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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related older hardware?

Please notice the two updates at the end of the post. Original problem I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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problem Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt drm_kms_helper:

I'm having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1564, I am getting this error: problem Kernel panic - not syncing: fatal exception in interrupt drm_kms_helper:: panic occurred, switching back to text ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable Lazy Preempt in kernel

I'm relatively new to Linux and working on getting a real-time kernel up and running for robot applications. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, using kernel 3.14.3 and the 3.14.3-rt5 real-time patch. Also using ...
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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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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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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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What is the current status of the x32 ABI implementation in Ubuntu as of 14.04?

The 14.04 release notes contain the following sentence: X32 ABI support (64-bit mode with 32-bit pointers) was also introduced. I think this deserves a bit more explanation. When you use a ...
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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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Cannot find classmap.h

When i execute: make modules i get the error: make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'. make[1]: Nothing to be done for `relocs'. CHK include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h CHK ...
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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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Crashing system - how to xhci_hcd unload and only allow ehci_hcd in Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 for debug some usb hardwares

I have few USB hardware who is using 500mA (5V) power, after reserching found that external power supply or hub was the solution but that was a waste of time, even doing external power the problem ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with 2.6.38 kernel

Can I install vanilla kernel 2.6.38 on Ubuntu 12.04?!? I tried installing it and booted 2.6.38 instead of default kernel but it never boots up. All I need to know is can I install 2.6 kernel on ...
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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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Need help to find/install up to date ATI drivers for kernel 3.5+

GPU: Radeon HD 5450 Distro: Ubuntu 12.10 Attempting to go to the AMD website and filling out the relevant information gives me this, however these drivers are incompatible with kernel 3.7 and when ...
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No filesystem could mount root

I am trying to boot a linux kernel 3.7.0 on virtualbox and it keeps telling me the same message: "No filesystem could mount root tried ext3 ext4 vfat fusebk". I put append root=/dev/sda in my isolinux ...
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LiveCD Boot Failer comm: Swapper/0 cant mount VFS

Kind of a noob but anyway... I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 12.10 livecd. I currently have Windows 7 x64 installed. I start computer to boot Ubuntu livecd and I get kernel panic. Something like: cannot ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not properply working on Asus u46E after Update

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu update on my laptop and since then, the alignment on the browser is messed up, the mouse is not working, and I can't connect to the internet. Before it was ...
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Which logs will tell me about the Touchpad and Keyboard locking up?

I have an Asus N53SM laptop that I leave running for several weeks at a time. I never put it in hibernate or suspend, I only close the lid when I'm not using it. After a few days or weeks of running, ...
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Why is only one CPU detected on a Macbook with a dual-core processor?

I have a January, 2009 Macbook5,2. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz processor. Since installing Xubuntu 12.04, it runs very slowly. The CPU gadget in the top panel shows only 1 dark column to the left ...
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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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Dependencies issues linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

Was setting up Postfix but didnt get too far, because ubuntu returned an dependencies error. Tried to fix this but i cant find the cause to the problem. (apt dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Periodic lockups showing kernel: [154858.820009] [drm:i915_hangcheck_elapsed] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed… render ring idle

System is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with kernel 3.13.0-43-generic, I have noticed the lockups periodically since 09/13/2014. I can't remember what kernel version was in use then possibly kernel ...
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Default Grub2 entry doesn't point lastest kernel version + “selinuxfs mount failed” boot error: how to repair?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in multi-boot with linux (Mandriva 2011/Grub Legacy). First it seemed to work. But on my first update in Ubuntu, I was "strongly adviced" by the system to update grub and got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel update from 3.13.0-40 to 3.13.0-43 caused my laptop to hang

Ubuntu 14.04, just updated from kernel 3.13.0-40-generic to 3.13.0-43-generic and now I can not boot my laptop. It seemed that the new kernel came with some Navidia drivers that caused this problem. ...
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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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Server crashed but why?

could someone tell me what causes the crash of this kernel panic? This machine (14.04.1) is a virtual machine on my KVM host (14.04.1) See the screenshot My host machine has 32GB of RAM and uses ...
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Wine stopped working

Wine worked yesterday, however I downloaded some updates to the kernel and since then when I try to run Wine, I get error messages. I assume this is related to the kernel update. Anyway to overcome ...
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Stuck on “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” while installing Ubuntu 14.04

So, as the title says, installation get stuck while Configuring that package. Now, I am aware that this question has already been asked, but the solution requires internet connection and I don't have ...