Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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What is a clean install and how do you do it?

I'm new to the computer stuff. I'm better at video games. So if you can help. I would do anything for you.
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Unable to do any sort of apt-get: Unmet Dependencies

I am trying to do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. The first command runs fine without problems but the upgrade returns with the following : Reading package lists... Done ...
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problems with screen resolution and graphics after upgrading 14.04

After upgrading ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution of may laptop is seemed to be changed a bit. Also while using internet sometimes a thin horizontal black line is appeared on each of the photos and ...
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upgraded to 6gb of ram only 3.5 showing

k so i had 4gb of ram only 3.5 was usable i upgraded to 6 and only 3.5 are still usuable ive installed the pae kernal after i restarted it amde me reinstall it and it yet didnt recognize the ram ...
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unsuported Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (not realizing it was an old unsupported version). I lost access to windows 7 at boot up (it messed up the boot up drivers) have since downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 How do I ...
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How to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic

What is the recommended procedure to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic ?
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Repaint problems on kde plasma 5.1.1 when switching or animating

I recently upgraded from a previous 5.* plasma version to plasma 5.1.1 using omgubuntu's instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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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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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 Upgrade from 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10 Daily Builds?

I would like to know how to upgrade from Ubuntu MATE from 14.04.3 to the daily builds of 15.10. (This isn't a duplicate because its from a LTS to a Daily Build. And its not going from 15.04 to 15.10)
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Error updating mailman

Received this error message today doing apt-get upgrade Setting up mailman (1:2.1.16-2ubuntu0.1) ... Looking for enabled languages (this may take some time) ... done. Removing unmodified files from ...
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Is it possible to upgrade kernel of 14.04 LTS to v4.1.6(stable release)?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit, 2GB RAM) and kernel is v3.18.3-031803-generic. Is it possible to upgrade the kernel version to latest kernel v4.1.6 without any issues?
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Python error during MAAS upgrade

I tried to upgrade my MAAS installation like it was described in here: Upgrading MAAS from 1.5.4 to 1.7.0 or latest on ubuntu 14.04 but there is an error in one of the python scripts used during the ...
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LibreOffice 5.0 - Fatal Error

After the last upgrade from libreoffice I get a serious error that I'm not able to solve. I already tried reinstalling libreoffice with the debs but it dind't resolve it. The first couple of days ...
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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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Upgrade from development branch to alpha release [closed]

I am currently on Xubuntu 15.10. The kernel details are: Linux goelpc 3.19.0-22-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux I want to upgrade to the latest alpha build. How can I do it from the command line? Running ...
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I'm dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade windows 7 to version 10

Has anyone done this yet? I think Microsoft finally got it right with windows and I'm ready to upgrade my windows OS to 10. The only issue is that I do not want to lose my Ubuntu partition. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get dist-upgrade error on bcmwl-kernel-source

A dist-update I just did hung (froze) after printing line: DKMS: install completed. I had to close the terminal to kill process, and to carry on did sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock kill -15 THE-PID ...
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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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Reinstallation ubuntu is not possible

I do not know how much of that will be useful to describe my problem, but I feel I have to describe step by step. I have used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday, I wanted to watch a film using VLC Media ...
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Forcepae upgrading?

I have a pc, I still hvae ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 but it keeps telling me that I do not have pae, how would I forcepae my upgrade from the terminal? I just need the command for ...
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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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Migrate applications from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. But recently it has been crashed. Now i want to install Ubuntu 15.04. but i have already several software installed in Ubuntu 14.04. Is it ...
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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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(kubuntu) Can't Remove KaliTools from system

I have problem with Kali tool it can not remove and when a type in terminal sudo apt-get upgrade it does not work It say that when I type sudo apt-get upgrade or when I type anything ...
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Run apt-get dist-upgrade from cronjob

I'm using a 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 headless server & I thought I had configured cronjob to automatically download updates by editing the /etc/crontab file & adding this. 0 23 * * 3 root ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10 and still dual boot?

I currently have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to upgrade windows from 8 to 10. But I am afraid that it will break the Ubuntu dual-boot configuration. Please guide me how to upgrade to ...
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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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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...
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Update Question > 14.04 to 15.04

I just got an Ubuntu laptop from an eBay seller. Currently running 14.04, I ran the software updater twice, was expecting to be "automatically" upgraded/updated to 15.04, but this did not happen. So ...
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Login loop in 15.04 after upgrading to kernel 3.19.0-26-generic

Today I've updated the kernel from 3.19.0.25-generic to 3.19.0.26-generic, and now I get a login loop. After I input the (correct) password, the login screen keeps reappearing over and over. If in the ...
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How do I upgrade to Apache 2.4.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Ubuntu 14.04 currently ships with Apache 2.4.7. How do I upgrade to version 2.4.16?
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APT totally broken

i am on Ubuntu 14.04 and my apt is totally broken. The problem started with grub-pc package and now continues , along with that package, with libuuid1:amd64 package. intsallation of libuuid1:amd64 ...
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How to keep the pen functions on 14.04 LTS or 15.04

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x61 convertible laptop. On 12.04 LTS, everything I want working does. The pen is especially important. I did an upgrade to 14.04 LTS and on a separate occasion, an upgrade to ...
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Boot failure after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have Sony Vaio Fit computer with a dual boot setup of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10. After upgrading to 15.04, booting into Linux fails with a number of 'builtin file not found' errors. I tried ...
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Not getting logged in after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Just after I upgraded my laptop (Ubuntu) Now it was getting console on booting. I used shift to select previous version of kernel. And its going to login screen ,but still after valid password its ...
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dependency problem mysql-server

I upgrade my server time to time with apt-get update then apt-get upgrade and dont use anything else. but these days I have a problem with mysql-server. apt-get cannot upgrade anything else, it break ...
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Can you *simulate* an upgrade from one Ubuntu version to the next?

How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu? does a great job of explaining how to do a version upgrade. It also says "Upgrading Ubuntu works 99 times out of 100" which has not been my experience - ...
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Upgrade xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2: xine-drivers not found

-1 down vote favorite 1 I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade from xine-lib 1.1 to xine-lib 1.2. I have used the Ubuntu libs of x1ne1.2 and I recompiled my code. But I get the error message, ...
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upgrading gnome shell to 3.16.3 in ubuntu 15.04, some changes didnot took place correctly

Today I decided to upgrade my gnome to 3.16 because of the significant changes. so I searched it on the web and found the way to do that. I added two repositories: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu [closed]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 (Windows 8 before upgrade). I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu to 15.04, so I needed to Ubuntu 14.10 and after to Ubuntu 15.04. But after I've upgraded to ...
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No sound after upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I used command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade Ubuntu. After the upgrade was completed, I restarted the computer and there was no sound (youtube, rhytmbox...). Any ...
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Update Ubuntu Touch without using image streams (i.e. how to update without removing programs installed with apt-get)?

Is there a way to get the latest updates of Ubuntu Touch features without replacing the entire root directory with a new OTA image? I had some applications installed via terminal using apt-get, as ...
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Upgrading to 15.04 stalls when trying to install MySQL 5.6

I've just tried to upgrade my ubuntu OS (desktop) and it's just stopped when installing MySQL. It said that i had to update the password (did this twice in the install) but the second time it said ...
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Upgrade 14.04 kernel without upgrading xorg

If I upgrade the 14.04 kernel to 3.19 using the linux-generic-lts-vivid package but I don't upgrade the xorg packages, will that cause an issue?
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apt-get update downloads 88+ GB's

So I installed a new Ubuntu 15.04 system. First thing I did was apt-get update user@user-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com vivid InRelease Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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GNOME is gone. How to fix?

I have had this issue for a few weeks. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I love GNOME and decided to upgrade to 3.12. Then I later decided to downgrade to 3.10, using ppa-purge. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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How does Ubuntu LTS work?

With the 14.04.3 out are the prior releases of 14.04 (14.04.1, 14.04.2) fully supported or Canonical expect users to upgrade to 14.04.3 as soon as possible ?
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How to get the new kernel when upgrading from 14.04.2 to 14.04.3

After upgrading to 14.04.3 from 14.04.2 (started with 14.04.1), my kernel is still at 3.13.0-61-generic — I'm expecting a variant of 3.19. How can I upgrade to include the default kernel from ...
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open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory)

When ever i install a new application using terminal command, i get this error E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (21: Is a directory) E: Unable to lock the administration ...