Linux Kernel 3.10.17 Released, How to Upgrade in Ubuntu Linux Mint

October 19, 2013

Linux Kernel 3.10.17

The Latest Long Time Support Linux Kernel 3.10.17 has been released. All users of Kernel 3.10 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s how to do it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 / 14 / 15 /16.

Linux Kernel 3.10.17 includes architecture updates, including arc, ARM, mips, parisc, PowerPC, s390, SPARC and x86, various Radeon and Intel i915 updates, some Btrfs and EXT4 filesystem fixes, and sound improvements. See official release announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.17:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. Follow the steps below by copying and pasting the commands into terminal and hit run.

1. Download the DEBs from kernel PPA:

For 32-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.17-031017-generic_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.17-031017_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-image-3.10.17-031017-generic_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_i386.deb

2. For 64-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.17-031017-generic_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.17-031017_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.17-saucy/linux-image-3.10.17-031017-generic_3.10.17-031017.201310181435_amd64.deb

3. Install the downloaded packages to upgrade kernel:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.17-*.deb linux-image-3.10.17*.deb

4. Restart your computer and done.

5. If something goes wrong, run command below to remove Linux Kernel 3.10.17:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.17-*

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