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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.).

  • 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

In fact we covered KernelCheck before, but the reason of this post is that KernelCheck stopped working because of modifications to the kernel.org website. This has happened before and a patch was released back then. A patch has also been released now but there is no official .deb (and most probably it won't be).

However, using dpkg-repack, a very handy utility, I've repackaged it with the patch which fixes it:

Download the patched kernelcheck_1.2.5-4_all.deb

Important: Before using KernelCheck, create backups in case something goes wrong!

If you want to get the source code or report bugs, see KernelCheck @ Launchpad.