View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading Kernel 3.0 to 3.1 in Ubuntu 11.10

February 16th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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.

February 16th, 2013, 09:23 AM
you have downloaded the good packages for installation. Put them into an empty folder, then from that folder, run:

sudo dpkg -i *

thats it ):P

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.