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Wireless Dropping Out Using Intel 7260AC Card (Deauthenticated - Reason 7)

I have recently bought a new laptop and it has an Intel 7260AC wireless card in it. I am getting regular wireless dropouts occurring at no specific interval. AFAIK this only occurs at my house. ...
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Is there a guide for using GRSecurity and Precisew/ PAX?

I'd like to know if there is a guide of some kind for (successfully) configuring, compiling and installing GRSecurity w/PAX etc. in Precise? I basically am trying to build my own custom release ...
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Wimax in XUbuntu?

I have a problem, I am using the Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 as wifi and wimax card but I can only use wifi. I googled a lot about drivers and stuff but I can not find the way to activate ...
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Screen brightness issue Toshiba Portégé after 15.04 upgrade

I have a Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-13P. I can no longer adjust my screen brightness after upgrading Ubuntu to version 15.04 (Kernel 3.19). The screen brightness (as well as the touch-pad) didn't work ...
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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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14.04 - USB microphone speaker device not working anymore

I own a PJP-20UR web conference microphone speaker, I have been using this USB device for ages with Linux, Windows, Mac never ever have had any issues with it. Since I upgraded from Ubuntu ...
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make [1] leaving directory error

When I run make command for patching CRCN on ns2 under Ubuntu 12.04, I am faced with this error: make[1]: Entering directory `/home/apadana/ns-allinone-2.31/ns-2.31/indep-utils/cmu-scen-gen/setdest' ...
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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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Why aren't my changes to /etc/security/limits.conf having effect?

I am trying to provide support for core dumps on my Ubuntu machine (as by default they are disabled). So I have made the following changes to /etc/security/limits.conf: root hard core 1000 After ...
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How to repair deleted modules?

During a disk analyzer session to clean up space, I saw that /lib was taking up a ton of space, and I have never before seen this taking up this much space before in Disk Analyzer. The thing is, I ...
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Kernel panic on Lenovo ThinkPad W510 Ubuntu 10.10

When I leave my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop unattended it locks the screen as it is supposed to do. But when I come back I usually find the kernel panic going on on the laptop: the Caps Lock light is ...
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Why does 3rd digit in Ubuntu kernel version not match 3rd digit in its mainline upstream kernel version number?

From the Ubuntu Kernel FAQ ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/FAQ ) : Given an Ubuntu kernel package version how do we find the release it is from? The kernel package version is of the following ...
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Debugging kernel running on AMD target from Intel host - how to return control to gdb?

I have compiled kernel 3.13.0-55 on Ubuntu on both AMD and Intel machines. I tried to copy compiled kernel to Intel target but it won't boot with that one. Therefore I have compiled the same version ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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Why aren't all of my CPU cores always detected in ubuntu 14.04 with an Intel Core Duo 2 CPU?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. Computer model: iMac Late 2009 ( ...
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WiMAX in Ubuntu

About two weeks ago I asked a question about how to connect to WiMAX. And today I have done some research, and I want to share it with everyone. I don't know if this is going to be useful for someone, ...
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Virtualization limits for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with KVM

Essentially I'm after something like this, but for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to create some KVM guests with very large 1TB+ RAM (through OpenStack Nova). I can boot the 1TB VM fine, but I ...
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Slow boot on Ubuntu 15.04 during ACPI

The time seems to be wasted mainly between these two log lines. What could it be waiting for ? Apr 30 01:19:22 terodde kernel: [ 0.907820] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query honored via ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 hang when boot virtualbox Centos 6

I have a freshly ubuntu 15.04 64 bit. A virtual box 4.3.26 r98988. And this image http://repo.scalefactory.com/vagrant/centos-6-x86_64-20.box Now everytime I try to boot the VM, my laptop hang. Here ...
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Dell e7440, sleep sometimes fails, kernel logs show ACPI errors

I have a new Dell Latitude E7440 with Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes (but not always), after sleeping, I cannot resume, as after trying to resume one of the following happens: I can move the mouse but ...
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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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Ubuntu snappy not booting

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu snappy on a BBB and after I've corrected the uEnv.txt as posted on ubuntu core webdm alpha for Beaglebone Black not booting it freezes at Starting kernel .... The full upboot ...
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Error calling EVIOCSKEYCODE

Using 14.04, I have the following error displayed when booting up: Error calling EVIOCSKEYCODE It doesn't cause any problems with the system, but I would still like to remove it. Now, I managed ...
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New to Ubuntu, Kernel question

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm using 14.10. I have a Rosewill Wireless card, n600PCE, and it's giving me a driver for Linux Kernel 2.4 or 2.6. As I am new, these will work, right? It's not like trying to ...
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kernel panic on boot

I'm having some trouble booting ubuntu 14.04. The most weird thing is that after the kernel panic error shows up, if I restart the laptop, grub appears (not showing up when the panic occurred), and ...
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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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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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Which software ppa to use after applying LTS Enablement Stacks

I have applied the LTS Enablement Stacks on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am now running 12.04.5 with kernel 3.13.0.36 (so I guess these are the same Kernel than those currently on 14.04 LTS?). In my list of ...
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How do I resolve a kernel panic without reinstalling?

I forgot to make a backup and it would take forever to reinstall and get it to a point I could use even if I were to copy over the home folder. I recently got a kernel panic with the message ...
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Unable to boot after update

After a update, Ubuntu won't boot anymore and gives: error: could not read file. If I'm fast enough to press a button to continue, I get Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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Can't switch to Discrete GPU Hybrid Graphics ATI/intel

Just recently I had got my hybrid graphics working with DRI_PRIME=1. I obviously have the open source drivers. Now for some reason that I can't figure out it has stopped working. xrandr ...
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Hangs On or After fsck from util-linux 2.20.1

I have a box running at DigitalOcean with Ubuntu 12.04 It's rare that my system will boot or takes forever - normally it just hangs / chokes. A reboot from a remote shell used to be pretty quick and ...
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12.04: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemped to kill the idle task!

My parents got this error on their machine, so I'm not sure what triggered it. My dad says it just happens randomly. It apparently happens every couple of days, but this is the first time I've been ...
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How to safely update software with a non-standard kernel?

Background I have an Asus UX302LA laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. As the default kernel mainline (3.13.*) is incompatible with the GeForce graphics card it ships with I switched to to a ...
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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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USB Keyboard/Mouse, Networking broken by kernel update

I recently (automatically) updated all the kernel-related packages (linux-image, linux-headers etc) to version 3.13.0-27.50. I'm using the generic kernel for AMD64. After reboot I find that my USB ...
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Black screen after upgrade 12.10 now a very simple question

SO HERE IS MY QUESTION: What can I do to prevent this from happening next time I upgrade Ubuntu to another version? Here is a long involved saga of reinstalling nvidia drivers resulting in a happy ...
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Is it possible to compile a kernel module under chroot?

Under a chroot environment, is it possible to build a kernel module without having the kernel installed, just the headers? It sounds like something you wouldn't want to do, but in my case I do. I've ...
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Boot error for newly compiled kernel in Ubuntu

When I am booting into the newly compiled kernel it is showing error. Following image shows where the booting stopped.
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Not able to boot ubuntu after windows drive format

I formatted one of the partitions of my Windows 8 drive after which my Ubuntu is not booting. I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 release. On booting, grub menu is displayed properly. ...
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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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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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lshw and lspci cannot find ethernet device

I have an ASUS H87M-PLUS motherboard. This board comes (according to manual) with a Realtek 8111G ethernet device. In the BIOS, the ethernet device is enabled. Yet, linux does not find a single ...
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Apple aluminium keyboard hub is supplied to little power

I have an Apple aluminium keyboard with an integrated hub. On Mac OS X, I'm able to connect both my mouse and a USB pen drive while on Linux, the power limit is exceeded when connecting more than one ...
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t902: Additional buttons - how to use them?

I have a Fujitsu T902 and have several problems. I guess I'll split them up into different questions. I have installed 13.10 Ubuntu, uname -a tells me: 3.11.0-13-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 ...
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Installing linux-generic-lts-quantal in 12.04.3 via preseed

I'm struggling with getting this working. The problem is, the backported raring kernel breaks OVS. So we need the quantal kernel. I've tried this in my preseed: d-i ...
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Kernel fails to build Broadcomm dkms modules, how to fix it?

My computer is not recognising the wireless network. When I try to activate my drivers I get errors. I tried to solve by: sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day ...
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Linux headers upgrade error

I got this error (quoted below) when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. Should I be worried(since I can detect my flaws in my instalation) but I get this at any new linux-header upgrade I do. What does it ...
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gcc does no come up with new upgraded Kernel

After I figuerd out my ubuntu 12.10 amd64 with 3.5.X Kernel does not fill some queuing, and they've fixed that in kernel 3.8.x, I upgraded the kernel of my Ubuntu to v3.10-saucy with installing deb ...