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Verbose messages at system start

In 14.04 after adding VERBOSE_INIT=YES to linux line in Grub it was possible to enable verbose messages at system boot. In 14.10 this trick doesn't work any more. Removing quiet argument from linux ...
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Strange error while loading a compiled module.

I want to have read/write support for UFS filesystem on my ubuntu 14.04. To do that, I downloaded the latest sources for ubuntu kernel using the command :- apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) ...
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custom kernel for secure system

I am pretty new to the linux community and I've started learning it for last few months. After learning the basics of commands and system architecture im now trying to learn the grass root level ...
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how to check if zfs is using the kernel module

I am having perfomance troubles (transfer rates only about 50MB/s using 6 2TB server hdds WDC WD2003FYYS, each doing app 150 MB/s) with my raidz and was hoping to increase it with the ZFS on Linux ...
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How is 'rm -rf /' able to delete all files in the system?

I haven't tried this command on Ubuntu (for obvious reasons) so I am not sure if Ubuntu will allow its execution. But it's famous for deleting everything. Just out of curiosity, what happens when the ...
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Loaded Modules Information using a trusted lsmod command

I have copied lsmod command script from /sbin/lsmod to a directory. I renamed lsmod to elsmod. Now when i run this command from a script it doesn't give me any output. what should i do to get the ...
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Catastrophic GUI breakdown and feezing

I'm experiencing catastrophic GUI breakdowns and freezing with my Ubuntu machine. It also randomly freezes but the time it takes from booting to freezing is different everytime. Observation so far ...
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USB 3.0 READ Speeds enabled with “libccid” but WRITE Speeds still slow; “SuperSpeed” recognized

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (updates bring it up to 14.04.2 LTS) USB 3.0 flash drive (Corsair 64 GB Survivor Stealth and Silicon Power 64G M70); both show slowness prior to loading ...
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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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how to apply new kernel configuration created by make menuconfig

I am compiling Raspberry PI kernel and i am asking here because i think it is almost same or similar. while following this step, i want to change some configuration of kernel. So i used make ...
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How to update kernel to 3.19 on 14.04 with i915 Intel graphics?

On 14.04.2 LTS (amd64), I need to update the Linux kernel to 3.19+ (because it adds support for some hardware I have). The computer uses EFI and has an integrated Intel Graphics controller. lspci ...
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I want to download Ubuntu 14.04 source to my CentOS :Linux jwang 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 [duplicate]

I want to download Ubuntu to my 14.04 source to my CenTOS :Linux jwang 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:19:21 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I also I would like to compile this ...
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Kernel module compilation fails (gcc: error: elf_x86_64: No such file or directory)

I'm trying to compile a simple kernel module, but the compilation fails due to a wrong argument passed by make to gcc. This is the Makefile: obj-m += test.o all: make -C /lib/modules/$(shell ...
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xubuntu freezes every time [duplicate]

I am asking this as there does not seem a clear way to diagnose the problem. I have searched several sites including this one. After a few minutes Xubuntu freezes and I can't use the mouse or ...
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uname -a gives a wrong kernel version

I have the 3.16 Linux kernel package installed on my Ubuntu 14.10 server, but when i try to run uname -a it gives me this: Linux example.com 3.13.0-36-generic #63-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 3 21:30:07 UTC ...
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Changing kernel driver from wl to b43

im running on ubuntu 14.10 and i want to change my wireless kernel driver from wl to b43. is there a step by step procedure to do this? here's my adapter info. i run sudo lspci -k 08:00.0 ...
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Kernel on Ubuntu Partition has stopped working

I was writing some software on my ubuntu partition, and suddenly I couldn't open any new apps. I turned my laptop off and on, and I could boot to my ubuntu partition from grub, but then I got a weird ...
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No wireless on Asus N56VJ, AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

I've been having a problem with my wireless connection since yesterday: I can't connect to some of my wifi networks -my password doesn't seem to work-, and when I do, the connection is slow, keeps ...
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Applying recent kernel change to older (14.04 LTS) kernel

I believe there is a kernel fix for 2015 lenovo touchpad buttons not working in linux. It was just created (3/15) on the mainline kernel. This issue (see last post): issue report Pointing to this ...
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getting error when inserting driver module

error as can not be read private key when I install driver Realtek driver module to linux ubuntu 14.04 (3.13-.0-32-generic) how to resolve this problem . can i downgrade my kernel version of current ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Kernel 3.19 or later

I have a Dell E7440 Ultrabook with an eDock Port Replicator. That dock is somewhat special in the way it handles the DVI and Displayport Connectors. Kernel Support is available from 3.19. On this ...
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Error compiling kernel

I am trying to compile the kernel for the pcDuino3 using this tutorial. The only problem I am experiencing is when running make. Make just exits with the an error like: make[1]: *** [sub-make] Error ...
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Add module to linux kernel

i'm working in project with python and mysql database .my question is how add this python script to the linux kernel so that i put it in raspberry Pi+. I can do this or not!!!
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python3 - ImportError: No module named '_chipset'

I tried to run python3 script as follows : $python3 quick_dump.py ...but every time I get output as : ImportError: No module named '_chipset' I just watched the quick_dump.py script imports ...
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What is “linux-tools” package? Is it needed for “average” desktop user?

What exactly is "linux-tools" set of packages? It is released with every kernel version, but (from what I can see) it contains only a few diagnostic utilities (cpupower, pref, turbostat, ...
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Writing to a specific memory location

I am trying to edit a file inside /proc/devices-tree to be exact, and i am unable to do so, I am getting: "permission denied" or "Input/Output error". I have tried all possible combinations of ...
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Kernel Panic running Ubuntu 14.10 bare-metal on IBM Power 8 (8247-22L) with level 3.16.0-31

After installing Ubuntu 14.10 on an IBM Power 8 LE system (8247-22L) with bare-metal image (kernel 3.16.0-23) an apt-get dist-upgrade command upgrades the kernel to 3.16.0.31. A reboot with this ...
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Is there a way i can download specific version (Build of Ubuntu ) ubuntu server?

Is there a way i can download specific version (Build of Ubuntu ) ubuntu server? I need to download the ISO directly so that when installed i get following root@:~# cat /etc/lsb-release ...
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Undetected Screen on my laptop since kenel 3.13.0-45

In Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, since kernel update 3.13.0-45, the laptop display remains black after boot. The system is running (I can fully access it via rsh) and the graphic card also (for external ...
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Where is the Ubuntu 14.04 kernel source code located? [duplicate]

I want to modify and want to make my own operating system using source code, so obviously firstly I need the kernel. I've decided that I'd use the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) kernel. Where do I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Black screen nvidia driver 347. taints Kernel?

My pc, gtx 750 with nvidia 347 driver ubuntu gnome 14.04, boots only to black screen. When I look into the /var/log/syslog I get this error with the nvidia driver. nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' ...
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Booting flash drive on multiple PCs

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD with the intention of making a portable Linux install (not live) I could boot off of any system. I'm getting kernel panic due to UUID being incorrect ...
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Can't update kernel version because dpkg has an error everytime

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and want to upgrade my kernel to a newer version, but everytime I try I get the same error: Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.8.0-030800-generic. (Reading ...
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Change kernel version from command line [duplicate]

Is there a way to reboot with a different kernel version from the command line? I have Ubuntu PXE booted on a VM, and there is no graphical interface, but I need to downgrade the kernel (which is ...
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CODE INVOLVING GPY in python

The code I am trying to run is given below here. It is not executing beyond line 114 ie. print k. After, that the printing of the model is not taking place and the errors being returned have been ...
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Issues building driver for my x120e on Ubuntu

After downloading the Realtek Linux mac80211 based driver: from Realtek Driver Downloads, I'm encountering the following error; after changing to the "appropriate" directory and executing sudo make: ...
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grub rescue in dual booting (with ubuntu 12.04) and kernel panic error

Can anyone please help me out in solving the grub rescue problem that I'm facing on my Lenovo G570 laptop (installed operating systems are - windows 7 home basic and ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? The initial ...
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Do I need to install kernel source to apply a patch?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Linux version 3.16.0-30-generic. I've installed Beignet for OpenCL support. I'm running into some errors and the Beignet documentation says to resolve them by applying this ...
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Android Kernel zImage is not creating

Everything goes fine till kernel configuration of android kernel source . But when it comes to compilation of kernel that also goes pretty good make -j4 ARCH=arm...... But at last it does not show ...
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Why kernel are updated regularly, even more frequent than os releases

I have been observing that with Linux kernels are updated regularly. What I believe that kernel provide a basic layer for os to interact different hardware and softwares. It is open source and in ...
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Undefined reference error while using custom system call in kernel 3.19

I'm trying to import new system call in the kernel 3.19. I've followed the tutorial given here! This is my simple code to implement factorial calculation via system call. #include ...
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9.517513---[end kernel panic - not syncing :vfs:unable to mount root fs on unkown block(0,0) [duplicate]

I am a windows 8 user I just tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 and downloaded ISO and burn it in on CD, but when I tried installing I got an error on: 9.517513---[end kernel panic - not syncing ...
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How can I use Kernel 3.19 in 14.04 now?

So I'm rebuilding my storage server. For stability, I want to use Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as the OS. However, I'm planning to use Btrfs with RAID 5, and this has been greatly improved in kernel 3.19. ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 kernel panic

I am not able to install from scratch ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 64bit or 32bit in my desktop: AMD 64 fx60 3GB RAM in 3 banks 4MB Asus a8n32 sli 2 Asus NVidia 7800 GT SLI SATA 3 board pcie hd ssd samsung ...
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Module rtl8188ee crashes frequently

I'm using 14.04 with the Utopic kernel and graphics stack (Linux 3.16) and I've been having some problems with my computer's built-in WiFi. Sometimes, my wireless connectivity will significantly slow ...
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CPU frequency control

I have a kubuntu 14.04 with the latest HWE kernel (3.16.0-31-generic), and a Xeon 1246v3 processor (which is basically an i7 4770 with ecc support). The processor has base frequency of 3.5 ghz, and ...
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What does Kernel do? [closed]

Firstly, I'd like to say that I LOVE LINUX OS :) I'm new and i found this project -> https://www.kernel.org/ is contributed it as an open source. My Question: Can i make my own Linux OS by using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is totally broken, how can I reinstall from a new disk?

I tried updating my kernel (intel pentium processor, Msi r7 260x graphics, Ubuntu 14.04) and now my computer will boot and display a black screen and a pop up saying the stored configuration for ...
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Tried Ubdating Kernel; Now, Desktop won't load on startup

I get a blank black screen and a message that says "could not apply the stored configuration for monitors required virtual size does not fit available size" and says it can't use 3840xy and it's ...
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Will an update to Chrubuntu damage Chrome OS?

I am running Chrome OS 40 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. I was wondering if updating to Ubuntu 14.04 will update my kernel and break Chrome OS. I've almost updated before, but then I ...