Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:49 pm
march 20, 2019. everything finally changes with time. this is also true for kde-neon and its ubuntu-base, which is/was 18.04 LTS at the time of this posting. keep that in mind. besides, this is not a tutorial, just a tip from a non-geek.
if you have hardware problems with kde neon and it turns out that they are related to the delivered/default 4.15.x kernel, you can easily upgrade to the hwe-kernel. in my case, the touchpad was only detected after this step on kde neon. especially brand-new devices benefit from this. you don't need ukuu or the very latest 4.20.x - 5x kernel. i don't recommend it.
if your kernel is 4.15.x , keep going :
1. what is ubuntu's hardware enablement (hwe)?
2. how to upgrade the kernel ?
and linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04-edge is what you need.
3. simple kernel - upgrade:
that's it. reboot.
new kernel: 4.18.0-16-generic instead of 4.15.x
kde neon still based on ubuntu 18.04 .
5. list all installed kernels:
6. remove old kernels?
for me : subject to the heisenberg uncertainty principle. i leave it as it is. maybe someone else will find a safe way and post it here.
7. ps : other updates/upgrades on kde - neon only per :
or simply :
reference: : https://masonbee.nz/updating-kde-neon/
8. what everyone knows anyway :
however, maybe not necessary but also not damaging kde neon.
Last edited by martinki on Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:28 pm
ps : the next day (after a new installation of kde - neon on another system) the kernel 4.18.0-16-generic resp. linux-image-4.18.0-16-generic 4.18.0-16.17~18.04.1 amd64 Signed kernel image generic was installed per default. maybe because of this : https://th3stars.com/2019/03/07/canonical-releases-linux-kernel-security-patch-for-ubuntu-18-10-update-now/