Install the latest stable kernel (3.12) for Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit systems

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.12.0-2-exton, equivalent to’s latest STABLE kernel 3.12, released 131103.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

Install kernel 3.12.0-2-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6). If you want to use my kernel 3.12.0-2-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for, which is of 61,2 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.12.0-2-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0-2_3.12.0-2.5_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.12.0-2-exton_3.12.0-2.5_amd64.deb \

: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

It is now possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.12.0-2-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 3.11 – 3.12 without “patches” etc.

This kernel is used in ExTiX 13 version 131109.

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.12.0-2-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

exton  /131114


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