A patch is usually a new correction to already issued software, correcting bugs or adding features.

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How do I patch a kernel bug?

Sometimes I can't boot my laptop - it gets stuck here: Then I have to do a hard-reset and it's fine. I checked the boot logs and this is what I think it's causing it (nevermind the timestamp ...
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can I locally patch the fglrx package that comes from the Ubuntu repositories?

I'm attempting to apt-get install fglrx while runnning a custom kernel, and the process is failing when it tries to compile the kernel module. I found a patch on the net that should take care of my ...
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Ubuntu - Patch Diff merge issue

i have two text files test1.txt and test2.txt with content as test1.txt 1 2 test2.txt 1 2 3 4 what i have achieved with the txt files is a difference of both files in a third file as ...
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Have no Internet connection over Crosscable

I bought a Crosscable and wanted to configure my Server, like it's said in the Wiki. But when I connect, I don't get wireless Internet and the Lan Adapter says I am connected, but I have no ...
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How do i apply this patch/fix?

I need to fix this problem i have with my mouse when playing games and i don't know how to apply this patch. ...
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Running Ubuntu On My OCZ RevoDrive 2 - No such drivers exist?

Would anyone know if there are future plans or a possiblity of getting some drivers for my SSD; There is very little to no support from OCZ regarding linux drivers - Is there a coder out there that ...
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Can I patch the PPC 12.04 kernel to allow older ATI drivers to install?

Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the ...
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How to patch Apache mod-proxy 3.0.1 with 3.0.1-1.1? [closed]

The command $ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-proxy-html and then $sudo service apache2 restart fires: apache2: Syntax error on line 210 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of ...
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Is is possible to get a patch included in the current release? If so, how?

So a while back I reported a bug in Compiz's Place Window plugin. It's a fairly major regression for people affected by it: mainly those using Gnome-Fallback, judging by the reports. A patch ...
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How to patch libgphoto2 for preview pictures in Shotwell while importing? [closed]

Under some circumstances, Shotwell shows no photo thumbnails while importing. I was trying to download some pictures from my camera (Canon EOS 400D) with Shotwell and the program didn't show any ...
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where/how to find the last linux-image patched with apparmor (Kernel needs AppArmor 2.4 compatibility patch.)

where/how to find the last linux-image patched with apparmor (Kernel needs AppArmor 2.4 compatibility patch.) without patvhing myself the kernel? thanks answer: ...
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Does Ubuntu update the installation media?

When Ubuntu publishes a patch to packages, do they update the install media? If I download a "live CD", will it be pre-patched? What about SRU (stable release updates)?
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How can I compile and install that patched libata-eh.c file?

I received a patched file. ( /drivers/ata/libata-eh.c ) from kernel mailing lists. and I have to compile and install it. But I'm not an expert user really. Can anybody explain it simply ? Thanks.
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Where to obtain Ubuntu Supplied Third-Party Device Drivers Patches to apply them to vanilla kernels?

For testing purposes I usually download the ubuntu kernel available from git and build it for my PC. But usually the stable version of Ubuntu kernel is not always in sync with the latest stable ...
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Why do software patches have to be accepted by a developer?

In open source projects, why do software patches have to be accepted by a developer? Couldn't contributors just release their own patches and allow people to add the patch if they choose to. I'm ...
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Can't install “Patch”

I'm trying to apply a patch to a package and I don't seem to have patch installed, but when I type sudo apt-get install patch it gives me this message: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot - Release amd64 ...
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manually editing patches and debdiffs

I have a few debdiffs that were created, however, I'd like to apply a small change to all of them. The process of creating the debdiffs from scratch would be easy but very time-consuming. Is ...
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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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Patching Kernel 3.1.5

I recently installed kernel 3.1.5 (upgraded from kernel 3.1.4) and now my wireless doesnt work. After some investigating, I found that the iwlagn module no longer exists. Apparently this is a ...
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Onlive using wine the raw input

I've been doing a great deal of searching for the past few days for this. I used to be able to play onlive games with wine. (With a few tweaks here and there. (I think.)) But the problem now is that ...
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Is it possible to make my system not suspend when playing music and video?

My friend wanted to know if it is possible to get a patch that would allow him to set his computer to not suspend when he is using a video or music player, to include being on youtube? I wouldnt mind ...
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What is the way to submit a patch to fix all the damage that LP: #600941 causes?

What is the best way to submit a patch to fix all the damage that LP: #600941 causes? I ask because LP: #600941 was put into every version of Ubuntu still supported at this time. Should I pick a ...
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Is there a reiser4 patched kernel available somwhere?

I'd like to experiment with this filesystem. I don't want to argue the why and wherefores I was just wondering if a pre patched kernel was available anywhere?
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Error after upgrading Bugzilla from 4.0 to 4.0.2

I had a good working new installation of Bugzilla 4.0. I have upgraded to version 4.0.2 using the patch. Everything went ok until I had to clear the shutdownhtml field in the Params page ...
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ipod not mounting [closed]

Tried to connect my iPod, but got this message: Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some ...
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GUI for patch command

Is there any GUI available for patch command? I need it because sometime I need to see the actual file before applying patch to it and it is very cumbersome to open patch file and then open the ...
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How to maintain a patched upstream package

I'm looking for the best way to maintain a patched version of an upstream ubuntu package. Here's the situation: We have our own server running reprepro, which would host the modified package. Our ...
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How to fix a build when trying to patch the original file?

I'm trying to create a package of Bugzilla 4 in a Launchpad PPA. Keep getting a malformed patch and have redid the patch from ground up numerous times without any success. One of the logs can be seen ...
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How do I find patches in debian packages?

How are the patches in debian/patches obtained? Is this diff -Nurp folder/original folder1/new enough?
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How do I fix Bug#534190 (where python interactive help runs a module speech dispatcher) [closed]

I am trying to teach myself python. When I run the interactive help from the python console in gedit and ask it to list all modules it runs the configuration for the speech dispatcher. I googled and ...
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Why is bzip2 needed in the kernel patch instructions?

This was from here. Extract the patch tar -xvzf /usr/src/web100-2.5.22-200810130047.tar.gz bzip2 web100/ web100-2.6.27-2.5.22-200810130047.patch Test the patch bzip2 -dc /usr/src/linux/web100/ ...
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How to build and compile a bzr branch for testing

When I pull down a bzr branch using bzr branch lp:ubuntu/<package name> I get one set of source files. However, when i go apt-get source <package name> I get another. The command ...
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How to build and test Ubiquity

I've written a patch for Ubiquity and I'd like to test it before I submit it, but I'm not sure how to go about this given the nature of Ubiquity (only used during installation). Is there a way I can ...
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How to apply a patch to indicator applet?

I have a patch named "incator.patch". How can I apply that to the application "indicator applet" and get it running? The bug will solve a bug with key-binding caused by "indicator applet". Patch is ...
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Problems creating a debdiff

I'm following this guide to create a debdiff for a package I'm patching. Everything goes fine until step number 8 and I attempt to create the debdiff after committing the changes. The package in ...
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How to create and maintain patch on Debian package?

I want to patch on Trac package. I know how to patch and rebuild the package, but there are some things I don't understand very well. My patch is something dangerous and not likely to commit back to ...
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Is it recommended to apply the new said-great 200 line Linux kernel patch?

Nowadays I'm hearing a lot about the new ~200 line path to Linux kernel that is said makes sensible difference in performance. Now, do anyone has experience on applying this path on his Ubuntu ...
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Using the “Alternative to the Magic Patch” on a server: good idea or bad idea?

I have read this question: Getting the alternative to the 200-Line Linux Kernel patch to work And I am trying it on my desktop(s). Is this a good idea for a server? Would it help in any way? Edit: ...
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Getting the alternative to the 200-Line Linux Kernel patch to work

Apparently, there is a comparable alternative to the 200-line kernel patch that involves no kernel upgrade. It is presented here and discussed here. However, I am not sure if webupd8's solution ...
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How to patch the kernel to decrease speed up Ubuntu desktop latency by a factor of ten [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we get this magic performance-boosting 200 line patch? I read about a recent patch for linux that cuts the desktop latency by a factor of ten. Is this patch ...
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How do we get this magic performance-boosting 200 line patch?

I read today on Phoronix that there is a 200 line patch to the Linux Kernel which dramatically improves desktop responsiveness. How can Ubuntu users get this in a way that's supported?
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Correct way to apply patches to your kernel?

I am following the instructions located here to setup my server. It states that I have to apply a patch which I've downloaded onto the machine. My question is, the article says to use the following ...
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How do I handle patch rejects after applying patches with uupdate?

I used uupdate to update a source package from 0.7.0 to 0.7.3. It does this update with patches and I had a few patch rejects. I am unsure what to do next. Do I: edit the old source package ...
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What is the proper way to patch Wine for a custom PPA?

I've been manually applying patches to Wine for use on my own machine, but I want to put it in a PPA for my friends and relations. Currently I follow this procedure: Get the latest source from an ...
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How do I get a patch applied to a package, when the upstream maintainer does not seem active?

I know of bugs where there is a fix available, which has been posted upstream. However, the upstream maintainer hasn't responded to the patch, or applied it to the project's source code. Would it be ...