Run your Ubuntu 32bit system better/faster with a new kernel!

ExLight 12.10 32bit Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.10 (alias Quantal Quetzal,  released 121018). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 17 (“Beauty at your fingertips”). Kernel 3.7.0-7-exton (Kernel.org’s 3.7, stable) is used. “My” kernel works better than the original Ubuntu 12.10 kernel 3.5.0-19-generic. (That is; the system runs faster).

The same kernel (3.7.0-7-exton) can be installed in all Ubuntu 32bit systems version 10.04 – 12.10 and Ubuntu derivatives such as Linux Mint 10 – 14, ExTiX 9 – 11, MeX and LFA. My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can even be used in Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6).

What’s new in Linux 3.7?

DOWNLOAD ubuntukernel-32bit-3.7.0-7-exton.zip

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-32bit-3.7.0-7-exton and run this command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.7.0-7_3.7.0-7.15_all.deb linux-headers-3.7.0-7-exton_3.7.0-7.15_i386.deb  linux-image-3.7.0-7-exton_3.7.0-7.15_i386.deb

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.7.0-7-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 Debian/Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton /121221

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A new version of ExLight Linux Live DVD with kernel 3.7 is ready

Enlightenment logoExLight 12.10 Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.10 (alias Quantal Quetzal,  released 121018). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 17 (“Beauty at your fingertips”). Kernel 3.7.0-7-exton (Kernel.org’s 3.7, stable) is used. “My” kernel works better than the original Ubuntu kernel 3.5.0-19-generic. (That is; the system runs faster). All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as at December 20, 2012. Study the full LIST.

The system language is English.

What’s new in Linux 3.7?

DOWNLOAD: ftp://borkur.svenskalinuxforeningen.se/distributions/exton/exlight-12.10-32bit-1200mb-121220.iso

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A new version of EXTON OpSuS 32bit Linux Live USB

EXTON OpSuSEXTON OpSuS 12.2 32bit LXDE is based on openSUSE 12.2. EXTON OpSuS uses kernel 3.4.20 and LXDE. (“An extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment”). Installed programs: Among many other programs, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Vlc, NetworkManager, GParted and LibreOffice. Study the full PACKAGE list as of 121215.

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Kernel 3.7.0-5-exton (3.7-rc8) for Ubuntu 64bit

UbuntuNEWS 121205: A new 3.7 kernel for MeX Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled yet another 3.7 kernel  for Ubuntu 12.10, ExTiX 11 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 11, 12, 13 and 14. The full name of the new kernel is 3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64. It is the same as Kernel.org’s kernel 3.7-rc8 released 121203. 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 3.7.0-5-exton (3.7-rc8). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.7.0-5-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel: linux-image-3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton: linux-headers-3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all: linux-headers-3.7.0-5_3.7.0-5.13_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.7.0-5_3.7.0-5.13_all.deb linux-headers-3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64.deb linux-image-3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64.deb

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.7.0-5-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 /121205

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A new version of ExTiX 11 is ready!

ExTiXNEWS 121204
Version 11 (121204) of ExTiX 64bit Linux Live DVD is based on Ubuntu 12.10, released on October 27, 2012. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). In ExTiX 11 I have removed Unity and installed Gnome 3.6.1 with Cairo-Dock 3.1 instead. Used kernel: 3.5.0-19-generic. The system language is English.

See a screenshot of the Desktop

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