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    Default How to install an older version kernel in 12.3?

    How would I go about to install an older version kernel (like a kernel version 3.6 or even a kernel from 12.2) on 12.3? Reason I need to this is that since 3.7 the Broadcom driver wl gives kernel panics and I have one of those wifi chipsets?

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    Default Re: How to install an older version kernel in 12.3?

    Are you sure this is the best solution?
    How did you determine the panic? And what were the symptoms.

    Are you using Network Manager Control? As opposed to ifup. We recommend you do.

    Are you sure 'wl' is your only option? I mean, are you sure you can't use b43?
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    Default Re: How to install an older version kernel in 12.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Are you sure this is the best solution?
    How did you determine the panic? And what were the symptoms.

    Are you using Network Manager Control? As opposed to ifup. We recommend you do.

    Are you sure 'wl' is your only option? I mean, are you sure you can't use b43?
    Hi caf4926, excellent I am very glad you replied, all the how-to's and other setup and config info I have used since the install was mostly written by you Thanks for helping out so much in community The kernel panic is difficult to miss as the laptop jumps to a console (like when pressing ctrl+alt+F1) and is then frozen . At the bottom of the screen is written kernel panic: kms_kernel_helper with a few lines above it (wl). here is a link to some other posts: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=156983 I am using NM. If I use b43 my wifi keeps on disconnecting every 2 seconds and cannot keep the password (it asks me for the password continuously). I have been running Kubuntu and had the same issue with 13.04 and kernel panics as per: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...es/+bug/292450 and by downgrading to a 3.4 kernel all was resolved. Sorry for posting all of this without line breaks but for some reason my enter button doesn't want to insert line breaks (using IE10 atm)

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    Default Re: How to install an older version kernel in 12.3?

    georgelappies wrote:
    > caf4926;2556661 Wrote:
    >> Are you sure this is the best solution?
    >> How did you determine the panic? And what were the symptoms.
    >>
    >> Are you using Network Manager Control? As opposed to ifup. We recommend
    >> you do.
    >>
    >> Are you sure 'wl' is your only option? I mean, are you sure you can't
    >> use b43?

    >
    > Hi caf4926, excellent I am very glad you replied, all the how-to's and
    > other setup and config info I have used since the install was mostly
    > written by you Thanks for helping out so much in community The
    > kernel panic is difficult to miss as the laptop jumps to a console (like
    > when pressing ctrl+alt+F1) and is then frozen . At the bottom of the
    > screen is written kernel panic: kms_kernel_helper with a few lines above
    > it (wl). here is a link to some other posts:
    > https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=156983 I am using NM. If I
    > use b43 my wifi keeps on disconnecting every 2 seconds and cannot keep
    > the password (it asks me for the password continuously). I have been
    > running Kubuntu and had the same issue with 13.04 and kernel panics as
    > per: http://tinyurl.com/bwvkac and by downgrading to a 3.4 kernel all
    > was resolved. Sorry for posting all of this without line breaks but for
    > some reason my enter button doesn't want to insert line breaks (using
    > IE10 atm)


    Don't know anything about this, but it is posted in the wrong place.
    This isn't a question about an application! (1) It's about networking
    and (2) it's a kernel panic.

    I suggest that (1) the discussion is moved to the networking forum and
    (2) that the OP raises a bugzilla

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    Default Re: How to install an older version kernel in 12.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by georgelappies View Post
    Hi caf4926, excellent I am very glad you replied, all the how-to's and other setup and config info I have used since the install was mostly written by you Thanks for helping out so much in community The kernel panic is difficult to miss as the laptop jumps to a console (like when pressing ctrl+alt+F1) and is then frozen . At the bottom of the screen is written kernel panic: kms_kernel_helper with a few lines above it (wl). here is a link to some other posts: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=156983 I am using NM. If I use b43 my wifi keeps on disconnecting every 2 seconds and cannot keep the password (it asks me for the password continuously). I have been running Kubuntu and had the same issue with 13.04 and kernel panics as per: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...es/+bug/292450 and by downgrading to a 3.4 kernel all was resolved. Sorry for posting all of this without line breaks but for some reason my enter button doesn't want to insert line breaks (using IE10 atm)

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