Im really frustrated with the new kernel patches, Im gonna explain why
My laptop : Lenovo Z500
Intel core i7 3gen / Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB RAM - DDR3 / NVIDIA Geforce 740M
The problem is the brightness of the integrated Intel card. I know that there are 'solutions', because I did all of them. Creating .conf files, editing /etc/default/grub, blacklisting, things that half-worked in the process.
None of them work as I want to. The bug is that the brightness as default is not at maximum, and you can't control the brightness, and If you force it(meanwhile grub loads) the brightness go to 0, and then it locks...
So what I want is the same performance as I had in the kernel 3.13.0-24-generic that is in a burned CD with ubuntu 14.04(april of 2014), that kernel version... rocks! . It was completely compactible with my laptop everything worked fine.
And I will detail you the features that means "fine"
- When I press the brightness keys It smoothly change the brightness(the bugged kernel version 3.13.92-generic do this but with low fps)
- It can reach the maximum brightness of the screen
- When the laptop is inactive, the brightness decreases really smooth until certain point, then the screen turns off.
That features are in windows too and I really liked that linux offers me the same experience.
Allright so the thing is that I want that kernel back, and I don't know how to "extract" the package from that old CD, because is not anymore on the official 'kernel.org'. Ubuntu official repositories offers me updated kernels that spoil everything(that's why I'm not using 16.04) because Intel released an 'update' to his driver and the bug is even on Windows, the same bug of brightness, the solution in windows was to change some value to ffff in regedit, but in linux I tried everything(I saw like 22 different posts and none of them work properly), as I said in the begining of this post.
At certain point I though that was a Ubuntu problem so I tried Fedora, LinuxMint, Elementary, Debian even ArchLinux*, trying to successfull install NVIDIA and Intel Graphics, my dream is to have a full working laptop with gnu/linux
How can I get the kernel 3.13.0-24 back?
How can I skip kernel updates?
Can I get working updated versions of linux distros with that old kernel?
*I successfully installed bumblebee with nvidia in arch but I cant get working it on debian distros, not sure why I followed several tutorials and oficial distros how-tos that led me to finally return to ubuntu because I hate AUR and the fact that arch is not on the list for most supported software.
**Sorry for my english, I'm still learning, not sure if the title is correct please edit it if its possible