How to Revert a Kernel Update

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webtarget
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How to Revert a Kernel Update

Postby webtarget » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Hi,

I updated the kernel recently and it made my computer painfully slow. Luckily I have Windows 7 installed as well so I'm using that now.

I'm pretty sure it's the kernel update. I actually updated all the programs except the kernel and my computer worked fine. Later on, I updated the kernel and now my computer pauses for about 8 seconds, every 5 seconds. So, yeah, it's a pain.

A quick google search showed me how to revert back. I haven't done it yet. Just wondering if these instructions are good to follow:

https://blog.okturtles.com/2014/06/how- ... on-debian/

Thanks.

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Re: How to Revert a Kernel Update

Postby JeremyB » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Use the grub menu at boot to choose Advanced options, then scroll down to the old kernel and press enter to boot into it. Once booted into the good kernel use the Linux Mint Update Manager through View/Linux kernels to uninstall the problem kernel

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Re: How to Revert a Kernel Update

Postby webtarget » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:05 pm

I wish it was as easy as you posted! I was quite excited.

So, when I got to the menu, I went to advanced and I got 3 options, LMDE 2 64-bit (AMD), LMDE 2 64-bit (systemd), and LMDE2 64-bit (recovery). I'm not 100% sure if the options were exactly as I wrote. Since recovery looked like a logical option, I picked that one since I didn't know what systemd was. BTW, the linux version in these selections was 3.16.0-4.

So that seemed to work. Unfortunately, because of my curiosity, I restarted and selected systemd to see what that was. My computer hung with that selection. And so I rebooted and tried to go back to recovery. But, it's become painfully slow just like the original default selection.

I rebooted again and just checked the default selection since I wanted to see what kernel the default is. It's the same version, 3.16.0-4, as in the advanced menu.

So, it seems my advanced option didn't give me an option for an old kernel.


Any ideas what I can do now?

BTW, I burned an image of the latest iso and tried it out. It has the same results. It is very slow on my computer.

Also, I noticed on shutdown that there seems to be an error with a USB port. Some of the messages were something like:

USB port 4 not responding to setup address
Unable to enumerate USB device

And a bunch of other messages about my USB port 4 device error.

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Re: How to Revert a Kernel Update

Postby Monsta » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:04 am

JeremyB wrote:Use the grub menu at boot to choose Advanced options, then scroll down to the old kernel and press enter to boot into it. Once booted into the good kernel use the Linux Mint Update Manager through View/Linux kernels to uninstall the problem kernel

That works only in Ubuntu-based Mint... in Debian it's still the same package, linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64.

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Re: How to Revert a Kernel Update

Postby JeremyB » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:23 am

Monsta wrote:
JeremyB wrote:Use the grub menu at boot to choose Advanced options, then scroll down to the old kernel and press enter to boot into it. Once booted into the good kernel use the Linux Mint Update Manager through View/Linux kernels to uninstall the problem kernel

That works only in Ubuntu-based Mint... in Debian it's still the same package, linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64.


Didn't notice it was in the LMDE2 area using search.php?search_id=newposts


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