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based on this post , i am trying to update my kernel from 2.6.32 to 2.6.35 as my intel video card doesn't work.

However, I am very afraid that my update would cause my computer crash and lost all the thing.(does not function , esp for video)

I am using ubuntu 10.04, currently version is 2.6.32-40-generic. Does anyone try to update to 2.6.35-32???

If in case it make crash? how can i revert back to 2.6.32???

Thanks Kit

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... those instructions look outdated (2010) - and I would stay clear of x-edgers PPA. Its only to be used for those who are NOT afraid of breakage! –  fossfreedom Apr 5 '12 at 11:53
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You will get a new entry for older version of kernel image in grub menu.

Generally upgrading linux image is not destructive as long as you are not modifying and downloading from ubuntu source.

To revert intel drivers from x-org ppa , you need to purge the ppa using ppa-purge.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge xorg-edgers
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There is no need to add any PPAs, just install the linux-image-generic-lts-backport-maverick package.

You could also try something more recent,

like linux-image-generic-lts-backport-natty


linux-image-generic-lts-backport-oneiric, all of which are in the repositories.

As for updating, it's not the right term. The new kernels will not replace the old ones. You'll still be able to select whatever kernel you want.

In short, to install a 2.6.35 kernel, run the following:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-backport-maverick linux-headers-generic-lts-backport-maverick
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i am using 10.04, it should not maverick, right? –  Kit Ho Apr 5 '12 at 11:55
Right, newer kernels are backported into 10.04 from Maverick, Natty and Oneric. –  mikewhatever Apr 5 '12 at 11:58
so can i use maverick? –  Kit Ho Apr 5 '12 at 12:37
You can use kernels backported from Maverick, yes. –  mikewhatever Apr 5 '12 at 13:08
used, but eventfully, my computer hang up in login screen and don' know the reason :( –  Kit Ho Apr 5 '12 at 16:53
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