Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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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? [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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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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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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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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Can no longer use Screen Share to connect Mac to Ubuntu since upgrading to 14.04

Worked fine before, but since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, whilst the connection shows in Finder OK when clicking on it says "Connection failed to “XXX's remote desktop on Xxxxx”. The software on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why is upgrading from an LTS to LTS more safe than doing upgrades from the Short Term Supports?

How is an LTS to LTS upgrade different than a Standard Release to Standard Release upgrade? Are fresh installs usually preferred to guarantee a stable environment?
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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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Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 beta

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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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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Input methods after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, ibus (which had its own little icon in the task bar) fails to load. Instead I get a little icon, whose preferences direct me to "Text Entry". When I try open the "Input ...
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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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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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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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How to manage kernel upgrades with ubuntu-zfs installed

I have ubuntu-zfs installed. Periodically my system downloads minor kernel updates, but does not rebuild the ZFS module. On the next reboot, none of the ZFS filesystems can be mounted. In the past ...
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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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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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Laptop losing wireless connection randomly after upgrade

I have some strange wireless connection problems after upgrading to 10.10. I was using 10.04 before and everything was fine. The problem I can connect to my access point but I'm constantly losing ...
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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 ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 lost MBR

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select ...
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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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Is it possible to install and run Thunar 1.5.1 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I hear that a new Thunar (with tabs!!) is ready - see this. I have added the PPA and run the update and upgrade commands but I still have Thunar 1.2.3 In Synaptic, Thunar looks ready for upgrade: ...
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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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Is it safe to upgrade my web server from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10?

Currently, im planing to move my site to Mediatemple. When installing an OS in the server, the latest Ubuntu version they show is 11.04. So, is it safe If I update it to 11.10 with ...
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Crash after update to 11.10, from 11.04

I have searched quite a lot, but it seems that I am the only unfortunate. Last night I chose to upgrade (via Internet install) to 11.10 from my 11.04, but after the upgrade, Ubuntu just doesn't boot. ...
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Will removed default apps come back after an upgrade to a new release?

I long removed Firefox, Evolution, Brasero and other apps that originally came with Maverick. Will the upgrade bring them back? If so is there a way to prevent this? Also, will other 3rd party apps ...
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After do-release-upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 I still get informed about 13.04 on log-in via MOTD

This was an issue with moving to 12.10 it appears to have resurfaced now with 13.04 i.e. post upgrade to 13.04 you still get the MOTD to upgrade. I've tried the previous list of fixes for the same ...
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What guarantees does Ubuntu provide concerning binary compatibility across releases?

I know generally the answer is "use a PPA", but separate from this... What is the Ubuntu policy on compatibility across versions of Ubuntu for a given architecture? For example, if a binary in a ...
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Kernel error on VMWare after upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04

I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04. I have removed the old kernel 3.2.21 in 12.04. On start up, I get an error before login, such as vmware .... In 12.04, I have installed VMware 9.0 and now in 12.10, ...
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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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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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Help! Online upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 stuck

I was trying to upgrade my Lenovo T500 laptop from Kubuntu 12.04 LTS to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. Fired up the upgrade process, and finally after downloading a zillion packages the upgrade got going, only ...
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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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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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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 ...