since fetching updates during the installation process is taking a long time to complete?
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'Ubuntu Software' not showing available updates until I click refresh

The notification for Ubuntu updates appears to be deteriorating on my machine. Previously I was just missing the automatic popups as described in my question here. I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Now when I ...
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Why ubuntu 15.10 still needs restart to update the kernel?

I upgraded my system to ubuntu 15.10 dev a while ago and the kernel was 4.2.0-14. A new update downloaded kernel 4.2.0-16 but "uname -a" still shows the current running kernel as 4.2.0-14. Linux ...
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Problems fully updating my system [duplicate]

Every time I try updating my system with sudo apt-get update, I'm prompted with this: E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show any updates anymore

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in April, but since I have barely received any system updates (the ones popping up automatically with the Software Updater). When checking the kernel version with uname -...
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How to fix an interrupted OS update?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and ran an OS update using the Ubuntu Software Center, which was interrupted by a power cut. The error message, A problem occurred when checking for updates. is now present, and ...
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I have to delete some stuff from /boot to make updates [duplicate]

When i do my updates, the /boot folder is always full with old stuff... So, after a while, I can't make any updates/upgrades anymore, because the /boot folder is full. I have to delete some stuff from ...
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How do I fix this Apt error? [duplicate]

When I try updating my system this error pops up. Can anyone help? E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages
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Why after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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Error on sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Please help me recover this error. I am using UBUNTU 16.04 LTS and I am suddenly getting this error while I do sudo apt-get update from my terminal. It fails to update any existing packages too. E:...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue from command line when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean server. I would like to upgrade it to later releases (12.04->14.04->16.04), but fail to do so due to the mentioned mistake. DigitalOcean provides a tutorial ...
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Can't update any software in 14.10 and can't install any software packages by terminal or from software center [duplicate]

I can't update or upgrade as well as can't install any software in Ubuntu 14.10. When trying to install from terminal I receive the same error as via command line: Updating cache… Then after ...
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can't login to dropbox - version issue

I run Ubuntu 14 LTS, and ran get update and get upgrade just now, I have a user that runs Dropbox, and it is running great, I created a new user and try to link it to Dropbox too and getting some ...
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Update to 4.4-31 kernel today, broke WIFI [closed]

My WIFI (and other things) broken after installing today's update.
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How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?

I tried updating my packages from the terminal and this is what I got: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/...
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Ubuntu (GNOME) 14.04 just updated, and now cannot login to X server

I have just updated my Ubuntu gnome 14.04 and restarted the computer, Now the system does not load the X and gnome. It is stuck in a black screen, and I can see some text flashes from time to time. ...
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How to recover ubuntu back to normal after interrupting the update?

Today morning Ubuntu prompt me to update my ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10, I started the upgrade process, but the process hangs with the message (something like) halt because of too many errors, I had to ...
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Ubuntu is updating PlayOnLinux after uninstalling it

I installed PlayOnLinux but uninstalled it some time after. Now, today I did a apt-get update and noticed the following: Why is UBuntu trying to update PlayOnLinux if I already uninstalled it?