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Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by ludolph » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 am

Could be possible to spread the extremely important messages like this: "Important Alert
Do not upgrade your MX 17 or MX18 system installed or live until further notice. A problem with a kernel upgrade has occurred. A fix will be posted when available."
to all MX Forum users via email?

I just broke my system by the above mentioned kernel upgrade, just because I did not read this message on MX Forum.

Thanks in advance...!!!

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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by BitJam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:10 am

ludolph wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 am
I just broke my system by the above mentioned kernel upgrade, just because I did not read this message on MX Forum.
Is your system live or installed? IIUC the installed system is easy to fix.

As far as the email list, I really don't know. I agree with you it would be nice if we could push out dire warnings.
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by ludolph » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:13 am

BitJam wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:10 am
ludolph wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 am
I just broke my system by the above mentioned kernel upgrade, just because I did not read this message on MX Forum.
Is your system live or installed? IIUC the installed system is easy to fix.
My system (actually 5 systems!!!) is installed... please let me know about "easy fix".

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Post by JayM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 am

If people don't read the Important Alert that's at the top of every forum page in bright red letters what makes you think that they'll read their email messages?

(I'm starting to sound like RichB and Jerry! :p )
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by ludolph » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:19 am

JayM wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 am
If people don't read the Important Alert at the top of every forum page in bright red letters what makes you think that they'll read their email messages?
So, you propose read the MX Forum before all upgrades ... really??!!

I do not read MX Forum every day ... but I read all the emails I get!!! :bawling:
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by BitJam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20 am

The fix partly depends on your symptoms. If you get to a black screen when you boot then use <Alt><F2> to get to a console login screen. Then run these commands:

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sudo /usr/share/mx-packageinstaller-pkglist/rebuild_dkms_packages.sh
sudo reboot
This solution was posted in this thread: RECENT KERNEL UPGRADE BROKE NVIDIA GRAPHICS -- SOLUTION
The first post shows how to fix Nvidia graphics. The post by kmathern shows how to fix all modules that may have been broken.
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Post by JayM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:25 am

i would run kmathern's. May as well fix everything at once rather than piecemeal.
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by JayM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:30 am

ludolph wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:19 am
JayM wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 am
If people don't read the Important Alert at the top of every forum page in bright red letters what makes you think that they'll read their email messages?
I do not read MX Forum every day ... but I read all the emails I get!!! :bawling:
I'm just the opposite. I visit the forum every day and only check my email when I happen to remember, usually once or twice a week,

One thing I've learned to do is to keep a USB stick set aside that has a recent personal snapshot of my MX system burned to it, so if something happens it's just a minor annoyance causing me to spend a few minutes reinstalling rather than being a major disaster causing me hours of work, reinstalling from scratch then reconfiguring everything the same way I had it.
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by Pierre » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:34 am

it seems that I'm inclined to agree with JayM on this one:
- - that's what the Forum is used for - - communicate with MX users.

you may find about any issues, on other media, but the Forum should be the 1st choice.
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Re: Important alerts ... email distribution

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Post by AK-47 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:36 am

JayM wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:25 am
i would run kmathern's. May as well fix everything at once rather than piecemeal.
The /usr/share/mx-packageinstaller-pkglist/rebuild_dkms_packages.sh script actually does everything kmathern's fix does, and also writes its activity to a log file.
Here's what it looks like:

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#!/bin/bash

#force rebuild of dkms packages (virtualbox, nvidia, fglrx, broadcom, ndiswrapper)
#part of mx-packageinstaller


[[ $(dpkg-query --show $1 2>/dev/null && echo $?) ]] || exit 0


for i in $(dpkg-query -l |grep "\-dkms" |awk '{print $2'}); do
 dpkg-reconfigure $i |tee -a /var/log/rebuild-dkms.log
done

exit 0
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