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Old 08-23-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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Should I Down Load Level 5 linux-firmware 1.127.22 and linux (headers for development)?


I have listed in my updates, "Linux firmware 1.127.22" and "linux" (kernel headers for development 3.13.0-93.140).

They are listed as Level 5, which is the most likely to cause problems. What's the risk/reword to download these two "updates?"

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Old 08-24-2016, 12:49 PM   #2
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If you do not know what kernel headers are for then you are not using them and can purge them from your system. Linux firmware is probably a set of all sorts of firmwares, most of them not used by your system. If your system works with existing firmware then there is no need to upgrade.
 
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read the description next to the box you have to enable to get Level 5 Updates to see the warning.

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My policy is to install all level 1-3 updates as is, but to make a system backup before installing level 4-5 updates. I like to keep my machine as up to date with the repos as possible, but appreciate that I should be more careful installing level 4-5 updates, so this works for me.
 
  


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