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upgrade from 15.04 to 16.04 directly without go 15.10 [duplicate]

Now I'm using ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop.I would like to upgrade my system to 16.04.when I upgrade to 15.10 it's crashing and I can't do anything.Can I upgrade my system without going 15.10 or is there ...
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Updating to Kernel 4.6 on 16.04

I have a fairly fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 running on Kernel 4.4.0-22. Today I saw that the latest stable kernel version is 4.6 on kernel.org and I have a few questions: Is it worth ...
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Samba does not launch after upgrading to 16.04

I have upgraded smoothly to 16.04, everything seems ok except samba not starting: $ sudo /etc/init.d/smbd status ● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd) Loaded: loaded ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed. After updating, the software update application gave an error indicating something wrong with my laptop with two ...
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Networking disabled after upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10, only loopback present

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad X220 laptop, ethernet and wifi are no longer working. ifconfig shows only the loopback interface. ifconfig -a shows the loopback, eth0, and wlan0. I ...
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Dependency issue: gcc-4.9-base being kept back

I'm unable to upgrade my system because of broken packages. I've been unable to solve this problem for some months now, and frankly, I'm on the verge of doing a complete reinstall of ubuntu. This ...
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Error do-release-upgrade

The following error when trying to update the version 15:10 to 16:04 version. # do-relase-upgrade Traceback (most recent call last): File "/tmp/ubuntu-release-upgrader-r8fv67ku/xenial", line 8, in ...
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Can't log in: Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 invalidated my public ssh-keys, changed to PasswordAuthentication no and now I can't get back in

I upgraded my remote server to Ubuntu 16.04 (from 14.10). Then I reconfigured it to only use keys and not passwords. Did that by editing the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file where I changed to the ...
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hibernate *sometimes* fails on 14.04 [duplicate]

EDIT: This is not a duplicate. The other question describes a consistent failure. My system can hibernate and resume sometimes, indiciting that the basic config (kernel command line, etc) is correct. ...
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Newbie: problem with building dependencies

I am trying to read video file in Octave(previously in Windows I am running the same program in Matlab with some inbuilt functionalities and works fine),but in Octave it is not able to read the video ...
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No window manager after Ubuntu update (e.g. 13.10 to 14.04)

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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apt-get upgrade issue : Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [on hold]

I have had this problem for a while and would like to fix it. I am a newbie at the terminal. Any help would be appreciated. After running sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal: Reading package ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages ...
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Upgarding from 14.04 to 15.10

I am having trouble with this upgrade as the process stops at "installing the upgrades" - Installed gvfs-daemons (i386). The last message on the terminal screen says Setting up python-gi ...
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 instead of 15.10?

When I run do-release upgrade on 14.04 it tries to upgrade me to 15.10. I completed it the first time but ran in to all sorts of mysql issues. I reverted the snapshot and would like to try the ...
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apt: relocation error: version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference

Since trying to upgrade to 16.04 xenial, I'm getting $ apt apt: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.5.0: symbol ...
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Will a Ubuntu upgrade affect my Windows installation?

I am running Ubuntu and Windows on the same laptop, and if I upgrade Ubuntu, is there any chance that Windows might be overwritten, causing me to lose my data?
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How to remove the MySQL Server 5.5 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to upgrade my MySQL server and client from v5.5.49 to the latest v5.6.*. To do this I firstly tried to uninstall the old version: $ apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 without damaging Windows 10 in a dual-boot?

I had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop before. Because there were some problems, I upgraded it to Ubuntu 15.10, unfortunately the upgrade didn't complete(even though Ubuntu can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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System completely unusable after upgrading to 14.10

I can't use my PC anymore after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10. The download and upgrade process was good but now when I turn the PC on, I get a black screen with error: system program problem ...
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Can I upgrade my version of ubuntu from the terminal if possible?

I have the 32-bit ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am wondering if I could upgrade to 15 or 16 from the terminal. I tried to open the update manager through the GUI but it did not open up. I already entered ...
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Screen Locked during ubuntu upgrade

I had 15.10 and Software Update suggested upgrade to 16.04. Agreed started running upgrade. It told me it will take about 27 minutes with my slow internet. However my Jabref crashed in the background ...
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FILEZILLA not working after upgrade from ubuntu 15.10 to ubuntu 16.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10 (x64 version) and now I am unable to run FileZilla. There is some hard drive activity and then nothing. When I open a terminal and type "Filezilla" I get ...
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Is it safe to delete the older setup files of the Ext Pack of a VB after installing a new version of Ext Pack?

My PC runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and hosts an Oracle VB. Since installing the VB I have twice received notifications asking me to download and install a newer version of Extension Pack, and I have done so. ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrade a system via do-release-upgrade, the update process fails and the script tells me to finish the process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is a not serious problem - ...
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Problem logging in after 15.10 upgrade

I've run distro upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 with the release image. I have choosed complete wipe installation. No errors during installation and I`m able to login in normally. Eventually I will get ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. All package installations were fine, I rebooted the system and got only a black screen after the boot menu. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del after some minutes of ...
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Update failures from Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 (with updates) to 16 and cannot get 16 to install can someone help?

1I am encountering update failures from Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 (with updates) to 16.04. I cannot get version 16.04 to install. Can someone help? I have tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu 14.04 and I get ...
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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Update R version 3.0.2 to 3.3.0

I am using R version 3.0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to update latest version of R. Can anyone help me to do update?
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Upgrading glibc

I just read here that there is security bug in glibc and that it is already fixed. I found out, that the actual insalled version glibc can be shown by 'ldd --version' My systems runs version 2.19. ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. php7 not working in browser

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 16.04 and am not sure how to configure PHP 7 in apache. I did modify the php7.0.conf file to uncomment that last lines, restarted apache2 and no change. Do I need to ...
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too many errors while executing dpkg --configure -a

I am not an expert in Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for my work purposes only. I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 and while doing lots of dpkg error occurred. Then I restarted the computer ...
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Can't open ODT large file in 16.04 after upgrade from 15.10

I have a large ODT file (37.3 MB) file which I can no longer open after upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. I am also unable to open a .doc copy of the file of 54.7 MB. Screen goes grey, and when ...
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Errors configuring mysql 7 after upgrade to ubuntu 16.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and now can not get MySQL 5.7 to work. I tried: sudo apt purge mariadb-client-10.0 mariadb-common mysql-client mysql- client-5.7 mysql-client-core-5.7 mysql-common ...
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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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ttys no longer show release version after 16.04 Update (from 14.04.4)

On Ubuntu 14.04.4 (and previous), there was a message at the top of each tty (1-6) that said Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS $HOST tty1 #or tty2 etc. $HOST login: I upgraded to 16.04 (with sudo ...
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monitor lose connect after dist-upgrade

some days ago, after I do apt-get dist-upgrade and reboot, my monitor suddenly lose connection...I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And here is some information about my monitor $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 ...
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Unable to update Xubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04 using Update Manager

I tried to update from Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using the sudo update-manager -d command, however, it stopped after the first step of the update due to poor internet connectivity and I closed it. When I ...
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Has upgraded to 16.04. b43 broadcom driver does not detect BCM4328 (PCI ID b4321) adapter. That works perfectly on 4.2 kernel

Loading module just do nothing. Nothing in dmesg. except this: Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL ] wl module works, but as expected, without AP mode.
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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Extremely poor sound quality after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

This is a bit of an odd problem, but after upgrading to Xenial, something went wrong with my sound quality, which was working beautifully under 15.10. After the upgrade, there is a strong distortion ...
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How to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade an Ubuntu system from 14.04 to 16.04. I ran the usually referenced command: sudo update-manager -d Which is strangely proposing to upgrade to 14.10: If I then ask for the ...
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Reinstalling wine after upgrading 14.04 to XOrg lts-wily

I upgraded a KUbuntu 14.04 LTS install to xorg-core-lts-wily and all its dependencies, in order to be able to run on a 6th gen i3 with a HD520 graphics. That meant I lost wine, and I cannot seem to ...
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How to upgrade Xampp to the newest version

This might seem like a silly question but by golly I've tried and tried for a whole week and no results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my queries, or too much "Install Xampp" clutter in my ...
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grub2 can't configure after failed upgrade on raid

I tried to upgrade ubuntu with standard apt-get upgrade and ran into similar problems to what is described here: https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1315016 grub went through a ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...
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Does unattended upgrades restart services automatically?

I have been trying to find a straight answer for this but I can't find it anywhere. Does unattended upgrades for security patches restart services automatically? If so, any way to prevent it from ...