How to install the newest linux kernel?

Last Updated on: 20th September 2023, 12:38 am

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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:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add new lines on the end of the list:
## sid
deb sid main contrib non-free
deb-src sid main contrib non-free
deb 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

– if you have modern machine choose

– if you run SparkyLinux x86_64 version choose

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

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