Nothing difficult or weird about compiling your own kernel, and 3.6 is no exception. This post is pretty much identical to my previous kernel compile posts, but with 3.6 replacing 3.x.
I've successfully compiled 3.6.0, 3.6.2, 3.6.3 and 3.6.6 this way.
If you're wondering whether it's worth it, you can have a look here:
If you've never compiled a kernel before you might need to:
sudo apt-get install kernel-package fakeroot build-essential
Then get on with it:
wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.6.3.tar.bz2 tar xvf linux-3.6.3.tar.bz2 cd linux-3.6/ cat /boot/config-`uname -r`>.config make oldconfig
You'll get a whole bunch of questions about what to include. See the end of the post for a list.
Video device drivers
Chances are that you will want to do
and enable the compilation of various video device drivers e.g. go to Device drivers, Multimedia support, star (*) Cameras/video grabbers support, which enables Video Capture Adapters. Go to Video Capture Adapters and enable e.g. V4L USB devices/USB Video Class (m) to get your webcam working. You may need to enable other things too.
make-kpkg clean time fakeroot make-kpkg -j3 --initrd --revision=3.6.3 --append-to-version=-amd64 kernel_image kernel_headers
Building takes a while -- about 39 minutes on an AMD II X3.
mv ../*3.6.3*.deb . sudo dpkg -i *.deb
And you're done!
Expose hardware/virtual IRQ mapping via debugfs (IRQ_DOMAIN_DEBUG) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Memory Resource Controller for Control Groups (MEMCG) [N/y/?] (NEW) HugeTLB Resource Controller for Control Groups (CGROUP_HUGETLB) [N/y/?] (NEW) Virtual (secure) IP: tunneling (NET_IPVTI) [N/m/?] (NEW) NFQUEUE integration with Connection Tracking (NETFILTER_NETLINK_QUEUE_CT) [N/y/?] (NEW) CAN Identifier (NET_EMATCH_CANID) [N/m/?] (NEW) IPset (NET_EMATCH_IPSET) [N/m/?] (NEW) Three-wire UART (H5) protocol support (BT_HCIUART_3WIRE) [N/y/?] (NEW) Trace all mac80211 debug messages (MAC80211_MESSAGE_TRACING) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Driver for Broadcom BCM8706 and BCM8727 PHYs (BCM87XX_PHY) [N/m/?] (NEW) rt2800pci - Include support for rt3290 devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (RT2800PCI_RT3290) [Y/n/?] (NEW) MELFAS MMS114 touchscreen (TOUCHSCREEN_MMS114) [N/m/?] (NEW) EDT FocalTech FT5x06 I2C Touchscreen support (TOUCHSCREEN_EDT_FT5X06) [N/m/?] (NEW) Analog Devices AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ SPI-I2C-bridge driver (SPI_XCOMM) [N/m/?] (NEW) BT8XX GPIO abuser (GPIO_BT8XX) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) AMD 8111 GPIO driver (GPIO_AMD8111) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) 4096-Bit Addressable 1-Wire EEPROM with PIO (DS28E04-100) (W1_SLAVE_DS28E04) [N/m/?] (NEW) Adaptive Voltage Scaling class support (POWER_AVS) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Honeywell Humidicon HIH-6130 humidity/temperature sensor (SENSORS_HIH6130) [N/m/?] (NEW) BCMA Broadcom GBIT MAC COMMON core driver (BCMA_DRIVER_GMAC_CMN) [N/y/?] (NEW) Support Wolfson Microelectronics Arizona platform with I2C (MFD_ARIZONA_I2C) [N/m/?] (NEW) Support Wolfson Microelectronics Arizona platform with SPI (MFD_ARIZONA_SPI) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) Cameras/video grabbers support (MEDIA_CAMERA_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) Analog TV support (MEDIA_ANALOG_TV_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) Digital TV support (MEDIA_DIGITAL_TV_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) AM/FM radio receivers/transmitters support (MEDIA_RADIO_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) Remote Controller support (MEDIA_RC_SUPPORT) [N/y/?] (NEW) Enable framebuffer console under vmwgfx by default (DRM_VMWGFX_FBCON) [N/y/?] (NEW) User-space I/O driver support for HID subsystem (UHID) [N/m/?] (NEW) Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (HID_LENOVO_TPKBD) [N/m/?] (NEW) LED support for LM3556 Chip (LEDS_LM3556) [N/m/?] (NEW) LED support for the BlinkM I2C RGB LED (LEDS_BLINKM) [N/m/?] (NEW) LED One-shot Trigger (LEDS_TRIGGER_ONESHOT) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) EDAC legacy sysfs (EDAC_LEGACY_SYSFS) [Y/n/?] (NEW) VFIO Non-Privileged userspace driver framework (VFIO) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) * Xen platform mcelog (XEN_MCE_LOG) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Comedi misc drivers (COMEDI_MISC_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Comedi PCI drivers (COMEDI_PCI_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Comedi PCMCIA drivers (COMEDI_PCMCIA_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Comedi USB drivers (COMEDI_USB_DRIVERS) [N/y/?] (NEW) * CSR wireless driver (CSR_WIFI) [N/m/?] (NEW) * Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Support (PWM) [N/y/?] (NEW) * Log kernel console messages (PSTORE_CONSOLE) [N/y/?] (NEW) Provide swap over NFS support (NFS_SWAP) [N/y/?] (NEW) Notifier error injection (NOTIFIER_ERROR_INJECTION) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) Set upper limit of TLB entries to flush one-by-one (DEBUG_TLBFLUSH) [N/y/?] (NEW) Serpent cipher algorithm (x86_64/AVX) (CRYPTO_SERPENT_AVX_X86_64) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) Twofish cipher algorithm (x86_64/AVX) (CRYPTO_TWOFISH_AVX_X86_64) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) * TCM_VHOST fabric module (EXPERIMENTAL) (TCM_VHOST) [N/m/?] (NEW) #
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