How to install / upgrade Kernel 3.10.25 LTS in Ubuntu Linux Mint

December 21, 2013

Linux Kernel 3.10.25

The Linux Kernel 3.10 (Long Term Support) now is at 25th maintenance release. Linux Kernel 3.10.25 is a big released which brings several x86 improvements, numerous updated drivers (Radeon, i915, hwmon, ALSA, wireless, USB), various fixes (KVM, PowerPC, ARM, Btrfs), as well as other changes. See the changelog for details.

All users of 3.10 Kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible, here’s how to do it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.25:

The DEBs are available in Ubuntu Kernel page. Follow the steps below to download & install them if you’re on familiar with command line:

1. Download the DEB:

For 32 bit system:

cd ~/Downloads/ && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.25-031025-generic_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.25-031025_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-image-3.10.25-031025-generic_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_i386.deb

For 64 bit system:

cd ~/Downloads/ && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.25-031025-generic_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.25-031025_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.25-saucy/linux-image-3.10.25-031025-generic_3.10.25-031025.201312201135_amd64.deb

2. Install the DEBs:

cd ~/Downloads/ && sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.25-*.deb linux-image-3.10.25-*.deb

Restart your computer and done.

If you’re using proprietary video driver, you may need to re-build or re-install to get it work with new kernel.

If for some reason this kernel release doesn’t work properly for you, reboot into previous kernel (Grub -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run commands to remove Linux Kernel 3.10.25:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.10.25-* linux-image-3.10.25-*

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