Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Interrupted upgrade, now boot loop, restarts before Grub

Laptop battery ran out of power while upgrading to 14.10. I connected it and powered it up as usual, but forgot about resuming the upgrade. Then I put it to hibernate, and since then it's stuck in a ...
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Screen brightness cannot be changed after upgrade to 14.10

As the title suggests, I upgraded my Dell XPS 15 laptop to 14.10 and now the brightness is stuck at the lowest level. The fn+F4/F5 displays the brightness notifications but the brightness level of the ...
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running apt-get update / upgrdae

I'm still fairly new to linux / ubuntu and so here's my basic question. I have installed mongoDB version 2.6.5 on a 64 bit Ubuntu 14.0.4 box. From time to time, I get prompted about my system ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Update Ubuntu without updating X11?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 because the latest ABI my nvidia driver supports is 14 (my gpu is NVIDIA Tegra), and they won't update it to 15. While Ubuntu moved on to ABI 15 after Ubuntu 13.04. Is there ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Stuck

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to upgrade to 14.04. I used the GUI but the installation is stuck on this command for hours Setting up mono-4.0-gac (3.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu1) ... Setting up mono-gac ...
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Failure to boot after a possible power failure during upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I left my machine to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 overnight. I think there was a power failture. When I switched it on in the morning I got these messages: scanning fr Btrfs filesystems run-init: ...
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killed the service for login

please someone help me. I used x kill command accidentally on my desktop n after that m not able to login to my system. I can still login by a text console but it doesn't seem to help. In the text ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10 using Source iso without losing data?

I've managed to get the iso of the newest Ubuntu 14.10 flashed on USB stick. I'm asking how can I upgrade the existing 14.04 LTS to 14.10 without losing any installed data or losing any configurations ...
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Ubuntu and installation of software foam extend

I have two Questions. To update new package in system, Is we need to install it or we have to just extract the downloaded compressed file? And it is necessary to extract the file into "doc" file? ...
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Update manager NVidia warning in Unity 3D

An attempted upgrade from 12.04 to version 14.04 generated a graphics hardware warning. After checking the warning (which was not very specific) in detail, I had my graphics card upgraded to an NVIDIA ...
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Upgrade to 14.04.1 to 12.04 by mobile internet

How much data will be downloaded upon upgrading to 14.04.1 from 12.04? Can I upgrade using a mobile internet connection?
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problem upgrading 12.04 to 14.04

im getting the following error while upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] , E:Some ...
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Cannot update google-chrome-stable with apt, even using dist-upgrade

I'm attempting to upgrade the package google-chrome-stable installed from the deb available on google's website. I originally installed the package a few months ago, then stopped using this machine ...
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Failed to load ZFS module stack

Have been using zfs on linux (zfs-native/stable) raidz on 14.04 for several months without hitch and decided to move across some more important files as considered it trustworthy or I guess "stable" ...
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Unable to Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 “No New Version Found”

I tried normal GUI Method, but there was no update there. So i ran the command : sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and sudo do-release-upgrade and i got an error : Checking for a new Ubuntu ...
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Kubuntu with Unity desktop background and unlock errors after upgrade to 14.0

I have a notebook which used to have Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu and Xubuntu installed on it. Most of the time I was using Kubuntu. After upgrading o 14.10, two very strange behaviours showed up: When ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade touchpad

After upgrading to 14.10 my touchpad has some problems, after using it for a while it freezes randomly. Before I have some output in /dev/input/mice after freezing no output at all. It seems to happen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE doesn't start up after upgrade from 12.04 LTE (Wubi)

I have a WUBI installation (Ubuntu within Windows) and just upgraded my current Ubuntu 12.04 LTE to 14.04 LTE on my WIN7 system. I did so using the upgrade option which was automatically offered when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 starting issue after official upgrade from 12.04 LTS

I have a Dell Vostro 2520 model laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preloaded in it. I have upgraded officially to 14.04 LTS from the upgrade settings in my laptop. After the upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can I directly upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version. Now I want to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. Can I directly upgrade to 14.04, or I have to update first to 13.04 & then 14.04?
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What to do with rogue apt-get process

While SSH'd into a server, I was running sudo apt-get upgrade and I accidentally caused the session to quit (Write failed: Broken Pipe) by doing nothing while the installation was waiting on a prompt. ...
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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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ubuntu is trying to upgade from 14.04 to 12.10

I'm currently on 14.04 and I want to upgrade to 14.10. When I changed the updates status from only LTS to any version I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. But I want to upgrade to 14.10, is there a way to ...
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Stuck at desktop background after failed update

So I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 first and everything was fine, then I tried to upgrade to 14.04 and the software updater seemed to get stuck in the middle. It said something along the lines of ...
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How to download and install unmet dependencies automatically

Is there any method on command line or a software that will download and upgrade/install all unmet(missing or outdated) dependencies for a package automatically. There are some packages that have ...
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Dell 3542 problem with Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 “Black screen after Ubuntu logo at the power up”

I have just bought Dell 3542 i5. I tried to upgrade and it hanged during the upgrade and now I only got a black screen after Ubuntu logo. I tried to upgrade Ubuntu version. I left the laptop ...
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Ubuntu distro upgrade - does it install new kernel?

I performed a distro upgrade via apt-get and upgrade-tool from saucy 13.10 to trusty 14.04. It seemed to go OK and the "about" now tells me I am running 14.04, however uname -a says I am running ...
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Upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, freezing login

After I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, everytime I login, my screen freezes and I have no control through keyboard or mouse. I entered in recovery mode and could see that it still was ubuntu ...
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Why are Ubuntu upgrades so large (compared to Android)?

Upgrading Ubuntu to a new distribution entails a download of about 2GB each time while Android upgrades require a download of a few hundred MB's. Android is of course a smaller operating system but ...
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Problems installing mysql on Ubuntu 14.04

I hit the following error shortly on entering the mysql "root" password: An error occurred while setting the password for the MySQL administrative user. This may have happened because the account ...
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Problem while upgrading (dependency problems)

When i try to upgrade with apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, i get this log: Click here for the log It says that there are some problem with the dependencies of these packages: udev ...
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Desktop icons rearrange on each login after Xubuntu 14.10 upgrade [closed]

Ever since I upgraded to Xubuntu 14.10 I noticed a strange behavior (which didn't happen before) with my desktop icons. Even though I arrange them in the order I'm comfortable with, after each login ...
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Doubts regarding the 15.04 upgrade (is it inevitable and unavoidable?)

I recently (on the first week of November 2014) upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and encountered some problems after it was all done. Now that 2015 is just around the corner, will it be in any way ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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xubuntu: color problem after upgrading to 14.10

I just upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process went smoothly, no event. But afterwards, no matter which theme I choose, dark colors (black, etc) becomes shades of purple, as if some kind of palette ...
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auto remove and uninstallation

Recently, I un-installed some packages and now in my command line I get a message like this when I tried to update and upgrade my system. The message is the following: X@Y-LT:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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System settings showing different Ubuntu version

I have just updated my 14.04 to 14.10 but I don't know why the version show in lsb_release -a is different from the details in system settings the lsb_release -a shows that I'm already at 14.10 ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu.. I had ubuntu 14.04 installed and today i want to upgrade it to ubuntu 14.10. Is it safe to upgrade? P.S. I have faced many problems during past days on ubuntu upgrades :(
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Upgraded to 14.04 - hangs after login

I just upgraded to 14.04. The login screen appears, but after logging in, I always get the same "System Program error detected" -message. No matter whether I click "report" or "cancel", nothing ...
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NS2 supported on Ubuntu 14.04?

If I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, will NS2 still be supported? I am currently using NS2 on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Desktop Wallpaper completely fuzzy when upgrading to Lubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Lubuntu 14.04 was working great, for the most part. The upgrade, not so much. One of the probems I have is that the Desktop wallpaper, no matter which one I ...
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Software updater shows updates but not apt-get

This popped up: When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04: all installation folders in home/personal folder

I just updated my 12.04 to 14.04 and since that moment, all the installation folders are put in my home folder/personal folder (don know what itś called in English). I like to keep the folder ...
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List of 'user software' that wasn't upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using the ISO media (while online). At the end, it displayed a warning saying that: Some user software was not upgraded. The setup will continue, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade causes matplotlib error

Since upgrading to 14.04 any python code I run that uses matplotlib returns an error. Here is what my ipython console returns In [1]: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt ...
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display services with problems after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I did an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, now I have problems with my video card and other services, I would like to ask you: is there any way to isolate or display the services that are with ...
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Upgrading Kernel Breaks Several Features

I've recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I started the OS, and found it to be almost completely ready to go out of the box! After a few ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...