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which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

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which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

#1 Postby lonesomepoint » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:51 am

Can you help me out here on upgrading to the new patched kernel for MX 16, which per Dolphin's announcement is a 4.9? I've done this only once, after the last worldwide kernel problem in fall 2016, and am trying to remember how. My problem is identifying which matching pair of headers/image I need. (I remember that switching to the new kernel wasn't very difficult once I actually had it downloaded.)

So I have enabled the Debian backports repo and opened Synaptic. Looking at the 4.9 images available...I know I obviously don't want the debugging symbols and probably don't need the "for older PCs" image (although I am using an old ThinkPad T61); so it's probably one of the three I underlined in my screenshot. Am I right?
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In that case, do I want the "for modern PCs" (probably?), the "PREEMPT_RT" patch one, or the "Grsecurity protection" one?
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Re: which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

#2 Postby asqwerth » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Don't open Synaptic. Use MX Packageinstaller as Dolphin_Oracle said in his announcement.

Under the "Kernels" section, look for Debian-Backports 64 bit and select that.

But first, in Synaptic don't forget to disable the backports repo!
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Re: which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

#3 Postby lonesomepoint » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Okay, I thought Synaptic could do anything the MX package installer could, and didn't want to do something new. :p

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Re: which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

#4 Postby dolphin_oracle » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:09 pm

lonesomepoint wrote:Okay, I thought Synaptic could do anything the MX package installer could, and didn't want to do something new. :p


the mx-packageinstaller option has some extra features in this case to force the rebuild of certain drivers, which doesn't always happen with the debian backports kernels.

also in the mx15/16 case, the actual repo isn't enabled by default. the mx-packageinstaller takes care of that detail for you.
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Re: which 4.9 kernel is the patched one for MX 16?

#5 Postby asqwerth » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:25 pm

You know, I suggested that the patched backported kernels be placed in MXPI precisely so people wouldn't go through the whole list of potential packages in Synaptic and wonder which they should install..... (because I puzzled over that same issue myself earlier this week)

The whole point of MXPI's Popular Apps tab is that the Dev Team has already coded in all the required packages needed just by the user ticking one box, and at times it does more as well.

Example: if you had installed Virtualbox from MXPI, it would automatically add you to the vboxusers group as part of the installation process. You wouldn't need to do it yourself. That's one of the value-added features in MXPI.
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