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Problem With Guest Additions in Ubuntu Server [Virtual Box]

I have a problem installing Guest additions in ubuntu server with kernel 3.13.0-39-generic I install whole headers for this kernel with $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname ...
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How can I find most stable and newest kernel edition for Ubuntu?

I want to choose a newest and most stable version Linux kernel for Ubuntu. Is it newest longterm version in http://kernel.org version(and download equivalent version in ...
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Problem installing NVIDIA drivers - mismatched kernel files(?)

This question was more long-winded than planned. In summary, I'm having trouble upgrading to cuda-6.5 with Linux 14.04. I think it's because I have some files for linux-kernel 3.11 and others for ...
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Low resolution on 14.10

The Ubuntu kernel team asked me to try out kernel 3.17-rc5. In installed that kernel, rebooted, and performed the requested testing. However ever since that the X.Org driver for my ATI graphics has ...
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Linux headers generics

I have a trouble with the linux headers, when i use the command uname to check my version it is different from the version in usr/src/. I tried to download (with deleting the current version) but i ...
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Is there a backport of ulogd2 for 12.04 precise?

I have a server with Ubuntu 12.04 running on Rackspace cloud, configured to use the latest kernel. A week ago or so I rebooted the server and it booted on a new kernel 3.17.1 (that had been released ...
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Lubuntu kernel headers configure

I get this error: ERROR: The kernel header file '/lib/modules/3.13.0-39-generic/build/include/linux/version.h' does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel ...
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Failed to load ZFS module stack

Have been using zfs on linux (zfs-native/stable) raidz on 14.04 for several months without hitch and decided to move across some more important files as considered it trustworthy or I guess "stable" ...
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Unable to Install 14.1 on Dell Studio 1747 Laptop, Intel i7, 10GB RAM - Kernel error BUG: Soft Lockup

Update: I have now attempted to install 14.01, 13.1, and 12.04.5 with the same result. I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 14.1 on a Dell Studio 1747 laptop with a Intel i7 Core Processor. Have ...
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Boot fail after update kernel in ubuntu 14.04

When I want to install with this command sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.14.24-031424-generic_3.14.24-031424.201411141736_amd64.deb I got follow error: grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem. run-parts: ...
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If I have an x64 capable CPU, but install a x86 Ubuntu distribution, can I still run 64bit executables? [duplicate]

Also, would it be possible to install a x64 kernel, to transform it to a full 64bit installation?
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Cannot boot from CD…Kernel PAE missing

Attempting to load Ubuntu on a Dell D600 laptop that had its hard disk wiped clean. It will not boot from the CD. Error message says "PAE is disabled" How do I enable PAE?
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Ubuntu distro upgrade - does it install new kernel?

I performed a distro upgrade via apt-get and upgrade-tool from saucy 13.10 to trusty 14.04. It seemed to go OK and the "about" now tells me I am running 14.04, however uname -a says I am running ...
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Can't install linux-headers-3.13.0.35-generic, crashes on VMWare and VirtualBox

i've installed ubuntu 14.10 and i got some troubles trying to run a virtual machine. I've tried all to run VirtualBox and VMWare, but without success. Both programs ask me for ...
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Is there a way to integrate Node.js into the kernel core so that the system has this node running as a module.?

I want to integrate node.js into the kernel as a module. So that i could develop a common html+js+css app as a desktop app. How can this be done ? It would be nice if ubuntu had this feature.
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Intel Xeon Phi 7120p on 14.04LTS

I recently bought Intel Xeon Phi 7120p and plugged it into a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The card shows up in lspci, but then I don't know what to do next. Should I install updated MPSS ...
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PCIE module options

Exactly after last kernel upgrade, my HDD started to make errors, switch to Read-only operating system, etc. I'm using a PCIE card to connect this SATA2 HDD to my Ubuntu Server. dmesg lists some ...
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Ubuntu Touch Kernel Architecture and Comparison with Android

I am new to Ubuntu-Touch OS and would really appreciate if anyone could provide some information regarding the Ubuntu Touch Kernel architecture. I have read the Ubuntu Touch internals pdf but there ...
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How to deal with very frequent failure to inform the kernel about modifications to partition?

Moving multiple ext4 and vfat partitions in gparted 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 constantly causes Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda13 -- Invalid argument. This means ...
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How to install Open Virtual Switch

I want to install the Open Virtual Switch. How can I do so? I read the openvswitch.org page but that was not well explained and I did not understand it, perhaps because I am new to Linux. Can any one ...
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Kernel Tuning Tools?

How to improve performance of a Kernel ? Are there any tuning tools to improve Kernel performance ? Thank you.
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What does it mean for /proc/kpagecount to be zero

for some entries in /proc/kpagecount, all the 64 bit entry is zeros and yet the page is allocated (confirmed from /proc/kpageflags). What does it mean for kpagecount to be zero for certain physical ...
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When will kernel 3.14 be available in the repositories?

I see that kernel 3.14.1 is available for Trusty at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ When will this kernel be available for upgrade via the Ubuntu repositories. (I know that I can ...
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virtualbox not recognising existing machine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have install windows xp in Ubuntu host.I was working fine but suddenly when I restarted my computer virtualbox manager does not recognise my machine.I had reinstall,updated kernel and tried to ...
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My kexec is broken with Utopic Unicorn

I am unable to do proper warm reboots with kexec since the release upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 on my Lenovo ThinkPad T410. When I get to Starting new kernel..., the system does a cold reboot (full reboot ...
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Ubuntu frustrating crash

I am experiencing a freeze once in a while. When my computer freezes, only the mouse can move but it cannot click anything. In addition, I cannot switch to terminal using alt + f1 or ctrl + alt + ...
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uname -r returns the wrong kernel version

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12 to 14.04 and ran a check at the end of the process to verify everything went right. here is the output of uname -a Linux odoo 2.6.32-042stab092.3 #1 SMP Sun Jul 20 13:27:24 ...
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Upgrading Kernel Breaks Several Features

I've recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I started the OS, and found it to be almost completely ready to go out of the box! After a few ...
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Error after start instalation

Can this be disabled? thx for any help
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Encrypted disk kernel warning - initramfs image won't boot

After an upgrade to 14.10 on my netbook, I can only manage to boot with the old kernel remaining from the previous 14.04 installation. For the most recent kernels, I get this warning when they are ...
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Dell 5737 freezes on ubuntu14 everytime during resume from suspend

My dell 5737 laptop was running all fine on 12.04. As soon as I upgraded to 14.04 I am consistenly running into system freeze everytime system attempts to resume from suspend. This happens when I ...
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Can't delete all unused kernels

I am trying to remove all my unused kernels but it is not working. My dpkg --list | grep linux-image result is as follows: ii linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic 3.13.0-24.46 ...
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Modules in /proc/modules address issue

If I cat of the /proc/modules the RAM address location of modules is always 0x0000000000000000. Any ideas? vmnet 51316 13 - Live 0x0000000000000000 (OX) parport_pc 32701 0 - Live 0x0000000000000000 ...
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There's a way ubuntu's kernel supports my video card?

Well my problem is my old gaming laptop is not compatible with the ubuntu kernel, (as far as i read) that happened since i upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3650 and each ...
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What is the easiest way to clean the boot folder in Ubuntu 14.04 when you have 0 bytes left [duplicate]

I have tried to look on ask Ubuntu and all answers say the same thing. I have tried lots of them and still no luck; is Ubuntu 14.04 code specific? Please help. : )
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custom iso, error rebuilding initrd (mkinitramfs)

I'm creating a custom ISO (starting with ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso) and wanting to upgrade it's kernel to latest (for me that's 3.13.0-38-generic). I'm following the instructions in ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Kernel not upgraded

I had upgraded a VPS server from 12.04 to 14.04, but recently noticed that that the kernel is 2.6.32. I am not an expert Linux user but unfortunately, it is my responsibility. I have checked how to ...
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Why `apt-get dist-upgrade` in EC2 image does not update the kernel?

I've built a system running Ubuntu 14.04 on EC2, using the AMI from Ubuntu's cloud-images repository. The AMI includes kernel 3.13.0-37, but 3.13.0-39 is available as an update. After running ...
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How do I implement multiple keymaps into a kernel?

my problem is as follows: I have a custom-made kernel that has no functionality in regards of changing the keyboard mapping. It is possible to compile a different keymap into it, but that's it. The ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Precision T7500

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my DELL Precision T7500 workstation. But even after trying for many times, the installation process hangs in between. So I installed Ubntu 13.10 64-bit. Later ...
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Kernel panic Ubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0.39

When booting the computer I get the message kernel panic. I reboot the computer, and on this second boot I get the screen where I can choose kernel versions. If I choose kernel 3.13.0.3 generic the ...
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Why can't my udev rules rename kernel device nodes after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 I wrote the following udev rules to fix the /dev name of a USB RF remote control. These were: KERNEL=="event[0-9]*", ATTRS{name}=="BTC USB Multimedia Cordless Keyboard", ...
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Interpreting uname output: 32 or 64 bit?

I used uname command and obtained: Linux rufusruffcutt 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux What do this mean and how can I tell if this is a 32- ...
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how to modify kernel to activate SPI-devices on 12.04 Pandaboard?

There are many examples online for modifying and building kernel, but non of them would realy work! I want to activate SPI-Devices to work with. It needs also GPIO-Interrupt for triggering ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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Remove Old Kernel to free disk space

My system has old Ubuntu kernels but I am unable to remove them. How can I remove my old kernel to free my hard disk. Here are some outputs of commands I tried: $ sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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Circumventing MacBook Pro's motion sensor using /dev/input/js0 as a joystick

I'm on a MacBook Pro 8,1 running 14.04 and I've never plugged in any device with a joystick to my laptop. When I was trying to fix an input problem I was having, I checked /dev/input/js0 thinking that ...
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ubuntu 14.10 shows kernel panic error on startup after upgrade from 14.04

i upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10, when prompted by the system update utility during the upgrade some packages did not install properly / gave errors (i cant remember which packages) after restart it ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not working after kernel update how can I save my ubuntu system?

ubuntu 14.04 not working after kernel update how can I save my ubuntu system? yesterday , when I updated the ubuntu 14.04 and its kernel core , it asked me for a reboot! and then I cant access to my ...
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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 ...