How to use the nice working kernel 6.1 on Fedora 38

I would like to use NOT the latest kernel on my Fedora 38 but kernel 6.1 that seems not to be present? Is it possible to put this kernel 6.1 on “hold” as i would say in Debian terminology?

I’m totally new to Fedora, using Manjaro and Debian in an multiboot linux system…


[john1@fedora ~]$ inxi -F
  Host: fedora Kernel: 6.5.8-200.fc38.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: Cinnamon v: 5.8.4 Distro: Fedora release 38 (Thirty Eight)
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81RS v: Lenovo Yoga S740-14IIL
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: BYCN39WW date: 05/28/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 61.9 Wh (94.8%) condition: 65.3/62.0 Wh (105.3%)
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-1065G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
    L2: 2 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 500 min/max: 400/3900 cores: 1: 400 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400
    5: 400 6: 400 7: 1200 8: 400
  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX250] driver: nouveau v: kernel
  Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.9 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution:
    1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: N/A
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.1.8 renderer: Mesa Intel Iris
    Plus Graphics (ICL GT2)
  API: EGL Message: EGL data requires eglinfo. Check --recommends.
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-icl
  API: ALSA v: k6.5.8-200.fc38.x86_64 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.83 status: active
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: 04:33:c2:02:de:51
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver: r8152 type: USB
  IF: enp0s13f0u1u4 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: 4c:e1:73:42:1f:6b
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth driver: btusb type: USB
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: 04:33:C2:02:DE:55 bt-v: 5.2
  Local Storage: total: 1.86 TiB used: 309.29 GiB (16.3%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA1T0TCK size: 953.87 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EARX-00N0YB0
    size: 931.51 GiB type: USB
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 2.0 size: 14.54 GiB
    type: USB
  ID-1: / size: 37.39 GiB used: 21.48 GiB (57.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 259.5 MiB used: 131.2 MiB (50.6%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 40.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Processes: 303 Uptime: 27m Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
  available: 15.17 GiB used: 3.06 GiB (20.2%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.30

I suspect the kernel you are referring to is the LTS kernel that one of our members has put into the copr repo. A quick search for lts kernel on this forum reveals a lot of references and I did not have time to dig deeper. I do remember several references to the subject and patience in the search would likely lead to the proper link for downloading it.

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… and i asked chatgpt and it said it is against Fedoras guideline … so i stay with all the newest stuff:

Thanks for your anser !!!

:joy: ChatGPT does not seem to have a clue. You can use whatever kernel you want (if it boots).

Here is a link to a copr (personal repository) that provides and maintains the 6.1 kernel series.

sudo dnf copr enable kwizart/kernel-longterm-6.1
sudo dnf install kernel-longterm
sudo reboot

Thanks a lot !!!

Installed kernel 6.1, updated my main Manjaro grub, checked for kernel-headers, removed all kernels > 6.1

All seems to be fine :slight_smile:

Thanks @augenauf

Herzlichen Dank!

With kernel 6.1 even my beloved mcfly is working again:

mcfly: best tool for terminal history browsing

I’m wondering why mcfly wouldn’t work a newer kernel?!

If i recall it exactly it is an issue with kernel source?

! 'll will have a look at github issues.

I love this mcfly !!

Known issue see ( with untested workaround )

mcfly issue

But i don’t care since Kernel 6.1 will get updates for next 10 years!