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September 18th, 2010, 12:07 AM
I have a wireless problem, and from searching, I get the impression that upgrading my kernel from 2.6.32 to at least 2.6.33 will fix it. I don't see any newer kernels in Synaptic. How do I do this?

September 18th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Welcome to the forums! Before you do anything rash :) I would recommend starting a new thread with the specifics of your wireless problem. It may be possible to get your wireless working under the supported 2.6.32 kernel. For example, you can go to System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, or you can search for your specific card on the Ubuntu wiki (http://wiki.ubuntu.com).

Should you come to the conclusion that a kernel upgrade is the only solution, the easiest way to get a different kernel is from the Ubuntu Kernel PPA (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/). You'll need to find and download the correct linux-image for your architecture (either i386 or amd64), then double-click the downloaded .deb file to install it with the Gdebi package installer.

September 18th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Thank you. I was having a hard time finding that page.

I updated the kernel, and probably should have taken your advice and started a thread about the wireless, since after updating the kernel, I did a bunch of other things and messed up my system. But it all works now.