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Offline VinDSL

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Re: 10 things to do first in Peppermint
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2017, 12:00:10 pm »
The only difference I can see is almost philosophical

Philosophically, I agree with Mint on their C lib 'level 5 code red' warnings. I've never had standard C lib upgrades crash Peppermint, but it's happened to me several times during Ubu testing, and it's almost impossible to recover from.

Libc upgrades always scare me, and they should probably scare others too...

Kernel upgrades? Meh.

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Re: 10 things to do first in Peppermint
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2017, 03:21:39 pm »
Can a kernel update break your system?  Yes, I had it happen once in 8 years.  Will it break your system?  Probably not.  Once in 8 years is an incredibly low statistic.  Mint seems to take any chance as a certainty, which makes no sense.

Kernel Updates break my wifi connection EVERY SINGLE TIME... but at least we've finally come up with a quick repair solution for my particular Realtek RTL8812AU wifi dongle...
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Re: 10 things to do first in Peppermint
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2017, 03:31:29 pm »
Don't blame the kernel, blame Realtek ;)

The kernel isn't breaking things, the drivers are failing to rebuild .. if Realtek released decent drivers (or any AT ALL) for that card.....

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Kernel Updates break my wifi connection EVERY SINGLE TIME

is technically an incorrect statement.

"My wifi drivers break themselves every time I get a kernel update" would be more accurate .. not that semantics help much ;)
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