Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

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Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby larry77 » 2017-11-06 15:16

Dear All,
No particular problems here (I run debian stretch on my box + backports).
More as an experiment than anything else, I pulled the 4.12 kernel from the backports an installed it, but the system turned out to be almost unbootable (I ended up only with a minimal shell and I could not start any graphical environment).
Seen that I have another kernel 4.9 installed, it is not a big issue, but does this problem with 4.12 mean there is something broken with my system?
I followed the instructions here

https://wiki.debian.org/HowToUpgradeKernel

Thanks!
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby Segfault » 2017-11-06 15:35

Does this 'minimal shell' mean busybox?
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby larry77 » 2017-11-06 19:40

I think so. I removed the 4.12 kernel some time ago after unsuccessfully trying to fix the issue (I did a bit of research then) and busybox sounds familiar...
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-07 00:57

This is a common problem if you are running a proprietary video driver that requires the matching kernel headers to rebuild the driver. You should also upgrade any installed firmware packages to the backports version, since newer drivers in an updated kernel often require newer firmware.
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby larry77 » 2017-11-07 07:42

Alright, I will try that and post again during the weekend.
BTW, there should not be any trouble linked to that, seen that I am not going to remove the present kernel, shouldn't it?
This is more me toying with my box than a real necessity :-)
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby larry77 » 2017-11-07 20:46

stevepusser wrote:This is a common problem if you are running a proprietary video driver that requires the matching kernel headers to rebuild the driver. You should also upgrade any installed firmware packages to the backports version, since newer drivers in an updated kernel often require newer firmware.


Mmmmhhhh.... I followed the procedure outlined here
http://jensd.be/818/linux/install-a-new ... tch-stable

and I updated my backport packages and installed kernel 4.13, but again no luck.
Any idea of what is going wrong? I even used the commands

~$ sudo apt-get -t stretch-backports upgrade

~$ sudo apt-get -t stretch-backports upgrade

before installing the new kernel, but finally if I try to boot the system into the 4.13 kernel, I end up with an "emergency" shell and no graphical interface.
I have some nvidia modules but it looks like they got rebuilt when I updated my backport packages.
Banging my head against the wall, any suggestion is welcome.
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby nnm » 2017-11-08 04:54

post your
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# dmesg
Debian 9 (Stretch)
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Re: Debian Stretch and Kernel 4.12 (backports)

Postby larry77 » 2017-11-08 10:31

nnm wrote:post your
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# dmesg


Hi!
Thanks.
The output of dmesg is too long to post it here, but I saved it as a file at the link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jk8efu1de4me9 ... g.txt?dl=0

Hope this helps.
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