Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Why are Ubuntu upgrades so large (compared to Android)?

Upgrading Ubuntu to a new distribution entails a download of about 2GB each time while Android upgrades require a download of a few hundred MB's. Android is of course a smaller operating system but ...
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Problems installing mysql on Ubuntu 14.04

I hit the following error shortly on entering the mysql "root" password: An error occurred while setting the password for the MySQL administrative user. This may have happened because the account ...
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Problem while upgrading (dependency problems)

When i try to upgrade with apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, i get this log: Click here for the log It says that there are some problem with the dependencies of these packages: udev ...
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Doubts regarding the 15.04 upgrade (is it inevitable and unavoidable?)

I recently (on the first week of November 2014) upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and encountered some problems after it was all done. Now that 2015 is just around the corner, will it be in any way ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...
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xubuntu: color problem after upgrading to 14.10

I just upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process went smoothly, no event. But afterwards, no matter which theme I choose, dark colors (black, etc) becomes shades of purple, as if some kind of palette ...
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auto remove and uninstallation

Recently, I un-installed some packages and now in my command line I get a message like this when I tried to update and upgrade my system. The message is the following: X@Y-LT:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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System settings showing different Ubuntu version

I have just updated my 14.04 to 14.10 but I don't know why the version show in lsb_release -a is different from the details in system settings the lsb_release -a shows that I'm already at 14.10 ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu.. I had ubuntu 14.04 installed and today i want to upgrade it to ubuntu 14.10. Is it safe to upgrade? P.S. I have faced many problems during past days on ubuntu upgrades :(
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Upgraded to 14.04 - hangs after login

I just upgraded to 14.04. The login screen appears, but after logging in, I always get the same "System Program error detected" -message. No matter whether I click "report" or "cancel", nothing ...
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NS2 supported on Ubuntu 14.04?

If I upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, will NS2 still be supported? I am currently using NS2 on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Desktop Wallpaper completely fuzzy when upgrading to Lubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Lubuntu 14.04 was working great, for the most part. The upgrade, not so much. One of the probems I have is that the Desktop wallpaper, no matter which one I ...
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Software updater shows updates but not apt-get

This popped up: When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04: all installation folders in home/personal folder

I just updated my 12.04 to 14.04 and since that moment, all the installation folders are put in my home folder/personal folder (don know what itś called in English). I like to keep the folder ...
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List of 'user software' that wasn't upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using the ISO media (while online). At the end, it displayed a warning saying that: Some user software was not upgraded. The setup will continue, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade causes matplotlib error

Since upgrading to 14.04 any python code I run that uses matplotlib returns an error. Here is what my ipython console returns In [1]: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt ...
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display services with problems after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I did an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, now I have problems with my video card and other services, I would like to ask you: is there any way to isolate or display the services that are with ...
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Upgrading Kernel Breaks Several Features

I've recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I started the OS, and found it to be almost completely ready to go out of the box! After a few ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Terminal doesn't close with “exit” command after upgrade to 14.10

Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 14.10, the upgrade seems to work OK but using "exit" in gnome terminal just prints exit on the next line and comes back with the command line prompt. This ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.10 want to remove Grive tools on upgrade from 14.04?

When running the upgrade tool (I'm currently on Ubuntu 14.04), I see "grive" as "no longer needed" and "grive-tools" listed for removal. Why does Ubuntu have to do this? Will I have to reinstall ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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Python Error when opening software-center

My software center suddenly not working. When i tried to open it from the launcher, its only loading but showing nothing. I tried to run it from terminal, and got this error : Traceback (most recent ...
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There's a way ubuntu's kernel supports my video card?

Well my problem is my old gaming laptop is not compatible with the ubuntu kernel, (as far as i read) that happened since i upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3650 and each ...
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Virtualbox Guest OS unexpectely resets in Ubuntu 14.10

Problem with VirtualBox After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with starting a VirtualBox virtual machine. I'm running VirtualBox on a 64-bit host using two virtual machines, ...
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Can you forcepae whilst upgrading from within Xubuntu 12.04.4

I have installed Xubuntu 12.04.4 on a ACER TravelMate 2350 laptop and want to upgrade it to the latest version. Is there a way to forcepae from within Xubuntu whilst upgrading or do I need to do a ...
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custom iso, error rebuilding initrd (mkinitramfs)

I'm creating a custom ISO (starting with ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso) and wanting to upgrade it's kernel to latest (for me that's 3.13.0-38-generic). I'm following the instructions in ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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11.04 upgrade to 14.10 fails [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade with the manager but guess what? My version is 11.04 and the manager try to upgrade to 11.04. What can I do and is it possible to upgrade through all those End-of-Life versions, ...
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Does dist-upgrade will upgrade my Ubuntu from 14.04 LTS to 14.10?

First, sorry for the silly question. I did some googling, but still not quite sure the answer. I dont want to upgrade my ubuntu to 14.10 because its not LTS. However, i want to do some upgrades other ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Kernel not upgraded

I had upgraded a VPS server from 12.04 to 14.04, but recently noticed that that the kernel is 2.6.32. I am not an expert Linux user but unfortunately, it is my responsibility. I have checked how to ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

I havent used my Ubuntu for quite long time. Today, when i boot the Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), the software updater and Software & Updates(from Settings) are not working. The software updater's window ...
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After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 keyboard layout is not switching

After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 I've an issue with switching keyboard layout from English to Russian, it's in the list of the languages' indicator, indicator language is OK switching but input ...
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Why can't my udev rules rename kernel device nodes after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 I wrote the following udev rules to fix the /dev name of a USB RF remote control. These were: KERNEL=="event[0-9]*", ATTRS{name}=="BTC USB Multimedia Cordless Keyboard", ...
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Multitude of strange problems after sudo apt-get upgrade

Ugh, I knew I shouldn't have done a "sudo apt-get upgrade", I've gone from having a working (if a bit behind) laptop to a buggy as hell frustration machine. Multitude of strange behaviours and ...
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Loss of touch pad function on laptop after upgrade

No touch pad function after upgrade. (as of 04/11/14) Using HP-255-G1 Notebook PC which came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and have today upgraded to 14.04. Now I have to use a mouse on a laptop! ...
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Menu bar has disappeared 14.10 - nvidia

I had some issues on upgrade 14.04->14.10 that others have reported with nvidia drivers failing to update, but it was working fine. I just rebooted and the menu bar is missing, there are desktop ...
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How to resume release upgrade after network interruption?

When upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 via wifi (this is not a mistake, some modern computers come only with wifi), the connection was interrupted and reconnected within 1 second after ...
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Touchpad not working and boot screen says 'Ubuntu Kylin' after upgrading to 14.04

tl;dr: I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. And now on boot up there's a wolf on the screen and says 'Ubuntu Kylin' and my touchpad doesn't work. How do I fix these issues? I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 ...
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Laptop discharged while upgrading to 14.10

I was upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04 today, and I was halfway through the process. It was on the "adding packages" stage. I left my laptop, but soon the battery discharged and when I later booted it, ...
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Where to find out if a upgrade is a security upgrade or feature upgrade?

I've checked the official Ubuntu site, but I can't find anywhere it says if a release is a security update or just a feature update. For example, if there's a vulnerability in 13.10 that requires an ...
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Unable to upgrade my dell vostro from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have tried using Upgrade manager to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. I get the following: Third party disabled. Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them ...
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upgrade from 14.04LTS to 14.10 error

i just upgraded from 14.04LTS to 14.10 and it looked like it went ok.. Then i ran apt-get-upgrade to see if there was any lingering upgrades and i got message saying there was 1386 upgrades available ...
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ubuntu 14.10 shows kernel panic error on startup after upgrade from 14.04

i upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10, when prompted by the system update utility during the upgrade some packages did not install properly / gave errors (i cant remember which packages) after restart it ...
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Should I replace the customized configuration file '/etc/gnome/defaults.list'?

While upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 I was prompted with a difficult decision: Difference between the files --- /etc/gnome/defaults.list 2014-10-13 05:52:59.320350092 +0300 +++ ...
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No grub after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 [duplicate]

After the ubuntu upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10,system goes to black screen without any grub on booting(even the right shift key didnt bring up the grub).However if i choose BIOS and exit without any ...
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Help. Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 stuck

Currently I am upgrading my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 . I have already tried upgrading it twice, with the result that my system crashed and had to do a factory reset. So this is my third attempt . ...
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Failed update 14.04 server version 3.13.0-39

I tried to upgrade my 14.04 server using dist-upgrade. Unfortunately the update failed and after some manual tinkering myself with broken packages I am kind of out of ideas. I already tried to ...
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Upgrating from 12.10 to 14.10 failed

I got this error while upgrading from 12.10 to 14.10: W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] W:Failed to ...