How to upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 by default has Linux Kernel 3.0. The Linux Kernel version 3.2 was released  weeks ago and comes with lots of bugs fixes and huge improvements like Ext4 supports block sizes up to 1MB, which decreases the time spent doing block allocations, upper limits of CPU time can now be set in the process scheduler, lots of Btrfs improvements and much more. If you are reading this article update your Kernel to 3.2 to experience all these improvements and bug fixes.

We are going to upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2 via PPA.

Go to terminal and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:francisbrwn9/kernels

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

kernel update
After you upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2, you need to reboot your system. Yes, you are now using Linux Kernel 3.2.

To verify the upgrade use the following command to see the Linux Kernel version:

uname -r

Linux Kernel 3.2

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2 Responses to How to upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10

  1. Oscar Leymeister UNITED STATES Flock Windows says:

    I upgraded to 3.2 and then my wireless wouln’t work.

    • Xaahu MALDIVES Google Chrome Ubuntu Linux says:

      i upgraded to it and my wireless keyboard wont work. just when i connect it some things pop up in the screen and the monitor goes off O.o weird.

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