A better Ubuntu kernel – 64bit

NEWS 120229: A new stable 3.2 kernel for ExTiX 9 Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled a new stable 3.2.7 kernel  for ExTiX 9 64bit.

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels is that you can not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.2.0-17_amd64-exton (3.2.7). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3:20:17-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.2.0-17-exton_3.2.0-17.27_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.2.0-17-exton_3.2.0-17.27_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.2.0-17_3.2.0-17.27_all.deb

Install command: dpkg -i linux-headers-3.2.0-17-exton_3.2.0-17.27_amd64.deb  linux-headers-3.2.0-17_3.2.0-17.27_all.deb  linux-image-3.2.0-17-exton_3.2.0-17.27_amd64.deb

Then: update-grub (if you use Grub 2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.2.0-17-exton is now (finally) compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in an Ubuntu system.

A new version of ExTiX 9 x64 with kernel 3.2.0-17-exton (kernel 3.2.7)

ExTiXA new version of ExTiX 9 x64 with kernel 3.2.0-17_amd64-exton (kernel 3.2.7) is ready. This kernel is better than “my” previous kernels. Now you can install packages, which normally need full kernel sources. For example VirtualBox. I have also installed the latest version of Vlc Universal Media Player ( 2.0 Twoflowers) and even better firmware for HP laptops with Broadcom wireless cards. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of 29 February 2012 >> see a complete list.