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Support => Advanced Topics => Topic started by: zebedeeboss on December 22, 2016, 09:24:04 am

Title: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 22, 2016, 09:24:04 am
Looks like I spoke too soon regarding the new kernel available within the update manager.

having rebooted 4 times into 2 diff kernels   4.4   works perfectly   4.8 and I lose 3 ext USB HDD's.

How is that - what have they done ?

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 22, 2016, 09:25:56 am
It may be a firmware compatibility thing .. remember you'll still be using firmware compiled against (and designed for) 4.4

Does another distro with the 4.8 kernel such as MX-16 work? .. if so, on that distro, what's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep firmware
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 22, 2016, 09:55:38 am
MX16 uses 4.7 and like 4.4 that works here is output as requested
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Mint 18 does not work on 4.8 the same as Peppermint - here is peppermint output on 4.8
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Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 22, 2016, 11:06:11 am
Maybe try the 4.7 kernel then:
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/
gimme a shout if you need instructions.
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 22, 2016, 11:36:41 am
Hi

Thanks but that is cool.  I just thought it would work seeing as they just sppeared in the update manager  :)

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 24, 2016, 10:51:21 pm
Hi

One final questions - how do I find out if this is has it been reported to the "Kernel" makers and if not how do I go about reporting it given I am not very technical

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: New 4.8.0-23 Kernel problems
Post by: VinDSL on December 25, 2016, 06:22:11 am
One final questions - how do I find out if this is has it been reported to the "Kernel" makers and if not how do I go about reporting it given I am not very technical

LINK:  https://bugzilla.kernel.org/    ;)