Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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After upgrade: what's this envelope systray icon, and how do I get rid of it?

I've just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and everything seems to be running fine. I have a couple new icons in my systray, though, and one of them -- the envelope icon -- is a mystery to me: It looks ...
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Upgrade vs Clean Install

I've been trying for months to upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to 10.04 and have been told that I cannot because of my ATI Radeon Xpress M200 card. I finally got tired of not being able to get things from the ...
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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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Now that 11.04 is out will 10.04 still upgrade to 10.10?

I have been running 10.10 on my laptop and like it. I would like to upgrade my 10.04 LTS box at home by just enabling normal releases in update manager. Should this work, or have I caused a ...
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Where should I be looking/learning about the changes between Ubuntu (server) editions?

I maintain a few Ubuntu servers and it works great... but, I now have notifications on a few that state there is a new release available and I should run do-release-upgrade. Since these servers were ...
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Need to repair or reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 without losing programs or data

I was trying to change the ownership on an external drive, and mistakenly used sudo chown -RL myuser:myuser /media/"New Volume" Unfortunately, it changed the ownership on the entire drive to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fail to upgrade to kernel 3.4

Last night i intended to upgrade my kernel from 3.2 0-24 to 3.4... I followed the instruction on this Can I install Linux kernel 3.4 in Ubuntu and Kubuntu 12.04?. First i downloaded the kernel deb ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 11.04.
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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How to update maven 3.0.4 - 3.1.1

First of all am new to Ubuntu as well as Maven. Does anyone know how to update maven. My current version of maven is 3.0.4. I would like to update it to 3.1.1 which is the latest version. I tried ...
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Mistaken dist-upgrade, is this bad?

I was looking for Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I got a message saying some packages were "held ...
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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Can i update from “ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso” file?

update speed is so slow, and i have download the new iso file:ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, can i update directly from the iso file ? my version is 11.10, Any help is appreciated.
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How can I upgrade kernel to 3.1?

The Ubuntu kernel PPA doesn't have kernel 3.1. Is there any other guaranteed way to upgrade because I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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Upgrade vs Clean install without formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a clean install better than upgrading? I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10 . In a few weeks I plan to upgrade to 12.04 . However, I have heard that upgrade can result ...
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Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu by SSH but before I finished it, I restarted my computer. I know that was not very smart. Anyway now I don't have internet connection, the WiFi or Ethernet is not ...
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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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How do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess he left ...
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Distribution upgrade frozen at “flashplugin-installer: downloading http…”

I have just started to upgrade from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, which I was at the library for... And when it got to 10mins remaining on "installing the upgrades" and the library closed, and now the ...
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Make default `python` command to use Python 3

I can access Python 3 via python3 command. But I want to make the default interpreter to use python command for Python 3. Simple typing python takes me to Python 2. How to upgrade?
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How to list available backport upgrades

I have just followed Ubuntu Backports to activate manual backports and I have a couple of questions. How can I, in the command line (e.g. apt-cacher or aptitude): list installed packages that have ...
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How to troubleshoot “failed to load session” errors?

On the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04, my XMonad + Unity configuration no longer works. When I attempt to log into this session, I get "failed to load session 'xmonad'". Where can I look to figure out ...
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How to upgrade pulseaudio

I got some issues with sound, sometimes it freezes and get out of sync with picture. VLC is giving me error, and there is said that I should update to pulseaudio 3.0. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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“The upgrade has aborted” error, how to proceed?

I decided to update to Oneiric using the update manager. At some point, I got this message: The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be in an unusable state. A recovery will run now (dpkg ...
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Ubuntu slow after upgrade to 12.04 Precise

I normally choose Ubuntu over Windows because speed and stability is something that's important to me. However, recently Ubuntu has been slower than Windows for me. I use two systems -- one netbook ...
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Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu Lucid to Kubuntu Maverick (with a fresh install of course). I want to try KDE, but I have heard there are slight issues with the native Qt applications compared to the GTK ...
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Ubuntu became Kubuntu after upgrading to 13.04!

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.10 setup to 13.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade. After going through the process and rebooting, I was a little confused by the GRUB menu showing a "Kubuntu" option ...
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Formatting of “Release Notes” window

I was trying to upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 following this guide. If you take a look at the image from step 3: The content inside the Release Notes window is formatted correctly. Now, this is my ...
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Can I see more details of an aptitude dist-upgrade?

When I type aptitude dist-upgrade I get for example: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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Will upgrading to 11.04 destroy my current desktop settings?

I've had problems the last few upgrades. Things have been added to Ubuntu that I don't particularly care for. Window buttons have moved, Indicator Applets have sprung up, menu icons have vanished and ...
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Update manager fails to calculate upgrade

Recently, when running the update manager, and after checking package info. shows this message. Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. ...
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Installation only recognizes 3 GB of memory after RAM upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my system from 2 to 4 GB of memory. When I booted into Ubuntu, it's only recognizing 3 GB. I followed some ...
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Can I perform a distribution upgrade without rebooting?

I would, ideally, like to run a distribution upgrade that doesn't end in a complete reboot of the machine (owing to an irritation in my hardware that requires a period of disconnection from the power ...
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Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
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Upgrade hangs on ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 and the upgrade seems to be stuck downloading ttf-mscorefonts. Is there a way to bypass this? Output from /var/log/dist-upgrade Installing new version ...
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Missing Icons in 11.10 upgrade

After upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04 (I think), some of the icons such as the folder icons in Nautalus are replaced with the generic file icon... This makes it hard to navigate. Is there any easy way ...
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Upgrading to python 2.7.5 on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 comes with python v 2.7.3 by default. I want to upgrade it to v 2.7.5. I tried the instructions given in this question, sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade the distribution, or reinstall the system?

12.04 is coming soon, and I was wondering whether it is better to upgrade or completely reinstall the system. My home is in different partition from the rest, so complete reinstall would be easy to ...
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Should I wait for 13.04?

At the moment I have Mint on my computer, and I want to change back to Ubuntu, but with 13.04 coming so soon, should I install 12.10 and upgrade, or are there any advantages in waiting and doing a ...
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How can I make apt-get upgrade the kernel, similarly to aptitude?

Installed new Ubuntu Server 12.04 on Windows Azure After apt-get upgrade, console shows: The following packages have been kept back: linux-image-extra-virtual linux-image-virtual linux-tools ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu with encrypted $HOME

I've heard cases of people who had problems with ecryptfs-encrypted $HOME when upgrading their Ubuntu versions. Is there any truth in that, and if yes how to upgrade without problems?
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NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy

I had Kubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad X220, and I upgraded to 13.10 and I am not able to connect to a wired or wireless connection. The new network tray icon does not show any entries at all. In the ...
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Failed Kernel install results in apt and dpkg failure due to dependencies and configuration issues

I have seen some similar questions but none that I have seen have resolved my issue. An error occured durring a kernel upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 from linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic to ...
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Is it normal for Alpha versions to randomly uninstall packages?

I've been running Oneiric Alpha on a laptop, since the ati drivers in natty aren't new enough for the hardware. In general it's worked well; naturally there are the occasional crashes and bug reports. ...
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Probability of trouble-free upgrade?

One of the problems with recommending Ubuntu to potential future users, especially those not particularly given to technical endeavours, is that there is a chance that upgrades will break their ...
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Can not upgrade Server Edition

Can someone tell me how can I upgrade my ubuntu server 10.04 to ubuntu server 10.10? I try: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core sudo do-release-upgrade Output: Checking for a new ubuntu ...
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Uninstall Evince while retaining update and upgrade ability

I tried to uninstall Evince but got a message that doing so would remove ubuntu-desktop which appears to be needed to update or upgrade the system. Can we remove Evince and retain update and upgrade ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu server from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to upgrade my 10.04 server using do-release-upgrade, but it keeps saying there is no new version available. If I change the prompt config in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades to normal, ...
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How to upgrade from 10.04 to 11.10

I just tried 11.10 on virtualbox and it seems to be fine. Rather than making another partition, transfering files, and then deleting 10.04 to make sure everything's all right, I would like to just ...