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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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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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How to install kernel 4.0 on Freya?

I'm using elementary Freya. Is there any way to upgrade the Linux kernel to 4.0? And by upgrading kernel can we download and install packages from elementary ppa ?
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Kernel version is still 3.16 on Freya 0.3.1

At the heart of this upgrade is the latest Hardware Enablement stack from Ubuntu 14.04.3. It includes version 3.19 of the Linux kernel and an updated Mesa that fixes the dreaded “double cursor” ...
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How to downgrade to a older kernel

I inadvertently updated my Linux kernel to version 4.2.0-30 from 3.19.0-33 and it has broken my WiFi and USB drivers, is there a way for me to downgrade my kernel using some sort of cached version?
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Does elementary OS have TRIM enabled? Is my Samsung 8-serie SSD safe?

There was a kernel bug that made TRIM lose random data. Samsung submitted a patch to the kernel. Is it applied in elementary OS? Or only new kernel versions? Do I need to update? How can I find out ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed while trying to install Freya

I'm trying to install Freya alongside Windows 10 on my new PC. It's an Alienware X51 R3 (i7-6700K, GTX 960). I've been using and installing elementary OS in different machines for a couple of years, ...
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Is it possible to install a more up-to-date kernel in Freya?

I would like to install a more recent kernel, as of now I have linux-image-3.16, and I would like to upgrade to 3.19 to achieve better compatibility (here's to hoping my GPU/motherboard fans will work ...
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How to install correct AMD drivers? [closed]

I've recently installed elementary OS Freya 0.3 on an laptop, but it doesn't run as smooth as on my desktop PC. It's sluggish while opening windows and especially switching pages in the application ...
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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

So I'm thinking about installing elementary on my ASUS X205TA netbook. It has several features that make it very difficult to get a working Linux installation going. Because of the lack of hardware ...
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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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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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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

I just would like to know if freya 0.3.2 supports the new Intel Skylake chipsets (I'm looking into buying a new laptop that has an i7-6500U CPU). I've read that the new Linux kernel 4.3 will support ...
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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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Elementary OS is unstable when using with a 6th Gen CPU

I just got a new 6th Gen machine and installed Elementary OS in it. Things are a lot unstable. VLC crash, my editor Brackets crash, system hangs. Might be related to graphics? Im not using an external ...
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Freya with kernel 3.19.0-51 fails to boot

After updates my Freya system got a new kernel 3.19.0-51; but after restart Freya booting hangs with this kernel version please see the kernel message below where it hangs It is booting properly ...
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Can't install Freya, ACPI PCC probe failed

this is the first time I've ever tried installing Linux (I currently have Windows 10 on this laptop, and would love to get rid of it completely). I'm encountering this error whenever I try to install ...
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Easy & safe way to recompile elementary kernel?

(I edited this question to make it more useful for everyone) In order to make the keyboard of my Medion P2213T work I have to recompile the elementary kernel with just a very small adjustment, namely ...
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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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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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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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How to update the kernel in eOS 0.4 Loki to solve hardware-related issues?

I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX305UA and installed my favorite operating system version 0.4. Most things work out of the box. However, I ran into a few issues which are hardware-related, but seem ...
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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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Keyboard/touchpad does not work Surfacebook

Installed Loki on my surface book but when I reboot the keyboard does not work. The backlight comes on if I touch a key but I don't see anything. Should i install an Ubuntu kernel that has some ...
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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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Any work-around for the performance regression related to external monitors/HDMI?

I know that this is an issue with the linux kernel, but I'm hoping that there is a work-around. I use my laptop as a home-theater machine, connectting it to my TV with HDMI. Unfortunately, since the ...
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Trouble installing Virtualbox on Freya with kernel 4.4.0

I am having some problems installing Virtualbox on my Elementary Freya. Due to some hardware, I needed to install Linux Kernel 4.4. However, I can't seem to install Virtualbox properly. (I was using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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elementary OS doesn't shut down

I've got elementary OS 0.4 Loki and it doesn't shut down (black screen with white cursor). The same sometimes occurs with screen lock. Touchpad is sometimes turning off and sometimes the Linux bricks. ...
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VMware tools failing elementary OS freya to boot up after a kernel update

After updating and restarting elementary OS Freya hangs on the logo screen. I figured out that the problem cause VMware tools. I assume that this guide should help fix it: https://kb.vmware.com/...
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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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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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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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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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Kernel version in Loki (0.4)? Support for Atheros WiFi hardware

I recently purchased a new laptop by Acer, part of the Aspire E15 lineup, and it seems that the WiFi hardware is not supported with the kernel that is being used by Freya. Since Elementary is an ...
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Black screen with Linux kernel 3.19.0.41

I have a PC with elementary OS only and after loading screen and elementary logo there is just a black screen instead of login screen. My keyboard acts like it's unplugged, it doesn't respond to num ...
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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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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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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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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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How to install the 4.4 kernel on a unbootable system

My laptop does not boot Freya.So I think that I should upgrade my kernel to 4.4.But the system is unbootable and gives a error and does not show the GUI. But how could I do this when it doesn't boot
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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 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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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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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?