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’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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5 thoughts on “Kernel 3.7.0-0-exton for Ubuntu 64bit

  1. Hey, I’ve been having overheat/power usage issues with my present Mint 13 laptop with 3.2.0 and I was looking to upgrade the kernel to 3.7 because apparently this is an issue with 3.2-3.6. I have never done this before and the directions seem extremely straightforward and simple, I am running into problems and I am getting this error:
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    Anyway you can help? I’ve tried it twice and it wont open properly just from package installer. Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. I don’t know about the package installer, but just run this commmand: udo 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
    Works like a charm!

  3. This command I mean: 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

  4. And, what about dependencies and sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch i386 lib32gcc1 libc6-i386, every one recommends to use it.

    I’m runing a hp dv6 laptop with a AMD raedom HD 5XXXM on ubuntu 12.10

    After re-installing many times I can’t find a whey to make it work properly.

    Can you help me


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