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about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby Osquillar279 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:32 am

i wanted to know if upgrading a kernel would bring improvements on wireless driver , and compatiblity with devices like a usb wireless adapter . I just install mint 13 and comes with the 3.2 version of the kernel . I read that 3.8 kernel has a better power management , improvements on audio and drivers ... Those things should work just after i install that kernel version or i would have to work on it trying to reconfigurate stuff??
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby passerby on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:56 am

For the most part, you wouldn't need to reconfigure stuff, but there are a couple of programs for which you may need to.
eg. If you're using Virtualbox or a proprietary nvidia driver, you'd potentially need to upgrade or reinstall them.
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:24 am

passerby wrote:eg. If you're using Virtualbox or a proprietary nvidia driver, you'd potentially need to upgrade or reinstall them.

Not quite correct. If he's got anything installed that relies on dkms, such as VirtualBox or a proprietary nVidia or AMD/ATI driver, then those packages will be completely borked.

Nevertheless, full marks for highlighting the dangers to the poster.

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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby Osquillar279 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:22 pm

what distro and kernel are u using guys?? everything is working fine?? just curious
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby passerby on Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:10 pm

You can see what I'm using in my signature.
No problems to speak of, at least nothing kernel-related.
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby Osquillar279 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:52 am

I just read your machine specifications , nice machines bro. But, passerby , tell me, what laptop do u have?? im thinking on buying an i3 processor laptop but i want to know wich one have full compatibility. People talk about DELL, lenovo, Asus , what do u think about those brands??
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby passerby on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:08 am

My laptop is a lenovo g560. I upgraded its RAM and HDD, but the rest is the same.
It works beautifully with LM. On kernel 3.2 the scroll function of the touchpad didn't work, but 3.5+ resolved it.
Other than that minor issue, it's been perfect, especially the wireless card. I haven't even needed to install any proprietary drivers for it.

I've heard good things about Dell and Lenovo in regards to linux compatibility. I haven't heard anything about Asus in that regard.
The only one for which I can speak from experience is Lenovo, which I couldn't be happier with.
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Re: about upgrade to kernel 3.8

Postby igor83 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:55 pm

passerby wrote:My laptop is a lenovo g560. I upgraded its RAM and HDD, but the rest is the same.
It works beautifully with LM. On kernel 3.2 the scroll function of the touchpad didn't work, but 3.5+ resolved it.
Other than that minor issue, it's been perfect, especially the wireless card. I haven't even needed to install any proprietary drivers for it.

I've heard good things about Dell and Lenovo in regards to linux compatibility. I haven't heard anything about Asus in that regard.
The only one for which I can speak from experience is Lenovo, which I couldn't be happier with.


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I haven't been so pleased with ASUS motherboards that I've bought in the past.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.
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