kernel 3.0.0-13-generic seems to be last one that works on my ASUS laptop

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Mar 12 12:34:34 UTC 2012

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Liam Proven wrote:

> On 12 March 2012 12:11, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at> wrote:
> >
> >  i have an ASUS 64-bit G74S laptop for which the most recent kernel
> > that boots properly seems to be 3.0.0-13-generic.  anything after
> > that, once i select it during grub, seems to hang the system almost
> > immediately (no HD activity, black screen).
> >
> >  i also hand-built a "git clone"d kernel from the corresponding
> > config file and, annoyingly, that also hung, so i'm back to the
> > 3.0.0-13-generic release.
> >
> >  i'm about to do more experimenting, but i'm open to suggestions.
> Check the machine's BIOS is the most current available.

  grrrr ... and of course, it isn't so i'll humiliate myself and ask
how to upgrade it from ubuntu.  to detect the current version, i ran:

$ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version

and a quick google shows there is a version 203 already:

  so while i'm googling (i can't remember the last time i had to
upgrade bios), a pointer to a web page with instructions would be



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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