On a ubuntu server, I try to do "sudo modprob" and I have this error :

$ sudo depmod
[sudo] password for deployer:
depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/3.8.0-38-generic: No such file or directory
depmod: FATAL: could not search modules: No such file or directory

I tried to reinstall the kernel but I have this :

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-3.8.0-38 linux-headers-3.8.0-38-generic linux-image-3.8.0-38-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.8.0-38
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.8.0-38'
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.8.0-38-generic
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.8.0-38-generic'
E: Unable to locate package linux-image-3.8.0-38-generic
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-image-3.8.0-38-generic'

I tried to install a latest version like this :

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.13.0-24 linux-headers-3.13.0-24-generic linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic

But I always have this result :

$ uname -r

I don't know why it does not change.

Do you have a solution ?

  • Have you (after successful installation) rebooted the Linux? (Though, if you got installation errors and your installation failed you should have a look into that first.) – Janis May 12 '15 at 9:49
  • Yes I did. I finally found the solution. – Dougui May 12 '15 at 9:57

I found the solution. I did not think it was important but I am a Digital Ocean's VPS. I followed this solution. I had to change the kernel version in the control panel and reboot through the control panel.

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