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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Aurora, CO

    Ubuntu 12.10 Update Issues

    Many System76 users are experiencing issues with a new kernel update today. The root of the cause is that Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't include packages necessary for build kernel modules. This will cause issues with card readers, proprietary graphics, and other things.

    If you're running 12.10, and have a system component other than Nvidia proprietary graphics that no longer works after an update, log in, then re-run the System76 Driver. This will solve your problems.

    For Nvidia graphics, your screen resolution and desktop will be broken after the reboot. To fix them, log in to your system, then press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. Then, run these commands:

    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-current-updates
    sudo reboot
    After this, you should be good to go.

    If anyone has any other questions, feel free to open a support ticket for your product by visiting this page, then clicking on "Open Support Case" underneath the computer in question.
    Last edited by isantop; November 27th, 2012 at 07:36 PM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Exclamation Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Update Issues

    Don't do this:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    That only works while `uname -r` remains current. Do this instead, which always works:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    This works because "linux-headers-generic" is a meta-package that "...will always depend on the latest generic kernel headers..."

    And if you have been doing it the bad way, you may want to go purge all the old header packages.

  3. #3

    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Update Issues

    this worked for me......

    1gig nvida card desktop with a reboot resolution problem....fixed


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