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Updating linux kernel

Is it possible to update the Linux kernel without installing a new version of the Linux distro? If I want to download the kernel from the Linux website and manually install by compiling it, how can it ...
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Toshiba 2800-200 lubuntu installation failure

So I have an old toshiba running win ME, and I want to use it again. I thought I could just install lubuntu with a pen drive. The problem is when I choose the installation mode, it freezes until i ...
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Unable to boot after update to linux-image-3.13.0-39-generic

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Intel-based computer. I ran the update package for a new release Linux and it seemed to be successful, but when rebooting, I was unable to boot. I booted to a previous ...
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Can't run a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, shows kernel panic

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04) 64-bit on an older Acer laptop (but not a totally weak one, I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it before). It could install or boot from an USB drive (created via ...
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How to resolve the kernel panic problem of my ubuntu os?

The system has crashed (kernel panic) several times where a black console screen appears (figure below) displaying "Kernel panic.. switching back to text console" & the system freezes (requiring ...
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Kernel Panic Error After Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu and getting a a Kernel Panic. I have tried three different drives and no luck. It runs find in LiveCD mode, but once installed I cannot boot. Tried boot repair, ...
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Gave up waiting for root device ubuntu 14.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 (kernel v3.16.0-23) I am new to Linux environment and learning how to compile-install-boot new kernel image. I downloaded kernel 3.17.2. Compiled and built the ...
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A question about the last security update for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm subscribed to the Ubuntu Security Notes, so everytime that I receive an e-mail, a new update is avalable. But in the last update, they wrote something in the end that I coudn't undertand much, so ...
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Can linux-lowlatency be used with UEFI secure boot?

I am using the linux-lowlatency package as my main kernel (as the generic kernel produces horrible lags while playing audio to my bluetooth speakers). I regularly find that my /boot partition is ...
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Install 64-bit kernel in 32-bit Ubuntu

I want to use an application that is only available in 64-bit, but my Ubuntu installation is 32-bit. The application is proprietary, so I can't even recompile it for 32-bit. I've read that I should ...
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Dynamic Right sizing for TCP implementation in linux

Is Dynamic Right Sizing(DRS) implemented in linux kernel(3.4 and above) by default?.In this link(http://public.lanl.gov/radiant/software/drs.html) patches for kernel 2.4.23 and 2.4.8 are available but ...
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grub rescue> unknown command “kernel”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop, everything worked fine, but today I got this message: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> This happened to me before, and usually I solved it with ...
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I can't upgrade kernel on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1

today I made a mistake and now I don't know how can I fix it. I updated the kernel using dist-upgrade and I installed Linux 3.13.0-39-generic on my server. I had Linux 3.13.0-37-generic. The thing ...
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Disable psmouse add start up using modprobe

My touchpad just doesn't work and acts strange so I have to disable it with sudo modprobe -r psmouse every time I boot into Ubuntu. But how can I make this change permanently and no need to re-enter ...
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No user input after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 with linux kernel 3.16

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I am no longer able to use my keyboard and mouse to do anything. I can't even get to a tty terminal. All I can do is stare at the login screen, or do a hard ...
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How to build a separate kernel in the home directory

I'm a linux newbie. How does one build a separate kernel on the home directory other than the usual /usr/src/linux location. Is it possible to do so? Can someone elaborate the steps?
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Compile lightest kernel for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to compile my own kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 64bits and do it the lightest as possible following this criteria: Lightest Kernel only with Visual Interface, no need lan, wlan, sound, etc... With ...
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LVM VG is not activated during system boot

Since upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, one of my VGs doesn't come online when the system boots up, and unfortunately, this VG has my root FS, thus I'm dropped to the initrd BusyBox prompt. ...
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Crashkernel is still being added by update-grub after removing linux-crashdump

Once I installed linux-crashdump by following this tutorial: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/CrashdumpRecipe But I don't need it anymore, so I removed the linux-crashdump, crash, kdump-tools packages. ...
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How can I compile and run a program designed for an older kernel version (2.6) in a newer kernel (3.16)? [migrated]

I'm trying to run a driver for a network card, but it only supports kernels up to 2.6.32. I need to be able to use this piece of hardware to connect to the Internet. The device I'm using is "VIA ...
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Ubuntu (Kubuntu) not loading - problem with ati catalyst proprietary drivers

I have problem - upgrade kubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and after this os not loading. I try with fresh install of ubuntu, after formating but problem is same. I see on driver notes this, may be this is ...
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Linux kernel discrepancy 3.11 and 14.04

I am trying to execute this command: $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Read vlan priority and write that priority in text file [closed]

I want to read vlan packet in such a way that it should read vlan Id and vlan priority and write it in text file. My text file having pairs like "vlanid vlanproirity". 1. How do i read vlan id and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 14.10's kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have been able to download kernel 3.16 from the ubuntu mainline kernel repository . However, I am more interested to know if the kernel shipped by default with Ubuntu 14.10 can be installed in ...
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AMD Catalyst Drivers 14.9 needs kernel-headers on 14.10, altough it is missing a version for Utopic

Within the release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn I've decided to upgrade for it, in hope of better support to my graphics card from AMD, because in the release notes of both Catalyst and Ubuntu it ...
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How to install usbserial and ftdi_sio modules to 14.04 Trusty Vagrant box?

I started a Vagrant box from https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box. For some reason, this box does not seem to include usbserial and ...
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ubuntu 12.04 often getting freeze

I am using linux ubuntu 12.04 since last 10 months. Now a days my system getting freeze often. I can not work frequently even for 10 mins. My system config: Ubuntu Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit ...
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Software updater reverting to previous kernel version

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have updated it to the latest stable Ubuntu kernel: Linux version 3.17.1-031701-generic (apw@gomeisa) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #201410150735 ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 kernel panic

I downloaded and burned the Kubuntu 14.10 amd64 iso. My laptop was running Kubuntu 14.04 amd64; it is a 4-year-old Dell Studio 17. When booting from the DVD, there is a kernel panic, unable to mount ...
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Problem compiling JOS - undefined reference to `__udivdi3' and `__umoddi3'

I'm taking a class on operating systems this semester and have ran into a problem while setting everything up. I cloned the git repository for the JOS operating system and would like to try to ...
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Load_Cycle_Cont increase quick / green hdd dead

an old bug is still there: I use a normal hdd, and the Load_Cycle_Count increade very quick. Every few secounds go the hdd to the park position and is wake up again. One hdd i lost because this bug. ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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How to reduce the size of kernel?

I want to delete some modules from my kernel so that the size of vmlinuz is reduced to 1mb in such a way that the kernel doesn't crash and it still works.
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When will Linux support the more expensive GAMING USB peripherals? [closed]

Some Gigabyte keyboards still have unresolved compatibility issues from 4+ years ago. It's not just an Ubuntu failure this still on Fedora etc ... maybe a kernel error. Just google it "hid_max_usage ...
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Packet Traversal through Ubuntu kernel [closed]

I want to know how a packet is transferred in kernel? Like various calls while data is sent from socket and data is received in socket as well. Link to any other thread discussing/ blogs appreciated.
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kernel 3.13.0-37 crased on ubuntu 14.04. also questions about 2 graphic cards

My question is about the linux kernel. It may be related to some issues regarding the video cards, that's why I mention them. I have Ubuntu 14.04, with linux kernel 3.13.0-37, on a Dell Vostro 3550 ...
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sporadically i get kernel panics Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my samsung

I have a samsung 7 chronos laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. every so often just out of the blue it'll crash and I get a "kernel panic - not syncing; Fatal exception in interrupt" I have noticed that ...
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What does it mean if kern.log is not being updated?

Ubuntu 14.04, all up-to-date, KDE desktop. I went to mount a USB drive, but noticed that the icon for the drive wasn't there on the desktop. I did a sync (just for safety) and then removed the USB ...
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how to control overheating of acer aspire 4736Z laptop in kernel 3.13.0.37 ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have an Acer Aspire 4736Z laptop having Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed, recently it updated to kernel version 3.13.0.37. Now its always get heated lot, I think its FAN gets off, Even I have checked the ...
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Did the most recent kernel update break /etc/security/limits.conf?

We've been having some trouble with a server that's had automatic updates enabled on it. This past Monday, it seems that a new kernel was installed, and after rebooting our MySQL server started ...
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Gave up waiting for root device (and cannot find drive from usb live)

I am seeking help for a typical problem for which I have tried many solutions. The typical problem is the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - ...
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old kernel removal since lts/hwe

Since the move to 12.04 LTS/HWE, I now seem to have several linux kernel images stored. I don't really care about the detail of what is going on here, but want to know which of the old kernels I can ...
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signature and/or required key >missing - tainting kernel CrystalHD

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32bit under Gnome on my plastic 2007 Macbook. The old laptop is still going strong, but I wanted to lesson the load on my cpu on video files. To do this I installed a ...
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How do I update a Intel536ep fax/winmodem driver installation for a newer kernel?

So I want to use my legacy PCI cards and USB winmodem on my Ubuntu 14.04, but I only found information for older kernels. What are the steps for this update/fix ? Please be helpful (step-by-step) ...
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How do I get and remove the kernel source code?

So after I read How do I get the kernel source code? apt-get source linux-source-x.y.z but what if I issued a "sudo" of the last command in the /usr/src, how do I remove it (uninstall) ? Do I ...
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Restricting resources of user applications

Sometimes, either because of a memory leak or the computationally-intensive nature of a program, applications can start to slow down and ultimately freeze the whole system by claiming too much RAM or ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Safe to manually remove old 12.04.2 LTS GNU/Linux 3.2.0-70-generic after upgrade to 14.04.1

After do-release-upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.2 to 14.04.1 and reboot, - server still start up in 12.04.2 LTS. Is it safe to manually remove old 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-70-generic in /Boot ?. I do ...
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I keep getting Kernel Panic with 14.04, it was fine until recently, any answers?

Roughly two weeks ago I started getting this kernel panic error on boot, I decided to make my machine just run ubuntu rather than have a dual boot of windows and ubuntu, so its on a formatted drive ...
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Lenovo P580 fan works when PC idle (14.04/64bit)

I have just updated Ubuntu from 14.04 (32 bit) to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS (64 bit). The fan will work extra even when the CPU is running at 45~55%. I have never had a single fan issue in any of the ...