How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

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rajumukherjee
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How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

Post by rajumukherjee »

I wish to upgrade to latest kernel 3.19x can any body explain exactly how to do this step by step in details thanks in advance :roll:
My system config is as below

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raju@raju-Lenovo-G580 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: raju-Lenovo-G580 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20157 version: Lenovo G580
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo G580 Bios: LENOVO version: 62CN97WW date: 07/12/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron CPU B830 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7184.06 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet driver: alx port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (19.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 28G used: 5.2G (20%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 423G used: 180G (45%) fs: ext4 
           ID: swap-1 size: 8.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: 43.0C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 160 Uptime: 27 min Memory: 493.3/3798.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4 
raju@raju-Lenovo-G580 ~ $
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Re: How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

Post by JeremyB »

Your wifi will probably fail to work with kernel 3.19 as I haven't seen any patches to make it work properly yet
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Re: How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

Post by rajumukherjee »

JeremyB wrote:Your wifi will probably fail to work with kernel 3.19 as I haven't seen any patches to make it work properly yet
so updating to 3.18 would be wiser is that what you say as it is likely to be more patched
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Re: How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

Post by JeremyB »

You could likely use mints update manager to install the newest kernel available there and have the same patches as Ubuntu will patch its kernels with fixes from upstream.

The issue with the wifi is that broadcom hasn't patched its proprietary module to work in 3.19
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Re: How to update to latest kernel for NOOB

Post by u2rishi »

This is my output I want to use kernel 3.16.0.x through update manager. Is it safe to do so? How to change from one kernel series to another? Any precautions required? my output is;

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.4.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: M61PME-S2P v: x.x Bios: Award v: F4 date: 08/12/2009
CPU:       Single core AMD Sempron LE-1250 (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 2009 speed/max: 1000/2200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1360x768@52.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
           GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.39 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.13.0-37-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: ec00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (13.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380215A size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 13G used: 5.5G (48%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /home size: 4.9G used: 2.3G (51%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 134 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 612.0/1952.3MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.19 
Does any other special workaround for Xorg server required? (I earlier had problem installing nvidia graphics driver.)
Rishi Sharma
Rebecca 17.1 Cinnamon, 32 bit, dual-boot window 7, Gigabyte M61PME-S2P, mother board, AMD Sempron LE-1250x1 2.2 ghz HDD 80 gb, 2gb ram
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