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Downgrade from 22.04 to 21.10

It seems that Qt 6.3 and some PHP plugins are not usable under Ubuntu 22.04. Is there a way to downgrade to 21.10 (where I came from) ? I searched in the Update manager but I found nothing about. ...
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Downgrading from buggy nvidia 470 to older 460 not possible (transitional package)

There have been some upgrades of kernel and/or NVIDIA packages on my laptop (Ubuntu 20.04, the normal upgrade popups that occur from time to time). After a reboot I now get a blank screen and this ...
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Downgrade ubuntu version [duplicate]

recently upgrade my ubuntu from 18 to 22 from focal fossa to jammy . And notice that my pgAdmin4 and PostgreSQL are not working. So I want to come back to a previous version. How can I do it?
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Disable HWE kernel support on Ubuntu Focal 20.04

I don't know how or why, but i have HWE installed. At least, apt claims there is an update for it: # apt list --upgradable -a Listing... Done linux-headers-generic-hwe-20.04/focal-updates,focal-...
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how to reinstall windows [duplicate]

everything is already made for windows, and you have to work around the programs not running on ubuntu 20.04. i bit off a little more than i can chew, and i would like to go back to the spyware side. (...
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cannot install winehq-stable due to broken packages on 20.04 upgraded from 18.04

I found this article Unable to install wine32 due to broken packages but this is not quite the end of the story for me. After digging down the dependency trees it seems that the underlying cause were ...
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Downgrading/Partitioning Ubuntu

I'm a new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 20.04 and have been liking it so far. I have reached a dilemma now. I would like to learn Game Development via Unity Hub, a game engine requiring Ubuntu 18.04 or ...
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After upgrading a package, the previous package version is lost, so I cannot downgrade back to it

After I upgraded a package, when I ran apt-cache policy <package-name>, I saw that the previous version of this same package is not there in the list. Before the bind9-dnsutils package was ...
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Is it possible to downgrade kernel on Ubuntu 21.10 to something lower then 5.13x?

When I type apt-cache search linux-generic it gives me list of 5.13x only. Does it mean that I can't downgrade to something like 5.4? By the way on some linux distro I've seen a GUI utility to deal ...
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Downgrade php 8.0.10 to 8.0.0

Im tring to download Yii2 framework. The is error: require php >=5.6.0 <8.0 -> your php version (8.0.10) does not satisfy that requirement. How can i downgrade version of php? Thanks in ...
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How to downgrade package to the version form previous release of Ubuntu?

I've stuck with a specific issue in Mozc package on the latest Ubuntu 21.04, that is of 2.26.4220.100 version. So I figured out I can solve it by downgrading Mozc package to the 2.23.2815.102 version ...
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how to downgrade to previous version

I upgraded OS using following command apt-get dist-upgrade Which upgrade to PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS" from PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS" Now I would like to go back ...
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How do I downgrade JDK?

I installed JDK with the Ubuntu Software application which selected JDK-16.0.2, and I need to downgrade to version 11.
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How to Downgrade Graphics Drivers on Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I have an old 32bit(i386) machine with those Intel Pentium P6100*2 CPU's and integrated HD graphics (it's of great sentimental value). It's internal display is fried so it's hooked to a TV monitor via ...
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How can I revert from using GTK 3 to GTK 2 on Kunbuntu 20.04?

I am using OpenCPN 5.2.4 with OpenGL (required for overlaying radar over charts) under Kubuntu 20.04. A tracked OpenCPN bug related to using GTK3 prevents OpenCPN from scaling the display ...
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How to downgrade Ubuntu Hirsute Hippo (21.04) to Focal Fossa (20.04) LTS? [duplicate]

How to downgrade Ubuntu Hirsute Hippo (21.04) to Focal Fossa (20.04) LTS? Or that's not actually an option?
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Downgrade Ubuntu 20.04 kernel from 5.4 to 3.2

Hi i need to downgrade Ubuntu kernel version to 3.2 because kernel 5.4 doesn't see my wifi driver package. I tried this command to see kernel images: uname -r But it only shows kernel versions that ...
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Downgrade cups / SAMSUNG printer error

With a recent cups update my ML-1640 printer has stopped working. A fresh post from ARCHLINUX offers a fix by downgrading to 2.3.3op1-1 from my current cups:amd64/hirsute 2.3.3op2-3ubuntu3. How can I ...
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Downgrade to tmux 2.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

So I'm trying to set up Cloud9 with a new ubuntu instance and it requires tmux 2.1 or earlier and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to downgrade from this new 3.0 version to tmux 2.1. Any ...
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How to fix packages installed from debian sources? [closed]

For some reason that I can't explain (being dumb I guess), I have installed packages from Debian sources. I use Ubuntu 18.04. I'd like to fix my mistakes and downgrade to Ubuntu packages. What I did ...
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How to get back to default LTS kernel releases after manual kernel upgrade?

I ran into a hardware issue that forced me to downgrade to a lower (5.4) kernel. But after some months the issue seems fixed and the latest kernels (5.10 at this moment). My problem now is that ...
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Are ubuntu 20.10 packages compatible with ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 20.10, since it is non LTS, I'd like to have 20.04. Problem is I have already installed lots of apt packages in my 20.10. So is it possible to reuse the apt cache in my newly ...
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Migrating MySQL 5.7 data to Ubuntu 20.04 still using MySQL 5.7

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 server I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04. That comes with MySQL 8, but I am not ready for that yet. I have found examples on how to remove MySQL 8 and install MySQL 5.7, and ...
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Downgrade to kernel 5.4.0 because kernel 5.8.45 doesn't like my bluetooth controller

I had no bluetooth issues with kernel 5.4.XX until I updated to kernel 5.8.0. I can't select 5.4.XX from Grub, is not there. If I type dpkg --list | grep linux-image | grep ^ii on the terminal that's ...
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Kernel 5.8 crash on ubuntu 20.04 and ubuntu 20.10

I have had problems with the system after installing ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10, both freeze and do not let me operate, desktop, mouse ... frozen completely. I have downgraded both systems to kernel 5.4 ...
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Incorrect new kernel version installed after apt-get upgrade, how do I downgrade it?

On January 10, 2021, I performed an apt-get upgrade, then rebooted. This broke all of my sound devices. After some research, it seems that the version of ubuntu I'm running (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) is ...
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Grub is not loading the default kernel

I'm running Ubuntu 20.0.41 LTS with Kernel 5.8.0-36-generic and 5.4.0-42-generic installed. For installing ROCm i need to set the default boot Kernel to 5.4 to remove 5.8. After setting it as well in ...
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Downgrade kernel by deleting new one from /boot?

I manually installed kernel 5.10.3, but now want to downgrade since I need NVIDIA's CUDA. If I delete the newer ones, will it boot from older ones - or not boot at all? (I have no physical access to ...
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20.04 how to downgrade kernel from 5.4.0-56-generic to 5.4.0-55.61

The 5.4.0-56 does not like AMD graphic driver. Based on https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-amdgpu-unified-linux-20-45 I need to downgrade to 5.4.0-51 to install the graphic card's ...
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I have Ubuntu 20.10 with Gnome 3.38 but I want to return to Gnome 3.36

I want to return to Gnome 3.36 'cause Gnome 3.38 has given me some problems link to the problem. Is it convenient to downgrade Gnome without downgrading Ubuntu, and how can I do it?
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How to downgrade Ubuntu 16.04.7 to 16.04.6

I'm having trouble installing Xilinx Vivado 2020.1 in Ubuntu 16.04.7. The supported versions by Xilinx are: Ubuntu 16.04.5, 16.04.6 and some other non-16.04 Ubuntu point releases as shown in the ...
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Can I use Timeshift to go back to a previous release of Ubuntu?

I recently attempted an upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. During the process I got stuck whilst comparing 2 versions of a config file. Foolishly I used ctrl+c and unknowingly aborted the upgrade. The ...
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how to install specific version of minetest?

I upgraded an older Ubuntu computer to 20.04. Everything went well. But now the kids are telling me they cannot connect to their favourite minetest servers. The game complains about Protocol ...
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Is it possible to install an old GNOME 3 version on Ubuntu 20.04 or any other up-to-date distro?

This question may sound stupid, but I'm not to blame due to lack of experience with Linux. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 for around 3 months and got really fed up with the mediocre flat GNOME 3.36 UI. ...
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How to netinstall to a specific minor release? i.e. 16.04.2

I have a client who wants 16.04.2. We've always netinstalled 16.04.whatever the lastest in canonical's mirrors is. We keep a local mirror of Ubuntu, and normally netboot the kernel and initrd: http://...
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Downgrading gcc-7 to 7.4.0

Is it possible/easy to downgrade the gcc version in Ubuntu 18.04 from 7.5.0 to 7.4.0? The reason why I want that is because 7.5.0 introduced a new bug that is making my life more difficult than it ...
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Cannot downgrade nvidia-driver-440 to nvidia-driver-430 on Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 and I updated the nvidia driver to 440 using sudo apt install nvidia-driver-440. Unfortunately, after this update, the performance that I obtain using the NVIDIA Optical ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, downgrading gcc from 8.4 to 8.3

I am in the position of using some slightly out of date build tools that refuse to work with gcc 8.4; the latest they recognize is gcc 8.3. I am using Ubuntu 18.04, and when I run apt list gcc-8 --all-...
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start Ubuntu 18.04 an error : end kernel panic -not syncing: attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x0000000b occurs by stack smashing detected

I downgraded my Ubuntu 18.10 to 18.04 today. After rebooting and logining the downgraded 18.04, I met an error as follows: Then I ran the following commands in the terminal hoping to fix it. sudo apt ...
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Downgrade a package installed from source

I'm trying to install a specific version of the library as follows, sudo apt-get install -f libvtk6.3 But, I have got an existing latest version of the same library installed in my system from ...
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A reposotory for downgrade

I'm working on Ubuntu 18.04 and I need to Downgrade some packages, but I cannot find them on /var/cache/apt/archives anymore, so I'm looking for some external Ubuntu 18.04 compliant repository able to ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 18.04.3 kernel to original kernel

On my machine, I run Ubuntu 18.04.3 with kernel version 5.4.0-050400rc5-generic. Unfortunately, VirtualBox and the NVidia drivers seem to have an issue with this kernel version because several compile ...
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Downgrade Mariadb to 10.1 on Ubuntu 19.10

I recently upgraded my main Ubuntu install from Ubuntu 18.04 to 19.10 mainly for testing within my company to make sure the currently used software stack will be compatible come 20.04 Everything is ...
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How to install Ubuntu LTS (18.04) on a system for which disk drivers are existing only i the most recent, non-LTS version?

I am holding in my hands a cool ASUS UX481F (ZenBook Duo) that works surprisingly well out-of-the-box (including network and disk) with Ubuntu 19.10 live USB, but the Ubuntu 18.04 both liveUSB and ...
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Can't start apache2 after downgrade php version 7.0 to 5.6 in ubuntu server 18.04

Today I just downgrade PHP version 7.0 to 5.6 by reference of this blog: now every time I put apache2 restart command sudo service apache2 start it shows Job for apache2.service failed because ...
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How to downgrade from ubuntu 19.10 to 18.04 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 19.10 from 18.04 using do-release-upgrade. But now I realize that the new version consumes a lot of system resources and doesn't work properly on my machine. I want to ...
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Virtualbox not starting after downgrading kernel on my laptop

I was having graphics issues with my laptop on Xubuntu 18.04LTS with kernel 4.15.0-58-generic, so i downgraded to 3.19.0-59-generic. That fixed the graphics issues, but now virtualbox won't start ...
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How to install a package and force downgrade of all its needed dependencies

Let's say I have a package mypack. It has a ton of dependencies, that have a ton of dependencies themselves. I want to install it in one step where also all its dependencies are automatically ...
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How to downgrade poppler-utils version from 0.74 to 0.62 in ubuntu 18?

I installed poppler-utils on ubuntu 18 using the following command: apt-get install poppler-utils It automatically installed version 0.74.0. I want to downgrade it to 0.62.0. I've already followed ...
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Downgrade openmpi v2.1.1 to v2.0.2

I have installed openmpi on ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS using $sudo apt-get install libopenmpi-dev $ mpirun -version mpirun (Open MPI) 2.1.1 How can I downgrade it to v2.0.2 Thank you!
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