Updating kernel in linux chris pfaff dating
There is a much simpler way of doing this, and it's the way I use.
Simply download the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Updater script and run it from a terminal.
Another option is to try customized and optimized builds, such as this i3/i5/i7 optimized 3.2.1 kernel for Ubuntu: Duo Petal Flower, My Experiments with Linux - 3.2.1 kernel He also has Intel atom optimized builds which can work quite well if you're trying to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of a netbook.
Compiling kernel needs to understand few things and then type a couple of commands.
Other than hardware driver update I don't find the need to upgrade kernel.
New kernels do have security and slight performance upgrade but also have tendency to break things like your VM.
If not, search around and I'm sure you'll find a tutorial you can follow such as this one.
(note that I haven't checked that one thoroughly so be wary as kernels are dangerous beasts) None of the above answers satisfied my problem of manually update the kernel to the latest stable version.
Though not recommended by some, you can often run official kernels from later versions of Ubuntu without issues.