[CLOSED] Kernel upgrade in VB

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[CLOSED] Kernel upgrade in VB

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I have 7 different sessions in VB as I experiment. Most started with 5.4.4.1 for no specific reason other than I'd been on mainline in prior setups, so why not? Then with the folder sharing tutorial in VB and some timely info, it became clear every one of the 5.4's despite looking really fancy, did not allow folder sharing. So I decided to upgrade the kernel, since on 20.7.2 and 5.7.1 does allow folder sharing. Problem it has is Polybar only respects Picom in the systray, but not the rest of the bar. I was curious if after the upgrade I'd still have that problem.

The session had about 8 gigs free. Not enough. I increased the disk size to 25 GB. Not enough. Exactly how fat must a disk be? 13 GB free minimum it appears from my quick and dirty research, though after the upgrade much of that space can be recovered. So I'm going to go all out and increase the size to 40GB and report back. This might be worth a tutorial. Stranger things have been known to happen. :)
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Re: Kernel upgrade in VB

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First observation - VB reports 40GB disk and that's 15 GB more than the prior failed upgrade. Thunar reports 6 GB free. That of course, on the face, makes no sense. There should be over 25 GB free. GParted reports 22 GB unallocated space. So now there's over 30 GB free, and that answers one question.
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Re: [OPEN] Kernel upgrade in VB

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3755 warnings, and the upgrade does not appear to have succeeded - 5.4.4.5 is installed not 5.7.1, Why it won't upgrade is a mystery. vbm is as it should be in .zshrc, but the device is not showing, which is predictable. Transparency is not broken, however. Stuck here for now with this.
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Re: [OPEN] Kernel upgrade in VB

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And a final note. Upgraded to 5.7.2 and 20.7.2 and everything works. And I have spare room for the VBS folder. Might have just needed the update to clear the transparency issue. Nothing really learned but to persist.
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