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.


One thought on “A better Ubuntu kernel – 64bit

  1. Dear Arne, I make this short ….

    The second best decision I ever made was converting from MS-Windows to Linux.
    That is a while ago … 2003 to be exact.
    The best decision so far I can see after 24 hours of testing …
    I changed from Linux Mint – no doubt about it , it always served me best – to ExTiX 9 … ,
    and I am amazed.

    Thanx for the perfect work … and I will try your SlackEx on my netbook next week …

    Yours sincerely …. Walter / Aachen / Germany

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