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Is it possible to use windows drivers in Ubuntu?

My KWorld UB430-AF dongle stopped working over 1 year ago. An Ubuntu user detected and then reported a kernel issue as the source of the problem (regression of kernel drivers): ...
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apt-get autoremove gives dependency errors, and apt-get -f install needs the space on boot im trying to free up

im new to linux and have been running a server from my house while im at school to try to learn a little bit about it, but ive run into an issue. after about half a year of it running, i realized my ...
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Problem installing PCTV triplestick 292e

I'm running Mythbuntu 14.04. I've had two PCTV 290 usb tuners working just fine for a while in the same box. I had to replace one recently and ended up with a 292e. The 292e is supported in kernel ...
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Unable to load Super I/O module even though sesnors-detect sees it

Firstly, I'd like to state that I've created a post in Ubuntu forums here : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2267869 . I've had no replies and no progress since. I'm still stumped. Not sure ...
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VMWare Player 3.1.6 32 bit installed with Ubuntu 14.04

Dear Ubuntu spezialists, I use Ubuntu 14.04 on an old 32 bit netbook. Now I installed VMWare 3.1.6, since this is the last real 32bit VMWare Player (although there seem to be newer versions of the ...
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Kernel Not Loading and Boot Fails on Windows 8 Pre-Installed Laptop

I know this question is common, but this makes no sense to me. I use to dual boot Kali Linux on my PC all the time. I know for a fact my flash drive (where the files are) is specifically (hd1,msdos1) ...
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Why do I see so many frequent updates to the kernel?

Is Ubuntu sending these unusually frequent updates or am I being "blessed" by the usual suspects ? Why is now "unattended updates" installed when a cardinal reason for using Ubuntu was the wish to ...
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Ubuntu14.04LTS + VMware Workstation11 missing Linux-Header

I am running a VServer with Provider Strato.de from Germany... As it seem they are providing their VServer Plattforms out of Virtuozzo Containers. My Server unsing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, access via ...
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Autoremove kernel: Headers are missing

While autoremoving an old kernel, I get: Removing linux-headers-3.13.0-45-generic (3.13.0-45.74) ... Removing linux-headers-3.13.0-45 (3.13.0-45.74) ... Removing linux-headers-3.16.0-30-generic ...
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Kworld UB430-AF stopped working over 1 year ago

An Ubuntu user detected and then reported this issue over 1 year ago (regression of kernel drivers): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1266328, and it wasn't fixed as of today. Can ...
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Ubuntu 10.4 ETH0 info missing

I have tried finding help regarding this issue at other forums with not much luck hoping someone can help me here. Here is my issue... I am running Ubuntu 10.4 server that's been running good for ...
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Why is there no /proc/sys/kernel/softlockup_thresh

and, more importantly, how can I adjust this threshold for Ubuntu 14.04 server installations?
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Docker warning on cgroup swap limit, memory.use_hierarchy

I am getting this warning from 'sudo docker -d': WARNING: Your kernel does not support cgroup swap limit. even after following the steps (as in this link): modify below lines in ...
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Setup Error: end kernel panic - not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

I want to install ubuntu 14.04. When i press "setup ubuntu" the error "end kernel panic - not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)" is appears Even if do not do anything this ...
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How to change the kernel for one of other distro (Gentoo)?

I'm having a "funny" problem with a Acer Aspire One 751h and Ubuntu (and Fedora, and Slackware, and Arch, and Debian, and OpenSUSE and...), where the computer crashes randomly (and the screen shows a ...
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problem in compiling raspberry pi kernel on ubuntu 12.04,same on ubuntu 14.04

i am trying to compile linux kernel for raspberry pi when i use the command ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CCPREFIX} make oldconfig my terminal stuck at Physical address of main memory (PHYS_OFFSET) ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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Post Boot Kernel Panics

I've been having an issue as of late. It happens when I try to play Dota 2. I get into a match, and sometimes my computer will crash randomly leaving this error: Keep in mind these crashes are ...
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how to edit /arch/x86/kernel/setup.c?

i would like to add a print statement to this setup.c file and would like to see it in my messages when kernel executes start_kernel()... printk(KERN_INFO "m_name (put your name here): ...
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Need Help to troubleshoot building of custom kernel on Ubuntu 14.04

I need some help about building a custom kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). It is not my first time to compile kernels, but I faced the problem to build only on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to build ...
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Who is behind nvidia.ko? [on hold]

Were the files nvidia.ko and nvidia-uvm.ko loaded by the Ubuntu update or were they made by the NVidia corporation? Explanation of question: Consider 2 files that I installed - (1) ...
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D-Link DWA-171 Driver installation problem

Hello so i downloaded official D-Link DWA-171 drivers http://www.dlink.com/xk/sq/support/product/dwa-171-wireless-ac-dual-band-usb-adapter, But when i try to install them in terminal using ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu remove old kernels automatically?

I wonder why Ubuntu won't remove the old kernels automatically. Surely nothing is perfect and things can go wrong, so in case a update doesn't work, having a backup kernel maybe great. But it would ...
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Why is my kernel not upgraded to the latest version? [duplicate]

My server runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. I try to keep it up to date as possible by doing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade regularly. So far I was assuming that this would update the ...
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[Don't Bother Answering]I insert my cd for ubuntu 14.04.02 and it doesn't recognize it, please help [closed]

It goes like this, my wireless is not working on my laptop running ubuntu, when it was running xp it worked perfectly (my wireless card is broadcom corporation wireless 1397 wlan mini card). So i ...
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Compile kernel module? (Live USB)

is it possible to compile a kernel module on a live USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have now tried for hours but all my attempts have failed. What i've done. Installed the linux headers. Created ...
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Understanding how the Ubuntu kernel works [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I pretty much go around advertising it everywhere. But I never really understood much about the functioning of the kernel itself. I want to understand the ...
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Why my kernel is not the latest for 14.04?

My kernel is currently Linux scv 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 13 15:45:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux But I know it should be 3.13.0-45-generic #74 Why is it not updated by ...
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Can't build Virtualbox-dkms - mismatched kernel and headers

I have previously used VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 14.10 machine, but I had not used it in the last two months. When I tried to start a VM, I got the following error: WARNING: The character device ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1/2 installation: Unable to install the selected kernel

I am installing a new Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Server (HP ProLiant DL360 G4) from an USB Stick. The installation runs until the step "Install the base system". Then I get this Message: Unable to install ...
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New ubuntu server hanging… trying to locate root cause

Thanks to anyone willing to help me locating a root cause. I presumably think it is due to limited memory causing the server to halt. After a reboot the machine works for a day or 2 and then hangs. ...
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Cannot install Kernel Security updates in 14.10

I cannot install some security updates to Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) 64bit, which are kernel updates. Those are the updates. I cannot install them. In settings, I have everything ticked. ...
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Wireless connection issue in Kernel 3.16

I have upgraded my Dell Vostro 1720 laptop to 14.04.2, Kernel 3.16 (from 14.02, Kernel 3.13) but now I have no access to wireless networks. My Broadcom driver PCI is 14e4:432b. I've spent hours ...
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Stuck in upgrade loop [duplicate]

When i want to "upgrade" i get this message sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' ...
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How can i automatically upgrade to mainline kernel

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I know how to upgrade the kernel manually and I manually upgraded the kernel to 3.18.2. Is there any way to upgrade kernel to 3.19 automatically?
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Unable to resume from stand-by

I usually let my machine suspend to ram after time X. That used to work very well but within the last few days, I have had problems multiple times to wake my machine up and get it back into working ...
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Java algorithm performance difference between Linux and Windows

We observe a very significant performance difference of an algorithm in java between Linux (ubuntu) and Windows. The difference is 3x-4x in favor of Windows. Test machine is i3770 quad core (8 logical ...
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build ...
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how to fix broadcom drivers for ubuntu touch?

How can i solve my issue to get ubuntu touch running on my phone? I just create new defconfig for Ubuntu Touch to port on Galaxy S2 Plus, after compile it without problems, since my device doesn't ...
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Segmentation fault at 7f59002b3978 ip 00007f59…(long message)

I was writing a program last night and I was using g++. I was running the program and left it in between to get some food. When I came back I forgot that the program was running and I shut down my PC. ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 boot errors

I'm trying to run lubuntu 14.04 (i386) on a old computer. I set up a bootable usb drive. After I choose to run lubuntu "without instalation" I get these errors: 02064241 pci 0000:00:Oa* BAR 4: error ...
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ubuntu file system memory allocation

While building ubuntu OS image from source how to allocate specific memory to specific folders of filesystem i.e. /home will get xx GB, /sbin will get xxy GB, /bin get yytt GB etc. Is there any ...
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Installed new kernel, but isn't showing

I followed all the instructions found in this guide verbatim. I used the same kernel source linux 3.16 etc. I got through all the steps, rebooted, and when using uname -r, it shows my other kernel ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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Black borders around windows/apps missing from dash after kernel update on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some weird issues with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I updated the kernel to 3.18 (or at least I think I did...) using this guide here: ...
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Kernel Panic block (2,0)

This is my first question here and I'm trying to give as much information as possible: I tried dualbooting Linux Ubuntu (first Gnome then regular Ubuntu) with windows 8 on my Lenovo U310 Ideapad. I ...
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Problem installing Broadcom BCM43142 on HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC

I know this sounds similar but my problem is unique. I have a new HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 but was not able to start WIFI. I searched a bit and got some answers ...
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Watchdog for rebooting on keyboardless appliance, if kernel is stuck at startup [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 14.04, which occasionally hangs at boot, just displaying Plymouth splash. After removing quiet splash from /etc/default/grub it reveals that last line of kernel log output (virtual ...
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Kernel Panic and weird behavior

About two weeks ago I started experience the weird behavior of my pc. About 5 min or sooner after pc start it's peripherals turn off on both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (running dual boot on separate ...