I am using OpenSUSE 11.4 64 bit with GNOME. I also use the Tumbleweed and Packman for Tumbleweed repositories. According to uname -r, my kernel version is 220.127.116.11-1.2-desktop. I want to upgrade to the latest stable kernel. How do I do this?
Please reply with step by step instructions as I am new to OpenSUSE. Thank you.
Thanks for your help, but I am still seeing only my current version of my kernel that is available. I do not see the 2.6.38-18.1 kernel available. When I initially added the Tumbleweed repository, it did install the 2.6.38-18.1 kernel desktop, but when I added the Packman for Tumbleweed repository, then it switched me to 18.104.22.168-1.2 kernel desktop.
Normally, when you add a repo, the repo is enabled - that’s all. Packages don’t get installed unless you select them for installation and click “accept” (with YaST), or you issue a zypper command to install/update/upgrade the distribution.
I’m sorry, but if you don’t understand the basics, best not use tumbleweed.
Having said that, with multiple-kernels feature enabled, and tumbleweed repo enabled, in YaST>Software Management, the normal Update(Available) info in top-right panel, doesn’t appear on my [11.4] Tumbleweed. The blue coloured text for kernel upgrades doesn’t appear. However, I’m not using the Package switcher in YaST (for tumbleweed).
I review the Versions tab and use the radio buttons to select for install/remove, if upgrading just the kernel package-by-package. Otherwise I do a “zypper dup” from time to time, to upgrade everything as advised in the Tumbleweed wiki page.
are you running the Tumbleweed kernel or the Kernel:head kernel? They aren’t the same
I don’t know who told you what and if what they told you was Tumbleweed specific or specific to the regular distro but my understanding (and I’m pretty darn sure) is you need to compile the Nvidia drivers
Why are you running the /Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_11.4 instead of the Tumbleweed kernel ?
by-the-bye if you install/run Tumbleweed you’re supposed to use the factory mailing list and not the forums for help and support, not sure where to official statement is but it is referenced in the forums
If all you’re trying to do is get a 2.6.38 Kernel I’d advise the kernel:stable repo as it would be safer and more thoroughly tested
I don’t do NNTP so I can’t see for myself, but Kim tells me that “Tumbleweed forum is live in both interfaces”. If you’re sure it’s not, please confirm and I’ll report it. Alternatively, any other NNTP users have a view on whether Tumbleweed forum is live on nntp?