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gpio_aaeon when booting into live usb

How do I get past this error gpio_aaeon? I am trying to boot into a live USB of Elementary OS v -6.0-stable.202108 on a R7 5800X , 6700XT b550-a strix
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Odin 6.0 Beta: Cant update kernel

Been trying out the 6.0 early release, but cant seem to update the kernel which is needed for my laptop. The early release has 5.4 and I need 5.8 (AMD 4500U). I think I am doing the same as I did with ...
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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 to Upgrade From Elementary OS 5 to Elementary OS 6

I'm using Elementary OS 5 as main OS is there any way I can upgrade it to Elementary OS 6 without losing all of my data and configurations etc etc
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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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Network Manager requires frequent restarting to access the internet when connected via a mobile hotspot

When connected to a mobile hotspot, after 15 minutes or so, I need to restart the Network Manager to access the internet. Wifi shows connected to the network but Firefox shows no internet. This ...
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Trouble with Nvidia driver under Loki

I installed the Nvidia driver using Ubuntu method (Addition drivers tab under software & updates). It works great so far, but every time Elementary updates kernel system would not boot up. The ...
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Is there a list/source of stable kernels?

I am experiencing the dreaded "wake from suspend" issues that seem endemic to Linux and laptops, and am basically going through a long list of different solutions googling has gotten me to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compiling new kernel for sound issue (Sound Blaster Z)

So I got lucky to hit the only card that doesn't get sound, card is recognized but there's simply no sound and I read that it's related to https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55541 what are ...
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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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Hera won't shutdown

I installed elementary a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed that when I clicked on shutdown in the menu, the screen would turn black, the system wouldn't respond and I would have to press the power ...
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How to change kernel for a non booting OS

When I boot up everything is fine until I get to userware, then screen looks funny/not smooth and keyboard and mouse stop working, only a hard reset gets me out. When I checked on next bootup, I saw ...
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How do i reinstall and use the default kernel?

^^ I installed xanmod and cant seem to get rid of it (it doesnt work with official nvidia drivers), i tried everything I knew to switch back to the default but it didn't work.
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Elementary os in ryzen 4500u graphics issues Renoir

I got a new laptop . ThinkPad e14 gen 2 with AMD Ryzen 4500u. I installed elementary os from latest iso 5.x available in the website.it updated the system and it got kernel update till 5.4 with hwe. ...
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unable to update packages /dependencies

I am getting this long update error: the following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-modules-nvidia-510-5.15.0-58-generic: depends:nvidia-kernel-common-510[<= 510.108.03-1] but525.125.06-...
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Why eOS is still based on Ubuntu and not on Linux Mint?

I've been wondering this for a while, those last Ubuntu LTS are really buggy, last night I tried to use the last LTS and it didn't last 10min without breaking alone, just by updating the system. I am ...
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Network device not supported on default elementaryOS 6 beta

it seems like my network device is not supported on kernels below 5.11 is there a way to update the kernel from a disk on key or something since my internet works on the windows 11 I dual boot. Thanks
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Kernel panic when booting from USB stick to install 7

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop to OS 7 but I'm running into a kernel panic. This while I can boot into Ubuntu 22.04 created in the same way, booting from the same USB stick. I'm on a Dell XPS 15 9550 ...
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Elementary OS Stalling While Booting Up

When trying to boot up my PC today, I was greeted with a wall of text that ended with '''[ 0.918392] ---[end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ]---'''
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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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Elementary OS 6 - The login screen goes missing

After upgrading the Kernel to 5.11.0-37-generic, I cannot access the Elementary OS login screen whenever restarted. I will need to reboot the PC a couple of times before accessing the Elementary OS ...
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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

What is the equivalent of Ctrl + Alt + Del from Windows on elementary? A keyboard short cut that gets special handling and will allow to unfreeze desktop environment / kill resource hogging processes. ...
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Juno 6.1: Old kernel versions fail to remove, "Directory not empty"

I'm running eOS Juno 6.1 on my laptop, and recently received a notification that my boot drive was full. My current kernel version is linux-image-5.13.0-35-generic. When purging out the old unused ...
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Partition /boot full regularly

The boot partition is just under 500M (457M according to df -h) When installing the third kernel, update-initramfs returns this error: Error 24 : Write error : cannot write compressed block And after ...
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How to remove old kernel versions?

How can I remove old kernels after upgrading to a new version? It is annoying me to have these kernel entries in the Grub boot menu.
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Automatically install "linux-image" and "linux-headers" on kernel updates

I'm using elementary OS 6 Odin. My system just updated to 5.11.0-36-generic kernel. I do use the manufacturer's wifi driver, specifically broadcom-sta-dkms for BCM43228 model. Since it depends on ...
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zenbook ux425e problem with drivers

i worked on elementary os hera for a year on old asus laptop- and now i`ve got a new laptop zenbook ux425e. i downloaded a latest version, installed and updated elementary os (from app panel and from ...
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Is elementaryOS 5.1 "Hera" supported on Intel 10th Gen Mobile Processors?

I want to try out elementaryOS on my new laptop. But it is very new, and I don't think the kernel included in Ubuntu 18.04 (v5.3) supports its processor (Intel Core i3-1005G1). Is it true? Does ...
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New kernel boot option not showing up in grub

I'm having some troubles with installing a new kernel on my Elementary OS installation. I've installed the 5.11 kernel, and it's installed successfully, but the option to boot into the new kernel isn'...
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both 4.15 and 5.4 kernels at the same time

find /boot/v* gives me /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-141-generic /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-70-generic /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-71-generic and the kernel in use is uname -r 5.4.0-71-generic I am wondering, why I'm still ...
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Boot fails for linux 5.4.0-65-generic kernel

When booting my lenovo laptop, all I see is: Loading Linux 5.4.0-65-generic ... Loading initial ramdisk ... And then in hangs there forever. I used to be able to go into the GRUB menu and select ...
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Bad return status for 5.4.0-42-generic (x86_64)

I have a fresh install of elementaryos 5.1.7 on ubuntu 18.04.4 on an otherwise os-less 2008 macbook, and in classic fashion I'm trying to install bcmwl-kernel-source to turn on my wifi. I think I've ...
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Location for User Feedback on eOS 6

I'm testing one of the early access/preview eOS 6 downloads for the first time -- wondering if there is a specific venue to provide feedback from a general user perspective and to ask specific ...
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Can't get linux-image source

Probably I am missing something obvious. This gives: apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done Picking 'linux' as source package instead of 'linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic' ...
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System keeps rebooting since last kernel update

In the last few days, I've been having major problems with a system that had been running fine for quite a while (got it on July 1st). The system keeps rebooting every time it is idle, I believe it is ...
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Booting to blank screen eOS 5.1

When booting up my laptop from power off or hibernated state I am booted into a black screen with a small white under-score in the top left. Nothing proceeds to happen. To work around this I power ...
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Delayed in commando/apps in autostart

I experience a delay in apps I autostart in elementary OS. The problem occurs with the newer kernel releases I've noticed. Any advise is appreciated. My specs: | AMD Ryzen 1700x 3.4 GHz | ASUS PRIME ...
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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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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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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,...