I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released yesterday (141005). It is not yet possible to compile kernel 3.17 (also released 141005) for Ubuntu systems.
Install kernel 3.16.0-21-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 Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). If you want to use my kernel 3.16.0-21-exton for 64 bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.
md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21-exton.zip, which is of 60,4 MB.
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21 . Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.16.0-21-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.16.0-21_3.16.0-21.28_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 3.16.0-21-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 3.16.0-21-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.