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Kernels that are not supported by Ubuntu will never be updated. You can install the latest stable supported Ubuntu kernel 3.19 by running sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid It will get updates. If you just remove 3.13, you will get no kernel updates at all.


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You will never get updates for manually installed packages, which are not installed by a PPA or by the Ubuntu repositories. You have to download the deb file again and again for each new version. In your case, you have installed the version for Vivid from the officially Ubuntu Launchpad site. If you start a upgrade to Vivid, you will get updates for your ...


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The PPA Brightbox Ruby NG has no packages for Vivid. But Ruby 2.0 is in the Ubuntu Repository for your Ubuntu Vivid installation. Therefore sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng sudo apt-get install --reinstall ruby


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Instead of getting rid of all settings by coping only the data files to a new user, there is one more option to try first: rm /home/{affected user}/.config/dconf/user sudo service lightdm restart This gets rid of the unity-related settings only, and for most problems like this, it is enough to get you back to a working state. It worked for me and saved ...


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Forcing updates is a bad idea. What if one doesn't work well with someones system, what if they have a really important deadline and the install screws up, blocking them from their PC until they sort it? Forcing updates introduces a lack of control. With a standard configuration updates are only a click away. With the standard update manager, security ...


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Linux image packages contain linux kernels. Sometimes part of image is located in a separate linux-image-extra package. Linux headers are needed to compile additional kernel modules for a specific kernel. Additional modules may be some drivers, virtualbox, etc. Meta packages are for automated kernel upgrades. E.g linux-image-generic points to the latest ...


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I assume, you have installed the kernel manually without a PPA or from the Ubuntu repositories. Therefore you will never get an update and also not, if you remove you 3.x kernel. To install a supported kernel, follow @Pilot6 answer or search a PPA for a kernel with version 4+. Or install a kernel via deb packes from here, but you have to repeat this ...


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There are some new patches available today. Try running Software Updater again. After I installed the latest kernel and patches, wine started working again for me. Perhaps it will help with your other issues too.



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