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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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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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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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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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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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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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VMWARE WORKSTATION PRO 15 on JUNO or LOKI … don"t work

I use elementary OS since Freya version with Vmware 12 I upgrading system each time i can. Now i upgrade kernel to 4.15 since this upgrade VMware 12 not working. I have bought VMware 15.0.4 i proceed ...
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end kernel panic - not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0 0)

I have installed in a notebook with windows 10, everything was fine until yesterday i updated the system from the appstore. When i try to boot today i have this messagge error : end kernel panic - not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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elementary OS update schedule

Does elementary OS stay up-to-date with Linux kernel like with Ubuntu 16 LTS updates?
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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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How to get a specific kernel sources?

I'd like to get the kernel sources related to my installed image. Currently I have the version 3.19.0-39 installed into my VM. When trying to get the sources, I searched into cache using apt-cache ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Trouble with APT, DPKG, SYNAPTIC. Linux-Image-thing

Having some errors after trying to upgrade with apt-get/synaptic. There are several error messages in the output, like: P: Installing debian theme...cp: cannot stat ‘/usr/share/syslinux/themes/debian-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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WiFi USB dongle that work

After updating to kernel 4.4 my old realtek will not work anymore, so I tried wirh a TP-Link Archer TU1 but without success... I would want to ask if exist a WiFi USB dongle that works out of the box ...
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I don't know if it is safe to update genetic kernel to 4.8

Is it safe to update Os Loki, to the newest 4.8 kernel? I now have 4.4-generic kernel.
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Firefox don't play html5 videos on youtube [closed]

With kernel vmlinuz-4.4.0-62-generic firefox don't play html5 videos on youtube, boot with 4.4.0-59-generic play ok. help?
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I can update to Linux Kernel 4.9?

how are you? I want update to kernel 4.9, but I not know if this can cause problems in my computer.
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Need advice about custom drivers for Realtek RTL8188ee

My NIC is a Realtek RTL8188ee. I'd noticed my browsing speeds on Ubuntu (well, elementary) were slower than on Windows. I did some searching and found this page on GitHub which claims this is ...
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Can I install Linux 4.9 kernel? [duplicate]

Can I install Linux 4.9 Kernel in elementary OS 0.4 that supports bfq disk I/O scheduler??? If possible, can you please point me to that repo or guide??
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Intel core i7 6500 skylake - Chrome flickering/tearing

i buy a new Asus laptop X555UB with intel core i7 6500 and had a clean installation of loki on it. Everything is ok, but in chrome im experimenting some flickering/tearing as the screenshot I had ...
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VirtualBox Fail on Loki w/ Kernel 4.8

I'm running Loki on a spiffy system more or less without fail. There are a couple of little bugs but nothing that makes me want to jump immediately back to Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I have found a ...