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ok I would check /var/log/syslog and dmesg which will display kernel log. wstein@valhalla:/home/wstein# sudo less /var/log/syslog wstein@valhalla:/home/wstein# sudo dmesg What a graphic-card are you using? Nvidia, Ati or Intel. I assume that drivers faild for install. Have you configured a framebuffer for grub? You can try an apt-get install -f which ...


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That's probably due to the phased updates. New updates may introduce new bugs. So, to minimize the impact of those bugs, the updates are released gradually to more users. This only affects the Update Manager, not apt-get. If you run the Update Manager tomorrow, it will probably show some of those updates that apt-get is reporting now. In short, I think ...


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I would check ~ZSW/.xsession-errors first, and then check /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log for any errors. If I had to guess, I would say it was a permissions issue, and that the lightdm user can't see the files it needs to be able to start properly.


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I think it's better to install Ubuntu tweak and remove old kernels through it. It does it automatically for you. You have to go to Janitor tab and select old kernel. Then hit clean button and you are ready... :)


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That's the main problem: No space left on device It's your /boot partition that has no more space left. Try to do this: Delete the unused kernel images manually. But, take care to not delete the used one or you will not be able to boot anymore. Type uname -r in a terminal. All that contains this version string must not be deleted. When you cleaned the ...


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I have had the update manager fail on me on a few occasions as well (e.g. when running out of free disk space). In most (if not all) cases I was able to restart it and finish the upgrade without any problems. Note that I didn't reboot the machine in this half-upgraded state. I can imagine that that would break it. So, no guarantees, but simply exiting the ...


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I was off the computer for a few days. One of the last things I did before shutting down the last time was to run the script "dpkg -r nautilus-dropbox_1.6.2_all," and got an error saying the superuser had to do this. When I re-booted, I got a pop-up saying to authenticate for super user, which I did. I ran that script again, and still got the same error. ...


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Different tools exist for checking active processes. ps command This command allows to get a list of active processes, along with other information. Usually it is used with ax parameters (to see all processes) together with grep as a filter, for example: ps ax | grep -i apt In this case -i means case-insensitive match. This will show process ids, e.g.: ...


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Go to Lubuntu icon in the lower left corner of the desktop -> System Tools -> Task Manager. Click on the Task Manager (lxtask) to open it. Or press the keyboard combination Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal, and then type lxtask to launch the Task Manager from the terminal. In the Task Manager under the Processes tab, close any running process such as ...


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One of the easiest solutions is to boot a liveUSB/DVD, choose install Ubuntu, then "Something else" and choose the actual Ubuntu partition as the root (/) partition and select it for formatting. Backup your important files and your home folder first. Ubuntu 14.04 will replace 12.10. You will have to reinstall any extra software you had installed.


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## Multiarch sources deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main universe deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports quantal main universe Those lines are for an old version of Ubuntu, remove them and do sudo apt-get update. For PPA 404 errors follow this: How can I fix a 404 Error when updating packages?


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you version of ubuntu is end of life, you can change your version or you can replace the soures in /etc/apt/sources.list, 1)you can do this manually by changing the sources to old-releases.ubuntu.com 2)in terminal by sudo sed -i -e 's/ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list


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From the error message, the version of Ubuntu you are using is Ubuntu 12.10 quantal. This version is out of its support time, you need to install a newer release. For this, see How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? The actual error is that the server does not longer have package files for quantal. For details on the support ...


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When I asked this question the version I had installed was 14.04.0 (Trusty). I waited a bit and I can know say that after upgrading this week to 14.04.1 (Trusty Tahr) I have not experienced the same issue again.


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To go back to a previous version of the kernel and updates, when first booting up, select previous linux versions from the GRUB menu and choose the version you want to boot up with.


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As Charles has said, you need to remove the "in." at the start of your source URL. Open a Terminal and enter this command: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Then find the url thrown by APT in the error message and remove the "in." so that the url changes from http://in.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages to ...


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Unless I'm mistaken, 12.04 No longer receives updates as it's status is End Of Life (EOL). You could upgrade to 14.04 (the next LTS) if you want to keep your machine up to date. This can be done with the command update-manager -d. Or if that fails to work, follow the instructions here: Can not upgrade from 12.04 using update manager


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It may be that they are set to update less frequently. Open Software Center and click edit, then Software Sources The click the Updates tab. It may be that these are set to be very infrequent, and they aren't appearing because you update in unity before it gets a chance to. There is also the following commands: sudo apt-get update and sudo ...


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It is not a problem, lack of an update log means you installed 14.04 as opposed to installing a previous version (say 12.04) and then updating to 14.04.


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Those ppas do not exist They are not official Ubuntu ppa and you must have manually added them. To remove them: Open Update manager, select settings and remove them from the "Other Software" tab in "Software Sources".


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The software updater dialog has a "Details of updates" section. If you click on this, you can see a list of the software that will be updated as part of this. You can also check/uncheck software. You can also see this list via the commandline using sudo apt-get upgrade --dry-run


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You can check what apt did in the log file: /var/log/apt/history.log The software updater tells you what it is about to update when it asks for your permission to do so. You can check there what you want to update and what not.


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The download was triggered by the "security" setting. "when there are security updates" does not mean it downloads just the security updates. It will download all updates (and (I assume) will only install the security related updates). The image without the download did not have a security update.


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You're misspelling the command (and also passing flags to it incorrectly). Don't run upgrade-manager-c-d. Either: Run update-manager -c -d instead, if you want to perform the upgrade with a graphical utility. (This is probably what you want.) That is, the command contains the word update rather than upgrade, and spaces before the dashes are required. Or ...


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You have repos for unsupported versions of ubuntu. Delete the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list that match the URL with natty


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This is a packaging bug - bug #1328264 - packaging issues with the trusty Xstack in precise xserver-xorg-lts-trusty. The commands to workaround it are: amd64: apt-get install -V libglapi-mesa-lts-trusty libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-trusty libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-trusty ...


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You should set source.list to EOL repositories as described here: End of Life Upgrades i.e. to something like http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME main restricted universe multiverse maybe you need additionally change value of "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" from "For long-term support version" to "For any new version". After that ...


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Version numbers of the software are only used for determining the version to be installed, taking pinning and other preferences into account. Some software don't even have a version number in the major.minor form (e.g., ca-certificates), so I doubt apt will ever do the form of checking you describe. So, if the users do an apt-get upgrade, they will get the ...


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Basically, versions from Ubuntu's main package sources will always stay the same save for some exceptions like Firefox. Security- (and sometimes bug-) fixes will get backported into those versions, though. If you want to use more recent versions of any kind of software, you can always add a PPA (personal package archive) as a package source that makes ...


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Unfortunately I can't give you an answer to your problem, but I can give you some tips to try to understand what's happening. When you upgraded your system all the applications installed with apt-get/Software Center had to be also upgraded, and when a package is upgraded it replaces the previous version, so I really don't know how you can have 2 versions of ...


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Had exactly the same problem, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS inside VMware. "apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vmware" and "apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vmware" fixed it for me.


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Was going to mention what bain recommended. Sometime it happens that some issues are not solved by the Software Updater, so it crashes. This could be some python wrong calls or anything in between. But the solution in most of my cases are: Taking care of any updating stage issues sudo apt-get update Taking care of any installing/upgrading/dependencies ...


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For the GPG errors, run sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6AF0E1940624A220 40976EAF437D05B5 to import the keys. For the MergeList problem, run sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*. Finally, run sudo apt-get update.


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You need the dkms package installed in the guest and the host or every time there is a kernel update it will break the guest additions and virtual box will not load and you will have to run: sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup The VirtualBox kernel module is automatically installed on your system when you install VirtualBox. To maintain it with future kernel ...


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I got the same problem 3 days ago and you have two options (considering your network connection is fine). First option is go HERE choose your country etc. and mark your version of Ubuntu as 14.04. Then paste generated list into /etc/apt/sources.list (better backup first). Then run sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade -y then run do-release-upgrade. ...



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