Kernel Cleaning

So after a couple of rounds of kernel updates on my Ubuntu install, a little housekeeping was in order. To remove the older kernel versions, uninstall linux-image-x.x.xx (just “removal”) from Synaptic Package Manager. Probably a good idea to keep the last version before the current one.

If you’re multibooting, you may need to tweak Grub / System > Administrator > StartUp-Manager (tutorial).

As a side effect of the kernel cleaning, I had to rebuild the tp_smapi / hdaps modules for the updated kernel. Good tutorial here worked for my X60. I took the chance to also install the gnome-hdaps-applet (instructions) to get a visual indicator of the APS in action. Yay!