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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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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.2 Luna to 0.3 Freya?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Luna to Freya without losing my data?
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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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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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How can I upgrade from the beta to the stable version of elementary OS?

A stable version of elementary OS (0.4 Loki) was just released and I have installed a beta version of it on my system. Do I have to make a clean install to user the stable version or is it possible to ...
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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The version supplied is significantly out of date, to the point where I faced issues with specific codecs relying on a newer version.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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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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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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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

This error appeared after the important Upgrade.
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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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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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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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AppCenter - Prevent packages from updating

I need a couple of older libraries to make a program work. I can hold the packages with the following commands: apt-mark hold package echo package hold | dpkg --set-selections That way when I try to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does elementary receive Debian's security update?

I was looking for a distribution to install a Linux system after a couple of years, and I really liked elementary OS! But I was reading about it and it is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian. ...
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How to downgrade to a older kernel

I inadvertently updated my Linux kernel to version 4.2.0-30 from 3.19.0-33 and it has broken my WiFi and USB drivers, is there a way for me to downgrade my kernel using some sort of cached version?
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Does upgrading elementary OS Freya (0.3) result in 0.3.1?

I have elementary Freya 0.3 installed. If I upgrade it fully, do I get Freya 0.3.1 (the same one that can be downloaded) or do I end up with some half-breed between these two? In the announcement of ...
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Does elementary OS have TRIM enabled? Is my Samsung 8-serie SSD safe?

There was a kernel bug that made TRIM lose random data. Samsung submitted a patch to the kernel. Is it applied in elementary OS? Or only new kernel versions? Do I need to update? How can I find out ...
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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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Is it possible to install a more up-to-date kernel in Freya?

I would like to install a more recent kernel, as of now I have linux-image-3.16, and I would like to upgrade to 3.19 to achieve better compatibility (here's to hoping my GPU/motherboard fans will work ...
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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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How to see update details

Prior to Loki, you were shown details about what was getting updated. Is there a way in Loki AppCenter to see the specifics prior to clicking the update button?
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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 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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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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“Not enough free disk space” dialog showed on Software Updater

Whenever I try to update the software using Software Updater, I get this dialog: which prevents me from getting the upgrade - and going through apt-get upgrade results in partially upgraded sotware. ...
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How to install correct AMD drivers? [closed]

I've recently installed elementary OS Freya 0.3 on an laptop, but it doesn't run as smooth as on my desktop PC. It's sluggish while opening windows and especially switching pages in the application ...
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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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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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Is there a way to get more detail about what changes are in “Operating System Updates”?

Whenever AppCenter tells me there are "Operating System Updates" available, I'm curious to know what is contained in the updates but when I tap on the item, the dialog that pops up is woefully lacking ...
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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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Why is Software Updater making me install all these FIrefox language packs, even if I don't have Firefox installed?

I'm using a clean install of Freya (made about a month ago), and suddenly Software Updater started including all these language packs. I had the same issue with a previous install of Freya; it just ...
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The Software Center won't open

I can't open the Software Center - it simply doesn't launch. No errors or anything pop up when I try to run it from Slingshot. I have an error in the topbar that looks like the red stop sign in this. ...
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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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When upgrading hardware, do I need to reinstall elementary OS for hardware recognition?

I am currently running integrated graphics with an AMD A4 7300 APU. I am looking to upgrade my system with an AMD Athlon X4 860K CPU and a Sapphire R9 270. Do I need to reinstall elementary OS after ...
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Update error elementary OS freya

When I try to update elementary OS it gives me this error: And in terminal it gives me this one: But if I then use apt-get upgrade, it installs all updates. Is there a way to fix it?
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Can not update applications because off unauthenticated sources

I am having trouble updating applications. I get the following error when running the software updater. When I try to run sudo apt-get update from the terminal, I have a similar problem. I get the ...
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Error installing OS updates — “Too few items to process”

I was downloading OS updates as per usual while working, and when I finished working I realized the installation had gotten stuck. I was trying to install another package and wanted to use apt, which ...
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Newer version of Filezilla on Elementary

In the software center you get Filezilla 3.7.3. (It was the same on Linux Mint, I used before). But unfortunately I used a newer version for years on Mageia before. Importing the server-bookmarks now ...
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How can I update from elementary os loki to newer version Juno [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to update my current machine running elementary os loki to juno. How do I do that
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AppCenter doesn't show updates or install anything [duplicate]

I have Loki installed on my laptop and desktop. Appcenter works fine on my laptop, but it doesn't on my desktop. It doesn't show any updates, that tab is empty. I can browse and search for software, ...
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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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Software Update is offering 14.10

Is this safe to do? I like to make sure my software is complete, but do not want to ruin the beautiful setup of elementary OS.