How to Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

March 27, 2015 — 3 Comments

Linux Kernel 3.19.3

The third release of Linux Kernel 3.19 series was released yesterday by Greg Kroah-Hartman. All users of this kernel series were urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Linux Kernel 3.19.3 comes with many fixes and enhancements for ARM, ARM64, PowerPC, s390, SPARC, and x86 architectures, fixes to the FUSE and NILFS2 file systems, updated drivers for Radeon and Intel graphics cards, sound and networking improvements. See the changelog for details.

How to Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.3:

For Desktop users, first check out your OS type, 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), then download and install the packages below in turn:

  • linux-headers-3.19.3_xxx_all.deb
  • linux-headers-3.19.3-xxx-generic_3.19.3-xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  • linux-image-3.19.3-xxx-generic_3.19.3-.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

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After installing the kernel, you may run sudo update-grub command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to refresh grub boot-loader.

If you need a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio) then download & install below packages instead:

  • linux-headers-3.19.3_xxx_all.deb
  • linux-headers-3.19.3-xxx-lowlatency_3.19.3-xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  • linux-image-3.19.3-lowlatency_3.19.3-xxx_i386/amd64.deb

For Ubuntu Server without graphical UI, you may run below commands one by one to grab packages with wget and install them via apt-get:

For 64-bit system run:

cd /tmp/




sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.3-*.deb linux-image-3.19.3-*.deb

For 32-bit system run:

cd /tmp/




sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.3-*.deb linux-image-3.19.3-*.deb

Uninstall Linux Kernel 3.19.3:

If for some reason, the new kernel does not work properly for you, reboot with the previous Kernel (Grub boot loader -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run below command in terminal to remove the Linux Kernel 3.19.3:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.19.3-* linux-image-3.19.3-*

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3 responses to How to Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. I have upgraded on my HP Pavilion G6-2005AX and my desktop (CPU: A10 7850K on ASUS A88X-PRO) both with Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit

    Both the systems are showing errors

    The on screen error on my desktop while booting/ startup is

    [ 1.044675] ACPI PCC probe failed.
    [ 3.696004] [drm:radeon_init [radeon]] *ERROR* No UMS support in radeon module!
    [ 4.146012] init:Error while reading from descriptor: Broken pipe

    I could find the top two errors only and much more in /var/kern.log

    The third one is not listed in kern.log.

    The Synaptic package manager is curiously not showing the upgrade and still showing the, which was the last version upgraded through Ubuntu updates.

    Also I experience some keyboard misbehavior in Gedit and Rename of files (Logitech K100).

    But there is no other glitches in usage.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you very much in advance.

  2. Uttam Prakash Manher April 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Sir, I have find Ubuntu-13.04.iso in a CD of a magazine Digit. I opened this iso file by windows explorer and run wubi.exe but it didn’t install on windows 7 and wubi says “Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO.” I searched this on google but I didn’t find the answers or blogs helpful to me. Please Guide Me.

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