Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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Early Install - 13.04 vs 12.10 [closed]

This past week I built a new system that I need to install Ubuntu on. I would like to use 13.04 once it is released, and was hoping to wait until then for the system build. Unfortunately the system ...
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Grub does not autoboot the default option after upgrade to 12.10

I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and since that time, the system does not automatically boot. It always opens the boot menu, and I have to press Enter to make it boot Ubuntu. It seems ...
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Upgraded to 12.04 LTS now computer is unusable

I used the "Upgrade" option to install 12.04 LTS on a laptop from 11.10. The installation completed and after rebooting I have these issues: login screen displays but all icons are missing ...
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NTFS partition becomes read-only after system upgrade?

I was using ubuntu 11.04 on my Laptop. While installing it from a DVD, I have created a 10 GB NTFS partition at the beginning of the hard disk, as primary. All other partitions ( swap, a ext3, a ext4 ...
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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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1TB SATA HDrive on Marvell Adapter disappears after 10.10 upgrade - Why?

Thanks for taking the time. I have a problem I've never had after an upgrade. One of my hard drive, a 1TB NTFS drive connected with the marvell SATA connector (88sx or smth like that ) to my Asus ...
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Why do my display settings say laptop when I'm using a desktop? [closed]

I just upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 today. I noticed that in display settings it recognizes my system as laptop and I am actually running a desktop with a viewsonic monitor. How can I fix this?
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How can I fix a 404 Error using the Ubuntu archives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? When running an update I get these errors: :Failed to fetch ...
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Can't login after installing 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot login to my user account This computer has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time, and after several upgrades, the OS started getting a little creaky. I decided to ...
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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 safe it is to upgrade to natty at the moment?

I do know natty is unstable now, and it is not recommended to use it on production machines, blah blah. But I am not really afraid of most minor issues, and I'd love to try ubuntu 11.04. How safe it ...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue when upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10?

I've been trying to upgrade to 12.10 ever since it was released today but I keep meeting this error: "An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Unable to correct problems, you ...
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Have I lost my entire Windows drive and all the files?

I previously had Heron 8.04 installed. Today I decided to upgrade. During the partition phase of the install of 10.10 it asked me what portion of the drive I should use. There were a few options: ...
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Patch for new 64bit kernel vulnerability?

I read about the 64 bit kernel vulnerability in the linux kernel today (9/20) Link to article I have an ubuntu server 10.04 and 8.04 in my organization. My question is could I just use the apt-get ...
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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 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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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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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 to install the latest version of Groovy?

I have already installed Groovy in my Ubuntu 10.10 desktop version. Now the language have been released its latest version of Groovy 1.8. When I try to install using the same command that have been ...
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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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Upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 not available in update manager

My update manager does not give me the option to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. That is, the "New distribution release '12.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions" section is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 ready? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do maintenance releases appear in the Ubuntu website I'm trying to see if the first point release 12.04.1 is ready, but I can't tell from the Ubuntu web site. I'm ...
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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 ...
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Am I being served a beta release of 13.10?

Today, I followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SaucyUpgrades (Ubuntu Desktops 13.04 to 13.10). When I got to step #6, the release notes popped up, and the first two lines ...
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Can I specify packages to be upgraded?

Can I choose which packages I want to upgrade with apt? Using apt-get upgrade upgrades all packages, not just some of them. Using apt-get install package doesn't upgrade some by me required packages ...
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Should I first configure my new Ubuntu Server install before updating it?

I'm courious if there is any recommendation to configure fresh Ubuntu Server (date, hosts, networking) before "apt-get upgrade" or there is no difference?
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How to find out what version of Ubuntu was originally installed?

Given a machine that may or may not have been through a number of release upgrades, how can I find out the version of Ubuntu that was originally installed? Assuming that logging configuration has not ...
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Why do I have different kernel versions on same distribution version

I (re)installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 to solve an audio problem. After the installation I find that the kernel version of this MythTV front-end is 3.5.0-27-generic. However on the fully-updated ...
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How can I upgrade from Gnome-Shell 3.4.2 to 3.8? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed gnome-shell that's version is 3.4.2. Now the gnome 3.8 has been released and I would like to upgrade my gnome-shell to 3.8.
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How to manually restart services affected by apt upgrades?

How can I issue apt upgrades without automatically stopping/starting daemons? I'd like to manually restart services. To cite a specific example: I'll revisit a long-running machine and run sudo ...
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apt sources.list disabled on upgrade to 12.04

After a do-release-upgrade, I'm now running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, as indicated below > lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: ...
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Can I upgrade from 8.04 to 12.04?

How can I upgrade from Hardy to 12.04 LTS directly? Without doing multiple upgrades i.e to Lucid, Natty Narwhal, Oneiric, next upgrade, etc.
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Why is it not advised to change sources.list to point to a newer version when upgrading?

I just wanted to know why precisely it is not advised to just change the sources.list file to point to a newer Version I want to upgrade to? I used that method some time with success. What problems ...
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Do-release-upgrades fails on multiple servers

When I try to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 it won't even start. Following is ther terminal output of do release-upgrade and cat /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log (apt.log doesn't exist). ...
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How does updating the kernel affect custom modules?

I am curious as to what happens when you run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade if you have custom kernel modules installed. Are there hooks to reinstall your custom module? Are ...
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Do I need to uninstall 10.04 to upgrade to 12.04?

I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 installed alongside windows 7 and would like to uninstall it so i can use 12.04. Having looked on the net it seems as if it is rather complicated to uninstall without ...
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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 Ubuntu using the Live CD?

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my desktop, an year ago. Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 using the Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD?
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Update problems: packages held back

When I try and upgrade I get packages that are kept back, when I use dist-upgrade they will be upgraded however I get this warning: Current status: 5 updates [-1]. will@will-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Default playback audio output on Xubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13:10, and since then I have no sound when I start my PC, because it's being sent to the HDMI output (my TV). I want it to go to the Analogue output (my PC) ...
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Upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. I have tried the one I this link I gives option to upgrade to 12.10 not 13.10 I want to directly upgrade to 13.10 from 12.04
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Will upgrading Windows 7 to 8 affect Ubuntu installation (dual-boot)?

I'm posting this question because I have the intention to update my Windows 7 (damaged installation) to Windows 8 but I don't know if this process may affect my Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have 220 GB ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after update from 12.04 to 12.10

I've updated Ubuntu from the Update Manager and after a proposed reboot it stopped loading and the computer hung up. What shall I do in this situation? It hangs up on the page listed in image below: ...
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Enabling unattended-upgrades from a shell script

I have a shell script to automatically configure new Ubuntu virtual machines for my purposes. I would like this script to install and enable unattended-upgrades, but I cannot figure out how to do so ...
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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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Lost Evolution Inbox During 11.10 upgrade

I just upgraded to 11.10 and lost my inbox messages in Evolution. All subfolders and their content exists and continues to receive messages but the Inbox folder remains empty (although I know I have ...
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Will all my settings be kept if I update from to the next version of Ubuntu?

I'm very new to Linux; I've been using Lucid for about 5 months and really like it. What is the best way to update to Maverick without losing all my settings? Will just running the update manager ...
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How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically?

today at startup my Tb (not precisely sure what version it was) asked if it should check compatibility of the lightning calendar addon. That is to say it displayed in a list windows the only item: ...