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The .desktop files is in really part of the package itself, so of course the .desktop will b updated within the package. Indeed the .desktop files can be found in 3 different places. /usr/share/applciations /usr/share/app-install/desktop ~/.local/share/applications But be care for some tips: The .desktop in the /usr/share/applciations and those in ...
sudo apt-get update is run automatically in the back ground regularly. Auto-updater is the same as sudo apt-get upgrade. In fact it (and Synaptic) runs the apt-get command it self, it's just a pretty gui for users to use. If you ask it to show you the details you'll notice they are just a slightly massaged version of the console output of apt-get.
From a terminal window type in: sudo apt-mark hold <package name> which should prevent the package from getting updated in the future. You would have to change it back to auto from hold if you want to remove it or update it in the future.
Kernel 3.19 is not installed for some reason. Run sudo apt-get install linux-generic and it will be fixed.
Any Ubuntu version earlier than 12.04 has reached End of Life, so you can't revert back to it. You have no reasonable alternative except for backing up your personal files and reinstalling a currently suported operating system. The minimal systems requirements have increased a lot since Ubuntu 12.04, so you may not be able to install the latest version of ...
I was having problems getting the correct symlink to point at the nVidia driver and I found another way that works for me. It is outlined here. And it lists on how to install the nVidia driver via PPA which is avaliable for 349.16, the latest version. First uninstall any nVidia drivers currently installed by opening a terminal window (Ctrl + ALT + T) and ...
Sounds a bit like a proxy problem. I once had a problem with maven that the proxy replaced a jar by a html page containing a virus warning. The html got saved as .jar but because it was broken nothing worked anymore. Anyway: it's safe to delete everything from the directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/. Did you try another mirror?
The autoremoval of kernels in Ubuntu are controlled by the /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal file. If the package is not marked for hold, than it should keep the last two versions and the newer ones. This means that you have to run the lastest version to can remove the older ones. After you rebooted the latest kernel, issue the command: sudo apt-get ...
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