To build the latest 4.8.4 Linux kernel on Ubuntu 16.10, you will only need the ncurses-dev and build-essential packages installed. Then we are ready to install a new Linux kernel. Download the latest Linux kernel tarball. jason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xz And then unpack the Linux tarball that we have downloaded. jason$ tar -xvf linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ …

Firstly, download a kernel tarball from kernel.org. jason@jason-desktop:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 10:22:34– https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz Resolving cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)… 103.245.222.69 Connecting to cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)|103.245.222.69|:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK Length: 89423304 (85M) [application/x-xz] Saving to: ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’   linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz 100%[======================================================================>] 85.28M 1.29MB/s in 66s   2016-03-29 10:23:54 (1.28 MB/s) – ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’ saved [89423304/89423304]jason@jason-desktop:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 …

I am running Linux at the moment with a Geforce 740 and I have not installed the proprietary drivers at all. I am using the Nouveau drivers and my system is performing very quickly indeed. Previously, I had a Radeon HD6670 installed and the open-source drivers were used. And in that case, the system was …

I have managed to get the 14.4 ATI drivers to compile against the new 3.15 kernel on Linux Mint 16. I followed this guide: http://bluehatrecord.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/amd-catalyst-14-4-for-linux-loses-support-for-linux-kernel-versions-above-3-11/ and I used the commands on this page as well as this linked patch. This is how I managed to do it. I am now running a 3.15 kernel with …

Compiling a kernel on Linux is very easy using the command line. You may download the latest mainline kernel from kernel.org. This is 3.15. Extract the file using this command. tar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xztar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xz Clean the source tree using this command. make mrpropermake mrproper Then open the configuration menus using this command. make menuconfigmake …

Installing the kernel headers for Kali Linux allows the installation of Virtualbox Guest Additions and other software that relies upon the kernel headers, but the /etc/apt/sources.lst is not filled out by default. Paste this code into the /etc/apt/sources.lst at the bottom of the file. deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib …

I recently installed a different kernel on Linux Mint 14 and my ATI drivers were not working. To fix this I had to install the kernel headers for the appropriate kernel that I was running. john@adeptus-mechanicus ~ $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-25-lowlatencyjohn@adeptus-mechanicus ~ $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-25-lowlatency Then I could navigate to the directory …

The installation of a vanilla kernel on Linux Mint 13 is very simple. Once you have downloaded the kernel tarball from kernel.org you will have to unpack the tarball: tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory thus created and run make mrproper to make sure the kernel source tree is clean. C:\HOME\FLYNN\DOCUMENTS> cd linux-3.4-rc2/ C:\HOME\FLYNN\DOCUMENTS\LINUX-3.4-RC2> …

I have had someone come to my website looking for help on how to copy an Ubuntu kernel over to a Gentoo installation. This is not too hard to do. Let us say the kernel is version 2.6.35-14-generic. Then you will need to copy the /lib/modules/2.6.35-14-generic folder into the /lib/modules folder on your Gentoo installation. …

The recent attacks on Desktop Linux enacted by the cracking of the Kernel.org website and the more recent attacks against the Linux Foundation websites has cast a cloud over desktop Linux. The Kernel.org website is still down for maintenance and the security of the Linux kernel is in doubt. The story on Slashdot says that …