Avoid Unnecessary Reboots: Set up the Livepatch Service on Ubuntu



Rebooting should only be done if absolutely necessary, especially on servers. In this video, I show the process of enabling Canonical’s Livepatch service, which will patch the Linux kernel automatically and allow you to avoid (most) reboots when the kernel updates.

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Devin BARTON

Devin BARTON

I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast. I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries.

14 thoughts on “Avoid Unnecessary Reboots: Set up the Livepatch Service on Ubuntu

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Any best practices for setting up a staging and production environment? (LEMP)

    Would a subdomain be good? Like staging.example.com
    How about using Ansible?
    Would be cool to see a video!

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Hi I am awared that this video is not about linux mint but it is your recent video so I wonder if you could do a video about how to make linux mint suitable for the blind or visually impaired (for Beginners

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Oy VEY!….that INTRO!?……highly ANNOYING!….LoL! But love the video nonetheless! (Maybe its the music?……I dunno maybe set some "liquid jazz / smooth study music instead!?…..just a suggestion…nothing to take too seriously!) LoL!

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    What if I got several Ubuntu server VMs and it’s $75 per year per VM. The cost is not cheap.

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    I figured Livepatch wasn't available for xubuntu. Turns out I just didn't know what I was doing. Now I do, no more reboots for me!

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Great video, enjoyed and learnt from it.I have a question however… once a free user has used up the 3 complementary tokens, is it possible to delete or transfer to another machine? When experimenting over the years these are used pretty quickly.

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Is it possible to buy and have your own physical private server?

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    September 28, 2020 at 9:31 am
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    Didn't work for me. It says error executing enable: Livepatchd error: The platform Ubuntu 19.10 is not supported. exiting.
    cmd_run.go:889: WARNING: cannot copy user Xauthority file: Xauthority file isn't owned by the current user 0
    Also, can you show us how to do this without snap?

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