Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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Mouse not working after xubuntu-desktop install

I had a fully functional Ubuntu 11.04 installation on a Gateway LT3103u netbook. I upgraded to 11.10. When I logged in, the screen was all strange: instead of a pointer there was a large pixellated ...
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Software center does not load after upgrade and terminal does not allow me to enter password [closed]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and now software center does not work and when I open Dash it cannot access any applications. When I tried some of the solutions posted the terminal asks me the sudo ...
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INtel 3956ABG WPA wireless not working on Thinkpad T60

I recently upgraded my Thinkpad T60 from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. My wireless worked on 11.04 without a problem. Using 11.10, it detects all the wireless networks available, but will not connect to it. ...
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Multitouch mess-up--Should I do a partial upgrade?

I was trying to get multitouch working on my 11.10 installation. Some googling led me to believe that I should install: xserver-xorg-input-multitouch to do that. This seems to be incorrect and ...
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Upgrade to 11.04 failed, how do I repair when it won't even boot?

I am new to Ubuntu but really enjoy it. A couple days ago I was prompted to upgrade to 11.04, or whichever is the newest version. I think I had 10.10 before. Something happened overnight while ...
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Will it be possible to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu from an older version

Is it possible to upgrade for example from Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 or even 10.10 to the latest version of Ubuntu (11.10 in this case). Am not asking to download the DVD/CD or to upgrade from one version to ...
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Blank screen after upgrading to 10.04 to 10.10 [closed]

I have upgraded my desktop to Lucid from karmic online through update manager - facing problems, request your help. After completing upgrade and then reboot, I am getting blank screen. Tried to login ...
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Graphics are slower in 11.10 after upgrade

I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and i noticed that graphics are slower. I had the nvidia driver downloaded from their website in 11.04. After the upgrade the pc wouldn't actually boot in kernel 3....
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Upgrade Ubuntu without getting a ton of new software installed

Was asked to upgrade Ubuntu to version 11.10 today, and said alright. When it's asking me if I want to start the upgrade it lists some details. It says that 434 new packages are going to be installed. ...
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How do I reset my authentication password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset Lost Administrative(root) Password I accidentally forgot my authentication password and I don't know what to do. Please help me out with this problem. I cant download ...
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I upgraded to 11.10 but my home partition is missing, how can I recover it?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I created a separate home partition. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10. In the installation screen The options were: Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and reinstall Upgrade Ubuntu ...
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How Do I Get Out Of This Mess Caused By Power failure While Upgrading from 11.04 To 11.10?

When my battery died and I started it again, it showd me a scan disc check screen. After which, it returned the black screen of before. I pressed all the function keys one after the other then ran my ...
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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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libglib2.0 errors on 11.10 upgrade and installing ia32-libs

Ran through the upgrade to 11.10 and bunch of errors came back. After some initial diagnosis and autoremove via apt-get, I've still got 17 packages that won't install. Running dpkg --audit gives me: ...
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Do I need to install a bootloader while upgrading a virtual machine?

I have a virtualization server which is having a few virtual machines running at top of it. All this was done using Ubuntu server edition with KVM and using virt-manager on SSH connection. These VMs ...
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Transmission torrent client hangs up after upgrade

I had a 10.10 ubuntu installation and upgraded to most recent 11.04. After the upgrade when I start the transmission the window appears but no components inside and after a while it becomes grey and ...
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Why isn't Skype showing up in the systray after upgrading to 11.10? [closed]

I have tried allowing Skype to show up in the systray by running: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'scp-dbus-service', 'Update-notifier', '...
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After upgrade to 11.10, display for main account is messed up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04 earlier this week, and ran in to some problems booting up into the GUI. When I booted, I got a message saying there ...
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Will not boot to prompt after do-release-upgrade; gdm not running xserver

Oneiric will not boot to prompt after do-release-upgrade; gdm not running xserver but it will boot a previous kernel version. Where are the log files? The hdd has been running something for 3 hours.
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how do I restore my account after upgrade to 11.10

I upgraded my ubuntu OS from 11.04 to 11.10 a few days ago. During this process the update manager alerted me that it encountered some errors, and suggested I send a bug report. I tried to send it, ...
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Acer Aspire reports 432MB RAM but has 1GB installed

My Acer Aspire has 1GB RAM (2x512MB) When running Ubuntu 11.10, it only reports having 432MB. This would be corect if I was only using 512MB of RAM. Before the upgrade, it showed the correct amount ...
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How to upgrade Firefox in ubuntu 10.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? how to update firefox in ubuntu 10.04 LTS to firefox 7
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Possible to upgrade to 11.10 without the “extra applications”. Like no-install-recommends?

I am using 11.04 which I started off with a Command Line System via Alternate CD then installed apps on top. When I upgrade to 11.10 soon, isit possible to upgrade just the OS, probably with the core ...
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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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How do I recover from this broken upgrade(?)?

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 through the upgrade wizard. I had about 30 minutes left on my install, and had to leave. When I came back, my computer was frozen, so I had to do a hard reset. When ...
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Can't start a Unity session from an upgraded account but I can from a new one

After upgrading to 11.10 I can't seem to login into an X session in no matter what mode I try (Unity, Unity 2D, Recovery Console, Gnome, and Classic Gnone). I was able though to start a unity session ...
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libdjvulibre21 failed installation/upgrade to version 11.10 of Ubuntu

While upgrading to Version 11.10 of Ubuntu, I noticed that the (aptitude) package libdjvulibre21 failed installation. After instllation, I was prompted that one package had failed installation, and ...
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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 Failed, can I reinstall over current installation?

I was running the distribution upgrade on my System76 Serval Professional, and the upgrade failed while configuring samba. This installed some of the OS, but even though I can log in (graphically) to ...
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Do you wait for a release upgrade to stabilise before going ahead with it?

I'm new to ubuntu/debian being a gentoo user for many years, so please excuse my ignorance. I've just been informed of the release of 12.04 but when I review the package list I noticed an ...
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How Do I Get Out Of This Mess Caused By Power failure While Upgrading To 11.10?

I will start by saying I am an idiot. I went to bed while upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10. When I woke up I realzed the power had gone. (where I live they 'take light') Initially, booting up showed me ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade on distribution upgrade

I've been trying to update Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 through Update Manager multiple times since the release but have encountered this error every single time: An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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Upgrade to 11.10 fails on Flash

I tried to upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 this morning and the upgrade failed. First, it reported a flash error and then at the very end it aborted the upgrade due to these same flash errors. I have ...
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How can I know that 11.10 won't introduce hardware compatibility problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to quickly and thoroughly use a LiveCD to test for hardware incompatibility? I haven't upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 yet & I am wary of doing it. I'm afraid that the ...
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Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 crashed

I am new to ubuntu and linux as a whole. I had kept my system on upgrade 11.04 to 11.10 and suddenly the terminal box showed up with some commands and was stuck there. i tried to reboot but again the ...
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Keybord doesn't work in Nautilus (and gnome-terminal) after ubuntu update from 11.04 to 11.10

When i open any folder, window of Nautilus appears, and i can't use keybord keys (i've tried TAB,F2,F3,F9,CTRL+L,ARROWS,DEL), except ALT+F4. And in gnome-terminal i can't type at all. I tried to open ...
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Upgrading ubuntu lead to a new, broken version, but the old one still runs

Don't know what else to add. GRUB now presents 2 x 2 options. Using the older version works fine, using the new one (regular and fail safe) doesn't work. I'd like to be up to date, but also to ...
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Launcher gone after customizing it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I did the upgrade on my laptop. GREAT!. Getting familiar with it and LOVING IT!. (I switched to Ubuntu a month ago and ...
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Banshee no longer works after upgrade

I upgraded 11.04 to 11.10 using the online upgrade, and all went well except for Banshee. It shows under the sounds icon in the panel, and the icon for the program shows in Applications in the Dash, ...
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How do I upgrade Virtual Box?

When I run sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade in Ubuntu 11.04, I get the exception below. VirtualBox is currently on '4.1.2'. I have installed apt-cacher-ng on this machine and install apt-get ...
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Will I upgrade to Ubuntu if I use dist-upgrade in Xubuntu?

Will update-manager -d in Xubuntu 11.04 install standard Ubuntu (with Unity and all) or will it just upgrade to Xubuntu 11.10? If anyone did so, did you have experience concerning stability or ...
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Root password problems after upgrade

I upgraded to 11.10 yesterday. My Nautilus started to crash on load, looks like a known bug with remote terminal plugin nautilus exiting with segmentation fault after upgrade. So I decided to ...
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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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Strange UI after upgrading to 11.10 [closed]

I just upgraded to 11.10 (from 11.04). I was using the 'Classic Ubuntu' login as default before. When I now log in, I don't get the top bar (where you have Applications, Places, System normally). ...
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After upgrade 10.10 -> 11.04 in Vbox, VM will not boot

I was running 10.10 64-bit quite happily in VirtualBox 4.0.4 64-bit on Windows-7 Professional 64-bit SP1. This morning I upgraded VBox to the latest 4.0.6; 10.10 still worked just fine. The I did an ...
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Display not detected on a Thinkpad T420 [closed]

I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 Everything is working except display is listed as "unknown" with max resolution of 1024x786. Does not give option to go higher. Laptop is a late model T420 with ...
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How would I go about installing Gnome 2.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I am trying to weigh out the pros and cons of upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04. I am currently using Gnome for my desktop environment. ...
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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/backport evolution to latest version

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, with default applications. Now I have tested Ubuntu 11.04, but it is not a LTS version, so I want to upgrade evolution of 10.04 to 11.04, because the evolution in 11.04 is far ...