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

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  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 :-(((

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    • @Wayne, there is a new “advanced hardware support” repo: https://mxlinux.org/blog/new-advanced-hardware-support-repo-ahs-for-short/

      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: https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=555215#p555215

      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.

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  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

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  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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