zebedeeboss
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Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:38 am

HI

I have looked and searched and cannot find any further instructions on upgrading to 4.12 kernel.

I did the system updates this morning but Solus still boots to the 4.9.41-37.lts

Checking on Software Centre and linux-current and linux-current-headers both labelled 4.12.5 and showing as installed

system specs as below and Solus is installed UEFI on sda2

Many Thanks and Regards

Zeb...
zebedee@i7-solus ~ $ inxi -Fz
System: Host: i7-solus Kernel: 4.9.41-37.lts x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 Distro: Solus 2017.04.18.0
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170 PRO GAMING v: Rev X.0x UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 03/18/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
clock speeds: max: 4500 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz 4: 799 MHz 5: 799 MHz 6: 4350 MHz
7: 799 MHz 8: 799 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.18.4) driver: nvidia Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.59
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.41-37.lts
Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio
Network: Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 12243.2GB (42.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 256.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST5000DM000 size: 5001.0GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EACS size: 1000.2GB
ID-4: /dev/sdf model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB
ID-5: /dev/sde model: WDC_WD30EZRX size: 3000.6GB
ID-6: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_Ultra_II size: 960.2GB
ID-7: /dev/sdd model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
ID-8: USB /dev/sdg model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 30.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 98G used: 17G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 41C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 246 Uptime: 27 min Memory: 1208.6/32099.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.23
zebedee@i7-solus ~ $
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Re: Kernel upgrade

Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:54 am

zebedeeboss wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:38 am
HI

I have looked and searched and cannot find any further instructions on upgrading to 4.12 kernel.

I did the system updates this morning but Solus still boots to the 4.9.41-37.lts

Checking on Software Centre and linux-current and linux-current-headers both labelled 4.12.5 and showing as installed

system specs as below and Solus is installed UEFI on sda2

Many Thanks and Regards

Zeb...
Okay so you already installed linux-curent and linux-current-headers ?
Make sure you also install the "current" version of the drivers you need then:
$ sudo clr-boot-manager set-timeout 5
$ sudo clr-boot-manager update
$ sudo reboot

So you'll be prompted to choose which kernel your want to boot
you can then check you're running the 4.12 kernel with
$ uname -a

zebedeeboss
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Re: Kernel upgrade

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi Kyrios

Thanks for that - the new kernels are now visible - there are three diff 4.12's available and none of them will boot - they all just go to a flashing cursor top left hand corner.

Many Thanks and Regards

Zeb...
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Re: Kernel upgrade

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Zeb, install the

Code: Select all

nvidia-glx-driver-current
and you should be golden ;)

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Re: Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:33 pm

Superb - that did it - Thanks to you and Kyrios

Regards Zeb...
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Re: Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:46 pm

zebedeeboss wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:33 pm
Superb - that did it - Thanks to you and Kyrios

Regards Zeb...
Hey no problem Zeb,
we got to keep those live streams going ;)

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Re: Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm

Hello,
I think that it would be nice if this thread can be moved within "Tutorials (sticky)".

I suppose that the exact order is to install linux-current + linux-current-headers + current drivers and after that restart?

How can a Solus newbie know what are all the things that requires new (current) drivers?

Let's say that all went fine and Solus newbie now has 2 kernels, for example 4.9.1 and 4.12.1. Solus will automatically boot the 4.12 version?
Can the 4.9 version be uninstalled and how?
After 15 days many updates are available, and among them kernels 4.9.2 and 4.12.2. Will they both be automatically selected for updating or it needs to be done manually? And of course the most important thing - after installing kernel 4.12.2, (new) current drivers must be installed once again?

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Re: Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:50 pm

crom5 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Hello,
I think that it would be nice if this thread can be moved within "Tutorials (sticky)".

I suppose that the exact order is to install linux-current + linux-current-headers + current drivers and after that restart?

How can a Solus newbie know what are all the things that requires new (current) drivers?

Let's say that all went fine and Solus newbie now has 2 kernels, for example 4.9.1 and 4.12.1. Solus will automatically boot the 4.12 version?
Can the 4.9 version be uninstalled and how?
After 15 days many updates are available, and among them kernels 4.9.2 and 4.12.2. Will they both be automatically selected for updating or it needs to be done manually? And of course the most important thing - after installing kernel 4.12.2, (new) current drivers must be installed once again?
I guess instructions will be added on the help center once it's considered as mature enough.
I am not sure putting such as post as sticky is a good idea because it will encourage people to move to something that is probably not yet polished enough and may result in a not-so-good user experience.

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Re: Kernel upgrade [SOLVED}

Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:42 am

kyrios wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:50 pm
crom5 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Hello,
I think that it would be nice if this thread can be moved within "Tutorials (sticky)".

I suppose that the exact order is to install linux-current + linux-current-headers + current drivers and after that restart?

How can a Solus newbie know what are all the things that requires new (current) drivers?

Let's say that all went fine and Solus newbie now has 2 kernels, for example 4.9.1 and 4.12.1. Solus will automatically boot the 4.12 version?
Can the 4.9 version be uninstalled and how?
After 15 days many updates are available, and among them kernels 4.9.2 and 4.12.2. Will they both be automatically selected for updating or it needs to be done manually? And of course the most important thing - after installing kernel 4.12.2, (new) current drivers must be installed once again?
I guess instructions will be added on the help center once it's considered as mature enough.
I am not sure putting such as post as sticky is a good idea because it will encourage people to move to something that is probably not yet polished enough and may result in a not-so-good user experience.
Instructions to do this would be a step back in usability. It will be more of having the ability to choose which kernel you want, and which modules and it will sort out the correct packages to install rather than finding a guide on the internet (whether it was provided by Solus or not). But such integration is a future endeavour as current is more for testing/hardware support currently.

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