Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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Software Updater fails to upgrade to 13.10

I need help upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10. It's a little under a month to 14.04 but even sooner until support for 12.10 is dropped, so I decided to upgrade to 13.10 in the meantime. I used Software ...
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USB/Keyboard/Mouse not recognized after update to 13.10 from 12.10

I just updated to 13.10 from 12.10. On restarting, I was completely unable to use my keyboard or mouse through USB. I have no PS/2 devices to use. Also, it said that I had been disconnected from my ...
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AMD 280X install after I had 7950

I had a system with AMD 7950 video card installed, than I upgraded the video card to R9 280X and reinstalled the driver to the latest version AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver I did this for reinstall ...
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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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Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption?

Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption? I just recently installed 64-bit 13.10 with full disk encryption. Will the next LTS release in April affect and/or clash with my ...
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How does Linux pick which modules to load?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS uname -a Linux guru 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1 [...] x86_64 [...] When I reboot, I see the following in syslog: Dec 29 06:30:22 guru kernel: [...] e1000e: Intel ...
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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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13.10 start up into low-graphics mode

I am running Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on an Acer Aspire E1-571G. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and today upgraded via the CLI to 13.10 Now Ubuntu doesn't take me to the log in screen to type in my ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck at Restoring Previously Installed Packages

As the title says, I have tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 by LiveUSB and the install has frozen at 'Restoring Previously Installed Packages'. Has been stuck at this point for almost 2 hours.. When I ...
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How to install a newer version of the GTK libraries?

I want to install a newer version of the GTK libraries so I can mess around with the new GtkHeaderBar (I want to try to make applications). I have Xubuntu 13.04 and currently have version 3.6 of ...
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Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04, cannot boot

I upgraded an old, handed down web server with a heavily customized wordpress website from 8.04 Server LTS to 10.04 Server LTS using a guide I found on Ubuntu. This seemed to go fine. There were a few ...
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gcc does no come up with new upgraded Kernel

After I figuerd out my ubuntu 12.10 amd64 with 3.5.X Kernel does not fill some queuing, and they've fixed that in kernel 3.8.x, I upgraded the kernel of my Ubuntu to v3.10-saucy with installing deb ...
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Ive just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 same issue: no Menu, No launcher, but no Unity checkbox in ccsm

Using my Toshiba Satellite L350D I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and now dont have access to Launcher or top Menu bar. Ive tried following the solutions both here: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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Could not download upgrades

i'm trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and for about an hour it's been trying to download files and it stops at 1444/1447 and says (Could not download upgrades) any help ?
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No networking on boot after upgrading Kubuntu to 13.04

I upgraded Kubuntu to 13.04 today. I'm using an ethernet connection. On every boot, networking service is running and everything is configured properly, but it can't establish a connection. I have to ...
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“Authentication failed” when downloading the release upgrade tool

When I try to update my ubuntu, a window opens which shows downloading the release upgrade tool and then gives an error "authentication failed". Please help.
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Cannot automount any usb external device under quantal

I recently upgrade to quantal and I have to mount all my devices (usb key, extrernal hard drive and even data cd) manually. I get the following error message in a pop-up window when I insert any ...
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Volume keys not working after upgrade to Quantal, but work from MC Remote

All keys worked perfectly in Precise. After upgrading to Quantal, multimedia keys on my USB keyboard no longer work (volume keys, play, next, prev). Weird thing is that I've also got a cheap MC ...
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Windows 7 when starting ubuntu black & blue striped screen after upgrade

I got a message saying that my version of ubuntu was obsolete so I clicked to update. I have Windows 7 and run ubuntu in a Virtual Box vm. When ubuntu tries to startup I get a screen with black ...
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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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grub-pc update failing

During the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, grub-pc failed to update. dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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How do i access previously installed software after update

After upgrade I can't find my games & gnucash. Software center says they're installed but can't open them from there. Documents and Downloads are alright.
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Ubuntu upgrade 12.04 the disk drive for / is not ready or not present

When upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message the disk drive for / is not ready or not present. I tried mount -n -o remount,rw /` and `dpkg --configure -a which gives me this error: ...
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The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

Unfortunately I experienced a power failure during an update from Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS (it was a power failure of more then 40 minutes so batteries charge of the UPS weren't enough). ...
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12.04 upgrade hosed my system

I wish I could be more specific. I installed the upgrade from the update manager and after the computer rebooted, I found I could not run a lot of programs. I tried running them from the command ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04.1 stuck at downloading python-qt4

I am a Java programmer and I consider myself a Linux newbie. So I could use a little help here. I am trying to update my Ubuntu from version 10.04 to 12.04.1 (LTS). The downloading start and runs at ...
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Cannot See Desktop After 12.04 to 12.04.1 Upgrade

After upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.04.1 LTS through the Update Manager, I can no longer see my desktop or access any other features of OS. Not sure if my video card a/o driver is not compatible ...
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python-minimal dependency jam in LTS upgrade from lucid to precise

Relatively far along in the LTS upgrade with a call to "apt-get distupgrade" there appeared: E: could not perform immediate configuration on python-minimal I tried installing python2.7-minimal. ...
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Problems after upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04.1 from 10.04 recently and am running the Gnome Classic (no effects) desktop. I spent a couple of days tweaking the appearance and behaviour but there are two issues that I can't ...
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Installing binutils-2.22 on Ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to install binutils-2.22 on Ubuntu 10.04. I have downloaded the source code of binutils-2.22, configured it with a custom prefix (to not conflict with the system binutils) and built it. ...
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Can't upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

In case you're wondering, I've already been through a few questions on the same topic here, and a bunch of threads on forums here and there. No solution seems to apply to my case. I have 11.10 ...
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No_SWT InputMethods Eclipse/Ubuntu 12.04

After i've upgraded to ubuntu 12.04, eclipse doesn't show fonts properly and there are some problems with Auto Complete. New entry in the right click menu "No_SWT InputMethods (no resource bundle)". ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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Konica Minolta 4750EN unable to print following 12.04 upgrade

Printer used to work fine in 11.04 and 11.10 and still does from an 11.10 installed laptop on the network. This is a fresh 12.04 install + apt-get update and upgrade as the upgrade from oneiric via ...
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Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

During the upgrade process Xubuntu downloaded all of the necessary files then it said I needed to disable the screensaver before continuing. I couldn't get to the screensaver settings, So I shutdown ...
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How can I perform a dist-upgrade with held back packages

I'm currently running 13.04 with cinnamon on my thinkpad E520. I've installed an earlier version of xserver-xorg-video-intel because newer versions just don't work and to stop it being ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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How to save/reinstall Ubuntu without LiveUSB

Been using Ubuntu for years, consider myself kind of an advanced user, and I assure you I have spent the better half of the day trying things and googling around. Here's what happened: Upgraded my ...
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After upgrade I cannot type in any windows

I run Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64 bits machine. Last Friday I had an automatic update. After that I cannot type in any window, terminal, Gedit, Firefox... but I can navigate my files in File Explorer using ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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Xfreerdp Upgrade to version 1.1 to support Multi Monitor

i was trying to use freerdp with support for multiple monitor using ubuntu 13.10 x64 i get error : root@rdp-client:~# xfreerdp /multimon /f /u:a /p:1 /v:192.168.0.140:3389 transport_connect: ...
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TuxGuitar sound inconsistent after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10

In TuxGuitar (http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/), I have been using the FluidSynth plug-in to output the MIDI conversion using various soundfonts. This has worked well enough since Ubuntu 10.04. After ...
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Can't upgrade using a liveUSB, through the newer version is recognized

I run a 13.04 on one of my laptops, now someone brought me the 13.10 iso image (I work in rural Africa), yet upgrading to 13.10 didn't work: I created a liveUSB I rebooted from it Chose "Install ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh. The download completed successfully but during the installation my ssh connection break. How can I install these upgraded files because any time I ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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The computer dead after upgrading ubuntu

In the middle of upgrading my Ubuntu installation to the latest version, my computer turned off (the battery ran out), and now my computer doesn't work - even when I try to run the system from boot ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after updating from Windows 8 to 8.1

I was having Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 (dual-boot) on my laptop. Recently I updated Windows 8 to 8.1. From then on when starting the system I cannot see the grub (directly boots into windows). I ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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System no longer boots after 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 12.04LTS to 12.10, and now it no longer boots. I got the following messages over and over again: error: font file format error: 1st section must be FILE error: no ...