How to Install Kernel 3.10.28 LTS on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

January 26, 2014

Linux Kernel 3.10.28

The latest Long Term Support Linux Kernel 3.10.28 has been released a few hours ago. This is a small release which brings improvements to ARM and x86 architectures, updated i915 driver as well as other fixes. See the announcement.

All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade. Here’s how to do it in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

1. Download the .deb packages for this kernel from Ubuntu Kernel Page, or via below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

For 32-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.28-031028-generic_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.28-031028_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-image-3.10.28-031028-generic_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_i386.deb

For 64-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.28-031028-generic_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.28-031028_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.28-saucy/linux-image-3.10.28-031028-generic_3.10.28-031028.201401251235_amd64.deb

2. Install these debs:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.28-*.deb linux-image-3.10.28-*.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 3.10.28:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.10.28-* linux-image-3.10.28-*

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