Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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When will Ubuntu release an update to work flawlessly on Surface Pro 3?

I wanted to load Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 but after some research have realized there are way too many issues. Such as WiFi unstable, type cover not working, Bluetooth stylus not fully functional, ...
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Is upgrading to Utopic worth it? Will I encounter lots of bugs?

I have a newer, touchscreen laptop/tablet (a 2-in-1? but it doesn't come apart, it folds back and becomes a tablet), and I'd like the fullest support possible for my newer device. When trying to ...
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Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 [closed]

I'm looking for a way to upgrade 14.10 to 15.04 without using external media. Any thoughts? I've already tried apt-get dist-upgrade.
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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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How to load latest Ubuntu OS on Dell Inspiron 3000 running 9.10

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, however the vintage Dell that my 82 year old M-I-L refuses to part with cannot boot from USB and only has a CD-RW drive. ...
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How do I check for release updates that are not beta but might not be LTS?

I have a cron job that checks for new releases. I want to make sure it emails me when a new release is out of beta and ready to install. I want to upgrade to both long term support (LTS) releases ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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upgrading glibc from 2.19 to 2.20

I need to upgrade glibc (libc6) from 2.19 to 2.20 (at least), but i don't know how, i installed the amd64 version, but it also installed the 2.19 version. i need it at version 2.20 (or above) so AMD ...
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Why does xubuntu 14.04 request a reboot on every start?

Since installing xubuntu 14.4, I have often found that the update manager insists a reboot is required even if no upgrades were performed. This seems to be because /var/run/reboot-required and ...
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Cannot login to ubuntu 14.04.02 after upgrading from 14.04.01

I have a problem like that. I also tried to follow instructions from these links: Can't login to Ubuntu 14.04 after upgrade and Unable to mount home-directory for user after fresh install 14.04 ...
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Error when sudo apt-get upgrade

I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get upgrade into the terminal I get this error message. The following packages have unmet dependencies. cups : Depends: libc-bin (>= 2.13) E: Unmet ...
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Grub kernel upgrade (two different systems)

My system is partitioned this way: hdda 500 giga (/dev/sda) ssd 20 giga (/dev/sdb) /dev/sda /boot(300 mega) /home(remaining space) (/dev/sdb) / (14 giga main system with ubuntu 14.04 x64) / (7 ...
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How to update kernel to 3.19 on 14.04 with i915 Intel graphics?

On 14.04.2 LTS (amd64), I need to update the Linux kernel to 3.19+ (because it adds support for some hardware I have). The computer uses EFI and has an integrated Intel Graphics controller. lspci ...
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Upgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.4 via putty

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS Server with PHP Version 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19 Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu). I login to the server via putty and want to upgrade to php 5.4. I could not find the right commands ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an external hard drive

I want to install Ubuntu onto an external hard drive so I can boot my laptop which currently run Windows 8.1. What external hard drive would I need and how would I do this?
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Can't Access Terminal, Menus or Sidebar

I posted a while ago with this problem: 14.10 Upgrade: No access to menus or sidebar, which I cannot find a workaround, especially as I can't access the Terminal via Ctrl Alt T, and none of the ...
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Can not download or install anything [duplicate]

When updating ubuntu I gotan error and system crashed. Everything has updated after reload but I seem to have lost permissions and keep getting a system error. I've tried updating but; This is what I ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when i tried to apt-get update/upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 crashed cannot login using the GUI

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and as it got to point of deleting old packages, the process got stuck, basically there was a pop up box that disappeared so I had to restart. Now I see ...
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Upgrade from 12 to 14 failed with missing python package, now what?

do-release-upgrade aborted deep in the process. The main log file ends with the following. How do I recover this system? (The apt.log file seems boring). 2015-03-28 08:30:32,930 INFO Using config ...
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Will the boot-degraded flag remain after upgrading to 14.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a RAID setup with the boot-degraded option. If I upgrade to 14.04 will the boot-degraded option remain? I manage this server remotely and would hate to ...
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Cannot upgrade kernel 3.16 from 14.04 to 14.04.2

anyony knows what may cause this error? sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic Reading ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 online without using a bootable device?
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Apache from 2.4.7 to 2.4.10

I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS that runs Apache 2.4.7. I know that Apache 2.4.12 is out but only want to upgrade to Apache 2.4.10. How can I do this without breaking WordPress 4? Thanks
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apt-get upgrade: why is lxc-docker being kept back?

Why is lxc-docker being held back? I also notice that my web app, running on Docker, is quite slow. Any suggestions? [lucas@production]/home/lucas$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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Continuous humming kind of sound comes off the speaker in Ubuntu 14.10

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.10. I noticed that the speaker plays some kind of continuous humming sound. When I mute the computer, the sound stops but when I unmute it,the sound plays again. Please ...
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“Failed to spawn mysql main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory”

I'm a newbie on MySQL ground so bear with me. I've just finished upgrading 11.10 to 12.04. Everything seemed to work without any hiccups and all my software and settings are working fine. Apart from ...
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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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Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu by SSH but before I finished it, I restarted my computer. I know that was not very smart. Anyway now I don't have internet connection, the WiFi or Ethernet is not ...
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why can't I install some packages after installing virtualbox

After I installed virtualbox, I cannot install some packages. So I removed virtualbox, then I still cannot install the packages. This is the package: And this is the error I received. After I ...
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No hard disks detected after server upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded a 12.04 server to 14.04. Upgrade went without errors, but after booting initrd throws "gave up waiting for root device", and I am stuck in a busybox shell. After searching for a long time ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu (from 12.04.3) to 12.04.4 LTS (and not 12.04.5)

I have servers in a VM, with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I tried to upgrade servers to 12.04.4. Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-alternate-amd64.iso and ubuntu-12.04.4-amd64.iso. Mounted each at /media/cdrom (one at a ...
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Why does updating and upgrading Ubuntu results in reverting the numpy version to 1.8.2

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a 64-bit machine. I noticed that whenever I update and upgrade Ubuntu using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade the numpy version in Python reverts ...
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What is the difference between Gnome Compiz Flashback and Gnome Metacity Flashback?

I upgrade ubuntu 13.10 from development branch (alpha version or beta version) and after that at login user only two options are available.here i attach image of gnome metacity Gnome compiz ...
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upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 issue

during the distro-upgrade 14.10 in the unpacking I saw error in the terminal but said do this to fix " gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache " ...
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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required hardware upgrade for old system

I want to use Ubuntu 14.04.I do not wish to opt for lightweight versions so I need help in determining some reasonable hardware upgrades so I can use Ubuntu comfortably. Currently my system specs are ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and *everything* lags

Yesterday, I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2013) from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Since then, everything lags, from applications when opened (or 'drawn back in the background' for an ...
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kworker taking 100% of one core [duplicate]

I updated from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. I have a quad core, and one core is pegged at 100% usage because of kworker. I know that kworker generally is doing things on behalf of the kernel, but I don't ...
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why am i asked for a cdrom to perform upgrades?

I recently downloaded an iso image for ubuntu to install on a friend's laptop and now my installation is asking me to insert a cdrom in order to perform an upgrade. How can I get rid of this and get ...
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Bumpy Upgrade and Possible Missing pakages

So I just Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and It had a few hiccups on the road of no return. Idk if im missing any packages or something failed to install because I got allot of failed attempted installs. ...
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Risk of apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 with manually installed Cuda 6.5

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 along with a manually installed Cuda 6.5. I'm wondering if there is a risk doing apt-get upgrade? The question is: Does apt-get upgrade install some default Ubuntu Nvidia ...
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Problems with Graphic mode aftert upgrade to 14.04

I'm practically new in Ubuntu. So, I will appreciate any help with my current problem. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Two days ago I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, and after several updates and ...
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Why does apt-get upgrade give ELF file warning?

Executing sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade gives the following message, which I think is a warning: /sbin/ldconfig.real: ...
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What Version should I upgrade to? [duplicate]

Using a Lenovo ThinkCentre that originally ran XP. Using Lubuntu was fun for awhile, but I'd like to go to Ubuntu. Would a AMD Sempron LE-1150 Processor (1800.00MHz) with 1936MB of usable RAM be able ...
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Observium Upgrade procedure on ubuntu 14.04 from Community edition to prefessional edition

I am planning to upgrade observium from community edition to professional edition. Can someone please help with the procedure. DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty ...
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Wifi not working after upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10

I went through loads of posts looking for an answer to my WiFi problems but can't seem to fix it. I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed and WiFi worked fine with no issues whatsoever but then I upgraded to ...
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Partial Upgrade on 12.04

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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How to upgrade to the latest Emacs?

I have Emacs 24.3.1 and I'd like to upgrade to the latest Emacs 24.4.x. All documentation that I have visited suggests building from a tarball or source. Is there a reason why there are no package ...