Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Failed upgrading 12.10-14.04, error with fontconfig

I'm running 12.10 on a VPS, and realizing it's not supported anymore, I tried upgrading. I followed a thread from the forum here, and did the following: Updated the sources.list file: ###### Ubuntu ...
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Graphical problems after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After some complications (could not login with GUI), when I login with GUI I get this: Any suggestions?
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X-cursor size decreased after Linux kernel upgrade

Compositing doesn't work well in ubuntu-mate 14.04 in kernel 3.13 so I upgraded the kernel to latest 3.19-rc5 where it works awesome. However, my xcursor's size has diminished. I tried changing ...
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Not able log in to ubuntu 14.04

I have just upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Now I have the problem with logging in.Once I type the password and press ENTER it comes back to the old page and asks me to log in again. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't login with GUI

Today I decided to update my ubunt. Bad decision. I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I updated it to the newest 14.04. After the installation process was done, I rebooted and tried to login at the ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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Ubuntu Server upgrade 12.04 to 14.04: Didn't accept MySQL password

When I tried to upgrade my Linode server yesterday, the process asked me to choose between automatic or manual upgrade of the databases (I don't remember the exact terminology). I wanted to do ...
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Upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I need upgrade my notebook with Ubuntu 12.04, however the BIOS is locked. I am unsure what is possible problems can happens if I try upgrade my Ubuntu to the version 14.04 on the system with locked ...
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“sudo do-release-upgrade” or “do-release-upgrade”? [duplicate]

I see to upgrade Ubuntu to a new release version that I have to do do-release-upgrade which checks for the new version and allows me to upgrade. But would it not be better to do sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Display resolution degraded after updating from kernel 3.11.0 to linux-3.18.2

Today i tried upgrading my ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Kernel V3.11.0-15 to V3.18.2 and was successfull with my mission. However, while attempting to boot from the linux-3.18.2 version, i am noticing a poor ...
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Computer do not suspend after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

My system is not suspending after I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10. When click Suspend, the screen goes black, but do not suspend. My notebook led shows that they are still awakening. Also, I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slows down after last update

I have updated all system packages with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade After that, my laptop (LENOVO B590) goes in fits and starts. How I ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broken

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and the screen is blank and unable to login. When CTRL-ALT-F1 to a console and performing the following recommendations here didnt solve my ...
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Upgrading to 3.18 kernel causes wireless not to work

So I got the 3.18 kernel working on my system (I can boot into Unity now: hooray!). Unfortunately, this seems to have broken my wifi. Wired ethernet is still working, but Network Manager isnt ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...
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Upgrading from kernel 3.13 to 3.18 causes Unity not to load, wireless not to work (System specs included)

SYSTEM SPECS: Macbook Pro (64 bit), Ubuntu 14.04, kernel version: 3.13, graphics drivers: nvidia-331 Recently I've been experiencing wi-fi problems on a regular basis in 14.04 with kernel ...
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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

When I do upgrade it gets stuck here: user@plato:~# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - udev refuses to update

On Ubuntu 14.10 Udev refuses to update. I executed this code: sudo apt-get upgrade Which gave this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show that it is updated

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I just updated to 14.10 but when I open About This Computer it shows that ubuntu is still 14.04!! How I installed updates: Went to Software & Updates. Clicked ...
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Getting a dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade

I am getting this dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade: dpkg: error processing package bash (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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12.04 to 14.04.1 update , space problem , boot to busybox results

I had Windows Vista 32 bit living on my hard drive, total partitions = 1 I downloaded a small program from the internet in 2012 and using this program in Windows Vista I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Upgrading packages through Terminal and knowing when a restart is then needed [duplicate]

When I run the application Software Updater and I install some updates which need a restart of my computer, it tells me that I need to restart. But when running this command in Terminal: sudo ...
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unmet dependencies after apt-get dist-upgrade 12.04 to 14.04.1

I can't fix the problem that happened when I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.1 (apt-get dist-upgrade). I'm becoming crazy. Copy from log: >Start-Date: 2014-12-17 18:39:01 ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu after Windows8.1 upgrade [duplicate]

Problem: I had functional dual boot system between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Satellite laptop. After upgrade to Windows 8.1 the Grub screen was not displayed and the laptop booted ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 installed Samba4! Shares not accessible

So today I upgraded my ubuntu server version to the latest and in the process it asked me to keep the samba config file or upgrade it. I said to keep it as always. When it finished the upgrade I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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updated ubuntu server to 14.04 email notification from cron “etc/init.d/restart.sh: 19: /etc/init.d/restart.sh: -f: not found”

After my server upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I am getting an email notification from cron with the etc/init.d/restart.sh: 19: /etc/init.d/restart.sh: -f: not found when I do reboot from putty. Server ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma5 suspend/hibernate problems

I updated my kubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10/plasma5. I have some annoying problems (no splash screen, sometimes problems booting). But a much bigger problem is the fact that I can no longer suspend and ...
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screen turns Black when the os is booted [ only after Upgrade to 14.10 ] [duplicate]

today I upgraded my ubuntu [14.04 to 14.10]. during upgrade there are some pop-ups with error messages!!! I neglected them. And after upgrade the system rebooted and turns black!! I entered password ...
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How to fix dpkg error (1)

To be honest i'm not using Ubuntu but Debian (7.8), but as the commands are almost alike and this doesn't seem like an OS related problem to me, I figured I'd ask it on this glorious forum. I'm ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu… now only have Windows

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 for about a year now, resisted upgrading because everything works fine. Finally I gave in because I noticed many Windows applications on Wine just aren't working anymore. I ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

I've a question about upgrading my old Ubuntu 11.04 to the latest version. How can I do this without loosing my settings and data?
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Upgrading to UEFI motherboard while keeping old hard drive

I want to upgrade my motherboard+CPU, but have no desire to reinstall my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu is the sole OS in the hard drive). My current MB uses BIOS, but the new one will almost certainly use ...
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404 failed to fetch package

Okay, so I'm pretty new at this so I may not be giving you the right amount of infomation but I hope this is suffecent in helping me. I am running Ubuntu 14.10LTS (even thought my ...
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Troubleshooting Upgrade to 14.10

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, but the upgrade failed. I received the message: Calculating the changes Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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LTS what means for support provided(is it paid?) and what for developers? [duplicate]

LTS what means for support provided(is it paid?) and what for developers? If have 14.04 LTS and when came 16.04 LTS want upgrade - I must upgrade version by version... 14.10->15.04->15.10->16.04 or ...
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Git 1.7.9.5 Upgrade to current release of GIT 2.x on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm currently on ubuntu 12.04 and since this is an older version of ubuntu i have git 1.7.9.5 installed and i'm not sure how i can upgrade this to git 2.x. what do i type to install git 2.x (sudo ...
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I am getting the following error when I upgrade Ubuntu, from 13.10 to 14.04?

W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i38/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) , E:Some ...
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Error upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 [closed]

I am getting following error every time I try to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04: W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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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?
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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 ...
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`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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...