Kernel update

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  • 10. September 2017 at 15:58 #31245

    I thought that performing
    Sudo apt-get update
    Sudo apt-get upgrade
    Would update the kernel as well as packages. This does not happen.

    Is there a way to upgrade the kernel without doing it via Raspberry Pi settings? Is there any benefit in updating the kernel?

    11. September 2017 at 16:13 #31265

    Hi Slartibartfast,

    Here is Raspberry’s official statements on it:
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/updating.md
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/kernel/updating.md

    We concur in recommending to not update new, untested kernels. However, you can of course still update whatever you want over SSH.

    Max2Play does not have any benefits in manually updating the kernel. we recommend only updating from the Raspberry Settings.

    12. September 2017 at 0:38 #31279

    I just updated mine on a Pi. It had over 100 updates. Just did:

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade

    Still works good.

    -Raymond Day

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Raymond Day.
    12. September 2017 at 10:27 #31287

    In my experience

    Sudo apt-get update
    Sudo apt-get upgrade

    does not update the kernel.

    Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    does update the kernel.

    Why do you think your kernel is updated? You can check the kernel version with

    uname -a

    The latest stable version is 4.9.41 I think.

    12. September 2017 at 10:34 #31288

    Hi guys,

    The kernel is also listed in our debug info on Settings/Reboot.

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