Linux Kernel 3.10.15 LTS Released, Upgrade in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Last updated: October 9, 2013

Linux Kernel 3.10.15

The Latest Kernel 3.10.15 LTS has been released with lots of drivers updates or fixes, including Radeon, Intel i915, and USB. Same to Kernel 3.11.4, the ARM platform gets a fix for the Thumb-2 bug in the AES assembler code, and two bugs were squashed for the x86 architecture. See the official announcement.

All users of Kernel 3.10 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s how to do it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Linux Mint.

Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.10.15

Press Ctrl+ALt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, follow the steps below:

1. Download the DEBs:

For 32-bit system:




For 64-bit system:




2. Install the Kernel:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.15*.deb linux-image-3.10.15*.deb

Once done. Restart your computer.

(Optional) To remove Linux Kernel 3.10.15 and revert back to previous:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.15-*


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5 responses to Linux Kernel 3.10.15 LTS Released, Upgrade in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

  1. the linux-headers-3.10.15*_all.deb file seems to be missing, so installation fails.

  2. I am Linux beginners I have try your upgrade but I am not sure because I have install Linux mint 16
    uname -a
    Linux PC 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
    cinnamon –version
    Cinnamon 2.0.14
    I think this Kernel is more up to date than your upgrade here so must I “purge” your upgrade or will this change nothing.
    The reasen I have put this upgrade in the “Terminal” was I would change to an Long time support update of Kernel I think this is a PPA which can do this automaticly.

    • If you just want a stable and running kernel, use the default one which is well configured with your system.

      If you want to receive security updates and fixes, use Linux Kernel 3.10 series which is long term support. But you’ll need to upgrade kernel manually every time a new version is out. Now Kernel 3.10 LTS is at v3.10.23, there’ll be 3.10.24, 3.10.25, 3.10.26 and even more.

      If you want new features, use Linux Kernel 3.12.x. (and 3.13.x will be available in fews days)