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Old 08-13-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Upgrade / update etc..

How should one approach this message?

jymmi-linux jymmi # apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

Should I upgrade the 4 items, (kept back), above?

Would you remove them?

3.2 GHz AMD Athlon
1 GB Ram

Old 08-13-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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Don't remove them or you won't boot if you are using that image. Essentially its just telling you its holding back the kernel. If you have no pressing need or security issue and its running fine I wouldn't worry about updating the kernel.
Old 08-13-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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My MINT system is running fine and I plan on keeping that way. I do not have any bugs with this system. When I do find a problem, the time it takes me to find a solution, it usually corrects it self. Wish I could find a way to change the menu text though.

I recently upgraded the motherboard from a Asus A7V133, AMD 2000+ (1.67 GHz) to a Gigabyte M61PME-S2 and AMD Athlon 64 Single core processor, (3.2GHz), (1 GB Ram - DDR2). WOW, what a difference.

The old board kept locking and freezing on me, tried several flavors of Linux, non would stay stable, or keep from locking up on me. Tried Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Backtrax2, and Fedora etc. notice that the Ubuntu was the most trouble to install, except the servers, but when you try to upgrade the server version to desktop version, again installation freeze.

On the new board I am using the built in VGA, product of nvidia and it still has the same or better quality of using a PCI express card. When I fired up the new board I still had to reset and change my display options, and once I did that, (SAMSUNG 793, 19" monitor), I could pick the resolution that I wished to have, otherwise it would default to 800x600.

So now I have a Debian system, and a Mint system. The Debian I set up as a LAMP server, and it was actually quite easier than Ubuntu. I still have 1 computer that is WinXP.


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