Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Want to upgrade your kernel in Ubuntu to version 3.2 ? This brief tutorial will show you how to do it, but remember, this is very risky. It’s always wise to upgrade your kernel along with a major Ubuntu update where everything have been tested and proven. Updating Linux Kernel in Ubuntu via external sources will work most of the time, but will also bring risk with it.

As with any updates, many fixes and enchantments are included, and this is no different.  Many new features are included in this kernel ranging from Intel GPU optimization, support for newer hardware and more.




  • Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add this PPA.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:francisbrwn9/kernels




Next, run the commands below to update and upgrade your system, including the kernel.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade




Restart your computer can run the command below to verify the upgrade.

uname -r





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