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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:24 am 
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Thanks Eric2,
That alleviates my concerns as I am not that worried about local attacks.
(and no-one around my little isolated part of Australia is linux savvy enough)
The vague possibility that a remote attacker may crash my system is not a worry for me either.

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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:15 pm 
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mimi owner wrote:
After reading a lot of posts and asst info on kernel updates, I have come to the conclusions that.

(a) Don't update your kernel unless you need new drivers that are built into new kernel

(b) A new kernel may drop support for older hardware, drivers and peripherals.

(c) my last experience (as outlined @ viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3893)
scared me off a bit.

However the basic update option shows as a `security update'


I'm going to have to agree, it is never necessary to update your kernel and you can have a lot of problems if you do, especially with new/untested kernels. I don't know why the Ubuntu updater includes Kernel updates, the Mint one doesn't. Sure, you can still update your kernel in Mint using Synaptic, but that's really only something that adventurous people who know what they're doing should do. Having it in the updater is a mistake, IMO, and the Ubuntu forums are full of people who don't know what they're doing that install the kernel updates and have problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:57 am 
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yeahh, true, kernels should be considered as `other updates'

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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 am 
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got there in the end
2nd post @ viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3893&start=10

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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
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I usually recommend never updating the kernel unless you have a very good reason to do so. I'm considering moving the Peppermint default up to one of the 3.0.x variants as a result of power and RAM usage, but I wouldn't recommend anyone else upgrading for the sole purpose of having a newer kernel. Of course the one thing that really sucks about kernel upgrades is all the additional packages that need to be addressed, such as GPU drivers and the like.

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 Post subject: Re: Linux 3.0-rc1 is available.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:45 pm 
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I took a punt on it for a few reasons.
I will see how it goes for a few weeks.
It all seems great at this point. def no problems that I can notice.
My system is fairly old but it seems to hold up.
I wouldn't recommend it to someone who wasn't capable of managing any mishaps though.
Shows how solid peppermint is in general though, it just wont break or corrupt for me (touch wood).
I can't recall a more stable system.

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