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 +8. Sometimes, when you have a very new computer, you have a problem: the drivers in the Linux kernel of Linux Mint, aren't recent enough. In that case, you can do the following:
  
 +a. First of all, you can try whether a newer officially supported kernel suffices:
 +From the menu, launch Update Manager. In the toolbar of Update Manager: View - Linux kernels
 +Install the very latest kernel in the list.
 +
 +Then reboot your computer.
 +
 +b. If that kernel still isn't new enough, you can install an even newer and wholly unsupported kernel by means of a non-official (and therefore less safe) software source: the canonical-kernel-team PPA.
 +
 +Note 1: The newer kernel you're about to install is unsupported in your version of Linux Mint, so there's an increased risk of malfunctions and errors. This should therefore only be done as emergency measure.
 +
 +Note 2: If you're currently using the closed non-free Nvidia driver or the amdgpu driver from AMD, the newer kernel from this PPA might not support it.
 +
 +The method is as follows:
 +
 +Launch a terminal window.
 +(You can launch a terminal window like this: *Click*)
 +
 +Then in the terminal (use copy/paste to avoid typing errors):
 +
 +<code>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-kernel-team</code>
 +
 +Press Enter. Type your password when prompted. 
 +
 +With this, you add the software source to your sources list.
 +
 +c. Then in the terminal (use copy/paste):
 +
 +<code>sudo apt-get update</code>
 +
 +Press Enter. With this, you inform your system about the contents of the newly added software source.
 +
 +d. From the menu, launch Update Manager. In the toolbar of Update Manager: View - Linux kernels
 +Install the very latest kernel in the list.
 +
 +Then reboot your computer.
 +
 +e. After this reboot your computer should run on the latest kernel. Check it by means of the following terminal command:
 +
 +<code>uname -r</code>
 +
 +Press Enter.
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