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Can no longer use Screen Share to connect Mac to Ubuntu since upgrading to 14.04

Worked fine before, but since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, whilst the connection shows in Finder OK when clicking on it says "Connection failed to “XXX's remote desktop on Xxxxx”. The software on ...
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How to fix PostgreSQL installation

I upgraded from Maverick to Natty recently and everything went fine except during the dist-upgrade something went wrong with PostgreSQL. I've since tried reinstalling, removing, and even purging it ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from shutdown before background automatic updates complete

So there is a situation were I have installed a (x)Ubuntu 14.04 on a friend's PC. Automatic updates are set "download and automatic install updates". The problem is after some months of use, it ...
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how to upgrade from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10? [duplicate]

i was upgrading to 15.10 with these two commands that i found on ubuntu forums: sudo sed -i 's/vivid/wily/g' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade but at ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: “No new release found”

I am trying to upgrade from lubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade do-release-upgrade However the last command returns No new release found I also tried do-release-...
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Why does Ubuntu only support versions for a limited time (and what does it mean)?

Why is it that Ubuntu only support a version for a limited time? Since I have been on this site I have seen many references to particular versions not being supported. What does it actually mean? ...
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Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade?

How do I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without having to react to prompts? I'm on 12.04 now and would like to install 12.10. When I start the update, it usually downloads stuff, then asks a ...
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 init:...
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS?

So, today is July 21st and this page. gives me an option to download 16.04.1 LTS. However, attempting to upgrade gets me this message - $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. php7 not working in browser

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 16.04 and am not sure how to configure PHP 7 in apache. I did modify the php7.0.conf file to uncomment that last lines, restarted apache2 and no change. Do I need to ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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Distribution upgrade problem “No new release found”

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. The update manager once found the new release 'oneiric', and still shows up this screen when I log on use ssh: Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.38-14-generic x86_64) * ...
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Should I update to an LTS release?

This is probably still too early to worry about, but I'm just curious. I am not currently using an LTS Ubuntu on my laptop. Now, when the next LTS comes out, should I upgrade? Or should I skip this ...
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How does updating running application binaries during an upgrade work?

I just upgraded my ubuntu lucid to natty , during the upgrade it replaced most of the running applications with a newer version. How does this work? (Won't the applications crash?) What will ...
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How do I tell which was the original version of Ubuntu installed on a machine?

I've got a few machines which I'm upgrading from version to version for a few years. I'm curious to find out what was the original version of Ubuntu installed on the machine. Is there a way to do ...
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How can I enable silent automatic updates for Google Chrome?

Installing Google Chrome causes a third-party software source to be added from which Google Chrome upgrades can be retrieved: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list ### THIS FILE IS ...
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Picture of a spaceship occasionally appears on my monitor when switching monitors

Seriously. No joke. Clean 13.10 install. Not a single picture on my computer. I press F4 to switch over to my external monitor and...what is this?
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How to upgrade all 50 Desktops in a network?

How can i upgrade all the 50 desktops to Maverick Meerkat. Is there any netinstall method ?
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What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system?

What are some alternatives to upgrading without using the standard upgrade system? Suppose for example that I wanted to upgrade an Ubuntu installation on a machine with a poor Internet connection. ...
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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Is it possible to upgrade a 10.04 lucid installation to 11.04 Natty, without upgrading to 10.10 first? ...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue when upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10?

I've been trying to upgrade to 12.10 ever since it was released today but I keep meeting this error: "An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Unable to correct problems, you ...
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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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How do I suppress the “New release '12.10' available” message?

When I ssh into my Mythbuntu box, I get this message: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ New release '12.10' available. ...
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Unsupported Ubuntus - is it safe to continue with them?

I'll try to be as clear as I can about this, hoping to get clear answers. I have Ubuntu Studio 15.10, which is not an LTS version, and will only be supported till July 2016. Does that mean there ...
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Ubuntu kernel not updating with 15.10

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 64bit to Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. I read that 15.10 was using the 4.1 or 4.2 kernel, but I noticed that my kernel didn't upgrade. When I type in the terminal uname -r, I ...
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Is it possible to skip an LTS upgrade?

If you want to upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04, then you'll need to follow the upgrade path; 10.10 > 11.04 > 11.10 > 12.04. However, with LTS versions, you can upgrade directly, so that you can upgrade ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO image

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 now and want to Upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04. The problem is my net connection is very slow and I can not do a network upgrade from the "Updates Manager". So, is there a way that I ...
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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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Upgrade from Tex Live from 2013 to 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04

According to the TeX Live website TeX Live 2014 was released one week ago (14 June 2014). How do I upgrade from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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restore speakers / headphones option

When I plug my headphones in after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, it no longer mutes by speakers,and I also do not have a headphones output as I did previously. I recall having to go into a conf file and ...
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How do you I find a list of softwares which are outdated and needs upgrade?

How do I find a list of packages that are outdated and need to be upgraded using aptitude? I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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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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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Upgrade Git version on Ubuntu 14.04

Can please somebody tell me what is wrong with this? I run $ sudo apt-get purge git; sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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PHP not working in Apache2 after system upgrade

Recently upgraded my system from Karmic to Lucid. This involved Apache and PHP being updated I believe. Now my server is unable to handle PHP files, any navigation to them is triggering downloading ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS hangs on boot after latest dist-upgrade in VMware

I ran apt-get dist-upgrade as follows: Calculating upgrade... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.19.0-51 linux-headers-3.19.0-51-generic linux-image-3.19.0-51-...
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Reinstall of OS after CPU Upgrade needed?

I recently upgraded my CPU from an Athlon II X2 250 to the Athlon II X4 610E(45W 4 cores -- can't beat the efficiency). Is an ubuntu reinstall required?
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Is there a tool to update my PPA sources.list entries after upgrading?

When I upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to the next, the upgrade tool rightly disables all my PPAs, so that software compiled for or otherwise tied to the old version of Ubuntu does not interfere ...
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Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don't

I have a server machine that I never log into the X display on, only via ssh. Recently I logged in and it told me I had 12 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. I actually ...
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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Skipping intermediate Ubuntu OS upgrade to latest one,How do I upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I skip over releases? Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? I'm currently runing Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. I want to upgrade to 10.04.02, but whenever I use ...
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What happens after 14.10 expires? Can I upgrade to 15.10 or do I have to reinstall?

I currently have 14.10 installed on my computer. What happens after 14.10 expires? Can I upgrade to 15.10 or do I have to reinstall?
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Nautilus bookmarks are missing since upgrade to 13.04

My bookmarks are not shown anymore after upgrading to 13.04 Raring ringtails and I can't add any new bookmarks. The function is not shown and the shortcut Ctrl+D isn't working either. Is this ...
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Message on each startup of Java after upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded to 15.04 and noticed that on any Java program launched, the message Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -javaagent:/usr/share/java/jayatanaag.jar is printed to the console (which did not ...
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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. I'...
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Should I change my Python code if I upgrade my Ubuntu?

I have a software that I have been developing in Python 3 for years. Until today, I have been using Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 but now I want to move to a higher version of Ubuntu. Must I stay on Ubuntu 11....
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04

I didn't see this asked elsewhere here, but how does one go about this? I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on a laptop last night but it did not upgrade up to the latest ...
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Do I lose LTS support if I upgrade to a non-LTS release?

I have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 as my primary OS and every six months I upgrade to the latest distribuition release. I am currently using 12.04 LTS. Thinking ahead, if I upgrade to 12.10 or any ...
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Disable Ubuntu Update Manager's new version warning

How to disallow Ubuntu to upgrade from like 11.10 to 12.04? I know that its your wish if you want to upgrade, but I don't want the message in update manager that says a new release is available to ...