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[Solved] How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:11 pm

Hi all,

I'd like to upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6 as it includes the drivers for my wireless card. Please can someone tell me how I can do this please?

Thanks
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:06 pm

http://liquorix.net/ is at the moment at 3.6.0-6
http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux.html debian experimental is at 3.6.6-1
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:18 am

Hi,

Thank you so much for your response. I've tried Liquorix's Kernel and it doesn't have the drivers that I need. I've added
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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main
to sources.list but I can't work out how to install 3.6.6. Apparently I need to use
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apt-get -t experimental install <package name>
, but I can't find it using 'aptitude search' and therefore am unsure of what it's exactly called to install it.

I swear I'll never buy a brand new laptop again. The drivers are all a few months away from general release. :lol:

Thanks :)
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:45 am

hi :)
as a general disclaimer (not specifically directed to you :lol: ) we should avoid experimental if we are unsure how to use it.

but as you need this kernel here goes:
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apt update

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apt-cache search linux | grep trunk

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apt install <package1> <package2> #you need for sure the image and the headers

disable again the repo
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sudo update-grub #might not be necessary but just in case

this should do it :wink:
and i hope your wireless will work now
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:29 pm

Hi,

Thank you once again. I'm sure I'm very close. I can't install headers and trunk due to kbuild3.6 apparently not being available.
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-headers-3.6-trunk-amd64 : Depends : linux-kbuild-3.6 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


Searching aptitude shows that linux-kbuild-3.5 is available, as is 3.2, but no 3.6 :(
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:05 pm

actually (i'm replicating this here in a 64bit system so might be different) image-3.6-trunk-amd64 and headers-3.6-trunk-common would install; the problem is headers-3.6-trunk-amd64 (and this one is fundamental specially if you need to build any driver against the kernel)
3.6.6 was uploaded yesterday to experimental http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-ch ... 00788.html but there's a bug against kbuild (linux-tools) for some time
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=690011
guess is not installable atm (not the headers) but soon...
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:10 pm

It appears thanks to your help I am now running 3.6.6.1~experimental. Unfortunately, within Network Manager my wireless card now says "device not ready (firmware missing)" so it appears to be a different message now, but still not resolved.

Any ideas? :(
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Re: How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:39 pm

Fixed it!

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Get the firmware by
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
cd
cd linux-firmware
sudo cp rt3290.bin /lib/firmware


That solved it for me!
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Re: [Solved] How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:00 pm

8)
glad you got it sorted :D
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Re: [Solved] How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm

just a heads-up on this: if you need/want the headers they should be installable soon
Jonathan Nieder [email removed] via lists.debian.org

21:44 (9 minutes ago)

to debian-kernel
I intend to upload linux-tools version 3.6-1~experimental.1 to
experimental tomorrow. The source is nicely xz-compressed for the
first time (thanks, Ben and Sedat!). The upload should make perf and
kbuild usable again for people using a packaged 3.6.y kernel.

Regards,
Jonathan
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Re: [Solved] How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:22 am

Thank you very much and it's very kind of you to think of us that were looking to do this.

I'll admit I'm a little scared to do any more as it's working, and I don't like to fix what isn't broken. :lol:
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Re: [Solved] How Do I Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.6?

Postby zerozero on Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:14 pm

WhatUsernameIsFree? wrote:I don't like to fix what isn't broken. :lol:

yep, if all is working as it should leave it as-is 8)
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