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Dropbox and Citrix ICA clients blocked my attempts at removing dpkg and apt processes. I removed those two apps, THEN killed dpkg and apt processes, and the good ol'apt-get worked fine without the lock problem.


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Try downloading from another mirror: GUI Open the Software Centre Click: Edit > Software Sources Find the dropdown menu "Download From" select Other select a mirror Command Line Open /etc/apt/sources.list (sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list) Locate http://XX.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu Replace it with another token http://YY.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu You ...


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Try this $ rm -rvf /var/lib/apt/list* $ sudo apt-get update


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Quoted from "man apt-get": dist-upgrade dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The ...


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Have you try with apt-get install {list of held back packages}, that worked for me several times. "dist-upgrade will install all pending updates, with their new dependencies. If for some reason, you don't want to do that, you should use apt-get install package-name dependency-package-name instead." "The following packages have been kept back:" ...


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Finally, after a few days of unsuccessful trials I have identified the offending package. It turns out that the Scrivener editor was messing up the system, after removing of the package the upgrade proceeds correctly.


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Try: On Grub, press e and append acpi=off in linux line. Ex: linux /vmlinuz-3.16.0-23-generic root=/dev/mapper/sda1 ro acpi=off Then press Ctrl+X and wait for the system to boot.


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From what i've learned from Unity can't be started from kdm bug on lounchpad the problem seem to be that the enviroment variable XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP was not set. After setting it on /etc/profile the problem was solved.


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Yes, the 14.04 .iso now has an "upgrade existing" option. However, it still requires a network connection. Always backup your files. Also, as far as I know, you will keep all the stuff in your home folder so that includes allot of your settings but you might need to reinstall some of the non standard apps. I just checked out 14.10 studio and didn't see ...


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My 2c: After fiddling a while with the different suggestions, I figured it out: comment the multiverse entries in your sources.list. That should make the trick (or, at least, did it for me!)


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Some process on your computer seems to be locking /var/cache/debconf/config.dat during your installation of the i386 GNU C Library, and the other packages that rely on libc6:i386 are failing because of that...try sudo rm /var/cache/debconf/*.dat && sudo apt-get -f install


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hitting ctrl+d re-enable the promt and allows me to continue the installation


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Try this vi /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf change managed=false to managed=true. From the top-right corner select Edit Connections, and add a new connection. Specify your ip address, netmask, gateway, and the DNS server being 8.8.8.8. Then add these two lines to /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 Then run: sudo service ...


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Add X-LightDM-DesktopName=GNOME to the GNOME session .desktop file. That file should be located in: /usr/share/xsessions/


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Install the proprietairy drivers for your system. They usually work better and they are a good idea trying if you don't get an image on your screen with the standard Ubuntu out of the box. You can install the proprietairy drivers using the Driver Manager.


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You are in for some troubles. Unless you have a root user password set or access to another user still having sudo capabilities, you are out of luck and will have to get the machine into recovery mode somehow. This may require physical access, but if you are using a hosted server, your hosting provider usually offers a web interface that may get your ...


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The problem is that your CPU is doing all the graphics rendering right now. You either need to enable the GPU to do that (Which I'm not sure if that is possible or how) Or you could switch to Lubuntu, Xubuntu or Kubuntu (w/o 3D Effects). You won't need to start installing from scratch. Installing lubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop or kde-desktop will ...


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Boot from a live-CD or USB, take a look at the files of your hard drive after mounting the corresponding partition. Maybe the password file got messed up, but from what you described, much more went wrong with your upgrade, so reinstalling (if that is an option) might save you hours of troubleshooting.


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In ubuntu, this manual represents a wrong way to install from source something, that exists in the library. The right one is this: apt-get source <package> sudo apt-get build-dep <package> dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b dpkg -i <package>.deb. Full instructions here For kernel and libs procedure is different.


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There are a lot of tuning tips on the web, check here: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/speed And try to improve the performance by changing the GPU driver, check the Manual from your PC wich GPU is in.


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As said in my comments above, there's a conflict between 5.14 and 5.18. The proposed solution was renaming ~/perl5 to ~/perl5_old so that both cpan and re.pl works again. To answer your last question, I would manage ~/perl5 to run 5.18 using perlbrew. See How can I install a newer Perl without damaging the system install?


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I have the same problem When i run "sudo apt-get install -f" or "sudo dpkg --configure -a" the system stuck for an hours at the last line Here is the output: elinko@Elinko:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu1) ... Removing old bcmwl-6.30.223.248+bdcom DKMS files... -------- Uninstall Beginning -------- ...


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I kind of had the same issue after upgrading. But I could get to tty and by accident found out that GNOME Do was the application to blame for that the keyboard (and mouse) stopped working.


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I too had this problem on Debian Wheezy. All I could do was to kill the mysql process manually, run my apt-get update, and that worked fine.


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Try this. Once you are booted up to your desktop... press CTRL + ALT + F1. apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop apt-get install unity apt-get purge nvidia* bumblebee* apt-get install nvidia-prime shutdown -r now If issue persists, Try switching the terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1) and then remove the configuration file ~/.config/dconf/user like this : (this ...


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Ok, this is what I finally had to resort to in order to get past my problem above... I uninstalled/removed all the GUIs I had on the system (gdm and lightdm). I then reinstalled Unity. I still had a problem, but the login accepted my password, it just went black. From my reading on-line it appears to be potentially a video driver issue. But since I'm ...


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From the Ubuntu installation CD/USB on choosing "Install Ubuntu" is an option to upgrade a previous release from the CD: This option will try to keep your HOME intact, and also tries to keep installed software. Since I never tried this path I can not tell however if the result will be the same as when performing an online upgrade. In any case make a ...


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You can upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 via two options, the first way is through the 'Software Updater' http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade the second method, and the one I do myself and recommend others do aswell would be a complete reinstall using a USB or CD/DVD Download the Ubuntu 14.10 32bit or 64bit ISO and create either a USB or CD/DVD Ubuntu ...


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Everyone: Do not use the code in the question! It purges an arbitrary amount of packages, on my system it would have purged: linux-image-3.14.18 linux-image-3.16.6 linux-image-3.17.1 linux-image-3.2.0-4-686-pae linux-image-686-pae linux-libc-dev:i386 ... and this includes the kernel I'm running at the moment! Probably the only thing keeping it from ...


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0x92 is one of Windows-1252's infamous smart quotes. Are you sure that there wasn't a file edited/created on a Windows machine that made it choke? This character wouldn't show up as Unicode, as it's not valid on its own.


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There is a bug report on the issue here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/1183692 Feel free to tell if "this bug affects you too", so that it might get more attention.


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You should actually be deleting the folder at ~/.config/compiz-1 -- at least now under Utopic. DON'T delete the whole .config folder, just the /compiz-1 folder inside it (you can even use Dolphin if you enable 'Show hidden files' under > View. There are also options like $unity-tweak-tool --reset that allows you to reset compiz, which is often the problem. ...


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After further trial and error.... graphics card was plugged into the tv. applications were 'hiding' in the tv but did not show on monitor until tv was either mirrored or unplugged. Still have issues, but they seem to be in my head alone ; )


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Just recently put Lubuntu 12.04 on my old imac g3 500. It was a bit tricky, but here's what happened with me. Had to start with 12.04 for ppc. No GUI when I was done, only a command line. It asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 14.04.1 and since I really hadn't gotten what I wanted, I went ahead with it. Loaded up nicely and now have a good GUI. Some ...


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Try to remove all the PPA's from your PPA list. Then do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


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I had the exact same problem ! To fix it you need to have a lookup for a line for i2c_hid in /etc/modprobe.d/ folder and to comment it. Lookup with this command for example : grep -r i2c_hid /etc/modprobe.d/ And you may find this : /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist i2c_hid Then you just need to comment this line and reboot. And your trackpad will ...


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Try to uninstall old kernels. Kernels are kept on /boot file system and you don't need all of them - only the one you use. Follow the Remove Old Kernels article in official Ubuntu documentation You can also try to resize your partitions with gparted to add some space on /boot file system. gparted is an easy to use graphical partitioning tool, capable of ...


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Since the latest version of Samba available on Ubuntu is 4.1.11 for 14.10, and the Samba team's PPAs are long dead, it looks like the only way you can upgrade to 4.1.13 is installing from source.


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I had the same issue, though none of the logs listed anything about broken pages (nor did any output from apt-get). The solution was to change the mirror that I was downloading my updates from. I typically use a local mirror here in Australia for speed, but it almost-always causes issues during upgrades due to either outdated packages or missing content. ...


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So I managed to solve the issue, but I am unaware as to how I did so. If you have any idea, I'd still like to know what it is I did that caused the resolution. Here's exactly what I did. I ran dist-upgrade and apt-get update/upgrade like a madman, continuously checking my broken and held packages in synaptic, of which I never had any. I had a few leftover ...


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just do a ppa purge everything will be F9 Run sudo apt-get install ppa-purge it will revert your system back to official versions of all gtk things that come by defAult i hv dOnE it mAH selF ...||


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It appears that the Munin upgrade is borked. It leaves /etc/apache2/conf.d/munin (softlinks to /etc/munin/apache.conf) in the now unused conf.d folder. Move your softlink into the new folder mv /etc/apache2/conf.d/munin /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/ This will still die, but for another reason. Apache 2.2 -> Apache 2.4 upgrade, which no longer uses Order ...


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Try this: open terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T, or Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login rm -rf .compiz-1 Ctrl+Alt+F7 #if you had used Ctrl+Alt+F1


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Hi I followed this advice, got back graphical access, but error message indicated underlying conflicts. So then reinstalled xorg elements using Synaptic packager, now can use while waiting for update repairing fglrx install. Thanks, bob


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I don't know Chrubuntu, but the first thing i can tell you is that Chrubuntu isn't officially supported by Canonical. Use: more /etc/apt/sources.list Here you can see the list of the servers from where you download the updates. Look the domain of these servers: if there are the official Ubuntu servers and there aren't servers provided by Crubuntu, ...


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Test this: Open a terminal,Press Ctrl+Alt+T Run it: sudo -i nano /var/lib/dpkg/status In the open file searching is a line saying: Package: upstart-app-launch Status: install ok installed Installed-Size: xx Maintainer: xxxxxx Architecture: xxx Version: xxxx Replaces: Provides: Depends: Description: Delete all lines until the next: Package: ...


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So I resolved the issue now, but I did not found a simple solution. I basically did a fresh install of gnome: Used synaptic to remove anything related to gnome, ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-session (mark for complete removal) Ran "sudo apt-get -f install" to resolve unmet dependencies Ran "sudo apt-get install gnome-shell" to reinstall gnome This did the ...


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It seems that /ect/apt/sources.list.d folder doesn't exist. Check if folder is present with: ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d and if it is missing, try: sudo mkdir /etc/apt/sources.list.d and redo apt-get command.


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You have to change the Update mode. Your system only looking for "LTS" version, so 14.10 is Normal release. There is settings in Ubuntu where can change this version type and mark it to Normal Release. After that you will get the update notification. This link will help you - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/10/upgrade-ubuntu-14-04-to-14-10



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