Linux Kernel 3.10.16 Released, Upgrade in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

October 14, 2013

Linux Kernel 3.10.16

The Linux Kernel 3.10 LTS series has reached v3.10.16, all users of this series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s how to upgrade in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint.

Linux Kernel 3.10.16 fixed a security issue: ipv6 ipsec encryption bug in sctp_v6_xmit, updated drivers as well as other bug fixes. See changelog.

Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.10.16:

Press Ctrl+ALt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, follow the steps below:

1. Download the DEBs.

For 32-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.16-031016-generic_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.16-031016_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-image-3.10.16-031016-generic_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_i386.deb

For 64-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.16-031016-generic_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.16-031016_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.16-saucy/linux-image-3.10.16-031016-generic_3.10.16-031016.201310131935_amd64.deb

2. Install the Debs:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.16*.deb linux-image-3.10.16*.deb

3. Restart your computer and done.

4. If you have problem with this new kernel, run command below to remove Linux Kernel 3.10.16:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.16-*

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