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Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

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Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Lucap » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:20 am

Linux 4.13 was available in software updates and i've not had any problems so far in the last 24 hours.
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel or left it standard?

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:26 am

Now it's 4.14.5
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel or left it standard?

Post by BigEasy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:27 am

Everything works good for me... Wait! What is kernel? Is this some magic thing able to make my system even better and faster? :)
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel or left it standard?

Post by Moem » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:31 am

Yes, I have upgraded the Kernel or left it standard.
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel or kept the original one from Install?

Post by Night Wing » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 am

The kernel on all four of my computers, since the newest computer is a 2013 model and the oldest computer is a 2010 model, is the default install kernel 4.10.0-38 which came with Mint 18.3 Xfce. Everything works like a charm and I don't kernel hop for the simple reason of; "If it ain't broke and everything is working like a well oiled machine, then don't fix it or fiddle with it".
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by vakobo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:30 pm

After kernel upgrade (4.13.0-26) i got system freeze when i run any virtual machine in VirtualBox.
On 4.10.0-42 (and earlier) all works fine

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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by bob466 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:23 am

Yes I have...twice in several days...running Cinnamon 18.3 64bit.

Updated Kernel 4.10.0-42 (working fine) to 4.13.0-26 which resulted in the Black screen of Death...had to Roll-back.

Today Kernel 4.13.0-31 was released...I installed it and it works great. Being new to Linux I have learnt that some Kernels have bugs and a simple Roll-Back is the best way to fix it...then just wait for the next Kernel Update.
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:26 pm

I have my 12 laptops upgraded to 4.13.32 or so. The numbers keep changing on the install readouts. Everything still working. All cinnamon on machines from 2006 to 2015.

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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by majpooper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:35 pm

I upgraded my wife's PC from 4.10 to 4.13 for the Meltdown security patch. She has a three year old HP running an Intel i7 on LM 18.3 I did a fresh install I believe to 18.2 for her a few months ago which started out with 4.10. Typically I don't upgrade kernels just security updates.

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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Jim Hauser » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 pm

I am now using 4.13.0-31 without any problems at all... Perhaps I am just lucky! :-)

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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by catweazel » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:06 am

Jim Hauser wrote:I am now using 4.13.0-31 without any problems at all... Perhaps I am just lucky! :-)
Give me some of that luck. I can't get 4.13.0-31 installed on Mint 18.3 KDE.

It must be time for a backup and clean install to test it again.

Edit: HAHAHAHA! More fool me. I run tmpfs because I don't want my NVMe clobbered by temporary files and logging. I haven't given tmpfs enough RAM. Reboot and try again...

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boot@boot ~ $ uname -a
Linux boot 4.13.0-31-generic #34~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 17:11:01 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Jim Hauser » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:29 am

catweazel wrote:
Jim Hauser wrote:I am now using 4.13.0-31 without any problems at all... Perhaps I am just lucky! :-)
Give me some of that luck. I can't get 4.13.0-31 installed on Mint 18.3 KDE.

It must be time for a backup and clean install to test it again.

Edit: HAHAHAHA! More fool me. I run tmpfs because I don't want my NVMe clobbered by temporary files and logging. I haven't given tmpfs enough RAM. Reboot and try again...

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boot@boot ~ $ uname -a
Linux boot 4.13.0-31-generic #34~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 17:11:01 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:32 am

Three machines on 4.4.0-112, one on 4.13.0-31. All because of Meltdown....
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Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?

Post by Portreve » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:48 pm

Well, I am also running 4.13.0-31-generic, but the other day I noticed LM pushed out a new CPU microcode release that basically goes back to a prior version because of issues with the preceding (i.e. December 2017 update) microcode release.

So far, given the hardware I'm running, all seems to be well.
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