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Sun Grid Engine Qmon not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hello to Sun Grid Engine, UI, and package experts, After installing Sun Grid Engine and trying to run the qmon graphic user interface, the system shows the following errors: Warning: Cannot convert ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 system freezes and compiz usage 100% CPU

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 system freezes than I run something in fullscreen (Kodi.tv, Steam in Big Picture mode). In htop I'm seeing 99%-102% cpu usage from compiz. sudo lshw -C video ...
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After closing the lid, no screen display and computer hangs. Have to restart everytime.(14.10)

When I lock my laptop and close the lid, and again after sometime,when I open the lid, their is a blank screen with no display and even if I press any key(s), my system does not wake up.I have to ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 complaining about flash-plugin installer

A few days ago I've upgraded from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 (yes, I've waited a long time before doing this...). Somehow since the upgrade Kubuntu has started reminding me that there's problem ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) after installing Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I used sudo apt-get upgrade But the I get the following: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Boot slowed down by more than 90sec on upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

After I did my last dist-upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 a few days ago, Ubuntu takes a very long time to boot. I did a lot of research and tried to get all the dmesg messages, but I think I lack enough ...
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Firmware will not update

sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: ...
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Can I upgrade from Kubuntu 14.10 but stay on KDE 4?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 on an older Toshiba Satellite. I would rather stay with KDE 4 and not move up to KDE 5. Is there any way to upgrade my Kubuntu release to 15.04 and/or 15.10 while staying on ...
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Lenovo B590 BIOS upgrade

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 on a Lenovo B590 notebook with BIOS version H5ET69WW (1.12). But as my current BIOS version is buggy, I need to upgrade it to version H9ET84WW (2.0). And I ...
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Dropbox 3.0.3 context menu cannot be used

I am using Kubuntu 14.10 on an AMD 64 machine. I have followed the guidelines in Dropbox Upgrade and installed Dropbox 3.0.3 using method 1. The white Dropbox icon shows up on the system tray. ...
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Failed to load ZFS module stack

Have been using zfs on linux (zfs-native/stable) raidz on 14.04 for several months without hitch and decided to move across some more important files as considered it trustworthy or I guess "stable" ...
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How to recover from a bad upgrade

I have 3 computers, 2 running Ubuntu under VMWare Fusion, 1 under Parallels. The 2 VMWare computers upgraded to 14.04.01 fine, but the Parallels one complains that it cannot set the display ...
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Upgrading Eclipse from Kepler to Luna fails in Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to use Eclipse's auto-update to go from the Kepler release to the new Luna (using Ubuntu 14.04). Got everything set, started Eclipse in admin mode, and selected Help>Check for updates. It ...
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Trouble with `nvidia-prime` on ASUS N550JV

I have recently upgraded my ASUS N550JV notebook from raring to saucy and in the beginning, simply installing nvidia-319 together with nvidia-prime worked fanstastically (as described here). Shortly ...
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After Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 missing user in login screen

I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 now after booting (even after updates and rebooting) my user id is not listed. It has a uid higher than the minimum in lightdm.conf. I have the user light display ...
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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist

I get this error when i tried to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 from update manager. Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist Does anything can be done to fix this?
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.04?

I'm running ubuntu 15.04 (German language) and want to upgrade to 15.10. If I run the updater as described in the help, click on "update", input my password, I get the screen "Welcome to Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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I am recommended to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 but it fails

Every time I reboot my fully updated laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 I am greeted with this dialogue window at login: When I press the "Yes, Upgrade Now" button I see this very promising ...
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Error upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 : Error authenticating some pakages

I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 14 to 15. A window pops up and interrupt the upgrade process. The error is in Setting new software channels Can anyone help please? Note: I have no internet ...
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upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 - cannot boot (doesn't have required /sbin/init)

I tried to upgrade my machine from 14.04 to 15.10 but now i'm getting: Target filesystem doesn't have required /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0: can't open ro [ 2.388786] kernel panic - not syncing: ...
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Is it recommended to do apt-get upgrade?

Should anyone running Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) as a normal user (not a server) do any of: apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt upgrade regularly? I am asking because I found out doing apt update ...
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3 Broken Package that will not be removed; so that I can update Ubuntu 14.04

I have done sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. After that it gives me the following error message You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following ...
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Kubuntu release upgrade error (14.04 to 15.10)

I am currently running 14.04, LTS, and I would like to update to 15.10. So I go on muon and click distro upgrade, top bar, and go to do other things. After a while it comes up with this error: I ...
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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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network connection errors when running do-release-upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.10 with do-release-upgrade, but I get the errors posted below. I have no problem with "apt-get". My http_proxy environment variable is set---I have it in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 upgrade hangs on “Calculating the changes”

I'm trying to upgrade my linode server from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. I run do-release-upgrade, and the script hangs here: Checking package manager Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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rubber failing after upgrade to 15.10

rubber is a program that compiles LaTeX files into pdf document. After upgrading, I receive the following error when trying to run rubber on a document. My apologies for the huge stack trace, but my ...
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Kernel not upgraded to 4.2.x

I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit to Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit but noticed that my kernel didn't upgrade and still shows: . $ uname -r 3.13.0-35-generic So I tried the following command to upgrade it ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) - package “runit”

I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 to fix random system crashes on my previous installation but the system crashed during the upgrade, as a result I had to fix it from terminal mode, now I have a ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...
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Clang++ cannot find lstdc++ after system upgrade

I have a small project in C++ that compiled fine until I upgraded Xubuntu to 15.04. When I tried to rebuild it with cmake, this message appeared in the middle of the output: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Being dropped to emergency mode after upgrading to 15.04 with encrypted hard drive

I had installed ubuntu 14.10 with encrypted lvm and uefi mode on my hard drive. There are two hard drives which are encrypted. The first contains the root file system and the second contains a sharing ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 system does not boot from encrypted disk

The system was installed with LVM encryption, so it used to ask for a passphrase before booting. Now, the boot process fails with the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - ...
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Unable to login from User account or Guest account (not a duplicate question)

I have Dell 3521 laptop without dedicated video card. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. One fine day, it prompted me for an upgrade, which i went for. During upgrade, its battery finished and once ...
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Huge mishap: Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.4 froze, now I cant get passed the login-screen

I tried to make an update from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.4 via the Muon Updater. During installation (while installing cups to be precise), the muon window froze. I imagine it might have been because of ...
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Upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 has stucked

I am upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 but something goes wrong. The process has stopped. I guess I must accept something or agree with something but I am not able to see what exactly. I try pressing ...
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Failed upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04, linux-image-extra needs to be reinstalled

I tried to update Ubuntu to 15.04 and got this error: SystemError: E:The package linux-image-extra-3.16.0-34-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
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do-release-upgrade stalled

I am in the middle of a do-release-upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 server but it appears to have stalled while upgrading mysql Configuration file `/etc/mysql/my.cnf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) ...
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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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Why does libapache2-mod-php5 get removed whenever I upgrade apache2?

I hope someone can help me figure out what is going on with my apache upgrades. For years, whenever I upgrade apache2, it tries to install apache2-mpm-itk even though I use the prefork module ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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Key '1' not working after upgrade to 14.04

I have a strange problem. After upgrading to 14.04 the button 1 on my keyboard has stopped working in the following way: It does not matter if I use the built-in keyboard or an external keyboard. It ...
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Mplayer not working after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10. After reboot, I can't play mp4 videos on smplayer. (and also from mplayer using terminal) I get following error. :~$ mplayer '/home/vishwaje/Desktop/A-ha - ...
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Upgrading process interrupted (from Ubuntu 12 to 14)

I was upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 14, and in the middle of the process, the power went off. Now my laptop doesn’t start and I have very important information that I need on the hard drive. This is the ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The only options from the boot CD are options 2 and 3, to erase all data or the partitions. Option 1 is grayed out, which is what ...
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Deja-Dup: Upgrading to 14.04

I'm still running 12.04, waiting for the automatic upgrade to show up in the update manager. I have a Data partition different from my Ubuntu home, where I keep mainly all my work and important ...
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ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 upgrade disk filter writes not supported

When I upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 or do a clean installation I get: Error: diskfilter writes not suported. I have looked around on previous posts and the suggested solutions have not worked ...