• How to install linux kernels in Antergos


    Hi,

    My first post here, I just finished installing Antergos Gnome, and I noticed it’s running kernel 4.5, so I was wondering if it’s possible to install and run kernel 4.4 LTS instead. Can anyone please help me with how to install it? I’m a newbie, I also run manjaro, where installing kernels is just a matter of a single command. Is it that easy in Antergos or will I have to build it and compile it? I would like to run Antergos because I like Gnome, and because it is the official offering here. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  • (LTS is an option you can select in the installer, in case you missed it :P )

    Any who,

    You can install the LTS kernel and headers with sudo pacman -S linux-lts

    Then you would need to regenerate grub with sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Make sure you grab the LTS versions of your display drivers. When you restart the LTS will be listed in your grub menu. Cheers :+1: .

    I7 3770K@4.3Ghz/32GB Ram/3440 x 1440 + 1440p/EVGA 1080 FTW/512GB SSD/2TB HD/Antergos Base w/ Plasma

  • First off, welcome to Antergos. In terminal give these 3 commands one after the other.
    sudo pacman -S linux-lts
    regenerate your grub
    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    and
    reboot
    If you were used to using pamac in Manjaro, you can also use the same tool here.
    Cheers

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    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
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  • Awesome! Thanks for helping me out, and welcoming me here :D Antergos seems promising, I’m glad that gnome is the official offering here, I guess it makes a difference because I can see Antergos uses less ram, about 500mb on boot as compared to 900 mb on Manjaro gnome, which is a big deal for me because it’s a 4 gb laptop and as I keep opening programs the ram creeps up. So yeah! happy to be here!
    Cheers!

  • @KabirGandhiok

    A I can see Antergos uses less ram, about 500mb on boot as compared to 900 mb on Manjaro gnome

    Well that s tricky. You can get gnome slimmer than that almost as easily as you can get it really heavy. It depends on what bells & whistles you add to it (extensions, calendar, online accounts…). Just switching to the default gnome dm (gdm) will load a 150-200 MB all to yourself!

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • Agreed! And I do have a lot of extensions turned on so 500 mb is very efficient :+1: :-)

    Thanks to Antergos devs!

  • I had another quick question, how can I install a specific kernel, say kernel 4.1, I tried -

    [kabir@gnome ~]$ sudo pacman -S linux-lts41
    error: target not found: linux-lts41
    

    Is it possible to have kernel 4.1 and 4.4 both lts kernels on my system and decide on boot which to use?

    Thanks :)

  • @KabirGandhiok
    Umm, thats manjaro.
    OR you can easily do it yourself by creating a file in /etc/grub.d or using one of the sample ones therein.

  • @KabirGandhiok Even more, I run Openbox with 2 GB of RAM and it still goes fluid. Good luck! :-)


    Fer

  • @anika200 said in How to install linux kernels in Antergos:

    OR you can easily do it yourself by creating a file in /etc/grub.d or using one of the sample ones therein.

    Thanks! but I can’t figure out what file to create and what command to run in order to install another lts kernel. I did have a look at the grub.d files, but I’m a no0b when it comes to this. I’m already running linux44, and not very sure how things work in Arch, is it possible to keep two lts kernels, or will I have to swap out 4.4 for 4.1? Thanks again!

    @ferthelet Thanks! and I’m very happy with Antergos, for the amount of extensions I have turned on (Gnome), 500 MB ram to boot with is not a bad bargain at all! :)

  • @Jeannie__

    Considering this is already marked solved can you please make your own topic. It’ll be easier for people to see your issue and help you :+1: .

    I7 3770K@4.3Ghz/32GB Ram/3440 x 1440 + 1440p/EVGA 1080 FTW/512GB SSD/2TB HD/Antergos Base w/ Plasma

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