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    Default Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    Hello. Just updated to 42.3 (this fast way if anyone want to know it) and wondered it still on 4.4. Is it legal?
    I think I should update to 4.9 or something else stable. How can I do it fast safe way (and via Yast,s GUI preferred)?
    I tried that ways before but there is no multiversions in kernel-default package and I don't want to break something via adding unsupported/semi-supported kernel versions via console.

    Good news are - Nvidia's driver is 384. Maybe a good step to remove tearing.

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    Hi
    The 4.4.x is the supported kernel version for Leap 42.3, any security/bug fixes are backported.
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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by psijic View Post
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    I think I should update to 4.9 or something else stable. How can I do it fast safe way (and via Yast,s GUI preferred)?
    I tried that ways before but there is no multiversions in kernel-default package and I don't want to break something via adding unsupported/semi-supported kernel versions via console.
    ...
    Adding the Kernel:stable standard repository and installing the kernel from there is generally safe (currently at 4.12.3).
    Go to Yast2-Software, Configuration > Repositories, click ADD then Next ("Specify URL...") and paste as the URL:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...able/standard/
    Then you should be able to install kernel-default (and any matching -devel if needed) from that repo.
    You may wish to edit /etc/zypp/zypp.conf to keep the original kernel as a safety measure looking for something similar to:
    ## Comma separated list of kernel packages to keep installed in parallel, if the
    ## above multiversion variable is set. Packages can be specified as
    ## 2.6.32.12-0.7 - Exact version to keep
    ## latest - Keep kernel with the highest version number
    ## latest-N - Keep kernel with the Nth highest version number
    ## running - Keep the running kernel
    ## oldest - Keep kernel with the lowest version number (the GA kernel)
    ## oldest+N - Keep kernel with the Nth lowest version number
    ##
    ## Note: This entry is not evaluated by libzypp, but by the
    ## purge-kernels service (via /sbin/purge-kernels).
    ##
    ## Default: Do not delete any kernels if multiversion = provides:multiversion(kernel) is set
    multiversion.kernels = oldest, latest,latest-1,latest-2,running
    Main: Leap 15 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    The only problem is that you will not have Nvidia repo with Kernel4.12
    You have to remove drivers and switch to the hard method of Nvidia drivers from file.run
    loyalty returns to those who practice it

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    The 4.4.x is the supported kernel version for Leap 42.3, any security/bug fixes are backported.
    Also some hardware support has been backported from 4.9 or later.

    E.g. the whole DRM/graphics stack, which is in the package drm-kmp-default. (you need to uninstall that when wanting to use nvidia, as it breaks the driver compilation)

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 still on Kernel 4.4?

    Yes, the Nvidia drivers can be a big problem with a new kernel. Has anyone here tested them with new kernels on 42.3?

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