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(Solved) kernel
« on: April 26, 2018, 09:52:40 am »
hello i am using 4.8.0-53-generic
is this ok or should i use another kernal please
thank you.
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Re: kernel
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 10:21:23 am »
Newer kernels often contain new or updated drivers, security updates & fixes and are generally considered more stable (not always the case, though).  It's usually a good idea to use them.  However, if you update, do youself a favor and keep at least one older kernel so if there are issues with the new kernel you have something to fall back on. 
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Re: kernel
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 10:37:02 am »
thank you and when i was using linux mint i had something installed which told me when there was a new kernel but i cant remember exactly what it was called but it was something like Ukuk ?

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Re: kernel
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 11:08:54 am »
i have found it called Ukuu

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Re: (Solved) kernel
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 05:52:14 pm »
New kernels are installed automatically, along with the other updates, through the update utility (mint-update) in Peppermint.  Keep your eye on the shield in your panel and it will tell you when updates are available (the check disappears), open it up and authorize the changes.  You can also use apt directly...
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sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
I would shy away from Ukuu and / or similar in Peppermint but, of course, that's your call.   ;)

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Re: (Solved) kernel
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 06:42:09 pm »
As you have the 4.8 kernel series, I'm assuming you're on Peppermint 8 right ?

If so, you've never updated your system or you'd be on the 4.13 kernel series by now.

If on the other hand you're still on Peppermint 7, then you must have manually updated the kernel or you'd still be on the 4.4 kernel series.



As mac suggests, personally I'd advise you steer clear of ukuu .. if you manually install a kernel with ukuu, it may lock you into that kernel so you won't receive automatic kernel updates.

Post the output from:
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cat /etc/lsb-release
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dpkg -l | hwe
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uname -a
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dpkg -l | grep 4.4.0
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dpkg -l | grep 4.8.0
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dpkg -l | grep 4.10.0
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dpkg -l | grep 4.13.0
and we'll get you onto the 4.13 kernel series the correct way .. so it receives updates.
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