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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Elementary OS is unstable when using with a 6th Gen CPU

Running the command sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-wily will upgrade your Kernel to 4.2, which solved many of my issues with Skylake.
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Touchpad has stopped working after kernel upgrade

Well, thanks to some assistance on the Purism forums I found the answer to this. (Unfortunately, not before paving the OS, returning to PureOS, and wasting a lot of time tearing my hair out.) The ...
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How to update the kernel in eOS 0.4 Loki to solve hardware-related issues?

Kernel updates are included through updates to the Ubuntu base. Loki is based on Ubuntu 16.04, which will get updates every 6 months for the next 5 years. (See the Ubuntu releases page for more ...
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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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elementary OS doesn't shut down

Solved by Paradise at Elementaryforums (paraphrased): I had the same 100% fan-speed issue with my Asus notebook. There is a workaround for this: just add acpi_osi=! in your GRUB. While booting with ...
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Intel core i7 6500 skylake - Chrome flickering/tearing

Finally with the help of the user 'I just look ilegal' do the purge of the xserver. the steps where: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo prime-select intel sudo apt-get ...
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VirtualBox Fail on Loki w/ Kernel 4.8

This is what works for me (keeping secure boot enabled), but you will need to do it every time the kernel is updated: 1. Create signing keys openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MOK....
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Upgrade kernel to linux-4.4.53

You might want to install the kernel source package from elementary OS, otherwise there is always a risk of a driver problem. sudo apt-get build-dep linux-image-generic apt-get source linux-image-...
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Compiling my own kernel

Try using the Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility; UKUU. sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ukuu That should ...
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elementary OS update schedule

elementary Loki 0.4.1 utilizes the hardware enablement stack provided by Ubuntu Destkop 16.04LTS. Currently, this is shipping kernel 4.13. Elementary installs will receive kernel patches (eg, for the ...
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What is the current kernel version of elementary OS?

Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki currently uses: 4.15.0-33-generic
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Low disk space on file system

First Don't touch the kernel, please, if you need space there's other places you can chop and vandalize. There's a reason you always have two version of the kernel in the system. And apt always tells ...
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elementary OS doesn't shut down

Found answer here (missing some arguments in grub): https://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/elementary-os-not-running-properly.2081/#post-2650
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Keyboard/touchpad does not work Surfacebook

There isn't a complete solution right now. If you continue with the following you won't be able to use a external screen and also you'll have some security bugs in your system. Since you mentioned it ...
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Can't get linux-image source

To install kernel source you have to enable source repositories, that is have a deb-src line that corresponds to the main repository deb line in the /etc/apt/sources.list file. For instance, deb http:...
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