Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

0
votes
2answers
35 views

Should I upgrade when a development branch becomes stable?

I have an alpha version of Ubuntu. When the stable version is released do I have to upgrade or is it already stable from the installed updates?
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Do package versions of graphics-related software change in LTS?

I would like to ask if package versions of graphics-related software are likely to change in current LTS (14.04)? For example if software (for example ImageMagick) contains some bugs that are fixed in ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

`dnscrypt-proxy' package freeze at update, remove or reinstall

I'm trying to upgrade packages, every time I ran sudo apt-get upgrade process freezes at setting up dnscrypt-proxy: Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Choice to replace utouch for multitouch in 14.04?

I wrote an application that previously utilized the utouch framework in 12.04 but now it won't work due to the utouch libraries not being present in 14.04. What is the best course of action to take to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Ubuntu 14.04 showing package error as - Encountered a section with no Package [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 14.04 32bit showing a error notification in the tool bar as an error occured please run the package manager.When I am trying to do check for update it is showing an error as :- Encountered a ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Upgrade Ubuntu without upgrading drivers? Mouse error! [closed]

I'm wanting to install Ubuntu 14.10 onto my ASUS Transformer Book Flip. I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10 because 13.10 supports the touch pad on my laptop. Otherwise, with the two newer versions, I ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Not getting GUI after upgradig to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and after restarting I am getting this displayed on the screen: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Ubuntu goes black after upgrading (using VirtualBox)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 within Oracle VirtualBox 4.3. I saw a notification to upgrade some package which I couldn't remember, to be honest. After upgrading process, I was asked to reboot, then ...
-1
votes
1answer
65 views

what is the best way to upgrade my kernel version?

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS and a 3.17.4 kernel. i want to know if i should purge my installed kernel and install a new one or apply a patch to it.
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Release upgrade for Ubuntu EC2 AMI launches SSH on a different port

sudo do-release-upgrade on a Ububtu EC2 AMI shows the following warning message, is it safe to continue or what would be the preferred procedure. cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Upgrade Ubuntu (from 12.04.3) to 12.04.4 LTS (and not 12.04.5)

I have servers in a VM, with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I tried to upgrade servers to 12.04.4. Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-alternate-amd64.iso and ubuntu-12.04.4-amd64.iso. Mounted each at /media/cdrom (one at a ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS Live Installer Wiped my HardDrive Completely ( dual booted with windows8 ) [duplicate]

My day cannot get any worse. I was running windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 13.10. Everything was so perfect, but as usual it didn't last very long.I had to upgrade, I just had to screw up. First I try ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to fix Error: malformed line line 56 in source list? (Ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I am not able to see content of Ubuntu Software Center. i got an error while using sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Frozen desktop after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.10

I've upgrades to 14.04 and during start up at login screen I got "System program problem detected" error. After logging in, the error would not go away and my desktop would be frozen, nothing opens up ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

Apt-get update runs without errors but doesn't really update package list

I installed 14.10 64 bits, three weeks ago, I never got any package to update. When I do apt-get update, I won't get any error, but updating of the package list is very fast and downloaded sizes seems ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade to 14.04 does not work

I have run the upgrade through terminal and through the update manager, in both cases it run from beginning to end without errors (I guess because I ended up with the sign on screen) but it always ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

After upgrading to 14.04 my computer won't start just after a few tries. Also after hibernating it freezes. Help!

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 my computer won't start just after a few tries. It kind of freezes at that purple screen, nothing after, so I have to turn it off manually and try again. Today it ...
-1
votes
1answer
80 views

How to upgrade to a later version of Remmina than is in Repository

What's the best-practice way to upgrade to a package that is later than the one that's in the repository? I continue to experience this bug in Remmina on Ubuntu 14.04. An Arch user informed me that ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Distribution manager freezes when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

The distribution manager freezes when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04. The download goes smoothly. At one point during the install it restarts. After the restart it just freezes. Then I have to do the ...
-1
votes
2answers
385 views

“sudo apt-get update” gives 404 Not found in Ubuntu 14.10 and probelm installing .deb

I've a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 desktop. I downloaded it yesterday. It has been installed correctly. I've added a repository and now when I enter the following command sudo apt-get update ...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 and then to 14.04. Now I'm getting some weird problems: When I boot my machine from the grub menu using the normal "Ubuntu" option, my Caps Lock key ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, Blank screen with mouse pointer

I recently upgraded to 14.10 and now Ubuntu doesn't show the login screen any more. The .xsession-errors file has some details (See below screenshot) How should I proceed?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

My installation doesn't work updated from 12.04 to 14.04 through online

I was using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to upgrade it to 14.04 online. Everything was completed successfully. After completion of the installation process, there were one pop-up window come for Reboot Now ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 stuck at “installing upgrades” preparing to configure updated notifiier i386 [duplicate]

upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 the system got stuck at "installing upgrades" preparing to configure updated notifier i386 The Terminal first showed a text regarding TrueType fonts being Microsoft ...
2
votes
1answer
138 views

How to upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version? Let's say how to upgrade from PHP 5.5.19 to PHP 5.5.20?

I'm using a system running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS. I'm currently using following PHP version on this machine: Command used to get the below info at terminal : php -v Details I got are as ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

performance go down after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 from ubuntu 14,04

Merry Christmas everybody, here is my problem : Some week ago, I upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. After that my computer performance has decreased. What is the problem?How do I solve it? ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Problem after upgrading to 14.04

I've recently updated my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When it's restarted, I typed my password but nothing happened after that. It's still on the login screen. On the login screen, it says ubuntu 13.10 but ...
-1
votes
1answer
33 views

Can't get skype to run

I can't figure this out, under Ubuntu 14.04.1 I've had absolutly no problems. My Printer was fine and my Skype too. Now after I bought a newer PC with UBUNTU 14.04 on I'm just having hassles. Can ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system

I have been running 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p for some time. Today I did a 14.10 upgrade. The upgrade proceeded without any complaints. (I've done many upgrades before, dating back to some ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Upgrade install from 12.04 to 14.04 was interrupted

My computer was in the process of upgrading from version 12.04 to 14.04. The computer was turned it off in the middle of installation, now I can't use my computer. I don't know what to do now. My ...
4
votes
1answer
103 views

How to recover a completely messed up ubuntu system

I have a system about 3000km away, so I have no access to it. The machine is running ubuntu 13.04 (yes, it's EOL passed long ago), and the python module is completely messed up. when I tried to use ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Crouton install

I run Ubuntu 12.04 which is recently updated. What media programs can I install? I have tried VLC but .deb files mostly tell me "corrupt". I run on a HP Chromebook 14.
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'

While updating from Ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10, I got this message: Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms' Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst' Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu' Unknown media ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How do I upgrade to the latest version [duplicate]

I'm a neophyte user trying to set my system up to program in PhP via Ubuntu. I have a cd with version 12.10 and would like to know how to upgrade after install and install packages for PHP... I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Boot issues after uograding to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. At the end I god a message saying that udisks2 had problems installing. The installation exited with error. I rebooted. The systed dropped me into a shell with prompt ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Do I need to reinstall OS if changing motherboard? [duplicate]

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and touch-pad stopped working in HP pavilion 15 r062tu

The touchpad is even not detected. But regular mouse is working fine. xinput list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

My ssh server stop accepting public keys after an upgrade

I know this has been asked 100 times but I tried the answers in other places (including changing permission of my ~/ssh directory) and I couldn't find a method to solve the problem. Background: my ssh ...
3
votes
0answers
98 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

free space in boot for upgrade to 14.04

Can not upgrade to 14.04. Not enough free space in /boot again. No obsolete kernels detectable. What gives? :~$ ls /boot/ abi-3.11.0-13-generic initrd.img-3.11.0-26-generic ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 not present in updater

According to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade there should be an upgrade button, and it's not there. I really don't want to re-install; can't afford the time to set things up again!
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Updating from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.10 with no XP

I want to update my incredibly trustworthy Ubuntu 13.04 , I have never had a problem with it even though its unsupported. Its on 64 processor,OS type is also 64 bit. the problem is, my old XP has ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, edit grub.cfg ro to rw everywhere?

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and was having this exact Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 problem. I have been able to start my system ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

How to recover lost data during upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS?

I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS via usb this past Saturday afternoon. Prior to doing the upgrade, I backed everything up to an external HD. At least, I thought I backed everything up... Turns out ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...