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How to remove old kernel versions?

It is always recommended to leave the 2 latest versions of the kernel, but to remove other kernel versions I used the following commands: dpkg -l | fgrep linux-image- Never remove the kernel shown ...
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How to install kernel 4.0 on Freya?

Access the Ubuntu kernel PPA mainline repository here. Download the following: linux-headers-4.1.0-040100-generic_4.1.0-040100.201506220235_<infrastructure>.deb linux-headers-4.1.0-040100_4.1.0-...
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How to remove old kernel versions?

You can use this one-liner to automatically clean up all old kernels (make sure to restart the computer before doing this if you have just updated the kernel): sudo apt purge $( dpkg --list | grep -P ...
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How to remove old kernel versions?

You can simply run sudo apt-get autoremove to "remove all unused packages" which includes older kernels. You should test a reboot before to be shure the new kernel works! It is more secure to ...
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Kernel version is still 3.16 on Freya 0.3.1

From the official elementary blog: If you’re already running Freya, you will already have received all of the above (with the exception of the newly added hardware support) in your regular updates. ...
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Is it possible to install a more up-to-date kernel in Freya?

System Recovery If you are now unable to boot, press (or tap) Shift while booting (right after BIOS post screen) to show the GRUB menu. You can choose an older kernel to boot into from the recovery ...
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I don't know if it is safe to update genetic kernel to 4.8

Now that the Ubuntu 16.04.2 was released, you can safely update to the 4.8 kernel version. It's safe and works without issues. You can use this command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Easy & safe way to recompile elementary kernel?

The kernel should be identical to the Ubuntu 14.04's kernel. elementary is built on on Ubuntu Minimal, so an Ubuntu tutorial should work just fine. That said, a new version of the kernel is coming to ...
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Kernel version is still 3.16 on Freya 0.3.1

You can update kernel and mesa without reinstall the system. Enter following command in Terminal: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid ...
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How to choose between a 32-bit or 64-bit version OS / Como elegir arquitectura

Starting from elementary OS Loki, the OS is only available for 64-bit CPUs. So if you downloaded the ISO from the official page, you already have the 64-bit version. Spanish Hola Ruben, desde el ...
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Does freya support Intel Skylake CPUs?

Please define "supports" :) I'm writing this on my new Dell Precision 5510 featuring an Intel i7-6820hq (Skylake chipset), running elementaryOS 0.3.2 (Freya). My only kernel related issue has been the ...
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I don't know if it is safe to update genetic kernel to 4.8

It is relatively safe, though problems can always manifest. I recommend using Ukuu to do the upgrade and follow the method listed here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-kernel-ukuu-ubuntu/ This ...
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I am using Linux kernel 4.8 but still getting 4.4 updates

You can remove all Linux 4.4 kernels via: sudo apt remove --purge linux-image-4.4.* However you might want to keep always at least two kernel versions (the running one and a backup in case an ...
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Compiling my own kernel

Please beware of building new kernels as if you don't get all the correct options for your hardware, your computer could stop booting. Though it should be possible to recover. The latest version of ...
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Will elementary support a path to upgrade between releases?

Unfortunately there is no upgrade path between elementary versions. I am not aware of any plans to implement that either.
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It is recommended to upgrade elementary OS 5 kernel?

You can install the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Hardware Enablement (HWE) packages in order to get a newer kernel. I've been using this on my Elementary systems for half a year or so without issues (Elementary 5....
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Kernel version is still 4.15, after upgrading to 5.1 Hera

According to the announcement blog post: …if you’re on an existing Juno install and would like or need the improved hardware support, you can install it from Terminal with the following command: sudo ...
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

In addition to the three you listed a fourth part of the system also plays an important role. The BIOS. Each piece of software transitions a computer from power off to a functional system starting ...
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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

Not sure, if your system freezes completely, or if it's "just" the desktop. In case you are very new to linux and didn't already know: Try switching to a Terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 or ...+F2 (...
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How to downgrade to a older kernel

Run sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic in terminal to remove the new 4.2 kernel.Then reboot WARNING : If you have removed your old kernel using apt-get or synaptic this can result in an ...
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Intel core i7 6500 skylake - Chrome flickering/tearing

I had the same problem and i got to fix it by *opening the terminal *run upgrade *run ¨ sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel * run autoremove and finally reboot it fixed the flickering and ...
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I can update to Linux Kernel 4.9?

You can always try to upgrade you kernel. However, as there is no 4.9 kernel package in elementary OS, you should understand the risks (as in: your system will not boot any more or there will be ...
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UPDATING TO KERNEL 4.15

I would recommend using Ukuu: http://www.teejeetech.in/p/ukuu-kernel-upgrade-utility.html
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Why do I have multiple linux image? How to remove one?

No, you don't. (You have as many Linux operating systems, as you have system root directories, which are usually marked with a forward slash, /.) The items in the list are not different operating ...
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Distinction between Operating System, Kernel and Bootloader

First I'll simplify your question Because Kernel and Bootloader are both parts of the Operating System. First, let's talk about Kernel: To understand work of kernel I'll assume you've basic knowledge ...
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Backlight not working on toshiba sattelite C660

I just figured it out... . sudo nvidia-xconfig sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf Add Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1" to the device section. sudo reboot
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How to remove old kernel versions?

UKUU is a good GUI based tool for managing kernels sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install ukuu
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How to remove old kernel versions?

To remove old kernels you can also use synaptic: To install synaptic: sudo apt-get install synaptic Now open synaptic and search for linux-image under installed tab as shown and then Right click ...
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How to remove old kernel versions?

Removing old kernels: (I suggest boot to latest kernel) Remove Manually: First list current kernel: uname -r Example output:3.19.0-28-generic To list all kernels : dpkg --list | grep linux-...
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How do I avoid Kernel 3.19 updates?

Install synaptic sudo apt-get install synaptic Open synaptic and search for linux-image Now select the one which you don't want to update. Now click on package in menu bar --> click on lock ...
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