Kernel 3.10.4 is Ready, Install / Upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.14

The latest stable Linux Kernel 3.10.4 has been released. This simple tutorial will show you how to install / upgrade this kernel in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal and 12.04 Precise.

Linux kernel 3.10.4 is an important release, which brings many improvements to IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, as well as many updated drivers and ARM fixes. All users of the 3.10 kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. See official announcement.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, copy and paste below command into terminal and run to download the kernel:

for 32-bit system:


for 64-bit system:


After that, both 32-bit and 64-bit run below command to install the kernel

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.4-*.deb linux-image-3.10.4*.deb

Finally apply changes to grub boot loader:

sudo update-grub

You can remove the downloaded packages after the kernel is properly installed.

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  1. done, but the video drivers do not work anymore: nvidia-current or nouveau do not work, and you cannot load them. A bit of a disaster!

    1. Oops, try to re-install them.

      Remove this kernel and use the previous version if not work:

      sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.4*

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