SOLVED -To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

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SOLVED -To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

Post by PlutoPup » Thu May 31, 2018 4:08 pm

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 right now 4.4.0 - 119... I Up-Dated to 4.4.0.127 and a lot things stopped working. I removed 4.4.0 - 127 and went back to 4.4.0 -119 and everything works fine so I decided not to Up-Date the kernel anymore and just do regular updates to this kernel version. I originally started with cinnamon 18.1 Kernel 4.4.0 - 27 and Up-Dated to where I am now gradually.

Now I see there is a Cinnamon 18.3. Should I stay where I'm at or is it worth trying the Up-Grade to 18.3.?
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Re: To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

Post by kc1di » Thu May 31, 2018 4:35 pm

It's hard to say but I would give 18.3 a try with a live DVD or usb stick first. It will come through with Kernel 4.10.x by default if that does not work for you, you can alway revert to 4.4 series which is an LTS kernel. But without further system info it would be hard to say if it will work on your particular hardware.
You may want to go to a terminal and issue this command

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inxi -Fxz
and post the results here.
most of the time its a video driver issue that is at the bottom of kernel problems.
Good Luck what ever you choose to do.
P.S. I would not do and upgrade but back up anything important and do a fresh install if the live session works ok. Keep a copy of 18.2 around though just in case.
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Re: To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

Post by PlutoPup » Thu May 31, 2018 5:04 pm

I will try the live dvd.

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Re: SOLVED -To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

Post by PlutoPup » Thu May 31, 2018 5:15 pm

inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Pluto Kernel: 4.4.0-119-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: N68C-GS4 FX
Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.30 date: 04/08/2015
CPU: Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 48601
clock speeds: max: 4050 MHz 1: 4050 MHz 2: 4050 MHz 3: 4050 MHz
4: 4050 MHz 5: 4050 MHz 6: 4050 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3] bus-ID: 03:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 8400GS/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.104 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 C-Media CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio]
driver: snd_oxygen port: d800 bus-ID: 02:08.0
Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 03:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-119-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
driver: alx port: cc00 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter
driver: rtl8812au v: v4.3.14_13455.20150212_BTCOEX20150128-51
usb-ID: 001-002
IF: wlxe4beed05c3b4 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (14.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST2000DM006 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 45G used: 19G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /home size: 1.8T used: 253G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: 33.0C gpu: 0.0:44C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-1: 1909 fan-2: 1816 fan-3: 0
Info: Processes: 238 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1573.8/7966.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
pup@Pluto ~ $

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Re: SOLVED -To Up-Date Kernel and Version or NOT

Post by PlutoPup » Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm

I tried the Live DVD of Cinnamon 18.3.... No Dice..!

I think I have up-graded as far as I can go with 18.2, 4.4.0 - 119 since my monitor is still a flat screen VGA. Running dual monitors if I update the video, only one monitor works, the one using an adapter to the video DVI Port works.

I am happy with Cinnamon 18.2 4.4.0 - 119 since everything I have works well with it.

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