Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Power failure during upgrade

During upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 there was a power failure. computer boots to desktop but without tools and menus to navigate. files that can be open cannot be closed. sidebar menu does not ...
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Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection

I wanna upgrade my Ubuntu from 11.04 to 12.04,but the internet is so slow when I use Synaptic or Update Manager,because they only make one connection to download packages like wget.( 6 ~ 7kbps ). but ...
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Icons missing from launcher, system settings, folders

Various icons from launcher are missing. The first one is from Home folder menu the second from Terminal the last one from Desktop Switcher. This happened after I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. I have ...
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Update from 14.10 to 15.04 result to a blank screen with cursor after sddm login

I've made a long search thru all posts in the forum, and no one could help resolving my problem: The machine is a desktop with only linux and an nvidia GeForce GT 430. After the upgrade from kubuntu ...
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kubuntu 15.04 upgrade: many problems

I'll just toss here a list of problems I have with the recent upgrade to kubuntu 15.04 I'll accept that all my settings are gone because of the change of framework 4 to 5 (it would have been nice to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrading Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) shows unmet dependencies

When upgrading from to the new Hardware Enablement Stack manually using this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic ...
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Can't log in to GNOME after upgrade (raring -> saucy)

I've just upgraded my ubuntu (raring to saucy) and I now can't log in to GNOME. As opposed to virtual consoles (Ctrl-Alt-F1, for example). I set it up to log in automatically. But it asks for password ...
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ctrl + a doesn't work in browsers

The combination for select all (Ctrl+A) doesn't work in a browser (either if we speak about firefox or chromium). It doesn't work if I try to clik in to the adress bar nor if I try to use it to select ...
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Upgrade problem

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: The package 'unity' is marked for removal but it is in the removal blacklist. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release ...
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My update manager won't upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No facility exists in Update Manager (12.04) to upgrade to 12.10. Why? I followed the steps as shown on the Ubuntu website, but when i clicked on "Check" the upgrade did ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'util-linux'

I am trying to do apt-get dist-upgrade but I get the error: E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'util-linux'.Please see man 5 apt.conf under APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2) How ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after apt-get upgrade (black screen) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Some time ago (2 weeks) I ran apt-get upgrade. When complete I turned off the computer. I was on ...
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Resume upgrade to 13.10

I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it. I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update? Now OS launches, but I upgrade is ...
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How to upgrade to a newer release of Ubuntu using the Live CD?

I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 daily CD and I want to upgrade all my computers using this Live CD (they all run Ubuntu 13.04 presently). How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 exploiting the packages in the ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 with live USB on dual boot system

I have dual boot Win7/Ubuntu 12.10. I have a 13.04 live USB. How can I upgrade the 12.10 install from the live USB? I read previous questions here that answer this question - they all say that the ...
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Video lens missing after upgrade to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The video lens in unity is not showing up I did an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 and after this process I saw that the dash was missing my lens for movies and online TV ...
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How to fix GPG error/BADSIG while running apt-get update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Of late, I've been getting this long list of errors every time I run apt-get update from the terminal. ...
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Update Manager doesn't show the latest version for upgrade [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to upgrade it to 15.04. However, the update manager shows only 12.10. I tried changing its settings -> all new versions and disabling third party ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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X doesn't start after Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I'm trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. I was making the upgrade over the X session of 11.10 i386. I was in the middle of the instalation when the X freezed. So i've made a reboot. When it ...
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When launching, nvidia-settings it just hangs

I've just upgraded to 11.10 and now nvidia-settings won't launch. If I run it from the command line (as me or as root) it just hangs. How can I debug this?
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Uninstall NVidia drivers? [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (in order to be able to upgrade to 11.04). It seems like the current graphics drivers are incompatible with the latest kernel I have. I don't know if I have ...
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Reinstall of OS after CPU Upgrade needed?

I recently upgraded my CPU from an Athlon II X2 250 to the Athlon II X4 610E(45W 4 cores -- can't beat the efficiency). Is an ubuntu reinstall required?
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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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Ubuntu shows 'Kubuntu' on boot

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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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...
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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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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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hwe-support-status does not tell me how to upgrade to 12.04.5

According to 1204_HWE-EOL, there should be an option to upgrade to 12.04.5 HWE, however, I do not receive any such instructions from hwe-support-status. # uname -r 3.11.0-24-generic # ...
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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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Login loop in 15.04 after upgrading to kernel 3.19.0-26-generic

Today I've updated the kernel from 3.19.0.25-generic to 3.19.0.26-generic, and now I get a login loop. After I input the (correct) password, the login screen keeps reappearing over and over. If in the ...
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Upgrading to Alpha fails due extras repositories

I try to upgrade to the latest release of Ubuntu (14.04 - Alpha). I typed this in the Terminal: $ sudo update-manager -d After some checks, a popup appeared: I clicked the Upgrade... button: ...
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“General error mounting filesystems” after upgrade to 13.04

I just tried updating to 13.04 from 12.10. When I restarted, it went to Grub even though there's no other OS on the computer. I clicked on Ubuntu to finish booting and I got a terminal with the error ...
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Upgrade 9.10 to 10.04

We have Karmic Koala on our workstation. When we tried upgrading using Update Manager, the window froze (turned black and white) and we had to "Force Quit". We used the command-line "sudo ...
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apt-get upgrade stuck at the same package

Current status I've started to suspect this is not an Ubuntu issue, but related to the internet connection here at my work. Until I'm sure, Im leaving my question below: Original question I'm ...
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Change of default applications during upgrade

LibreOffice and Banshee are set to replace OpenOffice and Rhythmbox as we move from 10.10 to 11.04. Doing a fresh install obviously makes these new applications the default ones. However, if I choose ...
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Black screen on upgrading to 15.04

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04, and I get a black screen after the grub screen on selecting Ubuntu. I read a post that suggested I close the lid and open it again, and this actually ...
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CVE-2015-0235 How to update eglibc to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10

I followed these instructions and found that my glibc version was 2.15-0ubuntu10.9. How do I update it to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10? It is also mentioned here that services have to be restarted after the ...
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I don't know how to upgrade 12.10 to 13.04 or 13.10

I try to use upgrade app to upgrade, but the app tell me I can upgrade 13.10 directly. But, if I press upgrade button, then the error message occured like... An upgrade from 'quantal' to 'saucy' is ...
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Why doesn't the command do-release-upgrade doesn't require sudo?

I was wondering why the command do-release-upgrade doesn't require sudo? I mean, it does significantly change your system, so I would have guessed it requires sudo. This is from ubuntu self, but it ...
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Upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 to 11.10. X starts, Unity desktop not there

I upgraded my Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 system to 11.04 and then 11.10. Now, when I start Ubuntu, the Unity desktop doesn't start correctly. Here's what I do: Start computer I log in via the GUI login ...
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Black tty 1-6 screens

After installing Ubuntu 10.04 I had some flickering issues, so I tried upgrading drivers and such, then I installed the fglrx driver and the flickering have gone away but when trying to access the TTY ...
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How do I upgrade Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and Ubuntu based distros?

I am currently running Ubuntu Unity 14.04.x and Zorin OS 9 (14.04.x based distro). Both OSs are running Nautilus 3.10.1. Recently, Nautilus 3.18.1 was released. This new version is not in the ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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Upgrade from Caixa Mágica 22LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04?

I have Caixa Mágica 22LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04) installed on my laptop. I want to know if is possible to convert it to Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 (in Portuguese). If yes, then I need to install the HP ...
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Upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 has stucked

I am upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04 but something goes wrong. The process has stopped. I guess I must accept something or agree with something but I am not able to see what exactly. I try pressing ...
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Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no problem?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and although I would like to upgrade to 14.04 LTS, I don't want to have any troubles after upgrading. For example, I don't know if I can no longer use some of my software ...
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Where is the update to 14.04.1 in update-manager?

I am not looking for a workaround or a hack. I am just confused. 14.04.1 has been released now for a week, and one of my machines which is on 12.04, and another one which is on 14.04 both don't have ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 reboot fail

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, and when I restarted the computer and selected Ubuntu, the black screen said: mount: mounting/dev/loop0 on/root failed: Invalid Argument mount: mounting/dev ...
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ubuntu 12.04 kernel upgrade to 3.10

After reviewing many guides about kernel upgrades - and even following a tip from: http://syntaxionist.rogerhub.com/ubuntu-on-the-lenovo-thinkpad-x230.html to upgrade the kernel of Ubuntu 12.04 to ...