Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu bricked by Ubuntu5 upgrade

Today my BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu informed me I had an upgrade available to Ubuntu 5. I downloaded the 160+ MB of data, and the phablet rebooted to install it. Then it went black, and I could not boot ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS if changing motherboard?

Soon I will upgrade my GA-890GPA-UD3H to either GA-990FXA-UD3 or M5A99X (still deciding which one). Would I need to reinstall my 14.10 setup or will the kernel simply boot with a different ...
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14.10 to 15.04 upgrade, now I can't poweroff or reboot!

I was previously running 14.10 without any problems on an Intel NUC Bay trail but then after upgrading it to 15.04 my PC won't poweroff or reboot anymore. At the shutdown messages it says umounting ...
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upgrade php - php5 is already the newest version. - but it is not

Followed steps on Update server php version to 5.4.10 via the command line and finnaly I get message that it is newest. But it is 5.36 - its far from newest. I want at least 5.37 so my laravel ...
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How to upgrade from rabbitvcs 0.15 to 0.16?

How to upgrade from rabbitvcs 0.15 to 0.16 in ubuntu 12.04 ?
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Tried to upgrade python. Fell down the rabbit hole. Ended up breaking cinnamon. Back, but on thin ice

Where I'm at; I've just fixed Ubuntu 14.04 via fresh install and recovery. At this point, I've installed python 2.7.10 from source on Ubuntu 14.04. I set it to be the primary python program during ...
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Unity looks old after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04

My desktop looks really old (theme) after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 ! I tried resetting unity, also installed unity tweak tools, but whenever I try to run unity/unity tweak tool/reset unity, it ...
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Update and upgrade - review packages?

Previously I have always run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade without thinking about it, without any problems to my knowledge. It occurred to me that this seems a bit gung-ho. How can you ...
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Ubuntu Cronjob Samba Permission and restart

Is it possible in Ubuntu to create a cronjob which does give a certain file 777 permission and restarts the Samba server.
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Errors upgrading the linux kernel on Ubuntu 15.04

I've had to upgrade the kernel on Ubuntu 15.04 to get better drivers for my laptop (xps 13 9343). I have followed the instruction from ...
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Icon size increased after update

I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 using the command line. Soon after the update, icons of "Open Shot Video Editor" application have increased in size as shown in the image link ...
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Apt-get fails to upgrade “python-samba” on Ubuntu 14.10

I've already searched on google, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet. As I recently booted into my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (I have set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a second ...
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/var/lib/dpkg/available MISSING

I get the error message: /var/lib/dpkg/available missing. That is a problem, I realize, as it is not possible to download or update anything at all. Not keen on installing a new system - how is ...
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MX4 Ubuntu Edition — notification window error

Prior to release R4, you could replyvto an sad in through notification window. Since updrade this does not seem to work anymore. Any ideas!?
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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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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit of ...
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Unable to do any sort of apt-get: Unmet Dependencies

I am trying to do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. The first command runs fine without problems but the upgrade returns with the following : Reading package lists... Done ...
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Starting version 219 after upgrading to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 just before the official release, and have since then been met with this message at boot : device descriptor read/64, error -32 and then : Starting version 219 I could ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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upgraded to 6gb of ram only 3.5 showing

k so i had 4gb of ram only 3.5 was usable i upgraded to 6 and only 3.5 are still usuable ive installed the pae kernal after i restarted it amde me reinstall it and it yet didnt recognize the ram ...
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What is a clean install and how do you do it? [on hold]

I'm new to the computer stuff. I'm better at video games. So if you can help. I would do anything for you.
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14.04 Dpkg Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin issue

Hopefully I'm not violating any rules by opening new topic for the issue I've encountered. Trust me, I've tried browsing all over askubuntu and bunch of other sites, but none of offered solutions have ...
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problems with screen resolution and graphics after upgrading 14.04

After upgrading ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution of may laptop is seemed to be changed a bit. Also while using internet sometimes a thin horizontal black line is appeared on each of the photos and ...
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How to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic

What is the recommended procedure to upgrade from 3.19.0-23-generic to 3.19.0-25 generic ?
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unsuported Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (not realizing it was an old unsupported version). I lost access to windows 7 at boot up (it messed up the boot up drivers) have since downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 How do I ...
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Repaint problems on kde plasma 5.1.1 when switching or animating

I recently upgraded from a previous 5.* plasma version to plasma 5.1.1 using omgubuntu's instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to Upgrade from 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10 Daily Builds?

I would like to know how to upgrade from Ubuntu MATE from 14.04.3 to the daily builds of 15.10. (This isn't a duplicate because its from a LTS to a Daily Build. And its not going from 15.04 to 15.10)
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How to fix my update manager [closed]

I am just getting back to playing with my Ubuntu and I was told on log in that my version is no longer supported. I have gone into the update manager to fix this problem but it won't load. It pops a ...
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no dash or menu after upgrading from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

When I boot I get to the login screen fine, and then after login I get a screen with my wallpaper and mouse cursor, but no menu, no dash, ctr + alt + T does nothing, clicking the mouse does nothing. ...
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Replace your changes in '/etc/ati/atiapfxx'

I am facing a problem since few weeks with updating my Ubuntu. Usually I receive a notice for updating my Ubuntu, I click download and install, it is be done smoothly. A few weeks back Ubuntu ...
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apt-get update failing with several 404 errors in oneiric [duplicate]

I have found many similar questions, tried all the fixes suggested : I checked my connection, and DNS I tried a different mirror (by replacing in sources.list by us.ubuntu...) but nothing seems to ...
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Error updating mailman

Received this error message today doing apt-get upgrade Setting up mailman (1:2.1.16-2ubuntu0.1) ... Looking for enabled languages (this may take some time) ... done. Removing unmodified files from ...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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broken upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.04 and have hit a snag in the intermediate step going from 14.04->14.10. After what I thought was a successful update, things are not entirely right: 1. I'm running ...
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Run apt-get dist-upgrade from cronjob

I'm using a 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 headless server & I thought I had configured cronjob to automatically download updates by editing the /etc/crontab file & adding this. 0 23 * * 3 root ...
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Python error during MAAS upgrade

I tried to upgrade my MAAS installation like it was described in here: Upgrading MAAS from 1.5.4 to 1.7.0 or latest on ubuntu 14.04 but there is an error in one of the python scripts used during the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade kernel of 14.04 LTS to v4.1.6(stable release)?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit, 2GB RAM) and kernel is v3.18.3-031803-generic. Is it possible to upgrade the kernel version to latest kernel v4.1.6 without any issues?
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Unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Ubuntu and I am loving it! I am using Ubuntu 13.04, and I want to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't. Here is what I am doing: Open Software Updater. It checks for the list ...
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do-release-upgrade is failing silently. First steps to troubleshoot?

When attempting to upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 I'm running the following command. sudo do-release-upgrade The command is failing silently with no output on the command prompt. What should be my ...
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LibreOffice 5.0 - Fatal Error

After the last upgrade from libreoffice I get a serious error that I'm not able to solve. I already tried reinstalling libreoffice with the debs but it dind't resolve it. The first couple of days ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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I'm dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade windows 7 to version 10

Has anyone done this yet? I think Microsoft finally got it right with windows and I'm ready to upgrade my windows OS to 10. The only issue is that I do not want to lose my Ubuntu partition. Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 apt-get dist-upgrade error on bcmwl-kernel-source

A dist-update I just did hung (froze) after printing line: DKMS: install completed. I had to close the terminal to kill process, and to carry on did sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock kill -15 THE-PID ...
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System lock on update

I'm not a skilled Ubuntu user, but I clicked on 'update system' last night, and left the update running. When I got to it later, the screen showed a blurred unreadable set of graphics. I rebooted, and ...
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Reinstallation ubuntu is not possible

I do not know how much of that will be useful to describe my problem, but I feel I have to describe step by step. I have used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday, I wanted to watch a film using VLC Media ...
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Forcepae upgrading?

I have a pc, I still hvae ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 but it keeps telling me that I do not have pae, how would I forcepae my upgrade from the terminal? I just need the command for ...
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please help me with this output summary from terminal regarding sound issues in system

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and after updating all softwares,the sound system has stopped working. after following one of the post from ubuntu forum; i found this summary as result. please help... ...
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12.04 Upgrade: Sound Input Issues

I don't know how to follow these instructions. What do I have to write exactly in the terminal?
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Is there any hope of recovering this installation?

I have a laptop that gets very hot and when it overheats it shuts down abruptly. By Sod's law this happened while I was updating to 11.04 (during the install phase, somewhere in the lib* section, so ...
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An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade, how to solve it? [closed]

I'm on maverick, and want to upgrade to natty. I went to update manager and clicked upgrade. while it's calculating upgrade an error appeared: What should I do now? Edit: I also try upgrade ...