How to Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.13.2 in Ubuntu or Mint

February 7, 2014 — 2 Comments

Linux Kernel 3.13.2

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the Linux Kernel 3.13.2 and urged users of 3.13 series to upgrade as soon as possible.

Linux kernel 3.13.2 brings updated architectures, including ARM, s390, PowerPC, PA-RISC, and x86, numerous updates drivers (mmc, wireless, rtc, scsi, tty, usb, etc.), some filesystem improvements (mainly Btrfs, HPFS and EXT4), a couple of networking fixes for IPv4 and IPv6, and some sound improvements. See the announcement.

Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.13.2:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has build the deb packages which are available in this page. Low-latency Kernel packages are included.

If you’re comfortable with command line, you can also follow the steps below to download & install this kernel:

1. Download Kernel DEBs:

For 32-bit system:




For 64 bit system:




2. Install all the packages:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.13.2-*.deb linux-image-3.13.2-*.deb

Once installed, 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 this command to remove Linux Kernel 3.13.2:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.13.2-* linux-image-3.13.2-*

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2 responses to How to Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.13.2 in Ubuntu or Mint

  1. after upgrading the kernel , nvidia stopped working, using nvidia 331.38 , any ideas ?

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