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Old 12-25-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 17.10 and latest Linux kernel from kernel.org


Hi
Recently upgraded to UbuntuMate 17.10 from 16.04LTS

Can any Linux experts tell me whether I should be installing in addition the latest kernel from kernel.org?
https://www.kernel.org/

Thanks!
 
Old 12-25-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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your question is not clear, however, generally (unless you have a special need) it is best to stick with the kernels provided in the distros repos.
 
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:48 PM   #3
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I suggest you use the Ubuntu PPA sources but if you want you can create a custom kernel.

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ to download the kernel files (usually 3) then sudo dkpkg -i *.deb

Ubuntu has documentation on how to build a kernel. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/GitKernelBuild
 
Old 12-26-2017, 07:12 PM   #4
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Unless your having performance issue's I wouldn't install a higher version of the kernel.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 07:49 PM   #5
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Ubuntu is canceling out a 17 version distro because newer kernel is bricking cmos bios chip.

Better check it before you wreck it.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1734147
 
Old 12-26-2017, 09:24 PM   #6
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"whether I should be installing in addition the latest kernel from kernel.org"

Opps.

One can either wait for the normal kernel update to install or use some non-package manager kernel. There are both risks and rewards by using some kernel. One doesn't usually play with a production system unless they have some specific tuning they want. Kernels come shipped with some internal setting choices made at the build time. You'd have to decide if you like those choices or want to compile a different kernel to match your needs. At one time it was popular to make a very specific kernel with only the hardware your server had and using settings for the type of work your system would do.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 10:55 PM   #7
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Just stay away from Kernel 4.13 if keeping your old Lenovo or Dell Latitude laptop running is a priority.
Borked my trusty Lenovo G560 and an old D630 has "lost" the cdrom drive from the BIOS, still.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...BIOS-Corrupter
Today I learn Intel is dropping all things BIOS in 2020. (Sigh)
Living cheap in the USA is becoming harder and harder.
C'est la vie!
Enjoy!

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