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Red Cog on Ubuntu 12.04

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I noticed some time ago the Cog icon on the top right on Ubuntu 12.04 stopped turning red after I run an update that requires a restart (like the Kernel).
1. Why?
2. How do I fix it to get it back?

posted May 31, 2013 by anonymous

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You might have interrupted some update process. This results in broken packages or unmet dependencies

answer May 31, 2013 by anonymous
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