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.

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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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