Archives For Linux Kernel 3.18 series

Linux Kernel 3.18.4

The latest Linux Kernel 3.18.4 has been released. All users of 3.18 kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

The kernel 3.18.4 is a big release that brings architecture updates for x86 and ARM, driver updates for i915, radeon, wireless, and ethernet, various USB fixes, and more. For details, see the release note.

Upgrade to Kernel 3.18.4 in Ubuntu 14.04/ 14.10:

Ubuntu Kernel team has made the binary packages of this kernel release, available for download at the link below:

DOWNLOAD KERNEL 3.18.4 .DEBs

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

  1. linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

If you need a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio) then download and install the packages below in turn:

  1. linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.4-031804-lowlatency_3.18.4-031804.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.4-031804-lowlatency_3.18.4-031804.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

For Ubuntu Server edition without a graphical session, run below commands one by one to download & install the kernel debs:

For 64-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-image-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.4-*.deb linux-image-3.18.4-*.deb

For 32-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-image-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.4-*.deb linux-image-3.18.4-*.deb

Once done, restart the machine. For proprietary graphics driver, you may have to re-install/re-built your driver.

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 to remove Linux Kernel 3.18.4:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.4-* linux-image-3.18.4-* && sudo update-grub

Linux Kernel 3.18.2

The second update of the latest stable Linux Kernel 3.18 is out! Greg Kroah-Hartman announced this kernel and urged all users of 3.18 kernel series to upgrade as soon as possible.

Linux Kernel 3.18.2 various important improvements, such as architecture updates (ARM, ARM64, x86), driver updates for mac80211 wireless, various fixes to Btrfs filesystem, and more. See the release note for details.

Upgrade to Kernel 3.18.2 in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu Kernel team has made the binary packages of this kernel release, available for download at the link below:

DOWNLOAD KERNEL 3.18.2 .DEBs

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

  1. linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.2-031801-generic_3.18.2-031802.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

If you need a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio) then download and install the packages below in turn:

  1. linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-lowlatency_3.18.2-031802.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.2-031801-lowlatency_3.18.2-031802.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

For Ubuntu Server without graphical session, run below commands one by one to download & install the kernel debs:

For 64-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.2-*.deb linux-image-3.18.2-*.deb

For 32-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.2-*.deb linux-image-3.18.2-*.deb

Once done, restart the machine. For proprietary graphics driver, you may have to re-install/re-built your driver.

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 to remove Linux Kernel 3.18.2:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.2-* linux-image-3.18.2-* && sudo update-grub

That’s it. Enjoy!

Linux Kernel 3.18.1

The first update of the latest Linux Kernel 3.18 series has been released recently. Greg Kroah-Hartman urges all users of this kernel series to upgrade as soon as possible.

Linux Kernel 3.18.1 is a small release which brings some fixes to wireless and alsa drivers. If you’re using the Asus Z99He laptop, a EAPD fixup has been added to solve “internal speaker not working” issue. For details, see the Linux Kernel Mailing List page.

How to Upgrade to Kernel 3.18.1 in Ubuntu:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has made the packages for the new kernel release, available for download at the link below:

Download Kernel 3.18.1 .debs

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

  1. linux-headers-3.18.1-031801_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

For Ubuntu Server edition with graphical session, run below commands one by one to download & install the kernel debs:

For 64-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.1-*.deb linux-image-3.18.1-*.deb

For 32-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.1-031801_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.1-vivid/linux-image-3.18.1-031801-generic_3.18.1-031801.201412170637_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.1-*.deb linux-image-3.18.1-*.deb

Once done, restart the machine.

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 to remove Linux Kernel 3.18.1:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.1-* linux-image-3.18.1-* && sudo update-grub

That’s it. Enjoy!

Linux Kernel 3.18

The stable release of Linux Kernel 3.18 has been released this weekend. Linus Torvalds wrote on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (lkml.org):

It’s been a quiet week, and the patch from rc7 is tiny, so 3.18 is out.

I’d love to say that we’ve figured out the problem that plagues 3.17 for a couple of people, but we haven’t. At the same time, there’s absolutely no point in having everybody else twiddling their thumbs when a couple of people are actively trying to bisect an older issue, so holding up the release just didn’t make sense. Especially since that would just have then held things up entirely over the holiday
break.

So the merge window for 3.19 is open, and DaveJ will hopefully get his bisection done (or at least narrow things down sufficiently that we have that “Ahaa” moment) over the next week. But in solidarity with
Dave (and to make my life easier too ;) let’s try to avoid introducing any _new_ nasty issues, ok?

Linus

What’s New in the Linux Kernel 3.18:

The Linux 3.18 Kernel brings many great changes, here’s some of the highlights for end-users:

  • Unified Video Decoder (UVD) support for old ATI/AMD GPUs of the Radeon HD 3000 series.
  • Re-clocking improvements for AMD’s Radeon driver.
  • Userptr support for AMD Radeon GPUs.
  • Razer Sabertooth support and other hardware input devices improvements for gamers.
  • Faster suspend and resume for large Linux servers.
  • Btrfs and F2FS improvements.
  • Para-virtualized SCSI (pvSCSI) support for Xen virtualization.
  • DisplayPort audio support, fan control improvements and various other enhancements for open-source NVIDIA driver.
  • OverlayFS was finally merged into Linux Kernel 3.18
Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.18 in Ubuntu:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has made the binary packages of this kernel release, available for download at the link below:

Download Kernel 3.18 (.deb)

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

  1. linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.xxx_i386/amd64.deb

For Ubuntu Servers without UI, run the commands below one by one to download & install the kernel debs.

For 64-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.0-*.deb linux-image-3.18.0-*.deb

For 32-bit system, run:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.0-*.deb linux-image-3.18.0-*.deb

When done, run sudo update-grub command to refresh grub bootloader and restart your computer.

NOTE: If you’re running with a proprietary video driver, either switch to open-source driver or reinstall the latest (For Nvidia, >= 343.36).

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 to remove Linux Kernel 3.18:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.0-* linux-image-3.18.0-* && sudo update-grub