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update-grub ignores GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in /etc/default/grub when generating menu.lst

I created /etc/default/grub with the contents GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1". When I run update-grub, I expect these additional arguments to be appended to the kernel lines in ...
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How can I load modules from /etc/modules before mounting local file systems?

I have modified /etc/fstab to mount a file system that requires a custom module. On two out of three systems, all running Ubuntu 14.04, I can simply add the module to /etc/modules and it will mount ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not start installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with UEFI and windows 8.1 x64. I am using a usb installation, ubuntu starts and show initial purple screen, after I get the following screen And the PC ...
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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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laptop sees two connections when HD TV is plugged, but no image

With Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) and Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-68-generic-pae, when I connect it to an HD TV via the micro-DVI to DVI (Apple adapter) --> DVI to HDMI (I tried two ...
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using uname -m for i386 archticutre checkup [on hold]

WHAT a nightmare ... there is no consistent way for Ubuntu architecture checkup? I have to say Windows have a little issue with this (but at least I can check for bitness or look for 64bit program ...
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Chromium freezes after resuming from standby (Kubuntu 14.04)

Every time my laptop resumes from standby the Chromium browser becomes frozen. Graphically, it means that it leaves an unresponsive black square on the desktop. Sometimes, but not always it would ...
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After removing the latest kernel, how can I be notified of kernel updates again?

Yesterday, I updated all packages through the software updater. It installed kernel 3.13.0-35. When I rebooted, I would get a completely unresponsive blank screen, so I went back to the Grub menu ...
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How to select WNIC and bluetooth drivers

I'm a completely new and yellow Ubuntu user. I installed it yesterday on a old machine (Acer Aspire 3610). During instalation I had a problem - the process was hanging at "bcmwl-kernel-source". I've ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic (3.13.0-35.62) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later) The link /initrd.img is a dangling ...
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3.13.0-35 kernel causing screen fliker

I just upgraded kernel to 3.13.0-35. My laptop screen started to flicker. I had to revert to an older kernel for the time being. Laptop model: TOSHIBA SATELLITE P205D-S7429. AMD X2 CPU Radeon ...
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kernel panic occured after installing wifi driver

I have exactly this problem. I retype some of it in case link goes offline. I have notebook lenovo E540. I think I'm using 14.04.1 LTS (didn't check) and kernel 3.13.0-35. My wifi stoped working after ...
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linux-image-generic missing - is this a problem?

After removing old and unused kernels from my wife's laptop as per this question: What kernels & packages do I un-install? I thought I'd do the same on my laptop, since I've been running Ubuntu ...
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what does it mean to load a kernal image?

I came across the following statement .. When booting Linux, the boot loader is responsible for loading the kernel image and the initial RAM disk (which contains some critical files and device ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Pre requirements missing when installing oracle database 11g Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Oracle Database 11g on Ubuntu 14.04. At the middle of executing ./runInstaller I'm getting following messages saying about missing prerequisites. This is a prerequisite ...
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How do I fix this error? dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0 Error! Bad conf file

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Does anyone know how to fix this Dkms.conf error? dkms.conf: Error! No 'BUILT_MODULE_NAME' directive specified for record #0. Error! Bad conf file. File: does not ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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Not running on Intel CPU? [on hold]

I have installed ubuntu 32-bit (i386) on a HP Pavilion dv8 with an Intel core i7 720QM @ 1.60 GHz. I've installed 32-bit on a 64-bit CPU as ubuntu amd64 fails to work on it. It refuses to boot. It ...
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List of Ubuntu Versions with Corresponding Linux Kernel Version

Is there a list of Ubuntu versions with default corresponding Linux kernel versions somewhere? I would specifically like to know the most recent version of Ubuntu that still used Linux Kernel 2.x.
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kernel module build fails on 14.04: sys/types.h: No such file or directory

I'm unable to build a kernel module in Ubuntu 14.04. This is the make file I use: $ cat Makefile obj-m += my_module.o all: make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules clean: ...
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Error on installing upstream kernel

I tried to install latest upstream kernel(linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc2-generic_3.17.0-031700rc2.201408251935_amd64.deb) from here but installation failed with this error: user@user-pc:~$ sudo dpkg ...
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WiFi interface doesn't come up

All of sudden, my builtin Wifi interface on the laptop (HP Pavilion dv7, running Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.2.0-64-generic) won't come up. # ifconfig wlan0 wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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how to enable hyperZ on radeon hd 5000 series?

I have surfed around the web to enabling hyperZ by adding this parameter R600_DEBUG=hyperz, but where I must put it? Is it at /etc/default/grub ? And what the difference between R600_DEBUG=hyperz ; ...
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How can I remove lirc from 8.10 Kernel [closed]

I wanted to compile my own kernel in order to use ZTE modem but everytime I try to compile the following errors are thrown: In file included from ubuntu/lirc/lirc_atiusb/lirc_atiusb.c:67: ...
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could not instal nitroid kernel

I try to instal nitdroid on my N900 cellphone and I got this error while installing nitdroid kernel, "creating item file for multiboot /var/lib/dpkg/info/ nitdroid-kernel-2.6.28-07.postinst: line 97: ...
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beautiful screenblinking with i915

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit on a Laptop. The problem is that screen keeps blinking like rainbow. This is what happened on my laptop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOY4RDhi8sY My workaround was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS does not detect wifi on Dell inspiron 15 [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and my laptop model is Dell inspiron 15(3521).Its wifi works perfectly fine on windows but ubuntu does not even detect wifi.It connects to internet via ethernet though. I ...
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Dual boot 14.04 with Windows 7on second disk (sdb), BIOS loader

I have Windows 7 on a separate disk (sdb) as it came from the factory. To protect it I disconnected it while installing Ubuntu 14.04 on the sda disk. Then I connected the sdb drive and expected to see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Problem

I am currently using windows 7 and wanted to try out Linux. I found out that Ubuntu is the most easy to learn Linux OS. So I create a Live USB of Ubuntu 14.04 with the help of the following link: How ...
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synaptics driver not workin with new kernel?

after I upgraded from kernel 3.13.0-29 my synaptics driver seems to stopped working. basic touchpad functions still work (this includes moving cursor and clicking) but no right click nor middle click ...
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Installing HIDPoint on a newer kernel

I just tried to install HIDPoint on my 14.04 machine, to handle the special keys of my Logitech MX 3200. However, the installer won't play nice - it's complaining that I have an unsupported kernel. ...
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How can I upgrade to Lubuntu 14.04.1 withot a PAE kernel?

On my Dell Latitude D800 laptop, which has an old Pentium M without PAE support, I was able to successfully install Lubuntu 14.04 from the CD. When I try to upgrade, I get the error: PAE not enabled ...
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How (recipe) to build only one kernel module?

I have a bug in a Linux kernel module that causes the stock Ubuntu 14.04 kernel to oops (crash). That is why I want to edit/patch the source of only that single kernel module to add some extra debug ...
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eSATA PCI card Ubuntu 14.04

I want to get an eSata PCI card and i saw there are compatibility issues with linux. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to get this card. I have kernel version: 3.13.0-34-generic. I would like to know if ...
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How to get data from semi broken micro SDXC card?

I used to have a 64GB micro SDXC card in my mobile phone. But last week, after the phone crashed and I had to restart it hard, the SD card was not mounted anymore. The phone tried for 5 minutes but ...
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how to do a case study of linux kernel? [closed]

Where to start learning about kernel code.From the beginning?which version will be easy to understand the basics?
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.tmp_vmlinux1 error on Ubuntu (Kernel Compilation)?

Im compiling the google play edition stock kernel for the htc one m8 varient. The kernel is 3.4.0-gb1b6fb1 for android 4.4.4. Im using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I used the following command: make -j2 ...
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Huawei E3276 LTE uplink slow in the routing Ubuntu, but not with other devices in the LAN

I have a Huawei E3276 LTE dongle (12d1:14fe -> 12d1:1506) and a problem with the upstream speed. The problem is not only present with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit workstation, kernel 3.16), but also with ...
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Blank black screen with kernels newer than 3.8.0-19

I currently get a blank black screen with latest kernels. Even moving to any of the terminals (using Alt+Ctrl+F1) is not possible. I have tried both Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with the same result. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 has a bunch of old kernel directories

I saw in Disk Usage Analyzer I have 3.13.0-xx for 8 minor versions of the kernel in /lib/modules. Each is around 200MB. I remember having to go through in Synaptic and remove those old Linux versions ...
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Debugging random reboots

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.16.1 kernel compiled from source, and when I leave my PC running for a long time, it always reboots after about 4-8 days. Nothing is displayed on the screen, everything ...
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Change clock resolution to 1000 Hz

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I need to change the clock resolution to 1000 Hz (now it's 250 Hz, the default value). I understand that I have to set it and then recompile the kernel, as for example ...
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dpkg reporting as installed, uninstalled kernels

I have run the following command to remove old kernels: dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo ...
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“Errors while handling” kernel packages after dist-upgrade [duplicate]

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, now everytime I do something using apt-get, e.g. installing something, it gives me that there are errors while handling the following packages: ...
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Error installing linux generic kernel ovh [on hold]

I have recently purchased a vps from ovh and I was trying to install the generic kernel apt-get install linux-image-generic but I got an error. Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-34-generic (3.13.0-34.60) ...
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glibc reinstallation with new kernel

Recently i removed some old kernel with autoremove function. But later found that i am getting error in configuring linux kerel. Also i googled and got that linux-libc-dev depends on old kernel ...
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How to compile a Linux kernel? [duplicate]

How do I compile a Linux kernel and how do I use the output file generated?
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wrong kernel running after install

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from unetbootin. When it reboots after the install, uname -r says: 3.5.0-17-generic ..this means that no modules have loaded for the kernel that is actually installed ...
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NVIDIA driver for Quadro FX 330 in Ubuntu 14.04.1, Kernel module load error

My Ubuntu computer (Pentium-D, 64-bit) has sofar worked well in Ubuntu upgrades. The only down-side of the old and exotic configuration has been that I need to compile the driver each time a kernel ...