Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Why i can't upgrade my ubuntu?

i am using Ubuntu for long time, and now i get notifications that on my version no updates are supported. i tried to upgrade my version, but it always shows "please check Internet connection" ...
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Boot issues after uograding to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. At the end I god a message saying that udisks2 had problems installing. The installation exited with error. I rebooted. The systed dropped me into a shell with prompt ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS if upgrading MB?

Soon I will upgrade my GA-890GPA-UD3H to either GA-990FXA-UD3 or M5A99X (still deciding which one). Would I need to reinstall my 14.10 setup or will the Kernel simply boot with a different motherboard ...
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Slow performance on Ubuntu [on hold]

I know several people, whom I introduced to Ubuntu, who are - and so am I - very (!) irritated with the perfomance of Ubuntu: It is very slow!!!!! (Like the ancient windows95). Even simple things ...
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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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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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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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Failed Upgrade of [L]/X]Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I just upgraded an old (Dell Celeron) desktop from X/L Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today. There were errors in the upgrade, including a failed Samba upgrade. I now have a system that is unusable. I cannot ...
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Dropbox 3.0.3 context menu cannot be used

I am using Kubuntu 14.10 on an AMD 64 machine. I have followed the guidelines in Dropbox Upgrade and installed Dropbox 3.0.3 using method 1. The white Dropbox icon shows up on the system tray. ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and touch-pad stopped working in HP pavilion 15 r062tu

The touchpad is even not detected. But regular mouse is working fine. xinput list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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Not enough free disk space when upgrading

I'm getting an error in software updater when I try and do my daily updates. it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk /boot. Please free at least an additional 25.3 M of ...
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Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
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How to recover lost data during upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS?

I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS via usb this past Saturday afternoon. Prior to doing the upgrade, I backed everything up to an external HD. At least, I thought I backed everything up... Turns out ...
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“unresolvable problem” error when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

So I have solved this issue, but now I have another problem: An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu ...
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My ssh server stop accepting public keys after an upgrade

I know this has been asked 100 times but I tried the answers in other places (including changing permission of my ~/ssh directory) and I couldn't find a method to solve the problem. Background: my ssh ...
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Unable to mount/access phone after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

A Nokia Lumia 920 will not mount in 14.04. When I was running 13.10 this wasn't an issue. What should I try? Or will I have to revert to 13.10? What mtp-detect shows: kjhg@kjhg-LIFEBOOK-AH530-HD6:~$ ...
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Help When I try the command: sudo apt-get -f install it does not work. Plus other commands do not work I am running ubuntu 14.04 lts

When I type sudo apt-get -f install all I get is alex@alex-NV55C:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for alex: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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free space in boot for upgrade to 14.04

Can not upgrade to 14.04. Not enough free space in /boot again. No obsolete kernels detectable. What gives? :~$ ls /boot/ abi-3.11.0-13-generic initrd.img-3.11.0-26-generic ...
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Updating from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.10 with no XP

I want to update my incredibly trustworthy Ubuntu 13.04 , I have never had a problem with it even though its unsupported. Its on 64 processor,OS type is also 64 bit. the problem is, my old XP has ...
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Option to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 not present in updater

According to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade there should be an upgrade button, and it's not there. I really don't want to re-install; can't afford the time to set things up again!
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fstab won't mount SMB/CIFS share in Ubuntu 14.04 (after upgrade from 12.04 LTS)

I have a NAS network file server which under Ubuntu 12.04LTS I used to automatically mount using the following entry in my fstab file: //nas-A0-B9-AF/public /opt/Z cifs ...
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Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...
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upgrading to ubuntu 14.04, edit grub.cfg ro to rw everywhere?

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and was having this exact Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1 problem. I have been able to start my system ...
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cannot install anything via apt-get. problem with apt-get update [duplicate]

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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trouble booting 14.04 from USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and am encountering problems. I'm working from 12.04. Downloaded the 14.04 iso file. Used the Startup Disc Creator App. However, when I try to boot from ...
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Boot hangs after upgrade to kernel 3.13.0-43

I just upgraded from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43, and now I can't boot- my system hangs at the ubuntu splash screen with the five orange dots. My fans are all running full-tilt, and the system is ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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Upgrading without loss of hardware-functionality?

I try to upgrade 12.10 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I'm wondering whether I should save some specific files which are needed to configure my hardware correctly. I know upgrading should only touch system files ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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Wifi connection dropping and/or slow after upgrading to 14.10

I just recently upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and immediately started having issues with the wifi on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. It'll work fine for a while (something like 30 min to an hour?) but then the ...
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Do I have to install a disk drive on this Lenovo G50-30 laptop? [closed]

If anyone can be resourceful and precise in what to do here, that would be helpful. I received my Lenovo G50-30 laptop recently and was given the impression that it holds a disk drive, including the ...
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/var/run/reboot-required not set after unattended kernel update

I've set up unattended-upgrade on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. It has installed the kernel .41 over .40 yesterday at 4:10. Automatic reboot is configured for 3:00, so it should have rebooted last night. ...
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upgrade failed, no grub! How to rescue my files?

I have upgraded my sister-in-law's Toshiba Satellite Pro L450D-12X but it failed. It only showed the wallpaper and Panel and Launcher had disappeared. I thought I use the Boot-repair-disk from ...
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My IBus pinyin broke with 14.04 release upgrade

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and I've got a problem with IBus pinyin input. While it is very-very nice that now I have a little floating panel on which I can switch between simplified and traditional ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 freeze at boot. After upgrade intel graphics (xorg-xserver etc)

For the last week I fully reinstall Ubuntu about 4 times. I fed up of this - so I cry for help! Whatever I tried nothing work: purge and reinstall ubuntu-desktop, nvidia-drivers, xorg-xserver and so ...
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How to install a specific version of openssl

I am running 12.04 but the question applies to all ubuntu versions. Is there a package for a specific (actually I am only interested in the newest) version of openssl? Although I have the latest ...
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404 Not Found [IP: 193.1.193.69 80] when running sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Getting this error when trying to upgrade E: Failed to fetch http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/libgtk-3-0_3.10.8-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 193.1.193.69 80] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Fails after upgrade

Just yesterday, 11 DEC 2014, I installed 195MB worth of updates on a 14.04 LTS box that I have been preparing to give as gift. I first installed 14.04 a couple of months ago and all upgrades went fine ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 log in loop

*display description: VGAcompatible controller product: RS780M [MobilityRadeonHD 3200] vendor: Hynix Semiconductor Hyundai Electronics physical ID: 5 bus info: pci@0000:01:05:0 version: 00 width: ...
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How do I upgrade libraries in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as a virtual machine. During installation of a previously installed library in the terminal, I found I have 274 packages not upgraded. How do I upgrade them? Do I have to ...
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Session frozen after an update and restart?

I have done the updates proposed by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the software updater then proposed to restart. So I did and after I typed the password for my user it never shows my desktop. It looks like ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: “No new release found”

I am trying to upgrade from lubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade do-release-upgrade However the last command returns No new release found I also tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel update from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43 caused my laptop to hang

Ubuntu 14.04, just updated from kernel 3.13.0-40-generic to 3.13.0-43-generic and now I can not boot my laptop. It seemed that the new kernel came with some Navidia drivers that caused this problem. ...
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While doing upgrade, Wifi get disconnected. Suggest other ways please

When i tried to Upgrade my Ubuntu version 10.4 to 12.04, in the install package section after the fetching of 1445 files of 1787 its not downloading further. What should I do? and i couldn't able to ...
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sa-compile compilation error

I have a problem with the latest update for sa-compile (package 3.4.0-1ubuntu2 ) on ubuntu 14.04. When I install the package, I get the following error: .sa-compile (3.4.0-1ubuntu2) wird eingerichtet ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 reiserfs to 14.04.1 LTS - No root file system defined [closed]

My problem is the following: I have Ubuntu 12.10 with reiserfs file system. It certainly has root mount and home mounter on other partition. The problem is when I try to upgrade to 14.04 the disk ...