Problems loading new kernel

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Sat Oct 23 12:39:23 UTC 2010

On 21/10/10 08:31, Tim Frost wrote:
> Joep,
> On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 11:10 +0200, Joep L. Blom wrote:
> After installing the new kernel (linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic version
> 2.6.31-22.67 in your case), the scripts in
> directory /etc/kernel/postinst.d are run to set up the new kernel.  The
> script /etc/kernel/postinst.d/nvidia-common is returning exit code 10,
> rather than exit code 0 for success.  Because the script is returning a
> non-zero exit code, the post-install phase of the kernel configuration
> is considered to have failed.
> As I indicate above, the problem is with the return code from the
> post-install script /etc/kernel/postinst.d/nvidia-common.  This has been
> logged as a bug in launchpad (see
> The solution reported there is to re-install nvidia-common.
> It is an upgrade - you will find that the version number has changed.
> Compare the current installed version, as reported in the third column
> of the output of 'dpkg -l linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic' with the value
> 2.6.31-22.67, which is the version number of the package that is being
> installed.  The last number should also be available at the start of the
> output from 'uname -v' - for my maverick system I get:
> uname -r: 2.6.35-22-generic
> uname -v: #35-Ubuntu ..
> and dpkg -l shows linux-image-2.6.35-22-generic 2.6.35-22.35

Basil, Tim & others,
I agree with Mark about LTS. My system is mainly used for work but as a 
retired "MD-scientist-programmer/now musician" I use my system for all 
things I need it for, especially communication (E-mail), writing (text & 
music), editing, etc.
I cannot stand to not understand a program action simply due to the fact 
the documentation fails or is absent.
The switch is for some programs (especially the postfix/dovecot 
combination) rather profound with so many (undocumented) changes it made 
me mad as I couldn't receive nor send mail for practically 2 days (and 
my wile still can't send mail) due to the fact that the authentication 
mechanism is completely changed. Even the name from one of the plugins 
is changed (from cmusieve to sieve) but nowhere mentioned except in 
Launchpad. There also suddenly appears a new dovecot.conf file named 
01dovecot-postfix.conf (which is mentioned in the standard dovecot.conf 
file. Please tell me how a newbie could solve this. I think he would run 
screaming back to to M$
Sorry for the rant but I have a backlog of 250 mails to read and I don't 
like that.

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