I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-5-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s kernel 3.16.0-rc6, released 140718.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel
Install kernel 3.16.0-5-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 Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.16.0-5-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.
md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-5-exton.zip, which is of 60,3 MB.
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-5-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-5-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.0-5_3.16.0-5.10_all.deb \
Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 3.16.0-5-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 3.14 – 3.16 without “patches” etc.
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.16.0-5-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.
I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 3.15.6-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.15.6 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20140717).
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel
If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:
1. Download linux-kernel-3.15.6-x86_64-exton.txz – md5sum
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.15.6-x86_64-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
4. If necessary, change your Grub Legacy/Grub2 configuration
5. 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!
CruxEX 3.1 2014 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.12.24 with “my” special kernel 3.15.6-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.
Kernel 3.15.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140726. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 31.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 140726 to a USB Pen Drive and save your system changes – read this INSTRUCTION. If you later on decide you want to install CruxEX to hard drive from the USB Pen Drive all your system changes will also be installed to the hard drive.
About CruxEX 3.1 version 140726
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). This means (for example) that Firefox is in version 31.0. Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.15.6!
CruxEX 3.1 2014 build 140726 is – as my previous CRUX-remasters – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB in any language (as far as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
Screenshot of the LXDE Desktop