How to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) to latest Ubuntu Budgie (64-bit)?

Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) is installed on my laptop along with Windows 7. I have barely used Ubuntu, but I’m on it now since Windows is troubling me.

I was looking for a Ubuntu flavour that is light-weight, and I found Ubuntu Budgie, which is also pretty sweet looking, hence I opted it.

I’d be highly grateful to you, shall you could give me exact steps on how I can update to the latest version of Ubuntu Budgie (64-bit version.)

Please let me know if I need to update Ubuntu 14.04 as well.


-When I was trying to update the OS using Software Updater, I would get the error, “Requires installing from untrusted sources.” And I’d have two options, “Settings…” (which leads to the Software Updater) and “Close”.

Related Queries:

-Does all the flavours of Ubuntu require the ‘original’ Ubuntu to be installed, or they are stand-alone operating systems?

-I need an operating system which is ligh-weight and can run most Windows softwares. Is Ubuntu Budgie a good pick or should I go for something else?

Memory: 3.9 GiB

Processor: Intel Core i3-2350M @ 2.30GHz x 4

Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NVD9

OS type: 32 bit

Disk: 47.3 GB

boot – No grubloader menu after installing Ubuntu Budgie with windows 10 Pre-Installed (Different Drives)

(advance sorry about my English. I’m not a native English speaker)
This is the First time I’m doing the Dual Boot thing, and I am new to Linux as well. I followed some YouTube procedure. Everything went well. But the grub loader is missing. When I turn on the System it directly boots into Windows 10.

During startup, if I press F11, then windows 10 and Ubuntu shows up there in the boot options menu, and i can log into Ubuntu no problem. and the grub menu also shows up before it boots into Ubuntu OS and both Ubuntu and windows 10 is present in that menu.
But it doesn’t appear automatically without pressing F11 during Boot up process.

I tried to reinstall/repair the grub menu by inside Ubuntu by using boot-repair commands(Recommended repair option). It didn’t work for me.

I am using an MSI B450 motherboard and I tried to change the boot order by moving the hard drive in which I installed Ubuntu, but there only hard disk on which I installed windows 10 shows up and the other hard drive doesn’t appear at all.

when I logged-in to windows 10 I opened advanced system settings and checked default OS, there only windows 10 option is there. Ubuntu is not there either

Please help me with this problem.

Budgie Desktop – Ubuntu 20.04 – How to stop system automatically switching to another workspace when clicking on a link in another workspace

I asked this on the Ubuntu-Budgie forum but I didn’t get a beep so as it is really annoying me, I thought I’d ask here as well.

When I’m reading my mail in Thunderbird in workspace 3 and I click on a link, how do I stop the desktop changing workspace 1 where Firefox is running.

When I click on a link, I want the link to open in Firefox but I don’t want the focus to go to another workspace, I will switch workspace manually later.
Thanks in advance.

Ubuntu budgie in Dell Precision 7740

I successfully booted Ubuntu Budgie with my new Dell Precision 7740. But it hangs on the gray screen after the Grub menu after I select Ubuntu. This only happens in battery mode.

When I start the laptop with AC power, it logs on without problems. This is my first question and I am new to Linux. So forgive me if something is missing.
During the first installation, I did the following to fix driver problems:

a] Put "modprobe.blacklist = nouveau" into the editing option in grub before booting for the first time
b] Ubuntu budgerigar updated with sudo apt update & sudo apt upgrade -y
c] Additional drivers downloaded from the budgie welcome menu

I have no problems with NVIDIA drivers

I get this message before starting with AC power – "iwlwifi 0000: 6f: 00.0: BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS"
After a second or two, the laptop boots normally without problems and everything works normally
Sometimes, after the Grub menu, the screen goes dark when I restart, and then I have to restart the laptop, but that rarely happens.

The problem is that I can't get past the gray screen on battery power.
I made the following adjustments in the BIOS

Safe boot off

I am not sure what I missed. I ask this question after going through many forums and not getting an answer to this particular problem.

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you very much

Package Management – Install Kompozer in Ubuntu Budgie 19.04

I am not an experienced user, please take me with you. I tried to install KompoZer from two different sources, but none worked.

First, I downloaded a .deb file from here (, but my package installer could not install it. The dpkg command did not work either. When I run sudo dpkg -i /home/jesus/Downloads/kompozer_0.8_b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.debI receive the following:

(Database is being read ... 255283 Files and directories are currently installed.)
Unpacking is being prepared ... / kompozer_0.8_b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking kompozer (1: 0.8 ~ b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2) over (1: 0.8 ~ b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2) ...
dpkg: Dependency problems prevent the configuration of kompozer:
kompozer depends on libpng12-0 (> = 1.2.13-4); However:
Package libpng12-0: amd64 is not installed.

dpkg: Error while processing package kompozer (--install):
Dependency problems - leave unconfigured
Processing trigger for man-db (2.8.5-2) ...
Triggers for Gnome menus are processed (3.32.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Desktop File Utilities triggers are processed (0.23-4ubuntu1) ...
Triggers for bamfdaemon are processed (0.5.3 + 18.04.20180207.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding of /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index ...
Processing trigger for MIME support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
There were errors during processing:

I tried to install the libpng12-0 from ( However, I have another problem:

(Database is being read ... 255283 Files and directories are currently installed.)
Unpacking is being prepared ... / libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb ...
Libpng12-0: amd64 (1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1) is unzipped ...
dpkg: Error while processing the archive /home/jesus/Downloads/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb (--install):
New version of & # 39; /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/' can not be installed: No such file or directory
Triggers for libc-bin (2.29-0ubuntu2) are processed ...
There were errors during processing:

Then I tried this PPA (, but it also fails. When I type "sudo apt-get install kompozer", I get the following:

Read package lists ... Done
Create dependency tree
Status information is read ... Done
kompozer is already the latest version (1: 0.8 ~ b3.dfsg.1-0.1ubuntu2).
You may want to: - apt --fix-broken install & # 39; to resolve these issues.
The following packages have unfulfilled dependencies:
kompozer: Depends on: libpng12-0 (> = 1.2.13-4), but can not be installed
E: Unfulfilled dependencies. Try & # 39; apt --fix-broken install & # 39; without packages (or specify a solution).

I saw some answers to similar problems with installing Kompozer on this site, but they did not work for me.

Any ideas? Many Thanks.

Display – The scaling of the desktop environment is disabled on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 under Surface Pro 3

I'm sorry if this is not the place to ask this question. Please tell us where to post something

I boot Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 next to Windows 10 at the same time on my Surface Pro 3. When I boot the device, I see the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu. I have a problem with the overall desktop scaling.

To be clear, with Desktop I mean the whole operating system. For example, the login screen at the top right has small icons with a tiny username and password field to enter my credentials. Once logged in, the desktop is huge! The icons on the top panel are unusually large, the texts large, the applications like Chromium and files great. Basically every component of the desktop is big. Worse, when I connect to my external monitor, everything gets three times as big!

I have tried gnome-tweak-tool, and it is average but not ideal. Essentially, font size is taken into account in incremental scaling, but my problems with the external monitor are not resolved, or the icons in the top panel do not scale properly. Now I know there is a workaround: Use tweaks To get the fonts right, play with screen size and resolution, optimize the settings Budgie desktop settings to get the panel, etc. However, you can imagine that this does not result in uniform scaling throughout the system. I tried!

So I'm wondering what I can do to fix that. In particular, I am looking for scaling that is standard in Windows and Mac OS, and I am looking for a comprehensive / unified solution as opposed to "use this app to modify this and this other app". Personally, I thought there might be display driver issues, but I'm still relatively new in Ubuntu, so I was not sure.


Possibly useful information: Surface Pro 3, display adapter: Intel HD graphics family, Ubuntu Budgie uses X11, resolutions are all set correctly for each ad

Looking for a unified system-wide solution to correct operating system scaling. Tries gnome-tweaks and the results were not ideal.