hotshot247 wrote:another easy way to upgrade your kernel is simply type in the terminal: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and it will get the kernel files you need and it updates grub also.
alpha1 wrote:What perceivable benfits would one see on upgrading kernel?
I for one - have found that newer kernels instead of supporting more hardware - actually drop support for some stuff that was earlire working.
watcheroftheskies wrote:I second the last post: I installed the latest stable maverick kernel on my laptop. Result: after reboot no wireless. Uninstalled the broadcom driver. Reinstalled via 'hardware' > System error: Install files () failed. Booting grub on original 2.6.32 kernel (Mint 9) doesn't help: So...I wrecked my system. So, I think I'll try the full Ubuntu maverick until Mint 10 comes along.
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install build-essential
mkdir /tmp/broadcom && cd /tmp/broadcom
tar xvf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v18.104.22.168.tar.gz
patch -p0 < patch
patch -p0 < patch_hybrid_multicast
sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
echo -ne 'blacklist b43\nblacklist ssb\n' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-b43.conf
vincent wrote:The deb package of the 2.6.35 kernel you got from Ubuntu's mainline kernel repo (kernel.ubuntu.com) are strictly vanilla kernels (compiled and built in an Ubuntu environment); it'd be the same as if you went to http://www.kernel.org, and picked up the official kernel sources there and built it yourself.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found Debian background: linuxmint.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.33-02063305-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.33-02063305-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-25-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-25-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Linux Mint 10 Julia (10) on /dev/sda4
sade@sade ~ $
sade@sade ~ $ uname -r
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