Ubuntu – How to add the kernel PPA


I can get Ubuntu mainline kernels from this kernel PPA – is there a way to add it to my repository list the same as regular Launchpad PPAs?

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Warning: This answer is outdated. As of writing this warning (6.10.2013) the kernel-ppa used here is no longer updated. Please disregard this answer.

Small note: Installing anything but the official standard kernel for your system is not recommended. It might be unstable or buggy. Now to the topic:

This adds the daily build of ubuntu kernel (not mainline):

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install PACKAGENAME

You can do the same with Software Center or Synaptic using the menu item "Repositories". From there you'll need to click through some self explanatory stuff.

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