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Updating Problem

Let me thank you in advance for reading and attempting to help me. Thank you! Sorry for the terrible editing also had to change some of the links cuz im not reputable :) My problem is as such: ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist

I get this error when i tried to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 from update manager. Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist Does anything can be done to fix this?
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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Apt-cacher-ng: Is there a way to avoid duplicating /var/cache/apt?

I know apt-cacher-ng is duplicating the data in /var/cache/apt. Is there a way to tell it to use /var/cache/apt, or it isn't doable due to permissions? Mi partition has little space. I could indeed ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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Weird bug with 1.1 usb hub after last Ubuntu 14.04 update in 20150606

I'm using Kubuntu Trusty LTS (32 Bit). uname -a: Linux xxxxxxxx-netbook 3.13.0-53-generic #89-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 20 10:34:28 UTC 2015 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux I've updated several packages, here ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center won;t open after download of update terminated

Attempted an update of Ubuntu 14.04 but download was terminated by a broken internet connection now software center won't open. Is it possible to clean out partial download and try update again? Is ...
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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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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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Can I synchronize the update process between two PCs?

I have a laptop and a desktop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on both of them. If there is an update I have to do it to both of them, but if there is anyway that I can synchronize the update process ...
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Why does xubuntu 14.04 request a reboot on every start?

Since installing xubuntu 14.4, I have often found that the update manager insists a reboot is required even if no upgrades were performed. This seems to be because /var/run/reboot-required and ...
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Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset

After a recent 14.04 update my computer will not accept my log in password. I have done all the various steps through the recovery mode at boot up, changed my admin password & I still receive an ...
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Shall I install update for my self installed emacs?

Yesterday, I installed the latest Emacs 24.4-1 from its official site by compiling its source code, because the one in repository is older. But today the software update notifies me if I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 software update causes system failure and messed up graphics

I allowed the software updater on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to update various software packages today (1/25/2014). A reset was requested. I reset my machine and it now comes up with messed up ...
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

I own two machines, both of which are running Ubuntu 12.04. I use Google Chrome on both. A Google Chrome update is available, and it appears in the Update Manager. However, I cannot select the ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day ...
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Linux headers upgrade error

I got this error (quoted below) when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. Should I be worried(since I can detect my flaws in my instalation) but I get this at any new linux-header upgrade I do. What does it ...
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Amarok doesn't start after qt4-related ubuntu updates (from raring-updates)

Last Monday I updated my Ubuntu 13.04 and there were a bunch of qt4 related updates. (I don't know how to have a list of the updated packages which isn't taking a screenshot of Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Error while updating via terminal from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04

I get this error multiple times (and these codes underneath still run for some reason) This likely means that your installation is broken. Try running the command: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > ...
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/usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

After using Ubuntu 12.10 for two weeks I ran into problems updating the package database. Running sudo apt-get update returns the following error: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could ...
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Option to connect to WiFi disappeared after upgrading

I installed Lubuntu on to my Presario V5000 today off my old 12.04 disk. I installed all the updates then upgraded to 12.10 I was hooked up to an Ethernet cable to update it and before I saw firmware ...
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Not able to update ubuntu 12.10

While updating my ubuntu 12.10 am getting the following error. Could anyone help! W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden [IP: ...
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Why GRUB is missing after update?

I am running an alternate install of Ubuntu 11.10. I just ran the latest update which required a re-boot. When I rebooted, my desktop stops at the POST (Power on self test). My computer is set up ...
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Cannot automount any usb external device under quantal

I recently upgrade to quantal and I have to mount all my devices (usb key, extrernal hard drive and even data cd) manually. I get the following error message in a pop-up window when I insert any ...
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Can I update my USB stick to a new version without filling it up and ruining the persistent space?

I have a 4GB stick with Lubuntu on it, and 3GB is assigned to persistence. Would I be able to update 12.10 without filling it up and making it useless until I fix it?
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Software update failed

I tried to update my Ubuntu software and Java through update manager. However, after all about few hours, it does not have any progress also. The errors message shown Software updates correct ...
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AMD Driver not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just updated Ubuntu to latest version using Update Manager. It upgraded my kernel to 3.2.0-30. As always after installing new kernel I've reinstalled GPU drivers but with no success. AMD Driver ...
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Trouble installing package and updating

I almost nothing about Ubuntu. When I try to run the command to install of a package, I am said that 'unable to locate package' When I try to run sudo apt-get update, the system seems being blocked! ...
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12.04 can't connect to wired network/ crashes

I've tried the server and desktop version of 12.04 and I get the same issues: Entire system crashes while trying to install updates Loses ability to connect to network (usually after a crash) I ...
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How do I configure Wordpress to update automatically?

I installed apache2, mysql, php5 and phpmyadmin Now i moved my old Wordpress installtion from my htdocs Folder under Windows in my /var/www/ Folder under Ubuntu. Now, when i want to update some of ...
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Cannot update or upgrade ubuntu desktop 14.04. Stuck

****@****-Inspiron-3537:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for ****: Err ://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Err ...
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Characteres not appear after sudo apt -get update

I was installing an application and ended up giving sudo apt-get update, I restarted the computer and now Ubuntu is "disappearing" with some letters. Can anyone help me fix this? **I try ...
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Update BQ E5 via apt-get

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone. Does updating and upgrading the phone via apt-get cover all the updates that Ubuntu provides via user-interface (as I know they do ...
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Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I'm kinda new to this website so I don't know the policies, but I really need some help with an ongoing issue that has become quite annoying. I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (I ...
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Locked out of 15.04 after the latest update

An automatic update ran yesterday (7/7/2015) and now I am locked out of X windows. The login screen has gone extra large, so the login box takes up a large part of the screen. When I try and log in ...
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How to revert to previous version after bad update

I've had both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 running on my machine for a few months now and everything was running fine. I recently installed some updates in ubuntu, but had waited a while and so many ...
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Problem with umnet dependencies

I did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04, did updates and upgrades, when i tried installing softwares smplayer, synaptic package manager, ubuntu-restricted-extras, gdebi, etc.. getting a umnet ...
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updated from 14.04 to 14.10 internet is not working

I tried updating for the second time, worked but can't connect to my network and it can't connect to Ethernet either. When I tried opening a steam game, it have me an error. OpenGL GLX context is ...
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enabling proposed repos in 15.04 server fails to update packages

i am trying to use the proposed repo of vivid on ubuntu 15.04 server system. user@controller:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid ...
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How to remove old, unused keyrings in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.?

I frequently receive error messages of the following type: gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rwky-nodejs.gpg': resource limit It seems apt-key available cannot handle so many ...
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Can no longer use apt-get to install due to error with apport

I am working on a Windows 7 PC with a Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64-bit) Virtual Box. Lately I have been having problems using the 'apt-get' command, and also the Software Updater. The Software ...
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Issues installing updates with disk encryption

I am quite new to linux and have just installed Kubuntu 15.04. I have been trying to install available update packages using the MUON Update Manager, however when the progress bar gets to about 25% ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Base update 85MB

I just installed the latest Base update (85MB) release half-hour ago (May 20, 7:30 pm PDT, USA) on my Dell. Update went thru successfully and 'restart' message came on, and I restarted. Now display is ...
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Dell M3800 14.04 to 14.10 messed up

I just restored to a fresh copy of 14.04. Setup the computer installed all my plug-ins and essentials updated everything and cleaned up then when I tried to update to 14.10 everything went fairly ...