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level 5 Firmware update

Post by misterxyz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 am

Has anyone with Mint 17.3 installed yesterday's linux-firmware 1.127.24 update (level 5, security update)?

If so, has it caused any problems?

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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by Pjotr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:14 am

Yes, although in Mint 18.3. No problems here. But your mileage may vary.

In Update Manager, check the changelog whether it could be of use to you (just the top entry; the older entries are for older versions). If not, you might want to blacklist it: installing it, is not without risk. I once experienced that one of my machines wouldn't boot anymore after such a firmware update.
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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by misterxyz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:00 am

Thanks, Pjotr.

In between my post and your reply I intemperately went ahead and installed it.

So far no problems.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by WiltshireJon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 am

Just out of curiosity, if having installed this update caused problems (it was a Level 4 on 18.3 and so far OK), would Timeshift be able to restore to an earlier fully working system?

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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by mr_raider » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:08 pm

WiltshireJon wrote:Just out of curiosity, if having installed this update caused problems (it was a Level 4 on 18.3 and so far OK), would Timeshift be able to restore to an earlier fully working system?

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If you created a snapshot before the install, then yes.
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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by Ozo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:14 pm

I had problems after installing the firmware update and reloaded 18.3. The screensaver as well as power manager were missing. I looked no further before re- loading 18.3. I had a problem there too, the usb stick with the 18.3 iso was not recognized so I had to reload the stick.

So what am I missing now that my firmware is out dated? Should I try again? I downloaded 18.3 Dec 6; will I still be offered that firmware update or is it a part of the Dec 6 download?
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Re: level 5 Firmware update

Post by karlchen » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:24 pm

misterxyz wrote:Has anyone with Mint 17.3 installed yesterday's linux-firmware 1.127.24 update (level 5, security update)?
Still Mint 17.2 in case it might matter (based on the same Ubuntu 14.04.5 as all Mint 17.x releases):

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karl@paulchen ~ $ inxi -Sxx; apt-cache policy linux-firmware
System:    Host: paulchen Kernel: 3.13.0-137-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 4.8.4
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 (Gtk 2.24.23) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
linux-firmware:
  Installed: 1.127.24
  Candidate: 1.127.24
paulchen is still alive after rebooting.
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