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Thread: Upgrading Kernel 3.0 to 3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

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    Upgrading Kernel 3.0 to 3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

    What commands do I type into Terminal in order to install this kernel. I have downloaded the following files to install this kernel.

    2.) linux-headers-3.1.0-030100_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_all.deb

    3.) linux-image-3.1.0-030100-generic_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_i386.deb

    Just what do I do to install them? I am currently running Ubuntu 11.10 x86 and kernel version 3.0.0-31-generic.

    Also, can anybody tell me if this is like a reliable kernel version to upgrade to.

    The only reason I wish to upgrade to this kernel is so that I can use the b43 driver for my Broadcom Wireless Device. (The only way I can upgrade to the b43 driver is if I am running 3.1+)

    Why you ask I want to use this driver, it's because I want to use Aircrack-ng.

    Unless someone has a suggestion as to what I can do about my driver situation I want to upgrade kernels.

    BTW, I'm currently running the "brcmsmac" driver for my Broadcom device.

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    Re: Upgrading Kernel 3.0 to 3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

    you have downloaded the good packages for installation. Put them into an empty folder, then from that folder, run:

    sudo dpkg -i *
    thats it

    note: actual kernel is 3.8, so 3.1 is quite old (maybe it support your hardware, maybe not (i cant remember that oldish specs), so choose a newer kernel.


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