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Update manager and kernel updates [SOLVED]

Post by DrTeeth » Sat May 19, 2018 5:14 am

Hi,

I have just noticed that Update manager has updated my kernel without my having to do so explicitly by going to Update Manager > View > Linux Kernels. Is this the new way of doing things regarding kernel updates? I do not mind, it just came as a surprise. I always update my kernel so actually prefer it being done automatically.

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Re: Update manager and kernel updates

Post by Pjotr » Sat May 19, 2018 5:54 am

The default behaviour of Update Manager did change in 18.3. However, you can tweak it any way you like:
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Re: Update manager and kernel updates

Post by DrTeeth » Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 am

Hi chaps,

Pjotr, thanks for the interesting link. I have always installed level 5 updates (and all others) and never ever had an issue.

I'll consider this solved.

Thanks for the help and have a great weekend.

DrTeeth

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Re: Update manager and kernel updates

Post by kc1di » Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 am

I believe that when ubuntu 16.04.3, in this case, updates their kernel , mint will also all other kernel updates are ignored and you would have to install any others via update manager / veiw/ kernels. I'm currently running 4.15-20 and it's working fine. If your using 18.3 then the kernel should update to 4.13 automatically but if you want anything newer or older you'll have to do it manually. ubuntu 18.04 uses 4.15-20 at present. So I'm assuming that's what Mint 19.x will use also.
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Re: Update manager and kernel updates

Post by karlchen » Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am

DrTeeth wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:21 am
Pjotr, thanks for the interesting link. I have always installed level 5 updates (and all others) and never ever had an issue.
Re-read Pjotr's article again.
In previous releases, up to 18.2, the Update Manager used levels 1 through to 5, whereby 5 held the kernel updates.
In the most recent release, 18.3 at this point in time, kernel updates have been moved from level 5 to level 4.
Level 5 would only hold known bad updates.
Yet, so far Ubuntu has not published any updates known to be bad. Therefore, no-one has ever seen a level 5 update in Mint 18.3 so far.
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Re: Update manager and kernel updates [SOLVED]

Post by DrTeeth » Sat May 19, 2018 6:57 am

I have always installed all levels. Never before have kernel updates been installed this way. I have seen the packages being downloaded and processed in some way, but I have always had to go to Update Manager > View > Linux Kernels to actually install them. Today, the kernels were installed automatically, in that when I went to Update Manager > View > Linux Kernels, the latest kernel was already there and would of course be the active kernel on the next boot.

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