Upgrading to the 2.6.30 kernel in Ubuntu 9.04

Need for speed :) Figured I would try the latest kernel in my VirtualBox setup on my mac

grab the deb packages from :

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.30/

Index of /~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.30

[ICO] Name Last modified Size Description

[   ] linux-headers-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_i386.deb 10-Jun-2009 11:27 598K
[   ] linux-headers-2.6.30-020630_2.6.30-020630_all.deb 10-Jun-2009 10:04 8.8M
[   ] linux-image-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_i386.deb 10-Jun-2009 11:27 24M

 

Install these packages : sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Reboot :sudo reboot

Setup the virtualbox driver : sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Reboot : sudo reboot

done – perfect :)

$ uname -a
Linux glaw-desktop 2.6.30-020630-generic #020630 SMP Wed Jun 10 09:45:40 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

What’s this really get me? Don’t know yet – but its kewl :)

**Edit ***

On my laptop, running Ubuntu natively, I also had to update to the newest 180.60 Nvidia drivers :

nvidia-180-kernel-source_180.60-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

nvidia-180-libvdpau_180.60-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

nvidia-glx-180-dev_180.60-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

nvidia-glx-180_180.60-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

 

First I uninstalled the kernel -

sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-2.6.30-020630 linux-headers-2.6.30-020630-generic linux-image-2.6.30-020630-generic

then installed the new nvidia packages :

sudo dpkg -i nvidia*.deb

 

then reinstalled the kernel :

sudo dpkg -i linux-*.deb

 

Then rebooted

 

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