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    Howto: Simple kernel upgrade (Feisty or Edgy) to Gutsy's developing kernel.

    This should work for Feisty Fawn and Edgy Eft users. This will install the current developing kernel that will be realeased with Gutsy Gibbon.

    Check out my new thread > Upgrade to 2.6.24

    Do not upgrade any packages while you have the Gutsy repository open.

    Disclaimer: This is how I successfully upgraded my kernel without having to compile it myself. A couple of users have had issues with this method so be aware that problems can arise. At this point removing the new kernel using the instructions at the end of the post should do the trick, but if it doesn't I take no responsibility. I will monitor this thread to try to help out anyone thats had issues.

    With that being said, most users have not had any problems and are enjoying the new kernel. Also, this will not remove your current kernels.

    After you've upgraded please reply with your machine Model and specs so that others can benefit

    You can download the script I've attached and do the following: will upgrade to the current kernel using meta packages, meaning if you run this every week or so it will upgrade your kernel if a new version has been released. Current version is 2.6.22-14

    Move to the directory in which you downloaded the script.. for example:
    cd /path/to/file/
    make the script executable:
    chmod +x
    run it:
    sudo python
    This installed the new kernel. Enjoy

    Or you can do it manually...

    First you need to add the Gutsy repository (this is only temporary to pull the new kernel):
    echo 'deb gutsy main restricted' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
    Now that you've added the repository you need to update:
    sudo apt-get update
    Next you need to install the new kernel:
    sudo apt-get -y install linux linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic linux-restricted-modules-generic
    Now that you've pulled the kernel you should remove the Gutsy repository from your sources.list:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Now you can remove the line or simply comment it out: (It'll be the last line of the file)
    #deb gutsy main restricted
    Once again you need to update so that you'll stop pulling updates from the Gutsy repository:
    sudo apt-get update
    Alright. If you've done all of the above without errors, you've successfully installed 2.6.22-14-generic. Now you need to reboot into the new kernel:
    sudo reboot

    Miscellaneous fixes
    1. Having issues with your nVidia video cards?
    > A possible fix: Look here
    > Use Envy. Post: / Envy's offical website

    2. Is Nautilus crashing?
    > Update it using the gutsy repository:
    Look here

    3. Are having issues with direct rendering and such with ATI video (specifically 200M chipset)?
    > Take a look at jamiepluncinski's post:
    Ok.. Did it hose your box? Too easy.

    Reboot your computer and at Grub press esc to boot into your last kernel. (probably 2.6.20-16-*)

    Remove the installed kernel and then upgrade.
    sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.22-14-generic linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic linux-headers-2.6.22-14 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-14-generic linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-generic
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    10/08/07: Cleaned up the network test
    09/20/07: Added a network test
    09/18/07: Cleaned up the python script...
    09/08/07: Updated to python.
    08/12/07: Added GUI (zenity dialogs) to the script
    08/08/07: Changed script to look for and install Meta packages
    08/07/07: Cleaned up
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    Last edited by walkerk; January 24th, 2008 at 06:47 PM.


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