After getting insanely frustrated with the odd disk usage in windows 10 and for a better need of an actual operating system that helps me work, I made the switch to linux mint.
I have been tinkering around and learning a lot.
I have Sonya installed on my system and a few days back I upgraded the kernel to 4.10 and everything was working OK, I was very happy. Though yesterday I got to know that 4.10 will be out of support from feb2018 and I didnt want to face any issues going forward as kernelupgrades are quite risky and cause system instability. As all all my hardware was working OK with 4.4 as well, I decided to roll back.
I am now running on 4.4 rev 97 though My wifi shows as unavailable
I have tried checking driver manager and system updates, nothing there.
PLease find my system info for reference:
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kartik@kartik-HP-Pavilion-x360-Convertible ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: kartik-HP-Pavilion-x360-Convertible Kernel: 4.4.0-97-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible v: Type1ProductConfigId Mobo: HP model: 80D1 v: 84.28 Bios: Insyde v: F.19 date: 12/07/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-6100U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9215 clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz 4: 499 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-97-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS541010A7 size: 1000.2GB temp: 0C Partition: ID-1: / size: 913G used: 6.3G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 35.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 195 Uptime: 18 min Memory: 1167.7/3871.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
1. Should I stay on 4.4?
2. I welcome performance boost if linux kernal upgrade brings as I beleive my hardware is fairly new and would get better support in the new kernels. I understand I have to update my kernels more frequently if I dont stay on LTS. All I want is a system that works, is non buggy and is stable.