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Apply critical kernel patches without rebooting.

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when I try to install canonical-livepatch, I get an error [duplicate]

When I try to install canonical-livepatch through terminal: sudo snap install canonical-livepatch Or to enable it through activities > livepatch I allways get an error: too early for operation, ...
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Livepatch not updating kernel from 5.4.0.29 to 5.4.0.31 [duplicate]

There was a recent kernel update to 5.4.0.31 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and this package has been installed. However, livepatch does not recognize this, and instead says that 5.4.0.29 is ok, and no patches ...
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Livepatch announcements - what they mean?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Now all OK except this: what does it mean in practice, when Livepatch informs that: ''No updates currently applied.''? Does it mean that updates have been downloaded from ...
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In what instance will Livepatch remove the need for a reboot

I realize on Canonical's site, it says that Livepatch removes the need for rebooting in the instance of critical kernel patches. Is this the only instance in which Livepatch would remove the need for ...
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Livepatch enabled but no Livepatch tab in Software and Updates

I am trying to set up Livepatch on Ubuntu 16.04. I followed the online instructions, using the terminal, to get my token and then to enable Livepatch. *I know that I successfully enabled Livepatch ...
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What is a livepatch? [duplicate]

Installing kernel updates without rebooting is for servers or mission critical systems.what is the use of a livepatch for an end user with a Desktop System.
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Livepatch on 20.04 LTS - Failed to retreive Livepatch status

I just installed/upgraded to 20.04 LTS from 18.04. Livepatch is enabled but fails to show up in the task/menu bar area. In Software and updates, Livepatch shows as on but also says 'Failed to ...
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Error Message when enabling Livepatch : cannot parse /etc/fstab: expected between 3 and 6 fields, found 8

Ubuntu 18.04 4.15.0-66-generic #75-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux When enabling Livepatch from Canonical Livepatch Service, I followed the instructions and pasted the commands in terminal: ...
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Is there a “staging” or “test” environment for Canonical Livepatch?

I would like to create an Ansible role for the Canonical Livepatch service. Part of this process is to write "unit tests" for the role that would run in a CI/CD environment to verify that the role is ...
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Kernel patch 4.15.0-72 for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS not available on canonical-livepatch

I there seems to be the situation about the new kernel security upgrade on Ubuntu that is announced over the mailing list and available via dist-upgrade, but there doesn't seem to be a live patch from ...
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Ubuntu won't boot and always displays this screen

Whenever I boot Ubuntu I always get this black screen and I can't do anything it. The messages include: [FAILED] Failed to start Service for application canonical-livepatch.canonical-livepatchd. See ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after livepatchd snap app fails

Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu, this appears; it halts after the snap app livepatchd fails several times. How may I troubleshoot this?
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Livepatch freezing ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with livepatch. My computer often freezes for half an hour (or longer), at which point it seems swap and snapd are using all the cpu (quad-core) and ram (16 Gb). When ...
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Livepatch not working in 19.10? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 especially to enable Livepatch. Unfortunately, I get the same error I had with Ubuntu 18.04: $ sudo canonical-livepatch enable [key] 2019/10/22 17:20:20 error ...
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livepatch apparmor=“DENIED”?

I've just installed canonical-livepatch on Ubuntu Server 16.04.6 LTS and when I try to register the machine I get this on the enable command: 2019/10/20 11:33:55 error executing enable: cannot enable ...
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Canonical Live Patch Service : Response from server not easy

I install last year "Canonical Live Patch Service", seem to work perfectly... Today I just go to check if all is good and I have this answer : root@vps187984494:~# canonical-livepatch status client-...
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Livepatch requires an internet connection

Livepatch console reports that: livepatch requires an internet connection However, all connections (LAN/WAN) are operating normally, with the necessary ports on ufw open. This is a new install of ...
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I am getting a live patch error. I get a message with number :443 aqt the end of it

first-month newbie here running ubuntu 18.04 and having a problem with the live patch program which I signed up for upon installing ubuntu. I am getting orange exclamation mark on the shield and a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 How to remove the “Tip:…Livepatch…” message

Whenever I update manually under the final notice: "The software on this computer is up to date" I see the message: "Tip: You can use Livepatch to keep your computer more secure..." I do not use snap ...
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Cannot Enable Livepatch on 18.04: “cannot send request … write operation not permitted.”

I installed Livepatch without incident, but when I tried to enable it I got this: $ sudo canonical-livepatch enable [token redacted] [sudo] password for [redacted]: 2019/09/01 13:57:26 error ...
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problem by trying to use live patch

This is the error message: Failed to enable Livepatch: cannot enable machine: this machine ID is already enabled with a different key or is non-unique. Either "sudo canonical-livepatch disable" ...
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Getting livepatch to work on Ubuntu 18.04 / Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

I am trying to get Livepatch to work without errors. Just following instructions 'n' all. When I ran sudo mokutil --import /snap/canonical-livepatch/current/keys/livepatch-kmod.x509 I received the ...
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Livepatch error: …use of closed network connection

I am running a Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS server for Seafile in my local home network. I recently installed Livepatch with no errors and running canonical-livepatch status produces output showing a recent "...
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livepatch fails with error “cannot apply patches: cannot apply update: cannot execute finitModule syscall: required key not available”

I have canonical-livepatch running but it shows the error messages below. First it tried to update with the error cannot apply patches: cannot apply update: cannot execute finitModule syscall: ...
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livepatch problem ERROR has anyone else ran into this?

anyone else ran in this problem in 18.04.2 LTS?
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Canonical Livepatch informs about internal error - what to do?

In my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop I have now, after today's software updates last kernels 4.15.0-50-generic and 4.15.0-51-generic and Canonical Livepatch installed and enabled today. Problem: I have ...
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What are the security implications of registering for an account for livepatch?

Trying to break down into concrete questions, if helpful: Does it mean that if someone guesses your password, they can meddle with your updates or livepatch? Is there an added authentication process ...
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Livepatch error

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04 and lately there has been a Livepatch alert top bar icon saying about an error while trying to find updates. The only solution I have found so far is to go to Software ...
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sudo: canonical-livepatch: command not found

I am trying to install canonical-livepatch to update software on ubuntu. I did everything mentioned in this question here. I did reboot machine. But still I am facing error. Warning: /snap/bin ...
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How to enable Canonical Livepatch Services on official Ubuntu flavors such as Ubuntu MATE?

After recent updates on my Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS I got the new tray icon/indicator: When I click on Livepatch Settings... it opens Software & Updates on the corresponding tab named Livepatch but ...
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Should you eventually reboot after a Livepatch?

so lets say a livepatch comes in and my current running kernel gets patched, and I don't reboot the server because I don't need to any more. What happens if weeks/months/whatever down the line another ...
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canonical-livepatch, Doesn't seem to patch anything

When I ssh into the server it says: 11 packages can be updated. 11 updates are security updates. Then I verify that everything is installed: canonical-livepatch status --verbose And this is what I ...
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How can I remove live patch notification?

I just upgraded the packages on my 18.04 machine and after reboot I see a new symbol in my top right that looks like a shield with a red "denied" symbol on it. After further investigation this turns ...
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Canonical Livepatch internal error

I've started seeing a livepatch warning in my system tray. Clicking it takes me the the livepatch client where I see this error message: Despite the URL, there isn't a #CommonIssues section on the ...
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Hide livepatch indicator in top panel

After updating Ubuntu packages today, I see a new livepatch indicator in the top-panel: How can I hide it? I tried running sudo apt remove indicator-livepatch, but there's no such package. When I go ...
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Livepatch not working in 19.04? [duplicate]

In Software & Updates / Livepatch I get this notification "Livepatch requires an internet connection." with a disabled switch in front of it. I am online so internet connection is up & running....
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Is there a way to disable livepatch witch I have already uninstalled ubuntu?

I have used livepatch while using ubuntu, and uninstalled ubuntu and installed other OS. Can I disable livepatch for that device? (Cause 3 device per user free livepatch one)
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Why isn't canonical livepatch working? (“nothing-to-apply”)

We're running an Ubuntu 18.04.2 Bionic Beaver host and the new kernel upgrade with several security fixes just arrived. But livepatching shows that the old kernel is secure and doesn't attempt to live ...
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Livepatch is Stuck?

I've been using Ubuntu 16.04 for several years now. I recently had cause to do a clean install, and decided to finally upgrade to 18.04. During the install, I enabled Livepatch. (I'm a pretty low-...
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When does Ubuntu Livepatch on a non 24/7 Server

I have a server that I automatically powerup at 8:00 AM and shutdown at 24:00 PM due to power savings. I'm interessted in Ubuntu LivePatching but I'm not sure how it will perfom with these downtimes ...
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“Machine ID already enabled with different key, or non-unique” when setting up Livepatch

When trying to enable Livepatch with the "Software & Updates" GUI on a derivative of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04, I get the following error message: Sorry, there's a problem in setting up Canonical ...
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What updates /var/cache/ubuntu-advantage-tools/ubuntu-advantage-status.cache?

After logging into 18.04.1 LTS, motd shows (among other things): - Livepatch server check failed. Digging into motd I see that this message is generated by a script residing in /etc/update-motd.d/...
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Can I use Canonical Livepatch in non debian-based Linux?

Can I use Canonical Livepatch on my Arch Linux Desktop? I have look around and I can't see a detailed list about which OS are really supported. I have found that only debian-based have installed ...
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Bluetooth mouse lags after upgrading to 18.10 Cosmic

Initially, there was no issue in the first few days after upgrading to 18.10 Cosmic (from 18.04 Bionic), even after suspend/restart/shutdown. Today, after waking from suspend, the bluetooth mouse ...
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Is Canonical Livepatch not supported on non-LTS release like Ubuntu 18.10?

Last night I thought to check whether Canonical Livepatch service is working fine after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10 from Ubuntu 18.04. I know it was meaningless since it was working fine in Ubuntu 18.04....
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Do I need to use canonical Livepatch?

Ubuntu says Use canonical Livepatch to increase security between restarts. I have to sign in to do this, so is it worth setting up? I'm not sure what it is; the box is unticked. I asked my I.T. ...
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LivePatch & secure boot self-signed kernel modules

It seems that LivePatch works with SecureBoot, but what about self-signed kernel modules? If a kernel patch is (auto)applied via livepatch, and I am using secure boot, do I have to re-sign the kernel ...
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“kernel-upgrade-required” is not one of applied, apply-failed, unapplied, needs-check, nothing-to-apply, unknown, check-failed

FYI: Canonical's bug tracker has a bug in it on launchpad.net, so I'm incapable of posting this bug on their platform. Canonical decided not to provide direct support, so this security flaw is now ...
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Managing devices connected to livepatch

The question is about the newly introduced service of “livepatch”. In short: Due to there is a limit of 3 machines per Ubuntu One account, is there a way for a user to manage his connected machines ...
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Signing into Ubuntu One for Livepatch

When I hit "Sign In..." on this window to go into my Ubuntu One account, it does nothing. I am expecting a window for my credentials, but nothing happens.