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If you do not have dkms modules installed, you do not need the dkms package. It is not installed by default in Ubuntu. When you install some proprietary drivers, like Nvidia, AMD or Broadcom, dkms package is automatically installed too. To check if you have any dkms modules you can run dkms status If the dkms is not installed, this command will not ...


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I guess you've looked into DKMS a little already, it's used for updating kernel modules which are outside of the normal kernel source. Often it's drivers and packages like VirtualBox that need DKMS. You may not necessarily 'need' DKMS, but it's handy to have installed, especially if you have installed extra packages, although not having it installed won't ...


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You should not change that. No file that you load from the Internet should be executable by default. This is a too high security risk. If you really want this … Permanently set file and folder permission for a user If you want to execute the file, you should always change the rights manually. No editing application needs rights to execute a file. ...


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With your script, you have overwritten the LD_LIBRARY_PATH with only one path. Start the grub menu by holding down the left Shift key during system start Select the entry Advanced … and start the Recovery mode Select root Remove the file Press Ctrl-D and resume the boot process For more information about LD_LIBRARY_PATH read this article.


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You will need to install firmware first. It can be done using this answer. But it looks like kernel 3.13.0-59 has many bugs. Among them is inability to load the firmware. I suggest upgrading kernel to 3.19. It can be done by running in terminal sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid and reboot.


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Another usage of xclip The solution below uses xclip. xclip is not on your system by default, you will have to install it: sudo apt-get install xclip In its simplest form, you could do it in a very short script with the help of xclip. When we use the xclip -o command, the currently selected text is used to output, or as man xclip mentions: -o, -out ...


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Kernels that are not supported by Ubuntu will never be updated. You can install the latest stable supported Ubuntu kernel 3.19 by running sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid It will get updates. If you just remove 3.13, you will get no kernel updates at all.


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Your /etc/grub.d/10_lupin contains an error in line 26: data otdir="${prefix}/share" should be datarootdir="${prefix}/share" To restore that file just reinstall package lupin-support sudo apt-get install --reinstall lupin-support


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If you're really using an Nvidia GeForce 210 the hangup could very well just be the old hardware. Circuits age, boards start to mess up and eventually die. You're issue likely has almost nothing to do with Ubuntu and everything to do with you're hardware. I would say step up to something in the GTX series, even if it's one of the older GTX cards it should ...


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Did you by any chance have a kernel upgrade since you installed the driver? I have a similar graphic card and I have the same issues when upgrading the kernel, meaning that I need to install the driver again every time. You probably know the installation procedure, but I will write it here below. Unfortunately NVIDIA requires that the graphic user interface ...


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If you did a kernel upgrade then @Zilvador answer may be good for you. If not the issue is the driver from Nvidia's site as there linux support is rubbish (but getting better thanks to steam). Boot the system and press ctrl+alt+f1 to get a terminal, log in and remove the driver like this sudo apt-get purge nvidia* Then use the one from the Ubuntu repos ...


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Install the drivers this way sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa


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Short answer: If you want to use Vitualbox also after kernel update, you will need DKMS as well as kernel headers fitting your kernel. Long answer: This system helps you to compile drivers (aka kernel modules) so they can run with your current kernel. If you don't recompile a modul, it will happen that the modul canot be loaded and therefor the function ...


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Ubuntu will boot fine without DKMS. If anything you use depended on DKMS but didn't have it as a Depends: in its packaging, you'll notice and you can reinstall DKMS and file a bug. DKMS is for packages that provide a kernel module in source form (or binary with a source wrapper), so they don't have to update the module for every kernel rebuild. The ...


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You can install kernel 3.16 by running sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic or kernel 3.19 sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid This will install meta packages and the selected kernel major version will get updates using normal sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade routine. Why did you install an old 3.19.0-18? Current ...


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Kernel 3.13.0-59 seems to be buggy. There a number of reports, that installation of this kernel causes various problems. Probably some backport was not very good. I suggest switching to kernel 3.19 by running sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid



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