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Linux Mint 18...kernel updates etc


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:05 PM

I just wrote in THIS topic that I have had my update policy set to "dont break my pc"......(click on menu...type in 'update'...select update manager.....Edit......Update policy......mine is still set to "Don't Break My Computer.  I have never bothered to change it. The stability is awesome.)

 

I have just changed my choice to "Optimize Stability and Security"

 

As a result, 3 updates immediately popped up

 

1)..... dbus....D-Bus is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications. Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms of complexity.
D-bus supports broadcast messages, asynchronous messages (thus decreasing latency), authentication, and more. It is designed to be low-overhead; messages are sent using a binary protocol, not using XML. D-Bus also supports a method call mapping for its messages, but it is not required; this makes using the system quite simple.
It comes with several bindings, including glib, python, qt and java.
This package contains the d-bus daemon and related utilities.
The client-side library can be found in the libdbus-1-3 package, as it is no longer contained in this package.
This update contains 4 packages:  dbus dbus-x11 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-1-3:i386

 

2)....Linux kernel headers for development....This package provides headers from the Linux kernel. These headers are used by the installed headers for GNU glibc and other system libraries. They are NOT meant to be used to build third-party modules for your kernel. Use linux-headers-* packages for that.
This update contains 1 package:  linux-libc-dev

 

3)...The Linux Kernel.....The Linux Kernel is responsible for hardware and drivers support. Note that this update will not remove your existing kernel. You will still be able to boot with the current kernel by choosing the advanced options in your boot menu. Please be cautious though.. kernel regressions can affect your ability to connect to the Internet or to log in graphically. DKMS modules are compiled for the most recent kernels installed on your computer. If you are using proprietary drivers and you want to use an older kernel, you will need to remove the new one first.
This update contains 4 packages:  linux-headers-4.4.0-47 linux-headers-4.4.0-47-generic linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-47-generic

 

 

Stable ?

 

Necessary?

 

Must have this immediately?

 

Leave it alone Brian...all ok as it is....

 


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:40 PM

 

Leave it alone Brian...all ok as it is....

 

I play Kernel swapsies all the time without a problem, If the new kernel don't work its easy to go back to the old one,


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 08:13 PM

Indeed, and its good mint gives you the option to do this.

I hate forced kernel updates, it leads to nothing but trouble.

But it does make things a little less secure in mint so there is that.


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 08:13 PM

.....and if a 'new kernel' doesnt play nicely (i have no idea what that might entail).......you open update manager, View, Linux Kernels, read the Warning!, ....continue....and then "pick a kernel"

 

have you had any instances of not being able to boot after experiencing a kernel not working properly ?


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 09:11 PM

 

.....and if a 'new kernel' doesnt play nicely (i have no idea what that might entail).......you open update manager, View, Linux Kernels, read the Warning!, ....continue....and then "pick a kernel"

 

have you had any instances of not being able to boot after experiencing a kernel not working properly ?

No, Just select the old kernel at boot up.

 

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Edited by NickAu, 25 November 2016 - 09:14 PM.

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