AK Dave wrote:Windows has these things called "drivers". Linux has these things called "kernel modules". They're roughly analogous. Roughly.
Thing is, a given kernel module is really only good for the corresponding kernel. Upgrade the kernel, and the modules associated with it also need to be upgraded. Sometimes this doesn't happen automagically.
So you have two options:
1. use the new kernel, and fix the kernel module yourself.
2. continue to use the old kernel, despite the "upgrade".
You can nip ALL of this in the bud with Mint if you simply do not upgrade your kernel. Rarely is a kernel in Mint anything better than a lvl3 upgrade. Usually they're lvl4. Only lvl1 and lvl2 are recommended. So you upgraded your kernel, something that wasn't recommended in the first place, and now you have problems. Yeah, that was predictable.
Reboot. From the grub menu, arrow down two entries and press enter. Don't upgrade the kernel unless you know what you're doing.
Thank you for your response and for explaining it so I could understand. I will take your advise and just boot two entries down until I learn a little more about what I am doing. Thanx again for your assistance...