Linux Kernel 3.10 Released: Install in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

July 1, 2013 — 8 Comments


The stable Linux Kernel 3.10 was finally released. This simple and brief tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade this new kernel in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, and also Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.

UPDATE: Linux Kernel 3.10 series has reached 3.10.6.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, copy and paste this command into terminal and run to download the kernel:

  • For 32-bit system, run this command:
  • For 64-bit system, run this one:

After that, intall the downloaded DEBs by running this command:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.0-*.deb linux-image-3.10.0*.deb

Finally apply changes to grub boot loader:

sudo update-grub

You can remove the downloaded packages after kernel is properly installed.

To remove Linux Kernel 3.10, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10*


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8 responses to Linux Kernel 3.10 Released: Install in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

  1. Ok so i followed ur tut installed the i386 kernels on my 32 bit system it somehow installed a 64 bit kernel and my computer is running as slow as balls now , clicked on firefox 10 mins ago and its just now starting to fade in …

  2. I was root in “low graphics mode” when i executed the command (ctl-alt-f4)

  3. And i just used astric here cuz indidnt wanna type the whole thing lol

  4. Hi,

    Maybe you could explain it:
    from the kernel list in the ubuntu repository –
    the latest kernel for 12.04 (precise) is 3.4.
    is it ok to install on ubuntu 12.04 a kernel that is above 3.4? like 3.10?


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