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Kernel question [SOLVED]

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Kernel question [SOLVED]


Post by turtlebay777 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:20 pm

I have decided to unload the 4.15 kernel and return to using the default 4.13 version. If I don't use my computer for banking and any financial transactions, how dangerous will it be?

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System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.13.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon December 15, 2017 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Studio 1537 v: A03 serial: N/A 
           Mobo: Dell model: N/A v: A03 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A03 date: 09/22/2008 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 65.5 Wh condition: 65.5/5.2 Wh (1260%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8400 bits: 64 type: MCP 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2267 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 1248 
Graphics:  Card-1: AMD RV620/M82 [Mobility Radeon HD 3450/3470] driver: radeon v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1280x800~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV620 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-1-amd64 LLVM 3.9.1) 
           v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-2: AMD RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3450/3470/3550/3570] driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.13.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 driver: iwlwifi 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:16:ea:60:9c:5e 
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:83:60:d8 
           Card-3: Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card type: USB driver: btusb 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 298.09 GiB used: 33.28 GiB (11.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320320AS size: 298.09 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290.41 GiB used: 33.28 GiB (11.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: 49.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2848 fan-2: 2844 fan-3: 2844 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb https://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/mxlinux/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://mirror.vorboss.net/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://mirror.vorboss.net/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb https://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/mxlinux/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 178 Uptime: 6m Memory: 3.86 GiB used: 694.3 MiB (17.6%) Shell: systemd 
           inxi: 3.0.06 
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Re: Kernel quetion


Post by Stevo » Sat May 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Seems pretty safe in that case...if you have nothing to hide, why not live in a glass house? Barring any of the security exploits allowing someone to actually vandalize or puppetize your system instead of just extracting information.

The 4.17 kernel promises real power savings for reasonably recent Intel CPUs, so that'll be interesting when we finally get that in the repo.
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Re: Kernel quetion


Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat May 12, 2018 4:15 pm

if you want to drop back, from a security standpoint, you are probably better off with the debian 4.9 if you can use it.
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Re: Kernel question [SOLVED]


Post by turtlebay777 » Sun May 13, 2018 4:56 am

Thank you both of you. I have installed the Debian 4.9. I deleted the MX 4.15 because I noticed a slow down on my laptop, an old Dell Studio 1537.

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