A better Ubuntu kernel – 32bit

UbuntuNEWS 120705: A new 3.5 kernel for ExLight 12.04 Linux 32bit and other Ubuntu 32bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExLight 12.04 32bit, Ubuntu Barbone  12.04 Exton Remix 32bit or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13 32bit. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-3.3-exton_i386. It is the same as Kernel.org’s 3.5-rc5.

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 was that you could 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 3.5.0-3.3-exton (3.5-rc5). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-3.3-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-3_3.5.0-3.3_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-3_3.5.0-3.3_all.deb linux-headers-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb linux-image-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb  

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-3.3-exton is 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.

Good luck!

exton /120705

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14 thoughts on “A better Ubuntu kernel – 32bit

  1. Works greatly on my netbook acer d270 with gma3600 , supported enterily only by the kernel 3.5, with debian squeeze/stable. Thx !

  2. I am a newbee to linux.Will it work on Mint 13 Xcfe for acer 270 gma 3600?Can I just download the deb file and run it with synaptic package manager ? I am very happy now as after updating the mint, it showed the drivers for cedarview and now the brightness control is woking well.

    1. Download 3 files and run command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-3_3.5.0-3.3_all.deb linux-headers-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb linux-image-3.5.0-3-exton_3.5.0-3.3_i386.deb

      If the kernel isn’t “better” than the original you can always go back that one.

  3. Thank you Exto. But I am seeing 3.6.2 kernals are available. what should I do ?
    1)Keep with the current 3.2
    2) install 3.5 or 3.6
    3)install 3.5 or 3.6 at the next bug attack
    I can see vedios well, I dont play 3D games and I am into linux for the last 10 days only.

  4. Rak,
    As I understand it you are not happy with my answer re. different kernels. What can I say? I can’t choose a kernel for you, but I can say this: If your present kernel works (for your hardware etc.) you don’t h a v e to install a new one.

  5. OMG ! I think u misunderstood. As per your advice, I decided not to install it as I am a newbee to linux and everything is fine now with the curent kernal !

  6. I installed 3.6.2. The cedartrail graphics drivers didint work with it and I have to reinstall the kernal. The bluetooth adapters went well with 3.6 and not in 3.2. Now I am back to square 1

  7. Thanks exton. Check this link http://www.linuxtech.net/reviews/intel_DN2800MT_cedarview_atom_power_draw.html
    My LM13 installation aftr update is showing 2 drivers for installation 1) drm driver for intel gma500 -This package contains the drm driver for Cedar Trail in DKMS format. 2)Intel cedar view graphics driver -3D-accelerated proprietary graphics driver for Intel Cedarview cards.
    This driver is required to fully utilise the 3D potential of some Intel Cedarview cards, as well as provide 2D acceleration of newer cards.
    I have installed these and are working well
    My question is are these the real things needed for my netbook ?

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