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Kernel 3.12 Released – Install and Compile in Debian Linux

In this case, we are going to compile a newly released Kernel 3.12, on Debian Wheezy. The newly released Kernel 3.12 has several new features, including some new drivers for the NVIDIA Optimus, and the Radeon Kernel Graphics Driver. It also offers huge improvements to the EXT4 filesystem, and some updates to XFS and Btrfs.

How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.9.9 On Ubuntu, Debian & Derivates

The Linux Kernel 3.9.9 stable has been released yesterday, bringing small fixes and improvements, some of the for the ARM architecture. In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.9.9 on Ubuntu and Debian derivates.

How To Install Kernel 3.10 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and Derivates

The highly expected Linux Kernel 3.10 has been released by Linus Torvalds himself yesterday. Among other fixes and improvements, the new kernel has better support for Solid State Drives (SSDs). A full list of features can be found on the official announcement.

Compiling linux kernel on debian

Here are the steps to compile a kernel from source in debian based systems. These steps have worked successfully on debian 6.0 (linux 2.6.32) – You will need a package by the name kernel-package, which implements the commands required for compilation, hence run

Linux 3.2 in wheezy

Debian 7.0 ‘wheezy’ will include Linux 3.2. This is currently in unstable and will soon enter testing.

Debian Wheezy Moving To Linux 3.0

With Linux 3.0 on its way, the Debian developers have decided to move the Debian Wheezy development from Linux 2.6 to Linux 3.0.

Custom Kernels on Debian

I haven’t bothered with custom kernels in a long time. I think the last time I ran a custom kernel on my own machine was in 2006. There was a time where I would just read kernel code and change random things just to see what would happen, I’m definitely not that brave anymore.

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” to be released with complete free Linux kernel

The Debian project has been working in removing non-free firmware from the Linux kernel shipped with Debian for the past two release cycles. At the time of the releases of Debian 4.0 “Etch” [1] and 5.0 “Lenny” [2], however, it was not yet possible to ship Linux kernels stripped of all non-free firmware bits. Back […]

How to Update the Debian Lenny Kernel

Debian is a version of Linux established in 1993. It has three distinct release branches: stable, testing and unstable. Debian “Lenny” was released on November 27, 2010, and is the current stable distribution as of 2010. Updating the kernel in Debian is accomplished through the built-in “apt-get” update system.

The 233-Line Kernel Patch and the (Even Easier) Alternatives

The debate over the two original approaches “shows the division in the Linux camp,” said Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. “On one side you have the DIYers with the patch; on the other, the ‘make it easy’ option with an update that will end up rolled in the kernel. “Who is right? Well, I still say that […]

Using pv-grub to run custom kernels on Debian

Just installing the kernel in the first article hasn’t changed anything about how your Debian VPS will boot. We’ll need to make some other changes before pv-grub will boot with the new kernel.

Automatically remove old kernels from Debian-based distributions

apt-get doesn’t clean old kernels, as it may screw up and render the system unbootable. However, leaving a lot of kernels in /boot often results in filling up the space. This is especially true of /boot is in a little partition on its own.

Building Linux kernels the Debian way

First we will install all prerequisites then download kernel source. Next step will be customization and as a last step we will create a Debian package with new Customized Linux kernel and install it.

Debian (and Ubuntu, etc) Kernels for the Acer Aspire One

As I wrote about a couple days ago, I’m now the not-so-proud owner of an Aspire One, running Debian. (I love Debian; I kind of hate the Aspire One.)

Compiling a Realtime (PREEMPT RT) Kernel in Debian 5.0/Lenny

OK, let’s just get right to it. We both know why you’re here and you’re probably raring to get JACK and some client apps running in RT mode with low latencies as quickly as possible.

Kernel 2.6.32.1-deadlock released for Debian/Ubuntu (Deadlock)

Yesterday, the kernel development team have released kernel version 2.6.32.1. As I was looking at the ChangeLog from kernel.org website, I have noticed that there are not much changes to this kernel, besides tons of fixed for ext4 file system.

Enabling Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) in Debian Linux kernel

Some of you must have heard about a new feature that got introduced since 2.6.29 Linux kernel known as Kernel Mode Setting (KMS).I will not go into the details about the benefits of KMS in this post but rather I will show you how to enable KMS on your Debian system

Kernel 2.6.32 for Debian Squeeze

The entire Debian kernel team assembled for a four day meeting at the annual Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland, Oregon, to set out the key features for the forthcoming version 6.0 (codename Squeeze) of the open source Linux distribution.

Bits from the kernel team

Debian Recompiling Kernel Ways

Well, do you need to recompile your kernel under Debian GNU/Linux? There are two safe ways to do it. The first method, is funny called “Debian Standard”, the second obviously is the classic method of recompiling.

Kernel Compilation – The Debian way

In this tutorial we can see how to compile and build the binary package of Linux kernel. The advantage of creating binary package is that you can install the kernel on multiple machines instead of compiling kernel in each and every machine.

2.6.29 realtime kernel for Debian

I’ve finally sat down and tried to make a realtime kernel for Debian, for my 64bit machine. I followed the instructions I found in this post on the Debian forums.

Debian Kernel Has No Proprietary Firmware

Debian developer Robert Millan is offering an alternative kernel for Debian’s Lenny free Linux distro. Unlike the standard Lenny kernel, it contains no proprietary firmware.

Combining Debian and FreeBSD; Pushing the Envelope of FOSS

Debian has always supported a wide range of processors, though; these architectures are different and noteworthy because instead of providing Debian on different hardware, they build the OS on a completely different kernel: FreeBSD’s.

Debian unleashes inner devil

The Debian project has announced that it is adding two new FreeBSD kernels to the unstable and experimental archive under the name of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 installation guide for Ubuntu and Debian Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an “official” build of the 2.6.29 Linux Kernel which came out tonight. The .deb files work for both Ubuntu and Debian! (and outdated, stable and test releases like Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope.


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