how to remove other kernels

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I have 5.10, 5.18, and 6.1 of the Linux kernel installed. 5.10 came with LMDE5 but the others were installed in an attempt to get the GPU working, we came close. just wanted to know how to remove the unneeded ones, also a side question: why does my update manager want to update things ...to uh... 5.10? when im on 6.1?
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just wanted to know how to remove the unneeded ones
you should be able to use Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager like you did to install them.
also a side question: why does my update manager want to update things ...to uh... 5.10? when im on 6.1?
i believe the linux-image-amd64 package is sometimes referred to as the kernel metapackage. i think it will continue to try and update the 5.10 kernel version as new ones are released as long as it is installed. from my lmde5 vm:
Code:
apt list 'linux-image*' -i
Listing... Done
linux-image-5.10.0-12-amd64/oldstable-security,now 5.10.103-1 amd64 [installed]
linux-image-5.19.0-0.deb11.2-amd64/bullseye-backports,now 5.19.11-1~bpo11+1 amd64 [installed]
linux-image-amd64/now 5.10.103-1 amd64 [installed,upgradable to: 5.10.191-1]
 
Just my opinion here, but it's usually a good idea to keep at least one previous version of the kernel.
It rarely happens, but sometimes the latest kernel update breaks things. It's a good idea to keep a rollback.

Usually on rolling releases, the kernel can get updated every week or two. Depending on your distro,
you can set how many kernels you want to keep. In my case it's 3. So when I get a 4th kernel update,
it automatically deletes the 4th kernel back. ( and all the kernel dependencies that go with it ).
 
When a new Kernel becomes available in the Update Manager...install it.
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In Mint I can remove old Kernels but as you can see I always leave two just in case I need to roll back to the last working one.
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To see what Kernel you're running...
Code:
uname -r
 
When a new Kernel becomes available in the Update Manager...install it.
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In Mint I can remove old Kernels but as you can see I always leave two just in case I need to roll back to the last working one.
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To see what Kernel you're running...
Code:
uname -r
wheres the kernel tab? i cant find it, im using LMDE5. there doesnt seem to be a button for it.
 
wheres the kernel tab? i cant find it, im using LMDE5. there doesnt seem to be a button for it.

Open Update Manager...View...Linux Kernels...click Continue...now you see the Kernels.
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theres no linux kernels button in view (i would send a screenshot but it wont let me)
when i try to take a screenshot in view tab it just wont
best i can do
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Well it seems your flavour of Mint doesn't have this option...thought they all did...silly me.
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I like Mint Cinnamon because it has many tools and options that are easy to find and use.
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quite alright! for LMDE5 its in the Synpatic Package Manager. I found it :D
 

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