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I recently updated my netbook (Asus 1005px) running ubuntu 10.10. The update came with a newer kernel. And it causes the system to freeze. Randomly the screen goes off, and I have to do a force shutdown. I tried selecting older kernel in the grub menu and it works fine. Now I want to set the older kernel as default, or I want to get rid of the new kernel. What is the best way of doing this?

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Please don't forget to open a bug report for your problem with the newer kernel. – João Pinto Nov 27 '10 at 16:45
how to report a linux kernel bug -> – hhlp Feb 23 '11 at 20:02

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Boot into the kernel you want to keep and run:

sudo aptitude hold linux-image-`uname -r` linux-image

You might have to remove the newer kernel version manually. You can see what's installed with this:

dpkg -l | grep linux-image

And then

sudo apt-get remove linux-image-version-blah

Alternatively, you can do most of this by clicking around in Synaptic which might be a preferred option if you're not sure what you're doing.

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i have same hardware and same problem. For me 2.6.36 maverick kernel fix the problem

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search keywords: 1005pe ubuntu 10 maverick freeze randomly. If that kernel version fix your problem, give me to know please – senionis Dec 16 '10 at 22:31

I installed the native nvidia graphics driver, and it solved the same problem for me on Ubuntu 10.10 / 64 bits desktop (System / Administration / Additional drivers)

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