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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS-64 on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. Yesterday I was adding a repository and when I did the "sudo apt-get update" I received this message:

W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32
W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192
W: GPG error: http://mirror.symnds.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32
W: GPG error: http://mirror.symnds.com trusty-updates Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32
W: GPG error: http://mirror.symnds.com trusty-backports Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32
W: GPG error: http://mirror.symnds.com trusty-security Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 NO_PUBKEY 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32

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I have tried the "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys ", and it does nothing to fix the issue. I unticked all of my repositories, redid the update, same message. I rebooted, still not fixing the issue, ame message.

When I did the "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys " command this is what I got on saw on teh terminal:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5
[sudo] password for brwright: 
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --homedir /tmp/tmp.xYr7arweRj --no-auto-check-trustdb --trust-model always --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/aking1012-com-lenstoggle.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/alessandro-strada-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/alexx2000-doublecmd.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/amith-ubuntutools.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/antono-shelr.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/appgrid-stable.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/apt-fast-stable.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/arctica0316-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/askubuntu-tools-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/atareao-atareao.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/atareao-lenses.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/atareao-nautilus-extensions.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/banshee-team-banshee-daily.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/banshee-team-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/bhdouglass-indicator-remindor.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/bridge-daily.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/caffeine-developers-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/cairo-dock-team-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/cairo-dock-team-weekly.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/caldas-lopes-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/cdekter-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/chris-lea-node_js-legacy.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/claudiocn-slm.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/cooperjona-nitrotasks.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/costales-folder-color.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/costales-unity-webapps-telegram.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/danielrichter2007-grub-customizer.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/deja-dup-team-testing.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/diesch-testing.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/dlech-keepass2-plugins.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/dr3mro-personal.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ehoover-compholio.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/flozz-flozz.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/format-junkie-team-release.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/fossfreedom-indicator-sysmonitor.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/freyja-dev-unity-tweak-tool-daily.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/gencfsm-ppa.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/george-edison55-nitroshare.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/n-muench-burg.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rednotebook-daily.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5
gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/n-muench-burg.gpg': resource limit
gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rednotebook-daily.gpg': resource limit
gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager.gpg': resource limit
gpg: requesting key 437D05B5 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 437D05B5: "Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>" 26 new signatures
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:         new signatures: 26

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What do I do? How did I fubar this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. The OS seems to be working just fine, no issues on reboot, or using the OS normally. Any clue?

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Try "sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys " command for all errors like:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 16126D3A3E5C1192

  • I have tried this command, but as you can see in the blockquote above, all I get is the same error message. – user18432 Jul 25 '14 at 13:01
  • Well, after I sent you the above comment, I went to /etc/apt/. I opened all of the folders (apt.conf.d, preferences.d, sources.list.d, trusted.gpg.d) In the 'trusted.gpg.d folder there were a whole bunch of leftover keys. I deleted all of them. Closed 'nautilus' and did a 'sudo apt-get update' command. When it finished doing the update, there were no error messages. Everything is now like it should be. The problem is, I'm not sure what I did to cause this problem in the first place. But, thank you for your suggestion. I appreciate it. – user18432 Jul 25 '14 at 13:50
  • I'm not sure how to do this, but this problem can be closed out as 'solved'. Thanks – user18432 Jul 25 '14 at 13:51

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