Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.10.27 LTS in Ubuntu Linux Mint

January 16, 2014

Linux Kernel 3.10.27

The Long Term Support Linux Kernel 3.10 now is at its 27th updates. Greg Kroah-Hartman announced this release on January 15 and urged users of this Kernel series to upgrade as soon as possible.

Linux Kernel 3.10.27 is a small release which brings various improvements to x86, ARM architectures and some network fixes. See the changelog for details.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.27:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has made the DEB packages available in this page. If you’re comfortable with Linux commands, follow the below steps to download & install them.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run commands to download the DEBs:

For 32 bit system:

cd /tmp/ && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.27-031027-generic_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.27-031027_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-image-3.10.27-031027-generic_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_i386.deb

For 64 bit system:

cd /tmp/ && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.27-031027-generic_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.27-031027_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.27-saucy/linux-image-3.10.27-031027-generic_3.10.27-031027.201401151935_amd64.deb

2. Install the Kernel:

cd /tmp/ && sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.27-*.deb linux-image-3.10.27-*.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-3.10.27-* linux-image-3.10.27-*

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