Linux Kernel 3.10 Released: Install in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

Last updated on August 13th, 2013

The stable Linux Kernel 3.10 was finally released. This simple and brief tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade this new kernel in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, and also Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.

UPDATE: Linux Kernel 3.10 series has reached 3.10.6.

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

  • For 32-bit system, run this command:
    wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.0-031000-generic_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.0-031000_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-image-3.10.0-031000-generic_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_i386.deb
  • For 64-bit system, run this one:
    wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.0-031000-generic_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.0-031000_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/linux-image-3.10.0-031000-generic_3.10.0-031000.201306301935_amd64.deb

After that, intall the downloaded DEBs by running this command:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.0-*.deb linux-image-3.10.0*.deb

Finally apply changes to grub boot loader:

sudo update-grub

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

To remove Linux Kernel 3.10, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10*

Enjoy!