Questions tagged [kernel]

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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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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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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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 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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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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(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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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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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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VirtualBox on elementaryos

after today's update of elementaryos I am unable to run virtualbox machines. The error says The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem ...
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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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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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Touchpad has stopped working after kernel upgrade

My touchpad has mysteriously stopped working after I upgraded my kernel, despite having now downgraded my kernel and even tried to restore a previous snapshot using Timeshift. I have one of the new ...
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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 ...