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#1 Postby golden45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:02 pm

Has anybody used ukuu to install new kernels?I see a deb package is available and was wondering if anyone has tried it.Thanks john

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Re: ukuu

#2 Postby timkb4cq » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:29 pm

Readme file from the Ukuu github wrote:Debian & Other Linux Distributions

This application fetches kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com which are provided by Canonical and meant for installation on Ubuntu-based distributions. These should not be used on Debian and other non-Ubuntu distributions such as Arch Linux, Fedora, etc.
MX is based on Debian, not Ubuntu. Ukuu may or may not work. The good news is if you break it you get to keep both halves :wink:
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Re: ukuu

#3 Postby kmathern » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:04 pm

Never heard of Ukuu. I've been trying different ubuntu kernels though, like the one shown below, but I download them manually from: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ and install with gdebi.

I only download and install the linux-image-* packages, don't bother with the headers because they're almost always uninstallable and I don't need to build any modules anyway.

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$ inxi -SGxxx
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.14.0-041400rc1-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.25) info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm
           Distro: MX-16_x64 Metamorphosis 12 December 2016
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9838
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KABINI (DRM 3.19.0 / 4.14.0-041400rc1-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 4.5 Mesa 17.1.4 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Rendering: Yes

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Re: ukuu

#4 Postby golden45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:32 pm

Ukuu deb download has to installed with gdebi ukuu_17.2.3~77~ubuntu17.10.1_amd64.deb
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Re: ukuu

#5 Postby golden45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:39 pm

ukuu_17.2.3~77~ubuntu17.10.1_amd64

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Re: ukuu

#6 Postby golden45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:06 pm

I have tried it and installed kernel 14.1 rc on mx 16.I I like playing and trying different things as I have lots of time.I would not try any if you don't have time. I can reinstall mx 16.1 at anytime.This was posted using the new kernel.Still don't know what packages are affected? Still expermenting Thanks john

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Re: ukuu

#7 Postby timkb4cq » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:22 pm

Likely the only packages affected would be those that build kernel drivers like virtualbox or nvidia.
Hardware support could possibly change as well depending on what kernel drivers are built-in, built as modules or not built at all.

You might also notice differences in how much time certain actions take depending on what scheduler each kernel uses.
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Re: ukuu

#8 Postby golden45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:44 pm

Thanks timkb4cq

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Re: ukuu

#9 Postby golden45 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:25 pm

You can uninstall and install different kernels using ukuu.The grub is updated with each kernel change.You can also enable blocking kernels like new rc releases using ukuu settings and only install mainline kernels and new released kernels.

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Re: ukuu

#10 Postby golden45 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 pm

I had to install from mx repos after upgrading 14.3.No problems after upgrade and reinstall of grub.Thanks john


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