Re: [qubes-users] Qubes not loading latest installed kernel...? + How to remove old kernel versions?

2017-08-10 Thread Tao Effect
Something else I just noticed:

/boot contains initramfs-4.9.35-19.pvops.qubes.x86_64.img

BUT /boot/eft/EFI/qubes does not!

Both /boot and /boot/efi/EFI/qubes contain 
"initramfs-4.8.12-12.pvops.qubes.x86_64.img", and the two files differ when 
doing a diff on them.

The /boot/efi/EFI/qubes/xen.cfg file does not have an entry for the 4.9 kernel, 
but it does have 2 entries for 4.4.14 and 1 entry for 4.8.

There does not appear to be any difference between the boot arguments for the 3 
entries other than the version numbers of the kernels (that I can spot with my 
eyes alone).

I'm scared of modifying the xen.cfg file for 2 reasons:

1. The fact that the .img files for 4.8 kernels in /boot and 
/boot/efi/EFI/qubes are different means that I don't know what that difference 
is, and I can't just copy the 4.9 kernel from /boot into the other directory.

2. The fellow below tried modifying his xen.cfg file manually and broke his 
machine. I would like to avoid that.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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> On Aug 10, 2017, at 7:59 PM, Tao Effect <cont...@taoeffect.com 
> <mailto:cont...@taoeffect.com>> wrote:
> 
> Any update on this?
> 
> I just encountered a similar problem:
> 
> - Qubes 3.2 indicated there was an update for dom0
> - I updated via the graphical utility, installed kernel 
> 4.9.35-19.pvops.qubes.x86_64
> - Rebooted
> 
> Upon reboot, `uname -a` indicates I'm still running the old kernel.
> 
> So I tried manually running: sudo qubes-dom0-update 
> --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-unstable kernel kernel-qubes-vm --best --allowerasing
> 
> It downloaded stuff (for some reason from "Fedora 23" repo even though I 
> thought I'd updated to Fedora 25? Or is that separate - just for TemplateVM?) 
> and then said, among other things:
> 
> "Package kernel-qubes-vm-1000:4.9.35-19.pvops.qubes.x86_64 is already 
> installed, skipping"
> 
> 
> Makes no sense! What do I do?
> 
> Like this fellow below, I do not appear to have any GRUB related things on my 
> system being used.
> 
> Is there a way to force the machine to switch to using GRUB? Perhaps some 
> BIOS option?
> 
> This is the machine I'm using: 
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/0JTfsfPVl9w 
> <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/0JTfsfPVl9w>
> 
> Thanks for any help!
> 
> - Greg
> 
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>> On Apr 22, 2017, at 12:15 PM, hft.huu...@gmail.com 
>> <mailto:hft.huu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> --UPDATE--
>> So, I did try copying the new kernel to my /boot/efi/EFI/qubes/ directory 
>> and edited the xen.cfg file. It broke my system. I got:
>> [ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device 
>> [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Cryptography Setup for 
>> [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Encrypted Volumes.
>> But luckily I could recover my system by editing xen.cfg back to original by 
>> using rescue usb.
>> 
>> I tried to reinstall grub by: sudo grub2-install
>> "grub2-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. 
>> Please specify --target or --directory"
>> Is this a normal error while in UEFI mode? Or is there something not right 
>> with my system?
>> 
>> I am to lazy to reinstall my system right now to see if the encrypted /boot 
>> directory is the problem. 
>> 
>> I'll keep this post updated whenever I decide to reinstall Qubes.
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Re: [qubes-users] Qubes not loading latest installed kernel...? + How to remove old kernel versions?

2017-08-10 Thread Tao Effect
Any update on this?

I just encountered a similar problem:

- Qubes 3.2 indicated there was an update for dom0
- I updated via the graphical utility, installed kernel 
4.9.35-19.pvops.qubes.x86_64
- Rebooted

Upon reboot, `uname -a` indicates I'm still running the old kernel.

So I tried manually running: sudo qubes-dom0-update 
--enablerepo=qubes-dom0-unstable kernel kernel-qubes-vm --best --allowerasing

It downloaded stuff (for some reason from "Fedora 23" repo even though I 
thought I'd updated to Fedora 25? Or is that separate - just for TemplateVM?) 
and then said, among other things:

"Package kernel-qubes-vm-1000:4.9.35-19.pvops.qubes.x86_64 is already 
installed, skipping"


Makes no sense! What do I do?

Like this fellow below, I do not appear to have any GRUB related things on my 
system being used.

Is there a way to force the machine to switch to using GRUB? Perhaps some BIOS 
option?

This is the machine I'm using: 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/0JTfsfPVl9w 


Thanks for any help!

- Greg

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> On Apr 22, 2017, at 12:15 PM, hft.huu...@gmail.com 
>  wrote:
> 
> --UPDATE--
> So, I did try copying the new kernel to my /boot/efi/EFI/qubes/ directory and 
> edited the xen.cfg file. It broke my system. I got:
> [ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device 
> [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Cryptography Setup for 
> [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Encrypted Volumes.
> But luckily I could recover my system by editing xen.cfg back to original by 
> using rescue usb.
> 
> I tried to reinstall grub by: sudo grub2-install
> "grub2-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. 
> Please specify --target or --directory"
> Is this a normal error while in UEFI mode? Or is there something not right 
> with my system?
> 
> I am to lazy to reinstall my system right now to see if the encrypted /boot 
> directory is the problem.
> 
> I'll keep this post updated whenever I decide to reinstall Qubes.
> 
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[qubes-users] How to change / swap behavior of Ctrl, Alt, Win, and fn keys?

2017-08-05 Thread Tao Effect
Dear list,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about changing the behavior 
of the keys mentioned in the subject?

I'm so very used to the OS X keymap and it is, I think, unnecessarily painful 
having to switch between different keyboard layouts.

I would love to remap keys as follows:

Ctrl => fn
Alt => Ctrl
Win => Alt
fn => Win

Any help appreciated!

Thanks so much,
Greg

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[qubes-users] HCL — ASUS Q325UA

2017-08-01 Thread Tao Effect
Ran into all of the same issues that Mike Freemon experienced:

- 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/qubes-users/display$20resolution|sort:relevance/qubes-users/BUe4tFfERtA/buazJHIzCQAJ
 

- https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/qubes-users/Eq2zZU5yXEs/qs94AX1uAAAJ 


But, while attempting to follow Mike's recommendations, I ran into additional 
obstacles as described here:

https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/2945 


Ultimately I was able to get the laptop working.

HVM: Yes
IOMMU: Yes
SLAT: Yes
TPM: `qubes-hcl-report` says 'unknown`, but I think I remember reading 
somewhere that it does?
Qubes: R3.2
Kernel: Supports the one in unstable (4.8.12-12), and in fact requires it for 
proper screen resolution support
Remark: What I wrote above, including all relevant links

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