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Post by Gramps50 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:35 am

I have been using Ubuntu since it 1st showed up. I even have Karmic on one of my Desktops. In the couple of months that it has been released there has been at least 3 kernel updates. Now I have Linux Mint 8 on my laptop and a desktop and have not gotten one kernel update.

Not complaining here, just wondering why LM doesn't do the kernel updates.

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Re: Kernel

Post by Kendall » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:54 am

The kernel updates are all upstream in Ubuntu. If you want kernel updates, open a terminal and type the following:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude upgrade
apt-get will hold back the kernel updates when attempting an upgrade, but aptitude will not. I think the current version that Ubuntu is pushing for Karmic is 2.6.31-17.
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Re: Kernel

Post by richyrich » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:52 am

If you want to stick with mintUpdate, instead of the terminal, login to the Update Manager, Edit -> Preferences -> Levels tab.
Once you have checked the "Visible" level 4 & 5 updates, reload, you will now see the kernel updates in level 5, and be able to choose/check which will be installed.

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