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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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