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 Post subject: How to upgrade a kernel
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:22 pm 
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When a new kernel is uploaded to the antiX repo, it will not be recognised as an upgrade from your existing kernel.

13.2 is running the 3.7.10 series, so if you want an upgraded kernel with all the latest fixes etc, you can either do it by the command line, or by using Synaptic.

Synaptic is easy for those that like the GUI option.

Open Synaptic and hit the reload button, then type 3.7.10-antix into the Quick filter box and within a moment, all packages with the contents of the string of characters you typed into the box will show up within a moment. To refine your search further or to get a cleaner view, simply add the next trailing characters to the quick filter, in this case I added .7

To updrade to 3.7.10-antix.7 select for installation the linux-image and the linux-headers that matches the numbering you want for installation, limiting your choices to your preferred type, e.g. gnu if you want to have no proprietary stuff, or the regular kernel and go ahead and install. See the attachment

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 Post subject: Re: How to upgrade a kernel
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Desktop is not loading on the new kernel, should i remove it and start over,?
or is their is something missing?
the install looked OK to me.

$ su
root@antiX1:/home/Eino# apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp
Hit wheezy Release.gpg
Hit wheezy Release                                   
Hit stable Release.gpg                           
Hit wheezy/updates Release.gpg                     
Hit stable Release                     
Hit wheezy/updates Release
Hit wheezy/main amd64 Packages             
Hit wheezy/contrib amd64 Packages           
Hit wheezy/non-free amd64 Packages         
Hit wheezy/updates/main amd64 Packages   
Hit wheezy/contrib Translation-en           
Hit wheezy/updates/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit wheezy/main Translation-en             
Hit wheezy/updates/non-free amd64 Packages
Hit wheezy/non-free Translation-en         
Hit wheezy/updates/contrib Translation-en
Hit stable/main amd64 Packages
Hit wheezy/updates/main Translation-en
Hit wheezy/updates/non-free Translation-en
Ign stable/main Translation-en_US
Ign stable/main Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libfox-1.6-0 libgraphicsmagick3 libqt4-gui libwmf0.2-7 libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 libwxsqlite3-2.8-0
  libxine1 libxine1-bin libxine1-ffmpeg libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-plugins
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/41.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 154 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp.
(Reading database ... 108847 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp (from .../linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp_3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp-6_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp.
Unpacking linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp (from .../linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp_3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp-6_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up linux-headers-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp (3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp-6) ...
Setting up linux-image-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp (3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp-6) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp
cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /dev/sda2
P: Checking for EXTLINUX directory... found.
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp...
P: Writing config for /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.10-antix.5-amd64-smp...
P: Updating /boot/extlinux/linux.cfg...
  No volume groups found
root@antiX1:/home/Eino# update-grub
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.10-antix.7-amd64-smp
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.10-antix.5-amd64-smp
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
― Albert Einstein

 Post subject: Re: How to upgrade a kernel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:11 am 
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If you have proprietary drivers installed, you will need to re-install them

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 Post subject: Re: How to upgrade a kernel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:24 am 
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Thank's I just installed my NVIDIA graphics drivers to the kernel all is good now.

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
― Albert Einstein

 Post subject: Re: How to upgrade a kernel
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:47 pm 

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Nice. Installed the new kernel via Synaptic, and once I fixed the typo (dot instead of dash in the new kernel file name) inserted when manually editing [/]boot/grub/menu.lst, my Athlon XP system (antiX 13.2 Testing) started right up with the new kernel; since I'm running default VESA display and other drivers as auto-detected, I didn't have to do anything else. My first manual kernel upgrade, successful!!

antiX 13.2:
Gateway Solo 2500, PII Mobile 300 MHz, 288 MiB RAM, 128 MiB NeoMagic, 16 GB "redneck SSD"
Ahtlon XP 2000+ 1.6 GHz, 1 GiB RAM, AGP nVidia Fx5200, 40 GB HD

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