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How to install the newest linux kernel?

 

SparkyLinux 2.0 is based on Debian testing “Wheezy” so it featuring Linux kernel 3.2 LTS.
If you need to install the newest Linux kernel, you have to:
1. In text console edit (as root) “sources.list” and add Debian unstable “Sid” repos:
su
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add new lines on the end of the list:
## sid
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main non-free

3. Save it and refresh package list:
apt-get update

4. Open Menu-> Applications-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager
a. Click “Search” button and type “linux-image”
– if your computer is old ( CPU such as Pentium II, Pentium III, etc. ) choose
linux-image-(the-highest-number)-486

– if you have modern machine choose
linux-image-(the-highest-number)-686-pae

– if you run SparkyLinux x86_64 version choose
linux-image-(the-highest-number)-amd64

b. Then click “Apply” button to install it
c. Reboot your computer choosing new installed kernel from booting list.

 
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