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[SOLVED] Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by blum » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:24 am

How do i stop the update manager from updating the kernel to v 4.13?
I am running Linux Mint 18.3 with the 4.10 kernel line I an happy to get updates to the 4.10 kernel series. The 4.11 kernel series has been available for a while but the Update Manager never automatically updated to this series. Now the Update Manager for some reason want to update to the newest 4.13 kernel. Can I stop this behavior? And just keep on getting updates to the 4.10 series?

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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by phil995511 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:28 am

blum wrote:How do i stop the update manager from updating the kernel to v 4.13?
I am running Linux Mint 18.3 with the 4.10 kernel line I an happy to get updates to the 4.10 kernel series. The 4.11 kernel series has been available for a while but the Update Manager never automatically updated to this series. Now the Update Manager for some reason want to update to the newest 4.13 kernel. Can I stop this behavior? And just keep on getting updates to the 4.10 series?

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The 4.10 kernel is no longer supported, the 4.13 kernel is the new kernel for Mint 18.3
Mint 18.3 64 bits Cinnamon

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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:36 am

As 4.13.0-26 in some cases causes problems, you might consider rolling back to 4.4.0-109, which also contains the Meltdown fixes.

In order to investigate whether your system is fit for that older kernel series, please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by blum » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:59 am

The 4.10 kernel is no longer supported, the 4.13 kernel is the new kernel for Mint 18.3
OK makes sense. Bluetooth stopped working when I booted the 4.13 kernel. But I did not investigate.
As 4.13.0-26 in some cases causes problems, you might consider rolling back to 4.4.0-109, which also contains the Meltdown fixes.
Way back when I installed a bunch of stuff did not work with the 4.4 kernel. Not too worried about Meltdown. Just want a working system.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: sasha Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20FBS05D00 v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20FBS05D00 v: SDK0J40697 WIN
           Bios: LENOVO v: N1FET38W (1.12 ) date: 03/30/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-6600U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11232
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 634 MHz 3: 827 MHz
           4: 561 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
           Resolution: 2560x1440@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Card-2 Lenovo driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-013
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (42.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD7SN6S5 size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 454G used: 187G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.04GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3223
Info:      Processes: 254 Uptime: 3 days Memory: 6147.6/15912.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 


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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:06 am

Your hardware might indeed be too new for the 4.4 kernel series. Nevertheless, you might give the 4.4.0-109 a try....
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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by blum » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 am

So I tried out the 4.13 kernel again.
Bluetooth devises appear as connected but are not working. "Removed" the devices and reconnected. And now everything is working fine.
Don't know why the remove and reconnect was necessary. Never experienced that with a kernel upgrade before. But there it is, if anyone else runs into this problem :)

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Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

Post by JerryC58 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:19 pm

How does one go about removing and reconnecting which devices?

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