Ubuntu 11.04 Natty will use Linux Kernel 2.6.38 as its default kernel. And if you want to try this kernel & the latest 2.6.37 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, you can install it from this PPA.

Open up a terminal window first and type following commands:

To install kernel 2.6.38:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.38-1-generic linux-image-2.6.38-1-generic

To install kernel 2.6.37

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-backport-natty linux-image-generic-lts-backport-natty

In addition, for those who want to install 2.6.37 in Ubuntu 10.10(the latest Linux kernel downloaded from www.kernel.org) there’s also a compile and install way (following steps tried in Ubuntu 10.04)

1. Download the latest kernel from www.kernel.org (so far it is kernel 2.6.37) and save it in the master directory (/home/user/ or ~/).

2. Extract the package:

tar xvf linux-2.6.37.tar.bz2

3. use default .config file:

sudo cp  /boot/config-2.6.32-21-generic ~/linux-2.6.37

4. make and install:

cd ~/linux-2.6.37

make menuconfig

make

make modules_install

make install

5. Create initrd:

sudo update-initramfs -k -c 2.6.37

6. Update grub:

sudo update-grub

7. Update Nvidia driver after reboot:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/Ubuntu lucid main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/Ubuntu lucid main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

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