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Thread: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

  1. #11
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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    My kernel is shown as

    3.2.0-39-generic-pae

    is this the original kernel for 12.04 ?

    I had forgotten that I quit Ubuntu a while back because of the way they would sneak a new kernel in with other, more routine updates, and then I would be frustrated with the advice to only instal a new kernel in a new clean instal. After a lot of consideration I decided to go with Ubuntu again, and when finishing the instal I see that there are 250 Mb od updates. I thought, "certainly they wont put kernels on top of kernels". Was I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac71 View Post
    use this command
    Code:
    uname -r
    to show your kernel release.

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Thank you for that. I guess this means that I have not been running Unity, whatever that is. Could that be why the 'Hide the Launcher buttons " feature is so insensitive that it can't be used?
    MickeyP

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Hi

    You can check when your new kernels were installed with this command.

    Code:
    grep ".*[^-]installed.*linux-image-[0-9].*" /var/log/dpkg.log
    Can you marry up the dates with when the problem started happening ?

    Kind regards
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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Looks like the original kernal was updated one when I ran the post-instalation updates- it shows this...

    2012-04-23 11:35:46 status installed linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic-pae 3.2.0-23.36
    2013-03-24 13:08:33 status installed linux-image-3.2.0-39-generic-pae 3.2.0-39.62

    It was suggested that I get in the terminal and update grub and grub2, but I don't know anything about that and would expect that ubuntu would take care of that on its own. So I'll see if the Nvidia drivers stop the lock-up.

    Where can I find a list of alternative commands to try differnt turn off commands?
    Mickey Pilgrim
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    You can check when your new kernels were installed with this command.

    Code:
    grep ".*[^-]installed.*linux-image-[0-9].*" /var/log/dpkg.log
    Can you marry up the dates with when the problem started happening ?

    Kind regards

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Hi

    Boot into your old kernel from the grub menu. Use the system for a period of time.

    Do you still get lockups ?

    If not then one option is to remove the newest kernel and pin the old one so it will not update (or uninstall the package linux-image).

    matthew-S206:/home/matthew % apt-cache show linux-image
    <snip>
    Description-en: Generic Linux kernel image.
    This package will always depend on the latest generic Linux kernel image
    and headers.
    You will stay at the older kernel and there are potential security issues with that but you will have a working system (assuming you get no lockups).

    I would consider this a last resort option though and it does, of course, depend on whether you get lockups in the old kernel.

    Try the other advice given in this thread first.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; March 27th, 2013 at 02:06 AM.
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    How to mark "Solved" Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    The change to Nvidia drivers seems to have resolved the problem.

    I do knot know how to mark this thread solved.

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