Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.6 in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

Last updated: August 12, 2013

The latest stable Linux Kernel 3.10.6 has been released. All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade. Here’s how to install / upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise and 12.10 Quantal.

Kernel 3.10.6 in Ubuntu

The Linux Kernel 3.10.6 comes with lots of fixes and improvements, such as updated Radeon, i915 vedio drivers, update RAID, Wireless, drivers and so forth. See the announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.6

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download the DEBs:

  • For 32-bit system:
  • For 64-bit system:
  • After downloading the packages, both 32-bit & 64-bit can run below commands to install them:

    sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.6*.deb linux-image-3.10.6*.deb

    Once installed, update grub to apply changes and you’re done!

    sudo update-grub

    (Optional) To remove Linux Kernel 3.10.6, run this command in terminal:

    sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.6*


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