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How to install a wifi driver located on a usb stick to Ubuntu 20.04LTS - explicit procedure /steps

So I have an old Dell Latitude E6420 with a Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Taylor Pate wifi adaptor. I installed Linux Mint/Cinamon - and found that the wifi was unstable - worked somtimes, didn't work ...
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upgrading to a LTS version

I have to install another Ubuntu OS version maybe 18.04 or any other long-term release. not able to work properly with the current version 19.10. The problem is I have created some VMs which are very ...
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how to upgrade unsupported release when `apt-get update` fails [duplicate]

I need to upgrade my OS because Kubuntu 19.10 is apparently "end of life" and no longer allows updates. The update instructions I find say apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. ...
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Cannot have both WiFi and full resolution, after upgrade/Nvidia

Update: If in Grub I boot to 5.4.0-60 (recovery mode), I select network, and then I continue rebooting, I get both WiFi and full res. I guess this helps learning how to fix the problem. OP: It ...
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Migrating from Intel CPU to AMD one

My OS is currently Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. My current CPU is: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU I'm going to upgrade my Motherboard, CPU, Memory, to AMD Family with an AMD Ryzen 9 5950x. Will my OS seamlessly ...
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Released Package With Bug In 'prerm' Script

I have a package that has already been released. I have a new version of the package that I'd like to release but I've learned that there is a bug in my original 'prerm' script that will cause some ...
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Kubuntu upgrade from 20.04 to 20.10 failed

I didnt get error list so I cant give information about it.The upgrader said it failed. I followed this article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GroovyUpgrades/Kubuntu sudo apt-get update && ...
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Ubuntu kernel 5.8.0-36-generic full of problems latest nvidia upgrades brake older kernels 5.4.0-60/58-generic [closed]

There are hard problems with the new updates on 20.04.1-LTS: Kernel 5.8.0-36-generic lacks lots of drivers (mostly network (ethernet/wifi)). New NVIDIA drivers brake old kernels (5.4.0) and even in ...
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Distrubution Upgrade (18.04 -> 20.04) stuck

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 off a DVD last night. I added a few basics like gcc, make, build-essential, manpages-dev, dkms, git, a wifi driver (using dkms), curl, gnupg, brave-browser, and Steam. Then ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 upgrade broke my home network

I have a small office network consisting of a few PCs and one Ubuntu server that we use for file sharing as well as a minidlna server for our music. Everything was working just fine until I upgraded ...
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How to update additional packages?

After login, I get: 3 software packages can be updated 0 of these updates are security updates. To see these additional updates run: apt list --upgradable New release '20.04.1 LTS' available. Run 'do-...
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How to fix issues occured after recent Ubuntu software upgrade

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Few days back, I installed software update/upgrade as recommended by Ubuntu. Which gave me some warning to install some package but completed. So I didn't notice which package ...
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Using Unattended-Upgrades to update security packages without user interaction

Using unattended-upgrades to install security packages. Which runs daily. However I've noticed for the last week or so that security packages haven't been installed. After some investigation I found ...
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Is it Recommended to Encryp (Home) directory on Ubuntu 20, because each upgrade afterwards leads to Issue?

I installed recently Ubuntu 20 and encrypted home directry. but after doing upgrade Ubuntu boot up with the error "Cryptsetup: Wating for encrypted source device /swapfile" and do not allow ...
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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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How to update linux-image (kernel) on ubuntu

I have following Installed package on my ubuntu: linux-image-5.3.0-1023-aws_5.3.0-1023.25~18.04.1 I want to upgrage it to package : linux-image-5.3.0-1033-aws_5.3.0-1033.35 What is easiest way to ...
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Software Updater claims updates but yields empty set of changes

Ubuntu 20.04 I recently did an update using Software Updater and it seemed to go well. I reran the SU just to see it say that the software was up to date. Instead it said there were updates, but blank,...
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sudo apt-get upgrade turned RPI4 off

I just ran: sudo apt-get upgrade On my RPI4 and it turned off. The green activity light is blinking. Does anyone know what is up? Also: I saw that it was stuck for quite a while on updating a package ...
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Find all modified configuration files before upgrade?

Especially during a do_release_upgrade, I am used to encounter a large number of prompts Modified (by you or by a script) since installation which I usually answer with N to keep my modifications, ...
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What do I backup prior to upgrading 16.04 to 18.04? [duplicate]

I have deja-dup, and it is currently set by default to backup only my HOME directory. I'm about to upgrade my OS from 16.04 to 18.04 and am advised to 'take a backup'. I'm dubious that just backing up ...
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Wi fi is not working after update

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS version After Updated my machine I can't connect to Wi-Fi. Even if not shown in the bar or setting. For this reason, I Completely format and reinstall the ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Running Threadripper 3960x and Ubuntu upgraded kernel to 5.8 - have had to revert back to 5.4

My Ubuntu kept crashing after upgrading to Kernel 5.8. I submitted the crash reports each time. Sometimes it was in relation to the nvidia driver also upgrading to the latest version, other times it ...
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xserver packages held back

I'm trying to update Ubuntu from 18.04 but five xserver packages are being held back from upgrading. How do I fix this? (xenial)kia7269@localhost:~$ apt list --upgradable Listing... Done xserver-xorg-...
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Unable to install, update, or upgrade any packages on ubuntu 20.04 aws ec2 instance [duplicate]

I am trying to install net-tools using sudo apt install net-tools but I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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Applications fail to launch in Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.1 LTS. The desktop GUI (GNOME Shell I believe) was working fine this morning. After updating and installing some new hardware the desktop GUI became unresponsive when ...
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Ansible: dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades stopped while running

Here we are trying to start auto updating packages in Ubuntu through Ansible playbook. dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades When we run this command manually, it shows the following prompt, ...
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No audio after “apt upgrade --with-new-pkgs” (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

After yesterday upgrade with command sudo apt-get -y --with-new-pkgs upgrade i have Dummy Output in Output Device and now i hear no sound, either through speaker or audio jack. i have new kernel 5.8....
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Error When Trying to Upgrade [duplicate]

I am getting this error when running sudo apt-get upgrade: Fetched 322 MB in 1min 57s (2,741 kB/s) Extracting templates from packages: 100%rade Preconfiguring ...
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Problems with extra keyboards in ubuntu after upgrade

After upgrade from ubuntu mate 16.04 I have troubles with adding extra keyboard layouts in my ubuntu mate 20.04 I have 2 partitions: /home and / /home is living with my installations since ubuntu 10....
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Virtualbox broken after a dist-upgrade — cannot install virtuabox-dkms nor run modprobe vboxdrv

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and recently did a dist-upgrade. uname -r: 5.8.0-34-generic I purged Virtualbox and associate files by: sudo apt-get purge "^virtualbox-.*" After trying to ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade 5.8.0-

I have the dell xps laptop. It was delivered with Windows 10, but I wiped that to install Ubuntu 18.04 which was fine. Last year, I did the upgrade to ubuntu 20.04. It worked pretty well except for ...
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Upgrading OpenJDK Java 8 on Ubunutu 16.04

I am having a heck of a time running an update of my Ubuntu 16.04. Everything runs smoothly until I hit openjdk-8 and associated packages. openjdk-8-jre openjdk-8-jre-headless I receive the following ...
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How do I upgrade from a rather old (17.04) version of Ubuntu to the current version? [duplicate]

I have had a old partition of Ubuntu running 17.04 that I haven't booted to in ages. I finally booted back into it the other day and wanted to know how do I upgrade? The software updater doesn't work ...
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After upgrade to linux kernel 5.8.0-34 generic, OS no longer opens full screen

I just updated the kernel on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 5.8-0-34-generic. Now my Ubuntu no longer opens full screen, opening with 800 x 600 resolution rather than the 1920x975 pixels available on my ...
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Software Update slows to crawl when upgrading linux-firmware

I have a laptop which over the years I have upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 20.04. I tend to run Software Updater within minutes of receiving notification. Usually this process takes about 5 ...
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ksmserver chrashed after upgrade of nvidia package

I am using Kubuntu 20.04. This morning I have upgraded some packages and after their installation I was unable to logout. This, I believe, is because of the nvidia package. I also couldn't find ...
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Distribution Upgrade shows incorrect information

I am updating my Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10 using update-manager. So far so good. But the "Distribution Upgrade" window shows incorrect information, stating: Upgrading Ubuntu to version 20.04 ...
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Cannot upgrade to 20.04.1

So I went to check for some updates using the Software Updater and it tells me that my current version (19.04) can no longer receive updates and therefore I need to upgrade to 20.04.1. So I update it, ...
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Is it safe to use `dist-upgrade` if `do-release-upgrade` broke my EC2 instance?

I help run a server which is on (or: was on, and is now being restored from snapshots back to…) Ubuntu 18.04. It cheerily told me that I should do-release-upgrade to 20.04.1 LTS but after I did so the ...
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How to install wine32 after upgrading kubuntu 16.04 to 18.04

I just upgraded my ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and I'm not able to install 32 bit version of wine. I did the followings: $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 $ wget -qO- https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/...
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apt-get upgrade not possible

I'm using VERSION="20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa)" With the command sudo apt-get upgrade I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Is Ubuntu LTS more safe to upgrade then Ubuntu non LTS? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and i like it so far. I tried Linux before Ubuntu and it was on a distro with stable release and so the software was old, the Linux kernel old, the desktop environment old ...
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failed to fetch security undermined error [IP: 91.189.91.38 80] in ubuntu 20.04

First i did sudo apt update and sudo apt-get update worked fine but after doing sudo apt upgrade and sudo apt-get upgrade getting below error sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Should I install system updates? [closed]

community. I have a HP Pavilion with AMD Ryzen 5 3500 with radeon vega mobile gfx x8 and with previous installations I have had problems, because it doesn't boot the login screen in Ubuntu or Xubuntu ...
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Broken upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 via do-release-upgrade -d. From the terminal everything looked fine. However, when I reboot my desktop again, I found that it's a broken upgrade, icons are lost, some apps ...
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Problem during upgrade due to power off [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade Linux from 18.04 to 20.04 but unfortunately my laptop battery got over. When I tried to reopen, it got crashed. Now on starting there are only three options: Ubuntu, advanced ...
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I'm not receiving the 20.10 updates [duplicate]

Every time I try to update my system I get the message All packages are up to date. I think something goes wrong during the upgrade from 20.04 to 20.10. My process to verify updates is: sudo apt ...
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Cannot upgrade Ubuntu to 20.04 because of Adobe

I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Upgrading stops at: Preparing to configure libgraphene-1.0-0 (amd64) while the terminal says: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html?...
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Updates stopped and fix-broken install is broken

I was having an error doing normal ubuntu(18) updates related to ValueError: bad marshal data I deleted pyc files in /usr as suggested but no joy. I tried removing and reinstalling python - but hit ...
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Upgrading to Nvidia GPU from an AMD GPU

so I have recently ordered a GTX 1650 Super (To be specific, the PNY Single-fan variant) as a small upgrade from my RX 570. The 1650 Super still hasn't arrived (And shouldn't for another ~5 days after ...

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