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KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

A kernel is the base of any operating system – in our case, the Linux operating system. KernelCheck will fetch the latest information from http://www.kernel.org, which hosts the source packages for the Linux kernel, and ask the user which one they would like to compile into a .deb package (with the option of installing the kernel after the compilation).


• 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
• Multiple CPU jobs for faster compilation

KernelCheck can be used for several purposes:

1. Fixing hardware issues
2. Speeding up your computer with a shiny new kernel
3. Automatically downloading, compiling, and installing the latest kernel

KernelCheck can install any stable 2.6 kernel, the latest stable patch, the latest stable development prepatch, the latest mm patch, a custom patch, or none at all. Usually the prepatch is less stable than the normal performance patch, but it is still widely used.

After installing KernelCheck (Ubuntu .deb file download link at the end of the post), you will find it under Applications > System Tools > KernelCheck. You can also open KernelCheck using a terminal and typing in:
sudo kernelcheck

Download KernelCheck .deb package for Ubuntu Linux.

Update: KernelCheck stopped working some time ago due to some changes made on kernel.org website, but a patch has been released and you can make KernelCheck work again, running 2 simple commands in a terminal. Read more about patching KernelCheck to make it work again.