install kernel 4.8 in leap

I would like to know how to upgrade from kernel 4.1 to 4.8 in leap 42.1

Hi
Use the Kernel:stable repo which is at 4.8.1;


zypper ar -fc http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/Kernel:stable.repo
zypper ref
zypper up kernel-default

When I try I get this error
There is an update candidate for ‘kernel-default’, but it is from a different vendor. Use ‘zypper install kernel-default-4.8.1-1.1.g4861355.i586’ to install this candidate.
Resolving package dependencies…

Nothing to do.

I’m running a 64 bit box if that helps sorry I for got to add it

Hi
The arm build hasn’t finished, so the repo is out of sync, give it a few hours and try again.
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/Kernel:stable/kernel-default

So I can change to the new kernel. But whats about the nvidia and virtualbox kernel modules ? It means to compile them on your own, or?

On Mon 10 Oct 2016 11:36:01 AM CDT, nobbe1964 wrote:

So I can change to the new kernel. But whats about the nvidia and
virtualbox kernel modules ? It means to compile them on your own, or?

Hi
Yes this would be the case, nvidia is easy to patch (if there is one
available) with the patch option when building from the run file, no
idea for virtualbox.


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If VirtualBox is installed from the virtualbox.org rpms, the installation process compiles the kernel module against the running kernel.

Repository Virtualization:virtualbox builds against stable kernel (of course it may lag behind): https://build.opensuse.org/package/binaries/Virtualization/virtualbox?repository=Kernel_stable_standard

This does not guarantee that virtualbox can actually be compiled against new kernel. Every second kernel release breaks nVidia compilation, not sure what is situation with virtualbox.

it not a vb it is installed on full hardware