Questions tagged as ['upgrade']

Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.
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K.C. Suresh Panicker avatar
File associated Icons
ng flag

I upgraded ubuntu 20.04 to ubuntu 21.04, after that some file icons are changed to default icons, I want the icons of the associated files back. How to do that? Please help me.

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No networking after upgrade to 20.04-2 5.11.0-25
kr flag

I finally took the leap of updating after a few months stuck due to an NVidia driver bug and now I have no networking.

I'm typing in a phone so excuse my formatting.

lspci -nn | egrep '0200|0280'

Shows my Qualcomm Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Controller

ifconfig -a

Just shows lo, no eth0

I ran some other command which I found somewhere else which escapes me, but that showed my network adapter as...

*-UNCLA ...

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Ubuntu 21.04. Does apt update and apt upgrade work on all apps?
in flag

Newbie here. About 3 weeks ago I switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 21.04. Occasionally I do ‘sudo apt update’ and ‘sudo apt upgrade’. Does this update/upgrade all my apps? If not, how can I tell which apps are not getting updated/upgraded?

I want to keep all my apps up to date. I have installed a few snaps, flatpaks and appimages.

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StevenW avatar
Why aren't my themes showing up in Ubuntu 20.04 Tweaks?
ph flag

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I have not upgraded from a previous LTS version, it's a completely fresh install.

I downloaded dconf and all its extensions, and in Tweaks, my user theme shells tab no longer has the triangle which tells you they are disabled and you are now able to select different shells.

In the past, when I had 18.04 LTS, I had to create a themes folder and add it to the home  ...

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SumitSharma avatar
How to increase disk space alloted to ubuntu 18.04. I want to upgrade into 20.04, but disk space is low for upgradation
jp flag

I am getting the message " Disk space is low" while i am upgrading from ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Kindly tell me the exact solution

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David avatar
Upgrade Crashes (Hirsute Hippo 21.04)
cn flag

After the installation of ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

cat /etc/lsb-release

It crashes when I try to upgrade

dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: unable to open directory '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': Operation not permitted E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
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do-release-upgrade silently fails upgrading from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS in WSL
ru flag

It's high time I upgrade Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04! But I don't get very far before the process aborts without an error message. Is there a log file I can check for further information?

$ uname -a
Linux tribble 5.4.72-microsoft-standard-WSL2 #1 SMP Wed Oct 28 23:40:43 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubunt ...
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Mippi avatar
Problem with installation of nvidia driver 340 after last update ubuntu 20.04
cn flag

After yesterday update of Ubuntu 20.04, I am not able to install nvidia driver 340 and all Ubuntu systems with driver 340 crashed:( Has somebody met the same problem? Is there any simple and quick solution? All suggestions are very welcome.

I have Nvidia Quadro NVS 295. The systems have worked for last two years without any problem. Since last update All are crashed.

I tried to reinstall one of them ...

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JHLinux avatar
KDE with Ubuntu 20.04
au flag

I have installed kde on my Ubuntu installation trough sudo apt install kde-full, but I still have some question about updates, is there any issue removing Ubuntu desktop from it using sudo apt remove ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-software software-properties-gtk nautilus update-manager gnome-system-monitor? And what about new upgrades, for example, when Ubuntu 22.04 launch, will it upgrade just fine? Do I ...

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stackprotector avatar
How can I add 'main/dist-upgrader-all' to '/etc/apt/mirror.list' so that my apt-mirror downloads the files for a release upgrade?
be flag

I maintain an apt mirror by using apt-mirror. It works fine for the packages of bionic and focal. Now, I want to add the files, that are needed to be able to perform release upgrades using this mirror. In /etc/apt/mirror.list I added main/dist-upgrader-all to all update sources that contain these folders.

My /etc/apt/mirror.list currently looks like this:

############# config ##################
set base ...
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Michur55 avatar
Getting dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem
jp flag

While trying to use apt-get install, I'm getting this error dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.


When I'm trying to fix it and use dpkg --configure -a, system is freezing on this message


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Terraposse avatar
Steps and version to upgrade 2013 Acer laptop running windows vista
ar flag

I have been given an old Acer laptop running Vista. It dates from 2013. Which version of Ubuntu should I use to upgrade it and can I install from a usb disk drive? Thanks.

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ZirconS avatar
Partial Upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 LTS
pk flag

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 LTS from the update manager. After upgrade it was not successful and on reboot I found the system having partial upgrade(some icons are from Ubuntu 20.04). On running

sudo apt --fix-broken install

the following error is seen.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
T ...
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Time Lord TCS avatar
Unable to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04.2
sr flag

I can't for the life of me figure out how or what to remove or install to fix this upgrade, here is the output from grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log:

Broken dpkg:amd64 Breaks on libapt-pkg5.0:amd64 < 1.6.14 @ii mK > (< 1.7~b)
Broken libqt5core5a:amd64 Breaks on libqtcore4:amd64 < 4:4.8.7+dfsg-7ubuntu1 @ii mK > (< 4:4.8.7+dfsg-20~)
Broken libgcc1:amd64 Conflicts on libgcc1:i386  ...
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Stuck during upgrade to 20.04
in flag

I am trying to upgrade my 18.04 LST system to 20.04 and the upgrade has got stuck, the cursor is frozen and there is no reaction to anything at all. I am unable to open the terminal.

Should I force it to reboot? The system is a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu preinstalled.

Thank you

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Pragyan avatar
Stuck on black screen with blinking cursor and mouse pointer after I force closed during upgrade
us flag

I ran sudo apt upgrade. The process got stuck at 49% and my laptop hanged. I couldn't do anything at all to make it work, so I force closed like I used to do in Windows. Now when I boot it up, it sticks on a black screen with a blinking cursor and mouse pointer. How to fix it?

Some background

Also, my laptop is Acer Aspire 7 (Ryzen 5000 series), so it has some problems with kernels 5.10 lower. So I had up ...

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zm0x7b9 avatar
When I try to update and upgrade my system I get Error
us flag
sudo apt upgrade 
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias       
Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho
Calculando la actualización... Hecho
0 actualizados, 0 nuevos se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 0 no actualizados.
6 no instalados del todo o eliminados.
Se utilizarán 0 B de espacio de disco adicional después de esta operación.
¿Desea continuar? [S/n] S
Configurando l ...
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procommania avatar
Blank Pink Screen after Choosing User in Ubuntu 20.04 after Upgrade
cn flag

After running sudo apt upgrade and restarting, I would not be able to enter my password after choosing the user in the login manager. I would just be greeted by a blank pink screen. I would be able to go into the gui after timeshift restore, but find it very annoying that everytime my firefox profiles and my pip packages would just be lost. I have tried multiple methods, which include changing my n ...

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clwnsen avatar
Lenovo TouchPad V15-IIL not working on Ubuntu 21.04
in flag

On my Lenovo V15-II my touchpad didnt work. The workaroung down there fixed it for me in 20.04. Upgraded to 21.04 and same happens, but this fix isnt working now. Does someone got the same issue and fixed it?

Does someone made a fresh install and it worked with this fix again?


sudo nano /etc/default/grub 

and append i8042.nopnp=1 pci=nocrs to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, so that the line will be: ...

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Manuel Jordan avatar
Why did "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem" appear?
kz flag

For Ubuntu Desktop 18:04 for update I use:

  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt upgrade

But suddenly for the latter now arises:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem

So executing that command I got:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic-hwe-18.04:
 linux-generic-hwe-18.04 depends on linux-headers-generi ...
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WebLab - group avatar
Can't install anything after installing dde on ubuntu 20.04
gb flag
user@host:~$ sudo apt install iverilog 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
iverilog is already the newest version (10.3-1build1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up deepin-any ...
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dinaradenis avatar
Error When Update To Hirsute Hippo
eg flag

I Want To Update My System From Focal Fossa ( LTS ) To Hirsute Hippo ( Normal ), But I Found Some Error :

root@localhost:~# do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [819 B]
Get:2 Upgrade tool [1268 kB]
Fetched 1269 kB in 0s (0 B/s)
authenticate 'hirsute.tar.gz' against 'hirsute.tar.gz.gpg'
extracting 'hirsute.tar.gz'

Reading cache
lspci: /sys/bus/pci/device ...
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Stopping services from being restarted as a result of dist-upgrade replacing a dependency
my flag

Running Ubuntu Server 18.04

I believe I've encountered the following situation, and would like to stop it from occurring again.

The situation:

1/ I've put docker on hold with apt mark. This is confirmed with I do sudo apt upgrade --simulate, it correctly states:

The following packages have been kept back: docker-ce docker-ce-cli

2/ Someone performs sudo apt dist-upgrade. This causes a sha ...

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dms avatar
Epson ET-2750 upgrade?
fr flag

When I upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04LTS to Ubuntu 20.04LTS will my Epson ET-2750 printer setup from 18.04 upgrade to 20.04?

I could not install the Epson printer on 20.04 standalone. The only difficulty I could see was 20.04 would not accept USB as a connection; 18.04 did accept a USB connection.

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travnewmatic avatar
Error Upgrading ubuntu-advantage-tools
in flag

Sat down at work to do a routine apt update && apt upgrade and encountered some issue with ubuntu-advantage-tools.

I'm not sure what this package is for, but it came in with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.72-microsoft-standard-WSL2 x86_64).

I've tried the usual apt purge and tried to install again, but it still doesn't succeed.

$ sudo apt install ubuntu-minimal
Reading package lists... Done
Bui ...
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Jeremiah Huckleberry avatar
I have a lenovo thinkpad t430 with Ubuntu 20.04. No partition no other OS installed. It failed to reboot after a partial upgrade. Guidance needed.. I
kr flag

I have a lenovo t430 thinkpad with Ubuntu 20.04 installed back in April 2021 and re-installed recently (July 10, 2021). No other OS is installed on the SSD. I was informed by Software Updater that I needed to partially upgrade the system and then to restart it after the partial upgrade was done. After being prompted that the partial upgrade was done I hit the restart button and left the room, thinking n ...

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reducing activity avatar
How can I get rid of "New minor version of npm available" on using npm?
cn flag

Every single time I use npm it asks me to upgrade its minor version.

For example spam that I received on upgrading mapshaper:

6 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities
npm notice 
npm notice New minor version of npm available! 7.7.6 -> 7.20.1
npm notice Changelog:
npm notice Run npm install -g npm@7.20.1  ...
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Confusing error upgrading linux-firmware?
ao flag

So, I just made a brand new vm installation of Ubuntu 20.04 under vmWare 7.

Everything is fine, but I can't apt-get upgrade the linux-firmware package:

Unpacking linux-firmware (1.187.15) over (1.187.9) ...

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.187.15_all.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './lib/firmware/netronome/flower/nic_AMDA0099.nffw' to '/lib/firm ...

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Алексей Квитун avatar
Black screen after kernel upgrade to 5.11.0-25-generic
ru flag

I'm using 3 monitors 1920x1080 (laptop and two external) on Ubuntu 21.04. After kernel upgrade from 5.11.0-18-generic to 5.11.0-25-generic the built-in monitor started to show only a black screen, the two other monitors work properly. If I try to start only with a laptop monitor it shows the black screen too. If I use a previous version of the kernel it works properly.

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Shanzem avatar
Sudo apt-update && upgrade issue?
kw flag

So I am running WSL 2, and acquired the ubuntu 20.04 LTS installation through the windows store.

I have downloaded a few programs like (Python 3 et el). I also know I have to keep my system up to date. Although I have not touched the kernel upgrade stuff. I have been using the commands sudo apt-update and then sudo apt-upgrade.

This was great for the first two to three months until these messages st ...