Updating kernel how to
This is undertaken through use of Manjaro's own MHWD-kernel (Manjaro Hard-Ware Detection) command.
The syntax of the command is as follows: When listing a new kernel to be installed in the command, it is not necessary to write the entire version number.
Please consider the "Recommended" tag when choosing a kernel.
LTS means Long Term Support, which is safest for most users.
It is also worthwhile noting if Manjaro is being run in a virtual machine (e.g.
Oracle Virtualbox), you may not be able to delete certain kernels if they contain elements important to the virtualisation process itself.
Where multiple kernels are present on your system, pacman can be used to remove them in the terminal.
It may be necessary to delete a total of three elements of the kernel in total to completely remove it: Please note however, that attempting to delete multiple elements at once if they are not present on your system will result in an error message before the operation itself is aborted.
All necessary kernel modules will be installed automatically with a new kernel as well.
This terminal command will give your system's kernel information: Tip: mhwd-kernel will automatically update a newly installed kernel with any modules currently used in your existing kernel.
For example, if you were to update from kernel 4.14 to 4.19, mhwd-kernel would automatically update 4.19 with any and all modules present in 4.14. Manjaro not only supports the use of multiple kernels (selectable from the boot screen), but allows easy access to the very latest bleeding edge kernels as well.
On the other hand, a distribution is a fully-functional system built on top of the kernel with a wide variety of application tools and libraries.
During normal operations, the kernel is responsible for performing two important tasks: To do this, the kernel communicates with the hardware through the drivers that are built into it or those that can be later installed as a module.