Kernel 4.15.0-24

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
AZgl1500
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2022
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
Contact:

Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:49 pm

I have been reading quite a bit of stuff about 4.15.0-24 being buggy, and bad.

got to wondering about what I am running, and sure enough, it is 4.15.0-24

I have not had any issues with my ASUS TP500L running kernel 4.15.0-24 so far,
so, is there any valid reason for me to back up to the previous kernel?

Code: Select all

System:    Host: john-TP500LA Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP500LA v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: TP500LA.203 date: 06/11/2014


gm10
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1675
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:12 pm

Probably not necessary. There is an ext4 related bug in -24 that can lead to some file system corruption, that's probably the only reason why you would downgrade if you are not having any other issues otherwise. However, -24 also came with a long list of other fixes that you might not want to give up.

JeremyB
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8854
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:17 am

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by JeremyB » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 pm

I was using the 4.15.0-24 on 2 different laptops, one with Linux Mint and one with Ubuntu and had no issues, my Ubuntu laptop has the testing repos enabled an it is currently using 4.15.0-28

User avatar
AZgl1500
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2022
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
Contact:

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks all,

that backs up my own thoughts, as I have not had a single issue since it upgraded back whenever that was.

18.3 Cinnamon is running soooo smooth for me, it is almost scary.

JeremyB
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8854
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:17 am

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by JeremyB » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:58 pm

The problems in Linux Mint 18 with that kernel mostly have involved dkms modules used for Nvidia graphics and Broadcom wifi

User avatar
AZgl1500
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2022
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
Contact:

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:13 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:58 pm
The problems in Linux Mint 18 with that kernel mostly have involved dkms modules used for Nvidia graphics and Broadcom wifi
Neither of which exist on this ASUS laptop.
so, I skated right past the issues.

HaveaMint
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 244
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:56 pm
Location: Somewhere in th USA
Contact:

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by HaveaMint » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:23 am

I haven't had any issues with it and one PC has both nvidia and broadcom, and this one has broadcom.
"Tune for maximum Smoke and then read the Instructions".

Benedetto
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:50 am
Location: SW England

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by Benedetto » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 am

Back at the end of June, when I clean installed LM19 I found there were issues with this 24 kernel. I had to do a re-install but kept the 4.15.0.23 that seemed to be part of the install and blacklisted version 24. Kernel 4.15.024 is still blacklisted. Since using LM for almost a year I have always done all updated/upgrades including kernels - without issues. The exception was Chromium browser which I did not want.
I believe there will be another kernel i the near future.
Best wishes,
Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon - version 3.8.8

gm10
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1675
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by gm10 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 am

Benedetto wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 am
I believe there will be another kernel i the near future.
Eventually. They keep finding new bugs with -24. The upcoming version for bionic-proposed is -30 now already.

User avatar
AZgl1500
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2022
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
Contact:

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:38 am

Benedetto wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 am
Back at the end of June, when I clean installed LM19 I found there were issues with this 24 kernel. I had to do a re-install but kept the 4.15.0.23 that seemed to be part of the install and blacklisted version 24. Kernel 4.15.024 is still blacklisted. Since using LM for almost a year I have always done all updated/upgrades including kernels - without issues. The exception was Chromium browser which I did not want.
I believe there will be another kernel i the near future.
you and me both, I detest Chromium, it is a junk browser IMO.
it does nothing right, starting with Bookmarks which it does not handle adequately at all.
if a bookmark cannot be accessed directly from the keyboard, then that browser is junk.
Firefox is the only browser that does it correctly by allowing me to put bookmarks into Sorted Sub-Folders.

gm10
Level 7
Level 7
Posts: 1675
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by gm10 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:14 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:38 am
you and me both, I detest Chromium, it is a junk browser IMO.
it does nothing right, starting with Bookmarks which it does not handle adequately at all.
if a bookmark cannot be accessed directly from the keyboard, then that browser is junk.
Firefox is the only browser that does it correctly by allowing me to put bookmarks into Sorted Sub-Folders.
My problem with Firefox is the lack of proper hardware accelerated video decoding, which matters in particular on a laptop (pushing 1080p video through the CPU heats that thing up quite a bit and drains the battery). Chromium's UX is terrible but at least builds with GPU decoding enabled are readily available.

Vivaldi is the one that gets the UX really right, being a re-imagining of the old Opera 12 basically (new Opera still sucks). It's better than Firefox in that regard.

User avatar
AZgl1500
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2022
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
Contact:

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:21 am

I'm not much of a video freak, so haven't noticed that insufficiency in Firefox.

some Facebook videos simply won't work in Firefox, but most of FB is trash anyway, so I don't worry about it :mrgreen:

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”