View Full Version : Kernel 3.7 in 12.10/Quantal, how?

November 27th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Can't find any good information on how to install kernel 3.7 in Ubuntu 12.10/Quantal.

I know of http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ but there are no complete kernels for 12.10 (rc2 exists but is missing kernel headers for -all).


December 18th, 2012, 08:41 PM
After discussing with some Ubuntu kernel developers on IRC I learned that it's not important that those kernel are for Raring.

They can fit just as good with Quantal (or Precise), just that if you have any DKMS-modules it's not certain that they can be compiled.

So I installed 3.7.1 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ with sudo dpkg -i *.deb


I noted in the console that nvidia module could not be compiled. Found that it works in newer versions so I upgraded by using xorg-edgers ppa.

With nvidia-current 313.09-0ubuntu1~xedgers~quantal1 it could be compiled.

Then rebooted and 3.7.1 works perfectly!

January 8th, 2013, 06:39 AM
@ThomasNovin Thanks. Your solution worked perfectly for me aswell.
i am on ubuntu 12.04 precise..

earlier by using this link to upgrade:http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/12/install-linux-kernel-371-on-ubuntu.html

i ended up in booting ubuntu fine.. but my keyboard and mouse stopped working..

Thanks so much..

February 26th, 2013, 11:58 PM
I'm now on 3.8.

The driver for nvidia to use is now nvidia-313 instead of nvidia-current.