When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

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When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

Post by jfbourdeau » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 am

In the last, i tended to always install the latest kernel. Was lucky and didn't have problem
I just reinstall clean Mint 18.3 Cinamon
The default kernel is 4.10.0-38 for now but several 4.11, 4.13 kernels version are available

What best practice do you recommend ? What most of you are doing ?
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I do apply level 1-2-3 patches
Also I applied usind DRIVERS the INtel microcode and NVIDIA driver ( recommended ) ... I want speed but stability :-)


System: Host: papa-P5Q-SE Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5Q SE v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 1005 date: 07/10/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11987
clock speeds: min/max: 2003/3003 MHz 1: 2003 MHz 2: 2336 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:104a
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz, 1680x1050@59.95hz
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Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38

Post by xenopeek » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 pm

You can use the 4.10 kernel till February/March 2018. It won't be maintained after that. Update Manager should at that time show you the upgrade to 4.13. In turn 4.13 will be maintained for 6 months after which time you'll upgrade to 4.15. For the remaining lifetime of Linux Mint 18.x you can either use 4.4 or 4.15. Both will be maintained by the kernel team. (Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Support# ... el_Support)

The best practice is to always install security updates. Also if it is a kernel.
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Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

Post by jfbourdeau » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Tks xenopeek
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Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38

Post by surensniper » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:50 pm

xenopeek wrote:The best practice is to always install security updates. Also if it is a kernel.
So do you recommend to install the following kernel updates shown in my update manager? I was double minded because they are flagged "4" in security risk :?
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Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

Post by xenopeek » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:09 pm

Yes I do. Security update means it contains a fix for a known security issue in your current kernel.

With Linux Mint 18.3 I will suggest to use Timeshift to make a system restore point so you can revert to that if an update does cause problems. In the case of a kernel, you can always choose to boot your previous kernel from the GRUB boot menu.
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Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

Post by surensniper » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:37 am

xenopeek wrote:Yes I do. Security update means it contains a fix for a known security issue in your current kernel.
Thanks very much xenopeek :P
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