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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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How to recover from a bad upgrade

I have 3 computers, 2 running Ubuntu under VMWare Fusion, 1 under Parallels. The 2 VMWare computers upgraded to 14.04.01 fine, but the Parallels one complains that it cannot set the display ...
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System won't suspend after upgrading to 14.04

Few days ago I upgraded my Linux machine to Ubuntu 14.04. After that, I notice that Ubuntu won't suspend anymore. Suspend works fine in 13.10. When I execute "Suspend" either from menu or from ...
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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist

I get this error when i tried to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 from update manager. Package ubuntu-release-upgrader does not exist Does anything can be done to fix this?
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The only options from the boot CD are options 2 and 3, to erase all data or the partitions. Option 1 is grayed out, which is what ...
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Deja-Dup: Upgrading to 14.04

I'm still running 12.04, waiting for the automatic upgrade to show up in the update manager. I have a Data partition different from my Ubuntu home, where I keep mainly all my work and important ...
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Black screen after upgrade 12.10 now a very simple question

SO HERE IS MY QUESTION: What can I do to prevent this from happening next time I upgrade Ubuntu to another version? Here is a long involved saga of reinstalling nvidia drivers resulting in a happy ...
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SSH update to 14.04: The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I am not able to restart my Ubuntu server after upgrade from 13 to 14.04. What can I do to make things work again? I tried to upgrade my server over ssh to ubuntu 14.04. When the installation ...
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After updating the system to 14.04, an application fails due to lack of libpng15. How do i obtain it?

After updating my Kubuntu to 14.04, one of applications (the "King Arthur's Gold" indie game) would fail due to lack of libpng15 in the system. The error message is: [13:47:13] PNG warning: ...
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Ubuntu upgrade to 14.04 doesn't show after interrupted attempt

I tried to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 using the update-manager. But the upgrade process stopped midway due to insufficient disk space. I cleared up enough space, and tried to resume by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on splash screen after broken upgrade from 13.10

I'm using VirtualBox to run my ubuntu VM on Mac. I've decided to make a distro upgrade which was apparently a very big mistake... During upgrading my Mac hung up and I had to make hard reset. After ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade, Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I get the error Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running ...
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Upgrade manager doesn't finds ubuntu 14.04

I have 13.10 installed and would like to upgrade to 14.04. How would be this possible? If i do it like the manual says then i can update only to the devel version of ubuntu which i would like not.
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Trouble with `nvidia-prime` on ASUS N550JV

I have recently upgraded my ASUS N550JV notebook from raring to saucy and in the beginning, simply installing nvidia-319 together with nvidia-prime worked fanstastically (as described here). Shortly ...
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Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption?

Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption? I just recently installed 64-bit 13.10 with full disk encryption. Will the next LTS release in April affect and/or clash with my ...
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How does Linux pick which modules to load?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS uname -a Linux guru 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1 [...] x86_64 [...] When I reboot, I see the following in syslog: Dec 29 06:30:22 guru kernel: [...] e1000e: Intel ...
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After Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 missing user in login screen

I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 now after booting (even after updates and rebooting) my user id is not listed. It has a uid higher than the minimum in lightdm.conf. I have the user light display ...
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13.10 start up into low-graphics mode

I am running Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on an Acer Aspire E1-571G. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and today upgraded via the CLI to 13.10 Now Ubuntu doesn't take me to the log in screen to type in my ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck at Restoring Previously Installed Packages

As the title says, I have tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 by LiveUSB and the install has frozen at 'Restoring Previously Installed Packages'. Has been stuck at this point for almost 2 hours.. When I ...
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How to install a newer version of the GTK libraries?

I want to install a newer version of the GTK libraries so I can mess around with the new GtkHeaderBar (I want to try to make applications). I have Xubuntu 13.04 and currently have version 3.6 of ...
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Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04, cannot boot

I upgraded an old, handed down web server with a heavily customized wordpress website from 8.04 Server LTS to 10.04 Server LTS using a guide I found on Ubuntu. This seemed to go fine. There were a few ...
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gcc does no come up with new upgraded Kernel

After I figuerd out my ubuntu 12.10 amd64 with 3.5.X Kernel does not fill some queuing, and they've fixed that in kernel 3.8.x, I upgraded the kernel of my Ubuntu to v3.10-saucy with installing deb ...
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Ive just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 same issue: no Menu, No launcher, but no Unity checkbox in ccsm

Using my Toshiba Satellite L350D I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and now dont have access to Launcher or top Menu bar. Ive tried following the solutions both here: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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Could not download upgrades

i'm trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and for about an hour it's been trying to download files and it stops at 1444/1447 and says (Could not download upgrades) any help ?
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No networking on boot after upgrading Kubuntu to 13.04

I upgraded Kubuntu to 13.04 today. I'm using an ethernet connection. On every boot, networking service is running and everything is configured properly, but it can't establish a connection. I have to ...
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“Authentication failed” when downloading the release upgrade tool

When I try to update my ubuntu, a window opens which shows downloading the release upgrade tool and then gives an error "authentication failed". Please help.
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Cannot automount any usb external device under quantal

I recently upgrade to quantal and I have to mount all my devices (usb key, extrernal hard drive and even data cd) manually. I get the following error message in a pop-up window when I insert any ...
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Volume keys not working after upgrade to Quantal, but work from MC Remote

All keys worked perfectly in Precise. After upgrading to Quantal, multimedia keys on my USB keyboard no longer work (volume keys, play, next, prev). Weird thing is that I've also got a cheap MC ...
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Windows 7 when starting ubuntu black & blue striped screen after upgrade

I got a message saying that my version of ubuntu was obsolete so I clicked to update. I have Windows 7 and run ubuntu in a Virtual Box vm. When ubuntu tries to startup I get a screen with black ...
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grub-pc update failing

During the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, grub-pc failed to update. dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 without update-manager

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (sort of) on my x86 desktop system. (Actually my /etc/lsb-release says: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal ...
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How do i access previously installed software after update

After upgrade I can't find my games & gnucash. Software center says they're installed but can't open them from there. Documents and Downloads are alright.
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Ubuntu upgrade 12.04 the disk drive for / is not ready or not present

When upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message the disk drive for / is not ready or not present. I tried mount -n -o remount,rw /` and `dpkg --configure -a which gives me this error: ...
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The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

Unfortunately I experienced a power failure during an update from Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS (it was a power failure of more then 40 minutes so batteries charge of the UPS weren't enough). ...
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12.04 upgrade hosed my system

I wish I could be more specific. I installed the upgrade from the update manager and after the computer rebooted, I found I could not run a lot of programs. I tried running them from the command ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04.1 stuck at downloading python-qt4

I am a Java programmer and I consider myself a Linux newbie. So I could use a little help here. I am trying to update my Ubuntu from version 10.04 to 12.04.1 (LTS). The downloading start and runs at ...
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Cannot See Desktop After 12.04 to 12.04.1 Upgrade

After upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.04.1 LTS through the Update Manager, I can no longer see my desktop or access any other features of OS. Not sure if my video card a/o driver is not compatible ...
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Problems after upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04.1 from 10.04 recently and am running the Gnome Classic (no effects) desktop. I spent a couple of days tweaking the appearance and behaviour but there are two issues that I can't ...
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Can't upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

In case you're wondering, I've already been through a few questions on the same topic here, and a bunch of threads on forums here and there. No solution seems to apply to my case. I have 11.10 ...
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No_SWT InputMethods Eclipse/Ubuntu 12.04

After i've upgraded to ubuntu 12.04, eclipse doesn't show fonts properly and there are some problems with Auto Complete. New entry in the right click menu "No_SWT InputMethods (no resource bundle)". ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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Konica Minolta 4750EN unable to print following 12.04 upgrade

Printer used to work fine in 11.04 and 11.10 and still does from an 11.10 installed laptop on the network. This is a fresh 12.04 install + apt-get update and upgrade as the upgrade from oneiric via ...
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Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

During the upgrade process Xubuntu downloaded all of the necessary files then it said I needed to disable the screensaver before continuing. I couldn't get to the screensaver settings, So I shutdown ...
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What is the safest way to stay current on 12.04 or 14.04, on dual boot with Windows 8?

I am using 12.04 LTS, 64bit For a while now, Update Manager has been telling me that New Hardware Support is available. When that first happened, I of course tried to install it, but encountered ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Can't login after failed upgrade to 14.04

I ran an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and while upgrading the power went off. I used this post: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed. Now I can get to the login page, but when I ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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Error while upgrading postgres

Ubuntu 14.04. Package manager reported that postgresql was broken. When I tried to upgrade it produced the following error: (synaptic:30668): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid ...
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printer configuration failures and upgrade failures

This has become more and more of a problem. I was using 4.8 Kubuntu and could not configure remote printers under system setting printer configuration. I updated to 4.134. I then downloaded print ...