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How to upgrade from elementary OS 5 to 6?

To my huge surprise, I learnt that the only way to move to a new version is to completely re-install the OS. This does not go well with the line "replacement for Windows and macOS", because ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

According to this tweet from the official elementary OS Twitter account, it won't be possible to directly upgrade. A clean install will be required. See also: Should I download loki beta or freya?
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

There continues to be no officially supported way to upgrade between version of elementary OS. This is due to the installer being a patched Ubuntu/Debian installer with no custom elementary support ...
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

For the moment is impossible to upgrade from one version to other, the problem is that they are based in the LTS versions of ubuntu and you can't upgrade from LTS to LTS, I don't know if the ...
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Loki - Where is the update manager?

You can install manually that program with this : sudo apt-get install software-properties-gtk sudo apt-get install update-manager
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Disable AppCenter dock reminder

The AppCenter periodically shows updates because it runs in the background on startup. To disable its notifications, set it to not run on startup: mkdir ~/.config/autostart/ cp /etc/xdg/autostart/io....
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What is the recommended way to update from elementary OS Loki 0.4 to Loki 0.4.1?

Step 1. Update Open up AppCentre Navigate to the Updates tab Install all available updates Reboot if required Now your System Settings > About section should look like the following image. Note ...
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Update from Loki to Juno stable?

While the "suggested" upgrade path is to install Juno from scratch, and if you have your /home as a separate partiton might be the best method to be safe, I've just updated both my PCs with ...
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

A fix for this specific issue has just been released in the form of a new packagekit version. If this is not applied automatically, you can do it with the following two commands: sudo apt update sudo ...
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Disable AppCenter dock reminder

To the first question, you can open a terminal and type: killall appcenter Now the reminder dessapears from Planck. To the second question, you can try to show all the hidden startup applications. ...
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The Cursor Mouse disappears after Lock

A temporary solution is - Go to tty1 with CTRL + ALT + F1 then get back to desktop with CTRL + ALT + F7
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Delay to Start Elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit)

This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1596377 This is the workaround: Significant lag loading panel and dock after login (Loki) mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus....
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Why is my Elementary OS Not Updating via terminal / Apps are not updating from App Center?

To solve the problem "public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A74F73EFFE70B91C", import the key: wget -q "http://packages.elementary.io/key.asc" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
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AppCenter can't update Flatpak packages

I have the same situation since yesterday morning. So far I haven't any solution but I found this: According to Hector R on this issue on GitLab Step1 flatpak install org.freedesktop.Platform/...
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

There isn't currently a way to upgrade from one release of elementary OS to another. From the release announcement: elementary OS Luna users should back up their data and perform a clean install. ...
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How can I upgrade from the beta to the stable version of elementary OS?

First install the package that provides add-apt-repository if it's not already installed: sudo apt-get install software-properties-common Next, remove elementary OS Beta PPA and replaced it with the ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to a new ubuntu base with the Software Updater?

Installing this "upgrade" will not update your system to Loki. It will set up elementary OS 0.3.x with the Ubuntu 16.04 base, which will probably not work properly. When Loki is released, you can ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

This has already been answered however maybe some keywords need to be added to the original question so it can be found more easily. Please let us know which search terms you tried.
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Unable to update

It looks like you have enable your CD-rom as part of your sourcelist. You need to disable it. Open the terminal and type (or copy/paste): sudo nano '/etc/apt/sources.list' It should look like this: ...
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Avoid no network issue

Well, quoting this awesome answer on askubuntu, you have to mark the packages on hold: sudo apt-mark hold libnl-3-200 libnl-genl-3-200 libnl-route-3-200 That worked for me really great
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New important security and hardware support update

There is no need for these changes to be made within Freya, as the update is being delivered via the update manager. You should upgrade there, or the correct way to upgrade to the Xenial Hardware ...
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package sources and mirror servers in loki

I found out that you can get back the update manager by installing software properties: sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-gtk This will allow you to choose the sources and servers,...
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Why is my Elementary OS Not Updating via terminal / Apps are not updating from App Center?

Following what I've found about these topics, I think you either need to remove the conflicting package, or you need to overwrite it explicitly (I have no idea why its not an option that pops up while ...
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Is there a way to support rolling release update on elementary OS?

elementary OS does not support rolling releases. I also advise you not to try to do so. Attempts to use a rolling release repositories on elementary OS will result in broken packages since core ...
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Is there a way to support rolling release update on elementary OS?

To add to Axel's answer: The packages that elementary is responsible for are updated frequently. Think about the Wingpanel (top panel), Gala (window manager), apps like Files, Videos etc. One great ...
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Will elementary support a path to upgrade between releases?

Unfortunately there is no upgrade path between elementary versions. I am not aware of any plans to implement that either.
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Problem with package update-notifier-common after latest updates

I encountered the same problem today. After a number of searches on the Stack Overflow site, no desired solution was found. However, I found a solution after searching on a Chinese website, and below ...
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AppCentre fails to fetch updates; sudo apt update gives several errors

It looks as though something has replaced the version codename incorrectly in your apt source files (i.e. /etc/apt/sources.list and the other files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/) It is likely that some ...
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It is recommended to upgrade elementary OS 5 kernel?

You can install the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Hardware Enablement (HWE) packages in order to get a newer kernel. I've been using this on my Elementary systems for half a year or so without issues (Elementary 5....
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Kernel version is still 4.15, after upgrading to 5.1 Hera

According to the announcement blog post: …if you’re on an existing Juno install and would like or need the improved hardware support, you can install it from Terminal with the following command: sudo ...
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