View Full Version : [ubuntu] upgraded kernel = no sound/internet

May 4th, 2008, 04:43 AM
..automatic updates recently installed 2.6.24-17 ... this boots up fine but then my wireless (broadcom) card does not work and neither does the sound... same problems aren't present in 2.6.24-16 ... which works fine..so for now im booting into it... just a q though... how do i fix this? .. i mean isnt the latest kernel supposed to be the most stable/secure?

May 4th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Why not build the 2.6.24-17 kernel from souces and add missing options? I'm not sure it will work, but you could try ;) .

May 4th, 2008, 06:10 AM
haha...i was thinking about it...but im pretty new to linux and really dont wanna screw up my main comp... once i get another one ill prob try stuff like that..until then i guess ill just stick with the older version :(

May 4th, 2008, 07:36 PM
I can read on the web that the 2.6.24-17 kernel is in "proposed" repository, not in the "update" one. So, I think it's better to remove the "proposed" repository from your sources.list, and then stay with the "current" ubuntu kernel : 2.6.24-16.

May 5th, 2008, 06:21 AM
hmm...thnks...in hindsight i shoulda done that research..