Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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How can I ensure I am running the current stock kernel?

At some point, I installed a new kernel, for no particular purpose but to try. I am having some problems, and would like to ensure that they are not caused by the kernel I installed. How can I ...
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Why does do-release-upgrade on 12.04 system not find 14.04.1 upgrade? [duplicate]

I saw an article that 14.04.1 was released today so I went to update an LTS machine but it didn't find an update. $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found $ ...
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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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Boot hangs after upgrade to kernel 3.13.0-43

I just upgraded from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43, and now I can't boot- my system hangs at the ubuntu splash screen with the five orange dots. My fans are all running full-tilt, and the system is ...
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php-pear is not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 php-pear is failing to install any packages. sudo pear install --alldeps --force pear.phpunit.de/PHPUnit downloading PHPUnit-4.0.17.tgz ... Starting to download ...
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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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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and *everything* lags

Yesterday, I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2013) from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Since then, everything lags, from applications when opened (or 'drawn back in the background' for an ...
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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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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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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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“Failed to start session” after interrupted upgrade to 14.04

While upgrading to 14.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade my network connection was interrupted and several packages failed to upgrade. Running do-release-upgrade again reported No new releases found ...
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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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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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Force upgrade 12.10 to 13.04

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed and until a few weeks back it used to remind me to do an upgrade to 13.04 but at that time I was not interested. Now that I want to upgrade I don't know how to do that.I ...
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should `dist-upgrade` be followed with a reboot?

Following a periodic, in my case weekly, run of: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade is there much benefit from rebooting?
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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Can I work while upgrading?

As the title says, I want to upgrade Ubuntu to 11.10 but I must keep working my whole day. I don't mind a couple of reboots, but I need to work my day. Can I still fully work while it upgrades or does ...
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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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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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What benefits would I see upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 and what are some caveats? [duplicate]

What benefits would I see upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 and what are some caveats? My system is pretty solid running on a dual core i5, 8gb, 512ssd, hd3000. I'm a newer Linux user and I don't do a lot ...
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No user input after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 with linux kernel 3.16

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I am no longer able to use my keyboard and mouse to do anything. I can't even get to a tty terminal. All I can do is stare at the login screen, or do a hard ...
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“no public key available” while upgrading using update-manager

I decided to upgrade 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 latest. I followed... sudo update-manager -d Then it's opening the update-manger GUI. After clicking the upgrade button It's return the below error list: ...
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Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 beta directly (without the intermediate 12.10 release)

I was trying to upgrade from 12.04 LT to 14.04 beta using update manager and using this command. sudo do-release-upgrade --check-dist-upgrade-only --devel-release But it is showing Checking for ...
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apt-get upgrade: why is lxc-docker being kept back? [duplicate]

Why is lxc-docker being held back? I also notice that my web app, running on Docker, is quite slow. Any suggestions? [lucas@production]/home/lucas$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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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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How to make /tmp executable?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. When I clicked in the Update Manager Upgrade a messagebox apeared: Can not run the upgrade. This usually is caused by a system ...
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Problem installing packages

I can't install any package, as I get this error: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory E: ...
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How do I solve this Nvidia driver download error?

I can't enable or download any Nvidia drivers. In the image below, you can see I am offered four options. Selecting to enable any of them results in the error message shown: Here's some of what is ...
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How to upgrade QT Creator?

I just installed QT Creator 2.4.1 (Based on QT 4.8.0 64bit) from Ubuntu Software Center and noticed that it was not the latest version. How do I upgrade it from terminal? My Ubuntu is 12.0.4LTS. ...
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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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I have 6 updates that won't install on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm an Ubuntu novice, so any help here is greatly appreciated. I'm running 12.04, and I have six updates that just won't install. I've tried Update Manager, sudo apt-get upgrade, and sudo apt-get ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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I can't upgrade Kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10

I have issues upgrading Kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I looked up all the previous questions concerning this issue, but nothing helped. The problem I get is the same, either I try to update using command ...
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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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Is there an easy way to change Ubuntu flavor during upgrade?

I used to run Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) 10.04 on my Asus Eee 901. I recently upgraded to the "regular" Ubuntu desktop 11.10, since UNE was discontinued. Due to the limited hardware, my netbook has ...
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do-release-upgrade: python install is corrupted

I was upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 (dev for now, stable in a few hours) using do-release-upgrade and encountered the following problem: Can not upgrade Your python install is corrupted. Please fix ...
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Upgrade fails because of blcr-dkms

When I try to update my Ubuntu 10.04 installation to 10.10 I get the following error. Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: Trying to ...
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Upgrading from 12.04.3 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS failure

This has probably been asked millions of times already, but I'm struggling to update my Ubuntu system from LTS to LTS, now that the upgrade to 14.04.1 is out. My system keeps notifying me to upgrade ...
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do-release-upgrade crashed on UnicodeDecodeError in decode() while updateing to 13.10 from 13.04

I have just tried to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04 and I have received the following error in console Checking for a new Ubuntu release authenticate 'saucy.tar.gz' against 'saucy.tar.gz.gpg' ...
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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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Problems downloading playlist using youtube-dl

I got message that the youtube-dl have to be updated when I try to download a playlist from youtube when I try to update I have this error message: elshahen@elshahen-LAB:~$ youtube-dl -cit ...
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Unable to upgrade from 13.04 to 14.04 [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and would like to upgrade to 14.04. Entering the following commands gives me output indicating that it cannot be done. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Is updating via Update Manager equivalent to updating with apt-get?

On my desktop (Precise) I have run System Settings > Details > Install Updates from the Unity desktop. On my cloud server, also on Precise, I can use a VNC session to do the same but instead I ...
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Unity greeter background not changing for users automatically after upgrade

I have recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Normal upgrade, no new installation. In 11.10 I was using Simple LightDM Manager tool to set a custom wallpaper on the login screen. This tool ...