I need to use Linux 3, becasue with Linux 2.6.x has display problems with my SandyBridge integrated graphic. On the other hand, I need to downgrade to Ubuntu 10.04/10 because Betavine packages for running my mobile broadband modem work only with Ubuntu 10.04 (and 10.10). Hence I need to make a compromise. I appreciate your hints.

  • Sandy bridge works OK on the natty kernel - if you start from 10.04 - you can use this answer here to upgrade graphics and the kernel to work with your sandybridge laptop. askubuntu.com/questions/58376/…
    – fossfreedom
    Oct 24, 2011 at 19:49
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    FYI, the difference from 2.6.x to 3.0.0 is nothing. It was just a version bump from Linus =P
    – Chuck R
    Feb 20, 2012 at 16:23
  • I have 3.2.4 installed in Natty I just went to the mainline and downloaded the .DEBs
    – Ringtail
    Mar 10, 2012 at 17:21

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Or, as a last-ditch effort you could compile a new kernel from kernel.org and use that.

To get an ubuntu-styled kernel:

apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r)
cd linux-image-$(uname -r)
make menuconfig #Then hit exit and save the configuration
cd ..
wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.2.6.tar.bz2
tar -xjf linux-3.2.6.tar.bz2
cd linux-3.2.6
make menuconfig
cp ../linux-image-$(uname -r)/.config .
rm -R ../linux-image-$(uname -r)*
make install

Maybe. There is an Ubuntu kernel PPA: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-ppa/+archive/ppa

You can try download the Linux kernel 3 for Oneiric, maybe it will work. http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

  • you can't use a oneiric kernel for a Ubuntu versions that's not Oneiric!
    – Alvar
    Feb 20, 2012 at 16:19

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