Kernel 3.16.0-7-exton (’s stable kernel 3.16)

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-7-exton, equivalent to’s stable kernel 3.16, released 140803.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel

Install kernel 3.16.0-7-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 3.16.0-7-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for, which is of 60,4 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-7-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.0-7_3.16.0-7.12_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.16.0-7-exton_3.16.0-7.12_amd64.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 3.16.0-7-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 3.16.0-7-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!


One thought on “Kernel 3.16.0-7-exton (’s stable kernel 3.16)

  1. Hi, thanks for the new kernel. Unfortunately it’s not really happy on Debian 7 like you said because
    1. linux-headers-3.16.0-7-exton depends on libc6 >= 2.14, which is not in wheezy;
    2. the evbug module gets loaded when devices are hotplugged, and then produces crazy amounts of logging. I think it is blacklisted on Ubuntu by default but it isn’t on Debian.

    Otherwise it worked ok and let me test out some new hardware in the new kernel. Now I’ll try to build 3.16 myself.

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