Kernel 3.7.0-0-exton for Ubuntu 64bit

UbuntuNEWS 121030: A new 3.7 kernel for MeX Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled a 3.7 kernel  for Ubuntu 12.10, ExTiX 11 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.7.0-0.1-exton_amd64. It is the same as Kernel.org’s kernel 3.7-rc3 released 121028. I plan to use this new kernel in my next version of MeX based on Ubuntu 12.10 with eight (8) different Desktop Environments. You can install the kernel in any Ubuntu 64bit System. See below how to do it.

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 3.7.0-0.1-exton_amd64 (3.7-rc3). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.7.0-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.7.0-0_3.7.0-0.1_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb
  linux-headers-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb  linux-image-3.7.0-0-exton_3.7.0-0.1_amd64.deb

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.7.0-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!

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A new version (11) of ExTiX is ready!

ExTiXNEWS
Version 11 (121027) of ExTiX 64bit Linux Live DVD is based on Ubuntu 12.10, released October 27, 2012. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 6.6.0. In ExTiX 11 I have removed Unity and installed Gnome 3.6.0 instead. The system language is English.

PROGRAM content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice 3.6.2, Thunderbird 16.0.1, Firefox 16.0.2, Brasero, Vlc 2.0.4, Gimp 2.8.2, Flash and win32 codecs. In addition all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of October 27, 2012.

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Run latest Slackware (14.0) live with KDE 4.9.2 and latest kernel (3.6.2)

LogoA new version of Exton-Slack Linux Live DVD is ready
Version 121017 of Exton-Slack is based on Slackware 14.0, released 20120926.

New features in version 121017 of Exton-Slack (compared with the previous version from 120514)
I have replaced kernel 3.3.5-exton with kernel 3.6.2-exton with support for “everything”. Kernel 3.6.2 is the latest available kernel on kernel.org. KDE is upgraded to version 4.9.2. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest version by now. I can mention LibreOffice 3.6.1, Gimp 2.8.2 and GCC 4.7.1.

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Yet another 32bit kernel for Slackware – version 3.6.2

SlackwareToday I have compiled a very useful (as I think) kernel for Slackware 10.0 – 14.0. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel 3.2.29 huge. “My” kernel 3.6.2-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.6.2 (released 121012) is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org.

If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware system, do this:

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.6.2-i486-exton.txz
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.6.2-i486-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
3. If necessary, change your Grub configuration
4. If you have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer, you may need to look over your files in /etc/modprobe.d before restarting the computer. That is remove the “blacklisting” of Nouveau’s kernel module in the appropriate files blacklist.conf and nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf. With “my” kernel functions the Nouveau “free” driver works just fine.

I plan to use ths kernel in new versions of Exton-Slack and Exton|Defender based on Slackware 14.0.

Restart your computer and enjoy!

SlackEX 14.0 (Slackware 14.0) Linux Live USB

LogoA new version of SlackEX is ready!

NEWS 121014
SlackEX 14.0 uses kernel 3.5.6-exton and Xfce 4.10. Kernel 3.5.6 is one of the latest available stabel kernels as of 121014. The system can easily be installed to hard disk (during a live session) using a setup program/script. SlackEX must be installed to a USB stick in Windows XP/Vista/7/8. The system can only be downloaded as a TAR-file. Almost all Slackware 14.0 standard packages – except KDE – are preinstalled in SlackEX 14.0. Study the full package LIST:  http://linux.exton.net/slackex/slackex-14.0-installed-packages-121012.txt

Screenshot of the new Desktop in SlackEX.

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All twelve (12) of my Linux Live Systems in English are now available on Softpedia.com

SoftpediaI received today (121010) a letter from Softpedias Linux Editor-In-Chief with the message that all my English remastered linuxsystem from today are included in Softpedias database for free download. Here is all the information and download pages on Softpedia.com – the encyclopedia of free software downloads!

ExTiX 10 64bit Linux Live DVDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/ExTiX-5010.shtml

Exton|Defender Linux 2012 Super Rescue 
System
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Exton-Defender-93101.shtml

ExLight Linux Live DVDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/ExLight-Linux-Live-DVD-93102.shtml

exGENT Linux Live CDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/exGENT-Linux-Live-DVD-93103.shtml

CruxEX 2012 Linux Live CDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/CruxEX-Linux-Live-CD-93104.shtml

ArchEX Xfce4 Linux Live CDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/ArchEX-Linux-Live-CD-93106.shtml

SlackEX Linux Live DVDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/SlackEX-Linux-Live-DVD-93108.shtml

Exton-Slack current Linuxhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Exton-Slack-current-Slackware-Live-DVD-93109.shtml

EXTON MultiBootCD 9-OShttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/EXTON-MultiBootCD-9-OS-93110.shtml

EXTON OpSuS 12.2 LXDE Linux live USBhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/EXTON-OpSuS-93111.shtml

MeX 12.04 64bit Linux Live DVDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/MeX-Linux-93112.shtml

PuppEX 2012 Linux Live CDhttp://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/PuppEX-Linux-Live-CD-93113.shtml

Three different servers
This means among other things that the above mentioned distributions now are available from three (3) different independent servers. Namely The Swedish Linux SocietySourceforge.netand Softpedia.com. So now I am guarded for all eventualities. On the other hand, the title is a bit misleading. The correct title would read “Three different Download places” or if you include LINUX.EXTON.NETFour different Download places.” If you click on the blue Download button on Softpedias different pages you will in fact be linked to Sourceforge.net. (The aforementioned applies not only to my Linux distributions). Now there are only four exton distributions (out of sixteen), on just the one (1) server – The Swedish Linux Society. These four are: KNOPPIX-EXTON v7.0.4 Linux Live DVD, PCLinuxOS-2012 EXTON Linux Live DVD, Linux for all (LFA) 64bit 12.04 Live DVD and EXTON-MAN 2012 (Mageia 2) 32bit Maxi Live DVD. They have in common that the system language is Swedish.

A new kernel for Slackware – 3.5.6 32bit

SleckEXToday I have compiled a very useful (as I think) kernel for Slackware 10.0 – 14.0. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel 3.2.29 huge. “My” kernel 3.5.6-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.5.6 (released 121007) is the second-latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. The latest version is 3.6.1.

If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware system, do this:

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.5.6-i486-exton.txz
2. Install with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.5.6-i486-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
3. If necessary, change your Grub configuration
4. If you have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer, you may need to look over your files in /etc/modprobe.d before restarting the computer. That is remove the “blacklisting” of Nouveau’s kernel module in the appropriate files blacklist.conf and nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf. With “my” kernel functions the Nouveau “free” driver works just fine.

Restart your computer and enjoy!