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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, re-activation of 3rd party sources, login doesn't show up

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. It went all fine, also the restart. Then, I re-activated some third party packages sources, and I did some updates. Afterwards, ubuntu doesn't start. The screen ...
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Getting 14.04 to run in graphics mode on thinkpad 430s (after upgrade)

I have recently upgraded my Thinkpad430s from 12.10 -> 13.10 -> 14.04. After the upgrade to 13.10 I could not boot in graphics mode and in order to start the system I had to edit the grub entry to ...
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Network, usb and unity not working after upgrade to 14.04

I had a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. My update manager started to do weird things a while ago. It didn't get any new updates and it crashed a thousand times when I clicked on "upgrade ...
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Corrupted font after Ubuntu upgrade

I updated Ubuntu this morning and had a LibreOffice document open at the time. During the upgrade all the a's in the document were replaced with dots. This seems to have taken place with the ...
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How to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04

I happen to be running Ubuntu 12.10 on my machine and I noticed that it is no longer supported since there are no quantal repositories left and I can't update or install any software any more. I ...
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Stop Distribution Upgrade Message Globally

So I am an IT consultant and a business i do work for wanted to make the switch to Linux on about 25 machines since their software is web based and Linux is more secure. I set them up with a custom ...
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Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, cannot log in

I recently did the automatic upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but I can't log in to my Ubuntu boot anymore. I get a dark blue/black screen after the Ubuntu loading screen. If I move the mouse, I can see ...
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avconv gives error when trying to split a file in since 14.04 upgrade

I use the following command to split a file, but since an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 it gives an error. The resulting file only contains audio, no video. avconv -i cam.mp4 -ss 00:14:00 -t 00:28:00 ...
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12.04 to 14.04 Server Upgrade: apache blindly overwrites index.html?

So I just upgraded my server from 12.04 to 14.04 and so far it's been one of the worst experiences with an Ubuntu upgrade I've ever had. Apache has been especially painful. Seems like a lot of ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 stuck on fetching file 6

I am new to Linux , and my update to Ubuntu 14.04 got stuck on fetching file 6 , happened multiple times . I have upgraded all of the other minor updates . I have reconnected the Internet several ...
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apt-get upgrade does not consider manually built and installed packages

I tried the following, since I apply custom patches to some packages: When apt-get upgrade shows packages to upgrade, I download the sources using apt-get source, apply my patches, rebuild, install ...
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Error in smartGit software after apt-upgrade

Im using smartGit, before it works perfectly, but after an apt-get update then apt-get upgrade it won't open anymore! I get this error message: The crashed program seems to use third-party or ...
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HDMI Sound lost after upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

had Ubuntu 12.04 connected over HDMI with my TV. everything worked fine. but now i upgraded to 14.04 and the option for HDMI Output in Audiosettings is not longer there. my vga card is a Geforce 210 ...
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My Wine software fails to launch since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04

When I was using Ubuntu 12.04 Wine would work well. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, none of the programs will run that use Wine. I have three icons in my application software panel. One is 'C: Drive' ...
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AWS Ubuntu14.04 Instance mktemp fails on upgrade

Have run into an issue with an upgrade using Ubuntu14 on AWS. This seems different to such probs as full /boot and the like. How do I rectify this? Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ... ...
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Updated to 14.04.1 can't launch desktop, black screen with cross cursor

Updated my HP Proliant N54L from 13.04 to 14.04.1, everything went smoothly until the reboot, as it started to load up the desktop it displayed this screen - http://i.stack.imgur.com/xVgDT.png I can ...
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The short lived overlap between 12.10, 13.10 and 14.04 with unrealized 14.10 [on hold]

In a series of questions where I address the upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04/14.10. I knew I ran a risk by continued use of 12.10 after End Of Life, but due to high work load and low financial status I ...
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Upgrading ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 without closing a running server on that system [on hold]

I have apache server running on Ubuntu 13.10. I want this system to be upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 without closing the apache server. Is there any possibility of doing so?
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Can not Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (which packages?)

> An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. > > This can be caused by: > * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu > * Running the current pre-release ...
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How to update ClamAV engine from 0.98.1 to 0.98.4

ClamAV update process started at Mon Sep 22 04:59:22 2014 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.98.1 Recommended version: 0.98.4 DON'T PANIC! Read ...
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Upgrade failed and Unable to Install update in Update Manager

I am unable to proceed with the upgrade or updateing via Update Manager. This is the Exception I am getting While upgrading. Please help. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade Disasterous

Installed 14.04 to new box - everything worked perfectly. Removed 14.04 and installed - Elastix PBX - everything worked perfectly. Using "same" DVD, attempted to reinstall 14.04 - random DVD activity ...
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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Boot-tasks are being executed twice after upgrade to 14.04

after a distribution upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I noted that the boot-process took longer than it should. I took a look at boot.log and saw that some boot-tasks have been executed twice. ...
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File permissions on NFS mount show up as 'nobody' after upgrading to 14.04

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that exports a couple of filesystems over NFS. server$ cat /etc/exports /home 192.168.42.0/255.255.255.0(rw,anonuid=65534,anongid=65534,async,no_subtree_check) /stuff ...
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Filesystem check or mount failed

I had ubuntu 12.04, so try to upgrade it, after the upgrading, i got a black screen, and when restarting the following errors are reported: Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will ...
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How to make sure that grub is properly configured?

On a production server, I just did a dist-upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.04.01. During the upgrade, I encountered a serious problem with configuring grub. I finally traced back the source of the ...
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ubuntu desktops lost while updating

I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out ...
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How to check and set Refresh Rate with Nvidia Graphics Card

When I tried to update from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 I got a warning message against updating stating that your machine does not have 3D support for running the unity desktop environment. My graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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ubuntu start too slow after upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 LTS

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu takes a long time to show desktop after login I would like to know what can I do to improve this time or what are the possible reasons for this issue. ...
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im unable to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.01 or any new version [duplicate]

I just bought a new HP laptop that runs Ubuntu 12.04. The current Ubuntu version is 14.04 and I wanted to upgrade to it. After starting up my laptop for the first time, I headed to the update manager. ...
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Update from 12.04 to 14.04 broke my grub and I couldn't recover it

I am new Ubuntu user. I had to reinstall one older computer so I decided to put Ubuntu 12.04 on it. After installation I've tried to upgrade it to 14.04 and upgrade failed. I've even tried with DVD ...
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Solved - Failure to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04, everything vent fine without errors but after reboot the system has crashed. I am getting this error message: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid ...
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Upgrade to gcc-4.9 broke clang++

Recently I have upgraded to gcc-4.9 but it totally broke my clang++ and I am unable to compile anything. Error I am getting: In file included from src/tester.cpp:11: In file included from ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade using Startup Disk asks for new user creation

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 and want to upgrade to 14.04. I created a startup disk of 14.04 iso and booted my system using it. Now i get an option to upgrade 12.10 to 14.04 but it asks me to create a user ...
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how to free disk space on disk '/boot [duplicate]

Error reads: the upgrade needs a total space of 81.5 M,free space on disk'/boot'. Please free at least an additional 66.5 M of disk space on '/boot'. Empty trash and remove temporary packages of ...
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Intel Centrino Wirelsess-N 1030 not getting connected on generic mode in ubuntu 14.04

I really need your help guys. I am very new to ubuntu. I am facing the weird problem in ubuntu. I tried upgrading ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 which I think I made a big mistake in my life. I have ...
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Unity3D Warning Updating from Ubuntu 12 to 14

When I try to update from Ubuntu 12 to 14 I get the following warning: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported by your graphics hardware. You will maybe end up in a very slow ...
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Trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, and I keep getting the same error message

I've had no problems upgrading from one version of Ubuntu to the next until lately. Now, every time I attempt to upgrade, I get the following error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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kill Ubuntu 13.10 then install 14.04 fresh

I am fed up trying to upgrade to 14.04 I have tried everything I can find from Ask and nothing is helping. Can I just kill it and install 14.04? Or uninstall completely than boot up with a 14.04 ...
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Second Monitor (extended desktop) flicks after upgrade to 14.04 LTS Desktop

I always connect the BenQ 22" monitor to my Samsung RV511 laptop when using Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop version and its previous ones. The monitor is connected directly to my laptop's video port, and works ...
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Enabling PAE in ubuntu 12.04 on HP Pavillon zt3000 [closed]

I am unable to update Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. I have an hp pavillon zt300 with intel centrino. Please some indications!! Fetched 2,609 kB in 13s (200 kB/s) ...
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Replace the customized configuration file '/etc/sysctl.conf'? Ubuntu upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm upgrading ubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, during the upgrade it is asking the following question: Replace the customized configuration file '/etc/sysctl.conf'? You will lose any changes made to this ...
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How to mount encrypted directory after upgrade

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I chose the option that saves the files but only upgrades the systems files. After the upgrade the disk space still shows the percentage used, which ...
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gedit : plugin “imitation” doesn't work after upgrade to ubuntu 14.04

Unfortunately, I can't use the gedit plugins called imitation and "regex search and replace" after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. Anyone could help me, please? I already ran: sudo apt-get install ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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Lost power during my upgrade , how do i recover?

I was upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop(sockets didn't work) and got shutdown.when i tried to start my ubuntu,till login password it is ...
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How to block installing grub into MBR while upgrade?

I have a problem with blocking installing GRUB into MBR. I have to block it in ubuntu and debian template to not let users "destroy" their XenServers (with GRUB in MBR they wont boot). Ubuntu ask for ...
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Cannot Login and Connect Internet Via Proxy after upgrade from 12.04.05 to 14.04.01

I got two problems after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.01, Cannot connect internet via proxy although I set it in /etc/apt/apt.conf Cannot login into lightdm, it asked password and looping. I change the ...