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LMDE install new kernel 4.8.10

Post by black_rambo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:45 am


I installed LMDE2 and now want to install kernel version 4.8.10. I have downloaded the kernel and verified it.

What is the correct procedure to install it.

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Re: LMDE install new kernel 4.8.10

Post by kevinthefixer » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:25 pm

black_rambo wrote:What is the correct procedure to install it.
Well, BR, there is no correct procedure to install it if it's not in the repositories; and if you're simply wanting to get the latest, biggest and baddest, I recommend you not do so, but wait until the big boys have tested it with LMDE2 and put it in the repositories. There is currently a kernel update there as a level 5 security update, you might look into that and allow the update manager to install that. But if you need to ask how to install/update your kernel, and do not have a pressing need to do so, I strongly recommend you not try it manually. LMDE2 is rock-stable if you don't mess with it--why screw up a good thing?

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Re: LMDE install new kernel 4.8.10

Post by zorzi » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:39 pm

There is no really need to install the latest kernel if your system is ok with kernel 3.16.

Why do you want to install the last kernel ?
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Re: LMDE install new kernel 4.8.10

Post by mbod » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:27 am

I you do not want to compile a kernel by yourself and version 4.7 is good enough, you could use version 4.7.8-1~bpo8+1 from debian backports. This is best choice for my laptop with skylake architecture.


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