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When Peppermint 6 was released we opted for the 3.16 the kernel from the LTS Enablement Stack, this was prior to upstream shifting from the LTS Enablement  Stack to the HWE (Hardware Enablement).

The LTS Enablement Stack does NOT automatically roll you onto more recent kernels as they become available, the HWE does.

The upshot of this is that Peppermint 6 is stuck on the 3.16 kernel series which will NOT receive the Meltdown/Spectre patches.

So we STRONGLY advise anyone running Peppermint SIX (6) to update to the 14.04 HWE NOW .. this will have the effect of moving you to the HWE rolling kernel (currently the 4.4 series) which HAS received the patches.

To do this, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
once that command has finished REBOOT  <-- it is IMPORTANT you reboot at this point.

Once you've rebooted, open a terminal and run ONE of the following commands (depending on whether you're running 32bit or 64bbit Peppermint 6):-

32bit Peppermint 6
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends dkms linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial
64bit Peppermint 6 (with multi-arch support)
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends dkms linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-xenial libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-xenial:i386 libglapi-mesa-lts-xenial:i386 libudev1:i386 libcgmanager0:i386
Once you've run ONE of the above commands and it has completed without error, REBOOT  <-- it is IMPORTANT you reboot at this point.

Once rebooted, you can check you're on the 4.4.0-109 kernel (the patched version) by running:
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uname -a
if the output contains 4.4.0-109 (or later) you're good to go.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 01:00:18 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Does this all apply to Peppermint 5 also??? It is 5 years now, if it was based 14.4 Ubuntu, and I see it's getting almost no updates.  If not, can you provide instructions for Pep5, if it is possible to upgrade it?
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As from April 30th 2019 Ubuntu 14.04 is now end of life, so Peppermint 5 and 6 should also be considered EOL now.
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As from April 30th 2019 Ubuntu 14.04 is now end of life, so Peppermint 5 and 6 should also be considered EOL now.
For shingles, I fired up my former Road Warrior last night and updated Peppermint 5. There were quite a few of them. I'll revisit it, when I get back to the abode. The kernel ver was like 3.30-148 or such. :)

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Yeah I don't think they've archived the repos yet (though that will happen), but they'll likely not be getting any updates (including security updates).
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Well, would updating the stack to HWE 4.x give you many new updates? I got updates up to about May 22

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No, hwe-14.04 only survives as long as 14.04

There is now no way to keep receiving updates for 14.04 unless you wanna pay Canonical for Extended Security Maintenance (ESM).
(and trust me, it's likely out of your price range .. it's aimed at corporate servers so there's a $2,500 cart minimum)
https://www.ubuntu.com/esm
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I'm sorry to see Peppermint 6 go.  LXDE is a terrific interface too.  I always thought Peppermint's LXDE was the best of the LXDEs out there. :(
We're all Peppermint users and that's what matters  ;).  -- AndyInMokum

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I'll always have a soft spot for 6, it was the first one I built and to my surprise it got a fair bit of praise, so yeah I'm sad to see it go too :(
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I was introduced to Peppermint with Peppermint 6 and have been loving it ever since. Once I learned how to create a DATA partition and symlink my home folders to it, upgrading to the newest version is a snap. Sure I have to reinstall all the software I use but that's no biggie. And a Timeshift snapshot every so often keeps me safe from having to reinstall any time I do something stupid and bork my system. Just thought I'ld mention that  :)
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Peppermint 6 was our last version of Peppermint featuring the LXDE desktop environment.    Yeah, it was a beauty.  I liked it a lot too. :)
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I'll always have a soft spot for 6, it was the first one I built and to my surprise it got a fair bit of praise, so yeah I'm sad to see it go too :(

I used Peppermint 6 and changed it from LXDE to XFCE environment, took me ages to figure it out, but because LXDE was still running in the background, it flew along.  What I loved about earlier Peppermints, you could see with each new release where Peppermint was going. Just loving Peppermint cannot keep away from it, does everything I ask it to do, never falters, never gripes, just says yes I can do that. I bet in years to come, Peppermint OS will talk to us all.  ;D 
Not only is Peppermint an addictive OS to use.
But so is this Forum :)