New debian kernel available for MX 18 users

The latest debian kernel for buster (Linux mx 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67) has been backported to our MX18-stretch repositories. For those that want to update (and there are some important security fixes), there is a new entry for the kernel in MX-PackageInstaller -> Kernels. The MXPI entry should install the kernel and headers, and rebuild any dkms driver packages (nvidia, virtualbox, broadcom, etc….).

6 thoughts on “New debian kernel available for MX 18 users”

  1. amo tecnologia e como tal nosso Linux e todos seus derivados ,onde cada um existe uma algo diferente ,mas na realidade todos tem grandes virtudes ,ou tecnologias de ponta ,muito obrigado,boas festas ,muita saude ,um bom ano

  2. When OH when will the kernel be updated to the 21st century such that MX can be installed on laptops with SSD drives. Not a question, just a frustrated comment :-(((

    • @Wayne, there is a new “advanced hardware support” repo:

      I believe 19.1 will offer an alternate ISO built from that. I recently got a new Ryzen 3 laptop which is too new for MX 19. But, one of the developers gave me an ISO built from the new “ahs” repo. It worked perfectly. See:

      It sounds like MX will have the best of both worlds. A stable and “pre-stable?” distro. Sparky Linux has something similar. (And, I had the same experience with this laptop. The stable ISO wouldn’t boot. But, the “rolling” ISO did. Until I applied updates and and an ever newer kernel didn’t work. I had to chose the original kernel at boot).

      I like how MX focuses on stability. I’d rather have that than updates breaking things.

  3. Yes indeed MX can be installed on SSD I triple boot with grub customizer OS Win10 32bit, Linuxmint an MX Deb, you MX guys awesome! My Laptop is a 1st Gen Dual core (2005) 32 bit x86 system Dell D-820 model 3gb Ram just an old 66yo learning more about Linux. Does take a heavy learning curve an patience to figure things out coming from a noob. I was surprised to learn I could even load Win 10 x86 OS but it works, a bit slow, but usable. Time an patience, research is key in learning how to make things work

  4. When I left MS some 6 or 7 years ago I dabbled with BSD and LMCE 16 or 17. I followed LMCE up to 19 but ran into a snag with my Canolide 100 scanner (thick vertical bar down the page).
    LMDE3 solved that problem. Also MX 18 and Manjaro18.1 and even Ubuntu 19 and LM19.3.
    I particularly liked MX, but MX19 introduced the same vert bar . So I reverted to MX18.3 as well as LMDE3 and Mint19.3.
    I now await version 20 of MX and Mint and LMDE4.


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