* Fetch latest kernel information (mature kernel, mature kernel patch, stable development prepatch)
* Download and compile any 2.6 kernel into a .deb package
* Auto-fix for ALSA sound in new kernels
* Auto-optimize new kernel
* Option to configure kernel options manually
* Option to install the nVidia kernel module/driver on reboot
* Option to reconfigure the X server
* Custom kernel patching
Download the tar.gz file from here and install it via CLI (command line interface) (make sure you are root):
tar -xzf kernelcheck-1.2.5.tar.gzyou can also download the .deb file from here and doubleclick on this .deb file to install kernelcheck.
python setup.py install
When you start KernelCheck, you should get a screen like this ...
Click forward to continue. On this screen you will need to download the kernel information. Click the button that says “Get Kernel Information” to download it. This gets all the information KernelCheck needs to determine the latest kernel.
Configure kernel options manually:
opens the xconfig dialog for the user to select options for the kernel
* Auto-configure ALSA options: Turns on HD sound for supported cards and activates ALSA
* Optimize the kernel: performs various optimizations to the kernel configuration
* Install kernel package after compilation completed
* Reconfigure the X Server
* Install nVidia driver: Runs the nVidia binary driver setup on reboot
* Apply custom patch to new kernel: Opens a terminal during the build process so the user can custom patch the kernel
* Clean up kernel source after build: deletes /usr/src/linux and it's source after build, not recommended unless diskspace is limited
* Number of jobs to send to the CPU: number of compilation jobs to be sent to the CPU
At the moment, KernelCheck is only supported on Debian-Based platforms. Some of these include Debian, Ubuntu (or any derivatives), Mint, etc. RPM and Slackware based are planned to be supported in the future.