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How does linux driver update work?

As far as I know no update on a linux machine requires a restart. Windows however needs to restart several times for a update to complete which is understandable because the hardware might be in use ...
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3answers
74 views

Could it cause any problem if I not reboot after a kernel upgrade?

I know there are solution for not rebooting after kernel update: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ksplice But If Ksplice isn't installed, and the user doesn't reboots it's notebook after even several ...
4
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2answers
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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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1answer
388 views

ifconfig shows only lo

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. Actually I am trying to install the firmware through aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree When I executed ifconfig and ...
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0answers
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Help with Setting up network connection in Debian 7.5.0

I'm a beginner using Debian. I've just installed Debian 7.5.0 amd netinst. When I execute apt-get update I get errors like: Could not resolve 'http.debian.org' Thus I changed the mirrors several ...
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1answer
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How to select which OS kernel to upgrade when multiple OS'es are installed?

I am trying to upgrade my kernel on a machine with multiple OS'es. I have a Red Hawk OS (a real-time Red Hat variant) and Red Hat installed. I can select which OS to boot into using grub. I'd like to ...
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106 views

How do I resolve an apparent hanging update process

I am trying to update an instance on AWS. I have little familiarity with linux in general. However, I did run the command on my Ras. Pi first and had no problems. However this is the second time ...
0
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1answer
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Can I upgrade my Linux kernel from 2.6.32 to 3.0.7?

I currently run Angstrom Linux 2.6.32 on BeagleBoard-xM (ARM architecture). Can I upgrade my Linux kernel from 2.6.32 to 3.0.7 and what is the difficulty level in case upgrade is possible? EDIT#1: ...
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2answers
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Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5

[Note: I manually moved this here from StackOverflow] I'm trying to update CentOS 6.3 to 6.5. If it matters, I'm doing this inside VBox 4.3.8, on a Mac running OSX 10.9.2. Following directions found ...
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0answers
52 views

How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
0
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1answer
204 views

Update yum fails

I'm using centOS 6.4. I'm getting this error when I use "yum update" in the terminal window. Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os ...
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2answers
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RHEL5 to RHEL6 Upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade our RHEL 5.9 servers to RHEL 6.4. We have lots of third party software and mounted systems so it would be nice if we could upgrade without re-installing. I know RedHat doesn't ...
1
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1answer
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yaourt -Syu is not working in arch linux

I tried yaourt -Syu and got this error: error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: Starting full system upgrade... :: nvidia: requires linux<3.11 how could I solve ...
5
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1answer
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Upgrade kernel for linux system without upgrading user apps/libs?

I built a custom Linux "recovery-cd" image that consists of a compressed initrd and boots via bcdedit (like Ubuntu Wubi) instead of a physical CD. It has various recovery tools for partition editing, ...
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1answer
75 views

How to upgrade Linux version without breaking the original settings or configs? [closed]

I want to upgrade my linux version to an upper level, but I am afraid of by doing that, it will format the original settings or configs on my machine. So is there any way that we can avoid this ...
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1answer
34 views

Problem on update manager

I am using OS4. When I installed the OS and went to update manager it told me: Requires installation of untrusted packages : mountall Can you tell me what I should do?
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2answers
421 views

Linux workstation monitoring tools

I am currently working in a company that runs Linux (openSUSE 12.1) on the workstations (about 200 computers). I am looking for a tool or methods that could allow me to monitor them remotely, upgrade ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Update Sublime Text 2 in Mint 10 Linux

Sublime Text 2 won't let me use it unless I upgrade. Is there an easy way to do this? I'm new to Linux and all they have is the tar.bz2 file. But I know you can update programs with apt-get ...
9
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2answers
291 views

How am I supposed to keep up with kernels as a developer?

I'm developing for a specific TI ARM processor with custom drivers that made it to the kernel. I'm trying to migrate from 2.6.32 to 2.6.37, but the structure changed so much I will have weeks of work ...
14
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3answers
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Why don't you need to update drivers? (Or do you?)

In my life I've not once updated drivers on any of my Linux systems, though they have all been desktops. A friend was asking me why one does not need to update Linux drivers and I found myself unable ...
9
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2answers
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How can I update to a newer version of Git using apt-get?

I've just set up a new machine with Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 and then run apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install git Now if I run git --version it tells me I have git version 1.7.5.4 but on my ...
9
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2answers
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How to update kernel without reboot? (ksplice alternative)

How to update running kernel without reboot? I know about Oracle ksplice but it's not free and it supports only distributions that I don't use. Are there alternatives to ksplice?
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6answers
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Can I use `apt-get` to upgrade to the latest version of Nagios?

At the time of this writing the latest version of Nagios is 3.3.1. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and have used apt-get update; apt-get install nagios3 to end up with version 3.2.0. I know there are a lot ...
10
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2answers
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Is there a downside to ksplice?

ksplice is an open source extension of the Linux kernel which allows system administrators to apply security patches to a running kernel without having to reboot the operating system. (From ...
7
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1answer
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How to update Puppy Linux?

A month or two ago, I installed the latest version of Puppy Linux to an old Eee PC which I hardly use any more. Well I'm on it now! But I can't figure out how to update it. It uses a weird Puppy ...