kernel upgrade doesn't work for Cinnamon???

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kernel upgrade doesn't work for Cinnamon???

Postby nomko » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:55 am


Last week i tried to upgrade my kernel according to this how-to: ... el-38.html.
This screwed up my complete system. After the reboot Cinnamon looked like the LXDE desktop. I tried to fix the graphic driver, nothing. It ended up in re-installing Mint by means of a new/fresh/clean installation.

So, my question is: Is Mint not capable enough doing a kernel upgrade as shown in the given link above?

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Re: kernel upgrade doesn't work for Cinnamon???

Postby eanfrid » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:10 am

It is not a Mint problem but probably proprietary graphics drivers that are not ready to use this new kernel. This is why I always stick to O/S GPU drivers. Otherwise, when you switch to a newer kernel (3.5 to 3.8 for instance), some apps like Virtuabox in addition to graphics drivers may not be yet compatible. Skipping to a new Linux kernel is more like jumping from Windows XP to Windows Seven than like updating you current Firefox :)

cf: ... there are many changes and improvements since 3.5 !
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