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problem loading and intel pro/1000 NIC in Ubuntu

I'm trying to get an intel pro/1000 MT server NIC working in my ubuntu desktop 13.10. With no extra configuration, the system saw the interface correctly as an intel 82545 chip and loaded the e1000 ...
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How to permanently edit the core_pattern file?

I am trying to locate my coredump file in ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I cant. The problem is that I have to edit the core_pattern file content after every reboot to get it, because apport doesn't work (don't ...
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“Latest” kernel version

Later addition to the question: 1) This question can't be reduced to a single sentence, don't ask me to do it. It might be rewritten in many different ways, but no one is easy. 2) You must have ...
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Using kernel headers in my program

I have seen an answer about the usage of kernel headers in how to use kernel headers appropriately?. I have a similar set of errors, and the solution of using a -I/path/to/kernel headers is not ...
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Remove/downgrade kernels of a point release

Currently building a 12.04.4 (3.11.x) LTS LAMP Server and have a 12.04.3 (3.8.x) one in production. How can I remove the 3.11 kernels and headers with the lts-raring generic packages and install ...
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Install older kernel in a server and made it the default boot option in grub

I need to install an older kernel version (3.2.0-24-generic) on an existing Ubuntu 12.04.3 (3.8.0-34-generic) LAMP server and a new install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (3.11). After the installation I will need to ...
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...
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Unable to remove old kernels [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove old kernel versions so I can upgrade. The method I'm using is below. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.y.z-server Every time I run it I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu - how to fix this problem with HP Elite 800 all in one? often i get black screen with mouse cursor only [closed]

How to get the desktop always? Instead of after reboot it shows mouse cursor only and black screen nothing else works unless i go to ctrl+alt+f1 and use it as command line. version: Linux ...
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Fastest way to reload graphics driver module?

I am trying to get my way around on graphics driver development, in this case for modifications on a DRM kernel module, called gma500_gfx. Every time when I have made a change to this driver, I start ...
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ubuntu 12.04 startup problem

[ 1.084901] Kernal panic-not syncing : No unit found.Try passing init=option to kernal,see linux Documentation/init.txt for guidance hi friends.., this is the text shown by my compaq presario ...
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Module acpi not found

My OS is 12.04, I'm not able to suspend and wake up my PC at given time, or better if I run sudo rtcwake -m mem -s 120 My PC enter suspend mode and the power-on light turns up after 2 minutes, but ...
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Module “ide-cs” in Precise?

Is there a way to install/activate the ide-cs module in Precise? I'm trying to mount a CompactFlash drive (which is on the PCMCIA-bus), but when I'm trying to "modprobe ide-cs" I get a message that ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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NFS: failed to create MNT RPC client status = -101

I am trying for network file system (nfs) booting between two systems. I am using dhcp server to assign ip-address for client. And my kernel and root file system are present in server. My client is ...
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'update-grub' syntax error

I've read several previous questions and found no solution. Where I run the update-grub command it gives me this output: root@Agustin-Ubuntu:/home/agustin# update-grub Generating grub.cfg ... ...
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How does kernel support swap limit?

When i run docker info command on my ubuntu 13.04 with kernel 3.8.0-19-generic i got a warning "no swap limit support". How can i solve this? docker info Containers: 10 Images: 37 Driver: aufs ...
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Linux kernel 3.11.10 installation error

I installed kernel 3.11.10 and now I'm getting this error message: The package linux-headers-3.11.10-031110-generic needs to be reinstalled But I can't find the file to do it. What can I do to fix ...
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error: attempt read-write outside of disk `hd0`

My problem This problem has been plaguing my boot for a while, it happens about half the times I start up my computer. Grub will load successfully, and wait ten seconds for me to choose which OS to ...
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Why are all my kernel modules being force-loaded

I ran cpio to copy all the files form the 'old server' to the 'new server' and then installed a new kernel and initrd in /boot and copied all the modules from /lib/modules on a 'fresh' install of the ...
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How to install wifi drivers on Mac book air?

I have a new Mac book air that I (because of the tiny amount of storage on it) booted it from an HHD. It is the latest version of Ubuntu and it is working great on the laptop. The only problem is ...
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how to see grub kernels in ubuntu without restarting

I want to set up my ubuntu server to boot from an older kernel since the current one causes problems. How do i see the list of entries in the grub menu so i know which one to set to GRUB_DEFAULT? ...
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JFS support missing on EC2 instance?

I just launched new EC2 instances with the Ubuntu precise and saucy AMIs. I installed jfsutils, but I am unable to mount a JFS volume: $ sudo mount -a mount: unknown filesystem type 'jfs' Looking ...
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Delete old kernels and unused files without Ubuntu tweaks?

I am wondering if there is a way of delete non-used package without using Ubuntu tweaks. And if there is a way of deleting old kernels.
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If possible, How to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 while keeping kernel 3.2 from 12.04?

To expand my question, I would like to know how to upgrade Ubuntu 12. 04. 0 (kernel version 3. 2, compatible with the Intel GMA3600 driver provided with the package cedarview-drm) to Ubuntu 13. 10, ...
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Suspend test seems to have killed my Intel NUC [closed]

I was running the daily live Ubuntu 14.04-trusty-desktop-amd64 2014-01-24 on an Intel NUC D34010WYK. It has 16GB RAM and a Crucial 240GB SSD. Was working flawlessly, except for sound, so I started ...
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Kernel panic on boot: not syncing (HP dv6, Ubuntu 12.10 64bit)

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on an HP Pavillion dv6. Everything works fine except I randomly get a kernel panic "not syncing" when booting. After manually rebooting I usually get the same error; ...
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Need major help: Ubuntu 13.10 not detecting Windows 8 operating system

Just tried installing Ubuntu for a class, but during installation it could not detect my Windows 8 operating system. It has a few options on what to do but I don't want to ruin my new computer. Please ...
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How to set up Android kernel development environment for Sony Xperia ZR (and potentially similar ones)

Building on and motivated by this great guide for installing the Android SDK on Ubuntu, I would like to collect instructions for installing all necessary tools and sources for compiling (and ...
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Cant get ALSA to recognize sound device | Lenovo G560

I am a returning Ubuntu user after a pause of a few years, so I have forgotten quite a bit. My problem is that ALSA will not list my soundcard at all.. It cant find it. aplay command returns with: ...
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How do I tell the kernel which driver to use?

My wifi is behaving strangely (not scanning, not connecting to networks) to remedy this I'm trying to install drivers from Intel. The device is an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205. The documentation ...
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Ubuntu 3.13 Kernel update not working

I started on Linux a week ago. My friend hooked me up with it and I started with Kernel 3.10. I'm trying to update to 3.13, but when I try to install it through the terminal it won't go past 3.11. ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers with pkg1.run ends with “no Version.h found”

I have read a lot and tried a lot - nothing worked for me. I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 (1600x1200) with a Geforce MX440 Mobile. Installing the driver the "easy way" (sudo apt-get install ...
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thinkpad_acpi.h missing from /usr/include/linux

I have a strange issue with Saucy, that cannot figure out. I usually patch the kernel with a well-known patch for Lenovo Mic Mute led. However since latest kernel updates, I've lost the header file ...
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Can I use my Panasonic VDR-D100 in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use a Panasonic VDR-D100 with Ubuntu? I have googled around and saw nothing related about it. The camcorder is so old. I want to be able to capture video with c++ but taught it best ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.4 shutdown in the middle of installation, and now i cant even run it live

I have had ubuntu 10.04 until yesterday, when my dad got home with a disc that has 12.4 on it, i quickly put it into the laptop and started the install, and everything was going fine, but apparently ...
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VirtualBox Drive Error (kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) ) [duplicate]

So, I am using a Thinkpad by lenovo. I have been upgrading it every year, and it runs Very good for its model age. I have Installed VirtualBox On my system. I like crunchbang because of its style. So, ...
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Update to 3.13 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Since my ATI hybrid graphics card isn't working well under Linux, I wanted to try the new kernel. I don't want to update to 14.04 just yet, because of some missing dependencies and there doesn't seem ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 will automatically update to 12.04.4 and to kernel 3.11?

I don't know if Ubuntu 12.04.3 will automatically update,and if the kernel updates too. Thanks.
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How to rollback kernel upgrade ? [duplicate]

I use 12.04 . I upgraded kernel (3.8.*) to 3.12 . After restart nothing did not work . Also does not appear. What should I do
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How to install virtualbox (Ubuntu Trusty Tahr ) [closed]

I've trying to install virtual box from official ppa (this guide https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) but then i trying to install sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 Reading package ...
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How to remove kernel installed using dpkg command?

I am using i386 architecture of Ubuntu 12.04,I downloaded latest kernel 3.12.7 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12.7-trusty/ & installed it using dpkg -i. Installation was all ...
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Propietary Nvidia driver kernel initialization error

Brief summary: I installed Nvidia proprietary drivers and at boot I see the splash screen and then it drops to the command line login screen. Details: I am running Kubuntu 13.10 and wanted to install ...
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Upgrade Kernel to 3.8.0-35-generic fails to boot. Missing initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic

When upgrading to the new kernel 3.8.0-35-generic (12.04 LTS) it doesn't create the initrd.img file and won't boot. I get a Kernel Panic because it's missing the img I tried running sudo ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 unable to run VM

Like Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I am also having a problem I keep getting the following error : Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using ...
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Ubuntu Precise with Raring kernel, how to create deb? Precise or raring?

I wish to build a deb package (in order to install latest AMD proprietary drivers for my troublesome gfx card), given I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS precise, but with the raring kernel:Linux ...
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CIFS mounting fails in Ubuntu 13.10 tried with sec=ntlm and sec=ntlmv2

I have read just about every cifs mount question and sadly cannot get a cifs share to mount. The command I am using works from a redhat machine but not from Ubuntu 13.10 ( kernel 3.11.0-15-generic) ...
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Has the kernel panic'd when Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/…F7 don't work anymore?

I'm trying to learn (refresh, actually) stuff about X and vt* etc. I was fooling around, and somehow screwed up, hit a black screen, and even the usual Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/...F7 to get to a Console didn't ...
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Wacom intuos CTH480 ubuntu 12.04

I got a brand new wacom intuos cth480 the other day, did some research and found out how to get the drivers but when I do ./config at the end i get this BUILD ENVIRONMENT: linux kernel - yes ...
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Why does it take over a minute for the desktop to load after logging in?

After entering the login-password, it takes more than a minute before the desktop is shown. The output of dmesg: [ 2030.004228] audit_printk_skb: 156 callbacks suppressed [ 2030.004231] type=1400 ...