Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Screen flickering after enabled Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 15.04

I enabled and installed Nvidia Graphics on my system but after I rebooted my system keeps flickering on Unity, Compiz and Metacity but not on tty. My Nivdia graphic card is a GT 650m. How do I ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 wont work

So here is my problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to upgrade to 15.10. Ubuntu has prompted me with the new version and asked if I want to upgrade to 15.10. I click "Upgrade" and the ...
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Get latest version of package when not available for current distro

Basically, I have this: lucho@lucho-HP:~$ apt-cache policy dynare-matlab dynare-matlab: Installed: 4.4.1-1build1 Candidate: 4.4.1-1build1 Version table: 4.4.3-1~trusty1 0 100 ...
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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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Backup files before upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

am using ubuntu 13.04 and I would like to install ubuntu 14.04, how can I backup my old data files and programs in order to restore it in the new version ? Thank you
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Replace automatically installed package with manually compiled one

I want to replace a package (unixodbc) that was automatically installed and managed by apt-get with the same package that was manually compiled from source (and of a higher version). This is because ...
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Update manager fails and too much broken packages found

my update manager tells me it can not upgrade but I should do a partial upgrade (I don't know if partial is the right term as my system language is not english). I have 3 buttons : configuration, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 identifies itself as Kali 2 after dist-upgrade

I'm newbie in Ubuntu. After dist-upgrade, system doesn't work correctly. GRUB background has been changed to Kali and in menu, Ubuntu has been replaced by Kali. Terminal doesn't work either. On ...
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Not able to understand “Attention” para from USN-2872-2: Linux kernel (Wily HWE) vulnerability [duplicate]

From USN-2872-2 , I am not able to understand what does Attention para means. The paragraph is ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version ...
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Upgradable packages seem to appear from nowhere on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

My Ubuntu 14.04 server has the default settings for fetching updates i.e. /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic has following entries: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies and could not initialize package information

I know that this might seem to be duplicate of other questions. But none of the answers mentioned there solved this: When I try to update my system using Software Updates, I get an error message ...
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Display issues on upgrade to 15.10 (also, desktop environment crashes)

I'm having a lot of problems after an upgrade from 15.04. Most of them seems to be related to Nvidia display issues, but some seem more fundamental than that. Before I list the main issues, I want ...
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having a problem with apt-get upgrade resulting to 'errors were encountered while processing inn,uucpsend'

root@kali:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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No Sound after Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04

After the upgrade to 14.04 I can't hear anything anymore. The basic troubleshooting looks good, but with aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav nothing is to hear. # lspci -v | grep -A7 -i ...
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Network Manager does not store Passwords any more

Since I updated to v14.04 I have the following issues with my Network Manager - accessing VPN (openvpn) profiles takes a long time ~1min - executing VPN (vpnc) profiles takes a long time ~1min - ...
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How to upgrade poppler-utils to latest version?

My system has poppler-utils v0.24.5. From the official site I found that the latest version is 0.40.0. I tried to update it using following command sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade poppler-utils ...
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Ubuntu HWE upgrade trashes battery life

I've been using 14.04 for a few months on my Lenovo W541 (coming from 12.04) and battery life has been good - about 8 hours. I implemented the usual power saving tips. However, immediately after ...
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu for Private Use

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and have been getting problems with FileZilla 3.7.3 freezing. Searching implies I should update to the latest version of Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to follow the guidance in ...
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How do I fix/undo sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

So I'm fighting with NodeBB -- and found that nginx was advised. However I thought I needed the most updated version (when in fact 1.4.x is recommended). I couldn't get the rerouting working on 1.8 ...
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Should I upgrade my kernel from 3.16 to 4.**? [closed]

Why do I want this? Just trying to use the updated things. Also, I want to gain the advantage of additional driver updates and better hardware compatibility as per experience with Ubuntu. Would you ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 fails - can not calculate the upgrade

This is not a duplicate because this has not been answered. Because 14.10 no longer exists, I am unable to upgrade to 15.10. The reason why I would like to upgrade is because 14.04LTS is very slow ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 reports broken packages

I am trying to upgrade ubuntu 14.04 but I have somehow messed up my packaging system. When I run sudo do sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following message and the upgrade is aborted: An ...
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upgrade problem in lubuntu

I am using lubuntu on my netbook.system ask me to upgrade last night and when the upgrade finished ı can only see the mouse arrow on the screen ı can not see any images of dekstop ı can open lx ...
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Upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 failed badly

Ran the GUI based software update tool. As it started to to the configuration for /etc/init.d files, it asked a question (Use original - that it said did not exist, or installer version ....). There ...
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Fatal Python Error when upgrading

I usually manage to solve any linux related problems alone but this time it seems unusually impossible. I used to get errors every time I was trying to login and it was asking me to skip to mount ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to upgrade my dist from 14.04 to 15.04 and received the error "Could not calculate the upgrade". I use the main server. I was grepping over main.log and saw the following line: 2016-01-15 ...
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Upgrading server from 14.10 to 16.04 (when released)

Good day, as the title above states we're looking to upgrade our server from 14.10 right to 16.04 when its released. Slight over sight on our part, we hadn't paid attention to the updates and are now ...
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Broken apt-get upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and attempting a apt-get upgrade which is currently failing with the below error. I am alittle bit stuck. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ... ...
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Update Manager still there after update

Even after I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade And the updates are installed succesfully, the graphical interface of the Update Manager is still telling me that I have the updates to ...
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upgrading 14.04 to 15.04 fails with infinite loop

After accepting all the prompts for the upgrade from 14.04.03 to 15.04, the laptop (Lenovo T540p) the new OS fails to boot!!! It gets stuck in an infinite loop starting System Logging Service and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Shown in Upgrade Manager Now

I see the next upgrade available as 16.04 LTS shown in update manager. But the release date (from wiki) is written as April 2016. And it's not shown in Ubuntu page yet. Why is it already available ...
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no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com during upgrade update or install

During apt-get installor apt-get upgrade or apt-get update ,I get no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com. All other repositories work. no.archive.ubuntu.com has ip 193.35.52.51. Server down ? ...
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Unmet dependancies have kept me from upgrading since 14.10

All my PHP PPAs are disabled because they are Trusty PPAs. Have been following the help in other related SE questions, but ran into a roadblock. kikjezrous@ubuntu-lenovo:~$ sudo apt-get -o ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Okay, I know there are a lot of threads like this, but I've tried all the solutions in those, and they didn't work. So... I've been trying to upgrade my packages using sudo apt-get upgrade -f and ...
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Automatically increasing disk space in ubuntu 15.10 [on hold]

I have upgraded Ubuntu to version 15.10 The disk space is automatically increasing This has led to slowing down of system Please help me
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.5 to latest Version

Will upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04.5 server to the latest using do-upgrade mess up my configurations like virtual hosts, php settings & modules, sql databases & phpmyadmin settings etc for; ...
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How to provide os version to do-release-upgrade to upgrade from ubuntu server 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04

do-release-upgrade upgrades my Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10 by default. Is it possible to specify the os version so that I can upgrade it to 15.04? Regards, Srinivas
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When upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, I get stuck on lock screen

I'm new here but I've got the basics of how ubuntu works. So recently I tried to update my OS from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 using the software updater. Everything was working fine until a few min after ...
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No GUI after ubuntu 15.04 upgrade

I tried updating to 15.04. I can't get to the GUI. At boot I get a txt message "starting version 2.19 and then a terminal log in comes up. My login works but none of the terminal solutions I have ...
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Winusb not working/ not opening

I am trying to download win-USB, when i finish downloading package and go to open the application i click on it and it will not open. i downloaded the ppa and still nothing. I am currently using the ...
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Reinstalling Broken PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading Ubuntu from Precise to Trusty, I was attempting to upgrade PostgreSQL from 9.1 to 9.3 and have hit a bit of a snag. When I ran pg_upgrade in "check" mode, it complained about being ...
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Update PHP 5.3.2 to 5.3.3 or 5.4 on Ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

I have PHP 5.3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS $ php -v PHP 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.30 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Apr 17 2015 15:01:29) and I would like to upgrade PHP to at least 5.3.3 (5.4 would be better), ...
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Upgrading virtual machine to new version via virtualbox

I have a virtual machine of Ubuntu old version. I am running it on Windows 7 Virtualbox. Is it safe to upgrade the Ununtu from inside the VM to latest version of Ubuntu? Is it possible at all?
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I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get dist-update. For months I've been told there is nothing to update or upgrade. This is hard to believe

phillip@phillip-Satellite-P50t-B:~$ sudo apt-get update (repository links appear) Reading package lists... Done phillip@phillip-Satellite-P50t-B:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package ...
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How to handle do-release-upgrade wanting to remove many packages?

If I run sudo do-release-upgrade in my console it performs as expected up to the point when it tells me about packages to be removed. So many packages are obsolete and will be removed, fair enough. ...
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installing r-base error: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

Problem: I am trying to install new version of R, but what ever I found as solution still gives me these errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= ...
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Can I smoothly upgrade from one LTS to next LTS release?

Question is about Ubuntu release process. Are migrations from n to n+1 releases expected? Assuming we have server with installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Will it be smoothly upgradable to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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Should I be worried about “warning: checksum areas are greater than image size. Invalid section table?” messages during kernel upgrade?

I just ran the command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...