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M20 Kernel upgrade


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Apr 28, 2021
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Just upgraded my mint 20 installation with the new 5.11.0 kernel [which can be found in the mint system updates]
Anyone with newer kit still having issues I say give it a go.


Is that LM20.2 ...?
Mint is running old crap ;) I'm running on 5.14.16 :cool:
5.4.0-89 here
I stick with the LTS kernels 5.4.-89 at present only real reason to upgrade the kernel is if you have newer hardware that needs it. That's on Mint 20.2. I think I'm running 5.10 on MX but haven't really checked it lately. As long as every thing runs I don't bother with kernels that much.
Do you think that kernel (5.11) would have any impact on an older motherboard running a new nvme drive?
(try it and see, I guess)

What prompted you to try it ?
What prompted you to try it

I had nothing better to do, the boiler engineer was here to do a service, the heating was off and my office was the warmest place in the house,
My HP is about 5 years old so I didnt expect any problems, won't bother to upgrade the spare lappy drive [lappy is now about 11 yrs old] nothing broke, and this afternoon it updated again ..
Kernel: 5.11.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.0.6
Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma
give it a go , if it doesn't work for you you can always roll back

I had nothing better to do,
I am so glad somebody else in this world gets those times !

I will Timeshift the system first and then give it a whirl.
it is installed ....and updated itself almost immediately.

Time will tell.
LTS kernels 5.4.-89

To you and others, as of today - and I think it actually dropped today:

I had this one come through yesterday. Updated it and it is working fine.
LM 20.2 Uma
You can upgrade to 5.13.0-21 Canonical just released it to Focal Fossa 20.04 if you want to

once all 5 are downloaded open terminal in the download folder and type in
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
to install then reboot after reboot run
uname -r
to check
below is partial inxi output
Aspire-E5-575G:~$ inxi -F
  Host: Aspire-E5-575G Kernel: 5.13.0-21-generic x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 Distro: Expirion Xfce 20.04 2021.10.22
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-575G v: V1.47
  serial: <superuser/root required>
  Mobo: Acer model: Ironman_SK v: V1.47 serial: <superuser/root required>
  UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: 1.47 date: 09/06/2018
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