Linux Mint 19 Update Manager

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  1. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    Why is Linux Mint 19 Update Manager offering me intel-microcode
    (processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs)
    when I have an AMD processor?
     
  2. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    @KeyPer4Life if you have inxi installed, what does inxi -C show?
     
  3. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    Shows Quad Core AMD A6 -6310 APU.

    Noticed Mint Update Manager showing new Linux kernel
    4.15.0.50.52 is available.

    Following packages will be installed:
    intel-microcode
    linux-image-generic
     
  4. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    On Ubuntu 18.04 with an Intel CPU, I see both AMD and Intel microcode:
    Code:
    $ apt list --installed | grep -i microcode
    
    WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.
    
    amd64-microcode/bionic-updates,now 3.20180524.1~ubuntu0.18.04.2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
    intel-microcode/bionic-updates,bionic-security,now 3.20190514.0ubuntu0.18.04.3 amd64 [installed]
    $
    And when I look at the current depends for linux-image-generic, I see:

    Code:
    $ apt depends linux-image-generic
    linux-image-generic
      Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-50-generic
      Depends: linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-50-generic
      Depends: linux-firmware
      Depends: intel-microcode
      Depends: amd64-microcode
      Recommends: thermald
    $
     
  5. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    @vasa1

    Yes. Same here after updating new Linux kernel it shows both
    intel and AMD microcode.

    linux-image-generic is the same also.
     
  6. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    @KeyPer4Life so I'm guessing this an "upstream" decision and neither Ubuntu and Mint don't want to shake things up.
     
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