Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Will the boot-degraded flag remain after upgrading to 14.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a RAID setup with the boot-degraded option. If I upgrade to 14.04 will the boot-degraded option remain? I manage this server remotely and would hate to ...
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Cannot upgrade kernel 3.16 from 14.04 to 14.04.2

anyony knows what may cause this error? sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic Reading ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 online without using a bootable device?
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Apache from 2.4.7 to 2.4.10

I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS that runs Apache 2.4.7. I know that Apache 2.4.12 is out but only want to upgrade to Apache 2.4.10. How can I do this without breaking WordPress 4? Thanks
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apt-get upgrade: why is lxc-docker being kept back?

Why is lxc-docker being held back? I also notice that my web app, running on Docker, is quite slow. Any suggestions? [lucas@production]/home/lucas$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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Continuous humming kind of sound comes off the speaker in Ubuntu 14.10

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.10. I noticed that the speaker plays some kind of continuous humming sound. When I mute the computer, the sound stops but when I unmute it,the sound plays again. Please ...
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“Failed to spawn mysql main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory”

I'm a newbie on MySQL ground so bear with me. I've just finished upgrading 11.10 to 12.04. Everything seemed to work without any hiccups and all my software and settings are working fine. Apart from ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu by SSH but before I finished it, I restarted my computer. I know that was not very smart. Anyway now I don't have internet connection, the WiFi or Ethernet is not ...
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why can't I install some packages after installing virtualbox

After I installed virtualbox, I cannot install some packages. So I removed virtualbox, then I still cannot install the packages. This is the package: And this is the error I received. After I ...
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No hard disks detected after server upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded a 12.04 server to 14.04. Upgrade went without errors, but after booting initrd throws "gave up waiting for root device", and I am stuck in a busybox shell. After searching for a long time ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu (from 12.04.3) to 12.04.4 LTS (and not 12.04.5)

I have servers in a VM, with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I tried to upgrade servers to 12.04.4. Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-alternate-amd64.iso and ubuntu-12.04.4-amd64.iso. Mounted each at /media/cdrom (one at a ...
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Why does updating and upgrading Ubuntu results in reverting the numpy version to 1.8.2

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a 64-bit machine. I noticed that whenever I update and upgrade Ubuntu using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade the numpy version in Python reverts ...
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What is the difference between Gnome Compiz Flashback and Gnome Metacity Flashback?

I upgrade ubuntu 13.10 from development branch (alpha version or beta version) and after that at login user only two options are available.here i attach image of gnome metacity Gnome compiz ...
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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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upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 issue

during the distro-upgrade 14.10 in the unpacking I saw error in the terminal but said do this to fix " gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache " ...
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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required hardware upgrade for old system

I want to use Ubuntu 14.04.I do not wish to opt for lightweight versions so I need help in determining some reasonable hardware upgrades so I can use Ubuntu comfortably. Currently my system specs are ...
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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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kworker taking 100% of one core [duplicate]

I updated from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. I have a quad core, and one core is pegged at 100% usage because of kworker. I know that kworker generally is doing things on behalf of the kernel, but I don't ...
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why am i asked for a cdrom to perform upgrades?

I recently downloaded an iso image for ubuntu to install on a friend's laptop and now my installation is asking me to insert a cdrom in order to perform an upgrade. How can I get rid of this and get ...
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Bumpy Upgrade and Possible Missing pakages

So I just Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and It had a few hiccups on the road of no return. Idk if im missing any packages or something failed to install because I got allot of failed attempted installs. ...
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Risk of apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 with manually installed Cuda 6.5

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 along with a manually installed Cuda 6.5. I'm wondering if there is a risk doing apt-get upgrade? The question is: Does apt-get upgrade install some default Ubuntu Nvidia ...
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Problems with Graphic mode aftert upgrade to 14.04

I'm practically new in Ubuntu. So, I will appreciate any help with my current problem. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Two days ago I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, and after several updates and ...
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Why does apt-get upgrade give ELF file warning?

Executing sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade gives the following message, which I think is a warning: /sbin/ldconfig.real: ...
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What Version should I upgrade to? [duplicate]

Using a Lenovo ThinkCentre that originally ran XP. Using Lubuntu was fun for awhile, but I'd like to go to Ubuntu. Would a AMD Sempron LE-1150 Processor (1800.00MHz) with 1936MB of usable RAM be able ...
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Observium Upgrade procedure on ubuntu 14.04 from Community edition to prefessional edition

I am planning to upgrade observium from community edition to professional edition. Can someone please help with the procedure. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty ...
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Wifi not working after upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10

I went through loads of posts looking for an answer to my WiFi problems but can't seem to fix it. I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed and WiFi worked fine with no issues whatsoever but then I upgraded to ...
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Partial Upgrade on 12.04

When I was given the option to Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 I did try to Upgrade, but while it was upgrading the internet connection was lost and the system went through a partial upgrade. Now when I try ...
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How to upgrade to the latest Emacs?

I have Emacs 24.3.1 and I'd like to upgrade to the latest Emacs 24.4.x. All documentation that I have visited suggests building from a tarball or source. Is there a reason why there are no package ...
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Upgrading from USB Stick

I've gotten myself into a sticky situation with my Ubuntu OS. I want to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest release, because my version is about 3 years old. I don't care what info gets deleted from the ...
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Getting a new harddrive, and want to use Ubuntu. Will it work on my emachine?

My PC hard-drive blew up and I am getting a Toshiba HD to replace that one. Is this going to be way over my head? I have read up on Ubuntu, and I really like what I have seen. I was going to use my ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved, Can't install anything

I'm having major problems when I try to install any programs from either software center or command line, here is just one example of trying to install vlc, I've read through all the related articles ...
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Problems downloading playlist using youtube-dl

I got message that the youtube-dl have to be updated when I try to download a playlist from youtube when I try to update I have this error message: elshahen@elshahen-LAB:~$ youtube-dl -cit ...
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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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how do I “rebuild” or “repair” APTD?

How do I "rebuild" or "repair" aptd? I don't mean up the various utilities to rebuild and reconfigure which has not solved my problem suggesting that something more fundamental is damaged. I am ...
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Error in upgrade process

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When I perform sudo apt-get upgrade, I get the following error: dpkg: error processing package lsb-security (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you ...
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ctrl + a doesn't work in browsers

The combination for select all (Ctrl+A) doesn't work in a browser (either if we speak about firefox or chromium). It doesn't work if I try to clik in to the adress bar nor if I try to use it to select ...
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Installation Upgrade [duplicate]

I was trying to upgrade my OS from 11.1 to 14 and after waiting for 2 hours I got this message and the progress bar is no longer moving. Mar 17 06:57:39 ubuntu NetworkManager[1697]: <warn> ...
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Upgrading 12.04. on ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 with the iso on USB flash drive

How do I do an upgrade to 12.10 using the iso downloaded from the ubuntu web site? I do not want to do a clean install as I do not want to loose my settings. I am afraid that clicking "UPGRADE TO ...
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Problem installing packages

I can't install any package, as I get this error: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory E: ...
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Point Release upgrade from 14.04.1 to 14.04.2?

I wanted to upgrade to 14.04.2 point release from 14.04. What I did was: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y Then I wanted to upgrade to ...
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Graphical system broken after AMD->Nvidia upgrade. How to re-install all graphical components?

I've upgraded my AMD HD4770 with an Nvidia GTX 960. When I boot into Ubuntu, the screen is mostly black with some red artifacts at the top. I can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to a terminal. I've tried ...
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I don't know how to upgrade 12.10 to 13.04 or 13.10

I try to use upgrade app to upgrade, but the app tell me I can upgrade 13.10 directly. But, if I press upgrade button, then the error message occured like... An upgrade from 'quantal' to 'saucy' is ...
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14.10 Upgrade: No access to menus or sidebar

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. Everything was fine, but when it restarted, I no longer had access to the menus, sidebar, or icons at the top of the page. My issue is very similar to the ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When i try to remove Java sudo apt-get remove jdk1.8.0-40. I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be ...
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apt-get hook for post transaction

I try to accomplish the following: I have set xattr for some binaries, but everytime there is an update, the xattr get lost, because apt-get/dpkg replace the binary with the new version. Now I would ...
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Update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.04.2 LTS without any command

well i was wondering why on each update we have to goto run to terminal and run commands like sudo apt-get install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-lts-raring OR sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...