New motherboard, same LMDE4

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topolinik
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New motherboard, same LMDE4

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I replaced the motherboard on my HP laptop, as the previous one got someway broken.
Now, since this new board mounts different cpu, different gpu, different sound card (maybe other stuff), should I need some kind of update for the OS?
First thing I did was a

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sudo update-grub
in order to push the proper firmware blobs into kernel images (new proc is a kaby lake).
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antikythera
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Re: New motherboard, same LMDE4

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If everything seems to work, next up is nothing. Just use it like normal. update-grub however doesn't apply any potentially missing firmware blobs. The only reason that would need running is if you removed some commands or added some to /etc/default/grub.
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Re: New motherboard, same LMDE4

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Just incase you or anyone else transfers LMDE4 to completely different hardware in the future, I just tried something because I got bored and it worked fine. I used Timeshift to restore an image from my laptop which is 100% Intel based to my AMD Athlon desktop with an nvidia GPU installed. It didn't bat an eyelid and booted fine apart from a delay cause by the wrong swap UUID.

The only things I did after the first boot to do was correct the UUID value for the swap partition which fixed that, re-run sensors-detect and remove the coretemp module from etc/modules, change the hostname and install the proprietary nvidia driver.
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