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Jul 16, 2011

When I try to upgrade, I always get this message: "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-35_i386.deb: failed in write on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/s2io.ko'"

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Feb 15, 2011

I have a system that has an intermittent issue with copying files. Below is the error that occurs. Error while copying "<filename>"
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The user has Ubuntu 8.04. They are using the Nautilus window to copy files (drag and drop) from a CD/DVD or USB device. The directory they are copying onto is a RAID0 device with approximately 2T of space, and more than enough space to take the files. The permissions for the drive and folders are set to the user.

This occurs randomly and is very frustrating. We cannot duplicate it and when it does occur, it will happen once, then work fine. I've been checking forums and help files all over, but find nothing similar. The only stuff I find is if it's a new install and the permissions haven't been set correctly. Even a confirmation that someone else has seen this before.

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May 21, 2010

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grep '^(E' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(EE) May 21 11:28:50 NVIDIA(0): Failed to allocate primary buffer: out of memory.
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***

I find this strange considering that I have used this driver with no problem on a 33 kernel and the same video card:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] [10de:01d7] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:1212]
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May 20, 2010

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make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/src_freeradius/freeradius-2.0.4+dfsg'
make[1]: *** [clean] Error 2
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Apr 23, 2010

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Mar 16, 2010

Recently I started getting pop-up saying:

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After lots of googling, I tried:
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Jul 20, 2010

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Mar 29, 2010

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