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Installing a new kernel

Postby canam101 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:55 am

I have the usual freezing problem with my I5 Ivy-Bridge pc. I ended up installing ubuntu 12.04 and gnomifying it to get rid of the stupid unity desktop. It's pretty good, no freezing, works well, but not quite as good as mint. I would like to make mint my regular distro again, but to do it without the freezing it seems I have to install a later version of the kernel rather than use the one that comes with mint 13.

My problem is about how to install the thing. I found a thread here that talked about getting it from liquorix.net. So I went to the website and found instructions to add this to my repositories:

deb http://liquorix.net/debian sid main

That I can do with no problem. The next step, according to the website, is to run apt-get as follows:

apt-get install '^liquorix-([^-]+-)?keyring.?'

That will install 'keyring packages', but will it install the new kernel? If not, what is the next step?

If I have to do anything other than install a package with apt-get, I would prefer to wait it out over at ubuntu until a .deb kernel has been added to the repositories.

Thanks for any information.
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Re: Installing a new kernel

Postby wayne128 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:25 am

After adding liquorix repos to /etc/apt/sources.list
1. apt-get update

2 apt-get install ( the key ring)

3. apt-cache policy liquorix* to find all liquorix stuff

choose your liquorix kernel and headers, apt-get install them on terminal,
or if you do not want to use terminal, then, use synaptic, refresh, search liquorix, select the one you wish to install and apply.

here is a snapshot of apt-cache policy liquorix*

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root@wayne-Inspiron-580s:/home/wayne# apt-cache policy liquorix*
linux-headers-3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-686:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.0-3
  Version table:
     3.6.0-3 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
liquorix-archive-keyring:
  Installed: 2009.05.25
  Candidate: 2009.05.25
  Version table:
 *** 2009.05.25 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
linux-modules-3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-686:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
liquorix-keyring:
  Installed: 2009.05.25
  Candidate: 2009.05.25
  Version table:
 *** 2009.05.25 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
linux-image-3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-686:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.0-3
  Version table:
     3.6.0-3 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
linux-headers-liquorix-686:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.0-3
  Version table:
     3.6.0-3 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
linux-image-liquorix-686:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.0-3
  Version table:
     3.6.0-3 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
liquorix-keyrings:
  Installed: 2009.05.25
  Candidate: 2009.05.25
  Version table:
 *** 2009.05.25 0
        500 http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
root@wayne-Inspiron-580s:/home/wayne#


When you are successful installing liquorix kernel, you can check on terminal with uname -r:
wayne@wayne-Inspiron-580s:~$ uname -r
3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-686
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Re: Installing a new kernel

Postby killer de bug on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:01 am

After that you would probably have to reinstall your Nvidia drivers if you use them... :wink:
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[Solved Maybe] Re: Installing a new kernel

Postby canam101 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm

wayne128 wrote:After adding liquorix repos to /etc/apt/sources.list....

Thank you, that was helpful and got me some interesting results. I was able to install the kernel. Here is the uname result:
3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64

but it had messages saying I needed to upgrade some drivers. I ignored that and tried to install the headers, but it came back with a message that I had unmet dependencies and something about not having gcc-4.7 installed, which I do not find in the repos.

At that point, my blood pressure was as high as I want it to get, so I re-booted to see what would happen. Surprisingly, it booted up normally, the displays work, video works, browsing works, etc., so it looks like whatever I ended up with is enough to run the system normally (I hope).

If it continues to run normally and does not freeze, I can hold out with mint until the kernel shows up in the repositories. At worst, I'll go back to ubuntu.

Thanks again.
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Re: Installing a new kernel

Postby d00med on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:17 am

This has worked to install kernel 3.6.7 on two of my laptops, both Mint 13 32bit and Mint 14 64bit.
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cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.6.7 -O linux-kernel-3.6.7

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.7

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.7

sudo reboot

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