I often have issues between the Linux kernel and the hardware I'm using. But I guess this is not new, especially on laptops.

GPU support, WiFi support, hibernation, etc...

Is there a tool that can "scan" you current system and "find" an appropriate kernel ? Or ask you to compile it yourself with specific options.

  • Generally speaking, the newer the kernel, the better the support for hardware across the board. – jasonwryan Oct 26 '16 at 6:49
  • Please edit by adding the output of uname -a and lspci -n , and clarify the issues. – GAD3R Oct 26 '16 at 8:11

No, there is not such a thing. The best you can do is to make sure your kernel and all packages are up-to-date for your distribution (sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade). Then look for specific support for the issues you're having, mentioning your distro name and version, your hardware, and the problem you're having.

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    Since the question was taggen 'debian', I'd suggest sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade linux-image . – schaiba Oct 26 '16 at 6:53
  • @schaiba Good catch. That'll teach me to read the tags before answering. I have corrected the answer. – dr_ Oct 26 '16 at 6:54

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