Ubuntu Linux: Upgrade Linux Kernel

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Q. How do I upgrade my Linux kernel version under Ubuntu Linux 7.04 / 7.10?

A. You can use any one of the following method:
(a) Command Line Tools – apt-get

(b) GUI tool

apt-get command – Upgrade Linux Kernel

Open terminal and type the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get update
Now search kernel version:
$ apt-cache search kernel-image
Now install kernel by explicitly specifying version number:
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.xx-yy-generic
Replace xx.yy with kernel version number. Reboot the system.

GUI tools

This is recommended method for most user. Click on System > Administration > Update Manager > Click on Check button > Apply all updates including kernel.

Howto: Update firefox on Linux

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Q. My Firefox version is 2.0.0.0 and I’d like to update the same to latest version. How do I upgrade my Firefox on Linux?

A. You can easily upgrade firefox on Linux.

Please note that installing Firefox 2 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.

Update Firefox on Ubuntu / Debian Linux

You can use APT package handling utility i.e. apt-get command. You can also use a GUI package tool called Update Manager:
Just type the following two commands at terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox

You can also use GUI tool: Click on System > Administration > Update Manger > Click on Check button see for updates

Update Firefox on Fedora / Redhat / CentOS Linux

Use yum tool or gui tool for the same purpose:
# yum update
# yum update firefox

Update firefox from official Mozilla site

You can download firefox from official website. Just follow these firefox installation instructions.

Fedora core Linux sound card configuration

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Q. How do I configure Fedora Linux sound card using GUI and command line tools?

A. You can use GUI tool called redhat-config-soundcard to configure sound under Fedora or Red Hat enterprise Linux or Cent OS etc.

Just type the following command:
redhat-config-soundcard &

If you didn’t hear any sound use aumix to setup sound volume:
aumix &

Or try GUI tool:
gnome-volume-control &