Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How to run with “root” privilaged administrative control on 12.04

The dpkg --configure -a is asked by the system when a previous update/upgrade process have not completely performed good, and it must run with root privileged administrative user. Using the sudo ...
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Upgrade xubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10

I set Notify me of a new Ubuntu version to For any new version. Then I did this in terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And nothing happened. The result of cat /etc/lsb-release ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu desktop 14.10 from 14.04 failed because of loop between services

While upgrading most of it seemed smooth till it abruptly stalled and refused to continue . Video driver fell back to framebuffer and neither nouveau or nividia modules were loading and display was ...
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Failed installation of 14.04.01 LTS on upgrade from 12.04.01 LTS running on partition of Acer laptop with Windows Vista on separate partition

I've successfully run Ubuntu 12.04.01 on a partition on an older Acer laptop with Vista as the original OS, which still was accessible, until I, against my better judgment, acceded to the continual ...
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Unable to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 “Cannot Calculate Upgrades”

I just finished backing up my system and when I try to upgrade to Utopic Unicorn, I get the error "Cannot Calculate the upgrades." I ran the upgrade by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo ...
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Freeze of the system after the upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Dear Linux/Ubuntu experts, I'm adminstrating machines with Ubuntu installed. After the machine is upgraded to Ubuntu 14, I get complains that machine is freezing completely from time to time. The ...
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Update GCC compiler in Ubuntu 14.04 to 4.9 [duplicate]

Can I upgrade my GCC compiler now in Ubuntu 14.04? Has the final usable version (4.9) been released?
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Can not install packages after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 (desktop ed) I can't install new packages or update the existing ones. The system boots but when I do a sudo apt-get upgrade I get some error saying that some ...
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while upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 the computer crashed and I had to reboot

while upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 the computer crashed and I had to reboot when I entered ubuntu I couldn't do any thing the GUI wasn't working correctly actually when I enter my user name ...
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 and after logging in get a url-dispatcher error

When I've logged in I get a message saying there was an error with url-dispatcher and says I should reboot but I keep getting the message. I've seen ubuntu touch mentioned when I googled the term and ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and *everything* lags

Yesterday, I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2013) from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Since then, everything lags, from applications when opened (or 'drawn back in the background' for an ...
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Should I upgrade to ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn? [on hold]

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn released yesterday. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 since it released. I want to know what are the new features in 14.10 . Is it really effective to upgrade to 14.10 or 14.04 is ...
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System76 BIOS gone after update to 14.10

A few hours ago, I updated my System76 Ratel Performance from 14.04.1 (what it shipped with) to 14.10. Everything works fine, but I noticed that the BIOS screen no longer appears. When I boot it up, ...
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Flash doesn't work in firefox after upgrade Kubuntu to 14.10

I upgraded Kubuntu 14.04-x64 to 14.10. Now flash does not work in Firefox. Now flash is an empty area which sometimes is black when cursor is under it. But flash still works in Chromium.
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I have a Lenovo G510 laptop with a Core i7 processor and 8GB RAM. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and I want to upgrade to 14.10 without losing my data. How can I do it?
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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Virtualbox didn't survive upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

Normally, when I upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to another, my virtual box virtual machines survive the upgrade. However, after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10, they did not. I submitted a bug ...
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Blank display after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Everything installs well but the desktop appears blank. I have enabled Ubuntu Unity program after going into CCSM, rebooted the system but ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not available through software updater?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I've enabled the "notify me for every new release" option. I still am not able to upgrade through software updater.
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Why is Ubuntu 14.10 not yet available at the Ubuntu Official Site?

Today is the official release date for Ubuntu 14.10. It is now past 6:30 pm in my country and past 5:30 pm in Britain where the main server is located I suppose? Yet Ubuntu 14.10 is not available at ...
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Interrupted Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, Dual Boot

Whilst upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 via the update manager, a power shortage in the building caused my desktop to fail. This was in the installation phase. I am now able to boot the PC in Windows ...
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Is my data safe during system installation?

I want to move from 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 to 64-bit Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04). I've already read Is it possible to "upgrade" from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? I DO NOT care about the ...
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How to upgrade within a LTS release (not to a new one)?

I have an old 12.04.2 Ubuntu server. I want to update it to 12.04.5. But do-release-upgrade would upgrade to 14 LTS. What do I have to do in order to update only within my LTS release?
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i'm trying to upgrade the system then some error in sa-compile file

# sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up sa-compile (3.4.0-1ubuntu1) ... Running sa-compile (may take a long time) Can't exec "rm": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/sa-compile line 374, ...
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frozen screen after Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I have just upgraded to 14.4 ubuntu version. it boots fine, but the screen immediately freezes. I booted from live CD and navigated to my Documents and tried to copy them to an external hard drive but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS does not start desktop

I have never worked with Linux before. However, I was able to work with my new Ubuntu computer until I was prompted to update from 12.02 to 12.04, which I did. Immediately after rebooting, I got to ...
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How to Upgrade TomCat and Java Versions on Ubuntu Server 14?

I've Ubuntu Server 14 with TomCat 7.52 and Java 1.7.0_65. I'd like to upgrade TomCat to 7.56 and Java to 1.7.0_71. How can I do this? I want to update for example TomCat because going to manager ...
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Linux programs to upgrade smartphone [on hold]

I would like to point me in the applications that would be an alternative to the PC Companion (Sony) and PC Suite (Nokia), which could regularly upgrade their smartphone, the ubuntu 14.04.1. I'm not ...
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upgrade from Kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 failed. Please help fix

So I figured since the final was 2 days away I would do the upgrade now. Did the same thing from 13.10 to 14.04 and no major issues other than to reinstall Nvidia driver. This time a bunch of things ...
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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrading system via do-release-upgrade, update process is failed and script tell me to finish process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is not serious problem, after manually ...
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Unable to logon to Ubuntu 12.04 after trying to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04

Unable to logon to Ubuntu 12.04 after trying to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 as it keeps giving me the login screen every time I enter the correct password. its not even giving an me an option to get into ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 LTS login screen hangs with “logging in…”

Anyone have suggestions for this: I upgraded my Ubuntu system to 14.04, and the upgrade failed miserably. I was forced to restart the system in order to get to a login. After following several ...
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Display/Graphics problems after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 trusty tahr I am getting weird problem with the display. Weird gray lines appear on screen and the desktop becomes unusable and restart is the only ...
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munin 404 after upgrading to 14.04

I've upgraded my Ubuntu Server from 12.04.3 (or maybe it was .4 - don't really remember) to 14.04 (now it's 14.04.1) some time ago. Didn't need to use munin since then. Now I need it, but all I'm ...
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apt Error When Upgrading 12.04 LTS to 14.04

SystemError: E:The package linux-headers-3.2.0-63 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. What should I do?
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How to resolve this error I got after PHP version upgrade “The apache2 configtest failed.”?

I'm using ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS on my machine. I was using PHP 5.3.10 Now I upgraded to PHP 5.5.18 by using few commands on terminal. After I upgraded to latest PHP version I checked the version by ...
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Safe to manually remove old 12.04.2 LTS GNU/Linux 3.2.0-70-generic after upgrade to 14.04.1

After do-release-upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.2 to 14.04.1 and reboot, - server still start up in 12.04.2 LTS. Is it safe to manually remove old 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-70-generic in /Boot ?. I do ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cursor Broken after upgrade from 14.04

I encountered this problem after upgraded from 14.04, after I rebooted, my cursor is broken. Whenever I move my cursor, their would be several cursors flashing and jumping on my screen, it also does ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 concerns due to the low power and speed of the CPU and ram [on hold]

I just purchased a new HP 255 G2 Notebook AMD E1-Series E1-2100 (1.00GHz) 2GB Memory 320GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8210 with a super-milti DVD burner for $300.00 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I have the ...
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I upgraded my 14.04 from kernel 3.13.0-36-generic to 3.13.0-37-generic and the system hangs

Everything works fine with kernel 3.13.0-36. After updating to the new kernel and rebooting, the video looks like it might not be right and the system hangs after logging in. Used grub to boot back ...
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How can I keep my Unity always the latest version?

I tryed to update my packages by typing " apt-get update/ upgrade/ dist-upgrade ", but my Unity isn't the latest version. I also searched about it but there's nothing telling how to upgrade to the ...
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Package operation failed ubuntu 14.04. Can't upgrade

Hello I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. But now I'm having troubles every time I try to upgrade my packages. I also found that the upgrade destroyed my Latex and texmaker installations. I'm attaching the ...
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I'd like to report a bug in 12.04.3 “new hardware support avaible” [closed]

some days ago my dad clicked on "new hardware support avaible" in 12.04.3. It upgraded and never started again, I had to select the previus kernel from the Grub and purged the new one. I'd like to ...
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How can I safely upgrade from Gnome 3.10 to 3.12 WITHOUT getting 3.14?

Every method I see is to use the Gnome staging PPA, but this will blow past 3.12 and give me 3.14, is there no other way? This is for a system I need to be as stable as possible so I don't want ...
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Several perl packages (including cpan and re.pl) not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

Several perl packages stopped working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. For example, cpan gives me: Attempt to reload Scalar/Util.pm aborted. Compilation failed in require at ...
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a stop after downoading packages during upgrading the system

I am updating the system to 13.10 using terminal. Write now i am in the process of downloading the packages. After downloading the packages can I temporary stop my upgrade, send my computer to sleep ...
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Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.5 (precise pangolin) to 14.04.1 (Trusty Tahr)

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04.5 (LTS) and want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 (LTS). Unfortunately, when I open up the update-manager it gives me an option to upgrade to 12.10, I don't want to ...
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After upgrading to 14.04, I get “System program problem detected” and no Unity launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I manage to login but I get a "System program problem detected" and no Unity launch bar. I delete all entries under /var/crash but the following crash file ...