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xendistar
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Missing Linux headers

Postby xendistar » 18 Apr 2017 19:35

Due to a previously mentioned issues I am running the 4.8.0-2-amd64 kernel

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mit@lunar1 ~ $ uname -a
Linux lunar1 4.8.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.8.15-2 (2017-01-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux
I have just done an dist-upgrade which has given me Virtualbox-5.1 (I have the virtualbox repo in my source list) but I can not install the Virtualbox update as it can not find the header for the 4.8.0-2 kernel, I have checked the Debian web site testing and jessie package pages and it does not even list the 4.8.0-2 kernel. Where would I be able to find the said kernel package along with any other dependant files that I would require?

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Re: Missing Linux headers

Postby kurotsugi » 19 Apr 2017 00:18

instead of looking for that missing header you can install the newest kernel from the repo. somehow it seems that you haven't updated your system for quite long time too.

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Re: Missing Linux headers

Postby xendistar » 19 Apr 2017 05:56

I have the latest 4.9.* kernel installed but for some reason it causes my PC to freeze. There is a post on here about it somewhere, (

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https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=6743
I have had this since the 4.9 kernel came out and I believe there have been three updates in the 4.9 release and all have the same problem hence why I am still running the 4.8.2 kernel which works perfectly.

To be honest I am biding my time waiting for stretch to become stable and then will do a complete reinstall on another disk in this PC which I am hoping will clear the issue. But in the meantime I am not sure where the 4.8 kernel headers have gone, I have not knowingly removed them, must have missed it when I ran apt autoclean which I do run from time to time,

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Re: Missing Linux headers

Postby kurotsugi » 19 Apr 2017 07:27

yep...running apt to clean sometimes lead to missing important packages. if debian kernel didn't work, how about custom kernel like towo or liquorix?

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Re: Missing Linux headers

Postby grizzler » 19 Apr 2017 16:23

xendistar wrote:Due to a previously mentioned issues I am running the 4.8.0-2-amd64 kernel

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mit@lunar1 ~ $ uname -a
Linux lunar1 4.8.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.8.15-2 (2017-01-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux
I have just done an dist-upgrade which has given me Virtualbox-5.1 (I have the virtualbox repo in my source list) but I can not install the Virtualbox update as it can not find the header for the 4.8.0-2 kernel, I have checked the Debian web site testing and jessie package pages and it does not even list the 4.8.0-2 kernel. Where would I be able to find the said kernel package along with any other dependant files that I would require?
The 'easiest' (for varying levels of 'easy') would be Debian's snapshot repository: http://snapshot.debian.org/package/linux/4.8.15-2/
Download the necessary (amd64) header packages and install them with GDebi. If it complains about dependencies it can't resolve, make a note of the packages it mentions and look for them at http://snapshot.debian.org/
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Re: Missing Linux headers

Postby xendistar » 19 Apr 2017 17:19

grizzler wrote: The 'easiest' (for varying levels of 'easy') would be Debian's snapshot repository: http://snapshot.debian.org/package/linux/4.8.15-2/
Download the necessary (amd64) header packages and install them with GDebi. If it complains about dependencies it can't resolve, make a note of the packages it mentions and look for them at http://snapshot.debian.org/
It will not install the header due to unsatisfied dependency, but does not tell me what. Probably Autoclean took a couple of other essential files with it. I will probably leave it for now and wait for Testing to go stable and do the reinstall. I have another PC I can run virtualbox on.


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