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« on: August 18, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
 

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Shamelessly piggy-backing on this topic, I wonder if it's possible to upgrade the kernel to a newer version than the 4.4.0-189-generic "hostnamectl | grep Kernel" returns in terminal for my 32-bit Lite 3.8?
 

Re: Kernel Install
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 03:48:00 PM »
 

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Shamelessly piggy-backing on this topic, I wonder if it's possible to upgrade the kernel to a newer version than the 4.4.0-189-generic "hostnamectl | grep Kernel" returns in terminal for my 32-bit Lite 3.8?

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Re: Kernel Install
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 05:31:51 PM »
 

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OK, I haven't had time to look it up yet, though I've already been in that menu for other things. What I meant was, can I upgrade to a 5.x kernel on Lite 32-bit, or do I have to make do with the 4.x branch?

Every time I try to upgrade in Terminal, it doesn't show any new kernel version to install.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 05:45:43 PM »
 

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Re: Kernel Install
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2020, 10:00:25 AM »
 

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Hi,

You're right, newer isn't always better, but on old hardware like mine (the computer, I mean), a newer kernel version sometimes means better power management, longer battery life, and yes, greater stability, among other things.
 
Or so they say.
 
Anyway, I upgraded my Lite kernel to the latest version available in Lite Tweaks, rebooted, and so far, so good. Battery life seems a smidge better, but I might be imagining things, too.

I still have two issues with Lite that prevent me from switching for good:

- This dual-grub business (one set at 10 second timeout, the other at 30 seconds, that make for a reboot on every other startup when the first fails to boot Lite, and the other takes over after restart), that might or might not be caused by rEFInd;

- How to customize my (AppleTouch) touchpad so that its corners behave the way they do in OS X thanks to SideTrack, and on my Lenovo laptop (posting from it right now) with the help of the adequate Synaptics drivers (the so-called tap zones).

Those two things are real show-stoppers for me, because they force me to work differently, and I'm a creature of habit, I confess.
 

Re: Kernel Install
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- How to customize my (AppleTouch) touchpad so that its corners behave the way they do in OS X thanks to SideTrack, and on my Lenovo laptop (posting from it right now) with the help of the adequate Synaptics drivers (the so-called tap zones).


How did you enable the Synaptics touchpad driver on your Lenovo laptop? I just got a Lenovo Ideapad 3 laptop and have been going crazy trying to get the touchpad to work. I'm on Lite 5.8, Kernel 5.16.
 

 

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