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comment Latest updates on ubuntu 14.10
Well, they're "pre-release" updates because the maintainers haven't completed testing them. Whether they're safe depends on what they are. If you're talking about updates to applications, they probably can't do much damage. Updates to important system software could be risky if they prevent you from booting or using the system.
Jan
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comment Latest updates on ubuntu 14.10
You only get updates when there actually are updates. Updates exist because package maintainers drop bug fixes and distro maintainers stage them. It's the winter Holiday season in much of the world, so the people who would be doing those things may simply be otherwise occupied. Is there some update that you know you should be getting?
Dec
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comment 14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system
@oldfred thanks for the suggestion. The system did not even attempt to boot; the BIOS treated the disk as if it were not bootable. By doing what I did in the answer below - copy grubx64.efi to bootx64.efi - the system became bootable. I don't know what changed from 14.04 to 14.10.
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answered 14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system
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revised 14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system
Add some information about the boot failure
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Oct
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comment What does it mean if kern.log is not being updated?
also I just confirmed that there's plenty of free disk space.
Oct
22
comment What does it mean if kern.log is not being updated?
@muru no because I'm dumb :( If it happens again, I'll check. For what it's worth, syslog was fine. The last things in kern.log were some innocuous messages about HDMI.
Oct
22
comment What does it mean if kern.log is not being updated?
It's going again after a reboot, but I'll leave the question open just out of curiosity; I can't remember seeing that happen before.
Oct
22
asked What does it mean if kern.log is not being updated?
Oct
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
I do from all other software, but not Chrome.
Oct
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
Yes, I have tried Chrome with freshly-made user accounts and after removing my own .config directory. This problem has been going on for almost a year, so I've had plenty of time to experiment :)
Oct
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
I've got Pepper Flash installed and updated already, thanks.
Oct
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
@bodhi.zazen yes, no luck. Thanks for the suggestion however.
Sep
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
Thanks, but as far as I know modern versions of Chrome don't support the old Netscape plugin API any more. I have flashplugin-installer installed on my system, but with Chrome the only Flash option available is PepperFlash.
Sep
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comment No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)
@laugeo yes I did, but thanks for the suggestion.