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How to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in Terminal

I have a dual boot 12.04 LTS and windows 7, now i want to update from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, how to do this in terminal? and also how many MB of data it takes approximately? If any disturbance is ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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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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Weird log in menu after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am using Toshiba satellite c55I laptop and i have just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I did this for the added security benefits of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, and I have ...
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Why can't I update my Ubuntu?

Whenever I try to update my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 this pops up:
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Apt-get update fails ubuntu 14.04

I im trying to do sudo apt-get update but i get the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.udc.es/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-x8-64/Packages' ...
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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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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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prevent software updater from updating nvidia driver [duplicate]

Not sure if this is possible, but I want to prevent the ubuntu software updater from updating the graphics driver. I've install nvidia cuda driver 7.0. and each time I run the software updater, ...
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How do I request a package be upgraded?

The Arduino support site has just released version 1.6 of their development environment. The Muon repository only has 1:1.05.dfsg2 (which I have installed) I have seen strong recommendations that I ...
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Updating Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

when trying to do the latest update (24.02.2015) of Server 12.04 LTS, I've downloaded some 260 MB of updates, but receive the errors: Failed to fetch ...
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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...
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Cannot install Kernel Security updates in 14.10

I cannot install some security updates to 14.10 64bit, which are kernel updates. Those are the updates. I cannot install them. In settings, I have everything ticked. Also, sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgraded from 14.04 won't start [duplicate]

I received on my 14.04 version that I can upgrade IT to 14.10. I accepted everything. The updater did download & install files that it needed and asked me to restart the laptop to complete the ...
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How to automatically update Atom editor?

Atoumatic update of Atom feature is not yet supported for Ubuntu. From their Github: Currently only a 64-bit version is available. Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page. Run ...
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Not able to update Ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I get the following output whenever I run sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg Get:2 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg Get:3 ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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Apt-get update comes up with "Sources list couldn't be read

I tried to update the packages through the terminal and I get this error every time, david@david-Satellite-C55-B:~$ apt-get update E: Type ' Now the Software center doesn't work and I have a warning ...
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Ubuntu Updates: How Scared Should I Be?

I had an install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a different machine, with Nvidia drivers manually installed. I "accepted" an automatic update and it hosed my computer, I still haven't been able to get it back ...
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Support for cores revision ox17 and ox18 disabled by module param allsupport=0. Try b43 allsupport =1

Why do i get a black screen on boot (after installing the latest ubuntu 14.10 updates) with the following message. [ 16.697414] Support for cores revision ox17 and ox18 disabled by module param ...
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How does the fallback mechanism of apt update work in case of connection problems?

While installing the updates today, I noticed this: Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libdns100 i386 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2 [626 kB] Err ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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Should I update to 14.04 LTS or make a re-installation to 14.04 LTS?

I'm now using 12.04 LTS, and I don't like to update because it sometimes causes problems and I need my laptop fully functional these days. But recently, most of the software I need for my thesis (I'm ...
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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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Update and upgrade

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without an internet connection. Now I am unable to see even basic packages like synaptic / software center. What are the installation steps that I missed without internet and ...
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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How to know last time apt-get was executed?

I known that the command to update the repository lists is apt-get update. How to check if it has been executed today or in the last 24 hours? I do not known if should check some file timestamp. Or ...
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Cannot update youtube-dl

I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem ...
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Failed to fetch everything in Parallels Desktop [duplicate]

my main purpose is to download some sudo apt-get packages for HepMC program in the Parallels Desktop. Yet I cannot configure it and gives a problem related to apt-get install g++. I am doing it (also ...
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Persistence space

This isn't a problem, but rather a request for information. Is there any documentation available which explains what goes, and what doesn't go, into the 'persistence' area of a disk? In particular, ...
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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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Unknown / Unexpected /Unseen apt-get update error (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting error while sudo apt-get update Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status open (2: No such file or directory) Can't call method "policy" on an undefined value at ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 update problem?

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and the software updater shows this error: Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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How to update Firefox to latest version in Kubuntu 15.04 unstable the usual way?

I have three Linux systems all Ubuntu based and two of them are using Firefox 35 (Xfce Linux Mint Qiana and Ubuntu Unity 14.04) while the third, Kubuntu 15.04 development branch (with the new Plasma ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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To update or not to update

My research lab has a super computer cluster, however they are all using Ubuntu 9.10. I need to install nfs-kernel-server on the individual nodes so I can access to and process the files from a single ...
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How to upgrade rkhunter

When running the command: sudo rkhunter --versioncheck I get the following output: [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.0 ] Checking rkhunter version... This version : 1.4.0 Latest version: 1.4.2 ...
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Update from 12.10 failed

A while back I was trying to update from 12.10 and my roommate unpluged my laptop and ever since then I have not been able to open software updater or start up disk creator. It does not give an error ...
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Problems with COMODO update

I have COMODO anti virus. I have been having problems updating it. I start to update, but then it tells me that it has failed and to check the internet connection. Everything with the connection is ok ...
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bluetooth indicator and other settings not working after updating kernel to 3.16

So, today there was this update for the Kernel to 3.16 on LTSEnablementStack. I ran the command for the update. I notice that a lot of packages are removed, like the bluetooth indicator, but it seems ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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how to stop updates like “Language support” and “Handheld device font …” on PC

My desktop PCs use English only and are NOT handheld devices ever. So how do I stop getting updates for "Language selector for Ubuntu" and "Handheld device font with extensive style and language ...
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Which bug updates are received automatically?

Please could somebody explain how and when BUG fixes are updated. I have automatic updating enabled for everything except "Pre-released Updates (Trusty Proposed). I see that many of the bugs that ...
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WIreless and wired networking no longer working after update today (Jan 31) of Ubuntu 14.04

I just did an update of my Ubuntu install on my laptop and after rebooting, the wireless didn't work anymore, it doesn't even show up in iwconfig, however it does show up in lspci (Broadcom BCM43228). ...
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Failed to fetch some files [duplicate]

I keep getting these errors when apt-get update. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why is “Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins” always unchecked and can't be checked?

Why is the option Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins always unchecked, and can't be checked when software update alert is available? This has been happening for some time in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to solve GNOME power manager installation problem?

I installed my updates today and now I can't login due to a fault. After booting, the login screen and the message about installation fault for GNOME power manager appears. After logging in, the ...
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Chromium update problem

How can i update Chromium browser from 37.0 version to a version greater than 38.0 in ubuntu 12.04 . I tried update from google but it shoows only 24.0 version .
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?

This is the details I get when the package operation fails if I click repair: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No ...
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Updating Ubuntu Virtual Machine using putty

I have access to a virtual machine running a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. However, I need to use Ubuntu 14.04, and the server administrator is fine with me updating it. My only access to the ...