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Linux mint 19.1 cinnamon randomly didn't boot after update - just once however

After running some updates on linux mint 19.1 cinnamon, i shut down my PC. When i went to boot it up again, the screen stayed black, however the fans of my PC were running. After doing a force shut-...
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I've installed Manjaro linux, a derivative of Arch linux, and run into software updates circular dependency problem, suggested workaround?

I've hit a wall with the software updates for Manjaro linux on the desktop. I would like to perform system updates, I go to the update app, or the updates app notifies me of my many outstanding ...
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How to list all flatpak apps that use a specific runtime?

Background I got these messages when updating: Info: org.gnome.Platform is end-of-life, with reason: GNOME 3.24 runtime is no longer supported as of 11th January 2019. Please ask your application ...
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apt update has two failed index files and I can't find anything on the web about what to do

I'm updating one of my systems and I get an error which I don't know how to fix or what the problem is. Here is the error: E: Failed to fetch http://the.earth.li/debian/dists/stretch-updates/main/...
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How to update a local mirror from a public server?

I already have a mirror of the entire slackware64-current/ directory tree using wget -r -np -R "index.html*" https://mirror.slackbuilds.org/slackware/slackware64-current/ and that's fine. But it's ...
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Terminal - Password suddenly “visible” in asterisks [duplicate]

I did not change anything, and suddenly, when typing my password into the terminal during "sudo" commands, my password length is shown in asterisks as i type. Is this a feature of a new mint cinnamon ...
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By enabling automatic security updates on CentOS/RHEL 7 how can I control the rest?

If I enable automatic security updates via "update_cmd = security" in "/etc/yum/yum-cron.conf" how am I able to control the "default" behavior of the other packages?
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Mainline Linux kernels make updates impossible?

Using Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility (UKUU) I installed a mainline Linux kernel (4.16.18). I soon discovered that when starting the Update Manager it requires the new kernel to be uninstalled. The same ...
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Linux Mint 19 Tara - after update sudo is showing stars instead of nothing

I have Linux Mint 19 Tara and today I installed new updates of packages which you can see below in the picture. After that during sudo usage sudo shows * instead of nothing. Sudo works but this is ...
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Downloading software for Outdated Linux Mint

Supposedly I have an outdated Linux Mint edition whose corresponding Ubuntu version has been discontinued i.e. it has reached its end-of-life. How will I download software for the same outdated Mint? ...
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Managing previous updates to Fedora

When Fedora boots, I am offered several older versions of the current main version. Sometimes, after a sudo dnf update, I get a version that breaks something important. At that point I usually try ...
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Why does upgrading through Ansible commonly considered “idempotent”?

I know that an idempotent function returns a result which is can be returned more than once without changing the application essentially (like adding zero to a number or multiplying that number by 1). ...
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What does cache=yes mean in apt: update_cache=yes in Ansible?

I know that apt update updates existing package-indexes on a supporting distro but not upgrading installed-packages (utilities) that were being installed based on these package-indexes (as apt upgrade ...
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How to fully upgrade Debian from command line (including release_version)?

I desire to totally upgrade everything in Debian:Stable including the release version, to the newest stable release available: Packages update Packages upgrade D:S minor_version D:S major_version D:S ...
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How to delete centos update files that have been downloaded but not installed on a VM?

I have a centos 7 VM in VirtualBox that I'm using for development on an OSS project. I'm not worried about updates to the VM, but the VM has downloaded pending (important) updates and has now grown to ...
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Update the glibc package Error

I was asked to fix the vulnerabilities for RHEL 7: GLIBC(RHSA-2018:3092). Based on the output given by Nessus. Remote package installed : glibc-2.17-222.el7 Should be : glibc-2.17-260....
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Why does the update command display the same ppa?

I was installing the Atom text editor on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver using the command:- sudo apt-get install atom I stopped the installation process and now whenever I run the command:- sudo ...
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Is there any disadvantage of making software update and upgrade automatic? [closed]

On Lubuntu 18.04, Software Updater notifies me there is update available from time to time. If I happen to have the time to, I will manually run sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade. I am thinking about ...
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Which version of Kali Linux am I using? [duplicate]

After getting a request to install OS updates I waited almost 12 hours, which after being done I ran grep Version /etc/os-release. It says version 2018.4 but, when I run uname -a and uname -r both say ...
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yum install dependency problem

I want install ansible on server without internet and I have this error : Error: Package: 1:openssl-devel-1.0.1e-60.el7.x86_64 (@local-repo) Requires: openssl-libs(x86-64) = 1:1.0.1e-60....
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Does Ubuntu Ship With Auto-updating Snaps?

I don't use snaps, but I'm aware that recent releases of Ubuntu ship with snap pre-installed. My understanding is that snaps are automatically updated, and that updating cannot be disabled. Am I ...
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Why is Pamac not detecting software updates for some programs?

There is an update for Cura. There is an update for Visual Studio Code. But Pamac keeps telling me that the system is up-to-date. I'm using Antergos with KDE. $ sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing ...
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Sync UI Updates with Terminal

I've noticed that when I see the update icon on my Linux Mint 19 machine that it doesn't go to the check sign after running: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo apt-get autoremove ...
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Why do I need to enter my password for apt update? [duplicate]

I can understand why you need to enter your password for an sudo apt install daSoftware or even sudo apt upgrade: you are modifying the code that will run on your machine. But why on apt update? You ...
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Can a server SSH key change due to software upgrades?

I have a VPS in the cloud (Ubuntu server 16.04) I SSH to the server (no problem there) I update the software: apt upgrade+apt update I reboot the server: shutdown -r now. SSH connection is closed ...
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Utility for inspecting pending updates in Arch

Is there a utility for Arch that provides some power-features for analyzing the list of pending updates? Usually, anytime I do pacman -Syu I get a rather large list of packages with pending updates. ...
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Does `dnf upgrade` install new packages if required?

apt upgrade may install additional packages if required. It will never remove packages. (When upgrading the distribution version, a different command is used, which may remove packages). [1] I ...
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“Gnome Software” is not showing flatpak updates

Today, GNOME Software showed a software update notification. I ran pkcon update, but there were no updates in PackageKit. I thought that meant it was an update to a Flatpak app. So I opened GNOME ...
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Solaris won't update because ddt-incorporation is using a self-signed certifcate

I'm trying to update my Solaris 11.3 x86 system. The system hasSun/Oracle software on it, including Sun Developer Studio and Sun SSH server. It does not have other software on it, and I don't have ...
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How to access the “Software Update Preferences” GUI on a RHEL 7 server?

I have numerous RHEL 6 servers and we configure automatic updates using the "Software Update Preferences" GUI, however I cannot locate the same GUI on a newer RHEL 7 server. This is the GUI that I am ...
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How do I repair a bad update in Fedora 28?(edited) [closed]

I was updating my laptop when an electrical blackout happene. I restarted and try to use again sudo dnf update, but this happened: The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next ...
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Unable to install i3 on Debian stretch [closed]

I'd like to try out the i3 window manager. When I run apt-get install i3 I run into the following error; root@hammerhead:~# apt-get install i3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get upgrade holds back a kernel update. What are the official instructions for applying updates on Debian 9?

I saw the following on Debian 9 "stretch": # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following ...
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Updating kernel freezes keyboard (Asus X541NA) - Dilemna

Background - Please see Dual Boot Mint Linux cursor freezes on F541N (aka X541NA)- how to fix? Now I am on Mint Linux 19 Cinnamon stable version and it was fine (keyboard cursor still freezes on ...
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CentOS Application Installer Updates failed “Cannot resolve hostname”

I attempted to run updates from the Application Installer and ran into the following error. failed to download https://extensions.ognome.org//extension-query/?shell_version=3.22.3&page=1&...
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Centos 7: yum update error glib2 update error

I tried running an update on my CentOS box and ran into a problem. The last time that I ran an update was in 2018-01 and then yesterday, 2018-06-19. # yum update ... --> Finished Dependency ...
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Rkhunter update skips checking some files

Upon entering the command Rkhunter --update in my Kali Linux distribution. The result is as follows [ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.6 ] Checking Rkhunter data files... Checking file mirrors.dat ...
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Debian : cannot install update : “The transaction did not complete”

I have an error message that is popping up every time I boot my Debian 8.10. It says (sorry if mistakes, I'm translating from French) : Failed to update. The offline update has failed in an ...
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Runtime system is sticky - Open server 5.0.5

When trying to install 5.0.6 update on a Open Server 5.0.5 system, I get an error of "Run time System is sticky and the update fails to install. I have used the command - custom -v quick SCO:Unix:...
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How to safely perform large #'s of package upgrades in Debian Unstable?

I have been running Debian Unstable (sid) for a few months. The only serious issue I have had is Python3 breaking temporarily during an upgrade, and fortunately I was able to fix it within a day, once ...
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Error for the following command sudo apt-get update (Some errors have been excluded)

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found Translation-en_IN Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream Translation-en ...
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How do I get the software update list to update? [closed]

I'm on Zorin, trying to get some windows programs working, but Wine is hung on version 1.6, and I can't figure out how to tell it to get a new update list. Each time I try to update a program, I get a ...
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OpenSuse stuck at start job and won't finish booting, any advice? [closed]

My OpenSuse Tumbleweed installation has somehow stopped booting at all. The startup process goes through normally, but then it says A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up (7 ...
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Shortest way to automatically upgrade all WordPress instaces under document root (>=4.7.x)

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 Nginx environment with a few minimal WordPress sites (virtually all with up to 5 conventional plugins, 10 pages, 10 images, and a simple contact form to send only textual data). ...
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I have xandros Linux and when I enter “apt-get update” it says “failed to fetch”

I have xandros Linux and I am doing a test with it; when I put apt-get update in the terminal it gives me this error. I want it to get updates from the Ubuntu server not the xandros server because it ...
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Can't boot after updating OS update on CentOS 7

I'm using CentOS 7 with gnome UI After I use software update tool and install&restart the OS update it can't boot, it can go through the pass phase for the disk but keep spinning and can't access ...
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Why the pin priority is applied to all versions of a package, even if I specify one?

Suppose I have the following situation for apt-cache policy skypeforlinux: skypeforlinux: Installed: 8.11.0.4 Candidate: 8.13.0.2 Version table: 8.13.0.2 0 500 https://repo.skype....
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Error when updating Manjaro with pamac: snapd already present on file system

Yesterday, i wanted to get install updates using the pamac updater. I got an error saying something along the lines of files in conflict: snapd-git: /snap already exists in file system. Since I am ...
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Average update size on Debian

I want to set up a NAT gateway on AWS to put some private EC2 instances behind them. Since NAT gateway pricing also depends on Price per GB data processed I was wandering whether there is an ...
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System keeps registering key presses I do not press - Linux 4.13

I am on elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS). After latest kernel update, key repeat stopped working. I mean the behaviour which types 'ffffffff' when I hold the 'f' key. I discovered, ...