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As far as I know, getting apt to not lock is impossible. The error is happening because the script is trying to run multiple apt sessions simultaneously. I think it would be best if you could modify the script so that apt operations are run after each other, in a queue maybe.
in addition to @Wilhelm's advice (which is good) if you are left with a stale lock file that will not go away (this happens some times) you must remove it manually. sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/lock But be very careful that you have the path exactly correct as the sudo rm -rf will remove files (even system files) in use if you point it to them and can thus ...
You have added a repository to your system, but you did not have registered the GPG-key. You can do the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager Start the programm "Y PPA Manager" Click Advanced Click Try to import all missing GPG keys And just wait until the import ...
One forum thread says Synaptic's search function is affected if you remove apt-xapian-index. You can disable the periodic updates by adding this line: APT::Periodic::Enable "0"; to a file called /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99periodic-disable (I picked that name. You can change it, as long as you keep the 99 in front, if you don't like it). I have no idea if the ...
My answer to How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? also contains instructions for the related task of making a user an administrator by booting from a live CD and chrooting into your system. One benefit of chrooting is that you don't have to edit any configuration files manually, and thus are somewhat less ...
During boot Ubuntu runs a script /etc/init.d/ondemand that waits one minute, then sets ondemand mode. You can make a change to that script such that it sets powersave mode instead. Note that doing so, and with the acpi-cpufreq driver, your CPUs will always be at the very minimum clock frequency.
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