Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a good winter, or summer, depending on your hemispherical affinity.
I’ve been tinkering on and off with a Pinebook Pro for 2-3 years now, give or take. I uh, just noticed that I’m still running 5.7.19-1-MANJARO-ARM. That kernel’s pretty old now, right?
If I run
pacman -Qi linux, I happen to get
Name : linux-pinebookpro Version : 5.7.19-1 Description : The Linux Kernel and modules - AArch64 multi-platform Architecture : aarch64 URL : http://www.kernel.org/ Licenses : GPL2 Groups : None Provides : kernel26 linux=5.7.19 Depends On : coreutils linux-firmware kmod mkinitcpio>=0.7 Optional Deps : crda: to set the correct wireless channels of your country Required By : None Optional For : base Conflicts With : linux Replaces : linux-armv8 Installed Size : 123.73 MiB Packager : Furkan Kardame <firstname.lastname@example.org> Build Date : Wed 02 Sep 2020 01:40:06 PM EDT Install Date : Tue 02 Feb 2021 09:47:21 PM EST Install Reason : Explicitly installed Install Script : Yes Validated By : Signature
I guess that would explain it. It says “Explicitly installed”. Did I do that? I wouldn’t remember.
Is there an official process to switch to an equally-supported newer kernel? Whenever I search for Manjaro kernel information, I wind up reading about x86 stuff, or misc. hardware support issues.