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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Linux: Random kernel oops in mmap functions

For the last month or so I've been getting seemingly random kernel oopses. I've started to notice a pattern: from looking at the traces, the call trace always involves mmap functions. Whenever one of ...
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How to get ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter running on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got issues getting ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter to run ob an Ubuntu 12.04 box. I've downloaded latest sources from http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/dl.php ...
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Building Custom Kernels for ChrUbuntu on Samsung Chromebook XE500C21

I am trying to build custom kernels for my Samsung XE500C21 running ChrUbuntu. I need kernels that are at least 3.4.0 because I'm trying to run VMWare Workstation. I am running ChrUbuntu 13.04. I have ...
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Error when compiling Linux kernel

I get an error when trying to compile Linux kernel 3.8.0-32 on Elementary OS Luna, based on Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo S400 notebook, and the command I used is: sudo make-kpkg --initrd ...
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Running OS X command-line programs on Ubuntu

Given that Mac OS X is derived from BSD (Berkeley Systems Distribution) UNIX, I would assume that in some way or another, it would be possible to run command-line OS X programs on Ubuntu. I am really ...
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Problems boot Ubuntu 13.04, kernel version 3.8.0 UEFI boot

few days ago I UPGRADED my Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 version on my NP300E5C samsung notebook with ssd. I reloaded ubuntu few times and everything has gone well, BUT after a complete shutdown I ...
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bash autocompletion is slow, freezing my desktop

sometimes when working with a custom kernel, pressing tab in the bash autocompletes at a horrible pace. It freezes the whole desktop. Then comes back after awhile. This is the only quirk that I've ...
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UDP packets from kernel

I would like to know what is this and how can i stop this? Apr 10 15:30:17 -- kernel: [ 1182.295900] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=00:16:3e:5b:f3:c1:00:08:e3:ff:fd:90:08:00 SRC=95.37.189.176 ...
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Installing Kernel 3.5.1 breaks boot up

I have twice tried to update my kernel from 3.2.0.30 to 3.5.1 on my Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit system using two different methods I found via google. In both cases the operation appeared to run flawlessly ...
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I'm compiling a modified Linux kernel in Ubuntu; can I recover from a corrupted kernel if I boot into recovery mode?

I have installed Ubuntu from wubi.exe along-side windows, and I am a new user to it. If my kernel has an error after modifying it and replacing the previous one, does the "safe" option in my ...
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Where is installed software stored in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is a typical Linux program installed I'm new to Linux and I want to ask a bit more about packages. In Windows, I download an .exe file and install it. When I ...
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Kernel log littered with re-mount attempts because of going to/from battery mode. How do i turn it off?

My boot times became a bit too much so i decided to take a look ad kernel log to see what might be causing the problem.. There i noticed repeating: 12/17/11 02:25:28 PM EXT4-fs (sda6) ...
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How to add ahci module to linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual kernel?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual kernel as a virtual machine in VirtualBox (4.1.2). When I booted the machine after installation, I got this error message: FATAL: ...
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What does “sudo -s” actually do?

I am using ubuntu 10.04. I notice that after I run "sudo -s" in terminal, the prompt changed from "XXX@XXX" to "root@XXX", seems it changed to root privilege. But when I check the ...
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PATH is not permanently stored in file

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. I want to add some variables to my PATH - I am using the following steps: Open a terminal window. Type the following commands: export GOROOT=/home/linux/go/hg export ...
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How to search by content on Ubuntu

I'd like to search the entire server by content. (text file) When I try grep -rl "text here", it freezes. How would you do it? And how long does it usually take?
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What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?

============================================================== actually I figured out this is an issue of intel video driver:http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0902.3/01703.html ...
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Unauthorized mount hd ubuntu 10.04

Hey, I am trying to mount my hd on ubuntu by I receive this message "No possible mount location - Not Authorized". It happened after some upgrades on system, and the sound stoped too. here is my ...
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kernel compilation failure [Ubuntu Lucid]

I'm a newbie Linux/Ubuntu user. And I tried to compile a kernel as my Dell Studio 1555 laptop cannot be hibernated due to ATI open source graphic driver bug. So, I had to compile a kernel version ...
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Is it possible/ok to delete the header/image .deb files from a self-compiled Kernel in /usr/src?

As it is my first time compiling a kernel,I tried to compile a kernel version 2.6.35-rc6 but after 2-3 days of compilation the new kernel 2.6.35 came out. So, I'm wondering whether it's ok/possible to ...