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[Bug 1523125] Re: Kernel modules of first necessity in linux-image-extra rather than linux-image


** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Triaged

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  Kernel modules of first necessity in linux-image-extra rather than

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Recently, after upgrading a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 I noticed that
  neither keyboard nor network would work, making it rather hard to
  resolve the situation.

  Upon further investigation, it turned out that this was because the
  linux-image-extra package was missing, and that 14.04 has some rather
  critical kernel modules, such as usbhid (keyboard and mouse) and r8169
  (my network card).

  Please make sure in the future that the basic necessities to interact
  with a system are in linux-image-generic, rather than extra.

  root@hitchhiker:~# lsb_release -rd
  Description:    Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
  Release:        14.04
  root@hitchhiker:~# apt-cache policy linux-image-generic
    Version table:
   *** 0
          500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
          500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 0
          500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

  What I expected to happen:
  - After an upgrade, I expect the computer to react when I enter keys, move the mouse, or attempt to connect to it over the network

  What happened instead
  - the system was completely unreactive, and needed a boot from a live CD to revive it again
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC2:  alain     20052 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  alain     20052 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  alain     20052 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c38c446b-65ae-46d8-8a18-be3d0ec158ba
  MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-71-generic root=UUID=e3f4a5e0-198c-44c3-82dd-529645435d71 ro quiet splash nomodeset console=tty0 libata.force=nosrst nomdmonddf nomdmonisw crashkernel=384M-:128M crashkernel=384M-:128M crashkernel=384M-:128M
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-71.114-generic 3.13.11-ckt29
   linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-71-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-71-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.127.19
  RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  StagingDrivers: keucr
  Tags:  trusty staging
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-71-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2015-08-26 (101 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom cvs dialout dip disk floppy kqemu kvm libvirtd lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev sbuild scanner video voice
  _MarkForUpload: True
  dmi.bios.date: 02/04/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  dmi.bios.version: ASUS M2A-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 5001
  dmi.board.name: M2A-VM
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: 1.XX
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 123456789000
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrASUSM2A-VMACPIBIOSRevision5001:bd02/04/2010:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM2A-VM:rvr1.XX:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: System Product Name
  dmi.product.version: System Version
  dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

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