I installed kernel version 3.8.8 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/. but after the installation when I booted using the new kernel nothing seemed to work. I have low resolution, network connections are not working. I cant think of a reason for the problem. the older kernel works fine(3.2.x).

I have a hp g630 laptop.

I installed, linux-headers-3.8.8-030808_3.8.8-030808.201304170248_all.deb linux-headers-3.8.8-030808-generic_3.8.8-030808.201304170248_amd64.deb linux-image-3.8.8-030808-generic_3.8.8-030808.201304170248_amd64.deb

If someone knows the reason for this problem please help me to fix this

  • Can you confirm that by following the steps discussed in this question askubuntu.com/questions/119080/… you got the problem you describe? – DrSAR Apr 26 '13 at 4:51
  • @DrSAR - I hadn't installed the last package mentioned there. Now I installed it and kernel is working perfectly. Thanks for posting that up. – Skyler Apr 26 '13 at 5:08
  • good - feel free to vote on my answer down below. – DrSAR Apr 26 '13 at 19:55

The instruction for installing a kernel without upgrading the distribution are nicely described here.

Since these instructions have been tested by many they should have a high chance of succeeding for you.

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