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Without any commands: Download latest deb file from the Atom website. Clicking on the downloaded file will open Ubuntu Software Center, then click Update


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Could be something to do with proprietary drivers; I encountered a similar problem on 16.04 after choosing to use nVidia's proprietary drivers instead of X.Org Server, couldn't login anymore. If you are using proprietary drivers, consider falling back to X.Org, so far I haven't encountered a better solution. $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia* This should work - ...


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Yes - the software will be preserved. Yes - after a possible one or two restarts you will be able to use your apps right away. I have gone through the upgrade myself a couple of times and it works. Anything not compatible with Xenial will be reported prior to upgrade. Backup all sensitive data prior to the upgrade, and whilst upgrading be patient and try ...


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You can regenerate your /etc/apt/sources.list content from this link and then enter: sudo apt-get update


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I had to manually remove the google sources from the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d after which I uninstalled google chrome $ sudo apt-get purge chromium-browser Downloaded google chrome again from their website and everything was back to normal.


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Turns out, the firewall was blocking the download. So if you have a similar problem, check your firewall settings.


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I had the same kind of problem. I had to log in with another session, to kill the dpkg process and to rerun dpkg --configure -a twice before it worked again. Please backup your database if you can before doing the configuration, to make sure you don't lose anything!


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This has been fixed yesterday (2016/06/28) ; now you can install directly biber (it will install version 2.4; be sure to do an sudo apt-get update before). It will pull a lot of perl libraries, but it will not try to remove half of your LaTeX installation. [romano:~] % apt-cache policy biber biber: Installed: 2.4-1ubuntu1.16.04.1 Candidate: 2.4-...


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Automated approach for @Bruno Pereira's answer: Code Link: https://github.com/abhigenie92/unattended_upgrades_repos Check repositories to add: $ python automatic_upgrade.py Add repos: "Ubuntu:xenial"; "LP-PPA-kubuntu-ppa-backports:xenial"; "LP-PPA-tuxonice:xenial"; "LP-PPA-webupd8team-sublime-text-3:xenial"; Skipping files due to not present origin or ...


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Read the error messages! E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? Are you? No. You actually need to run: sudo apt-get update With sudo!


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You require sudo privileges to run apt-get update, so you need to run the command with sudo.


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Repositories not configured Your Ubuntu repositories are not configured correctly. Add some repository executing the command bellow: sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted" Now, try updating: sudo apt-get update Upgrade: sudo apt-get upgrade


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You have quite a serious problem. The only official update server on your system seems to be the archive.canonical.com. All other servers listed above have been placed there manually after the inital system installation. The missing update server's name should be <country-code>.archive.ubuntu.com (for example us.archive.ubuntu.com) and it's not ...


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errors-remount-ro means that if errors are encountered the partition will be mounted read-only in order to avoid damage so you'll have the opportunity to fix the problems. This usually happens when there are hard disk problems. Don't change this setting. I have done this once and it turned out to be a pretty bad idea. none means in your situation 'no mount ...


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You can try: 1.Restart the comptuer and try again. 2. Uninstall chrome, run the updates, reinstall chrome. To be sure i'd do it in this fashion: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable If you want to keep your settings you ...


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You can try removing [arch=amd64] in google-chrome.list file. And then do sudo apt-get update This will allow it to auto detect architecture from system. My google-chrome.list file contains line deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main


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There should be no trusty-security or trusty-updates entry for the extras repository. If you go to http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ in your web browser, you will see that trusty-security and trusty-updates are not listed. Run the following commands to fix the issue: sudo sed -i 's|deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security|#deb http://...


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If you are using the plasma-discover-updater (german:Aktualisierungsverwaltung) it is enough to tick on the package-name in the list, then the "changelog" of the package appears in a given field.


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No package will typically be updated beyond the major version shipped with the initial release of the distribution. Minor updates may be released provided changes are not significant, and security fixes from newer versions may be back-ported to maintain compatibility. You will find that some packages independently offer newer major versions from their own ...


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No. Automatic update is not supported by umake. You need to reinstall software when a new version becomes available (unless the software package itself has built in update functionality). Umake simply downloads the latest version available from the official websites and doesn't give you much option in terms of versioning (besides sometimes having a stable ...


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Open the terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T Then enter the following commands and try to use update manager again. sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get update


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First of all, never edit /etc/sudoers manually, always use visudo. Your problem was a syntax error in the file /etc/sudoers.d/90-cloudimg-ubuntu but it is now a malformed /etc/sudoers. So, to fix it (now that you have removed any changes you may have made), run pkexec visudo and make the file look like this: # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' ...


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Hello have toy try changing software sources download location to "Main server? then reboot and try to update your system I see a lot of people having upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 including my self I had to do a clean install and all is good now...


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Just open the terminal and run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo reboot After rebooting, the alerts should be gone.


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Do a sudo apt-get update to update the software sources list. It's just a refresh of software names and available versions. No software changes with this commnad. Do a sudo apt-get upgrade to update all your software, to the newest version available. Do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade (entire) Ubuntu from one sub-version to the next sub-version ...


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Yes, running sudo apt-get update will not change or update anything. The only thing apt-get update does is refresh the local "cache" with the list of available software / packages. It won't update any packages, and it won't upgrade or change your Ubuntu version. Note that apt-get upgrade is different - that does actually update things.


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Yes, using apt-get update/upgrade will maintain whatever release you have installed. However, 12.04 is EOL in less than a year.


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EDIT: Well! this solution will 100% fix it (I hope) ... Because I tried to use your 'sources.list' copy and I got the same problem... After that I tried to revert the default 'sources.list' using the below method and it 100% worked (Tested!) :) Well, as your network settings are fine and you're able to ping everything well. Let's restore the default '...


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The Software and Update in System settings is for specifying which repositories is to used during use during update.The actual Gui tool used for updating is software updater .It can be accessed by typing software updater or update manager in the dash by pressing super key.


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You are not running two kernels at the same time. Grub has located many more than two different kernels installed on your system. This commonly happens when the kernel has been updated. Hold down shift while booting your system to display grub, you will then see the option to log into your system with either kernel. It is good to keep two different ones ...


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One is a old one and one is a new one. Version 4.4 is the new one, and the latest in the Ubuntu repositories, and version 3.13 is the old one and the one that came with Ubuntu 14.04.


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Press the Super Key (usually has a Windows logo on it) to open the dash. Type "Software Updater". Click the first result.


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Try to ping 'google.com' ... and if it failed to ping then do the following: Edit /etc/resolv.conf and add NOTICE: You can use any text editor, for example 'vi /etc/resolv.conf' nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 At the end of /etc/resolv.conf - or at the top if it was empty file. It should work now, please tell me what happened in the comments :) ...


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The really simplest solution if you're 'root' is apt-get -y update && apt-get -y upgrade && reboot And if you're a user on the system, firstly make sure the user is enabled in the sudoers then type: sudo apt-get -y update && apt-get -y upgrade && reboot


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There may be problems that are not apparent to you, or new features that are being added. For example, web browsers are often updated with security patches and new features. More specifically, the most recent update of Chrome (google-chrome-stable), had a large number of security fixes. A prior update had an overhaul of the appearance (which I would ...


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I just shut down a couple of times the system and now audio is working again, even though I do not get any ubuntu starting drum sound


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You never have. apt update only updates the package lists from the Ubuntu repositories. apt upgrade then upgrades the packages.


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I solved this as follows: delete the offending file (in the OP case /var/lib/dpkg/info/thunderbird-gnome-support.list reinstall the offending package using apt-get install --reinstall thunderbird-gnome-support This recreated the deleted file list for me as well. Of course, this can be cumbersome if a lot of files are corrupt, but in my case it was only ...


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First of all there are lots of unused packages and dependencies junked in your system and also old linux images and headers. So first try sudo apt-get autoremove I think this will solve your problem for now. UPDATE I was bit of a hurry when I post the last answer and happy to see that helped you but seeing your last post output I don't think that freed ...


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The extra and outdated notification messages are a bug. This has been fixed in development and the update will be released for Ubuntu 16.04 soon, probably later this month (June 2016).


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"There is very little benefit to users in using -proposed during the development cycle and such use is strongly discouraged."1 After a new stable release of Ubuntu, testers are encouraged to use the -proposed repository to test Stable Release Updates to help the Release Team decide whether the update should be released to all users. However, during the ...


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It is noteworthy that by default Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS carries quite an aged version of Transmission. There is always a chance that a newer version may come through Ubuntu Backports but for the moment there is a very solid and stable PPA that carries the most recent version. To add this PPA and then install the very latest version run the following ...


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As of now you can use apt list with the --upgradable flag; sudo apt update apt list --upgradable and you will get a list with all upgradable packages.


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You are right that apt-get update reads from the sources (online) and the other commands apt-get search and apt-get install read from the cached information. From man apt: update (apt-get(8)) update is used to download package information from all configured sources. Other commands operate on this data to e.g. perform package upgrades ...


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Before installing software. sudo apt update updates the list of available packages and their versions, but it does not install or upgrade any packages.


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No, you should run it before installing or upgrading any application (or other package) to ensure that you get the current version.


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deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse main non-free restricted universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security multiverse main non-free restricted universe deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports multiverse main non-free restricted universe non-free is not an Ubuntu component. That's Debian. ...


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Use in terminal this line: sudo sed -i 's/\ non-free//' /etc/apt/sources.list this will change the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list and leave out the non-free so they look like this: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted . . . deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse main restricted universe ...


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First error just means that another apt or dpkg process is running, it runs automaticaly on a schedule to check for updates. Just try again after a few minutes. As for the second error, the N: line is a file which shouldn´t be there, it was probably put there by accident, you can safely delete it, and avoid running applications as root. :) The W: line is ...


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The first output is saying that some other program is running as root. This can happen even if you are using two terminal instances with sudo, which happens to me a lot when I'm doing too much at once :D Also perhaps Geany, Gedit, or some other text editor is using sudo or gksu to make changes to a low level folder... Are you editing a file or script in ...



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