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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 on asus VC60-B022M

I checked the MD5 hash to see if my ISO was corrupted; I tried both rufus and unetbootin to burn the ISO image on the USB key; whatever I do I get this error message: Kernel panic - not syncing: ...
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Blacklisting not working in 14.04

I blacklisted some modules in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (e.g. "blacklist b43") but they are still being loaded. What am I doing wrong? PS I also tried adding 'b43.blacklist=yes' to the boot ...
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How to debug intermittent boot problem?

My ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (actually, a mythbuntu) has started to fail to boot. It's intermittent (happens ~25% of the time). I keep up to date with software--currently at 3.13.0-36-generic kernel ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...
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virtualbox installed on ubuntu 14 , no 64bits as OS?

I tried to install Kali for linux on virtualbox I got this common issue with kernel "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel ...
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Kernel build from source: Missing XEN modules problem

Short story: I need to recompile the Kernel I use to see if I can avoid some of the problems I'm experiencing with XEN Hypervisor. Problem is the compilation reported errors that I don't know how to ...
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On Boot System messages

Is there a way to display what is happening during boot? My system seems to be running very slow on boot now that I have two static Ip's set in the interfaces file. During boot I get stuck at a ...
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How to generate linux-tools packages for customized kernel?

How to generate linux-tools and linux-cloud-tools packages for customized kernel by using Ubuntu build scripts? Tried to add do_tools=true which generates ...
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Reboot is not happening automatically

In Ubuntu 12.04, If I provide reboot or init 6 it is going to shutdown state but it is not coming into Active (manually I am starting it). Can anyone please help me in this.
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(98,1) while using NetKit

I know that question was asked many times but I have another problem with Netkit. I'm so new to Linux and I installed Netkit on Ubuntu for studying about computer networks. After setting up Netkit, I ...
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USB Bluetooth Adapter Not Working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a USB Bluetooth adapter (0a12:0001) that has some problems under Trusty. It works about 50% of the time, and if I unplug it and reconnect it, then it works again. I know this is a known issue. ...
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Strange system pauses in Ubuntu 14.04

Folks, I have running a minimal Ubuntu 14.04-1 install + openbox on my new HP laptop. I do not have any other software installed on the machine except the standard software development items such as ...
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14.04 Kernel Panic

on two of my VMs I get every day kernel panics, but I don´t have logfiles for them. So I tried this to reconfigure rsyslog and setup linux-crashdump but: My syslog logfiles has no entries for the ...
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What has happened with Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 driver Kubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed fresh Kubuntu 14.04. Everythink was working just fine with my Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 wifi card till today. I don't know what happened ? Is this fault of some standard updates ...
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How to debug a kernel panic? Ubuntu 14.04

So, I have been having kernel panics. My computer will suddenly come off and then a dmesg like output shows on the screen. The first two lines read [20352.651631] BUG: Unable to handle kernel NULL ...
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Xenomai: binding failed: Cannot allocate memory

I installed and configurated xenomai using this guide. There are some examples under xenomai2.6/examples/rtdm/driver-api. To add rtdm module to kernel, I added my gid using below command echo "1000" ...
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Hang in 14.04 when mounting NTFS Drobo via Firewire

I was trying today to upgrade my file/media server to 14.04, which has a Drobo attached via Firewire (lspci identifies the controller as TI TSB82AA2). The new kernel sees the controller and Drobo ...
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LIS 3.5 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Unfortunately I needed to run an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS under a Hyper-V from MS. After install, I pass through big problems with network and i/o performance. The Hyper-V recommend to update the LIS ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: “No suitable module for running kernel found”

I have a fresh 12.04 LTS installation. I have installed linux-headers-generic as well as build-essential. When I install virtualbox, I get the following error: Building initial module for ...
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kernel make zImage error - No rule to make target vmlinux

I've been searching for a couple of days and I can't find anything on google about an interesting error I get when compiling a linux kernel. I initially thought this problem had something to do with ...