How to Upgrade / Install Kernel 3.10.18 LTS in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

November 5, 2013 — 1 Comment

Linux Kernel 3.10.18

The latest Linux Kernel LTS 3.10.18 has been released today. Similar to Kernel 3.11.7, this kernel brings lots of updates and bugfixes for USB, wireless drivers, ARM, ipv6, tcp. See the changelog for details.

This tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade Linux Kernel 3.10.18 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens:

1. Run commands below one by one to download the DEBs:

For 32 bit system:




For 64 bit system:




2. Once downloaded, both 32 bit and 64 bit system can use commands below to install them:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.18-*.deb linux-image-3.10.18-*.deb

Restart your computer and done!

If for some reason, ths kernel does not work properly on your system. Remove Linux Kernel 3.10.18 via:

sudo apt-get purge linux-headers-3.10.18-* linux-image-3.10.18-*

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One response to How to Upgrade / Install Kernel 3.10.18 LTS in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

  1. Installing the latest Linux Kernel release in Ubuntu is possible, though is not generally recommended. This is because Ubuntu ships with a slightly modified version containing Ubuntu-specific patches and drivers.

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