The hardware-enablement-stack (HWE stack) allows to use LTS version with a newer kernel and X stacks

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How do I opt in to Early Preview of LTS enablement stack?

As explained in the wiki article LTS Enablement Stacks, The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases. These can be installed manually, or are ...
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How long after release will the last LTS get a HWE kernel?

The Vivid release is just around the corner so as a 14.04 user I'm curious to know when there'll be a supported kernel upgrade available. I have several machines running on Utopic's kernel and I'll ...
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Unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04 when trying to upgrade to Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) pack

When I try to follow the instructions here for 14.04: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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apt-get install is removing a LOT of packages when installing libsdl2-dev, 14.04.2 with HWE

I have a 14.04.2 x86_64 system with HWE installed. I am wanting to install the package libsdl2-dev. Initially I got the following error: $:~/programming/SMD/dgen/dgen-sdl-1.33$ sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot use Steam after upgrade Trusty 14.04.1 to the 14.04.2 HWE

sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...
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Which software ppa to use after applying LTS Enablement Stacks

I have applied the LTS Enablement Stacks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am now running 12.04.5 with kernel 3.13.0.36 (so I guess these are the same Kernel than those currently on 14.04 LTS?). In my list of ...
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Preseeding 3.16 hardware enablement kernel requires manual update-initramfs

I'm preseeding a 14.04 Trusty install, on a machine which requires a driver fix from the 3.16 kernel, which is the one which goes with 14.10 Utopic. The easiest way to get this kernel is to install ...
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“Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is no longer supported”

So my ubuntu wont start after updates in graphics mode and this is what I get in prompt; Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is no longer supported since 2014-08-07. Security updates for ...
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1204_HWE_EOL and Pentium III

I have a home server running Ubuntu server 12.04 on a Pentium III 933MHz. It has been working well for quite a while - mainly minidlna, samba, and transmission-bt. When 14.04 was released I did a ...
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How to downgrade HWE?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was accepting all suggested upgrades. About a week ago I was prompted to upgrade the Hardware Enablement Stack because it was going out of support. So I did and I ...
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HWE upgrade causing system to reboot randomly

Recently ran the HWE upgrade as the 12.04 HWE is going out of support today. The upgrade seemed to go fine and now the system reboots randomly and sometimes just hangs in a running state with no ...
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I'm getting the notificaiton to update to 14.04 but it says theres no new release. What gives!

When I first log in I see this http://screencloud.net/v/Feqm :~$ ssh root@[Redacted] Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-29-generic x86_64) * Documentation: ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 12.04.5 with 3.8 kernel and still have kernel security updates?

My 12.04 is asking me to update the HWE layer, but when I've made it last time all my VM stopped working correctly because of a bug in the 3.13 kernel. So I have reinstalled a clean 14.04 but the KVM ...
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Hibernation error - Could not write byte: broken pipe

Suddenly, right after "turning on" my ubuntu 12.04 from hibernation, there was an error Could not write bytes:broken pipes which led to a black screen so I had to reboot. After rebooting, I got ...
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Will HWE update be pushed out automatically after Aug. 7

I've been reading up on Hardware Enablement Stack ever since I got the warning a few days ago. I was not aware of the HWE support cycle prior to this and I have various virtual machines running ...
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Upgrading from 12.04.3 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS failure

This has probably been asked millions of times already, but I'm struggling to update my Ubuntu system from LTS to LTS, now that the upgrade to 14.04.1 is out. My system keeps notifying me to upgrade ...
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12.04.x HWE Hardware Enablement Update broke Nvidia proprietary drivers

I run Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32 bit version and recently took the option to take the HWE upgrade from Update Manager. Now either the computer freezes or I go into a low graphic mode similar to the ...
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Cleaning up old HWE stacks?

I've been running 12.04 since release and have updated to every new HWE stack. I am currently on 12.04.4. Does anyone know how to clean out all the old versions of HWE? I currently have way too many ...
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Power button won't work after updates on my Eee pc 12.04 and 14.04

I have an Asus Eee PC 1201ha, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I had no problems until I did some updates on it. The power ceased to work after that, as in if I pressed the power button, the dialog ...
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Can't install Nvidia 304 Updates on HWE 12.04.5 [closed]

I've upgraded my 12.04 LTS to the new HWE bringing the Kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu. My graphics card is a Nvidia 7600 GS and needs to use 304-updates to work. When upgrading to ...
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“Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support”

My ubuntu system now says; Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07. aug. 2014. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel and graphics ...
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How does LTS combine with HWE out of support

This is a rather general question, but I'd really like to know where I got it wrong. Less than a year ago on one of my laptops, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 precise (Kernel 3.8.x) Now I am told that HWE ...
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Problems after installing the “New Hardware Support is Available” [duplicate]

Problem started July 11th 2014 when I got the update. Each time when booting up my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I got a black screen with this message "Could not write Bytes: Broken Pipe" on the top Left hand ...
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How do I update to Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0 on 12.04 LTS without breaking the Nvidia graphics driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 "LTS" on a Lenovo W530 (Nvidia Optimus architecture) and updated the kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic as the version of the kernel I was running was going out of support, ...
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Important installations failed

I have a new computer with ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready installed. I get a message telling me to install an important security update 'Linux kernel image for version 3.5.0 on 64bit x86 SMP, but install ...
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Hardware enablement stack install is giving dependency issues [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the hardware enablement stack onto 12.04 but I'm running into the following dependency issue: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty: ...
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Upgraded Hardware-Enablement-Stack on 12.04. Nvidia isn't working, and won't install

There also seem to be some weird behaviours related to the network (taking a very long time to pull updates, but also load webpages, etc.) Note: I can't do a full update to 14.04 for work reasons. Is ...
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12.04 After HWE upgrade and running Ubuntu Tweak to clean cruft, can't start lightdm

I did the HWE upgrade and that worked fine. System started fine. But I ran Ubuntu Tweak and it reported massive amounts of cruft. So I did the Janitor and uh-oh...system boots to command line ...
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Update Manager message “New Hardware Support is Available”

I haven't seen this message from Update Manager before, and I have not been able to google up any info. What will be installed when I click Install? (Clicking "Description of Update" got me ...
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hwe-support-status does not tell me how to upgrade to 12.04.5

According to 1204_HWE-EOL, there should be an option to upgrade to 12.04.5 HWE, however, I do not receive any such instructions from hwe-support-status. # uname -r 3.11.0-24-generic # ...
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Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) out of support

From yesterday my update manager gives me this message: Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07/08/2014. After this date security updates for critical parts ...
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What does x86 mean for installing a new hardware enablement (HWE) stack in 64 bit Ubuntu

I'd like to install 13.10 (Saucy) hardware enablement (HWE) stack to my Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) because I need a newer Linux kernel. This wiki page explains what "hardware enablement stacks" are. Among ...
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How do I prevent updates to a new Xorg/fglrx stack when upgrading point releases? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 because I need the fglrx-legacy driver installed. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 or fully updated 12.04.1, I was unable to install this driver because I found out that ...
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Reconfiguration of xserver-xorg package fails on 12.04 LTS with Raring HWE installed

I am attempting to remove fglrx (proprietary AMD/ATI drivers) and install the radeon open source driver. I am following the steps here: RadeonDriver - Community Ubuntu Documentation ...
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What is the best way to upgrade the kernel in 12.04.3?

I am using 12.04 LTS, which through my Update Manager is now upgraded to 12.04.3. However, my Linux kernel has not been upgraded; it's 3.2.0-52-generic-pae. There is a v.3.8 in the Package Manager but ...
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LTS Enablement Stacks - Should I use quantal, raring or saucy?

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 from a beta ISO and I have been updating it ever since then. However, I want to opt into the hardware enablement stack for Precise now. I have two questions: First, how do ...
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Ubuntu Server how to upgrade to 12.04.3 with kernel 3.8 from 12.04.2 with kernel 3.5?

Ubuntu Server how to upgrade to 12.04.3 with kernel 3.8 from 12.04.2 with kernel 3.5? It seemed I have seen some doc saying upgrade to kernel 3.8, but forget where the doc is. So new a topic. Thanks! ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 takes too long to mount usb 3.0 ntfs hard drive

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04.2 kernel 3.5.0-39 to 12.04.3 kernel 3.8.0-29 (raring kernel). Here is the problem: when I connect the usb 3.0 NTFS hard drive to my system, it takes about 5-7 min ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.2, 12.04.3 to 12.04.4, the next Hardware Enablement Stack?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04.2 32bit. I installed it using LiveCD. Tomorrow, 23rd August 2013,Ubuntu 12.04.3 is released. I want to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.2 to Ubuntu 12.04.3 without using ...
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Dependency issues while trying to upgrade 12.04.2 to the 12.04.3 HWE stack

While trying to upgrade my system to the latest hardware enablement stack from Ubuntu 12.04.2/Linux 3.5 I get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-raring ...
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What is hardware enablement (HWE)?

I see the linux-hwe-generic package as part of the kernels you can install in Ubuntu 12.04. What is hardware enablement (HWE)?