I am new to Fedora and I decided to try it on my new laptop instead of Ubuntu. I have an XPS 13 (9343) and the sound is not working. I researched online and found out that people had success installing the latest rc kernel out there.
Kernel found is kernel-4.4.0-0.rc4.git3.1.fc24. What I did was after a bit of googling, I downloaded kernel-4.4.0-0.rc4.git3.1.fc24.x86_64.rpm and tried to install it like this :
sudo rpm -Uhv kernel-4.4.0-0.rc2.git2.1.fc24.x86_64.rpm
Now I can select the kernel at boot but I don't know how to check if I installed it correctly or not..the file is ~55KB only. Is that all?
I also got the source from that url, installed dependencies and then installed the kernel source like bellow but the kernel doesn't show in the list of available kernels:
su -c 'dnf builddep kernel-4.4.0-0.rc4.git3.1.fc24.src.rpm' sudo rpm -Uhv kernel-4.4.0-0.rc4.git3.1.fc24.src.rpm
I spent more than 3 hours on this and I couldn't find any good guidance on how to install the kernel...most recommend using
dnf install kernel-devel but that's not the version I want.
Do I need to compile the source myself?
How do I add the repository where that kernel resides and try to install it with dnf?