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Easy way to  upgrade to 2.6.39 kernel

I posted about this a couple of days ago… upgrading your kernel to version 2.6.39. Because upgrading your kernel to version 2.6.39 with ati video cards is a bit tricky we decided to create a script for it. With the help of nightfly for the coding and some help of me and my laptop for script testing we created 2 scripts. One script for upgrading the kernel for those who have an nvidia graphic card and one script for those with an ati graphic card. Using the scripts is very easy.. download it, make it executable and run it from a terminal window and let the script do the rest. When the script is finished all there is to do is to restart your computer and run a system update to finish the installation of the new kernel.


Download the patch you need and when downloaded go to your Downloads folder and click with your right mouse on the patch file. Now select Properties and click on the Permissions tab and mark Allow executing file as a program. When done click on the close button and open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) then copy+paste one of the following lines:

./Downloads/kernel-2.6.39-upgrade-ati-driver-install-and-fglrx-fix-patch.sh
or
./Downloads/kernel-2.6.39-upgrade-nvidia-patch.sh


Download the script you need here:

Download patch for ATI

Download patch for Nvidia

Please note that during the installation using the ati script you will get some error messages just click on the close and the cancel buttons if/when they appear.

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E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-2.6.39-0
E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-2.6.39-0’
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-2.6.39-0-generic
E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-2.6.39-0-generic’
E: Unable to locate package linux-image-2.6.39-0-generic
E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-image-2.6.39-0-generic’
Please restart your computer

I get this error even though I follow your steps. Any idea what I’m doing wrong here

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ubuntu 11.04 Now I’m wondering if it has anything to do with me doing the whole unity workaround to have the cube effect you know where you where you do the whole disabling the desktop wall feature in compiz. Other than that I haven’t done any other changes. My kernel at this moment is 2.6.38.10-generic I did go from 2.6.38.10 a couple of days ago. When I do the check headers thing it only goes up to the one I’m using right now. The one I’m trying to install doesn’t appear on the list (2.6.39.0)

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I went from 2.6.38. something to 2.6.38.10 it’s what I meant. Mind you everything runs smooth for me at the moment it’s just one of those things that just bothers me ’cause I’m not able to do the way it’s explained all over the net.

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I got the second one you posted, but have decided to stay with 2.6.38.10 and try later on as it isn’t happening for me now.

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I tried replying to your post, kept getting a message about how I’m looking for something that’s not here. 404 error

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I do appreciate your help. So thanks for your time. I find this site very useful.