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    Default Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    What would be best way to upgrade 11.4 to new stable kernel without switching to Tumbleweed?

    11.4 is working reasonably well but I am still hoping to get some improvement on a few issues.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    So one suggestion I would propose is to use my bash script sakc. You can download the most recent version here in message #17 and my companion file klist in message #22:

    S.A.K.C. - SUSE Automated Kernel Compiler - Version 2.00

    Just download the most recent stable kernel 2.6.38.2 from here:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...6.38.2.tar.bz2

    If you have never compiled your own kernel, you need to add a few more files to your setup.

    Normally you should consider doing the following:

    Open YaST / Software / Software Management - Select the View Button on the top left and pick Patterns. Now, you will see several Patterns listed and you want to select:

    Code:
        Development 
    
    [X] Base Development
    [X] Linux Kernel Development
    [X] C/C++ Development
    Then Press the Accept button on the bottom right and allow these applications to install.

    Using SAKC does not remove any previous kernel installations and thus you will have a backup kernel to use if any issue cames up during the kernel compile. I also have a bash script to reinstall your nVIDIA video driver, if you need to do such a thing.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Thanks James,

    I followed your suggested method several months ago upgrading 11.3 with 36.2 kernel and it worked fine.
    Will do so again, am still fighting fan control problems on Toshiba and .37 kernel in 11.4 is totally non-responsive to any acpi cheat codes.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Will download the kernel-sources and finally give your script a chance
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    Smile Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Knurpht
    Will download the kernel-sources and finally give your script a chance
    zuser
    Thanks James,

    I followed your suggested method several months ago upgrading 11.3 with 36.2 kernel and it worked fine.
    Will do so again, am still fighting fan control problems on Toshiba and .37 kernel in 11.4 is totally non-responsive to any acpi cheat codes.
    If anyone runs into a problem, has a suggestion or any comment about the program, please let me know.

    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Quote Originally Posted by zuser View Post
    What would be best way to upgrade 11.4 to new stable kernel without switching to Tumbleweed?

    11.4 is working reasonably well but I am still hoping to get some improvement on a few issues.
    Much easier to just add the kernel stable repository, then in yast switch to that repository.

    No need to compile anything, just add the repo, and update.

    Index of /repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard

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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Finally got around to upgrading and all seems well.
    Best of all, fan control now seems to function more often than before. There are still occasions when fan does not run after cold boot but that seems to be if last shut down was from running win7. If last shut down was from openSUSE, fan usually runs and maintains very good temp control.
    This seems very strange but what I have observed during past few days.


    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    If anyone runs into a problem, has a suggestion or any comment about the program, please let me know.

    Thank You,

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    Default Re: Upgrade to stable 2.26.38

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I assume that after update I would still need to manually reinstall nvidia driver and realtek wifi driver as I do now.

    Quote Originally Posted by brucecadieux View Post
    Much easier to just add the kernel stable repository, then in yast switch to that repository.

    No need to compile anything, just add the repo, and update.

    Index of /repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard

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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I assume that after update I would still need to manually reinstall nvidia driver and realtek wifi driver as I do now.
    If you normally install the nVIDIA driver the hard way, then you would need to reinstall the nVIDIA driver after any kernel update or if you compile your own with SAKC. If you are not using SAKC and have added in the nVIDIA repository method, the driver is reloaded automatically if your kernel is updated.

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