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How to remove old kernel versions?

How can I remove old kernels after upgrading to a new version? It is annoying me to have these kernel entries in the Grub boot menu.
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Update from Loki to Juno stable?

now as Juno (0.5) is stable and released, how can one update from loki? I only find questions regarding the beta release. Is there a way to perform the update with apt? Is is save to edit the sources....
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Freya Wingpanel taking a long time to load after update

After a system update the indicators and the clock (wing panel) is taking a long time to appear, has anyone experienced something similar? Or know how to fix it? Thank you
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out? Is there a setting that does it? Is it Software and Updates that does that? I know it does apps but, I wasn't sure about the OS.
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Can't login after upgrade

The default Software Updater was not working correctly. It was giving the message "An upgrade from 'freya' to 'trusty' is not supported with this tool." So I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Is there a way to support rolling release update on elementary OS?

I tried this way, but it's not working on elementary OS. Can I do rolling release update or is it impossible on elementary OS?
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Delay to Start Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit)

When I turn on my notebook, I put the password and it comes in, the startup icons do not appear, it takes a few minutes, it never happened. How can I solve this problem? 100% updated version ...
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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

This error appeared after the important Upgrade.
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Upgrade elementary to Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet' [duplicate]

I recently changed a few settings in the Software updater; one of them being: Notify me of a new ubuntu version: For any new version. When it rechecked for updates, this message appeared: The ...
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When will Loki support end? (What date?)

What is the end support date for Loki? Will Loki follow Ubuntu's support dates?
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

I used the following commands to try and upgrade to Freya. "sudo apt-get update" - no problem "sudo apt-get upgrade" - no problem "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" - what? nothing available ? From such a ...
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elementary OS Update

I just installed elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki on an iMac over the last weekend and everything went swimmingly well. This AM when I try sudo apt-get update, I get this message: W: The repository '...
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Disable AppCenter dock reminder

From time to time, AppCenter will find an update and hang out in my dock with a red, circular "badge" overlay and a number. How can I deactivate this persistent dock notification? Separately, how do ...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Freya to Loki without losing my data, you may ask?
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Is there a way to see changelog of update?

Title says it all. Is this a thing? A changelog for every update in AppCenter (obviously just for elementary apps) would be really helpful.
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Update error (sudo apt-get update)

I am using freya. When I run sudo apt-get update I got the following errors W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92....
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AppCenter can't update Flatpak packages

Since yesterday, when I try to update those two recommended items, the process fails and the updates are still showing. Sometimes, but not always, AppCenter crashes and closes. All other updates are ...
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Recent change in elementary OS repository structure?

Has there be in recent time (mor exactly on 4 oct 2015) a change to the structure of the elementary OS repository in ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/dists/ changing URL pattern from .../...
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New important security and hardware support update

Anyone getting this? Is there a way to get rid of it? New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-...
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CTRL-whatever and Shift-whatever require double tap

After the update yesterday (2/3), epiphany 3.8.10 and some OS updates, using Shift and CTRL require double tapping. For example, if I'm doing CTRL-C I have to type C twice. If I want to make a capital ...
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I would like to update just the base of elementary system and not the all installed apps. I can run sudo apt-get install package-name to upgrade the package if it is already installed. Whereas I can ...
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What is the recommended way to update from elementary OS Loki 0.4 to Loki 0.4.1?

Now that elementary OS Loki Update 1 (0.4.1) has been released, how can I upgrade to it without reinstalling?
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Long boot time after recent updates [duplicate]

Everything was running smooth and fast till I updated my system. It is evident that the newest updates are causing this +2minutes boot time. suspicious boot times are enclosed in asteriks systemd-...
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I can update to Linux Kernel 4.9?

how are you? I want update to kernel 4.9, but I not know if this can cause problems in my computer.
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Update error - signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available

I installed a few days ago(monday I think) elementary OS 5.0 Juno. Everything went really good, I'ma pretty experienced Linux user, I've been using ubuntu,elementary os and linux in general for quite ...
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Problem selecting update sources in GUI (Software & Updates - Updates)

In "Software & Updates - Updates" all look un-checked. But I know they are in fact all enabled: When trying to check them, I cannot, as they are immediately un-checked. It looks like so: For ...
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No WIFI access after update

I've got here a notebook running elementary OS. There's been an update some days ago that apparently disabled its WIFI completely - it doesn't show any networks and I can't connect to anything. I've ...
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On Juno, updates authentication dialog crashes on loop

Since yesterday nights, there are those updates: When I go on and update, there is on loop a crashing authentication dialog that shows up: The two dialogs are flickering super quickly, you cannot ...
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Sound issue after system update

After installing the system updates via AppCenter the speakers do not sound. Unfortunately this solution is not valid today. Is there any chance to overcome this issue? Because of I'd tried it ...
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Will elementary OS 5 Juno upgrade to 5.1 Hera automatically?

elementary OS 5.1 just launched and I have 5.0 installed. I wish to know if it will be upgraded automatically running some command or with some native software of the OS.
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Loki - Where is the update manager?

I just installed loki 0.4 and was surprised to find the update manager missing. No more easy way to select package sources, drivers etc. Is that a bug or a design choice??
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Trouble with APT, DPKG, SYNAPTIC. Linux-Image-thing

Having some errors after trying to upgrade with apt-get/synaptic. There are several error messages in the output, like: P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat ‘/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

The last time, when elementary Freya was released, we had to do a clean install from Luna. Will there be any option to directly upgrade to loki from Freya once Loki stable is released? I have spent ...
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How do I install the latest version of VLC media player?

The version supplied is significantly out of date, to the point where I faced issues with specific codecs relying on a newer version. I would prefer an official build or repository.
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

I've been using Loki for about 3 weeks. Installing software and updates was working fine. I booted into Loki today and got a notification that I had 4 updates available. The red flag also appeared on ...
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Pantheon Files will not open in Freya after updating

I am new to the elementary OS Freya. Have been using Ubuntu for good time now. I upgraded the system in the morning and after upgrading, the file manager "Files" wouldn't open up. There were a few ...
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How can I get rid of “The update information is outdated.” warning?

I've been seeing this triangle-shaped indicator: Telling me the following information: "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no ...
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update error-duplicate entries

The output of sudo apt-get update gives the error: Fetched 64.4 kB in 18s (3,524 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://...
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Too much contrast/exposure? (I think)

So after the last update a few days ago I noticed that everything just had too much contrast (or exposure, I'm not sure), the text also looks weird and it's been a pain to look at. What do you guys ...
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Missing index files from elementary repo

After doing a package update I get a 404 error when it's trying to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/os-patches/ubuntu/dists/freya/main/binary-i386/Packages How can I solve that missing ...
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Elementary OS Hera updates create problems

I just really want my EOS good again. Today's update makes my EOS Hera not good / comfortable anymore. Here's the problem: 1. Minimize button is dissappear on some apps like Blender, Inkscape, and ...
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Requires installation of untrusted packages in elementary OS

I am using latest elementary OS. I have some updates in my laptop but when i hit update button it says Requires installation of untrusted packages. How can I solve?
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How can I fix updating issues?

Whenever I update the OS through AppCenter, my laptop freezes and becomes unresponsive to both keyboard and mouse input. I have left my computer in this state for several hours (approximately 9) only ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to a new ubuntu base with the Software Updater?

Today I checked for any software updates available for elementary OS Freya through the Software Updater which is provided by the system. Then it notified that my system is up to date but however ...
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Loki AppCentre updates page blank, can't do 1 update

I just got alerted to two updates but the update page in the AppCenter is blank, even though regular app pages work. Tried using the software updater which got one of the two updates in, but I can't ...
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Software update fails to work [duplicate]

I have trouble with updating a new installed elementary OS 0.3.1 Freya (64-bit) system. The software updater starts and after a while fails: "Failed to download repository information. Check your ...
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Update from Loki to Juno VS reinstalling the OS?

The only way to update from Freya 0.3 to Loki 0.4 was reinstalling the whole OS. With the new installer coming with Juno, is one of the planned features to give existing Loki 0.4 users the chance to ...
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“The repository 'cdrom://elementary OS 0.4 _Loki_ - Stable amd64 (20160921) xenial Release' does not have a Release file”

How do I fix this? W: The repository 'cdrom://elementary OS 0.4 _Loki_ - Stable amd64 (20160921) xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from such a repository can't be ...
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App Center missing icons on Loki [closed]

I recently installed Elementary OS 0.4, after doing some regular installations and updates, the App Center (0.1.3) icons are missing, they have a gray gear instead. How can I fix this?
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nvidia driver: pantheon doesn't launch after apt upgrade

I've updated 2 times few hours ago and now pantheon doesn't start. GRUB loads, linux actually boots, but the screen remains black. I can ctrl+alt+F1 into tty1, login and do stuff, but when I switch to ...