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I want to install the latest stable Linux Kernel 3.3.6. Can someone please help me with a step by step guide? Thanks in advance

BTW I'm on a 64bit system and I have downloaded the following amd64debs from



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Sees ".deb" extension. Have you tried installing it using sudo dpkg -i or the GUI package manager...? – Lekensteyn May 13 '12 at 13:22
I have downloaded the 3 '.debs' which I'm told I need. Do I just install those 3 '.debs' to upgrade the kernel to 3.3.6 or do I have to do something different? – Mysterio May 13 '12 at 13:32
Install & Reboot. – Lekensteyn May 13 '12 at 13:35
In what order should I install the '.debs' as I just read the order is: 1. Headers-all 2. Headers 3. Image. Is this true? – Mysterio May 13 '12 at 13:41
If you have any out-of-tree modules, it's indeed headers-all/headers followed by image. Otherwise it does not matter. You can pass multiple packages to dpkg: sudo dpkg -i *.deb – Lekensteyn May 13 '12 at 13:46
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You can double click each to install them in either the software center or gdebi, whatever your default is. However, I encourage you NOT to do this unless you have a specific reason for wanting this kernel. Canonical heavily patches their kernels to make it play nice with their system and you may wind up with a lack of drivers. You could compile your own kernel and manually add the Ubuntu patches and this would be a safer route. Kernel source is located at

For a guide on compiling your own kernel, visit as it is pretty in-depth.

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So far no issues only powertop program doesn't work – Mysterio May 13 '12 at 14:37

You want to get it from here

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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