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Sun Grid Engine Qmon not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hello to Sun Grid Engine, UI, and package experts, After installing Sun Grid Engine and trying to run the qmon graphic user interface, the system shows the following errors: Warning: Cannot convert ...
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Upgraded to 16.04 and now getting error message

After successfully upgraded to 16.04, I am now getting this message whilst booting lvmetad not active yet, using direct access
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After 16.04 upgrade install systemd-sysv failed, how can I check that I fixed it?

I updated to 16.04LTS from 15.10. It has been reported as a bug that the message 'not installed systemd-sysv' appears, which it also did on my machine and the installation aborted with the suggestion ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) after installing Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I used sudo apt-get upgrade But the I get the following: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/texlive-latex-base-doc_2015.20150625-...
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After closing the lid, no screen display and computer hangs. Have to restart everytime.(14.10)

When I lock my laptop and close the lid, and again after sometime,when I open the lid, their is a blank screen with no display and even if I press any key(s), my system does not wake up.I have to ...
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Failed to load ZFS module stack

Have been using zfs on linux (zfs-native/stable) raidz on 14.04 for several months without hitch and decided to move across some more important files as considered it trustworthy or I guess "stable" (...
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upgrade process stuck for too long while Preparing to unpack …/mysql-server-5.7_5.7.12-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

I tried to do upgrade and its been unpacking for too long (20 minutes) is it normal?, not responding to ctrl+C too.What to do next? shubhendu@shubhendu-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:/opt$ sudo apt-get ...
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Need fix an unusual window behavior Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Utopic to the 16.04 and when I go to my file explorer I got the problem in the picture. How can I fix it?
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Number of package releases / upgrades over time

Background: I came back to an old server of mine today and ran apt-get update; apt-get upgrade only to find there were no updates available. Subsequently tried dist-upgrade as well. This baffles me a ...
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Ubuntu upgraded to 15.10, now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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Boot slowed down by more than 90sec on upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

After I did my last dist-upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 a few days ago, Ubuntu takes a very long time to boot. I did a lot of research and tried to get all the dmesg messages, but I think I lack enough ...
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Firmware will not update

sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: linux-...
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Can I upgrade from Kubuntu 14.10 but stay on KDE 4?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 on an older Toshiba Satellite. I would rather stay with KDE 4 and not move up to KDE 5. Is there any way to upgrade my Kubuntu release to 15.04 and/or 15.10 while staying on ...
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Double lock screen when resuming after upgrade to 15.04

After the upgrade to 15.04 I now get a double lock screen when I wake up from resume. First there will be a centered GTK grey panel which looks a bit like the old switch user login, after I enter that ...
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do-release-upgrade stalled

I am in the middle of a do-release-upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 server but it appears to have stalled while upgrading mysql Configuration file `/etc/mysql/my.cnf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) ...
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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 reboot-...
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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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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 resolution,...
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Upgrading Eclipse from Kepler to Luna fails in Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to use Eclipse's auto-update to go from the Kepler release to the new Luna (using Ubuntu 14.04). Got everything set, started Eclipse in admin mode, and selected Help>Check for updates. It ...
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14.04 upgrade: sysklogd disappeared without replacement!

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with do-release-upgrade and I lost my syslog daemon in the proceedings. klogd and sysklogd were removed without any replacement functionality being installed. (I ...
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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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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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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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Is there a do-release-upgrade history?

I noticed apport somehow "knows", I started out with 14.04 installation media and upgraded to 16.04 recently... Is there a complete history of all the upgrades I did? And where would I find it? /var/...
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Distribution upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 hangs

I noticed 16.04.1 was available for download today and thought I'd try a distribution upgrade rather than my usual approach of fresh install. I issued the command sudo update-manager -d (Research ...
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large Black background display in every context menu and popup in ubuntu 14.10 LTS

Yesterday I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 16.04LTS and due to that there seems to be a Graphical error in the UI. Every context menu and popup has a large black background. Below is the ...
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16.04 upgrade from 15.10 pkgs being removed instead of upgraded

Trying to upgrade twice now, but failed: An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running the current ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed. After updating, the software update application gave an error indicating something wrong with my laptop with two ...
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upgrade from14.04 to 15.04

I'm having a problem with upgrading from 14.04 to 15.05.The system collects all the files but during installation, approximately two thirds of the way through installation, the screen closes and there ...
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Problem with installing 16.04. Tried upgrading from 14.04

I am using 14.04 for a long time. Now today morning I tried upgrading to 16.04. All the packages were downloaded and installed. But after a few moments ( when I didn't pay attention to my laptop) it ...
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Crash while upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I was upgrading my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 LTS using the command sudo update-manager -d The process had finished downloading the packages and was in the process of installation. Some thing like 60% ...
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Upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

it's now my second attempt at upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04. This window is now open for 30 hours and it says 'running partial upgrade'. It seems to be active. Checked green are ' preparing the ...
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Force Ubuntu 16.04 to reconfigure/reinstall Xenial packages

While upgrading from 14.04, my session was killed after I've locked my session near the very end of the upgrade, which caused my installation to be in some sort of half migrated state (some features ...
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Unable to update my VM Ubuntu Server 14.04 through source list, Any fix?

I have installed Ubuntu server 14.04 on virtual box along with putty and Winscp for ftp requirements.I need to install some packages in to that but if I write sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre ......
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upgradation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in machine with GeForce GTX 750 Ti

My machine is running 12.04 LTS with nvidia graphic card support GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I need to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. However, the upgradation failed due to the error stating that the machine doesn't ...
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APT wanting to remove a package and upgrade it

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. After doing an apt-get update (without errors), APT wants to upgrade a package and in the same time wants to remove it: $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to upgrade coreutils from 8.21 to 8.24 in Linux Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use the 'progress' status option with dd which is available with coreutils 8.24 up. Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) has coreutils 8.21 and the current (stable) release for coreutils is >8.24. I wish ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.04?

I'm running ubuntu 15.04 (German language) and want to upgrade to 15.10. If I run the updater as described in the help, click on "update", input my password, I get the screen "Welcome to Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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I am recommended to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 but it fails

Every time I reboot my fully updated laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 I am greeted with this dialogue window at login: When I press the "Yes, Upgrade Now" button I see this very promising ...
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Error upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 : Error authenticating some pakages

I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 14 to 15. A window pops up and interrupt the upgrade process. The error is in Setting new software channels Can anyone help please? Note: I have no internet ...
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upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 - cannot boot (doesn't have required /sbin/init)

I tried to upgrade my machine from 14.04 to 15.10 but now i'm getting: Target filesystem doesn't have required /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0: can't open ro [ 2.388786] kernel panic - not syncing: ...
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3 Broken Package that will not be removed; so that I can update Ubuntu 14.04

I have done sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. After that it gives me the following error message You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following ...
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Kubuntu release upgrade error (14.04 to 15.10)

I am currently running 14.04, LTS, and I would like to update to 15.10. So I go on muon and click distro upgrade, top bar, and go to do other things. After a while it comes up with this error: I ...
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Unable to do-release-upgrade

I do have proper internet access and my current IP (in the UK) is 82.47.29.14 but my laptop is still linked to the German server 91.189.91.24 80. But now I am unable to do do-release-upgrade: alvas@...
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network connection errors when running do-release-upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade to 15.10 with do-release-upgrade, but I get the errors posted below. I have no problem with "apt-get". My http_proxy environment variable is set---I have it in /etc/environment....
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Ubuntu 15.10 upgrade hangs on “Calculating the changes”

I'm trying to upgrade my linode server from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. I run do-release-upgrade, and the script hangs here: Checking package manager Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Kernel not upgraded to 4.2.x

I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit to Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit but noticed that my kernel didn't upgrade and still shows: . $ uname -r 3.13.0-35-generic So I tried the following command to upgrade it ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) - package “runit”

I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 to fix random system crashes on my previous installation but the system crashed during the upgrade, as a result I had to fix it from terminal mode, now I have a ...
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System updates are broken

I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I can't update Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also have this error showing up: (it's transparent because I screenshotted just before the drop-down closed) When I ...