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What is the safest way to stay current on 12.04 or 14.04, on dual boot with Windows 8?

I am using 12.04 LTS, 64bit For a while now, Update Manager has been telling me that New Hardware Support is available. When that first happened, I of course tried to install it, but encountered ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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can't upgrade to 14.04 resolve generate blanks [duplicate]

I have spent hours trying to upgrade, reading the forum, trying solutions but unable to get really anywhere. It is my sons computer and all he does on it is play minecraft. Please help and sorry if ...
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HP Mini upgrade from 12.04 to 13.?? failed [closed]

I have an HP Mini 1030NR that was on 12.04 for about a year with no problems. A couple of days ago I checked for updates and version 13 was available to upgrade so I selected update. After it ...
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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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How do I fix this error? dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0 Error! Bad conf file

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Does anyone know how to fix this dkms.conf error? dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0. Error! Bad conf file. File: does not ...
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How to prepare Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to upgrade 14.04

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 but I always fear losing my data. I never upgrade an Linux`s distro before, actually, this is about one year I am using it. So I don't know how actually ...
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Can't login after failed upgrade to 14.04

I ran an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and while upgrading the power went off. I used this post: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed. Now I can get to the login page, but when I ...
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Problem installing gcc compiler [closed]

I tried to install gcc compiler because I want to learn programming I have an old computer 1gb ram so I installed an older version of Ubuntu (10.04) and its working faster than before but when I try ...
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upgrade 14.04 with errors and shows red sign on top

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 but it shows a red symbol on the top and gives error message in function update E:unknown error:<type exceptions.type error> upgrade manager or any other file is not ...
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Upgrade WUBI installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS into Windows XP using Wubi.exe. Update Manager tells me an upgrade to 14.04 is available, and the Manager has an "Upgrade" button. If I click that, will it upgrade my ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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pentium t2390 dual core 3gb ram just installed 12.04, should I change to 14.04? [duplicate]

had a 12.04 disk and installed on a vista laptop for a friend, did not realize till install that 14.04LTS was available. should I burn a disk and reinstall 14.04, upgrade or stick with 12.04?
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texlive problems after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

During upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I got lots of errors about various items related to TeX. Most of them reported 'tex-common is not configured' as at least a part of the problem. When I try to ...
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apt-get upgrade complains about authentication of packages

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. When issuing a: sudo apt-get upgrade apt-get says: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated This is a fresh install from an ISO that ...
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What does it mean root directory of a usb stick?

I know that a root directory is the top directory , but a Chinese machine needed to be updated , the company told me to add the files of the update to usb under the path : /udisk/ . How to add the ...
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how to really fix ubuntu after a botched upgrade

I have done a distribution upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Although it finished and things are running I have some issues: system does not recover from suspend mode, I have to restart the multiscreen ...
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After upgrade to ub 14.04

I want to free disk space. So I want to remove the files associated with ub 12.04 LTS and the many upgrades over the last 2 years. I have upgraded to ub 14.04 and it works extremely well. Many GBs ...
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14.04 LTS login window is hidden until mouse pointer is moved to the right

I've upgraded from dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Windows 7 to dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Windows 7. Before the upgrade, when booting Ubuntu, the login window would appear as expected, waiting ...
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Recovering from apt-get upgrade gone wrong due to a full disk

I was performing an apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS box that hadn't been updated in a little while and the upgrade failed due to 'No space left on device'. After a little while I worked out ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless (wifi) not working, can not upgrade to 12.10, touchpad gestures not working. What to do?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS 3 days ago and since then wireless feature and touchpad gestures are not working. Tried everything on internet but still unsuccessful. I cant upgrade to ubuntu 12.10. ...
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Problems with 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS upgrade

I decided to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. I used do-release-upgrade. Everything worked. When I run lsb_release -a I get : Description : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release : 14.04 Codename : ...
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Why do I get these .vimrc errors in Ubuntu 14 after upgrade from Ubuntu 13?

I get errors for all these commands when I try to use vim (though vim then works): autocmd BufWritePre *.rb :%s/\s\+$//e set filetype off filetype plugin on filetype indent on syntax on " Turn on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 disable release notification of 14.04 in Update Manager

Both my parents are still using Ubuntu 12.04 and we don't intent to upgrade to 14.04 in the near future. Is it possible to disable the upgrade notification in Update Manager? This because it's just ...
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Should I upgrade to “Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr'” from “Ubuntu 12.04 LTS” and what care do I need to take if I upgrade? [duplicate]

I'm basically a Web Developer(PHP Developer) by profession. I mainly work on PHP, jQuery, AJAX, Smarty, HTML and CSS, Bootstrap front-end web development framework. I've also installed and using ...
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How to keep my data during upgrading?

I'm currently still on Ubuntu 8.10 and now wish to upgrade the latest version (14.04 at the time of writing). First of all is it safe to update from such an old version? What problems should I expect ...
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unresolvable broken packages [duplicate]

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?

I want to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.*. But i dont want to loose my currently installed packages. Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14…won't start up

Hi I have a pretty nice computer that I just built and it has been on Ubuntu 13.10 for a while but today when I tried to upgrade it to 14.04, everything went fine until the system rebooted. Now my ...
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How to change preferred release type for a server to LTS?

One of our servers in running 12.04.4 LTS. On login, it states: New release '12.10' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. I know it's possible to change a setting to only ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS failed to load session [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the reboot I see the same user I had with 12.04 but the previous password does not work. I wonder whether this behaviour is normal and I have to ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04 due to update-manager-kde being in the removal blacklist [duplicate]

Trying to upgrade to new LTS Get error ... cannot calculate upgrade... and the upgrade stops. In /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log : 2014-08-22 03:42:25,357 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'The package ...
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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keyboard up- down-arrowkeys do not respond from browser address bar

If on the address bar, the up and down arrow keys don't respond neither in Firefox nor Chromium. This problem started after an upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04
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Is .gnupg vital when upgrading 12.04 to 14.04.1

My "/home/owlsglobal/.gnupg" as not been getting 'backed up' for several months. (No idea why it stopped working.) Might an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04.1 solve this problem, or should I solve this ...
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No option to upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get update #Don't get any errors $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 ...
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Should I do a regular system update before a upgrading to the next distro?

Should I perform distribution upgrade only on a fully up to date system, or should it run fine if I do the distribution upgrade right away? More details: Before I perform an upgrade to the next ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Internet not working (local network works) after upgrade to 14.04

I have an internet connection that works through a proxy that requires username & password. After online upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04, I am unable to connect to internet, pinging to popular sites ...
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Can I avoid reinstalling from scratch?

I asked for assistance about a month ago, but haven't received a single response. If I asked incorrectly or broke etiquette rules I am truly sorry. The link to my original query (in case anybody ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS fails

Output of the Bash Terminal: http://pastebin.com/wXKtLzin I used apt-get upgrade -f as well, with the same result. I only want the 14.04 LTS that works fine and I don't lose my data. In the past the ...
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“Errors while handling” kernel packages after dist-upgrade [duplicate]

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, now everytime I do something using apt-get, e.g. installing something, it gives me that there are errors while handling the following packages: ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot!

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot! The screen says: udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. Gave up waiting for root device. Common Problems: ...
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Distribution upgrade (12.04 -> 14.04 LTS) halted while unpacking/installing packages

As the title states...it just stopped unpacking/installing. "Preparing to unpack .../lirc_0.9.0-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb ..." then stopped in its tracks. Everything else is still running. The update ...
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HELP upgrade from 12 to 14 can't log in PLEASE HELP

I have been running 12.whatever for a while, no problems. Today, I tried the upgrade to 14.04. The upgrade seemed to go fine. However, when I got to the log in screen, when I logged in it said "Error. ...
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“unresolvable problem” error when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

So I have solved this issue, but now I have another problem: An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu linux? [duplicate]

I currently have recently fixed my 8 year old laptop and I'm planning to upgrade its OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu. It only has 1 GB of ram. I need to get the 32 bit Ubuntu. How do I install it? ...
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Mumble-Django doesn't render correctly after 12.04 to 14.04 server upgrade

I recently ran the upgrade on my server to go from 12.04 to 14.04. I had a couple problems but have gotten almost all of them sorted. One thing that's still hanging me up is the rendering of the ...
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Trouble upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.1 lts [closed]

After running these commands from the command line: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo do-release-upgrade -d I get the following error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Can I upgrade my ubuntu version and change to be primary OS after originally installing with Wibu?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi 12.04 and I now wish to upgrade to a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04, Before attempting to upgrade through the update center I did some research on ...