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For questions concerning the elementary OS kernel (which is the same as Ubuntu's kernel), including compiling, and questions relating to modules

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Zoom (seminar software) keeps hanging (Elementary Hera)

Since the last kernel update (5.3.0-51) zoom takes almost 5 minutes to open. Until that time the whole operating system hangs and I can't do anything else. All I can do is wait for it to kick off.... ...
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How can the iSight webcam be made to consistently work with elementary?

I'm running elementary OS Hera 5.1. All drivers up to date. I noticed that even after installing the firmware extractor the iSight camera is only intermittently initialized. Thinking it may be a ...
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Elementary OS freezing at logging screen

Everytime I turn my computer on, I have to reboot it through the system option "reboot" on lock screen. If I don't do it soon as I can, the system starts to freeze. When I reboot, everything gets ...
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Kernel 5.3 does not support Elan9004 touch screen

I've been having issues getting my touchscreen to work after the update to Linux Kernel 5.3.0-46-generic. I am presently running Elementary OS 5.1.3 "Hera". System is up to date; just checked ...
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Black screen on wakeup from suspend | Thinkpad E585

Reposting this article from Lenovo Forums to seek help from eOS community. Issue I get a black screen after I wake my laptop from suspension. So I have to forcefully shut down using the power button ...
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Inconsistent booting on battery (Ryzen 3500U)

I recently started using elementary OS on my laptop (Ideapad s340 w/ Ryzen 3500U) as I need to use linux for better docker/maven integration. I have spent many hours customizing it and I'm completely ...
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Stuck at boot: R8169 can't disable ASPM [Solved]

Since kernel 4.15.0.55 update, I'm getting stuck at boot. No kenel after .55 can't boot. At recovery mode system halts at this message: r8169 can't disable ASPM OS doesn't have ASPM control I've ...
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Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera - Black screen on boot with latest kernel 5.3.0-40-generic

I am using Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera on my Lenovo Ideapad S145 with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU. Everything was fine until an update yesterday 18/FEB/2020 which upgraded my Linux kernel from 5.3.0-28-generic ...
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elementary OS 5.1.2 hangs very often

I had been using 5.1.0 without issues. The problem began when I re-installed using a brand new 5.1.2 iso after deleting Windows on my laptop. Now with Linux Kernel 5.3 provided by Ubuntu HWE on 5.1.2 ...
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Getting segfault on logout

Using ElementaryOS 5.1 Hera, Kernel 4.15.0-72-generic. I recently changed my username on my account and its caused a strange issue - on logout, a segmentation fault in libgio-2.0.so triggers, and the ...
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

I am a hardware engineer working with Microcontrollers and analog circuits. To understand the software part, I have been reading the materials available online. I came across various terminologies ...
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Kernel version is still 4.15, after upgrading to 5.1 Hera

I've updated my system, but it didn't update the kernel. Please see the output of my commands: loathe@elementaryos ~> lsb_release --all No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: elementary ...
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It is recommended to upgrade elementary OS 5 kernel?

I recently installed elementary OS 5 Juno on my new laptop and i notice that the kernel installed is 4.15.0-65-generic and i was thinking in upgrading the kernel because I'm experiencing some issues ...
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Why do I have multiple linux image? How to remove one?

When I was configuring grub, I found out that I have multiple linux image, like this, I checked with uname -r command, it showed 4.15.0-62-generic And then i checked on my /boot directory with ls -l,...
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when will the 18.04.3 updates arrive to eos?

Will the updates that come with 18.04.3 arrive eventually to eos? I know that I can install the enablement stack but I fear that it could break my eos install.
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Any confirmation on a Ryzen 5 2400 with Elementary OS?

I've seen a few older posts regarding this with nothing concrete, so I thought I'd ask. I'm considering a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU (with the Asus Prime A32OM-K motherboard) and I noticed people have said you ...
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VirtualBox 'Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)'

VirtualBox wont let me start even though i downloaded every files that you need. It keeps saying something is wrong with the file /dev/vboxdrv but the file doesn't even exist
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kernel-update for new hardware?

will there be an update to kernel 4.19 LTS or higher soon? i have brand new laptop/hardware that would benefit from it. ukuu oddly enough doesn't display 4.19 LTS. how can i switch to 4.19 LTS (...
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Asus TUF FX504 Touchpad not working

As the title says the touchpad is not working. I currently have the Kernel version 4.15.0-42-generic installed. The fix is in the Kernel version 4.19.0 from Ubuntu's MainlineBuilds: http://kernel....
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Low disk space on file system

Low disk space on file system message on: Elementary: elementary OS Freya (64-bit) Built on "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" File manager: Files 0.2.4 I want to create more disk space and running the command df-h ...
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cant sudo apt-install

whenever i try to install i get this error: E: The package linux-headers-4.1.0-040100rc2-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. or E: The package linux-headers-4.1.0-...
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How to boot from existing LUKS partition? (dual boot)

I installed elementary os on my laptop that already has some OS's installed. The way I achieve this is; I have an efi partition /dev/sda1 I have a LUKS container in /dev/sda2 The LUKS container has a ...
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Can't install elementary os 5.0 juno - kernel panic using live usb or dvd boot

I am trying to install elementary os 5.0 juno from an usb and that didn't work. i have used differents USBs and Rufus and Unetbooting and nothing works :,v With a DVD is the same. Actually i have ...
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Help: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Yesterday, I was updating my computer, but suddenly my internet connection failed. When I restarted it and tried to continue with the process, I had this message: gonzalocriollog@gonzalocriollog-...
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What is the current kernel version of elementary OS?

I have AMD Ryzen 2200g APU and people said that it was unstable before 4.15 update and 4.17 update kinda has all issues fixed. So what is current kernel version installed on elementary os?
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Kernel Error- Producing Tons of them [closed]

I'm using elementary OS 5.0 Juno & having this error. It slows down the laptop because there are tons of them: 19:20:25 fishin kernel: i2c_hid i2c-DELL083F:00: i2c_hid_get_input: incomplete ...
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Boot process stuck at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

I've installed Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki (64 bit) on a Lenovo with Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics. The install process went fine and it generally works great with kernel Linux 4.13.0-32-...
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kswapd0 problem

I've been using elementary OS for about a month, and the problem of kswapd0 using 100% of the CPU appeared both on my PC and Netbook. Is there any way to fix it? I've installed the 4.15 kernel and ...
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Ethernet isn't show correctly on GUI

I've updated my kernel recently and that got Ethernet support all messed up (meaning: the hardware was saw by the system, but I couldn't connect to any network). I fixed that by including the ...
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Compatibility with Lenovo

I am wanting to run this OS on a Lenovo flex 3. Ubuntu 17.10.1 contains a fix to an issue in the Linux 4.13 kernel that corrupts the bios on these machines. Is this issue an issue in this distro?
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UPDATING TO KERNEL 4.15

I have not enough experience to know if the following steps I think I have to do to update the kernel of my Elementary upto 4.15 are correct. Can somebody check it and tell me and tell me if it will ...
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Touchpad & keyboard (and other) problems kernel 4.13

When installing loki 0.4.1 (fresh install) everything worked fine,but after updating my laptop my touchpad (synaptics) does not respond to touch input anymore and also when holding down any key it ...
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elementary OS update schedule

Does elementary OS stay up-to-date with Linux kernel like with Ubuntu 16 LTS updates?
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Elementary OS hangs when using libreoffice

Okay, this is almost fresh install, installed about week ago. Today I started to write my essay with Libreoffice and found that this computer freezes about every 20 min when using Libreoffice. Screen ...
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Issues on bios caused by kernel 4.13 on ubuntu 17.10 may affect my computer if i'm using elementaryOS and update kernel to 4.15 rc4?

I am not very experienced on Linux and get caught in a doubt, i have recently purchased an acer travelmate P4 and heard about the bios issues caused by ubuntu 17.10 on lenovo notebooks, and that it ...
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How to choose between a 32-bit or 64-bit version OS / Como elegir arquitectura

Good afternoon, I already downloaded your OS, but before starting the installation process I'd like to know if at the start of it I will be able to choose if I want to install the 32-bit or 64-bit ...
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Will elementary support a path to upgrade between releases? [duplicate]

I couldn't find information regarding this in the official web-page. I can't use elementaryOS professionally if I am required to reinstall the system at each release, there are far too much ...
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Compiling my own kernel

I'm trying to compile my own kernel using this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel but when I'm issuing the first command apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) apt is ...
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libinput/kernel Update Screwed my pointer accel/threshold

So I just got the update to kernel 4.10 and now the touchpad sensitivity has been severely reduced and feels, I can only describe as, sloppy. It now lacks precision and I can't adjust that. Is there ...
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How I know actual kernel stable on Loki 0.4.1?

How I know actual kernel stable version on Loki 0.4.1? Actually, my kernel version is Linux 4.10.0-27. UPDATE: 23/01/2018 - 4.13.0-31-generic #34~16.04.1-Ubuntu
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ACPI Parameters

So I bought an Acer Swift 3 very recently, but after a fresh install off Ubuntu, it couldn't boot without setting acpi to off. I tried installing elementaryOS instead -I wanted to give it a try for a ...
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wifi not working..kernel update not working

my wifi adapter is Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 and wifi is not working . i searched for my adapter driver on intel site and found this :http://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/support/network-and-...
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When will elementary OS get Linux Kernel 4.10?

when will elementary OS get kernel 4.10 as part of the default installation?
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(solved) ISO Elementary Update (HWE Stacks, linux 4.8)

I was thinking, is there an update ISO with the new HWE Stacks (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2) with the kernel 4.8 ?? I have issue installing Loki on my Skylake - Optimus laptop, with the kernel 4.4, it ...
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Does the kernel have AUFS support

I am trying to use Systemback with ElemntaryOS, but the resulting backup will not boot for want of AUFS support. Is the kernel modified from the base Ubuntu kernel? Thanks.
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Newbie question about Edimax EW-7811UN

I recently installed elementary 0.4 and I haven't downloaded os updates yet. The Edimax EW-7811UN wi-fi usb dongle works right off the bat with elementary. Problem is, it also used to work with ...
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I am using Linux kernel 4.8 but still getting 4.4 updates

I am using elementaryOS Loki. I have installed 4.8 from Ubuntu repository. But I am still getting 4.4 updates. I don't need 4.4 any more since my computer is working just fine on 4.8. How can make 4....
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how to install on a MacMini 1.1 [duplicate]

Every time I try to run the installer I get the following message:- "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU" ...
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Downgrade linux kernel on lok 0.4

I am on elementary os loki 0.4 can I downgrade to linux kernel 3(any 3 version) or does Loki just supports 4. thank you.
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Upgrade kernel to linux-4.4.53

I'm using elementary OS Loki 0.4. It uses the 4.4.0-66-generic kernel. I very recently started kernel module programming and am unable to run my Makefile because apparently the complete kernel is ...