Kernel 3.10.26 LTS Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux

January 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Linux Kernel 3.10.26 LTS

The Long Term Support Linux Kernel 3.10 series now is at the 26th update. Greg Kroah-Hartman announced this release on January 9 and urged users of this Kernel series to upgrade as soon as possible.

The Kernel 3.10.26 brings various improvements to ARM, PowerPC and x86 architectures, several improvements to the EXT4, GFS2, Ceph and JBD filesystems, and updated drivers, including USB, wireless, i915, Radeon. See the Changelog

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.26:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has made the Deb packages which are available in this page. If you’re comfortable with command line, follow the below steps to download & install them.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run commands below one by one to download Kernel Debs:

For 32 bit system:

cd /tmp/ && wget



For 64 bit system:

cd /tmp/ && wget



2. Install the Kernel:

cd /tmp/ && sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.26-*.deb linux-image-3.10.26-*.deb

Restart your computer and done.

If you’re using a proprietary video driver, you may need to re-build or re-install to get it work with the 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 3.10.26:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.10.26-* linux-image-3.10.26-*

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