Originally Posted by oldboy02
Shouldn't it be called exec:sudo/usr/bin/X11/X
No matter, it shouldn't have to do something with Kernel upgrade.
And subversions of the kernel are only bugfixes and shouldn't make trouble.
I'm not a friend of upgrading only the kernel of a system that relays on the old kernel version.
So only install a new version of your distribution. You never know what you will do with your system e.g. compiling something.
But to your problem:
- make sure you copied the configuration file (/usr/src/linux-old/.configfile) of the old kernel to the new kernel
- set the link /usr/src/linux to the new kernel directory.
- make the new kernel - if you get asked for some new options discard them
- make modules_install
- never make headers_install
- if you have installed some drivers e.g. a graphics driver, reinstall it, them.
- copy the new kernel to /boot/vmlinuz-test
- make a new bootloader entry for that kernel
- reinstall the bootloader if needed
Following these steps should be normally a save thing.