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Old 05-09-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
pcfixerbob
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Kernel Updates -LInux Mint 17.1 w/Cinnamon


I'm new to Linux and have a question regarding the updating of Linux Kernels.

Should I wait until a kernel update is offered through the update manager, or should I go and get an updated kernel from the update manager/view/linux kernels?
 
Old 05-09-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Only take those offered.

Don't be surprised if you have to wait many months.
Mint doesn't tend to offer kernels at all frequently.
 
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Agreed - there is almost never a reason to rush kernel updates. See that exclamation mark under "Regression" ?.
If you manually install you may have difficulty getting support - or sympathy.

The delay mentioned is acceptable to almost everyone.
 
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