Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How to upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 (next development version) from the command-line? [duplicate]

It is now September, and I am ready to upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu. I know that Ubuntu 15.10 has not yet been released, but I like to live on the edge. It also makes me feel good to get ...
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apt-get won't upgrade old generic-pae

Running #apt-get upgrade I am told to run sudo apt-get -f install. I do that and see: The following extra packages will be installed: linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic-pae ...
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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: ...
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How to recover from a partial system upgrade?

When I was given the option to Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 I did try to Upgrade, but while it was upgrading the internet connection was lost and the system went through a partial upgrade. Now when I try ...
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Applications aren't displayed in dash after upgrading to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I have ubuntu box that has been upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. After the upgrade one of the users cannot see applications in the dash: Typing a ...
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How can I resume an upgrade after denying it the first time?

Last evening i started the procedure to upgrade ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 while not being at home and with a slow connection. During the upgrade procedure ubuntu told me that the required time with my ...
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Easiest way to upgrade php to latest version? [duplicate]

I'm seeing info on how to upgrade from a specific version to another, and that is what I want to do (currently 3.3.6), but is there a simple command to do this? I'm a complete ubuntu/linux noob so I ...
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How can I upgrade Ubuntu to newer release manually (without using update manager)?

I need this for 3 purposes: For some reason, Ubuntu 13.04 on my home computer did not want to upgrade to 13.10. It said "No new releases found". And some Ubuntu derivatives (such as Mint) do not use ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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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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packages been kept back

I tried both aptitude -y safe-upgrade and apt-get upgrade -f but in both cases, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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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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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am highly looking forward to the new flavor of Ubuntu and it's bells and whistles to wrap the bow on top. My only concern is upgrading to it from my current system without reinstalling Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...