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#1 2022-10-20 07:30:49

From: Australia
Registered: 2022-04-14
Posts: 62  

How to change kernal to an old one - 20 Oct 2022


How does a person go back in kernel editions with Devuan and Debian

Current 6.0.0-1
Old - 5.7 or 5.8

Interesting notes about 5.8

I would like to try Libre Kernel instead of the mainstream kernel also

Once back on 5.7 or 5.8 , how do I hard fix Devuan and Debian to NEVER 'upgrade' to a 'new' version
for at least two years


Reason to go back

AMD RX 580 + Steam + Proton = games Crash eg Metro Exodus and Insurency Sandstorm (proton exp)


* If it doesnt happen to you I dont care
- Just because your 1 percent or single case doesnt happen
does not mean the other 99% arnt effected and its not a trend

* No Im not buying NVIDIA

* No Im not buying a different AMD card


I ran steam today in the command line and in sandstorm it came up with a page fault error
Ive got a 8 gig swap partition AND 32gb of DDR4

See this forum thread for technical discussion around it :-

PSA for AMDGPU users: kernel 5.19 (and likely 6.0)
is affected by common page fault/fence timeout/gpu hang


#2 2022-10-20 12:10:29

Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 1,105  

Re: How to change kernal to an old one - 20 Oct 2022

If you want to avoid kernel upgrades, remove linux-image-amd64. This is a meta-package w/o content, just refering to the latest kernel.


#3 2022-10-21 11:44:43

Registered: 2017-07-02
Posts: 315  

Re: How to change kernal to an old one - 20 Oct 2022

fuck off nazi scum.


#4 2022-10-21 14:27:54

From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 3,125  

Re: How to change kernal to an old one - 20 Oct 2022

^ +1

Brianna Ghey — Rest In Power


#5 2022-10-21 18:30:04

Registered: 2019-10-19
Posts: 327  

Re: How to change kernal to an old one - 20 Oct 2022

Can't you just do all that from synaptic? Pick the old kernel you want, install it, reboot into it, bring up synaptic and lock the package. What's the problem?

If you want to install Linux-libre kernels, I recommend that you add the repo from and use the libre kernels that Jason Self compiles there. They've worked fine for me on Devuan in the past. All the instructions you'll need are on that website.

You're lucky that HOAS hates you for your political rants, in a way - he'd just tell you to use some horrifying awk or sed command to do something you could do perfectly well in a point and click program like synaptic.


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