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Old Kernel install on fedora24

asked 2017-01-23 03:12:32 -0600

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there is a problem with my Fedora 24 installation and my Laptop HP ProBook 4540s. I need to downgrade the Kernel to a last known working one (kernel-4.6.6-300.fc24.x8664). Even with the latest kernel installed (kernel-core-4.9.4-100.fc24.x8664) my system keeps freezing after resuming from standby.

I've already tried

sudo rpm -Uvh --oldpackage kernel-core-4.6.6-300.fc24.x86_64

with the error: No such file or directory.

Any idea how to solve this problem? Thank you. Chris

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kernel 4.6.6 is not really advisable. It is not maintained anymore, so you will not receive any security-related patches.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-01-23 13:35:43 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-01-23 11:26:57 -0600

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updated 2017-01-23 13:29:52 -0600

I would do the following.

Go the Fedora's Package Build System, called Koji, and find the kernel you are looking for here:

Then scroll down the the x86-64 architecture that you are looking for. Then you have two options; Either download what you need (kernel, kernel-core, maybe kernel-devel, kernel-headers, kernel-modules) to your local disc, and then use dnf to install the kernel:

It would look something like: dnf install ~/Downloads/kernel-4.6.6-300.fc24.x86_64.rpm

Alternativly, you could try installing the rpm package from online, sudo dnf install, but I am not so sure how dependencies get resolved (kernel-core, kernel-headers, ...).

After that you need to open /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and add a line


Otherwise dnf will soon remove your kernel again. Or increase the number of kernel to be kept


where x is the number of kernels that are kept for your system.

Please also report your bug to the developers, I am sure they want to know about regression in their development.

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answered 2017-01-23 17:26:04 -0600

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Thank you for the detailed description. It worked just fine. I reported this bug already in November 2016. Now I can at least work properly with the older kernel.

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