Software, Technology, Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux – Debugging the Error: the list of sources could not be read

After installing and quickly uninstalling some software on my Ubuntu machine I saw an error on each boot saying: linux the list of sources could not be read. 

It also included the name that was causing the problem abc.list. In my case it was a file called waydroid.list that was causing the trouble after I had tried installing their software but realizing I didn’t want it.

To see the problem that’s happening you can open a command prompt and type:

sudo apt-get check

This should show some details of the problem.

To debug:

in Ubuntu open a command prompt and write:

ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Now you should see a list returned including the offending .list file. In my case if was waydroid.list

To remove this list you’ll need to type its path. In my case the removal statement was like this:

sudo rm -r /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waydroid.list

Once this is complete you can check that the problem file was removed using this:

ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

After this once you reboot, the problem should be gone. At least that was my experience and it worked very well.

MS Office, Programming, SharePoint, Software

SharePoint Upload Failed: We’re sorry, someone updated the server copy and it’s not possible to upload your changes now

Confusing Microsoft Error: Someone updated the server copy?!?

For starters, I must say that this error message is cryptic and confusing to the end user, giving no real idea to the user what might be the cause.

In my case, this error cropped up in an Office 2016 setup. Specifically, the user’s computer had Office 2016 and was connecting to a SharePoint 2016 document library. The error would then show when the user attempted to check in an edited PowerPoint document.

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Active Directory, AntiVirus, Programming, Security, Software, Technology, Tool

Temporarily Bypassing the GPO: Access to TEMP has been restricted by your Administrator

It can happen that when you are trying to install new software on your device, the installation gets only so far and then mysteriously vanishes without completing the installation. This can happen for various reasons, but in this example, we’ll handle the cause as a policy set by system administrators to protect users from malware trying to exploit their system.

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