Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 4.5.3!

linuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 4.5.3-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest stable kernel 4.5.3 released 160504.

What’s new in Linux kernel 4.5.3?

Install kernel 4.5.3-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Jessie (Debian 8.4) and Debian Stretch (upcoming Debian 9). If you want to use my kernel 4.5.3-exton for 64 bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.5.3-exton.zip which is of 53,1 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.5.3-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.5.3-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

Nvidia
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 4.5.3-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 4.0 – 4.5 without “patches” etc. On the other hand it’s a fact that kernel 4.5.3 has better support for the open-source Nvidia driver Nouveau than any other older kernel.

A small clarification
“My” kernel 4.5.3-exton is compiled (almost) the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

10 thoughts on “Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 4.5.3!”

  1. Hi, finally a new kernel. Thanx a lot!
    Sadly, I get the followin error
    —***
    root@emil-neu:/usr/local/packages/ubuntu-kernel-64bin-exton/ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.5.3-exton# sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    (Reading database … 157091 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack linux-headers-4.5.3-exton_1.1_amd64.deb …
    Unpacking linux-headers-4.5.3-exton (1.1) over (1.1) …
    Preparing to unpack linux-image-4.5.3-exton_1.1_amd64.deb …
    Examining /etc/kernel/preinst.d/
    Done.
    Unpacking linux-image-4.5.3-exton (1.1) over (1.1) …
    Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 4.5.3-exton /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 4.5.3-exton /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-4.5.3-exton:
    linux-headers-4.5.3-exton depends on libncurses5 (>= 6); however:
    Version of libncurses5:amd64 on system is 5.9+20140913-1+b1.
    linux-headers-4.5.3-exton depends on libtinfo5 (>= 6); however:
    Version of libtinfo5:amd64 on system is 5.9+20140913-1+b1.

    dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-4.5.3-exton (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Setting up linux-image-4.5.3-exton (1.1) …

    Hmm. There is a symbolic link /lib/modules/4.5.3-exton/build
    However, I can not read it: No such file or directory
    Therefore, I am deleting /lib/modules/4.5.3-exton/build

    Hmm. The package shipped with a symbolic link /lib/modules/4.5.3-exton/source
    However, I can not read the target: No such file or directory
    Therefore, I am deleting /lib/modules/4.5.3-exton/source

    Running depmod.
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.5.3-exton /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 4.5.3-exton /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.5.3-exton
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 4.5.3-exton /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    Generating grub configuration file …
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.3-exton
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.5.3-exton
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-3-exton
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-3-exton
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-0-exton
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-0-exton
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64
    done
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    linux-headers-4.5.3-exton
    root@emil-neu:/usr/local/packages/ubuntu-kernel-64bin-exton/ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.5.3-exton#
    —***

    Do I somethin wrong?
    /H.

    1. The only “real error” is: linux-headers-4.5.3-exton depends on libncurses5 (>= 6); however:
      Version of libncurses5:amd64 on system is 5.9+20140913-1+b1.
      linux-headers-4.5.3-exton depends on libtinfo5 (>= 6); however:
      Version of libtinfo5:amd64 on system is 5.9+20140913-1+b1.

      I.e.: The packages libncurses and libtinfo are too old. I will do a test installation of the kernel in DebEX. I’ll get back to you!

        1. Herbert,

          I was able to install kernel 4.5.3-exton (and kernel headers) in DebEX KDE (based on Debian Jessie/Sid).

          First I had to enable Sid sources in /etc/apt/sources.list so I could install a newer version of libtinfo5. You can study my sources.list here: http://debex.exton.net/sources-debex-kde.list

          Watch also this screenshot when I execute the necessary commands

          When you have installed the kernel you should change your sources.list back to “normal”. On the other hand is is not “dangerous” to run Debian Sid (unstable). Check out this article: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/12/20/5-reasons-why-debian-unstable-does-not-deserve-its-name/

  2. Just for the logbook: I am running Debian Jessie (8.4). Before installation of Kernel 4.5.3 I did a apt-update + apt-upgrade.
    /H.

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