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Mint 6 64 bit + kernel 2.6.82.2

Postby tinca on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:02 pm

Hi there,

I have Mint 6 64 bit installed and working well.

Can I upgrade to a newer kernel 2.6.82.2. If yes then an explanation would be very helpful.

The reason for this is that I am "Protein Folding" for Stanford University, and I find that by installing Mint 6 the folding client is running about 20% slower than Mint 5 Elyssa was. The answer seems to be to upgrade to the newer kernel.

Any help or advice would be very welcome

Best regards Keith
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Re: Mint 6 64 bit + kernel 2.6.82.2

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:45 am

Upgrading the kernel is always risky - you may break something
This kernel is not in the repositories
This is a simple way of doing it
http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2007/09 ... -with.html
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Re: Mint 6 64 bit + kernel 2.6.82.2

Postby tinca on Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:56 am

Husse,

thank you for your reply.

Because of my particular need for maximum speed while "protein folding", I have re-installed Mint 5 Alyssa, which gives me between 20 and 25% increase over Mint 6. I have used this disc before without trouble, but this time I had to try several times before I finally managed a full install. Having had so much trouble with re-loading Mint 5, I think that I will stick with it until perhaps the next version of Mint 64 bit (not the current one) is released.

I have kept the thread just in case I get tempted to try my luck.

Best regards Keith
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Re: Mint 6 64 bit + kernel 2.6.82.2

Postby hamada_econometrics on Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:36 pm

The problem was in the kernel as with Ubuntu Intrepid which is what Linux Mint 6 is based on: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intre ... bug/292450 , and https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/264529 . However, an update to this kernel to 2.6.27-11 should solve some of the problems. I know that there should be an Ubuntu update if you want to update from their repositories. I am not sure of the kernel version you are talking about, since this number seems higher than the one I'm looking at.
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