How to Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.13.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

March 24, 2014

Linux Kernel 3.13.7

The latest Linux Kernel 3.13.7 has been released a few hours ago, March 23, by the famous kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman.

This release brings various important improvements, such as architecture updates (ARM, PowerPC, x86 and s390), and driver updates for gpu, wireless, usb and radeon, as well as other fixes. For details, see the release note.

Install/Upgrade to Kernel 3.13.7:

Ubuntu Kernel Team has built the new kernel and you can download and install them at kernel.ubuntu.com.

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

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to download the DEB packages.

For 32-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.7-031307-generic_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.7-031307_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-image-3.13.7-031307-generic_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_i386.deb

For 64-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.7-031307-generic_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.7-031307_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.7-trusty/linux-image-3.13.7-031307-generic_3.13.7-031307.201403240156_amd64.deb

2. Install them via:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.13.7-*.deb linux-image-3.13.7-*.deb

Once installed, restart your computer and done.

NOTE: Proprietary video driver may need a re-build or upgrade 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 3.13.7:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.13.7-* linux-image-3.13.7-*

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

2 responses to How to Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.13.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. Has usual, it does not work :( its a shame

  2. Thanks for this!