Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 on netbook: now or later?

I began with installing 9.04 in a netbook (Asus EeePC 1000H), upgraded to 9.10 and have now Lucid Lynx 10.04 (LTS). Most things tested run pretty good, with the most notable exception being wireless ...
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determining the source for a package upgrade

Running aptitude dist-upgrade on my system currently results in an attempt to upgrade a few packages. All of these packages are being flagged as "untrusted packages" which "could compromise your ...
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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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Upgrading to python 3.2

I want to use new functools that provides with the lrucache, I am currently using python 2.6, which doesn't support this, What is the best way I can upgrade to python 3.2? or is there any other ...
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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. These ...
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Upgrade vs Clean Install

I've been trying for months to upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to 10.04 and have been told that I cannot because of my ATI Radeon Xpress M200 card. I finally got tired of not being able to get things from the ...
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Is it possible to use empathy 2.32 on gnome 2.30?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid which contains the Gnome 2.30. The thing is that, I'm really interested on using empathy 2.32, since it fixes a lot of bugs. However I don't want to upgrade the entire system ...
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Netbook Remix 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade using alternate iso

I'm using Netbook Remix 10.04 now. I'm having the 10.10 alternate iso with me. If I use that iso to upgrade, will I lose my netbook version? I've seen in some forums that the upgrade resulted in a ...
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Unconfigured package error: Package apache2.2-common is not configured yet

While executing apt-get install python-setuptools or apt-get upgrade, there are about a dozen of dependency errors, the top three are: apt-get install python-setuptools Reading package lists... ...
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Distribution upgrade: what is likely to break?

I'd like to upgrade my distribution (10.04 to 10.10) and since I have customized Ubuntu quite a bit, I was wondering what is likely to "break". If that can help, here is a sample list of things that ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 causes mountall error in Parallels [closed]

I just recently upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 using the update manager tool. After the upgrade, I was asked to reboot and it fails with An error occurred while mounting /media/psf Press S to ...
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Faulty upgrade from 10.4 to 10.10 Can I redo the upgrade without erasing all the existing mess?

I happily used 10.4 for abouit six months. When I upgraded to 10.10 my Update Manager stopped working and at last count there were about 250 updates lined up and waiting. Also my sound ...
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Can't view videos in Flash now I've upgraded to 10.04 [closed]

I've just upgraded to the LTS and now I can't watch any videos on Your Tube via Flash in either Firefox or Chrome. I had the issue with Chrome before I upgraded, but I could still see them in Firefox ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

I have installed 10.04 in june 2010 and last time while updating I messed up with my graphics driver. I am not able to apply the extra visual effects and also yet I am unable to find out driver for ...
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Mistaken dist-upgrade, is this bad?

I was looking for Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I got a message saying some packages were "held ...
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after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, no keyboard, cannot login

just did upgrade from kubuntu 10.04 to 10.10.. after all done and reboot, when the login box shows up, my keyboard and laptop pad ( mouse ) dosn't work, (plugged in the usb mouse, it works sometimes) ...
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apt-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
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Screen Savers not working after Maverick Upgrade

After doing an in-place upgrade from Lucid to Maverick, my screen savers no longer work. I get a background that the panel/title-bar image, but no screen saver. I see no messages in dmesg, and don't ...
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Computer boots into 'grub rescue' mode, after not having found the 'grub_xputs' symbol [closed]

After having made an upgrade and rebooted as requested, my computer fails to start properly. It indicates: "error: the symbol 'grub_xputs' not found", and underneath I have a "grub rescue" prompt. ...
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list of apt-get packages for upgrade

I have a 9.10 machine used for development by one of my colleagues. A new team member has joined us, and he wants to have the same development environment on his 10.04 machine as the one used on the 9....
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Upgrading 10.04LTS -> 10.10 using custom sources

I'm trying to upgrade to 10.10 from 10.04 LTS using a custom sources.list file that points to an unofficial mirror*. The mirror does have maverick, but I get the following output when upgrading: ...
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Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
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Can upgrading packages during an in-progress backup render the backup unusable?

I am running BackupPC, which backs up my laptop via rsync to another computer daily. Suppose that I upgrade one or more packages during the backup process. Is it possible that the package will be ...
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How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)?

How do I upgrade to the unreleased version of Ubuntu for testing?
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Can I upgrade my Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 using LiveCD?

Can I upgrade my Ubuntu with a LiveCD (I don't have a stable internet connection)? If I have to use the command line please provide a step-by-step solution as I'm a beginner. And I heard, many ...
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Upgrade from Intrepid to Lucid, using CDROM

I want to upgrade a PC from Intrepd to Lucid, but I can only go as far as 9.10, even though I have "Show only LTS" enabled in Sources. I have a 10.04 CD, is it possible to upgrade to Lucid, after I ...
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What went wrong with my upgrade to Maverick 10.10?

Since I have upgraded my working Lucid PC to Maverick I am unable to log in as a normal user. I can only login as root. If I log in as a normal user the log in screen disappears and reappears with the ...
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Upgraded to 10.04 LTS and cannot startup

I've been running 9.10 on an old Toshiba Satellite laptop for a few months and recently went to upgrade it to 10.04 LTS, using the Update Manager. After the update, the computer will not boot. There ...
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Upgraded to 10.10 but desktop shell did not change

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 but my desktop shell did not change to Unity. How can I change it myself to check it out (and change back if I decide to)?
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Problem updating 8.10 Intrepid to 9.04 Jaunty using do-release-upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? Wondering if anyone has run into this. I'm trying to do a "do-release-upgrade" and what I receive is: An ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick? [closed]

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...
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How do you I find a list of softwares which are outdated and needs upgrade?

How do I find a list of packages that are outdated and need to be upgraded using aptitude? I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Why do dist upgrades still have to freeze and ask questions?

I left my dist upgrade (from Netbook Edition 10.04 to 10.10) running overnight and I wake up to see it frozen at some ridiculous question about replacing a config file. Why can't they still get this ...
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Can the kernel update itself via the update manager?

I noticed that the date of the currenlty installed Linux kernel Revision/Version is later than the System's install date. 2.6.32-24-generic # /var/log/installer/syslog 2.6.32-25-generic # uname -...
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I have two System informations display

Hey! I have upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 using the the apt-get dist-upgrade command. Everything went ok (at least for now everything seems to be working) but now when I login via ssh I get two ...
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Different Kernel between Ubuntu

I have a pc with Ubuntu Karmic and the kernel that I have is 2.6.31-22 I have another pc with Ubuntu Maverick and the kernel is the last one. That means that Karmic doesnt upgrade the kernel to the ...
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upgrade manager just closes

I keep on trying to upgrade this PC, but after getting the upgrade tool the distribution window closes and does not remember that I have tried upgrading. Is their any solution to this problem? I am ...
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Dell T3500 Precision Workstation will not boot after an update from 10.04 to 10.10

I'm having trouble booting ubuntu after upgrading to 10.10. After the unexpected exit with status 0x0009 message, it said: Gave up waiting for root device: common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/...
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Can I upgrade to maverick and keep my kernel?

I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 without many (serious) problems, I installed the 10.10 CD and put it on a flash drive (after a while or looking through the web to realize that the startup disk ...
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Will there be a clean upgrade path from 10.10 to 11.04?

Will there be a straight upgrade path from 10.10 to 11.04 (Gnome to Unity), and will there be measures put in place to ensure that Gnome is properly "cleaned" out on the way?
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How to upgrade subversion to v1.6.13?

What is the best way to upgrade subversion to 1.6.13 on ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Ubuntu 10.04 ships subversion 1.6.6 and important bug fix has been done for 1.6.13.
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Problem with release upgrade 9.04 to 9.10

I recently tried upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 on my netbook, but something went wrong, and X session hang up. After reboot I still can log to system, but Gnome is rather broken. I found that I can issue ...
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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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What's the risk of upgrading over SSH?

When I run sudo do-release-upgrade over ssh, I get the following message. This session appears to be running under ssh. It is not recommended to perform a upgrade over ssh currently because in ...
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When I do a release upgrade on a system with two derivatives, do both get updated?

Let's say I installed regular Ubuntu Desktop edition using the liveCD. The I installed both Kubuntu and UNR on the same partition as Ubuntu desktop, by doing: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop ...
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What is BLCR and why does it fail to update?

Evert time the kernel is updated by apt-get upgrade, I can see the following among the output: run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 2.6.35-22-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-...
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10.04 > 10.10 upgrade and the splash screen hangs

I have a computer that once I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 the splash screen hangs. I had this issue on another machine that I simply boot into recovery mode and reinstalled the nvidia drivers (both ...
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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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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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Wireless Card Behaving Oddly on an HP Pavilion dv6

I'm not sure what kind it is, it doesn't use a propriety driver, it runs out of the box. In 10.04 it worked fine, in 10.10 it'll work, but randomly lose connection, though it won't state it, then it'...